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PostSubject: helmet using today   Thu 16 Jul 2015, 15:12

First I am aware that  full face is the safest, followed by flip down full face.

But I like to see where I am going and what I am going to hit.

I don't use a mike or ear phones.

Since about 1990 I have had s screwed up neck a result of hitting a deer in Switzerland----while wearing a
Schubert/BMW Golf ball pattern full face----maybe my side vision was blocked at least a little by the helmet???

Anyway deer  jumped from 4 ft high hedge almost right into my front wheel---he died, I didn't go down, centerstand and its mounts skinned him.   No bike damage other than lots of deer puke.  Heavy Schubert Helmet almost pulled neck out by roots as a result of slowing instantly.


Since this incident, I have been sensitive of helmet weight for all day comfort.   I currently use up/throw away about 2 helmets a year-----Right I have 2 Arthur Fulmer helmets, AF755 (nearing end of life) a new Fulmer Jet and a Vega NT200 which is all day comfortable---all these were bought  as lightest weight each maker offered----I prefer white or yellow color.  All are quiet with foam ear plugs.  Arthur Fulmer only available from dealers in US. I wear safety glasses always.  2 of my current helmets have face shields, that I use on long trips, putting them down, raising while slowing or tight curves-----I just like to see where I am going.
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PostSubject: Re: helmet using today   Thu 16 Jul 2015, 15:58

Wear whatever you like mate, there's a feeding frenzy over here a couple of times a year when the two big German supermarket chains Aldi, and Lidl have motorcycle gear promotions. Helmet boxes are ripped open to try on the few assorted cheapo full face helmets that each store gets. If the box ripper doesn't buy it, he'll make a half hearted attempt to stuff it back in box or just dump it among all the jumble of all the other biker gear that's been picked through. It's surprising how many riders turn up to buy these helmets.
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PostSubject: Re: helmet using today   Fri 17 Jul 2015, 04:33

Although I go riding most days all year round I don't travel outside the UK. In my case I use a Caberg trip flip up helmet most of the time . If the weather is very good I use an open face Spider helmet, both have drop down sunshades. They are comfortable enough for the few hours of my riding, but, I would need a better and more comfortable helmet if I did journeys like John and Meldrew. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: helmet using today   Sat 18 Jul 2015, 00:22

I have two helmet I use. One is a Bell Mag8 3/4 with a flip up face shield the other is an HJC modular full face. Longer rides or cold, wet weather makes me favor the HJC. Both have Bluetooth I use as an intercom with the pillion when present and for communication with a couple friends who also have Bluetooth equipped helmets. The Sena Bluetooth units work quite well better than the CBs I had on past Goldwings.
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