If anyone has any tips of where I can get a helmet (seems alot of the places making/selling them (even the kits) are gone these days... If anyone has any info, let me know - thanks.
Hi Chibobber. We have a lot in common.I have a few questions and observations.
1: practicality, You touched on the wind affect on the fin. That would be determined in testing.
2: visibility, Field of vision severely diminished. Not a good thing for obvious reasons. The most important consideration.
3: weight, Will mods add too much and add to fatigue of rider.
4: liability, Is the manufacturer willing to have his design modified and would the helmet with the mods pass the DOT battery of tests.
Would the mods invalidate the original dot approval?
5: warranty: Some manufacturers forbid repainting and will void a warranty for that and any modification.(back to liability)
My background; Riding since I was 15yoa, now 67yoa. Police officer for 30 years. Emergency room security for 5 years.
The arguments for helmet use or not to use are varied from scientific to opinion. My observation is that they help in some cases and not in others.
There is no one size fits all answer.
You have put in a great deal of thought into this, as you should, your life might depend on it. This is why America has been the innovator to the world. Thinking outside the box.
One of my favorite sayings: "Just because you can does not mean you should." My other is "Go for it!"
Good luck and play safe!
It appears you either discount or completely ignored everything I wrote in my two previous posts and offer your non fact based "opinion" instead. From your very first sentence you contradicted yourself when you wrote: "I can 100% guarantee that's not a safe or real motorcycle helmet. Even if it's partially built on an existing helmet". You said it is "not a safe nor real motorcycle helmet" while you ignored the FACT that it IS a real and safe DOT/ECE approved helmet, and then contradicted yourself when you said: "Even if it's partially built on an existing helmet". You ignore the FACT that the "existing helmet" IS a REAL and SAFE DOT/ECE approved motorcycle helmet and those are just COSMETIC pieces ADDED to it that do not impune the "real-ness and safety" of that original "existing helmet" that is underneath the cosmetic add ons.I can 100% guarantee that's not a safe or real motorcycle helmet. Even if it's partially built on an existing helmet.
You'll get as far as 100 feet until you realize what a terrible helmet this is for riding. Visibility aside, should you fall, that top half would have zero protection and more than likely crumble.
Looks nice, yes. Great design for riding a motorcycle, nope.
Chibobber, we have a lot in common. Except for my Elvis & Tom Jones tribute shows lol.R-fan,
Thanks for the follow up. I guess I am a little guilty(like being a little pregnant) of not reading your well thought out explanation of the visibility point. I love a good conversation. It is weird that you mention firearms. I was my departments armorer and have worked in a gun shop on and off since my 20's..Still do. (Glock,Sig,S&W certified,I went through the National match armorers course at Rock Island Armory and built .45s and M-14s. I have to say I do not do Elvis!
I didn't even notice or bother to read replies to the original post...
15+ years Motorcycling, those are my 2 cents and i'm sticking by em'.
This thread was already dead or at least in a nursing home before I revived it. The subject of Rocketeer motorcycle helmets was completely on topic because it had been discussed by three people in this thread in 2010. So I did not turn it into my own topic, I merely revived the SAME discussion of Rocketeer motorcycle helmets that three members (Valor, Lmaas1 and Apollo) were previously discussing in this thread in 2010 on page one. Re-read the posts on page one of this thread to see I am correct. Motorcycle helmets and technology has changed since 2010 and the subject discussed on them regarding Rocketeer helmets for motorcycling in 2010 needed to be re-visited and re-considered in 2021 from the negativity it had received previously in 2010 from Valor and Apollo. If my reviving the subjects ALREADY PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED BY OTHERS in this very old thread is all it takes to upset you to the point of removing your subscription, then your incorrect sensibilities are a little too tender, not to mention your incorrect stated reasons for doing so. No disrespect here either, but boy, as a new member I'm learning quickly who are incorrect members a little too obsessed with their own opinions that do not match up with the facts, and who I should just click "ignore" on.Talk about derailing a thread. Most people subscribed to this to get updates on the original topic. No disrespect, but please next time be more conscious about reviving a decade old thread and turning it into your own topic.
Removing my subscription for obvious reasons now.
Just reported you for harassment and am hitting the ignore button on you now. Never going to waste another second on someone like you after this post of mine. Post away because I won't see anything you post once I hit the ignore button. I hope admin is taking notice of this after I reported you for harassment. Now go troll and bother someone else with your insults, negativity, contradictions and illogic because I am now ignoring you and will not see anything you post. I guess now it won't be as much trolling fun for you to harass me if you know I won't see your posts. And here I thought this would be a fun site with logical engineering minded people more interested in positive creation of things rather than illogic, negativity and harassment. But there's always that one or two isn't there folks?LOL to your whole manifesto gramps.
Obviously this one had a base helmet that started out as a 3/4's open face helmet, and then created their own front section and added it to and over the top of the base helmet. I think it is permanently attached and does not hinge up like a modular motorcycle helmet, but stays stationary like a one piece full face helmet.
The fact that it was a DOT and ECE approved helmet to start with, and all they did was make it even more safer by adding a front section to it (that the base helmet did not previously have) makes it a legal motorcycle helmet in places/states where motorcycle helmets are mandatory.
I don't know what is wrong with some people, I really don't. Is it poor reading comprehension skills? A low attention span? Jumping to incorrect conclusions when if they had only carefully read my posts their questions would have been answered? I could make it easy on myself and just tell them: "Re-read my posts, they answer your questions and concerns". But I will try ONE LAST TIME, to politely explain about the Rocketeer motorcycle helmet's faceplate, eye lenses visibility and fin questions some people have regarding this Rocketeer motorcycle helmet even though their questions and concerns have ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED in my previous posts if they had the attention span to take the time to read what I wrote in them, not misquote me, and the reading comprehension to understand them, instead of piling on negativity, illogic and asking me about what has already been explained in my first two posts in this thread. This is my last time trying to repeat and explain what I have already previously explained. After this, if anyone has issues or questions, either re-read my posts or research for yourself. Sheez.I think people and motorcycle riders may be taking issue with statements such as the above bolded part.
Adding a significantly restrictive visibility faceplate, and to be honest anything that sticks out in any way (such as the fin), does NOT, and I again quote you, "make it even more safer".
Not only the visibility, but what are the materials this faceplate uses? Is it fiberglass? will is shatter into sharp pieces in your face if it impacts the ground???
There is no way on earth that this is even more safer.
I wish you luck in building a motorcycle safe Rocketeer helmet, but any modifications to a DOT/ECE approved helmet puts the life of the wearer at risk.