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    Hey does anyone in here know of a good place, online or shop in SOCAL, to buy ARAI helmets? I'm looking for a particular one, and I can't seem to find a decent price on it Maybe that's the best price I'll find? But before I settle, I had to ask. Why are the things you want so damn expensive!!!! And all the things that are good and cheap.....
    RIP - The Pig (Stolen July 2006)

  • #2
    you may want to go to the "Want To Buy" section as some poeple might have some used one's for sale. I got a blue/white Arai "Haga" medium for sale with not a scratch on it. Other than that, I don't think Arai allows internet helmet sales.

    I got mine from "Second-Look" in Sacramento. They gave me the best price on the Arai.
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    • #3
      Kneedraggers

      I just ordered my Shoei Eros through kneedraggers.com. They had it cheaper than anyone else, and I looked damn neer everywhere.
      X-TLR owner
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      • #4
        Arai decided last year that it would no longer allow its distributors to sell online. Any distributor caught selling without first doing an in-store fitting can loose their distributorship. Arai's point was that helmets are not a S, M, L, XL thing, but rather need to be individually fitted for head type, etc. Since they are THE high end helmet, they didn't want random people assuming they were a size L and ordering online only to have a poor fitting helmet that was uncomfortable for their head delivered. So, you're not going to find any good online deals on Arai's unless they are used, hot, or some kind of closeout from a non-authorized dealer.

        But they ARE great helmets. I love my Signet. Not sure if it's really $200 better than some of the new competition, though. When it comes time for a replacement, I'll do some more shopping around before I commit to another Arai.
        Nathan
        2001 Ducati 996
        Former 1997 TLS Owner

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        • #5
          I picked up mine cheap.. I still got the receipt at home, I'll dig it out for ya and give you the #.

          As far as the hemet fitting, they don't know dick. At the Long Beach show the Arai rep (the one in the video that tells them how to measure and what helmet works for what) measured me up, told me my "head shape" and NO it wasn't "pointy". He then hooked me up with a Quantum in medium because it was "PERFECT" for me.

          It was perfect for the first 4 minutes of wearing. After that it bores into your temples with a vengance. Probably the most uncomfortable helmet i've ever owned. But I've dropped $3?? on it and can't do anything about it now.
          I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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          • #6
            Maybe you can! All ARAI helmets come standard with 20mm cheekpads. You can order 15mm, and even 12mm ones and they snap in and out in seconds. This might free up some room for your noggin!
            RIP - The Pig (Stolen July 2006)

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            • #7
              It's not the cheeks.. It's right upon the temples..
              I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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              • #8
                YIKES! Just be lucky you can find one in a L or XL. I'm trying to find the one I want in XXL. I've got a HUGE head so my helmet selection is kinda slim. Shoeis don't fit me at all!!!
                RIP - The Pig (Stolen July 2006)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TLSBill
                  I picked up mine cheap.. I still got the receipt at home, I'll dig it out for ya and give you the #.

                  As far as the hemet fitting, they don't know dick. At the Long Beach show the Arai rep (the one in the video that tells them how to measure and what helmet works for what) measured me up, told me my "head shape" and NO it wasn't "pointy". He then hooked me up with a Quantum in medium because it was "PERFECT" for me.

                  It was perfect for the first 4 minutes of wearing. After that it bores into your temples with a vengance. Probably the most uncomfortable helmet i've ever owned. But I've dropped $3?? on it and can't do anything about it now.
                  Well then he gave you the wrong lid. If he fit you right, you'd have no problem. He probably should have suggested a different lid in the ARAI line, as the quantum fits a bit differently than the Astral, which fits a bit differently than the RX7RR.
                  I was recently fitted for an ARAI and got the quantum-F and it feels f-ing awesome.

                  Jim Miller
                  Appalachian Signs & Graphics
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                  • #10
                    I'm not hard on the quality of arai. they're put together well and I have a Quantum-f (re-entry paint scheme)

                    I just don't buy into the "measuring" thing anymore. I DID.. that's why I have one after 3 Shoei's. It makes sense, but when the guy they have teaching people how to measure does it wrong, wath can ya do.. I think that premise is probably good, but it turned out like crap for me..
                    I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TLSBill
                      I'm not hard on the quality of arai. they're put together well and I have a Quantum-f (re-entry paint scheme)

                      I just don't buy into the "measuring" thing anymore. I DID.. that's why I have one after 3 Shoei's. It makes sense, but when the guy they have teaching people how to measure does it wrong, wath can ya do.. I think that premise is probably good, but it turned out like crap for me..
                      That's kind of what I was getting at too. The guy didn't measure you right, or something. If he knew what he was doing, he should have had you try a different model, based on the different fit.

                      Jim Miller
                      Appalachian Signs & Graphics
                      * For All Your Sportbike And Racing Decal Needs *
                      Phone: 717-979-2814
                      www.appalachian-signs.com
                      [email protected]

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                      • #12
                        It's so strange how different the sizing is. I wear a L in HJC, but I need an XXL quantum/f to keep my eyeballs from being squeezed outta the front I learned real quick that I'd have to try on any lid I was considering...
                        RIP - The Pig (Stolen July 2006)

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                        • #13


                          I wear a XXXLarge Shoei right now. I tried Cyclegear in Kearney Mesa but they only carry Arai's up to XXL

                          Be sure to order it outside CA (ie not kneedraggers) 8% of 450 hurts

                          And when you get yours, can I try it on
                          TLOTM:
                          May 2003
                          August 2004

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                          • #14
                            I just ordered one about an hour ago from IL. What the heck happened to your Tiller?
                            RIP - The Pig (Stolen July 2006)

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                            • #15
                              What did you pay Chingus


                              My tiller got
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