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#1 reason to wear a modular helmet?
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LongRanger Offline
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Post: #21
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
Yikes. Did the chinbar mechanism fail, perhaps due to the freezing weather, or was it simply not latched properly?

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12-23-2017 04:49 PM
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Guth Online
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Portland, OR
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Post: #22
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
(12-23-2017 11:30 AM)greekcb Wrote:  So you don’t look like a jackass talking to people with a solid helmet and no one can hear what you are saying lol . I see this all the time and it drives me nuts

Ah if only this were the only thing that prevented people from being considered as such.

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12-23-2017 04:51 PM
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EmptySea Offline
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Chicagoland, USA
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Post: #23
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
I talk plenty loud. My removal or replacement of my helmet has never held anyone up at a stop.

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(This post was last modified: 12-23-2017 05:16 PM by EmptySea.)
12-23-2017 05:09 PM
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SportsterDoc Offline
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southern Nevada
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Post: #24
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
Right now my only helmet is a HJC CS-5N...I like the visor when heading into the sun...and has good peripheral vision. Did notice a crack starting in my Bobster Foam-backed GXR glasses today. Don't remember a hit.

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12-23-2017 05:48 PM
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2017EX Offline
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Post: #25
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
I wore a 3/4 helmet with flat shield from the late 60s until about 2009. Full face really did not gain steam with motorcyclists until the early 70s, the Bell Tourstar was one of the first, as I recall. I tried a full face, but it felt like a bucket in my head. Regardless, the helmet to wear is the one that fits right and is comfortable. How many times have you seen someone take their helmet off, and you instantly see that red "hot spot" indication across the front of the forehead, just like Peyton Manning had every time he took his Helmet off during a football game. I have tried Shoei, Schuberth, Arai, Bell, and others I don't remember, but the one that really fit the shape of my head properly, oddly enough, was HJC. From there I read all the reviews and tests on the various modular helmets, paying particular attention to the testing that determines whether or not the chin bar will stay locked in a crash. The HJC passed that test, and fit the shape of my head better than any other brand. I also found I could further tailor the fit by ordering different size cheek pads from HJC, which just Velcro into the helmet. As with most helmets, there are basically two sizes, sometimes three, for the helmet shells. The size is then dictated by the size of the liner. The fit around my head was perfect, but the cheek pads squashed my face. The standard cheek pads for the helmet were size large, however replacing them with size XL, the cheek pads fit my face perfectly. In other words. the only difference between large and extra large cheek pads is that the XL pads were slightly thinner. I live in Texas, so being able to open the front of the helmet at stop signs and stop lights to get air on my face is really nice. Others have already pointed out other benefits I don't need to repeat.
12-23-2017 08:46 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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Post: #26
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
Just so y'all know and it wasn't meant to lead to serious commentary although it's alright that it went that way, but my original post was just in fun.

Wear what you like and feel confident and comfortable in

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12-23-2017 08:54 PM
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Townie Offline
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Ontario, Canada
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Post: #27
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
(12-23-2017 04:49 PM)LongRanger Wrote:  Yikes. Did the chinbar mechanism fail, perhaps due to the freezing weather, or was it simply not latched properly?

Good question, but the experience spooked me enough that regardless how it failed, it wouldn't have failed if it was a regular full-face with a rigid chin-bar, so no modular helmets for me after that experience. When the handle bar hit my jaw, it caused me to bite down on my tongue. With the amount of blood I spit out onto the snow, it looked like a slaughter had taken place.
12-23-2017 09:15 PM
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Nortoon Offline
Running Like a Top

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Post: #28
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
(12-23-2017 08:46 PM)2017EX Wrote:  The fit around my head was perfect, but the cheek pads squashed my face.

Sounds like my Shoei RF-1200. A friend laughingly told me "You can't chew gum in a Shoei." It sat in its box gathering dust for three years until this old tightwad was willing to pay $50 for skinner cheek pads. Angry

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12-24-2017 11:10 AM
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RockHop Offline
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Lubbock, TX
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Post: #29
RE: Why wear a modular helmet?
(12-23-2017 08:54 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Just so y'all know and it wasn't meant to lead to serious commentary although it's alright that it went that way, but my original post was just in fun.

Entropy reigns supreme in the forum. The decline into disorder can be quite rapid lol

I have really enjoyed my Shoei Neotec modular helmet. All the reasons previously mentioned plus it is easy to take on/off and it really makes it easy to use the helmet lock on the CB. I do listen for the locking mechanism to engage when I close it and give it a tug to make sure.

Merry Christmas one and all!

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12-25-2017 09:44 AM
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jedd Offline
Running Like a Top

Austin, TX
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Post: #30
RE: #1 reason to wear a modular helmet?
heres a question...how far back can you guys remember of when you 1st saw or bought or tested out a modular helmet?
next q, who do you think was one of the 1st mfrs to sell a modular helmet?

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12-26-2017 09:06 AM
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