Thu May 27, 2021 6:44 pm

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Thu May 27, 2021 6:44 pm linkquote
Well, well: While dearest Melody is back in the arms of Indian/Vespa/Piagio/Moto Guzzi/Zero of Monmouth for post-crash repairs and such, I also have the opportunity to replace my HJC RPHA 70 ST helmet via insurance. My current version is finished in Matte Titanium, but I'm thinking of changing things up a bit: same model, different color. I could pick something in a fancier pattern (and pay a bit more out-of-pocket, since it would cost more than getting one in a "plain" finish), or go with one of my original alternate choices, which would be white, the "original" hi-viz finish. (I'm done with matte-black…my HJC CL-17 came in that finish, because that was all the dealer had in my size.)

Normally, I keep stuff like this close-to-the-vest, but it's a sorta-weird weekend (as in sorta-post-COVID holiday, and so on) so I'm feeling semi-expansive, as well as a trifle more visibility-conscious. What say y'all?


Current helmet, brand-new: looks decidedly not-new now.



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Thu May 27, 2021 7:09 pm

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Thu May 27, 2021 7:09 pm linkquote
Most important is how well it fits and the safety rating appropriate for your riding. If your bike is dark and your clothing is dark and your helmet is dark you obviously will not be seen as well as having some bright colors which are more visible to car drivers. Other factors that recently came in to play for my decision were inside pockets to accommodate speakers and a transitions lens. Good luck with your decision and show us what you got. Ride safe.
Thu May 27, 2021 7:27 pm

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Thu May 27, 2021 7:27 pm linkquote
PapaWheelie wrote:
Most important is how well it fits and the safety rating appropriate for your riding. If your bike is dark and your clothing is dark and your helmet is dark you obviously will not be seen as well as having some bright colors which are more visible to car drivers. Other factors that recently came in to play for my decision were inside pockets to accommodate speakers and a transitions lens. Good luck with your decision and show us what you got. Ride safe.
Good points: I'm not "changing my stripes" in terms of helmet model, just color, since I like the RPHA 70 just fine (and it accommodates my Cardo Packtalk Slim comm system just fine). It does become clearer to me that in spite of stuff like reflective piping on jackets, boots and the like (which I have), some people have trouble seeing riders in broad-freaking-daylight, as my accident clearly illustrated. I'm not exactly a fashion slave in regard to riding wear, but I stop a bit short at day-glo-everytihng. That white RPHA is looking better all the time.
Thu May 27, 2021 7:38 pm

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Thu May 27, 2021 7:38 pm linkquote
My husband would like the one pictured because it matches his scoot. White won't help in the snow or fog, and darker ones don't do much after dark or in the rain.

This, from the gal who has two darkish helmets. My noggin is an XXS and I buy whatever I can find that fits. I have never had a choice of color or pattern. Consider yourself lucky that you do.

Post a pic of your new lid along with Melody all repaired.


My Shoei RF 1100 is fugly and was deeply discounted because of it. However, it's an excellent helmet for the price I paid.


My AFX Veloce is neutral in appearance, but I dislike the huge logo.

Thu May 27, 2021 10:04 pm

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Thu May 27, 2021 10:04 pm linkquote
For what it's worth, I'll share my own answer to the same question:

Doing a lot of commuting by car, I can't help paying attention to bikes within traffic.
My observation is that the more visible material there is above the waist, the better a rider stands-out.

Helmet - yes.
Vest / jacket - yes.

My own compromise is that I wear either a hi-viz vest or a jacket with hig-viz areas.

I don't buy matte color helmets, but can't help not liking single color, hi-viz helmets either... so I go with 'semi-visible' helmets, ones with hi-viz areas, bright colors etc.
I acknowledge that pure hi-viz would be even better, but this is my personal compromise and level of risk taking.
Thu May 27, 2021 10:15 pm

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Thu May 27, 2021 10:15 pm linkquote
When the E-Class pulled in front of me I probably had a dark jacket and gray helmet, riding a dark blue scoot. Now it's a white or yellow Vespa and Hi-Viz jacket. I even put a highly visible strip along the base of my helmet.

