ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

View Results: Which do you prefer, full face helmet or moto style for dual-sporting?
Full face, I'm too good-looking to risk damaging my mug 61 59.22%
Moto style with goggles....you ride dirt, you better look dirt 30 29.13%
Helmets are for kids, old people, and nerds on bicycles 2 1.94%
A Harley-tough bandana's good enough for me 1 0.97%
Free Hookers for all 15 14.56%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #16
Sierra Thumper OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Oddometer: 641
Laugh

Quote:
Originally Posted by CA Stu View Post
If you are dual sporting and you get caught in the rain / snow with a helmet with no shield, your nose will be stinging.

I have an XD.

Not really a Thumpers topic...
I put it in thumpers because I figured us thumper riders would be more likely to wear a moto style helmet than the big bike, more street oriented adventure guys........I figured they prolly all wear full face street helmets. I wanted the feedback from us "dirtier" types
__________________
"Don't get so concerned with the slab that you choose a turd for the dirt"- The Gospel as spoken by itrack
Sierra Thumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #17
Lonestar2112
scatology expert
 
Lonestar2112's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ventura County CA
Oddometer: 6,772
XD here. I seldom put the visor down. I run with safety glasses to cover the eyes. When it rains or debris is being tossed around the visor goes down. Otherwize visor up and let the wind rip through.

I already know that an XD4 is in my future. Maybe Santa will be good to me this year.
__________________
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...SKgzdmS9ir0XK3

Wypierdalaj ty chuju jebany
F*CK CANCER
Lonestar2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #18
CA Stu
Thanks
 
CA Stu's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Riverside, CA
Oddometer: 46,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper View Post
I put it in thumpers because I figured us thumper riders would be more likely to wear a moto style helmet than the big bike, more street oriented adventure guys........I figured they prolly all wear full face street helmets. I wanted the feedback from us "dirtier" types
Gotcha.

Most of the ADV type riders use an Arai XD or similar, the hybrid with the larger opening to accommodate goggles, but also with a shield.

I first had one back in 1999, before they were sold in the US as the XD.
I had my Dad mail me one from the UK, the Arai DS/r.

I'm a big fan of Arai, that one saved at least my jaw in a crash.
__________________
http://youtu.be/C6cxNR9ML8k
CA Stu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #19
Lonestar2112
scatology expert
 
Lonestar2112's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ventura County CA
Oddometer: 6,772
I found on my CDR ride that the XDs were perfect. Open the visor for max air flow and enjoy the scenery and when trucks/jeeps were passing in the opposite direction quickly pull the visor down and miss all the debris that they kicked up. OBTW it works well at keeping hail off the face. DAMHIK.
__________________
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...SKgzdmS9ir0XK3

Wypierdalaj ty chuju jebany
F*CK CANCER
Lonestar2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:10 PM   #20
243Win
Studly Adventurer
 
243Win's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Oddometer: 705
XD, wear it for everything now. Even up to 100mph runs on my SV. Yeah, you gotta be prepared when you head check at speed, but if you know the tug is coming, it's fine.

And no, I wasn't being a squid running a 100mph on my SV. I-15 in Idaho. Speed limit is 75, everyone is running 90 and if you want around the truck infront of you due to the buffeting, you'll bust the ton getting there.

That big ol' bill on the XD was no problem.

And off-road, I wear glasses anyhow so visor up to let the wind blow threw and keep me cool. Only problem I've ever had with it is when it is cold out. Even with all the vents shut, it is still a cool helmet. Oh and it is noisy so you won't be listening to itunes on your iPhone with it, but I can deal with that.
__________________
Excellent, our country is now run by folks that would allow you to smoke pot in Washington State, but not buy a Big-Gulp in New York.

10 State Trip 2010
2011, $1000 in the pocket, how far can we go
243Win is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:30 PM   #21
Iwantabikesobad
Beastly Adventurer
 
Iwantabikesobad's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Bakersfield Ca. USA
Oddometer: 1,037
Reply

I have been using a Bell full face MX with goggles for approx. 5 years. I use Oakley Crowbar goggles with a nose cover.
It fit me so well I never gave it much thought. Yes I have got bee's inside it. It is freezing cold in the winter, I covered the mouth vent with tape. Summer it wasn't bad.
However today I went to the bike shop to pick up a spark plug and the cute new sales gal showed me a new Arai XD-4.
Crap they are spendy, Just as I was shying away the trap was sprung!!!!!!!!!!!
They are on sale for 25% off. Just one more day!
Walked out with it.
__________________
Good safe riding to all.
Yes it's my Bike, No I wont help ya move!
Proud member of Father & Daughter riding club
09 KTM Adv. The Orange ones are faster!
Iwantabikesobad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #22
Tooltech
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: White Salmon, WA
Oddometer: 132
XD 3 or XD 4 best of both worlds...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Velociraptor View Post
I use the Arai XD4 dual sport helmet. Works great in most situations. The only time I have trouble is riding trails in cold weather when I get fogging and condensation even with an anti-fog shield. In those cases I usually carry some goggles and flip up the shield and use goggles. I have a Klim helmet and it requires goggles but is very noisy for highway riding. I may use it next time I ride in Baja though as it is very light and well ventilated.
I ride the KTM 500 EXC and the KTM 990 SMT and the Arai XD 4 is the perfect solution. One can convert it to a slick, light weight road helmet or a dirt helmet with goggles and visor. Easy to do, no special skills or tools required. I do have a VX Pro 3 as well for track racing. Most road helmets are close to my face and I feel confined. The shape of the dual sport helmets are less confining for me.

