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Old 06-22-2007, 08:22 PM   #21
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where the did you hear that from?
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:39 PM   #22
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the vent falling off was from a rock . as for me arai all the way i parted a truck on top of mine hit it with and axe and a sledge hammer and it didnt bust.
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only thing with arai is that the helmet trim will come off if you let the helmet get too hot sitting in the sun
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:32 PM   #24
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thats the same test i read also.... good luck on finding a sheild for a Arai after purchase....

I keep all models of Arai shields in stock, smoke, clear and some of the iridium.
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I've been racing / around the sport for years. I've bounced my head off the pavement enough to get an idea of how helmets work and have seen enough others as well.
IMO, if you have a hundred dollar head, buy a hundred dollar helmet.

I exclusively wear Arai or Suomy. Just as important as the brand of helmet is also proper fit. I can't tell you how many people I see in the shop daily whose helmets are too big.

FWIW, we've got some of the best prices on top end helmets anywhere, and we'll make sure you get fitted correctly.
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I keep all models of Arai shields in stock, smoke, clear and some of the iridium.

You sell Arai? I was up there yesterday with the R1 guy(bent lower triple) and didn't even notice. I recently tried one on again, and it fit MUCH better than I had remembered. Do you know offhand about how much a solid black RX-7 would cost me?
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I have a Astral X and it is one of the best fitting and most comfortable helmet I have ever laid my hands on.

I hear Arai is the only company that has it's own test facility.
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VFR- I hear what youre saying, and I no way was trying to condemn all Arai's as being sh*t. I think they are good helmets, and agree that you get what you pay for.
As for the tests, yeah, one test on one helmet out of 4 is not that big of a deal.
But in the spirit of fairness, I posted up a story/thread about one particular helmet that failed in one particular instance. Just as DOA posted up about one helmet that succeded in one particular instance.
Not attacking you, just showing both sides of the coin.
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But i think the main theme of this thread should be that you get what you pay for. We want everyone to wear a helmet when they ride, but almost as importantly as wearing a helmet, we must ensure we're wearing a proper helmet and not junk.[again, to avoid being castigated, im not saying arai is junk]
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I think that all helmets (no matter of price and design) are going to have a weak spot. At least one off the thousands made will fail. I put more trust in a larger company that has more strict quality control. In that case I stick to Shoei, Suomy, and Arai.
I currently own an RF1K; my next one will be a Suomy Spec1R Extreme.
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I was up there yesterday with the R1 guy(bent lower triple) and didn't even notice.
You went up there without calling me...jacked up I say!
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BMW or KIA...they both break ....get you from piont a to b.... but one cost 5 times as much and has less warranty ..... a poser thing..... but hey if you got the bucks get the lid.... and if you really want a good helmet get a euro spec helmet .... snell and dot are both not in the ball park on the safety issue.. thats what i read in the same test

I'd rather wreck in a BMW than a Kia. I'd also rather be driving the BMW than the Kia. May cost more, but it's all the extra features and comfort are worth it, just like a helmet. I know that $180 KBC will probably save me just as my X-11 would. That X-11 will not only be more comfy, but it won't lift at high speeds like the KBC will. It'll vent better as well. I'm willing to pay for the extra comfort up until the point the helmet is done for, whether that be age, or crashing.
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You went up there without calling me...jacked up I say!
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:45 PM   #36
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That X-11 will not only be more comfy, but it won't lift at high speeds like the KBC will. It'll vent better as well. I'm willing to pay for the extra comfort up until the point the helmet is done for, whether that be age, or crashing.


The new KBC V2 is a kevlar composite that weighs less than you might think. It also has been reduced slightly in size and designed for better aerodynamics.
It doesnt lift at all and in fact I notice less drag, even when turning my head, than with my Shoei. It vents pretty well, hard to say which is better.
As far as comfort, just like what helmet a person chooses, it's a personal decision based on many factors.
My only point is that a less expensive helmet can be as safe, as comfortable and as long lasting as ones costing much more. The main benefit I see to high end helmets is the graphics are often better and there is an undeniable status that goes with having the expensive name.
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