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More money that sense - 2nd Take

An approximately 7 year old Arai:

ARAI QUANTUM F MOTORCYCLE HELMET SIZE SMALL on eBay (end time 01-Nov-09 16:28:31 GMT)

I asked the seller to lift the lining & take a pic of the polystyrene shell - he wouldn't, and apparently he doesn't know how old the lid is, and doesn't want to mess up the lining in case he "can't get it back properly".

Really now...??

None the less, at least 10 people are clammering for it. Dang. OMG.

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Re: More money that sense - 2nd Take

I would never buy a second hand helmet... EVER!!!!!!

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Re: More money that sense - 2nd Take

I placed a bid on it because on of the guys that I get to see very occasionally has been riding in a helmet that he's had an off in. And he did hit he head in that off.

He has an extremely liberal approach to what "saftey" means and he's in the market for a size large helmet so whoever rides with him will have one to use, and "Large would fit everyone".

Nothing we say gets through to him and I bidded so IF I won, at least he'll hopefully have a slightly better helmet to use (he can pay me when I give him the helment). I only placed a small bid so at least I can justify the visor and the pads.

But it is just incredible that people are clamoring for it. That helmet is about 7 years old!! It's extremely fishy that the seller would not show what the polystyrene shell. That is a big no for me. Without lifting that, HOW can he be sure that the polystyrene is intact?? I don't believe that for a second.
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Re: More money that sense - 2nd Take

Your friend must have virtually no regard for his own life then if he will willingly wear a helmet that old.. Aside from anything else you only have the sellers word for the fact that HE hasn't dropped it.. Gawd only knows what happened to it before he owned it..

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Re: More money that sense - 2nd Take

Yeah, he does have a very "carefree" attitude towards road safety. He's not exactly a friend, but well, I do wish that he would be a bit better protected.

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Gawd only knows what happened to it before he owned it..
I think that too. That's why I only bidded for what I think the visor and pads are worth, even if it's an Arai. For what we know it might not even have made a good Halloween sweets basket.
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Re: More money that sense - 2nd Take

GBP 87!! That's like US$135!! For a *USED* lid that you can't feel, can't see the insides of before buying... Man, that's one big bet IMO.

Some people have more money than sense...
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Re: More money that sense - 2nd Take

I bought a brand new Caberg V2 from eBay a while ago for about 60 - one of those has got to be better than an unknown 2nd hand lid! It's actually a decent enough lid, I use mine as my commuting lid.

Here are a couple of cheapies!

CABERG V2 407 MOTORBIKE MOTORCYCLE HELMET SILVER L on eBay (end time 27-Nov-09 16:36:57 GMT)

Carberg V2 Dull Cobalt Blue Large on eBay (end time 18-Nov-09 11:09:51 GMT)
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Thanks Destructo.

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This is probably closer to the budget that he has... :/

NITRO F317VZ HELMET RED on eBay (end time 30-Nov-09 15:01:04 GMT)

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Thanks Destructo.

This is probably closer to the budget that he has... :/

NITRO F317VZ HELMET RED on eBay (end time 30-Nov-09 15:01:04 GMT)
Still gotta be better than a crash damaged one I would say.
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Still gotta be better than a crash damaged one I would say.
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Re: More money that sense - 2nd Take

IMHO if you can't afford the gear, then you can't afford the bike.....
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IMHO if you can't afford the gear, then you can't afford the bike.....
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IMHO if you can't afford the gear, then you can't afford the bike.....
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I would never buy a second hand helmet... EVER!!!!!!


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IMHO if you can't afford the gear, then you can't afford the bike.....


Another thing is that after 4 years max a helmet should be trashed




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Re: More money that sense - 2nd Take

true true true true true..................damn flea bay!!! there are suckers, and then there are idiots and then there are buddy fu**ers

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