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Offline insignia100

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Let's see your helmets!
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:17:20 PM »
I'd like to see what helmets you guys are rockin' on your Guzzi's. I'm not particularly happy with my Scorpion EXO-T1200 full face helmet and am considering a new helmet for warm weather. I'm really liking some of the new retro styled helmets that are coming out, and I'm even considering switching to a *gasp* 3/4 helmet. Normally I'm more of a function over form kinda guy, but the Guzzi has... changed me somewhat. I'm curious what everyone else is wearing while riding their Guzzi's.

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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 10:40:32 PM »
Nolan 104 modular here.  Not wearing a helmet is not an option for me,to but as much as I like my shoei 3/4, you can't beat a full face in a hailstorm.  The modular gives me both options in a single, clunky hat.  And a sound option for my GPS.


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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 12:08:41 AM »
I wore Icon Variants for years until recently, when I switched to a Scorpion EXO AT-950. I like the Scorpion ok (mostly the sun shield), but I'll probably go back to the Variant at some point. Whenever the sun's out, I'm riding into it, so the peaked brim on both helmets is a useful feature for me. The optics on the Variant's visor were nearly flawless, and the outward curve meant any water that got inside the visor would just drip off, and not run down the inside; the top edge on the Scorpion has a lot of optical distortion. There hasn't been enough rain since I got the Scorpion for me to judge its wet-weather reliability. I've also had my head hit pavement at 30mph in a Variant, with no appreciable trauma, but that mostly says how well it fits my head.

About a year ago, I bought a Caberg Duke from an Italian website (clearance price + free shipping outweighed my concerns about no DOT sticker and not being able to try it on before buying). It was nice and well-made and it fit the back, top, and sides of my head very well, but my nose was too big for the sun shield and my jaw was pretty snug against the chin bar. Lesson learned.

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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 12:13:07 AM »


« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 12:18:22 AM by LowRyter »
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 12:36:40 AM »




I use the full face visor when it cools off.
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 03:59:18 AM »






I have a Shoei/HJC shaped head so Arai's traditional fit helmets never worked for me.  I also couldn't bring myself to pay Arai prices.  However, I picked this up on Revzilla for half price because it was the last one they had.  The Vector 2 is more medium oval shaped and the interior foam has removable strips in 5mm increments to customize the fit. 

It's no lighter than a $100 HJC.  I doubt it's any safer than any other DOT & Snell rated helmet.  The shields cost twice as much as an HJC and I much prefer the latching mechanism on HJC helmets.  I should have bought a pinlock shield for it because it fogs like crazy at anything under 65 degrees.  On the plus side, the interior is a really nice place to stuff your head for 5 or 6 hours.  The lining is super soft and I don't get any hotspots.  The venting is incredible.  It has the best venting of any helmet I've ever owned.  The shield locks up tight and seals out rain completely(but instantly fogs up).  It has the shell maker's initials Sharpie'd onto the interior of the shell.  That's kind of cool.  It doesn't bobble or shake at all when I look over my shoulder before a lane change like many cheap helmets with poor aerodynamics.  The graphics/paint are beautifully done.  It's fairly quiet but not as quiet as my old Shoei TZ-R.     

All in all, I think it's a nice helmet but I would have been disappointed if I'd paid full price.  I think the RPHA line of HJC is about 80-90% of the quality and features of an Arai or Shoei at 50-60% of the price and if I was going to buy a helmet at full price it would probably be an RHPA.  Nolan's are nice but the one's I've tried are loud and don't fit.  Same with AGV, which is too bad because I like the Simoncelli and some of the Rossi graphic schemes.  They're fun. 
   
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 04:21:04 AM by JohninVT »

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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 06:01:25 AM »


I *like* your sticker  :thumb: steal your face right off your head!
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 06:21:20 AM »
Mines like this, only black. I use a clear shield and visor on it.

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Re: Let's see your helmets!
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 07:00:33 AM »
We have about 5 or so of the Bell classics in the house and the latter ones dont fit anywhere near as well as the old ones.
I have therefore changed by open face helmet to the Shoei JO and LOVE it. Best open i have ever owned with its built in visor. I bought my wife a matching one also even though she loves her candy apple Bell. She never wears the Bell anymore either. Full face we both use Schuberth C3 pro's but they are not retro.
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 07:04:13 AM »
I wore SHOEI for years, but now wear an ARAI.  Also have a modern BELL.



