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    I have the changes document in my jacket pocket to save time
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    Buying these type of products from a source that can provide no road /safety,knowledge at all.
    Unless your full bottle on all manufacturing process ,yer going blow your coin/brains out.
    There are safety rating sites on the web that can help.
    But where talking, Perth,

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Skitzo View Post
    Good luck talking your way out of a fine with WAPOL if you get pulled up riding with a helmet that doesn't have the AS sticker on it...
    Not so, as Hati says below either standard is fine and Heretic posted the relevant piece of legislation in the post above yours

    Quote Originally Posted by Hati View Post
    AS OR ECE sticker and doesn't have to be on the helmet, in the helmet is also fine. My Schuberth has the ECE sticker inside only for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    Fractures are a common result from helmet impact-- design is to transfer impact to collar bone,and break them to prevent spinal/neck injuries..don't forget whiplash injuries ( which can be fatal)
    Is anyone gonna mention the Law change that allows euro std helmets..? and not just AU/NZ std ????
    +1 On it saving your head by transerence of load, I have a collarbone that was broken in 3 places from going head first into the ground but the CB broke, not my neck

    As above Heretic posted the relevant legislation


    Quote Originally Posted by dwillia View Post
    I have the changes document in my jacket pocket to save time
    Do this ^^ If you are really worried the cops are going to be arseholes about it As KK said I'd be more worried about the brand and quality of the helmet than who it's purchased off so while I wouldn't have an issue with eBay per se I'd just be wanting to make sure it was a decent brand and fit was correct, I've had a good run with OGK/Kabuto helemts as they fit my head shape and are comfy and well made but only cost around the $450-$550 mark compared to a Shoei/Arai of the same quality
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    I've bought my last 6 helmets online;

    2 x Arai direct for Japan, as you can't get the design here and they worked out about $200 less each. (Both from japan.webike.net)

    2 x Arai from the USA, again saving about $200-$300 each. (Motomummy and MotorCycles508)

    1 x Icon for Maya form the USA which I found on eBay.

    And 1 x AGV from Germany which was about a $500 saving compared to buying it here. (FC-Moto)

    There is nothing wrong with buying a helmet overseas and most of the time I use eBay to locate one that I like and then go direct to the shop's website as opposed to buying through their eBay store, saving ~5% again as you're not paying the bay commission.

    Provided you buy a known, reputable brand, there are literally hundreds of shops selling them online, it's quite easy to find what you are after without risking non-delivery or imitation product.

    As for safety, one of the Arai's I purchased was the one I had my massive crash in on the track, 200kph head first into the tarmac.


    EDIT: 7 helmets from overseas, bought a Lorenzo Xlite while in Singapore, but walked into a shop and grabbed that one.

    Double EDIT: 8 Helmets from overseas, another one of Maya's Arai's was from Motomummy.
    Last edited by TurboR1; 27-10-2018 at 12:55 PM.
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    As above - if you have had say, an Aari in the past and know a large fits your scone, go nuts. But if you're selecting one off the net without knowing if it fits your head shape then it's a bit of a lottery. If I bought say, a Bell or a Shoei off the net without knowing anything about their fit I'd have to on-sell it because they just don't fit my scone (Bell don't always have cut outs for four eyes, and I must have a cone head cos it feels like Shoei's don't fit snugly around the top of my head). Also things like weight, venting, wind noise etc to consider - though granted the last two can't really be tested until you go for a ride.

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    Name brand Fake helmets are a thing, a big thing. FAKE branded everything online is a big thing. if you shop online from overseas you'd want to be real sure about who you are dealing with, including helmets that have a "sticker". Its just a sticker. Can you spot a fake?? I think not, well not until its too far late.

    example : https://www.morebikes.co.uk/51444/wa...lmets-on-sale/

    I bought an ALDI helmet because I wanted a budget helmet for my budget sportsbike, trust the brand and it had an accreditation sticker and a warranty and a return policy and a shop up the road. I got exactly what I paid for.

