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    Anybody with some long term reviews on SOL helmets? I have a budget of around 4k to buy a new helmet in december.
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    Hey you guys! I own an LS2 ff10351.75 , and unfortunately I cant find that on the website! I've had it for quite a while and it's been faithful all this time. I bought it about a year. Very stable at 1.3kg. Removable and washable inner padding. Two air vents: one at the chin and one at the forehead. They do their job only at speeds > 80kmph. Under 80kmph I sweat and get uncomfortable in it. I have to say its a really sturdy helmet of good quality. I will give two different reviews, you'll see why!

    Ride review:
    Wear the helmet and its like you put on a very intelligent noise cancellation headphones. The exhaust note of the bike comes in with a deep bassy feel and that's music to my ears. But it cancels out all other unwanted noise like the very noisy lorry behind you, or the idiot revving away next to you when there's still a 100 seconds for the signal to go green. Wind noise isn't an issue till triple digit speeds. At about 104-105kmph you start hearing this really weird whistling that messes with the exhaust note. That's my only issue. Visor quality is top notch.

    Accident review:
    Figured I'd write this here as not everyone can write it, but it would help buyers if they knew real life performance of the helmet they're going to buy in the situation it is meant to be used for. Hope it helps.
    About a month ago I had a cornering accident, and I had a fall from a height of ~10-12 feet, went sliding for about 10 meters. I managed to break the visor and a couple of ribs. But there's not a single scratch on my head, no bruising, lumps, cuts or concussions. The helmet is also in one piece, albeit with tons of scratches, some missing stretches of paint and a hard to close chin ventilator. I would recommend the brand to anyone, as the fall I had wasn't an ordinary jump and roll. I was thrown off my bike at about 70Kmph and the distance figures are already up there.

    It is very VFM priced at 2.7k(I got it at about 1.8k because I haggle very well and the shopkeeper was a greedy pig).

    I also own a pair of Pro-Biker riding gloves. A steal at 500 bucks.

    Ride review:
    They do their job well. Hands are kept well ventilated while riding. Grip on the handlebar is very nice. They dont hamper my finger movement. They look good!

    Accident review:
    I was wearing these too during the accident. Have to say I had hoped for better cloth fabric quality. My hands are perfectly safe and not one scratch on them save for one place. The one place i got a cut wound was the place the fabric ripped open. It wasnt even the stitches of the fabric that came off. It was ripped open by the fall. But the rest of the gloves are intact and the hard knuckles did their job spot on. The gloves also have taken quite a beating. So I have to say, I'm happy with it for the price I got it at.

    VFM pair. But would suggest going for a better pair if you can afford it.

    Hope this was helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhav766 View Post
    Hey you guys! I own an LS2 ff10351.75 , and unfortunately I cant find that on the website! I've had it for quite a while and it's been faithful all this time. I bought it about a year. Very stable at 1.3kg. Removable and washable inner padding. Two air vents: one at the chin and one at the forehead. They do their job only at speeds > 80kmph. Under 80kmph I sweat and get uncomfortable in it. I have to say its a really sturdy helmet of good quality. I will give two different reviews, you'll see why!

    Ride review:
    Wear the helmet and its like you put on a very intelligent noise cancellation headphones. The exhaust note of the bike comes in with a deep bassy feel and that's music to my ears. But it cancels out all other unwanted noise like the very noisy lorry behind you, or the idiot revving away next to you when there's still a 100 seconds for the signal to go green. Wind noise isn't an issue till triple digit speeds. At about 104-105kmph you start hearing this really weird whistling that messes with the exhaust note. That's my only issue. Visor quality is top notch.

    Accident review:
    Figured I'd write this here as not everyone can write it, but it would help buyers if they knew real life performance of the helmet they're going to buy in the situation it is meant to be used for. Hope it helps.
    About a month ago I had a cornering accident, and I had a fall from a height of ~10-12 feet, went sliding for about 10 meters. I managed to break the visor and a couple of ribs. But there's not a single scratch on my head, no bruising, lumps, cuts or concussions. The helmet is also in one piece, albeit with tons of scratches, some missing stretches of paint and a hard to close chin ventilator. I would recommend the brand to anyone, as the fall I had wasn't an ordinary jump and roll. I was thrown off my bike at about 70Kmph and the distance figures are already up there.

    It is very VFM priced at 2.7k(I got it at about 1.8k because I haggle very well and the shopkeeper was a greedy pig).

    I also own a pair of Pro-Biker riding gloves. A steal at 500 bucks.

    Ride review:
    They do their job well. Hands are kept well ventilated while riding. Grip on the handlebar is very nice. They dont hamper my finger movement. They look good!

    Accident review:
    I was wearing these too during the accident. Have to say I had hoped for better cloth fabric quality. My hands are perfectly safe and not one scratch on them save for one place. The one place i got a cut wound was the place the fabric ripped open. It wasnt even the stitches of the fabric that came off. It was ripped open by the fall. But the rest of the gloves are intact and the hard knuckles did their job spot on. The gloves also have taken quite a beating. So I have to say, I'm happy with it for the price I got it at.

    VFM pair. But would suggest going for a better pair if you can afford it.

