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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need some help from the ladies helmut advice...

I'm looking to buy my wife a helmut, she wants something "girly" nothing that looks like it would be on a man's head LOL.. post up some pics of your helmuts please, trying to get an idea of what to possibly look for. Thanks!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 06:40 AM
 
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First off, don't buy her a helmet based on graphics/pretty colors. Take her to a dealership or a store like Cycle Gear that has a lot of helmets in stock, so she can be professionally fitted and see what brands and shapes fit her head properly. There are lots of great brands out there -- Shoei, Arai, Suomy, Shark and Scorpion all make great lids, and each has a few different styles and shapes. TRY before you buy.

Once she knows what brand(s) fit her the best, then have the store pull out the catalogues for those brands (or shop online). "Girly" helmets are becoming more and more popular... if she wants pink, purple or light blue, she'll have a million choices. And if she wants something more neutral, there's some beautiful elaborate graphics available from Shoei, Suomy and Shark.

(Personally I wear the Arai Haga "Fire & Ice" which is black, white and red -- it's not manly or girly -- it's just WILD and colorful).
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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I have an AFX Skull Helmet. Its girlie but it still kicks ass


I added pigtails cuz they are cute!

I am the one in the middle.


There are tons of choices out there!

This is a nice one too
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Hey we were at Deals Gaps Sun August 10th.... thanks for the pics I wanted to have a few to show her so I can get a feel for what style she likes, I am full aware that she will need to be fitted for a helmet. Thanks again...
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Two of the women in our group have the Dahalia helmut it's nice. Trying to find something to match her Ninja 500R which is blue and silver although the Ninja graphics have a purplish/pinkish tint to them....
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IMO, the "hair-do" pigtails look retarded! it's something a 12 year old would put on her helmet to match her hot pink fingernail polish.
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IMO, the "hair-do" pigtails look retarded! it's something a 12 year old would put on her helmet to match her hot pink fingernail polish.
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IMO, the "hair-do" pigtails look retarded! it's something a 12 year old would put on her helmet to match her hot pink fingernail polish.
no more so than wearing boots with high heels while riding.
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yeah, anything that takes even more attention away from a cager driving in their own lane is a bad idea. i get enough looks as it is in just regular riding gear
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no more so than wearing boots with high heels while riding.
Some women need them for the extra height.

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Some women need them for the extra height.
that wasnt the point tho The pony tail thing is no worse than the mohawk thing. And to me, doesnt look no more stupid than a rider not wearing any gear, or even stranger, wear a jacket, gloves, helmet, and shorts????
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And to me, doesnt look no more stupid than a rider not wearing any gear, or even stranger, wear a jacket, gloves, helmet, and shorts????
So true!!!!!

My personal favorite, however, is still tank top, board shorts, flops, and an Arai strapped to the side.
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Some women need them for the extra height.
If you're talkin SIDI boots MADE for riding, with actual protection, non-skid soles, etc... then go for it.

If you're talking Icon Bombshell - save them for the club.
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If you're talkin SIDI boots MADE for riding, with actual protection, non-skid soles, etc... then go for it.

If you're talking Icon Bombshell - save them for the club.
only thing the bombshells have going for protection is being leather.
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only thing the bombshells have going for protection is being leather.
Precisely (and it's THIN at that).
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