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Old 04-11-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Time for a new helmet....

Id post this in the gear thread, but I think more people will see it here.....time for a new helmet, and looking for suggestions on what yall are seeing out in the market. Ive had an Icon, HJC, AGV, and my current Shoei RF-1100 that ive been riding with for over 4 years now. Nothing wrong with it, just like to replace every few years....

Looking to stay under $500-$600....loved my AGV, but the better ones are currently outside of what Im willing to spend. I really like my Shoei, but not really sold on the current designs. Outside of one of the Rossi designs, trying to stay with a black/white (not solid color) theme. Those of you with Bells, how do you like them? Last time I tried on an Arai I hated the way it fit, not sure if they have changed at all. Guess I need to take a ride over to Cyclegear during work one day and try some new helmets on....
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Now that I've had it a while, I still like it and recommend it. As always is a good idea to try one on as it may not fit your head the same.

Got mine from motorcycles unlimited. Give em a call, they gave me a great price
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Now that I've had it a while, I still like it and recommend it. As always is a good idea to try one on as it may not fit your head the same.

Got mine from motorcycles unlimited. Give em a call, they gave me a great price
Thats the kind of review I was looking for, thanks for the information!

I was looking at the Bell Star Pace
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/b...ar-pace-helmet
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Thats the kind of review I was looking for, thanks for the information!

I was looking at the Bell Star Pace
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/b...ar-pace-helmet
Do you have a Hookit acct? Bell is given a hefty discount there...
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Bell Star Carbon for me, the new line of Stars look amazing! I am a very happy Bell customer, solid lid!
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Really like my HJC RPHA-10 Pro, a lot more track oriented and more on the noisy side but I also don't know what you're looking for.
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I have the bell star from last year. Best helmet I've ever worn. Super comfy and flows a ton of air. The only helmet I've worn that I can feel the air blowing on my forehead and hair while riding. I added the transitions windscreen too and it is amazing. Would definitely recommend Bell from my experience.
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My favorite helmets now are SHARK. French made and are so awesome. I just picked up one off clearance since they don't sell well here in the USA for 150 shipped
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Looks like the Bell may be the ticket.....

This is the one im looking at...

http://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/be...pinned-helmet/
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That was my second choice.
I still think you should call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited and give him a chance to match that price. Always in favor of shopping local if possible.

Either way, you're gonna like that helmet.
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That was my second choice.
I still think you should call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited and give him a chance to match that price. Always in favor of shopping local if possible.

Either way, you're gonna like that helmet.
Ill swing up there and see what they can do, usually on gear I always ordered from STG because I had an in from one of the gixxer forums, but havent ordered in awhile.....
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Very happy with my Bell Star, you can purchase the transition face shields for them as well. Goes from clear at night to darkened in the sunlight so you don't have to worry about changing them out.
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Very happy with my Bell Star, you can purchase the transition face shields for them as well. Goes from clear at night to darkened in the sunlight so you don't have to worry about changing them out.
+1 Like I mentioned in the review I linked, it's expensive for a transitions shield but if you read the reviews you won't find many that are sorry the got one. They work really well, in spite of the naysayers that claim, they don't get dark enough or they don't get clear enough.

Yes they do. And if you really want more darkness you can always wear sunglasses. I wear prescription glasses, so sunglasses aren't an option for me and I never feel like I have to squint cuz it's too bright.
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That was my second choice.
I still think you should call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited and give him a chance to match that price. Always in favor of shopping local if possible.

Either way, you're gonna like that helmet.
Yup, Patrick is the man. Bought my Arai RX-7 from him years back.
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