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Ok what do you guys think of this helmet?



This is the Nolan X-lite. I tried one on today over a naperthrill suzuki. Felt pretty good, removable liner, And one ot the trickest shield locking systems I've ever seen.

Although I havnt heard much about Nolan Helmets, Anyone know how they rate compared to the popular brands?




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Also Im debating between the too color schemes.



Kinda like the red white and blue thing here.




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I'd like to know too. That blue/silver/blk would looks kool. How much Tony???

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Naperville wanted around 450. but helmet harbor has for 369.

I just found a review Helmet harbor did on this lid, Looks like I might have to get it. Helmet harbor Review




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Naperville wanted around 450. but helmet harbor has for 369.

I just found a review Helmet harbor did on this lid, Looks like I might have to get it. Helmet harbor Review

I don't know Tony for that kind of cabbage you might be better off stickin' with a Shoei or Arai.

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That was my first thought too, But I'm not sure if I wanna buy a nelmet just because its a popular brand. Guess jeans werent nessicarily better jeans in the 80's but you had to have them.




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That was my first thought too, But I'm not sure if I wanna buy a nelmet just because its a popular brand. Guess jeans werent nessicarily better jeans in the 80's but you had to have them.

Guess jeans won't protect your ass at 100+mph let alone your head. I'm not sure I would take to much from a salespersons review. They like to take the newest thing and sell it to death before anyone finds out it sucks!!! Just me, but I would wait to see if anyone else reviews this helmet, and see how it holds up against the old reliables or just buy an old reliable

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I'm not sure I would take to much from a salespersons review. They like to take the newest thing and sell it to death before anyone finds out it sucks!!! Just me, but I would wait to see if anyone else reviews this helmet, and see how it holds up against the old reliables or just buy an old reliable
Very true, Gonna have to keep looking around sand see what I can find on them. If anyone has seen a impartial review on this Please point me in the right direction.




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Gee Tony, are you shopping for a new helmet already?

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Gee Tony, are you shopping for a new helmet already?

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He's trying to evade the fashion police! Or maybe his current one shrunk! Oh, I know, the wheelie ticket...he's trying to go stealth! You going to be repainting the bike too?

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You going to be repainting the bike too?
Not this one, But the valk may be a different color next summer

I just really want a good helmet at a reasonable price. I'm not up to spending $500 on a shoei or Arai, jhust because their popular brands. Hell they shoud be cheaper since they sell so many of them.




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Color choice, I like the Red/blue combo. I have not heard good or bad on the Nolans.
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I've got the Nolan 100 I think it is. Full face opening. I think it's a nice helmet fit and finish. I don't know how holds up in crash (hope neva have to eitha). I would probably buy another if I found one that I liked.
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Motorcycle Consumer News did a helmet review last year and the HJC (CL-10 model I think) was tied w/top of the line Arai and Shoei models... for about 1/3 the price.

My next helmet will be an HJC until Arai changes their sales policy.
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Yeah thats another thing I really do like th arai's but buying one at a dealer costs an arm and a leg. They need to go back to online sales and stop thier bitchin. I have an HJC cl-12 and it is noisy as hell, and the visor flips up when you turn your head. I'm steering clear of them this time.




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I paid $325 for my Arai Quantum/f (the Helmet Shop in Daytona - www.helmetshop.com) and I'm ready to buy another one (it took a couple of good hits on Saturday) - I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Arai's product. I didn't even have a headache after Saturday, and before that, it fit my head perfectly, was quiet and lightweight. I think they're still the same price online.

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Hey you can get by the Arai sales shit. I'm not sure what site either www.helmetharbor.com or www.helmetshop.com .There was a post on SBN about it. All you have to do is fill out some form saying you were there and tried on a helmet and that you wanna have them send it to ya. There basically saying that you stopped by the shop on a motorcycle and tried on such said helmet and that you couldn't take it with you because you had no way of hauling seeing you already had a helmet on.

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Tony, I got an Arai RX7 RR4 solid for $359.00 this June at this site:
http://www.houseofmotorcycles.com/clearancehelmets.htm
Now there is a limited selection of helmets at this price, but service was excellent. It is more likely that they have more Arai in extra large than large, but you might check it and see what they have available. Here are most of the RX7 RR4 (and one 3).
811511

ARAI SIGNET/GT PRL BLACK SM

2

425.15

309.00

811512

ARAI SIGNET/GT PRL BLACK MD

1

425.15

309.00

811514

ARAI SIGNET/GT PRL BLACK XL

1

425.15

309.00

812924

ARAI VX-PRO SCARAB WHT/RE

1

499.95

279.00

813104

ARAI RX7-RR4 WHITE XL

1

567.13

359.00

813115

ARAI RX7-RR4 BLACK XXL

1

567.13

359.00

813133

ARAI RX7-RR4 RACING RED LG

1

578.06

359.00

813163

ARAI RX7-RR4 SPORT BLUE LG

2

578.06

359.00

813244

ARAI RX7-RR4 DOOHAN-STAR XL

1

670.29

419.00

813253

ARAI RX7-RR4 KRJR BLUE LG

1

670.29

419.00

813294

ARAI RX7-RR4 KOCINSKI (YEL)XL

1

670.00

419.00

813300

ARAI RX7-RR4 EDWARDS-1 XS

1

697.65

419.00

813301

ARAI RX7-RR4 EDWARDS-1 SM

1

697.65

419.00

813304

ARAI RX7-RR4 EDWARDS-1 XL

1

697.65

419.00

813324

ARAI RX7-RR4 EDWARDS-3 (BLU)_ XL

1

670.29

419.00

819024

ARAI RX7-RR3 CHANDLER XL

1

695.00

325.00

819304

ARAI QUANTUM/F PRL BLK XL

2

425.45

269.00

819310

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Not bad paul I will look into that.


Hey Chey, do you have to call them to get that deal or what, I didnt see it on thier we page.




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i think they may have stopped this since arai didn't like it or something.
Why do I picture everyone at the Arai main office goose stepping in unison, while the president hollers out orders.

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Yeah thats another thing I really do like th arai's but buying one at a dealer costs an arm and a leg. They need to go back to online sales and stop thier bitchin. I have an HJC cl-12 and it is noisy as hell, and the visor flips up when you turn your head. I'm steering clear of them this time.
really? that sucks

I bought the same helmet to replace my damaged solid black HJC, and it cost about $310.00. it's the HJC ac-10 King M series. I know the helmet works in a crash, been there done that and it's no more noisy than any other helmet at a high speed and i've never had the visor flip up on this particular model. but it's not the one you mentioned. I love all the vents on it and again I've crash tested the first one I had
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You should have just bought the helmet at the bike races. You spent two hours looking at them.
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really? that sucks

I bought the same helmet to replace my damaged solid black HJC, and it cost about $310.00. it's the HJC ac-10 King M series. I know the helmet works in a crash, been there done that and it's no more noisy than any other helmet at a high speed and i've never had the visor flip up on this particular model. but it's not the one you mentioned. I love all the vents on it and again I've crash tested the first one I had
Usually flips up if you turn your head to the side at around 140 or 150 and up. You gotta be really haulin ass and not tucked in for it to do it.




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You should have just bought the helmet at the bike races. You spent two hours looking at them.
They werent for sale at that booth. Plus I was short on cash up there. But all that trying on up there payed off bewcause I bought on of those last night.




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They werent for sale at that booth. Plus I was short on cash up there. But all that trying on up there payed off bewcause I bought on of those last night.
Tell me how you like it. I'm probably going to be in the market for all new gear over the winter.

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