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Old 02-03-2011, 09:53 PM   #91
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new Icon alliance Hi-Viz
It is one of the few helmets on the market made to fit a long oval head form, It was ECE certified as well as DOT, I want to be seen and between the neon yellow and generous reflective surfaces a blind man could see it.
Oh yeah and I got a screaming deal on mine. about 1/6 the price of an arai profile :)
The ventilation could be better. But it's quiet, comfy and aerodynamic (low drag and no lift)
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:25 PM   #92
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Arai Profile. To my knowledge, it is the only helmet made that fits my head.
see post directly above yours.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:49 PM   #93
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Bell Star, because it just worked for me.

I tried on the X11, but it just wasn't for me at the time. I wish Bell made the Star in solid white, I would buy one in an instant. Seeing as my helmet has seen better days, i'll probably replace it with another Bell Star.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:57 AM   #94
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I have a Givi 700 Series which I have used nearly every day since Feb 2007 - it's stil just a tight fitting and quiet as the day I bought it - take the liners out every 3 months or so was and dry and put them back - damn thing won't die
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:24 AM   #95
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My last 4 or 5 helmets have been HJC because they fit my head. Great visor swap system, swapable/washable pads, and low price. The low price is just a bonus though - I'd pay double if a helmet was lighter, quieter, and fit better. A local shop has a good inventory of Arai helmets and once or twice a year for probably 10 years I've tried them on but never found one that fit me. Also, I'll never again own a street helmet without an internal sun visor.

I'm in the market for dual sport helmets for me my son. If HJC made one I'd just order it because I know it'll fit, but they don't. I'll probably go to the Chicago MC show next weekend and find something.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:46 AM   #96
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Shoei Multitec
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Oneal 3 series MX

I love the Shoei modular and will probably buy another when I'm done with this one. I've had the HJC for years and use it on really cold days since it has the enclosure under the chin.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:53 AM   #97
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Quantum 2 and an Xd. I have always had Arai helmets and will continue to use them. Two complaints, Arai's have a lot of wind noise and the XD has the foggiest shield on the planet. (Bar None)

Other than that, Great!

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:07 AM   #98
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Also, I'll never again own a street helmet without an internal sun visor.

I'm in the market for dual sport helmets for me my son. If HJC made one I'd just order it because I know it'll fit, but they don't.
Doesn't HJC make the Joe Rocket (or maybe the Icon) DS helmet?
I agree about the internal sun visor. I really like my Gmax, but miss the internal visor of my HJC.

I also agree with 3Bangins about the XD shield fogging. I was REALLY disappointed with my XD3 shield given the price.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:15 AM   #99
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I'm in the market for dual sport helmets for me my son. If HJC made one I'd just order it because I know it'll fit, but they don't. I'll probably go to the Chicago MC show next weekend and find something.

HJC CL-XS Enduro

Might be tougher to find in the states, but still readily available in the UK

http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/...S&Currency=USD


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Old 02-05-2011, 11:57 AM   #100
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Helmets

Bought a 11 dr650 today and having done that comes the task of purchasing gear. So far my biggest dilemma has been on deciding on a helmet.

Does one spend upwards of 7-800 dollars or does 150-300 cover the needs. I am looking at motocross helmets and the variety out there is huge. The SHOEI: Hornet is something that looks like a great helmet.

Riding the bike to work during the week and weekends off-road is the plan.

Appreciate any comments on ur experience with all brands.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #101
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Changing the shield on an Arai takes a time or 2 to get the hang of it. But we have more people than not that learn it/figure it out and dont have any trouble with it. Most helmets have a different shield system and to each his own, but Arai has their reasons for keeping the side pod system and for most it works out.

P.S. BobbySands, I see your a Packers fan... Well I am a Steelers fan Superbowl here we come! I'm ready to see a good game Sunday.

You're going to have to explain the reasons behind this 'pod' system in order for me to think about it twice. It seemed to be a serious PITA and I can't find a good reason for it. Changing out visors is something I do with regularity between my clear, my clear with a pinlock, and a darker shield. So... there has to be some point to this extra complexity? Especially since the Shoei is literally 2 seconds off, 2 seconds on.

Enlighten us, please. I have no problem spending 400+ USD on a helmet but besides fit there are more factors.


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P.S. that Freddie Spencer Replica of Charleetho's looks very, very nice.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #102
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You have to try them on yourself. It is the fit/vision that matters. Take your ear plugs/sunglass's with you.
I've ridden with all types of helmets except Aria. I tried on a Aria before a Death Valley trip two weeks ago, and couldn't believe how great it fit. Who new, I have an Aria head. Don't buy on info from someone else, use your own head.
There is a new AVG ds helmet coming out in a few weeks, check it out as well.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:25 PM   #103
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By the way, my $800 helmet from Blackfoot, was $500 and change on line. But size it in the store first.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:42 PM   #104
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Like the others said. Ya need to try them on and you don't need to spend 800 bucks for a good, well fitting helmet.

Go to a couple local dealers and try on every helmet that interests you. Then go home and check those same models online to compare some prices. If the prices online are less than 50 bucks of what you were looking at go back to your dealer. However, very often, a 600 shoei will be less than 400 on line.
As much as I want to own a shoei helmet, they don't fit me well at all. I haven't tried an Arai yet.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #105
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Sound advice.

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