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PostSubject: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:15 am

Are you allowed to wear half helmets and sunglasses for the eye protection or do they need to be full faced helmets and goggles? I think the half helmet is ok as long as they are DOT certified but not sure and the sunglases too.
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:10 am

•Everyone must wear a DOT, SNELL or other approved helmet and protective eyegear.
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:14 am

I wear my half helmet year round. Sunglasses are fine but do let a ton of dust by to the eyes. I switched to goggles and never looked back!
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:40 pm

Ruger wrote:
•Everyone must wear a DOT, SNELL or other approved helmet and protective eyegear.

What he said, and don't forget your owners manual. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:23 pm

Anybody know why they require SXS's to have the owner's manual with them?
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:11 pm

Lee wrote:
Anybody know why they require SXS's to have the owner's manual with them?

I'm guessing its because some of HMT's rules default to the manufacturer's recommendations and safety rules.
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:10 pm

Lee, tell me about the half helmet. Which brand do you like and why do you prefer the half helmet?
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:18 pm

I am intrested in hearing why you like the half helmet over the full one too. I keep looking at the half helmets and think I would like to try one out sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:24 pm

Uh, I'll have to check the brand when I get home Timmi. I've had this particular one a long time. Originally used them for motorcycle riding. It's much lighter, much cooler in the summer, not so 'confining' or tight feeling as a regular or full face (which I also have), you can surely hear better. That means a lot on the cycle.

During the winter I wear a hardhat liner and one of those wrap around face mask. I don't ride cold!!
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:53 pm


Half helmets and goggles are great in the summertime Cool

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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Dale Earnhart wore a half helmet. I'm just saying.
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:36 pm

wacker wrote:

Half helmets and goggles are great in the summertime Cool

I am okay with a half helmet in the RZR in the heat of summer,
otherwise I have a full motorcross helmet on the ATV or full motorcycle helmet on the bike...
I just prefer that if I would happen to need the helmet, I don't want a broken jaw.

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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:09 pm

There is too much unseen Branch & thorn bush crap that his me in the face & head & also snags
my helmet cover as I am exceeding the recommended T.P.M. Speed on the trails for me to wear anything but a full face helmet. Also a few rollovers where the Grizzly & Warrior slammed down onto my head also convinced me .
( T.P.M. = Trees Per Minute for the un-educated rabbit )
It sucks when it's hot but I make sure I keep on moving to keep the airflow going.
Riding slow & stopping a lot for trail pops when it's hot out is another story & I can see why something more comfortable would be in order.
It is personal preference .

Btw - I was watching Alaska State Troopers last night and they showed the promo for next weeks show . It showed Troopers on an atv climbing & going over a log on a trail NOT wearing a helmet or eye protection.
Very Bad Example for them especially since they pulled over a guy on an ATV for riding on the road during the episode I was watching. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:01 am

What brand do you recommend, wacker? I have never worn a half helmet. What features should I look for?
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:17 am


I've got a Fulmer Half, looks like a model 91
but took the sun shield off so I can raise and lower goggles.

http://www.fulmerhelmets.com/helmets/half/

The 95B model looks neat if someone was going to wear safety glasses too.



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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:20 am


You should try and hit a few motorcycle shops and check out the styles and sizes first,
then maybe you could find something online you like too.

Lot's of choices here:

http://www.leatherup.com/c/Half-Face-Motorcycle-Helmets/2/284.html

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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:01 am

punisher, giddyupgirl, I agree with your statements. I am thinking for slow summer riding in the rzr the half helmet would be safe. wacker, thanks for the info and the link!
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:08 am

Timmi wrote:
slow summer riding

never knew there was such a thing.
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:26 am

Fast summer riding = cover 80-100+ miles in a day , Punish your machine & push its limits , Thrill riding on the edge

Slow summer riding = cover at least 1 mile while actually riding , look at & smell the roses , trees , animals , stop often for conversation & to admire scenery, a Trail Pop or both , explore closed or old trails ,Make your own trail , flog every mud hole encountered , take a lot of pictures , sight see Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:36 am

Punisher wrote:
Fast summer riding = cover 80-100+ miles in a day , Punish your machine & push its limits , Thrill riding on the edge

Slow summer riding = cover at least 1 mile while actually riding , look at & smell the roses , trees , animals , stop often for conversation & to admire scenery, a Trail Pop or both , explore closed or old trails ,Make your own trail , flog every mud hole encountered , take a lot of pictures , sight see Very Happy


Make no mistake I'm all about the epic mileage days, just ask G-Bob.

or check out this ride report

july 4th 2011


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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:41 am

Punisher wrote:
Fast summer riding = cover 80-100+ miles in a day



A 'Ruger 145' fits in that category then... Question Cool

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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:44 am

yep we ride slow and easy for the most part, seldom break 40 mph, most rides are about 30 miles
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PostSubject: Re: helmets and eye protection for hatfield   Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:02 pm

I do use a half helmet in the hot weather. Even with a full face helmet and a windshield, I've been surprised by a branch finding its target and hitting me right on the nose. affraid
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