Lids and HDs

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by F Murtz, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    In NSW my car ctp $400 and something, my bike $500 or $600
    small pantech min $550 up to $800 depending on ins. co
    F Murtz, Jul 14, 2011
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  2. In on Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:07:24 +1000
    YOu need to separate out the MCIS levy which is a govt impost and
    nothing at all to do with 3rd party risks. Or it appears any risks,
    as the only difference in charges seems to be city v country.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 14, 2011
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    DM Guest

    I'm a methodical sort of a guy so I looked up the stats.

    * facial injuries were uncommon and not significantly more common among those
    wearing open face helmets than full face helmets (8% versus 4%)

    This point came from "Case-control study of motorcycle crashes",
    Federal Office of Road Safety - Contract Report CR174, Authors: N. Haworth, R.
    Smith, I. Brumen & N. Pronk
    The full report is at:
    Hard data is one thing, but personal perception is another. In my case the
    thought of scraping my chin along the bitumen was more off-putting than the
    "look" was attractive. Call it an emotional rather than a rational decision,
    just like the one I made when I bought my cruiser.
    DM, Jul 15, 2011
  4. In on Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:45:12 +0000 (UTC)
    I dunno if everyone does it for the look, I don't. I do it for the
    vision :)

    some do it for the look, some do it because fullfaces make 'em feel

    I think it's wise to allow everyone to be at least as sensible as you
    are in how they make their decisions. Rather than say "they didn't
    choose like me, so it must have been for a foolish reason"

    But as you say, in the end most of it is emotional not rational.

    If it was rational we wouldn't be riding donorcycles.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 15, 2011
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Zebee Johnstone" wrote
    I'm going to have to get a new open-face this summer. I left the old
    one in the shed and some mice have nested in it. Not pretty!

    Theo Bekkers, Jul 18, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    For me, mould getting into the padding (when stored in the garage) is
    the problem. Hence, the new helmet lives in the house.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 18, 2011
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    atec77 Guest

    I had a yellow XB foulcan wagon that happened to , I oparked in a
    Brisbane street with the rear window down and this huge rat jumped out
    and ran down the footpath with people screaming and jumping :)leaving
    some unpleasant stuff behind , the joys of living on acerage
    atec77, Jul 18, 2011
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    Moike Guest


    I wear my open face Nolan right through winter for commuting (It does
    have a full face shield.)

    I prefer the better vision from the open face around town, and mainly
    use the full-face out on the road, a decision vindicated on the way to
    the Unaugural this year when a magpie decided to bounce off my face.

    Moike, Jul 18, 2011
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    alx Guest

    "...sit on my face and tell me that you love me..."

    that anecdotal tale would have sounded better if it was a cat that ran
    out in front of you.
    alx, Jul 19, 2011
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    schroda Guest

    In the early seventies I had a big accident at Dalgety. Broke lots of
    bones as well as other injuries.
    I ended up in Canberra hospital, and recovered quite well.
    But something that has always stuck with me, was a moment outside the
    x-ray department.
    I was waiting to be x-rayed, it was nearly 3 weeks after the accident.
    As i was waiting, another patient was wheeled up, also in a
    wheelchair. We started speaking, he was also a motorcyclist.
    And had come off at about 70 mph (110 kph). He had one leg in plaster,
    And his face had been ground away. And he had virtually no facial
    features. I always considered myself to be extremely lucky, whilst I
    had many nasty injuries. This poor bloke was horribly disfigured.
    Left a real impact on me, and I have always worn full face lids since.
    schroda, Jul 24, 2011
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Moike" wrote
    In my defence sir, I don't commute, and the 100 km/h zone starts 2
    klicks from home.

    Theo Bekkers, Jul 26, 2011
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