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Old 03-29-2013, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use a full face helmet?

I had a flyer here from a bike show a few years ago from a company that makes a full face helmet with a built in rearview mirror... it works as a small strip just above your field of vision showing what's behind you.. of course, now that I'm looking for it I can't seem to find it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:00 PM
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I use a full face street bike helmet. Has clear visor and also has a tinted shade that drops down behind the clear visor. Made by TMS and I scored it off ebay for 50 bones. Then I stickered it up and made it mine. Most deff restricts my head movement from side to side so I also have a moped mirror to see behind me. (I think mirror is ridiculous ugly but the ability to see behind me far out wheighs the ugliness). Also fits really snug. Not super tight but deff snug and I'm good with that.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:27 AM
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Was out on a mission on my motorized bicycle looking for copper scrap for a few extra needed bucks, I found a busted TV, a destroyed computer, a smashed monitor, so yeah, I found a bit of copper.
But the craziest thing I found, was walking with my bike down this trail on my way back home, something caught my eyes to the left, looked at it, strapped it to my backpack and continued home.
Fits great!
It has a missing air cowl and a missing visor, but oh well, it was free and I wanted one, this is great!

Fudgy likes it too!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:39 AM
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I want to look as much like a bicycle as possible here in Jersey,,so i go with no lid at all.. I'm usually just test riding,,or breaking one in,,if I decide to go on a long ride Ill wear a mountain bike helmet,,that don't happen unless I'm over in Pa.though...
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: Anyone use a full face helmet?

Here in Canada, helmets on a motorized open vehicle are mandatory, and nobody is going to think you are ridiculously over protected here.

Looking back on Bairdco's incident, wearing the helmet I found would be a great idea, much better than a bicycle helmet.
If my head hits the road, I know what helmet I want, you guys who go nude headed are nuts!
Your head is fragile and hitting pavement can kill you or have you drooling in a corner for the rest of your life.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:12 AM
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Here in Canada, helmets on a motorized open vehicle are mandatory, and nobody is going to think you are ridiculously over protected here.

Looking back on Bairdco's incident, wearing the helmet I found would be a great idea, much better than a bicycle helmet.
If my head hits the road, I know what helmet I want, you guys who go nude headed are nuts!
Your head is fragile and hitting pavement can kill you or have you drooling in a corner for the rest of your life.
This is true,,
Its not myself that I'm worried about,,its the cager painting her toenails,texting,and reading the paper all at the same time.I will try to wear at least a lid from now on bro...
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:47 AM
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Was out on a mission on my motorized bicycle looking for copper scrap for a few extra needed bucks, I found a busted TV, a destroyed computer, a smashed monitor, so yeah, I found a bit of copper.
But the craziest thing I found, was walking with my bike down this trail on my way back home, something caught my eyes to the left, looked at it, strapped it to my backpack and continued home.
Fits great!
It has a missing air cowl and a missing visor, but oh well, it was free and I wanted one, this is great!

Fudgy likes it too!
I got a black cat too, as well as 4 others. Gotta love cats, anytime you get something new they are looking at it, sitting on it, hiding in it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: Anyone use a full face helmet?

I have been wearing a full face helmet for a long time. I started with a Bell Star, and actually got a ticket for wearing it in CA - because it was a 90 degree model.

I wear glasses, so it makes thing much easier. Helmets have gotten lighter, and tougher over the decades.

Helmets should be replaced after an impact. The parts also age, and helmets should be replaced after 5 to 10 years depending on use. SNELL says 5 years, but that is based on daily use & outdoor exposure.

Besides... used helmets? ick. Why someone would want a 30 year old helmet soaked in years of sweat I have no idea.
I bring my own helmet if I am riding or driving rental toys. I probably got a few looks coming down off of Haleakala on a bicycle in a Bell K1, but it always looks the same from the inside. I just can't put my head in a rental helmet.

The TMS helmets are all over E-bay, and at most local scooter shops. For less than 50 bucks you can keep your teeth, and stop eating bugs. If you wear glasses, it makes life so much easier.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:03 PM
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at the races its full racing gear! most...all of the fast racers wear it. baird is in full leathers when its 107 deg. a lot of mx gear also. i wear kevlar sliders long sleeve shirt elbo and gloves and a open face so i can spit and pick my nose [old desert rider habbits] ride safe!
when i'm racing, i wear a full face Simpson helmet that's designed for top fuel drag racing. i bought it new from a swap meet for 25 bucks. it's normally $500+.

as dennis said, i wear full racing leathers i got off ebay for 200. they're black leather, with all the pads and plastic caps, but it breathes well, so i'm comfortable in the heat.

not exactly what i wear for a trip to the liquor store.

for daily riding i have a vintage police riot helmet. i was wearing that when i crashed. i was also wearing jeans, work boots, gloves, and a gas station jacket. i fractured one wrist and chipped two fingers on the other. if i didn't have gloves, probably woulda lost a lot of skin.

i was leaving work and rode 2 blocks when i crashed. the old "i'm just cruising around close to home..." way of thinking could get you killed.

and i'm guilty of it, too. i race my bikes up and down the street when i'm building or tuning them, often times in shorts and a t shirt with no helmet.

that's probably gonna change once i'm healed up. not smart full throttling an untested bike with no protection.

and just because you've been riding bikes for years and never landed on your head doesn't mean it can't happen...

all that being said, i'm still gonna wear my open face helmet on the street...
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use a full face helmet?

I've heard of people getting hurt worse with a full face,,the mouth guard smacks into a tree/ground and snaps the spinal cord,,I guess a little face rash from the half face could be justified in that case??

Anytime I'm racing or street riding my MC I use a full face...when testing a motorized bicycle,,i go real easy at first,,if the bike does not roll around smoothly in the shop(forwards and back) I wont take it out for a rip.
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