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Old 30-Dec-2005, 08:38 PM
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Always had Arais in the past - Quantums and Astros - finally treated myself to a Corsair in the January sales last year - noisy, suffers from wind buffeting hated it! Bought a Shoei XR-1000 recently which is superbly made, very quiet and has the excellent pinlock anti misting shield included in the price.

I swapped at work from an arai to the xr1000........much lighter, less wind noise....and suited the shape of me ed better..........
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Old 30-Dec-2005, 08:43 PM
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"Arai for me, and always will be" there the best imo


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Are they that good? Yes they are!

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Old 30-Dec-2005, 09:25 PM
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The only question is fit, if they all fit then you can select your prefered colour/graphics and haggle the price from a wider ranger of lids, if only one fits it doesnt matter if it cost 50 or 500.

Personally I have an XR1000, it fits great but every meet I go to my mate gets his Arai cleaned and serviced for nothing. Shame Shoei dont do the same, having said all of that I will probably have a Schuberth next time for the improved visibility, quietness and built in dark visor, as long as it fits.
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Old 31-Dec-2005, 12:19 AM
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arai arai arai all the way for me,got a haslam rep now and its pure quality

tried a shoei kagayama rep and sold it 6 weeks later when it broke in far too easily and didnt fit anymore,a 350 lid that didnt fit after 6 weeks yet 8months later my arai is still a perfect fit
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Old 31-Dec-2005, 12:21 AM
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Having had two crashes where my head took the impact and I walked away with only minimal damage I would say Arai every time!!
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Old 31-Dec-2005, 02:09 AM
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Just an observation but opinions are often divided b etween Arai and Shoei, if one fits and is comfy, the other doesn't.

Top of the range helmets aren't cheap, but neither are new heads. Go for the best/most comfy/best fit IMHO.

I bought my first Arai in the early 80's before Spencer made them famous and with working as a despatch rider was over the moon with the comfort wearing it all day long, every day.

I've only really tested a helmet properly once when doing and enduro, when i head butted a tree, was unconscious for about 10 minutes i'm told. The tree never recovered but fortunately my happy smiling bonce remained intact.

I love Arai's, one of my favourite bits of kit
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Old 31-Dec-2005, 02:22 AM
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Liked my Arais too - just found the Corsair too bloody noisy! Fit ain't everything
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Old 31-Dec-2005, 02:50 AM
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Whereas I find my Corsair quieter than the Shoei's I've had previously.

They also come with pinlock as standard now.

Had mine a few months, and am chuffed to bits with it after 10 yrs of Shoei's.
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Heres a pic of my old quantum after I was dragged down a dual carriage way on my 916 and landed on my head from 8ft in the air (followed by a free helicopter ride to ozzy and a short stint in intensive care!) Consultant was a biker and said that the arai might have well saved my life..!

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