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Old 07-25-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default new helmet time.........

Got to work this morning and decided to wash my helmet liner, the trusty Multitek was getting a little ripe. I usually wash it at work because we have a deep sink and since it's toasty warm in here things dry fast.

Anyway there I am gently washing the liner with dish soap and the dam*n thing came apart in my hands., well shoot sez I, the lid is 5 years old and used almost daily so I guess it's due, but it was money I didn't want to spend right now.

A little window-net shopping had the choice down to a Suomy D20 or the another Shoei, The Suomy looked interesting but overall nods seem to go towards the Multitek. The deciding factors were weight and color and the fact that I have a Shoei head so I ordered one in Axis Yellow from a company in Oregon, they had the best price, free 2 day shipping and no sales tax (take THAT ya sum'b*tch's)

I guess I'll wear my 3/4 for a few days until it shows up, it's warm out anyway...
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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That Yellow hat isn't going to clash with the Hi-Viz, is it?
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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Oh, and a minor nit to pick: The ARAI dude recommended that the innards of the hat should be washed with baby shampoo. No additives.

'Dish soap' might be too harsh and/or contain additives (no-spot, fragrance, etc.) that could 'injure' the liner or even the EPS foam.

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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That Yellow hat isn't going to clash with the Hi-Viz, is it?
I hope so! the combination of Axis Yellow (so appropo..) Namibia Orange and grungy Hi Viz should have the cell phone yapping latte` sipping cagers transfixed and immobilized like deer in front of logging trucks, that way I can safely motor by and go on about my business.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:58 AM   #5
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I'm in the same boat, the mouth vent exploded in my hand when I was parking at Laguna this weekend. Ive been looking for a while but trying to put off the $630 for the lid I want.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:58 PM   #6
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I'm in the same boat, the mouth vent exploded in my hand when I was parking at Laguna this weekend. Ive been looking for a while but trying to put off the $630 for the lid I want.

This one was $439, I like the flip front because I wear glasses and it's handy to be able to flip it up to talk or get some air
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #7
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I'm a big fan of the flip-ups. I started using them back when I smoked, now I just like it for ease of use.

Any helmet that costs over $300 should have a fully removable, washable liner. Maybe other climates aren't so bad, but in my experience once the liner gets a couple of good sweats, it cannot be made right in-helmet. Maybe better, but not right.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:24 PM   #8
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I'm a big fan of the flip-ups. I started using them back when I smoked, now I just like it for ease of use.

Any helmet that costs over $300 should have a fully removable, washable liner. Maybe other climates aren't so bad, but in my experience once the liner gets a couple of good sweats, it cannot be made right in-helmet. Maybe better, but not right.
Agreed! I was a bit diasppointed to find out my Arai did not have a removeable liner.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:20 PM   #9
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I have ground my face off in a bmx accident before so no flip ups for me. That and I dont fully trust them or want the added weight. So I'm looking at the new RX-Q with the Mamola paint scheme. I can get the high viz for $130 less but with my new High Viz jacket my clocks reflect neon green horrifically, that and with my wife on back I'm sure it would get tiring to look at. So the Mamola is as close to my current lid that I love's paint scheme and matches my 'stich.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #10
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I do miss having cool graphics, my last regular full face lid was a Noburo Ueda rep that looked pretty b*tchin' but between glasses and earrings it a pain in the butt. Besides I like the flippers because I can pop the chin bar up and get some air, also going through the gate at work is easier if they can see me clearly. The flipper just works better for me.
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