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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2010, 6:56 pm Thread Starter
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Just got a new RX-Q helmet and I've got to say it is the most comfortable, and quietest helmet I've ever had !

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Have you tried to change the visor? I was considering an Arai as a replacement for my Shoei RF-1000 but I change the visor often (clear to smoke since I don't like to ride with sunglasses on) and heard it can be a real bear on the Arai.

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Have you tried to change the visor? I was considering an Arai as a replacement for my Shoei RF-1000 but I change the visor often (clear to smoke since I don't like to ride with sunglasses on) and heard it can be a real bear on the Arai.
I hear a lot of people comment(complain) about the Arai shield system, but I don't have any problem with it . I change my visor a lot esp. this time of year when it is getting dark earlier.

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Thanks for the input. I guess I should go try one on. Either that or replace the padding in my Shoei, it's getting a bit too loose for my liking. Good luck with the new lid!

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They have great deals on the corsair at the dealer because they aren't selling as well with the RX-Q on the shelf, according to the dealer. Its less money and more street friendly in design is what they tell me, very popular.

I had just bought a NEXX recently (full cov composite, super light) and also needed to replace my multitec, so I bought another multitec instead of the corsair while at the dealer.

The NEXX is real nice cause the face opening is bigger, I can see the back of gas tank when i look down unlike the corsair. But it doesn't fit the same as my aria's and it hurts my ears a bit up top.

I like to have one full cov and one open or flip up helmet handy all the time for different trips I take.
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Have you tried to change the visor? I was considering an Arai as a replacement for my Shoei RF-1000 but I change the visor often (clear to smoke since I don't like to ride with sunglasses on) and heard it can be a real bear on the Arai.
I just tried for several hours to remove the face shield on my Arai. No luck. I looked up a video showing how to do it on the internet. Still no luck. I had to use a flat head screw driver to remove the covers that cover the mechanism to get it off. Putting it back on was no picnic either.

This Arai is the loudest helmet I've ever worn.

I'm staying with Shoei

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I just tried for several hours to remove the face shield on my Arai. No luck. I looked up a video showing how to do it on the internet. Still no luck. I had to use a flat head screw driver to remove the covers that cover the mechanism to get it off. Putting it back on was no picnic either.

This Arai is the loudest helmet I've ever worn.

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