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How NOT to carry a passenger helmet on your bike

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While fueling the car tonight, a kid on a Ricky pulled up. He got off the bike and did a walk-around... for a long time. I asked him if he broke it and he said the bike was losing power, then we noticed that his passenger helmet had migrated. It happened when he was out on I-90 at 60+mph.







My friend proposed that had the helmet been fiberglass rather than polycarbonate, there probably would have been a tire failure....

I doubt a FF helmet would have squeezed in there.

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Reminds me of...

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Wow. That's nuts! Lucky he didn't get hurt...


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Ear plugs must be excellent!





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The new Friar Tuck helmet.
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Wow! That's super lucky.

I had my 2 man tent slide off the rear saddle and get lodged into the rear wheel at 75mph.

Get some ROK straps...

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Wow! That's super lucky.

I had my 2 man tent slide off the rear saddle and get lodged into the rear wheel at 75mph.

Get some ROK straps...
Is it a one man tent now?
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Is it a one man tent now?
It turned into a melted ball of plastic and metal. Which I spent an hour cutting out with my Gerber Infantry knife...

I skidded across a 5 line freeway, sideways at 75mph. Thankfully a trucker saw the whole thing go down and started weaving across all 5 lanes to block traffic. He pulled over and screamed "Holy hell son! I thought you were a goner!"

But I kept the rubber side down, somehow... Never again trust ratchet straps on a motorcycle.



This was the set up I ran before the accident.

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Talk about lucky. Did you buy a lotto ticket afterwards?
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How did he not realize what was going on??

Must have been numb between the ears........

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20 odd years ago a friend of mine was riding to pick up his son from a neighbours place about 5 kms down the road. He was carrying a passengers helmet looped around his left arm. He hit a car which was backing out of a drive. Amongst his injuries, were the spare helmet tangling in the accident, causing severe nerve damage in his upper arm, which made it dysfunctional. He was advised to have it amputated near the shoulder, as the arm would be a hindrance with everyday life. He rejected the operation, with the view that in the future some form of treatment would become available to repair his injury. He still carries this injured arm today. He is a panelbeater, runs a successful business, attained his second degree black belt in Karate and goes fishing etc. A very driven man.
I think there is a lesson to be learned here.
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He is a panelbeater, runs a successful business,.
What's a "panelbeater"?
I'm guessing he's a "body man"?
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In american terms, yes.
Panel beater Repairs the cars "body"
Motor mechanic/ automotive technician Repairs the cars mechanicals
Auto Electrician Repairs the cars electrics
Spray painter spray paints or repairs the cars paint
Auto detailer Cleans the car

Slightly different terminologically to what you have in the states.

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