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post #1 of 10 Old Mar 8th, 2012, 7:35 am Thread Starter
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How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

I normally only wear my full face helmet when the temp is below 80 but I want to start wearing it year round. The problem is that my faceshield won't stay open once I get over 30 mph. Last year I tied my bandana around my chinbar to keep it open during an Iron Butt ride from Miami to Atlanta in July. It worked well but looked ghetto. Any other suggestions?
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Re: How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

I'm not sure how old your helmet is or if you would consider getting another one. There are helmets that lock the face shield open.

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Re: How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

The Scorpion EXO1000, for example, has not only detents that hold the visor open at certain intervals, but also a locking mechanism to insure it stays there or anywhere in between.

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Re: How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

My 4 year old Nolan N102 has 4 or 5 positions that it locks open in. Looks like you might need a new Helmet.

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Re: How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

Although the replies that I received to this thread didn't exactly answer my original question, I started doing some research and determined that it was time to retire my helmet based on age. After a lot of research and a 30 minute "test ride" I decided to go with the Shoei Qwest. My favorite feature is the ability to lock the shield in the cracked open position.
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Re: How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

My Arai RX7 stays cracked open over a wide range of "crack widths"

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Re: How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

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Although the replies that I received to this thread didn't exactly answer my original question, I started doing some research and determined that it was time to retire my helmet based on age. After a lot of research and a 30 minute "test ride" I decided to go with the Shoei Qwest. My favorite feature is the ability to lock the shield in the cracked open position.



I think Steve and Michael both answered your question! It seems as you took their advice and purchased a new helmet.

Now ride safe without looking ghetto!

My Schuberth has a couple of "notches", sometimes it's open all the way and sometimes just a crack.

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Re: How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

My C3 Schubreth is new and will close if the windshield is down around 20 MPH. In another thread, maybe the other K1600 site, it was suggested to put a very thin rubber washer on each hinge point. I haven't tried it, but maybe a search of the site will uncover the solution.

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My C3 Schubreth is new and will close if the windshield is down around 20 MPH. In another thread, maybe the other K1600 site, it was suggested to put a very thin rubber washer on each hinge point. I haven't tried it, but maybe a search of the site will uncover the solution.
Now that is the type of advice that I was looking for. I knew that someone had come up with an ingenious solution to this problem.
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Re: How do you keep your faceshield cracked open

I use a cork from a bottle of wine.

When it rains, and my face shield wants to fog up, I have short pieces of cork, with notches in them, that keeps my face shield open just a crack.

I bough a new helmet recently that I really like; fits me better than my old Schuberth:
http://www.caberghelmetshop.co.uk/ko...ont/cat_4.html BRIGHT!!!!! Yellow.

My Schuberth was XL; this one is Large. My fat head didn't get smaller, The Caberg helmet Large corresponded to my head measurement.

I bought it via the Italy ebay web site.

Where I live, helmets aren't mandatory--I don't worry about not having a DOT sticker.

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Oh they also make a very interesting full face type of helmet:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...erx/review.htm

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