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by centerstand65
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet question
Replies: 7
Views: 2319

Re: Helmet question

It's no sweat. Money-wise, used is the only way to go. The only sweat will be in your new well-worn lid which just adds character.
by centerstand65
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

Nope, no I won’t. Cause that’s "procreating" gross. You can overcome your preconceived notions. I would call wearing another guy's headgear a communion rather than procreation. Once you buy a helmet, it's yours. Try not to think of it as some other guy's. How it smells and feels is just a normal pa...
by centerstand65
Fri May 31, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

I can get you a bunch of old hockey equipment. Smell is similar. Lol. The stink in this lid is unique. I guess every lid has a unique stink. It is very rare to find a lid with as much sebaceous sweat as is in this one, though. The guy lived in the thing for more than five years. I never thought I'd...
by centerstand65
Fri May 31, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

I can get you a bunch of old hockey equipment. Smell is similar. Lol. Hockey gear can't be used when riding a motorcycle in California. Also, motorcycle helmets get much more wear than hockey gear. Guys stay in them for many thousands of hours. My Icon Alliance will always stink like the previous o...
by centerstand65
Fri May 31, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/BBS/download/file.php?id=2468&sid=905a32bf1849ad8bc2154acfed1f4fc0 I wanted to write a little more about my Icon Alliance. The more I wear it, the more I learn about it. I've mentioned in the past how the previous owner of this lid never washed his hair or his face. ...
by centerstand65
Thu May 30, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Advice for Riding in Freezing Temperatures (Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 5003

Re: Advice for Riding in winking Temperatures (Video)

A used lid, a used pair of gloves, a used full leather suit, a used leather jacket, and a pair of used gloves, and a pair of used motorcycle racing boots will keep you warm.
by centerstand65
Mon May 27, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: okay, questions from a student about motorcycles...
Replies: 11
Views: 6069

Re: okay, questions from a student about motorcycles...

Everyone of your posts is friggin creepy dude. The in depth way you describe smelling another mans sweat makes me think of those people who would buy used undies off eBay. Enough resurrecting zombie threads to get all weird and sniffy dude. This ones over 10 years old. You’re a creeper. Given that ...
by centerstand65
Fri May 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: okay, questions from a student about motorcycles...
Replies: 11
Views: 6069

Re:

If cost is a factor you will save a ton by buying used. Also, in general sportbikes cost a lot more to insure than standards and cruisers. So you may want to consider some bikes other than a crotch rocket if you want to save some cash. No matter where you get your gear just remember do NOT get a us...
by centerstand65
Fri May 24, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: 82' Yamaha XJ550 Maxim
Replies: 3
Views: 6970

Re: 82' Yamaha XJ550 Maxim

I voted YES -- if you can get it at a much lower price (max $1000). The XJ550 would be a good starter bike to live with and learn on and you could ride it for years and still enjoy it. I can understand the high asking price ($1650 USD) as it sounds like a nicely restored collectors bike (low milage...
by centerstand65
Thu May 23, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6335

Re:

i disagree with the $1000 figure. you can get: jacket for $150 gloves for $50 helmet for $200 boots for $100 (you may already own some) riding pants (optional) $125 all that is only $625 and you can get most of that stuff cheaper than the prices i have listed. i wouldnt skimp on helmet, and jacket/...
by centerstand65
Wed May 22, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What was your first bike and how did you come to own it?
Replies: 24
Views: 8559

Re: What was your first bike and how did you come to own it?

My first bike was an very late 70's very early 80's Honda CM400. Bought it used, along with a used helmet and brand new rain gear and nylon saddle bags for less then C$5OO back in 1987 or 1988 after I was forced to sell my '79 Ford Mustang Corba (that was the one with the honking 5 L engine, manual...
by centerstand65
Tue May 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The riding season is arriving- are you ready?
Replies: 16
Views: 4823

Re: The riding season is arriving- are you ready?

A used helmet with at least 10,000 miles of sweat already in it is as new as I ever want to go. I only buy used. I only buy from eBay. I won't buy helmets from smokers or those who spray stuff to eliminate helmet stink. I prefer well worn, natural lids where other guys sweated out the details so I d...
by centerstand65
Tue May 21, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Fit Guidelines...
Replies: 47
Views: 251910

Re: Helmet Fit Guidelines...

Impact mitigation is certainly important, but if a helmet is uncomfortable to be in during a ride, your ability to concentrate will decrease. I find that brand new helmets take several thousand miles to break in whereas used lids are comfortable right out of the box. When looking for a new lid, I lo...
by centerstand65
Mon May 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

I'm looking at buying worn-in Arai. Total cost will be about $50. It will be great, this summer, getting in a new used lid. There is nothing like getting in another guy's well worn motorcycle helmet. I always feel awesome when I buy a new one from eBay.
by centerstand65
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

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I received my new lid. As you can see, the inside is much less sweaty than the other two that I shared in this thread. It is nowhere near as comfortable as my other two Icons because it's not as worn-in. It will serve as a backup.
by centerstand65
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

Well, to be fair, I have bought a used jacket before. But the smell wasn’t really anything I thought about (it was very new seeming to me. But who knows with jackets) as for a helmet, I just would rather break it in myself and not have to worry about possible foam damage from previous owners or the...
by centerstand65
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

Nope. Other people’s sweat smell? Ain’t my fetish. Lol. But power to you though! Defining my preference as a fetish is reasonable. A choice of words does not change the fact that I did not know what gear was right for me until I was actually in it. Also, there are many valid reasons for wearing pre...
by centerstand65
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

By the way, I am very serious about what I write in this forum. I am not trolling. I've been riding motorcycles since 1991. When I first got into it, I bought only new gear. In 2002, I took a motorcycle safety class. I didn't bring my own helmet to the class, instead opting to wear one provided by t...
by centerstand65
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Gloves: Easing Your Way into Used Gear

Gross. Buying a well worn pair of gloves is a great way to learn about used gear. Heavy insulated leather racing gloves worn by another guy through a couple of summers should feel great. The way they smell and feel will give you an idea of what it's like to get in a used lid. Try the gloves out for...
by centerstand65
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 18694

Re: "Gross"

Gross. I know where you're coming from, but it really isn't gross. The most comfortable motorcycle riding gear (gloves, helmets, jackets, leathers, and boots) is well-worn. This also goes for gear not related to motorcycling, like down jackets. Well-worn outerwear fits like a second skin. "Gross" i...