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Old 10-16-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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helmet opinion

i bought this helmet to use it with the ttr, just to have something while riding it

cant beat the price tho, but i dont think ill ever use it on the street bike

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Old 10-16-2007, 08:49 PM   #2
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Should hold up for slow speed falls on the ttr, right?
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Should hold up for slow speed falls on the ttr, right?

thats what i was thinkin
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
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Gonna try this again, I know I'm only a GIRL, but I happened to get this info from a GUY... RESEARCH YOUR HELMETS!

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo...s.html#Helmets

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ge...helmet_review/

Nothing wrong with that helmet - May be just as good as a $400 Arai or Suomi. Do your HOMEWORK!
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Like Meaner said - the price of a helmet often has little to do with the protective elements. It's DOT approved, so if it is fitted properly, it should protect your noggin the same as all the name brand ones. The fit, finish, designs, and "extras" like breath deflector, vents, shield options, etc. will be what makes this a cheaper helmet.

Also looks to be a closeout; maybe the design is being discontinued or a different model introduced.

Oh - and Meaner, you're not "only a girl" - you're a rider like all of us.
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Like Meaner said - the price of a helmet often has little to do with the protective elements. It's DOT approved, so if it is fitted properly, it should protect your noggin the same as all the name brand ones. The fit, finish, designs, and "extras" like breath deflector, vents, shield options, etc. will be what makes this a cheaper helmet.

Also looks to be a closeout; maybe the design is being discontinued or a different model introduced.

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Like Meaner said - the price of a helmet often has little to do with the protective elements. It's DOT approved, so if it is fitted properly, it should protect your noggin the same as all the name brand ones. The fit, finish, designs, and "extras" like breath deflector, vents, shield options, etc. will be what makes this a cheaper helmet.

Also looks to be a closeout; maybe the design is being discontinued or a different model introduced.
the price of a helmet has alot to do with the little protective elments:nono: the more expensive helmets have a more expensive carbon composite shell, wich spreads out and absorbs the impact, while most lower price helmets have a high grade plastic shell wich doesnt spread out the impact and targets the full force of the blow to one spot. the carbon composite shell also weighs about half as much
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With 40 bucks you can get a good bicycle helmet that will protect better than that. pshh....
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With 40 bucks you can get a good bicycle helmet that will protect better than that. pshh....
If it's DOT approved then it should be good, just might not be comfortable.
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If it's DOT approved then it should be good, just might not be comfortable.
i disagree with this statement.

i've seen the DOT approve all kinds of junk....if it had a "snell approved" as well...then i'd trust it a little more.
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Like Meaner said - the price of a helmet often has little to do with the protective elements. It's DOT approved, so if it is fitted properly, it should protect your noggin the same as all the name brand ones. The fit, finish, designs, and "extras" like breath deflector, vents, shield options, etc. will be what makes this a cheaper helmet.

Also looks to be a closeout; maybe the design is being discontinued or a different model introduced.

Oh - and Meaner, you're not "only a girl" - you're a rider like all of us.
here;s my analogy to the ALL DOT"s are the same.

if you HAD to be in an accident, VOLVO or DAEWOO ? both pass DOT minimum standards.

as for the $40 lid, well it's not like its protecting anythimg important anyways, why not cheap out.........../sarcasm
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here;s my analogy to the ALL DOT"s are the same.

if you HAD to be in an accident, VOLVO or DAEWOO ? both pass DOT minimum standards.
as for the $40 lid, well it's not like its protecting anythimg important anyways, why not cheap out.........../sarcasm
I couldn't agree more. The DOT standards change every few years so the manufactures do not get complacent and to always look for new technologies to make their products better. They are only minimum standards and some can far exceed those defined standards.
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