Decent quality helmets?

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by johngooding, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    I have a really good helmet, but its old and slightly damaged from falling off the bike,(the helmet, me not in it at the time).
    I have to go to Bangkok and like to know if anywhere else except Paddock, (hear worrying reports about their old stock)
    Siam superbike still looks good on website, but may not still be open??
    I will not buy mail order, I must try for fit
    Any recent experience or advice please.
     
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  3. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Hi John

    heard that RED BARON has nice helmet's, not seen by my self.
    Ebay also has good selection but if you dont wanna buy from mail order then that is our of joice, but it's way way cheaper.
    get helmet from there wiht in 10K when same helmet in TH cost 25K

    http://www.redbaronbkk.com/
     
  4. tropicaljohno

    tropicaljohno Ol'Timer

  5. tomdegerth

    tomdegerth Ol'Timer

    Indeed yes, Siamsuperbike is closed. Biggest selection of helmets is in Paddock, and after their latest mega-sale they might have some new stuff on the shelves now.
    But as i have warned about before, dont dare go in there just to look around and not buy anything....the grandma there will be pissed off.

    Tom
     
  6. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Thanks for the replies
    I thought Siam SB was gone, but their website is still up and running with product details, prices etc. Very misleading

    I will try Fast Corner and maybe Mr T and Red Baron as well before treating Paddock as a last option. Will post results
     
  7. KZ

    KZ Ol'Timer

    I wouldn't buy a helmet through eBay, the fit is most important, and no two helmets are the same.
     
  8. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    John, I've recently bought one AIROH helmet at Fastcorner in Chiang Mai, perfect helmet, please see also my post in the buy & sell section. Cheers Franz
     
  9. madjbs

    madjbs Ol'Timer

  10. cdrw

    cdrw Ol'Timer

    I bought an HJC helmet which meets the current Euro safety standards after reading the below helmet review:
    http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/gearb ... et_review/

    The HJC FG-14 helmet was 6k-Bt at Paddock, in BKK. A fine helmet...if it fits you properly...otherwise look at other brands.
     
  11. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Thanks CDRW for a very informative link.
    Ended up with a headache trying to take it all in. Definately a good reference to the subject.
    If one buys a helmet here with what looks like a Standard compliance sticker, can one be sure that the sticker is not just copied like the rest of the design?
     
  12. cdrw

    cdrw Ol'Timer

    [quote quote="johngoodingIf one buys a helmet here with what looks like a Standard compliance sticker, can one be sure that the sticker is not just copied like the rest of the design?
    IMHO...Personally, I'd not put much faith in claimed safety certifications for any Thai helmet. e.g. Consider that any brand can _claim_ they meet DOT standards...as there is no verification system by DOT. Yet, I'd not question the certifications of any of the well known manufacturers of helmets.

    With that said, I'll admit that I wear a Thai helmet when tooling around Pattaya on my little moto :shock: ... but always wear my 'good' helmet when on major thoroughfares or on my dirt bke :eek:

    I'd neglected to also include the following info on various helmet weights in my earlier post: FWIW...
    http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle- ... eights.htm
     
  13. mikerust

    mikerust Ol'Timer

    Do helmets have a shelf life?

    Iv'e never had any problems at Paddock. Walked in chose a helmet, the colour of which they didn't have in my size S. So they showed my two other colours in small. I vacilated and chose the red one. Paid the money got a free T shirt , a discount and a flash light.

    Paddock is easier to get to on the MRT than RB. Mr. T is Ok in a taxi. Bought my bike there and get it serviced there.
     
  14. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Purchased an Arai RX7 in Fast corner. Fast Corner a quick motorcy taxi ride on same road as Chong Nonsi BTS. Shop very helpful, spoke English, no problem me trying several for a few minutes each. Even changed the internal lining for the style I wanted. Keeps spare linings and visors in stock.
    Of course my head seemed a best fit for one of the most expensive helmets, small discount ended up at 21,000 Baht. Sounds a lot but, what is your head worth. I googled the helmet, found it is current top of the range Arai and sells in the UK for £499, so actually cheaper in Thailand.
    So thanks for the help on this one.
     
  15. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Good on you John, saved abt 10000thb,, that is 312L of 95 gasolene :wink:
     
  16. mikerust

    mikerust Ol'Timer

    I like this one!

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  17. tropicaljohno

    tropicaljohno Ol'Timer

    Anyone tried 118bikes.com

    They have a shop in Bangkok just off Lat Phro Road

    Friend just been in there bought helmet, jacket, pants, and boots

    just wondered how good their products are
     
  18. Azoulay

    Azoulay Ol'Timer

    Hi, Friends,

    I would recommand to visit often RED BARON in Bangkok, has they heve from time to time, very good prices on Japanese helmets and have promotions. Issue is that they have by limited numbers (maybe through their Japanese connection) I think in direct import from Japan and you have to take it when available.

    They won't have all sizes i per model but prices are really good for the good quality they provide.

    Cheers
     
  19. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    And here's the one I bought. Apparently colours of Norri Haga in MotoGP.
    I decided the head is high enough to be seen by other drivers and so should be as visible as possible. especially as my bike is Black.

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  20. E3L0

    E3L0 Ol'Timer

    I went there to have a try-on fest then get what I wanted from ebay (1-piece leathers, not helmet) once I knew what size I was. It was a really hot day and I was sweating like a pig into all their new leathers.

    Trouble was I found leathers that fitted perfectly despite me being half giraffe. I couldn't risk not finding them on ebay so I parted with 38k for them. I guess grandma won in the end.

    johngooding that is a cool helmet.
     

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