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What helmet are you wearing?
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B-rad G Offline
Break-In Period

Findlay, OH
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Post: #11
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
Scorpion EXO-T1200 Freeway in matte black
07-26-2017 04:28 PM
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TINK Offline
Running Like a Top

So Cal
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Post: #12
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
Schuberth C3

Before that, a Nolan N104

I like modular helmets.

2017 WR250R (Dual Sport)
2014 CB1100 Deluxe
2009 ST1300 (Iron Butt)
2000 VFRF800Fi (5th Gen)
1979 BMW R100S "The Ultimate Motorcycle"

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07-27-2017 06:46 AM
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postoak Offline
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Texas
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Post: #13
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
I've got the Shoei J-cruise Helmet in Red. Looks great but I hear you about the most common impact point being the chin.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shoe...ise-helmet
(This post was last modified: 07-27-2017 07:03 AM by postoak.)
07-27-2017 07:03 AM
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af_one Offline
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Post: #14
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
I bought the black checkered Biltwell Gringo S, ordered according to website size chart--will see in a few days how it fits--found it 50% off at Solomoto
07-30-2017 06:49 AM
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Guth Offline
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Portland, OR
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Post: #15
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
My Shoei GT-Air is certainly not retro although it is "classic white" in color (my name for it, not Shoei's), nor does it match my bike. But it is very comfortable, quiet and I love the built-in sun visor.

My buddy who was recently hit from behind while at a stoplight also owned the same model helmet. He's even more impressed with it now after it did a very thorough job of protecting his noggin' from the impact of the accident.

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
07-30-2017 02:56 PM
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CBgrin Offline
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IL
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Post: #16
What helmet are you wearing?
(07-30-2017 06:49 AM)af_one Wrote:  I bought the black checkered Biltwell Gringo S, ordered according to website size chart--will see in a few days how it fits--found it 50% off at Solomoto


I have a Gringo S. Mine fit better after a few rides. Give it some time... Quieter than my Shoei!! It is now my go to lid.


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07-30-2017 04:39 PM
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suhawk305 Offline
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Westtown, NY
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Post: #17
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
Like Guth, I wear a Shoei GT-Air, which I bought to replace my HJC FS10 helmet. I was wearing the HJC during my March 2016 accident. I agree that the Shoei is very comfortable and is definitely quieter than the HJC. I realize the sun shade does not go all the way down, but that does not bother me. It provides adequate driving shading and I am able to look below the shading to quickly see my instruments, turn signal indicator, etc. The helmet is high vis yellow. The only vintage feature about this helmet is the face looking out the the shield.

2014 Honda CB1100 Std
1967 Honda CB77 Superhawk
07-30-2017 04:48 PM
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Guth Offline
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Portland, OR
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Post: #18
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
I think that the GT-Air can be a bit tricky for some people. Obviously it has to fit the shape of your head (or vice versa) to get the most out of it. But beyond that, due to the fact that the bottom of the helmet is a bit more curved inward than most other helmet designs, I feel that this helmet has to feel almost flat-out uncomfortable when first slipping it on when the helmet is new (in other words, when the helmet is new, it is actually uncomfortable to slip it onto your head). But once it's on, if the shape works for you, then it's a great helmet — very comfy and very quiet. Fortunately the positioning of the sun visors bottom edge works out perfectly for me. The padding in the GT-Air does break in (break down) with time and the helmet will eventually go on easier. You can also buy different thickness interior cheek pads to help custom fit the helmet to your face, at least to a degree anyway.

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
07-30-2017 05:24 PM
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suhawk305 Offline
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Westtown, NY
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Post: #19
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
+1 Guth, Exactly my experience when I was breaking in the GT-Air. My dealer assured me the helmet padding will break-in and conform to my head. He was right! It is correctly snug, but very comfortable.

2014 Honda CB1100 Std
1967 Honda CB77 Superhawk
07-30-2017 05:55 PM
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LongRanger Offline
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Evergreen, CO
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Post: #20
RE: What helmet are you wearing?
My experience with the GT-Air was disappointing. Coming from a Schuberth S1, I found the GT-Air to be very noisy. Very nice build quality and it fit great in the store, but if they would have let me take it out for a ride before buying it, I wouldn't have bought it. I sold it after three rides and bought another Schuberth. I've been very pleased with my C3-Pro. It just goes to show we're all different.

'14 Honda CB1100 DLX #000094
'15 BMW R1200RT
'13 BMW F800GT
'98 BMW K1200RS
'06 Ducati Monster 620
07-30-2017 06:01 PM
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