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post #1 of 15 Old 05-13-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Helmet...Extemely To Hard Find!

I'm going out on a limb here, but hopefully someone here can help me out with this one...

After my recent Pinlock purchase left me unsatisfied, a week of searching finally found me a replacement helmet that I want; Nolan N84 Warpath. Unfortunately, it seems that this helmet is not available in either the US or the UK. The only English site I have been able to find it at is MotoWebShop.com, a site based in the Netherlands. So my question is, has anyone, by any remote chance, ever ordered something from this site? I'm always weary of purchasing anything overseas, especially something as pricey as a helmet. They offer the option of paying via PayPal for a 3% surcharge, but I'm not sure how reliable PayPal is at guaranteeing against fraud. Has anyone ever had to open up a claim for a high ticket item?

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-13-2008, 11:24 AM
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Yep, realized they were different after my post. The warpath doesn't seem to be offered outside the EU. Some beurocrat probably said it would to be too offensive for the U.S. because of the Indian graphics.

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Tried thier website with no luck. they have no "where to buy" link and the "contact us' link is down! sorry.

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buy a plain helmet and pay a local artist to hook you up...those graphics are pretty basic

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Yep, realized they were different after my post. The warpath doesn't seem to be offered outside the EU. Some beurocrat probably said it would to be too offensive for the U.S. because of the Indian graphics.
Plus they'll scalp ya on the shipping

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So my question is, has anyone, by any remote chance, ever ordered something from this site? I'm always weary of purchasing anything overseas, especially something as pricey as a helmet. They offer the option of paying via PayPal for a 3% surcharge, but I'm not sure how reliable PayPal is at guaranteeing against fraud. Has anyone ever had to open up a claim for a high ticket item?
Regarding overseas purchases.... Martin NJ ordered a helmet from these guys in Deutschland http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/...Shops/10207048 with no problems. From my own extensive PayPal experience, I've never had a problem receiving money, paying money, or had anything fishy going on with my PayPal account. I don't think you have much to be concerned about. Just document what's going on, talk (on the phone) with someone at MotoWebShop before you buy. It'll work out. BTW--subtract 19% from the price listed on Moto's website. That's Marxism European-style, and it doesn't apply to you.

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buy a plain helmet and pay a local artist to hook you up...those graphics are pretty basic
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Those helmets are pretty nice. I like that blue leopard helmet. Plus the option of having the factory installed intercom/bluetooth system. That is definitely going on the new helmet list. Now, is bluetooth regional (like DVDs and such)?

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Now, is bluetooth regional (like DVDs and such)?
Not that I'm aware of.

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Your pinlock distortion thread determined the cause of my blurry vision and am I glad to remove them. What a waste of money! Now I just keep the shield cracked open a little and wear sunglasses. Airflow prevents fog. But I'd NEVER order a helmet/shoes without trying them on first.

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Thanks for everyone's comments, some great help here.

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buy a plain helmet and pay a local artist to hook you up...those graphics are pretty basic
Can I really get a new helmet painted? Is there a special paint that needs to be used? Will there be any degradation in safety?

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Regarding overseas purchases.... Martin NJ ordered a helmet from these guys in Deutschland http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/...Shops/10207048 with no problems. From my own extensive PayPal experience, I've never had a problem receiving money, paying money, or had anything fishy going on with my PayPal account. I don't think you have much to be concerned about. Just document what's going on, talk (on the phone) with someone at MotoWebShop before you buy. It'll work out. BTW--subtract 19% from the price listed on Moto's website. That's Marxism European-style, and it doesn't apply to you.
Good stuff here. Always love to hear that I'm saving money. Bonus! Should I go this route, I'll be sure to call the site directly and keep all emails until the transaction is completed. Thanks.

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Your pinlock distortion thread determined the cause of my blurry vision and am I glad to remove them. What a waste of money! Now I just keep the shield cracked open a little and wear sunglasses. Airflow prevents fog. But I'd NEVER order a helmet/shoes without trying them on first.
Glad that helped dream. So far I've had very good luck as far as ordering the right fit online. Hopefully this trend continues because I really want this helmet...

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I found this extrememly offensive! j/k man, that sh*t had me rolling! Thanks everyone for looking into this for me. Let me know about the paint, so far, this seems like the safest route. I'm going to see if I can find an artist today and see if they can give me a quote. What should I expect to pay for something custom like that?

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Talked to a local paint shop today, they quoted between $300 to $500 (depending on complexity, number/types of colors, ) for a custom helmet job!! WTF! That just doubled the price of the helmet. Does this sound right to you guys or did this guy just really not want to paint my helmet??

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My Akuma helmet (which is still gone) came stock painted from Killer Paint. Try shooting them an e-mail.

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to be honest with you 300 to 500 sounds pretty reasonable. ya gotta think how much does that paint cost them alone it cant be ****ty paint any withstand the weather. and then if you want a good lookin design that pretty much takes alot of time then ya it might be that much. maybe im wrong buy i would have expected that same price.. my advise is find one in the U.S with a design on it that you already like.

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