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  1. Trenchcoat85


    1 review

    Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Weave Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology. ALSO AVAILABLE IN SOLID COLORS 3rd-Generation “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out. SilverCool™ Interior: Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Crown and cheek pads are removable and washable. Large Eye Port and Maximum Range Adjustable Visor: For maximum visibility and superior goggle fit. SNELL/DOT Approved SIZES: XS-XXL Retail $179.99-$184.99 (this review was written in Feb. 2011. Later it was *painfully* transferred to TT's new software. Also, HJC has a newer model now: SPXN)
  2. Bryan Bosch

    Scorpion VX-R70 Fragment Helmet

    2 reviews

    The VX-R70 utilizes Scorpion's advanced TCT Composite shell construction and a dual density EPS system to create a light weight, feature-rich performance MX helmet. Without compromise, the VX-R70 is built to meet the elevated demands of the serious off road rider. TCT COMPOSITE shell construction Advanced Dual-density EPS Kwikwick 2 Anti-microbial Fabric Liner Aero-tuned Ventilation AirFit Liner Inflation System Large goggle eyeport = Optimum Vision Shatter Resistant Aero-tuned Visor Quick-change Chin Vent Titanium Double D-ring Detachable Chin Strap Cover DOT/ECE Approved
  3. schmo

    California Best lighting kit

    What would you recommend for a lighting kit for a 2007 KTM 250 2 Stroke? I don't plan on riding on the street much at all, just here and there to connect trails, but want to have what's required in case I do get pulled over. What would be a simple, non-expensive, reliable set up? I have no battery (pre E-button) . . . need a head light, tail/brake light, plate light, blinkers, and a horn.
  4. Hey guys I'm curious to a bit of info from you guys. I've been riding atvs and dirt bikes for most of my life. I use to use the same helmet till I broke it bad or out grew it and I am wonder, when do you guys buy new helmets? Every couple years or after each hard crash? Due they have a life span to them ? And do you have any helmet brand recommendations? Thanks guys
  5. As a newbie to riding this made me relise i need the proper riding gear.
  6. KTM 200xcw Nutcase

    Should I replace my helment?

    My fox v2 was on the handlebar of my dirtbike and my friend knocked over the bike. The brake lever poked the side just around the ear area should I replace my $300 helmet I bought a week ago?
  7. 3 reviews

    The all new EXO-T1200 is the first helmet model to join Scorpion’s new T-Series, designed with premium features to meet the needs of hardcore or leisure touring riders. The profile is aerodynamic and aggressive, while advanced features like the TCT® composite shell, AirFit® liner inflation system, 3-Step SpeedView® drop down sun visor and VSV™ ventilation system enhance any type of riding experience. TCT® Composite Shell: Developed exclusively by ScorpionEXO®, the revolutionary TCT® (Thermodynamic Composite Technology) process consists of a proprietary 5 layer blend of interlaced and specially formulated fiberglass, Aramid and organic poly-resin fibers Advanced Dual-Density EPS: A multi-layer EPS provides efficient energy displacement in key areas including EPS lining throughout the entire chin bar VSV™ (Venturi Super Vent) Ventilation System: Scopion’s innovative VSV™ (Venturi Super Vent) System was specially designed and wind-tunnel tested to increase the venturi effect, a creation of negative air pressure. The two intake ports both serve a separate function, the first draws cool air into the helmet interior while the second draws cool air across the three exhaust ports. As the second intake port passes air through the graduated super vent air channel, it accelerates the flow of air over the three exhaust ports, thus increasing the venturi effect which will draw more warm air out of the helmet interior AirFit® Liner Inflation System: Inflatable cheek pad system for a superior, personalized fit Ellip-Tec® Ratchet System: Easy, secure, tool-less face shield changes in seconds. Pulls the shield back against the eye port gasket during closing to ensure a proper seal. 3-Step SpeedView® Retractable Sun-Visor: Adjustable to 3 positions, the retractable sun-visor incorporates Everclear® anti-fog technology on both sides EverClear® No Fog Face Shield: Optically-clear shield with state-of-the art fog free technology. Anti-Scratch hardened coating. 100% UV protection Pinlock® 100% Max vision: Pinlock® 100% Max Vision ensures a 100% fog free vision. The anti-fog insert lens is placed in the ScorpionEXO® 2D flat race shield w/tear-off posts, providing maximum visibility (optional accessory) Face Shield Lock/Vent System: Securely locks shield in place or turn down the lever to allow light airflow into the helmet KwikWick® III Anti-Microbial Liner: The third generation of Scorpion’s moisture-wicking lining material feels cool to the touch in warm weather and warm in cool weather while maintaining anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic properties Contour Cheek Pads: Three-dimensionally sculpted foam that contours the rider’s head shape for better comfort and fit KwikFit®: Kwikfit® cheek pads allow easy on and off of the most common styles of eye glasses Emergency Release System: Tabs located under the neck roll allow easy removal of the cheek pads by trained emergency medical personnel. 3 Shell Sizes: Having 3 shell sizes helps to optimize weight, fit and comfort across the entire size range Titanium Double D-Ring: High strength titanium D-Ring system with industry leading durability Helmet Valise: A premium textile helmet storage bag is included and features a dual zipper top, ventilation ports, a side pocket and plush interior lining Communication System Speaker Pockets 5 Year warranty Meets or exceeds: DOT-218 Approved Colors: Neon/Red, White/Silver Sizes: XS - 2XL
  8. Jake17

