Our motto says it all: "We would like to ride in zoomer which is not easily defeated by anyone."

Members Rides Members Rides   TR Ride of the Month TR ROTM   * Ride Utility   Scoot TV Scoot TV   Support TR buy a shirt! TR Store * Login * Register
* FAQ 
Guidelines:
Use the product name for the thread title.
The review has to be at least two paragraph long, be interesting and informative to read, and related to the scene, don't do a review on Wallmart or how you hate Verizon. No drive by reviews, no lazy three line long reviews. Include details like price, shipping, availability, anything that a person looking to buy this product would find useful.
Include at least one good picture of the product taken by you that clearly shows the product being reviewed.
Pro and Con breakdown at the end.
You cannot do a review if you sell or are involved financially with the product being reviewed, but you can answer questions.
Absolutely no threadjacking, pornography or any sort of douchbagery, questions and answers must be on point.
Check for an existing product review before starting a new one. Additional reviews for the same product from other members should be added to the existing one and follow the same guideline as above.
Reviews that do not meet the above requirements will get deleted. We want the section to be helpful for users researching products.

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message

Habitual Offender
Habitual Offender

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 369
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:42 pm 
hey guys. looking for a full face helmet. any suggestions? no real criteria for it.... lightweight, breaths well, good padding, solid color (prefer black), sleek lookin but not overdone. i want to buy once.

_________________
85 honda spree (in pieces in the shed)
07 honda ruckus (sold)
05 acura rsx typeS (sold)


Top
 Profile  
 

Junior Mint
Junior Mint

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 133
Location: Derby, Ks
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:54 pm 
What's your budget? This is the best accessory you can buy for you ruck. Don't skimp out.
Whatever you get, make sure it has the DOT sticker on the back. This important because it tells you that it meets strict requirements to pass dot standards.
Next, search for comfort. All my lids fit snug, but not tight. They do not move when you shake your head. (like your saying "no"). (without being buckled).
Make sure it is comfy. Make sure it is vented well. I suggest Shoei or Arai.
Fulmer also makes a decent helmet.
-what

I owe my life to a helmet.


Top
 Profile  
 

Habitual Offender
Habitual Offender

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 369
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:42 pm 
i posted before i really looked around. without really looking too hard i found 2 helmets for me and an extra if i ride with a passenge.

GMax GM68 SPC Solid Helmet
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... elmet.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lphpkmtp ... re=channel

HJC CL-16 Solid Helmet
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... elmet.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LCQ8QSP ... re=channel

AFX FX-90 Helmet
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... elmet.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUP67ELN ... re=channel


i like the HJC since i know more about them but i like the airflow of the GMax. the HJC looks better (simpler) IMO but the GMax has the nifty lights in the back. hmmm.....

and the AFX would be for a passenger when i'm on the real bike. thought i'd throw it in so i dont lose the info on it.

_________________
85 honda spree (in pieces in the shed)
07 honda ruckus (sold)
05 acura rsx typeS (sold)


Top
 Profile  
 

Habitual Offender
Habitual Offender

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 369
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:57 pm 
to keep the ball rolling for others...

Scorpion EXO-400 Solid Helmet
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... elmet.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5gJRHW8 ... ure=relmfu

_________________
85 honda spree (in pieces in the shed)
07 honda ruckus (sold)
05 acura rsx typeS (sold)


Top
 Profile  
 

Junior Mint
Junior Mint

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 133
Location: Derby, Ks
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:04 pm 
Go to your local mc shop. Try on every helmet that looks like what you are looking for. Write down the correct sizes with the models that fit you, and that you like. Then go home and shop online for your new lid.
-what


Top
 Profile  
 

Zombies
Zombies
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 3222
Location: Gotham city, the 801
Gender: Dude

2011 TR Donor
Offline
 Post subject: Re: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:17 pm 
what the ruck wrote:
Go to your local mc shop. Try on every helmet that looks like what you are looking for. Write down the correct sizes with the models that fit you, and that you like. Then go home and shop on line for your new lid.
-what

one thing i have learned the hard way. buying it on line is ok but go and try it on somewhere. and know a modular will be heavier. and cheap helmets might have more noise and not the best ventilation. and don't pass up a great helmet that fits, and is on sale, cause its isn't black. :D

my personal problem is money. i can't drop the money for a high dollar lid. so i have to compromise. i have a vega and its heavy. :meh: but someday i hope to get something i want instead of what i can afford. but fit should rule the decision and not color.

_________________
ImageImage

[/quote]mad hate, its a fucking scooter, sorry its not to your standards brah[/quote]


Top
 Profile  
 

Habitual Offender
Habitual Offender

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 369
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:20 pm 
i tried snooping around today after work but everything is closed on monday. i would really like to try on the GMax GM68. it's pretty lightweight, vents really well, a light built into the back, and some nifty features in it with a bunch of things thrown in with the purchase. i'm skeptical of it so if it doesn't fit the bill (or my head) i'll look into the HJC CL-16.

originally i was thinking something in the mid-200 range as an entry level helmet. i didn't realize there were so many reputable ones in the mid-100 range. i'll rock a cheapy for awhile and get something worth droppin some serious cash for down the road.

if you like Bell...

Bell Vortex Helmet
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... elmet.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQaXd0RF ... re=channel

_________________
85 honda spree (in pieces in the shed)
07 honda ruckus (sold)
05 acura rsx typeS (sold)


Top
 Profile  
 

Junior Mint
Junior Mint
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 204
Location: Edmonton, AB
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:45 am 
I was also looking for a helmet around the $200 mark, I didn't want to use my Arai track helmet on road because the venting is built specifically for riding while in a tucked position. While searching for a new full face helmet I had 3 key points to look for; lightweight, great venting and an internal sun visor. After narrowing it down the cheapest one I found was the HJC-IS16. But after looking into Scorpions line of helmets I was torn between either the EXO-500 and the EXO-1100. I ended up going with the 500 series, it was $100 less than the 1100 for what I don't know. (I read/watched reviews on those 2 helmets for hours). It's an awesome helmet, and you forget your even wearing it after putting it on. The features are crazy and I think most certainly worth the little bit extra money. Here's the link that sold me on it!



Top
 Profile  
 

Space Docker
Space Docker
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 3220
Location: Mooresville, NC
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: helmet suggestions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:58 am 
what the ruck wrote:
Go to your local mc shop. Try on every helmet that looks like what you are looking for. Write down the correct sizes with the models that fit you, and that you like. Then go home and shop online for your new lid.
-what


Why would you put someone through this? If your going to take their time you should at least consider buying it from them. Also, whatever you get you want it to fit as tight as you can comfortably stand it and make sure it is at least DOT approved. Fitting is easy if your buying on line just use the sizing charts listed for the specific model your looking at.

_________________
My Met Build
Cracka Jacked viewtopic.php?f=92&t=50500


"Never run out of real estate, traction and ideas at the same time." - Mario Andretti


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Check out who is online and not out riding.

Rucksters browsing this forum: No rucksters and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
 
Copyright Owners: click here to report copyright infringement

Technophobes: click here if you are having issues registering or logging in

TotalRuckus.com 2005-2015 (That’s 10 F’ing years!) - All Rights Reserved --- Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group