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

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Safety Corner > Safety Corner Main
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.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 02-13-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
FKNA
Senior Member
 
FKNA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 6,707

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
2005 Yamaha R1
2008 Goldwing








What's the better Helmet?

Check out the link below. It's a lengthy but informative read.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ge...iew/index.html
FKNA is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My next Helmet! Candie General Discussion (Moto Related) 26 04-02-2006 01:42 PM
Helmet Help dotcom General Discussion (Moto Related) 15 12-15-2005 07:39 PM
Advertisement
Old 02-13-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
H2447INTX
H2447INTX-he is legendary
 
H2447INTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: angleton tx
Feedback Rating: (12)
Posts: 5,070

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
2011 kingquad 750axi
08 H.D.Softail Deluxe



Member Garage





WAY TO MUCH TO READ!

SPEND A LITTLE OR A LOT GET A GOOD HELMET, HJC, KBC, SCORPION, SUOMY, EX IT JUST GOES UP, BESIDES IF YOU RIDE LIKE A FOOL THE HELMET WILL NOT MAKE A ANY WAY!
__________________
H2447INTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 10:10 PM   #3
07SLVRCBR
October '08 BOTM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 4,064

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2007 CBR1000RR









^^^ seem passionate about the subject...
__________________
Support your site sponsors!!

See ya @ the track!
07SLVRCBR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
Duck84
bikeless....at the moment
 
Duck84's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: humble
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,583


Bike(s):
03 600rr--> sold









Quote:
Originally Posted by H2447INTX View Post
IF YOU RIDE LIKE A FOOL THE HELMET WILL NOT MAKE A ANY WAY!
LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

but seriously he is right
Duck84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 10:14 PM   #5
H2447INTX
H2447INTX-he is legendary
 
H2447INTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: angleton tx
Feedback Rating: (12)
Posts: 5,070

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
2011 kingquad 750axi
08 H.D.Softail Deluxe



Member Garage





YOU SEE IT ALL THE TIME , THE GUYS RUN UP IN THE BACK OF 18 WHEELERS ,WELL THEY HAVE A HELMETS ON BUT THEY ALSO HAVE BROKEN NECKS AND YOU KNOW !

THE HELMIT IS ONLY GOOD IF YOU RIED ON THE SAFE SIDE, I KNOW WE LIKE TO GO FAST AND THAT COOL , BUT IT HAS ITS PLACE , AND ITS NOT IN THE MIDLE OF RUSH OUR TRAFIC!

ANY WAY THE CAPS ARE JUST MY THING !
__________________
H2447INTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 10:23 PM   #6
Patrick
Motorcycles Unlimited
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 16,367

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'14 Speed Triple R, '82 CB900F, '13 Streetglide






That article has been around awhile now, however I've yet to see any professional racers wearing Z1R's yet.


I'd like to point somethnig out for everyone; To me at least, I think it's awfully "coincidental" that the Z1R helmet, which is a Parts Unlimited "house brand" fared the best in the magazines test.

FWIW, if you take a hard look at the magazine in question, who is one of their largest if not #1 advertiser?

Parts Unlimited.


Just an observation here folks.


Myself, I've trusted my noggin to top line helmets like Arai and Suomy for years.

After over 30 years of bouncing my head across more race tracks than I care to remember, as well as a few street incidents thrown in for good measure, I can fully credit my ability to still speak semi-coherently to their perfomance in protecting my hard head.


My 2 cents, YMMV.
__________________
Call or PM for the BEST PRICES in Houston for PARTS and ACCESSORIES.
MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOU'RE ON MH TO GET THE BEST PRICE!

NEED GEAR? We have a great selection in stock but if we need to order it we GUARANTEE FIT!
Where Houston riders go to have their bikes worked on, done right the first time!


muad

1964 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9-5:30
www.motorcycles-unlimited.com
http://www.facebook.com/motorcyclesunlimited
e-mail: patrick@motorcycles-unlimited.com
Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 10:28 PM   #7
Rick H.I.C.
Got Surf? Snow? Track?
 
Rick H.I.C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Magnolia
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 2,056

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
03' 600RR, 05' CR125, 88'NSR 250









DOT and fits your head properly would be a good start????
__________________
LIVE IT WHILE YOU CAN!
Rick H.I.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 10:30 PM   #8
Patrick
Motorcycles Unlimited
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 16,367

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'14 Speed Triple R, '82 CB900F, '13 Streetglide






Yep!
PROPER fitment is the number one overlooked item when choosing a helmet IMO.
__________________
Call or PM for the BEST PRICES in Houston for PARTS and ACCESSORIES.
MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOU'RE ON MH TO GET THE BEST PRICE!

NEED GEAR? We have a great selection in stock but if we need to order it we GUARANTEE FIT!
Where Houston riders go to have their bikes worked on, done right the first time!


muad

1964 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9-5:30
www.motorcycles-unlimited.com
http://www.facebook.com/motorcyclesunlimited
e-mail: patrick@motorcycles-unlimited.com
Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 01:37 PM   #9
sunshyn
Sunshyn
 
sunshyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Santa Fe, TX
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 582

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
07 GSXR 600









Ok, so that was a lot to read yes! But definately worth the time if you have no idea on what to look for. I've been wanting to get a bike for years and am finally able to do so. Thanks to this link... I was able to make a pretty well informed decision and prob. will save a lot of money because of it!!!
__________________
Untitled 1 7
sunshyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 01:56 PM   #10
RACER X
what R you lookin' at?
 
