Where to get Arai lids?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by HarveyMushman, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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    For a decent price.

    I know the company doesn't allow internet sales ( :rolleyes ) but am hoping one of y'all is aware of a way I can avoid paying full freight (or more!) to my local dealer(s).
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  2. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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    I found an eBay seller offering new Quantum/f's for a good price. How much different is the current Quantum/II?
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  3. tomski12

    tomski12 Been here awhile

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    Are you coming to Bike Week? The Helmet Shop in Daytona (helmetshop.com) has good prices and they're good to work with. Alas, Arai prevents them from selling over the internet or over the phone.
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  4. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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    I saw their site. No, I won't be making Bike Week. I need a new lid sooner than that anyway. Thanks, though. :thumb
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  5. sherpa

    sherpa ...Robert

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    I purchased a slightly used Signet from blueridgegs... he sent me his original receipt which was from www.powersportspro.com The new purchase price was $310 with what appears to be no shipping cost. I haven't shopped around on the internet, but I usually see this helmet selling for between $400 and $495 at the dealers...so looks like a competitive place to purchase a helmet...might give them a try :dunno
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  6. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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    I got a good price on a Corbin seat for my old bike from them. I'll give 'em a call.
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  7. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Call Steve at "SuperBike ans Ski" in Fort Myers...
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    $347 last I heard...
    Ara
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  8. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Yo Tim- there was a discount guy at VIR this year- same dood I met at the DC show last winter. They're from Pa and they discount Arai's (15%?) The thing I liked about them was that they really did the whole fit thing- and were good at figuring out which adjustments to make so that the lid fit just right. I'll try to scare up the guys' card. They've been at VIR both years- and I'm sure they'll be back at the Cycle World show if you can wait that long~
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  9. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Have you tried Morton's or Batteys....come to think of it, Bob's sells Arai too.












    :jinx :hide
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  10. Gojira

    Gojira Captain Chaos

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    They changed the head shape that it fits somewhate. I tried the Quantum/f when I started looking at Arais and found that they didn't fit me particularly well. I later tried a Quantum/II, which fit me much better so I bought one. The point anyway is that Arai did change the fit between the models, so you will want to try the particular model you are considering.
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  11. sherpa

    sherpa ...Robert

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    Mortons is where the high side of my posted price range came from...yea go there :huh ...I hear they have a good service department too :eek1
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  12. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Here you go Tim- It's a miracle I found this- given the present state of my desk! This guy offers great custom fitting service and he really knows the line-up. Their prices are the best I've seen, and it's an easy drive/ride up there to get it done:

    WWW.THESERVICEPAVILLION.COM

    The Service Pavillion
    Motorcycle Repair, Service & Accessories

    30 years experience in motorsports service & repair- specializing in moto, atv and snomobile

    "Since 2002- the most specialized Arai Helmets Dealer in the U.S. A registered ARai Gold Award receiver for customer service- stop by to get yor custom fitting and see the most complete selection of Arai anywhere!

    "TSP"
    44 S Kinzer Ave
    New Holland, Pa 17557

    (717)354-3434

    Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 8-12, and most M, Th, Fr eves 6:30 to 9- call to confirm.
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  13. HarveyMushman

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    You are the man, Jabba! Your advice is much better than Steve's. :evil I have Thursday off, so maybe I can roll up there this week. I'll give 'em a call (that link doesn't work and google doesn't turn up a site either).
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  14. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Go change a poopy diaper will ya
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    HarveyMushman .

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    No problem, I'm gettin' good at it!
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    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Proficiency does not make the task more tolerable
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  17. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Kinda like hitting guard rails??? :lol3

    hey Tim- Look for the young Asian guy- he really knows his stuff. :thumb
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  18. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    If you still need a Helmet, try Washington Cycle Works in NJ. Web site is www.washingtoncycleworks.com/

    Ask for Ron. He ships all over. I get all my track stuff from them....good folks...

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  19. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    That sucks that they don't allow mail-order anymore. I got my old Signet from Competition Accessories for a lot less than the local dealer. If I have to pay jacked-up dealer prices, I'll get something else, like a Nolan.
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  20. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    The thing that really pisses me off about the whole Arai thing, is that the reason they "claimed" to do it was to improve the whole buying experience. That you would ge a properly fit helmet, get to see a selection, and presumably have a dealer to interface with if you have a problem. HA.

    When I bought my RX7RR4, it was right after the transition, so I was faced with dealing with my local stealer for the helmet. The price they had been mail order was about $400. The dealer wanted $650. I managed to talk the dealer down a little, but I still paid over $500 for the helmet. I did have a problem with it. Something was stuck inside the venting for the helmet, and it whistled loudly on the left side. Very annoying. I went back to the dealer, and they basically told me to fuck off. They gave me a card with Arais phone number on it, and told me to call them. I had to do everything regarding shipping (twice) and multiple emails and phone calls to get the problem resolved. I spent at least $50 in shipping and insurance, and was without my helmet for 6-weeks in prime riding season. I would call Arai's new policy a failure.

    Rant mode off.

    I'll still buy their helmets, but if I'm going to have to deal with shit on my own, I sure as hell am not going to pay extra for it.
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