help with helmet?? - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Riding Gear / Luggage Discussion of Helmets, Boots, Gloves, Leathers, Jackets, Pants, Back Protectors, Earplugs, Tank Bags, Tail Bags, Saddlebags, etc.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 Old 06-22-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 06-22-2012
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
help with helmet??

I crashed my bike like two weeks ago, nothing serious, I just had bruises and a headache after. All thanks to my gears I had no major injuries.

I have my helmet on when I fell from the ground and hit my head (that where I get my headache). They say when the helmet hit the ground or something solid it should be replaced. When I looked at my helmet I think its in good condition. So what do you think?

Should I buy one now? Or just ignore it and stick with my Arai helmet??
donnajones is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 Old 06-22-2012, 10:39 PM
Global Moderator
 
bladeracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-14-2003
Location: Perth, WestOz
Age: 53
Posts: 32,034
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 229
                     
Re: help with helmet??

Quote:
Originally Posted by donnajones View Post
I crashed my bike like two weeks ago, nothing serious, I just had bruises and a headache after. All thanks to my gears I had no major injuries.

I have my helmet on when I fell from the ground and hit my head (that where I get my headache). They say when the helmet hit the ground or something solid it should be replaced. When I looked at my helmet I think its in good condition. So what do you think?

Should I buy one now? Or just ignore it and stick with my Arai helmet??

If you hit your head hard enough to have a headache, replace the helmet - its job is done.

"I won't forget that ride for a while. Maybe you're right. Living fast might be worth the final crash. Maybe that's the secret you fliers know." - Flight of the Intruder
bladeracer is offline  
post #3 of 28 Old 06-22-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 06-22-2012
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: help with helmet??

Can you recommend any great brand of helmet?
donnajones is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 28 Old 06-22-2012, 10:50 PM
Global Moderator
 
bladeracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-14-2003
Location: Perth, WestOz
Age: 53
Posts: 32,034
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 229
                     
Re: help with helmet??

Quote:
Originally Posted by donnajones View Post
Can you recommend any great brand of helmet?

HJC is my top choice but it does come down to personal fit.
I particularly like their fog mask which clips in and out as I ride a lot in wet weather.
Arai are the most uncomfortable lids I've ever worn, and I've worn some really nice very cheap lids as well. Try as many as you can until you find one you can wear all day long without feeling it. It needs to be a very snug fit though, especially when it's new as it will loosen up with use.

"I won't forget that ride for a while. Maybe you're right. Living fast might be worth the final crash. Maybe that's the secret you fliers know." - Flight of the Intruder
bladeracer is offline  
post #5 of 28 Old 06-22-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Join Date: 09-10-2010
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Age: 27
Posts: 746
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 45
                     
Re: help with helmet??

icons' aren't bad, that's what ive always worn. MX and street. but like BR said, they can have a different feel to them. so try some out and then find the best deal, and cheaper doesn't mean it wont do its job, but from what I've seen, the more you pay the more comfort has been put into it.
noahb is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 06-22-2012, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 06-22-2012
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: help with helmet??

Thanks for that

So I looked into HJC see if I can find one that fits my budget.

I stumbled into this site

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

I think they also have wide collection of brands until I found HJC and there are also affordable ones.

Is it safe to buy helmets online? How should I know if it fits me well?

Last edited by bladeracer; 06-23-2012 at 12:39 AM. Reason: Link repair
donnajones is offline  
post #7 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Join Date: 12-13-2010
Location: Kingston, Ont, Canada
Posts: 4,673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 153
                     
Re: help with helmet??

Quote:
Originally Posted by donnajones View Post
Thanks for that

So I looked into HJC see if I can find one that fits my budget.

I stumbled into this site

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

I think they also have wide collection of brands until I found HJC and there are also affordable ones.

Is it safe to buy helmets online? How should I know if it fits me well?
Check their return policy if you buy online but I would try them on in person at stores first. I have HJC and Zox now, nice fit and good price. Both are highly rated on the testing sites too.

Ditch the old helmet though and make sure no one else tries to use it. Like Bladeracer said, it's done it's job. Glad you made it through okay

_________________________
People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that distinguish me from a doormat. - Rebecca West 1913

Last edited by bladeracer; 06-23-2012 at 12:38 AM. Reason: Link repair
Godsmacked is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 12:31 AM
Global Moderator
 
bladeracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-14-2003
Location: Perth, WestOz
Age: 53
Posts: 32,034
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 229
                     
Re: help with helmet??

