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3/4 Helmet recommendations?

I like HJC AC-3 helmets. I have been using them for last 3-4 years. But unfortunately, HJC replaced AC-3 with FS-3 recently. I get a lot of noise right in the ears with FS-3. I would welcome any open face 3 quarter helmet recommendation. I prefer DOT and Snell approved helmets with face shield option which can stay up till 70 miles/hr.

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I like HJC AC-3 helmets. I have been using them for last 3-4 years. But unfortunately, HJC replaced AC-3 with FS-3 recently. I get a lot of noise right in the ears with FS-3. I would welcome any open face 3 quarter helmet recommendation. I prefer DOT and Snell approved helmets with face shield option which can stay up till 70 miles/hr.
I have a Scorpion EXO 200 that I use in warm weather. It dramatically quieter than my HJC Symax II. Face shield can be swapped out quickly for a visor. DOT and Snell approved.
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Re: 3/4 Helmet recommendations?

The wife and I just got Scorpion EXO 100 helmets. They have a drop down face shield that has dark, light, and amber options. Zip out 3/4 protection. Safety yellow color. We love them.

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Re: 3/4 Helmet recommendations?

Arai SZ/M 3/4's

Great helmet, adjustable cheek / ear pads, vented and a chin level flip shield.

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Re: 3/4 Helmet recommendations?

Another vote for Arai, SZC series
most comfortable (good venting) helmet I have ever owned
removable (washable) cheekpads of different thicknesses available
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Re: 3/4 Helmet recommendations?

I tried a few helmets, found the Arai SZ-m the most comfortable and quietest.

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Re: 3/4 Helmet recommendations?

I have an old Shoei RJ-101V. It is probably the most comfortable helmet I've ever used. I believe that model is superceded by the RJ-AIR.

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I like HJC AC-3 helmets. I have been using them for last 3-4 years. But unfortunately, HJC replaced AC-3 with FS-3 recently. I get a lot of noise right in the ears with FS-3. I would welcome any open face 3 quarter helmet recommendation. I prefer DOT and Snell approved helmets with face shield option which can stay up till 70 miles/hr.
I recommend only one helmet, an Arai full face helmet. They will have one that fits you perfectly and it is so much better than any other helmet full or 3/4 there is no comparison.

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I recommend only one helmet, an Arai full face helmet. They will have one that fits you perfectly and it is so much better than any other helmet full or 3/4 there is no comparison.

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I recommend only one helmet, an Arai full face helmet. They will have one that fits you perfectly and it is so much better than any other helmet full or 3/4 there is no comparison.
I tried several full helmets, including a Schubert and an Arai, could not wear them. Strangely, they were much noiser than the 3/4 SZ/m especially the insanely noisey Schubert!

I know that a full helmet offers more protection, but I was involved in three LT totaling accidents with the Arai 3/4 helmets, totaled all three helmets, but never a serious injury because of the helmet. The last accident caused pretty severe damage to the helmet in 5 places, so my head hit the pavement at least 5 times in different places and different directions. (went down at around 80 MPH). I did have a litle road rash on my nose, but otherwise no head injury.

We all pick a level of protection we are comfortable with, and I always wore full ATGATT protection other than a full helmet, and would ride that way again. The 3/4 helmet is far more comfortable and quiet for ME. I put well over 100,000 miles on the Arai SZ/m helmets, and was VERY happy with them.

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Re: 3/4 Helmet recommendations?

I went with Scorpion EXO 200 TT. It is now on sale for $49.99 at Motorcycle Superstore

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...TT-Helmet.aspx

Thanks for all of your responses!!!

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I have a Scorpion EXO 200 that I use in warm weather. It dramatically quieter than my HJC Symax II. Face shield can be swapped out quickly for a visor. DOT and Snell approved.

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I took the first aid class for Motorcyclists. It is much more complicated to take out full face helmet from an injured motorcyclist after an accident.

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I tried several full helmets, including a Schubert and an Arai, could not wear them. Strangely, they were much noiser than the 3/4 SZ/m especially the insanely noisey Schubert!

I know that a full helmet offers more protection, but I was involved in three LT totaling accidents with the Arai 3/4 helmets, totaled all three helmets, but never a serious injury because of the helmet. The last accident caused pretty severe damage to the helmet in 5 places, so my head hit the pavement at least 5 times in different places and different directions. (went down at around 80 MPH). I did have a litle road rash on my nose, but otherwise no head injury.

We all pick a level of protection we are comfortable with, and I always wore full ATGATT protection other than a full helmet, and would ride that way again. The 3/4 helmet is far more comfortable and quiet for ME. I put well over 100,000 miles on the Arai SZ/m helmets, and was VERY happy with them.

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