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Old 03-28-2013, 08:03 AM   #31
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That looks very similar to the new Biltwell Gringo full face retro helmet, but the flip up visor is a feature I don't believe the Biltwell will have at first. It appears a lot of these are about to come out just like how a bunch or retro 3/4 helmets came out a few years ago.



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Can anyone translate? I really want to get this helmet!!!!

http://4h10.com/2012/05/daytona-helmet/#more-3409

http://ttandco.cart.fc2.com/?ca=471

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:05 AM   #32
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Seriously, if you want something that reflects the period, get a modern, full face helmet from a respected manufacturer, then have the helmet painted or get decals or whatever.

Try on several models to get the right fit, then figure out what you'd like to do graphically. Multiple posters in this thread have already come up with some fantastic options.

I'm one of those "re-entry" riders; a guy who rode a lot in my youth, took a bunch of years off, then came back into the fold. I'm a fullface convert, all the way.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:17 AM   #33
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Not to mention a full face with zero vents is going to be pretty miserable on a summer day!
I posted my custom painted 3/4 helmet a few posts back but I didn't admit that I am too scared to use it much except to toot around town. For real riding I use a full face modern flip-up helmet.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #34
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Bell Vortex B54

This is one I considered during a recent purchase. In wound up getting a different model. Great venting and price. Around $100 on motorcyclecloseouts.com

Just beware of their return policy. Ie return shipping is paid by you.

Wound up getting this instead.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:42 AM   #35
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Mine is actually very similar: A Bell Revolver. Same venting it seems, but it has the flip up front. It looks great but not as comfortable as more expensive helmets. Seems well made though considering the low price- also around 150 I think. They just revised this helmet and it is said to be much improved over my 2012 model.

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:02 AM   #36
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Can anyone translate? I really want to get this helmet!!!!

http://4h10.com/2012/05/daytona-helmet/#more-3409

http://ttandco.cart.fc2.com/?ca=471

It looks like the old lids my dad used in the 80,s so i dont think they be made any move and any that are around would be 30years old,
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:33 AM   #37
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Seriously, if you want something that reflects the period, get a modern, full face helmet from a respected manufacturer, then have the helmet painted or get decals or whatever.

Try on several models to get the right fit, then figure out what you'd like to do graphically. Multiple posters in this thread have already come up with some fantastic options.

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+1 absolutely.
I've hit big bugs and even a dove or two exactly where the open face would have left me vulnerable.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #38
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It looks like the old lids my dad used in the 80,s so i dont think they be made any move and any that are around would be 30years old,


they are brand new from Japan . run about $200 shipped
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #39
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I currently ride a cb650 cafe and wear a Arther Fulmer AF40 with a bubble shield and I love it. l
What are you thinking!!! You've got a great helmet.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:02 PM   #40
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I'm thinking that I like my face. my bubble shield doesn't exactly provide the protection that I'm looking for.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:09 PM   #41
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I'm thinking that I like my face. my bubble shield doesn't exactly provide the protection that I'm looking for.
I hear you. I get in this debate with guys I ride with all the time. Back when I started riding almost all helmets were open faced, smaller too, but with the sport bikes came better safety gear.

Personally I know more people who have trashed their face cycling then riding motorcycles with an open face helmet, but there is a risk and you got to find you own comfort zone. I wasn't giving you a hard time just joking around with you because I really like your current helmet

Of the full face helmets posted I liked that Bitwell as well.

Personally I like the old school 80s Bieffe's



But only in black, and it's hard to find clear visors for them, and the foam padding they used just falls apart over time.

Good luck, Jim

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Old 04-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #42
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Mine is actually very similar: A Bell Revolver. Same venting it seems, but it has the flip up front. It looks great but not as comfortable as more expensive helmets. Seems well made though considering the low price- also around 150 I think. They just revised this helmet and it is said to be much improved over my 2012 model.


I just got a Bell after retiring my much too old Arai. I'm really quite happy with it. The Bell's fit is better than the Arai (for me, at least), finish is close, no annoying whistle, and the face shield is incredibly easy to remove and install. I was always worried I was going to break my Arai when taking the shield on and off. The best part is Bell offers a Transitions face shield. no more having to worry about sunglasses! I rode for three and a half hours through sun, cloud, rain, and snow yesterday and it was great
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:06 PM   #43
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I just got a Bell after retiring my much too old Arai. I'm really quite happy with it. The Bell's fit is better than the Arai (for me, at least), finish is close, no annoying whistle, and the face shield is incredibly easy to remove and install. I was always worried I was going to break my Arai when taking the shield on and off. The best part is Bell offers a Transitions face shield. no more having to worry about sunglasses! I rode for three and a half hours through sun, cloud, rain, and snow yesterday and it was great

Yup, I ordered the light sensitive face shield this season too as well. It costs 75% as much as the entire helmet but it is one really cool face shield!
I also ordered the foam that blocks air under your chin which really should have come with the helmet IMOP.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:38 AM   #44
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I went with a THOR T-50 for that vintage look. However, my daily helmet is a Nolan N-103 flip-up.

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