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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Do you wear a helmet?

Just looking to see what the consensus is. Do you always wear a helmet, sometimes, never?

What dictates if you do or do not?

Just trying to get some discussion going on here today.

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I generally do not but I also have 4 point harnesses. I always make the kids were them though.
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Absolutely Yes! For the type of riding adventuring we do it is a must. I run an open face Shoei with a PCI intercom / radio /ipod system and it works awesome.

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Yes,mostly. Sometimes just putting around the yard maybe not,but in general,yes. I have lots of helmets around,but I keep a simple open face helmet that is easy to put on sitting on the seat,....just so that it is easy to do.

..mostly because on a side by side it is too easy not to.

The other thing that too often gets neglected on side x side s is not puting on the seatbelt. I dont even start it up without it. When we had the prowler test vehicle here I flipped it on its side real easy by a dumb mistake and my kid was with me(hanging from the belt ) and all was fine. I was only moving slow too.

people hit logs and stumps and go through the from windshield area steadily on these things. Two weeks ago a local woman jumped into a rhino to go for a little ride with a young fella with no helmet and never put a seat belt on locally here. A simple roll onto its side when the guy spun around to turn on a dirt road....she fell out and the roll cage on the rhino broke her neck when it hit her. A woman about 30.....her husband had died of cancer two months ago...I feel bad for those teenage kids with no parents. Too many people go for a quick spin around innocently on these side by sides and flip them,I'v done it...and not going fast always,simple dumb incedents. You can read about thousands of these if you want to look into the class action suits against the rhinos.
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When Im puttin with kids in back I usually dont wear a helmet (kids do) and we always are buckled up! When Im out blasting through the woods I always wear a full face helmet!
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I haven't ridden mine enough yet to develop any habits, good or bad. But, from what I've read & what those of you who know have said on here, I think I'll make it a habit to put the brain bucket on & buckle up too. I still have to remind my wife way too often to buckle up in the car or van & it's been a law for several years in Wisconsin. Sometimes we're slow learners.
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Never, don't even have one. But I use my Teryx in ranch activities, not a semi-race situation, as some seem to.
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Honestly I do not, however, the riding we have done has not really been anything to write about.

When the build is completed and I take it to the dunes or for fast riding in the desert...then likely yes I will have a helmet on.

Always at the very least I put my lap belt on, however, any off-road riding I have my 4 point on.




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Do sunglasses count as a helmet? Well...I guess NO. I usually always wear some sort of safety glasses or googlies...care for my eyes...not my brain.
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