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Helmets, lids, skull buckets oh my!

OK, MI is now a helmet optional state.. Sooooooo Im gonna buy a new helmet! haha

I pretty much have a HJC shaped head (Arai and Shoei feel like someone is squeezing my face into a fish shape) So, I was contemplating picking up an IS-16. Does anyone have this helmet, by chance? If so, do you like it? Have any issues with it?
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Glad to hear you're wearing a lid, even though it's not required there anymore. How long ago did that happen? I grew up in Michigan, and it was always a helmet law state as far as I can remember.

Sorry, don't have an opinion on that helmet since I've never used that particular one.

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law got signed on Monday. Sorry, but I want to give myself at least a shot and a good recovery!
4 stipulations on the law:
must have passed a MSF course (yah right, tell me all the doofuses zippin around hair in the wind have done even that!)
Must carry 20k additional med insurance on bike policy
must be 21
must have CY endorsement for 2 years
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When I was living in Texas the law was waaaay dumber than that... helmet free as long as you carry 50K medical on your policy. But no-one ever checked the idiots riding around with no helmets wearing t-shirts and shorts and flip-flops.

I say LET them kill themselves (as long as they don't take out any innocent passengers or pedestrians). It will raise the overall IQ!
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When I was living in Texas the law was waaaay dumber than that... helmet free as long as you carry 50K medical on your policy. But no-one ever checked the idiots riding around with no helmets wearing t-shirts and shorts and flip-flops.

I say LET them kill themselves (as long as they don't take out any innocent passengers or pedestrians). It will raise the overall IQ!
50k won't cover one week in the hospital with a catastrophic head injury. Not too mention the more money insurance companies have to shell out for people not smart enough to protect their head only raises everyone else's premiums.

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But if they DIE it is soooo much cheaper!
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But if they DIE it is soooo much cheaper!
No guarantees though.

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ooook.... HELMETS?
mainly concerned about full face and quiet!
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How did MI manage to pass a law that will mandate stupid drivers will no longer force us to drop our bikes, run off the road, and keep various four legged animals off the road AND not hurt our heads in case something else happens? Wow, can you send that law copy to Mass? We'd like it too.

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My full face helmet is an HJC. Although it's not that specific model (very similar) it seems to fit my handsome sexy head just fine

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