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post #1 of 25 Old Apr 5th, 2012, 2:29 pm Thread Starter
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Helmet matching the dark blue of the GTL

Anytbody come across a good helmet that comes close to matching the color of an 2012 dark blue K1600gtl?
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Anytbody come across a good helmet that comes close to matching the color of an 2012 dark blue K1600gtl?
Light colored helmets are proven to be a lot safer.

Numerous places on the web confirm this.

My bike is Black Sapphire so I matched the silver trim.

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Yeah I know, the wife and I both have Silver ones now. Just curious if it's out there..
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Yeah I know, the wife and I both have Silver ones now. Just curious if it's out there..
Probably have to custom paint it!

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I thought about matching a helmet to the blue bike colour then gave up. Went with an Arai Profile with black and grey that more matched my jacket and chaps. This is my opinion and please do not get offended as it is not my intention to upset anyone, but I have seen others who try and match a bike colour to a bike helmet and it kinda looks goofy. There just seems to be some sort of disconnect between the bike and the helmet unless you pay a lot and have the helmets custom painted. Even then.....Again, my humble opinion.

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Yeah I hear you, by the way took a ride a few years ago and ended up in Victoria, beautiful place. On my to do list again.
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Yeah I hear you, by the way took a ride a few years ago and ended up in Victoria, beautiful place. On my to do list again.
Victoria is beutiful, I am just down the sound in Seattle.

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Re: Helmet matching the dark blue of the GTL

I have a dark anthracite C3 and it looks blue to me even thought not so much in the picture, though not as dark as the bike, not a clash:
C3 Anthracite

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I have a dark anthracite C3 and it looks blue to me even thought not so much in the picture, though not as dark as the bike, not a clash:
C3 Anthracite
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It could be the glasses.

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This is closehttp://www.araiamericas.com/default....d/diamond-blue
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What's a helmet?

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What's a helmet?
It's that thing you wear on your head when you don't want your brains smeared all over the road. Those that don't have enough brains to wear one, generally don't need to.

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I have the flat black C3 but because I've been riding a lot this spring, it's more the yellowish greenish color of bug guts right now. I'm leaving it that way for conspicuity purposes and it also matches the color of my bug guts colored K16GT. By the way, the red natural color of the bike blends much better with the really squishy ones.
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I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but;

Having a helmet that matches your bike is a lot like a moderately overweight couple wearing the same sweat pants and shirts.

It's right next to having a yipper dog on your lap while driving.

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It's that thing you wear on your head when you don't want your brains smeared all over the road. Those that don't have enough brains to wear one, generally don't need to.
Yeah...but then again helmets are good if you travel under 35 mph....at hiway speeds they're of questionable value.

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Thank you, jzz. Thank you.
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Yeah...but then again helmets are good if you travel under 35 mph....at hiway speeds they're of questionable value.
Says who? Prove it, please.

I put my GT down at "highway speeds" and my helmet looked like it had been nailed with a power grinder all across the chin and up the side. Ripped the shield right off of it, too.

And yet my head was perfectly fine. In fact, every piece of armor I was wearing did its job and sacrificed itself to save me from a whole lot of pain and suffering.

So you may believe helmets and armor are of questionable value, but I know damn well that's just not true.

Then again, it's your head and skin, not mine . . .

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Says who? Prove it, please.

I put my GT down at "highway speeds" and my helmet looked like it had been nailed with a power grinder all across the chin and up the side. Ripped the shield right off of it, too.

And yet my head was perfectly fine. In fact, every piece of armor I was wearing did its job and sacrificed itself to save me from a whole lot of pain and suffering.

So you may believe helmets and armor are of questionable value, but I know damn well that's just not true.

Then again, it's your head and skin, not mine . . .
Wow...that was quite an accident to survive. Glad you came through it ok. Actually, there was a very in-depth multi-page document written by a well known company that I've forgotten now (sorry, it was several years ago and I no longer have a copy). They presented a strong case and was used in several states by riders' groups in their case for elimination of helmet laws. I'll look through my old files again, but doubt I kept it. Unfortunately it didn't help our case when we went after the helmet laws in Nebraska when I lived there.

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well JZZ, I have a German Sheppard and a Cane Corso,certainly not lap dogs. Sorry my question about helmets makes me not as cool as you thou and no the wife and I don't wear matching outfits,thou I am slightly over weight
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Wow...that was quite an accident to survive. Glad you came through it ok.
Thanks. It was pretty intense.

You can find a study to prove or disprove pretty much any theory. And folks always tend to find the ones that support their beliefs, or else they just create one . . .

No, a helmet does not make you invincible. What it does do is significantly increase your chances of surviving a crash, at any speed. Just as full armor decreases your likelihood of getting massive road rash, or broken bones. That is not only blatantly obvious to anyone looking at it with an open mind, but it is proven to me since I've lived it myself, as have too many of my friends.

If you choose to ride without a helmet, then at least be honest and state that it is a choice you're making, with specific risks and consequences. But saying that wearing the gear just doesn't matter at all is simply false. That's probably why the study you mentioned was basically thrown out in Nebraska.

I deal with a lot of new riders who think that denim jeans qualify as proper riding gear. I try to provide evidence that it's not true (denim shreds very quickly on asphalt). Some of them listen, some don't. And invariably, a few of them will come back with serious road rash on their knees saying "Hey man, I guess you were right . . . "

And some of them will come back with zero road rash and a trashed pair of riding pants and just say "Thanks, man . . . "

You're welcome.

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Yeah...but then again helmets are good if you travel under 35 mph....at hiway speeds they're of questionable value.
Right! That's why all of the road racing series have eliminated helmets, since those guys are almost always above 35 mph.

Are you freakin' kidding me? I'd put an emoticon here but this is so not funny there's not one that would convey my outrage at such a statement. This kind of idiocy will get people killed.

Sorry I'm not as tactful as Ken, but I take this stuff very personally.

Maybe you were being sarcastic, like my first sentence here. If so, sorry for the rant.
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