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Lets see your helmets- I'd start but mines not here at school.



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This isn't my actual helmet, but it's what I currently wear. It has inflatable cheek pads inside which I've never used...

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I don't have a pic however I use a HJC Symax and a HJC half face. As a note my helmets have my name and blood type on both the front and rear. My reasoning is that if it was needed it on my dogtags it wouldn't hurt to have it on my helmets. I put both my name and blood type on so that the EMTs could verify who I was with my ID and know the b-type instantly. Maybe a waste of space on the helmet but it is like insurance to me--something you hope to never need but in place if necessary.

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No pic, but it's a titanium-colored (matches the teardrop color on my '03) Shoei RF-1000.

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Well, don't have photos of all of them, but here are the top 4:

(left to right, Ghost Blue and Black Dragon AF S-2's, Shoei RF100 and a KBC Tek 7 )

I currently wear the Silver Shoei RF1000 the most, as you can see the silver matches the silver on the bike, and the Blue Spectra visor matches the blue on the bike:


Helmets are getting more user freindly now, and many have some cool electronics such as lights, and Bluetooth com systems built in. My next helmet will likely be one of those.

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Wow
I was just looking at Shoei's website- cheapest full face is over 300 dollars. My CKX basic black full face was less than $50. Is this unsafe? When i took the PA motorcycle course, they said to get a new helmet every 3 to 5 years because plastic degrades. Is this true? If this is the case, what would you'll recommend?



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I was just looking at Shoei's website- cheapest full face is over 300 dollars. My CKX basic black full face was less than $50. Is this unsafe? When i took the PA motorcycle course, they said to get a new helmet every 3 to 5 years because plastic degrades. Is this true? If this is the case, what would you'll recommend?
I think most makers reccomend a new helmet every 5-8 years, depending on use and location. (yes those in CA or other high smog citys need to replace helmets more often due to the nasty air) It is the lining not the shell than seems to "degrade" over time. (due to polution, body oils, sweat and heat)

The price you pay more or less is not a guarenty on how safe a helmet is, but on the overall quality.There are exceptions however.
Any helmet that passes SNELL approval does meet a somewhat higher critieria but almost any DOT approved helmet will do it's intended job. Many riders like the European system over DOT or Snell, but it does need to have a DOT sticker to be "legal" on american roads.

My head is worth the 300 bucks I spent on the Shoei, but the two Arthur Fulmer S2's did have SNELL approval and only cost around $120.00 The KBC was right at 100 bucks. There are helmets that do cost ALOT more also, like
Simpsons and Arai.

I would be a bit leary of a 50 dollar helmet, but there are some good value helmets on the market...I of course would stick to name brand helmets, or ones that got decent reviews in the press (as new makers keep showing up eveyday it is hard to adhere to the "name brand" concept)

The most important thing it to make sure your helmet fits properly. Do not go by what you think ......but by what someone who knows how it should fit. (There is a brief vidieo on this in the equipment section here)

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