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What do you wear?
Full-Face 37%  37%  [ 16 ]
Modular 49%  49%  [ 21 ]
3/4 (Open Face) 12%  12%  [ 5 ]
Half-Helmet 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
None 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 43
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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:13 pm 
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I'm surprised non-DOT approved helmets are legal to sell. I don't know if my MX helmets are, but they're Fulmers which is a popular brand, so they probably are.


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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:18 pm 
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I've seen DOT stickers for sale, so there must be some. I suspect the German ones fall into that category.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:25 pm 
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I'm surprised I've never seen a DOT tattoo on the back of a bald head. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:18 pm 
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GlennR wrote:
I'm surprised non-DOT approved helmets are legal to sell. I don't know if my MX helmets are, but they're Fulmers which is a popular brand, so they probably are.

They may be sold as "novelty" helmets. Or purchasing a helmet from Europe. I use a German ROOF modular helmet. Fantastic helmet but is not legal in the US as it has never been submitted for DOT testing. It does however, pass the EU requirements which are tougher than DOT, so I'm comfortable in offering protection.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:27 am 
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THAT is a cool helmet!

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
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StrayDog wrote:
THAT is a cool helmet!

Yes I thought so too! Comes in a huge variety of colours and designs. But its not cheap - $500

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
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Believe it or not I paid more than that for my Schuberth C3!

We are two sick puppies!

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:04 pm 
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If you have a $10 head put it in a $10 helmet.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
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A full face Bell Tourstar saved my life back in the day (30+ years ago) when I went head first into a concrete footbridge when going into a ditch after slipping on black ice. I'll always wear a full helmet.


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 Post subject: Re: Helmets - Full-Face, Modular, Halfie, 3/4 or none?
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I cringe when I don't see at least eye protection, gloves and boots. Adults should make their own decisions and for me that is a full face helmet, jacket with elbow, shoulder and back protection, gloves (AZ asphalt is hot in the summer time), and proper foot wear.


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