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Best Place To Buy An Arai Helmet?

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by WERA49, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. WERA49

    WERA49

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    Arai Quantum's are my favorite helmet. I need a new one. My dealer wants $499 for the Re-Entry Quantum II that I like.

    I know that Arai has a policy of dealer sales only. I understand why. My question is, which dealer has the best prices on Arai's?

    Eyespy, maybe you'll know. I've not bought a helmet in approx. five years.
     
  2. RBR

    RBR

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    I picked-up my Arai Quantum-f Re-Entry on Ebay for $290.00. Ebay dealer was powersport-closeouts and everything was fine (brand new in the box/tags etc..). Most store-fronts were asking $550.00 retail for it.

    The Quantum-f, although very comfortable, has a lot of wind-noise so I alway wear my plugs with it.

    I guess Arai felt that discount warehouses were diminishing their brand image. But as long as you know your size why not order & save money?
     


  3. WERA49

    WERA49

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    I've heard about helmet scams on eBay.

    I've not looked on eBay in approx. a month. I'll check again.
     
  4. Compy

    Compy CompensateWhat?

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    Neither here nor there
    My boss bought his Arai on Ebay for $275, brand new. There are a couple good dealers there, just check the feedback before you bid.
     
  5. k12lts

    k12lts

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    I've bought an Arai and a Shoei on Ebay. Sometimes you have to wait a while for the one you want to be availble but I you are patient you can get a deal

    Check the sellers feedback and watch out for excessive shipping charges. There are deals to be had.
     
  6. WERA49

    WERA49

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    Ohio
    I've looked on eBay. All that is available are the Quantum F, not the Quantum II. The new model has a removable liner and comes in a color that I like better.

    My Quantum E has been an excellent helmet.

    I've got time. I won't need a new helmet until Spring. Surely, I can find a decent price by then.
     
  7. Jayock

    Jayock

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    I order all my stuff from MRI - www.ridersinc.com; I always shop around for anything I buy, and have never found a better price on anything ive been looking for. Great customer service too.
     
  8. Eyespy

    Eyespy Proud Infidel

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    Sep 2, 2004
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    I am preferential to Shoei helmets, so I have not kept pace with retail pricing trends on Arai or other helmet brands. Especially ever since Arai introduced their B&M dealer only sales policy. It's been quite a long time since I have had any need to visit any retail motorcycle accessories physical location, because of other resources and affiliations available to me. I'm sorry I was of no help in this instance.
     
  9. Jayock

    Jayock

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    One thing I love about shoei is that they will inspect your helmet after a drop or crash for free.
     
  10. RoyG

    RoyG NSDQ

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    They don't have Arai helmets, but they do have most other makes. Also they have pretty good closeouts on last years styles.

    Motorcyle Super Store
     
  11. beemerphile

    beemerphile CLM

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    I just bought an Arai Quantum on eBay for $125! It was nearly new and when I got it I could not tell that it had ever been worn. I watched for about a month before the right one came along that didn't get bid up past my strike price. If you know the size and will settle for a solid color, you can do well there. I agree that the Arai Quantum is the best lid yet for my head. Arai Signets and Shoeis are both too oblong for me. - Lee
     
  12. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Try CycleGear.com They have great prices
     
  13. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    I got my quantum-f with the raptor color onebay for about $200. It was barely used, and still had that new-helmet smell. I feel I got an awesome price on an awesome helmet.

    Again check ebay.
     
  14. Glockfather

    Glockfather

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    I've used Brockton Cycle for Arai helmets before. Very good pricing.

    www.brocktoncycle.com

    Ask for Ed.