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Old 07-12-2012, 08:51 AM   #16
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Another thing about the Bell 500, it's sizing is a little on the large size.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #17
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Another thing about the Bell 500, it's sizing is a little on the large size.

This has been and is my complaint about so many helmets. Sizing is incredibly inconsistent across brands. I have bought many helmets ... I probably have 8 or so hanging somewhere in the garage. Many monstrosities ... from HJC's, Bucco's, a Harley Davidson one ... etc. The sizes aren't even comparable. I have a Medium that is too big, and another medium that is too small. I have a Large that is tight and a small that fits the same way.

This confirms my suspicions that it is not just me. I will have to find a local Bell dealer and see if I can try on one.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #18
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I really like my Davida. Lovely Build quality http://davida.co.uk/

Cromwell make a couple of nice helmets as well http://www.holden.co.uk/displayprodu...omwell+Helmets

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #19
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not exactly what you are after, but there are a couple of japanese manufacturers that make some pretty awesome "retro" inspired helmets. tachibana being one of them. lots of different styles. open, 3/4, face masks. i personally love the full face ones. now whether they are DOT is another story.

http://www.tachibana-helmet.com/prod...tom_gt750.html

there's another japanese company that make some slick thompson inspired helmets, but i can't remember the name.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #20
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I used Bell's measuring chart and measured my head first. Ordered the helmet and it felt uncomfortably snug...but like a shoe, it breaks in and becomes really comfy!
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #21
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I'd buy this immediately, were it released.
http://www.motomucci.com/2012/06/gea...t-by-chad.html
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:53 AM   #22
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I got one at the CYCLE GEAR, A 3/4 helmet, and it is DOT and actually fits well and is a pretty good helmet. I painted it in the vintage manner, with a rattle can and used pinstripe tape as well to make it look retro,. I needed something that looked better and fit the bike when I got my 1970 R60/5.
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Nice ... got a pic? Got a link to the helmet?


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I got one at the CYCLE GEAR, A 3/4 helmet, and it is DOT and actually fits well and is a pretty good helmet. I painted it in the vintage manner, with a rattle can and used pinstripe tape as well to make it look retro,. I needed something that looked better and fit the bike when I got my 1970 R60/5.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #24
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I'd buy this immediately, were it released.
http://www.motomucci.com/2012/06/gea...t-by-chad.html
Nice! Agreed - retro full face helmets are where it is at!

What does it take to make a helmet anyhow?
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Nice! Agreed - retro full face helmets are where it is at!

What does it take to make a helmet anyhow?
Well, here's how BMW does it
http://youtu.be/7ETYGMsCxGE
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #26
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I thought Shuberth made the helmets for BMW .
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Well, here's how BMW does it
http://youtu.be/7ETYGMsCxGE
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:30 AM   #28
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From Bandit helmets in Germany.




http://www.helmetshop.de/en/integral.../INTEGRAL.html
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:26 AM   #29
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I have a Bell 500, the build quality is fantastic.



we even have an open face helmet store...
http://www.openfacehelmets.co.uk/

i've got the same helmet and its great. frankly i don't know how bell can sell it as cheap as they do. get compliments on it all the time.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:59 AM   #30
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I bet the ATGATT guys are loooving this thread.
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