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Old 04-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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I've been a Shoei fan for years but, one of my biggest beefs was the liners always wearing out and falling apart. Before I would have to have 2 helmets; a good helmet (a Shoei) for long rides and a spare (cheaper KBC) helmet for commuting/sweating in summer traffic. I know this is not new, helmets have had replaceable liners for a while now but, I finally decided to get ONE good helmet. When I saw the color scheme on this X-12 and knew the quality of a Shoei helmet... I knew this was the one. The prices on NOT for the financially challenged. I did however get a SMOKIN interent deal and found it for 50% off brand new.

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Old 04-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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Had several of them. I have never had the liner or pads break down. Compress maybe, but not break down
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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Dont keep ur helmet in the garage. I always take my helmets inside even the cheap ones
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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Yea u bought urs cheap from a friend! If i could afford an agv i would get one
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shoei will always get my money.

arai helmets don't fit my head, shark helmets hurt my big dumbo like ears
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I used to keep them inside until I got so much gear that I had to get a rack built in the garage for all my stuff. The thin spongie dark gray liner that goes above the pads would begin to break down and I would get small grainy pieces in my hair and falling out. At that time the helmet would be maybe 2-3 years old and clean on the outside but just falling apart on the inside from all the moisture from sweating in it. Then you always had the loose fit that began to happen to when the pads began to shrink back. All a thing of the past now.
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I keep mine in the living room. No stupid lamps and on my shelves
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I keep mine in the living room. No stupid lamps and on my shelves
Spoken like a true bachelor! Props but, I got to keep the peace at home so I can't get away with bring in too much of my stuff inside or she will b*tch my ears off. Believe me, after 25 years, I got my garage packed with toys/tools and have managed from killing each other.
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Actually my gf lives with me and she likes the helmets in the living room lol!!
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
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Thru the years I have had both Shoei and Arai helmets, the Shoei is the X-8 Scott Russell Replica by Troy Lee Designs and the Arai is the Quantum Kevin Schwantz Replica/Drudi Performace.
I bought these helmets back in 1994 and have used them both equally and still have them to this day.
I can tell you that the Shoei interior foam liner did NOT compress as much as the Arai. But I can tell you that the FOAM bits in the cheek pads and the crown padding on the back of the SHOEI is deteriorating, because small black bits of foam are all over my neck and hair after I put it on. And I can clearly see the bits of foam coming out of the mesh vent crown opening.
The Arai foam padding is NOT deteriorating and crumbling apart, but the padding on the inside of the Arai is really compressed.

These helmets are now display pieces in my home.

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