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Old 11-03-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Best helmet for wind protection?

My HJC lets a LOT of wind in around the shield. My AGV is better, but still not the greatest. Which helmets are the best as far as wind noise/protection? When it gets cold out, that air is too much for me.
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whats the prob. ? too much buffeting? air flow inside the lid. ?
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earplugs!
It's not the noise...it's the 35 degree (before wind chill) wind hitting my face (eyes) that bothers me.
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My arai is much better at blocking the wind than my Scorpion.
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My arai is much better at blocking the wind than my Scorpion.
I was looking at Arai and Shoei. I just wanted opinions before shelling out Arai type cash!
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It's not the noise...it's the 35 degree (before wind chill) wind hitting my face (eyes) that bothers me.
even w. the faceshield locked down, your face gets windblast?
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even w. the faceshield locked down, your face gets windblast?
Yep...I'm getting Fckin sick of it. It's cool when it's 90+, but sucks in the cold.

Like I said, the AGV is better, but still not as tight as I think it should be.
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this is the deal then!

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=69402

a top flite arai for the price of a "lesser" lid, and i personnally really like the paintjob. i had a similar lid on my first arai, if anybody remember the john kocinski ,eagle helmet.
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My EXO-700 is exellent. I wear ear plugs and close the vents to block wind. No wind seeps in from the sides of the shield either. All I need is a fire and marshmallows am I]m good....
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I was looking at Arai and Shoei. I just wanted opinions before shelling out Arai type cash!
I love my Arai and it has a little chin thingy that pulls down that actually helps a little.
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I was looking at Arai and Shoei. I just wanted opinions before shelling out Arai type cash!
Money well spent. Check out the link Racer X posted it's a pretty good deal.
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I love my Arai and it has a little chin thingy that pulls down that actually helps a little.
my RX7RR4 had that chin thingy, my RX7 Corsair doesn't.

and M/U said they could pretty much match that deal, it's DAMM good deal!
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I'll check with Patrick and see what he can do.

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I've had Shoei, Suomy, and KBC helmets and of those Shoei was the best at keeping out the wind and wind noise. When it gets cold out I wear a balaclava. I've also wanted to try one of those collars that goes around the bottom of the helmet to see if that cuts the wind out.
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The Shoei Rf-1000 is very good stopping wind with all the vents closed.
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I also have the shoei RF-1000 and it does a little too well with the vents closed, my eyeglasses tend to fog up. Add a neck scarf (the fleece tube kind) or half-face mask to block wind from underneath and its toasty and quiet.

Solid paint scheme will save you $100 or so on top end Shoei and Arai.
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I wore the AGV in today. It's a noticeable difference, but not near good enough. On both helmets, a lot of air is coming in under the bottom of the shield!
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hey, what size do you wear. . . I'm fixing to post up an Arai Corsair RX7 for sale size medium. . . it's used but if you're interested I'll give you first dibs on it? no hurry just dont really need it

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My big head is a large.

When the did you get an Arai???

Why do you need a helmet? You never ride!
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