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Gear What helmet(s) do you wear?

Atucker

2019
CBR650R
Aug 18, 2020
Riding Since
2001
Shoei Rf-1200 here. Noise is tolerable, especially since I wear earplugs. Was going to go solid white for visibility but this was too sweet to pass up.
How long have you had it and do you ever ride with the visor open? Mine has an unbearable high pitched whistle with the visor open. I'm trying to find someone else to confirm so I can figure out if mine is a defect or design flaw.
 

RedLeader

2020
CB650R ABS
Aug 10, 2020
Riding Since
2007
How long have you had it and do you ever ride with the visor open? Mine has an unbearable high pitched whistle with the visor open. I'm trying to find someone else to confirm so I can figure out if mine is a defect or design flaw.
I'll occasionally keep it cracked at low speeds but not fully open, no. Why would you ride like that?
 

Atucker

2019
CBR650R
Aug 18, 2020
Riding Since
2001
I ride with glasses and keep it open for ventilation at low speeds. Above 35-40 it's closed, but right up to that point it's awful. Worst helmet whistle I've ever experienced. It has since become a $300 bookend / toy for my son.
 

daLe32

2021
CB650R
Mar 11, 2021
Riding Since
2005
Currently using HJC Arpha 11 Nextus.. Not that quiet but I like the Airflow..
 

Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
AGV k-5, its ok nothing to shout about, my older HJC was more comfortable. THe AGV has an annoying cushion up by the forehead hat digs in after a long ride. I probably dont have the best shaped head for it.
 

oni

2021
CB650R ABS
Aug 23, 2021
Italia
I ride with a shoei nxr with light smoke visor, found it very light and confortable, maybe a bit noisy but acceptable

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Occasionally I use an old nolan jet, but is more heavy than the shoei and it's almost finith, I'll have to change it, problably with an HJC or something similar
 

Dontpush

2020
CB650R ABS
Mar 8, 2020
Riding Since
2017
Bell Eliminator. I have expirmented with every color face shield.

The Notable colors:
-Hi-Def Persimmon orange is amazing for daytime riding. It makes the roads HD basically. Too dark for night riding imo.
-Hi-Def blue is perfect all arounder - day and night makes everything look HD. Doesn't limit incoming light like the persimmon one.
-Metallic Blue Smoke is so dark that I don't wear it. If it's sunny enough to need that lens, I'm gonna be wearing sunglasses and have the shield open. That's only pulled out on cold, sunny days.
 

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AmpCJ

2019
CB650R
Jul 15, 2021
Riding Since
2021
Shoei GT-Air 2 Crossbar with pinlock. Size large fits my head perfectly.
I’ve just added the Ghost Drift XL helmet cam, which is brilliant and highly recommended with 8-9 hrs battery life.
 

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elias

2020
CBR650R ABS
Mar 20, 2021
Japan
Riding Since
2002
Always HJC since i got my license like 20yrs ago, still HJC now, rpha10+ lorenzo replica. And a ogk kabuto RT-33R GLODIS. Carbon helmet is so light… was thinking of getting first arai, but, why arai when rt-33r is so much lighter? Pls give me some reasons to get an arai rx-7x.
 

Jaeger

2021
CB650R ABS
Aug 13, 2021
Riding Since
2021
Shoei GT Air 2

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Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
Always HJC since i got my license like 20yrs ago, still HJC now, rpha10+ lorenzo replica. And a ogk kabuto RT-33R GLODIS. Carbon helmet is so light… was thinking of getting first arai, but, why arai when rt-33r is so much lighter? Pls give me some reasons to get an arai rx-7x.
Those carbon helmets, if I am not mistaken are made for track use in mind? The type of protection in mind is low sides?
 

BayArea_Wanderer

2021
CB650R ABS
Sep 9, 2021
Riding Since
2018
AVG K1
  • 3rd owned helmet, wanted one comfy, especially tight in cheeks, good air flow, high vis (generally)
  • Easy to remove visor mechanism - have a reflective, clear, and smoked visors
  • GoPro Chin mount from Chinmounts.com
  • Installed a microphone for a motovlog set up that is functional with the GoPro
  • Not SNELL rated
  • Yes, it has that feature where a tab at the front of the visor can be pushed up about a quarter inch reducing any kind of fogging and improving airflow at all speeds
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Built Power modular
  • 2nd owned helmet, owned 2 bikes at one point and needed to lend out a second helmet to ride with a family member from out of town
  • General all purpose helmet for visitors or passengers
  • Waifu stickers donated by weeby roommate for general cringe factor - to scar children and be a great conversation starter
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Scorpion Exo R420
  • 1st owned helmet, was daily beater for a year and a half but only use at track now
  • Wanted something SNELL rated, wasn't sure if track clubs would require SNELL rated helmet
  • Surprisingly high quality padding for a budget SNELL rated helmet
  • Air flow is average, venting whistles, would recommend
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Next helmet is going to be a Shoei or an Arai. Tried a few models on at the store recently and regret not getting one sooner
 
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MrFritz86

2019
CB650R
Sep 28, 2019
Spring Hill, TN
Added this beauty to my helmets - AGV AX9 Carbon
it fits perfectly, no hot spots
buffeting doesn’t exists, not even when checking over my shoulder
super light, vents a lot
and it’s decently quiet, my Schubert C3 it’s quieter, my Scorpion EXO R1 air is way worse than the AGV
I haven’t tried it with the peak yet, gonna do it probably next weekend

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elias

2020
CBR650R ABS
Mar 20, 2021
Japan
Riding Since
2002
Those carbon helmets, if I am not mistaken are made for track use in mind? The type of protection in mind is low sides?
They are selling at local bike shops and with all the certs required for the helmet to be sold in jap legally, so i think they are safe enough?
 
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