Thoughts on helmet. - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Bike and Rider Gear For discussions on different gear for the ride & rider.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
Threadjacker
 
Lockjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 6,750
Thoughts on helmet.

I've always worn whatever 80 dollar helmet HJC was currently making. I guess I have a CL15 now. Thinking about getting a new one and wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Gotta be full face and street oriented. And I ain't paing 500 bucks for a helmet.

Thanks.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
-------------------
2008 KLR 650
RIP DM - Soon, we ride.
Lockjaw is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 01:39 AM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
I don't know about you, but I wear whatever HJC I can get for $80.
Seriously, I buy a new helmet every year and I swap it and the helmet from the year before.
Anyway, Closeouts from New Enough is where I shop for my next lid..

Speaking of that, if you decide to go with New Enough, I have a discount coupon for them if you'd lik it.
Paper is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 02:44 AM
3rd Gear
 
Paulo888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: L.A. Native
Posts: 517
What's the discount code? Share the love

94 KLR,tank guards,sw motech centerstand,Doo done, african switch,mirror dampners, powerpegz, twisted throttle fuses, aluminum skidplate, Bigcee shark disc and jug holder and subframe upgrade, progrip grips,maier handguards/brushguards, avon distanzias,fmf q4 exhaust, headlight guard, handlebar risers, billet rear brake reservoir bracket and guard, dual star shifter,garmin 2820 gps, tmod,disc cover, pcv mod,corbin flat
Paulo888 is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 11:17 AM
4th Gear
 
SLO-KLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paso Robles, CA.
Posts: 1,333
Now is the time of year for closeout deals on last years gear. I've found great buys at NewEnough, MotorcycleCloseouts, DennisKirk and Motorcycle Superstore to name a few. A couple of years ago I got Snell, DOT certified MX helmets for me and my kids for $20 a piece. The regular price on them was $150.
SLO-KLR is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 11:26 AM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulo888 View Post
What's the discount code? Share the love
Paul, I just checked and it expired a month ago... I'll send the next one your way.. Sorry..

Last edited by Paper; 01-10-2010 at 11:29 AM.
Paper is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 02:00 PM
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 815
I won't ever buy a helmet online unless it's the exact brand, model and size I am replacing. You can never tell if the fit is right and shipping back and forth to test them is ridiculous. My KLR helmet is a Fulmer Flip Up size Medium. Decided to get a non flipup Fulmer for my Concours because it will be quieter for the road. Tried on a medium and it about cutoff the blood flow it was so snug, had to go to large in the non flip up model. Tried some other brands and they just didn't fit me comfortable. I think it was $125ish, can't recall right now. I just feel it's too hit or miss online.
TheWanderer is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Threadjacker
 
Lockjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 6,750
After checking my finances (Karen had a stern talk with me) , I think I can get another year out of this helmet. I usually replace them every two years, the one I have now will go three I think.

I've gotten every helmet I've ever owned (MC helmet) through New Enough on sale. And practically all my gear period. This is the time of year for sure. Thanks for everyone's responses. I was dorking around looking at stuff on NewEnough last night before I checked myself. They have some good deals currently.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
-------------------
2008 KLR 650
RIP DM - Soon, we ride.
Lockjaw is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 02:31 PM
4th Gear
 
SLO-KLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paso Robles, CA.
Posts: 1,333
FYI the guide for helmet replacement says every 5 years provided it hasn't been damaged.
SLO-KLR is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
Threadjacker
 
Lockjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 6,750
I've heard two years, I've heard 2-4. I have only ever replaced a helmet because of impact once. Dropped that SOB from pretty high onto concrete. 5 years sounds good!




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
-------------------
2008 KLR 650
RIP DM - Soon, we ride.
Lockjaw is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 01-10-2010, 06:29 PM
Lifetime Member
 
flash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 1,534
Send a message via Yahoo to flash
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lockjaw View Post
I ain't paing 500 bucks for a helmet.
You know what they say...."$10.00 helmet for a $10.00 head".

Seriously, as long as it has at least a DOT or Snell certification you should be good. I think getting one that fits YOUR head properly is key. Some helmet manufacturers have different thickness cheek / head pads available to fit to your melon.

Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.

Unknown
flash is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some thoughts on Mods for newbies... Lockjaw KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 8 09-15-2009 08:45 PM
Thoughts on KLX 250 Lockjaw KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 0 03-22-2009 05:49 PM
2,000 mile (or so) trip.......my thoughts Tifford KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 11 09-03-2008 05:27 PM
1 Year and my thoughts of my KLR sportster65 Rider Reviews 11 07-13-2008 07:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome