Any Cool helmets

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by Patch, May 25, 2007.

  1. Patch

    Patch Guest

    So my worry-wort mother wants me to wear a helmet for neighborhood crusing. Do you guys know of any cool motorcycle helemts that won't look HUGE on my teenage head (although it's quite large :grin: )

    I want one that looks good, protects my melon and circulates air well.


    Any ideas? P.S. she said she'd pay for it...no matter the cost! Im broke from buying the engine :sad:
     

  2. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Most motorcycle head/brain injuries happen at < 35mph. Gary Busey gives lectures on head injury recovery. Very sad that he knock himself stupid while leaving a Harley dealership.

    Your mom is being a good mom...love her for it.

    For an open face helmet I might consider a skater's helmet or a for real DOT approved open face M/C helmet.
    My next bicycle helmet will be a full coverage BMX style because they are light, cool and offer good sun protection with their large bill.

    Good luck! :cool:
     
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    at the minimum, for the "cool" look, get a DOT "shorty" helmet. you can find 'em online (or use the ebay search box) for around $30-$40 total, and they come in a decent range of sizes.

    like an old dude told a young me..."a helmet doesn't look stoopid when you're on the bike" 8)
     
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    you could always try this one-------> [​IMG]

    :D
     
  5. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    Ramming speed Srdavo!!!!!!! :shock:
     
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i bet it looks just fine when he's actually on the bike :lol: :lol: :p
     
  7. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    this is what I have
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  9. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    add $13 shipping, but still a heckofa deal for a "bell" 8)
     
  11. Fatboy

    Fatboy Guest

  12. Gimmick

    Gimmick Guest

    check out jphelmet on ebay...pretty cool, very fast delivery, looks like an old davida or buco but only 89 bucks with shipping.
     
  13. DougC

    DougC Guest

    Helmet use is a touchy subject on most bicycling forums. There's people who insist they're a great idea, and then there's people like me who hardly ever wear them. There's a lot of emotionalism thrown around and a lot of anecdotal evidence claimed, but I'll just state a few facts, and then a couple opinions here:

    FACTS:

    1. Bicycling helmets are built to crash standards that are vastly inferior to what motorcycle helmets are built to. Wearing a bicycle helmet is not "almost like" wearing a motorcycle helmet; it is not even close.

    2. The main reason motorcycle helmets are impractical for regular bicyclists is because the motorcycle helmets don't have enough air circulation, and get too hot with the exercise that pedaling a bicycle entails.

    3. In some countries with high bicycle use such as Denmark their research into helmet use has not found it to significantly alter injury statistics, and helmets are required only on very young children, if at all. In the larger cities like Copenhagen, bicycle use is VERY high, and yet you can sit for hours trying to spot anyone over the age of 5 years wearing a helmet (-and you'll see a lot of people younger than that age without!).

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    OPINIONS:

    I think wearing a helmet for regular bicycle riding is generally dumb; it's typically rare that bicycle helmets can be proven to mitigate injuries in bicycle crashes. What matters a lot more is riding safely and being aware of what's happening around you, including behind you....

    What I consider to be far more important for riding safety is to have a good rear-view mirror. My head-mounted mirror has prevented me from countless "close calls" with motor traffic, while my helmet (when I wore it) has never prevented anything that I know of. I see lots of people bicycling with helmets now, but most of them still don't have any rear-view mirror.

    If you're riding off-road then it's possible a helmet could have some benefit, because you may be traveling (and crashing) at speeds low enough for a bicycle helmet's styrofoam to prevent some injury (<15 mph) --but on the road, you are most likely to be hit by a car that will be traveling much faster than the impact speeds a bicycle helmet is design to be effective at (we might also ponder for a moment people around here building 40+ MPH bicycle setups....).

    If you are riding a motorized bicycle and you are concerned about head injuries and you won't be pedaling much anyway--then get a motorcycle helmet! Do not even bother wasting your money on a bicycle helmet.
    ~
     
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  14. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Thanks for the great info. I'm gonna get rid of my bike helmet and get a motorcycle helmet.
    I lost a friend 20 years ago he was hit by a car from behind. I'll never forget it.

    They make a lot of sharp looking handle bar mirrors hat really dress up the bike for under $10 bucks.
     
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  15. Gimmick

    Gimmick Guest

    i must agree with doug c, get a dot approved mcycle helmet, and for goodness sake mirrors are cheap but are invaluable safety tools.
     
  16. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    heck yeah, you're doing DOT speeds...you'd better have DOT protection!
    my helmet was delivered days before the engine, i knew better than to tempt fate :lol:
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  17. helmets, form a vendor point of view

    I began to sell "extreme sports/skateboard" helmets at the first of selling the china-bike engines. At the point of beginning to sell Whizzers (more power, more speed, plus CA law had some changes) I began to stock and sell DOT half shells. I have discontinued the bike/skate helmets (one left).

    Yesterday I ordered 30 more new helmets in 5 different styles and various colors. Wear a helmet, I encourage all my customers (even the ones I might not like), and the idea here is, neither a dead, or brain-damaged customer, nor his relatives, will buy any more motorbicycles, parts, nor accessories.

    Sooooo.........do I care about these people, or am I a heartless capitolist? Well I could leave it up to you to decide BUT, I do have friends who ride what I have sold them, and have developed from my customers, some new friends.

    "Friends don't let Friends ride bareheaded!"

    seems as aprapo as saying

    "Bill, you are a Nudist, please don't go out into that patch of Stinging Nettles"

    Mike
     
  18. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Augie,
    I noticed that you have the same mirrors as I do and man they vibrate so much, I can't see hardly anything behind me.
    Is there a cure besides mounting them on a Rolls Royce?
    Doc
     
  19. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    tight is the cure...mine gets "fuzzy" but i can see what's behind me.
     
  20. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    I just bought this beauty at a pawn shop for $20. I never thought I'd find a small. It fits perfectly, is comfortable and holds my head light in the perfect position.

    Totally awesome headlights Augi. That's what I'd like. I get the psychadellic tracers in my mirror too. At least it looks cool.
     

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