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Offline Roadhawg

Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2021, 09:22:13 am »
Stay away from the Shoei Hornet Adv Navigate

At first it's amazing but after an hour or so, I (and other owners from a Google search) experience a sharp pain in the one ear.
On day 3 of my last 6day trip, my ear hurt so badly, i could barely remove my helmet after a days riding.

So now I'm sitting with a moer expensive helmet that I can't use.

Give it 2 weeks and it'll chill out.  Mine was also super tight, but thats what reduces road noise.  Fits like a glove now. Can wear it all day.


Unless you have one weird ear :biggrin:
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2021, 10:58:51 am »
Stay away from the Shoei Hornet Adv Navigate

At first it's amazing but after an hour or so, I (and other owners from a Google search) experience a sharp pain in the one ear.
On day 3 of my last 6day trip, my ear hurt so badly, i could barely remove my helmet after a days riding.

So now I'm sitting with a moer expensive helmet that I can't use.

Give it 2 weeks and it'll chill out.  Mine was also super tight, but thats what reduces road noise.  Fits like a glove now. Can wear it all day.


Unless you have one weird ear :biggrin:

 :biggrin:
Ek het groot ore, relatief, maar hul sit wel op die regte plek.
As ek bv sien hoe groot en bak Lyndon se ore is, en hoe lank daai ou ook deur gaan met sy Arai, het ek spyt dat ek nie eerder Arai gekoop het nie.
Maar dankie vir die advies, sal hom meer dra
 

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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2021, 11:00:23 am »
So now I'm sitting with a moer expensive helmet that I can't use.

Hei Ore, moenie so negatief wees..... trim net daai een wapper?
Jy het dan twee, kom nou man, effens biki minder is ook oraait....  :lol8:




I also have an Arai here.... which was fine in the beginning but is perpetually parked now because it proves a shite thing, hurts also.
My take on it is I don't have an Arai-shaped head, so I avoid them like the plague now...
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2021, 11:35:10 am »
sal hom meer dra

Na die Bank of Poskantoor of soiets, goeie idee - met earplugs natuurlik, dit spreek vanself!
Hy sal effens n 'losser pasvorm' kry oor tyd omdat security personeel jou kop sal rondklap nadat hulle twintig keer vir jou gese het, geskreeu selfs, dat jy die ding moet afneem..... maar ja, dis n helmet uiteindelik, dis ontwerp vir die tiepe skokke  :P



Here's what you do - and keep in mind I had to do this out in the Transkei field once (with a rock).
Take a rubber or plastic mallet and place the helmet on a folded towel or the like, and moer the irritating area from the inside until 'better' shaped!
"Maak hom sag" met ander woorde..... werk soos n bom, en ja, da's amper n pun  ;)
Jy het die ding nou tog alreeds, so moer hom into submission sodat jy hom kan gebruik!
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2021, 12:22:26 pm »
There are so many to choose from, I like the new Bell helmets.

https://www.bikekings.co.za/collections/adventure

That is the challenge - so many to choose from. At the moment leaning towards the Airoh Commander or Arai Tour X4.
No comparison…..
Your head deserves the best…… yes I’m also sick of that line.
Just get the Arai….

I was spoilt now in Australia with MXstore  (https://www.mxstore.com.au/) and  AMX Stores (https://www.amxsuperstores.com.au/) so I could fit all the new adv helmets that I have always wanted to try one after the other.

I have always wanted an Arai however they do not fit my head.
The new Shoei Hornet is horrendously looking.

I fitted a Bell and it was a perfect fit for me.

Then on a impulse I bought the LS2 adv helmet as it had the built in flip down dark visor. I am so sorry now I did not get the Bell. The price is right and the built quality.
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2021, 01:05:52 pm »
I will be ordering this one with my new Norden 901

see this to often
have the most expensive bike then wears a cheap helmet
the bell is great
BUT
rather look at the arai , shoei
you will only understand why once you ride with it
 
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2021, 01:48:57 pm »
I will be ordering this one with my new Norden 901

see this to often
have the most expensive bike then wears a cheap helmet
the bell is great
BUT
rather look at the arai , shoei
you will only understand why once you ride with it

I don't agree.
Do you even know Bell helmets?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Sports

One of the oldest trusted MX racing helmets. I love Shoei and race with a VFX - W, I rate the helmet. I think part of the high cost of Shoei and Arai is the fact that everything is replaceable.

The saying a $5 helmet for a $5 head, however their is a huge difference between a R800 Chinese helkmet and a R4000 Bell
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2021, 03:10:58 pm »
It doesn't matter which helmet ( decent brand ) but if it doesn't fit properly then the most expensive helmet in the world is just as bad as cheap junk . Find a few reputable brands and try them all on , then you make a decision on which to buy .
For example , Shoei , Suomy , AGV are all good brands but don't fit me well at all , however Arai , Shark , HJC all fit very well .
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2021, 11:30:35 pm »
sal hom meer dra

Na die Bank of Poskantoor of soiets, goeie idee - met earplugs natuurlik, dit spreek vanself!
Hy sal effens n 'losser pasvorm' kry oor tyd omdat security personeel jou kop sal rondklap nadat hulle twintig keer vir jou gese het, geskreeu selfs, dat jy die ding moet afneem..... maar ja, dis n helmet uiteindelik, dis ontwerp vir die tiepe skokke  :P

Jy gee my idees, dankie
Gaan kyk of ek kan spyker terwyl ek die helmet dra


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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2021, 06:10:48 am »
I have a Arai Tour X in excellent condition, seldom used for sale if anyone is interested. Size small. Pm or Whatsapp me 082 928 2202.
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2021, 08:30:13 am »
I have a Arai Tour X in excellent condition, seldom used for sale if anyone is interested. Size small. Pm or Whatsapp me 082 928 2202.
Slight hijack, sorry

Too small for me. As a matter of interest why are you selling?

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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2021, 08:44:37 am »
Bought for pillion who hardly ever used it

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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2021, 09:16:00 am »
Any comments on Airoh Commander? Thinking of 1.
Have airoh offroad Helmet. Super happy.
 

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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2021, 09:30:33 am »
Any comments on Airoh Commander? Thinking of 1.
Have airoh offroad Helmet. Super happy.

There are quite a few reviews and comparisons on You Tube.
 

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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2021, 09:36:53 am »
Any comments on Airoh Commander? Thinking of 1.
Have airoh offroad Helmet. Super happy.

I have the Airoh Carbon Commander, about three years old now:
https://www.chromeburner.com/eu/en/airoh-commander-carbon-orange-gloss-adventure-helmet

As mentioned earlier: It's quiet, very light, very comfortable and well worth its price, in my opinion. IIRC, I paid just over R7k for it.
 

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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2021, 12:16:27 pm »
I have a brand new (still in the box with all accessories included) Arai Tour X 4, size medium, for R9500.00 if that interests anyone. Will try and load pic's if I can work out how to get them off Whatsapp and onto my laptop.
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Re: Which adventure helmet????
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2021, 12:29:52 pm »
I have a brand new (still in the box with all accessories included) Arai Tour X 4, size medium, for R9500.00 if that interests anyone. Will try and load pic's if I can work out how to get them off Whatsapp and onto my laptop.

Decent price. Unfortunately due to my big head I need a XL :imaposer:
 

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« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2021, 12:30:17 pm »
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« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2021, 06:00:09 am »
 

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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2021, 01:42:54 pm »
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