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post #1 of 26 Old 06-19-2007, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tried on an HJC AC12 the other day.... jeez, pretty nice helmet for the price. I was amazed how light it was compared to my 8 year old Arai...but then I'm sure the new Arai's are much lighter too.
The AC12 has all the replaceable, washable liners and pads etc. Room in the back to get your head down on the tank without the helmet running into your neck/back etc.
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If you liked the HJC, you should try the Scorpions. All the features you mentioned plus an anti-fog shield for about the same price.

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I'm good friends with a Sullivan Bros distributor and another guy that will sell me HRC at cost. Scorpion? Brand name or model?
This is my race only helmet most likely...gotta buy a new one every three years.

Ragdoll....it's late...I'm feeling a bit slow... I'm not getting the "You are".
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You, my friend, are victim of a random nonsense comment.

I don't like HJC. Wore the AC10 for a few years. I thought I'd give something to this thread even if you didn't ask for it.

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If you liked the HJC, you should try the Scorpions. All the features you mentioned plus an anti-fog shield for about the same price.
+1 Love mine!

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A little more info about Scorpion Helmets:

http://www.scorpionusa.com/home.html

WebBikeWorld's Review of the Scorpion EXO-700:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...lmet/scorpion/

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the EXO-700 is a great lid for $200 or less. fiberglass-kevlar shell (same basic materials as the top-$$ helmets) and the features already mentioned. i sell loads of them, probably on a 2-1 basis in our shop

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the EXO-700 is a great lid for $200 or less. fiberglass-kevlar shell (same basic materials as the top-$$ helmets) and the features already mentioned. i sell loads of them, probably on a 2-1 basis in our shop
Therein lies the major differences, unless of course, you're going to tell me that all Carbon Fiber & Kevlar are created equal?

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I own an AC-12 CARBON, really happy with it, good aerodynamics, great fit, plus it's all carbon, light as a feather.I never liked HJC till I saw this model, they've come a long way. $400, I find that you get what you pay for.


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post #12 of 26 Old 06-21-2007, 08:21 PM
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I have/had an AC-12, and I liked it except for one thing. When riding at speeds above 40mph, I'd get a big red mark on my forehead and start getting headaches. My head is more of an elliptical shape, and the inside of the helmet is round. It also lacks padding in the center of the forehead area.

Besides that, I loved it. Wasn't too noisy, actually takes abrasion well (though I will be throwing it out), and was very light.

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I tried on a friends AC12 at the track, and liked the feel of it, specially liked the fact that it was so much lighter than my old Arai...although the new Arai's are much lighter than my old one also.
The AC12 is supposed to have all the replaceable pads and liners so I'm hoping if I don't like something about the fit I can swap out some different pads and come up with something that works real well.
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I take back what I said before. I guess I just can't find a good fitting helmet, tried 3 other HJC, a couple KBC, and a few other helmets and the AC12 is the only one that actually fits. I'll be buying another one, might still try to find a way to add some padding on the forehead area though.

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I take back what I said before. I guess I just can't find a good fitting helmet, tried 3 other HJC, a couple KBC, and a few other helmets and the AC12 is the only one that actually fits. I'll be buying another one, might still try to find a way to add some padding on the forehead area though.
Try a Shoei or Arai...

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I have an HJC AC12 Carbon helmet and love it, best helmet I've ever owned. Amazingly lightweight, good ventilation, doesn't fog up and not to mention, just really cool looking! Bought mine online for $377.

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+1 ,I love my new AC12 Carbon. I got mine for about 400$US and they even threw in a spare tinted shield. They come with an excellent helmet bag not a sock. With my black ICON Merc jacket new Alpinstars Vader backpack and the helmet I really feel like Darth Vader. HJC are a great company. The AC12 carbon is actually a loss leader which means it costs more to make it than they sell it for. Company's often do that with their top of the line products.

The Merc jacket is OK for the price and the Vader pack is quite good.

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Have a flat black HJC AC-12 (non carbon fiber), paid 180 for it, it's an amazing helmet. Very comfortable, top quality hinge for the visor (never pops open on the highway), good ventilation, etc. Also has anti-fog features as per the box.

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Don't mean to threadjack here, but got a question for RidgeRunner and sugs. I am guessing you both have the Exo-700. How have the visor seals held up? I have an Exo-400, and it is a good lid except the visor seal broke down after about 1 month. Trying to find a good lid for my girl. She doesn't want me to spend more than $250.

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post #21 of 26 Old 11-16-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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I just got a Carbon AC12 off ebay for $280 shipped.
One week of use and I can honestly say it's the best helmet I've ever owned.

The aerodynamics with my head turned to the side at h/way speeds is better with the AC-12 than any of the others I've worn.

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I got the same one from EBAY...awesome helmet


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Man, How about this deal!!!!

http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/b...le_helmet.html

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HJC's for me. I get them free! Thanks HJC & Sano Systems!

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That looks like an amazing deal...if I was in the market I would pull the trigger on that in a sec.


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I went and tried it on........ no go. Ears fold over, and too tight in the cheek area.....

Oh well, I will keep saving for a RF-1000

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