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post #1 of 20 Old 01-11-2006, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Arai quick change

I've become quite proficient at changing shields on my Arai SZ Ram 3 open face helmet. This one requires you pop off the shield, then remove the sidecups and install them on the other shield before installing the other shield.

Hang on, I'll time myself... 1:48

Still nowhere near the 11 seconds it takes to change the OGK shield.

Arai should have a competition.

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post #2 of 20 Old 01-11-2006, 03:12 PM
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My Suomy can be a pain in the rear. Have to take the side covers.

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JETBLAST..whats up brotha!! guess we can play here now since motorush is now done...is RC90 here ?

And on my Aria I do not even try to change I just wear the Oakleys under it.

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I can change the shield on my Shoei X-series without taking the helmet off, takes about 15 seconds.

I thought taking the side covers off was a thing of the 90's.

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the sheilds come off??????


And here I've been buying a new helmet everytime my sheild gets scratched and I need a new one...

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post #6 of 20 Old 01-30-2006, 05:20 PM
 
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I can change the shield on my RX7-RR4 Corsair in just under 2 months. Five seconds to break the left side plate and 6 weeks to get a new one from the local shop... Second time I've done that.

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Place the helmet on a table in fornt of you.

turn the helmet so the back is facing you.
Lift sheild till tabs pop out.
Lift tabs so the side pod pops out a litlle. Place both hands on each corner of lower sheild.Lift up and out...

I can do it in about 10-12 seconds...

i saw Bruce from arai change a sheild while the helmet was on his head.,

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Watch the Arai riders at the IOM when they pit. They all swap visors with the lid still on.

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Watch the Arai riders at the IOM when they pit. They all swap visors with the lid still on.
I used to be able to do that with my RX7-RR4... NO, I am NOT kidding you mongrels

I can no longer do that when they changed to the new system which, alledgedly, it was supposed to be even quicker to take out... can't say why, age maybe?

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post #10 of 20 Old 04-18-2006, 07:01 AM
 
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LOl...

I went back to Shoei.Bought an X-11

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Yep- I do it on my Corsair while wearing it.

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I've got a new Arai RX7 as well and its kinda hard to get the shield on/off...quickly anyways.

+ $5

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I've got a new Arai RX7 as well and its kinda hard to get the shield on/off...quickly anyways.
Follow Vizsladog's advice. I've got a RX7 and that procedure works great. It's harder with the helmet facing you.

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The shield on my Arai is five years old...never been off. Time to shiit can the helmet anyway and get another one.
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You guys are lucky, I can't wear a shoei helmet if my life depended on it... small is to small and the medium is loose, go figure!

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You guys are lucky, I can't wear a shoei helmet if my life depended on it... small is to small and the medium is loose, go figure!
i didn't think you needed a helmet if you didn't have bike?? that was WIM wasn't it...

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You guys are lucky, I can't wear a shoei helmet if my life depended on it... small is to small and the medium is loose, go figure!
You have a little head.

LITTLE HEAD LITTLE HEAD!

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Yeah, my wife keeps saying the same thing

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JETBLAST..whats up brotha!! guess we can play here now since motorush is now done...is RC90 here ?

And on my Aria I do not even try to change I just wear the Oakleys under it.
Good to see you again buddy... welcome.

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post #20 of 20 Old 12-19-2006, 07:32 AM
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No quick change on this model. I picked it up last week. Ordered when I bought the 125, but this helmet is intended for the dual-purpose/ADV riders. It fogs easier, but I have been spoiled by my Scorpion. I think I can adapt a Pro-Shield to curb the fogging. I am very impressed with it so far though.










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