LS2 Helmets U.S.

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  1. Phil_Ammendolia

    Phil_Ammendolia No Guz No Glory

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    Hi 2 SPOT,

    We offer a variety of shields for the MX453. You can see them on our website - http://ls2helmets.us/_live/products/accessories.

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    Dark smoke part number is 02-082.

    Hope that helps.
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  2. 2 SPOT

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    It does.. i didnt see the parts when i looked.. thanks.
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  3. clint64

    clint64 Been here awhile

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    I am interested in the MX453 helmet as well. I wear an Arai RXQ for my int oval head. How would you describe the fit of the MX453? Will it work for a int oval head shape. Can't seem to find a local dealer with on to try on before ordering. Any help provided would be appreciated.
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  4. gen

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    Anyone? MX456 sizing chart?
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  5. Phil_Ammendolia

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    Hi Gen,

    We did start to develop a 5XL in the MX456, but after 12 consumer shows and 8 months, we never received a single inquiry for the larger sizes, so we decided to bring it in using the more standard XS - XXL. In the time since it was introduced almost a year ago, yours is the first request. Unfortunately, with interest as limited, it just isn't viable to tool up. I'm sorry about that. I know it's frustrating when you can't find a size you need.

    The sizing chart is here:

    http://ls2helmets.us/_live/important/helmet-specifications#sizes

    I can see we need to relocate it. It is too hard to find. Sorry about the inconvenience.

    Thanks,
    Phil
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  6. Phil_Ammendolia

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    Hi Clint,

    I just had another person ask a similar question via message and this was basically my reply.

    Fit is so subjective, it's very challenging question to answer. What seems similar to me might be completely different to you. I've never worn an RXQ, but I can tell you I was at a consumer show in Cleveland over the weekend and was able to try the Arai XD4 back-to-back with the MX453. In my opinion, the XD4 was a bit more comfortable, but I was happy to see how close we came. Front to back distance was about the same. Overall comfort was very close, but I would give Arai the nod. The MX453 is what we consider a long oval shape, but I thought it was very similar to the XD4.

    I've worked at 4 of the International Motorcycle Shows and the consumer response to the fit of the MX453 has been overwhelmingly positive. The thing fits GREAT.

    Hope that helps some. I'd appreciate hearing your feedback if you get the chance to try both.
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    clint64 Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much for the response. Wish now that I had looked at this helmet while attending the International Motorcycle Show. I will try to find a place to try own the helmets and post my feedback.
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  8. Phil_Ammendolia

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    The 2013 MX442 has a fiberglass shell, wide eye port, removable, washable technical fabric liner that resists odor and bacteria, is DOT/ECE certified and is now on CLEARANCE at an LS2 dealer near you.

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    Keep your eye on your favorite dealer. The price recently dropped and it may take a few days for all dealers to respond. Original retail was $129.95. Dealers will be setting their own closeout prices on this model.

    NOTE ON SIZING - The MX442 runs a little large. Most people will want one size smaller than they normally wear. In all other LS2 and also Bell, Shoei, and Arai helmets my normal size is medium, but I wear a small MX442.
    Jump graphic on the scale. Size medium = 2.46 pounds.

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  9. Phil_Ammendolia

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    The new LS2 MX442 Legacy graphic will be available soon. Lightweight fiberglass shell (size medium weighs only 2.46 pounds). Removable, technical fabric liner can be washed by hand and air dried to keep it fresh. The liner wicks moisture to keep you dry and cool. Large eye port accommodates most modern goggles.

    Suggested Retail: $149.95.

    NOTE: This black/gray graphic will be a matte finish. Blue graphic and red graphic are glossy finish.

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    LS2 Helmets' Mystery Tester (Reg Kittrelle) shows just how much the LS2 FF386 Modular is a rider's helmet. Easy to use. A rider doesn't have to think about how to operate the helmet and can keep his mind in the road and on his next adventure.

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    Phil,

    Any plans in the near future to offer a light smoke shield for the MX453?
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  12. Phil_Ammendolia

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    Hi Hipster,

    Sorry, not at this time. You're the first to ask. I'll pass the request on to the factory.

    Thanks,
    Phil
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  13. dirtfarmerrich

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    I love the features of the ff386 helmet. I ordered a xxxl and it was to snug for me. I think I have.a round head. Do all your LS2 helmets fit the same shape head, more of a oblong shape ?
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    Phil,

    Thank you for the quick response. The reason I ask is because on a dual sport bike it's difficult to carry an extra shield and, on rides I sometimes find myself riding home after dark. With a light smoke shield you can get by riding short distances after dark.
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    Hi dirtfarmerrich,

    Thanks for the note. The FF386 really is a value.

    Fitting a wide variety of head shapes is always the challenge and we do what we can to fit the widest variety at a reasonable price. We have basically 3 shapes.

    The FF386 Modular, FF387 Full Face and the OF569 Open Face are OVAL. This is the most popular fit in Europe and second most popular in the U.S.

    The FF393 Convert (chin bar flips over the back of the helmet to switch from a full face to an open face with shield and retractable sun shield) is a VERY ROUND shape. If your head is round, this is your best bet, but it comes only from XS to XXL, and it is one of our pricier pieces with a retail of $399. The mechanism for the flip over is pretty complicated and pricey to build.

