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Old 02-27-2019, 10:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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if you want a little day trip although not in PA there is a giant motorcycle accessory place in Columbus,Ohio https://www.ironpony.com/Default.asp they have almost any helmet you would want to try and their prices are as good as almost all web based , its a nice way to spend a day , I picked up a helmet there las year and they encouraged try it on and walk around for a while to make sure the fit is good , looked a little silly perhaps but at least I got a helmet that doesn't hurt after 20 minutes
About a 4 hour drive, but pass through a few times a year visiting family. Still have a month or two before riding season, will add it to the list of places to stop. My concern is dropping money on something that isn't better, or isn't comfortable... The ability to wear it for more than a few minutes is a good reason to give it a shot.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I agree that being able to put it on your head is important. I bought one off of Revzilla that I thought I would like but hated the way it looked AND felt. They do, in fact, have an easy return but I had to pay return shipping(understandable, not complaining). But I was afraid to order another and not like it too.

Instead we went to a fairly large Honda dealer that is pretty close to us. I tried on so many different helmets that my checks were raw. I ended up with an HCJ IS-33-II that remains very comfortable but has opened up a little. Its the same helmet as the "Harley" Mayfield model but $20-30 cheaper. I tried on an Aria and a Shoei that each felt pretty good but not good enough to justify the added costs. The HJC feels like it was molded for MY head, you may find that you hate the fit.

Safety level is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. But I decided that a full faced or modular would be too hot behind a windshield. I had planned to add a full after the weather turned cold but after riding in some cold weather I find that I don't alway pull the shield down unless its a very windy day.
Thanks for the input. I'm weary of shopping online for a new helmet over the $50 mark for that reason... It's an insurance policy for my head, don't want to spend $200+ on an insurance policy that doesn't quite fit my needs (Or my head)...

Also always went back and forth on the full face design vs open face... I feel that the open face would be more comfortable to me due to the windshield and seating position, but when I put my wife's life (and face) on the line, my preference is that she gets a full face, and when she has a full face, her preference is that I have a full as well, which is a stipulation I can understand...

We don't ride too much in the cold, partially due to just the way scheduling vacations work, but also the roads in PA get pretty rough (they throw down gravel for traction) once it dips below 30 for the first time...

All that being said, I think we are due an upgrade, but our $55 amazon specials haven't let us down, and with money being tight, it's hard to give the local dealer $500+ for a couple of upgrade...

But as they say, a $10 helmet is for a $10 head...
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Can I ask, what sets it apart as "amazing". My only experience thus far is with a cheap modular, what am I missing out on experience wise?
I don't have anything to compare against in terms of another modular, but i can compare against other full face helmets. I own Arai and Shoei helmets and this is by far my favorite.

- I love the looks of it
- Being carbon fiber, it is significantly lighter and very noticeable while wearing
- The shield hasn't fogged on me once this year and with riding in freezing temperatures, that is hard to come by
- The unlocking mechanism is easily operated with one hand and it auto locks when closing
- When open, the chin piece folds all the way to the back of your head so there is no drag.
- The chin strap is not the normal D ring and strap. It's almost like a ratcheting system with a simple pull to open
- Arai and Shoei both have decent venting systems, but Roof is better in my opinion. Although haven't tested that too much yet being 20 degrees outside

Only downside has been the price --- although I this is my first new helmet in about 7 years, so I get a lot of use out of them.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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- When open, the chin piece folds all the way to the back of your head so there is no drag.

- Arai and Shoei both have decent venting systems, but Roof is better in my opinion. Although haven't tested that too much yet being 20 degrees outside

Only downside has been the price .
The chin flipping all the way back and the vents actually working would big selling points, though beyond that I have to say, mine does feel like a hunk of molded plastic... A high quality, lightweight, science-y helmet would be nice...

...We've been kicking around the idea of new helmets for well over a year, but it's tough to "upgrade" when we're talking $1,000+ for some comfort.

Thanks for your input.
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So the general consensus is try it on.
Everything else is secondary.
Older models and solid colors will be cheapest.
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It all depends on your head and shape. I ended up with a Schubert’s C3 Modular.
I tried on a bunch at Cycle Gear, narrowed it down to 2 then shopped online. Found the best price at Bob’s BMW on the East Coast, I’m in California. It was half price compared to everywhere else,
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