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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any recommendations on helmets? I'd like to get a full face that has a flip up front. The helmet I currently have really stinks and is nearly deafeningly loud at 50MPH+. It also somehow always channels cold air right down my neck. I'd also like to get a helmet that has some room/possibility of having a bluetooth headset installed.

Does anyone know anything about this helmet? Are GMax helmets any good? This one looks almost too good to be true!
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...101&division=1



I'm also going to be putting some sort of bags on the bike since I really can't carry anything right now. There is almost NO room under the seat of this little 250. Right now I ride with a backpack but it is annoying to have it on my back and it only makes the wind noise (and profile) even louder.

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Does anyone know anything about this helmet? Are GMax helmets any good? This one looks almost too good to be true!
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...101&division=1
the reviews on that site looks positive. go for it.
i'm in the market for a new lid as well. but i'm leaning towards the scorpion with the photochromatic shield.




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the reviews on that site looks positive. go for it.
i'm in the market for a new lid as well. but i'm leaning towards the scorpion with the photochromatic shield.




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I usually don't like graphics on helmets, but that thing is bad f*cking ass...

Back on track...

My current HJC is loud as hell... Otherwise it's a great lid... Literally the one that fit me the best when I tried on a bunch... My old Vega, cheap as hell, and much quieter than my HJC. And my HJC has a bad habit of directing bugs behind the sheild... If your lid fits and cannot handle the noise... get ear plugs... MUCH cheaper solution...
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Does anyone have any recommendations on helmets? I'd like to get a full face that has a flip up front. The helmet I currently have really stinks and is nearly deafeningly loud at 50MPH+. It also somehow always channels cold air right down my neck. I'd also like to get a helmet that has some room/possibility of having a bluetooth headset installed.

Does anyone know anything about this helmet? Are GMax helmets any good? This one looks almost too good to be true!
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...101&division=1

I'm also going to be putting some sort of bags on the bike since I really can't carry anything right now. There is almost NO room under the seat of this little 250. Right now I ride with a backpack but it is annoying to have it on my back and it only makes the wind noise (and profile) even louder.
What fits you? HJC has a modular, and I've heard Fulmer has a decent one.
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Here's my lid... HJC AC-12 Carbon Vader

[IMG]http://christopher.*******.googlepages.com/vader.jpg[/IMG]

Full carbon fiber construction, very light, super bad-ass... looks awesome with my mirrored shield. Cool how you can see all of the carbon fiber, too. Lists at 420, got it for 280 on eBay brand new, the seller's name is 'powerdrom', he sells lots of hjc helmets.

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Thanks for all of the instant replies guys!


Well I have a rather large head so I think I should get the Large or Extra Large helmet. My current helmet is a L/XL and it seems to fit fairly well, it's just really loud and doesn't offer very much in the way of reducing the wind blowing on my chin/neck. I'd also really like to get one that has a little bit of clearance for a bluetooth earpiece.
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What fits you? HJC has a modular, and I've heard Fulmer has a decent one.


I had a Fulmer modular helmet...it was nice...but beware they are heavy..

I moved to a HJC ac-12 carbon fiber helmet..

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I use the Shark Helmets and they RAWK! For me, they fit me perfect and i've taken quite a few spills on mine,,and they have not let me down yet

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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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The HJC Symax looks like an awesome helmet. Does anyone here have one of those?

powerdrom on Ebay is selling these for 154.99 which is significantly lower than any other Merchant that I can find.
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The HJC Symax looks like an awesome helmet. Does anyone here have one of those?

powerdrom on Ebay is selling these for 154.99 which is significantly lower than any other Merchant that I can find.
Not that helmet, but my HJC is very comfortable and wind noise not very high. Great helmets if you don't want to shell out for an arai or a shoei. As far as the seller, like I said his service was good, quick shipping, pleasant communication, helmet arrived brand new in mfctr's box with everything expected. If you want an HJC you can't go wrong with him. I'm lucky I found him otherwise I would have probably not gotten my helmet because it would have been too much money. I <3 it though.
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Cool. Thanks for the help and advice guys!
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Nolan N102 flip-up helmet also has the bluetooth thingie (I don't know squat about bluetooth or blackberry). Pretty decent helmet for not too bad of a price (around $300-something).

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That Nolan 102 does look like a nice helmet. Definitely worth a lot of consideration! Thanks!

Bluetooth is a short ranged, low bandwidth communication technology. It is really convenient because it allows things such as cell phones or other communication devices to communicate to one another with ease as long as they are relatively close. I plan on getting a bluetooth helmet so I can hear my phone ring or maybe make my phone play some music.

Btw, I couldn't help but to notice your SN as "fnfalman". I'm assuming this is in connection to FN Herstal? FN makes some really nice stuff imo. The FiveSeven, and the FAL are both very finely built arms. Not to mention the dreamlike P90!

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Gmax helmets suck. My first lid was a Gmax. POS to the max, my friend. Shady build quality and noisy. But they are DOT approved so it did the trick.

Dianese makes a bluetooth lid. Expect to pay large amounts of jack for that.


In the meantime...try earplugs to cut the noise. I used to get headaches before I wore plugs. Now...smooth sailing.



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the reviews on that site looks positive. go for it.
i'm in the market for a new lid as well. but i'm leaning towards the scorpion with the photochromatic shield.




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Two things, I own one of those in red. It rocks, great ventilation and very comfy. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a helmet. There are many different styles of scorpion helmets now too.

The photochromatic shield isn't worth the money you'll pay for it in my opinion. I was at a dealership saturday looking at them. The photochromatic is 70 and it doesn't get any darker than the "light smoke" one. To me that's not dark enough to be worth the money. I ended up buying the silver mirror one, it's in between the light smoke and the dark smoke as far as tint goes and it looks sick on the helmet (for 35 dollars).

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Two things, I own one of those in red. It rocks, great ventilation and very comfy. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a helmet. There are many different styles of scorpion helmets now too.

The photochromatic shield isn't worth the money you'll pay for it in my opinion. I was at a dealership saturday looking at them. The photochromatic is 70 and it doesn't get any darker than the "light smoke" one. To me that's not dark enough to be worth the money. I ended up buying the silver mirror one, it's in between the light smoke and the dark smoke as far as tint goes and it looks sick on the helmet (for 35 dollars).
I have a mirror shield too and love it. They are super badass. You need to be careful though and clean it often because some of the larger bugs' blood can pit the mirror finish because of its acidity.
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http://www.webbikeworld.com/Reviewed...aceshields.htm

^^this is what I use..and it works great

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Gmax helmets suck. My first lid was a Gmax. POS to the max, my friend. Shady build quality and noisy. But they are DOT approved so it did the trick.

Dianese makes a bluetooth lid. Expect to pay large amounts of jack for that.


In the meantime...try earplugs to cut the noise. I used to get headaches before I wore plugs. Now...smooth sailing.

Damn that really sucks... I was looking forward to getting that helmet, thanks for the warning!


Well it looks like I am back on the search again. Bluetooth is really important to me so I guess I am going to be stuck paying a premium...
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The Dainese Bluetooth helmet I think goes around $700. Schuberth supposedly makes the quietest helmet and also has Bluetooth capability. Need I mention that it isn't going to be cheap either?

As far as loudness goes, some helmets are quieter than others but they aren't all quiet enough for long term hearing protection. If you value your hearing at all, wear earplugs.

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Save some money and forget the bluetooth. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be bothered by a phone call when I'm riding.



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