Well, since most of us don't hang out with you very often, a lot of guys were probably unaware of your recent helmet purchase. And, it may well be that a fairly large number weren't interested enough to watch yet another crash video, and so may not have been aware of whether you hit your head or not, or, if they did watch it, simply couldn't tell. To me, your response to CS was more defensive/combative/provocative than his simple suggestion that you buy a helmet. Sometimes it's better just to ignore stuff. As long as we're on this, and you brought it up, do you think it's a "stupid thread"? Obviously not, but apparently you have some sensitivity that some might think so. Why? Your bike already has enough bling on it for two bikes, and it seems to me that except for the fact that it won't do anything to stave off your boredom, a wiser use of your money would be in setting it aside for your next bike, or truck, or a house of your own, or your eventual retirement (saving $4k/yr at 7% would make you a millionaire by the age of 65). But that's only my perspective, and everyone knows what an old grouch I am. wow thats wierd one of my teachers told me the same thing today. except it was 2K/yr at 8%.... I would say FMF pipe. ecspecially if you get it half off. an anodized one would look sweet on there.