RACER X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond, Tx
Feedback Rating: (26)
Posts: 33,486

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






take the article w/ a grain of salt. IMO, spend what you think your head is worth.
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
2014 GROM
181cc's BABY!
Trump/Zimmerman 2016
Make America Great Again!
RACER X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 02:51 PM   #11
Whorenet
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NWC
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 8,903


Bike(s):
cbr600, cbrxx 1100 blackbird, kazuma 110 derty, springer forked 1/2 chopper...more to come









User is banned

.
Whorenet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 03:02 PM   #12
Mr. Unassailable
1-20-2013-Change we need
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 19,792

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+






Member Garage





I wore the out of a 1/2 helmet, and still got knocked out or had a concussion after the wrecks. now i'm wearing a better helmet, we'll see how things go...

i'll be the human crash test dummy
__________________
Retired
tracksig
Mr. Unassailable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 03:41 PM   #13
Lucifer
The Last Enigma
 
Lucifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Houston, Tx
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,301

Experience: 8 years

Bike(s):
Ducati 1098
Honda CRF 50



Member Garage





I have a Shark RSR2 haven't wrecked in it knock on wood but, their whole 5 year warranty really impressed me. They are real famous over seas but, still fairly new to the U.S market, you should try one on. They are light, mine is a Large and comes in at 1500g and the best part is their scratch resistant (not proof) shields, that are extremely easy to swap out even with gloves. I haven't scratched mine yet and that's that few times I wiped it with a paper napkin to see what it would do. just IMHO, but Racer X put it best what's your head worth.
__________________
You Could Never Begin To Comprehend What I Am
Lucifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 03:46 PM   #14
RACER X
what R you lookin' at?
 
RACER X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond, Tx
Feedback Rating: (26)
Posts: 33,486

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






i like the big ol hole on the top of the sharks, i'll consider 1 of those next time. always been an ARAI head type of guy.

plus i've like the CEII paint jobs.
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
2014 GROM
181cc's BABY!
Trump/Zimmerman 2016
Make America Great Again!
RACER X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 03:56 PM   #15
Whorenet
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NWC
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 8,903


Bike(s):
cbr600, cbrxx 1100 blackbird, kazuma 110 derty, springer forked 1/2 chopper...more to come









User is banned

.
Whorenet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 02:54 PM   #16
tomLSTD
LSTD Mob Cappo
 
tomLSTD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 6,798

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1






Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post


Myself, I've trusted my noggin to top line helmets like Arai and Suomy for years.

After over 30 years of bouncing my head across more race tracks than I care to remember, as well as a few street incidents thrown in for good measure, I can fully credit my ability to still speak semi-coherently to their perfomance in protecting my hard head.


My 2 cents, YMMV.
+1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000

I've owned a KBC before, and it's a good helmet with a good fit.

As mentioned, the best helmet starts with an excellent fit.

Try on some helmets, when you get down to fit and comfort, you'll be preferring the Arai/ Suomy/ Shoei helmets. When you get to these lines of helmet, you'll also notice construction similarities and quality versus the lesser brands.
__________________
I am Tyler Durdin's bad attitude.
tomLSTD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #17
Grinchy
Senior Member
 
Grinchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seabrook
Feedback Rating: (15)
Posts: 15,535

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'prila









AGV make some fantastic helmets too and are great value.
Grinchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 04:32 PM   #18
indoMLA
If it's free, it's for me
 
indoMLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Dirty Third
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 908

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
'02 Yamaha R6 - SOLD









Quote:
Originally Posted by RACER X View Post
take the article w/ a grain of salt. IMO, spend what you think your head is worth.
Agree and disagree... I have worn Fulmer, HJC, KBC, and Scorpian. I have tried the other helmets on from Soumy, Arai, Shoei, but the helmet I find to be the best fit is the Scorpian... I like that it is snug and don't think this helmet is any better or worse than an expensive one made by Shoei and/or Soumy.... but that is just my opinion... i can't really afford the expensive helmets and think Scorpian will protect just as well....

I also think it is a good idea to get a new helmet every year or two... the materials are manmade and integrity of the helmet will weaken over time... the cushioning will thin out and not be as snug as they were new... just my 2 cents...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton9698
...... but when i have problems being able to screw other things i normally tie them up and lube the out of it. dont be afraid do get rough with it. if you cant handle it with the tool you have maybe the task is to hard for you. in which case if could be time for some tag team action and maybe even a foursome...
indoMLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 04:52 PM   #19
RACER X
what R you lookin' at?
 
RACER X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond, Tx
Feedback Rating: (26)
Posts: 33,486

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






^ i agree w/ replacing helmets, i go along w/ Arai's warranty and get a new 1 every 5 yrs, regardless if it's been crashed in or not.
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
2014 GROM
181cc's BABY!
Trump/Zimmerman 2016
Make America Great Again!
RACER X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 05:35 PM   #20
Liqued600RR
Senior Member
 
Liqued600RR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 513


Bike(s):
2003 Honda cbr 600 rr









I wear the scorpian evo-700 series and compared to the shoei I had it fits tighter and more comfortable and seems to be well vented.. as far as fall prrof I havent tested it and dont plan on it
__________________
RR Club Creatzor! R6 Raven x 4
Liqued600RR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


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


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