May 5, 2008 at 10:24 pm #6016
Damn that sounds way cool! I think I might have to check out the HJC when i’m looking for a new helmet.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMay 5, 2008 at 10:26 pm #6018
The only thing I don’t really care for its it’s kind of a loud pattern. You can’t get them in solid colors with the Top Gun glasses.May 8, 2008 at 1:20 am #6120acidpopeParticipant
Those Gmax look really great. When I saw all the features it had I was expecting it to be alot of money, but dang it’s affordable at around 100-120. webBikeWorld gave it it’s helmet of the year award too (’07)! Thanks for posting about them.May 8, 2008 at 3:13 pm #6126ZeeGuest
Check out this great article – you’ll see that even a cheap helmet can provide the same and even better protection and that Snell certifcation may not be a good thing at all.May 9, 2008 at 6:33 pm #6174acidpopeParticipant
“An actual rocket scientist” ! (loved the humor in that article)
That was no less than a fantastic article that I would suggest anyone who is ignorant on helmet standards and safety (like me) should read before even clicking on that first link to shop for a helmet, or going down the the local shop. Being uneducated I was completely under the impression that the DOT standard, being a government standard, was the bottem of the barrel that manufacturers needed to achieve to sell their helmets here in the states. I was, as that article shows, absoletely wrong. Uncle Sam actually does a decent job with their DOT program! What’s more manufacturers out there are apparently meeting, and beating, this standard with helmets I don’t need a loan to afford!
It was very interesting to see that Snell, in their reply, seemed almost exclusively concerned with their own image and not in the least interested in changing their practices to achieve an even safer helmet for everyone of all sizes.May 10, 2008 at 6:52 pm #6185AzN LogiKParticipant
the two models that come w/ the “top gun” is the HJC Sy-Max II and the FS-10 Fossil. They actually do come in solid colors. The only thing with these helmets is they are EXPENSIVE!May 10, 2008 at 8:16 pm #6188
After talking to the ladies at the store , my bike is coming from, I think I will opt for the FS-10 without the flip-up face. They said wind noise is radically increased in the hinged helmets and they’re seeing a lot of returns because the hinges are breaking just from everyday use.
They are less than $300 up here. I didn’t hink that was ridiculous for a helmet, or am I wrong?May 10, 2008 at 8:25 pm #6190
You know what, I REALLY like that fs-10 helmet. I mean like.. REALLY. I already have a helmet, so i’m having a hard time justifying buying another one… It’s just such a pain in the ass switching out the face shields all the time, plus my helmet fogs up pretty bad. The fs10 has a great fog system, and a 1 touch shaded visor.
I need to figure out a way to justify buying an extra helmet… Anyone have any ideas?
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMay 10, 2008 at 8:38 pm #6195
You could ‘accidentally’ drop your current helmet. Say, off the top of a four story parking garage.May 10, 2008 at 8:56 pm #6198
lol, now theres an idea
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMay 11, 2008 at 6:08 am #6208AzN LogiKParticipant
or you can give it to me for free i have yet to get gear, and am even farther from getting a bike… sad day…
but then on the bright side, you can buy your new helmetJune 4, 2008 at 3:36 am #6957CityHunter357Participant
I wear glasses all the time. Does anyone have a recommendation for a helmet that will work with wearing glasses?
–“You don’t get to be old bein’ no foo, see? Lotta young wise men that’s deaaad as a motha!#@% ain’t they?– Richard Pryor as “Mudbone”June 4, 2008 at 3:51 am #6961
Some helmets have a lot smallerl cheekpads than others. I would think a smaller cheek pad would allow you to fit glasses inside your helmet.June 4, 2008 at 3:55 am #6962CityHunter357Participant
I guess I won’t know until I start trying them on, but I think I like the looks of that Matte Black HJC FS-10 the best so far.
–“You don’t get to be old bein’ no foo, see? Lotta young wise men that’s deaaad as a motha!#@% ain’t they?– Richard Pryor as “Mudbone”June 4, 2008 at 4:22 am #6963AaronMerlotParticipant
Most helmet will not interfere with glasses after you break it in. At least I have had no problems with my Gmax or HJC after I got the pads worked in a bit.
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