June 4, 2008 at 4:31 am #6965ShannonGParticipant
I LOVE my helmet. Comfy and surprisingly cool in hot weather. Never fogs up. Built in sunglasses. Quiet.June 4, 2008 at 3:15 pm #6986AzN LogiKParticipant
You do have an awesome helmet. I’m still deciding, but I think for me personally, I like the look of the tinted visor… I know, not convenient, but at least much cheaper (=June 5, 2008 at 12:36 am #7019JirikiParticipant
in interest of full disclosure, I own a shoei rf-1000
i tried on every brand (scorpion, icon, shoei, arai, etc) and found it to be the most comfortable. As I tried them on, I asked the salesman to not tell me which brand it was…
you’re going to be using it for a while, get something comfortable (should be tight at first… best description I heard: “you don’t want to be happy chewing gum, but you don’t want a headache either”).June 5, 2008 at 2:30 am #7037jacksonParticipant
This was based strictly on fit as I would have loved to spend less. However, the cheekpads in this helmet are removeable, interchangeable (for size), and accomodate my sunglasses well. I went gloss black, but matte is available as well.June 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm #7066CityHunter357Participant
Ok guys…you got me salivating over that FS-10 from HJC…Very cool!! But I also found at my local bike store a Scorpion EVO-700 that looks pretty similar. HJC’s is DOT only while Scorpions is both DOT and SNELL. Does this matter? I’ve heard your insurance rates can be affected by whether your helmet is DOT only or both DOT/SNELL. Can someone set me straight on this?
–“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 6, 2008 at 5:06 pm #7098BenParticipant
I think it was posted somewhere on this website, but someone linked to an article about DOT vs Snell and which is better. Basically I am now of the opinion that Snell might even be worse for you in some situations because they have to make the foam harder to absorb the second impact that they require (DOT only requires 1 impact). See if you can find the article, its a great read. I’m not sure about the insurance rates, but my insurance never even asked me about the type of gear I wear.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminJune 7, 2008 at 1:48 am #7099duffParticipant
Modular helmets will help because you can slide the frames in after you put the helmet on. If you need prescription glasses check with your eye doctor. My ophthalmologist has a some prescriptions they write just for motorcycle helmets shields.
I ended up with the HJC CL-MAX. It is a modular helmet that allows me to use glasses when necassary. I would really have loved the SY-MAX II because of the slide down darkened lenses. I have a pair of Oakley Halfjacket XLJs that I put in them when needed. They fit but it is fairly tight. The SY-MAX II lenses did not drop down far enough for a sports bike position but were great for the cruiser I was riding for a while.
I also tried on a Shoei MultiTech which had special slots just for glasses.
Duff — Not from SwedenJune 7, 2008 at 2:25 am #7101duffParticipant
A lot of what I see is Snell is better cause they test harder or Snell is DOT is better because they test the actual impact resistance as opposed to Snell’s testing of impact resistance plus survivability. I ended up with the DOT only because nobody I talked to could find a Snell approved modular helmet. The helmet I had was a HJC CL-MAX which helps a lot . The one thing I seemed to be against to being with was carrying an extra shield for my helmet but I now seem to always carry a tinted and a clear one. It may be worth considering which is the easiest swap.
*** I hate sunglasses and always have yet a shaded visor or glasses seem to help soo much it is just to easy to ignore.
Duff — Not from Sweden
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