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    Default Helmets

    Purchased a NUVO helmet at the NEC bike show....... trouble is reckon i cocked up as can't find owt about them at all and thinking i have wasted my cash.....they have a web site that i googled but a lot of it says coming soon...


    Its a Black and yellow Nuvo SP2 helmet I paid £120 for it and thinking might flog it on and get a Shoei to just make me feel better

    Anyone know owt about NUVO ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIN CAN View Post
    Purchased a NUVO helmet at the NEC bike show....... trouble is reckon i cocked up as can't find owt about them at all and thinking i have wasted my cash.....they have a web site that i googled but a lot of it says coming soon...


    Its a Black and yellow Nuvo SP2 helmet I paid £120 for it and thinking might flog it on and get a Shoei to just make me feel better

    Anyone know owt about NUVO ?
    never heard of that make (and i'm an advanced instructor with 10 years in the instructor game)

    doesnt even feature in the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    if it has the euro standard markings then it will be legal but how safe is it? - without seeing the sharp star rating i wouldnt want it on my head

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    thats their web site, contacted some of the dealers for UK who replied saying stock coming in 2009 new helmet but i am thin king i fooked up when buying it.....trouble is newbie and all at the bike show i just loved the look and feel but now i'm wondering...

    How often do helmets sell on ebay, i mean as i haven't even done my DAS yet its not an issue but would like to sell it really and get a Shoei i think now. Its noe been worn or onboxed. Its still got the stickers on th visor etc etc......

    Would i stand a chance in flogging it ?



    side note as the test hasn't changed yet has the price changed much for DAS? I am looking local to book up ASAP and some have whacked prices up over £100
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    Default Re: Helmets

    the first words out of an instructors mouth in element A of a cbt are "never buy a second hand helmet"

    so in theory, no one will buy it - however, there are lots of knobs on ebay that will buy any old shite

    DO NOT buy a helmet on ebay - sell yes, buy - no

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    lol thats what i thought to be honest but i can't believe at the NEC these were being flogged A LOT...... plenty of pissed of people then
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    ya live and learn mate!

    my advice has always been - do not buy any kit untill after your CBT as the first hour of CBT is a full clothing chat, do CBT on its own and not as part of a course - always tell your instructor that you want to do a das course (even if you dont) - always ask to see your instructors warrant card (and make a note of the number there and then - they think you are a plant from the dsa and you get the full vip treatment!)

    make sure you get a minimum 2 hours on the road as your element e road ride (that is the legal minimum)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIN CAN View Post



    side note as the test hasn't changed yet has the price changed much for DAS? I am looking local to book up ASAP and some have whacked prices up over £100

    the test fee has gone up to £80 but the actual test is the same untill march 30th.
    the cost of training has only risen in line with fuel costs so the total rises should only be about 30-40 quid over a weeks course

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    Nice one thanks and would you say booking is a problem now due to the change or is it still quite easy to get booked in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIN CAN View Post
    Nice one thanks and would you say booking is a problem now due to the change or is it still quite easy to get booked in?
    no, i'm booking for the second week in jan at the moment.
    3 other companies i know of are laying off staff due to a lack of work

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    should i be looking for like £500 for 3/4 days DAS all in CBT and practical? some are quoting like £660 around my way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIN CAN View Post
    should i be looking for like £500 for 3/4 days DAS all in CBT and practical? some are quoting like £660 around my way!
    do cbt seperate, make sure they do a guranteed pass cbt.
    ie if you fail to make the grade, you come back FOC - that wont happen on a course.

    i charge £778 all in for a 5 day novice intensive course.

    the government recently made made training courses VATable so the costs have gone up by 15% now

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    Cool gives me an idea on price, some local ones are like £660 but have guaranteed DAS pass.... if you fail they train you until you pass free (all you pay is the retest price). Others are saying they would access me and then offer package dependant on my skills etc.

    To many options lol..... all i know is i want to make sure i don't make another silly decision!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIN CAN View Post
    Others are saying they would access me and then offer package dependant on my skills etc.
    thats what you want!

    dont forget my advice above - and dont sign anything untill you have spoken to me first - i'll tell you whats what and what to ask

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    Cheers, if you were local to me i would sign with you lolol
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    By the way this is my helmet....... but its going on ebay i reckon now


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    with some blurb about it too...

    NUVO HELMETS

    High integrity chinbar

    uni composite high performance shell

    four shell sizes

    optimised internal EPS liner with intergal cooloing channels

    nuvo high intergrity chin bar for added security

    nuvo HPVS controllable multi channel ventilation

    injected flat visor with curved, tapered edges. Anti scratch and anti fog coated

    Nuvo rapid change visor ratched ststem

    Luxurious, removable, washable soft touch comfort liner

    Double coated UV stable clear coat lacquer
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    Hi Tin Can,

    I have a Nuvo helmet that I got at the NEC show, having spent ages trying different ones and talking to the guys on the stand. As I have an odd shaped head I have to buy on fit, having found a few times that the helmet I really like doesn't actually go on my head. There was a bloke on the stand (blond, a bit chunky) who was very patient with me until I found one I was happy with. He even gave me a sweet!

    Just around the corner from the stand I bought from was a stand showing how the helmets were made and when I asked the question about the Sharp test they were awaiting the results as they had not heard anything from the testing people; I guess there must be a backlog as they are quite new and there's a lot of helmets to test. They did say that the Nuvo range is built to the same standard and has the same sort of safety features as the Shoei range, but without the cost.

    I got the impression that this was a new range to the UK, although there are quite a few dealers already selling these.

    I hope this helps. I rather like the idea of being one of the first to have something new...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizzarepairman View Post
    Hi Tin Can,

    I have a Nuvo helmet that I got at the NEC show, having spent ages trying different ones and talking to the guys on the stand. As I have an odd shaped head I have to buy on fit, having found a few times that the helmet I really like doesn't actually go on my head. There was a bloke on the stand (blond, a bit chunky) who was very patient with me until I found one I was happy with. He even gave me a sweet!

    Just around the corner from the stand I bought from was a stand showing how the helmets were made and when I asked the question about the Sharp test they were awaiting the results as they had not heard anything from the testing people; I guess there must be a backlog as they are quite new and there's a lot of helmets to test. They did say that the Nuvo range is built to the same standard and has the same sort of safety features as the Shoei range, but without the cost.

    I got the impression that this was a new range to the UK, although there are quite a few dealers already selling these.

    I hope this helps. I rather like the idea of being one of the first to have something new...
    Thanks for the info mate, still looking about for info and put it on ebay at a loss and it still never sold lol...... will hold fire and wait and see....
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    Just by way of update. I am hearing that the Sharp test has been done and its coming back as 4 star for Nuvo helmets now!!! Nuvo site is reporting it but not Sharp site yet.... Interesting it never sold so maybe i will use it lol



    Now just got to find a black visor that will fit and still no spares for these unless you buy the helmet and they throw one in!!!
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    Default Re: Helmets

    You may have got a bit of a bargain there then, but I would wait if I were you for the results to come up 'officially'. I am right in thinking the Sharp tests are out of 5, aren't I?

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    Rating now released on this as a 4 star helmet..... pretty good !!!

    Going to flog it now though, as got myself a AGV S4 instead.
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