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Old 01-13-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Helmet research link

A post a few days ago made my think about this article. I posted it in that thread, but thought it would get more exposure here. It's older (05), so it may be a repost. Even if it is, there is a LOT of relevant information presented. It's an article I believe every rider should read.

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http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ge...iew/index.html
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i actually watched a documentary in hong kong on how these helmets were created. pretty interesting stuff
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A post a few days ago made my think about this article. I posted it in that thread, but thought it would get more exposure here. It's older (05), so it may be a repost. Even if it is, there is a LOT of relevant information presented. It's an article I believe every rider should read.

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so do you wear a (was it Z1r $60 lid) it is the best right?
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:47 AM   #4
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so do you wear a (was it Z1r $60 lid) it is the best right?
Are you asking if I would?

From a protection standpoint, yes.

I dont because of the weight, ventilation, and noise shortcomings.

I trusted them enough for my ex girlfriend to wear one. My current GF wears and AFX.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:32 AM   #5
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Webbikeworld.com has alot of helmet research & comparisons as well. I believe they Are independent and not supported by advertisers.
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I'm so confused it, I'll just go with Snell and try not to crash
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The Snell M2010 standards have changed the testing procedures a little and lowered the allowable G-Forces to being it more in line with the DOT reg's.
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i remember reading this last year, interesting stuff but honestly i don't think it makes a difference what full-face helmet you wear, Snell or DOT.
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Can't tell you how many differen forums this article has come up on.. And I've probably read it every single time. It's a great read every single time.
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The Snell M2010 standards have changed the testing procedures a little and lowered the allowable G-Forces to being it more in line with the DOT reg's.
Snell2010 actually was a move to line up with the ECE European spec, so meeting Snell 2010 would automatically meet the ECE, from a design standpoint that is. In my opinion the biggest change is to change to do this is the weights they put in the helmets for impact testing the different head form sizes. Before snell ran the same weight across the board. Now the weights are lighter in the L and smaller and heavier in the XL and up head forms. This would mean that unless your head is a mellon the new spec could be less stringent than the old for some cases. But really I'm not sure it matters, cause even though impact test are hard to pass especially a double impact test that snell requires, the velocities we are talking about here are less than 20 mph.
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