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Old 01-09-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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Thinking of getting a Full Faced Helmet.

Hey Guys, As I was riding around this week and weekend I couldn't help but realize. ((Especially on those cold mornings)) How much air seeps in through my Modular helmet even with all the visors closed. That being said are there any good suggestions for some full faced helmets, preferably something with a flip down sun visor since I all ready have to wear glasses. Thanks.
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My spare helmet is a BiLT full face with an integrated visor. Just a single lever flips it up and down. The optical quality isn't perfect, but for the price it is a nice spare. Venting is only so-so, and it's not SNELL approved.

If you're just looking for a helmet to use now and then, I'd check it out. If you want to make the new helmet your regular, I'd look for something with better venting.

Also - are you sure it's the modular join or just venting? Even if I close all the vents in my regular helmet I get some airflow from under the chin through the exit vent in the back. It can get chilly.
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I'm sure it's the Modular design. When I have my vents and visor's closed the air comes in from the left and right side of the helmet where it latches.
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I wear a full-faced helmet and it still gets COLD, though I ride down into the low 30's. The air seeps in a wee bit around the visor and under the chin, but I find wearing a balaclava helps a TON! Well worth it and might be worth trying before spending bigger bugs on a new helmet. Just a thought.
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I wear a full-faced helmet and it still gets COLD, though I ride down into the low 30's. The air seeps in a wee bit around the visor and under the chin, but I find wearing a balaclava helps a TON! Well worth it and might be worth trying before spending bigger bugs on a new helmet. Just a thought.
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On those colder days I wear a balaclava and it makes a huge difference. You can even get heated ones if it is really cold. Gander Mountain has some nice ones that are meant to be worn under the helmet.
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I have an EXO-1000. It's warm, has an aero skirt under the chin to keep wind out plus the cheek pads are inflatable to get a nice tight fit, and it has a flip down sun visor.
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I have an EXO-1000. It's warm, has an aero skirt under the chin to keep wind out plus the cheek pads are inflatable to get a nice tight fit, and it has a flip down sun visor.
This. If this helmet is not going to be your primary and you don't want to spend 400+ go with a scorpion lid for under 300
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I have an EXO-1000. It's warm, has an aero skirt under the chin to keep wind out plus the cheek pads are inflatable to get a nice tight fit, and it has a flip down sun visor.
same here I had a agv but the bish is not for cold weather
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You can get an HJC for around $200. It is Snell, and DOT approved. You can also order tinted visors if you like @kneedraggers.com, motorcyclesuperstore.com
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This. If this helmet is not going to be your primary and you don't want to spend 400+ go with a scorpion lid for under 300
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ford Vs chevy...
go try some on, get the fit YOU like and go with it.
asking us about helmets is like asking about women or bikes... we each have our own preferences and they may not be right for you.
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ford Vs chevy...
go try some on, get the fit YOU like and go with it.
asking us about helmets is like asking about women or bikes... we each have our own preferences and they may not be right for you.
Yea, except the one I suggested has the features that he's looking for. It's not the only helmet I own or wear
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Thanks for all of the suggestions guys.


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I have an EXO-1000. It's warm, has an aero skirt under the chin to keep wind out plus the cheek pads are inflatable to get a nice tight fit, and it has a flip down sun visor.
This one has exactly what I was looking for.
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