How kind of helmet lids you wear? any recommendation

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How kind of helmet lids you wear? any recommendation

Unread post by wikineon » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:13 am

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Unread post by Johnj » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:40 am

I wear a white Shoei RF-1000. It about 4 year old so I'm looking for a new one. Make sure whatever you get it fits correctly.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:49 pm

I have an Icon Alliance. It is very comfortable for me.

I also like Scorpion...for the fit.

It all depends on the shape of your head and your budget.
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Unread post by Hanson » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:28 pm

I have an Arai Signet Q and like it a lot, but buying a helmet is like getting a pair of shoes. Just life feet come in all shapes and sizes, so also do heads, and the most important goal in a helmet purchase is a good fit to your own head. There is a great thread on how to choose a helmet on this forum.

Lion_lady's helmet fit guidelines thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42

With 15 years of riding experience, I would hope that you had a good understanding of helmets, but perhaps you are from a part of the world where a lot of riders don't where helmets. In any event, I hope you make a good purchase.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:35 pm

Hanson wrote:part of the world where a lot of riders don't where helmets
That would be the United States
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:35 am

My apologies if you're already familiar with this infographic.

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So it seems in a crash, you're far more likely to hit your jaw than any other area. Choose a helmet style appropriately.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:57 pm

For me, it's full face, all the time, no exceptions.

I've had only 1 motorcycle accident (knock on wood there) and it was a doozy with me ending up on my chin at 50km/h. The paramedics said if I wasn't wearing a full face helmet I'd have a wired jaw today.

Not a scare tactic, just pointing out what my experience was.

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Re: How kind of helmet lids you wear? any recommendation

Unread post by HYPERR » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:31 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:For me, it's full face, all the time, no exceptions.
+1

Also what works for one person may not work for another. I was always a Shoei RF series fan. I always thought it fit me the best. I have now discovered that Shark helmet even fits me better. I have the Shark Race-R Pro helmet and I love it.
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Unread post by nickcarter » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:26 am

yes, i think so That would be the United States too!
thanks

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Re: How kind of helmet lids you wear? any recommendation

Unread post by JasonBilly » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:55 am

IMHO AGV is great. I had Arai before and the AGV fits me better. Besides, they are good looking lids.

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