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What helmet are you wearing?
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Guth Offline
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Portland, OR
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Post: #21
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
Yep, if the helmet doesn't fit your head right, none of the rest really matters.

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
07-30-2017 06:09 PM
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MikeD Offline
1st Service Completed

Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 91
Joined: Aug 2015
Post: #22
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
I'm wearing a Bell RS-1. It's not made anymore, and it's kind of noisy, and not retro at all. It fits me well, though. I'm thinking about trying out one of the Nexx XG100s, next. They have a bit of a retro vibe, and are a little cheaper than the Bell Bullitt. They don't appear to have much ventilation, which appears to be the case with most retro full face helmets.
08-02-2017 11:12 AM
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White Dog Offline
Running Like a Top

NC
Posts: 402
Joined: Mar 2015
Post: #23
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
My helmet varies according to the cycle I'm riding.
CB1100 , HJC CL-17 Full Face , also Fulmer Ranger half helmet
Gold Wing Shoei RJ Platinum R Open Face
BMW R1100RT Shoei Quest Full Face, also Fulmer Ranger half helmet
BMW K75 HJC CS-R2 Full Face, also Fulmer Ranger half helmet

2014 Standard, lots of mods. Other rides: '08 Goldwing, '96 BMW R1100RT, '95 BMW K75.
08-04-2017 11:44 AM
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Peperapido Offline
Break-In Period

Europe
Posts: 20
Joined: May 2017
Post: #24
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
On the road, Shoei X-Spirit, in the city Bandit Jet.
08-11-2017 05:35 AM
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Razor Offline
Running Like a Top

Lawton, Michigan
Posts: 296
Joined: Jul 2014
Post: #25
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
Recently replaced my 11yr old Shoei Multitec with a Noetec. Still getting use to the chin strap difference, but it fits & feels good.

-Ray

2014 Honda CB1100, Std
1971 Honda CB175 http://cb1100forum.com/forum/showthread....1971+CB175
1975 Honda CB750 http://cb1100forum.com/forum/showthread....75+CB750K5
2018 Honda Goldwing, Tour, DCT (on order)
08-16-2017 03:29 AM
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iamheero Offline
Break-In Period

MA
Posts: 34
Joined: Apr 2016
Post: #26
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
Schuberth C3 Pro- It's not vintage looking but I don't trade safety for looks when it comes to my head. It's also incredibly quiet with earplugs (I like my Flare Audio Isolates a LOT) and comfortable.

27/LosAngeles/M | 2014 CB1100
08-25-2017 07:41 PM
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F800GT Offline
1st Service Completed

USA
Posts: 70
Joined: Jan 2017
Post: #27
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
SHARK Spartan Karken Helmet
08-25-2017 08:20 PM
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Stichill Offline
High Mileage

Kentucky, USA
Posts: 807
Joined: Oct 2014
Post: #28
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
I've been wearing an Arai Vector-2 since 2012, when I started riding, so it is my first and only helmet. I purchased the helmet because it fit my head and has a Snell rating. It is very comfortable but I believe it would probably be considered noisy. It is also not a good helmet for cold-weather riding...I have to tape up the chin vent inside and out to prevent leakage and wear a face/neck shield stuffed up into the helmet to ward off cold. No chin curtain is offered.

─░mage

Now, I have grown skeptical of the Snell rating. It is oriented around unrealistically high-energy impacts and even double impacts at the same location. The Snell test forces a helmet design that may not provide sufficient reduction of G-forces to the brain in most typical motorcycle get-offs, where your head hits the pavement.

I am focusing intently now on the innovative 6D ATS-1, with dual EPS layers separated by elastomeric isolation dampers that extend deceleration time and also reduce rotational accelerations that result in the most traumatic brain injuries.

The ATS-1 is a premium helmet with a lot of features. I like the emergency release cheekpads and the cold-weather-friendly removable chin curtain and neck cuff. Plus, it comes with a Pinlock visor for fighting fogging and condensation. I have this on my Arai and it works.

─░mage

2015 BMW F800GT Montego Blue
2012 Honda CBR250RA Candy Ruby Red/Silver
(This post was last modified: 08-26-2017 07:31 PM by Stichill.)
08-26-2017 07:24 PM
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The ferret Online
Forum Moderator

Ohio
Posts: 18,826
Joined: Apr 2013
Post: #29
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
Luke... Hooooh... I am your father ( in Earl Jones voice)

The big argument over on the St forum has to do with Snell and some test in England, where some cheaper dot helmets rate better than some much more expensive snell helmets and so do some modulars

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
(This post was last modified: 08-26-2017 07:49 PM by The ferret.)
08-26-2017 07:46 PM
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Stichill Offline
High Mileage

Kentucky, USA
Posts: 807
Joined: Oct 2014
Post: #30
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
ROFL

Might be the Sharp ratings.

2015 BMW F800GT Montego Blue
2012 Honda CBR250RA Candy Ruby Red/Silver
(This post was last modified: 08-26-2017 07:56 PM by Stichill.)
08-26-2017 07:54 PM
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