    6d helmet?

    Had a deer jump out infront on me riding this weekend gave myself a good concussion and broke my Thor helmet is the 6d helmet that good of a helmet for the price don't mind paying the price if it is just don't wanna waste the money for a helmet just as good as 300 dollar one
  9. 3 reviews

    The SMH10 is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motor cycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth and the advanced digital signal processing technology, the SMH10 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. Retail pricing: $209 for single unit. $379 for dual. Features Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards)* Four-way conference intercom Conference phone call with intercom participant Music sharing Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS Voice prompts Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial (Patent pending) Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigations Speed dialing Stereo music by 3.5mm audio cable Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Up to 12 hours talk time, 10 days stand-by time Can be used while charging on road trips Individual volume control for each audio source Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind – thanks to the two-year warranty * in open terrain
  10. 1. What is BSI? a. BSI is one of the largest and most prestigious standards, quality assurance, inspection, testing and certification organizations in the world. Similar to the familiar UL Listing, the BSI offers testing and rating services for major manufactures with worldwide distribution interests. The BSI Inspectorate is a leading provider of inspection, analysis and testing services across the globe. A vital business within the BSI Group, BSI Inspectorate delivers confidence for buyers and sellers alike, as well as banks and governments involved in international trade the world over. 2. I heard that all of Europe has opted for the EC 22-05; does this mean that the BS 6658 Type A is no longer valid? a. While a number of helmet manufacturers have opted for a single unifying standard for Europe (EC22-05) for economies of manufacture, BSI are still operating the Kitemark certification scheme for BS 6658 Type A, Type AF and Type B helmets and the helmets we import will continue to bear the prestigious BS 6658 Type A Kitemark. 3. You say that these helmets are "Batch Tested", what does this mean? a. BSI testing is done in a "pre public release" fashion. When the manufacturer has produced a product "batch" of helmets, say 500 to 2000 units, and samples of that particular batch are sampled by a BSI representative and randomly tested at the BSI testing facilities - 5 for a production batch of 500, 13 for a batch of 501-1,200 and 20 for batches of 1,201-2000. Each production batch must be of the same model. Only after each of the helmets have passed a battery of specified tests are the BSI serialized decals then released for that specific batch and in that specific quantity. 4. What happens if there is a performance failure during one of these tests? a. Should any helmet fail any test, the entire batch is rejected and samples must be submitted for retest, following investigation of the problem and remedial action. This helps to insure that every helmet that could ultimately be worn by the end user came from a batch of helmets that was certified to comply with the standard. (Source: http://www.bsi-global.com/index.xalter ) 5. How does this compare with Snell's "post public release" testing? a. With the Snell post public release testing program you find a random testing of helmets purchased off dealers shelves. If a helmet fails the random tests, the manufacturer is notified of the discrepancy and more random tests are performed. Should a manufacturer show repetitive failures, discussions are had between Snell and the manufacturer on ways to come back into compliance. Potentially, the manufacturer could loose their certification status. However, this sampling can be as low as four thousandth of one percent (.004%) of annual helmets sold for the higher volume manufacturers. In one example, only 16 helmets were tested of an approximate 400,000 helmets sold of one particular manufacturer in 2001 (Source: Ed Becker, Executive Director Snell Memorial Foundation: http://www.smf.org/). While this is within the "up to 2%" Snell states in their literature, it is quite obvious that in actuality, the BSI pre public release compliance testing is magnitudes more likely to catch defective helmets before they ever leave the factory floor, while the Snell system is simply much less likely to catch defective helmets or fraudulent manufacturers. The result can be helmets available to the riding public manufactured to comply with the Snell 2000 and DOT standards may not always do so. (Reference: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT Performance Compliance Test results: http://www.nhtsa.dot...s218/index.html) This is a critical safety issue. 6. In addition to pre-public release batch testing, what does the BSI require of manufacturers to ensure only high quality products are made available to the public? a. After each helmet model and shell size has passed original specifications and compliance tests and awarded BS 6658 Type A approval, there is an annual re-certification, and quarterly factory inspections for quality control. No other standards available in the USA offer this level of quality control. 7. Some helmet manufactures state that their helmets pass the BSI 6658 Type A standard in addition to Snell. How can I be sure that the helmet I am buying is BSI 6658 Type A approved? a. While it is common for manufacturers to build helmet models to meet different standards around the world, due to the unique specifications each standard dictates, there is no assurance that any one build for any particular model would be approved by more than one standard with out being tested to that standard; only helmets bearing the serialized BSI blue Kite Mark are BSI 6658 Type A approved. With out this label, there has been no pre public release batch testing by the BSI and as such the BSI will not recognize it as passing the standard. 