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post #1 of 18 Old 05-26-2009, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-26-2009, 11:01 AM
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IMHO, that is a worthless endorsement! For any credibility they should have only used the most vital sampling of those riders that fell, hit their head and suffered trauma! After some research I'm only using ECE2205 spec helmets as they were designed specifically FOR motorcycle profile accidents, not Snell/NASCAR's designed for multiple roll cage bar impacts in the same spot. Inform yourself what that sticker means for your safety and make a decision based on that, not color pattern or airflow. Off my soapbox...

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IMHO, that is a worthless endorsement! For any credibility they should have only used the most vital sampling of those riders that fell, hit their head and suffered trauma! After some research I'm only using ECE2205 spec helmets as they were designed specifically FOR motorcycle profile accidents, not Snell/NASCAR's designed for multiple roll cage bar impacts in the same spot. Inform yourself what that sticker means for your safety and make a decision based on that, not color pattern or airflow. Off my soapbox...
It was a satisfaction survey. That's worth something, even if it doesn't focus on your single point.

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I like my Aria's - they fit me head well, move air and I kow they wont fail when it hits the ground -

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Arai still # 1 according to JD Power study !
Thats why I bought 2..... 3 if you count the one you got me

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I like my Aria's - they fit me head well, -
Amazing that anything still fits that noggin with all the extra hair.

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Not surprised. I love my Arai

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post #10 of 18 Old 05-26-2009, 07:17 PM
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jd power sells its self to the highest bidder... (just like rc51xx)...

arai were uncomfortable when i was helmet shopping... and they are too damn expensive... and there are better helmets for less money...



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post #11 of 18 Old 05-26-2009, 09:27 PM
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never cared for graphics really and it was never a consideration when buying a helmet but the new arai i have certainly is the nicest all around i've had out of HJC don't remember model, Shoei RF1000, Scorpion exo400

got to say that i still don't like the pod design for removing the face shield but the screws kept falling of my shoei and most are made just like them... thought i would try something else.



Oh and i've always liked the statement got a cheap head a cheap helmet should work just fine

I got my quantum II for about 260 last years model!!

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post #12 of 18 Old 05-26-2009, 09:31 PM
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It was a satisfaction survey. That's worth something, even if it doesn't focus on your single point.
My only helmet metric is reducing Gforce that cause Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Their survey did no diligence to motivate a swap out of my Shark Carbon ECE2205. When a safer helmet is available... I will upgrade.

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post #13 of 18 Old 05-26-2009, 09:36 PM
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Love my Arai. But they are lacking some features the others offer. The prices have gone up dramatically with no real innovation. That being said, it fits me well. Not sure if I will pay the price of entry next time around.

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I'm not a big Arai fan, but that's only because Arai helmets dont fit me that well. It's a shape thing, nothing more.

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I'm done with Arai.

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Amazing that anything still fits that noggin with all the extra hair.

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post #17 of 18 Old 05-27-2009, 06:25 AM
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after my head bouncing all over the highway at 95 mph...my Arai held up great and my head felt great after

dont need a bike to ride the fast lane
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-23-2009, 05:08 AM
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dont understand all the problems with the arai pod system works great my helmet is now seven years old works just like it the day i bought it.corsair rx7 model.It should for the money i paid for it.love the helmet and all the scratches in it.I think replacement shields are way to pricey

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