Safety Helmets...What is your style

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by Stan4d, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    Here are my latest helmets.
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    ...I like the vintage look and these match my bikes. What do you think? What does yours look like?
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010

  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Mine is a plain white motorcycle cops "half helmet" style, but I'm thinking about replacing it.
     
  3. professor

    professor Active Member

    Years ago, when I started drag racing for a while, I had to buy a helmet. Bought a full face because I thought I might do a motorcycle again someday.
    I always think how much better a full is in the case of a face-plant.
    When you get older, you think of pain avoidance more often. They are hot though.
    Come summer, I am thinking about one of those motocross fulls.
     
  4. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    The heat is what is keeping me from a fullface helmet....On the street it has reached over 120 here...(used a thermal gun from work....the temp directly on the pavement was 135) The motocross full I may need to check out.
     
  5. pedalless

    pedalless Member

  6. augidog

    augidog Banned

    i use a generic DOT shorty with a "drag specialties" shield, kevin scored big-time on a "zox bino" for $35 shipped:
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  7. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    Nice ones augi!
     
  8. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

  9. augidog

    augidog Banned

    right, and i had to put some thought into that, myself. i'd used 2 sets of goggles before i decided to try a shield full time. my half-shield is permanent, so i figured: clear shield at night, sunglasses underneath during the day. but the clear shield doesn't leave much clearance at the corners, & my dark goggles wouldn't fit, shoot!

    then i found these wrap-arounds and now i'm a happy bubba :cool2:
    John Deere Shaded Safety Glasses
     
  10. a/c man

    a/c man Member

    I always preferred a full face helmet ever since the day I did a power slide on my dirt bike and hit the curb with my face. I just picked up this Bell Zephr on clearance for $39 at Iron Pony.
     

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  11. Dr. Doom

    Dr. Doom Member

    Nice googles Stan4d, do you really wear them? I wanna see a pic of that
     
  12. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    Yes I do. They are a bit uncomfortable with the helmets pictured, ride kinda low on the nose, but no visibility problem. I will try to get a pic and post it.
     
  13. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Wehrmacht....flat black.
     
  14. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    mine is a flat black DOT half-helmet
    I wear mine even in 120+ weather here in the desert
    I figure I need the few working cells I still have ;)
     

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  15. augidog

    augidog Banned

    you still have some left? you're doing better than me ;)

    now there's a blast from the past :cool2:
     
  16. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    LOL, I don't have any pics of me wearing the helmet on the stretch...yet ;)
     
  17. Ethan F. Curtis

    Ethan F. Curtis New Member

    Does nobody find this way of travel embarrasing at all? and safety must be an issue too traveling at speed on such a fragile frame.
     
  18. augidog

    augidog Banned

    clearly, noone here does...personally, i find "this way of travel" exhilarating to say the least :D

    of course safety's an issue, hence this "Safety First!" area ;)

    Ethan...if you're having a look-see because of a need for more sensible transportation, but aren't much of a DIY'er, mayhaps a retail scooter, moped, or motorcycle would better suit your needs :cool2:

    on topic...my old helmet:
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    Last edited: Mar 3, 2010
  19. gnflyby

    gnflyby Member


    Stan, those are nice looking helmets!
     
  20. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    Thank you gnflyby.
    Augi....your old helmet looks like it did its job once or twice.
     
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