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ALmost time for a new helmet - April 6, 2008, 07:51 AM

I am starting to look for a new helmet. I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, bt I was still looking for some suggestions.

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April 6, 2008, 08:26 AM

Look at http://www.motonekoparts.com

SHARK is one of the nicer lids out right now and can be had for cheap.
Suomy are very nice and some are on closeouts right now.
Arai, well what can I say, was my top pick until SHARK came out over here.

Call Sree and see what he can do for you once you find something you like, GREAT service and prices!

I have owned at least 2 from each line mentioned above and never regretted any of the purchases.


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April 6, 2008, 08:27 AM

Well I don't have a lot of money either but my dam head is worth my life so get the best! I have Shoei X-11 and Shark RS2R helmet's. They both are great but the shark I really love cause of the ECE standards they follow.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor.../shark-helmet/

http://www.rnrcycles.com/ Sells them andd use's them for thier race helmets!


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April 6, 2008, 09:47 AM

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Well I don't have a lot of money either but my dam head is worth my life so get the best! I have Shoei X-11 and Shark RS2R helmet's. They both are great but the shark I really love cause of the ECE standards they follow.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor.../shark-helmet/

http://www.rnrcycles.com/ Sells them andd use's them for thier race helmets!
Please don't misinterpret this as me trying to be cheap and just settling for a piece of plastic.
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I like my new hawk helmet
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is there anywhere local to try on shark helmets?
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is there anywhere local to try on shark helmets?
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April 6, 2008, 03:33 PM

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is there anywhere local to try on shark helmets?
There is where I am. I have been looking at Scorpion helmets. I've heard good things about them.
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April 6, 2008, 04:10 PM

Might also wanna take a look at KBC. Some really good lids and they are not overly expensive. I won't put a price on what my head is worth so take your time and do some homework on the different helemets out there.

Feel free to come visit me at Devil Dawg and I can go over them all with you and order what ever you like.


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April 6, 2008, 04:15 PM

Scorpion makes excellent lids if you're on a budget. Personally I choose Suomy as my lid of choice because they fit me perfectly and are well known for their performance. I love Arai but they're short in the nose for me.

I have a Scorpion EXO-700 lid I used for the street and it was great. Comfortable, good ventilation ( but don't drop it cause the rear vent piece doesn't like to stay on ) and the liner was easily removed to be washed. Their quick-release screens were nice also.

If you're on a budget I highly recommend Scorpion. KBC is also a lid you can look into though I don't have much experience with them.


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Not to be negative about KBC but, I own a VR2 Daytona version Mladin wore 2 years ago at Daytona 200. Shields were NOT optically correct, Vents didn't vent anywhere near acceptable levels, and recently a rider on dotCOM lowsided and suffered a concussion with a KBC VR2 Grim Reaper design My KBC is retired after reading reviews. Pivot mechanism for the shield exhibited extreme wind noise levels, They have decent designs but the quality is below HJC.

Shoot even the VEGA helmet line had better quality.

BELL is back in the motorcycle helmet line, check 'em out.


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me too.. thinking about arai but too much$$$


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April 6, 2008, 07:33 PM

my next lid will be the Scorpian EXO 1000 http://sportbiketrackgear2.homestead.com/Scorpionhelmets.html

The reviews look great but there are other options too.

PS Colemans has them local to try on.
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April 6, 2008, 08:03 PM

Shoie(?) is another choice. I have had many Arai and love the fit but, damn they are noisy. I dont like ear plugs. So my ish is noise or comfy. I use Arai with plugs


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April 6, 2008, 08:09 PM

I took the advice of those on the board and tried different helmets on and kept it on for several minutes getting the feel for it on my head.

If you find one that you like and are between sizes you can order different size pads to help fill or loosen the gaps. I was between and XS and Small in several different brands which used the same shell but the padding was different, so with a change in some padding I found a perfect helmet.

I realize that I'm not going to be on a track anytime soon but learned to check the date stamp as I picked up one that I really liked and learned it was three years old.

From my exp I always wanted an Arai but it didn't fit my head and I couldn't get comfortable wearing it. I tried on the RX-7 and Quantum.

I didn't like the way the Sumoy, Icon or HJC fit but as they say personal pref.

Loved the Shark RSR2 but I settled on the Shoei it has a nice fit and it rides really nice.


MFI [http://www.motorcyclefactoryinc.com/] had Sharks on closeout on some models last weekend, don't remember if it was RSI or RSR2
I know that Manassas Honda has Shark's and they will be having an open house sometime this month and they will be on sale during that time.

Sporttrackgear.com seems to be really good on Scorpion pricing as if memory serves that's where I got my last one.

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