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post #1 of 23 Old Dec 31st, 2006, 4:59 pm Thread Starter
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Helmet suggestions needed. Flip-Up.

I'm looking to a Flip-UP full face helmet to my self and to the wife.
There are two big things I'm looking for, after safety:
1) Low noise (I know it's hard on a flip-up, but I want to try)

2) able to install sound system.

Any recommendations?

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post #2 of 23 Old Dec 31st, 2006, 5:17 pm
 
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The wife and I love our Nolans. We both have the 100s. Make sure you try on both the 100 and 102. Totally different shape. Headset installation is very simple in a Nolan helmet. Quiet?...enough.

I just bought my second N100e. That should speak loudest about my recommendation.
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post #3 of 23 Old Dec 31st, 2006, 5:32 pm
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HJC Sy Max another good one . Bang for the buck. About $ 250.

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Nolan NCom

I am currently using a Nolan flip up. I have enjoyed it a lot. Even in the heat of the Oklahoma summers. I have a Nolan NCom on order that is due here Jan. 3rd. It has bluetooth in it and you can pair helmet to helmet. Plus if you have a cell phone, that will also pair up. I am hoping to also pair up my Zumo GPS by Garmin. They say you can also hardwire to bike intercom with the NCom. I am getting mine from the Helmet Shop at this link. http://www.helmetshop.com/default.asp Don
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post #5 of 23 Old Dec 31st, 2006, 7:15 pm
 
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Elton,

FWIW, I am going to order a Nolan N-Com on the 2nd from here http://mawonline.com/ or here http://www.sandhillspowersports.com/...02ncomsolid_06

It was a toss up between the Nolan and the SyMax...
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post #6 of 23 Old Jan 1st, 2007, 12:05 am
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The Shoei Multitec is the latest flip up to hit the market. I would call the Riverside Cycle Gear store or Chapparel to see if they have one to try on. I have not heard of anyone putting speakers and microphone in it yet. Here's a review:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/multitec/
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Flip up helmet

Here is a web site with the Carlberg out of Europe. You can contact them at the website for questions on comm system capabilities. These guys are good and owner is ex-LEO. I like this helmet for #1 the saftey rating, the best, the drop down pilot style sun shield. Check them out.

http://helmetharbor.com/streethelmet...rg/opening.htm

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post #8 of 23 Old Jan 1st, 2007, 7:40 am
 
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Nolan N102E, we are very happy with ours, have the BMW/J&M headsets installed.
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post #9 of 23 Old Jan 1st, 2007, 7:54 am
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Flip-up Hlemet

Purchased a Caberg helmet a few months ago and really like it. Easy to install speakers and mic for the com system.

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post #10 of 23 Old Jan 1st, 2007, 9:30 am
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Nolan 102 for sure!

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I went to the NY Motorcycle show and tried on just about all of the flip up helmets. Liked the Nolan N100e best. I shopped around and saved a bunch buying off of eBay. My wife and I love them for their comfort but they are a little noisy. Luckily, the LT provides good wind protection and the noise issue is not a problem. I installed the Baehr intercom headsets and the microphone that fits flush into the flip part of the helmet with the coiled wire. Pretty easy and works great. I would buy them again.

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HJC Symax

I've had one of the early Nolan flip-ups and now two Symax helmets from HJC. The Nolan IMO was cheaply built, pieces kept falling off of it. Also my ears have very hard cartilage and I need a helmet with plenty of space for those tender things. Try them all on, everybody has a different shaped head. I have to admit I like the Blue Tooth possibilities on the new Nolan but probably wouldn't buy one based on my first experience with Nolan.

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I've had one of the early Nolan flip-ups and now two Symax helmets from HJC. The Nolan IMO was cheaply built, pieces kept falling off of it. Also my ears have very hard cartilage and I need a helmet with plenty of space for those tender things.
My friend had an HJC Symax and hated it. She went to a Nolan 102 and loves it. That is why I'm not a big fan of helmet threads. If they serve any use at all, I guess it's just to let people know what's out there.
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Joe brings up a real good point with the above post,
a lot of it depends on the size and shape of your head,
I tried the Nolan N102 and even though I liked the helmet,
I just couldn't wear it, even the 2XL wasn't big enough for me,
The only helmet I am comfortable with (so far) is the Arai open face in a size XL


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I've got a BMW system 5 (flip up lid) and an Arai Condor - the System 5 is very nearly as quit as the Condor (full face) - but, I think you can't get BM lids in the States

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post #16 of 23 Old Jan 5th, 2007, 5:27 pm
 
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UPS just dropped off my new Nolan N102 N-Com...

Won't get to ride with it until Sunday, but....

Fits Good...
Feels Good and Solid...
Looks sharp...
Included were little hub thingees if you want to remove the sun visor so the helpmet will still look nicely finished.
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Here is my next purchase. May be sooner the later depending what is done reference the warranty in my Schuberth Concept One. (problem with gasket wearing where flip goes up over it. I really like the built in sun visor don't know what I would do without it now.

http://www.sierrabmw.bigstep.com/ite...3&PRID=1309013

You can go to this web site to se how some of the different helmts rate:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...le-helmets.htm

Be sure to try all the helmets on and wear them around the store for quite awhile (no matter how numb you feel) because most of the dealers will not let you return the helmet once you walk out the door with it

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FWIW, my wife and I have the Nolan N100Es and love them. But, as has been said here before, better to try on different helmets for fit to make sure you're happy with how it feels. Nothing worse than an uncomfortable helmet or boots!

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I have the schubert C2 and just noticed that there is not a way to secure it to your bike. I just clipped the snap and ran the bmw cable through it. Anyone could have walked off with it if they un-snapped it.

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Caberg Justissimo. Where to buy in US?

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Purchased a Caberg helmet a few months ago and really like it. Easy to install speakers and mic for the com system.
Bruce,
I went to caberg web site and could not find USA distributors there.
Do you remember where did you boy it?
I would like to try out first so was hopping to find it near my home...


Never mind... found someone in Costa Mesa. They are closed today, but I will call tomorrow and check.
I will let you guys know.

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I have a SyMax and I really like the way it fits on my fat XXL head. OTOH, it is noisy, and is a bugger to fit a headset into because of where the straps fall. I got so tired of messing with install, I finally sent it in to Autocom for them to install the headset.

We shall see. . .

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Bruce,
I went to caberg web site and could not find USA distributors there.
Do you remember where did you boy it?
I would like to try out first so was hopping to find it near my home...


Never mind... found someone in Costa Mesa. They are closed today, but I will call tomorrow and check.
I will let you guys know.
I've been 'auditioning' helmets lately and really like the Caberg Justissimo for a flip-up. http://www.helmetharbor.com/ in Gilbert AZ. I want to try a KBC FFR before I buy, but the fit and quality of the Caberg were great. The Caberg name is new but this bucket was imported in the past under a couple of different names, Arrow and Jarow.

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I have both

a Nolan N100 and a Caberg Justissimo. You can't go wrong with either but I really prefer Justissimo with built-in sun visor.
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