    Hope this was helpful.
    +1 to the quality of LS2 helmet. I have been using one for nearl two years now and have crash tested it. Thankfully my crash want as horrible as yours. Point to be noted is that my LS2 has served well and continues to do so. A cracked visor and a scratch is all that the helmet suffered but kept me completely safe and without a single scratch. Anyone planning to buy a LS2, Just go for it. Its totally VFM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhav766 View Post
    Hey you guys! I own an LS2 ff10351.75 , and unfortunately I cant find that on the website! I've had it for quite a while and it's been faithful all this time. I bought it about a year. Very stable at 1.3kg. Removable and washable inner padding. Two air vents: one at the chin and one at the forehead. They do their job only at speeds > 80kmph. Under 80kmph I sweat and get uncomfortable in it. I have to say its a really sturdy helmet of good quality. I will give two different reviews, you'll see why!

    Ride review:
    Wear the helmet and its like you put on a very intelligent noise cancellation headphones. The exhaust note of the bike comes in with a deep bassy feel and that's music to my ears. But it cancels out all other unwanted noise like the very noisy lorry behind you, or the idiot revving away next to you when there's still a 100 seconds for the signal to go green. Wind noise isn't an issue till triple digit speeds. At about 104-105kmph you start hearing this really weird whistling that messes with the exhaust note. That's my only issue. Visor quality is top notch.

    Accident review:
    Figured I'd write this here as not everyone can write it, but it would help buyers if they knew real life performance of the helmet they're going to buy in the situation it is meant to be used for. Hope it helps.
    About a month ago I had a cornering accident, and I had a fall from a height of ~10-12 feet, went sliding for about 10 meters. I managed to break the visor and a couple of ribs. But there's not a single scratch on my head, no bruising, lumps, cuts or concussions. The helmet is also in one piece, albeit with tons of scratches, some missing stretches of paint and a hard to close chin ventilator. I would recommend the brand to anyone, as the fall I had wasn't an ordinary jump and roll. I was thrown off my bike at about 70Kmph and the distance figures are already up there.

    It is very VFM priced at 2.7k(I got it at about 1.8k because I haggle very well and the shopkeeper was a greedy pig).

    I also own a pair of Pro-Biker riding gloves. A steal at 500 bucks.

    Ride review:
    They do their job well. Hands are kept well ventilated while riding. Grip on the handlebar is very nice. They dont hamper my finger movement. They look good!

    Accident review:
    I was wearing these too during the accident. Have to say I had hoped for better cloth fabric quality. My hands are perfectly safe and not one scratch on them save for one place. The one place i got a cut wound was the place the fabric ripped open. It wasnt even the stitches of the fabric that came off. It was ripped open by the fall. But the rest of the gloves are intact and the hard knuckles did their job spot on. The gloves also have taken quite a beating. So I have to say, I'm happy with it for the price I got it at.

    VFM pair. But would suggest going for a better pair if you can afford it.

    Hope this was helpful.
    Oh boy, a perfect review with a perfect crashworthy story! And you're still here to let you tales know to others. Personally +1 to that. Sad part, ribs broken, hope all is okay by now. Take care!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JayD View Post
    +1 to the quality of LS2 helmet. I have been using one for nearl two years now and have crash tested it. Thankfully my crash want as horrible as yours. Point to be noted is that my LS2 has served well and continues to do so. A cracked visor and a scratch is all that the helmet suffered but kept me completely safe and without a single scratch. Anyone planning to buy a LS2, Just go for it. Its totally VFM.
    If you look closely in any crash most helmets' visors are the first thing thing eithrs chips out or breaks into pieces or comes off as one piece completely, in any helmet, some times it does, sometimes it doesn't.

    Regarding the value part, absolute +1 at that price point, it's just an awesome helmet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Horror View Post
    Anybody with some long term reviews on SOL helmets? I have a budget of around 4k to buy a new helmet in december.
    Kindly go back this thread, you have oodles of SOL reviews with good photos.

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    Oh boy, a perfect review with a perfect crashworthy story! And you're still here to let you tales know to others. Personally +1 to that. Sad part, ribs broken, hope all is okay by now. Take care!!
    Ribs are healing. Yet to get a new visor for the helmet. Using dads in the mean while. now, I was going over the helmet again. I figured I'll clean the inner pads. When I removed the pads, I noticed, the inner thermocol shell has a slight crack. Can I continue using it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhav766 View Post
    Ribs are healing. Yet to get a new visor for the helmet. Using dads in the mean while. now, I was going over the helmet again. I figured I'll clean the inner pads. When I removed the pads, I noticed, the inner thermocol shell has a slight crack. Can I continue using it?

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    That's cracked? :O Is it chipped or CRACKED clearly? If it's cracked the helmet has done its job of transferring the impact energy around your shell perfectly. I'd suggest it's time to purchase a new helmet. Moreover, once cracked and once it's involved in a significant incident it's a wise idea to get your helmet changed. If you keep using the same helmet and you have a crash to the level you had now, you might get serious internal injuries with or without the helmet.

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    THE END

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    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    That's cracked? :O Is it chipped or CRACKED clearly? If it's cracked the helmet has done its job of transferring the impact energy around your shell perfectly. I'd suggest it's time to purchase a new helmet. Moreover, once cracked and once it's involved in a significant incident it's a wise idea to get your helmet changed. If you keep using the same helmet and you have a crash to the level you had now, you might get serious internal injuries with or without the helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhav766 View Post
    Damn. There goes the money I was saving up for my detailing material.

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    Head or detailing material?? Well, hell, it's head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Head or detailing material?? Well, hell, it's head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhav766 View Post
    Obviously.. unfortunately it's gonna be an ls2 again. Pocket me Paisa nahi hai.

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    Kudos! Do post the reviews straightaway after purchasing.

    Cheers!
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