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Online welldc

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2019, 22:28:36 »
Returning to biking after a (very) long time away, so took myself down to the dealers yesterday to sort out a helmet. I fancied a Caberg flip front.

Well, the staff at the dealers were very patient and helpful.
Caberg - too close to my chin (and I'm not Bruce Forsyth)
HJC - tight around the forehead and cheek bones
Nolan - felt like my head was in a vice
Frank Thomas - very uncomfortable around my ears
Bell - tight on the jaw bone
LS2 - too tight round the forehead

So now we are moving up the price range..........
Shoei Neotec 2 - great fit, comfortable but £500
Schuberth - too tight and too close to my chin

I'm so glad I didn't just order online.
The Neotec was an L and a good fit. Some of the others were 2XL and still weren't right.

Found a Givi flip front that was fairly comfortable (I hope it beds in a little) but needed a 2XL to get the fit. Good value at £125.
Really is a case of different hats for different heads.

PS: Thanks to Tanya at J&S Doncaster for her patience.

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2019, 16:08:25 »
Have a notion to get a flip up, can't decide between these 2, anyone any experience with either? price is good.

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/319363

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/226185

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2019, 20:10:10 »
J&S have a Schubert flip in their sale, £100 off.
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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2020, 21:01:30 »
I've always had Schuberth, currently got the C3 and I'm well pleased with it.  However I've had ot nearly 3 years so starting to look at other lids and I fancied the look of the Nolan N70-2GT mainly because of the HUGE visor and removable chin piece?

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2020, 07:43:50 »
You should have gone with the Shoei,   lol  I've had mine 7 years and I'm not in any hurry to replace it.
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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2020, 08:51:21 »
I'm not in a hurry to replace it,  it's just the idea of a lid that can be full face or open sounds pretty good. But also the manufacturer advises replacing the helmet after 4years which I never believed or did until I bought my last one and handed my old one to the shop owner who uses them as examples.

He separated the outer shell to reveal the filling underneath and honestly I nearly threw up when I saw all the cracks and how brittle the foam was and that helmet was about 8years old.

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2020, 17:39:53 »
check the manufacturing date! :icon_wink:

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2020, 13:54:42 »
hello! I tried Schuberth C4, C3, AGV Carbon fiber and some others, but Shoei Neotech II fits perfectly to my head.
I decided to own just one helmet at time and invest som money on it. I didn't buy the expensive Sena Intercom and kept my excellent BTX Pro1 by Midland.
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