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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, I prefer a half-helmet and have read and read reviews, threads, etc. I currently have a Fulmer half helmet and have had an older NXL (no longer in business) half helmet. Both (and I know any DOT helmet will have some shroom effect) are too mushroom-like. I have narrowed my choice down to two:

Victory Base Shorty Helmet (Vic Part #2861282)
Street and Steel B-17 (aka Bell Drifter)

If anyone has experience with any of these, I would greatly appreciate your opinion (without this turning into a full-face/half/no helmet debate)
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I have 2 Bell Shortys and love them.Fit good and have a zip in ear/neck cover.Have a Bell Bandito and it doesnt have the cover and doesnt cover head as much

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I recently picked up a Vega XTV that, so far, I like. Was looking for the same thing, and this one looks pretty good on me.

http://www.vegahelmet.com/xtv.html

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I have used this helmet (well, actually I have bought several of the same kind and color) for the past 8 years...I love this helmet...my favorite of the OTHER ones I have tried.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...er-Helmet.aspx

And inexpensive too. Very good helmet...read the reviews.

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I have this helmet. it has both a tinted and clear screen that can be switched in seconds, the screen is a one touch drop down and works excelent.
It has a zip out insulated curtain that can be used on colder days. I love the helmet.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...id-Helmet.aspx

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Speaking form personal experience, each time I asked others on advise on helmets, I end up with a conversation going in completely different direction than where I expected it to go. Needless to say, even though most of us agree Victories are great, our taste and beliefs in helmets vary greatly. I personally reverted to not asking any questions, but just trying helmets on whenever I am around helmets.

With that said, I wish you the best of luck in your helmet quest, and remember - your head is your best friend when it comes to finding a helmet that fits well.
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Speaking form personal experience, each time I asked others on advise on helmets, I end up with a conversation going in completely different direction than where I expected it to go. Needless to say, even though most of us agree Victories are great, our taste and beliefs in helmets vary greatly. I personally reverted to not asking any questions, but just trying helmets on whenever I am around helmets.

With that said, I wish you the best of luck in your helmet quest, and remember - your head is your best friend when it comes to finding a helmet that fits well.
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I have read your posts, and I liked the looks of the German style helmets you were looking at...did you ever purchase one? And yes, seems every helmet thread I have read goes in the wrong direction. I have never seen a review of the actual Vic shorties...they look nice and I have never seen one in person. I will check out the ones mentioned above! Thanks!
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http://www.leatherup.com/l/Motorcycle-Helmets/12.html this where I bought mine from. gives you Idea on price.
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I used to buy helmets like my ex bought shoes. Had 5 or 6 of them, then finally picked a couple of "keepers", donated the others to my local MSF training school.

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Any helmet with a DOT rating is gonna be a mushroom, so if that's what you're trying to get away from, you're throwing away money. The Victory half helmets are especially mushroomy. The Bell drifter looks like the dude from spaceballs. Not to be preachy or a debater, but IMO, the only way to protect your head and look really cool is to wear a full face.....or you could wear a novelty, those look really cool, if cool is what you're after.

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