Daffe,were those racetrack crashes or commuting route crashes?
just my observation, but it seems that cruiser (big twins specifically) folks tend to take more personal injury risks than necessary. for some reason that genre scoffs at the idea of wearing adequate protection. not sure if it's a carry over from the machismo or if it's just a complacency with the type of riding and illusion of safety offered by the larger bike. i don't want to say it's the same mentality you'd find on flip-flop, backwards baseball hat, tank top, blade-wearing squidly types... that is just stupidity. i'm more inclined to call my cruiser/bruiser buddies ignorant/just not knowing any better.... too many times i hear the words "if you gonna be stupid, you'd better be tough."What you wear all depends on the level of risk you are personally comfortable with taking. It's not a fashion show or a test of bravery.
One crash commuting and one just tooling about.were those racetrack crashes or commuting route crashes?
How many of you wear full leathers when riding? One-piece or two-piece?
If you insist on riding a HD, why not wear a Roof Helmet?You'll never guess what the gear of choice is in the Philadelphia, PA area!! 1 out of 20 riders you see full leathers. For the most part you see, shorts(the baggy kind) t-shirt and sneakers with no socks!!! For cooler days they where jeans(usaully the baggy kind) t-shirt maybe a hooded sweatshirt, sneakers, no socks!! The Harley riders, usually jeans (chaps in colder weather) a good HD leather jacket leather gloves, and on your noggin, a (novelty) skid lid!!! A full face helmet on a Harley is a no-no!!! I... wear a good HD leather jacket, jeans good leather gloves, a fullface for the Ducati, a skid lid for the Harley??? Almost nobody around here wears full leathers, can anybody explain why???In the summertime you see guys riding with NO shirts, shorts and flip flops!!!!The girls especially the HD as little as possible!!