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post #1 of 31 Old 10-17-2019, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Fave Helmet?

I have become a a bit of a collector . . .I like to buy helmets, some people like tractor hats, don't judge me. LOL. Anyone have something they consider INDISPENSABLE? Any price range, really, except bear in mind? This ain't race day for most of us.
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After a number of Shoei's and HJC and Skorpions which were all good, I'm using a Bilt ADV style helmet. I like the features but find the actual build a bit on the poor side.The lever for the internal dark visor has failed. But I think it may have a long warranty and I just found the receipts.

Took the receipts and went Cycle Gear yesterday. That style of helmet has been re-badged and is now Sedici Viaggio Adventure Helmet and it's supposed to arrive in the mail today.
Will have to see how the "upgraded version" is. I really like the ADV style.
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Arai were my favourite until I couldn't afford them when I started riding again in 2006(ish). I had an AGV full face that was a great fit, too, like the Arai (think Hondaline/Arai era).

Now I like HJC. I've had (and replaced on time) a CL-Max, IS-Max and currently an RPHA-Max. For what it's worth I would buy the IS-Max or SY-Max before the RPHA the next time. The RPHA is a bit better quality than the HJC stock, but not double the price better. PLUS, the IS- and SY-Max's have winter shields available that are much better than Pinlock.

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Helmet collector, eh? I have an ancient Shoei if you're interested. You just have to promise you'll never actually use it to protect your head.
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My favorite helmet is the one, and only, helmet that fits my stupid looooong oval noggin: Arai Signet X (and previously Q).

Wish I had more options...
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Arai were my favourite until I couldn't afford them when I started riding again in 2006(ish).
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Same for me and Shoei. Had a couple back in the day that I really liked, but man, they've gone up! I'm using a Scorpion modular hi-viz, and am very happy with it. Quality is good, and I'm sold on modulars now. A bit heavy, but not enough to bother me.
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Been riding HJC's since I was 17.. price and fit (big fat head) make them the perfect choice. I don't know anything else.

I really like my latest modular helmet from HJC... can't believe I rode without modular helmets all these years.
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HJC RPHA 90 is their new modular fliip-up helmet. I've been using it all summer long for commuting and road trips. It's very light, the flip down shield really works great, ventilation is clever and breezy, the interior fit and finish is very good....It's a fantastic helmet at a great pricepoint. I got the titanium color one, and it's very nice looking too.

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My favorite helmet is the one, and only, helmet that fits my stupid looooong oval noggin: Arai Signet X (and previously Q).

Wish I had more options...
I have heard others say that. I had to go UP a size to get an Arai on my head, and it probably would not protect me well in a crash due to front/back movement, But I do love the helmet.
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I have NO idea why, but I get a bit claustrophobic in the modulars? It makes no sense, I know, but with a trad full face I don't feel the same fear.
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