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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyside_up! View Post
    Did you get the right size? It should not be so tight as to hurt. The SS1 DOES have a dark tint visor. It is sold as an aftermarket accessory - ask your dealer to check - new arrival!
    Quote Originally Posted by xpranav View Post
    Congratulations boy boy !! but that fitting situation sounds terrible because snug fit is not something which in turn serve you with such a discomfort. Taking a simple example, We all wear ring which are kind of custom snug fitted to the finger as per its size and do not cause a discomfort even without a padding !! so I guess may be you should have taken a size bigger than M .................. did you try L or not ??
    Size M is fine.. I guess the way I put it in words sounded like a lot of pain.. It felt weird and slight pain cause of the inner padding pressing against the cheeks.. Now after two days of use its seems to be fine and its not hurting..

    Sunnyside_up: Awesome that dark visor is available now.. I shall check with the dealer .. Thanks for the update...
    Would it be possible to also supply a small handy key like thingie that could be used to unscrew the screws at the sides to remove the visor and change to clear or dark visor as required.. Just to ease the replacement of visors..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkakkar View Post
    I'm not able to see it .. but anyway I doubt he'll give you a replacement as he'll claim the scratch came afterwards .. It's good that it's atleast the visor and not the body .. and can be replaced for Rs. 500 or so .. But I wouldn't recommend AH to anyone.

    Also AFAIK, helmet always come with the clear visor by default (like the one in the post above) and not any tinted ones . So you should've got a clear visor by default. I might be wrong though.
    Original DOT and ECE helmets are mandated by law to leave factory ONLY with clear visors. That is why when you buy a genuine helmet abroad, you will have to buy the smoked or iridium visors separately as after market. The only other option is when dealers themselves swap visors to woo customers with the looks - but I don't think that is the case here.

    iridium coating is done in two ways. In the cheaper, short- lived method, it is sprayed on, while the proper way to do it is to actually dip the visor in a baking process called flow coating. This is more expensive and time consuming, so cheaper helmets use the first method. The sticker peeling off the iridium coat is symptomatic of the first method.

    Quote Originally Posted by thegeneboy View Post
    Size M is fine.. I guess the way I put it in words sounded like a lot of pain.. It felt weird and slight pain cause of the inner padding pressing against the cheeks.. Now after two days of use its seems to be fine and its not hurting..

    Sunnyside_up: Awesome that dark visor is available now.. I shall check with the dealer .. Thanks for the update...
    Would it be possible to also supply a small handy key like thingie that could be used to unscrew the screws at the sides to remove the visor and change to clear or dark visor as required.. Just to ease the replacement of visors..
    Of course such a device is available - it's called a screwdriver!

    Jokes aside,the reason that dual sport visors have a screw mechanism is because, it also holds the peak in place. I use an MX style tinted goggles over the helmet when riding long distances off road in the sun. The helmet has grooves in the shell to hold the elastic band of the goggles in place so that it does not slide around, and in fact you can even close your main clear visor over the goggles, though the open visor fully retracts into the shield to give you some fresh air. When it gets dark, simply remove the goggles and use the main clear visor. Like I said, one of the most versatile helmets I've ever used.
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    so u mean to say all ls2 helmets are not ece or dot as they are shipped with mercury visors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vantheman5211 View Post
    Mate check this pic. Look at how to colour has come out at the right side of the visor.
    Attachment 102569

    I am taking the helmet back to him tonight. I however do not know whether the guy will give me a replacement.
    You should have removed the sticker and checked it,i doubt whether he will replace it for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyside_up! View Post
    Original DOT and ECE helmets are mandated by law to leave factory ONLY with clear visors. That is why when you buy a genuine helmet abroad, you will have to buy the smoked or iridium visors separately as after market. The only other option is when dealers themselves swap visors to woo customers with the looks - but I don't think that is the case here.

    iridium coating is done in two ways. In the cheaper, short- lived method, it is sprayed on, while the proper way to do it is to actually dip the visor in a baking process called flow coating. This is more expensive and time consuming, so cheaper helmets use the first method. The sticker peeling off the iridium coat is symptomatic of the first method.

    Thanks for the clarification mate. Despite going through nearly 50 pages of this thread to be informed while buying a helmet, it seems i have been done over here.
    I myself wanted a clear visor. Infact, i wanted to buy one separately but he didn't have it in stock.
    I thought AH helmets would be more reliable than this but it seems they are a bunch of cons as well.
    The guy who i spoke to was also a bit of a talker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasky View Post
    so u mean to say all ls2 helmets are not ece or dot as they are shipped with mercury visors?

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    You should have removed the sticker and checked it,i doubt whether he will replace it for free

    I'm not saying anything of the sort. Have merely stated a fact. Please do your own research and see for yourself. If they really are shipped with mercury visors when the law says that they shouldn't be - then you can draw your own conclusions about their standards, can't you?
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    ^ mate can you tell me a method with which i can find whether this helmet is genuine or not.
    I am a bit concerned about my safety now and want to be sure that this helmet would do the job in case of a fall.

