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Old 03-17-2012, 10:41 AM
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Default AGV Stealth SV

Love my new AGV Stealth. Very comfortable, very light and internal sun visor is excellent
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:11 PM
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If you're ridin' a Harley, one of those tiny ones or none at all. Them HD boyz are a tough bunch, just ask 'em, they'll tell ya'.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:19 PM
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This new wee is such an enjoyable bike to ride. I had a loaner without a screen a short while ago and it reminded me how comfortable I am behind the great screen on the wee.
Now that hot weather is starting here in Oz I'm acutely aware that I'd like more helmet ventilation. I have the Shark Evoline (series 2) – so I could just swing the chin bar over to the back of the helmet – but I feel the need of a fullface at anything out of town.
This Evoline is comfortable and I love the flip-down tinted screen
Has anyone discovered a good helmet with a LOT more ventilation for behind the screen??
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:42 PM
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This new wee is such an enjoyable bike to ride. I had a loaner without a screen a short while ago and it reminded me how comfortable I am behind the great screen on the wee.
Now that hot weather is starting here in Oz I'm acutely aware that I'd like more helmet ventilation. I have the Shark Evoline (series 2) – so I could just swing the chin bar over to the back of the helmet – but I feel the need of a fullface at anything out of town.
This Evoline is comfortable and I love the flip-down tinted screen
Has anyone discovered a good helmet with a LOT more ventilation for behind the screen??
It has been replaced by a newer model, but you could find yourself a leftover Gmax GM68s helmet. There are 8 forward air intakes and some large exhaust ports in the rear.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:31 PM
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+1 for the Nolan N90. Shortly after getting my '12 2/3 Adventure in July, I went down to Revzilla's store in South Philly for a new helmet and riding jacket. With the help of a terrific associate named Kat, I tried on several helmets from various manufacturers. The N90 was the only one which fit well, so I bought it. This was my first venture into anything other than a half or 3/4 helmet-and any other bike other than a cruiser-and I had some doubts as to whether I would like it or not. It took a little getting used to, but I don't think i'll ever wear anything other than a modular/flip-up helmet again.

Noise level is ok, especially when considering the half helmet noise level I was used to. Already having some hearing impairment and wanting to prevent more, I always ride with earplugs and that helps. Many all day rides confirm this for me.

I wear glasses, too, and it can be a bit tricky with the N90. I don't take them off to put the helmet on and sometimes I have to adjust the placement of the glasses on the bridge of my nose. I find that putting the glasses a little lower on my nose helps a lot and doesn't hinder my vision at all. The pain from the pressure of the helmet on the glasses was substantial after a while. Now that I know how to deal with it, it's a non-issue.

As stated by other posters above, the fit of the helmet is most important. There are ways to tweak the bike to minimize the wind noise.

Hope this helps.
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Because of my dirt riding, I experimented (a lot) with Moto-X-style full-face helmets with visor and clear or tinted shield that pushes back under the nearly-fixed visor. I've found a couple that fit so well that I tend to wear them on every bike whatever the terrain. The one I like best is a Fulmer Dual-Sport. It feels great, allows my glasses (helmet on first, then glasses inserted), is lightweight, OK for sound stifling. I doubt that it will last long -- the foam is not too dense -- but the price in the $80-130 range makes it almost a consumable. Yep, DOT and Snell approved.
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Love my Arai RX-Q. You can find them almost half priced here and there.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:36 AM
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a LOT more ventilation for behind the screen??
Lower the windscreen, or cut it down, or buy a smaller one.
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Lower the windscreen, or cut it down, or buy a smaller one.
Okay -- really obvious, now that you said it PTRider.
I've not even moved the screen from its original -- middle -- position.
I'll try that first up
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:40 PM
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I usually wear my Shoei Rf1100 but I just got an adventure style helmet from Cycle Gear that really fits better than any helmet I've owned. It has a pilot style tinted inner shield and a clear riding shield.

Love this thing!
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