Testing Shark lid

Chris Gale

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Currently testing out the shark carbon gt helmet for work.....get to keep it for a nominal sum after if I like it .
If someone is thinking of getting one , reply to the thread and I will give you an honest review . First impressions are that its miles ahead of the Spartan carbon range .
 

holligl

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Post a picture please! Is it a modular?

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I have been using Arai XD since they first became available but today after going through the crazy process of changing the Faceshield I am seriously thinking about switching brands, switching faceshield on Arai helmets has always been over complicated.
So yes I am very interested in your review and pictures.
 

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I have the ARAI Corsair, and my kid has the Signet. They both have "tool less" face shields. Very easy, and very quick to change. I'd say easily less than a minute to go from light to dark face shield, or vice versa
 

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I have been using Arai XD since they first became available but today after going through the crazy process of changing the Faceshield I am seriously thinking about switching brands, switching faceshield on Arai helmets has always been over complicated.
So yes I am very interested in your review and pictures.
I use a shoei hornet x2. It is toolless and changes without removing the peak. Takes me a couple minutes, including on/off the head and unpacking the other visor from the tank bag.

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My shark lasted less than 2 months. At that point the chin bar took 2 hands to move to the rear or to the front to latch.

The company wouldn't honor the warranty or even offer to take a look at the helmet. Their only response was good luck with whoever you bought it from..... I'll never spend a penny on one of their products again. Too bad they don't care about their customer service I liked the idea of them.
 

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Now I’m wondering what you meant by “tool less” maybe that means you need a nickel or whatever small change Arai recommends ? I use a screwdriver. Many years ago I owned a Arai Signet and it had one plastic screw on each side to hold the faceshield in place along with a plastic snap on cover that was rather difficult to remove if you weren’t experienced with it and a plastic washer so in my opinion there was nothing simple about it.
The XD uses 2 of those plastic screws along with a tiny plastic spacer-gasket type thing that only fits properly one way, today when I took it apart that tiny gasket fell out but luckily I saw it happen and after a bunch of fumbling around managed to get it back in place.
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I have the ARAI Corsair, and my kid has the Signet. They both have "tool less" face shields. Very easy, and very quick to change. I'd say easily less than a minute to go from light to dark face shield, or vice versa
 
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Now I’m wondering what you meant by “too less” maybe that means you need a nickel or whatever small change Arai recommends ? I use a screwdriver. Many years ago I owned a Arai Signet and it had one plastic screw on each side to hold the faceshield in place along with a plastic snap on cover that was rather difficult to remove if you weren’t experienced with it and a plastic washer so in my opinion there was nothing simple about it.
The XD uses 2 of those plastic screws along with a tiny plastic spacer-gasket type thing that only fits properly one way, today when I took it apart that tiny gasket fell out but luckily I saw it happen and after a bunch of fumbling around managed to get it back in place.
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Nope. I had something similar to what you're talking about. They've changed it. There's a lever, that lives under the side cowls, that you push up. Then lift the visor up fully, then off. Reverse to put back on. Slickest thing I've seen for visor change.
 

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Thanks for the reply, so far I’ve owned every version of the XD so hopefully they will greatly improve the shield mounting on the next model and maybe I will buy another one someday.

Nope. I had something similar to what you're talking about. They've changed it. There's a lever, that lives under the side cowls, that you push up. Then lift the visor up fully, then off. Reverse to put back on. Slickest thing I've seen for visor change.
 

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I just found some other videos about changing the Signet X's visor. Looks like they changed it again, and not necessarily for the better. Looks more complicated. I love the version I have.
 
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