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buddys_n_blasters
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:13 pm    Post subject: Helmet Recommendations? Reply with quote

I'm looking for a light, easy, but still DOT-approved helmet for myself and my girlfriend. I can't seem to find anything that quite fits the bill. It's all a little too cumbersome or hardcore looking. Any suggestions on where to find something?

To give an idea of what I'm looking for, here is a bicycle helmet that I like the look of. Unfortunately it's not legal for scooters.

https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Adult-Anti-Theft-Guarantee-Helmet/dp/B07B8VVGYK/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=thousand%2Bbike%2Bhelmet&qid=1556122161&s=gateway&sr=8-3&th=1
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are accustomed to wearing a bicycle or skate helmet, a DOT legal helmet is going to feel huge and heavy for a while.
-My wife went through a half helmet and some others before she found a DOT one that didn't feel like an astronaut helmet.
-There are so many distracted cagers on the road that you really need that DOT helmet.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In terms of shape, the Speed and Strength SS410 and the Bell Pit Boss look pretty close to what you're looking for. If you shop around for "half helmets," you might find some more in that style.

The Bell Custom 500 is also not too hardcore looking, in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, if you prefer white, there's the Bell Pit Boss again, or the Scorpion EXO-C110.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These look pretty good, especially the white ones. A bit expensive, but I guess it's not the kind of thing to skimp on.

Is it mostly just black or white? I could swear I've seen other colors around. I think the gf wants red.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some red options at RevZilla, and you can also choose other colors in the left-hand column there.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I bought a new helmet I would buy a neon yellow and maybe a full face. Every bit of visibility helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah these are great. Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good helmet is going to feel cumbersome and tight.

Give it time; before you know it, riding without it will be uncomfortable.

Check out these reviews:
https://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmet-reviews/#type
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got a couple of these LS2 Rebellion helmets. I like the flip down visor since I don’t have to take my sun glasses when I am running errands.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ls2-rebellion-helmet
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend that you go to a local motorcycle accessory type store if there is one near you. Cycle Gear is kind of a cheesy place, but they have a ton of locations in the US, and you can try on a bunch of different helmets at once and receive some professional help. They also have a wide selection of helmets for under $100.
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