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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Arai Helmets!! Reply with quote

so i really like the look of these babies any body else have any input on this brand?? there soooo expensive.




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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you know what I think, the best dual sport helmet money can buy! Lol
Shoei makes a good one too but for extra maybe $50 why not have the best?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Arai Helmets!! Reply with quote

thatmuffincow wrote:
so i really like the look of these babies any body else have any input on this brand?? there soooo expensive.

I won't wear a motocross style helmet. They may be fine on a dirt track, but on hard ground / pavement ... NO WAY. Here's the reason ...

On one ride, a rider had one on, and had a high-side get off at speed. The helmet's 'bill' was one of the first things to make contact with solid ground, and that 'lever' forcibly removed the helmet from his head in the impact. Imagine the trauma to the neck, in addition to losing skull and face protection. Yes ... the helmet had been fastened properly.

Having a 'bill' is a nice feature to shade the eyes, but there are aftermarket attachments that can be placed on face shields that will accomplish this function, and will quickly break away in the course of a 'face plant'.

IMHO ....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm... decisions decisions.............thanks for the input guys. I will need to continue shopping and checking this out. The ride i went on the other morning with woody made my flat black fulmer very very brown inside and out so maybe ill just continue to use that and pick me up a new street helmet. @woody how does your helmet do for the dirt coming up inside the helmet? like does it do a better job at stopping it than a normal helmet?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dust will penetrate any helmet you buy, just make sure you get one that has a fully removable interior so you can take it out and clean it, it's pretty easy and keeps it fresh!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Helmets..... Reply with quote

Hi there, I just went through what your going thru, looking for that right helmet. I have a HJC CL-MAX for sale still. Its a Silver 3xl with a new faceshield. I wore it once on my big O head, it was too tight at the forehead. If your interested, PM me. $50 dollars. Flipup modulars are convenient for some. I couldn't choose what style, so I bought the AFX-39DS and a HJC CL-MAX II in a 5xl!! Both fit very well. The AFX-39DS vents well, not too noisy and the visor clarity is awesome. Best of all you can pick one up for 110.00-130.00!!!! It has features like the ARAI and SHOEI, but won't break the bank. Welcome to group!! PB
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love mine and my million dollar smile and billion dollar brain makes the investment in the best worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ajayhawkfan wrote:
I love mine and my million dollar smile and billion dollar brain makes the investment in the best worth it.


Right on!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Good Helmet Choices........... Reply with quote

Chances are if you hit the pavement or a hard object the crash will still end you up in the hospital. Any good DOT and/or SNELL rated helmet is better than none, IMHO!!!! Yes, fiberglass composites with Kevlar are great, and expensive, and worth the money. A person has to weigh their priorities and make that decision on their own! Is my head worth 100.00 or 1000.00 dollars. Do I have excellent insurance to cover my incident? Did I push the envelope and ride beyond my expertise? What I'm trying to get thru to you all is to ride sensible, be safe and by all means wear your helmet and safety gear, all the time!!!PB Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my Arai XD. It fits me as well as a Shoei. I don't kid myself that the price buys me any more protection than a $150 helmet, but it sure is comfortable.

Recently my bike got knocked over in a parking lot with my helmet on the mirror, so the car driver's insurer is buying me a new one. Yippee.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone checked out a Fly Racing Tracker helmet? It has a faceshield and visor and you can still use goggles with faceshield.Reasonably priced at about $130.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought and have ridden with the AFX-39DS for about two months.
Comments:
Tight Cheek fit.
Vents To Good, sucks up bugs from the extended chin.
Best Visibility in a full face helmet, I have ever had
Shade, Shade, Shade
Grabs wind at highway speed
Not to noisy
Chin strap has a plastic connector, not metal D rings.

I am OK with it, for a $120 helmet.
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