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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best helmet for 300-400

Buying my first bike within the next month or two, buying my gear now for my MSF class. I just ordered a Joe Rocket Reactor S jacket, I have some old joe rocket gloves my buddy gave me, and now Im looking for a helmet.

Im looking to spend about 300-400 dollars. I should be able to get a nice one for around that I think. So what models should I be looking for/at. I know to try them on locally but just looking for some recommendations on what helmets to try on

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 06:17 PM
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Check out Helmet Harbor they have a wide range of helmets along with reviews. Good place to do business with, I've spent some $$$ there and will again when it comes time for a new lid and leathers.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2005, 01:49 PM
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Besides the cost..THE most important thing when looking for a lid is....FITMENT...if it don't fit, it ain't worth spit..no matter how much it cost's...

Just some guidlines....

The fit should be Snug, not tight, there should be NO pain, nor pressure points anywhere. With the helmet on and strapped snuggly, shake your head, the helmet should NOT move. No part of your face, i.e. nose, or chin should make contact with any part of the helmet..

You'll prolly have to try on a few different brands to get the proper fit..

When inquiring about any helmet, ask the salesperson if they have been trained in helmet fitment, if they haven't...move on.

Oh, one last thing..while riding, buckle the strap up..

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Oh, one last thing..while riding, buckle the strap up..

Ain't that the truth. I saw an accident last year and the guy didn't have his buckled and it flew off when he hit a car that turned infront of him.



On topic: I just bought a Shoei RF1000 and it fit my big nugget perfectly. Some might fit well around your head, but they might not fit well around your cheeks and have a bunch of movement. I tried on various models and the RF was the best fit for me. I would suggest before ordering online to try a few out at local dealerships.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 05:02 PM
 
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you deffinitely want something thats comfy for ya. And with your price range you have alot of options. My personal choice would be the HJC Carbon
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 04:41 PM
 
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I went with a cool paint job over the best fit.Anybody else?
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I went with a cool paint job over the best fit.Anybody else?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-10-2006, 12:53 AM
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Unless you have a hard to fit head or need some kind of wild graphics, a very good helmet can be had for under $200.

I use plain white HJC's, always the top of the line, AC-10, then 11, now looking at an AC-12. I replace about every two years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, and I've yet to pay $200 for one. Helmet Harbor is one I've used as well as Helmet Shop.

If you're hard to fit, be ready to spread the bread for an Arai. Good luck.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-10-2006, 07:08 PM
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I went with a cool paint job over the best fit.Anybody else?

Maybe that cool paint job will help save your melon if you crash...

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