Getting head...protection. How to stay safe?

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Getting head...protection. How to stay safe?

Post by Kampuchia Crumbs »

No, I am not talking about GSM :) - I am talking about real protection for your head (Helmets).

When I was in PP two months ago I was rode moto for the first time. Wheeee. What a rush, even though it was only 50cc.

Question is what headgear do you guys use? Do you use any other protection (gloves, leather, shoes)??

I was given a $3 (new) helmet to use, I think the only thing it would protect me from is a ticket. I have a friend who was pushed down during a robbery attempt and got nasty nasty cuts (that became infected!). I know it's hot as heck over there, but does anyone wear leather? Also riding mots using thongs (not that kind of thong) crazy?

Just curious. Also any good places to buy a GOOD helmet next time I visit?

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Funnily enough, I was reading a billboard on Kampuchea Krom the other day advertising AGV helmets and Dainese clothing. Shop was on Monivong I think... not sure tho
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Whenever I'm on a motorcycle I always wear at least (long) jeans for protection, both trousers and jacket, and decent shoes (no flip flops). I know these do not offer full protection, but for casual rides it's better than shorts and shirts. I've brought a helmet from my home country, good helmets seem crazy expensive here. I always wear a helmet, even on a 100 m ride. It's hard wired in my system I guess.

Whenever I go on a longer trip I wear leather gloves and protective footwear too, but it's too much of a hassle when I take my Honda wave to the market.
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Did a post on this earlier this year: [url]https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/p ... ts#p225806[/url]

Extract below:
That's exactly right, cost does not always equate with better. "The last useful innovation made to the motorcycle helmet design was done in 1968. This means that today, even the lower end brands could easily conform to the basic safety standards." https://www.directasia.com/blog/is-your ... cting-you/[/quote]

Compared with motorcyclists with firmly fastened helmets, those with loosely fastened helmets increased their risk of head injury and were more than twice as likely to have brain injuries. Effectiveness of different types of motorcycle helmets and effects of their improper use on head injuries https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/40/3/794/746475

Studies show that in a crash, 45.3% of all impacts will land on your face. 19.4% will land on your jaw. As a rule of thumb, helmets have a five-year life span from the date of manufacturing. When buying the helmet, look for the date of manufacture and make a note of when you should trash it.
Is your motorcycle helmet really protecting you? https://www.directasia.com/blog/is-your ... cting-you/

Since many people may buy helmets manufactured in Thailand this article on the change in standards which was introduced by the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TIS) may be of interest. "In the future, there will be a new safety helmet standard for motorcyclist; TIS 369-2557, which is expected to be valid within 2015.
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My biggest problem with helmets when renting a bike is finding a helmet in the rental place that'll fit my big head. Asians have ridiculously small heads...
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TheSiemReaper wrote: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:58 am My biggest problem with helmets when renting a bike is finding a helmet in the rental place that'll fit my big head.
Asians have ridiculously small heads...


That's easy to understand why.
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I picked up a dual sport Thai made Real helmet and a full face LS2 both ECE certified for $120 from Rookie Helmets near Orussey Market - https://www.facebook.com/RKHelmet/

They seem to have the best selection of foreign helmets for reasonable prices including HJC and MT from most the shops I looked including KTM which didn't have a lot of variety. The other good shop is out near the Japanese bridge
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I found a very nice moto-x full-face for $35, saved my life once, threw it away, bought another one. Helmets are like condoms, only good fro one big bang. If you have one bang, even though it doesn't look damaged, buy another.

Half-face helmets are just stupid, don't protect your face or the side of your head, where a huge percentage of injuries occur.

The helmet should be a little tight when you buy it, the padding will compress slowly to fit you.
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do you mean open face?
yes,the name sort of gives a clue

not sure why you think they dont protect the side of your head
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that genius wrote: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:12 pm I found a very nice moto-x full-face for $35, saved my life once, threw it away, bought another one. Helmets are like condoms, only good fro one big bang. If you have one bang, even though it doesn't look damaged, buy another.

Half-face helmets are just stupid, don't protect your face or the side of your head, where a huge percentage of injuries occur.

The helmet should be a little tight when you buy it, the padding will compress slowly to fit you.
Here's a compromise if you dont like full face, but they're not cheap.

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https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/bikes/in ... rth-859396
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