Helmet

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by HOLY DIVER, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    just wondering if there is a genaral helmet out there there that meets D.O.T. requirements that is comfy and does not feel like you have a 10lb wieght on top of ur head? i'm using a hjc half helmet right not but not happy the wieght is ok but the chin strap feels like its choking me + it allways wants to scoot back on my head even though it seems to fit nice and snug when i first put it on...just think i need some idea's on a better helmet comfort being the #1 factor
     
  2. Animal

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    We have Helmet laws up here in Nanny land and I always hated helmets cause of the weight and problems that you listed. Now there are carbon fiber helmets that are light and I find fit better then the old cast iron ones(ha ha). Try one out but if you have a choice no helmet is best of all.
     
  3. johnkarlfl

    johnkarlfl Active Member

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    I have a sega 1/2 helmet, no so great. same problems
     
  4. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    we do not have a helmet law here but i choose to wear one. and i want one that does not choke me lol i hate the full faced helmets can't feal the wind to much like riding in a car. thought about an old school style like Peter Fonda had on in Easy Rider Might be more friendly than a half helmet just seems the air coming from my windshield gets caught under it and pulls it up and backwards i have to adjust it at every stop sign:newsmile061:
     
  5. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    I have a Harley half helmet, I think it is called a hybrid. It is very light and comfortable. Good luck finding one.
     
  6. Cyclops

    Cyclops Active Member

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    Wife & I both have Kevlar & Carbon Graphic half helmets. Can't recall the name/brand, but they're advertised as the lightest DOTs on the market. I'll look for the name/brand and post a couple of pics with more info when I get back home. Stay Tuned.
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As most have stated, carbon fiber one is the lightest yet strongest material, but as you correctly observed, the best one is the one you WILL wear and FITS comfortably.

    While I have used a full face helmet and used virtually every brand out there, the HD Carbon Fiber one I recently picked up is my favorite. It is a recently discontinued model, but got it for an incredible buy...so do take your time and find the right one.

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  8. tubguy

    tubguy Active Member

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    Carbon Fiber is what my wife and I use, she didn`t like the heavy helmets.
     
  9. SC-roadking

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    My wife and I use the half helmets that came with the bike (both custom painted to match the bike) in town putting around, but on long rides the AURI 3/4 with the face shield that flips up and the chatter box blue tooth seems like the lightest and most comfy helmet I have found. Not cheap, but fits great and is hand made and very light. Has great reviews, and is widely used in racing world.:D 2007 Road King SE Cobalt Blue with the Gold inlay flames.
     
  10. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Carbon fiber is $pendy, but probably the best option - if lightweight is your main issue. I wear FF helmets so even though they weight a tad more than others - I like added protection. Neither of mine are carbon fiber & the weight isn't a problem for me. Best recommendation is to go to a larger m/c store & try a few on for fit & comfort. Then you can dial-in the size & order online for cheaper price. Currently I've got a Scorpion Evo 400 & Sparx FF - both suit me fine. Good luck!