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Offline 9w6vx

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Re: Helmets, what ya got ?
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2020, 03:32:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
Did you checks behind the helmet detachable interior, that there isn't a detachable bit of foam in the hears, most my helmets have pockets for a communication system so your hears might have more room.

Yes, i did remove the detachable cutout for the comms system but it made no difference.

I have large ears!


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Re: Helmets, what ya got ?
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2020, 12:52:50 PM »
I have a Shoei Hornet Adv, the chin sticks out further which helps with misting (Pinloc also fitted) and it has a peak which keeps the sun out of your eyes and doesn't get caught by the wind as some people suggest.

If you worry about these things then you won't like it because :
a) It's not modular i.e. it doesn't flip
b) It's probably too noisy (highly subjective)
c) It's probably too heavy (the only helmet I've had that's not, was a Caberg carbon fibre one)
d) It doesn't have a flip down sun visor (it doesn't need one because of the peak), but then I've found that's the feature that makes helmets really noisy.
e) It might not fit you well, this is the single most important feature, if it doesn't suit your head size/ shape, then any helmet's a waste of time and money.
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Re: Helmets, what ya got ?
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2020, 08:02:05 PM »
Schuberth C3 Pro. Flip front as I wear specs and find fixed helmets difficult to get on and settle my specs. Best helmet I have ever had though very pricey.
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Re: Helmets, what ya got ?
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2020, 09:58:49 PM »
Seatbelt style chinstrap. Detachable lining for washing.
Pinlok visor. Internal sun visor.
Fitted N-COM B4 comms module

Homologated for flip-up riding and locks in place.
Good comfort and ventilation.

Neither particularly noisy nor quite. Wear earplugs so that takes care of that,
Volume of headphones is adequate with earplugs fitted.
Only used to hear satnav directions so not paired to other helmet comms.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 10:03:18 PM by philmcglass »
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Re: Helmets, what ya got ?
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2020, 10:13:15 PM »
Arai Tour X4 , best helmet ive ever had, very good air flow, very comfortable even on long days riding, all pads come out for washing and easy access for comms good deep recesses for speakers currently using Cardo Palk bold also pinlock visor.
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Re: Helmets, what ya got ?
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2020, 10:48:42 PM »
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Re: Helmets, what ya got ?
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2020, 07:40:57 AM »
Shoei Hornet ADV. Best helmet Ive owned, and bought to replace an AGV that was giving me forehead pressure point issues. Looks wise I think its a cross between The Scream and a First Order Stormtrooper  :008:

All day comfortable
Huge aperture
Peak works well for sun blocking
DD chin strap (my preferred option)
Good room for comms

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Venting could be better
Visor needs that slightly cracked open setting the AGV has. First click is too wide.

Very happy with it.

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Re: Helmets, what ya got ?
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2020, 08:42:40 AM »
Shoei GT Air works best for me on this bike. Arai works on the 1050 but too noisy on the 800 for some reason.
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