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post #1 of 14 Old 03-02-2018, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Helmet Recommendations

Any helmet recommendations for the Florida heat?

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 12:20 AM
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Big question. What kind of riding do you do? Revzilla has some great guides and video reviews of different helmets.

My Arai Signet-q is fine as long as I am moving.
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post #3 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 12:46 AM
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I was just down there last week and can say that my Shoe RF1200 wasn't bad. If I was acclimated a bit more it would have probably been ok.

I would look for something extremely light and with a ton of vents. Unfortunately light usually means expensive. Lots of padding can be hot as well so look for something moisture wicking and cool.
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post #4 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 01:19 AM
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Dual sport helmets flow a lot more air and the chin bar is well away from your face. Down side is they are noisy generally. Up side is you can get them for not much coin compared to street/race helmets.

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post #5 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 01:24 AM
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It's a balancing act; quiet = hot, while cool = noisy (generally, unless you pay$$$)

Fit is probably most important for comfort and safety. I have an HJC that I modified the interior foam for a bit more air.

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post #6 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 01:58 AM
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Smile Kabuto

I have a Kabuto Aeroblade 3 and find it to be the best ventilated full face helmet that I have owned. It is the quietest also and is reasonably light in weight for a full face. It wasn't too expensive either, it is a composite construction. I have worn it on a few 35C days and was happy with it's performance. Good hunting.
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post #7 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 05:41 AM
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I am still reading, I have it narrowed down to the Nolan N104 and the GMax 54S. I am from Florida, but live in the desert SW, no humidity but way more heat. I am looking at silver and Hi-Vis colors, but I can have it wrapped with a lighter color or reflective film. Washable liners are important features, as it may be arid here, you still seat like crazy.

Trying to stay warm in the desert Southwest.

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post #8 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 08:13 AM
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G-Max 54S - Comments

I am on my 4th or 5th G-Max 54S.
Why so many? The front foam and liner is not real durable.
I keep buying them because of fit.
For me, they fit like no other helmet.
I love the light on the helmet back and use it routinely.
They are a noisy helmet.

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post #9 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by kd70qc View Post
Big question. What kind of riding do you do? .
Great question that you need to answer first. If you're mostly commuting in heavy traffic, a flip up might be your best answer. If you're blazing up and down 95, a quiet helmet is going to be more important.

While good air flow thru the helmet is important, IMO, your body has a LOT more space to cover with a good flow thru jacket.

As long as you're moving, the summer heat/humidity is not that bad. As soon as you stop, you're drenched with sweat. I used to commute on Rt 1 from Palm Bay to Patrick AFB every friggin day for 3+ years. Cagers SUCK!!
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post #10 of 14 Old 03-03-2018, 04:54 PM
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Kabuto 2

I had a Nolan flip helmet before my Kabuto , chalk and cheese. Loved the Nolan till I got my Kabuto, both are good if you wear glasses. The Nolan used to give me a sweaty forehead,
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