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Old 02-24-2004, 04:45 AM   #11
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You can't go wrong with the RF900. Mine has fit perfectly since day 1, is quieter than my Arai, and fully protected my melon in a recent track day crash.
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Old 02-24-2004, 05:07 AM   #12
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I'll second that. For me, the Arai long oval fits my head much better than any other helmet I have tried at any price. They're expensive, but I find them much more comfortable than anything else I have used, though somewhat noisy.
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Old 02-24-2004, 05:31 AM   #13
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Try on helmets until you find one that is really comfortable.



This is off-topic, but did anyone see the segment on the Army/Marine corps Kawasaki KLR650 dirt bike on Mail Call last night? With the diesel engine and a 6 gal fuel tank you get over 700 miles in range. Cool. That'd really put the Sierra Club in knots.



We could organize LA to Frisco races. On one tank of fuel.
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Old 02-24-2004, 05:52 AM   #14
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Yeah I saw that. They have the multi fuel bike also that will run on just about anything including kerosene.
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Old 02-24-2004, 06:14 AM   #17
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You definitely have to try them on--it's best to buy one based on comfort.



I also have a question: Does anyone know of a helmet comparison or index that lists the weights of helmets? I get lower neck pain after a few hours of riding and I think that even a few grams can make a difference.
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Old 02-24-2004, 06:36 AM   #18
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Maybe we can stick youknowwho's BS in the tank and solve the world's energy problems.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:32 AM   #19
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Harness all the presidential candidates and we could send hewhocannotbenamed to Mars for free!
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:16 AM   #20
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Put me in the "go with what works" crowd. For over 30 years I thought full-face helmets had to be uncomfortable. Then I got my Arai. "Thank you!" to the dealer that let me wear it for an hour while wandering around his shop and then take it for a long test ride (Libby's in New Haven, CT).



I used to rip my helmet off before the bike even stopped rolling and then light up the night with the big red spot on my forehead. Now I don't even take off my Arai when I stop for gas.



I wish other, cheaper helmets would fit my head, 'cause now I'm stuck with coughing up the big bucks every time I need a new lid. (Do you think my dealer knew that?) Oh well, you've gotta' go with what works.



Anyway, the only way to know is to try, and it will take a good dealer and the better part of a nice day to figure our what works for you. Good luck.

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