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Offline Tony Hart

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2018, 03:41:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by TEXICO [+]
Contacted MSG bike gear where I purchased the helmet online. They were excellent. I sent a pic as requested and they contacted Viper who sent out 2 replacement pins. Arrived yesterday and Helmet now fixed.

Will keep an eye on them as they screw in and must have loosened up over time.

That's good news, will have to keep an eye on mine and the wife's  :028:

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2018, 05:23:57 PM »
I had a Shoei Neotec for far longer than I should have until it started to self disintegrate a couple of years ago coming home on a motorway. I had been very impressed with a mates Shark Evoline Helmet and so after trying some on I bought a 2016 Shark Evo One Helmet. At £320 at the time it was not cheap but you can now pick plain ones up around the £200 mark.

Pros: You can wear it as an open face, which I do 90% of the time, I only close it for rain or when it is very cold. The vents are quite good, its comfy, looks good and is light enough for me. Good visor with a great sun visor.

Cons: The open/closing mechanism cannot be done with Winter gloves on as it is not as easy as they make out and I have broken a small piece of the trim off with clumsy hands. The paint will chip if you knock it and the inner line is not easy to wash and remove.

Would I buy another. YES, it is brilliant in hot weather and I could not go back to a face piece that does not go back all the way.
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Re: Helmets
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2018, 10:25:09 PM »
+1 on the Shark Evo 1.

Love the styling, features, and comfort - plus you can pick them up brand new online in the UK for £190 (plain colour)

Ordered one on Thursday last week and should get it in the next day or so.

I had heard about one or two issues with the Evo 1 which have been addressed with the Evo 1 2 but the new version is £160 more - for that I can live with the niggles!

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2018, 09:01:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by moggi1964 [+]
Just ordered an Arai QV to replace my Arai Signet Q.

Helmet was made 11/11 so time to change.

Really enjoyed the Signet Q so for me it's worth paying for Aria quality and fit.

I'll buy the Pro visor setup separately as they had a limited choice of graphics and I wanted the Dark Citizen.

Just to update, the shape has changed on the QV versus its predecessor so I had to send the medium back as it was too tight. Ordered the Large and it fits like a dream. Terrific helmet, very comfortable and lighter than my previous Arai and a significant reduction in price for the Dark Citizen compared to plain or other graphics.


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Re: Helmets
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2018, 09:11:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by moggi1964 [+]



Arai = excellent helmets. The only problem is changing the visor, which requires magical touch and a bit of persistence :-) Good choice!  :821:
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Re: Helmets
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2018, 09:14:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
Arai = excellent helmets. The only problem is changing the visor, which requires magical touch and a bit of persistence :-) Good choice!  :821:

Gotta say Icy I was a bit confused with this new style of visor change until I had watched a video online. Now I can swap a visor in about 30 seconds. Loving this new style of connection.


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Re: Helmets
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2018, 10:02:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by moggi1964 [+]
Gotta say Icy I was a bit confused with this new style of visor change until I had watched a video online. Now I can swap a visor in about 30 seconds. Loving this new style of connection.


oh wow. look at Arai! I thought they'd never ever change their procedure. They held on to that for decades! Lightest, most durable, with silicone lubricant and all that mess I had to clear from the visor afterwards... and they do this to us now!!!  :232:

 :008: good for them - at least now people can see what the heck they are doing and not cringe at that plastic rubbing against plastic sound.

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2018, 10:50:46 PM »
 :0461: At long last! It always astounded me that Arai got so much so right, but removing the visor so very wrong. They should have changed the design decades ago!

 


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