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post #1 of 20 Old 06-07-2016, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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OE Screen + Dual-Sport Helmet?

Currently have my OE screen at highest, furthest back setting and don't have any significant gripes about buffeting. I'm no man-mountain - 5'8" - so maybe that is why.

I'm currently in the market for a new lid, and fancy one of the dual-sport peaked type. The LS2 MX436, in fact.

Anyone here ride their V2 with an OE screen and a peaked helmet? If so, your advice/opinion would be much appreciated.

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-07-2016, 04:30 AM
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Used helmets years ago with peaks, no good at all at speed, turn it moves, head up/down moved, todays lids have "aviator" glasses that roll down to give extra sunshade, so depends what you want the peak for
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I have the "touring" windshield and I can ride with my visor open no problem, but only with it ALL the way open. If its half open it gets battered around by the wind. I don't have a peaked helmet anymore, I tore the visor off for riding my supermoto.
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Been using peaked visors for the last few years. The only time I even notice it is during heavy cross winds, even then it's not bad.

The newer helmets are designed to allow a lot of wind to pass thru the helmet without dragging your head around
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If you get a Peaked Helmet, you'll have to wear very bright patterned clothing to match and spend most of your time riding on the back wheel only, and looking behind yourself (looking for cops?) With the Peaked Helmet comes the obligations of an MX rider
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"looking behind yourself"
Or in big windows of business fronts to see the reflection of how styling you are!
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I have noticed my AFX FX-41 DS helmet catches more wind than my Shoei GT Air and it causes some buffeting...I am 5'7" and have the OE screen that comes with the 2015 ADV V2...

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post #8 of 20 Old 06-08-2016, 04:26 PM
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i have neck problems and found out that riding with adv style helmets kill my neck after a long ride ( i went with a lazer monaco helmet made from carbon fiber and a transition viser ,so no sun visor needed which saves weight as well ).
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"looking behind yourself"
Or in big windows of business fronts to see the reflection of how styling you are!
Surely we're already styling? Otherwise we'd ride GS's
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"Surely we're already styling? Otherwise we'd ride GS's"

The other day returning from a ride I came upon a GS rider coming the other direction standing on his pegs in a very adventurous manner.
I stood on the pegs of my Wee and saluted him and he promptly sat down. Go figure!
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