Show us your helmet! - Wrist Twisters
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 118 Old 02-08-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
Needs training wheels.
 
Brewcrew02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 432
Rep Power: 1
 
Show us your helmet!

We all like to run what we brung... But let's see those noggin nestlers!
Pics are always the best, but at least tell us what you wear and maybe some pros and cons for people looking at new (or new to them) helmets.

I'm (still, after some rash) rolling my AFX FX-90 Zombie. Love this thing. Noisy at hwy but few aren't. Accommodates my Wicked Little Buds perfectly. Also the best buds I've found for in a helmet. Love the fit and the graphics are stellar.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...rew/zombie.jpg

Brewcrew02 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 118 Old 02-08-2012, 10:58 PM
Allons-y!
 
mrhonda1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Clarion, IA
Posts: 864
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Not my pic, but the Helmet looks exactly the same. AGV K3.


"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it" ~ Ayn Rand
mrhonda1987 is offline  
post #3 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 12:32 AM
(-(-(-(-(- -)-)-)-)-)
 
andrewebay1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,883
Rep Power: 1
 
Stock photos, but you get the idea:
Shark RSI Two-Tone


And the one that gets a lot of lid time:


My classified(s):
Nothing at the moment

----------------
------------
---------
------
---
- '96 Race-retired GSXR 750 (Sold)
- '01 RC51 SP1 (Sold)
- '03 919

"Security is mostly a superstition, it does not exist in nature: avoiding danger in the long run is no safer than outright being exposed. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."-Helen Keller
andrewebay1 is offline  
post #4 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 03:02 AM
What, me worry?
 
Shaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 131
Rep Power: 1
 
Arai Vector.
Tried Shoei and HJC, but liked the quality, fit, and long-term comfort best.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg arai vector urban camo med.jpg (325.1 KB, 19 views)

Never try and teach a pig to sing: it's a waste of time, and it annoys the pig.

--Robert A. Heinlein

919
GL1500CD Valkyrie
Shaman is offline  
post #5 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 03:36 AM
Need more money
 
DDT26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cambridge MN
Posts: 58
Rep Power: 1
 

DDT26 is offline  
post #6 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 05:28 AM
Optio
 
firedave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 953
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Arai Profile Wraithen

Pro's - It fits my oval head properly! Unlike 95% of the other helmets I tried. Comfortable lining, lots of air vents when needed, good quality, quiet.

Con's - Price.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1328793805.077786.jpg (95.6 KB, 14 views)

2016 Honda Africa Twin
2007 Honda 919
1998 Kawi ZX9R (Sold)
firedave is offline  
post #7 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 06:50 AM
I WANNA RIDE!
 
garyb900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Elgin, IL
Posts: 1,474
Rep Power: 1
 
I have two.
1. Icon Mainframe Subhuman - I like the fit, comfort, and it's fairly quiet. Plus one saved my noggin' once so I bought another. Plus the colors give a little added visibility.
2. Scorpion EXO-1000 Apollo - I like the fit, the interior flip down sun shield, the shield quick change system. But it is a little noisy for me.
(not my pictures)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg PICT0860.jpg (68.1 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg apollomatteblk.jpg (17.6 KB, 609 views)

Four wheels move the body ... two wheels move the soul.
garyb900 is offline  
post #8 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 07:14 AM
Tirone
 
outdoorgb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 77
Rep Power: 1
 
Basic black...SevenZeroSeven Vendeta
No issues at higher speed. Good side view (wider than other helmets I've used). Little warm in hot weather (duh)...and it has a BFL


Be Prepared!
outdoorgb is offline  
post #9 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 07:29 AM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Thornton
Posts: 48
Rep Power: 1
 
I have a bell arrow "strafer" helmet

It has great pads, strap is easy to deal with, changing the visors is also easy. Seems very well built for $100 bucks, has a good deal of vents that have cooled me down well in the summer. Not all that great in the colder months. I have had it for over a year and it seems to be holding up great (no rock chips or anything yet)Not a bad helmet but it is heavy and very noisy at highway speeds (however not bad for a $100 helmet). I'm sold on bell helmets (my dad and my uncle always wore them, the bell star will be my next helmet)

Kevin S. is offline  
post #10 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 07:41 AM
Steve
 
Mayday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 496
Rep Power: 1
 
Shoei RF-1000
Attached Images
File Type: jpg shoei.JPG (13.8 KB, 20 views)

Mayday is offline  
post #11 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 07:50 AM
I like yellow bikes
 
Janet the jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England
Posts: 112
Rep Power: 1
 
I've had a Shoei XR1000 Fab for a while now:



It's a really comfortable helmet and the picture doesn't do justice to it. The feathers, etc are in a hologram type effect, so it changes colour depending on the angle you view it from.

