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Arai RX7-V

Post by badseeds on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 4:30 am

I'd worn my old Arai Axces II pretty much every day for almost three years and I decided to pension it off. I manage to get a good deal on a plain white one from Crossan Motorcycles in Norn Iron that included a genuine black visor and another Pinlock insert.

The fit was perfect right outta the box. All the vents work amazingly well; you can actually feel air being drawn out the back of the lid! There's also a little skirt under the chinbar that does a good job of keeping the wind off your neck.

Issues? The new VAS visor system is very fiddly compared to the old SAL and SAI version; it was possible that swap visors in less than ten seconds, more like 30 seconds now :-( 


Also, there's a draft twixt the visor and seal that makes my left eye water at high speed. I've tried adjusting the baseplates, to no avail. I need to take it to an Arai service bod.


I've had the lid for six weeks now and covered around 2500 miles in it; I'm very happy. 



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Re: Arai RX7-V

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 7:43 am

I got an Axcess II last September - the ventilation on *that* is so much superior to my old Caberg V2 - the RX7-V must be truly amazing if it is better! (that or my Caberg was awful, hang on...)

On an entirely different note: 4.30 AM is bloody early to be on this forum! I'm guessing that you are on here before work... affraid
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Re: Arai RX7-V

Post by badseeds on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 7:50 am

I work nights at a desk job with an array of computer screens within the NHS, which is why I'm up at silly o'clock :-)
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Re: Arai RX7-V

Post by ashcroc on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 10:11 am

badseeds wrote:I work nights at a desk job with an array of computer screens within the NHS, which is why I'm up at silly o'clock :-)

ICU nurse?
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Post by badseeds on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 10:35 am

ashcroc wrote:

badseeds wrote:I work nights at a desk job with an array of computer screens within the NHS, which is why I'm up at silly o'clock :-)



ICU nurse?


I'm a despatch controller for the out-of-hours service. It's getting busy now Winter's here
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Post by ashcroc on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 11:59 am

I can imagine.  I used to be a porter working mainly nights & sometimes in a&e.  It always seemed to get busier when the weather got wet & cold.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 25 Nov 2016, 2:24 pm

badseeds wrote:I work nights at a desk job with an array of computer screens within the NHS, which is why I'm up at silly o'clock :-)

... dispatch controller...


Ah! I see. Sounds like hard work.

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