Any advice please....

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  1. newgirlrider

    newgirlrider New Member

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    Hey all, I'm getting back in the saddle after a few years off. I decided to stop lurking and join in. I've been doing a bit of research for a new helmet and came across this guide: https://bikerrated.com/sharp-5-star-rated-helmets/ - do you guys worry about SHARP ratings? I seem to remember an ACU sticker was all you needed when I last bought a lid but should I get a 5-star rated one this time?
     
  2. LRJimmy

    LRJimmy New Member

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    Any of the new helmets sold now must comply with HSE requirements. Lot of mixed feedback on the SHARP ratings but google has a lot on it. Try here for some good deals;
    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_cat/797
     
  3. Spygoat

    Spygoat Active Member

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    Firstly, Hi and welcome to the forum.

    As for regulations, I always go with a DOT/SNELL helmet..but I am in the US, so I am absolutely useless in this conversation (and most others if you ask @nigelrb ).
     
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  4. hitch

    hitch Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome.
    I wouldn't get too bogged down in safety regs :eek: ....just about all the branded lids available from reputable retailers will meet the minimum standards required, particularly if you go with an ARAI, Shoe, HJC, Shark, etc. etc.
    Someone's already posted the link to Sportsbikeshop, you could do a lot worse than getting most if not all of your kit from them.

    Good luck ;)
     
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  5. bazzashadow

    bazzashadow Active Member

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    Nop all of them;):p:p:p:p
    Hi and welcome @newgirlrider
     
  6. Barstewardsquad

    Barstewardsquad God Like

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    I don't worry about SHARP and you don't need ACU unless racing. As long as it is CE approved the main thing is fit.

    Welcome BTW
     
  7. Boothman

    Boothman Active Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
  8. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome.

    Good to read that you're interested in safety standards rather than the best way to roll up your hair beneath the helmet!!:D;)
     
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  9. Lozzy

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    Lol....well that's got a bit of clickbait on someone's website....from the blokes as usual....:rolleyes:
    Durrrr :D
     
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  10. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Sadly, I think @newgirlrider has been scared off. Then again, could she have been one of @Lozzy 's alter egos? Sort of like out with Di and in with Newgirl:D:D.
     
  11. Lozzy

    Lozzy God Like

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    Or you're just all feeling silly for saying hello to a bot :p
     
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  12. bazzashadow

    bazzashadow Active Member

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    I wouldn't mind a bot, at least it will not answer back;)
     
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  13. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Nor does a well-trained wife!!:D:D
     
  14. Spygoat

    Spygoat Active Member

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    So, the 4 former Mrs. Nigel's just couldn't be trained, I guess.
     
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  15. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Erm, there were not 4; only 3. That is tantamount to saying that Elizabeth Taylor had 10 husbands.:rolleyes:

    As you will know from your service career, Mr Spy, the depth and level of training does not determine the length of duty in the field.:D;)
     
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  16. Lozzy

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    I'm surprised Nigel's not a broken husk sat in a mens hostel staring at the holes in his tartan slippers....

    In fact....has anyone ACTUALLY seen Nigel, his house and bike collection in person o_O

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  17. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Of course they haven't!!

    And that's because I'm in hiding with the similarly elusive @Diane piggot !:)
     
  18. Spygoat

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    So you've shacked up then?
     
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