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#1 dapleb

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:19 pm

So me ole RJs what I bought in Oz to pootle around wearing back in...err 2007 finally pooped out. Actually I dropped it but caught with my foot.. but the visor has a disagreement with me Motocross boot.

Anyways ... 2 other road helmets to choose from in loft . ....I guess they didn't like the loft heat too much as both have all interior sponge turn to mush. Arghhh.


So new helmet time...

My shortlist is

LS2 vector wake

Duchinni D705

Bell rs-2-tactical

Nolan N87

Anyone got any opinions/experiences of those or any other helmets worth consideration?

Whilst typing I have worked out what the strange dust was in me Motocross goggles.... It must have been foam. So that's two crosser helmets ruined too arghhhh
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:23 pm

Had the same happen to Ski goggles and shoes daps, not had any of them helmets but i quite like the Bell stuff, Nolan also but dont fit me head shape..


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:51 pm

I'm a wimp and don't care about the make, but it has to fit well, be made of fibreglass or another mesh process, and be full face. Currently have a Shoei GT Air i bought for 50% off from a mate who couldn't use his glasses with it because it pinched the sides of his head....he has  wider/rounder face shape more suited to Arai lids. It's a good lid, pretty quiet, seals well and doesn't wallow about in the slipstream


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:29 am

yep the sponge inside of me Schuberth C2 went powdery and fell ta bits.  I could not get replacement parts in the UK despite the importer trying to help me out and a retailer checking thru their old stock.  Luckily i found a new skull cap fer sale in Germany and it saved the day as i didn't want to buy a new lid.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:51 am

yep the sponge inside of me Schuberth C2 went powdery and fell ta bits.  I could not get replacement parts in the UK despite the importer trying to help me out and a retailer checking thru their old stock.  Luckily i found a new skull cap fer sale in Germany and it saved the day as i didn't want to buy a new lid.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:01 am

Are you modelling it in your profile pic Wicky? I always wondered

  thas when i used to model for Cadburys Milk Tray.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:41 am

My son had a helmet far too long. He gave it up when a spider appeared on his visor from above during a ride...
I use AGV cos they fit my head.
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:33 am

I've got a  Nolan N87 and I'm very impressed with it. Really plush interior and very comfortable. I prefer it to my much more expensive Shoei Neotec. It's built well, mine's about 18 months old and pretty much daily, all year use. No issues with anything breaking, sticking, coming undone, etc. The only downsides are that replacement visors seem hard to get hold of, although I see Sportsbikeshop.co.uk have them in stock at the mo - pricey though (£40) and I haven't seen any cheaper pattern alternatives. They come with a pinlock insert too, but it's incredibly susceptible to scratching, far softer than inserts I've had on other visors.

Another brand to consider is HJC, I've had a couple in the past, and always been impressed. I'd have bought another HJC when I got the Nolan, but the Nolan was on offer for £117 at the time, so it was a no-brainer!


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:01 pm


.......my head’s Shoei-shaped.....and that’s where I always end up
had a Bell open face once, but, not only was my face/head not round enough to fill the available space,
but the inner foam, which was already noticeably ungenerous, disintegrated in a matter of months...
......no Bell-man me.
(used to like Griffin back in that day.....but sadly......

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:08 pm

Thanks for all the info chaps. ML appreciate the detailed description and NL87 info.

Just happened to pop in to a superboikeshop this arvo and tried the N87 on...as ML mentioned very plush and good fit for me noggin. I also tried on a number of others...shoei not good fit for me noggin, arai not bad. They didn't have the bell one in or the other Juan.

Also tried on a HJC what was cheaper than Nolan but just as comfy and fiberglass... funny you mentioned HJC ML, as that at also fitted nice.

Lucky working in same place Monday so they are gonna get the others in for me to try.

The back of me legs have ripped ooot on me trooosers so could be an expensive day. ....
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:47 pm

HJC is a winner for me, only changed to Shark cos the lid flipped all the way open, next buy is HJC again, very good helmet for the money.


Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

Quad 900 Silver Laser duo tech pipes-Scott oiler-Engine crash bars- Radiator mounted see me ring LED's-Datatool system 3 alarm -Centre stand- Extender fender-Renthal bars-Handle bar risers-Mirror extenders-BMW GS Handgaurds-Acumen uprated horn & Nautilus-Stainless steel Radiator guard-Givi wing rack-OEM screen-Yammy touring screen-MRA Vario-MRA Double bubble cut down for fast as fk riding-Tiger screen-Tank protector-Stomp grip panels-Optimate lead

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:08 pm

I just added a shark to me Monday list dabbers after remembering how good me old juan was and how good they were at sorting out spare parts.
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:11 pm

Love me Shark daps, love that it can be full face or flip lid, comes into it's own on a hot day with the front of the lid flipped out of the way at the back of the helmet, still have a full face HJC carbon lid which has been sat in the dark for a long time now, need to check it's still usable eh.


Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

Quad 900 Silver Laser duo tech pipes-Scott oiler-Engine crash bars- Radiator mounted see me ring LED's-Datatool system 3 alarm -Centre stand- Extender fender-Renthal bars-Handle bar risers-Mirror extenders-BMW GS Handgaurds-Acumen uprated horn & Nautilus-Stainless steel Radiator guard-Givi wing rack-OEM screen-Yammy touring screen-MRA Vario-MRA Double bubble cut down for fast as fk riding-Tiger screen-Tank protector-Stomp grip panels-Optimate lead

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:50 pm

Worth buying from a good dealer..

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:35 pm

I've got an LS2 Metro, good value and a great price, comfy with good airflow and best of all, it doesn't let water in.  They use their own design pinlock on the Metro model,which isn't the best design.  Was seriously considering the N87 but ended up with the LS2 as the store didn't have the colour I was wanting at the time.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:42 pm

Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme

 

Helmet test results here;

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:57 pm

Why do people still colour code after leaving primary school? Highly annoying!
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Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:01 pm

Thanks again for all the info. Just ordered me new skid ... A Nolan N87 on lion and got some shplongs off with me long forgotten discount code.... And Tishabelle bought half of it.

Didn't bother with new pants, Tishabelles ma gone sew me old uns up.... Can't deal with too much new stuff at one time.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:23 am

Be careful daps or your gonna start looking like Worzel as well :D


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1991 MK1 in need of some TLC watch this space  :) Sorted and on the Road Mick :P :P it's the bike that Jack built ;)



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