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Offline Kiangs

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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2010, 05:32:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by sundance [+]
of course my friend.

the links are on this website for my ease... :031:

i will buy it, from a shop somewhere near my place!

let's focus on topic!

Or more logically, try on locally, then order online for best price.  Though some may say "support your local dealer", sorry but price is king for me !

*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
sundance,
I have the xr1100 same weight as the qwest  has a wider periferal view (5mm per side) doesn't sound like much but swopping between lids you notice it,
lots of vents which work,
and it has a removable skull cap as well as cheek pads,
pin lock system as well,
worth a look
personal obviously but i must have a shoei head, fit is great, was lookin at the arai quantum but fit was awful

Seconded - XR1100 for me too.  Nice helmet - light and quiet, and that extra peripheral vision is noticeable.  The visor change is also much easier than my previous Arai.

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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2010, 10:35:46 PM »
They always told me you either have a Shoei head or an Arai head. I have a Shoei head.
Use an old Z1 or a Hornet DS. Love em both. Z1 still fits perfecly after years. Comfortable and both with pinlock. Next year I am going to get a XR1100. But buy whatever helmet fits best.
And shopping on line can save loads of cash
« Last Edit: November 05, 2010, 10:40:26 PM by burgerking »

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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2010, 08:12:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by burgerking [+]
...And shopping on line can save loads of cash

ain't that the truth...
mind you they don't have to carry the stock to allow people to try out the lid for size,
they don't have to have people trained in how to fit a lid (for those that do),
they don't have to open on the weekend,
they don't have to provde the heated meeting area for the local riders and wannabe's...
y'get the picture

somethings I will by over t'net, somethings I'll buy locally, but I won't bemoan the local (good) guys prices, because sometimes I need things right now and I don't want to lose the facility of the local guy.

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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2010, 08:38:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by healdem [+]
*Originally Posted by burgerking [+]
...And shopping on line can save loads of cash

ain't that the truth...
mind you they don't have to carry the stock to allow people to try out the lid for size,
they don't have to have people trained in how to fit a lid (for those that do),
they don't have to open on the weekend,
they don't have to provde the heated meeting area for the local riders and wannabe's...
y'get the picture

somethings I will by over t'net, somethings I'll buy locally, but I won't bemoan the local (good) guys prices, because sometimes I need things right now and I don't want to lose the facility of the local guy.

Right on!  :028:
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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2010, 11:50:49 AM »
Other option, if you have one in the neighbourhood, Hein Gericke shops. You can try em there and couple times per year they offer a 20% discount

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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2010, 03:37:26 PM »
AGV AX-8 Dual
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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2010, 04:49:16 AM »
I'm not familiar with any of those models.  I use a Fulmer Modus (modular flip up), and enjoy it.  Fulmer has a new "ADV" helmet that is a cross between a full face and an off-road helmet that is tempting.
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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2010, 10:40:29 AM »
Last white van interface resulted in damage to my Arai Chaser which was heavy and noisy so I replaced it with a Caberg V2X Carbon, mega light and allows me to head-butt big black crows without incident  :087:

It has an integral sun visor which is sooooo much better than dickin about with sunglasses, was a bit noisy around the visor operating lever, but don't notice it now, about a year on, cost 260 of our English pounds  :028:

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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2010, 07:03:25 PM »
Tried on an Icon Variant yesterday, was quite impressed...
http://www.rideicon.com/product_details.jsp?category=3427&id=12187
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Re: which helmet?
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2010, 08:42:26 PM »
I know its extra work ... but this thread is useless without pics. Clicking on endless slow loading links is a waste time. And how about some personal feedback on some of these lids? How about something about helmets you have owned and used? Good, bad? and WHY?  :087:

 


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