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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Helmet lift off in 3...2...1...

LOL, sorry title was spur of the moment.

Any one else have this problem with full face helmets? Where at higher speeds say 70+ the helmet feels as if its trying to lift your head off the body?
Is there anyway to help stop it?

Maybe a chin wind gaurd at the bottom?

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A Bell Arrow Strafer helmet... Might need to get bike repainted to match helmet :P
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If you experience helmet lift at speeds that low you need a different helmet.I have Vega Altura which I really don't like that well but it doesn't act squirrelly untill around 125 to 130 MPH ,Yours is doing it at normal highway speeds ,thats a distraction you don't need and is actually dangerous.

Is it the Bell that's doing this? Does it fit you well?y It is very important that it does,Try an Icon ,or one of the better brand Helmets out there ,if money is an issue buy the best you can afford.ZR1 makes some very affordable helmets that I have heard good things about.




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I think you need a properly sized helmet. Yours must be too big.

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I think you need a properly sized helmet. Yours must be too big.
X2^ and I have found some are just poorly designed ,also any different windscreens affect helmet performance differently.If you have no windscreen ,it is definitely a helmet issue.




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http://video.about.com/motorcycles/H...cle-Helmet.htm

Check this out.. Sounds like your helmet is too big for you.. When you first get your helmet it should almost be "to tight" and it will break in...

Hope you get things straight.

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your helmet is the right size.. but you might want to look for a larger head...
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your helmet is the right size.. but you might want to look for a larger head...

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I take helmets seriously. Either your helmet is too big or not fastened properly, or, like I once did, you have a windshield from hell. My helmet fit perfectly, but above 70 mph the wind would cause it to lift up and choke me. Finally it open the shield, and blew it right off. Near new $40 shield. Went straight home, ripped that windshield off, put on my other FF helmet, and went back to riding. What a difference. And what a shame. $300+ windshield, and it looked great. But I take exception to motorcycle accessories trying to kill me. Sold the shield for $50. Still have the bike specific mounting hardware, maybe I'll make some highway pegs or something out of it some day.

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Actually it's the right size as far as fitting goes I can shake my head and the helmet moves with my head and when I stop the helmet stops. There is no slipping slopping or slapping on my head on any part. I've done the front roll test and the helmet stays on my head.

*Grab back of helmet with strap on securely and roll it forward.*

Actually this is a Icon helmet a Alliance SS type 1. I have had the helmet for 4 years now. I had a ninja 250 before this bike and it was fine then. Even when I ride my fathers KLR 650 i don't have the problem with the helmet just on my Vulcan 750.
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Actually it's the right size as far as fitting goes I can shake my head and the helmet moves with my head and when I stop the helmet stops. There is no slipping slopping or slapping on my head on any part. I've done the front roll test and the helmet stays on my head.

*Grab back of helmet with strap on securely and roll it forward.*

Actually this is a Icon helmet a Alliance SS type 1. I have had the helmet for 4 years now. I had a ninja 250 before this bike and it was fine then. Even when I ride my fathers KLR 650 i don't have the problem with the helmet just on my Vulcan 750.
You have a good helmet and sounds like it fits you ,do you have a windscreen on your bike?If so then it needs some adjusting,if not you may need one.

I actually had to cut about 2' off my windshield on my 1500,it was terrible when it was taller also,you are also riding in a completely different posture than you were on the Ninja and that may affect the way it feels too.




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