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post #1 of 26 Old 08-16-2006, 6:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Helmet dilemmma

Ok, after lowsided few weeks ago, My Shoei RF1000 was damaged so can't use it on the track anymore. Where I usually get my stuff (major price deal), they don't have my size so I'm screwed on getting something else.

My options are (for full black helmet may I add)

JVC top of the line
Or Scorpion? Never heard of

I want my shoei back but need an helmet by Saturday so I can do Gingerman and Grattan this weekend.

Help! That just boiles my ASSSSSSSSSSSs
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Re: Helmet dilemmma

I really like my Scorpion. Like it far better than my Arai, in fact.
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I really like my Scorpion. Like it far better than my Arai, in fact.

I had a JVC and never liked it...

What blows me is I have all the extra visors for all of my "helmets" Talk about waste of money
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Re: Helmet dilemmma

The Scorpians seemed nice at a great price but lacked in comfort for my spoiled taste.

Must obey the sheep dog
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Re: Helmet dilemmma

well, I could get that for now and get my shoei later.

Kind of don't have much choice.....

shoei is nice...... that's what I get for not keeping my head up I guess

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Re: Helmet dilemmma

Call Indysuperbikes talk to Dominick and see what he has in stock.

If not there try Sport Bike track Gear

They have the Vemar helments and I like mine just as much as my Shoei, but no crash test so far.

Good luck

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RedRider didn't Todd at Calsportbike get your helmet out to you lickidy split in time for grattan?

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Helmet dilemmma

I had the same dilemma when I wrecked my RF900 and needed a lid for not too much money... Bought a Shark S800. Good fit, quiet, light. Only problem is that the visor mechanism is a bit junky.

I have a X11 now but I keep the Shark as a spare.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Helmet dilemmma

Well, I'm back with a new Scorpion. I will keep that one as a spare but for now it will have to do for this weekend.

Hammer, thanks for the sites. Will look into it to get my primary helmet.

Man........... money is just flying by these days..
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Re: Helmet dilemmma

My Scorpion is so much more comfortable than my Arai it isn't even funny.

It fits better, has a better designed/more comfortable liner and padding, is lighter and has less wind noise. All that and better ventilation and a fog-free visor.

The Arai is relegated to third string duty, if that, and when it expires it will not be replaced by another Arai. Ever.
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My Scorpion is so much more comfortable than my Arai it isn't even funny.

It fits better, has a better designed/more comfortable liner and padding, is lighter and has less wind noise. All that and better ventilation and a fog-free visor.

The Arai is relegated to third string duty, if that, and when it expires it will not be replaced by another Arai. Ever.

I guess for the price, i'm happy knowing that........ but your avatar says you're 13 so that's a little scary..... what are you riding it with, moped?
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I guess for the price, i'm happy knowing that........ but your avatar says you're 13 so that's a little scary..... what are you riding it with, moped?
Shouldn't you be cooking or something ...

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Shouldn't you be cooking or something ...
I'm done cooking, just ran 3 miles, and now giving you ****............ Oh, and i forgot............got a new helmet.
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RedRider didn't Todd at Calsportbike get your helmet out to you lickidy split in time for grattan?
Yep, he sure did. My helmet got ruined when my basement sewer backed up. I called Cal-Sportbike at 5:00 pm and had a new Shoei at my door at 9:00 am the next morning. Had to pay the ovenight shipping, but it was worth it...

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My Scorpion is so much more comfortable than my Arai it isn't even funny.

It fits better, has a better designed/more comfortable liner and padding, is lighter and has less wind noise. All that and better ventilation and a fog-free visor.

The Arai is relegated to third string duty, if that, and when it expires it will not be replaced by another Arai. Ever.



I have have tried on about every helmet made and the scorpion is the only one that fit right. it has been the best and least expensive helmet yet. I have no idea though how it handles a crash. I always bought shoe and aria for the rep they had. Even though they never really fit right. And what the hell is arai charging 500 to 600 for helmets that don't have fully removable liners? (at least they did last year).

Oh i have two just in case i need a spare at the track. Still cheaper than an arai.

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