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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Helmet Troubles

I have yet to wear a helmet that doesn't catch the wind and try to rip my head off. I live in SC and theres no helmet law so I haven't been wearing a helmet for this reason. I would really like to start wearing one if I can find one that doesn't catch the wind like crazy. It is very uncomfortable for me and puts a lot of stress on my neck.

Any recommendations on low profile half or 3/4 helmets that don't catch wind in your experience?
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I guess another related question is how is your bike set up ?? Windshield...Fairing... nothing ??

The helmets your buying or trying.. are you getting them with the lil visors.. i found they always caught the wind..

I have one of these beanies with no visor.. we have helmut laws here but i find this is light weight and comfortable.If your looking for something simple yet comfortable.

https://www.bikerhelmets.com/

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No windshield or fairing. I have tried a few different brands of visorless 3/4 helmets but haven't tried a beanie.
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I use a half helmet and tried one that caught the wind so bad the chin strap felt like it was strangling me. But I found one by GMax (GM65S) at the local Harley dealer that has a little visor and works great. It even has a hidden flip down visor for your eyes. With or without the windshield I've never had an issue with it. I believe it was around $100 Canadian.

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These are light weight and once they wear into your head i find mine is very comfortable without the weight. I still don't like the visors..They really don't do much anyway like they do on a ball cap. For me this is the lightest way to stay legal and comfortable. There are other brands that make these smaller beanies but that is the one i have cuz he used to have a store local to me

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The only type of helmet I've ever used that has "caught the wind" is a 3/4 helmet. The below helmet is the 1/2 helmet I use and recommend. It's my day ride helmet for my bike that doesn't have a windshield/faring. Best and lightest DOT 1/2 helmet I've every owned. No wind issues for me with this helmet.

https://www.blackbeardsgear.com/onli...lmet-p36081417
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Daytona Helmets advertise they have the smallest profile DOT skid lids on the market. i've worn 2 of their helmets for the past several years with and without a windshield and i don't get any buffeting or drag. the one on the left is the Daytona and on the right is what i got at the dealer off the shelf.




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try a modular you can ride with it open and if heavy cross winds come up you can close it, the only time my 3/4 gmax tugs is in crosswinds or bucking a headwind and i have a 18 inch windshield, if it's cold or it's going to be a windy day i use my full helmet, i'll be getting a modular, if i can find one thats not too heavy so i won't need two helmets

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My last four helmets, HJC 33 (3/4), Speed and Strength full face, HJC full face, Speed and Strength Modular. I rotate helmets as I ride daily and they get nasty inside real quick in the Houston heat and humidity. I take out liner and wash, wear another helmet while it dries. I ride with and windshield, about 50/50. No baffling on any of them. Good luck on finding what works for you.

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My wife and I use Arai Corsair X full face helmets, they fit us well and are comfortable to wear. I like the Arai commitment to quality and safety, I also use Snell certified helmets.

I don't buy into Dexter Ford's whining about Snell standards, Dexter Ford has had an ongoing feud against Snell for a long time. When all is said and done Dexter Ford is nothing more than a writer who thinks he is smarter than those who actually design, build and test helmets.

In Dexter Ford's blowing the lid off propaganda piece the helmet he said was the safest was tested by web bike world and they did not by it, they said that if the helmet is not comfortable it was not going to be worn so what real good would it be?

That was a great point. I will trust Arai and Snell long before I trust a magazine writer about the safety of a helmet.
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