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Old 08-06-2007, 07:34 PM
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can anyone advise me about a new lid ?

mines ancient and desperatly needs retiring

is it a case with them that you get what you pay for?
or just down to good old fashioned personal taste ?

i have seen an Aroih or however its spelt for 100
the question is
is it too cheap to be any good?

any thoughts?

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Old 08-06-2007, 07:40 PM
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An inexpensive well fitting lid can be better than an expensive ill fitting lid.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:32 PM
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try every make going, cos they all have slightly different fitting, i personally will only wear a Roof helmet, cos i think there great value for money, others think different, just make sure there a good snug fit
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I spent a while looking for a helmet that looked good, was legal and fitted well (including moulding period). It also had to enable me to see the speedo on mi dragstar (silly place to put it).

I ended up with a openface black thing for 70....Buggered if I can remember what make and model it is, so I can get a replacement for it....
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:21 AM
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if the airoh thing your referring to is the boxer style thing, internal sun visor and reomvable front, I suspect it is, then DONT DO IT!!!

I got one in the bottom of my wardrobe and thats where it will stay, crap fitment of the front piece means that the visor wont sit/seal properly, an its the noisiest piece of ****e Ive ever had the misfortune to wear

and thats saying something as Im partial hearing anyway!!
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:43 AM
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Most important thing is the fit - put it on yer 'ead and if you can get a finger up between yer 'ead and the lining, it's too loose.

Measure yer 'ead with a tape measure in cms to get the right size.

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:34 PM
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An inexpensive well fitting lid can be better than an expensive ill fitting lid.

Ditto that...I used to have an expensive AGV xs (cos I have a small head) but it got particularly wet coming home from a rally, and it warped slightly...but hurt me like hell...so I replaced it with a 99 inexpensive lid, which fits really well, but is noisey...so I just wear ear plugs...job done!

They say its best to replace them every 3 years or so (the experts), if that's the case, I ain't forking out 200-300 quid for one each time.

Remember to try before you buy though, cos every helmet is fitted slightly differently.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:41 PM
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Thank you all for the advice
its good to get other folks opinions and experiences
i dont feel so wary of buying a cheaper one now

the helmet i have at the moment is useless
or pehaps if i had baffles in my exhausts the noise wouldnt hurt so much?

the one i like the look of is the Airoh Warrior 2
looks like i shall have to go shopping and try a few on
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:45 PM
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I tried on loads of lids - could only find one that fitted, but i didnt try on the shoei's as recommended by the man in the shop as i dont care if they fit, i still can't afford them!

Mines a caberg and its comfy as, but it is noisier than my old AGV
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:49 PM
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I have a secret desire for one of those "simpson" lids like the "stigg" wears only a black one
but i have purchased cars that cost less
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:57 PM
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I've liked both the cabergs i've had.. don't recommend dr. bike., great for about a month
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:01 PM
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If it's too loose you will have it falling over your eyes...pay 20 or 400 if it doesn't fit it will be useless...I can't get on with a full face helmet...I feel blocked in...put one on, shake you head up and down fast and see if it moves...if it does it's probably too big...some makes fit better than others, but because we all have different shaped heads (except me) we can't advise each other which is best....John
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You need to try on as many helmets as possible, even when your not actually shopping for one.
All heads are different, all makes and models of helmet fit differently, size is not the only criterion.




I was making do with a Roof that sorta fit me until I tried a Davida at a show.
That was me sorted.
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I've got the Airoh, had no probs with it so far... but yes it is noisy. I also got a Caberg Trip (flip front) @ BMF for 85 quid.
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best helmet i had was a shark s500 alpha. the only one in the shop that fit me and was only 55 quid
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:28 AM
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I got a 2 car booter, which i love, and wear all the time.
And a Roof Boxer, the one with the neoprene helicopter type face mask, not the flip front, which i hate, and never wear the bastard.
Still thinking bout getting one of these for serious and distance runs.

