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Old 02-12-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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I think I'm finally ready to invest in a quality helmet. I'm currently looking at the Shoei Merciless RF1100. I tried one on at stubb cycles saturday while my buddy picked up his first bike. Well now I'm hooked I guess lol. How do you guys like your shoei.. I'm cheap so I'm trying to justify the cost to myself. Also what did you pay for yours??

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Paid $400 for mine. They are nice helmets for sure. It just sucks if you crash in them and there goes $400. The only thing has me holding me back from purchasing another rf1100 is the cost, and I know some guys on here will tell you "why skimp out on something that protects your brain/head" well I had a scorpion (DOT and SNELL) and a couple years ago I had a truck tbone me and honestly I felt the scorpion did a better job at protecting my head because I felt lot less impact to my head. The rf1100, I wasnt sure if I had a concussion when I hit the pavement with that one. Im trying to just look out for a good deal on a slightly used shoei or just buy something else like a agv, scorpion, hjc or something
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I think all the DOT/Snell approved are safe, but where it varies is the comfort/wind noise and other features. You can buy one for 150 or spend 600 to get the premium. I used to have a cheap HJC that I used for a long time and now I have a Arai. I can definitely tell that there is a lot of difference between the two.. If spending 600 is not a stretch for you, then definitely go for it.
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I loved the fit of my Shoei, but the foam broke down much faster than my HJC or my AGV.
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I loved the fit of my Shoei, but the foam broke down much faster than my HJC or my AGV.
I guess the quality stuff tends to break quicker
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Check out Sportbiketrackgear.com. They have a Shoei Qwest on closeout for $279.
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a lot of it depends on the shape of your head as well... i like my rf1100 and I like the bell star. if you're a size medium I can let you try my bell star and maybe buy it off me (like new). pm me if interested.

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Some Shoei have removal cheek pads and liners. A brand new set of them can make an older lid feel almost brand new again. Plus removal liners make washing much easier, which helps them last longer and stay fresher.
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Check out Sportbiketrackgear.com. They have a Shoei Qwest on closeout for $279.
Quick question - I think I read somewhere that the helmet has a 5 - 7 year lifespan. Does that start from the manufacture date or the purchase date? So, if I buy a closeout lid which is 4 years old, does the life span be 4years + 5 years?
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Quick question - I think I read somewhere that the helmet has a 5 - 7 year lifespan. Does that start from the manufacture date or the purchase date? So, if I buy a closeout lid which is 4 years old, does the life span be 4years + 5 years?
there's a time stamp on the helmet (manufactur date) and it starts from that. it doesn't really go bad but the helmet probably isn't as it's best from 5 years ago
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I've been rocking a shoei rf1100 since they came out. Best helmet I've ever owned. Love it !
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Shoei will eval the lid for free, if you go down in it, and let you know if it's still okay for use. They'll send you a statement that tells you whether or not it passes the Snell/DOT requirements. I have a RF 1000 and a RF 1100. I like them (1100 is better, since the padding is removable for washing; it's also well ventilated). Check with the sponsors. They may be able to get you a good deal, or maybe meet a price you find elsewhere.
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Here's another source of helmet safety ratings to help you make a decision.

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/
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What size helmet do you wear? I currently have a lot of helmets on close-out. Shoei Qwest Neuron TC-6 for $269 in large and 2xl. Also still have a couple of matte black RPS-10's in stock.
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Quick question - I think I read somewhere that the helmet has a 5 - 7 year lifespan. Does that start from the manufacture date or the purchase date? So, if I buy a closeout lid which is 4 years old, does the life span be 4years + 5 years?
7 years from the date of manufacture or 5 years from first use, whichever comes first.
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I also have some close-out Arai's that were manufactured in '08 that would only be good for about 2 more years. Also keep in mind that for track use or CMRA you may need a Snell 2010 or newer safety rating. The Arai's I have are Snell 2005.
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there's a time stamp on the helmet (manufactur date) and it starts from that. it doesn't really go bad but the helmet probably isn't as it's best from 5 years ago
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7 years from the date of manufacture or 5 years from first use, whichever comes first.
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For personal use, though, the dates are just a general guideline. Kinda like child seats. My daughter is sitting on the same car seat we bought for my oldest some 10 years ago, and I feel very safe for her. To me, a new helmet is a new helmet, regardless of the mfr date. I bought 2 closeout X-11 and plan to wear them for as long as they hold up.

...Or until I come across a lid I just can't live without. I've been looking at the Schuberths. Heard a lot of good reviews on them.

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