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Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by Brad Foxwell, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Shinden

    Shinden OT-CAN

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    Everyone has to make up their own mind as far as helmets go.

    I only wear a full face (modular) myself for a number of reasons, one of which is the picture, (which is fortunately not mine);

    Full Face Good Reason To Wear.jpg

    I like the idea of the protection, I am not into pain and not that cute that I can afford any damage.

    My own choice is a BMW System 6, first of all, it fits me for all day comfort, it is light, quiet, very aerodynamic (compared to anything else I have owned or tried) and, it matches my bike.

    As some of the others have said, IMHO it is best to look at and try as many of them as you can, fit, requirements and preferences vary widely between individuals. Fro example, the System 6 does not suit my wife, she prefers the fit of a Shuberth or Arai.
     
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    Got one of each, full, modular, 3/4, 1/2+ and heed the warnings about fit over form. Not all heads are the same as some are oval long and medium others round and size is all over in relation to these. A large round won't work on my oval head and although I have four helmets, they are all different makes, size differs based on shape. The revzilla.com site goes into detail on this and will say which has what shape. Ended up buying at the local bike shops to insure fit which exception of the Bell Pit Boss a size larger, for short runs. Like the Vic helmets has a nifty ratchet system... The Shoei Neotec is best for long hauls with Sena.
     
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  3. PJRo

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    Wow .... Looks like you attempted to paint the blacktop with your face.....

    Very lucky to be typo'ing about it !!

    I performed a similar type feat back in april of '85 ......
    And learned that people don't bouce very well off hard pavement.
    My full face (brand name escapes me) helmet cracked / chipped up a bit , but for the most part saved me and my melon some serious injury.....

    Peter
     
  4. Shinden

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    As I noted, that wasn't mine.

    I pulled that picture off the internet, but thanks for the sentiments.

    I hope not to put one to the test.
     
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    I got flashbacks when i saw the pic ....which hampered my reading comprehension just a tad ......
    I'm back now....
    :)
    Peter
     
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  6. Shinden

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    Yeah, that picture rates pretty high on my cringe meter.

    I am sure the helmet owner had a fright and a whole lot of stuff that was sore but it looks like their face was protected from something serious.
     
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    I wore many iterations of the Arai Quantum (full face) for many years as they fit my head perfectly. They dropped that particular model a few years ago and I haven't been able to find that same fit in their current line up. The last helmet I bought about a year ago was a Shark Evoline from Revzilla. The Shark Evoline is nearly 2 helmets in one. It's a full face as well as a 3/4. It also has a pull down sun shield. What makes the Shark Evoline different from other modulars is the chin bar is designed to be used either in place as a full face or rotated around to the back so it can be used as a 3/4 helmet. In reality though, when use it as a 3/4 helmet, I can feel a bit of extra weight on my forehead.

    The Sena bluetooth headset fits well with the Shark which is more than a bonus for me. I wouldn't buy a helmet that didn't allow easy integration with the Sena system.

    There are many aspects in choosing the right helmet. Some of which I find to be:

    fit: for all day comfort (round, oval etc). some helmets also have different thickness cheelpads to really make for a great fit.
    light weight: for all day comfort
    air movement: it has to move a lot of air to keep you from sweating in the summer
    noise level: this is subjective as are many aspects but a helmet that's too noisy isn't an all day helmet IMHO
    sun shield: for me, after having one, I'd likely not purchase a helmet without it.
    price: you don't always get more just by paying more
     
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    Always gotta throw my vote in for the Shark Evoline.

     
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    I have the HJC RPHA MAX and my wife has the Shoei Neotech. Both are damn good helmets.
     
  11. Hchays

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    Which helmet do you like better and why? I was torn between those two and just ordered the Noetec from other reviews about it being quieter.
     
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    I use Shoei Quest on my cross country. It works well for buffeting and it's quiet making conversation easier with the wife via Scala Rider when riding two up.
    For my Highball I wanted something that was more Retro. I started with an open face but my wife gave me a hard time about safety. Women, right?
    So this is what I found that makes us both happy:
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    It's the Biltwell Gringo. Looks good. Is comfortable and feels like an open face.
     
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    Here's another vote for the Shark Evoline. I really like mine as it's very versatile. The only negative is it's a little noisy.
     
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    Hey man,
    I have an Arai. 2 foods for thought:
    1 many manufactures make helmets for different riding styles, for instance, features or vents may be more tailored to the upright cruising position.

    2 try not to be thrown off by the exotic graphics. Many times they offer lots of color variations as well as solids.

    My suggestion is to figure out which brand fits your head best (hands down most important), then look to see if they offer an option more suitable for a cruiser position. Then go for looks. :)
    I know for a fact the top brands make cruiser options as well as sport bike options.

    Just my $0.2

    Good luck!
     
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  15. Brad Foxwell

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    Thanks, Bronze. Totally in agreement. I have researched this extensively in the last few days. Revzilla TV is a great resource.

    I will take the time to find the right fit then worry about looks.

    BTW, nice Gunner!
     

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