Helmut Suggestion: My head gets hot, and have to stop riding

15 replies to this topic
  • crf450f

Posted July 23, 2004 - 04:18 AM


My head gets really hot, I have to stop riding, not because my legs, or arms are tired, but because my head is overheating. My helmut does not provide good air flow.
So my head boils when I am riding in 80 degree weather.
Can someone suggect a helmut that can solve my issue. I would like to ride longer. HELP!!!

  • ncmountainman

Posted July 23, 2004 - 05:08 AM


i just picked up a trials helmet from bell its open face but the sides wrap around to your chin. its light and airy ,great for non-competition summer riding and to top it off its on clearance sale at bells online store for 79.95!

  • crf450f

Posted July 23, 2004 - 05:38 AM


cool, I'll take a look, thanx

  • crf450f

Posted July 23, 2004 - 05:44 AM


I need more of a MX helmet, I saw some Fox helmets that have a lot of vents for coolong, I think that is what I need. the prices are high though. Still looking. :thumbsup:

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted July 23, 2004 - 05:48 AM


Another thing that may help is make sure that you drink lots and lots of water the day before you ride. May help with some of your overheating body problems.

  • donutman126

Posted July 23, 2004 - 06:41 AM


What helmet do u have now? I just got an ONeal Venem (200 bucks) havent tried it out yet tho maybe i you soaked your helmet liner in water or get quick release goggles (the ones that hang to the side then you pull them across to velcro on the otehr side) so that way when your just cruisin you can take em off and get some air flow

  • crf450f

Posted July 23, 2004 - 07:26 AM


My helmet is a cheap KBC one I bought 5 years ago.
It has small vents on the front, but no air flows through the helmet. I was reading about helmets from FOX, and they claim this:
engineered for maximum airflow and to optimize heat reduction make our Pro Pilot one of the finest helmets in the world.

  • YZ400FPower

Posted July 23, 2004 - 10:39 AM


I bought the new THOR SXT. It is a great helmet and has max airflow.....to me. It comes in cool looking graphics and only cost $80.00. The blue matchs Yamahas pefectly.

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  • roktoy

Posted July 23, 2004 - 11:55 AM


Using an HJC (CR-X2 I think). Venting seems to work well while I'm moving. We've been riding in up to 105 deg weather. Guy's wife last weekend had a cheap Fly helmet without venting and she got way too hot.

  • gonzo

Posted July 23, 2004 - 01:36 PM


Had a Reed replica and crashed too many times with it but it was a good helmet. I just replaced it with a Trooper and so far it's pretty sweet too.

  • yz426onNOS

Posted July 23, 2004 - 04:21 PM


Answer m-8 from 1999 works great!

  • Guest_monsieurfurious_*

Posted July 23, 2004 - 06:53 PM


I have had an Answer M-7 average. Now I have and Aria VX-pro and it is cool, as well as being one of the lightest helmets.

  • yz426onNOS

Posted July 23, 2004 - 07:30 PM


I have had an Answer M-7 average. Now I have and Aria VX-pro and it is cool, as well as being one of the lightest helmets.

I can rep. 125 pounds on my neck so weight is not a problem.

  • crf450f

Posted July 26, 2004 - 03:20 AM


Happened again yesterday, we had 105 degree weather in Southern California. I was near being heat exausted. Thanks for the tip, I'll definately be looking for a new helmet now!

  • crf450f

Posted July 26, 2004 - 03:45 AM


The HJC looks cool, has ajustable vents, and within my price range, thanx for the info!!
Ride Hard :thumbsup:

  • crf450f

Posted August 04, 2004 - 05:31 AM


Bought a Troy Lee Designs SE Flames helmet, sweetest venting system I'v ever seen. But at a cost of 385.00.
taking it out for a spin today. Todays temp: 89 degrees
:thumbsup: Silver and blue, to match the YAMI 04 450f.

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