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post #1 of 11 Old 04-11-2011, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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New Helmet

Purchased a Bell RS-1 helmet last week and totally love it. I opted to get the transition SOLFX shield and I would highly recommend getting one. It changes from clear to black in about a minute. No more carrying an extra shield. My previous helmet was a modular so I'm still getting used to not being able lift the face up. Hopefully, I don't ever have to find out how well it protects.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-12-2011, 02:16 AM
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Hopefully, I don't ever have to find out how well it protects.
AMEN to that.

Bell are really having a crack at returning to the motorcycle market after a long time being out of the limelight. I remember when I was a teenager they were the helmet to aspire to owning.

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Grats on the new lid , what was the break in period for the shield ?

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I opted to get the transition SOLFX shield and I would highly recommend getting one. It changes from clear to black in about a minute. No more carrying an extra shield.
That is the coolest damn thing ever. They make them for other helmet brands?

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They probably will eventually, Fly. But for now it's a bell only thing.

I was just test fitting helmets yesterday and the RS-1 was in the mix. I really
like the way my ears pop into place in the helmet. No more joggling. I didn't even like the new HJC as much as the bell. I wish they had better graphics. But I'm definitely leaving Icon.

Might I ask what you paid, Yensen?

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Oh well, $120 better spent on ammunition....

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Might I ask what you paid, Yensen?[/QUOTE]

I would love to tell you, but I can't. I got it from a Bell rep. It was a sample. After using it and the shield I can say I would definitely pay retail for it if I hadn't known the rep.

I know the retail price is $349 for a solid color and $399 for a graphic scheme though. The shield retails for $120 and I believe it's worth every penny.

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Grats on the new lid , what was the break in period for the shield ?
I guess I'm not sure if there is a break in period. I can't imagine it changing any quicker.

The other day I stopped at Arby's for a bite to eat. Worrying that my new helmet would fall off my handlebars, I decided to put it on my backseat and put the cargo net over it. When I came back out the shield was completely black except for where there the cargo net was covering it. Those lines were clear. It was an interesting view on few minute ride back to work.

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post #9 of 11 Old 04-13-2011, 10:50 AM
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Cool , i heard some people say that it didn't work real good , i guess youre supposed to leave it in sunlight exposure for 3- 1 hour periods before it works like it was meant to....Just ordered one

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post #10 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 06:41 PM
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Just got the shield , holy cow man that is awesome ...can't believe how fast it darkens and that it gets darker than the standard dark shield , way cool (thanks for the the post , well worth the price).

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post #11 of 11 Old 05-05-2011, 04:47 AM
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I will be glad when other manufacturers offer a similar shield. Sounds very useful.

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