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OrangeSpoon

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OrangeSpoon says:

would i be a complete *** to buy this?

hi all, i'm new to this forum and also about to go through direct access training.

i want to invest in a good quality helmet but am worried about looking like a complete t**t with one of those fancy lids,

is a Shoei Raid II too much to start with?

i suppose i am asking if price = protection?

cheers

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BikeBuzz

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BikeBuzz says:

Lids...

I've got my DA test on friday and have just got a new lid. I went to my local hein gericke dealer and was prepared to pay rather alot for a fancy one but was properly advised and fitted up and spent far less than I was planning or prepared to. Complete top service and well worth knowing it fits properly and does the job.

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OrangeSpoon

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OrangeSpoon says:

doh!

"white reflects heat and black absorbs it"

heh, stoopid question sorry, working is distracting me from the more important things :)

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blademurph

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blademurph says:

Get the fit

sorted first. when i was getting my new lid I tried on loads but only a few felt really comfortable, so was able to choose from them. if your traveling any distance the last thing you need is some piece of foam or clip annoying the hell out of you.

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OrangeSpoon

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OrangeSpoon says:

places with a good selection in store

can anyone recommend somewhere in London where they have a large range to try on? cheers

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tonythomas

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tonythomas says:

theres a few

Hein Gerike is ok in Kenton, there's Sondell in in Islington which has quite a lot and also the Tower of London but they tend to be a bit old fashioned ;-)

I got mine (Shoei Z1000) from Infinity in Holborn...there's some Oz guys there who are honest and helpful...

or the t'internet of course

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ewanburnett

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ewanburnett says:

Mmmmmmmmmmm what

If your going to be a biker who worries about what others think you better get into a car and be a clone. bikeing is about having good times and their is many a good time to be had on a bike. get the best gear you can buy and dont worry about anyone els.

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dhustonedave

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dhustonedave says:

dont waste money

i've got an old lid in the shed that my grandad used in the 60's and 70's in the TT's and then to collect eggs in when he moved to the farm. it has a small repair in it with araldite so you can have it for just a tenner

p.s just kidding spend as much as you can afford but go for fit over looks

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BrandsR6

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BrandsR6 says:

Definitely not a complete ***

My advice would be to buy the best helmet you can afford and try plenty on to get the best fit for you. When doing your training, you will probably be more respected for paying out for the best lid you can afford rather than buying a cheap budget one. Although helmets have to pass the same tests, some manufacturers seem to go a bit further with safety.... check out Ride magazine's test from a couple of years ago by clicking the following link:

http://www.ridetriangles.com/pdf/643/221609.pdf

Good luck with the training!

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OrangeSpoon

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OrangeSpoon says:

ewanburnett

i am new so please forgive me if i don't understand the riding culture oh mighty prophet of coolness

many thanks to everyone else with great advice and non-judgemental comments! :o)

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

ditto

all the advice, a good dealer will assist you wisely, but, and I mean this most adamantly, do not buy a lid with antlers attatched

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