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Old 02-12-2005, 06:45 AM   #41
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Great article. I had fulmer when I first started riding. I believe they went away and came back. I mostly wear Shoei or Arai. My Arai just went past five years and I retired it. During that time I would take with me to every bike show and they would 'tune it up' with new check pads and hinge parts. Recently picked up a KBC Racer 1 from my neighbor. He bought a helmet and never bought a bike. After his wife said "NO WAY" to the sportbike he sold me the helmet. Not bad for the price if I do say so. I'll probably order the Suomy next. Wish the web site wasn't filed with so much flash BS.
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Old 02-12-2005, 09:07 AM   #42
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The Corsair is one of Arai's round-oval helmets, meaning it is half way between the oval Signet series and the round Quantum series. If you notice a little forehead pinch in the Corsair, then you'll hate the XD, because it will pinch the heck out of your forehead and the longer you wear it, the worse it gets.



However, if you have a "normal" round head and can wear most helmets (including the Quantum series) comfortably, the XD will be fine for you. -Sean
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:20 AM   #43
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Oh, replying twice, eh?

And replying to your own reply, even...



In psychoanalytic circles that's called "compensating".
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:50 AM   #44
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In my personal experience, a Fulmer is more comfortable than a Shoei RF-1000. The -1000 smooshed my forehead in a couple of places. My beloved, departed RF-800 was my most comfy helmet, but it's old and fell off the bike a couple of weeks ago. A wind gust blew it off the seat while I fiddled with an ATM. I was deeply saddened and could only console myself by riding for a few hours.



When I went to the local dealer, they didn't have any Shoei's, so I tried on some of the available helmets and ended up taking home a Fulmer, mostly because I didn't want to wait for a few days. When I got on the bike to ride home, I discovered another neat thing about it - it makes the bike sound even better than the Shoei did. I don't know if it's the materials or the shape, or what, but when I opened it up getting onto the highway, I was awed and amazed by the truly awesome sound of my own little 15,500 rpm inline four cyclinder symphony, which is graphically equalized through a Yoshimura RS-3 slipon... But I digress.



So for comfort, the Fulmer is about even with the RF-800, but your head may be a different shape if you prefer the RF-1000. I believe the noise reduction is also comparable, but I always ride with my nifty noise deadening headphones, so I'm possibly not the best judge. Venting is far superior on the RF-1000 - I didn't like the pressure on my forehead, but I really liked the venting. However, I haven't had a chance to ride with the new helmet on a 100+ day yet. The highest temps here have been upper 50's, so I can't vouch for high temp action.


Now for function. The helmet I bought has the silly screwon side panels. I definitely prefer the quick release type on the Shoeis. It was nice to be able to change the visor without taking the helmet off. But Fulmer has some models with a quick release, as modeled by EBass. Side-to-side peripheral vision is the same on both brands, but the vertical is a bit smaller on the Fulmer. This is a mixed blessing. When riding toward the sunset, I can tilt my head down ever so slightly and block that daggum ball of burning gas out of my sight very easily with the Fulmer. However, my prefered method of carrying my helmet around doesn't work with some of my jackets now. I usually stick my arm through the bottom and out the visor hole (opening it first). Some of my thicker jackets don't fit through the opening. This isn't a problem with leathers, just the cordura-type stuff with the liners installed.


Overall, for about $100, I'm pretty happy with my Fulmer. It's comfy for my head, sounds great, looks good enough, and except for the visor changing system I'm as happy as a clam.


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Old 02-12-2005, 12:24 PM   #45
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I tried on an XD at an Arai booth at one of the Intl MC shows. The fit was fine (swapped to thinner cheek pads) but I was wondering about how the visor effected it at higher speed. Areas like noise and buffeting.



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Old 02-12-2005, 04:19 PM   #46
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Yep, sound great! After spending my a half-centruy in NW Pa, wilth all it's awful weather and hyper-stickupTheAss-ism, how bad could Mormons be?



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Old 02-12-2005, 06:32 PM   #47
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The Vemar VSX sounds like the perfect lid for me - only one problem. Can't find anyone who actually sells the things. Anyone know where to buy?
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Old 02-12-2005, 06:55 PM   #48
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Eric provided a link to their website... and they have a dealer finder.</p>
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:39 AM   #49
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So thats my problem....Im not balding!!!.....just graying apparently doesnt cut it
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:42 AM   #50
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True enough. Head shape has so much to do with it. Try before you buy with helmets and women is a good rule to live by, have to make sure the head is right.



Good insight on the Fulmer, thanks.







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