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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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ff/modular helmet ventilation

I know that helmet choice is subjective. To each their own. I've got a Bell modular with the drop down shade and really like it except for one thing: the air flow leaves a bit to be desired. Its going to be 100 here in the Las Vegas valley today and I've been considering buying a new helmet. I'm looking for opinions on air flow from y'all.

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I know that helmet choice is subjective. To each their own. I've got a Bell modular with the drop down shade and really like it except for one thing: the air flow leaves a bit to be desired. Its going to be 100 here in the Las Vegas valley today and I've been considering buying a new helmet. I'm looking for opinions on air flow from y'all.

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FF/Modular helmets really don't excel at cooling. Have you tried opening the face shield 1click? That most always seems to solve cooling issues for me. Make certain your top vents are open as well.

I currently ride with a 3/4 helmet and air flow is a little better for the lower half of my face; although, my head can still get pretty sweaty. Even when I wore a 1/2 helmet, my head sweat a lot. For me, 1/2 helmet > 3/4 and FF for low speed riding. 3/4 and FF > 1/2 helmet for highway riding.

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A lot of my riding is highway. I feel more comfortable wearing the modular. I have cracked the visor and opened the vents, it does help, but things do get a bit loud that way. If I'm at a stop, I flip up the chin and that cools things down pretty quick, but I'm hoping to find a modular (preferred because I wear glasses) or a ff for summer use that has a better balance of air flow and quiet.



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A lot of my riding is highway. I feel more comfortable wearing the modular. I have cracked the visor and opened the vents, it does help, but things do get a bit loud that way. If I'm at a stop, I flip up the chin and that cools things down pretty quick, but I'm hoping to find a modular (preferred because I wear glasses) or a ff for summer use that has a better balance of air flow and quiet.
I think your asking for the impossible. If you find a helmet with both sound proofing and good airflow, expect to pay a lot of money.

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I know they're expensive, but have you considered a shoie? They are very lightweight, quiet, and have great airflow. You get what you pay for. Personally I don't have one at the moment (i use to). Right now I have a half helmet for town, and a vcan modular with bluetooth for highway.


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^what he said. I've heard nothing but good about the Shoei modular helmets as far as venting goes.

For excess noise I always wear foam ear plugs. HUGE difference.

I wear a Shoei RF1000 that has a lever on the side that holds the visor 1/8 inch open....which is just enough to give you that extra airflow on a hot day.

I think they make 3 different modular helmets now, and as I said the reviews have been good. But these are not cheap.

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