Quote:
Originally Posted by donnajones View Post
Thanks for that

So I looked into HJC see if I can find one that fits my budget.

I stumbled into this site

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

I think they also have wide collection of brands until I found HJC and there are also affordable ones.

Is it safe to buy helmets online? How should I know if it fits me well?

It's safe to buy anything online, but I would avoid that particular company as they are well known for screwing customers and lack of business ethics.
https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

"I won't forget that ride for a while. Maybe you're right. Living fast might be worth the final crash. Maybe that's the secret you fliers know." - Flight of the Intruder

Last edited by bladeracer; 06-23-2012 at 12:46 AM. Reason: Link repair
bladeracer is offline  
post #9 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 3:00 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 06-22-2012
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: help with helmet??

Quote:
Originally Posted by bladeracer View Post
It's safe to buy anything online, but I would avoid that particular company as they are well known for screwing customers and lack of business ethics.
https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409
Thanks for that info. I would really be careful with online stores now and read some reviews about them if they are reliable site.

Thanks!
donnajones is offline  
post #10 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 5:10 AM
 
Join Date: 07-12-2009
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 59
                     
Re: help with helmet??

I definitely Agree with BR. It is best to try on as many helmets as possible. They all fit a differently, so try many brands.

I personally wouldnt buy a cheap helmet, but that is me. Shoei, Arai, Shark and HJC are really the big ones in my mind.

I have worn the first three... Own two Arai and two Shoei. For comfort I would probably pick a Shoei for myself, but I do like my Arai.

James Taylor
Krazed is offline  
post #11 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 5:56 AM
 
Join Date: 04-03-2012
Location: Chasing range rovers.
Posts: 3,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 113
                     
Re: help with helmet??

As mentioned, I've had several HJC helmets and REALLY liked them. For some reason I'm a size small with that brand, and a large on most others ...... Currently use an Arai Vector which is definitely lighter than the HJCs, and it's vented better too. Next lid will probably be another HJC with the built in sun visor though.

But the best helmet for YOU is the one that fits properly to your own shape of head.

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
Sky91 is offline  
post #12 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 6:02 AM
 
Join Date: 07-06-2007
Location: West Mids (UK)
Age: 33
Posts: 745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 31
                     
Re: help with helmet??

HJC and AGV are my top choices. Only because both shapes fit me perfectly.
I only buy helmets from a shop and I would agree with the 'through it away' comment. There are other uses for old helmets .....
Attached Thumbnails
IMG-20110901-00467.jpg‎  

---------------------------------------------------------------
God had fire and Brimstone......I've got a FireBlade on Bridgestones!
==================================================
Milzy is offline  
post #13 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 7:07 AM
 
Join Date: 04-03-2012
Location: Chasing range rovers.
Posts: 3,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 113
                     
Re: help with helmet??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Milzy View Post
There are other uses for old helmets .....




(not my photo, but I send my old helmets to my mother for this reason).

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
Sky91 is offline  
post #14 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 7:56 AM
 
Join Date: 07-06-2007
Location: West Mids (UK)
Age: 33
Posts: 745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 31
                     
Re: help with helmet??

Oops! Thread Jack, Post whores!!!

---------------------------------------------------------------
God had fire and Brimstone......I've got a FireBlade on Bridgestones!
==================================================
Milzy is offline  
post #15 of 28 Old 06-23-2012, 7:56 AM
 
Join Date: 07-06-2007
Location: West Mids (UK)
Age: 33
Posts: 745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 31
                     
Re: help with helmet??

New Thread on its way!!!

---------------------------------------------------------------
God had fire and Brimstone......I've got a FireBlade on Bridgestones!
==================================================
Milzy is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > General Motorcycling > Riding Gear / Luggage

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for a new helmet RidAnyThatRuns Riding Gear / Luggage 15 05-01-2009 5:07 PM
My new helmet for my 86 OsgPrometheus Riding Gear / Luggage 3 03-12-2009 8:10 AM
HJC Chaos M Helmet For Blue or Blue/Yellow M Helmet Cam-929 Swap Section 3 08-26-2008 1:03 AM
Riding with no helmet and helmet laws in general... elitecbrgirl General Discussion 85 06-04-2006 3:18 PM
First Helmet! tribaltim Riding Gear / Luggage 13 05-30-2006 1:39 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome