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Motorcycling is inherently dangerous. To deal with motorcycle safety issues, most countries require motorcyclists to use proper gear and apparels. These include certain types of helmets, jackets, gloves, pants and boots.
It is easily waterproofed. It is more resistant to ripping/shredding than other materials, in case of an accident. It doesn't flap in the wind.  My AnswerThe number one reason. Wind cannot penetrate leather, even on a warm day you will get cold riding a cycle. Also, and the more important reas…
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Here's the opinion of Timberwoof's in his Motorcycle FAQ: The best helmet for you is one that you can afford, that fits, and that you'll wear every time you get on the motorcycle. A Snell and DOT rated helmet is just as safe as a one ... but not as comfortable on long trips. Just because a helmet …
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Whether or not you are legally required to wear a helmet is a matter of state law. Each state has different requirements, with some states requiring you wear a helmet if you are over 18, over 21, or if you do not have medical insurance. Do I need to wear a helmet? In states with a helmet law, y…
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Answer In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ: Held makes the best gloves. He notes, "Protect your hands. Motorcycle-specific gloves are recommended. Good ones have padding on the back and padded rivets on the palm." New Answer Headline I've found that gloves with gel pa…
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Best Helmets In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ: HJC, Arai, Shoei, or Nolan. He notes, "The best helmet for you is one that you can afford, that fits, and that you'll wear every time you get on the motorcycle. A $100 Snell and DOT rated helmet is just as safe as a $500 …
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In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ: Aerostich, Joe Rocket, Draggin Jeans, Tourmaster, or FirstGear.  If you want a light alternative to heavy leather. You have to use Kevlar lined Jeans. Draggin Jeans are fine, but they only cover part of your body. The best alternativ…
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In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ:: Aerostich, Joe Rocket, Tourmaster, or FirstGear. He notes, "Leather looks sexy and works; Cordura is functional and works; Shorts and a T-shirt are an invitation to skin grafts. Jackets can be had relatively inexpensively at pawn shops …
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first of all if u have a road bike u use leather boots and if u ride motocross i reckon no fear boots or alpine star. In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ, Redwing is the best brand of boots. He notes, "Protect your feet and ankles. If they lace up, tuck the laces in so they…
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In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ, Aerostich. He notes, "Leather looks sexy and works; Cordura is functional and works; Shorts and a T-shirt are an invitation to skin grafts. Jackets can be had relatively inexpensively at pawn shops or through Internet retailers. Make sure…
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I haven't noticed that many bikers using it but if they do you can bet it got its basis from the Wehrmacht bikers during WW2. The iron cross is a German symbol. The Germans were some of the first to employ motorcycles heavily in combat. The iron cross and other symbols like it had their base in the …
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If reliability mean anything to you, Honda and Yamaha are your safest bets followed closely by Suzuki and Kawasaki. The Japanese brands offer the best combination of reliability and cost of ownership. Italian brands are less reliable and more costly to own because they often have more frequent main…
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Motorcycle helmets are only good for one drop. It doesn't matter if you can see the damage or not, a SNELL certified helmet is only certified for one drop. The damage you don't see may cause your helmet to shatter like an eggshell when you really need it.   I recently watched a program on TV …
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Try M&P online or GIVI online or a GIVI or Oxford stockist. Alternatively, speak to a courier/pizza delivery rider and find out where he got his.
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Arai and Shoei, and in Europe, Airoh have the best reputations for producing outstandingly safe helmets. Can't go wrong with any of the three.
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If the helmet has decals from both the DOT and SNELL, it will exceed the minimum safety requirements of the US Govt.
