Helmet shark tooth attachment - ZX6R Forum
View Poll Results: Which looks better
Sweeping forward 3 3.57%
Sweeping backward 13 15.48%
Take it off 68 80.95%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

 28Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 29 Old 03-27-2015, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
Squid
 
cjusmc28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: CA
Posts: 7

I Ride: 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R
Helmet shark tooth attachment

I'm looking for opinions on how this looks on my helmet. I know asking for opinions is a dangerous thing but if I wanted the safest route I wouldn't be riding in the first place. They're attached by heavy duty velcro. My question is does it look better sweeping forward, backward, or not at all
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20150327_150107.jpg
Views:	485
Size:	1.36 MB
ID:	33354   Click image for larger version

Name:	.mod_1423691729282.png
Views:	554
Size:	2.95 MB
ID:	33355  
cjusmc28 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 Old 03-27-2015, 03:58 PM
ZX6r.com Supporting Member
 
weaponzero's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,168

I Ride: 2000 Suzuki SV650 (Sold), 2006 Kawasaki ZX-6R SE (Sold), 2014 Yamaha FZ-09
Makes you look like a 15 year old squid, whether forward or backward.
weaponzero is offline  
post #3 of 29 Old 03-27-2015, 07:38 PM
MotoGP Champion
 
40acres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,202

I Ride: 2008 zx6r, 2011 kx250f
Quote:
Originally Posted by weaponzero View Post
Makes you look like a 15 year old squid, whether forward or backward.
beat me to it! Granted, I was going to go with 19.
Dadshome likes this.
40acres is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 29 Old 03-27-2015, 10:02 PM
Track Star
 
roflmawafl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Upstate NY / Columbia SC
Posts: 567

I Ride: 2012 zx6r (stolen) / 2007 KTM 690 SM
I'm not a fan, but if you like it put them on.

It's your choice. The majority of people on here are probably going to say it looks stupid or squid-ish. For the most part this is a very mature forum, so most of us probably don't like these helmet mohawks or whatever. But I bet you'd get an overwhelmingly positive reaction over on the gixxer forums...
roflmawafl is offline  
post #5 of 29 Old 03-27-2015, 10:09 PM
World Superbike Racer
 
Off Camber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NOVA
Posts: 1,590
Not my cup o'tea, but hey, you're wearing a helmet.

Put one on your leather jacket too, it's ok with me.
max41 likes this.
Off Camber is offline  
post #6 of 29 Old 03-27-2015, 10:33 PM
Track Star
 
DatNyerr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: East Coast
Posts: 476

I Ride: 08 zx6r
Personally, I wouldnt rock it and judging by the poll results, not many others would either.
DatNyerr is offline  
post #7 of 29 Old 03-28-2015, 04:54 AM
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 7,915

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Whatever makes you more noticeable on a bike, is a good thing. Personally, a dark colored helmet and a dark colored fin are too half a$$ed, IMHO.

Own it. If you want to go with a fin, go big, and go bright.

You do need to understand that it will have a very small effect on people seeing you while you are riding. Changing the shape of your profile will make you stick out as 'odd' in people's (driver's) perception. Probably less than 1% of drives who woulndn't see you already, would see you as a result. given how many drivers there are.... that's not a bad thing at all. Just don't rely on it.

IMHO, it's way more of a conversation starter than a safety device. Bikes are about personal expression. If you want to look like you stepped out of a Mad Max movie, good for you.
max41 likes this.
RJ2112 is offline  
post #8 of 29 Old 03-28-2015, 05:25 AM
MotoGP Champion
 
NitrusReigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Beer City USA
Posts: 5,006

I Ride: '05 ZX6R, '99 R6 & '81 CB750
I completely understand that the mohawk is kinda juvenile looking, but I like mine, so I keep it and I think you should do the same. I also greatly enjoy defying stereotypes, so this is just one more place to do that
ffiber1211 and Brandon35 like this.

