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Motorcycle Helmet

jilted32

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@m in sc, you are right "low speed" is relative. 30 mph, 20 mph, it doesn't do a body good to slam into pavement and roll and slide at those speeds. Here in Texas, I had to take the MSF BRC to get a motorcycle license, and that class taught me that in most crashes, if there is an impact to your head/face, it is usually on your chin and jaw, or brow and forehead area, so a full face helmet is the best choice. Of course some impacts can be to other parts of your head, but the chin and forehead have the highest percentage, so a full face helmet is the best. I have an AVG Gloria full face helmet.
 

MonotoneCulprit

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Still rocking my old Bell Qualifier Command. Not a fantastic helmet, but love the look. It's been enough years now that I should probably replace it.
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Gene56

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Still rocking my old Bell Qualifier Command. Not a fantastic helmet, but love the look. It's been enough years now that I should probably replace it.
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You might want to check with BELL on recommended life span for your helmet, I believe most have a life span of 5 years from mfg date, which should be on a sticker inside your helmet, best to check with who made it. That is a nice looking helmet though!
 

Fun4me

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45-50 mph crash. your face, do as you wish. But look at my helmet below... also resulted in a fractured wrist and a concussion. Jacket an gloves saved me as well. 1st crash i ever had after 26 yrs of riding. If you think its safe, jump out of a moving car at 25mph see how well you do. yes, that's yellow center line transferred onto the face shield. I have go pro vid of this crash if anyone would like to see what a 'low speed' crash can do. .02

Been there, done that. In 71 and again in 81. A helmet and face shield saved me both times. Still riding and wouldn't even think about putting the kickstand up without a helmet on. You just have to ask yourself what your head & face is worth to you.
 

Timmy6216

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Good morning I'm Tim I'm new. I am still waiting for my 125 but I am a proactive person and I am accumulating all my safety gear. I've read through this thread and I believe that I am going to go with a modular helmet. I actually like the look of the Milwaukee brand ones not Ultra expensive but look to be reasonable quality. I live in North Carolina so we have pretty much both ends of the weather we could have days where when you come out at 4 in the morning it's already in the 90s or we have days that are single digit so I'm accumulating gear that can either be transformed for one or the other or getting what's necessary for either temperature
 

SgtAlf

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Good morning I'm Tim I'm new. I am still waiting for my 125 but I am a proactive person and I am accumulating all my safety gear. I've read through this thread and I believe that I am going to go with a modular helmet. I actually like the look of the Milwaukee brand ones not Ultra expensive but look to be reasonable quality. I live in North Carolina so we have pretty much both ends of the weather we could have days where when you come out at 4 in the morning it's already in the 90s or we have days that are single digit so I'm accumulating gear that can either be transformed for one or the other or getting what's necessary for either temperature
 

MonotoneCulprit

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You might want to check with BELL on recommended life span for your helmet, I believe most have a life span of 5 years from mfg date, which should be on a sticker inside your helmet, best to check with who made it. That is a nice looking helmet though!
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Welp, helmet hit its 5-year mark literally this month lol. I figured I was close, but damn.

Got a Bell MX-9 Adventure MIPS Marauder on the way. Less flashy retro look, but should be perfect for the light adventuring this bike is built for.
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AZ7000'

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You might want to check with BELL on recommended life span for your helmet, I believe most have a life span of 5 years from mfg date, which should be on a sticker inside your helmet, best to check with who made it. That is a nice looking helmet though!
We are allowed to race in helmets, car and bike for 10 years after the snell sticker series, a sa2010 until 2020. M2010 for bikes
 

dmonkey

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The helmet shelf life is not a hard rule, but the EPS (Expanded PolyStyrene) liner shrinks over time and when it shrinks it no longer fits the same and also looses some of its ability to compress. When it compresses in an accident it helps reduce how much your brain sloshes around inside your skull, which reduces the risk of a traumatic brain injury. Misuse of a helmet like hanging it on a motorcycle mirror like it's a hat stand also damages the EPS. Even proper use wears it out over time. If you're trying to be thrifty, protective gear is always good value when compared to an alternative expense of medical bills and downtime.

 

Timmy6216

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How does the weight feel compared to your previous options?
The helmet itself has a good feel to it it is not terribly heavy by any definition. I rather like it. It has the modular drop down visor the jaw flips up to air it out and overall I find it to be quite a good helmet. Obviously I haven't tested it properly as I have not fallen down hard enough to need it LOL but I hope that that test continues to remain unfulfilled
 

Opfor656

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First Moto accident I responded to as a Deputy about 12 years ago, man and wife on big Harley riding about 50 mph on 2 lane county road. SUV pulled out in front of them from side street (driver "didn't ever see them"). Harley T boned SUV around 35, driver and passenger (wife) airborne over SUV skidding and somersaulting on road for quiet a ways. Both wearing leather gear, boots but only husband was wearing helmet. He lived, she did not. His comment to me as we waited for ambulance was "she didn't ever wear a helmet because she hated what it did to her hair". Her hair was long and blonde. But when I saw her you couldn't really tell the color of it. That's always stayed with me, as a full faced helmet will when I ride.
 

SneakyDingo

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Brittany Morrow happened right around the time I first started riding, and I had a lot of good influences around me. Maybe not a name many people recognize today, but one they should know. We were always good about gear, but her advocacy almost singlehandedly changed motorcycling culture in my city.
 
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