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So what are you guys wearing out there?

Probably shopping for a new lid this coming season, to replace my HCJ FG-12.

 
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newfieninja said:
I'm very happy with my KBC VR2. go to the bike show on try on lots of helmets, every head is different.
Which Toronto show has the deals? I hear the Dec. show has the new bikes, and then is it the Feb. show with the helmets and gear?
 

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My brain bucket ATM is an HJC AC12 Carbon. Used to be (and still have) a CL14. man what a difference.

Cost me $300 shipped from an online vender.
 

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KBC VR1 (toast... use in case of emergency)

Shoei RF1000 (a little rashed... back-up race lid)

Vemar VSR Carbon (big pimpin ultralight CF helmet, street use)

OGK FF4 (main race lid, occational street use)

FLY Lite III Jesseman Replica (MX helmet, being shipped to me as I type)
 

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I have a Z1R. It's my first helmet, as I just started riding in Sept. 05. Bought it based on the testing of helmets in Motorcyclist magazine...it was one of 3 or 4 brands with the lowest impact to the head, and they tested many, many brands. The Z1R was also one of the least expensive. I don't have anything to compare to since it's my first helmet, but I have been very satisfied with the comfort and fit so far.
 

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I have a white one.

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right now, a bell zephyr model. it wasnt expensive, but it IS DOT certified, so for the moment, till I can afford the Icon Mainframe, it'll do. the mainframe is better lookin and SNELL approved.
 
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^ you need to get a different lid my man.
I plan to stop by Smoky Mtn Adventure Sports and shop the "wall of HJC" for an ac-12, I know what you speak of.
 

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how much do all these things cost? I spent like 65 bucks on my Gmax helmet thats DOT and SNELL approved. I have the same wind noise issues as someone else in this thread, 30 plus and all I hear is wind. But I guess you get what you pay for. I go to www.ridegear.com for my gear needs.
 

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Excellent point Luke. In an earlier post I mentioned that I got a Z1R based on the article "Blowing the Lid Off" in Motorcyclist Magazine...which indicated it was one of the safest helmets, and one of the least expensive...I paid 95 bucks with tax. Since I wear ear plugs when I ride, wind noise is not an issue anyway, and the fit and comfort have been fine. So I do not yet understand why some pay as much as $500+ for a less protective lid.
 
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