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Author Topic: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back  (Read 2323 times)

Talcecom

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HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« on: November 08, 2009, 12:49:50 AM »
Check out the return of the Dot approved HCI retro helments for under $50.
[urlhttp://www.jafrum.com/motorcycle-helmets?search=HCI+DOT+50][/url]

http://www.jafrum.com/motorcycle-helmets?search=HCI+DOT+50

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 01:21:05 AM »
I would like to point out that they are available for less money in our store
http://store.royalenfieldusa.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=helmet&x=0&y=0

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 01:55:57 AM »
What was the issue with the recall?



I must retreat to my place of Zen and meditate on this.

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 02:03:06 AM »
When the manufacturer tested them independently he found that they did not pass the puncture test. It has taken well over a year for the guy to deal with the govt agencies. Most of them he caught before the container even got here.

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 02:54:42 PM »
I bought a new HCI retro helmet and its pretty good, however it is a lot bigger than my old one I found.  I can see why the old style was not DOT approved but it looks a lot better on my big head since its smaller, now I have the traditional mushroom look going on.  The new helmet is warmer and has ear and neck flaps and is a bit less noisy. 

I am keeping the old one for hot summer days though, I know vanity over safety.......

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 03:26:40 PM »
For my oval head, the HCI fits much better, and is also much quieter than the Davida.  With a little cosmetic modification, it looks just as good, too.

There seems to be some pricing variation depending on where you look in this site, though;  The link syas they're $40 but inside it says they're $90.  What's up there?

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 03:28:46 PM »
PS;  I've dealt with Jafrum and I wouldn't wish their customer service on anyone I liked.  THEY SUCK DOOR KNOBS!
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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2009, 05:53:48 PM »
PS;  I've dealt with Jafrum and I wouldn't wish their customer service on anyone I liked.  THEY SUCK DOOR KNOBS!

I bought a leather jacket from them 6 yrs ago, and they were great. Price was right, jacket held up well, and it was quickly delivered.
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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2009, 05:57:01 PM »
PS;  I've dealt with Jafrum and I wouldn't wish their customer service on anyone I liked.  THEY SUCK DOOR KNOBS!

Br. Ernie, do they suck doorknobs as a rule or just as a habit?  :D
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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2009, 06:36:19 PM »
For my oval head, the HCI fits much better, and is also much quieter than the Davida.  With a little cosmetic modification, it looks just as good, too.

Ernie, I like what you've done to the helmet. What kind of paint did you use? Does it stick well enough?

Jeff

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2009, 08:41:49 PM »
Red pin stripe tape and clear coat.  It just needed to have the matt finish evened out to get a shiny look.  Some electrical tape around the edge.  Easy-peasy and Bob's your uncle.


When I got that helmet, the rear snap for the goggle stap stay would not un-snap.  I called customer service and they told me to be more firm.  I was and the whole assembly came right out of the helmet!  Another call;  "I'm sorry, but we can't offer refunds or exchanges on USED helmets"   Uh-huh.  I haven't worn it on the bike yet, and I was following YOUR directions.  'I'm sorry, but you abused the helmet and that voids any warranty." 

I'm still steamed.  I had to put a small bolt through the back of the helmet because I DO use that little strap.
Bernie, you lucked out. 
Bernie is lucky in so many things.
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The Garbone

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 09:46:39 PM »
Next time use a butter knife and sorta wedge it in there and pop her out... Its worked for me..
Gary
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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009, 10:03:10 PM »
Gosh Uncle,
You break the damn helmet and want a new one.
You break the aluminum tank baffle and expect them to fix it.
Next you'll break your real tail light switch and blame someone. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009, 10:10:46 PM »
How the heck did you know about that tail light?

Anyway, I've been all over this thing.  I'm going in deep when the light is better tomorrow. 


Did I tell you about that light?  Are you taking advantage of my dementia?  You'll get old someday- you just wait.  Ya know- you're either part of the solution, or part of the problem. 
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Blue Ridge Wheeltor

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Re: HCI Retro Dot 50 Helments are Back
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2009, 10:14:15 PM »
Unk,
You don't have to fix the tail light, because......














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