Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
Re: Where to buy Helmets in IL or WI
My riding partner and I went with the Nolan N102 modular helmet. We got them from CIMA International, 1585 Beverly Ct, Aurora, IL. She liked the Black Graphite, and I liked the excellent hookup for the J&M Headsets. The J&M Elite Integrated Headset for the N102 N-Com with the high output Aeromike work perfectly with the BMW intercom on the LT. (You do need to order the driver's cable from BMW though. Its longer than any J&M cable, due to where the driver's plug is located under the handlebars. But I had those from my older helmet.) Neither the lids nor the headsets were what you call inexpensive, but they fit us and the sound quality is excellent. We ordered the J&M headsets from Sierra Electronics web site at a slim discount.
They are heavier that the Arai, but not a lot. Modular, flip-ups are the heaviest lids out there. The Nolan N102 has fairly good ventilation, and is pretty quiet.