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    I have seen numerous people wearing helmets so loose they are like rattle cans.

    The helmet should be snug on your head - not compressing it but snug - and it should contact your cheeks firmly, It should be strong and heavy material, its supposed to save you - not get you out of challans

    Ive seen helmets so loose peoples faces are like 2 inches away from their helmets, That is like asking for trouble the equivalent of getting punched in the face.

    A little insurance I like to do is get a permanent sticker made with your name and bloodgroup and any allergies stuck on the helmet outside - and lacquer it onto the thing. Just pray you never need it.. When you are on the road unconscious - that little sticker can save your life..

    I still have my broken Indian STUDDS helmet - with the sticker on it in Pakistan.

    And for the love of God do not leave your helmet lying on the ground or something filthy - I always used my Helmet lock on my bikes. they are supposed to keep your helmet in place.

    For the techies - put a mic and speaker in the helmet for a great handsfree phone system

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    Good Job !!!
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    Nice information there. Unfortunately we don't get very good quality helmets in our country and brand names like AGV, Shoei are simply out of reach of common biker. A few years back when the government made it compulsory to wear helmets, some pranksters were seen riding their bikes with a "Doodh wali daigchi" on their head in Lahore. Thats the kind of nation we are.
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    ^^buy the locally made good quality helmets - and yes helmets all over the world are expensive business - they cost about the same as 10 to 30 tankfulls of petrol depending on where you are..

    I never skimped on a helmet - I bought mine as a shell as my hat size is 24 inches (no pakistani helmet is that size) then customized the styrofoam and padding to my head - Its at home as proof that it doesnt cost but PAYS to have a good helmet
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    Hey how would you put a mic and speaker system inside your helmet - would you just buy a standard bluetooth headset and glue it inside, or are there better ways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    I have seen numerous people wearing helmets so loose they are like rattle cans.

    The helmet should be snug on your head - not compressing it but snug - and it should contact your cheeks firmly, It should be strong and heavy material, its supposed to save you - not get you out of challans

    Ive seen helmets so loose peoples faces are like 2 inches away from their helmets, That is like asking for trouble the equivalent of getting punched in the face.

    A little insurance I like to do is get a permanent sticker made with your name and bloodgroup and any allergies stuck on the helmet outside - and lacquer it onto the thing. Just pray you never need it.. When you are on the road unconscious - that little sticker can save your life..

    I still have my broken Indian STUDDS helmet - with the sticker on it in Pakistan.

    And for the love of God do not leave your helmet lying on the ground or something filthy - I always used my Helmet lock on my bikes. they are supposed to keep your helmet in place.

    For the techies - put a mic and speaker in the helmet for a great handsfree phone system

    Good job, just to add my bit, do not share your helmet with anyone else if you written your info on it

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    @Zulfiqar nice words of awareness !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    and always and always strap on your helmet never let the straps loose, in case of initial impact helmet mostly pops out of head and you are wide open for secondry impacts and here is when these straps comes in.

    and i would also like to share my little experience too, moral of which is never ride with bike with helmet placed on fuel tank, it goes something like this that i have to borrow bike from my office colleague for a short tirp during my lunch break, now bhai sahib have removed meter and lowered the handle bar too, i dont wanna put on his helmet coz of several reasons and as i was on short trip, but on a turn i have to over compensate and my handle hit the helmet on turn and fuel cap stopped any further movement of helmet severly reducing my turning capabilty and it was damn scary situation where i was caught in traffic and was almost into an accident.

    Once again Plz Plz never ride bike with helmet placed on fuel tank

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    Good info. Let me add a few more things:

    - ALWAYS wear a helmet and other safety gear.
    - If you drop the helmet or knock it around replace it as it may have compromised its structural integrity.
    - All helmets have an "expiry" date and generally they should be replaced within 5-6 years.
    - Dont compromise on the quality of a helmet, remember its your head and indeed your life its protecting. You wouldnt buy fake medicines to cure an illness would you?
    - Wear the helmet properly as the OP has stated and make sure you tie the chin strap securely. In a high speed crash you dont want your head ripped off do you?

    Good quality and properly worn helmet and indeed other safety gear has saved my life at least 3 times so I speak from experience.
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