I like visibility.

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Fri May 28, 2021 12:41 am

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Fri May 28, 2021 12:41 am linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
White won't help in the snow or fog, and darker ones don't do much after dark or in the rain.

The idea is right but also wrong, if you want to show yourself you have to use a larger surface than that of the helmet so buy and put in the glove compartment a yellow or orange reflective jacket, there are very light and take up very little space, they are waterproof and some with rain hood.
You can wear them over your main jacket or on their own.
Another alternative is a vest type jacket or to minimize there are wide braces for the work; example:





Fri May 28, 2021 4:18 am

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Fri May 28, 2021 4:18 am linkquote
Fit, comfort over styling is my philosophy and I wear hiviz clothing/vest. I just replaced my HJC IS-Max II helmet with a HJC RPHA 90 and love it. Ventilation is better and very comfortable good fit for my head.
Fri May 28, 2021 2:54 pm

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Fri May 28, 2021 2:54 pm linkquote
I replaced my old Bell Bullit with a new Bell Bullit a while back. I really just wanted basic black. But this crazy red paint was $100 cheaper. I took the red. Doesn't match anything, but I kept $100 in my pocket.

-Craig



Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:43 am

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:43 am linkquote
Some studies have shown that helmet color can reduce the accident risk by over 20 percent. Even a white motorcycle helmet is much more conspicuous than a darker one. See for example: https://www.bmj.com/content/328/7444/857.full


My current helmet.

Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:53 am

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:53 am linkquote
caschnd1 wrote:
I replaced my old Bell Bullit with a new Bell Bullit a while back. I really just wanted basic black. But this crazy red paint was $100 cheaper. I took the red. Doesn't match anything, but I kept $100 in my pocket.

-Craig
Red always matches the taillight 😊
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:13 am

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:13 am linkquote
Awaiting Arrival(s)
Well, I'm still awaiting word from my dealer on when Melody is ready to hit the road again, but there will be something new arriving early next week: same model as the current one, with just a little extra pizzaz.


Colors, stripes and lines, oh, my.

Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:18 am

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:18 am linkquote
[quote="Attila"]
The idea is right but also wrong, if you want to show yourself you have to use a larger surface than that of the helmet so buy and put in the glove compartment a yellow or orange reflective jacket, there are very light and take up very little space, they are waterproof and some with rain hood.
You can wear them over your main jacket or on their own.
Another alternative is a vest type jacket or to minimize there are wide braces for the work; example:"



I wear a Shoei X14 with a transition shield and the Hit Air vest lanyarded to grab handle.



Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:12 pm

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:12 pm linkquote
Visability
My jacket is HI-VIS yellow - my helmet is HJC Black modular flip-up.
My next Helmet will most probably be HI-VIS Yellow.

I am amazed at how many of you wear the Full Helmet. I find them to
be very claustrophobic. When on a ride and slowing down going through
a rural town, I like flipping mine up.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota


Crappy Mug Shoot of me - but shows my Flip Up HJC

Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:15 pm

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:15 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
The idea is right but also wrong, if you want to show yourself you have to use a larger surface than that of the helmet so buy and put in the glove compartment a yellow or orange reflective jacket, there are very light and take up very little space, they are waterproof and some with rain hood.
You can wear them over your main jacket or on their own.
Another alternative is a vest type jacket or to minimize there are wide braces for the work; example:






This is what you need



Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:31 pm

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:31 pm linkquote
Selecting a Helmet for Fit
It has been posted above that you really need to try the helmet on
for fit before buying.

In the Twin Cities, we have Bob's Cycle Supply. The place is huge.
They have hundreds of helmets, every make, every size, every color.
I really enjoy shopping at this Cycle Supply. You can try them all on.

My helmet stays pretty fresh because I wear a Helmet Liner Skill Cap or
doo Rag. Also, it is mostly colder than a well diggers behind here in Frost Bite Falls - so we don't sweat much.

