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Helmet survey Do you wear one?? What make?

While visiting Arizona during the winter months I noticed only about half of the motorcycle riders wear helmets.......My friend calls them ORGAN DONORS. I ALWAYS wear a helmet as in B.C. it is the law. I have both a NOLAN and a HJC helmet.
I would really feel unsafe without one.
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AGV, the helmet of Valentino Rossi. Wearing it makes your bike 10% faster.

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Arai Astral X until recently. Now wearing a Shoei X-11. Introduction of the X-12 made the X-11 affordable. Worn always.

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Yes, always...even in states that do not require a helmet.

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I have never rode a bike without a full face helmet. I did wear an open face helmet in the offshore race boats. I now have a Shoei Multi Tec. I still have my old Bell Star on the shelf & a Snow-Rider full face helmet.

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The Nolan N102 has worked well for me in the Florida heat and humidity.

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Always, currently I am wearing an HJC Symax2 and live in Arizona.

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Scorpion 700 great and quiet
Scorpion 400 a little too much wind noise around the shield
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Shoei TZR (Raid2) always (European law). Great allrounder.
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Arai Corsair V -- great helmet with excellent ventilation but a little on the loud side, I wear earplugs religiously so it doesn't matter.

Nice three part review on youtube:

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I buy a new helmet every 3 years. Anyone who doesn't wear a helmet is ... umm ... a really great rider. Even better than the MotoGP guys.

I just bought a new HJC CL-MAX , XL, in light silver. I'm addicted to the modular helmets. It's my only vice.

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My wife & I currently are wearing HJC, but they are noisy. Currently looking into modular since I wear glasses, & they are a PITA. I had a Bell Star in 1975 that saved my life after the back wheel on my 900 Kaw broke loose at 115 mph. Was thrown 154 ft. after hitting a culvert. (measured by state police) I will never forget the sound of the front forks collapsing after hitting the culvert.

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Both wife and myself Nolan 102. Wear them always.

Recently had an eye opening event involving helmets in our family. My brother-in-law and his wife used to have a GW and would not ride without helmets. However, they now just have a four-wheeler and never wear helmets. Although they make their son wear a helmet. They went to eastern Kentucky with there 13 year old son and took their four-wheelers. Due to KY's helmet law they took helmets. My bro-in-law borrowed my sons dirt bike helmet. My bro-in-law and his wife were riding together on their 600cc Honda when approaching the top of a steep trail on the side of a mountain they hit a rock that caused the front to pop up and flip over backwards. They were going slow and being cautious, but didn't matter. My sister-in-law fell clear, but the four-wheeler came over and hit on my bro-in-law's face. Without the helmet it probably would have killed him. As it was he had a split lip needing several stitches, a dislocated shoulder, and scrapes and bruises. If not for the helmet he says he would be dead. Now he will be wearing a helmet every time he rides his four-wheeler. Once it is fixed and he is healed.

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All the time...cannot tell you what brand...is that bad?

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My wife & I currently are wearing HJC, but they are noisy. Currently looking into modular since I wear glasses, & they are a PITA. I had a Bell Star in 1975 that saved my life after the back wheel on my 900 Kaw broke loose at 115 mph. Was thrown 154 ft. after hitting a culvert. (measured by state police) I will never forget the sound of the front forks collapsing after hitting the culvert.
i reckon them bell star helmets back in the 70,s were one of the hardest shells ever, a mate had one at the time
did they do them in any other colour than just white ??
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i reckon them bell star helmets back in the 70,s were one of the hardest shells ever, a mate had one at the time
did they do them in any other colour than just white ??
My 1979 Bell Star LTD is silver. It weighs 4.2lbs vs my Shoei at 3.4lbs.
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My present helmet is a Nolan 103 flip. Previous was the Nolan 102 that I seemed to prefer. The Nolan 102 seemed to be quieter and my side to side vision was better! Overall, I'm not as happy with the Nolan 103 as I was with the 103. Both helmets were size large.

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HJC CL-MAX for daily commuting and rides under 100 miles - wire free

Nolan N102 for rides 100 miles plus - wired for all the sound.

Both in silver and one or the other worn all the time.

My wife also has a wired Nolan N102 but without the sunvisor.

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I buy a new helmet every 3 years. Anyone who doesn't wear a helmet is ... umm ... a really great rider. Even better than the MotoGP guys.

I just bought a new HJC CL-MAX , XL, in light silver. I'm addicted to the modular helmets. It's my only vice.

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Yes! ATGATT! Currently wearing an HJC Symax-2.

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I buy a new helmet every 3 years. Anyone who doesn't wear a helmet is ... umm ... a really great rider. Even better than the MotoGP guys.

I just bought a new HJC CL-MAX , XL, in light silver. I'm addicted to the modular helmets. It's my only vice.

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i reckon them bell star helmets back in the 70,s were one of the hardest shells ever, a mate had one at the time
did they do them in any other colour than just white ??
To be honest, I don't know. Pretty much everything was white back them with some black ones thrown in. Saw on a later post that they did have silver in the late 70's.
The ironic thing is back then I hardly ever wore a helmet. But it was the second week of December & it warmed up to the lower 50's. I had the bike put up for the winter. Being it was colder I put on the helmet. I hit upside down helmet first. There was a softball size indention on the top right part of the helmet. Really rang my bell (pun intended) Got to wear a harness for 3 months for a broken collar bone & crushed clavicle. The helmet broke my collar bone, but it kept me from snapping my neck. The state policeman at the hospital asked me how fast I was going when I hit the culvert. Speed limit was 55 then. I was going in & out of dizziness/consciousness whatever you call it, but self preservation kicked in. I said, "Sir, the best I can remember I was going 55." He busted out with laughter, and said there was no way in hell I was just going 55, but since all the damage was to me & my bike he wasn't going to give me a ticket, as he thought I had learned my lesson. I was very thankful....

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To be honest, I don't know. Pretty much everything was white back them with some black ones thrown in. Saw on a later post that they did have silver in the late 70's.---
I recall a bright metallic blue Bell Star I wore back in the late 70's or early 80's, so they did come out with other colors eventually!

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A helmet isn't required here in Pennsylvania, but I always wear one.

In cold weather, I wear a silver HJC IS-33 3/4 helmet.

The rest of the year, I wear my two-tone blue Bell Pro Police half helmet.

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I recall a bright metallic blue Bell Star I wore back in the late 70's or early 80's, so they did come out with other colors eventually!

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Thanks for the update John. Maybe I should buy/wear another Bell helmet since they did come through for me in my hour of need, but I'm not too sure on how they rate these days compared to a few of the more popular brands. Anybody on here currently wearing Bell?
We have a friend here locally who works at Bell in Rantoul and can get us a huge discount on one.

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Morning guys. Pretty much always. Shoei Multitec.

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I usually wear a helmet when it's cold. Not that often when it's hot. I have a 1/2and 3/4 helmets. I would have to go look to tell you the brands.
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