MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Safety Corner > Gear Talk
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 03-30-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
Jerzey
The Trickster
 
Jerzey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,381

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
06 gsxr 600
300zx twinturbo
BMW 545i M sport







DOT, SNELL 2005, SNELL 2010

I KNOW THAT THE LATER THE HELMET THE BETTER. that being said dot and snell 2010 would prob be the best bet. but since they are so hard to come by. i was thinking of getting a DOT only hemlet. but then again its very hard to find a nice DOT helmet. what to do what to do.

some may already know snell 2010 are closer to DOT now. snell realized that a softer helmet is a safer helmet and mad there test less harsh.


i need a nice summer helmet under $350

i really like the gmax 68 dot only, hemet of the year 07 webbikeworld, and i hear great things about it like it vents very well . oh comes with helmet bag and an extra tint visor shipped all for 100

helmets gmax snow men gm68s matte matte black

other one would be icon domain 2, snell 2005 dot vents great non fog shield quite, 275-350 shipped depending on design
domain 2 black rubatone LG
__________________
The one and only .
Jerzey is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snell M2015 Standard CUZ General Discussion (Moto Related) 8 11-27-2014 06:27 PM
Snell Helmet Requirements 2010/2015 phm14 Taking it to the Track 3 05-27-2014 04:14 PM
Snell-Every 5 Years Bevo Gear Talk 8 01-05-2012 12:46 PM
Snell Schmell? MagnaMan Gear Talk 18 07-03-2007 09:34 AM
NEWEST DOT SNELL APP. TWISTED METAL General Discussion (Moto Related) 0 06-13-2006 01:01 AM
Advertisement
Old 03-30-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,515

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









I have that gmax 68, not bad, a bit heavy and the lights quit working after a while (yes I changed the battery) and the interior padding was worn out after about a year.

otherwise, nice lid for cold or hot weather.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerbill View Post
"... I say the govt puts something in the water that sterilizes all women..."
urbanXJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 08:43 AM   #3
Challen
MSF Lead Instructor
 
Challen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brookshire/Fulshear, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,516

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2000 ZX12R
2008 250R
2012 ZX10R




To each their own. I personally won't wear a helmet that's not Snell approved, but that's just me.

Remember that the most important thing on a helmet is how well it fits your head. Graphics and extra chit are secondary.

If it doesn't fit correctly, it won't protect correctly.

Try on Scorpions if you haven't already. Nice features and a good price.
__________________
Challen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 09:00 AM   #4
Japawhat02
02 Tona
 
Japawhat02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: P-land
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 6,939

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
2002 Daytona









+1 for scorpion, great price and dot and snell approved.
__________________
2002 Brittish Rocket
Japawhat02 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 09:47 AM   #5
spartandude
Custom User Title
 
spartandude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somewhere near houston, ish.
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 1,947

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
750 honda shadow spirit




Member Garage





My take on the pictured lids. They look cool and would appear to be quite cool from the airflow aspect. I especially like the optional flip top tinted shield. However, passing DOT, EU and Snell requirements does not mean that all aspects of a crash are evaluated. To me it looks like all of those vents and airfoils are just asking to snag on something when sliding on the ground. Our bodies will be in enough stress without the added torque this could apply. There is even a development helmet that adds a lubricated outer layer that slides on impact instead of twisting the neck.

That being said if the vent keeps you comfortable in hot weather you will be more likely to wear it and any helmet DOT, EU, or Snell is way better than none.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by kibitzer View Post
My left eye turned into my skull and attempted to eat its way through my brain to escape the visual assault of stupidity. Awww , it just got to my Primary Motor Cortex. I can feeeeeeeeeeelllkknowqenf npnvpjw jwq uqvrp
spartandude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 11:37 AM   #6
Jerzey
The Trickster
 
Jerzey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,381

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
06 gsxr 600
300zx twinturbo
BMW 545i M sport







Quote:
Originally Posted by Challen View Post
To each their own. I personally won't wear a helmet that's not Snell approved, but that's just me.

Remember that the most important thing on a helmet is how well it fits your head. Graphics and extra chit are secondary.

If it doesn't fit correctly, it won't protect correctly.

Try on Scorpions if you haven't already. Nice features and a good price.
yea im not really worried about looks just functionality. the led on gmax is not my thing. and all those vents and spoilers on the icon are kinda but hey they breath well..... other wise id be getting an arai. those things fit great. but so darn expensive!
__________________
The one and only .
Jerzey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 06:03 PM   #7
Jerzey
The Trickster
 
Jerzey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,381

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
06 gsxr 600
300zx twinturbo
BMW 545i M sport







now im likeing the rx-7 arai why does it have to cost 600-700????
__________________
The one and only .
Jerzey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 06:46 PM   #8
RojerLockless
member of NO MA`AM
 
RojerLockless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: I"M FROM TEXAS, Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (10)
Posts: 10,903

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
Honda CB919




Member Garage


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerzey View Post
now im likeing the rx-7 arai why does it have to cost 600-700????
Beats me. They are Noisy as all
__________________
I kissed a girl and I liked it!

RojerLockless@Motohouston.com
BRING BACK GIXXERBILL!!!
CRBsig 2
RojerLockless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 10:58 PM   #9
RACER X
what R you lookin' at?
 
RACER X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond, Tx
Feedback Rating: (26)
Posts: 33,497

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 8

Bike(s):
'14 Honda GROM! 181cc of fury!!
'10 Aprilia Tuono Factory-SOLD
'08 Busa - sold
A few more bought
A few more sold






Quote:
Originally Posted by RojerLockless View Post
Beats me. They are Noisy as all
there's an arai ad, and it says like 7-8 people make arai lids, thats it.......

thats why they are so exp.

thats all i wear, arai


OP. i don't recomend dark helmets, people notice bright helmets alot more esp. at night time.
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
2014 GROM
181cc's BABY!
Trump/Zimmerman 2016
Make America Great Again!
RACER X is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 11:37 PM   #10
Jerzey
The Trickster
 
Jerzey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,381

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
06 gsxr 600
300zx twinturbo
BMW 545i M sport







Quote:
Originally Posted by RACER X View Post
there's an arai ad, and it says like 7-8 people make arai lids, thats it.......

thats why they are so exp.

thats all i wear, arai


OP. i don't recomend dark helmets, people notice bright helmets alot more esp. at night time.
yea i wasnt going to go with a dark one just used the pics
__________________
The one and only .
Jerzey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 08:12 PM   #11
Horn09
Senior Member
 
Horn09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 691

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom






My HJC CL-16 is DOT and Snell 2010. I picked it up for $90 from newenoughdotcom. Nothing special but it will work for a while.
Horn09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 09:31 AM   #12
RACER X
what R you lookin' at?
 
RACER X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond, Tx
Feedback Rating: (26)
Posts: 33,497

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 8

Bike(s):
'14 Honda GROM! 181cc of fury!!
'10 Aprilia Tuono Factory-SOLD
'08 Busa - sold
A few more bought
A few more sold






http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...0-standard.htm

Snell 2010 Motorcycle Helmet Standard

"The differences for European motorcyclists is that the Snell 2010 standard requires more impact management than ECE 22-05 and lower G force transmission for sizes 60 cm and up.

Differences for North American motorcyclists include lower G forces transmitted but less impact management than Snell 2005 for sizes 59 cm and less. Snell 2010 still provides more impact management than the DOT standard, however.
"
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
2014 GROM
181cc's BABY!
Trump/Zimmerman 2016
Make America Great Again!
RACER X is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy