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Offline puppytrax

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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2007, 03:39:41 am »
Sorry; I should have mentioned the goggles.

They have two curved clear plastic lenses; a chrome metal frame around them, hinged in the middle; and a black plastic covering over foam padding where they fit against your face. They do have the WW1/vintage look; and if you have a long forehead, or a tall cranium, they may fit just right. I guess I'm too much a "flathead" for them to fit correctly...   ;D
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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2007, 04:29:46 pm »
Sorry; I should have mentioned the goggles.

They have two curved clear plastic lenses; a chrome metal frame around them, hinged in the middle; and a black plastic covering over foam padding where they fit against your face. They do have the WW1/vintage look; and if you have a long forehead, or a tall cranium, they may fit just right. I guess I'm too much a "flathead" for them to fit correctly...   ;D

How about a pic of it perched precariously on your handsome "bonce" Rich? I think I'm a "High brow" compared to your "low brow" or is that I've got an "SOHC" compared to your "Flat Head", mill? Ha ha, Cheers, Terry. ;D
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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2007, 05:15:41 pm »
...Hmmmm...I haven't shaved in 3 days...oh, hell!...   ;D

Nobody around...crappy Chinese camera...bad lighting...mirror has pb & jelly on it...   ::)

...and my bloody hands shake!!!   :D
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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2007, 03:58:25 am »
Geez mate, you're incredibly fugly! It's almost like you were born without a forehead? Do you get any kind of government financial assistance with a cranial defect like that?

Ha ha, just joking Rich, nice "skid-lid" mate, just don't go diving into a sea of bitumen using your nose as a rudder, ha ha! Cheers, Terry.  ;D
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So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2007, 05:32:40 am »
Geez mate, you're incredibly fugly!

My mum assured me I was beautiful!!!   >:(

BTW: That sticker on the side of the helmet is some kind of weird Japanese cartoon, I think...(it peels right off)...it says "Small Jet...Sky Rider...Motorcycle Vintage Helmet...for JP Helmet®"...and the cartoon is a fly with big red eyes and a white glove showing the #1 finger...(no, not that finger!)...  ::)

Regardless of what the cartoon sticker says, the strap in the back says "L", so Large it is...  ;)
...stock 1972 CB500 '500 Four' undergoing re-assembly...
...Stock 1972 CL450 'Scrambler' also being re-assembled...

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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2007, 08:14:14 am »
Puppytrax,

You've owned this helmet for almost 3 months... where's the long term report?   ;D  Seriously though, anything new to report?  Are you still satisified w/ the purchase?

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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2007, 08:38:59 am »
You've owned this helmet for almost 3 months... where's the long term report?   ;D  Seriously though, anything new to report?  Are you still satisified w/ the purchase?

That's three Winter months, in snow country...   ;D

No, nothing new...Yes, I am satisfied...I got a better camera; I'll try for a better pic...
« Last Edit: March 27, 2007, 09:07:20 am by puppytrax »
...stock 1972 CB500 '500 Four' undergoing re-assembly...
...Stock 1972 CL450 'Scrambler' also being re-assembled...

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« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2007, 09:06:11 am »
I would replace the buckle (the click in type) with the two ring loop type.
The snap buckles fail in a crash. A helmet that’s not on your head can’t do very much.

This is what a cop told me

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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2007, 09:08:42 am »
I would replace the buckle (the click in type) with the two ring loop type.

It has the two loops - the bright circles in the side view. The snap is removable.   ;)

Terry's just jealous...I could win a Phil Read lookalike contest...   ;D
« Last Edit: March 27, 2007, 09:11:08 am by puppytrax »
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...Stock 1972 CL450 'Scrambler' also being re-assembled...

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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2007, 09:24:41 am »
Mine must be an older version... I only have one loop. But look at your loops, are they cast metal or welded at the seam? Mine is just round stock bent into the shape and nothing holding it together at the seam. This is very dangerous because it can separate and bend apart.

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Re: Pudding Bowl helmet for Honda CB550???
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2007, 09:31:25 am »
But look at your loops, are they cast metal or welded at the seam? Mine is just round stock bent into the shape and nothing holding it together at the seam.

Mine seem to be the same; except they are more flat than rounded...but no weld, no...   :'(

The seam is inside the Nylon strap/loop; I had to twist them to see...   :P
...stock 1972 CB500 '500 Four' undergoing re-assembly...
...Stock 1972 CL450 'Scrambler' also being re-assembled...

 

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