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post #1 of 16 Old 04-30-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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tip on Modular bluetooth helmet?

Hey.

I got my first modular helmet 2 years ago wich was a hug eye opener for me. I`ve allways had a full face helmet and not considered anything else even thou i was aware of modular helmets. Main reason is that those kind of helmets start off at $300+ here in Norway and thats without bluetooth and speakers.

Now, i had a look at Ebay and a modular bluetooth helmet starts at $160-180 plus shipping. Factor in the price of taxes and im looking at $250-300. So i thought i`de ask the community if anyone has a good tip on a helmet priced around $2-300. I could push the figures if we`re talking about a really good helmet

Hope someone has a top tip. Thanks in Advance
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Wrong forum, my friend.

Proper motorcycle training is like wearing a helmet. You can ride for 30 years without one and make a case that you've never needed it. Until you do but then it's too late to make that decision.
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Hmm yes, i was leaning towards putting it in the off topic forum but then a key word in the description of this forum made my mind up:
Safety
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Maybe a nice moderator can move it

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Buy whatever modular you like then add your own bluetooth headset like a SENA SMH10.
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Buy whatever modular you like then add your own bluetooth headset like a SENA SMH10.
I agree
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Buy whatever modular you like then add your own bluetooth headset like a SENA SMH10.
I also agree wholeheartedly. There's also the less expensive Sena SMH5 which I own. Works great but you don't get the auxiliary input which I sometimes wish I had.

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I also agree wholeheartedly. There's also the less expensive Sena SMH5 which I own. Works great but you don't get the auxiliary input which I sometimes wish I had.
You also get a shorter battery life and about half the intercom range, at least according to the specs. Not a big deal for lots of people though and the price is lower.
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post #8 of 16 Old 05-10-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Slow reply from me here......

Thanks for the advice, not sure how much smarter i got. I might just bin the idea of a modular bluetooth helmet, it seems i am breaking my budget quickly with the options i have. Its hard to get a bargain into norway, i`de be taxed to hell and back if i get something too expensive. I`ll have a dabble at Ebay but i might just kick the idea and pick it up in the future. When i become a millionaire

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Hmm yes, i was leaning towards putting it in the off topic forum but then a key word in the description of this forum made my mind up:
Safety
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Maybe a nice moderator can move it

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Your "Safety" concern about modular helmets is something newbies should know about. I bought my Scorpion EXO900 3+ years ago, it is DOT and ECE rated, I wanted Modular so I could take a sip of water without removing the helmet evrytime. I found out the hardway that it's NOT wise to lift the chinbar at 80mph, the helmet is also not very water proof, would leak and water runs down the shield on the inside.
The metal latches are a plus for safety, but also weight.

Bluetooth communication device has been added 2 years ago so the wife and I can talk on long rides, we found out that this can be a hazard when trying to concentrate on the road while riding thru the canyons or a windy road.

It's the Scala Partner, I could also make phone calls at 80mph, but I'd probably missdial a voice command. Have to keep reminding myself that just 10 years ago I had to pull off the road to make a phone call, why can't I do the same today??

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Look at the Vega Summit 3.0 Vcomm. It sells for about US$300 including the bluetooth unit. It is ECE 22.05 certified. Not the worlds best helmet, but a good helmet at a very good price.
Vega Street Helmets - Summit 3.0 V-Com Motorcycle Helmet

Keep in mind that most modular (flip-up, system) helmets do not guarantee that the chin bar will stay in place in a crash. You can look at the SHARP helmet tests for more info:
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