Arai side pods and visors are really starting to get on my danglies.........
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So next time you replace your lid, buy a Shoei
Great visor system
Or an AGV... Great system.. quick n easy...
Just don't leave your beautiful lid locked to the seat unit one day only to come back to the bike an hour later and find some thieving chav c*nt has sliced the strap and nicked it........ Now that really will get on your danglies!!
**flyer that **
happened to me in blackpool a few years ago, still pissed off about it even now.
get anything but an Arai. Considering the price they really need to sort their visor system. Even if it means licencing someone else's. Shark have put a lot of time and effort into theirs as their race advisor had lost a visor a few times in an off and if he was wearing their hats didn't want it to happen again. If you can find one to fit, they're brilliant visors, mine just lacked on the anti mist side of things but they're now on next generation of that technology whereas I had the older stuff.
Whats the problem? I've been using Arai for years and never had a problem with them!
The visor system works smashin' and it never (well nearly never) mists up!!
Brake lights are contagious...
an Arai the worst for misting ever! Do you use yours mostly in summer or use a pinlock?
a Pinlock. But I've found the venting to be superb.I do a lot of track days and the cooling effect is great!
Also they are the only lids that fit my balloon head properly so maybe I'm biased lol
Brake lights are contagious...
Ok, I'll let you in on my gripe...
Good helmet, no question. Had a few brands over the years and can't really fault any to be honest. I have found out over the last 2 winters that you do not, repeat DO NOT clean your Arai visor with any kind of chemical spray eg (muc off etc) Over a period of time the residue of the spray will get down between the side pods eat into the plastic of them and they will snap off. This has happened twice now, the second time resulted in the whole visor and both side pods flying off at 85mph. Believe me it woke me up, lol. All seemed ok before I set off but how many people honestly remove the side pods to check if everything is ok underneath, especially knowing how difficult the visors are to replace.
That gets me to point B. Having replaced the side pods twice at £27 per set you do feel very wary forcing the visor into position (also at a replacement cost of £45 quid) in case in all goes pop. If I was riding the TT I would lose a couple of lap times just on a visor change.
Anyway, got it sorted now and as Arai state, CLEAN YOUR VISOR WITH WARM SOAPY WATER.
Don't think you can win an argument with them cause you can't. Allegedly Autoglym tried and failed. ALLEGEDLY.....
If owt happens tomorrow folks, you'll be the first to know.
with one of those clever sponges.
Don't have a problem with misting at all. Pinlock is fitted and have ridden in all weather. Usually in the good stuff if i'm honest but do occaisionally get caught in the rain and have been out in the harsh winter months also without issues.
didn't use a pinlock. My fault really but it was noisy as well as misty. Very annoying.