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post #1 of 72 Old 05-16-2014, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Modular helmets - what do we think?

THinking about getting a modular helmet - built in communication would be excellent. I turn the floor over to youse!!!
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Check out the HJC IS-MAX BT. Bluetooth ready. Internal sunshield.

US$160-170 solid colors, designs; about $200US.

I have only worn it for about 200 miles, (rain here last 13 of 16 days), it is comfortable fitting.

It is about as noisy as other modulars I've owned. (HJC, G-Max, AFX)

I have -not- used any type of communications with it.

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unless your buddies ride with Sena's don't buy a proprietary Comms helmet. Buy the helmet you want and then get the Sena SMH unit.

I have about 2 years in my Shoei Neotec. with the Sena SMH-10 and I love it.

i liked the Scorpion as well but I couldn't get a good fit as I was inda in between sizes. the XL was to large and the large was to small.

The Neotec in a medium fits me perfect and it comes with the pinlock visor so it is real nice in both winter with the pinlock and the nose and chin curtains in and during the summer hte sun shield and curtains out make for a little noisy but great helmet.

A shoei cam between me and a tree at about 50mph in 1994 and I had no head injury so I am rather brand loyal.

My wife hates Modulars and went with a Quest instead.

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Shoie Neotech or Schuberth E3 the best two helmets I have...and I have a few.

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I wear a Shark Evoline 3 ST, which can be worn as a 3/4 or full face. Love it, and I hate helmets.

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The HJC is a decent helmet, but built to a price and at the bottom of my comfort spectrum. Weight is OK.

The Shoei Multitec is more expensive, but also more comfortable (to me). Lightest weight of the 3 about which I talk here. Easy to install an aftermarket intercom.

The Schuberth C3 Pro is the ultimate, top-end machine. Expensive and heavier than the Shoei, it has a few features the Shoei doesn't have, like the flip-down sun visor, which turned out to be way handier than I thought it would be. Mine came with a pinlock anti-fog visor insert that made me wonder why I never used one before - they're brilliant. Also pretty easy in which to install an aftermarket intercom if you don't want their integral (and pricey) proprietary one. Schuberth makes lower-cost models.

For the price/comfort combo, the Shoei takes the cake; however, I'm finding it harder to grab it over the Schuberth these days. The HJC is for sale.

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The HJC is a decent helmet, but built to a price and at the bottom of my comfort spectrum. Weight is OK.

The Shoei Multitec is more expensive, but also more comfortable (to me). Lightest weight of the 3 about which I talk here. Easy to install an aftermarket intercom.

The Schuberth C3 Pro is the ultimate, top-end machine. Expensive and heavier than the Shoei, it has a few features the Shoei doesn't have, like the flip-down sun visor, which turned out to be way handier than I thought it would be. Mine came with a pinlock anti-fog visor insert that made me wonder why I never used one before - they're brilliant. Also pretty easy in which to install an aftermarket intercom if you don't want their integral (and pricey) proprietary one. Schuberth makes lower-cost models.

the price/comfort combo, the Shoei takes the cake; however, I'm finding it harder to grab it over the Schuberth these days. The HJC is for sale.
The Shoie Neotech is way better then my Multitech. I never even wear the multitech anymore. It has the drop down sunshade like my Schuberth. My Schuberth is my favorite but my Neotech a very close second...difference of $100.

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I'll put in a vote for Nolan. I have a N90 and love it, along with my Sena SMH-10. The very well made N91 was $190 at Revzilla, and came with a pinlock. Of course, it helps to have a Nolan shaped head.

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Modular helmets - what do we think?

I have an HJC modular (the cheaper one) with the Chatterbox bluetooth and I do like it when the bluetooth works. The contact through the helmet don't always make contact so the right speaker cuts out, the mic I have such a hard time using that I don't use it. The bluetooth is only good for listening, I couldn't stand to try to use it for intercom or talking in the phone. My only option is to get a new helmet kit (speakers, mic and boom, and attached connection points that mount in helmet, $40+-. Not even positive that will fix, and then wouldn't be able to work with my two friends, that have two different types. Need to wait for a sena 20.

Lately, I have been using my older full face HJC (CL16, I think). It's quieter, fits better, and doesn't leave a line on my forehead.


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HJC IS- MAX BT.... noisiest, rattling pos I ever wasted money on.... save and buy a Nolan N104, or better.... you get what you pay for in modular.

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