But then my mum bought me and my husband a new helmet each this Christmas, and I got an Arai Chaser V Pride:



The weather has been horrible here since Christmas, so I've not worn it on the bike yet, but it felt very comfortable in the shop, and I got a brand new boxed one at a very good price (Mum had set a budget!)

Janet the jet
Janet the jet is offline  
post #12 of 118 Old 02-09-2012, 08:02 AM
Cornicen
 
undercover919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 566
Rep Power: 1
 
I purchased this Fulmer M1 Modular in Flat Black last summer. I also purchased a smoked visor to go along with it.
Pros: Price, flip up face, quick detach shield, smoke shield is light enough to still see clearly at night

Cons: little heavy, little noisy, and smoke shield should be darker


2003 Honda Shadow 750 ACE (Sold)
2003 Honda 919
undercover919 is offline  
post #13 of 118 Old 02-24-2012, 11:20 PM
?Tirone?
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: ulster county, NY
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 1
 



Scorpion EXO 700. Its my second 700, i wanted the 1000, but the fit on the 700 was just plain better. Not bad road noise, NO fogging up, i love it.

saekazir is offline  
post #14 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 06:33 AM
Tirone
 
Plasterhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rural
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 1
 
Icon Mainframe Rubitone (sp) ..air brushed by local painter. The helmet has held up pretty good. I ripped the face shield off once and had to buy new latch system..Its not too noisy at highway speeds and breaths pretty well.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...&pictureid=653


Plasterhead is offline  
post #15 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 06:44 AM
Dev
Tirone
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY city
Posts: 92
Rep Power: 0
 


Computer hack test tickles when I wink.

Dev is offline  
post #16 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 06:58 AM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,122
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plasterhead View Post
Icon Mainframe Rubitone (sp) ..air brushed by local painter. The helmet has held up pretty good. I ripped the face shield off once and had to buy new latch system..Its not too noisy at highway speeds and breaths pretty well.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...&pictureid=653

I like it. How much did it cost to get that done?

marylandmike is offline  
post #17 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 07:01 AM
Tirone
 
Plasterhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rural
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 1
 
It was a buddy deal...about $100. I think he usually gets $200-$300 for a helmet depending on how much art work is involved. HOK paint aint cheap...

Plasterhead is offline  
post #18 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 07:06 AM
Ian
 
HeliMech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 3,313
Rep Power: 1
 
Picked this up at the end of the season last year.
Shoei RF-1100 "Warlord" ....... It has amazing ventilation is very light, with minimal wind noise and fells very stable/solid at speed. I like the cut on the lower section, it allows easy shoulder checks and doesn't catch or rub on my collar/shoulders. Also the graphic is beautiful, lots of details It even looks better in person. Picked this up at the end of the season last year, came with a smoked screen as well.


HeliMech is offline  
post #19 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 08:25 AM
Tribunus Laticlavius
 
voodooridr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Salinas, CA
Posts: 4,601
Rep Power: 1
 
Here's mine, Arai Profile Takahashi


Dan
voodooridr is offline  
post #20 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Milites Gregarius
 
KooK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 1
 
Arai RX-Q Vantage


2003 Suzuki GSX1300R

Theory is when you know everything, but nothing works. Practice is when everything works but you don't know why. In my shop theory and practice are combined, nothing works and I don't know why.
KooK is offline  
post #21 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 04:02 PM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,122
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plasterhead View Post
It was a buddy deal...about $100. I think he usually gets $200-$300 for a helmet depending on how much art work is involved. HOK paint aint cheap...
Thanks. He does nice work!

marylandmike is offline  
post #22 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 06:46 PM
LDH
Test Rider
 
LDH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: by the ocean
Posts: 4,337
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Trackday Recognition Referral Award 
Total Awards: 2

Since retired, but still in my possession







Nowadays I tend to go for the high visibility whether I am instructing or not. I've got 2 of these (I tend to need spares )



Bought a couple of Suomy Vandals on closeout a couple months back though so will no doubt start using those once I have exhausted my supply of DayGlo Scorpions

LDH is offline  
post #23 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
Needs training wheels.
 
