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Discussion in 'Clothing & Gadgets' started by R_1000, Dec 30, 2017.

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  1. R_1000

    R_1000 First Class Member
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    Hello people

    I spent a lot of time this week trying on a few lids. Shark Spartan Carbon, Arai Rebel, AGV K5s, Shoie GT-Air. Ended up going for Shoie GT-Air for best fit. I purchased it today through sportsbikeshop.co.uk and should be with me next week ;). This is the design I went for.....

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  2. Privateer

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    Looks great in that colour, I've got it in white and blue with the light reactive visor and it's easily the best lid i've had. Even when I leave work at 3.00am in winter the visor never steams up and it's soooo comfortable. Although I guess I have a Shoei shaped head which helps!
     
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  3. StrippleMont

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    Thats funny!
     
  4. andyc1

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    Best all round lid for me too! Love the design
     
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  5. DCS222

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    Good looking pot!
     
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  6. R_1000

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    Thank you everyone. The 10 - 15 mins I had the lid on was defo super comfortable and snug fit. I can't wait to go for a proper ride with this lid. Now I feel happier that you guys are saying good things about this lid.
     
  7. Yorkshireman

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    It is a handsome looking lid dude, and like Privateer said it helps if you have a Shoei shaped head. I always hankered after an Arai but could never get a comfy fit, had a few Shoei’s and always liked them. Good choice.
     
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  8. half ton

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    Yep very nice lid......... I've got a head that likes Bell helmets ..... does that make me a Bell End.:eek:
     
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  9. R_1000

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    ^^^ Bell lids are top quality buddy.
     
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  10. Mr Toad

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    I have a Shoei Neotech and it's definitely the most comfortable helmet I've owned, better than my Shark Evo.
     
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  11. odinz

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    Ive got same helmet as well and i agree shoei best ive used.Nice choice of colours.
     
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  12. Gary_P

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    GT Air is a great helmet, super comfy, great choice, nice colour scheme too, I like it.
     
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  13. Wessa

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    Got to agree with your choice of helemt. Got mine a few months ago, love it....

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  14. neilbaker99

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    I really wanted a bell helmet, mainly because of the safety rating, but tried their top £600 helmet and it felt horrible and course material inside. I also tried the Bullitt and I could move that about, leaving just the inner material stuck to my head securely, but the outer shell moved separate to it!
    Since buying a new Thruxton R, I wanted something Retro. The main one I like is the Hedon Heroine Racer, but didn’t think it was quite worth the hefty £649 price tag! These are hand built, but they wanted an extra £100 just to fit different colour fixings from the Matt black to the gloss black.
    The next one I’m going to check out, is the NEXX XG100R, relatively cheap at £269 I like the look of it, but as yet not checked he quality.
     
  15. R_1000

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    Safety ratings are important but any lid is only good if it fits correctly and stays on in an unfortunate drama.

    Good luck with the lid hunting. So many to choose from ;)
     
  16. neilbaker99

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    Tell me about it!
    Went looking for one months ago and came away with nothing, got my new bike, so tried looking again over Christmas, thinking of the Hedon, but want it exactly how I’d like it for that high price and not paying extra, for no extra work to build it!
     
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  17. R_1000

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    On a Thruxton, Hedon will be spot on :).
     
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  18. Col_C

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    Had my GT-Air (SWMBO too) over 4 years now, wouldn't change it for anything else other than a colour change (still in Multistrada red). The visor's getting in need of replacement (or a good polish?) due to flare in bright sunlight (no rush there then :)), otherwise still as good as new.
     
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  19. R_1000

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    Ordered a R&G Helmet bag to keep the new lid safely ;)
     
  20. Foxy

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    I love Shoei's, I have a "long" shaped head, and they fit me perfectly. Tried countless Arai's on, but don't fit my head shape. The one I have now is about 13 years old, (i know, i know), but I only wear it when going out for a decent ride, and its kept in a dark, cool place, in a bag. I wear a KBC to commute every day, (weather permitting). I have an Ukawa rep, and I had a Scott Russell rep before that, which I think is one of the best helmet designs ever. shoei.jpg shoei 1.jpg
     
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