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post #1 of 31 Old 03-28-2009, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ahhh! Broke my Arai

I was changing the shield on my Arai and a small tab on the exterior cover where the shield inserts was broke off. Now the cover is sticking out and will not except a shield? FYI - I've been changing shields on this lid with out issue for over a year, so user error is out of the question.

I like the Arai but this locking system for the shield is flippin retarded.

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post #2 of 31 Old 03-28-2009, 09:26 AM
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wow man sorry to hear that. I just swapped the shield on my icon and i am not sure how many times I would do. I am afraid I might break it.

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Lucky for me I had a New Shark "Brazil" in the basement!!!

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Lucky for me I had a New Shark "Brazil" in the basement!!!
lucky for you noone ever took that awesome deal you had on it...





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Funny thing is, I actually had it sold yesterday! Since the lid is no longer new, I'll either have to make him a better deal or just back out. Fortunately he did not give me any money yet. I feel bad now!

I know its just a replacement part for the Arai so i'll be back in it once I go through the warranty process.

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The sheild removal on my Arai is the one thing I don't like about my helmet. I took mine off to put a tinted visor strip thing on the clear sheild and thought I was never going to get it back together. Not really sure what the appeal is in this system myself.

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love my KBC, no probs so far, easy to switch out visor toono tools required, just a tough fingernail





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I think the visibility of the arai is far superior to any of the other lids I've used, meaning the peripheral vision is better.

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I had issues with this system - the cure - its needs to be adjusted. Take it to you local shop/Arai dealer and have them to pop the pod off and adjust the big screw under it. I dont rember spces, but, if its loose or too tight, youll shread pods all day -

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It's still under warranty so I'm not to worried about it. I really like the flames on the arai, so i prefer to use it.

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I think the visibility of the arai is far superior to any of the other lids I've used, meaning the peripheral vision is better.
I am sorry to say I have used Arais in the past and that system drives me nuts! I detest it. No amount of adjusting makes it better. By the way - the KBC VR-2 has superior peripheral vision. I traded in my Arai RX-7 Corsair for the KBC.

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to me the peripheral vision is almost as important as the over all crash safety of the lid. Good visibility can not be under rated.

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to me the peripheral vision is almost as important as the over all crash safety of the lid. Good visibility can not be under rated.
I completely agree with you on that. Arai has not changed their Opening on their helmets in like forever. KBC actually made the face port or opening on the VR-2 Larger just for that reason - it gives superior peripheral vision without compromising structural integrity or safety. One downside - you cannot wear the helmet with the visor open - AT ALL! Not even at 30 MPH.

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I love my arai, but the shield thing is a PITA

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I've no problem with doing mine once I studied the mechanism.

Just got to remember to bring the two locking tabs forward and push the shield prongs up and in when inserting the shield.

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Submitted a help tick via the Arai web site and new part is on its way to me as I type!!! Great Support!

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I need to find a superior product (small company) that needs a good vendor, I'd love to be a dedicated vendor for a growing product/company.
Hmmm......

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I think the visibility of the arai is far superior to any of the other lids I've used, meaning the peripheral vision is better.
When I first bought my 919, I didn't know how to ride yet. One fear was visibility through the helmet. Lucky me, I bought a Quantum II :P

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Hmmm......
Hmmm, indeed!!!

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My Arai did the same thing yesterday!!
Looking for new helmet, anyone's opion on a cost effect option? Was thinking I would like a blue tooth set up for the ride to VA. Any one else have one? Whats the up's and downs of them?

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Shoei RF-1000. Equal (or better) to Arai in build, comfort, safety, etc and absolute BEST shield system on market. I swap shields without even removing the helmet, in about 10 seconds flat.

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Switching shields is just a state of mind... I can do mine with the helmet on, I own several RX7's.

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My Arai did the same thing yesterday!!
Looking for new helmet, anyone's opion on a cost effect option? Was thinking I would like a blue tooth set up for the ride to VA. Any one else have one? Whats the up's and downs of them?
i have a helmet mounted bluetooth for sale... lemme know if you want it...



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do you not like it? why you getting rid of it? how much?

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sad thing is that I wasn't even switching - I just lifted to fast

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Shoei RF-1000. Equal (or better) to Arai in build, comfort, safety, etc and absolute BEST shield system on market. I swap shields without even removing the helmet, in about 10 seconds flat.
+1

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I did like my shoei rf1000 but I think the seven -0- seven I just got has better ventilation, is just about as quite and weight difference is minimal.. and it was about 250 bucks cheaper. Easy as can be to switch shields, and did I mention its really really comfy

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I'm with the Shoei guys. The shield system is incredible. Super easy and the system feels just as solid as the first time I swapped shields. Some great deals can be had on the RF1000's, especially since an 1100 version is about to be released.

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After being told my Arai could not be fixed the nice guys in Ft. COllins fixed it! only 10$ and he put on the new part to hold the cover for me! So my daughter got that helmet and I still got a new HJC. I like the fit better, and the really cool sun glasses already built in.

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Shoei RF-1000. Equal (or better) to Arai in build, comfort, safety, etc and absolute BEST shield system on market. I swap shields without even removing the helmet, in about 10 seconds flat.
+1000 (rf1000 that is)

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