New Helmet

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  1. Captain 80s

    Captain 80s Member

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    Don't really need another helmet, but I couldn't resist, too good of a deal.

    And it's cool AF.

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    Brand new Arai Schwantz Corsair. U.S. model, build date June 2021. $600

    I wasn't sure what to expect leading up to meeting him, but he was responsive in messaging and seemed legit. Wife told me, "Don't get mugged". That was after she gave me a look that accurately conveyed, "really dude?". I told her if this checks out you'll understand.

    She said, "You know how you can save money?"

    me: "Quit buying things?"

    her: "Quit looking at things!"

    After meeting him in a parking lot (with plenty of people around), the dude obviously doesn't need money. It was a gift from his brother and he didn't like it. Too flashy and he likes AGV helmets.

    Got home and showed Sarah. "Yeah, that's pretty fucking cool. I understand." I said my Spencer RX-7 is getting kinda old and I'm gonna need another R/W/B helmet eventually. They aren't gonna get cheaper and this price was stupid.
     
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    Sounds like conversations at my house... either way we have cool wives.
    Congrats Brother
     
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    Great pick up! They are not getting any cheaper for sure.
    I am running with a new Hayden Laguna Corsair 10. I like it, but I wonder if a diff shell style will fit a little tighter. I get a bit of lift with the Corsair.

    Same on the convo. I agreed to filter my search to keep it tight and not pick up random cool stuff... doesn't work, I still try and find diamonds in the rough. My wife is very cool on "buy what you want". It is really my cheapness that hold me back. Shit I almost bid on the RVF on Iconic yesterday. I had wanted one for so long, but I just picked up that Aprilia so I watched it go.

    Great lid so keep it shiny!!

    Oh and the "sun shade" thingy is kinda cool, kinda irritating. If you leave it at half up it will cause a high pitch whirl sound. I do like it though, because it is typically cloudy in the morning on the way to work so the clear is nice and then sunny on the way home.
     
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    Another good place to look is weBike in Japan. They no longer sell Arai or Shoei helmets to people outside of Japan. But they have a domestic website. I used a "shopping service" to buy it for me, then ship it to Canada. Picked up an Arai XD4. A lot flashier than I usually buy. Paid $700.00CDN, to my door. If you keep an eye out, they do have deals in fall and winter. My last purchase was a Shoei Hornet ADV in 2018. Got that one for $425.00CDN.
     
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    That's a beauty! My favourite Arai colour scheme too, I did not realise they still made them like that.
     
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