Lets see your helmet...

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by SERE Nate, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Jim Day

    Jim Day full manic mechanic

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    I hear you. I get in this debate with guys I ride with all the time. Back when I started riding almost all helmets were open faced, smaller too, but with the sport bikes came better safety gear.

    Personally I know more people who have trashed their face cycling then riding motorcycles with an open face helmet, but there is a risk and you got to find you own comfort zone. I wasn't giving you a hard time just joking around with you because I really like your current helmet :D

    Of the full face helmets posted I liked that Bitwell as well.

    Personally I like the old school 80s Bieffe's

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    But only in black, and it's hard to find clear visors for them, and the foam padding they used just falls apart over time.

    Good luck, Jim
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  2. LoJack

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    I just got a Bell after retiring my much too old Arai. I'm really quite happy with it. The Bell's fit is better than the Arai (for me, at least), finish is close, no annoying whistle, and the face shield is incredibly easy to remove and install. I was always worried I was going to break my Arai when taking the shield on and off. The best part is Bell offers a Transitions face shield. no more having to worry about sunglasses! I rode for three and a half hours through sun, cloud, rain, and snow yesterday and it was great:thumb
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  3. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    Yup, I ordered the light sensitive face shield this season too as well. It costs 75% as much as the entire helmet but it is one really cool face shield!
    I also ordered the foam that blocks air under your chin which really should have come with the helmet IMOP.
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  4. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I went with a THOR T-50 for that vintage look. However, my daily helmet is a Nolan N-103 flip-up.

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  5. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    My Bell custom 500...

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    My Bultaco limited edition

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  6. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I had one of those as a kid, but it was white.....

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  7. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    Atgatt sorta guy huh! :wink:
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  8. sh1bby69

    sh1bby69 Been here awhile

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    Wanted the Givi one but it was not DOT approve but the Can-Am is made by Givi. It's been the most comfortable helmet I've had!
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  9. Hockley Boy

    Hockley Boy Been here awhile

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  10. exhaust_nut

    exhaust_nut Been here awhile

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    How bout an old's cool looking Bandit ?

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  11. disston

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  12. Sox Fan

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    Wow. May have to make one of these for myself. Well done!
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  13. Jim Day

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    Love this..
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  14. Renner

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  15. rfuerst911sc

    rfuerst911sc Adventurer

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    The full face helmets that have a " flip up " chin guard how good are they ? I like the concept of maybe flipping it up at a stop light or for whatever reason but concerned about it staying locked down in case of a crash. The ones I have looked all meet current safety regs but just wondering about real world feedback.
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  16. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    They do have data now on these flip-up helmets. Some show to never separate during a crash, others report an occasional separation but very rarely. All of them are far safer than an open face. None meet snell standards yet.
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  17. Rob Farmer

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  18. GeezWhiz

    GeezWhiz Been here awhile

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    Thanks. It matches the bike.

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