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post #1 of 10 Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 9:30 pm Thread Starter
 
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Modular helmet input? Nolan vs Shoei?

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What's everyone's opinion on modular helmets? I saw the Nolan N-102 with the bluetooth (that I don't need) but liked the modular flip up full face option. It gets so hot here on the ride home. But it can be just as cold on the ride in too. I'm looking for the best of both worlds. The Shoei is real nice but so is the price, and I may be buying two!!! And I really need advice on intercom too.
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post #2 of 10 Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:01 pm
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Check out this thread. Many of us just picked up the Shoei Multitec from parts 411 for $338 delivered. Great helmet.
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...multitec+steal

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Both are great helmets but.... They done fit the same you realy need to try both on. The Shoei did not fit me right but the Nolan did so.... guess what I wear?

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I use the Nolan-102 flip. Love it! You have a multitude of options for riding. Closed tight, shield cracked, open, sunglass', etc. They are nice to flip open for picture taking, drinks, etc. Have heard others complain of wind noise, with the LT it seems to be no problem. The removable liner is nice for cleaning. It also has the quick latch, no D rings to fumble with. Definitely try the different makes on, they all fit different.
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post #5 of 10 Old Aug 24th, 2007, 9:09 am
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Nolan N102........................
Going to try a Schuberth because the tinted shield inside makes more sense......if I can ever find a stocking dealer to try one on.

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Ya' gotta' try them on...

I've owned both, currently wear the Shoei Multitec. But you really HAVE to try both on, wear them for at least ten mins to make sure you like the fit.

The shoei is lighter, vents better, is quieter, shield replacement takes 1/10th the time and many say looks better.

The Nolan has an internal visor, a fantastic ratcheting fastener instead of d-rings that can be put on and taken off without removing your gloves, and is less expensive.

Nolan has a fully-removable liner, Shoei doesn't. Shoei has replaceable cheek pads for a custom fit, not sure about the Nolan.

If you get a group price, the Shoei will be about $100 or so more than the Nolan, but if it fits you better, and you keep it for the five years it's waranteed for, that averages out to, what, $1.67 a month?

Try them on, get what fits.

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Shoei doesn't fit my head so I have always used Nolan. I have the Nolan Xlite and can't recommend it. It is very noisy with the top vent open even on the LT. Not as comfortable or well made as my previous Nolan's. I love my older Nolan's and am actually thinking about pulling my Autocom headsets out of the Xlite and moving them back to my last N 102.

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Shoei doesn't fit me either. I just bought an N102, as I couldn't find my favourite HJC in the right size, and it is really nice. I particularly like the shaded half visor. I only paid $294 - in New Hampshire. Bit noisy in the wind, but good enough.
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KBC now makes a nice modular as well. I've been very pleased with my fullface KBC.

I've had an HJC and didn't like the noise. Caberg and Shoei just don't fit me right, so I may have to try the KBC if I decide to go flipface. It's the only flipface that fits my goofy head.


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I started with the Nolan 100e for our winter helmets. Fit was good, then puchased the Nolan N40 ??? open face with visor and flip up shield. Good summer helmet. Liked the Nolan N102 N-com and purchsed for both my self and wife. Never got a good fit on the 102 in the same size as the other Nolans. I made the mistake of trying on the Shoie Multitec. Fits my mellion well. Going to purchase one from parts411.com for $347.00. Still think the Nolan 102 looks better. But the fit is what you want. good luck.....

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