Brewcrew02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 432
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LDH
Since retired, but still in my possession

Nowadays I tend to go for the high visibility whether I am instructing or not. I've got 2 of these (I tend to need spares )

Bought a couple of Suomy Vandals on closeout a couple months back though so will no doubt start using those once I have exhausted my supply of DayGlo Scorpions
Love that first one... custom?

Brewcrew02 is offline  
post #24 of 118 Old 02-25-2012, 07:24 PM
Aquilifer
 
ariannasdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: fort saskatchewan, ab, canada
Posts: 1,299
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

It's was hard enough to convince the wife to let me buy a bike at all this year!! Not to mention buy an expensive lid. This is what the dealer threw in with the bike. I must say though, it is not bad at all. It's not heavy and the wind noise is .....OK I guess. flat black fits my style and suites the ride as well.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg HJC_CL-16_Solid_Helmet_zoom.jpg (32.7 KB, 14 views)

Arte et Marte
ariannasdaddy is offline  
post #25 of 118 Old 02-26-2012, 02:24 AM
Why's everything on fire?
 
CB700S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dallas
Posts: 2,258
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ariannasdaddy View Post
It's was hard enough to convince the wife to let me buy a bike at all this year!! Not to mention buy an expensive lid. This is what the dealer threw in with the bike. I must say though, it is not bad at all. It's not heavy and the wind noise is .....OK I guess. flat black fits my style and suites the ride as well.
I just bought its cousin.

Previously, I'd used an HJC CL-SP (Snell M2005) with the 'Osiris' paint scheme:


Liked it a lot, was considering getting another one (due to age) when I had that wreck in January and had to replace it anyway. Seeing as how I now had first-hand proof the design worked as advertised, I went and got another CL-SP before they were all gone, this time a new Snell M2010 certified one in matte black.




Here's the WebBikeWorld review of it, see for yourself what they thought. I got it on closeout for $69 brand new.

1986 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2002 Honda 919
CB700S is offline  
post #26 of 118 Old 02-26-2012, 04:20 AM
Gran Tirono
 
Asraiil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Va
Posts: 630
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Picked up a Bell Revolver a few months ago as it was on sale for under a benjamin, and it got some decent reviews. It is a little louder than my old HJC, but I wear headphones while riding anyways.




Asraiil is offline  
post #27 of 118 Old 02-26-2012, 07:47 AM
Tirone
 
Plasterhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rural
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 1
 
I almost bought one of those a few weeks ago (Bell Revolver). Motorcycle Superstore (still has them for $99) but they had a 20% coupon code you could add to it and get the helmet for $80...how in the hell can they sell a Bell helmet for $80? LOL ...It's a great looking modular. IMO

Plasterhead is offline  
post #28 of 118 Old 02-26-2012, 09:09 AM
Why's everything on fire?
 
CB700S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dallas
Posts: 2,258
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plasterhead View Post
I almost bought one of those a few weeks ago (Bell Revolver). Motorcycle Superstore (still has them for $99) but they had a 20% coupon code you could add to it and get the helmet for $80...how in the hell can they sell a Bell helmet for $80? LOL ...It's a great looking modular. IMO
Because 1: They are on close out, and 2: Bell bike helmets are largely made in mainland China. The Revolver is one of the made in China models - I think I'd have problems trusting my head to that...

