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Re: helmet help
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2018, 04:47:33 pm »
decisions, decisions...
sorta off the airoh thanks to eyore ....dont want a wet head thankyou v much.
reading up on bell transition visor... not recommended for the rain.... what !!! this is ireland... and scotland can give us a run for our money with unexpected showers.... no wonder theres not much experience of them here!!
shark spartan carbon still a runner but now i've been (much) reminded of the c3.
been looking at helmets around the 12/1300 g area - at least below 1500 g but as richt suggests weight may go well up with a larger size.
perhaps i need a set of scales to weight each helmet.
i don't know what to do..perhaps the roof will do a while yet.... but now i know it's a heavy old bugger.
new resolution...stop going into motorbike shops!!!! 

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Re: helmet help
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2018, 05:25:05 pm »
Go to a bike show if you can:

1. You can try them all on until your ears are red raw - both the designs and the various sizes
2. You can often get a real bargain if its a decent sized show.


Maybe this one if you can hang until March:
https://www.irishmotorbikeshow.com/online-ticket-sales/
« Last Edit: November 30, 2018, 06:51:49 pm by richtea »

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Re: helmet help
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2018, 11:37:32 pm »
Pity you can't try them on by going for a ride with the helmet on without actually buying it first.
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Re: helmet help
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2018, 05:54:43 pm »
bike show is probably the best idea..... but i need one now!!!!...well not really.
also irish bike shows are just too near, good weekend away would be fine after feeding animals all winter....
i'll try to cool my jets, maybe the government will help me go on a work avoidance scheme.

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Re: helmet help
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2018, 10:43:09 pm »
It's of absolutely no help to your good self, but one of the best places in mainland UK to try almost every helmet in every size and variation (but without being able to ride off in one on test  ::) ) is Helmet City. Various outlets and most major shows and race meetings. Details on their website...

http://www.helmetcity.co.uk/pages/contact-us.html

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Re: helmet help
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2018, 11:29:35 pm »
Worth a look regarding protective gear incl helmets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=lwwlvi1hf10
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Re: helmet help
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2018, 01:35:15 pm »
Quite entertaining, as are his other vids. For some reason he doesn't mention SHARP, but I guess it's aimed more at those across the pond.
In his helmet reviews he does often mention SHARP though.

He also takes a golf club to chin guards in some of his tests. That bit of test isn't scientific, but it's still quite interesting. He does do other more measured impact testing, though.