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Old 02-20-2014, 04:21 PM   #5086
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Will you pick up my new helmet when you are over there??? I ordered this, and Doug said it came in today:


No way, I plan on ordering a red one. Let me know how it fits.


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Old 02-20-2014, 04:25 PM   #5087
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No way, I plan on ordering a red one. Let me know how it fits.


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Yep, was looking at the Arai XD-4. I decided to try this instead. If it works, I'll save $350. :)
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:27 PM   #5088
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I didn't know Doug could get the LS2, I'll order it from him. I need to get some new boots too.


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Old 02-20-2014, 04:38 PM   #5089
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I didn't know Doug could get the LS2, I'll order it from him. I need to get some new boots too.


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Old 02-20-2014, 04:39 PM   #5090
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Yep, was looking at the Arai XD-4. I decided to try this instead. If it works, I'll save $350. :)
I didn't want to spend the price of a XD4. I was unsure if I would like the Bill on the adventure helmet , so I bought a Arthur Fulmer that fit pretty good wasn't to noisy.
Headed out West with my buddy's Bever and Funk.
After the second day realized just what a POS I had bought! Visor broke before I got across Nebraska. Ended up Gorilla taping it and got buy the rest of the trip.
Wasted my money! Couldn't buy a replacement visor.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:46 PM   #5091
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The LS2 MX453 has been getting high reviews so far. It was used by teams at the 2013 Dakar. I've talked to owners and they all like it.


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Old 02-20-2014, 04:53 PM   #5092
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as far as street bike helmets go, i can't stand a cheap lid ( at least the ones i've owned). however, i do know some folks that absolutely love their hjc with the drop down visor. no idea what the differences in mx helmets are, so disregard my previous statement
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:00 PM   #5093
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as far as street bike helmets go, i can't stand a cheap lid ( at least the ones i've owned). however, i do know some folks that absolutely love their hjc with the drop down visor. no idea what the differences in mx helmets are, so disregard my previous statement

LS2 has built helmets for other companies and is now building their own as well. I do have an HJC Sy-Max II modular that's good for touring and street, but it gets a bit warm at lower speeds. The LS2 meets DOT and ECE standards, doesn't cost an arm and a leg like the Arai or Shoei(both really nice helmets though), and have high reviews. I was going to go with the Fly Trekker, but the LS2 has cutouts in the visor that reduce drag at highway speeds. This was the deciding factor for me. They do make road helmets as well. Worth looking into.


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Old 02-20-2014, 05:05 PM   #5094
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A little off topic, but where do you Des Moines area guys ride your DS? Really what to get back to my "roots" (trials/off road) but don't know of any place to ride.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:58 PM   #5095
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A little off topic, but where do you Des Moines area guys ride your DS? Really what to get back to my "roots" (trials/off road) but don't know of any place to ride.

Ride the river roads north or south. Lots of B roads around Indianola. We are mapping out a DS route through Iowa if you're interested in contributing.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:03 PM   #5096
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LS2 has built helmets for other companies and is now building their own as well. I do have an HJC Sy-Max II modular that's good for touring and street, but it gets a bit warm at lower speeds. The LS2 meets DOT and ECE standards, doesn't cost an arm and a leg like the Arai or Shoei(both really nice helmets though), and have high reviews. I was going to go with the Fly Trekker, but the LS2 has cutouts in the visor that reduce drag at highway speeds. This was the deciding factor for me. They do make road helmets as well. Worth looking into.
Also, the LS2 is a fiberglass shell rather than the cheaper polycarbonate shelled helmets. Cyril Despres has worn the LS2MX456 for the past year or so. So, it's worth a look. :)
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:04 PM   #5097
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Also, the LS2 is a fiberglass shell rather than the cheaper polycarbonate shelled helmets. Cyril Despres has worn the LS2MX456 for the past year or so. So, it's worth a look. :)
Oh yeah, I forgot about the fiberglass shell. All that and I forget one of the most important fetures...D'OH!!!!!



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Old 02-21-2014, 06:28 AM   #5098
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A little off topic, but where do you Des Moines area guys ride your DS? Really what to get back to my "roots" (trials/off road) but don't know of any place to ride.
It's a bit of a hike from Ankeny, but have you been to Bluff Creek?

Bluff Creek OHV park

Tons of trails ranging from easy gravel to tight single track.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:03 AM   #5099
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I ended up getting my new boots from Struthers. Doug refuses to sell Fox gear. Hehe. But I have bought tons of other stuff off him now...including 2 bike. So I'll let that slide.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:57 AM   #5100
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Left a present for you in your helmet Brad. ;-)
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