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post #1 of 37 Old 03-30-2008, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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HJC SymaxII

Anyone know where one might be able to p/u the new HJC Symax II here in Canada?
Parts Canada is listed as the distributor, but it isnt in their cataloge. I suspect that may be a result of the helmet just coming out.

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I have a Zox modular, and my pal just bought the new Zox Genesis modular which has the built in sun visor like the new HJC.

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None of the local HJC dealers (both here and Edmonton) I have ever been to carry the Symax models. So I got one last year online for about $200 less than the local dealer was asking for a CL.
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I assume your friend was not happy with the ZOX, then.
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Actually, he is very happy with the new Zox Genesis. I am also pleased with my Zox Hi-Quest R as well. But I want one of the new HJC as well. Stopped in at a dealer in Wpg, they had the helmet listed in the new PartsCanada paper cataloge. However, I suspect the HJC is a superior helmet and upon examination has a much better visor seal. The HJC is also subjected to very stringent testing as far as the chin-piece lock goes.

Odd that it isnt listed in PartCanada online 08 cataloge.

Here's the piss-off part, the canadian price is 70 clams higher than the official HJC site in the US.

The one downer about the Sy-Max II is that it comes in very limited colors. No blue. I guess I could go silver.

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Did you order? If so, do you mind telling what the cost is? I have been researching lately for a sun-visored flip; but haven't found any dealers that carry any. I was going to order a Caberg Trip out of the states, but just read a press release stating they are discontinuing distribution in North America. The Zox looked like an available alternative, but as you say; the HJC should be better quality. I guess I will see if my local dealer has a current hard-copy catalogue.
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So far, this is the cheapest place I have found. At 260USD and shipping and perhaps duty, and/or gst it probably isnt much cheaper. Unless you have a place close to the border where you could have it shipped and then just go down and put it on.

I emailed this place yesterday, if they dont reply by tomorrow, the hell with them.

If you can sweet talk your local dealer, maybe he will give you a new Sy-Max II a few sheckles off the reg price.

http://www.helmetcity.com/page/HC/CTGY/symax2

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I found a local dealer that handles HJC, and just happens to have a couple of SY-MAX II in stock. They are asking $299.99. I will probably slip by and try one on. I can get the Zox Genesis SVS locally as well for $239.99. $60.00 more for the HJC...hmmm, not sure about that. I would have to order the ZOX, so I may give in to my need for immediate gratification and try and haggle something off the HJC. Ultimately, I'm sure if the HJC fits well, I will probably just buy it. I did read on some reviews for the SY-MAX (non II series), that some people reported the face-shield opening when they turned thier heads riding. Not sure if the series II is having the same problem.
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The II a different helmet altogether from the regular sy-max, including the shield and mechanism. If you can get a II for 300 clams, I would go for it, thats about 40 loons cheaper than a dealer here (retail).

One gripe I have with the Zox is the seal on the visor is not very good. Infact, I used some very thin foam tape to improve the seal. I guess its a price you pay when buying a less-expensive lid. I actually have the Zox Hi-Quest R modular, but the visor and seal is the same as the Genesis SVS. The Zox is very comfortable otherwise and of average weight for a modular.

I do wish the II came in a wider variety of colors, nothing to really match my K5 Blue.

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At newenough.com the Sy-Max II is about $209-$213. I have a SyMax that I like quite a lot but the new one looks even better.
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At newenough.com the Sy-Max II is about $209-$213. I have a SyMax that I like quite a lot but the new one looks even better.
Very interesting site, and that is by far the best price I have seen for the Sy-MaxII. What exactally is "new enough" mean?....slightly used?

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