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    help with Arai side pod removal

    Anyone here have taken off Arai side pods off without breaking them? I have a RX7RR Corsair and can't seem to get it to pop off with a house key (yes, thats Arai instruction...push the red tab with a house key and turn it sideway to pop off the bottom tab)....
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    I had no idea so I just played with one of my junkers for a minute. I don't know if it's necessary but I pulled the shield first by pushing the grey arms all the way up and pulling the shield up and out. The side pod pops off if you push on the red tab (pushing it straight back) with a key or whatever

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    Thanks..the shield is already off. I tried pushing on the red tab back and twisting the key - the pod wont come off and prying would only lift up the base plate. Arrrgh.
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    ...this ADsis thing is a major pain in the butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bafflebrain
    Thanks..the shield is already off. I tried pushing on the red tab back and twisting the key - the pod wont come off and prying would only lift up the base plate. Arrrgh.
    If the pods are like on my Quantum E, try using a loonie or toonie instead. You want to push straight back on the red tabs with the edge of the coin. You don't want to be twisting or prying. Give it a try.

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    Here is Arai shield changing vid instructions..doesn't help me with the pod removal though

    http://www.araiamericas.com/fullface_Small.wmv
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    don't have to twist anything. The red thing (the two prongs are part of one piece) slides back and out from under the lock tab on the pod. Do this and pull the pod up and towards you (looking at the helmet straight on) at the same time. It's really easy when you figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auggius
    If the pods are like on my Quantum E, try using a loonie or toonie instead. You want to push straight back on the red tabs with the edge of the coin. You don't want to be twisting or prying. Give it a try.
    The loonie works!!! (another Arai instruction but i did not trust it) Thanks
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    careful, I broke the tabs on my side pods trying to remove my shield!
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    Spent another 1/2 hour struggling to put the shield back on - one of the pod keep popping off when I install the shield. The side pods snap in easily but you have to make sure they seat firmly against the recessed sides of the helmet (insde L shaped post at the back of the pod has to rest against the base). This explains why more than one Arai owner have had their pod missing on a ride.
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    if your pod is off and you flip the visor up, it will unhinge on that side.

    taking the shield off is still a challenge but if you get used to it, it's no problem. I however, am still too scared to fiddle around with it after i broke the damn pod once already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamui
    careful, I broke the tabs on my side pods trying to remove my shield!
    Oh yes, me too. I currently have a piece of duct tape to help hold it on. I picked up a spare set of pods from Mspeed, but haven't installed em yet.

    I think its just a shitty design as far as for switching visors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamui
    if your pod is off and you flip the visor up, it will unhinge on that side.

    taking the shield off is still a challenge but if you get used to it, it's no problem. I however, am still too scared to fiddle around with it after i broke the damn pod once already.
    Hate to bring an old thread back up... but how long did it take to get your side pods after you ordered them? I just broke one of them on my 2 day old RX7 Corsair...

    I never had this issue with my old RX7-RR3... took me 30 seconds to swap visors before... now... not so easy... especially since I freaking broke it...
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