LS2 Helmets U.S.

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Phil_Ammendolia, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. dflow

    dflow Been here awhile

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    I purchased a Pioneer MX436 last week. It's the 2nd LS2 helmet I have purchased over the years. My head measures 61cm which put me at the low end for the XL. While the top of the helmet fit is tight but manageable, the cheek pads are so tight it is bordering on painful. I have not yet decided whether to return for refund of swap to a larger 2XL size. I'm wondering if the XL and 2XL use the same shell or simply use different cheek pads.
  2. dflow

    dflow Been here awhile

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    It seems that Phil has been off the grid for some time now. I was hoping for his feed-back.
  3. Phil_Ammendolia

    Phil_Ammendolia The Game Has Changed.

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    Hi all,

    Yes, indeed, I'm guilty of not having been on here for some time. My apologies. I answered dflow via a direct message, but thought this might be useful, so I'm sharing it here:


    First, the pads for XL, 2XL, and 3XL are interchangeable.

    Part numbers:
    02-765 pioneer cheek pads -XL;
    02-766 pioneer cheek pads -2XL;
    02-767 pioneer cheek pads -3XL;

    In answer to your question, there is a laser cut, 35mm base cheek pad. The XL has 10mm of additional foam, and the 2XL had 5mm added. The 3X uses only the base 35mm.

    FYI, I've known people who felt the cheek pads were way too tight, but after 100 - 200 miles of break-in they were totally happy. If you can stand it, you might want to try to break it in a bit. I've heard of some people watching TV while wearing their helmet for short periods, and they've said that worked.

    I hope the info helps.
    Phil
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  4. dflow

    dflow Been here awhile

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    Would that mean the XL, 2XL and 3XL shells are all the same?
  5. Phil_Ammendolia

    Phil_Ammendolia The Game Has Changed.

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    Yes. The smallest shell is XS and S. The middle shell is M and L. The largest shell is XL, 2XL and 3XL.
  6. richtidebruin

    richtidebruin Lurking since 2003..

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    Phil, I see the new Ohm helmet may be released soon. Can you say anything about any differences between this new helmet and current offerings?

    rich

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  7. dcwilcox

    dcwilcox Been here awhile

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    Anyone know where to find/buy a clear replacement face shield for LS2 MX453?
  8. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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    Phil? Gone....last seen in April.
  9. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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  10. stingman

    stingman Adventurer

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    Is the MX453 still in production?
  11. cpallen

    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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    The MX453 is AKA the Pioneer, and there does seem to be a new version, the MX 436.
    https://ls2helmets.us/adventure/pioneer

    I have a XM453 but is designated only a 'Pioneer' on the label so I imageing they are pretty similar.
  12. filterq

    filterq Been here awhile

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    I'm replacing my old MX456e (Launch) with a new MX456 which is snell certified (both size M). It seems the shape is slightly different on the exterior. Has the internal shape changed as well. Overall, the helmet feels tighter, particularly on the sides. I'm wondering if this just due to not being broken in yet. It was the only helmet I could find that I ever felt comfortable wearing; really hoping it will break in to a similar feel, but am interested in everyone's experience.
  13. filterq

    filterq Been here awhile

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    Thought I would provide feedback on my experience with the new MX456.

    It is NOT long oval. I initially tried a medium (my usual size) and it was not fitting well at all. Figured I might try a large in case the sizing was just smaller now. Nope, large was loose and still hurt at the front and back of the head. It seems the shape has gone fairly round. So for anyone looking at this helmet, it is intermediate oval at most.
  14. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Agreed. Ordered the LS2 and bell adventure helmets side by side, no comparison. The LS2 is not long oval in any way.

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  15. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Interesting news. The LS2 MX453 used to be a long oval fit.
  16. X-Nemesis

    X-Nemesis n00b

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    What LS2 Open face helmets have speaker cutouts?
  17. motrhead

    motrhead Travellin' Soul

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    Just found out my beloved FF393 Convertible has been discontinued, and I can't get any replacement visors. This is the best helmet ever! It is light years better than a modular helmet...I am pissed!!! Even ebay has let me down. Not sure what I am going to do, but I'm pretty sure the future will not involve LS2. Sad.
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  18. cpallen

    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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    Check this out - buy a couple while you still can!

    https://www.thevisorshop.com/en/us/LS2-FF393---Anti-Fog-Treated-Visor/m-21582.aspx
  19. motrhead

    motrhead Travellin' Soul

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  20. cpallen

    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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    YW, I have 3 LS2 helmets myself. They are so cheap they are almost disposable.