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Old 03-09-2006, 11:59 PM   #1
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is there a lot of difference between an arai and an hjc/kbc, etc protection-wise?
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ALICE, thats a hotly debated topic..........IMO pay what you think your heads worth.
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ALICE, thats a hotly debated topic..........IMO pay what you think your heads worth.
why would i pay more if they are the same for protection though?
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well, hyundai and mercedes both meet DOT levels of protection, yes? which would you rather be hit in?

same w/ lids. IMO
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why would i pay more if they are the same for protection though?
Lighter
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ventilation? come on....
my hjc is comfy (interior)
i can wear ear plugs, and don't you wear ear plugs also?? :laughing6 :laughing6 in your expensive helmet.
as for graphics, well i'm not rich enough to care about them.
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ventilation? come on....
my hjc is comfy (interior)
i can wear ear plugs, and don't you wear ear plugs also?? :laughing6 :laughing6 in your expensive helmet.
as for graphics, well i'm not rich enough to care about them.
oops. didn't even look at the poster. thoguht you were racer X. scratch the ear plugs thing but since he +1'd you.....
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earplugs are because of the ventilation. more wind moving thru helmet is more air. the top "race helmets" arai corsair, shoel X-11 are both extremly loud.

some people thiink hyundais are comfy also........and they are till you try a lexus.

he forgot airflow, the "better" helmets don't buffet as badly at speed.
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protection-wise...no.

that said, I've had an arai wraith for the past year and it's served me well. I like the shield changing mechanism, light weight, venting, but it will fog like a MF. will I get another in 2 years? probably not, it's just too expensive...rather spend the money elsewhere.
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earplugs are because of the ventilation. more wind moving thru helmet is more air. the top "race helmets" arai corsair, shoel X-11 are both extremly loud.

some people thiink hyundais are comfy also........and they are till you try a lexus.

he forgot airflow, the "better" helmets don't buffet as badly at speed.
yeah, well that's true for just about everything. i'm not living in a lap of luxury though. i had a ferrero rocher once and it was pretty good but other than that...i find a malt whopper on the ground sometimes.
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i tried an X-11 back to back w/ the corsair. and i found the corair more pluc inside. the x-11 fit great, but just felt more spartan.
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yeah, well that's true for just about everything. i'm not living in a lap of luxury though. i had a ferrero rocher once and it was pretty good but other than that...i find a malt whopper on the ground sometimes.

well a ferroro R isn't going to save your life either.
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well a ferroro R isn't going to save your life either.
duh
here's how i see it. i'm 19 and make 12.50 an hour.
i can get a helmet for 150$ that does it's job fine and looks decent
or i can get another helmet that's a little better for 800$. i'm not a poser, Mr. X.
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HE DID!...A 140MPH GET-OFF & TAKING OUT
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Dear Arai Helmets:

I want to express my gratitude for the fine product you make and the way one of your helmets served me in an accident.

I was riding westbound on 1-20 near Weatherford, TX at what eyewitnesses later said was about 140mph on my CBR600RR when the accident happened. I don't remember the accident or, in fact, most of that day. However, I know I took out a street sign with my Arai helmeted head and also took out a guard rail which indicates the force of the impact.

Most of my ribs on the left side were broken as was my sternum. My lungs were bruised. My leg was broken in eight places and my back was broken. There was no injury to my head or brain thanks to my Arai helmet. I was a paramedic for six years and attended too many crashed motorcyclists and had seen first hand the difference a quality helmet can make in the after accident outcome. That is why I bought the Arai just two weeks before my accident.

The responding trooper had taken the helmet to use in safety lectures. When I asked my mother to get the helmet for me she contacted him. He was amazed that I had survived and returned the helmet so that I could use it in my own lectures on safety. My body was so damaged that the hospital gave me only a ten percent chance of recovering. But I did and my head and brain are just fine and I've returned to full time work. I've sent a series of photos of the helmet so that you can see how good a job it did for me.

Thanks again Arai, Gary Blanton / Fort Worth TX
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