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January 4th, 2016, 01:09 PM   #31
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Bell Vortex. Great fit and well made. Not crazy expensive either.
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January 4th, 2016, 02:04 PM   #32
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What's the problem with HJC?
That's not a defensive question. I've never worn an HJC helmet and don't know why people might dislike them.
I once had a HJC helmet and initially it fitted well and was very comfortable with little wind noise around the visor region.

After around 6 months though the linings started to wear to the degree where the lower lining (the vinyl at the base) was degrading and the noise level had increased slightly - the comfort was still ok but not perfect.

In the end I kind of destroyed it by sliding face first after hitting black ice in the Royal National Park south of Sydney but will state outright that the helmet did it's job - yes I was unconcious (found in the middle of the road) but the helmet had stayed on as needed.

The concern (and Shovel please jump in with your knowlegde) wast hat whilst the chin guard had worn away and back, as had the visor, the side of the helmet where I must have hit (around the temple) actually showed small cracks. As I said, all good and it definitely saved some serious injuries, just not sure if it should have cracked like it did.

Mind you, I am not brand loyal as I have had Bell, Arai, Kiwi, HJC, KBC, RJays and numerous other helmets
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January 4th, 2016, 03:21 PM   #33
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Rjays SP2 for me. Whoops any Arai or Shoei at 1/4 the price ..... and they fit my cheap head.
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January 14th, 2016, 07:30 AM   #34
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Cold weather helmets
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January 14th, 2016, 08:16 AM   #35
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This is one sexy helmet.

Soon to be available for purchase at your nearest Shark Helmet Retailer.
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January 14th, 2016, 09:55 AM   #36
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usually just rock the rag, but have the half shell too
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January 14th, 2016, 11:35 AM   #37
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Not too fancy but I think drivers seem to notice white better than the black RF1100 it replaced.

I guess its somewhat color appropriate since the bike is black with white.
Bike and helmet look like they were matched from the factory, nice set up bro
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January 14th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #38
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usually just rock the rag, but have the half shell too
The wind in your face feels great, but the rock or tree that squishes your Mellon will more than make up for that feeling of freedom. I never ever get on one without at least helmet and gloves, 99.99% of the time it's full gear. I've seen way to many results of not wearing gear, my brother being one of them, it ain't pretty. My last get off which was a year ago this month would more than likely been either fatal or life altering without it. I understand the draw of riding without gear, just isn't worth it, to me anyway.
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The wind in your face feels great, but the rock or tree that squishes your Mellon will more than make up for that feeling of freedom. I never ever get on one without at least helmet and gloves, 99.99% of the time it's full gear. I've seen way to many results of not wearing gear, my brother being one of them, it ain't pretty. My last get off which was a year ago this month would more than likely been either fatal or life altering without it. I understand the draw of riding without gear, just isn't worth it, to me anyway.
I have a few full face helmets for when I take one of my ducatis out, or track day or MX... but 96.2% of the time I ride its on my harley and i'm just heading down to my local motorcycle friendly cantina for a bite to eat and a beer.
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This is one sexy helmet.

Soon to be available for purchase at your nearest Shark Helmet Retailer.
OH SWEET AS,
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