Let’s talk retro style helmets

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How do you like the V3? Does the fit compare to other brands?
How do you like the aviator goggles?
What Lewis jacket is that?

Sorry for all the questions lol

I have a brand new Schott Prefecto leather jacket that I only wore 2 times now. I currently have a bell bullitt carbon helmet I wear while riding my Dominator and it seems the jacket pushes my helmet forward on me head and drives my head downward. Can’t wait for it to break in. To stiff.
Davida V3 is newish first impressions are good, you need pull open the shell to get in your head the fit is snug but it doesn’t move up at higher speeds, which I like. I need to test on a longer rides to see if wearing glasses causes any discomfort because of the close fit.
Aviator goggles seem very good and fit inside the v3 shell which my previous Bolle safety goggles didn’t.

The LL jacket is 70’s Europa which has enough room to fit my Knox armoured shirt under which works well. I also have a newish Lewis jacket bought from Urban Rider in London they collaborated with Lewis to produce armoured versions of the Monza and Racing jackets, expensive but have the heritage that no other brand can match other than Schott’s Perfecto.
 

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I preferred my motocross goggles that I used with a previous open face helmet but the opening on this one is narrower so I couldn't use them. I tried some old Stadium split lens ones but I had forgotten how horrible they were in the wet and dark. Now I have nearly forgotten how ridiculously expensive the Aviators are they are they're fine. I did buy a another pair of cheap copies off fleabay with clear lenses to avoid the faffing around of swapping them about but they are less comfortable. I wouldn't buy another pair of genuine ones if something happened to them.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/322991365916

BTW, the helmet is LS2 and not LSL.

Bargain! Would the Aviator copies fit in the v3 shell do you know?
 
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Wore my Davida 92 for the first time today. Not nearly as snug and quiet as the Jet. I like it. Been in the box for 2 years.
 
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Wore my Davida 92 for the first time today. Not nearly as snug and quiet as the Jet. I like it. Been in the box for 2 years
Lol. Glad we could help you bring it out of hibernation lol.

Have a picture of it?
 

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WARNING!! Don’t buy from 9MC VINTAGE.

I placed my order on April 3rd
Made payment in full with PayPal, haven’t received any confirmation from 9MC after they withdrew from my account and received my money.
I called both of their phone numbers multiple times with no answer, left multiple voice mails, emailed them multiple times with no response back.

I filed a dispute claim with PayPal to get my money back, and now waiting as PayPal says may take up to 30 days.

I contacted Davida on instagram and they asked me to email them full details and any transactions I have through PayPal, also to include any info of 9MC.

Pisses me off when vendors never follow through or worse take your money and send no product or confirmation.

$577.00 USD and nothing.
 

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Not defending them Scott, but only 8 working days elapsed there, maybe they’re just a tad slow?
 

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Scott,
Confirms my thoughts about the incompatibility of motorcycle related sales and customer service.
I am in the same position but waiting for a bike...

Edit: although FE does have a point.
 

Voodooo

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Not defending them Scott, but only 8 working days elapsed there, maybe they’re just a tad slow?
I understand
But they never answer their business phone and they provide their cell phone number on their website and never answer that as well.
They don’t return phone calls or emails. They took my payment but provided no confirmation. The only confirmation I have is from PayPal.

It literally takes 5 minutes or less to pick up the phone and call someone back after leaving 4 voice mails and the same time to return someones email.

Customer service nowadays sucks!
 
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Is that the place in the Carolinas? It takes weeks to get a David a here in the US if not a halfy. They put the order in, its manufactured fresh then shipped. Took about 5 or 6 weeks. However, no acknowledgement, receipt or communications is piss poor business practice.
 
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Voodooo

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Is that the place in the Carolinas? It takes weeks to get a David a here in the US if bit a halfy. They put the order in, its manufactured fresh then shipped. Took about 5 or 6 weeks. However, no acknowledgement, receipt or communications is piss poor business practice.
Yes in South Carolina.

Funny thing is I called Moto-Amore in California and they carry many in stock.
 
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Thats where I got my second one. First was a Jet (better helmet) second is a ninety two. Supposed to be DOT....nothing on it proves that. I was going to send it back because the ninety two interior, especially the ear pads, were not as good so the helmet didn't fit the same. Lady on the phone sent me the pads from the Jet and it worked out well. I really can't complain about their service. Sorry you are having a hard time. I originally thought they had the helmets in stock too. Could be just the style I wanted. Waited for over a month for the first one too from the UK. Cost a lot more because of the shipping. Much better deal in South Carolina.
 
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Actually....since I bought my first Davida...the prices have dropped on the helmets AND the shipping. Check eBay. From 288.00 US from the UK and only 29+ for shipping. I paid 600 bucks total for my first Jet.
 

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Actually....since I bought my first Davida...the prices have dropped on the helmets AND the shipping. Check eBay. From 288.00 US from the UK and only 29+ for shipping. I paid 600 bucks total for my first Jet.
The eBay listing come from Moto Amore. That’s how I got in contact with them. Apparently they are the importer.
 

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Ok, I have decided to risk the wrath of you traditionalists! In for a penny.

I love the look of the open face helmet and goggles. It is just how the original Cafe Racers would have protected their skulls and really fits with the classic Norton look. No question. With the pretty radical riding position on the CR, it would greatly improve the over the shoulder visibility for old dudes like me.

That said, I cannot bring myself to wear an open face helmet for purely safety reasons. We would all have seen the stats relating to the high percentage of crash damage that happens in the chin area. My mates and I ride pretty hard and my mind set is that the full face helmet is an essential.

Would love to know how you guys judge/rationalise your helmet choice.

Long live Norton

Steve
 
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