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    @xpranav, @evyavan, did a lot of research and also paid a visit to the best helmet shop dealer in my city. . . Took a look at few of the models and and also saw the TiH, LS2 and okay I am fine with the graphics which I saw in the LS2 and would like to consider that. . . He said the LS2 would cost me around 2.8k and the TiH would be around 2k or below that, don't remember correctly as I busy seeing the helmet . . . BTW he said Studds, Vega, Steelbird and LS2 are all more or less the same class and said the only thing why people opt more for LS2 is that it's imported, rest all are the same. . . I saw a steelbird helmet, the look was awesome, but was a flip up helmet you said not to go for it, so will be considering between TiH and LS2, what are your views guys??? and thank you guys for helping me choose a helmet, a good one. . . BTW how come there is no visor or what they call goggles in the LS2 and TiH helmets. . ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakesh Rok View Post
    he said Studds, Vega, Steelbird and LS2 are all more or less the same class and said the only thing why people opt more for LS2 is that it's imported, rest all are the same. . .
    Cheers!!!
    You can go for the Studds helmet as it's a good one in the range you are looking for. The TiH ones you saw might be the low end stuff. My helmet cost me 3.2k INR. And it has dual visors. All companies have helmets on different ranges and you must choose one which suits your pocket.

    As I said am not sure about the Vega ones as the experienced people here doesn't condone it. Steelbird is also good as I have an experience in crashing with one some years back. It helped in protecting my head but I have 4+5 stitches on inner and outer upper lip when the glass shards from its visor pierced it. I fell face first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evyavan View Post
    You can go for the Studds helmet as it's a good one in the range you are looking for. The TiH ones you saw might be the low end stuff. My helmet cost me 3.2k INR. And it has dual visors. All companies have helmets on different ranges and you must choose one which suits your pocket.

    As I said am not sure about the Vega ones as the experienced people here doesn't condone it. Steelbird is also good as I have an experience in crashing with one some years back. It helped in protecting my head but I have 4+5 stitches on inner and outer upper lip when the glass shards from its visor pierced it. I fell face first.
    ok bro thanks for your inputs and for a full faced helmet of studds, I just saw it in an Honda showroom which was up for a sale, it was extremely awesome with dual visor and white and black and looked superb, the pricing was 2150 something, should I go for that as I feel it's from the Honda showroom and it'll be good quality and reliable or something else between studds, LS2 and TiH. . ? Thanks in advance. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyside_up! View Post
    Jokes aside,the reason that dual sport visors have a screw mechanism is because, it also holds the peak in place. I use an MX style tinted goggles over the helmet when riding long distances off road in the sun. The helmet has grooves in the shell to hold the elastic band of the goggles in place so that it does not slide around, and in fact you can even close your main clear visor over the goggles, though the open visor fully retracts into the shield to give you some fresh air. When it gets dark, simply remove the goggles and use the main clear visor. Like I said, one of the most versatile helmets I've ever used.
    Sir, With every new post from your end on Dual Sport helmets I am turning into a fan (every aspect is way too practical and useful) and may be in a few months end up buying one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakesh Rok View Post
    ok bro thanks for your inputs and for a full faced helmet of studds, I just saw it in an Honda showroom which was up for a sale, it was extremely awesome with dual visor and white and black and looked superb, the pricing was 2150 something, should I go for that as I feel it's from the Honda showroom and it'll be good quality and reliable or something else between studds, LS2 and TiH. . ? Thanks in advance. . .

    Cheers!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kunal Biswas View Post
    Studd is known for its ruggedness, look into their web page for more info >>

    Studds Accessories Ltd.
    I suggest you both should first google the difference between a helmet with ISI standards rating and a helmet with ECE / DOT / Snell rating. And when you are done researching out the difference you will have the answer why you should prefer LS2/Cross/THH etc etc above Studds/Vega/Steelbirds etc etc. Neither of them is not certified for use in on-road conditions but certainly there is a huge difference.

    I hope it helps and clear the immense clouds of confusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by vantheman5211 View Post
    Thanks for the clarification mate. Despite going through nearly 50 pages of this thread to be informed while buying a helmet, it seems i have been done over here.
    I myself wanted a clear visor. Infact, i wanted to buy one separately but he didn't have it in stock.
    I thought AH helmets would be more reliable than this but it seems they are a bunch of cons as well.
    The guy who i spoke to was also a bit of a talker.
    In case AH guys are not listening to your claims I think you should look for a visor replacement because as Sunny sir has pointed out that such visor are only used by the retailers to woo customers. You may also remove and thoroughly check the padding to ensure quality fit and finish of the product. While doing so if you come across any issue I have a "very neat" suggestion to offer at this stage.

    Go the AH Helmets with the bill copy and talk to him with utter patience and ask him for a replacement for which he is sure to turn down your request. After all this drama is over, inform him that you are heading to "the consumer forum" and he will be made to pay the due attention. Wait for his reaction and do let us all know of his reaction !!

    Google a bit about the consumer forum procedures and do your home work before you trade your jack on his a**. All the best

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