Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2011, 09:46 AM   #1
WarEagle
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3
Default Motorcycle Helmet Redesign

**deleted**

Last edited by WarEagle : 04-28-2011 at 11:16 PM.
WarEagle is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 02-23-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
pushrod
Founding Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Baja 'Bama
Posts: 3,642
Default

Is it that time of the school year already?

WarEagle, if you are halfway serious about this project, try the 'Search' function.

We get hit with 'I'm designing a new (your project here)' twice a year. Helmets are usually in the Springtime, it seems.

So, good luck with your search.

As far as cool helmet design features, I'd suggest one that makes the bike and rider invisible, but apparently that one is already in use. Way too often.



My sympathies (and this, from a Gamec0ck!) for the Toomer Square Trees.
__________________
You would not understand,
this is not how I am...

I have become -
Comfortably Numb.
pushrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 03:08 PM   #3
Jack Rabbit
Registered Member
 
Jack Rabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Posts: 4
Default

OK being a fan of Auburn University and graduates thereof (worked with several over my 30 years) I am going to give this kid a break.
Requirements in a helmet to distinguish it from the current products listed by highest priority:
1. Meaning I don't have to buy a round fit (Shoei) or a oval (Arai) I get a helmet and it custom forms to my head in some manner. Maybe its a custom form mold of your head like high end custom ski boots but better yet would be have a material that would conform naturally to your head within a size range (S,M,L, XL, etc)
2. Easy to adjust air vents that you can tweak with a gloved hand.
3. Fog free visor
4. Transitions visor (adjusts the tint per daylight)
5. Built in speakers and mike for blue tooth integration.
6. Heads up display blue tooth (RPM, GEAR, Speed, radar etc.)

My theory is that there are two types of helmet buyers. One that wants only protection and is price conscious and one that wants a comfortable lid with many features and is not concerned about price within reason.
Jack Rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #4
WarEagle
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3
Default

**deleted**

Last edited by WarEagle : 04-28-2011 at 11:17 PM.
WarEagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:46 PM   #5
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default

It's not design in general that you should concentrate on. It's weight vs snell rating vs price. You need to make it as light as the finest carbon fiber helmet. Meet spec for the track and keep the price sub $400. Then you become a rich helmet maker. Honestly, most helmets look similar. Features including stellar vents will help sell it.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 06:32 AM   #6
pushrod
Founding Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Baja 'Bama
Posts: 3,642
Default

Vents. Yeah!

Make it comfortable at an Auburn streetlight in August.

That'd be the ticket!

A mucky-muck at ARAI America told me years back that, "Yes, the helmets are hot. I tend not to ride in the summer."

BUT the vents must not make the helmet noisier!
__________________
You would not understand,
this is not how I am...

I have become -
Comfortably Numb.
pushrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 09:48 AM   #7
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default

Full-Face carbon fiber shell, inner layers of laminated fiberglass, high density poly foam covered in 4 oz. lightweight cotton terricloth. two inlet vents on top of helmet, two exhaust vents on back of helmet in the slipstream. Full visor that has graduated opening slots for slow riding.

Hey, I just described my old Arai from 2005 that saved my bacon.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #8
Morbo the Destroyer
Registered Member
 
Morbo the Destroyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,307
Default

I seen a hemet on the Tee-Vee that had a Tee-Vee camra and a Tee-Vee on isself. The Tee-Vee camra looked backards and then you watch on the little Tee-Vee in the hemet to see what's back a'hind you. Like a mirrer 'ceptin issa Tee-Vee.

Figgered you could see some nice rack if you had the camra pointin the right way and had some big-boobed lady on the back.

GO AWBURN!!
__________________
Fun Facts to Know and Tell!

Thomas Jefferson wrote that the 1st Amendment erected a "wall of separation" between the church and the state (James Madison said it "drew a line," but it is Jefferson's term that sticks with us today). The phrase is commonly thought to mean that the government should not establish, support, or otherwise involve itself in any religion.

Its.......A FACT!
Morbo the Destroyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 08:29 AM   #9
TerryWellsworth
Registered Member
 
TerryWellsworth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 16
Arrow

Hi there,

The only function of helmet is to provide safety to the rider. Alongwith that it is now available with more luxuries like vents, sun proof glasses, mp3 players and many more sophistications. I would like to say, it should be equipped with bluetooth for cell phones and it should be designed to prevent sweating and so can prevent hairloss due to sweat.

Thanks,
__________________
Harley Helmets
TerryWellsworth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 10:33 AM   #10
pplassm
Founding Member
 
pplassm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,875
Default

There ya go. Built in AC like the Formula 1 guys.
__________________
Mongo just pawn in game of life.
pplassm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off