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ok i have been looking for a dot helmet that doesnt make me look like a mushroom head! safety is number 1 for me but damn cant find a decent helmet. i bought a daytona half helmet it just sits to high on my head and looks so stupid! i have a little bigger forehead and a xl head !! any help would be great on what helmets wont make me look like a blank blank goin down the road...
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ok i have been looking for a dot helmet that doesnt make me look like a mushroom head! safety is number 1 for me but damn cant find a decent helmet. i bought a daytona half helmet it just sits to high on my head and looks so stupid! i have a little bigger forehead and a xl head !! any help would be great on what helmets wont make me look like a blank blank goin down the road...
You stated "safety is number 1" if you want safety as a primary consideration (you won't like this... LOL) then go with a full face helmet....Next best thing would be a "modular" (Nolan makes a nice one)..I have a modular that I wear quite a bit but around town and shorter rides I succumb to a "German style" DOT approved helmet....can't get away from "the look"....LOL

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I totally agree with Paul on this. If you have safety in mind, then you'd NEVER consider anything except a full face helmet.

Choosing anything else is absurd if you want safety. Halfies are great for holding your hair in place though.

If you're ready to protect yourself, let us know, I know I'd be more than happy to offer some guidance in choosing a quality helmet.

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I totally agree with Paul on this. If you have safety in mind, then you'd NEVER consider anything except a full face helmet.

Choosing anything else is absurd if you want safety. Halfies are great for holding your hair in place though.

If you're ready to protect yourself, let us know, I know I'd be more than happy to offer some guidance in choosing a quality helmet.
Hey Bandit are you in the business..? Looking for another lid for my daughter....

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If you have safety in mind, then you'd NEVER consider anything except a full face helmet.
LOL... if you want safety, then why do you ride? Stick to a cage. Full face will protect more than a 3/4 and a 3/4 more than a half, nobody's arguing that fact. But we should just leave it at that, and not suggest that a full helmet provides safety. There is no such thing when you're on 2 wheels.

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ok ya i will give u that with a half helmet safety isnt number 1 , but i like to be protected alittle.. just looking for suggestions what everywhere is wearing and how they like the fit and so on!
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The problem with helmets is that I've noticed they are mostly for people with round heads. If your head is oblong shaped you will have a difficult time.

I'm one of those that wears a brain bucket and it doesn't present a problem with fit.

Even though I've never had one I heard some Bell Helmets fit well. I had a Scorpion and it was very comfortable. Its a full face.
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LOL... if you want safety, then why do you ride? Stick to a cage. Full face will protect more than a 3/4 and a 3/4 more than a half, nobody's arguing that fact. But we should just leave it at that, and not suggest that a full helmet provides safety. There is no such thing when you're on 2 wheels.
If you ride like everyone is out to kill you then you stand a better chance..Like the saying there are only 2 kinds of motorcyclist...those that have wiped out and those that will wipe out...helmet wise..SAFEST is full face. But it is dangerous to cross the road...does that mean you won't do it...?

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Hey Bandit are you in the business..? Looking for another lid for my daughter....
No, not at all, but I try to stay in touch with all the places that offer the best pricing, so if after your questions are answered, you need to buy, I'm happy to share the links to the best prices and video reviews (if they have indeed been reviewed).


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LOL... if you want safety, then why do you ride? Stick to a cage. Full face will protect more than a 3/4 and a 3/4 more than a half, nobody's arguing that fact. But we should just leave it at that, and not suggest that a full helmet provides safety. There is no such thing when you're on 2 wheels.
Then why not ride barefoot in only shorts and a t-shirt then?




Yes, riding a bike means you lack the safety of driving a car, but I'm not making that comparison. Might as well say that driving in a car is less safe than staying home, so why would you leave the house?


But there are protective measures in place to HELP us protect our lives. Law enforcement statistics report that most motorcycle fatalities happen due to head/face trauma. Those fatalities are generally from those not wearing a helmet, not wearing a full face helmet, or not wearing a quality helmet.


With a quality, high end Snell or ECE approved full face helmet, you get the maximum in protection, and are infinitely more likely to live through a severe crash than if you wore a 3/4 or halfie.


What would a 3/4 or halfie do here... in one of the most COMMON types of motorcycle collisions?


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The problem with helmets is that I've noticed they are mostly for people with round heads. If your head is oblong shaped you will have a difficult time.

I'm one of those that wears a brain bucket and it doesn't present a problem with fit.

Even though I've never had one I heard some Bell Helmets fit well. I had a Scorpion and it was very comfortable. Its a full face.

Many helmets made by Shoei, Scorpion, Icon and Shark fit more of the oblong shape. I am a HUGE Arai fan, but cannot wear them because they lean more towards round shapes

Sites like helmetharbor.com do reviews and list the head shape that best fits in the reviewed helmet, I have found them quite helpful.

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