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  • Originally posted by theslayer View Post
    I'm sure the best thing you can do is buy,crash,dispose,buy, crash,dispose and so on
    One question that irks me no end:
    How does one dispose of a used/old/crashed helmet?

    All opinions are most welcome.
    10 Commandments:
    1)Thank thy God for being alive.
    2)Thou shalt respect one's own life and the live's of other road users.
    3)Thou shalt respect one's own bike.
    4)Love thy bike as thy self.
    5)Always wear safety gear.
    6)Alcohol is a strict NO!
    7)Thou may lust after thy neighbour's bike specially if its of the R1 kind!
    8)Thou shalt ride with 'ultra-most' care and caution when on Indian roads.
    9)Thou shalt never leave the engine running at long traffic halts.
    10)Thou shalt follow all of the above.

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    • @Chilled: I am not going for a new helmet..... sticking to the Daijya as of now.... I don't feel its cracked and would pose any issues in the next crash.

      Am very sorry to say.... but the quality of KBC (at least those below 11k) and SparX helmets is not good enough. Tried all three (KBC, SparX and Daijya) helmets back to back yesterday night at Dhaba G2G (in panvel).... and Daijya felt the most secure and comfortable. I dont know how you felt the quality of SparX better than others. Both the other helmets are not snug enough to hold ur face properly (the padding is just too soft) (I have also checked both smaller sizes).

      If I were to say.... SparX quality (very entry level) is just next to a hi-end Vega helmet... only the padding sponge ka covering is good... and the velvet finish makes one feel good, other than that... after doing a detailed comparison... I would not pay SparX more than 2.5k.
      And mainly speaking... the SparX helmet chin area is so less (due to the small form factor of the helmet shell).... if you push the helmet from the front by hand... chin touches it (even the padding does not hold ur face properly).... what would happen in a crash... when the blow directly comes on the chin/jaw area !!

      PS: No offence to anybody !!
      KBC Helmet---> Ajinkya
      SparX Helmet---> Sneh
      Daijya Helmet---> Sumit
      Last edited by chetanpulsar; 03-29-2009, 11:02 PM.
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      • I am in total disagreement with Chetan. My SparX is the best
        Daijya is all show and no go. How can one endorse it? How can you even think to compare this cheap chinese crap with an american brand
        I would not go for it even if you are gifting it to me
        Enough said. On a serious note, A good padding should be soft enough to be able to shrink so that it take the shape of the head. It's my understanding.
        Regarding soft padding, i will be able to comment only after 6 months of use. It has been holding my head pretty much tightly for last 3 months.

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        • Originally posted by snehmads View Post
          I am in total disagreement with Chetan. My SparX is the best
          Daijya is all show and no go. How can one endorse it? How can you even think to compare this cheap chinese crap with an american brand
          I would not go for it even if you are gifting it to me
          Enough said. On a serious note, A good padding should be soft enough to be able to shrink so that it take the shape of the head. It's my understanding.
          Regarding soft padding, i will be able to comment only after 6 months of use. It has been holding my head pretty much tightly for last 3 months.
          Hehe... no offence from my side dude... SparX is an excellent brand. Daijya does not qualify to the safety standards I know... but still .

          My only take is... if soft padding is better... coz it wud take ur head shape... then y do KBC helmets (only 12k upwards) have hard padding (as in Daijya)..?? Btw... even hard padding takes the shape of ur head

          I have always liked branded (big brand names in all the things) stuff ... and believed that they are always better.... but this time I take a different side.

          Waiting for the next 3 months for ur personal review on the helmet
          Last edited by chetanpulsar; 03-29-2009, 11:51 PM.
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          • ^^^ Are bhailog kyon jhagda kar rahe ho ;D

            @Chetan : again, i will repeat my point, i have no knowledge of the Daijya brand and so against it while comparing it with sparx (well known brand).
            Also the fact they do replace the helmet in case of a crash proves alot of things.(Abhi is baat pe mat jhagdo ki ye India main nahin hota).

            Just because a helmet fits well doesnot mean it holds well while crashing.
            This from a guy who himself uses Ninja and fasttrack helmet(Iska to naam hi nahin hai kahin) hehehehe but yeah compared ti Ninja i feel more secure in fasttrack even after a crash.

            @Sneh : dude am with u bro, let chetans head be in Daijya, I will buy Sparx

            PEACE !
            Aprilia RS 125 or Honda CB400 Vtec ..... which one will it be ??? I think its gonna be NINJA ZX 6R :-)

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            • I am a happy soul now
              By the way, there was a news in our beloved 2 wheeler magazine that Shark helmets will soon be launched in India. Looks like sab fattebaji thi.