8. What does the Type A mean and how does it differ from a non type A helmet? a. The Type A designation means that it meets the more severe impact criteria that is required to be recognized as race approved by the FIM, AMA, FORMULA-USA, WERA etc. and all other major racing organizations and race clubs in the USA. 9. Is it true that Suomy BSI certified helmets are over 300 grams lighter than the Suomy helmet certified to the Snell standard and if so, why? a. Yes! A BSI certified Suomy helmet might be as much as 300 grams lighter than it's Snell counterpart (we manufacture OEM helmets for Ducati and Aprilia to the Snell standard). The difference is merited out of the variances between the two standards protocols. These testing protocols may vary in such ways as head form weight, falling mass, measurements such as the distance velocity is measured above the impact site, velocity at point of impact and drop heights. The significant deviation between Snell and the BSI Type A is in the second drop height, with Snell's second drop being higher than BSI's second drop (most experts will agree that the second impact drop height for Snell is not relevant to motorcycling but reflects the particular demands of auto racing where the driver's head may impact a roll cage several times during a crash). This differentiation results in a lighter, less rigid outer shell requirement to pass the demanding BSI 6658 Type A test. This decrease in shell rigidity allows the helmet to work in concert with the EPS system (expanded polystyrene) to better mitigate energies experienced at speeds where the rigid shell of the Snell configuration can fall short, without compromising the fundamental energy management of much higher energy loads. A helmet that performs to the standard at the lightest possible weight reduces total pivoting mass, head deceleration and will tire rider less, thus increasing safety. In addition, lighter helmets are more likely to be worn and wearing one is the single critical factor in the prevention of and reduction in head injury. (Source: The HURT Report Summary, Line #45 - www.cs.wisc.edu/~john/vfr/hurt.html University Of Wisconsin). 10. If the BSI standard is so good, why not simply build the helmet to meet both the BSI 6658 Type A and Snell 2000 standard as well, and avoid any confusion? a. As mentioned above, the major deviation between the two standards in found in the second drop height. This requirement forces the manufacturer to build a much stiffer outer shell to perform well in the Snell 2000 second drop impact tests. This stiffer shell requirement may also prevent the helmet from passing the BSI 6658 Type A standard, by not allowing the helmet to start absorbing energy until a much higher threshold. By not allowing the helmet to begin managing energy at the typical speeds and energies a rider is most likely to experience, the Snell 2000 is counter intuitive to the BSI 6658 Type A. 11. What is the essential difference between the mandatory DOT standard and the voluntary standards such as Snell and BSI 6658 Type A? a. While there are several significant differences between the DOT standard and other voluntary standards, the key difference has to do with something called "Dwell Time". Dwell Time is best expressed as the duration in time above a pre-determined deceleration that the head, or brain is experiencing during impact. The DOT specification calls out a maximum allowable deceleration of 400g from a drop height of 1.8 meters with sustained energies above 200g to not exceed 2 milliseconds and 4 milliseconds above 150g. This energy duration, or dwell time, is an important consideration in preventing brain injuries at the anticipated energies a rider might experience in a fall. Both BSI 6658 Type A and Snell 2000 require a maximum deceleration of 300g, (a 100 G force reduction) but have no "dwell time" component built into the standard. However, it is important to note that while neither BSI Type A, nor Snell 2000 have a dwell time component, each standard MUST pass the DOT 218 dwell time requirement to be considered legal for street use in the USA. 12. How well do Snell and BSI Type A helmets comply with this Dwell Time requirement? a. Suomy helmets built to the BSI 6658 Type A standard perform extremely well in the Dwell Time test, while helmets built to Snell 2000 may not perform as well due to the stiffer outer shell the standard mandates. Due to Snell's post public release testing and for reasons previously mentioned above, some helmets manufactured to the Snell standard may not pass the DOT compliance test (Reference . National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . DOT Performance Compliance Test results: http://www.nhtsa.dot...218/index.html). However, with the BSI pre factory release batch testing, helping to ensure compliance, a DOT failure is highly unlikely. 13. I understand that BSI 6658 Type A and Snell M2000 are the only nationally recognized racing standards in the USA. But I don't race. Is a Snell or BSI Type A certified helmet safer than a DOT certified helmet for my street riding? a. While the Snell standard is recognized by the general public as superior to DOT for the racing community, many experts believe that a helmet manufactured to the DOT standard is actually safer for street riding than a helmet manufactured specifically to the Snell standard. At first Glance this might seem illogical, after all if Snell is good enough for racers than it must be better for street riders, right? This is not always the case! With the Median motorcycle street accident being just 29.8 MPH prior to impact, (Source . The HURT Report Summary, Line #15 - http://www.cs.wisc.e...n/vfr/hurt.html University Of Wisconsin), and many impacts being a glancing blow to the side of the head, a typical Snell certified helmet might not experience ENOUGH energy to properly dissipate the energy being transmitted to the head (this is a result of the heavier and stiffer outer shell that the higher Snell second drop on a hemi anvil requires). This may result in unnecessary concussion or head injury. Suomy helmets built to the demanding BSI Type A standard have built in features that provide for extremely favorable DOT test performance as well as the more demanding requirements of the BSI Type A standard, and each Suomy BSI certified helmet is batch tested for performance compliance prior to public release to help ensure that your Suomy BSI 6658 Type A approved helmet passes both the BSI test as well as the mandatory DOT tests. 1. You mention that many helmet impacts are a "glancing blow" to the side of the head. How do BSI and Snell test for this important and common type of impact? a. The BSI 6658 Type A utilizes two unique impact energy management tests to ensure the helmet will perform when asked to. In the first test the helmet is impacted against a bar anvil to assess projections from the general shape of the shell and in the second test the helmet is impacted against an abrasive pad. These tests are utilized to ensure that the helmet will not have any design features that could catch and twist the rider.s neck. Interestingly, Snell does not test for either of these Oblique Impacts. 2. When asked if lower priced Snell helmets are as safe as their more expensive counterparts, Ed Becker of Snell responded, "My feeling is they are", (Source - Laurie Watanabe, Dealer News January 2001 article "Snell Game"). Many helmet manufacturers disagree and state that their premium helmets perform much better at deceleration below 300g than the less expensive counterparts. They are demanding a tiered performance certification depending on how well the helmets do at managing energy. My question is what is Suomy's response to these claims? a. In testing for deceleration, the key test to helmet performance, the results are clear and irrefutable. We are unhappy that something so precise as helmet deceleration performance, analysis and the organization that has built its reputation on analytical examination has diluted the answer of this important and direct question down to a "feeling". But it goes farther. In addition to this legitimate concern, many premium manufacturers complain that high volume low priced helmets are not sampled (post public release) to the same percentages for performance compliance than the higher quality, lower volume premium helmets. It has been suggested that if Snell enforced and tested a standard percentage of helmets produced by each manufacturer many of these so-called Snell certified helmets would not be able to maintain the standard. (Source: Arthur Domagala, Motorcycle Industry Magazine, December 2002 Issue article "Are All Snell Helmets Created Equal"). All BSI certified helmets are all pre public release batch certified to the same percentage for each batch size ensuring equality for all manufacturers seeking BSI 6658 Type A certification. 3. You've made a strong case for BSI for the USA market. Why is Suomy the only major brand to import their helmets to this exacting and equitable standard? a. This is a very good question. Maybe because Suomy is a pioneer in helmet development and rider safety and not afraid to take the better, if not beaten path. Finally, our case is simple; we have available to us a standard that complies with the mandatory DOT performance requirements, is approved by every major motorcycle racing organization, offers better quality controls and we believe a statistically safer helmet for all riders, whether it by for the street or track. Knowing this, how could we NOT take this option? Maybe you should ask your favorite manufacturer why their helmets are not produced to the BSI 6658 Type A standard. For further reading for insights into helmet standards and their perceptions in the marketplace, please see the following articles; Laurie Watanabe, Dealer News January 2001 article "Snell Game" - Kris Slawinski, Motorcycle Product News, March 2001 article "Snell : Gold Standard or Old Standard" . Marc Cook, Motorcyclist Magazine June 2002 article "The Real World: Six Critical Facts About Helmets" - Lance Oliver, American Motorcyclist June 2002 article "Hat Tricks" - Arthur Domagala, Motorcycle Industry Magazine, December 2002 Issue article "Are All Snell Helmets Created Equal?". See also the following references: BSI - . http://www.bsi-global.com/index.xalter Snell Memorial Foundation - http://www.smf.org/ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . DOT Performance Compliance Test results: http://www.nhtsa.dot...s218/index.html The HURT Report Summary - www.cs.wisc.edu/~john/vfr/hurt.html Head Protection Research laboratory - http://www.hprl.org Re: "A New Helmet Standard" CYCLE WORLD MAGAZINE October 2002 page 34
  11. I have been looking awhile for a good helmet for off-road riding. The most important things I have been looking for is safety, style, price, and good ventilation but not as much ventilation as a helmet like the Klim f4 where branches and dirt get stuck in the air vents. every time I look at different helmets I come back to the Airoh twist because of the aggressive style, lightweight, good ventilation, and decent price ($150-$250). but I am not sure if the description on the website is true or not I just wanted to see if anyone has experience with this helmet and if it is a good as Airoh says it is. also the website is unclear about ece or dot standards, if anyone has info about that as well.
  12. Hi I'm New to riding and was wondering what Brand helmet i should buy?
  13. 3 reviews

    Carbon fiber, Kevlar®, Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS®), Drylex Microfiber … the F2 Carbon in its standard form is as close to a factory race bike as a helmet can be. Used by top FLY racers Trey Canard, Andrew Short, Weston Peick, and Justin Brayton, this helmet is out-of-the-box and on-to-the-racetrack ready. > MIPS® low-friction layer can absorb more of the rotational force of impacts, adding more protection than other helmets can offer. > Meets or exceeds the toughest safety standards on the market. Snell 2015, DOT approved for USA. Other standards include: ECE and AS (Australian). > Shell is constructed using state-of-the-art, aircraft grade woven carbon fiber and Kevlar® composite materials, which create superior strength while remaining extremely light. > Dual density EPS liner combines two layers of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), one softer, one slightly harder to provide more progressive impact absorption for different levels of impact. > Multi-port air induction cooling system includes 11 intake and 4 exhaust vents that create massive airflow to keep your head cool. > Quad-vent goggle anti-fog vents above goggle eye port draw air from goggle to help clear away fog. > Custom molded rubber trim with integrated nose guard helps keep rocks and debris away from your nose. > New Quick Release washable COOLMAX® comfort liner & cheek pads absorb sweat, provide plenty of ventilation, and are easy to remove. > Flow through EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and comfort liner air system align to maximize airflow. > Helmet is constructed using super-strong, lightweight machined aluminum screws, rivets, and stainless steel D-rings for superior strength and years of worry free use. > Optional carbon fiber intake vent wing can be added to the helmet for increased direction of airflow on the front vents.
  14. Hi my friend is wanting to start riding as he has helped me out so much and been there for me the last 5 years since I became severely ill I wanted to get him something to help him out. I can't spend crazy amounts of money and I have been looking. Theses are a list of of pictures of ones I have found but not sure which one would b the best at doing its job. Any suggestions much appreciated
  15. Review and more pics @ http://www.thumpertalk.com/reviews/product/45826-fly-racing-f2-carbon-mips-zoom-helmet/
  16. 0 reviews

