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Discussion in 'General' started by echoniner111, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. echoniner111

    echoniner111 Active Member
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    Every now and then ill be flipping through a magazine and ill see these helmets sitting on peoples heads that fit real low and i'd kill for one . What make and where do i find these at .
    (2 timothy chapter 3) :hi:
     
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    Prolly just non-dot novelty helmets.

    I only have 1 non-dot and it's a Biltwell old school helmet.
     
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    I agree. I bought a non dot helmet at one of the Motorcycle show. They keep the bugs off your head and keeps your hair looking great!! Not sure how much help it would be if you went down though.
     
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    Also Ebay has them for around 20.00.
     
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    Finding a low profile dot helmet is like finding the Holy Grail...probably not going to happen. I know a lot of dawgs on here I have been searching for a while. I bought an old open face metal flake helmet that's a little small. I may do what someone else did on here and scrape some of the foam out of it and in the end I will have a low profile helmet that looks good, but ultimately will sacrifice some safety. Good luck!
     
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    I've heard the Datona hawk, and skullcap are decent. I'm probably going to try one of those next, but not sure which. I'd love to go non-dot, but don't want to give anyone another reason to pull me over.
     
  8. echoniner111

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    Have to look into non dot
     
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    HeadTrip Helmets Universal Use by Composite Craft

    Just a little background on these guys. They used to make D.O.T as well and there was some type of lawsuit from one of the former partners. I believe as part of the deal they were not allowed to sell anymore D.O.T helmets. Now this shorty helmet is the same exact process that all the D.O.T Kevlar helmets used to be. The only thing that makes If dif is the amount of foam padding inside the helmet. Process, materials, etc is all the same minus the extra padding required and the D.O.T approval. Before all this stuff came about they used to have tons of testimonials on the website from bikers who were wearing the non D.O.T helmets who went down and it saved them. They would include pictures of the helmets all banged up they really have saved many. These guys are located here in Orlando and I have been to their plant where they make them. Super cool people and I love mine. It won't do if you live in a state where Helmets are required, but this is the smallest helmet around that will actually protect your melon. You can see the price reflects this. It's not just some novelty helmet for $20. For whatever it's worth. Just wanted to pass it along.
     
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    do you know if they will be set up somewhere in daytona for bike week, or do they have a store at their factory?
     
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    superfly Ride it like you stole it

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    Moedog, I've never seen them at bike week. They have a small store front at the warehouse. They do have a great return policy, so if you measure and it doesn't fit just right they will take it back and send the right size no problem. :2thumbs:
     
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    thxx fly :up:
     
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    I bought one from them last year, they are the best helmets and great guys to deal with, well worth the money!
     
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    Got a Head Trip extended half helmet a few weeks ago, and love it! doesnt catch the air at speed and is comfortable to wear. highly recomend them and pleasure to deal with.
    Rick
     
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    i called their shop and was told the iron braids tent would have some of their helmets for sell at destination daytona hd. can get sized and order any color or buy what they have there and not have to ride to orlando.:2thumbs:
     
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    Used to be around not sure what happened to them: www.carbonfiberhelmets.com just wish I would have ordered 2. The way I look at it if you are wearing a half you are not really concerned about the protection anyway buy an non dot and put a DOT sticker on it if you are worried about johnny law.
     
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    head trip helmets referred to earlier in this thread is bascially same company as carbonfiberhelmets.com who went out of business after the dot issues. they bought their equip and use same building process just not certified dot.:D
     
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    In the video he never puts on the helmet so I can't get a feel for its mushroom-ness as I call it. So you think this helemt is fairly low profile for a DOT lid? Does the visor catch the air and cause the helmet to pull back on your head?
     
  20. BIG HOUSE

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    I was thinking the same thing it looks small but the visor would have to go
     

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