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Old 09-12-2012, 06:15 AM   #31
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Don't loose time on this. They finally answered me. Merci quand meme de ta bonne volonté

to any owner, just check that part because it look it is not really resistant to soaking and hand washing.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:59 AM   #32
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Dear Ken,



thank you for your message and for your interest in our product.
Be kindly informed at the moment there is no plane to produce the model X-551 with DOT approval.

Our best regards,



Nolangroup S.p.A.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:20 AM   #33
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So... if I were to look outside the US for this helmet, I would like to know if the peak actually works as a sunshade. The Shoei Hornet doesn't. The Arai XD3 and 4 does. The X551 looks too short to create any shade on the eyes but without being able to try one on, it is impossible to tell.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:13 AM   #34
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Just got one

Just got mine. I'll post back after the BMW Safari next month (6 days, @4000km) should give me a good idea of what it's like.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~grsmith/dakar/x551/
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:52 PM   #35
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18 months on

Well, 18 months or so on, and many thousands of Kms.....

The helmet is nice to wear but here are the things that have made me upset:
  • Tinted sunshade mechanism jams up in the slightest amount of dust. It's now a two handed job to pull the shade down from the inside of the helmet, the button/lever on the outside is USELESS. I have washed it out 3 times, but as it requires disassembling the entire helmet and bluetooth kit, it's not feasible to do after every ride in dust.
  • Top air vents when open catch on any vegetation you ride through and rip off.
  • Silver coating on trims rubs off by hand.
  • Top of the rubber seal around the visor catches and folds down, then continues to do so, for ever. I have tried and tried adjusting it. It either leaks, or folds down. The only solution I have found is to leave the visor down when not using it. But I always forget as I lift the visor, then take of the helmet by habit. This is not something critical, just annoying.
  • The rear liner is very difficult to get back in if you take it out to wash it.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:34 AM   #36
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(PROBLEM SOLVED, THANK YOU)

throught the washing process, it look like a part went off and I cant remember where it was. Is there someone with an x-551 that would be kind enought to send me a picture to show exactly where this part is located. I wrote to X-lite and did not got any answer yet. Maybe ADV inmate are better I said to myself.
Mine came off in three pieces after washing it for the second time, It should be attached at the back of the lining....

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:39 AM   #37
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Well, 18 months or so on, and many thousands of Kms.....

The helmet is nice to wear but here are the things that have made me upset:
  • Tinted sunshade mechanism jams up in the slightest amount of dust. It's now a two handed job to pull the shade down from the inside of the helmet, the button/lever on the outside is USELESS. I have washed it out 3 times, but as it requires disassembling the entire helmet and bluetooth kit, it's not feasible to do after every ride in dust.
  • Top air vents when open catch on any vegetation you ride through and rip off.
  • Silver coating on trims rubs off by hand.
  • Top of the rubber seal around the visor catches and folds down, then continues to do so, for ever. I have tried and tried adjusting it. It either leaks, or folds down. The only solution I have found is to leave the visor down when not using it. But I always forget as I lift the visor, then take of the helmet by habit. This is not something critical, just annoying.
  • The rear liner is very difficult to get back in if you take it out to wash it.
Hi,

I had my x551 for only 2months & the paint came off on one of the top vents & the main front vents, my slider mechanism was stiff from new & the slider button eventually came un stuck from helmet, so I would careful with it, I've had to return it & waiting for either a replacement or a repair, I certainly wouldn't buy again....

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