    FEATURES Break-away visor Accessory Mounting system Anti-microbial Pads Removable/Washable Liner Travel Bag & Helmet Sock MATERIAL Carbon Shell EPS Foam VENTS 10 Head, 4 Brow, 4 Chin Bar WEIGHT 1050 g / 37.1 oz SIZES XS (53-54 cm) S (55-56 cm) M (57-58 cm) L (59-60 cm) XL (61-62 cm) CERTIFICATIONS DOT, ASTM F1952, ASTM 2032, ASTM F2040, CPSC
  17. Should I buy a helmet from ebay? It says brand new with tags, so I don't see anything wrong with it. http://m.ebay.com/itm/151811224781 http://m.ebay.com/itm/351486070171 I was going to buy a fox v2, but if ebay is a viable option I can afford a v3. I'm a large in my crappy sixsixone helmet, are they the same you think? Worse case is I keep it for my brother or sell it again. Edit: oh jeez I meant for the title to say buy instead of but...
  18. So my question is can I buy adult goggles or will I have to buy a youth goggle due to my helmet size, I have a thh xl helmet (youth) an Will adult goggles fit into my youth helmet?? thanks any reccomendations of goggles would be great (one preferebly with tint)
  19. phillybeef

    Open Face Helmets

    I'm in the market for an Off-road/Dual Sport/Adventure style, Open-Face Helmet. Can you recommend a helmet and/or direct me to a product test on these types of helmets?
  20. mr.whiskeythrottle

    Fox V2 Race Helmet

    1 review

    Shell: Fiberglass shell construction Fit: 3 shell and 4 EPS sizes for precise fit Protection: Dual density EPS liner Venting: 10 intake and 4 exhaust vents for optimal airflow Certification: Exceeds Snell 2010 and DOT certification
  21. Hey all. I ride with a large group of people (At least 6 at any time) and we are looking to get some Radios for Bike to Bike communication. Would like a button on the handlebar that activates it and a comfortable earpiece for it. What are you all running? Price can't be too insane.. Already have Radios if there are ways to buy the other stuff needed. thanks in advance!
  22. thumperwrestler

    Cool off Hothead! "cooling crevices"

    I'ts a known fact that the head gives off the most body heat. So why let your helmet restrict how your head gives off heat? Here's a simple 10 minute tip to help keep your head cool in the dog-days of summer. Tools: yourself, scissors, fishing string(any lb. test), duct tape, helmet w/ removable lining 1st- Set your helmet on a table. Now take out the lining. It's now a good time to run these through the washer if they're dirty. 2nd- Cut some small pieces of duct tape and hang them off the edge of your table. Cut some pieces of string about 12in in length. Tie a loop on one end of your string, resembling a noose. 3rd- With the cheek pads (clean) in hand, insert one end of the string into the hole in the cheek pad(the hole is for the helmet strap). The other end of the string wraps around the pad and ties goes through the noose end of the string. Pull the free end until the pad compresses together. The string should be taut. This pic illustrates where the fishing line should be placed on the cheek pad. The top string is creates the most cooling difference, whereas the front and bottom strings make less of a cooling difference but are still effective. 4th- Here is a pic of the opposite side of the cheek pad. The duct tape holds the string in place. Make sure you use enough and press down firmly so the tape doesn't slip on the string. 5th- Now with the "cooling crevices" constructed in the helmet, slide your cheek pads back into the helmet. Here is a pic of the cheek pads. The pad on the right is not yet completed, notice the crevices on the left. These make a noticeable difference on the track/trail. Good luck and stay cool! PM me if you have any questions.
  23. Austrianbloodline

    Moto Helmet under $200

    Looking for the best bang for buck motocross racing helmet. Needs to be comfortable,plenty of venting and protection, under $200 and very aggressive looking. Heard lots of good stuff about the fox v1 and v2. Just want to make a list of what I'm going to try before I head to my local store. Thanks
  24. n16ht5

    Motorfist Alpha Helmet

    1 review

    TECH SPECIFICATIONS Carbon Shell Composite Fusion™ Three Technology Extra Mounting Hardware Is Included Low Density Eps Foam For Greater Impact Absorption Integrated Airflow System Washable, Removable Liner Breakaway Visor Integrated Camera/light Mount For Perfect Filming Or Night Riding (Cam Version) Included Mounts Cover Gopro™, Light And Motion™, Nite Rider™, Maglite™, And Other Systems* Safety Compliance: DOT DELUXE TRAVEL BAG IS INCLUDED
  25. This has been brought up in past threads but maybe there are newer gear and ideas on what to wear and be prepared.. i know some locally just ride with less on.. I've seen guys and girls riding without even riding with a jersey sometimes.. thats a little too extreme for me but the heat is unbearable sometimes..and i can understand their choice. So what are your gear choices to start.. I know some wear downhill full faced mountain bike helmets for instance.. lighter and vented.