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post #21 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-03-2004, 08:31 AM
 
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I'm considering this Mainframe Halo (not necessarily this color combo):



$234 is the best price I've found so far, that's MSRP though.
decided not to go with this one huh? Just got my new dennis kirk catalog the other day..tons of lids in there

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No, I still want that model, just not that color combo.
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post #23 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-03-2004, 11:20 AM
 
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I go to the motorcycle show each winter and they have every helmet on display. For my long head, the Shoei models fit best. I got the TZ-1 at a very nice price. Could have had a Hot Wheels logo for even cheaper, But I'm too old for it.
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post #24 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 12:15 PM
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Ebay has some great deals on new helmets

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Ebay has some great deals on new helmets
That's where I get mine!!




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post #26 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-12-2004, 08:04 PM
 
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I've got an end-of-life Shoei RF-800. It's time to replace this well-worn bucket.

I've always enjoyed the relative quietness of the Shoei, but it sacrifices ventilation for the quietness. Arai, on the other hand, seems to do the opposite.

So... What's your preference?
i crash tested MY helmet last night on my pocket bike! ate shat going into a hairpin corner and think i would have lost a few teeth and have a dislocated jaw as well as a concussion had i not been wearing one!

anyway, the EXACT helmet i had (and crash tested) is here

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=34284

it's no name brand, but for $55 shipped, you can hardly go wrong!
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post #27 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-12-2004, 08:26 PM
 
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Good to hear your ok and all. How'd the bike turn out?

I have a KBC TK-8 Excalibur that I like alot. It has nice air flow and keeps my cool inside.
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if you are referring to ME, the bike hardly looks like it has a scratch - i did grind the footpeg down a bit, but tey are cheap enough to replace - i haven't looked at the bike in daylight yet but since i have so many pocket bikes, if it's that bad, i can always switch bikes!
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How many pocket bikes do you have?? Have pics of them as well. Send them to me at my email address. [email protected]
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How many pocket bikes do you have?? Have pics of them as well. Send them to me at my email address. [email protected]

how you gonna try and hog all those pics....he can upload them into the gallery once Shan gets it up and running...
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Thats why I had him send them to me so I can see them now. LOL
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You can't go wrong w/ either. . My Arai Signet is very well ventilated. However, I'm limited to the ones I can wear.

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I also have a Signet. It's a 5 year old model and very noisy on the Honda. How's the noise level on yours? I'm assuming it's a more current model.

Other then the noise I love the Arai!
It's loud, but that's fine, I'd rather it be loud and ventilated than the other way around. If I go on long rides I wear ear plugs, which most people do anyway.
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I've always read that if you crash in a helmet and it shows any any visible damage, other than scratches or chipped paint..the security/quality is compromised and it should be replaced no matter what the brand name.
True, even if you drop it you should consider replacing it. The helmet is made primarily of styrene and it's made to crack throughout the helmet when you wreck, to disperse the energy.
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speaking of plugs, I just recently tried riding with them on a regular basis, and WOW..here I thought it would compromise my hearing of other vehicles coming up behind me, etc...but nope,not at all...and when I ride w/ out them, u can tell so much difference, never realized just how noisy air is anyways.
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Huge difference. They actually filter a lot of the noises you don't want to hear while allowing you the noises you do want.

I actually use them at concerts too, it's nice hearing the concert and not have my ears ring.
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That sounds like a great idea. I normally only wear my ear plugs when I go to the shotting range to fire off a few round of my M-16 I got from the army. hehehe J/K I had to give that back. I might have to give that a try and see how well they work.
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Good to hear your ok and all. How'd the bike turn out?
got to look at the bike today in the "light" and the plastics weren't even touched - only scraped up the foot peg and the handlebar grip on the left side!
looks like i can keep riding that one after all!
i'm going to start a new trend with pocketbikes and start painting my bikes like this after every crash!

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post #38 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 04:58 PM
 
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why dont u just do it that way for all of em before you crash, that way, when you do, everything will already match ?
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