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#404003 - 10/20/08 02:57 PM Re: scull caps [Re: Lawman]  
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I use a "Silks" in the summer and a thin balaclava in the winter from these folks:

http://www.schampa.com/articles.asp?id=135&Redirected=Y

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!

Steve


Steve Ellis
1998 R1100RT (Gone)
2007 R1200RT (Gone)
2011 R1200RT
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#404041 - 10/20/08 04:38 PM Re: scull caps [Re: Sellis]  
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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!


Why is it that 'Stupid' stands out so well?
#404051 - 10/20/08 05:05 PM Re: scull caps [Re: Lets_Play_Two]  
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 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!

#404055 - 10/20/08 05:08 PM Re: scull caps [Re: notacop]  
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Thanks guys!

Just ordered a Silks...


Billy Hearnsberger
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#404140 - 10/20/08 08:29 PM Re: scull caps [Re: Mister Tee]  
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 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!


http://yamacollection.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=24_26

#404210 - 10/21/08 12:11 AM Re: scull caps [Re: James Clark]  
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A welder's cap works great too.


Do the next right thing

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#404339 - 10/21/08 11:36 AM Re: scull caps [Re: waylap]  
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Pssst folks, it's Sliks, not Silks.


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#404378 - 10/21/08 02:14 PM Re: scull caps [Re: Lawman]  
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 Originally Posted By: lawman
Thanks guys!

Just ordered a Silks...


So this now replaces the helmet, right?


Brad
'05 1150RT
#404391 - 10/21/08 02:30 PM Re: scull caps [Re: Lets_Play_Two]  
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Sliks is good. Keeps the liner clean and when it gets dirty throw it in the wash.


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#404418 - 10/21/08 03:56 PM Re: scull caps [Re: notacop]  
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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.


'05 R1200GS
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