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Old Feb 22nd 2017, 09:50 AM   #11
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i believe you had the cerwinsky dont remember thats going back about 5 years or so. there are many things i like about the bell helmets and many other companies have been copying them.

the main thing with bell was ventilation. second for me was price. third was the transition shield. the reason bell isnt the end all (again just for me) was its fit was just slightly off especially for the old stars.. this kept the bell for me as a street helmet. this new star should be slightly smaller which will make it spot on for me personally.

we shall see come friday
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Old Feb 22nd 2017, 10:25 AM   #12
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RIGHT ON!!!

Cant wait for as many pics as the system allows you to add!
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I'm 3 months into purchasing the Race Star Ace Cafe and I love it...except for the non detents on the shield position.
For those of us whom street ride in the summer heat or get caught in the rain and have fogging issues...extra airflow and ventilation is needed.

I added my own detents to the hinges in about a half hour...and they work great!

I placed the helmet on my head and raised the shield positioned where I wanted the opening to be.
I removed the helmet...keeping the opened position and noting where the shield nub that clicks into the factory detents were located.
I removed both hinges...bolted them together so my work would be symmetrical and marked my desired location of my new detents.
Using a round file...I added two additional notches, one a quarter of the way up the hinge and another just under the halfwaypoint, the same size depth as the factory detents and added a slight flair to help with the transition in and out of the added notches.

Rescrewed the hinges back on the helmet and installed the shield...and WALA...
Two additional shield openings where my eyes are still protected...but have added airflow...
(My first notch...just under the halfway point, before my second additional notch
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 09:38 AM   #14
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i had a race star carbon new gen and it was great but i sold it and continued to wear Arai
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 03:17 PM   #15
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how does the Bell Star Race compare to Arai Corsair X?
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 11:12 PM   #16
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I bought a standard star to try as a precursor for buying the pro.
I love the helmet on the street, but found that the visor opening heavily obscured
viewing when in a crouch on the track. Believe that the pro and race aperture is slightly
different, but its something to be aware of.

Spare visor elements are crazy expensive also.

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Old Jun 7th 2017, 06:35 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by jyli19 View Post
how does the Bell Star Race compare to Arai Corsair X?
its hard to say because it all depends on your mellon. i personally have never been an arai guy. never fit me correctly so i stayed away.

im a shoei guy fits my head absolutely perfect.

with that being said here are my thoughts regardless of brand.

this is the top offering from bell it is on par IMO to any other brands top helmet.

big field of vision

insane amount of ventilation.

helmet is loud doesnt matter to me as i wear custom headphones.

if the helmet fits you well go for it i think bell does a good job. for me it fits very well not as good as the shoei but close.
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Originally Posted by 990Glen View Post
I bought a standard star to try as a precursor for buying the pro.
I love the helmet on the street, but found that the visor opening heavily obscured
viewing when in a crouch on the track. Believe that the pro and race aperture is slightly
different, but its something to be aware of.

Spare visor elements are carzy expensive also.
standard star is actually the old bell rs1 and is different from the race and pro star.
its like the x14 vs the rf1200 from shoei.
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