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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 07:51:17 AM »






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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2018, 09:14:29 AM »

   Hi, My name is Paul and I have a helmet problem :evil:  One for every situation I say, Cold,Heat,Rain and Off Road.



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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2018, 09:16:58 AM »


I bought a Bell Bullitt and it is a really nice helmet. I have the bubble shield on it.
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2018, 09:35:35 AM »
Still wearing my old half shell from Harley days.
Been thinking about more protection, maybe 3/4, but this one feels like part of me after 12 years.
Never wore full face in all my days.


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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 09:42:56 AM »
I like my Schuberth C3 Pro, and HJC RPHA-Max. Both are quieter than most others I have worn. Both fairly light for modular helmets, easy to operate. I think the shield on the HJC is better (and cheaper) than the Schuberth. AND, it seems only BMW dealers have Schuberth parts when you need them.

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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2018, 09:45:18 AM »
I wear a Biltwell Gringo, with Bertoni goggles.

I wore a 3/4 helmet my entire life... until my wife started riding, and I realized that I really wanted her to wear a full face... and that made me realize I was giant hypocrite.

So I bought a Gringo. Gives me all the "feel" of my old 3/4, with none of the claustrophobia I get from a regular full face.  I don't even notice the chin bar.

Now, that said... the Gringo is a compromise when it comes to safety, it's a budget priced helmet, and won't offer the kind of protection that comes with a Snell rated SHOEI for example. But, for a good mix of "feel" and fair protection against sanding my lips off on asphalt... this works.

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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2018, 09:45:53 AM »
How is the interior ventilation? Also gotta love the Steal Your Face decal!

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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2018, 10:05:48 AM »
Shoei guy for many years.  These days I usually wear the Neotec because the flip up style is just so damned convenient, but I also have and occasionally use an RF1200.  The one odd ball I have currently is a Scorpion EXO1200.  I got it at a really good price and it's a decent helmet, but I still prefer the Shoei lids.
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2018, 10:18:55 AM »
I *like* your sticker  :thumb: steal your face right off your head!

I'll have to send you my latest Dead & Co recording from the last show I attended in Boulder.  First recording I have of "He's Gone" (and leading into "the Other One"). 

I edited out "Steal Your Face" from my original post since I didn't think that it was good joojoo for a Helmet. 

And thanks again for the emblem John.
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2018, 10:55:14 AM »
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2018, 11:12:58 AM »
I was a big Shoei and Arai fan until the Dexter Ford/Brian Catterson/Motorcyclist magazine Snell approval fiasco. I started trying out value brands as a result and was surprised how companies like HJC have closed the gap on the prestige helmet brands. Presently, I’m using an HJC IS-Max II with a snap-in Sena 10uPAD Bluetooth unit. It incorporates a Pinlock-ready shield, a tinted drop-down visor, fair ventilation, a removable liner, and good noise suppression. If it fits your head shape, this helmet is an extraordinarily good value at less than $200. Plus, the IS MAX II is one of just a few helmets that the Sena 10uPAD will fit. I like this setup...



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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2018, 12:02:51 PM »
It matches my suspenders, one would hate to break up a set.... DonG


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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2018, 01:47:09 PM »



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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2018, 02:29:05 PM »
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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2018, 02:45:15 PM »
My hot weather helmet. A 1967 WSPD riot helmet that I've had 42 years and only painted once. My winter helmet is also a half helmet with a zip in ear muffs but it's not as nice as this one.




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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2018, 04:31:55 PM »



The Vozz helmet - built in safety release system - the front front comes off, leaving the rear piece as a pillow without any chance of twisting the spine - comfortable, feels lighter than same weight full face as it grips the head in more places - ideal for those of us wearing spectacles - quick & easy on & off & no strap. Well worth checking out. Love mine.
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« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2018, 04:50:15 PM »

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Re: Let's see your helmets!
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2018, 05:23:02 PM »
How is the interior ventilation? Also gotta love the Steal Your Face decal!

"May the four winds blow you safely home"

Ventilation is good.  It's modular with a sun shade.  I can wear it fully open at speed and the sunshade protects my eyes with my glasses on.  I can also keep the shield open by one notch it sedom blow shut.  It's the best helmet I've owned, but it's also the most expensive and my first Shoei.

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