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Helmet Help - May 13, 2008, 09:24 PM

I'm lookin to get a new helmet. My main focus is reduced wind noise. especially comming from the under part of it. What helmets out there are the best at that?
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May 13, 2008, 09:26 PM

I got some Hawk helmets if u wannna try .. $50 each
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May 14, 2008, 07:06 AM

I've always wanted a Suomy helmet, I ended up buying one. They are light but have a lot of wind noise imo. I am still a big fan of Shoei. I've heard AGV has better wind noise than Shoei but their helmets are expensive.
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May 14, 2008, 07:16 AM

From a brand perspective, the one on the left is probably the quietest money can buy. The one on right is the loudest but I like it better.
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May 14, 2008, 07:21 AM

Less wind noise means less venting and air flow, remember that on hot days.

When shopping look for helmets that have a wind skirt for the underside of the helmet, this will help. Also a good seal around the shield is key.


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May 14, 2008, 08:01 AM

get something that fits right,any brand

then get something like this if wind noise is an issue for you:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/windj...nd-blocker.htm


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May 14, 2008, 08:18 AM

Shoei's has done it for me...thats all i wear.


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May 14, 2008, 08:23 AM

First do a search for helmets. Second go look at Shoei X-11. Now they will not be cheap as in 500 bucks and up but dam are they quite. And they flow a lot of air with the vents open and still are quite. I also have a Shark RS2r but it is louder than my Shoei.


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May 14, 2008, 09:56 AM

Why not just buy $0.35 ear plugs?
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May 14, 2008, 10:10 AM

X-11 is the quietest helmet I have ever worn and it also flows the most air. I wear earplugs no matter what helmet I wear, and why everyone doesn't I don't know, but they still won't make a loud helmet quiet.


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May 14, 2008, 10:28 AM

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X-11 is the quietest helmet I have ever worn and it also flows the most air. I wear earplugs no matter what helmet I wear, and why everyone doesn't I don't know, but they still won't make a loud helmet quiet.
Travis, you beat me to it. All helmets are noisy -- and yes, airflow is good.

That said, I prefer my Shoei over Icons and Sumoys. VERY noisy.

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X-11 is the quietest helmet I have ever worn and it also flows the most air. I wear earplugs no matter what helmet I wear, and why everyone doesn't I don't know, but they still won't make a loud helmet quiet.
Well said, I am expecting my X-11 tomorrow and going to test it out this weekend, hopefully.

So far the BEST lid for the money I've had is the RSR2, flows a ton and not too loud when compared to Suomy.


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May 14, 2008, 12:25 PM

I wear Shark RSR2.
They're not too loud, and I can vouch for their superior dome protection in a crash.


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May 14, 2008, 02:52 PM

With an X-11 you better keep an eye on your speedo since you will find yourself going faster than usual.


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