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Old 02-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #41
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Thanks for pushing me into getting a better helmet!
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:30 PM   #42
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i bought my shoei rf1000 on sale about a year and a half ago for around that much. see what fits you well first. shoei rf1000 happend to fit more comfortably than whatever arai helmets i tried on at cycle gear (my amex was lucky that day)
Yup.. You can find a Shoei on sale if you look really hard... Should be some sales coming up soon. Maybe even save the cash for a month and get at another 100 to it and get a great lid!

How much does your head cost?
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Ive used HJC CL14, Shoei RF1K, and Scorpion EXO700. For the price, I will get a Scorpion. The Shoei was the best about road noise but I use earphones anyway so it didn't matter to me. The Scorpion fits me better and that's what I wear now.
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The one bad thing about going to a high end helmet. . . . You'll never be able to go back to a cheap helmet.
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The one bad thing about going to a high end helmet. . . . You'll never be able to go back to a cheap helmet.
Well at least i know its worth getting the better one now for the price
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Thanks for pushing me into getting a better helmet!
That's a sweet lid bro! Your head, ears, and neck will thank you later.

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The one bad thing about going to a high end helmet. . . . You'll never be able to go back to a cheap helmet.
So true. I put an old cheap helmet on and felt like I was wearing a bicycle helmet.

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True true but you get what you pay for
Word. I got at least $75,000 in education alone stored up in this head of mine.
$500 is worth keeping it safe.
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definitely scorpion bro. i swear by them, and you can get them for under two bills.
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Word. I got at least $75,000 in education alone stored up in this head of mine.
$500 is worth keeping it safe.
i find it humorous how often i see this. price tag does not equate a safer lid. do research on the lids if thats all youre looking for. there was actually an extensive test done a few years back that someone posted. know what held up best in testing? a cheap 80 dollar helmet.

be honest guys. youre buying it because its expensive. nothing more. granted, the cheaper ones arent as light, and some are down right uncomfortable as , but all in all, the old phrase "you get what you pay for" in regards to safety is silly these days.

ill take my 150 dollar Scorpion over a 600 dollar Shoei any day of the week. not only is it just as safe, but i wont be acting like a teenage girl worrying about chipping her freshly painted finger nails.
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thats what the Harley guys say.
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i find it humorous how often i see this. price tag does not equate a safer lid. do research on the lids if thats all youre looking for. there was actually an extensive test done a few years back that someone posted. know what held up best in testing? a cheap 80 dollar helmet.

be honest guys. youre buying it because its expensive. nothing more. granted, the cheaper ones arent as light, and some are down right uncomfortable as , but all in all, the old phrase "you get what you pay for" in regards to safety is silly these days.

ill take my 150 dollar Scorpion over a 600 dollar Shoei any day of the week. not only is it just as safe, but i wont be acting like a teenage girl worrying about chipping her freshly painted finger nails.
Why didn't you buy the $80 helmet then?
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Why didn't you buy the $80 helmet then?
two reasons actually: when i first bought my bike i didnt know about . i was the typical "my gear must match my bike" power ranger new guy lol. i bought the only one they had in stock that fit my fat melon AND was in my price range AND matched my bike. you gotta accessorize you know!

and two: i did mention comfort. i do know that the more expensive ones are far more comfy, but its not comfort you guys are preaching when you brag about the price tag of your lid now is it....
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two reasons actually: when i first bought my bike i didnt know about . i was the typical "my gear must match my bike" power ranger new guy lol. i bought the only one they had in stock that fit my fat melon AND was in my price range AND matched my bike. you gotta accessorize you know!

and two: i did mention comfort. i do know that the more expensive ones are far more comfy, but its not comfort you guys are preaching when you brag about the price tag of your lid now is it....
Nope, it's features and safety for me. Anyway, I chose Shoei because the design wasn't inhibiting of range of motion, and the fact that they have 5 different shell designs for each size of helmet. This helps because the skull has less of a distance to travel on impact reducing the chance of brain injury.

PS- I do think the Scorpion is a good helmet, not debating that.
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Nope, it's features and safety for me. Anyway, I chose Shoei because the design wasn't inhibiting of range of motion, and the fact that they have 5 different shell designs for each size of helmet. This helps because the skull has less of a distance to travel on impact reducing the chance of brain injury.

PS- I do think the Scorpion is a good helmet, not debating that.
oh that definitely comes into play when deciding a lid. for instance, i LOVE the way KBC lids are designed. the shape AND the graphics. theyre beautiful helmets. however, i will never in my life own another one. most uncomfortable thing ive ever ridden with. the shoei was fantastic. fit, comfort, and had beautiful graphics, but i just dont care for the shape of the lid itself. but as far as safety i dont see how the shape of the lid determines how safe it is when talking about head travel, when its the padding design and quality that determines that.
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oh that definitely comes into play when deciding a lid. for instance, i LOVE the way KBC lids are designed. the shape AND the graphics. theyre beautiful helmets. however, i will never in my life own another one. most uncomfortable thing ive ever ridden with. the shoei was fantastic. fit, comfort, and had beautiful graphics, but i just dont care for the shape of the lid itself. but as far as safety i dont see how the shape of the lid determines how safe it is when talking about head travel, when its the padding design and quality that determines that.
No, it's the internal shell. I don't think it's the shape so much.
Some companies use a large sized shell to make both medium and large helmets. They use extra cheekpads in the medium to make a better fit, but in turn causes the brain to travel a bit farther on a serious impact.

Alot of the "midrange" price helmets have gotten a lot better about this though.
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I use the Bell Star, i love it.

I currently have the Bell Vortex, which can be had at Motorcycles Unlimited for $155. For THIS price range, it is one of the best. But you have an extra $130 to spend...

From the online reviews and my personal opinion, this helmet is heavy at 3 lbs - 14 oz. There is no buffeting, but you DO get slight lift if wind gets under your helmet. It's almost as if it acts like an airfoil.

The biggest downside that I consider though is wind. This Vortex is quite noisy over 65-70 mph.

However, the face shield and switching is great, design is nice, and comfort and functionality/safety is superb. It is very well constructed, and has excellent ventilation.


I've read the Bell Star fixes all of the aforementioned problems. Definitely look into this one if you can find one at your local bike shop.

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No, it's the internal shell. I don't think it's the shape so much.
Some companies use a large sized shell to make both medium and large helmets. They use extra cheekpads in the medium to make a better fit, but in turn causes the brain to travel a bit farther on a serious impact.

Alot of the "midrange" price helmets have gotten a lot better about this though.
aaah ok. i misunderstood what you said. however, that doesnt explain why an 80 dollar helmet crash tested better than the shoei.
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