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post #1 of 51 Old 03-24-2005, 1:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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best helmet?

i am looking for a new helmet and was wondering what you guys have/think. i have a hjc cl-14 now and it fits fin, but is so loud on teh hwy i was looking for something with less noise and maybe better cooling
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Re: best helmet?

Do a search on "helmet" but you will find most people will say try them on and go for comfort. I happen to have a Shoei head, and thus, wear Shoei helmets. no matter what other brand I try, after putting on a Shoei I just think "ahhh.. that feels nice"

Plenty of good quality brands to choose from, not all are expensive.

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Re: best helmet?

I love my Arai, if proprely fitted to your head they are an awsome helmet, when looking try to find a good spot to deal with as they will be able to change cheek pads and upper liners to your liking plus they have awsome customer service for any dealings I've had.

You pay a bit more for them but...its your head...
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Re: best helmet?

I like Arai. Money well spent.
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Re: best helmet?

Showoff, I think when doing that search you will find the vast majority will say Arai or Shoei. I had a HJC and I'm now on my second Shoei with the first one lasting 5 years. I've never tried on an Arai, so I can't compare.

Basically, I think it depends on the size and shape of your head.
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Re: best helmet?

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Basically, I think it depends on the size and shape of your head.


I can't really wear anything outside of an Arai. Had an HJC for a year or so, but it never felt right. Outside of that everything I've tried on so far has given me a headache.
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Re: best helmet?

You may also want to take a look at the AGV line.
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Re: best helmet?

I've had 2 Shoei's and 2 AGVs...both fit me pretty good. Never tried an Arai, but the HJC that my friend has, I hated.
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Re: best helmet?

I have worn Arai for years and love the fit and quality. My Arai (all helmets to me) is not that quiet on the highway so I wear ear plugs and they help alot.

A riding friend has been wearing Suomy helmets and likes them. I tried some one at a m/c show and they do fit well.
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Re: best helmet?

Suomy!

I have a Spec1r Extreme. However if you want a quiet helmet, it's not it. Like others have said, try on as many brands and styles as you can. Whatever fits your head the best is what yuo should buy.

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Re: best helmet?

Just got a new Shoei RF-1000. LOVE IT!!!!!
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Re: best helmet?

I had a Shoei RRF and loved it, though it was hot. Replaced with an Arai Corsair which I also like, much cooler but noisy. The cure is get a well vented helmet and ear plugs if you don't want to fry your brain in the south in August.

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Re: best helmet?

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Just got a new Shoei RF-1000. LOVE IT!!!!!
+1 love mine too.

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