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Old 06-09-2019, 04:30 PM
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Bell Race Star Flex.
It is very light and does very well on a naked bike.
Best helmet i've ever used.

I loved my last arai with my D675 but it was not the best when i moved to the RS.
Nice. That's what I am looking to pick up as well. I think for the money it's the most advanced tech safety street helmet on the market.

Do you experience any head buffeting?

I am using the powerbronze windscreen now and it seems to have moved the airflow right above my helmet.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:30 PM
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Nice. That's what I am looking to pick up as well. I think for the money it's the most advanced tech safety street helmet on the market.

Do you experience any head buffeting?

I am using the powerbronze windscreen now and it seems to have moved the airflow right above my helmet.
I have the Race Star (Ace Cafe' version...also with the flex tech), and I'm not noticing any noticeable head buffeting. Of course, with the stock flyscreen (or even the small Triumph extension), there's going to be *some* buffeting at higher speeds...because, you know, physics....:-)
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:09 PM
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I have the Race Star (Ace Cafe' version...also with the flex tech), and I'm not noticing any noticeable head buffeting. Of course, with the stock flyscreen (or even the small Triumph extension), there's going to be *some* buffeting at higher speeds...because, you know, physics....:-)
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:25 PM
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Scorpion has always fit my head shape, which I guess is long-ish, very well. When they announced that the R420 was engineered to fit more of an "American long" head shape than their previous models, I tried one, and it's very comfortable. A very wedgy look, not nostalgic at all, but I bought a plain white one and put vintage Martini Racing stripes and decals on it.

It's the first helmet I've had that doesn't have a tab toward the side of the face shield to flip it up. It has a little doober in the center of the shield to lift and lower it, and if you push it down hard enough it locks in place for a wind and rain seal. Supposed to be easy to raise and lower with either hand. I'm still getting used to it, but it's super comfy and vents very well. And FortNine seems to like it... so there's that.

Was surprised about the initial quality, however. I've bought Scorpion for years, and this was the first one I got that looked terrible. Obviously slipped through their QC, and looked like it hadn't been finish sanded before it was painted.

Scorpion HQ is a 30 minute ride from my house. Rather than sending pictures back and forth to the dealer where I bought it (not close, and shoulda opened the box before I left), I took it straight to them. They apologized profusely, and replaced it.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:38 PM
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:28 PM
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Well I am going off my experience on my 09 Street Triple R but close enough. Started off with an Icon helmet I got for doing my MSF class. I road with it for a year and upgraded to a Shoei RF 1100. It was a great helmet, quiet, didn't fog riding in cold weather, and great in a crash. I picked up a new RF1200 for the new bike.

I did wear sunglasses under the helmet and it was still comfortable to wear. The visors can be swapped out very easily if you needed to change them from a tinted one to clear. Just wanted to point that out.
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:56 AM
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Another RF1200 wearer here. Love it. Bought myself the photo transition visor (yes, expensive) and itís awesome. No glasses, no switching visors.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:24 AM
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A Shark Spartan Carbon...

Cannot recommend it highly enough. Last summer I binned it hard enough to burst the blood vessels in my eyes, snap my femur, force 2 metacarpals out the back of my left hand and crack 2 vertebrae. Didn't even have a headache afterwards.

Of course, that might have had something to do with the nitrous, ketamine, morphine and fentanyl that I was liberally dosed with but still... I bought another one.

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Old 07-01-2019, 04:04 PM
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I went to lidpicker.com and paid the $15 or whatever it was for their fit recommendations. They send you some calipers to measure your melon then send you a detailed list of helmets that fit your head size and shape. They don't have all helmets-just the ones they sell, I think. It's a big list though.

I went with their recommendation, an Arai Signet X. I should have done this 4 helmets ago. The fit is perfect with no hotspots. Finally found a helmet that fits my long oval head.

Back to the OP question- I alternate between my Arai Signet X and my Arai XD-4. That one is nice because it has a peak I can use to shade my eyes from the sun on my early morning eastbound commute. I also have a Sena mounted in the XD-4 so I can listen to the radio while sitting in our horrible traffic.
How long did it take lidpicker to send the fitting kit?

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Old 07-01-2019, 11:41 PM
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How long did it take lidpicker to send the fitting kit?


It was last year so I can't recall. I don't remember it taking overly long though. I believe you can also just upload your own measurements and pay a few bucks for their report. You'd just have to rig up some sort of calipers to measure your head.

I'm really pleased with their recommended helmet. Every time I wear it I'm surprised by how comfortable it is.
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