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Post by geofferz » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:10 pm

Just scored one of these for £254 with the 15% off ebay code xmas15 - dark visor thrown in too https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2365574442

I think these are 2017 design - with the newer paint jobs these are £600 lids. Should have it in a week - I'm excited. Let's hope it fits!
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Re: New lid time

Post by Speedy23 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:39 pm

Nice looking lid.....but there again, Bell usually are...... :thumb:
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Re: New lid time

Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 pm

How does new lid time work then? I don’t want to miss out based on the silly notion that just because I have a perfectly good helmet I don’t need another one?!

I really don’t right now though, am still revelling in the shoei but I want to be prepared when the time comes!
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Re: New lid time

Post by geofferz » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:36 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 pm
How does new lid time work then? I don’t want to miss out based on the silly notion that just because I have a perfectly good helmet I don’t need another one?!

I really don’t right now though, am still revelling in the shoei but I want to be prepared when the time comes!
Fair question. I'll tell you what I tell my wife: helmets degrade and become unsafe over time - roughly 2 years or so. An unsafe helmet means if I crash I won't be able to earn money and she won't be able to spend it on vegan food and animal charities. So, roughly every 2 years, or whenever you change your bike/gear (as it must all coordinate) - whichever comes first.
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Re: New lid time

Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:38 pm

geofferz wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:36 pm
Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 pm
How does new lid time work then? I don’t want to miss out based on the silly notion that just because I have a perfectly good helmet I don’t need another one?!

I really don’t right now though, am still revelling in the shoei but I want to be prepared when the time comes!
Fair question. I'll tell you what I tell my wife: helmets degrade and become unsafe over time - roughly 2 years or so. An unsafe helmet means if I crash I won't be able to earn money and she won't be able to spend it on vegan food and animal charities. So, roughly every 2 years, or whenever you change your bike/gear (as it must all coordinate) - whichever comes first.
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Re: New lid time

Post by geofferz » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:41 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:38 pm
geofferz wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:36 pm
Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 pm
How does new lid time work then? I don’t want to miss out based on the silly notion that just because I have a perfectly good helmet I don’t need another one?!

I really don’t right now though, am still revelling in the shoei but I want to be prepared when the time comes!
Fair question. I'll tell you what I tell my wife: helmets degrade and become unsafe over time - roughly 2 years or so. An unsafe helmet means if I crash I won't be able to earn money and she won't be able to spend it on vegan food and animal charities. So, roughly every 2 years, or whenever you change your bike/gear (as it must all coordinate) - whichever comes first.
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Re: New lid time

Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:44 pm

geofferz wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:41 pm
Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:38 pm
geofferz wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:36 pm


Fair question. I'll tell you what I tell my wife: helmets degrade and become unsafe over time - roughly 2 years or so. An unsafe helmet means if I crash I won't be able to earn money and she won't be able to spend it on vegan food and animal charities. So, roughly every 2 years, or whenever you change your bike/gear (as it must all coordinate) - whichever comes first.
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You could run on that, not in America though it would be too complicated :D
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Re: New lid time

Post by Joe85 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:47 pm

geofferz wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Just scored one of these for £254 with the 15% off ebay code xmas15 - dark visor thrown in too https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2365574442

I think these are 2017 design - with the newer paint jobs these are £600 lids. Should have it in a week - I'm excited. Let's hope it fits!
May not be an issue for you but these are a tighter fit than makes like Shoei, for example. I bought the Bell Race Star last year. Originally i sent it back and got the next size up but found that much to too big so reverted back and just stuck with it for a month. Eventually the padding gave way.

Only annoying thing is that there is no cutouts for speakers.

Quality helmet though.

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Re: New lid time

Post by Joe85 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:52 pm

By the way, that's an incredible deal. I paid closer to 500, i think.

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Re: New lid time

Post by Joeman » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:46 am

Don't say it..

Don't say it..

Don't say it..

Don't say it..

Nice helmet ohh err!!
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Re: New lid time

Post by geofferz » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:23 am

Joe85 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:47 pm
geofferz wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Just scored one of these for £254 with the 15% off ebay code xmas15 - dark visor thrown in too https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2365574442

I think these are 2017 design - with the newer paint jobs these are £600 lids. Should have it in a week - I'm excited. Let's hope it fits!
May not be an issue for you but these are a tighter fit than makes like Shoei, for example. I bought the Bell Race Star last year. Originally i sent it back and got the next size up but found that much to too big so reverted back and just stuck with it for a month. Eventually the padding gave way.

Only annoying thing is that there is no cutouts for speakers.

Quality helmet though.
Yeah I read about the lack of cutouts. I don't have a comms system at the moment but maybe one day. I'll keep my hjc which has those, plus a drop down visor! Like lingerie it seems the more you pay the less you get... At least this has eyeglass grooves (I wear them). My large hjc is a bit big so I'm hoping this large should be tighter - I read about the fit.
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Re: New lid time

Post by geofferz » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:24 am

Joe85 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:52 pm
By the way, that's an incredible deal. I paid closer to 500, i think.
That's why I bought it!
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Re: New lid time

Post by geofferz » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:34 pm

Right so I'm obviously now thinking of the next new lid... Anyone know what model this is? I like the paint job.
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Re: New lid time

Post by Via » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:08 pm

geofferz wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Right so I'm obviously now thinking of the next new lid... Anyone know what model this is? I like the paint job. Screenshot_20181208-153240_Instagram.jpg
Are you getting an airbag jacket to go with it?
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Re: New lid time

Post by mikestrivens » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:09 pm

Via wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:08 pm
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Right so I'm obviously now thinking of the next new lid... Anyone know what model this is? I like the paint job. Screenshot_20181208-153240_Instagram.jpg
Are you getting an airbag jacket to go with it?
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