open faced helmet for touring

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by mangiacavallo, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. mangiacavallo

    mangiacavallo Member

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    anyone have any suggestions for an open face helmet that meets DOT requirements but doesn't make you look like a mushroom head?
    is there such a thing?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I tried on a XXL full face and almost ripped my ears off trying to get it off again. I would like to use the full face when it drops below 30* but it doesn't look good for me.:D
     
  3. mangiacavallo

    mangiacavallo Member

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    ... i guess i should have said: 1/2 helmets, to be precise.
     
  4. mangiacavallo

    mangiacavallo Member

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    well, you've got a lot of harley knowledge stuffed up in that 106 year old noggin, glider.
    i don't suffer from that problem.
    alas ...
     
  5. mangiacavallo

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    so smitty ... when you do grab that 1/2 helmet, though, does it hug your skull or do you feel like a mushroom-head with it on?
    seems to me they must have invented something to protect, that meets DOT, but doesn't require so much styrofoam.
    only thing i can find are "novelty" helmets, but ... not for me.
     
  6. RoadGlider09

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    You might look at the Bell Shorty and the Outlaws. Leatherup.com has decent prices on them. Just my two cents worth.
     
  7. gmurdock

    gmurdock Active Member

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    I like my Carbon Fiber 1/2 helmet. I got it from HeadTrip Helmets by ADVANCED CARBON COMPOSITES DOT also. They are on the other side of Orlando so I just went to the place where they make them. Light on your head & small in size. Not my head the helmet.
     
  8. FLHXTom29715

    FLHXTom29715 Active Member

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    Yeah, I've been looking too and I want to get the head trip carbon fiber, looks almost like a skid lid, but it is DOT and light weight
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Actually try several retailers and try on as many as possible...they all fit different and the skys the limit regarding personal taste and style. I was lucky enough to have gotten a closeout HD Carbon Fiber DOT Model for less than a HD, matched the color of my bike (Smoky Bronze), and fit like a song...I was stoked to say the least! There are deals out there, just be patient and take your time to find exactly what you want...!