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post #1 of 746 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Official Helmet Thread

I want to know what everyone is wearing. I have gone down twice in HJC helmets. Both did a great job, but I have a re-occurring problem with all HJC helmets. I always tend to get a hot spot on the middle of my forehead just under my hairline. As a result I can only ride for an hour or so before it starts to get unbearable. Far the research I have been doing, HJC tends to use a more circular design (interior) on the helmets. This could be the reason for my hot spot. I have been told that Arai tends to be the same and that Shoei uses a more oval type shape. Now I haven't actually been to any stores yet to try on an Arai, Shoei, etc, but I wanted to get everyone's evaluation of their current brain bucket. Thanks guys!!
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post #2 of 746 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 04:04 PM
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you need to make it let you have multiple answers. i use a shoei on the street, my old arai to practice at the track and a scorpion the few times i actually get to race (newer date code). i'll be buying scorpions from now on unless i win the lotto or something.
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I just picked up an icon sinner today

pretty sweet looking helmet. Doesnt breathe as well as a shoei or arai, but I'm happy with it.

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I just picked up an icon sinner today

pretty sweet looking helmet. Doesnt breathe as well as a shoei or arai, but I'm happy with it.

can i have your helmet

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they list at $290+ tax

I think I got away with paying $305 out the door here in hawaii
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I just picked up an icon sinner today

pretty sweet looking helmet. Doesnt breathe as well as a shoei or arai, but I'm happy with it.


ever drive around without the sticker over the boobs yet? I was thinking about buying the angel helmet and do that. I know all sorts of old fold would be seeing the helmet and hating me.


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my $50 ebay helmet. came with the dark shield and clear shield, and they don't make the design anymore. matches my bike pretty good. fits awesome. it's a kbc force S.



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I like my shoei rf1000, nice and snug. Its almost perfect for my head. But it sucks when u want to listen to the mp3. Its just to snug for that. I want to get another one, but I love the way Shark helmet feel. So far it has been the most comfy helmet I have tried on. So once I get the money situation taken care of I will be picking one of those up.

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Arai/Shoei are#1 to me in comfort, airflow, noise, and protection IMO.
Scorpion, Suomy, and AGV would be #2 IMO.

I would wear absolutely nothing else to ride a motorcycle with. 8 years of riding/crashing experience here, lost friends, had friends with stories to tell. Better helmet seems to equal a better chance of surviving. Far from scientific, just what I've noticed. You only get one head, might as well do it right. I mean you spent thousands of dollars on a machine that puts your life in danger, in the grand scheme of things, a couple hundred more bucks to save your head ain't shit.

If there is one thing in motorcycling NOT to be cheap about, it's a fucking helmet. If you ride with a piece of shit, don't bitch when you die or have to eat through a tube for the rest of your life.

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i picked other because i have an older 04 model HJC CL14 and recently picked up this KBC Force S Airborne. i really wish i could afford an Arai but it looks like ill be getting rid of the bike once i can get it sold anyway so ill have no use for them till i pick up another bike or finally get a car to put my new motor in




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shoei

This is mine, it was the best design they had in stock at the time I bought my bike. I wanted something new but the dark smoke shield really made it look better.
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those new NOLAN helmets are nice.. lots of soft cushion and airflow.. I love these things, plus they come with the sun visor and access for com systems
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Custom painted Arai RX7 FTW!









I don't have any but my Suomy helmet is also very comfortable and I think they make the best factory paint jobs out of all the other helmet manufacturers.




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I just got this one off of ebay. I have 3 KBC helmets and I like them all. All of them have been under the $200 mark.
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I love my Arai helmet... I'll never wear anything else.

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Custom painted Arai RX7 FTW!

I don't have any but my Suomy helmet is also very comfortable and I think they make the best factory paint jobs out of all the other helmet manufacturers.
Your paint job is pretty sick!! That's one of the best looking helmets I have seen. I also like the Scorpion above.
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If you ride with an Arai you wont wear another. I rode a shoei and swore it was bad ass, until i bought an arai.
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Arai the only choice IMO! Saved my ass!!
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I wear nothing but HJC hats on both the street and in the dirt.

I've got a big ol' melon and their XXL size fits perfect w/ the best helmet comfort I've
ever had. HJC offers great fit and finish at a decent price.

But with that said, I still occasionally get those "hot spots" or rub spots that require stopping and pulling the helmet off as quick as possible. Don't know what causes it but when it does it drives me nuts.

I've never found an Arai or Shoei that fit me right - always seem way too snug, even in their jumbo sizes. And yes, I know a helmet is no good unless it's on nice and tight but I can't ride if it feels like my head's in a freakin' vice.
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ever drive around without the sticker over the boobs yet? I was thinking about buying the angel helmet and do that. I know all sorts of old fold would be seeing the helmet and hating me.
haha not yet, havent had the title transferred yet and I dont try to draw extra attention when I'm not 100% legal.
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Haha... this is why I wear Arai as well. I really think that when it comes to some things you get what you pay for. That helmet literally saved his life... doesn't mean a different would not have done the same but I like to stick with what I know works. I just got a new Arai at AMA in Alabama... XS. And I was wearing a M before that! Completely different feel when you're wearing a helmet that actually FITS.

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When I wrecked I had an Arai on and it didnt even crack. I was going 75 mph and flew 150 ft off the bike.

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When I wrecked I had an Arai on and it didnt even crack. I was going 75 mph and flew 150 ft off the bike.
WOW! Did you break anything or have any road rash? Where was this at and what happened?

When Steven wrecked he landed face first so the entire front of the helmet and the shield were scratched and scraped... but no cracking either.

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WOW! Did you break anything or have any road rash? Where was this at and what happened?

When Steven wrecked he landed face first so the entire front of the helmet and the shield were scratched and scraped... but no cracking either.

Yeah, broke my ankle, had real bad road rash on both legs and arms

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To replace my Shoei RF900 Duhamel replica..

The KBC is breaking in nicely, but that Shoei was comfy as hell!! Plus it did it's job well...
I used to have a blue RF900 duhamel, that was an awesome helmet.
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Heres mine simsposn pro bandit!! custom painted! got helmet and paint job done for free! paint job on helmet matches my car...
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Until I die I will never understand the logic behind you guys that think that Arai, Shoei, and Suomy are the only helmets worth buying. You guys always throw out the "only the best (most expensive) will protect you" crap. So on another note, only a Volvo or Benz is good enough for your kids? You must be crazy for letting the kids ride in a Mustang.

I've owned helmets for about 15 years and been riding about that long. I wear HJC's exclusively on the road and in the dirt. I've been down hard on the street and off the road. Went down on I-20 in 1995 doing 70mph. Chain reaction 4 car wreck. Came to rest against the back of a sedan. My helmet is what hit the back of the car first. I walked away from that wreck with only minor bruises. And you know what? I wasn't wearing a $700 helmet! Shame on me.

This is what it boils down to for me and I would think that most of you should agree: FIT OF THE HELMET IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE. I've tried many different Shoei's and they just do not fit my head. HJC's fit me and that's what matters.
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i went down over 100mph in my cheap ass vega helmet and it saved my life! not even a hairline crack in it!
im using an hjc right now, might switch to something else, but dont really see spending 5-600 on a helmet for its name.

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Shoei RF-1000 Diabolic 3 TC-5 w/ smoked visor


I love the shit outa this helmet, no hotspots either. The other side has an angel on it.

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