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I was just reading the post about having things taken off of your bike and curious as to how you would handle this situation. You are at a park in a helmet law state, miles from the nearest town. You return to the bike and find your helmet has been stolen. Do you call some roadside service and explain the situation or simply get on the bike and ride to the nearest town (which could be many miles) to purchase a replacement? Do you think the law would cut you some slack in this situation or make you get the bike towed somerwhere? I personally would take a chance and ride any distance for a replacement. How about you?
 

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I would take the Chance! I always ride with one, but under this circumstance "Neccessary".
 

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The first thing I'd do is call the police to report it stolen. Get the incident report number, the departments name, and the name of the officer that took the report. Ask him/her how to proceed from this point. I doubt that they're going to say ride on, but they may have some input on how to get another helmet.

If you're a member of GWRRA, hopefully you've got your gold book on hand.
 

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File a report for the stolen helmet with the police.
Get the name of the officer taking the report.
Ride to the nearest place you can to replace the helmet.
If stopped along the way for riding without a helmet, refer to the officer that took the stolen property report.

@$$ = covered (JMHO)
 

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First of all I would NEVER leave my helmet "on" the bike. If I cant get it into the trunk I lock it under the trunk.
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If it did happen I would call the police, file a report and go to the nearest fire station. If it was to far to walk I would ask for a ride.
Being a firefighter I would hope someone there could call a friend and get me a helmet to wear to the nearest place where I could by a new one.
The police cant "let" you drive without one because they would be liable.
Perhaps, if there was a place close by, the police would give you a ride to where you could buy another.
 

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I agree with Jim if it happened, but I always lock it up if I'm going to be leaving the immediate area.
 

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My helmet was stolen from the Drags in Gulfport, Ms.. a few years ago..
I contacted a state trooper there and explained my situation.. he told if he or any other law enforcement officer saw me riding without a helmet... I would be ticketed.. guess some SOB needed my helmet more than I...

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ChuckR said:
I was just reading the post about having things taken off of your bike and curious as to how you would handle this situation. You are at a park in a helmet law state, miles from the nearest town. You return to the bike and find your helmet has been stolen. Do you call some roadside service and explain the situation or simply get on the bike and ride to the nearest town (which could be many miles) to purchase a replacement? Do you think the law would cut you some slack in this situation or make you get the bike towed somerwhere? I personally would take a chance and ride any distance for a replacement. How about you?
I would call Roadside Assist and see if they could help. If not, then i would try Johnny law. If they can't help either, then the choise is rather simple. :D
 

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If no LEO saw you then you would get away with it. But, it will probably cost you a little over $100 for the ticket and you would still be walking if he did see you.

I once rode a friends bike home without a helmet, but it was only about a mile and I had a police escort. My friend had crashed and I was helping clear the street.

I guess it all boils down to the mood of the LEO and weather or not he sympathizes with you.
 

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Always call the police to make a report, that is the 1st thing your insurance co. will ask for.
 

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I got pulled over for no helmet in Susanville Ca. by a local cop. I got up in the morning and headed for breakfast. I didn't put the helmet on. It was in my motel room along with all my gear. In Utah it's legal to ride without a helmet. As soon as I got the lights, it hit me what I had done. The cop was nice and told me to go back to my motel room and get it. He said CHP wouldn't cut me any slack. I have found that being decent to others brings you decency in return most of the time. There are always a few jerks however. I had one ace in the hole. I am grey haired and capable of hiding my own Easter eggs. Maybe he felt sorry for me. Maybe being from Utah also helped. That's why they call us "UTARDS". :lol: :lol:
 

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Jim MC8 said:
The first thing I'd do is call the police to report it stolen. Get the incident report number, the departments name, and the name of the officer that took the report. Ask him/her how to proceed from this point. I doubt that they're going to say ride on, but they may have some input on how to get another helmet.

If you're a member of GWRRA, hopefully you've got your gold book on hand.
Jim-great suggestions
 
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