Motorcycle Thread

Hekotat

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Anyone have any helmet advice or recommendations? I'm always a little leery when the prices of a given item vary so wildly. $120 - $1,000 seems to be the range one can easily spend. I've decided on full face, and basically want the safest one I can afford. Is there a value sweet spot I should investigate?

I got the HJC one, it's fucking nice.
 
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I got the HJC one, it's fucking nice.

That video is outdated being 2 years old. A lot is changing recently with ECE 22.05 which is covering some notable differences, like helmet twisting force. He mentions it in this video, which itself is a year old.

 

Hekotat

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That video is outdated being 2 years old. A lot is changing recently with ECE 22.05 which is covering some notable differences, like helmet twisting force.

I'm sure it has, but most of those are still available and there are few reviewers that do their homework like fortnine.
 

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Drag racing is back in Victoria Australia.. I've got 2 weeks to get her ready... All the oil fell out of my forks. Brakes and tyre are stuffed.. poor thing has been sitting for too long
 

Armadon

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Anyone have the tech air 5 from alpinestar? Was thinking about it but at 700 bucks for an air bag doesn't seem right. Was going to upgrade gear but an extra 700 on top of leathers seems crazy. Just wondering if it's uncomfortable under the suit. Hopefully no one had to use it for what it's for.
 

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That video is outdated being 2 years old. A lot is changing recently with ECE 22.05 which is covering some notable differences, like helmet twisting force. He mentions it in this video, which itself is a year old.

I wish everyone had mips now.



Armadon Armadon YOu might try to delve into the dozens of the sportbiketrackgear vids they mention crashing in one of the airbags a few times before sending it in. I doubt it'd be comfortable for non track use though. Esp not high summer.
 
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Armadon

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I wish everyone had mips now.



Armadon Armadon YOu might try to delve into the dozens of the sportbiketrackgear vids they mention crashing in one of the airbags a few times before sending it in. I doubt it'd be comfortable for non track use though. Esp not high summer.
Shit didn't think about checking video reviews from others, thanks. I just wanted it for my old ass incase I lay it down. I just don't want to hurt for a month because of some stupid laydown.
 

Hekotat

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Shit didn't think about checking video reviews from others, thanks. I just wanted it for my old ass incase I lay it down. I just don't want to hurt for a month because of some stupid laydown.

You're still going to hurt.
 

Armadon

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Yeah that's what I figured lol had 3 lay downs in 20years of riding just want to minimize old man pain. Last lay down was 2008
 

Hekotat

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Here you go fellas, it finally came in

Nice looking bike. Hard to tell from the pic but a 1000RR? Those will always hold a special place in my heart as the first bike to scare the absolute shit out of me and accidentally hit 204mph not even trying.

Fist litre bike I've ever rode and it was highly modified, I got off shaking, lol.
 

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Lol ol man asking about helmets and I'm thinking some 650 twin thumper lol.
 

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Nice looking bike. Hard to tell from the pic but a 1000RR? Those will always hold a special place in my heart as the first bike to scare the absolute shit out of me and accidentally hit 204mph not even trying.

Fist litre bike I've ever rode and it was highly modified, I got off shaking, lol.
2022 s1000rr. I can't fucking wait till I get done with the 600 mile break in. Took it for a spin and this is the most comfortable sports bike I have ever ridden. The throttle is like pin point for a litre bike.
 
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Hekotat

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2022 s1000rr. I can't fucking wait till I get done with the 600 mile break in. Took it for a spin and this is the most comfortable sports bike I have ever ridden. The throttle is like pin point for a litre bike.

That's awesome dude, congrats!
 
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