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Old 07-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Windjammer II is worthless

If anyone is thinking of buying the Windjammer II...save your money. What a POS! I ordered one because of the "reduces wind noise" claims and mostly favorable reviews on Amazon. Absolutely no reduction in wind noise and you nearly rip your nose and ears off trying to get your helmet on and off. Don't buy it...junk!
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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I thought you meant one of these and not a helmet thingy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndZ1Tbytuo
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:31 PM   #3
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Is this what you are talking about ?







http://www.amazon.com/Proline-Windja...mer+motorcycle




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Old 07-27-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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I thought it was the fairing also. I had the Windjammer on my 1977 GS750.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:48 AM   #5
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I can say that the chin skirt provided with the Shoei modular helmets worked GREAT.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #6
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I had one like Jock shows, and I didn't like it either, for the same reasons the OP mentioned.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:37 AM   #7
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Just wear earplugs to reduce wind noise. How hard is that?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
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I can say that the chin skirt provided with the Shoei modular helmets worked GREAT.
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Just wear earplugs to reduce wind noise.
Or, wear ear plugs and get a quieter helmet and keep your hearing even longer...
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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Just wear earplugs to reduce wind noise. How hard is that?
These also work great for cold weather riding in keeping the cold air out of the helmet. I have similar one I use by Noj, but I only use it in cold weather.

http://www.nojgear.com/Quiet_Rider_C...t_p/qr01-1.htm
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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I use the NOJ Quiet Rider Deluxe in my helmet year round along with noise isolation earbuds plugged into my radar detector. Works great. One or the other isn't enough for me, I like having both.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Agree 100%

I have a wind jammer still sitting in my closet -anybody want it? On second thought, I would feel bad about inflicting that on anyone.

I currently have the NOJ quiet rider; it works as advertised - really cuts the noise down, even though I'm also using ear plugs and have an Arai helmet (fitted by an Arai helmet guy).
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:56 PM   #12
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Just wear earplugs to reduce wind noise. How hard is that?
Obviously ear plugs reduce wind noise....I use them...I bought this thing because its advertised to "reduce wind noise" so I thought it may make things quieter yet
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #13
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I thought you meant one of these and not a helmet thingy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndZ1Tbytuo
Oops...should have said its the goofy helmet thing!
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:20 AM   #14
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I use the NOJ Quiet Rider Deluxe in my helmet year round along with noise isolation earbuds plugged into my radar detector. Works great. One or the other isn't enough for me, I like having both.
Does it makes the helmet any hotter? Do you have just the skirt or the one that comes down around your neck? I would love to reduce some wind noise in my Shoei, but not at the sacrafise of being any hotter.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:24 AM   #15
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I fell for it years ago. It's an UK product, what do you expect? Efly...
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Does it makes the helmet any hotter?
Maybe a little hotter if you aren't moving. I don't notice it when moving with plenty of air flow. I live in Arkansas and it routinely gets 100F plus here in the summer; although, this summer has been pretty mild.

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Do you have just the skirt or the one that comes down around your neck?
I guess I have just the skirt as it only wraps around sides of the helmet with a velcro secured flap in the front. The front flap only comes down to about my adam's apple - it is not the winter version that extends further down in the front. The front flap also has a zippered opening to allow air flow.
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Maybe a little hotter if you aren't moving. I don't notice it when moving with plenty of air flow. I live in Arkansas and it routinely gets 100F plus here in the summer; although, this summer has been pretty mild.

I guess I have just the skirt as it only wraps around sides of the helmet with a velcro secured flap in the front. The front flap only comes down to about my adam's apple - it is not the winter version that extends further down in the front. The front flap also has a zippered opening to allow air flow.
Thanks for the review! Im in Il so if its not too hot for you I should be fine also. I think I'm going to give this a try. I hate wearing earplugs, messes with my vertigo plus they NEVER stay in place when pulling the helmet on. I also use helmet speakers and like to keep the volume down to a normal level but at highway speeds I have to blare it because of the wind noise. I think this may just be the solution. I will def be staying away from the windjammer though!
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:40 PM   #18
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I fell for it years ago. It's an UK product, what do you expect? Efly...
Yeah I should have known better...at least they promptly refunded my money when I gave them my opinion of it!
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Maybe a little hotter if you aren't moving. I don't notice it when moving with plenty of air flow. I live in Arkansas and it routinely gets 100F plus here in the summer; although, this summer has been pretty mild.

I guess I have just the skirt as it only wraps around sides of the helmet with a velcro secured flap in the front. The front flap only comes down to about my adam's apple - it is not the winter version that extends further down in the front. The front flap also has a zippered opening to allow air flow.
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If anyone is thinking of buying the Windjammer II...save your money. What a POS! I ordered one because of the "reduces wind noise" claims and mostly favorable reviews on Amazon. Absolutely no reduction in wind noise and you nearly rip your nose and ears off trying to get your helmet on and off. Don't buy it...junk!
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