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Answer I'm guessing you mean "radial" brake levers and not the '80's Yamaha 600cc bike Radian? If so, the premise behind them are greater control, feel and accuracy of your breaking. Greater force applied to the rotors by the pads with less force from your hand. They also cost anywhere from $100…
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Answer Mileage in a motorcycle is the same as an automobile. The higher the mileage the lower the price. And if you find a bike with low mileage make sure it has not turned over. Most modern bikes have electronic digital odometers and should register the actual miles. Remeber you get what you pay…
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The oil and transmission drain plugs are directly underneath the transmission, between the left and right frame rails. You'll see a grooved "oil pan" with two 5/8 inch bolts that also have Allen socket in the center. The bolt on the right side of the pan facing the ground is the transmission fluid d…
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Answer Yes, New Jersey requires all riders and passengers (including sidecar riders) to wear a DOT certified helmet at all times. Helmet laws here are vigorously enforced.
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The oil drain plug on a 2002 Road King motorcycle is near the kick stand lever. Look for a bolt that is sticking out in a horizontal position.
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one huggge detail he left out is that 2 strokes have a huge belly on the header and 4 strokes do not If the motor is running it's as easy as looking and listening. Looking for a little extra smoke (2 stroke) and listening deeper mellower sounding (4 strokes). The 2 stroke philosophy is kinda if it …
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No, you cannot switch the transmission in one action as inquired, with a manual system. You can however pull in the clutch and effectively be in neutral from any gear.  Although you cannot do it in one step, if you're cruising along in 5th gear, you can pull in the clutch and click the shifter…
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From the Snell Memorial foundation website : "The DOT Motorcycle Helmet Standard is a mandatory minimum for headgear sold for motorcycle use throughout the United States. It is specified in most US jurisdictions where motorcycle helmet use is required. Recently, Canada also requires that motorcycli…
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Here are your catagories. it also depends on year. I will list in order of best to last 1.Speed or Drag strip- (ZX14, Hayabusa these two can go either way) ZX12), optional zx10, GSXR1000, 2. Track-2008 models Honda cbr1000RR, ZX10, the new BMW 1000, 2009 zx6 3. Street- 2008 CBR1000RR, zx10, gsxr10…
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Take regular dishwashing soap and water, and with a stiff brush, simply clean in the inside liner. Let it sit out all day to dry and you're done. I've seen suggestions to put it in the dishwasher (!) and to use products like the one above, but this is the simplest and seems to work. Most of what bui…
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The fuel economy of Honda Unicorn is 71.2 kmpl
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Kawasaki ninja is the fastest bike in the world
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The first internal combustion, petroleum fueled motorcycle was the Petroleum Reitwagen. It was designed and built by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Bad Cannstatt, Germany in 1885.
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You "toss" them over the seat or rear fender. This last guy is obviously not a biker or losing saddle bags at regular intervals. Toss overs still need to be secured.
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Meters per second . I don't think there's a "name" for that particular derived unit.(m/s2)
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Kinda...I think it is all personal opinion. There should be no law requiring you wear it...your not hurting neone but yourself. Answer I agree. It is a personal choice. I also agree it should be a personal choice. Except where I live and anywhere else in the world where annual registration is lar…
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a Honda dealership can answer that. Ask for the service department
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As a rule of thumb a larger head pipe diameter would deepen the exhaust note on most motorcycles. A more simple solution that would also help maintain peak performance would be to repack your muffler regularly with a good quality packing material.
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Superdry Brad Leather Jacket, Bering Mikio Motorbike Jacket and Clover Tri-force Motorcycle Jacket are some of the best and top selling branded jackets.
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Yes and no. The RVT100 or RC51 did not come with a rear seat, but one can be ordered from Honda. The seat then replaces the rear plate that allows you to get into the rear fairing. This seat can be purchased at any local Honda Motorcycle dealership. Answer As a marital tip...never put someone y…
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Actually, a lot of motorcycles do have disc brakes in the rear now. Traditionally this was not the case just as it was not in cars. Things are changing though. The front wheel does most of the stopping in any case.It is a fact that both disc and drum brake systems have improved considerably.Also abo…
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First off, make sure the bike is in Neutral. There are various methods on how motorbikes display this information. It wouldn't be hard to see whether the bike is in neutral or not. However, if you're a complete novice and scared of the bike, I suggest you just try pushing it a little distance (say, …
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Not wearing a helmet is the coolest . . .
