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Old 12-06-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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Anyone fly with their safety gear?

I am going to visit family in Hawaii for a week or two for Christmas. I am probably going to rent a 600rr for a few days when I am there, so I will be flying with enough gear...
Boots, pants and gloves are easy to pack, jacket is a bit more work...but my helmet is what I am concerned with. Should I carry it on with me?

I am looking at maybe getting a backpack I can throw the helmet in along with my laptop..
http://www.newenoughhp.com/luggage/b..._backpack.html is one I am looking at. Anyone used it before?
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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Do NOT CHECK IT!!!! I never check helmets. Carry it with you-they are way too expensive and damage makes them useless. For an example I had a ski helmet in a checked bag buried right in the middle of the bag. TSA of course opens it up and repacks my bag for me and my helmet is all dented up.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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Dont you have the soft bag when you bought ur helmet? I use that to carry on my helmet. I wouldn't let someone throw around my helmet.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:29 PM   #5
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I've flown the past 2 years to Vegas with my gear. I pack my leathers and boots in my checked luggage and put my helmet (with gloves inside) in my Scorpion Race Case* and use that as one of my carry-ons. I don't let my helmet out of my sight!!!

*the case has a pocket on the front that holds an additional face shield too.
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My helmet go's on board with me under my seat no matter what. If that plane is going down im gonna have the best chance off surviving...
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:22 PM   #7
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i flew to cali the yesterday to buy a truck, while waitin in line i asked airline attendant and tsa person if it was possible to take a fiddy on a plane, they said no, but... if it was fully disassembled (parts)and packed in luggage that it would be possible. he said that he cant do anything if a person has a luggage full of parts, but it would have to weigh less than 100 lbs, otherwise it would cost 75 bucks per luggage. long story short take ur parted up fiddy on a plane and re-build it when u get to ur destination or in the airport. i am going to do this when i go to denver in January
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engine has to be fully disassembled too
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hahahah packing a 50 would rock. fortunately where i am going i can rent a gsxr 750, yami r6 or a honda cbr 600rr...and my only experience on 50 ended up with me on my , sore, and hands tore up and my wife tossed coffee all over her car caused she freaked.

im gonna see what one of those scorpion helmet cases would cost from work, i think i saw one on display. depending on the cost of i may go ahead and get that back pack anyway and put the helmet case in it, since that thing can handle the laptop and some other stuff.

thanks for all the input!
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:44 AM   #10
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Just wear the helmet on the flight
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:58 AM   #11
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Just wear the helmet on the flight
i actually thought about that, especially wondered how others around me would react. then figured the Dept of Homeland security may not like it. Even if they did not mind its still like 11 hours of flying time...thats a long time to have a helmet on.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:58 AM   #12
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wear your gear on the plane. if anyone gives you any problems.... well.. hah... just go crazy.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:36 AM   #13
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you can ship it intact through Contintal Airlines cargo

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i flew to cali the yesterday to buy a truck, while waitin in line i asked airline attendant and tsa person if it was possible to take a fiddy on a plane, they said no, but... if it was fully disassembled (parts)and packed in luggage that it would be possible. he said that he cant do anything if a person has a luggage full of parts, but it would have to weigh less than 100 lbs, otherwise it would cost 75 bucks per luggage. long story short take ur parted up fiddy on a plane and re-build it when u get to ur destination or in the airport. i am going to do this when i go to denver in January
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it looks as if my ticket is likely to be US Airways. Too bad, i tend to dislike most cheaper airlines, except for Southwest.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:13 AM   #15
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it looks as if my ticket is likely to be US Airways. Too bad, i tend to dislike most cheaper airlines, except for Southwest.
you know we are gonna wanna see some pics of the bike/ scenery bro!
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Yes you can. You will have to drain all the fluids, but it can be done.

Heck, I know a guy that shipped a small car to Houston from L.A. on Continental, several years ago. And another guy that shipped his CRF450F to Hawaii and back.
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you know we are gonna wanna see some pics of the bike/ scenery bro!
i know for sure scenery pics will be good, there is a certian mountain/road I want to ride...

i am not going to put the pic that i like in the post as it is HUGE...
http://www.myrandomshih.com/images/h...antalusdeleted

and a link to the map of the road
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sadd...06609&t=h&z=15

it probably wont be a very fast ride as the pavement is not great for some of it, and its often very wet up there due to massive rainfall in the winter...but we shall see. even if i do not ride it, there will be lots of pics. last trip i went on i took around 200 pics.
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Just wear the helmet on the flight
and take video.
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If i wear the helmet I should probably wear full leathers in black as well!
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I flew southwest from houston to dallas to get my fz1. carried on my gear in a duffle bag. they sent it thru the x-ray thingee but never opened the bag.
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