How many helmets do we really need (want)?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by David Shapiro, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. BobPS

    BobPS Been here awhile

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    I have three but only two that I wear.
    One full face for weekends and long ride, and one open face helmet for my daily commute.
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  2. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    I buy helmets like women buy shoes....I have a bunch I have given a few away and probably could get rid of a few more. The two I use the most is a Bell Revolver modular....not a great helmet but it was $80 the other is AFX FX-39 Dual sport helmet...I'd use the AFX more but I really like the convenience of the modular.

    The others I have are two HJCs one FF the other 3/4. My wife likes the 3/4 so I pretty much gave that to her....

    One of these days I'm going to drop some coin on a really nice modular helmet.
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  3. pilacs

    pilacs Adventurer

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    Not sure why,but I have 16 helmets. Only wear 2. They just look good in the garage shelf.
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  4. lammy

    lammy lammy

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    Have three, 1/2, 3/4 and full. Don't want the thread to go in another direction, but has anyone ever used a Kali helmet. I hear good things. If you can point me to another thread that would be cool too.
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  5. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    I have three, but two are retired ones that I keep as spares.
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  6. Tammy

    Tammy Team 2nd Wind

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    5 all shoei one dirt one DS 3 street looking at another dirt just cuz...
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  7. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Long timer

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    Three - only ever wear one. One is for passengers (which never happens) and the other is my "old" helmet.
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  8. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 Been here awhile

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    Nine at the moment. Can't seem to toss the old ones.
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  9. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    I previously stated that "I need 4" I need to edit that... 5... I need 5. No, wait. 6, yes 6 should do nicely.

    Oh hell... One can NOT have too many helmets!!! :ricky
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  10. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    One dirt, one street. No old ones because I throw them out after a hard crash.

    Once they do the job I don't want them sitting on a shelf. They hold no joy for me beyond function.
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  11. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    I have four, wife just bought me a Schuberth.....my head has never been worth so much!!!!
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  12. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

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    I have five right now:

    HDC Full Face
    Shoei Multitec
    HDC Half helmet
    Arai XD3
    HDC Dirt

    Considering a 6th helmet - a 3/4 vintage one for the airhead. Maybe one of those Bell makes.
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