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"You get on a motorbike and race. The you will become a motorbike racer." that answer was pathetic.. to be a motorcycle racer you have to be in the right place at the right time. kinda like musicians. no one just wakes up and gets signed into a major company, they work in bars or on the street or s…
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You wear a motorcycle helmet for the same reason football players wear helmets and faceguards... to avoid concussions and allow them to survive hard impacts to their heads and faces. A full face helmet is better than one of those fashionable half helmets that are just sold to allow people to skirt …
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It will go about 20-30 MPH.
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Wide range of helmets are available between $175 and $300, and they come with a higher assurance than the cheaper ones. Helmets are also available in the $500-$700 range for ambitious motorcyclists.
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To learn the customer, their needs, wants, fears, represent the company and it's products professionally, discover the fit between customer needs and company products and services and of course, close the deal? By closing the deal, I mean to match a product or service to the clients desires at a pri…
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It shoots nitrous oxide into the air intake and increases horsepower by alot ANSWER: Nitrous oxide is an oxidizer. In short it adds a huge boost of oxygen to the combustion process, making the fuel burn faster, more energetically, and more completely. This adds horsepower but you run the risk of a…
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The Suzuki M50/C50/C50T are Suzuki's 803cc cruiser line. "50" represents the engine's 50 cubic inch displacement. Per reviews at Motorcycle.com, the 2005 M50 model was dyno tested at 44.09 horsepower and 42.83 foot pounds of torque. Subsequent year models are likely in this range as well.
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yes it does depending on the speed of velocity you are traveling... yes if you were it on your head
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yes they can produce more power or torque but after you change exhausts you usually have to change jets also
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The tires on a 1984 Yamaha Virago XV1000 are 100/90-19 for the front tire. The rear tire should be 140/90-15.
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It means Cross-Country! Actual Answer: It refers to the size of the engine, in cubic centimeters. A cc is one one-thousandth of a liter, e.g. a 498cc bike engine is just under half a liter.
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cc is a way of measuring power in smaller engines the same way horsepower is used to measure power in cars. for example 50cc would be extremely weak on a motorcycle. a good cc for starters would be around 600. Actual Answer:While it does generally correspond to power, cc (cubic centimeter) is actua…
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as with most older suzuki's,they had very bad wireing problems, mainly alternator or regulater/rectifier.
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The Paint code you are looking for is BS4
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As far as I know, you can't without serious modification. You would be better off to buy a Hot Bodies untertail kit with an exhaust. Their exhausts are not known for performance, but that is a more efficient way to get an undertail exhaust without serious modification and welding.
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The oil filter is on the right hand/front side under the oil cooler lines. Remove the three Allen bolts and the oil filter element is in there!! Behind the drain plug, at the bottom of the case.
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71mph stock and 75 straight piped
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application of rolling contact bearing
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you are a terd bye
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Mercatone Uno is a former professional cycling team which was based in San Marino and then in Italy. Throughout the 1990s GearedBike UK
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The best tyres are Avon distanizia 120/70/17 front and 150/70/17 rear sm
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in my opinion it is the Icon Variant
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Front tyre 120/70 ZR17MC (58W) Rear tyre 190/50 ZR17MC (73W)
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take the baffles out drill the rivet out if mfg. with or take the bolts out.
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A motorcycle motor needs clean oil to maintain proper functioning. The 2007 FXSTB 1340cc holds approximately 4 quarts of oil.
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The current generation tops out ~165 mph in stock condition
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Please save your money and buy good second hand. my 3month old adrenaline has had a cataloug of faliures let alone the rust !!!! it just seems to pick more up every time i go out! I also have a pulse adrenaline. Please don't buy one. After the first day the rear brake failed and my local dealer Suf…
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1000 cubic centimeters, its a measure of the size of an engine
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Answer: Wearing a motorcycle helmet will prevent you from getting cited if there is a mandatory helmet law in your state. Whether a helmet offers added safety benefits or not is debatable Answer: A motorcycle helmet helps protect your skull, therefore protecting your brain in the event of…
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armor provides impact and abrasion resistance, kevlar only provides abrasion resistance, what you want is a jacket with both
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as long as my head wasn't in it, im good to go.
