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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Dual visor lids?

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My dad is lookin for a new lid as his has just about had it. He wants a full face or modular with a dual visor. Not a visor that auto darkens, but a clear visor, with a smoked visor that comes down about half way over the clear to reduce sun glare. He found a Nolan but I know nothing about these helmets.

Also, how does a modular compare to a full face in safety?

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I believe Scorpion has something like that, check out Honda of Houston on Eldridge, they have a nice selection of Shark Lids.


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Scorpion is also releasing a full helmet this year with a pull down tinted visor.
should be a couple more months but not to long. also has a air bladder in jaw area of helmet that ya can pump up to adjust the fit. its Exo -1000 model. Cant wait till they come out
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Also, how does a modular compare to a full face in safety?

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obviously the safety of the modular helmet is going to be slightly less than that of a full face helmet. the sturdiness of the chin bar is going to be somewhat compromised due to flip-up design. but it is most definately safer than any open face or 1/2 helmet out there. i also think that any helmet is always better than no helmet.

when you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?



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here's a good read on the comparison testing of 7 brands of modular helmets (if you have the time to invest).

looky here

when you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?



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wow, that new Exo will be my next helmet.... as much as i want a modular, i may have to get both or just settle for the newest Exo. Though it would be nice for rides i know i will be in a city a lot, or on and off the bike a lot to have the flip ability

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Thanks for the reply, guys (and girl)!!! He decided on this one:

http://www.ridegear.com/rg/item/F-46..._Helmets_.html

I know nothing about Nolan lids but he's dead set on it. He found it cheaper than that website has it but that's the lid he was wanting.

Thanks again for the replies, peeps!
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Did your boy get his bike running...? we still have a ride to complete....
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Shooooot. You aint lyin. I checked out FM3090 on google earth and that road looks pretty phat!

As for his bike, he found the problem. It was burnt exhaust valves on the #1 hole. He got new valves and just has top put everything back together now. Hopefully soon he'll have it back on the road. I've been helping him when I can. If you find some time in the next couple of weeks, we'll go finish that ride, with or without my friend.
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i had a modular and the shield would come up a couple clicks every time i looked over my shoulder at highway speeds. they are nice cuz you can communicate with people and actually be heard without taking your helmet off when you're taking a break, but my experience with mine turned me off to them

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Nolan is a good company, main helmet the BMW stealerships sell.... Let us know how he likes it, i think mnay of us wouldnt mind having a good one for our city trips

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