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Old 10-16-2018, 10:00 PM   #21
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Re: ADV/ Dual sport Helmet?

ok so does anyone know anything of the 509 helmet?
I'm between the AT-950 and the 509. I like the way the 509 visor pops off for goggles

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Old 10-16-2018, 10:49 PM   #22
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Re: ADV/ Dual sport Helmet?

+1 for the XD-4. Cool in summer, warm in winter.

After some of the crashes I've had, I would never trust a modular helmet. Screw the people in the gas station, They will get over you wearing a helmet much faster than you getting over a missing jawbone.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:02 PM   #23
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ok so does anyone know anything of the 509 helmet?
I'm between the AT-950 and the 509. I like the way the 509 visor pops off for goggles
With a quarter you can remove the AT950"s shield

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Old 10-17-2018, 12:07 AM   #24
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:16 AM   #25
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Re: ADV/ Dual sport Helmet?

I'm used to sport touring, and have always raved about my Shoei Neotec. However... Having just purchased a Super Tenere and starting to dive into the ADV world... I researched ADV helmets for a few weeks, and finally decided on the XD4.

That said... I'm also fairly cheap, so I didn't want to pay full price for one.

I ended up getting a barely used one on eBay for $300.



It's everything I thought it would be. I just road tested it on a 6 hour ride on the S10 this past week and it performed wonderfully. I had no buffeting and I didn't feel the peak drag at all. It is very lightweight as well, and it vents significantly better than my Shoei Neotec.

I also used FortNine's review... but it was the one from a few years ago.


I was going to go with the MX9, but when I found an XD4 for essentially the same price... I jumped on it.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:28 AM   #26
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Re: ADV/ Dual sport Helmet?

I have this one. An LS2. It has a switch on the side to pull down a sun visor, which is great for me since I wear glasses. Also has a quick release chin strap. I've been quite happy with it. I like the Arai XD4, but don't ride enough to justify the extra $$. I even wore it snowmobiling last year and the tinted visor worked great against the white snow. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-17-2018, 11:51 AM   #27
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Re: ADV/ Dual sport Helmet?

XD4: I have an Arai shaped head other brands just don't fit as well for me. I wish they made it in the longer oval that my Signet street helmet is. I get the occasional whistle when I turn my head back to check a rider behind me, but other than that no complaints.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:20 PM   #28
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I wouldn't get anything until I had tried it on. I found that Scorpion works for my more oval head shape.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:38 PM   #29
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I used to wear Shoei street helmets. They would press right against the center of my forehead. Everywhere else they fit perfect. When they were new, I would get a kitchen soup spoon and slightly compress the foam right at the spot where it pressed to tight. It did not take much, maybe 1/16" of compression, if that. Problem solved. The area affected was maybe 1-1/4" diameter. Once that was done, they were all super comfy.
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I have the Arai shaped head too. I had a Shoei, but never could get it to fit correctly. That is the other advantage with removable interior padding, an owner can mix and match until they get the right fit. The only catch with that is finding a store that will let you try different setups. Man, I miss Lone Star.

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Old 10-17-2018, 02:16 PM   #31
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Jist cause I ride a KLR now, don't mean I'm giving up my nice, comfy flip front AFX with the flip down tinted shield. Maybe it ain't stylish, but it's comfy and handy.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:20 PM   #32
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I have a Bell MX-9 Adventure with MIPS.

It is great! A lot louder than the Shoei GT-Air I also own.


Same here... Bell MIPS.


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Old 10-18-2018, 05:18 PM   #33
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Well I pulled the trigger on a Scorpion AT-950 last night so I would have it here in time for Roll the Bones.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:39 PM   #34
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Well I pulled the trigger on a Scorpion AT-950 last night so I would have it here in time for Roll the Bones.


Keep us updated with your review please.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:38 PM   #36
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Well got the helmet in .... Way too tight! Got it as per the size chart, Med... I need one size bigger.

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