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heidebill
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Flip up Helmets

Postby heidebill » Fri May 07, 2010 10:50 am



We bought our 97 1500 recently . It came with two open face Helmets and an Intercom attached to the Helmets
We get a fair amount of wind Noise,
I am looking at buying two Full Face Flip up Helmets for my wife and I
Does anyone have comments on these Flip up Helmets
Yea, Nay, Brand?, Brand to stay away from?
Bill



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Re: Flip up Helmets

Postby Five » Fri May 07, 2010 11:39 am

I have a Fulmer and a Gmax, I like both of them. The Fulmer is a little smoother opening and closing the flip front and the shield systems are very similar. Both are on the lower end of the price spectrum, but like I said, I am satisfied.

I've owned Bell, Arai and Nolan in the past, and I'm just as happy as with the costlier brands. Check out http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com I got my Gmax there for $109 shipped.
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Re: Flip up Helmets

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Re: Flip up Helmets

Postby crapsman » Sun May 09, 2010 12:57 pm

Love mine. I bought an AFX modular flip-up on sale for $100 (cheap), but it is DOT approved and I would think as good as helmets costing 4X as much. Installed a J&M 279 Universal headset and all works perfectly. I flip helmet is not as good structurally as a full face (weaker chin area), but it protects your chin some (chin injury is the most common head injury from falls) so is logically better than an open face. Great article on helmets at link below - take the time to read all of it. Just like ski equipment and many other type of sports equipment, (in my opinion) there is a lot of hype and added cost. You make up your own mind, but this article should help:

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/gearb ... index.html

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Re: Flip up Helmets

Postby cbach1981 » Wed May 12, 2010 3:55 pm

I've owned a couple full facers but then got an AFX modular for christmas 2 years ago. I'll never let it go! I love being able to rise the face area when speaking to riding buddies at stop lights and while fueling. Beats fighting with a chin strap to remove it for 2 minutes for a quick chat about our next destination.
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Re: Flip up Helmets

Postby heidebill » Thu May 13, 2010 9:09 am

Thanks for all the insight, I bought a couple off ebay, We'll see how they work when they get here
Bill




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