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Thats the helmet I wear, same with most of my friends.(they have crushed the foam to make it sit further down on their heads and seem to like it more) I think it's ok, only sucks riding into a strong wind. then again it's the only one I have worn. The plan is to get one of those carbon fiber lids
 

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I have also done a lot of searching for a low profile half helmet.... Only helmet I can say really is "low profile" would be the Head Trip helmets by ACC. They do DOT and Novelty, and I am told they are the lowest profile DOT on the market. I am waiting on mine I ordered the DOT.

Oh yeah, don't order a NexL helmet - I waited 8 months for one and no sign of it.... still trying to get my money back.
 

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I went with Rich's recommendation. Just go the ACC site and read everything about the Head Trip and then make your decision.

I am waiting for my helmet from ACC. It should be ready to ship in a few weeks. It is about a 7 to 8 week lead time because they have been getting a lot of orders recently. Sure it is more money, but my safety is worth it.

Besides, Rich and I have the same hair style, so the helmet should feel as good on my head.
 

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Besides, Rich and I have the same hair style, so the helmet should feel as good on my head.
Actually, my German lid is the most comfortable one I have... but that's because it's lined with auto headliner material ;)
 

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I have been using Carbon Fiber's DOT helmet for over a year. Love it! 11/2 lb made of 50% Carbon Fiber and 50% Kevlar. Less than half the weight of HD fiberglass, overpriced helmet. They also have non DOT helmets. All eliminate the "mushroom" look. Plus they have THE best customer service of any outfit I've dealt with. Expensive though. Check them out at carbonfiberhelmets.com
 

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Thanks guys.

Ill have to look into the headtrip, that is looking like the best shot, Thanks Rich
 

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Sure it is more money, but my safety is worth it.
I'm genuinely not trying to start a flamewar, but how concerned with safety can you be wearing a lid like this? Don't get me wrong I think you should wear whatever you want, but it seems to me that most of the folks wearing lids like that are the same ones that wouldn't wear anything if not for helmet laws. Again, totally your prerogative, just curious.
 

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I'm genuinely not trying to start a flamewar, but how concerned with safety can you be wearing a lid like this? Don't get me wrong I think you should wear whatever you want, but it seems to me that most of the folks wearing lids like that are the same ones that wouldn't wear anything if not for helmet laws. Again, totally your prerogative, just curious.
I was thinking the same thing, but I have tried half helmets and just didn't like them had nothing to do with the safety of it.
 

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I'm genuinely not trying to start a flamewar, but how concerned with safety can you be wearing a lid like this? Don't get me wrong I think you should wear whatever you want, but it seems to me that most of the folks wearing lids like that are the same ones that wouldn't wear anything if not for helmet laws. Again, totally your prerogative, just curious.
That is what is great about this country. I have a prerogative and I can exercise it. Actually, I have mentioned this before, I am not afraid of dying. I don't worry about it, and I do not let the thought make my choices in life.

If my time comes while riding a motorcycle, it won't matter what helmet I have on. However, for the little bumps, trips, and falls, this is one of the best helmets I can have on IMHO. It is also within the law.

Life is short and no one gets out alive.

As a side note; I have been looking at all the profiles of people that post inflamatory comments or "I am not trying to start a..." or similar comment, and it is funny how almost 100% of these people do not share any personal information in their profiles. ???
 

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Don't get me wrong I think you should wear whatever you want, but it seems to me that most of the folks wearing lids like that are the same ones that wouldn't wear anything if not for helmet laws.
we dont have a helmet law... normally i wear my full face, and while i understand that anything can happen at anytime, if im going on a short run to the store or its just plain hot.... id like to get some wind. If i get hit it offers some protection for the noggin, and im not purdy enough to fret about a scraped chin :D

If i was constantly worried with getting hurt on a bike, i wouldnt ride one.
 

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That is what is great about this country. I have a prerogative and I can exercise it. Actually, I have mentioned this before, I am not afraid of dying. I don't worry about it, and I do not let the thought make my choices in life.

If my time comes while riding a motorcycle, it won't matter what helmet I have on. However, for the little bumps, trips, and falls, this is one of the best helmets I can have on IMHO. It is also within the law.

Life is short and no one gets out alive.

As a side note; I have been looking at all the profiles of people that post inflamatory comments or "I am not trying to start a..." or similar comment, and it is funny how almost 100% of these people do not share any personal information in their profiles. ???
Thanks for the reply. I was just trying to understand where you were coming from. As to your side note, I don't ever look at folks' profiles and I guess I just assumed no one looked at mine. I certainly have nothing to hide if that was the implication....anyway ride safe.
 

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The whole helmet law is different over here in the Uk we have to have em and they have to be of a certain standard the smallest one I could find that complied with the law is a Davida 91 which I am wearing in pic. Given the choice I would always were a helmet though maybe just one of the small beanie ones. You guys in the states seem to have a more relaxed attitude to the helmet law, what happens if you get caught riding without a helmet ?

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The whole helmet law is different over here in the Uk we have to have em and they have to be of a certain standard the smallest one I could find that complied with the law is a Davida 91 which I am wearing in pic. Given the choice I would always were a helmet though maybe just one of the small beanie ones. You guys in the states seem to have a more relaxed attitude to the helmet law, what happens if you get caught riding without a helmet ?

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/ebay666photos/SantaPod006.jpg
Some of the states have no helmet laws. the ones that do usually require that you have a dot stamp. In a state with a helmet law I have never seen anyone ride without one, I would imagine its a fine and they probably won't let you ride away. Most people here that don't like helmets will wear novelty helmets and atleast with my experience nobody will bother you about it unless they have you pulled over for something else.
 

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Some of the states have no helmet laws. the ones that do usually require that you have a dot stamp. In a state with a helmet law I have never seen anyone ride without one, I would imagine its a fine and they probably won't let you ride away. Most people here that don't like helmets will wear novelty helmets and atleast with my experience nobody will bother you about it unless they have you pulled over for something else.
Same over here, I ride with a German DOT helmet in the Summer (If you can call it that) and I havent been pulled over by the Cops yet, I think though if they pulled me up for speeding they would throw the book at me !
 

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Same over here, I ride with a German DOT helmet in the Summer (If you can call it that) and I havent been pulled over by the Cops yet, I think though if they pulled me up for speeding they would throw the book at me !
There's been a big to-do lately here in North Carolina about the helmets. We have a helmet law, but it is somewhat vague and open to interpretation. Several centrally located counties have begun stopping people with the intent of "helmet inspection" and writing tickets for improper equipment if it is not a DOT approved helmet, as is required by state law.

Can they do that- just stop folks for "helmet inspection"? Yes, they can. It's no different than if a cop believes your window tint is too dark and wants to inspect it or if your license plate light doesn't work (I was actually stopped for this!) or if your headlights are too bright or improperly aimed- if s/he believes improper equipment is being used then a stop can be made. Many small town cops are stopping every one on a bike so no accusations of discrimination or favoritism can take rise. So bikers just don't go to those towns any more.

The "biker advocate" groups are all up in arms like it's world war III. They believe our civil rights are being violated b/c:
- we are required to wear a helmet in the first place, and
- we are being targeted b/c we are bikers and that's discriminatory.

It's why I've not renewed my subscription- they are so hot on helmets that things like rider education & training, stiffer laws for cagers who kill us, progressive licensing, fair insurance practices, etc. are all being ignored. IMO biker advocacy groups have become a joke I want no part of.

The cops are shrugging their collective shoulders and doing their jobs.
 

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Oh yeah, don't order a NexL helmet - I waited 8 months for one and no sign of it.... still trying to get my money back.
Just saw this on another forum:
If you dont mind me adding to your posts. Gilbert J. Williams obit was published 10/28/07 in Santa Cruz Co., CA. I cant see the obit itself since its on Ancestry.com under the "pay for" section. The dude had a load of State tax liens and/judgments against him & his four different businesses, all the way back to 1988. Appears his wife was correct that he's deceased. All four companies he had registered in Watsonville are in receivership with monetary judgements against them. All public record by the way.It would appear, unless there is a small claims avenue you can take against NEXL SPORTS PRODUCTS LLC in Watsonville, that your payment might be gone. Sorry for adding to the bad news. Thought you might want to know.
 
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