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Old 03-05-2014, 09:16 AM   #91
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LS2 Helmets MX442 Legacy Matte Black just arrived!

Fiberglass. 2.5 pounds in a size M. DOT and ECE approved. Suggested retail is $149.95. They run about 1 size large. I wear a medium in all LS2 helmets except the MX442, where I need a small.



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Old 03-06-2014, 06:49 PM   #92
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LS2 Helmets OF569 Open Face with 4-point retention system.

Hi all,

On another thread here the topic of the OF569 came up. The OF569 is a 3/4, open face design. It has our Full Eclipse retractable sun screen and a flip-up face shield. It has incredible peripheral visibility. Scroll down and you can see what REALLY sets the OF569 apart from the competition - the 4-point retention system.



Top vents flow through and are ported out the back for flow-through ventilation.






The OF569 has a DOT/ECE approved quick release chin strap.



But the feature that really separates the LS2 OF569 from other motorcycle helmets in its class is the 4-point retention system. It has the normal chin strap, but there are also two additional straps that reach behind the head and rivet to the back of the shell. These create a cradling effect that helps hold the helmet in place in the event of a tumble.





The Full Eclipse Sun Screen is activated using this switch.



The LS2 OF569 open face motorcycle helmet is ECE and DOT approved and has a suggested retail of $129.99.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:14 PM   #93
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My OF569

I just bought this helmet and it is really gorgeous. Love all the neat features and can't beat the price. However, it is really small compared to my FF386 - a large that fits me perfectly. It seems the shape is also rounder (not at all oval like the FF386) and presses on my forehead. I am actually disappointed. I'm not sure that I will be able to live with it in the hopes that it will break in. My knoggin circumference measures about 59cm plus maybe a 1/4 or 3/8.

So Phil, what's your experience with this model? Do you think should I try and exchange it for another large? Or should I go up to an X-Large? I don't like loose helmets at all. That's almost worse than a tight one which might eventually break in.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:52 AM   #94
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I just bought this helmet and it is really gorgeous. Love all the neat features and can't beat the price. However, it is really small compared to my FF386 - a large that fits me perfectly. It seems the shape is also rounder (not at all oval like the FF386) and presses on my forehead. I am actually disappointed. I'm not sure that I will be able to live with it in the hopes that it will break in. My knoggin circumference measures about 59cm plus maybe a 1/4 or 3/8.

So Phil, what's your experience with this model? Do you think should I try and exchange it for another large? Or should I go up to an X-Large? I don't like loose helmets at all. That's almost worse than a tight one which might eventually break in.
Hi cpallen,

I'm sorry to hear this. It is possible that the EPS on the F569 is just not the right shape for you. Most find it very similar to the FF386, but like you, it feels less of an oval than the 386 to me. I personally had to go one size larger than I normally wear due to the shape, but for my head shape, it was still snug enough to be safe.

The good news is that you can swap the top padding in this model, so if you wanted to try an XL top pad, it would be an easy swap and you can leave the cheek pads alone. Large - XXL use the same EPS size. The question I'd need you to answer is whether it is a matter of padding or if, even with a little thinner padding, it would still put pressure where you don't want it.

Keep me posted and let me know if my info helped.

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Old 03-07-2014, 06:34 AM   #95
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Quick reply!

Thanks Phil for your quick response. I pulled the top padding out and I have plenty of room with just the eps so it would seem that thinner padding would work.

Now, how can I get the XL padding? From the vendor where I purchased the helmet?

Thanks, this should salvage the situation.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #96
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Helmet impact study.

None of us really like to think about falling off, but we also know it is a reality of riding motorcycles. Sometimes people and bikes fall down. There was a helmet impact study done by a man named Dietmar Otte. It shows that there is a 62.8% chance that you will hit your face in the event of a crash. Pretty good argument for wearing a full face helmet.

So why would LS2 Helmets make 1/2 helmets and open face? Well, first because according to the CDC, you have a 37% better chance of surviving a motorcycle accident by wearing ANY DOT approved helmet and we want people to wear a helmet, whether they want a full face or not. Second, because we know that riding is a calculated risk and we believe in freedom of choice.

We also believe the safest riders are trained and educated riders. So, based upon the work of Dietmar Otte, we proffer this image and information.

You can learn more at http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafet...revention.html.

LS2 Helmets has a slogan, "Protecting Dreams." It honestly is why we do what we do.

Hope this is useful info for you.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:42 PM   #97
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:50 AM   #98
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:29 PM   #99
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The Ancient One ("Tao") gets hammered as he tries to do a location shoot for MX453.

LS2's Reg Kittrelle (Founder of Thunder Press, Senior Editor of American Rider Magazine, Sturgis Hall of Fame member, Willow Springs class champ at 60 year's old, over 70 now and still rides about 20K per year on his Triumph 800) known affectionately as "The Ancient One," tries his best to film a video about our MX453 while a crowd of rabid tourists decide they need to be where he is.

Bottom line of this video is that adventure is where you find it.

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Old 03-24-2014, 08:43 PM   #100
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I continue to be very impressed with the comfort, features and quality of your helmets. The price point is attractive but comfort is priceless. I amassed quite the collection of helmets trying to find one I can wear all day.



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Old 03-26-2014, 12:35 PM   #101
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Thanks for everything Cyril Despres. Sorry to see you go.

Thank you for all your work on our behalf and best wishes for continued success at Dakar, whether 4 wheels or 2.

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Old 03-27-2014, 08:28 PM   #102
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MX442 - Ultra light. Ultra low price. Fiberglass, DOT and ECE

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Old 03-28-2014, 01:56 PM   #103
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South African Distributors?

Hi Phil,

Do you know of any distributors in South Africa?
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:58 PM   #104
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Do you know of any distributors in South Africa?
Sorry, mltp, I don't. But I'll check with the factory and see if I can get you a good contact there. Give me a few days.

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:58 AM   #105
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Phil, are the white MX453s still due to arrive here soon?

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