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Offline Hen99

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Wind Noise
« on: September 15, 2019, 08:12:22 PM »
Hi All
Just done another 400 mile day, Tiger went fine , Only issue the dreaded wind noise in your helmet
Now I ride with a Give airflow screen which is fine , keeps a lot of wind of my body  but I would like to lessen the wind noise in my helmet, I currently have 2 AGV  k4 s , I am looking for another helmet , maybe for winter use only which I will not wear with sunglasses but maybe  with a fine balaclava - has anybody any secrets as to how you know how noisey the new helmet will be ,
Spending 400 on a new helmet will be a bit of a waste if it does not reduce the wind noise.  :084:

Offline grunty-motor

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 08:50:20 PM »
I would think that the problem will lie in the screen, not the helmet.

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 09:08:08 PM »
My solution is to wear earplugs.

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 09:16:12 PM »
Agree....Earplugs,cheap or otherwise.

Offline UncleGary

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 10:03:56 PM »
I have the Madstad Screen which is very good but the problem comes from below. There is a significant amount of noise from the rush of air up between the handlebars and tank. I have a good Arai helmet but the turbulence just lines up with the underneath front half of the helmet in my normal riding position. I have, for a test, stuffed a scarf in this helmet space around my chin and along my neck and found the noise notably less. Of course that is not a useful fix but it does demonstrate the problem. So I use quality earplugs.

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 10:11:46 PM »
Exactly the same for me...

Offline walt

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 10:27:15 PM »
my upper windflow is sorted with Puig screen with spoiler, no buffeting fairly quiet, a lot of the noise and blusteriness comes up both  side of the tank, its a natural shape funnel... and straight up your chest to your helmet, try putting your hand across the indents at the side of the tank/fairing while riding at 60 plus...or putting your arm across your chest...its surprising how quiet it goes , i first noticed this when i had my tank bag on, no wind up the front/inside of my helmet, sometimes this is so bad it makes my eyes water,, pita.... i'm looking at making some kind of winglets to fit each side/below the headlight

Offline K1W1

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 10:37:31 PM »
Earplugs. Every rider should wear them on every ride if they want to protect their long term hearing ability.

Offline Robzulu80

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 10:47:10 PM »
Id say the screen, I have a madstad and a oneal helmet and do not suffer wind noise when Im wearing or not wearing my ear plugs.
Cheers Rob

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Re: Wind Noise
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 09:53:23 AM »
I've worn Schuberth C3 Pro's for a long while now and they are very quiet especially in combination with the Madstad I had fitted to my XRx. Still no problem with the XRt with OEM adjustable screen (though not quite the same as the Madstad, but not worth changing).
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