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what do you think about "Hi-Viz" helmets?

I'm just looking for some feed back on "Hi-Viz" helmets. I am in need of a new helmet this year and have seen a few of these "Hi-Viz" helmets. I just wanted to know what others think about them. the good, the bad and the ugly....cool or fool? lol

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They may be ugly bit I would prefer being seen and they say what a ugly helmet than "I didn't see them, call 911"
I have Hi Vis reflector stickors on all my hemlets. Helps when you head check then the side reflectors jump out and helps like a turn signal.

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I'd like to see some hi-viz helmets with graphics on them. Then they'd be dual purpose. Look good & be seen!

Now if they would just make hi-viz corners! lol Sorry man, I couldn't resist....
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I painted mine......

There are a few more companies offering Hi Vis helmets. I would have bought one if it was an option at the time.

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I have a bright yellow helmet with graphics to go with the bright yellow motorbike the yam not the kwak they look smart but if you are going on the idea that you will be seen by the cagers then you will be mistaken, while wearing the yellow helmet on the yellow bike with the yellow/black leathers yes power ranger (I'm learning) lol I still have them pulling out on me they just do not see bikers period,
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^ ^Agree,,the car driver never looks for bikes. I personally wear nothing dayglow !. i wear either black or combat gear !!. If they dont see my headlight(which is on permanent) then what chance is there of them seeing a light coloured helmet. Grrrr,,sometimes i hate car drivers !!.

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Another generalization. Most drivers DO see you and you do increase your chances by wearing bright colors. Just because there are some drivers that don't seem to see you mo matter what you do, it's stupid to abandon something that might help because of them.

I don' t wear a Hi Vis helmet for the those drivers. I wear it for all the rest.

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I painted mine......

There are a few more companies offering Hi Vis helmets. I would have bought one if it was an option at the time.
thanks KM! I'm at work and didn't have time to post a pic of what I was talking about.

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They may be ugly bit I would prefer being seen and they say what a ugly helmet than "I didn't see them, call 911"
I have Hi Vis reflector stickors on all my hemlets. Helps when you head check then the side reflectors jump out and helps like a turn signal.
also, the way I'm thinking is, if people think it's "ugly", then I wouldn't have to worry about anybody stealing it, when I leave it on the bike! lol

also, it would help to find my bike when it's parked with hundreds of other bikes too!

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To see the latest in available hi-viz helmets, go thru the helmet section of a new Dennis Kirk catalog--or (also) a new catalog from Competition Accessories.

You'll see an impressive selection of hi-viz helmets from different helmet mftrs.

I used to wear a Shoei RF-1000 in their yellow color. Now, I wear a Nolan N103 in Nolan's "cab yellow" color. It's actually more of a "canary" yellow. Anyhoooo, it's super-bright, anyway you call it.

I've read where the available "day-glo" or fluorescent colors are even better for visibility, but the sun's UV makes them fade over time.

To avoid winding up as someone's hood ornament, I recommend that you definitely use a hi-viz helmet, along with a headlamp modulator...or perhaps the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqQBubilSXU

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