Helmet question for Massachusettes Riders

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  1. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Im about to finish My bike, the Motorized bicycle info on DMV says must wear helmet...Bike helmet or DOT type helmet ?
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    More than likely a bicycle helmet will suffice, but I would ask the DMV before spending any money.

    Just my opinion...If you plan on riding fast I would go the MC helmet route.

    I like a simple DOT open face, with visor, and impact resistant sunglasses.

    This is, of course, just my preference...and many will argue up or down on what's really best.

    bellhelmets.com: Bell RT

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  3. junked

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    Depending where you live these bikes can be a cop magnet. I use a DOT half helmet and glasses. I don't want, and have not had any trouble with the law. As far as I know, a DOT approved helmet is required. You are riding a Moped, not a "bicycle".
     
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    I agree with what junked said, I use a DOT skid lid.

    Massachusetts RMV - Moped Definition and Requirements



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  5. Patr1ck

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    I wear a full motorcycle helmet. I wear it not so much because of my speed, but because of the speed of the cars that could hit me. If I get hit by a car going 45 it would be the same as jumping out of a pickup truck going 45 and hitting a parked car. Thats my logic. Also, I could be wrong, but it seems that the MC helmet also acts as a fuzz deterrent too.

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  6. Dan

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    Just a side note. I find that cars assume you are going bicycle speeds with a bike helmet and give you a second look with a stouter or MC looking helmet. Subtle clue your going faster then 10 MPH. Also, I just feel better and enjoy the ride feeling that much more protected. But am seeing more and more cool, MC looking bicycle helmets.

    Mine cost $50 bucks but can tell the difference on vary rare occasions I forget to put it on by the way car traffic reacts to me.
     

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    Thanks,
    Now I just printed out the registration application what are you guys using for a VIN #

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  8. Russell

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    In Mass for a registered moped/motorcycle, a DOT helmet is required.

    I used the ser# on my bike and added blocks of zeros to fill in the required number of digits. I believe they required 17 digits.

    As someone said in another post. Wear a helmet that will protect only the part of your head you want to save.
     
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