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    All other models are a long oval, which is the most popular in the U.S.

    It's always best if you can find a dealer where you can try one. In Illinois, DGY and Naperville Motorsports both carry quite a bit of our product and you can search our dealer base at http://ls2helmets.us/_live/dealer-locator/ls2-dealer-locator.

    ALWAYS CALL first to make sure they have what you want to try. I'd hate for you to make a trip for no reason.

    Hope that helps some.

    Phil
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    Glad I was able to get back to you. It makes sense. It will take some time (could be as long as 6 months), but I'll see what I can do to get them in a light smoke.

    FYI, I'm able to wear my sun glasses with my MX453 which might be an option for you in the meanwhile.

    Have fun out there.
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    I get a lot of questions regarding our FogFighter shields and whether they work. You've probably experienced that shields are more likely to fog when you are at a stop, with no air flow, so, I had this helmet inside at room temperature. I put it on, CLOSED THE SHIELD and went outside on what was a foggy, 48 degree day in northern California. I wore the helmet for about 15 minutes before I started filming. I pushed my 600 pound Moto Guzzi out of the garage and down the street so I would be huffing and puffing a little. As I set up the camera, the fog lifted, but you can see from the moisture on the car at the start of this that it was a very damp day. That water on the car was from fog, not rain.

    The FogFighter comes standard on the FF396 FT2 and CR1. It will also fit and is available as a replacement shield for the FF387.

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    If a FogFighter shield does fog, it's probably dirty on the inside. It might look clean, but oils and perspiration can attach to the inside of the shield and cause it to fog. I use a microfiber towel and water. NEVER USE GLASS CLEANER WITH AMMONIA. It will cut the fog resistant treatment.

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    PLEASE NOTE: These shields WILL sometimes get a thin film of moisture on the inside of the lens. That is just condensation. It's clear, but you might notice it. That's true for all brands of shields of this type. The treatment has a shelf life. I've had this type of treatment last for as long as 4 years, but it could be much less depending on how you store it, treat it, clean it, etc.
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  18. Wings

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    Hi there Phil,

    I would love to try on some of the LS2 line-ups but the dealer locator bounces me around all over the place, I get a different answer every time but nothing anywhere close to Colorado.

    Instead of getting bounced from one dot.com to another (or stores in California), it might be helpful to have a list of actual dealers available so I can look for one during the next road trip at least.

    Aside from being between a small and XS, I really like the idea of the secondary sun-visor, but since it's only available on the modular, the weight of the helmet may be an issue for me, so I might have to revert back to the 453 Adventure in order to have an external sun visor at least.

    Hard to believe you don't have any dealers in Colorado? Please let me know if I can be of assistance in introducing your products to some of the many MC shops out this way :deal

    Leather-Up seems un-impressive advertising at MSRP; although your price point is very, very good to begin with. I'm guessing in part at least the lack of the Snell rating makes this possible? I favor ECE at any rate, love my Airoh Stelt Sen for it's lightweight comfort and would absolutely love to find a helmet as comfortable as my Arai (the intermediate oval fits well) RXQ or even the XD3 but with the drop down visor.

    Every time I end up trying a different brand, I always seem to end up going back to another Arai because they just fit my pin head so well-just not my wallet...

    Looks like you've made that jump, looking forward to giving them a try!
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    Hi Wings,

    Thanks for taking the time to write. It helps a lot to hear from you.

    I'm really sorry for the hassle. If we don't have a local dealer that has a quantity of LS2 products on hand, our dealer locator automatically posts our key online dealers that have a deep inventory so consumers can at least have the ability to buy LS2 Helmets.

    I looked at our list and we are sorely lacking stores in Colorado. Is Aurora near you?

    Aurora Honda
    200 S Potomac
    Aurora, CO 80012
    (303) 341-7200

    ALWAYS a good idea to call ahead to see what they have in stock. They can get anything we sell in about 2 days.

    If you're planning a road trip, let me know and I'll make sure I provide a list of dealers in the area you're traveling.

    Don't know if you would have any interest in a full face, but if so, have a look at our FT2 full face. It's pretty lightweight and does have the retractable Full Eclipse sun shield.

    FYI, we recently added a sales rep, but he won't start making the rounds for another few weeks.

    If you know any dealers that might be interested, I'd love to hear from you. We have an amazing program for authorized motorcycle dealers and accessory stores. We're new enough in the U.S. that many dealers don't realize we're one of the biggest helmet companies in the world. We sell over a million LS2 branded helmets world-wide and we build another million for other brands.

    Thanks again,
    Phil
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    "The Ancient One," Reg Kittrelle tells about our MX453 Adventure.

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    The LS2 Helmets MX453 Adventure Helmet - Lightweight fiberglass shell. Wide eye port accommodates most goggles, even with the shield closed. Large ports in the peak allow air flow and help prevent lift at high speeds. It offers more helmet for the money when compared to the competition. The MX453 is a VERY comfortable helmet with a fully removable, technical fabric liner that wicks moisture to keep you drier. Adjustable, flow-through ventilation.

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