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I've currently got an open face helmet which is very practical due to the weather here. I'm toying with getting a Motocross helmet for extra protection, it's only for around Pattaya. As well as better protection than an open face helmet it MAY have better ventilation than a full face helmet. I'd take the visor part off at the top and wear sunglasses.

 

Thoughts?

 

Also, would it fit under the seat of a 2017 Honda Click?1568810049869.jpg.4c662bd838edb4120871fcb38e73ed03.jpg

 

 

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Bilmola make a decent motocross helmet (destroyer)for 2100 baht although your better off getting one of their normal full face helmets for same price.....motocross helmets can actually injure your neck if you fall face down (as the chin piece protrudes so much)

I have both, got an M motocross helmet which is fairly snug and XL road helmet which is not so tight but ventilation ok in hot weather..

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I switched to a motocross helmet about 3 years ago...

 

First few years here I used full-face helmets, but honestly they are hot in a stop and go urban environment. Then I began to use open face for better peripheral vision and cooler to wear in town.... But I was always aware of lack of facial protection.

 

Motocross/adventure style helmets offer good ventilation and facial protection.

 

I appreciate the visor as it cuts down on sunshine from above...

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Around town I like Caberg's range of open face helmets with integral sun visor, good quality and safety standards (I buy my helmets in UK and bring to Thailand) after dusk I use safety glasses for riding and these are comfortably with these helmets. amazes me how many people ride at night with no eye protection, all the bugs and <deleted>? 

 

 

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Around town I like Caberg's range of open face helmets with integral sun visor, good quality and safety standards (I buy my helmets in UK and bring to Thailand) after dusk I use safety glasses for riding and these are comfortably with these helmets. amazes me how many people ride at night with no eye protection, all the bugs and
 
 


But open face helmets don't protect the chin area so if you crash you better start praying.

as for riding with no eye protection, amazingly there are very few insects or stones hitting your face. Dust is a problem though

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I switched to a motocross helmet about 3 years ago...  

First few years here I used full-face helmets, but honestly they are hot in a stop and go urban environment. Then I began to use open face for better peripheral vision and cooler to wear in town.... But I was always aware of lack of facial protection.

 

Motocross/adventure style helmets offer good ventilation and facial protection.

 

I appreciate the visor as it cuts down on sunshine from above...

 

Do you use sunglasses with your motocross helmet? do they usually fit ok? 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

Do you use sunglasses with your motocross helmet? do they usually fit ok? 

 

 

Yes they fit ok..

I use those 100/150 baht safety glasses sold in Thepprasit night market and Tuk Com. They have yellow ends and are flexible. Yellow color for night.  The clear ones have too much glare.

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Yes they fit ok..
I use those 100/150 baht safety glasses sold in Thepprasit night market and Tuk Com. They have yellow ends and are flexible. Yellow color for night.  The clear ones have too much glare.
Any idea whether a motocross helmet will fit under the seat of a Honda Click 2017? an open face fits easy, probably a full face will although I've not tried

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22 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:
47 minutes ago, bobbin said:
Yes they fit ok..
I use those 100/150 baht safety glasses sold in Thepprasit night market and Tuk Com. They have yellow ends and are flexible. Yellow color for night.  The clear ones have too much glare.

Any idea whether a motocross helmet will fit under the seat of a Honda Click 2017? an open face fits easy, probably a full face will although I've not tried

No I think not, I have a O’Neal adventure lid, it’s so much bigger than  a full face or open face. 

 

 

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They will fit under-seat storage of most bikes but you will not be able to fully close and lock the seat..

I have 2 moto/adv helmets, different brands. Neither fit well enough to allow locking, but the seat looks closed so I take my chances..   😁

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On 9/19/2019 at 11:41 AM, scubascuba3 said:


 

 


But open face helmets don't protect the chin area so if you crash you better start praying.

as for riding with no eye protection, amazingly there are very few insects or stones hitting your face. Dust is a problem though

 

Referring to local around town low speed riding (you tried riding around town in Thailand in a full face helmet..?) or risk of an off and chances of hitting lower face chin area V comfort and reasonable safety with good head protection - then I am happy with a Quality open face helmet (not some plastic cheapo <deleted>)

 

Yes full face give better protection and on a long ride I use full face but as said I was talking about locally. Thing is if you are bobbing on or some Nutter is gonna hit you then you gonna be praying whatever you are wearing mate

 

As for riding at night with no eye protection - You really think there are no insects Wizzing about in Thailand 555? Wait till you get somthing straight in your eye. Basically any foreign body was the point..., advice being protect your eyes as most do not at night... With some safety/driving specs yellow lenses are even better for night time vision

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Motocross helmets often allow a lot better peripheral vision than other helmets. That is definitely a reason to buy one of them.

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Yes, if your'e doing motocross. 

 

imo, Slow speed around the city, get a decent half face.

 

Long trips, full face or maybe a modular one? 

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I prefer a flip up full face. Good protection on the highway and if I have to stop at lights in town I can just open it. Raised piece acts as a sun shield if you have to stop facing the sun;-)

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