Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zetten, Gelderland, The Netherlands
BMW System 5/6 helmet leaking
I recently got a System 5 helmet. Excellent fit, nice sounddamping, good quality stuff, I would like to think. And than came the first rain. The thing was leaking from the top of the visor, straight onto my nose...
I went back several times. New rubbers, new visor, chin piece adjusments, the works. All to no avail... They offered me a new helmet, this time System 6, since the 5 has become obsolete.
Now the 6 helmet is leaking from two sides: the top of the visor again, and this time also through the airvent on top. That water will drop on your head every once in a while.
I think its rediculous, for a 500 euro helmet to leak like that. Bloody annoying as well. My previous helmet, the Nolan N101, was watertight even when I drove through what seemed Niagara Falls....
I drive a K1200LT, so could it be an aerodynamic issue? The dealer says the police in the area drive with the same gear, but they don't ride LT's obviously (RT's for that matter). Also, it does not really matter if I put the window up or down...
Has anyone ever had the same experience??