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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Apr 3, 2024 at 10:49 AM
    gixxerphil

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    Yeah

    s-l1600.jpg

    I assume they just got lazy with the name? :rofl:

    This is their MX helmet

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    fatfurious2

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    Calamity_taco

    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    I have no idea. send help!
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    just a couple of things tbh
    ya that shit is awful! we get that once and awhile out here sadly!
     
  4. Apr 3, 2024 at 10:55 AM
    fatfurious2

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    its 52 and raining so its not horrible. But if it was 90 and sunny..
     
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    Calamity_taco

    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    just a couple of things tbh
    thats true that would be awful!
     
  6. Apr 3, 2024 at 11:09 AM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    gixxerphil

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    It's missing the blue wheels, that's throwing you off
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2024 at 11:31 AM
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    I got the Arai because it was most comfortable with goggles for my face/head and can still flip the visor down. Also the most comfortable for me vs what was available at the time from AGV, Scorpion and Shoei. But ya, it is stupid expensive. I don't worry too much about helmet weight.

    My fix is pretty ghetto. I took some of the kids old play mats, the ones that are like thick yoga mats and connect like puzzles pieces, cut them to size and zip tied them to the frame where the tank sits. Doesn't look great, maybe I'll put orange zip ties to jazz it up.

    When you replaced the radiator did you follow the crazy KTM SOP for filling and bleeding the coolant? Where you lift the front of the bike something like 50cm.
     
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    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    fify!
     
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    I have so many questions. What a strange bike to turbo.
    I have the Klim. Besides how it fits, there is a noticable quality improvement on the more expensive lids. The Klim has some cool features. But it's all subjective. Get what works for you
     
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    Because weight isn't the only factor when buying a helmet?

    Arai helmets are handmade in Japan, they are designed for the best possible deflection with breakaway parts to facilitate this, and have amazing liners that are comfortable and customizable.

    I can't speak specifically to the XD-5 but I own the XD-4 and it vents so amazingly while all vents can also be closed. It's the most comfortable helmet I've put on my head. I'm actually considering buying a second one, before they're all gone, as a spare.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2024 at 11:53 AM
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    Build quality and construction, safety certifications, visor quality and optical "correctness", if it includes a pinlock, vent strategy, number of shell sizes, foam/pad quality, noise, fit, finish, ability to convert to goggles, warranty/support/parts availability, brand name.

    HJC is just DOT, Klim is ECE, Arai is Snell M2020.

    Klim's koroyd material is basically D3O in a helmet liner, and has the same function as Bell's MIPS liner, IMHO a pretty big deal for safety.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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    For me, it all comes down to how a helmet fits. While the HJC is one of the cheapest out there, it doesn't fit my noggin good and I get hot spots on my forehead. You will hate any helmet if it is not comfortable.
     
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    The Klim also comes with a transitions visor, and a magnetic chin strap instead of the dumb d rings, it's slick as shit, can do with gloves on, easily. I found it shipped from Europe for $600, there are deals if you look

    https://www.championhelmets.com/us/
     
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    I just cant bring myself to spend $850 on a helmet.
    I also bought some goggles, but havent really rode with them yet. Not sure if I will like it.

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  16. Apr 3, 2024 at 12:19 PM
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    I can easily justify the extra money for a premium helmet. Comfort, features, quietness, and really, the safety of it. Even just differences on a hot day between 1 or 2 cheap vents and a fully vented premium helmet is huge. Or the difference in how your ears and mental state is after a long day of riding in a loud helmet vs. a quiet one. It's AMAZING how different they can be and how much that constant noise can just mentally drain you.

    The big thing for me though: my noggin is worth the extra $. DOT certification basically means nothing, safety-wise, and I'd like to give myself the best chance of not being a potato or dead after a crash.
     
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    Fidlock is the shit. I have it on a 509 helmet I bought years ago (and don't use anymore because it's loud as hell). I wish more helmets had it as an option.
     
  18. Apr 3, 2024 at 12:40 PM
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    It has something to do with what I believe now are outdated dot regulations. I had a friend moved here from England with an agv that had a simple buckle system that was so easy. Hopefully whatever regulation that was is gone and companies stop with the d rings. My Klim isn't DOT because it came from Europe
     
  19. Apr 3, 2024 at 12:54 PM
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    Of course Ryan fortnine has a video on it: TL;DW: from a safety aspect, double d is stronger. From a personal habits perspective if forces you to adjust it tight every time you put it on vs set and forget and never adjust it with fidlock.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KUdmwmhyxM

    Edit: I'm also guessing it's a licensing thing. Companies have to pay extra to use the brand name/patent of it.
     

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  20. Apr 3, 2024 at 1:21 PM
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    "Dress for the slide, not the ride"

    @myself because I often dress for the ride. Trying to be smarter in my old age lol
     
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