Guide Me Waking, oh Lord, and Guard Me Sleeping that awake I may walk with Christ and asleep I may rest in peace

See for customization: Eva Thread
Also, check out my first successful rescue project: Lola Before and After Thread

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clark
NitrusReigns is offline  
post #9 of 29 Old 03-28-2015, 06:44 AM
Team Green
 
ffiber1211's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoFla
Posts: 150
It's all good, keep it fun.
ffiber1211 is offline  
post #10 of 29 Old 03-28-2015, 07:02 AM
Track Star
 
Desertmach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Glendale Arizona
Posts: 486

I Ride: Triumph Speed Triple, YZF R6.
People do all kinds of things to their cars, trucks, bikes, helmets, etc to make them their own.
If you like it then sport it, nothing wrong with rockin your individuality.

As for the poll of the 2 options of forward or back, I think sweeping back looks better.

To me the third option is irrelevant, just my 0.02
Desertmach is offline  
post #11 of 29 Old 03-28-2015, 08:08 AM
MotoGP Champion
 
spiderman636's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,925

I Ride: 2005 zx6r
I'm all about personal expression and being different. Unfortunately this is not one of those times simply because so many ppl have them.

I also don't think it matches very well with leathers so I couldn't wear one. Those things look bad and with a wife beater and an icon vest. I wouldn't wear it but it looks bad ass. Lol

To answer the question. It's purely cosmetics like rim tape. I vote for pointed backward.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride! ~Hunter S. Thompson

spiderman636 is offline  
post #12 of 29 Old 03-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 7,915

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Quote:
Originally Posted by spiderman636 View Post
I'm all about personal expression and being different. Unfortunately this is not one of those times simply because so many ppl have them.

I also don't think it matches very well with leathers so I couldn't wear one. Those things look bad and with a wife beater and an icon vest. I wouldn't wear it but it looks bad ass. Lol

To answer the question. It's purely cosmetics like rim tape. I vote for pointed backward.
I do get a kick out of all those individuals on HD and HD wannabe products..... all wearing the same sorts of vests, and fingerless gloves, open faced helmets, assless chaps.....

At some point, we may become one with the pavement -- why not gind away dead cow and fiberglass, rather than flesh and blood?
spiderman636 and Brandon35 like this.
RJ2112 is offline  
post #13 of 29 Old 03-28-2015, 01:09 PM
MotoGP Champion
 
PainfullySlo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 4,258

I Ride: 64 Ducati Monza, 99 Sprint ST, 04 TTR125, 04 Sportster, 09 GSXR600, 12 Street Triple, 13 ZX6R
Garage
To each their own, it isn't my thing. Just be prepared for the responses that come from riding with one.
PainfullySlo is offline  
post #14 of 29 Old 03-28-2015, 02:45 PM
ZX6r.com Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
Ey3l45h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Usa
Posts: 7,609
Just looks like a Leo magnets... I wouldn't.

But hey, at least you'll be wearing a helmet and they don't seem to compromise the helmet...

Ey3

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'

The only time a leader should use the word "I" is in the sentence "I have to shit"

'In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.' ~Some dude named Friedrich

'Never trust authority implicitly. People are fucking scumbags.' AvE
Ey3l45h is offline  
post #15 of 29 Old 03-31-2015, 09:14 AM
Track Star
 
Aubrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Richmond, MI
Posts: 424

I Ride: 2009 Yamaha R6
Nice helmet + good jacket + clean looking bike = all good without it.

But to each their own, I can understand the appeal but it isn't for me and like some of the others said, you'll get comments or extra attention you might not want.

However, with anything like that you want it to flow so I would go with option one and have the fins facing back.
Strider and 29650 like this.

Aubs
Aubrey is offline  
Reply

  ZX6R Forum > ZX6R Forum > Gear

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XS shark helmet Dmeiborg Classifieds 1 05-09-2014 08:31 AM
Helmet blow out boomlouder Classifieds 0 07-18-2013 09:29 AM
New helmet Jperez The ZX6R 49 04-12-2013 12:35 AM
2009 Model Shoei RF-1000 Strife TC-2 Helmet XXL that636guy Classifieds 4 02-17-2012 06:00 AM

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome