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post #1 of 329 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Which style helmet for Thruxton?

Hey guys, which style helmet do you think looks cool with the Thruxton? Yes, DOT / Snell, safety first and all that... but I'm looking for some suggestions for a style helmet that matches the Thruxton's vibe! Let me know what you think.

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full face solid colored helmet that matches the paint job on the bike fo sho. half helmets look cool too, but my face is already too ugly to risk any more damage.
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good post, I've been thinking of getting a 2nd more cafe style helmet.

Right now I'm wearing the black Scorpion Exo-700 (super comfy and good value)


but I'm looking for a more retro helmet, possibly this Nolan flashback deal
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I ran across a post where someone was talking about Davida helmets. I went to their site and I thought they looked cool with an old school vibe. Plus they are made in england. The open face style does give you that vintage vibe. I guess it's not the safest in the world but hey it does look cool. If there are any other suggestions about style or brands I should check out, let me know.

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I'd love to have this Arai Phil Read replica


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these guys make really bueatiful looking open face helmets.

http://www.ateliersruby.com/

super pricey though.



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these guys make really bueatiful looking open face helmets.

http://www.ateliersruby.com/

super pricey though.




Wow! Those are stunning! Not sure if I want my helmet to look better than my bike though! Ha...seriously though, those are very nice looking.
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I got a HCI 50 Retro in silver/matte black at http://scootershop.com store in Orange, CA yesterday after work. It fits well and I had no headaches on the way to work this morning. My eyes were watering pretty bad so I need to pick up some motorcycle googles to keep the wind out of my eyes. It was $80 out the door. Not the cheapest price I found for one but I got to try on different sizes to choose what fits best.
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Dorky Puddin' Bowl, of course;

This is a NEXL Kevlar/Carbon DOT lid, weighs nothing.
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I'd love to have this Arai Phil Read replica

Yea that lid is awesome but it's over $500 ...
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