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Old 10-28-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Hi All, First ride with the new helmet was a disappointment due to wind noise.

I read in the owner's manual that the visor could be adjusted to conform better to the shell, did the adjustment so we'll see later today.

One problem was re attaching the covers. The top attachment points wouldn't engage. To those that've fought with this problem the fix is to insert a toothpick between the shell and the nylon visor mount to push it away from the shell just enough for the latch to engage.

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When you buy a high end helmet, especially one that vents well, you'll experience higher wind noise. That's the trade off to good ventilation. I've owned several Suomy's, and swear by them.

There is an easy fix though, just wear ear plugs. Most experienced riders wont ride without them. They reduce wind noise to almost nothing, and actually allow you to better hear your bike, and what's going on around you, plus give the added benefit of reducing fatigue due to wind noise. You'll find that you are far less tired after long rides when wearing plugs, and also that you can ride farther.
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When you buy a high end helmet, especially one that vents well, you'll experience higher wind noise. That's the trade off to good ventilation. I've owned several Suomy's, and swear by them.

There is an easy fix though, just wear ear plugs. Most experienced riders wont ride without them. They reduce wind noise to almost nothing, and actually allow you to better hear your bike, and what's going on around you, plus give the added benefit of reducing fatigue due to wind noise. You'll find that you are far less tired after long rides when wearing plugs, and also that you can ride farther.
x2 on the ear plugs....my new Suomy is much quiter than the old Gmax I have. Sorry, thats all I have for ya.
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My Arai Corsair has wind noise, it's the most comfortable helmet in the world and it breaths great, I could care less about wind noise. Like he ^^ said, it's a trade off.


High end lid= lighweight, good air flow with lots of vents, comfortable padding.

Low end= heavy, no air flow, padding sucks, can't hear
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:15 AM   #5
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Skull candy ear buds and an Ipod will fix it.
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All my highend helmets are loud, wear ear plugs make everything better. All my less expensive helmets are much quieter, but fog up and heavy. I can live with the noise.
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My Arai Corsair has wind noise, it's the most comfortable helmet in the world and it breaths great, I could care less about wind noise. Like he ^^ said, it's a trade off.


High end lid= lighweight, good air flow with lots of vents, comfortable padding.

Low end= heavy, no air flow, padding sucks, can't hear
Yup it's super comfy but it's WAY WAY loud I hate mine just because of that.
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my shoei is about the same but youre on a bike with lots of wind what do you expect?
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Just got back and it's a bit quiter after the adjustment, but still louder than my low end Arai Signet GTR.

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All my highend helmets are loud, wear ear plugs make everything better. All my less expensive helmets are much quieter, but fog up and heavy. I can live with the noise.
My HJC fogged up wayyy less than my Arai
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