    And yep, my head is worth $79.95. Every cent of it And it fits well.
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    I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality


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    Well, if you think a $160 Arai is legit, chances are you don't have much to protect in the first place. And it would be best for everyone if you did buy it and tested it immediately.
    Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    Well, if you think a $160 Arai is legit, chances are you don't have much to protect in the first place. And it would be best for everyone if you did buy it and tested it immediately.

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    I have a fake internet connection from fake Telstra so I can buy fake everything from a fake Ebay.

    So hard to tell the real from the ..... you guessed it.....

    It's OK.... I use a fake account and fake funds transfer.

    As for Arai helmets..pfftt. Are they made in China or Taiwan for Arai..? Nup!!

    Handmade by the family business in Japan. Yet they are relatively inexpensive...
    " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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    I have a $100 eBay Aari, and after my crash it protected me from severe brain damageamageamage
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    Well, if you think a $160 Arai is legit, chances are you don't have much to protect in the first place. And it would be best for everyone if you did buy it and tested it immediately.
    agreed ! but what if it was similar price to a proper one? no one would know.

    i bet you they still sold a stack of them.
    I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality


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    I've got a fake cock ( since the operation) it protects every one I come in close contact with from unwanted pregnancys
    Edit :
    I got it in "throbing pink" to keep the wife happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Water pig View Post
    I've got a fake cock ( since the operation) it protects every one I come in close contact with from unwanted pregnancys
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    I got it in "throbing pink" to keep the wife happy
    She can't tell the difference.....?
    " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    She can't tell the difference.....?
    I'm not sure why it matters?

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    You brought it up....

    Mm mmmm! We were just buying helmets off the internet..? eh?
    " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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    Yes Greg, helmets on the net

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    Why so srs.....Wa Pig...?
    " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heretic View Post
    agreed ! but what if it was similar price to a proper one? no one would know.
    The trick is to use your brain.

    Again there are clues, and a smart way of going about it. A bit of research and engaging the grey matter which you are planning on protecting will pay dividends.
    This is not just true for helmets... BUT EVERY SINGLE thing you are thinking of buying on line. There is also fake Brembo, Öhlins, Akrapovic available online as well.

    The trick is to use your brain

    Step one; search for a reputable brand of helmet you want. (Arai, Shoei, X-Lite, AGV, Suomy....)
    Step two; research the company selling it, if it's WangChung out of butt fuck China or Ivan out of Vladivostok you might want to walk away.
    Step three; once you have found what you want, go to the company's direct website to save even more money. I use eBay as a search engine to find suppliers.

    Basically stick with reputable suppliers... there are many and you stand to save a lot of money and still get genuine gear.

    The trick is to use your brain.

    I've used the following all without issue;
    https://japan.webike.net
    https://www.omniaracing.net
    https://www.motomummy.com/
    https://www.baysideperformance.com
    https://www.reactiveparts.com
    https://www.motodex.eu
    https://www.fc-moto.de
    https://www.motoin.de

    Again, and I can't stress this highly enough, is use your brain and some common sense. I understand that this is monumental stretch for some, but give it a crack at least twice in case you did it wrong the first time. The idea here is that you are saving a few hundred dollars here and there, not picking up items for 1/10th of their value.

    As an example;
    Arai Pedrosa Samurai ~ $1160 delivered from an Australian supplier off eBay;
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Arai...tOuA:rk:9:pf:0

    Same helmet from Japan, just on $800 delivered;
    https://japan.webike.net/products/22897226.html

    The trick is to use your brain.

    Now I'm not sure what you want to do with the other $300, but a set of boots sound nice.

    Again these are reputable companies and suppliers. Many of them have been around for decades and their customer base is larger than the entire Australian motorcycle industry as they have embraced a global customer supply over simply cutting the throat of the shop down the road.

    And finally in case I haven't mentioned it earlier is use your brain, and happy shopping.
    Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"
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    I've got some good deals from here before... https://www.chromeburner.com/helmets/

    Free worldwide shipping on orders over US$300. 5 days to your door from the Netherlands.
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    Has anyone purchased anything overseas since harvey norman got his way and overseas websites are required to collect The Aus government’s 10% GST?

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