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Just scored one of these for £254 with the 15% off ebay code xmas15 - dark visor thrown in too https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382365574442


I think these are 2017 design - with the newer paint jobs these are £600 lids. Should have it in a week - I'm excited. Let's hope it fits!

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How does new lid time work then? I don’t want to miss out based on the silly notion that just because I have a perfectly good helmet I don’t need another one?!


I really don’t right now though, am still revelling in the shoei but I want to be prepared when the time comes!

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How does new lid time work then? I don’t want to miss out based on the silly notion that just because I have a perfectly good helmet I don’t need another one?!


I really don’t right now though, am still revelling in the shoei but I want to be prepared when the time comes!

 

Fair question. I'll tell you what I tell my wife: helmets degrade and become unsafe over time - roughly 2 years or so. An unsafe helmet means if I crash I won't be able to earn money and she won't be able to spend it on vegan food and animal charities. So, roughly every 2 years, or whenever you change your bike/gear (as it must all coordinate) - whichever comes first.

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How does new lid time work then? I don’t want to miss out based on the silly notion that just because I have a perfectly good helmet I don’t need another one?!


I really don’t right now though, am still revelling in the shoei but I want to be prepared when the time comes!

 

Fair question. I'll tell you what I tell my wife: helmets degrade and become unsafe over time - roughly 2 years or so. An unsafe helmet means if I crash I won't be able to earn money and she won't be able to spend it on vegan food and animal charities. So, roughly every 2 years, or whenever you change your bike/gear (as it must all coordinate) - whichever comes first.

 

Sensible policies for a stronger Britain :thumb:

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How does new lid time work then? I don’t want to miss out based on the silly notion that just because I have a perfectly good helmet I don’t need another one?!


I really don’t right now though, am still revelling in the shoei but I want to be prepared when the time comes!

 

Fair question. I'll tell you what I tell my wife: helmets degrade and become unsafe over time - roughly 2 years or so. An unsafe helmet means if I crash I won't be able to earn money and she won't be able to spend it on vegan food and animal charities. So, roughly every 2 years, or whenever you change your bike/gear (as it must all coordinate) - whichever comes first.

 

Sensible policies for a stronger Britain :thumb:

 

Accelerated consumerism is good for gdp!

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Fair question. I'll tell you what I tell my wife: helmets degrade and become unsafe over time - roughly 2 years or so. An unsafe helmet means if I crash I won't be able to earn money and she won't be able to spend it on vegan food and animal charities. So, roughly every 2 years, or whenever you change your bike/gear (as it must all coordinate) - whichever comes first.

 

Sensible policies for a stronger Britain :thumb:

 

Accelerated consumerism is good for gdp!

 

You could run on that, not in America though it would be too complicated :D

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Just scored one of these for £254 with the 15% off ebay code xmas15 - dark visor thrown in too https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382365574442


I think these are 2017 design - with the newer paint jobs these are £600 lids. Should have it in a week - I'm excited. Let's hope it fits!

 

May not be an issue for you but these are a tighter fit than makes like Shoei, for example. I bought the Bell Race Star last year. Originally i sent it back and got the next size up but found that much to too big so reverted back and just stuck with it for a month. Eventually the padding gave way.


Only annoying thing is that there is no cutouts for speakers.


Quality helmet though.

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Just scored one of these for £254 with the 15% off ebay code xmas15 - dark visor thrown in too https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382365574442


I think these are 2017 design - with the newer paint jobs these are £600 lids. Should have it in a week - I'm excited. Let's hope it fits!

 

May not be an issue for you but these are a tighter fit than makes like Shoei, for example. I bought the Bell Race Star last year. Originally i sent it back and got the next size up but found that much to too big so reverted back and just stuck with it for a month. Eventually the padding gave way.


Only annoying thing is that there is no cutouts for speakers.


Quality helmet though.

 

Yeah I read about the lack of cutouts. I don't have a comms system at the moment but maybe one day. I'll keep my hjc which has those, plus a drop down visor! Like lingerie it seems the more you pay the less you get... At least this has eyeglass grooves (I wear them). My large hjc is a bit big so I'm hoping this large should be tighter - I read about the fit.

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Right so I'm obviously now thinking of the next new lid... Anyone know what model this is? I like the paint job. Screenshot_20181208-153240_Instagram.jpg

 

Are you getting an airbag jacket to go with it?

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Right so I'm obviously now thinking of the next new lid... Anyone know what model this is? I like the paint job. Screenshot_20181208-153240_Instagram.jpg

 

Are you getting an airbag jacket to go with it?

 

That seems superfluous

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Right so I'm obviously now thinking of the next new lid... Anyone know what model this is? I like the paint job. Screenshot_20181208-153240_Instagram.jpg

 

Are you getting an airbag jacket to go with it?

 

That seems superfluous

 

Yeah don't know what made me think of that :lol:

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Right so I'm obviously now thinking of the next new lid... Anyone know what model this is? I like the paint job. Screenshot_20181208-153240_Instagram.jpg

 

There’s a helmet in that picture??

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Snap!


Got one a few weeks ago,similar price. Snug fit,takes a while to break in (I'm between a small and medium,so had to get a small),had to use the back of a spoon to compress a couple of pressure points.


BTW,the smoked visor isn't pinlock compatible.

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Snap!


Got one a few weeks ago,similar price. Snug fit,takes a while to break in (I'm between a small and medium,so had to get a small),had to use the back of a spoon to compress a couple of pressure points.


BTW,the smoked visor isn't pinlock compatible.

 

Ah - okay. Thanks for the heads up!

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My Bell lids are the most comfortable lids I've ever owned, but they're older models......I tried some of the newer ones on at the bike show last year, but I couldn't find one that fitted as well as my lids........shame, as I like Bell lids..... :shock:

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