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Old 11-28-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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i have a cl-sp and have used it for about a year. tonight just a few minutes ago while riding home, the face sheild, an hj-09 clear, flipped up on me twice as i looked back, checking for traffic. it was raining pretty hard in a few spots along the way, luckily i was not in a wet spot either time the shield flipped up.
wtf. that sucks though.
is there anything i can do to my helmet (other than buying a shoei, suomy, arai, or other $$$$ helmet) to get it to stop doing this?

btw, i do plan on getting a nicer helmet at some point in the early new year, but until then, what can i do?
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:44 PM   #3
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yeah, both times it was cracked. the first time i thought it had been ripped off!
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yeah, duh.

in my year or so of riding, i have never had this happen until tonight- twice even! im mostly just curious of if this is just something a helmet will do as it gets worn in or whatever, and if there is anything i can do about it to prevent it from happening.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:19 PM   #7
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just dont leave it cracked. I have the same issue at speed with an Icon helmet as well. it also will snap shut on me if i do not have it all teh way closed when I am accelerating.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:20 PM   #8
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You might try checking the latching mechanism. There is a little hook that sometimes doesn't get latched under the lip it rides below. The faceshield still works normally but the detents that make it's movement a little notchy don't work. The wind gets under it and there is not enough resistance to keep it in place.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:45 PM   #9
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leave the helmet at home. No worries then and you look cooler!
yeah, thats a pretty cool idea.
i just had a great idea for a visibility mod- i'll paint my toe nails a bright color so that when i wear my flip flops, i'll stick out even more
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I have the HJC CL-15 and haven't had any problems with it. Maybe it's time for you to replace the latching mechs.
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he is leaving it cracked, the helmets do not lock till they are fully closed, close the helmet and should not have any more problems.
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there's a lip on the visor that goes in the railing, i broke the little freeken thing on my helmet when i took the visor out to clean it, well, same thing happened to me, everytime i turned to check for traffic the freeken visor would pup up!
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You might try checking the latching mechanism. There is a little hook that sometimes doesn't get latched under the lip it rides below. The faceshield still works normally but the detents that make it's movement a little notchy don't work. The wind gets under it and there is not enough resistance to keep it in place.
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I have the HJC CL-15 and haven't had any problems with it. Maybe it's time for you to replace the latching mechs.
I have the HJC CL-15 also. Never happened to me. Do what Bumblebee says, if you've removed the visor, maybe you didnt put it back in all the way right. There are 2 snaps, one is the round one and right in front of that one is another small tab that also has to be snapped in. Check those.

Also, if you raise and lower your visor alot, then the small gears that roll and snap to lock in the diff visor open positions are probably worn out. Get another visor first before getting another helmet.

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he is leaving it cracked, the helmets do not lock till they are fully closed, close the helmet and should not have any more problems.
No they don't lock but they have sorta notchy detents that provide friction and the visor should not move, even when cracked open a little.
At least not under normal speeds, I guess if you are over 80-90 mph then you should close it and not turn your head anyway.
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i have a dark smoke visor for the rare occasion that i ride in sunlight and i have never had this problem with the smoked visor.
then again, i have never had this problem. whatever, i think i'll just be keeping my visor shut and investing in some anti fog spray until i get my new helmet
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