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Old 10-06-2007, 06:57 AM
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I had to replace my Arai Quantumn race replica helmet last year. I loved that helmet and had worn it for 8 years in all sorts of weather. Bought a Shoei Rutter replica (had Shoeis in the past and they were a real good fit) but i had to flog it cause i had an allergic reaction to the lining Never heard of that before but apparently its actually quite common. Lost 200 quid on the bloody thing though
Anyway, im back to Arai again. Expensive but well proven. If youve got a fifty quid head get a 50 quid helmet, i need my head as it tends to drive the rest of me so i dont mind paying the extra and in the long run it actually works out no more expensive.
Oh, ive got a Premier race rep MX helmet to, i use it on my dirt bikes. Most comfortable helmet ive ever worn and sometimes i even wear it on my Triumph if the weather is hot. Got up to 150mph on an R1 once with it on before me neck started to buckle
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:09 AM
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got a caberg lid 100 brick .does the job ,also the bee,s knees open face fi the dougie boy ta
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:18 AM
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shark i have 6 of them
i dropped a piece of wood on 1 of them contacted shark and thay replaced all the bits if its my fault or not thay will send the bits out no charge
i have 2 that only cost 50 each but i have 1 that cost 299.99
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So the concensus of oppinion is
as long as it fits and fits right
it dosent matter how much it costs
its still going to save my head from imploding/exploding ?

now to be a real pain.... dose anyone know if helmets are speed or rather speed of impact tested, for example if i fall of riding at 50 mph because a kamakazi wrascally wrabbit runs out and scares me, will one make of helmet offer better protection than another ?

sorry to keep asking probably dumb questions
but i am rather attatched to my head
and i would rather not loose it because i was a cheap skate
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:49 PM
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So the concensus of oppinion is
as long as it fits and fits right
it dosent matter how much it costs
its still going to save my head from imploding/exploding ?

now to be a real pain.... dose anyone know if helmets are speed or rather speed of impact tested, for example if i fall of riding at 50 mph because a kamakazi wrascally wrabbit runs out and scares me, will one make of helmet offer better protection than another ?

sorry to keep asking probably dumb questions
but i am rather attatched to my head
and i would rather not loose it because i was a cheap skate
Nope, no speed testing done on helmets
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:03 PM
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But that doesn't matter because whatever you wear, as long as it has the BS kitemark is going to be a lot better than nutting the tarmac...
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O.K. cheers for that

but am i being a bit blonde again ?
I dont get why they dont speed test them
if they dont actually speed test helmets (I assume they impact test them)
surley the speed yer travelling at when impact happens will have some dire effect as to the impact rate
if that makes sence? it did inside my head !!!
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if that makes sence? it did inside my head !!!
Mmmmm! If thats the case im guessing you only need a cheap crash helmet
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:55 PM
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Mmmmm! If thats the case im guessing you only need a cheap crash helmet
Nasty... John
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I doesn't matter how fast you are going...if you hit head on you will probably break your neck but your head will be OK and you will be dead...but if you land on your back or side for the initial hit and then your head bounces off the floor...the helmet will help you to survive...the better the helmet the less damage...but there are a lot of well made helmets that don't cost the earth and are quite suitable if you are a careful rider..not suitable for a lot of the riders on here who don't know that you can do 50mph on the motorway...John


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I doesn't matter how fast you are going...if you hit head on you will probably break your neck but your head will be OK and you will be dead...but if you land on your back or side for the initial hit and then your head bounces off the floor...the helmet will help you to survive...the better the helmet the less damage...but there are a lot of well made helmets that don't cost the earth and are quite suitable if you are a careful rider..not suitable for a lot of the riders on here who don't know that you can do 50mph on the motorway...John


Ps I,ve got a 30 head.... John
I agree, as long as it stays on it really makes no difference..

Just a way to get you to spend more cash for no reason.
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Mmmmm! If thats the case im guessing you only need a cheap crash helmet
HOW VERY DARE YOU
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[QUOTE=John Hopkins]I doesn't matter how fast you are going...if you hit head on you will probably break your neck but your head will be OK and you will be dead...but if you land on your back or side for the initial hit and then your head bounces off the floor...the helmet will help you to survive...the better the helmet the less damage...but there are a lot of well made helmets that don't cost the earth and are quite suitable if you are a careful rider..not suitable for a lot of the riders on here who don't know that you can do 50mph on the motorway...John[quote]



MOTORWAY.......... whats one of those then ?
we dont have one in Cornwall

Thanks again for the advice

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MOTORWAY.......... whats one of those then ?
we dont have one in Cornwall

Thanks again for the advice [/QUOTE]

Arrr well that be loike your A30 or A39 but a bit bigger, and made with real wood... John


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