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sfos
03-07-2012, 10:08 AM
im lookin to get an mx helmet before it gets hot around here. Whats the best one for around a $100 or less? Thanks

BillyT
03-07-2012, 10:18 AM
I like my Bell enough for the price... Paid 60 bucks for it on sale at Cycle Gear. Doesn't look like they have the solid ones anymore though... but they do have some on sale for 79 bucks. Can't go wrong with Bell...

Maybe this link will help you put a lil...

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1245/MNGR/Motocross-Helmet-Sale---Affordable-Motorcycle-Helmets.aspx?WT.ac=Dirt_HG_-_Slider_9_12.22.11_HelmetsUnder

Mine is the older model of the SX-1

CM
03-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Got this one and I have no complaints. Super lightweight and feels like your barely wearing anything. Get some Biltwell goggles to ice the cake.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/6/6/18998/ITEM/AFX-FX-17-Helmet.aspx

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/2010-AFX-FX-17-Helmet.jpg

coldsmokejr
03-07-2012, 10:55 AM
got the same one as CMhttp://www.chttp://www.chopcult.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=24356&stc=1&d=1331139276hopcult.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=24355&stc=1&d=1331139251

sfos
03-07-2012, 10:56 AM
Got this one and I have no complaints. Super lightweight and feels like your barely wearing anything. Get some Biltwell goggles to ice the cake.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/6/6/18998/ITEM/AFX-FX-17-Helmet.aspx

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/2010-AFX-FX-17-Helmet.jpg

Thats the one i was gona get if no one gave any suggestions. Is the afx a sticker or painted?

coldsmokejr
03-07-2012, 10:57 AM
its painted, but covers up easy enough with stickers..

nerdsports
03-07-2012, 1:00 PM
I love how MX helmets look but I can't get over how it probably feels with the visor. Doesn't that crap pull your head up?

coldsmokejr
03-07-2012, 1:30 PM
The visors got a ton of air relief holes/venting in it, I thought the same thing, but I dont feel it pulling til about 90 mph.

Nosebleed
03-07-2012, 1:38 PM
Ive been looking at the same kind of thing, in fact, just got back from running over to Cycle Gear on lunch break. I was looking at an HJC online that looked cool. I'll have to grab the model number but the price was right at $105 and I like HJC helmets, generally.

Fly Racing makes one called the Trekker that's cool and a couple of CC guys have had good things to say about them. Pretty sure it's www.flyracing.com

Ansutton21
03-07-2012, 1:44 PM
I got this HJC about a month ago, and i love it. No problems with wind. Just over a hundred bucks and well worth it.
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/ansutton21/420648_397187816964077_100000185850835_1722446_203 1712790_n-1.jpg

coldsmokejr
03-07-2012, 1:49 PM
denniskirk.com has a ton of good MX helmets on closeout right now in the dirt bike section!

BillyT
03-07-2012, 2:20 PM
The visors got a ton of air relief holes/venting in it, I thought the same thing, but I dont feel it pulling til about 90 mph.

My head gets tossed just as much in my Biltwell as it does in my MX helmet. As long as it fits right, you will be golden. Don't get one that is comfy when you buy it, get one that hurts a little take off and on. It will break in. Pretty much goes for all helmets.

Slayer63
03-07-2012, 3:49 PM
Ebay man. I just scored a bell moto 3 for like 20 bucks.

purerockfury
03-07-2012, 9:15 PM
i've had many mx helmets and by far i like my fox the best, little more expensive but definitely worth it. really good air venting & circulation, light weight and comfortable..night and day between an hjc and fox...think mines a v2 or v3 can't remember but it was around $200 like 3 years ago and it was a left over from the previous year so it was marked down but as most things you get what you pay for...

RIPshitRIOT
03-07-2012, 10:32 PM
Fly Racing makes one called the Trekker that's cool and a couple of CC guys have had good things to say about them. Pretty sure it's www.flyracing.com

Yep. I got mine for around $125, if I remember correctly. It's the only fullface I've worn on the street, but I love it. I rode from San Francisco to Phoenix in a day and was plenty comfortable the whole time. And, it's got a regular shield, so you don't need to wear glasses or goggles, or carry clears with you for night riding.

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1544/67797.jpg (http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1544/67797.jpg)

NHMike
03-07-2012, 10:39 PM
Paid something like $45 shipped for this one from eBay.

NeoDutch
03-08-2012, 2:44 AM
Wearing dirt bike helmets on choppers and road bikes is just trendy fucktard shit.

AtomicAddiction
03-08-2012, 4:04 AM
Wearing dirt bike helmets on choppers and road bikes is just trendy fucktard shit.

