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I got a different one, a bell race star. was looking for lighter than I had, it is, carbon fiber yadda yadda something.
I added a transitions lens on it and so far I like it. took a bit to get used to it because sizing is small, tighter.
 

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The finest helmets are made in Germany by none other than Helmut Schmidt. Former CHANCELLOR OF WEST GERMANY.

After he retired he got into the helmet business.

Just like Smuckers, with a name like Helmut it has to be good!:wink2:
 

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The finest helmets are made in Germany by none other than Helmut Schmidt. Former CHANCELLOR OF WEST GERMANY.



After he retired he got into the helmet business.



Just like Smuckers, with a name like Helmut it has to be good!:wink2:
This was so great! What an interesting person!
 

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I love those graphics!
Here's a pic of my FORMER BELL helmet, beside the new one w/ the graphics.



It was replaced under warranty by BELL when a wire broke so that I could not 'open' the helmet anymore. I much preferred the original w/ shiny surfaces!
 

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Arai XD4. My first helmet. After trying literally 50 different ones. Dont think I'll ever *not* buy Arai. My riding buddies wear earplugs. I never have to - I can have conversations through the Cardo Packtalk, and I can hear people speaking to me when parked... and it's soooooo comfy.
 

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I've just bought an X-lite 903 helmet. I only ride with it once, but my objective was attained: the ventilation is very good.

I've sold an almost brand new Sorpion exo 1400 air. It was crazy light with a great confort, but the ventilation was awfull. The front vent I could not tell If it was open or closed. I always rided with the visor at least slighty open. The top vent had two positions but I always left in the full open position.

This one is very confortable and the ventilation is way better.


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Shoei Hornet in plain white. It fits ME perfectly - no pressure points after a full day, after a full day, after a full day...
The bottom shape is tight but it cuts out almost all the mechanical noise (especially needed on the KLR). The peak on the other hand...
 

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Shoei Hornet in plain white. It fits ME perfectly - no pressure points after a full day, after a full day, after a full day...
The bottom shape is tight but it cuts out almost all the mechanical noise (especially needed on the KLR). The peak on the other hand...
Peaks are just the worst on the highway, aren't they?

I love the look, but I also need to be able to read highway signs. I swear the vibration will lead to macular degeneration.
 

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I was due for a new lid and Shark are the best fit for my mug head, so went with a Spartan carbon kitari.

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Arai CT-Z. Claustrophobic and primarily cruise these days. Love the Arai comfort too.

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Arai CT-Z. Claustrophobic and primarily cruise these days. Love the Arai comfort too.

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I swear I will never use an open face helmet again.

When I fell I went sliding about 50 meters and my helmet was scratching the tarmac in the side of the face. If it was an open lid probably I was eating food with a straw for a few month.

No matter the bike you ride or the style that is worth the risk.

A few days ago I was talking with a friend that also rides and is an emergency nurse that said that he saw a lot of motorcycle acidents where the rider didn't had any injuries except a broken face due to be wearing an open face helmet.

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I swear I will never use an open face helmet again.

When I fell I went sliding about 50 meters and my helmet was scratching the tarmac in the side of the face. If it was an open lid probably I was eating food with a straw for a few month.

No matter the bike you ride or the style that is worth the risk.

A few days ago I was talking with a friend that also rides and is an emergency nurse that said that he saw a lot of motorcycle acidents where the rider didn't had any injuries except a broken face due to be wearing an open face helmet.

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I have 2 friends who had their full face helmet chin bars caught on something in accidents. One is a quadriplegic and the other was decapitated. No safety device is fool proof. I invest most of my effort in not getting into an accident in the first place. That said, I still wear a helmet. Because of how the Arai covers more of the face, it has an exceptional safety record. Pricey but worth it - yet still not perfect.
 

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Remember, modular helmets are safety rated as 3/4 helmets unless specifically stated otherwise.
 

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Here's the loaded question of the day. I have a few different helmets that are satisfactory as far a fit goes, but none are perfect. My local cycle shops in east Tennessee only carry the crappy newbie helmets. Where can I go to try on a bunch of different brands?
 

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Here's the loaded question of the day. I have a few different helmets that are satisfactory as far a fit goes, but none are perfect. My local cycle shops in east Tennessee only carry the crappy newbie helmets. Where can I go to try on a bunch of different brands?
If you ever get to Ohio...Iron Pony in Columbus has one of the biggest selections of helmets I have seen.

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...I swear the vibration will lead to macular degeneration.
I would think that excess vibes MIGHT lead to a "detached retina", NOT macular degeneration.

I swear I will never use an open face helmet again.

When I fell I went sliding about 50 meters and my helmet was scratching the tarmac in the side of the face. If it was an open lid probably I was eating food with a straw for a few month.

No matter the bike you ride or the style that is worth the risk.

A few days ago I was talking with a friend that also rides and is an emergency nurse that said that he saw a lot of motorcycle acidents where the rider didn't had any injuries except a broken face due to be wearing an open face helmet.

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One of my nieces is an emergency-room nurse in New York. Once she sent me a pic of a fellow who had slid along on his chin until his lower jaw was GONE!

(That pic haunts me when I remember it....)
 
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