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Another thing to keep in mind, re: Snell helmets, is that some people think that a more expensive helmet is somehow safer or stronger than a cheaper (still Snell approved) helmet, which is not necessarily true. Higher-end helmets are more likely to be lighter, have better ventilation, etc. I just bought a $700 Shoei for my Ninja, but it 1) fit with my glasses on no problem and 2) looked the best. My last Snell helmet was $270 but it was a nightmare trying to cram my glasses on after I put it on.

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That said, I think that Chinese helmet looks badass. Who wants to live forever anyway? Not people who ride mopeds.

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actually i think that the smelly chemical coming from the helmet may preserve my corpse for future generations.

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My state does not have a helmet law either, and most riders do not wear helmets, the exceptions being some crotch rocket riders, who wear expensive racer replica helmets, because they think it makes them look cool, and guys like me, who would much rather be laughed at than dead, or worse. For the record, I do not support helmet laws, seatbelt laws, or any other law designed to protect people from themselves. Probably has something to do with that "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" thing. But I do support helmet use. Peace. Jerry.

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lol @ thinking all of the helmets, no rating, DOT and snell aren't made in china and covered with lead and commie cum.

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haha... commie cum.

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John Joedicke /

10 dollar helmet for a 10 dollar head. One smack and your brain will be toast as they scrap you off the road. Hang it on the wall as a conversation piece.

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that helmet is pretty sweet!

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putting a monetary value on your head is bullshit. like i have a $400 head? I'd say my arms and legs are worth something, but i don't ride around with body armor.

I'm not so deluded to think any amount of protection could keep me 100% safe.

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Your head is worth more than your arms and legs, trust me. And that helmet looks dangerous. In a crash, that chin strap would tear right off, and yes, those metal pins would go right into your brain.

You don't have to spend $400 to get a decent helmet, either.

Don't know if you heard about the crash last weekend in Kzoo, but Lori was wearing an Ebay helmet too, I think it cost $20 or $30, but it was DOT rated. It probably saved her from a fractured skull or worse.

Like someone said, it's your funeral, but at least read this and think about it:

http://www.securityworld.com/ia-42-choosing-a-motorcycle-helmet.aspx

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To everyone regarding the prior thread as flaming the topic, it's not that we're saying it's not cool because of its looks, we're saying it's not _safe_ because of its design.

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I have the black version of that helmet. I wore it once. I'm too scared to wear it again.

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phil- agreed

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Personally from my military perspective, and being a newb, I will tel you that while it does does like MILSPEC, meaning the military says it's safe....not the gov't. THAT being said.....if it is real PLA or milpsec for that matter. It should have the head phones built into the ear cones.....not saying those cheapies wouldnt take them out but they should have them in there.....if there not?

Try pinholing the bottom of the ear cone then pushing hte ear buds through. It is possible you could find some sort of wire soffet at radio shack for the wire after you run it through to keep it from falling out if pinholing doesnt work.

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safety is so classist.

...I thought this thread would be about china's sharon stone ban. for that i offer my commendation!

Re: Red Star mean People's Liberation Army

There are many flags from communist countries with a red background and a yellow star:

-North Korea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_North_Korea

-Vietnam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Vietnam

-China: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China

Also note Texas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Texas

Maybe if you put the Olympic rings on your helmet it'd look more authentic Chinese and not just plain vanilla Communist.

The helmet looks pretty cool. Can you take some photos of the inside padding of the helmet, as well as mounting points for the visors and chin strap? Note Chinese safety equipment has very little standardization that is unenforceable.

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Here's a listing on ebay with a bunch of photos.

http://shortn.it/eaJL

Looks like it has no real protective padding, just soft, useless foam and lots of sharp metal bits.

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