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post #1 of 606 (permalink) Old 03-11-2007, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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helmet law

what is the helmet law in tx because i got a ticket by a dps and i showed him my health insurance coverage from my job and he stated that did not qualify for me not to use my helmet. wondering do i have to have the helmet exemption sticker to ride without a helmet.
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i thought there was no helmet law in texas
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i thought there was no helmet law in texas
i guess there is because he got me and my little bro
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Yes you do have too have the sticker.

IMO should be wearing a helmet anyways regardless if your ride a Harley.

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I hope you know that everyone that sees you riding lidless, thinks you're a dumbshit.

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there is a helmet law. i believe that you have to be 21 or over and have at least a 25,000 dollar life insurance policy to qualify for a no helmet sticker. it comes down to...you just need to wear a helmet for your sake and others.
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I hope you know that everyone that sees you riding lidless, thinks you're a dumbshit.

Just a little 'other side of the fence' for ya.
i live in a small town i know it can happen at any given time but i ride lidless only in town other than that lid comes on.
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be safe bro. dont wanna read about you gettin hurt or dead...
when i ride i try to be as safe as possible and by the way thanks for the advise
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If you are over 21 and pass the msf course, you can ride without a helmet. I have been riding for almost 7 years and just took the course last June. There were actually two guys there taking the class just so they don't have to wear a helmet. They did not care about learning any riding tips.

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Problem is you can ride your best, and some asshat will knock you right off your shit with his car. Get a helmet man... for real.
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If you are over 21 and pass the msf course, you can ride without a helmet. I have been riding for almost 7 years and just took the course last June. There were actually two guys there taking the class just so they don't have to wear a helmet. They did not care about learning any riding tips.
IIRC my Txdot study booklet said you had to have x amount of health insurance coverage and a sticker on your plate to ride wthout a lid.
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State law says motorcyclists must wear helmets, with two exceptions for riders 21 and older. No helmet is required if the rider:
  • has successfully completed a motorcycle safety course, or
  • has proof of health insurance with a minimum of $10,000 coverage for injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash.
http://www.dot.state.tx.us/services/...s_bicycles.htm
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State law says motorcyclists must wear helmets, with two exceptions for riders 21 and older. No helmet is required if the rider:

has successfully completed a motorcycle safety course, or

has proof of health insurance with a minimum of $10,000 coverage for injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash.

Only have to have the insurance if you have not completed the course is what they told me in the class.

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I dont care how much health insurance you have...SLAPAHO.

must admit if someone is riding on the back for a short distance I let them where the helmet, they have a much higher risk of fallin off then the driver imo.

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Dude. Wear a helmet.
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Local place to buy aftermarket clutch kit?

I need to put a clutch in my '03 ZX6R. I've been looking at the Barnett Kevlar. Can anyone recommend a local shop that would have these or something similar? I called the Kawasaki shop and he quoted me over $200 for the factory replacement. I've seen the Barnett's for $135 and up on Ebay, etc. I'll be doing the install myself. I actually tore mine down and put it all back together this weekend just to see how it all went together.
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Cycle Gear in Plano can order one for you, call 'em for a price.

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Don't waste your money on aftermarket stuff. Just by an OEM pack. Unless your road racing & shifting 300 times a day, you won't need all the extra garbage...

And I can't believe that a stock pack is $200 for ZX6. I can call around and get a brand new pack for my busa for around $140.
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Make it happen Kyle! I'd like to have a copy of that. I noticed a bunch of people trying to sell them on Ebay! Gay! My email is [email protected].
I'll try a couple different Kawi places and see what the deal is on the clutch prices....
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I got clutches from a place in Ohio for a $150.00 shipped for fibers and metals for my 04 ZX10, I can't remember there name right now. I have the info on my comp at home, will post later. I personally wouldn't use anything but OEM.
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the ohio place spoken of above was probably www.ronayers.com

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the ohio place spoken of above was probably www.ronayers.com
Actually it was a dealer. I just can't remember which one right now. But if that place sells them cheap as well, try it.
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Also Doug, www.RonAyers.com has michrofiche of your whole bike so you can look at diagrams of how it's assembled, and where every nut and bolt go.
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Yeah, I just saw that... They have the steels and fibers listed as individual components w/ separate part #'s. Does Kawi make a replacement clutch assembly kit or do you have to buy each component? Would y'all replace the springs??
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nice man! gratz ...take the riding safety course...buy good gear ...and ride safe

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I will, I just want to ride thats all but its these no driving fucks you have to look out for...
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To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.
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Hey congrats Emilio! Be safe and always wear your gear. Oh and take the class ASAP!




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Whats the class do for you? I rode it today to work and picked it up last night...
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Class gives you alot of info about the handling of that bike, what happens to the bike under certain conditions and what you need to do to avoid crashing...cause you will go down man....we all go down..

To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.
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Whats the class do for you? I rode it today to work and picked it up last night...
Mostly shows you how to deal with some panic situations such as braking and swerving and teaches some basic riding principals. If you haven't gotten your license yet it also allows you to skip the riding portion of the test and just take the written portion. It might also qualify you for insurance discounts.




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Mostly shows you how to deal with some panic situations such as braking and swerving and teaches some basic riding principals. If you haven't gotten your license yet it also allows you to skip the riding portion of the test and just take the written portion. It might also qualify you for insurance discounts.
Where can you take these at? I'm going to get a bike in May.

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Thanks guys...

Thanks Jose i'll look into that...
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congrats and nice looking bike. I took the we ride safe course. Here is the link for the locations they offer it. I rode illegally for 3 months on my R6 and even after riding for years it made me a much better rider after taking this course.

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