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Old 01-31-2013, 11:09 PM   #61
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I think you're the first guy I know of that has worn an Arai and a Shoei and worn them well. I sure couldn't!

I have dabbled in a few other brands as well. I really liked the Scorpion I had but it didn't last. Damned thing just fell apart on me. The Icon was a bust. And the O'Neal, the cheapest of the bunch, I still have and wear on occasion. But invariably I tend to go back to Shoei and probably always will. Like anything else, once you build trust in a brand, you tend to stick with it.
When I had more hair the RF1000 fit pretty well. Now I wear the Arai Profile for my long dome.

I've only had unknown '70s bubble helmets, old Bell, Nolan, Shoei, and now Arai. I've traded up pretty much every 5-7 years. I like that I can get new pads for the Profile every few years. Daily use can be rough on shields and pads. Really love the airflow on the Arai well worth the premium for me. Is it safer than brand X? I dunno :shrug life is a gamble.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:01 AM   #62
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1. Arai Corsair
2. Shoei x-twleve
3. Shark Race-R
My pick is the Shark. They have a unique foam contouring system that lets them (theoretically, anyway) absorb more force before it's transmitted to your grape, and their visors are about 50% thicker, in my experience, than Asian helmets and most European ones.

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:39 AM   #63
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I've been curious about the Shark but don't know where I can go to actually look at one.

So is there a local shop that carries the Shark brand that has enough stock and selection on hand that you can go, see, touch, try on etc.? I will not buy a helmet online. Gotta try it on and do all those things.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #64
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I've heard Hollister Honda carries Shark and also Road Rider.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #65
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so features, build quality, comfort aside. Is still no more safe?!.. :WTF

Do yourself a favor and stop by a bike shop with a healthy selection of helmets. I wouldn't trust my head to some of the crap out there that is DOT certified. I love my Arai and yes, I am biased. Quality can do that to a person.
A "safest helmet" is one that protects your head the best in an accident - would you agree? Features, build quality, and comfort make a helmet nicer to live with, but have NO influence on what happens when your head hits the pavement. That's why your Arai - nice as it is - isn't necessarily any safer than a much cheaper Snell-certified helmet.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #66
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so features, build quality, comfort aside. Is still no more safe?!.. :WTF

Do yourself a favor and stop by a bike shop with a healthy selection of helmets. I wouldn't trust my head to some of the crap out there that is DOT certified. I love my Arai and yes, I am biased. Quality can do that to a person.
Oh, and here is an article from someone who actually tested expensive helmets vs. cheaper DOT-only ones. And it turns out that the cheapo helmets can actually be BETTER than the Snell-certified ones:

http://www.westcoastweasels.com/arch...he_Lid_Off.pdf
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #67
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Oh, and here is an article from someone who actually tested expensive helmets vs. cheaper DOT-only ones. And it turns out that the cheapo helmets can actually be BETTER than the Snell-certified ones:

http://www.westcoastweasels.com/arch...he_Lid_Off.pdf
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #68
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I've heard Hollister Honda carries Shark and also Road Rider.
Road Rider eh? Cool. I didn't notice Shark last time I was in there, but then again, I wasn't really looking for Shark at the time. There be a lot of lids on that wall! I will pay closer attention next time I'm in. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #69
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The safest helmet is the one you decide to wear. I see 90% of the riders here in SC with a skin n hair helmet. No wonder my insurance went up
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #70
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Road Rider eh? Cool. I didn't notice Shark last time I was in there, but then again, I wasn't really looking for Shark at the time. There be a lot of lids on that wall! I will pay closer attention next time I'm in. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #71
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Copy that. Actually, it's just an excuse to go in there and see what trouble I can get into!
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:36 AM   #73
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the newest one i have a lust for is the schuberth s2. of all the helmets ive ever put on my dome(shoei, arai, scorpion, agv, hjc,bell,707, and some no name lids) it was the one that gave me a "come to jesus" feeling. fit is awesome and the features are nice only downside is like the other top end lids its 700 bones. its on my bday list if anyone wants to know what to get me this year.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #74
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you left three very important factors... and field of view from one helmet to the next....
all these helmet threads and this is the 1st time I've seen this mentioned. The difference in views between my Scorpion and Bell are dramatic. I had to black-tape off the upper 3rd of the visor with the Bell due to combination of upright ergos and sensitive eyes. The Bell would probably be fine for a sportbike.

btw, some of the worst fit advice I've gotten was at moto shops. It's been trial and error for me.
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