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Old 04-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Paying for the bike later today, going to DMV next week. Prolly going with USAA for insurance. Off to a couple stores later tonight possibly to try on some helmets etc.

My cousin is having someone bring it up on their way here in the back of their truck (Ensign sent to NAS pensacola for ATI training I guess), so I think I will have it around by next week.

Then at the end of the month I go through the Navy's BRC, so I can actually ride it.

:] Just thought I would share.

Edit: Pics in the near future.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Yep, I wear a Simpson Racing Bandit myself....wouldn't trust anything less than SNELL 2000+ for my head. DOT crap is the bare minimum for the street, SNELL is the only thing that passes for racing so I'd trust them before any DOT rating.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:30 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Not exactly. If you had said DOT/SNELL you'd be closer
Of course a Half helmet will not protect you as much as a full face snell/dot helmet, it covers less..I think your common ape could tell you that.

I'm comparing apples to apples, not apples to oranges as you are. What I'm saying is people think that a $500 helmet is going to protect you any better than a $80 helmet. Hence the saying if you have a $5 head buy a $5 helmet.

Take a Arai vs a low end Scorpion, both are snell and dot approved. Is the Arai worth the cost of almost 4-5 EXO-400s? Is it any safer? Not really they both meet Snell and DOT.

Buy what you want, but don't say that a more expensive helmet is going to protect you any better than a low end helmet of equal certifications
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Of course a Half helmet will not protect you as much as a full face snell/dot helmet, it covers less..I think your common ape could tell you that.

I'm comparing apples to apples, not apples to oranges as you are. What I'm saying is people think that a $500 helmet is going to protect you any better than a $80 helmet. Hence the saying if you have a $5 head buy a $5 helmet.

Take a Arai vs a low end Scorpion, both are snell and dot approved. Is the Arai worth the cost of almost 4-5 EXO-400s? Is it any safer? Not really they both meet Snell and DOT.

Buy what you want, but don't say that a more expensive helmet is going to protect you any better than a low end helmet of equal certifications
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:44 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Of course a Half helmet will not protect you as much as a full face snell/dot helmet, it covers less..I think your common ape could tell you that.

I'm comparing apples to apples, not apples to oranges as you are. What I'm saying is people think that a $500 helmet is going to protect you any better than a $80 helmet. Hence the saying if you have a $5 head buy a $5 helmet.

Take a Arai vs a low end Scorpion, both are snell and dot approved. Is the Arai worth the cost of almost 4-5 EXO-400s? Is it any safer? Not really they both meet Snell and DOT.

Buy what you want, but don't say that a more expensive helmet is going to protect you any better than a low end helmet of equal certifications
You said DOT, not SNELL. Nice try on the backpedal though.

My point was, if a half helmet can pass DOT than it can't really be that high of a standard. Fact is a lot of the lower end helmets are built to barely meet the spec.

You are telling Newbs that DOT approved garbage is as protective as a high end helmet. Give your head a shake. Just because you trust your head to a half helmet, don't advise newbs to do the same.

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Old 04-20-2011, 10:16 PM   #106 (permalink)
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You said DOT, not SNELL. Nice try on the backpedal though.

My point was, if a half helmet can pass DOT than it can't really be that high of a standard. Fact is a lot of the lower end helmets are built to barely meet the spec.

You are telling Newbs that DOT approved garbage is as protective as a high end helmet. Give your head a shake. Just because you trust your head to a half helmet, don't advise newbs to do the same.

Well we will talk DOT, apples to apples once again...your saying a $50 DOT helmet is not as protective as a $400 DOT helmet??
Only reason I said Snell is your brought it up comparing a DOT half helmet to a SNELL full face Arai.

As far as the newbs, we are grown ups we can make the decision for ourselves.

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Old 04-20-2011, 10:33 PM   #107 (permalink)
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helmet guys read this, Helmet Performance: Blowing the Lid Off - Motorcyclist magazine
one of the best helmet articles ever. and remember, any helmet is better than no helmet.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:58 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Well we will talk DOT, apples to apples once again...your saying a $50 DOT helmet is not as protective as a $400 DOT helmet??
Only reason I said Snell is your brought it up comparing a DOT half helmet to a SNELL full face Arai.

As far as the newbs, we are grown ups we can make the decision for ourselves.

Helmet Performance: Blowing the Lid Off - Motorcyclist magazine
Now you are just being difficult to try and prove your point. Show me a high end DOT only helmet. There is a reason you need more than a DOT certification to race. (Either SNELL or ECE)

Nice try with the edit to add farside's link. Too bad it is a 6 year old article and the helmets tested are now outdated.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:18 PM   #110 (permalink)
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Agree'd. I am by no means a "newb" to helmets anyhow, I was just wondering recommendations, considering my old dirtbike helmet wouldn't exactly fit the situation lol.

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