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Old 04-12-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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Arai and Shoei

So I passed on buying a very expensive new truck and decided to upgrade my gear. I have longed for Arai and Shoei helmets but never see any mention of anti-fog shields. Has this been a deal-killer for any of you? I can't see having a high-end helmet w/out this feature. Do they actually have them? If not, I am leaning towards the Bell Star or new HJC 2010 Snell helmets.

Regarding the Bell Star--I was looking at the rally model in red and the wife said I'd look like a Power Ranger. Thoughts? My bike, jacket, boots, and gloves are black.

Thanks for the insight. I'd be looking at the Arai RX-Q or Shoei RF1100.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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pinlock's on my HJC-RPS10 are ultimate win. I rode a cold morning once, and perfectly clear while everywhere outside was fogged as can be.
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nothing wrong with looking like a power ranger! lol

But HJC does have some really nice helmets
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Soooo, does the screen fog up really easy?
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Soooo, does the screen fog up really easy?
if it's 40 degrees out and you're sitting at a red light.. it will

then you just crack it open a little
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I'm using a shoei qwest. It fogs a little when I'm not moving, but once moving the vents push air onto the inside of the visor and eliminate the fogging.
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Never been a deal killer for me. I choose my Shoei RF1000 because it was lightweight, had plenty of ventilation, and allowed for greater movement over other lids. It was also the best fit for my head.

These were way more important to me than anti-fog IMO.
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Never been a deal killer for me. I choose my Shoei RF1000 because it was lightweight, had plenty of ventilation, and allowed for greater movement over other lids. It was also the best fit for my head.

These were way more important to me than anti-fog IMO.
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I like my Arai better then I liked my Shoei which is why I sold the Shoei. But the best helmet on not fogging I have owned is my AGV GP Tech.
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Never been a deal killer for me. I choose my Shoei RF1000 because it was lightweight, had plenty of ventilation, and allowed for greater movement over other lids. It was also the best fit for my head.

These were way more important to me than anti-fog IMO.
I tried an RF1100 on after riding to Honda of Houston in my Scorpion, and the fit/comfort was night and day, so I know what you mean. For me, fit would be 1a on the priority list and anti-fog 1b. That aside, I only tried one Arai (Vector I think) and a mid-level Shark.

I need to go check out one of the local shops to try the higher end Arai, AGV, and Bell to compare to the fit of the RF1100. Which local place has the most inventory on hand out of our sponsors?
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So I passed on buying a very expensive new truck and decided to upgrade my gear. I have longed for Arai and Shoei helmets but never see any mention of anti-fog shields. Has this been a deal-killer for any of you? I can't see having a high-end helmet w/out this feature. Do they actually have them? If not, I am leaning towards the Bell Star or new HJC 2010 Snell helmets.

Regarding the Bell Star--I was looking at the rally model in red and the wife said I'd look like a Power Ranger. Thoughts? My bike, jacket, boots, and gloves are black.

Thanks for the insight. I'd be looking at the Arai RX-Q or Shoei RF1100.
Well you are the one wearing it not her. I plan on getting the Bell Star rally in red. Will match my bike since it's red/white/blue. It's a good helmet and the HJC are good too.
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Fwiw both the Bell and the HJC RPS10 are lighter than either Shoei or Arai and have anti fog shields.
i keep a number of both in stock if you'd like to check them out.
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Put them all on your head and see what feels the best. I like my HJC and the antifog shield is FTW...
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im an arai fan, just bought a shoei, wore it two times and I like the fit of arai better... if anyone wants this shoei I'll let it go for $400... also bought a tinted sheild for it. http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...0113-3901-03_G
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Its all about fit, the Arai's I tried on didn't fit my melon shaped head, while the Shoei RF-1100 did.

Face it, we live in Texas, fog isn't a huge concern for me. It has fogged once or twice while sealed at a stop light, but while moving it has never been an issue. There is a pinlock kit available for it, I just don't see the need at the moment. Maybe when next winter rolls around I'll look into it further.
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i like my shoei, its getting older and the pads are starting to flex so i'll need a new one soon.

as far as fogging.. they're all going to fog but you shouldnt have any problems with fog if you're moving at speed or if you kick it open at a stop. my rf11 has a switch on the left side to crack open the shield but its not significant enough to really make a difference unless im at high speeds and at that point its not fogging up so it is pretty pointless.

if you're fogging up at speed you should control your breathing properly to avoid heating the shield. the nose cover only helps with about 50%. I've only experienced fogging in weather below 50 degrees.

i plan to get an Arai this year but they're rippin expensive..
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