Full Face helmets Buying

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  1. Feb 22, 2015 #1

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    So im in the market for a new helmet it must have the inner sun shade (i am wearing perscription glasses now) and i was wondering if any of you guys or gals have looked at Kabuto Kamui this is my 1st choice i need light weight having some neck issues . How many years is a helmet good for i heard every 5 years you should replace your helmet due to the structural integrity decreases. Also i thought that the more expensive a helmet is the better it protects you well i was wrong from what i have read it depends on what you are doing example street riding or track racing . Track helmets being snell rated etc and street helmets being Dot. So what helmet are you rocking and pros and cons on the inner sun shade and ratings on your skid lid Dot and snell and whatever else is out there.
     
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    +1 on the Nolan, I've had mine for about a year and a half, I like the field of view and it's light at least if feels light to me my last helmet was a full face older bell helmet
     
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    I also have the scorpion I usually fit a lg but had to get a xl and break it in nice helmet for the money .
     
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    When you get a choice figured out let me know what pricing you see. I may be able to match or beat it!
     
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    I didnt know that you could get helmets too.
     
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    almost anything lol! Here's a batch of Shoei's I got last year. Should be getting another big order in a few months again. This was $40k worth of retail in these boxes.

    Oh, and i get good prices on new tires too though shipping is high.
     

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    Thanks Sean i will contact you for some prices on what you can get
     
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    HOLY CRAP ! are those monster truck tires !!! :ummm:
     
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    Some serious fatty there !!
     
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    I think a 300, a 330, and 2 - 360's
     
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    If you have problems with your neck stay away from a modular helmet. With a few exceptions they are the heaviest. I've had several and prefer the modular design but cannot tolerate them anymore due to neck problems.
     
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    I have a Shark Evoline II modular, they have a newer version out, lighter, more features, not as inexpensive as the cheaper helmets, but it is very comfortable for me. I cannot wear Arais but Shoeis do fit. I have had the Shoei and BMW modular (Schuberth) helmets before I bought my Shark Evoline and I would buy another Shark.

    As you can see, the chinbar is the only one which pivots to the back of the helmet, and I believe is the only helmet rated in both the open and closed chinbar positions. You can do full-legal roadspeeds w/the chinbar open, and you don't feel like some giant is grabbing your eyebrows and forehead, and trying to tear your scalp off backwards.

    http://www.shark-helmets.com/product.php?code_sous_gamme=EV3

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    Space for prescription glasses; retractable internal sun shade; ear pockets for speakers, removable washable liner, and the usefulness of an open face helmet, operable w/one hand, w/the protection of a full-face helmet easily fastened closed, when underway.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCmJt8bc7TI&feature=player_detailpage

    http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf...eShopping_US&gclid=CLmn3YaI98MCFZQvgQodwDQAEA

    Check this pricing

    FYI, do yourself a favor and don't get a black helmet. A white helmet is the most visible and Shark even offers reflective and 'glow in the dark' trim once it's exposed to a light source. A white helmet makes the highest point on a motorcycle the most-visible one too. (unless you like extreme apehangers, and those guys eschew helmets anyways)

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    I have a Shark Evoline II as well. It is VERY HEAVY.

    The combination of weight, having no windscreen and often running at 90+ mph on the highway for extended periods, can put me in pain for for several days after a long ride. I've done a bunch of research on helmet weights (not easy to find up to date information) and most of the lightest helmet are Carbon Fiber not surprisingly. Nexx makes some very light models. http://www.nexx-usa.com/

    Unfortunately most of the real light helmets do not have SNELL qulification. I need the SNELL rating for racing so I decided to go with one of the lightest SNELL helmets I could find. It's an HJC, one of their most expensive models that is currently being closed out. I get it tomorrow......I'l post up what I think of it. http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/closeouts/helmets/hjc/rpha_10_evoke_helmet.html
     
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    I have a HJC-16 (I think that's the model) It was a close out and is snell rated. So far I like it.
     
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    I started wearing helmets in the 1960's when I began riding, and I had the first Shoei helmet to use carbon fiber in its composition. It was not an entire c-f construction, just some pieces of it. Those old full-face helmets were heavy! I have an 18-1/2" inch neck (years of amateur wrestling starting in single digits age and yearly into college) so a bit of weight doesn't cause me issues. I weighed my Evoline on a digital scale, 3 lbs. I dunno how accurate that is. It does weigh more than my Shoei DuoTec modular, their first model.

     
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    Yeah I think I'm staying away from modular helmets I never did like them due to heavy I am leaning toward Kabuto i like the brand an inovation they put in there helmets
     
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    The thing about helmets I hate most is the wind noise at speed. I have a Shoie that is the quietest and a nice helmet. A carbon fiber that is very light. But I have to wear ear plugs with it. Most noise is from wind blowing in from under the neck area.
    Steve-o
     
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    I wear a Bell RS-1 in matte black. It's light weight Kevlar/fiberglass and has an optional transition shield which I really like.
    Certification: Snell M2010, DOT
     

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