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              • Originally posted by chilled_fire View Post
                ^^^ Are bhailog kyon jhagda kar rahe ho ;D

                @Chetan : again, i will repeat my point, i have no knowledge of the Daijya brand and so against it while comparing it with sparx (well known brand).
                Also the fact they do replace the helmet in case of a crash proves alot of things.(Abhi is baat pe mat jhagdo ki ye India main nahin hota).

                Just because a helmet fits well doesnot mean it holds well while crashing.
                This from a guy who himself uses Ninja and fasttrack helmet(Iska to naam hi nahin hai kahin) hehehehe but yeah compared ti Ninja i feel more secure in fasttrack even after a crash.

                @Sneh : dude am with u bro, let chetans head be in Daijya, I will buy Sparx

                PEACE !
                When they say they will provide a free replacement on crashed helmets.... this shows how low-cost helmets they are... the manufacturer wont be facing any losses while replacing many helmets. That is just my take.

                Theek hai.... personal opinions always differ
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                • Originally posted by snehmads View Post
                  I am a happy soul now
                  By the way, there was a news in our beloved 2 wheeler magazine that Shark helmets will soon be launched in India. Looks like sab fattebaji thi.
                  Which magazine?? And when are they launching?? any idea about costs??
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                  • Here you go : link
                    Everythink looks good in the news except the authenticity

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                    • Originally posted by chetanpulsar View Post
                      When they say they will provide a free replacement on crashed helmets.... this shows how low-cost helmets they are... the manufacturer wont be facing any losses while replacing many helmets. That is just my take.

                      Theek hai.... personal opinions always differ
                      Theek hai bhai teri lal ! hahahahaha
                      On a serious note- its not like we just send them a broken helmet.
                      U need to get a police report and also a note sayin how well the helmet faired
                      And BTW, how can u say its low cost helmet ? when u dont even know where Daijya is manufactured .
                      I somehow forgot the place in Pune where NV had mentioned Daijya is manufactured and mind u sir NV uses Daijya.

                      Now lets start a war here ... SPARX VS DAIJYA !!! hahahahahaha
                      Let mortal combat begin
                      Aprilia RS 125 or Honda CB400 Vtec ..... which one will it be ??? I think its gonna be NINJA ZX 6R :-)

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                      • Originally posted by snehmads View Post
                        Here you go : link
                        Everythink looks good in the news except the authenticity
                        Thanks for the link....

                        The news is from the Auto Expo it seems.... so it shud be authentic.
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                        • Originally posted by chilled_fire View Post
                          Theek hai bhai teri lal ! hahahahaha
                          On a serious note- its not like we just send them a broken helmet.
                          U need to get a police report and also a note sayin how well the helmet faired
                          And BTW, how can u say its low cost helmet ? when u dont even know where Daijya is manufactured .
                          I somehow forgot the place in Pune where NV had mentioned Daijya is manufactured and mind u sir NV uses Daijya.

                          Now lets start a war here ... SPARX VS DAIJYA !!! hahahahahaha
                          Let mortal combat begin
                          Abe....SparX is a low cost helmet range (from KBC).... they are almost the cheapest helmets you can buy internationally.

                          Thats nanapeth in Pune .... thats just a faltu thing that we keep saying coz Daijya is under contraversy .... not true actually.

                          Btw... how a helmet fits.... is the first thing you should check before buying a helmet (ofcourse the authenticity of the safety standards too).

                          Jung shuru hui kya??
                          Chetan

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                          • Originally posted by chetanpulsar View Post
                            Abe....SparX is a low cost helmet range (from KBC).... they are almost the cheapest helmets you can buy internationally.
                            Sparx is a low cost helmet from KBC ! and then too u think its NOT better than Daijya ?????? jisko koi mata pita nahin, jo lawaris hai ........
                            I rest my case my lord !
                            Last edited by chilled_fire; 03-30-2009, 12:16 AM.
                            Aprilia RS 125 or Honda CB400 Vtec ..... which one will it be ??? I think its gonna be NINJA ZX 6R :-)

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                            • Tum log dangal mein utro, mujhe padhna hai. NV ko mat kheecho is sab mein to better hai. Jab helmet lena hi nahi to, ladna hi kaye ko?
                              Chetan, just check Shark's network on its site. Sab gaon khede mein bech rahe hai to India mein kya problem hai inko?
                              Last edited by snehmads; 03-30-2009, 12:22 AM. Reason: mistake in name

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                              • Originally posted by chilled_fire View Post
                                Sparx is a low cost helmet from KBC ! and then too u think its better than Daijya ?????? jisko koi mata pita nahin, jo lawaris hai ........
                                I rest my case my lord !
                                Sirjee .... I never said SparX is better than Daijya
                                Chetan

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