Bottom line is you just have to try on different helmets. Walk around the store with them on ( at least 15 minutes ) you will soon discover pressure points. Never buy a helmet that will " break in " to your head...it never will. Never buy a cheap helmet. Cheap helmets may be extremely strong however, that is NOT what your head needs. The super strong helmet will transfer the impact forces into your head and neck. If your helmet is involved in a wreck ( even a minor wreck ) replace it. If your helmet is 5 years old, replace it...You only are issued one brain, protect it.

As for the bikers who ride with out a DOT-SNELL helmet...MORONS!
__________________
2013 KTM 500 EXC
2012 KTM 990 SMT
6 NOVEMBER 2012 DARK DAY FOR USA
Tooltech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 03:21 PM   #23
Scott_PDX
Leisure Engineer
 
Scott_PDX's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Portland...the newer one on the left side.
Oddometer: 2,943
You need a dual-sport helmet option on your poll.

I've been pretty happy with a Shoei Hornet DS with Pinlock's for winter riding here in the PNW.
__________________
2014 KTM 690R, 2009 KLR650, 2004 KTM 450 EXC, 2000 R1150GS

My MotovLog (Youtube Videos): http://www.youtube.com/user/scottb572/videos

Where Am I via SPOT (Code SCT): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719703
Scott_PDX is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #24
moriver
Lets Go That Way?
 
moriver's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Platte City Missouri
Oddometer: 75
Street Cap

I use a Neotech with a G9 heaset. It goes on all rides mud, street, trail, slab and when I need a visor I flip the tab and get the Star Wars built in sun visor and love it. The Full face and is a no go...When my face needs a scratch I flip up the front and get er done. The Dual Sport cap......NO...That cool guy sun visor catches wind or gets broken.
__________________
Scott
Platte City Mo KLR 650
Just making memories for the rocking chair while living the adventure of life.
moriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 04:46 AM   #25
Sierra Thumper OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Oddometer: 641
Thumb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott_PDX View Post
You need a dual-sport helmet option on your poll.

I've been pretty happy with a Shoei Hornet DS with Pinlock's for winter riding here in the PNW.
Thats one reason I started this thread....honestly I've been out of the dirt game for so long I wasn't exactly sure what folks were wearing anymore......I didn't even know what a dual-sport helmet was I do now tho I think I might start shopping soon....

Quote:
Originally Posted by moriver View Post
I use a Neotech with a G9 heaset. It goes on all rides mud, street, trail, slab and when I need a visor I flip the tab and get the Star Wars built in sun visor and love it. The Full face and is a no go...When my face needs a scratch I flip up the front and get er done. The Dual Sport cap......NO...That cool guy sun visor catches wind or gets broken.
I might check that out with some of the others mentioned

Thanks for all the feedback guys

It looks like so far 60% of us like full face coverage.....I kinda prefer it myself. My bike came with a Shoei (spelling?) moto style helmet but I haven't even looked it over close yet....I've just been wearing my Aria street helmet. I'm so used to the full face street that I feel completely fine with it in the gnarliest dirt riding. Plus it lets me hear my tunes very well at slower off road speeds. I usually run with sunglasses and the face shield up or cracked for day riding in the dirt.
I'm still going to check out some DS helmets tho, always good to keep an open mind, and I didn't even know the new breed of DS helmets existed till this thread
__________________
"Don't get so concerned with the slab that you choose a turd for the dirt"- The Gospel as spoken by itrack
Sierra Thumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #26
robl110
Adventurer
 
robl110's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: WBL
Oddometer: 44
I got a Shoei Hornet DS. It looks cool but I am not a fan of it above 45mph. The visor seems to create a lot of drag. Its like having a wing on top of my head. Maybe I just need to man up and get used to riding with it on my melon. If I had the purchase to do again I would of done some more research. May have ended up with a full face street helmet for in town and used my old moto helmet and goggles for trail riding.
robl110 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 11:26 PM   #27
squish
Out of the office.
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Where the Ghetto meets the sea.
Oddometer: 6,058
I wear my street helmet if the ride is mostly street or fire roads.
I wear my dirt helmet if the ride is slower trails or slower roads between trails.

I hated my dual sport helmet it sucked as both an on road and off road lid.
__________________
On vacation for a spell
squish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 07:04 AM   #28
dhb400
No Regrets
 
dhb400's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Jersey Shore
Oddometer: 190
AFX-39 Dual sport is what I use. Not so good for strictly street. Great for the dirt.
__________________
Dave
2013 Husky TE 511

dhb400 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014