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When purchasing a motorcycle helmet, check to make sure that it has a DOT (Department of Transportation) sticker. That means that it has passed DOT safety standards. There really isn't one brand that is safer than another, because of these standards. Personally, I only purchase full face helmets so …
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Shut off the bike! ;-) lol. If its a straight thru pipe-you wont have much luck unless you replace that with a muffled version. There are some add on end silencers but they make minimum difference. If it has a muffler-it may need repacking-they do burn out-esp the cheap all show race cans.
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A hot start button helps you start a motorbike when it is hot. When a bike is hot, it can be extremely difficult to start and this takes care of that problem.
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the strap goes around the outside of the helmet
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The wooden(!) Daimler reitwagen from 1885!
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Yes, they are helpfull and have every motorcycle you need in stock!They are the Midwest largest dealer and they rock!Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Can-Am, BRP, Aprilia
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Call any Harley-Davidson Dealer close to you and they will be happy to tell you how.
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If a motorcycle was covered wet, there is a chance it could rust. Always wipe the motorcycle dry before covering if possible.
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the number 13 can refer to marijuana, don't think bikers are into that tho!
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Yes, try www.motosport.com and then go to dirt bike parts and you'll see 'graphics'
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On a 1993 Audi CS 100, the thermostat is in the engine block. It is under the housing where the upper radiator hose is connected.
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with the chin strap secured
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Deceleration means to decrease the velocity. The SI unit is the same as acceleration. In SI units, acceleration is measured in meters/second² (m·s-2).
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I believe that you kickstart it. There might also be an electric starter on the 08 model but I'm not sure. It does for sure have a kickstartere though.
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it depends on the bike, some will only go 50mph, while some will hit 80mph, it depends on the bike.
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It is a tradition brought over from the Cavalry. A single spur is worn on the right boot in remembrance of a fallen Brother.Some riders are also members of The Order of the Spur, a tradition in the US Cavalry in which a Trooper is awarded his Combat Spurs after engaging in combat or completing a Spu…
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Short answer, no. Not without some work.Your GL1200 radio has an external amp for the speakers. Your standard car radio will not work with the amp. You would have to bypass the amp.Also, the GL1200 radio has a pin connector plug on the back of it. This connector plug has about 30 different pins. You…
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the size of the tire, the model, when it was made
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In order to tell if a tire is tube or tubeless you will need to closely look at the tire. If a tire is tubeless, it will definitely be marked as so.
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The typical size of a motorbike handle bar is 25 centimeters. The grip section is about 6 inches to allow an adult's palm size to properly grip the handle.
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tire psi
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Some helmets come with removable liners that are washable. Check and see if yours does. If not fill a bucket with warm water and dish soap and use a brush to clean the liner. Leave out till dry.
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A Honda shadow sissy bar usually will not fit a Yamaha maxim 650. You will need to purchase the exact sissy bar fit from a Yamaha manufacture.
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The brake for the front tire is the lever on the right side in front of the throttle. The brake for the rear tire is the little lever in front of your right foot peg.
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To change the hand grips on a 2006 Suzuki Katana, remove the bar ends. Cut off the grips and pull it out. Replace the hand grips and return the bar ends.
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Yes, you can! There are only about half a dozen states with restrictions and Tennessee is not one of them.
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On the handlebar, or get yourself a helmet lock which fits on the th pillion grab rail(if your bike has one).
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For a tune up the spark plugs and air filter will need to be changed. Most people change the oil and filter at this time. Older bikes may have points that need to be changes as well.
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Which US states require that you wear a motorcycle helmet while riding?
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