scull caps

Posted By: Lawman

scull caps - 10/20/08 01:32 AM

I need a liner to put on my nearly bald head to wear under my full face helmet for two reasons..
1. I once had hair and my helmet is now looser than I would like.
2. I'm thinkin I could wash it when it gets really really stinky and it might keep my helmet from getting really really really stinky..
Any suggestions?
Posted By: johnlt

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 01:44 AM

try a bicycle shop. I've gotten them there.
Posted By: Hoover

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 02:10 AM

I wear one under my helmet. Cheap $5.00 one I bought at the motorcycle store.

Definitely does both things you are looking for. My helmet was pretty nasty, and this seems to help keep sweat/crud out of the helmet.
Posted By: Dick_at_Lake_Tahoe_NV

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 02:19 AM

"it might keep my helmet from getting really really really stinky.."
And if this "stinky" happens, put your helmet in the dishwasher,with some dishwashing detergent and run the cycle. I do this also with my Dirt Bike helmets, where there is no way to keep them clean.
Posted By: WestTX RT

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 02:20 AM

Hey Billy

New Enough has these. That's what I use, even though I have hair. \:\/

Under Armor makes some, but I haven't tried them. Academy carries a lot of Under Armor.
Posted By: tobyzusa

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 02:27 AM


UnderArmour skulls caps work for me:

Posted By: Mike05

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 02:54 AM

Hi Billy,

Take a look at "SILKS Helmet Liner".

If I remember correctly, "Cycle Gadgets" use to carry them.
Posted By: lvnvbiker

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 04:13 AM

I use ones by sweatvac, they have them at cycle gear online. Made of coolmax, they have a mesh top one for summer and a standard fro the rest of the year.
Posted By: eddd

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 10:02 AM

This could be an answer.

Hi Billy!
Posted By: Lets_Play_Two

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 01:05 PM

What you need is a few do-rags. Any Harley store will have a large selection!!!
Posted By: Sellis

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 02:57 PM

I use a "Silks" in the summer and a thin balaclava in the winter from these folks:

I think you will be pleased wearing something under your helmet, I always do and it keeps the helmet nice and clean, the liners can be washed easily and frequently!

Posted By: notacop

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 04:38 PM

Just how old is your helmet that now that you've lost your hair it is loose? Get a new Scorpion with the 'pump' and fit it to your pleasure.
Most newer helmets have removable padding that allows easier cleaning. If your's is a 1970 Bell, get a new one.
Head under wear...It's great. Silks are nice but I've used cotton head covers for years and feel real strange trying on a helmet without it. Difference is incredible.
Doo-Rags, for DORKS! That little tassel thing and the bow knot, definite DORK.
I'd imagine Dish washer deterge would eat the whooly wheck out of your helmet. Ever think about using your head shampoo? What got your helmet dirty but your head sweat? Wash your helmet with what you wash your head. Might cure the head lice too. Works for me!
Posted By: Mister Tee

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 05:05 PM

 Originally Posted By: Lets_Play_Two
What you need is a few do-rags. Any Harley store will have a large selection!!!

Or any brotha store!
Posted By: Lawman

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 05:08 PM

Thanks guys!

Just ordered a Silks...
Posted By: James Clark

Re: scull caps - 10/20/08 08:29 PM

 Originally Posted By: Mister_Tee
 Originally Posted By: Lets_Play_Two
What you need is a few do-rags. Any Harley store will have a large selection!!!

Or any brotha store!
Posted By: waylap

Re: scull caps - 10/21/08 12:11 AM

A welder's cap works great too.
Posted By: alanz

Re: scull caps - 10/21/08 11:36 AM

Pssst folks, it's Sliks, not Silks.
Posted By: tobyzusa

Re: scull caps - 10/21/08 02:14 PM

 Originally Posted By: lawman
Thanks guys!

Just ordered a Silks...

So this now replaces the helmet, right?
Posted By: Wyn

Re: scull caps - 10/21/08 02:30 PM

Sliks is good. Keeps the liner clean and when it gets dirty throw it in the wash.
Posted By: mistercindy

Re: scull caps - 10/21/08 03:56 PM

Get a helmet with removable liner. I personally don't care for the added layer of something like a skull cap or silk, or whatever they call it.

I sweat like a pig anyway and summers here in north Texas are both hot and humid. My old RF800 and RF1000 each smelled bad. After 2 1/2 years the RF800 was so rank I couldn't stand to put it on my head, so I bought the RF1000. After a year and one summer it, too, smelled awful, but I had the good fortune of dropping it and busting the rear vent system which forced a replacement.

So, in April of 2006 I bought a Shoei X-11 which has a removable liner. I wash the liner a few times each summer. I use my normal shampoo over warm water at the kitchen sink, wash the liner and cheek pads with my hands and watch the nasty brown water go down the sink. Then I rinse and wash with shampoo again until I see clear water go down the sink. Finally, I rinse thoroughly and then leave them out on a towel to dry. After three full summers and ~30,000 miles the liner and cheek pads are in good condition, and I can detect no odor at all.

One thought about price. While the X-11 is significantly more expensive than the RF1000, cleaning the liners will add life to the helmet because the liner won't deteriorate as fast. That, and it doesn't stink. Given that I'll actually wear it for 5+ years it'll come out cheaper than buying a pair of RF1000 helmets over the same time. In the future I'll only buy helmets with removable liners.

 Originally Posted By: notacop
Just how old is your helmet that now that you've lost your hair it is loose?

Had the same thought. If you bought that helmet with a full head of hair, and you've used it up to baldness, I'd think that it'd be a real old helmet by now. Unless, of course, there are other health issues leading to the hair loss.
Posted By: Lion_lady

Re: scull caps - 10/21/08 07:28 PM

May be time for a new helmet... general guideline is every 5 years. Assorted minor drops and bumps, plus sweat, gas/garage fumes, heat, cold, break down the foam "crash padding."

Your current helmet may no longer protect your gray matter as well as it should.

Posted By: tophog

Re: scull caps - 10/22/08 05:21 AM

Here's what I use great.
Posted By: Bologna

Re: scull caps - 10/22/08 10:28 AM

Check here as well.
Posted By: stubble!

Re: scull caps - 10/23/08 12:54 AM

After trying millions of head coverings (well, a dozen anyway) I've settled with Sliks. I much prefer the silky nature of them, and they're proving very durable. My helmet stays nice and clean.

On hot days I soak it and it keeps me cool for a long time.

In the winter I tend to use an "Anti-freeze" balaclava on really cold days. But I don't have a windshield.
Posted By: Bill J

Re: scull caps - 10/23/08 05:24 AM

I use the "Buffs" and "Hadwear" thingies. There are a couple other brands of these microfiber tubes as well.

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