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post #1 of 31 Old 11-20-2005, 1:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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i need a new helmets which one to pick

i have a ariai quantum f right now but im looking for a new one has to be light and good vents but not to much noise cause i will be doing long trips around 16 hours so would like it to be on the quiet side any idea which one
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

get an arai corsair...and some earplugs

Here are some pics of mine. Got it through Robert at the service pavillion, excellent guy to deal with, great service too, nothing but pleased with the helmet and the service I got.
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

Gotta try them on to see what fits. I have an Arai RX-7RR4 and it's really noisy, but I wear ear plugs. I demo'd a Shoei X-11 and it was much, much quieter, even though I was wearing a size too big. I'm due for a replacement next season and I'll be deciding between the Arai Corsair and the Shoei X-11.
The X-11 seems to fit "Arai heads" unlike some other Shoei models.

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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

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Gotta try them on to see what fits.


Go to the shops and find one that fits. Then go price it online.
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

the Suomy spec1r is really nice (good ventillation) but its very loud so you'll need ear plugs.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

Good ventilation causes big noise. I'd say get the best helmet available that fits you comfortably and get some custom earplugs. (according to your screen name you are big and rich, right?)
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

Helmet Harbor gave the Shoe x-11 great review for fit, ventilation, and noise.

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Helmet Harbor gave the Shoe x-11 great review for fit, ventilation, and noise.
I love my X-11 for fit, quality, lightness, lack of buffeting at high speeds, and the cool custom paint(!)


But it is noisier than hell. Earplugs are a MUST.
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

Try an AGV before you make up your mind.
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

I just went from an Arai Arai RX-7RR4 to a X-11. Both are very comfortable and LOUD. You must wear earplugs. You can't go wrong with either one.
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

I had an Arai and really liked it! I believe it was the Quantum model. The Corsair is certainly their flagship along with a huge price tag. Since selling the 9R ( and the Arai), I have been VERY pleased with my HJC AC-11. Fitting is definately a must. Not all helmets fit the same way even if they are the same size. Good luck in your search.
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

I bought a Scorpion EXO-700 a few months back, and wear it EVERY day. I love it so far, and the price(~$180) is right. It fit me better than the Corsair, X-11, and RF9000. Fit and finish is great, materials look to be high quality, it's the most comfortable helmet i've used, and it has all the features of the high priced helmets (anti-fog shield is GREAT for rainy days). It's noisier than i'd like, but still more quiet than the arai.
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Check out the Shark RSR2 and RSX.
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

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I bought a Scorpion EXO-700 a few months back, and wear it EVERY day. I love it so far, and the price(~$180) is right. It fit me better than the Corsair, X-11, and RF9000. Fit and finish is great, materials look to be high quality, it's the most comfortable helmet i've used, and it has all the features of the high priced helmets (anti-fog shield is GREAT for rainy days). It's noisier than i'd like, but still more quiet than the arai.
I now wear one of these too. Got it to replace my 2nd Arai Signet. I love the Scorpion, very comfotable, great price and quieter than my Arai's

I, didn't know I couldn't do that!
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Re: i need a new helmets which one to pick

Great thread! I have to jump in and ask Prp and Joseph how the Scorpion compares to the Signet? I think I already know as both of them like it.

I have a long oval head that only works with a Signet or a Z-II. I like both, but I find limited choice in graphics often makes me wishing I could fit into a Quantum or other model.

Since I am abtech's twin (albeit much shorter and rounder in the middle) the AGV he recommended is also in the running. Frank, is there a particular model AGV you use?

Uh...I'm also in the market for a new helmet. I...uh...well...sorta boogered up my Shoei 6 weeks ago.

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