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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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I did not believe that I needed to pay $400 for a decent helmet so I found a Bell Revolver on Amazon.

I tried it out today. Not bad for a $99 helmet. I got it in 2 days and I am very happy with it. I'm really impressed with it overall. It fit like a glove. It is noisy but I have no problem wearing plugs.



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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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I meant to include that I did my first night riding since getting my bike almost 2 weeks ago. The light on the bike is really good. There is something about night riding that I really love.

Ha! A new helmet is like a new car. I was constantly cleaning the bugs off of it.
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I've had just about all Bells. I had one Nolan and it was nice. A Bell saved my life though.

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I never tried one of those helmets on, they look confortable and ez to get on / off


I wear ear plugs
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I've got to get used to it.

With the helmets I now own, I have to make sure I have sunglasses or eye protection.

This one allows me to wear my glasses and not worry about wearing contacts plus sunglasses.

I noticed last night that if a car is coming with their brights on, I can simply hit this shades until it passes.
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Ha! I don't travel on highways but wanted to test the helmet.

I saw this bike catching up with me yesterday... I was doing 80+. I thought either a crotch rocket or someone wanting to check me out.

It was big dude on a little ragged out Honda 250 with a backpack. I immediately imagined that here I am a big kid on my nice shiny fast bike and another kid passes me on tricycle.
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...It was big dude on a little ragged out Honda 250 with a backpack. I immediately imagined that here I am a big kid on my nice shiny fast bike and another kid passes me on tricycle.
I've always been the backpacker in that scenario.

I still beat the other bike in 60-100 times.
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I have the same helmet, I bought it for the crap weather and for when I first started riding. It has now become m'lady's helmet. Nice helmet but I'm disappointed how easily the vents change position and the sunglasses action feels easily breakable.


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Back in the day, bell was the high end helmet of choice ... shoei was the cheap arse brand .... how things have changed.

As i flipped into 5th, i couldnt remember a damn thing she said
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I got it for 99. I am not familiar with high-end helmets so can't compare but for the price, I actually feel this is a great deal.

I forgot ear plugs today and regretted it. The freaking helmet actually seems to amplify noise.It is time for bugs so I need protection and something that gives me the option to revolve face cover and get some air. Great feature!
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