1986 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2002 Honda 919
CB700S is offline  
post #29 of 118 Old 02-26-2012, 09:26 AM
The chill Moderator
 
07919Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: COS:CO
Posts: 3,304
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

RF-1000 Camino Grey

I wanted it in White but I couldn't find it any where in my size. I got it during the inital closeout prices when the RF-1100 came out on the market.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg rf1000caminoTC5.jpg (7.7 KB, 480 views)

Never Trade the Thrills of Living for the Security of Existence.
07919Dave is offline  
post #30 of 118 Old 03-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: falmouth
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 1
 
stock photo love the fit and finish
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Icon Domain Serpecant Helmet.jpg (21.5 KB, 17 views)

theicon45 is offline  
post #31 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 04:49 AM
Immune
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 319
Rep Power: 1
 


Not my pic but the same helmet. HJC AC-12 Carbon Vader. Lightest and most comfortable helmet I've ever owned. A little too much noise for my liking but otherwise it's a nice helmet.

hooligan919 is offline  
post #32 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 06:44 AM
Milites Gregarius
 
Amphibious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vernon, BC
Posts: 130
Rep Power: 1
 
HJC FS-15 Red Carbon. LOVE this lid. very light, very quiet, looks great when the sun hits it.


Amphibious is offline  
post #33 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 07:04 AM
duc duc GOOSE!
 
HondaCrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 946
Rep Power: 1
 
Just got em this past weekend, $300 for the matte $350 for the pink, love the shop I went to, they are swapping out the cheek pads in my wifes for an even swap...pretty cool, love supporting the local guys:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 41mXCW2C1PL__SS500_.jpg (24.7 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg pink.jpg (27.5 KB, 13 views)

14 Ducati Monster 1200, termi's
07 VFR Anniversary Edition-SOLD
02 919-SOLD
01 CBR F4i-SOLD
02 CBR F4i-SOLD
92 Kawi EX 500-SOLD
HondaCrazy is offline  
post #34 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 07:12 AM
Immune
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 319
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amphibious View Post
HJC FS-15 Red Carbon. LOVE this lid. very light, very quiet, looks great when the sun hits it.

I like that one, the blue version looks good too.

hooligan919 is offline  
post #35 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 07:34 AM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: corpus
Posts: 46
Rep Power: 1
 
my hawk helmet (lol)..got it for 39 at motorcyclecenter.com along with the bell strafer (99$) and both perform well but i dig this one more since ive added the hawk and noise canceling head phones. bike came with a shoei but its a medium..meh! and just a random shot of my wolverine ankle xray since im currently at the hospital for a followup on the procedure from about a month and a half ago...finally gonna go to work again (woot!). and the doctor say its ok to drive now even though ive been riding for about 3 weeks (oops)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image-3115074808.jpg (364.9 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg image-1098142496.jpg (230.9 KB, 23 views)

XxBAOxX is offline  
post #36 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 09:57 AM
Chuck Norris has lost in battle with this Member
 
RC51_CBRXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 10,498
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Extraordinary Ride Donation Community Leadership Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 6

My choice most of the time ...


It's better to have loved and lost than live with the psycho for life!
RC51_CBRXX is offline  
post #37 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 11:46 AM
Milites Gregarius
 
lemond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: DC
Posts: 174
Rep Power: 1
 

lemond is offline  
post #38 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 12:21 PM
Community Moderator
 
g00gl3it's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 11,613
Rep Power: 1
  

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 3

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 41nJyNaaxvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg (12.0 KB, 370 views)

2009 Aprilia Tuono - Ginger
2001 XR650R BRP (Big Red Pig)
2006 Honda 599 - Ex wrecked it :-D
2007 Honda CB900F (sold)
2006 Honda VTX 1300C (sold)
YouTube Channel
g00gl3it is offline  
post #39 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 01:22 PM
Tirone
 
JPino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Missouri, Dixon
Posts: 22
Rep Power: 1
 
Just ordered from revzilla.

JPino is offline  
post #40 of 118 Old 03-21-2012, 01:57 PM
blur
 
drewvir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Deptford,NJ
Posts: 1,372
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

my new helmet.i really like this
Attached Images
File Type: jpg jester.jpg (4.9 KB, 367 views)

'04 Honda 919, Candy apple red met., 17/44t sprockets,f-16 windscreen,delkevic ss exhaust,Tharbars,givi engine bars, billet alum. led turns w/ running lights,red adj.levers from china, bar end mirrors,grip heaters,adj. foot peg brackets,adj. bar risers,dunlop Q2(that are better than your pp 2ct,lol)bike wired for gps and phone charger
drewvir is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters 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
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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