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Old 09-29-2012, 05:20 PM   #21
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I'm leaning toward a HJC Symax III in hi-viz. Any thoughts on this helmet?
I had several HJC helmets. The last two were dropped from seat height and the closure mechanism failed-on both...cheap plastic low quality parts. The Multitec is a much quieter helmet as well.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #22
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Wish there was more objective testing of these helmets..
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:12 AM   #23
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I have a GMax that I like. Wanted the Scorpion - but it kept trying to rip my ears off!
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:41 AM   #24
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I have a Shoei Multitec and like Andy paid about $350 or so. Got it off ebay after looking for awhile. I've been happy with it and its perfect for commuting or touring. That being said I've never wrecked in it, or any modular, so I can't speak to that. I also like a "racing" helmet better for spirited riding and for sure on the track. I generally like a tighter fit so there is no movement due to wind and moving your head around for fast, hard riding.

It is heavier than a one piece and I find its a little nosier too, but not by much. I wear earplugs so its a non-issue.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #25
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I'm leaning toward a HJC Symax III in hi-viz. Any thoughts on this helmet?
Sounds like the venting is poor.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor.../hjc/sy-max-3/
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:19 PM   #26
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My first modular was a KBC, but they stopped making shields for it and was very old. So, I just bought a bell revolver evo {newest model} a little noisy but seems well built. Delivered to my home for $200 from revzilla. The first return is free. Helmet fits a little snug at first, but after 2 rides it's great.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:54 AM   #27
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Pulled the trigger. It will be here Tuesday. Got decent reviews. $190 off reg price and I verified that on other web sites. I don't have a "round" head but hopefully it will work out. The chin bar actually rotates all the way behind the helmet. I had to settle for another silver helmet but at least it matches the bike.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...ne-2-st-helmet
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:23 PM   #28
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My first modular was a KBC
Mine is a FFR KBC. I have enjoyed it and am in the market for another modular. The last time that I needed shield, no dealer carried KBC anymore. I contacted them directly, and they were pleasant to deal with.

The Bell is an option.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:57 PM   #29
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Looks like a nice one!

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:58 PM   #30
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I don't trust a modular, and they are heavy.

I don't really see any benefit? If the bottom part of the helmet is that bothersome wear a 3/4.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #31
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Have you tried one?

I thought the same until I tried it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:24 PM   #32
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I like it most because I do mixed interstate and back roads riding and I also ride all Winter. Especially nice in the Summer and for that quick run into a small store.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #33
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I could never see a scenario for flipping it up while riding. Imagine your disgust if you went down and ground your face into the pavement because you had your helmet flipped up. Maybe for a quick nose wipe or if you get a bee in the helmet but you get my point.

The advantage would be gas stops or on super hot days at a red light. Or talking to the LEO when you get pulled over
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #34
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i have a bell revolver, not bad, has the flip down sunvisor... the bell is a better then the kbc ffr though.
and i liked the ffr.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #35
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I could never see a scenario for flipping it up while riding. Imagine your disgust if you went down and ground your face into the pavement because you had your helmet flipped up. Maybe for a quick nose wipe or if you get a bee in the helmet but you get my point.

The advantage would be gas stops or on super hot days at a red light. Or talking to the LEO when you get pulled over
I want one for making the camel back easier to use on long rides, and quick stops. The rest of the time, it would be locked down.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:06 PM   #36
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I could never see a scenario for flipping it up while riding. Imagine your disgust if you went down and ground your face into the pavement because you had your helmet flipped up. Maybe for a quick nose wipe or if you get a bee in the helmet but you get my point.

The advantage would be gas stops or on super hot days at a red light. Or talking to the LEO when you get pulled over
That's what makes the world go around, our differences. I don't have a problem taking a 4 mile ride to the grocery store with it flipped up.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #37
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I am rarely moving with it flipped up, but it's great to buy gas, drink a soda, run in the store, whatever, without taking the helmet off.

When I ride, I like to keep moving. Gas stops are like raceing pit stops, a necessary pause in the action.

As to protection, which many like to debate, many police forces have used them (and the Shoei offerings specifically) for years. That's good enough for me.

As to weight, I have several helmets, I wear the Multitec 90% of the time but keep a clear shield on an Icon one-piece, and will grab that if I'm running out at night. I also picked up an ADV-style helmet for dirt/trail/dualsport. Both are significantly lighter on paper but I notice no difference while wearing them.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #38
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I had a motor cop in my class last summer and asked him about it and his reply was they went to 3/4 because people could not hear them and it was hard to communicate over the radio. Same thing why they wear barely any gear. image to the public. as you can see hey are not doing it to keep them safe.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #39
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We all have our degrees of riskiness, but I think we are all a little riskier than the majority since we are willing to ride on 2 wheels.
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I took a Multitech out for a ride, and really liked it. It wasn't much nosier than my Shoei Qwest, and I could really like the opening for using my Camel back on longer rides and the convienence of it other wise.

The Brilliant yellow is almost hi-viz, it certainly functions the same. My last three helmets have been bright yellow. Two Shoei's and one Scorpion in actual Hi-viz that I passed on to my wife. People still comment on the regular yellow that it really stands out, no one really noticed the Hi-viz being any brighter. In fact, one person said it wasn't as easy to spot at the MWG as my old one.

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