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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 07 2012, 18:19

i like the flip front but i dont know what better
i have some offers
what do you think?
1. --- Price : 60£ --- flip front. Ebay link
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2. --- Price : 65£ --- full face. Ebay link
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3. --- Price : 35£ --- full face. Ebay link
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Post  mrfrance Tue Aug 07 2012, 18:39

Personally I wouldn't buy a helmet that cheap especially if you are accident prone! ...However saying that I prefer the flip front depends on how often you ride and make stops or if you prefer to feel the wind on your face whilst cruising through town. That's me anyways!
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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 07 2012, 18:44

i dont want to spend to much on helmet if i crash next week if you know what i mean
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Post  Guest Tue Aug 07 2012, 19:25

I perfer full face but thats my opion, in my opion the full face is one soild piece while the flip front is two. But on the saftey front check out this website.

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/

On this site you can check the saftey rating of all motorcycle helmets
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Post  past-it Tue Aug 07 2012, 19:26

The last helmet is made by Nitro, its gold star rated and passed the helmet tests, I use one for work(cheaper on Gostbikes). The most important thing is that the helmet fits, no matter what price you pay for it, if it doesn't fit you'll get hurt in a accident.
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Post  Snowcat Tue Aug 07 2012, 20:30

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:i dont want to spend to much on helmet if i crash next week if you know what i mean

But you have to question how much do you (and more importantly your family) value your head and your safety? Do you value it at £30? I would buy the best quality helmet I can afford (which isn't always the most expensive), make sure it is properly fitted and hope I never get to test the safety features. If you have a spill on your first trip out and still get to go home and kiss your wife and kids goodnight, is that money wasted??

I also agree with Past It, I'd be wary of buying a helmet I hadn't tried on to ensure it fits correctly. If you can find somewhere local that stocks the helmet, go and try it on to get the sizing right, then buy online from Ghostbikes which are incredibly cheap for most stuff.

Also be wary of counterfeit goods on eBay, not just reserved for fashion I'm afraid, a lot of "too good to be true" bargains are often fakes and therefore not of the same build quality or safety standard as the originals.

Just ask the guy who got a bargain set of NGK Iridium spark plugs off eBay for £15 pluse delivery. Turned out they were made in India, almost blew his engine and stripped the cylinder head.
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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 07 2012, 20:40

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:i dont want to spend to much on helmet if i crash next week if you know what i mean

But you have to question how much do you (and more importantly your family) value your head and your safety?.....
if i answer that i will have to finish with bikes
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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 07 2012, 21:32

thin one is perfect for me link

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Post  ellie Tue Aug 07 2012, 22:51

Im not sure the flip fronts are as safe as the full lids, look at Sharp ratings for helmets, it will open your eyes.
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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 07 2012, 22:55

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this one have 5 stars
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Post  0ldcat Tue Aug 07 2012, 23:33

One of these green smile

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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 07:36

its Yellow tongue
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Post  ellie Wed Aug 08 2012, 11:29

Yes Tom, and only really cool people are allowed yellow Cool green smile
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Post  stretchie_ Wed Aug 08 2012, 12:04

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Personally I wouldn't buy a helmet that cheap especially if you are accident prone! ...However saying that I prefer the flip front depends on how often you ride and make stops or if you prefer to feel the wind on your face whilst cruising through town. That's me anyways!

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:i dont want to spend to much on helmet if i crash next week if you know what i mean


Could always try staying upright Very Happy


These guys could help prevent you needing to spend more ££ on the bikes or bike gear

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Post  topcatbones Wed Aug 08 2012, 20:28

As commented by Snowcat. You seriously have to buy the best quality helmet you can afford.

I had an accident back in May and was knocked out cold but my good looks (ahem) were saved thanks to my Arai Chaser helmet. The helmet was written off.

I have now just bought a new Arai Axces II helmet. Admittedly it cost me £400 but I know it will do the job if needed. I can't say the same of cheaper helmets.

What I am trying to say is, you only have one head, how much is it worth?

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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 20:34

but problem is i dont know what is wrong with the one for 50£ is SHARP give them 5 Stars
the one i did have for 120 did have better ventilation
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Post  Snowcat Thu Aug 09 2012, 12:40

This might be of interest to you Tom link
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Post  TomCom Thu Aug 09 2012, 14:06

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Sharp give 2 start to that so i will stay with the one before
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Post  Barnsley Bogtrotter Mon Aug 13 2012, 17:25

Helmets are designed to be written off....a solid steel lid would be useless as it would not deform..the outer shell is not the main bit but the foam and polystyrene collapsing as they should to cushion the blow....its good that they stay together enough to have a few impacts within the same accident. A flip front if it opens within the accident may lever our head and break our neck.. Fit of the helmet is far more important than the price. Helmets do need replacing when the they loosen up so much that they don't fit properly..

I have Arai, AGV Caburg and Nolan...the Nolan I gave away as it just did not feel safe...I would buy a cheaper lid if it was safe
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Post  TomCom Mon Aug 13 2012, 17:51

So i decide to buy this one CABERG V2 407
SHARP give them 5 Stars (check here ->SHARP link)
This one is on Ebay (check here ->Ebay link) price 59.95 £
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Post  stevemcc Mon Aug 13 2012, 23:54

Just make sure you try one on first, as Barnsley Bogtrotter said, its all about the fit.
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Post  ellie Tue Aug 14 2012, 06:49

If you look at Sharp ratings you don't need to spend £400 on a lid to get 5 stars.

From my experience all this technology & research that's put into head wear is useless when a riders neck is still so exposed and even the smallest of accidents will cause instant death or life long paralysis.
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Post  billyw Tue Aug 14 2012, 08:27

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:If you look at Sharp ratings you don't need to spend £400 on a lid to get 5 stars.

From my experience all this technology & research that's put into head wear is useless when a riders neck is still so exposed and even the smallest of accidents will cause instant death or life long paralysis.

Its being so cheery that keeps us all going!
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Tue Aug 14 2012, 09:29

+1 on the instant death. Don't fancy the Lifetime of paralysis.
Note to self: buy a cheap lid!!

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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 14 2012, 09:48

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:So i decide to buy this one CABERG V2 407
SHARP give them 5 Stars (check here ->SHARP link)
This one is on Ebay (check here ->Ebay link) price 59.95 £
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So is this one not good ?
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