It's not really a nightmare. Just have a motorcycle driver's license in your home state, wear your helmet, have your headlight on, and don't split lanes, and you are pretty much legal in all 50 states. Common safety sense is all it takes.It must be a nightmare over there trying to to abide by all the diiferent states laws
Indeed, jakeisbill. For my safety and minimal damage to self, I will wear the necessary gear, regardless of which state I'm in. Also, its much simpler than keeping this list of laws handy... I like the idea of living to ride another dayCertain states have different motorcycle laws. I live on the border of South Carolina and North Carolina, in SC a helmet is not mandatory but in NC it is. On a daily basis you will see people stopped at the state line either putting on or taking off their helmets. Personally I wouldn't ride without one, but try telling that to a 60 year old on a HD Street Bob with ape hangers. Darwin already figured that one out for us.
Has any one here ridden your bike/bikes without helmet? (of course it is a no no but when I sometimes do it for a short distance, it feels so strange AND free....)
I normally did not wear a helmet on my XL unless I would be going on any type of highway that was over 55mph speed limit for more than just a quick stretch, or some serious off road trails. Around town I really felt like i could hear a lot more, and I was just more comfortable. With the NC, it seems like the little windscreen throws all of the air right into my face (I'm 6'2") and I cannot stand riding without a helmet.Has any one here ridden your bike/bikes without helmet? (of course it is a no no but when I sometimes do it for a short distance, it feels so strange AND free....)
My brother calls asphalt "instant tattoo remover". He has lots of tattoos - and a BMW.As another fellow says...its an asphalt belt sander you are riding on.
If I was riding being invisible and had a price on my head, no one would claim the bounty Sorry, Reno Rains(...) "Ride like you are invisible and there is a price on your head."