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    Rode to work today in my Snell approved brain bucket. Ok, maybe it's not Snell approved....or even DOT approved. But with half helmets, I don't think it matters regardless. LOL



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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptDL View Post
    Marana Az PD went to all black bikes, uniforms, helmets, a couple of years ago. In mild to heavy daytime city traffic they are INVISIBLE.
    Maybe the stealthiness is intentional? The better to sneak up on speeders and other revenue-enhancement targets?
    —Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellaster View Post
    Maybe the stealthiness is intentional? The better to sneak up on speeders and other revenue-enhancement targets?
    I think it would be a poor argument to trade Officer safety for turn signal violation ticket $. There's plenty of 4 wheel plainclothes LE vehicles down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    Rode to work today in my Snell approved brain bucket. Ok, maybe it's not Snell approved....or even DOT approved. But with half helmets, I don't think it matters regardless. LOL



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    And there's no squid ignorance excuse, you know better Black or White?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rippin209 View Post
    And there's no squid ignorance excuse, you know better Black or White?
    LOL I know, right. Like I've said before, it's all subjective and depends on the level of risk one is willing to accept. In a lot of cases, I don't lead by example.

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    There is some science behind the common sense of trying to stand out from the background.

    Motorcycle rider conspicuity and crash related injury: case-control study
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    The Schuberth C3 Lite modular fits very snugly, as they say it should, and it’s comfy so the Amazon box containing the Bell SRT modular is heading back unopened. I took a ride and was disappointed at the noise... then stood up and everything went silent. Huh, so it needs clean air, eh? (My KLX250 has a cheap aftermarket screen.) I’ll have to see how the windscreen on the new bike behaves with it. Otherwise, it's everything I was hoping for. A drastic improvement over the full-face LS2 w/“adventure beak” that I had.
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    Curious about the size and if it fits in the Frunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellaster View Post
    The Schuberth C3 Lite modular fits very snugly, as they say it should, and it’s comfy so the Amazon box containing the Bell SRT modular is heading back unopened. I took a ride and was disappointed at the noise... then stood up and everything went silent. Huh, so it needs clean air, eh? (My KLX250 has a cheap aftermarket screen.) I’ll have to see how the windscreen on the new bike behaves with it. Otherwise, it's everything I was hoping for. A drastic improvement over the full-face LS2 w/“adventure beak” that I had.
    My C3 Pro loves clean air. I have a large CalSci screen, and while it’s pretty quiet behind the screen, if I stand the noise drops to basically what it sounds like in an airliner at cruise altitude. The C3 is designed in a wind tunnel to be very quiet, so I think it likes clear air best.

    I still use the CalSci for weather protection and live with a little more noise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by melensdad View Post
    Curious about the size and if it fits in the Frunk
    Can’t answer that, but be aware that the C3 (all variations) only has two shell sizes, with the larger one starting at XL. The smaller might fit the frunk while the larger won’t ‘cause I’ve read that there’s an appreciable size jump.
    —Ted

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