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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 07:54 AM
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my shoei rf-1200 is the noisiest helmet ive ever owned. i have to wear ear plugs. take this one off your list
TBH you should wear ear plugs anyway. The cumulative noise buildup damages your hearing regardless of helmet.


I'm always a bit weary when it comes to commenting on noise, as there are so many factors - bike type, ride position, helmet position, jacket collar, speed, etc.
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I'll be in the minority and say, just use it, a scrape is not the same as an impact. I've destroyed 5 helmets in my life of riding (43 years now) and I mean "destroyed," seeing yours, I would never all it destroyed, it's scratched. I'd bet on it protecting you as good as it would if new.



Now..., I'm also in the camp of, "any excuse to get new gear!" so nothing wrong with snagging the latest out there. Just stay with the full-face, ran too many calls as a medic where no helmet or open-face was worn and seeing faces of your riding brotherhood "opened up" is enough to give up fashion over being able to eat with your own teeth...


I went down luckily my face broke my fall. . Going with new gt air.


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I've been a big fan of Suomy for the past decade, mainly because they fit my giant round head. Sadly this year when I was looking to replace mine again, all their designs are either pretty gross or expensive as hell.



I wish there was a place nearby that I could try out other helmets, that AGV one looks great but I've had issues with AGV in the past, and Shark, and Shoei, and Arai, and...



Suomy is pretty much the only company I've found that makes a helmet I can wear for more than a hour without getting massive pressure headaches on my temples.


I have a big oval shaped head. Shoei GT air fits me well. No headaches when wearing. Just purchased a new one


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Time to get a new helmet. Consensus is 100! And yes glad I wear “full face” helmet. Thanks for confirming what I pretty much new.


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Yes, "full face" helmet is the best! I just completed my Motorcycle Safety Course and there was actually a doctor taking the course, who told the group about the horrific results he has seen of facial road rash, chin replacements, teeth...you get the picture! And to think that I was actually contemplating buying a "no face" helmet. I am so glad I did some research and purchased a full face modular. An instructor did also say that a helmet needs to be replaced after an impact (especially with head in helmet) But, I think there is running controversy as to whether to replace the helmet after a drop of an empty helmet to the floor (as in simply just dropping helmet). It supposedly is not the same kind of impact to the foam as opposed to the latter. Anyway glad your ok
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Yes, "full face" helmet is the best! I just completed my Motorcycle Safety Course and there was actually a doctor taking the course, who told the group about the horrific results he has seen of facial road rash, chin replacements, teeth...you get the picture! And to think that I was actually contemplating buying a "no face" helmet. I am so glad I did some research and purchased a full face modular. An instructor did also say that a helmet needs to be replaced after an impact (especially with head in helmet) But, I think there is running controversy as to whether to replace the helmet after a drop of an empty helmet to the floor (as in simply just dropping helmet). It supposedly is not the same kind of impact to the foam as opposed to the latter. Anyway glad your ok

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In my opinion full face helmet is the only way to go if you look at the original picture I post and you’ll see the scratches around the facemask would’ve been a different story if I didn’t have a full face helmet. “Dress for the slide not the ride”.


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Glad you only got a scraped chin guard!

Also, let that be a good visual aid to those who think a half helmet is enough. I've seen pictures of facial damage from crashes with those types of helmets. It isn't pretty...

As for your helmet, the material is compromised - buy a new one.

Not all helmets are fiberglass as mentioned above. Some are carbon, most are poly carbonate (plastic). Any carbon/fiberglass helmet that sustains impact damage of any kind is now weak at the point of impact. It will not hold up to another impact and will just crumple and fold away. A poly helmet with a scratch is more likely to maintain its rigidity in another light impact, but will be prone to cracking along the lines of the initial damage like your helmet took. In either case, it is safer to buy a new one.

I'm a fan of the HJC FG series. I've had 2. Fiberglass/Kevlar construction, light weight, reasonable noise level, and really inexpensive. $190 buys you a graphic, $180 solids. No, they aren't retro, but I don't fiddle around with fads when it comes to my head protection.
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Ordered a new helmet. Rather be safe than sorry.


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Just bought an AGV X3000 legend helmet after being fed up with open face. Was looking at the Bell Bullit but doesn't get a good review on YouTube.
But this AGV is awesome, no noise, good fit, visor works great, retro look and the vision is very very good.
I have a Shoei modular Neotec and and an Arai Signet X, but tend to use my Arai ¾ the most. The FF ones just get too heavy for me and hurt my neck after a while.

After seeing this helmet, I just ordered one. Supposed to be light weight and long oval. I'm all in for that. I just hope it is not too hot for the Florida summer.
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I have a Shoei modular Neotec and and an Arai Signet X, but tend to use my Arai ¾ the most. The FF ones just get too heavy for me and hurt my neck after a while.



After seeing this helmet, I just ordered one. Supposed to be light weight and long oval. I'm all in for that. I just hope it is not too hot for the Florida summer.


I need a long oval and this helmet fits me. No headaches have worn for 4 hrs straight w out any issues. I ride mostly in summer but I’m used to Ff helmets.


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