new helmet



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  • RLucky82

Posted October 10, 2003 - 10:23 AM

#1

where is the best place/prices on new helmets?

  • WR_Jason

Posted October 10, 2003 - 10:46 AM

#2

You should shop at least at your dealer. Getting a helmet to fit right is crutial. I have found most dealers prices to be competitive it not better than mail order after shipping. Wait for end of year or season sales as well and youll save a bundel at the shop. I really like the new HJC helmets, they are good quality, light weight, well made hats and the prices are very good on them. I wont spend a fortune an a dirt bike helmet since they take such a beating, but I want it to fit right, be comfortable, and look good. I see alot of people riding the newer HJCs latley too, its a great off road helmet for a great price IMHO.
What ever you do, get fitted by an expert, different helmets fit different heads differently and you need a good fit for the helmet to work as well as it can for you.

  • ZEKEDAWG

Posted October 10, 2003 - 11:44 AM

#3

I agree completly on both points. HJC great helmet for the price but make sure to try on any helmet before buying. I was burned once on a closeout via the internet and won't go that route again.

  • beezer

Posted October 10, 2003 - 01:45 PM

#4

What size helmet do you wear?

I have a new Shoei size XL that dosn't fit.

I bought it and found out I had a Bell head not a Shoei.

  • Drew_Seattle_DRZ400s

Posted October 10, 2003 - 03:01 PM

#5

beezer, you're supposed to take the Bell helmet off BEFORE you try and put the Shoei on. :) :D

  • beezer

Posted October 10, 2003 - 03:54 PM

#6

Now you tell me.

I was close to having to wear a helmet in high school.

The short bus kids were always going on field trips so I figured anything was better than algebra.

  • r_egan

Posted October 10, 2003 - 04:10 PM

#7

I have always tried various helemts on at a dealership and then ordered via mail order.

I would highly recommend the Arai VX Pro. Make sure you get the best helmet you can afford as this is not something you want to skimp on. As I have always said "if you have a $50 head, buy a $50 helmet" :)

Ron

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  • RLucky82

Posted October 11, 2003 - 05:35 AM

#8

I have always tried various helemts on at a dealership and then ordered via mail order.

I would highly recommend the Arai VX Pro. Make sure you get the best helmet you can afford as this is not something you want to skimp on. As I have always said "if you have a $50 head, buy a $50 helmet" :)

Ron


Well this will be an upgrade from my used Bell Moto 5 that i paid 50 bucks for many years ago, and i reluctantly gave it away just so I would buy a new one! I have a medium 7-1/4 to 7-1/2 Arai head but usualy buy Shoie helmets (street) cause there less $. I have been around a while so i pretty much know what size fits. Thanks for ur input.

  • beezer

Posted October 11, 2003 - 05:38 AM

#9

BTW Zekedawg that is the best avitar I have seen.

  • RLucky82

Posted October 11, 2003 - 05:44 AM

#10

BTW Zekedawg that is the best avitar I have seen.


:) please explain "avitar"???

  • ill_caper

Posted October 11, 2003 - 07:44 AM

#11

Avitar is the pic below your signature

  • rpadgett2

Posted October 11, 2003 - 10:08 AM

#12

Ebay!!

Just found a Bell Moto 6 on there that was left over from last year. Retail on it was 355 paid 135.

Brand new.

Later

  • RLucky82

Posted October 11, 2003 - 11:35 AM

#13

Well I just snagged a HJC from the local honda dealer for $90. :blush:I can't help it I'm cheap.
It fits ok but after i crash in it a few times it'l fit better. :)

  • RLucky82

Posted October 11, 2003 - 11:41 AM

#14

BTW Zekedawg that is the best avitar I have seen.


ya I would like to see that one with a little better detail. :)




 
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