Helmet Habits

How much did you spend on your primary helmet? (USD)

$20-$50
0
No votes
$50-$100
1
14%
$100-200
4
57%
$200-$400
1
14%
$400-$700
0
No votes
$700-$999
0
No votes
$1000+
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

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Helmet Habits

#1 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:51 am

I'm curious to see what people actually spend on their helmets, so I'm running this poll. It'll be something to do or talk about during the slow season too.

Responses are, of course, anonymous, but if you want to sound off feel free to do so.


New purchases only. Don't include responses for helmets you bought used. Also, respond with the actual price paid. If you bought a helmet that's regularly $200 for $115 on a great discount, respond at the $115 amount.

Thanks for participating!

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#2 Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:24 pm

I buy $200-$400 helmets in the $100-$200 range when I can find 'em on sale, closeout, etc.
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#3 Unread post by ZooTech » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:14 pm

I have five helmets, all bought new for $100 or less. Of course...I don't wear any of them, but after a 12yr hiatus from this forum nobody is left of the old group to run me out of here for it!

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#4 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:30 am

ZooTech wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:14 pm
I have five helmets, all bought new for $100 or less. Of course...I don't wear any of them, but after a 12yr hiatus from this forum nobody is left of the old group to run me out of here for it!

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LoL, I'll admit it was a shock to see a screen name I'd never seen before with a Legendary 3000 tag!

I'm glad you came back, could've used some of that cruiser mojo around when I was still on my Vulcan. 😊 Out of curiosity, what prompted you to drop back in? Getting the forum active again is kinda a goal of mine, everyone's on FB Groups these days I think.

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#5 Unread post by ZooTech » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:48 pm

JackoftheGreen wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:30 am
I'm glad you came back, could've used some of that cruiser mojo around when I was still on my Vulcan. 😊 Out of curiosity, what prompted you to drop back in? Getting the forum active again is kinda a goal of mine, everyone's on FB Groups these days I think.
Boredom really. The Vulcan Bagger forum is full of AARP members buying trikes because they lost a foot to the dye-uh-beetus...the Suzuki Savage forum is full of Post Count Cowboys...the EX500 forum is a group of good-ol'-boys who've been riding this beginner bike for ten years and don't take kindly to "newbies" like me...this forum was HOPPING back in the day...I miss it sometimes...but I was very angry at the time (divorce/single dad) and I took it out on the forum quite a bit...if you look back at my posts from 12yrs ago, it ain't pretty. To be honest, I have no business coming back here, but I'm a completely different person living a far better way of life now, and I was curious what had become of TMW and I'm really sad to see it like this. I'm not on FB, it's a terrible app but nobody seems to notice or care. If the forums die off, that's a wrap for me, I'm not following everyone over to that nightmare.

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#6 Unread post by pchast » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:31 pm

I used to go to a local dealer to get a new helmet, always looking for sales.
Now, without such a stocking dealer, I need to buy on line. I've tried twice
in the last year to try different brand/sizes with no luck.

Perhaps I should make a new post. I really want to hear what everyone
else is doing. Has anyone found a cross reference old helmet to likely
new one?
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#7 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:09 am

pchast wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:31 pm
I used to go to a local dealer to get a new helmet, always looking for sales.
Now, without such a stocking dealer, I need to buy on line. I've tried twice
in the last year to try different brand/sizes with no luck.

Perhaps I should make a new post. I really want to hear what everyone
else is doing. Has anyone found a cross reference old helmet to likely
new one?
Www.lidpicker.com

That's the current gold standard in getting a feel for helmet fit. I haven't tried them myself because I've had pretty good luck online, but from the reviews they really nail it. They send you a kit and some instructions.

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#8 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:52 pm

ZooTech wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:48 pm
I was curious what had become of TMW and I'm really sad to see it like this. I'm not on FB, it's a terrible app but nobody seems to notice or care. If the forums die off, that's a wrap for me, I'm not following everyone over to that nightmare.
As you see, it's pretty dead. There's still a handful of the old gang about, but they mostly just lurk now. I drop in every few months to see if anything's going on.

Agree with you about FB. They couldn't pay me to use that thing.
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#9 Unread post by pchast » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:07 pm

Thanks. I ordered a kit.
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#10 Unread post by brajon » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:51 am

$200-$400. Though I usually go with the best fit before price.

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#11 Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:15 am

Have to watch out mentioning helmets or that weirdo who smells used helmets will show up. Lol
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#12 Unread post by Brucedg » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:46 am

Interesting :D

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#13 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:54 pm

pchast wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:07 pm
Thanks. I ordered a kit.
Did the kit show up? Did you use it?? I'm dying to know!

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#14 Unread post by pchast » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:02 pm

Thanks for asking........

The Kit showed up and I got the report. If I measured just right there are very few (6) ideal matches. None of them in the stores I checked on line so far... I will spend a day in Albany Friday and plan to check the 4 bike shops I'm aware of for products.
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