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Offline Pailton

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Helmets
« on: June 28, 2018, 02:22:25 AM »
Hi Folks

 When buying a helmet I set myself a budget usually £200 and find the best fitting one I can, I prioritise fit over everything but try and get a Pinlock and a built in sun visor.

 My current helmet is a Nolan N87 which fits my fat head perfectly and has the Pinlock etc.. but the vents are useless and it's quite noisy. I paid £150 and purely went for it because of the fit.

In all the vast experience on here would people say that it's worth paying £500-£600 for a lid (you get what you pay for)?

Also modern flip front lids are they noisy at motorway speeds? I had a Caberg about 15 years ago and that used to creak at high speed, It cost about £100 at the time.

Appreciate any feedback .

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 03:19:09 AM »
I have a schuberth C3 and a shoei neotec. Worth the extra money? I don't know. Both are very comfortable, well built and quiet. I also have an Arai XD4 that I like a lot but it's tough to go back to a fixed lid one you wear a flip.

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 04:12:35 AM »
I spent the extra and bought a shoei neotech as well. Really nice helmet and quiet enough at extended freeway speeds.

its quieter than the shoei rf1000 it replaced.

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 04:38:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by Pailton [+]
My current helmet is a Nolan N87 which fits my fat head perfectly and has the Pinlock etc.. but the vents are useless and it's quite noisy. I paid £150 and purely went for it because of the fit.
Funny you should say that.  To go with my new T1200, I bought a new helmet, an N87.  My old N84 was looking pretty dilapidated, and had been dropped quite a few times.
I miss the external sun shield, which acted as a good sunshade.  The internal one isn't anywhere near as useful.

The airflow is more than I want in cold conditions, even with the vents all closed.  Yes its a bit noisy.
I put both these factors down to the increase in airflow I get behind the XRt screen compared to my Madstad screen.  Maybe I'm wrong?

I don't buy flip helmets, because they re bound to be noisier and heavier than non-flip.  -My missus's flip Nolan was noisier than my N84.

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 08:16:02 AM »
I use a Viper rsv-171. £180 or thereabouts.

Flip up lid with sun visor. The main reason I picked this though was that it has inbuilt Bluetooth/ speakers/ mic. I can get audio directions from my phone sat nav so no need for bike mounted sat nav. Can also make/ take calls if I want but generally disable that feature!

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 09:36:30 AM »
Shoei Neotec. I liked it so much I bought a spare at the same time in the sale. You can get Neotec 1 quite cheap now as they've been replaced by the Neotec II which feels the same frankly but is around the £500 mark. I've had mine on the Autobahn at well over 100 mph and not suffered at all, but I do have a taller touring screen on.  The new helment is C4 whoch means you can ride with it open like the Shark. I ride with it open anyway when I'm hot. I hardly ever close the visor to be fair and ride with the fighter pilot sun shield down and can still talk on the bluetoof.

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 10:16:45 AM »
Hi, I had 2 cabergs and then bought schuberth c3 basic. better than caberg. if you look around you will find c3 discounted. when I bought mine they were discontinuing the black colour and I found one with £90 off. ( might of been infinity m/cycles.).

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2018, 10:19:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by TEXICO [+]
I use a Viper rsv-171. £180 or thereabouts.

Flip up lid with sun visor. The main reason I picked this though was that it has inbuilt Bluetooth/ speakers/ mic. I can get audio directions from my phone sat nav so no need for bike mounted sat nav. Can also make/ take calls if I want but generally disable that feature!

Me and my wife have the same, really like them  :028:

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2018, 10:38:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tony Hart [+]
Me and my wife have the same, really like them  :028:

Yeah they seem excellent for the money. The only minor complaint I would have is that when doing a ‘life saver’ at speed, the wind makes a noise similar to the bikes horn. I think this is caused by the Bluetooth volume control which sticks out a bit on the helmet.

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Re: Helmets
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2018, 11:48:09 AM »
I think Shoei is worth the money but Schuberth is not having owned both. 

 


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