It could be said that MOST shit in the world of motorcycles is just trendy fucktard shit.

Nosebleed
03-08-2012, 7:28 AM
I got this HJC about a month ago, and i love it. No problems with wind. Just over a hundred bucks and well worth it.
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/ansutton21/420648_397187816964077_100000185850835_1722446_203 1712790_n-1.jpg

Hey Sutton, pretty sure that's the one I was looking at, the CL-6X or something like that. Hey, is the visor removable on it?

Anybody else remove the visor from their MX lid or have one where the visor is removable?

Nosebleed
03-08-2012, 7:34 AM
Wearing dirt bike helmets on choppers and road bikes is just trendy fucktard shit.

Dutch, it may be true that this is trendy but I have begun to see the practical logic behind it. These helmets are lightweight, inexpensive and offer better protection than an open face for obvious reasons. It appears that many of them are now DOT and some SNELL approved so they are legal in all states. They retain the open eye hole so that you can choose whether to use goggles or not and what kind and they still offer great ventilation for those of us who live in hot weather states.

Seems very practical to me. Perhaps Ill buy one to wear with my Vans, Mechanix Gloves, flannel shirt and chain wallet. That combo will look great on my late model Sportster! Did I mention my flaked paint job?

:D

nerdsports
03-08-2012, 7:37 AM
Wearing dirt bike helmets on choppers and road bikes is just trendy fucktard shit.

Seriously. That's why I wear my uber metal flake Biltwell with my duckbill trucker cap.

BillyT
03-08-2012, 7:45 AM
I just took the plunge on an Icon Variant yesterday... 320 for a matte black one with a mirror shield from a friends shop. So I have a large Bell to sell for cheap if any one is interested.

60 shipped...

Best pic I have quick access to...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/316339_10150418363104393_634964392_8227150_1961468 050_n.jpg

nick5
03-08-2012, 7:51 AM
Hey Sutton, pretty sure that's the one I was looking at, the CL-6X or something like that. Hey, is the visor removable on it?

Anybody else remove the visor from their MX lid or have one where the visor is removable?

Ive got a Fox V2 that I removed the visor from and painted. I like riding with it, its comfortable and offers dot protection with a chinbar without being a fullface. I put a pic of it in the other helmet thread I think but I deleted it from my phone after I posted it.

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nick5
03-08-2012, 7:54 AM
Here you go...http://img.tapatalk.com/aefcb116-ba1a-cd0e.jpg

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sfos
03-08-2012, 2:48 PM
I love how MX helmets look but I can't get over how it probably feels with the visor. Doesn't that crap pull your head up?

you can remove the visor on most. thats what i plan to do

sfos
03-08-2012, 2:50 PM
Wearing dirt bike helmets on choppers and road bikes is just trendy fucktard shit.

Hatin everything thats trendy is trendy you damn hipster. I hate this attitude. How dare someone like somthin other people like

sfos
03-08-2012, 2:52 PM
I just took the plunge on an Icon Variant yesterday... 320 for a matte black one with a mirror shield from a friends shop. So I have a large Bell to sell for cheap if any one is interested.

60 shipped...

Best pic I have quick access to...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/316339_10150418363104393_634964392_8227150_1961468 050_n.jpg

damn if i didnt need a clutch cable id be all over that. if you still have it down the raod ill prolly take it off your hands

2stroketim
03-08-2012, 2:52 PM
And all this time I was wearing my dirtbike helmet cause I'm too fucking stingy/broke to buy a different one......this is a trend?

BillyT
03-08-2012, 3:29 PM
damn if i didnt need a clutch cable id be all over that. if you still have it down the raod ill prolly take it off your hands

Good chance. Not really going out of my way to sell it. Just gotta hide it so the wife doesn't see two matte black MX helmets... she'd shit a house if she knew I bought another one :D

BillyT
03-08-2012, 3:30 PM
And all this time I was wearing my dirtbike helmet cause I'm too fucking stingy/broke to buy a different one......this is a trend?


You prolly started the trend. Hey... FUCK YOU!

:D

BillyT
03-08-2012, 3:33 PM
FWIW, the trend where I live is to not wear a helmet. So really, not only am I bucking the current trend, I wearing an MX helmet and really getting some strange looks.

Randeezy868
03-08-2012, 8:06 PM
Coming from a mxer, for a cheap helmet. I like One Industries. strong helmets. as far as some of the other ones.... if you can squeeze the helmet front to back and flex it.... thats what its gonna do on your head when it hits the ground. I know, i know.,.. who cares about that right. haha. mx helmets rule, esp in the winter.