Discussion in 'General Questions' started by mikesova, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. mikesova

    mikesova Member

    Where can i get a decent half shell helmet most reasonably priced? thanks.

  2. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

  3. www.leatherup.com

    I bought a skid lid for 29.95, and it's exactly what I needed. More robust than any bike helmet, bit light enough to be comfortable. DOT approved, and very good quality. It's Chinese... of course it's high quality!
  4. PS
    It's the "Outlaw" line of half shell helmets. Several colors... even pink!
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes -- it is very pleasing to see others helping some to be safe -- wearing a helmet

    may we take this opportunity to remind all -- single MB riders

    before we ride that thing

    a little helmet -- worn in times of wonder -- is also a good means of protection

  6. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I've always disliked being pressured to wear a helmet, so I won't say that it's a must.

    But there is another reason to wear one; they help you to be visible to the cars. They're attention getters.

    And I've found that there is a direct correlation between how difficult I make it for them to ignore me and how courteously they treat me.

    That wasn't really the point of this question. Sorry. But it seems like a good place to plug the safety issue quickly.

    So go ahead and get yourself a comfortable helmet. You won't be sorry.
  7. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    For that reason alone, I really want to get a helmet, and recommend others to get one too.

    About 2 weeks ago, some girl coming out of a McDonalds almost cut me off BAD when entering the highway, and didn't see me crusing slowly in the bike lane. The engine was still going when I slammed the brakes, and it overheated my clutch and belt, but at least I didn't end up flying over her hood with a mangled bike.

    Be careful of the non-drivers out there everyone!!!

    Crazy Riding,
  8. mikesova

    mikesova Member

    here's another question. is there like a leather style aviator helmet that will actually protect your head? like an old timey motorcyclist would wear? I think that would be cool.
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    they look great
    and keep you warm

    but filling the legal requirment --- NO

    Ride That Thing Mountainman
  10. I'm an EMS helicopter pilot (Emergency Medical Service). All summer long, nearly every night, we launch to go scrape up the broken skulls of the un-helmeted. I see it day in and day out. Helmeted riders do much better. Protect your egg-shell thin noggin. Please wear a helmet.

    Your loved ones depend on you, and when I work the night shift, I don't want to have dispatch wake me up at 3 am with that rude tone over the radio for one of US!
  11. augidog

    augidog New Member

    a good "strategy"

    DOT helmets (and full-time F&R lighting) also serve to placate the law/rescue workers, it could mean the difference between keepin' on or not. in the several thousands of miles we've logged in OP, the only time a rider's gotten pulled over was when his tail-light had blown on a dark rainy night.

    you can ebay a nice "shorty" DOT helmet for $30-$40.

    helmets work, i know: http://www.motoredbikes.com/showpost.php?p=156129&postcount=331
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  12. ok guys first off who wears the half helms? have you thought of what happens when u fall of ur bike and land on your face? hmm can anyone say reconstructive surgery? sorry boys wear a fullface way better and ill still be pretty when ur all banged up
  13. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Wally World....DOT approved....$19.95
  14. HseLoMein

    HseLoMein Member

    Can you show me a link, or sku number?
  15. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Dude!....its Walmart....you know, walmart.com....search M/C helmets!:idea:
  16. HseLoMein

    HseLoMein Member

    Exactly why i asked, everything i found is $50 or more, thats DOT approved. I want to find that $20 helmet
  17. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Sorry, but I saw it on the shelf in the local store, 2 of them. Dont know sku s or item #s....right under the $79.00 arc welder!
  18. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    do that thang...:helmet:

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