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post #81 of 88 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 04:54 PM
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Check out the Bell Custom 500. Limited run of 1500 in 5 models to choose. I ordered the Stunt model today. According to one website, they are not available til March 19, but you can pre-order.
Do these have the snap for goggles on the back? doesn't look that way from the pics.. Can't find a pic of the back.
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post #82 of 88 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 05:12 PM
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Every pic I found did not have a good 360 view. From a side shot, I do not think there is a strap for goggles. I have been reading many blogs lately and the bubble visor look is making a comeback as well as all things retro. I went with a chrome bubble for mine. I prefer full face protection. I took a clump of dirt to the face once and swore never again. Forgive me all true rockers, but I want to keep my grill intact.

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Do these have the snap for goggles on the back? doesn't look that way from the pics.. Can't find a pic of the back.
Don't worry. The Arai freeway I wear doesn't have a goggle strap but there is a simple fix. Get some of that self adhesive velcro tab stuff. You know like the stuff you use on display boards for presentations. Stick a couple of the hook side of the velcro tabs onto the helmet at the back low down and your goggle strap will attach to that. Works a treat.

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thanks for the heads-up- this is beautiful just pre-ordered up a SPEED SOUL! wow cant wait
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Davida Speedsters or Ninety-Ones are very nice helmets. ($300-$400 CDN)

Or a much cheaper alternative is the HCI-10 model ($60 CDN) This helmet comes with a removable visor.

Both helmets have goggle strap holders at the back.

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Classic looking open face helmet

I bought my Fulmer V2 helmet at Competetion Accessories for
about $ 70.00.
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post #87 of 88 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 10:57 AM
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I just picked up the Bell Custom 500 in silver metal flake. Love it! It does have a fairly low profile and seems to fit like a dream. Of course I have some cheap (~$40) beater I'm comparing it to.
The quilted stiching and chrome trim really set it off. It's lightweight and I picked mine up from for $119. They said certain sizes are out but should receive more in mid-April. No snap for goggles... If you feel the clear coat it's not like glass, but a little orange peel. Of course you prob can't expect that kind of paint job unless it's custom.
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post #88 of 88 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 06:58 PM
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new Arai and Shoei open face helmets

I thought I would throw these in the mix for anyone willing to throw down $300+ dollars for an open face helmet. These are not part of the American lines but you can get them on Ebay.


Arai Classic SW

Arai Classic DC

Shoei Freedom

Shoei Mash-X
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