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Old 05-18-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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HJC Helmets = teh BANNED!

Two of the HJC models are banned from LRRS. Interesting read.

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LRRS Race Director Don Hutchinson told Roadracingworld.com that he banned the helmets because the last five racers to have sustained serious head injuries during LRRS events were all wearing HJC helmets. But Hutchinson said that only two HJC models have been banned. “The CS and CL, I believe,” Hutchinson said in a phone interview. “All the rest are fine with us, but until we investigate this and find out more about it, we’re not going to allow riders to use those helmets.”
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HJC CL-14 is what I wear everyday. :eh:




I need to buy that AGV or Suomy I want.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:33 PM   #4
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so my CL-14 is no good?

I guess i'll have to go lidless like the other harley riders.
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Lol, I normally wear a cl-12

Odd though, my cl held up fine in my accident, and I left a big crater in the ground by my helmet. Hmmmm. Intresting to say the least though.
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Snap! I just paid 180 for helmet and shield and now your telling me it is a crapy helmet! CL-SP is whats on my head. Dang, going to have to look into more of that
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so how can I tell what my HJC jelmet is? I bought it from Hardly dealer and its custom made for hardly with cool graphics and , its called "the scorch" but can't find a model number anywhere.
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hey guys. this is our heads we are talkin about. i sell helmets all week long. i also see who brings back what. i ask customers what they like and dont like, what is working well and what isnt. here is my $0.02 worth of advice from the experience i have.

Shoei X-11. its the best you can get. period. it looks great, feels great, performs great. if for some reason, you dont have a shoei head, get a similar quality Arai, AGV, or Suomy. whatever fits snug and feels good. your going to spend alot of dough either way, but these companies make great helmets and dont mess around.

the shoei RF-1000 and T-ZR are good, but my theory is if your going to spend shoei money, go ahead and save a little more and get the X-11.

if you cant afford a Shoei X-11 yet, save for one, and in the meantime my vote goes to the KBC Force. its more affordable but not "cheap", if you know im saying.
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hey guys. this is our heads we are talkin about. i sell helmets all week long. i also see who brings back what. i ask customers what they like and dont like, what is working well and what isnt. here is my $0.02 worth of advice from the experience i have.

Shoei X-11. its the best you can get. period. it looks great, feels great, performs great. if for some reason, you dont have a shoei head, get a similar quality Arai, AGV, or Suomy. whatever fits snug and feels good. your going to spend alot of dough either way, but these companies make great helmets and dont mess around.

the shoei RF-1000 and T-ZR are good, but my theory is if your going to spend shoei money, go ahead and save a little more and get the X-11.

if you cant afford a Shoei X-11 yet, save for one, and in the meantime my vote goes to the KBC Force. its more affordable but not "cheap", if you know im saying.
no I don't. whats a ballpark price?
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the KBC force runs about $200 bucks or a little more, depending on graphics. but what i meant by its not cheap, is its not cheaply made.
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I've never liked the HJCs, after they wear in a little the shields will fly open if you turn your head at speed and I've seen more than a few of their helmets not come out too well in crashes. IMO aren't made that well.
As Chris said; your top helmets will be the Arai, Shoei and Suomy.

KBC's are good but I've seen the Scorpions perform better in a crash.
IMO, Scorpion has KBC beat by a mile, both in performance and price.

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scoprion over shoei any day!!! and chris, you take helmets back? that suxors to buy a "new" helmet that someone returned. what's policy on that?
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I use the arai rx-7. Normally a $750 helmet from the dealer but found on ebay brand new for $400. I don't understand how people say they can't afford a good helmet. I mean somehow you managed to get the money for the bike. The helmet is part of the bike to me. I mean how can afford to get a cheap helmet? If you lose your head, you're dead. Then you can't afford anything anymore. some that you don't use and get a good lid.
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I've had two Arai's and 1 Shoei and they were all good helmets but I'm an Arai guy through and through... it's extremely comfy, very quite, great aerodynamics, tons of effective venting and it's real light.

The downsides are the cost, mine was about $575 and they are a pain to change visors. But other than that they are fantastic.
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scoprion over shoei any day!!! and chris, you take helmets back? that suxors to buy a "new" helmet that someone returned. what's policy on that?
http://www.cyclegear.com/nohassle.cfm

depends on the situation. if the customer has only had the helmet for a short while (30 days max), not really worn it much,it has no scratches, hasnt been "funked", etc...basicly its still in new condition, (they just needed another size, or didnt like the color, etc)...we can let you exchange it for the right one.

if its obviously "used", scratched, wrecked, funked, dropped, whatever, not what we call "saleable" condition, our policy is not to take it back.

we do also have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if something on a helmet breaks that shouldnt, we still may take a helmet back, but if its not saleable condition, we return it to our vendors. if its something fixable, we ussually just try to fix that part if we can. we like to take care of yall
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I've had two Arai's and 1 Shoei and they were all good helmets but I'm an Arai guy through and through... it's extremely comfy, very quite, great aerodynamics, tons of effective venting and it's real light.

The downsides are the cost, mine was about $575 and they are a pain to change visors. But other than that they are fantastic.
I agree great helmets. I am getting better at changing the visors out. Just takes a little pratice.
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shoei's take literally like 5 seconds to take off, 5-10 seconds to put on max. i really like their system! KBC's try to copy it, and theirs works ok, but not as fast...like 5-10 seconds to remove, and 10-20 to put on.
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depends on the situation. if the customer has only had the helmet for a short while (30 days max), not really worn it much,it has no scratches, hasnt been "funked", etc...basicly its still in new condition, (they just needed another size, or didnt like the color, etc)...we can let you exchange it for the right one.

if its obviously "used", scratched, wrecked, funked, dropped, whatever, not what we call "saleable" condition, our policy is not to take it back.

we do also have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if something on a helmet breaks that shouldnt, we still may take a helmet back, but if its not saleable condition, we return it to our vendors. if its something fixable, we ussually just try to fix that part if we can. we like to take care of yall
no way I would want a helmet someone else has worn . no how no way
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