Bob Copeland
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:08 pm

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:08 pm linkquote
Re: Selecting a Helmet for Fit
Bob Copeland wrote:
It has been posted above that you really need to try the helmet on
for fit before buying.

In the Twin Cities, we have Bob's Cycle Supply. The place is huge.
They have hundreds of helmets, every make, every size, every color.
I really enjoy shopping at this Cycle Supply. You can try them all on.

My helmet stays pretty fresh because I wear a Helmet Liner Skill Cap or
doo Rag. Also, it is mostly colder than a well diggers behind here in Frost Bite Falls - so we don't sweat much.

Bob Copeland
This, in part, is why I'm going with the RPHA 70 ST again: it worked great for me the first time around, so all I needed to sort out was which different color/pattern to go with. I know it'll fit without issue.
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:18 pm

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:18 pm linkquote
I always match the color of the helmet to that of the scooter, matte gray was there but it cost € 80 more just for the matte paint ... So I opted for a metallic black that definitely not visible at night but go out in Latina at night on a scooter means that you can be a thief or worse so I only go out during the day where black is equivalent to white. The yellow vest does the rest of the work ... And ... Yes Bob, the modular is better than the full-face helmet because it makes you more free and especially for those who wear glasses.



Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:33 am

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:33 am linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
My husband would like the one pictured because it matches his scoot. White won't help in the snow or fog, and darker ones don't do much after dark or in the rain.

This, from the gal who has two darkish helmets. My noggin is an XXS and I buy whatever I can find that fits. I have never had a choice of color or pattern. Consider yourself lucky that you do.

Post a pic of your new lid along with Melody all repaired.
Guzzi Gal,
Mind telling me about your AFC Veloce Helmet? I like the style of the built in face shield. Is it good quality? Etc? Thanks.
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:44 am

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:44 am linkquote
Attila's Helmet
That is one good looking helmet. I think that is the Yamaha symbol?

Bob Copeland
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:50 am

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:50 am linkquote
Re: Attila's Helmet
Bob Copeland wrote:
That is one good looking helmet. I think that is the Yamaha symbol?

Bob Copeland
It is; but i am waiting for the MV sticker.
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:06 am

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:06 am linkquote
Billrush wrote:
Guzzi Gal,
Mind telling me about your AFC Veloce Helmet? I like the style of the built in face shield. Is it good quality? Etc? Thanks.
I purchased a few in May of '18 and use mine regularly. The others were for our kids to wear on a scooter camping trip to the Grand Canyon. We got lucky because they were on blow-out at $35.

I did a google search and it's still available in various colorways.

Constructed from an aerodynamic shell design using advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy
A flip-up, flush-fit, quick-release, single-turn face shield offers scratch resistance and UV protection and is optically correct
Microlock, quick-release retention system
Helmet liner made with a hypoallergenic and antimicrobial nylon
Paint is protected by a clear coat finish
Small, removable rear AFX logo above DOT labeling
DOT and ECE 22.05 certified





Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:16 am

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:16 am linkquote
Another alternative was the modular Airoh but it cost 100 € more; this helmet has a chin guard that moves behind the neck making it become a jet.
I'll post it so if you like it you can look for it and try it.

Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:12 pm

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:12 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
Another alternative was the modular Airoh but it cost 100 € more; this helmet has a chin guard that moves behind the neck making it become a jet.
I'll post it so if you like it you can look for it and try it.


Nice!
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:45 pm

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:45 pm linkquote
After my crash I got rid of my modular. It was black. I bought a white HJC with high vis yellow accents and I wear a high vis Scorpion jacket. After that guy turned left in front of me I just want to be noticed. I'm even going to leave the goofy "skree-skree-skree!" turn signal warning on the Stella because it gets people's attention.

