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    To the rider on the blue R1 wearing a turban,tee,shorts n sneakers on nordel way yesterday afternoon....if you're reading this.. don't know what your rush was but bro try to keep a lid on it on a congested public road, don't really know if "hopper" was your instructor but you weaving in and out of traffic n trying to be like a GP guy was not cool ..had my boy 2-up on my gixxer ,showing him how to ride nice and safe and enjoy the sport and you had to go and ruin it...kid had a few questions for me afterwards regarding what you were doing ...and before this snowballs into a "turban" or 'racial" thingy, can it! cuz i'm a sikh also. Rant over and cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstalker
    try to keep a lid on it
    it'd be damn scary to ride any kind of way around here without a helmet on.
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    I would not RIDE if I couldnt wear a helmet, insane.
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    I've seen that look before too - I guess it's no worse than a beanie but I don't get it. Full face, all the way. Couldn't you just get a larger sized helment and wear it over the turban? I would think even the bug/rock/golfball protection factor would make it worthwhile even if you felt immortal regarding crashing.

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    Seems every time I go for a ride now I come across some clown/clowns stunting or riding like idiots, nearly always in traffic. I used to come across them in industrial areas etc and enjoyed watching, now it's nearly always on the roads.

    To the guys doing it, come on, your putting yourselves and others at risk, giving bikers in general an even worse name, could put and end to large sports bikes or even all sports bikes, and screwing up insurance rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penumbra604 View Post
    I've seen that look before too - I guess it's no worse than a beanie but I don't get it. Full face, all the way. Couldn't you just get a larger sized helment and wear it over the turban? I would think even the bug/rock/golfball protection factor would make it worthwhile even if you felt immortal regarding crashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    it'd be damn scary to ride any kind of way around here without a helmet on.
    its called natural selection!
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    nightstalker, Is there a way for Sikhs to rock a lid while staying within the rules of the turban?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailz View Post
    nightstalker, Is there a way for Sikhs to rock a lid while staying within the rules of the turban?
    On that subject, I am pretty sure not all sikhs wear turbans. Am I wrong? And if it is so important that you always wear a turban, maybe motorcycles aren't for you, eh? Are helmets about safety or not? Not trying to be a jerk here, would really like an answer to all this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanderKalin View Post
    On that subject, I am pretty sure not all sikhs wear turbans. Am I wrong? And if it is so important that you always wear a turban, maybe motorcycles aren't for you, eh? Are helmets about safety or not? Not trying to be a jerk here, would really like an answer to all this.
    I can’t clarify if or not all Sikhs wear turbans, but I know that not all the people that wear turbans are Sikh…...with that said, if you ever feel the desire to ride without wearing a helmet, just put on a turban, then you won’t get a ticket for riding without a lid.

    Personally, I won’t get on my bike without my helmet, but I do believe anyone should be allowed to exercise their rights to choice.

    As for the crazy riding, please save the GP style riding to the GP racers, if you want to ride like that, take it to the track, please stop putting your life and every one else’s on the line…..ask yourself reward worth the risk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstalker View Post
    To the rider on the blue R1 wearing a turban,tee,shorts n sneakers on nordel way yesterday afternoon....if you're reading this.. don't know what your rush was but bro try to keep a lid on it on a congested public road, don't really know if "hopper" was your instructor but you weaving in and out of traffic n trying to be like a GP guy was not cool ..had my boy 2-up on my gixxer ,showing him how to ride nice and safe and enjoy the sport and you had to go and ruin it...kid had a few questions for me afterwards regarding what you were doing ...and before this snowballs into a "turban" or 'racial" thingy, can it! cuz i'm a sikh also. Rant over and cheers
    This guy is not your kids hero so your kid should not care, and you are not the guys hero who was on the R1 so he probably doesnt care what you think either. Stop crying man and i bet its not as bad as you say it was you just wanted to come here and say you saw a guy on a R1 with a turban on.

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    A true follower of Sikh tradition must wear his turban, and there is no such thing as a helmet that will fit over that. Personally I think it is complete and utter bullshit that people can flaunt the law like this, it has nothing to do with racism it is simply a matter of respect for OUR traditions and laws.

    If you can ride without a helmet, why not? It's your brains that will be dashed across the ashpalt when you slip on some oil in a simple intersection turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanderKalin View Post
    On that subject, I am pretty sure not all sikhs wear turbans. Am I wrong? And if it is so important that you always wear a turban, maybe motorcycles aren't for you, eh? Are helmets about safety or not? Not trying to be a jerk here, would really like an answer to all this.
    First of all, let me clarify something about my original post , i have no issue with his wearing a turban while riding, it was his "STYLE" of riding that i took exception to..i just used his dress style to identify him...as for the rest, yes, you are correct that not all sikhs wear turbans (the ones that do are following the basic tenets of the faith by displaying all 5 symbols of the faith), yes, biking is a dangerous sport and helmets are about safety,but it can't be any more dangerous then flying a Hurricane and dogfighting with ME109's during the Battle of Britain(Flt.LT. Pujji, #23 Sqn RAF) or being in a army at war whose pics i have attached..The people who wanted this ruling just brought Canada in-line with other countries that have the same rule like UK,Singapore,USA etc and 90 per cent of these people are mature,sensible individuals who ride cruiser style bikes with their own club here in BC whose link is below....its the 1 per cent ass-hats who take advantage and ruin it for the other half. cheers

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    I think if a Turban is worn than there insurance coverage for themselves should be void and only cover the other vehicle involved if there is a second. If it is a single accident and head injuries happen that could have been avoided if wearing any kind of DOT protection than the insurance should be void.

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