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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-24-2006, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Alright everyone, I've read ALOT of helmet reviews... but take them with a grain of salt.

For the last 3 years I've ridden with an HJC-Symax Helmet (Flip-Up Full Face/Modular). It's been a good Helmet.. and with a new liner and cheek pads I dropped into it about a year ago it may last me another riding season but I think after that it's gonna be time for a replacement.

While I like the Symax alot, I was curious if anyone else wore a modular or full face of a different brand, and what their experiences were?

My requirements are good venting, removable/replaceable liner and it's gotta come in White or Silver (the Symax is decent on venting, and a $300.00 lid if you don't shop where I did (got it for $187), but I expect the price is gonna be higher if I go with the same helmet.

Mine's Pearl White so I look like a spaceman when I put the reflective shield on (still can't find a NASA worm logo sticker to go on it)

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Can't help with the helmets much since I wear a F-16 Fighter Pilot helmet and it is all modular.. but...
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I've only had the HJC CL12 Full Face. Two of them. Only got the second one 'cause a buddy got the wrong size and offered it to me for a good price ($125 w/ white & black graphics).
If I was to spend over $200 on a new helmet I don't know what kind I'd get, but not another CL12. They're not too bad, but like ya said Mr. Bun, a removable liner would be nice. It just has removable cheek pads.
What I do like about the HJC, I'm pretty sure they all have built in pockets for ear speakers, seeing as they (HJC) are the maker of Chatterbox Communicators, which I have.


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I have the HJC CL-15. I like it but it is a bit on the noisy side. Wind noise is enhanced as it flows between the helmet and my shoulders. If I hunch them up, the noise goes away. I wear earplugs because of that but the helmet is comfortable and is Snell 2005 rated and the price was right, $145 new.

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I have 3 helmets-1 HJC open face (in town only), HJC modular, and a Bell full face. Of the 3 the modular is my helmet of choice. I always had bell for years and find the modular much nicer. Quick stops means just flippin it up when I pay. As I wear two hearing aids the noise doesn't bother me. I have to set them for half volume when I ride.

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I have the HJC CL-15. I like it but it is a bit on the noisy side. Wind noise is enhanced as it flows between the helmet and my shoulders. If I hunch them up, the noise goes away. I wear earplugs because of that but the helmet is comfortable and is Snell 2005 rated and the price was right, $145 new.
ditto for all the same reasons.

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If you're interested in doing quite a bit of reading HERE is a long article from 'Motorcyclist Magazine' which is quite indepth at explaining helmet safety standards and what they describe as "Searching for the truth behind motorcycle helmet design, helmet standards and actual head protection"
Like I said, it is a long article, but very informative.


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I have been very happy with my Shoei RF-1000.
pic here:
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This is not a modular helmet, as nice and handy these might me, I do no think they approach the level of safety a full face helmet does.
I liked this helmet so much I bought one for my wife, (so yeah..oooooo..we have matching helmets...)

Anyway, helmets are sized so diffrently from one maker to another, I would have to say that you should try on various models until you find one that fits YOU perfectly and not pay attention to what others here have for themselves. Most of the "Big Names" make good helmets, (Shoei , AGV, Fulmer, KBC, HJC, Nolan,Arai, etc..) And with appologies to one of the above, Bell helmets are not as great as they used to be. A good fit is the most important aspect, so I would start there then research the ones you picked out.

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