This is all contrary to my regular persona, which is to not be noticed by people. I am always perfectly happy if I can have an entire day where nobody even knows I'm there. Last week I had to run to the grocery store at lunch and I swear, wearing my jacket in the store, I felt like an Elvis impersonator leading a Mariachi band. But I don't have storage on my bike big enough for my jacket, so ...

I guess I deal with it.
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:45 pm

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:45 pm linkquote
Use yellow reflective braces, they take up little space.
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:33 pm

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Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:33 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
Use yellow reflective braces, they take up little space.
Among the reflective options mentioned here, this appeals to me most; I'll definitely look into getting one.
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:33 pm

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Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:33 pm linkquote
I have a HJC flip helmet like Bob Copeland but in a bright lime colour. It's very good for the price point but do feel it pushes in on the side of the jaw after a while and can be irritating after an hour and heard this said by a lot of people.
Maybe after more use it wear itself in.
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:37 pm

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Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:37 pm linkquote
grahamlml wrote:
I have a HJC flip helmet like Bob Copeland but in a bright lime colour. It's very good for the price point but do feel it pushes in on the side of the jaw after a while and can be irritating after an hour and heard this said by a lot of people.
Maybe after more use it wear itself in.
This has been more-or-less my experience with every helmet I've worn: starts out very snug, but in time eases up. What you don't want is much in the way of looseness, which can bite back hard in a crash.
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:54 pm

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Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:54 pm linkquote
Chewing gum while wearing it helps settle.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:17 am

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:17 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
Chewing gum while wearing it helps settle.
Fine if you can stand the horrible stuff Attila 😛
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:22 am

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:22 am linkquote
grahamlml wrote:
Fine if you can stand the horrible stuff Attila 😛
I wasn't kidding, I also do this because it helps me to have a calm attitude while driving.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:17 am

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:17 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
I wasn't kidding, I also do this because it helps me to have a calm attitude while driving.
I keep calm by screaming at cagers.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:40 am

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:40 am linkquote
seamus26 wrote:
I keep calm by screaming at cagers.
In Italy, when you are driving, you can do three things:
1) you are always pissed off and swearing at everyone and everything
2) you often honk your horn and make offensive hand gestures
3) you are calm and don't care about anything (me) and have positive thoughts and attitude towards the first two behaviors

The first two options often have fatal consequences (heart attack, beating, stabbing or shooting you)
The last option (mine) involves always smiling at whoever uses the first two options, it makes you feel better and chewing gum also gives you a superior appearance.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:46 am

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:46 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
I wasn't kidding, I also do this because it helps me to have a calm attitude while driving.
"Riding while chewing gum" is practically MENSA-level skillz in some places.

Meanwhile, I'll keep that idea in mind for "breaking in" the new lid.


Me So Cheeky: Just like the last one. Took a little under a month for the pads to ease up a bit. (Helps to have a bike to ride, of course…)

Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:50 am

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:50 am linkquote
Hahaha! Maybe it's a little too tight.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:17 am

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:17 am linkquote
I have to agree with regard to the hiViz thing here. I'd go obnoxious hiviz. Reflective tape, hiviz stripes on reflectors or whatever.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:20 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6158
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6158
Location: Latina (Italy)
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:20 am linkquote
Karlsbadd wrote:
I have to agree with regard to the hiViz thing here. I'd go obnoxious hiviz. Reflective tape, hiviz stripes on reflectors or whatever.
Someone might stop you and ask to fix a pothole or fix a gas pipe.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:41 pm

Ossessionato
Looking for the next one, probably electric
Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 3430
Location: Babcock Ranch, Florida
 
Ossessionato
Looking for the next one, probably electric
Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 3430
Location: Babcock Ranch, Florida
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:41 pm linkquote
On all my modern scooters and motorcycles that would accept them I installed headlight modulators. It DRASTICALLY reduced the number of left turners and others intent on killing me. I found the modulators better than all the other things together for being noticed.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:48 pm

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1833
Location: Adelaide
 
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1833
Location: Adelaide
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:48 pm linkquote
seamus26 wrote:
I keep calm by screaming at cagers.
You need one of these.



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