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In order to get going with my motorcycle course, followed by my scrambler purchase, I need to select a helmet. I am going to get a full face helmet for safety, but I don't want a "swooshy" modern one that will look absurd against my beautiful retro Scrambler. I'd like something that looks like this

http://www.z1rhelmets.com/GLOBAL/im...sp?image_type=fullsize&class_id=3898&rank=100

but full face. Something retro with a simple checker pattern, or some stars, something retro but full face. Suggestions? :???:
 

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Oooh. Definitely getting warm. And a modular to boot. That goes on the list - thanks!

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The more and more I look at this, the more I'm digging it - I like the matte of the green, but the silver would match the bike better if I choose blue... too bad no matte silver... Is KBC a quality brand?

[ This message was edited by: pACMANx on 2007-01-18 19:30 ]
 

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If you would consider 3/4 face, then Z1R makes retro looking helmets that are very affordable. (All of these are $69.99, and yes, Z1R stunned the world with their high safety ratings and low price)

I have an orange and white Jimmy Retro to go with my Cream and Tangerine T-100:




This would go well with a white and red scrambler-




These are the Z1R Jimmy Lightnings-





Add a pair of goggles, and your set! I use these because they are actual saftey goggles that fit over glasses and are ANSI rated:

• Shatterproof Polycarbonate Lenses
• UV400 Filter for Maximum UV Protection
• Scratch Resistant Coating
• Lightweight, Flexible Frame of Thermal Plastic Rubber
• Anti-Fog Coating
• Includes Micro-Fiber Pouch for Storage and Cleaning
• Meets ANSI Z87.1 Standards for Safety Eyewear
• Will Fit Over Glasses
 

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Some good helmet reviews HERE I suggest you find a place with a good selection to try on before buying , as size and shape seem to mean little in the world of helmets! I have a Zeus 508 modular and am very happy with it.

Bob
 

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What manf goggles are those (you did not mention - but I can see the link) and can you place the strap over the helmet?
On 2007-01-19 07:45, Panthermark wrote:
If you would consider 3/4 face, then Z1R makes retro looking helmets that are very affordable. (All of these are $69.99, and yes, Z1R stunned the world with their high safety ratings and low price)

Add a pair of goggles, and your set! I use these because they are actual saftey goggles that fit over glasses and are ANSI rated:

• Shatterproof Polycarbonate Lenses
• UV400 Filter for Maximum UV Protection
• Scratch Resistant Coating
• Lightweight, Flexible Frame of Thermal Plastic Rubber
• Anti-Fog Coating
• Includes Micro-Fiber Pouch for Storage and Cleaning
• Meets ANSI Z87.1 Standards for Safety Eyewear
• Will Fit Over Glasses
 

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Thanks - I'm actually set on the full helmet, I'm an ex dirt biker and I've had first hand experience with the life-saving features of the chin portion of a helmet ;) Those Z1R helms are actually the ones I referenced in the link in my original message, I LOVE those graphics!!

I'm probably going to go with the matte green helm suggested by RevDice, it's retro, full face, and modular. Cool!
 

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Look at the new Shoei Multitec flip up helmet-I just got one and I love it.They are plain colors too. Very nice fit and finish , DOT approved.
HJC makes some nice helmets if you are on tight budget. Lots out there-shop!!!
 

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If you MUST have a retro helmet I will sell you my 25 year old BELL full face for $500.
the insides are totally rotted and it has been repainted 3 times. BUT it is retro and does have a tinted shield. No warranty. (this is a joke)
 

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On 2007-01-19 13:52, HiVel wrote:
If you MUST have a retro helmet I will sell you my 25 year old BELL full face for $500.
the insides are totally rotted and it has been repainted 3 times. BUT it is retro and does have a tinted shield. No warranty. (this is a joke)

Ahahahha. I lawl'd.

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Imagine my surprise when I looked over and saw brand new BELL helmets....... at WALMART!!!! And inexpensive too.....

They're enclosed in sealed plastic, but I may go with the intention of buying one someday and ask to try them on. "BELL" How COOL is THAT!

I bought a plain White full face and stuck a Black & White checkered stripe down the middle.... looks pretty cool, and kinda retro too.
 

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The best helmets are skull caps. The German style is ok however, I have found that the lip catches the wind and pulls my head back. Same problem with the jockey.


Half Helmets and goggles......what better way to ride is there????????
 

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On 2007-01-19 16:48, altlcrzy wrote:

Half Helmets and goggles......what better way to ride is there????????
Eeek, I've been hit by a car (on a dirt bike!) and am alive thanks to the chin portion of a full helmet, I'll pass.

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On the fit of the Z1R...I will tell you in a couple of days...I'm still waiting on it to be delivered. By the way, MetricBikes.com has free delivery on orders over $50, and no tax outside of Arkansas. That means that my helmet was really only $69.95 delivered.


On the goggles...they are the All-Star Kit 2. They came with Orange, Clear, and Smoked lenses. The maker of the goggles is Global Vision. Their Big Ben goggles are also pretty popular, but the All-Stars are ANSI rated. I ordered mine on E-Bay last year (for about $30) and I like them. The orange lenses are starting to become scarce...which sucks because I screwed my orange lenses up doing something stupid. The strap is big enough to go over a helmet. There are "cooler" goggles out there, but I think these are a bit safer. These almost look like snowmobile goggles...but I guess that's why the are safety goggles. If you do a search, these goggles will also come up for military applications.....that seems safe to me.






[ This message was edited by: Panthermark on 2007-01-19 18:42 ]
 
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