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PostSubject: modular helmet    Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:23 pm

Thinking about getting a modular helmet any ideas, opinions or good deals out there?
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:57 am

Modular is the only way I go anymore.
The Schuberth helmets are great. I have one from my BMW days.
The only downside is the new ones are costly.

It was the Schuberth BMW system helmet that got me on to modulars in the first place.
I have an HJC CL Max II as well. Not a bad helmet, good protection and fit.
Not as quiet as the Schuberth.
I have heard good things about the Shark Evoline and some other modulars as well but not tried them personally.

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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:35 am

I own a cheaper modular lid and I wouldn't have another. I suppose it's true about ya pays for what ya gets!!

That said, if finance allows a Schubert C1 or C3 would be idealy my next helmet. However now Michael Schumaker has got into biking, Schubert have linked in with him and produced another modular helmet with input from Schumaker. Still at a price though.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:55 am

Modular for me.
I've had a Roof Boxer, Caberg something-or-other and now have Nolan N102 and Nolan N43 with the removable chin-bar.
Both of my current lids are good, especially as I travel to and fro to the UK and have to show my face at Customs - a full-face helmet has to be removed and that's a pain!
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:08 am

I have the Shark Evoline and I love it. It's pricey but it has nice features. The modular chin protector flips all the way to the back of the helmet so you use as an open face if you choose, the shield is optically correct so looking through it is like not having it down, and last it has an internal sun visor that you can flip down if you choose to so sunglasses are not needed.

Like I said its pricey but I wouldn't have any other helmet after wearing this one. Just my point of view.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:18 am

How's the noise level in the Evoline? I really like the concept of that helmet for errand running so I don't have to take the lid off when I go into a store for a quick pickup, but it needs to be decently quiet for the longer trips too.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:26 am

Jet helmets are the more comfort.

Easy putting on your head...and weight...and temperature in summer.

But the less safety.

For the summer i have the Nolan 43 , like MikeO.
Without the chin piece mounted.

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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:29 am

Wow $700 for a helmet with no electronics in it? The shield must be made of Swarofski Crystal.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:32 am

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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:56 pm

The Evoline seems to be pretty quiet for me, but every one needs to judge that for them selves
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:58 pm

Eldon wrote:
Thinking about getting a modular helmet any ideas, opinions or good deals out there?

Gmax 44s ran $135 with a helmet bag, extra visor and visor bag included. It seems to work well, though fogs up in almost any temperature, and earplugs are needed over 50mph.

My next will be modular and not black.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:27 pm

Acquit wrote:
My next will be modular and not black.

I always get white. It gives good visibility and stays cooler.
Besides, it goes with everything.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:44 pm

bigbird wrote:

As does my Hi-Viz helmet :lol!:

For the price of your helmet, it better give good visibility, make you smile and make breakfast in the morning!
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:17 pm

No doubt a Schuberth is a great helmet.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:42 pm

My wife and I both have Seven zero seven modulars that we bought new for sixty a piece. Nice helmets a little heavier than a SHOEI Modular. But to go just to go for a short ride prefer the "707" and a long ride we will use our Shoei's
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:56 pm

I have a Seven Zero Seven Crusader. Fits like a glove. I got it from cycle gear and it was $99. Unfortunately I crash tested it. It worked great, no injuries, but I'll be replacing it as a precaution. You can see the whole story in the safety section. In short, it's a great helmet.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:25 pm

Does anyone know anything about the J1? Im not a fan of modular's

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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:40 pm

I've worn a Schuberth J1 as my main helmet for a few years now, it's quiet, all day comfortable, and being an open face there's no misting problems. The stock grey tinted drop down sun visor isn't very effective so I fitted a Super-Visor, there's also a brown tinted sun visor available. I also have a fleece draught guard that pushes straight onto the jaw guard that is very effective in cold weather

The 'U' shaped jaw guard stiffens the lower part of the helmet, and offers greater protection than a normal open face, locks into position after putting on the helmet. You unlock and remove the jaw guard before taking the helmet off, and that's the helmets only weak point. You can put it down and ride off without it, I've done that twice now and they're £20 or 20 Euros to replace. I now have the jaw guard on a short piece of elastic shock cord that I wear necklace style to prevent me from losing it, simple and effective.

I fitted the Interphone F4 Intercom to the J1 earlier this year, using the boom mike and earphones for open faces, the communicator unit is attatched to the outside using the adhesive backed holder, as the helmet shell is too wide to use the clamp holder.

So it's a helmet I like, but I've never had a problem wearing an open face, and I still have an Arai SZ I like to wear. Now that I've just bought a flip front Scorpion EXO-900, I won't now be buying a HJC IS-Multi, that's a modular helmet you can wear in 7 different ways including full face with a peak.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:06 pm

that's the helmets only weak point. You can put it down and ride off without it, I've done that twice now

I did exactly that with my N43. With incredible luck I found it the following day, nestling in the grass verge at the side of the motorway.
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PostSubject: Re: modular helmet    Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:20 pm

So im stuck between the Shuberth j1 and the Nolan n43 series now. Unlike my sportbikes, i ride the silverwing around town quit a bit and i hate the "ear plugs, sunglasses,helmet, gloves routine" over and over. Makes it a pain in the asss if you know what i mean, to go running around town!
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