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Helmets

Post by MW2K8 » Oct 26th, '14, 20:53

Right folks, dropped my lid down a flight of stairs today by accident...

I need a new lid, under £200, what's recommended?

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Re: Helmets

Post by Ruffian » Oct 26th, '14, 21:00

Whatever fits best, go along to helmet city or similar and just try loads on,
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Re: Helmets

Post by billinom8s » Oct 27th, '14, 07:43

Ben got a decent shark unit at cms Last week for £200.
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Re: Helmets

Post by scorcher » Oct 27th, '14, 09:40

Might not be the very latest designs but plenty of Sharks/ Shoei's/ AGV's/Bell etc out there for under £200. Helmet City price match. 1000's on Ebay and you can use the search button to find exactly the make size colour etc. you're after. amazon worth a look too if you know what you want.

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Post by TLS-Moose » Oct 27th, '14, 11:53

Where are you? J&S in Plymouth, CMS in Exeter, Helmet City in West Bay ...... go try lots on, buy what fits your head best :)
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Re: Helmets

Post by Dingle » Oct 27th, '14, 14:46

Bought my last few from Lids direct . Com good site.


Last one I got was an HJC lovely lid.

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Re: Helmets

Post by TLS-Moose » Oct 27th, '14, 14:48

Dingle wrote:Bought my last few from Lids direct . Com good site.


Last one I got was an HJC lovely lid.
if buying "online", how do you know it's going to fit right?
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Re: Helmets

Post by Dingle » Oct 27th, '14, 17:11

TLS-Moose wrote:
Dingle wrote:Bought my last few from Lids direct . Com good site.


Last one I got was an HJC lovely lid.
if buying "online", how do you know it's going to fit right?
Measured my head in the correct manner and worked off what other size helmets I already had.

I guess I have a normal shaped head as the HJC I bought and a motorcross style one I bought both fit bloody lovely.

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Post by DynaMight » Oct 27th, '14, 19:55

Yeah just try loads on and pick the one that fits the best. I'd rather have a slightly cheaper helmet that fits properly (within reason, not a £20 one!) than a top of the range £500 one that doesnt fit, but looks trick! The only thing you cant check for is wind noise, my model of Shark is very loud.

You can always then hunt around online and buy it cheaper, once you know the size etc. You may aswell, it isnt like you can take it back after you've walked out of the shop anyway.
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Re: Helmets

Post by TLS-Moose » Oct 27th, '14, 20:04

DynaMight wrote: You can always then hunt around online and buy it cheaper, once you know the size etc. You may aswell, it isnt like you can take it back after you've walked out of the shop anyway.
The thing is, if you don't support the local shops who do actually stock the stuff you can try on, they will cease to stock it, or even go out of business ..... Then everyone will be stuck with the lottery of mail order. Build up a relationship with a local supplier and generally they will try and help you out .... And face to face, approached reasonably, someone is far less likely to tell you to F-Off than they are on the end of a phone.
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Re: Helmets

Post by MW2K8 » Nov 21st, '14, 22:19

Arai from Bridge for the win.... 50 more than I wanted to spend, but a decent lid IMO
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Re: Helmets

Post by Kata » Nov 23rd, '14, 11:31

Cant go wrong with an Arai. :-)

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Re: Helmets

Post by richiec » Nov 23rd, '14, 20:39

Just ordered a Arai Chaser V for £ 205 inc delivery from this company, hopefully won't take too long to arrive.

http://www.wheelup.it/gb_en/motorcycle- ... /full-face" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you sign up for their mailing list you get a 10% voucher code for use on apparel, unfortunately not helmets.

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Re: Helmets

Post by scorcher » Nov 24th, '14, 08:03

richiec wrote:Just ordered a Arai Chaser V for £ 205 inc delivery from this company, hopefully won't take too long to arrive.

http://www.wheelup.it/gb_en/motorcycle- ... /full-face" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you sign up for their mailing list you get a 10% voucher code for use on apparel, unfortunately not helmets.
clicked on 3 different Arai helmets. None available in medium. Gave up.Guessing its old /bankrupt stock or something they're picking up cheap somewhere?

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Re: Helmets

Post by richiec » Nov 24th, '14, 08:23

Looks like they still have the design I ordered in stock in size medium for £ 205 - Maybe no one else likes the design :(

http://www.wheelup.it/gb_en/chaser-v-gr ... elmet.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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