The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE & BUELL MOTORCYCLE FORUM - GENERAL DISCUSSION > Gear - Helmets, Clothing and what not
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Gear - Helmets, Clothing and what not This area is for discussing riding gear such as helmet, boots, clothing, etc

Active Threads
0 Larger gas tank for 1996?
Last Post: jharback
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 145
0 Trade: 91-03 Forward Controls for Mid Controls
Last Post: tmessenger
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 67
0 Hot
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 15 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 52
0 Alternator/generator Conversion
Last Post: paulc
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 68,782
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 18 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10,795
Views: 870,001
0 WTF is it with these F'n rocker cover leaks!
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 22 Minutes Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 2,236
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 34 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,024
Views: 170,498
0 Front end swap
Last Post: DirtyHarry68
Posted On: 38 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 250
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 44 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,286
Views: 286,883
0 Sticky Valve fix
Last Post: Serious Blac
Posted On: 44 Minutes Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 4,978
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7,688
Views: 1,515,306
0 Clutchlite ramps with pictures
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 5,020
0 Turn signals and switch required 1972 xlch
Last Post: RökkenRöll
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 30
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: clark1124
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 12,256
Views: 1,117,752
0 Bearing questions
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 275
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,521
Views: 416,097
0 Food porn
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,460
Views: 249,677
0 Single women, how old are you?
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 10,200
0 EFI hose clamps
Last Post: smm1200
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 272
0 ***DK Custom-Dyna Push-Button LED Ignition Switch-Also Fits CANbus Bikes***
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 41
0 Brake Line Part Number ?
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 403
0 Cold Start. Then stall
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 238
0 Compensator nut.
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 152
0 Basic Welding Equipment
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,272
0 How many miles do you have on your rubbermount?
Last Post: Tincan
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 425
Views: 82,419
0 Have you ever BEEN PAID for sex?
Last Post: Eddieblz
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 28,692
0 cam shims fell , should of read the manual!
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,851
0 Hardtail sporty ideas
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 772
More...
Members Birthdays
billib (65), Scar (60), koolblue, Spor-T-1 (56), Choppershed (55), Nemo DeNovo (53), harman35 (51), Wannabee (51), crackermank (49), WORM (43)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 17th July 2013
Hexlobular's Avatar
Hexlobular Hexlobular is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 648
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 209213
Hexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant futureHexlobular has a brilliant future
Default

Great write-up. That 3M adhesive is good stuff; I've used it to reapholster a couple seats, and it holds great. For the helmets, it probably works even better. I knew a guy who wanted to make a helmet custom-fit his head, and he contemplated putting the helmet on without the styrofoam, then spraying Great Stuff up in it until it hardened. LOL. Yeah, we talked him out of it, but I still kind of wanted to see it happen...

Great Job!!
__________________
'06 Roadster, Stage One w/ Forward Controls, So. Indiana 学ぶ,分け合う,乗る
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 18th July 2013
Phoenixsporty65's Avatar
Phoenixsporty65 Phoenixsporty65 is offline
Flat Track Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 210
Sportster/Buell Model: custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: Softail custom
Other Motorcycle Year: 97
Reputation: 24801
Phoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to allPhoenixsporty65 is a name known to all
Default

Thanks a lot for the answer. I need to get the shield.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 18th July 2013
jharback's Avatar
jharback jharback is online now
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunny Italy
Posts: 21,864
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1993
Other Motorcycle Model: Moto Guzzi California EV
Other Motorcycle Year: 1998
Reputation: 6545179
jharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The impact styrofoam has a lifetime of five years. After that your suppose to replace it or, the helmet because it has degraded to the point of not performing properly.
__________________
Jim in Italy
'93 1200
4"Extended Jaybrake Forward Controls
Wide Wishbone Girder Front End
Super E Carb w/Forcewinder Air Cleaner
WetDreamz Pipes
Holographic Metal Flake Paint Job
Four Piston Jaybrake Calipers front & back
16" Carlini Apes
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 20th July 2013
Rush's Avatar
Rush Rush is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern, WI
Posts: 134
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XB12X Ulysses
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: Yami XS650 (custom)
Other Motorcycle Year: 81
Reputation: 2483
Rush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the rough
Default

I've read that, too. I know a lot of people believe that, a lot don't. Kinda like the motor oil debate. lol!

I live in a non-helmet state, so as far as the legality, meh. As far as safety, I don't think anything from this vintage is as safe as a current item regardless of its condition; right down to my 73 rigid with rear drum.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 20th July 2013
MacSporty02's Avatar
MacSporty02 MacSporty02 is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portland
Posts: 1,591
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1200c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Other Motorcycle Model: FXDLI
Other Motorcycle Year: 2008
Reputation: 227571
MacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant futureMacSporty02 has a brilliant future
Default

I have a SHOEI FF helmet I bought back in 1996, it was the best helmet I ever owned, after about eight years, the foam was so wore out where it sits on top my pointy head that wearing it was unbearable to say the least (the inside on top has 3 narrow bands of foam about 4"x1/2"x1/2"), I put up with it for short rides only, then one day I found this large piece of 'bubble wrap', the large bubble type. I cut off a rectangle piece about 8x4" and put it inside the helmet, what a world of difference the bubble wrap made, the short side is that it lasts as long as I don't squeeze the bubbles...LoL!! It was a quick fix, I've replaced that bubble wrap on many occasions as they bubbles lose 'air'!!

Last edited by MacSporty02; 20th July 2013 at 04:43.. Reason: fix typos
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 20th July 2013
Rush's Avatar
Rush Rush is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern, WI
Posts: 134
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XB12X Ulysses
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: Yami XS650 (custom)
Other Motorcycle Year: 81
Reputation: 2483
Rush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the roughRush is a jewel in the rough
Default

That's awesome! lol! Just pick yourself up some foam from Walmart or the fabric store & give 'er hell. 3 strips would be super easy to do. You could even velcro them in so you can remove and hand wash when they get funky.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 13th April 2014
blue's Avatar
blue blue is offline
Land Speed Record
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 789
Sportster/Buell Model: Ironhead
Sportster/Buell Year: 1976
Other Motorcycle Model: Honda Xr500 streetfighter
Other Motorcycle Year: 1979
Reputation: 20211
blue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to allblue is a name known to all
Default

Revieve an old thread here. So any more success stories? Thinking of trying this to revive an old carbon fiber half shell. Was my exs and a size to small for me but thought maybe with the right selection of foam I could remedy that lol.
__________________
Saying a Sportster is half a Harley is like saying a Corvette is half a Chevy.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 1 Week Ago
dodgetrucken's Avatar
dodgetrucken dodgetrucken is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 168
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 900 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Reputation: 262289
dodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant future
Default

I tried my hand at this. My buddy has a lot of old new stock helmets from the 70's but the pads are weathered & gone.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #19  
Old 1 Week Ago
Toejam503's Avatar
Toejam503 Toejam503 is offline
Air-Cooled Forever
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dakota Territory
Posts: 2,314
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: (Prev.Own)XLH Milw.Spec.
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Reputation: 4221351
Toejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Very Cool!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 5 Days Ago
dodgetrucken's Avatar
dodgetrucken dodgetrucken is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 168
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 900 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Reputation: 262289
dodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant futuredodgetrucken has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toejam503 View Post
Very Cool!
Thanks

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:27.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC