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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2021, 12:45:33 pm »
So your teeth dont get wet when you are riding in the rain?  :imaposer:

I use a open face moto x helmet with goggles for technical rides, closed face when doing long distance touring.
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2021, 01:04:22 pm »
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2021, 02:28:04 pm »
Peaks look uber cool on an adv bike.....  ;) :thumleft: :lol8:

Must say i can do 200km/h on the 990 without buffeting to note with a standard screen and I am 1.93m.... I used to ride with my HJC full face to work and back but the peek is just so much better i ALL aspects imo ... that piece of tape sh!te on top of visor does not work properly believe me.... ;D
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2021, 02:37:56 pm »
I'm 1.92m but have the adventure screen, won't ride without it as I once had a plank shoot up from the rear wheels of a car in front of me doing about 120km/h, it connected solidly with my screen, I would most likely have come off if it hit me squarely in the chest.
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2021, 09:26:39 pm »
One thing that may not have been mentioned is that flip-up helmets are also an excellent prophylactic.   100% effective.
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2021, 07:59:03 am »
I use the Arai TX4, recently bought another. Iíve never experienced buffeting. Apart from the peak, ventilation on the DS helmet on a hot day while slow riding is far superior to any road helmet. I also like the option to use MX goggles on technical rides.

I have a road helmet for breakfast runs and tours with the wife, itís quieter (less wind noise on the microphone) which is great when using the Sena.

In the end itís a matter of choice. We use the BMW System 7 road helmets, very comfortable but hot and bulky. Iím looking at replacing them with the Shark Evo at some point.
 

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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2021, 08:27:55 am »
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?

No one?
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2021, 10:59:46 am »
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2021, 01:17:38 pm »
So why peaked helmets,

I thought we wear them because they look cool
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2021, 02:46:27 pm »
Strange enough I prefer peaked helmets. Or should I say my peaked helmet.
When I bought my bike I got myself a Airoh Commander. I did get a bit of buffet on my 800GSA until I extended the screen a bit. Now it is very nice. It seems better with a peak than without.
Few weeks ago I lost one of my visor screws and was forced to use my old Arai road helmet and found it worse than the peaked Airoh.

I think it comes down to the aerodynamics of the helmet and materials used in the helmet.
 
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2021, 06:02:38 pm »
Where's @BiG DoM, he's been using flip ups for a long time.   Schuberth E3 I think but they cost about 5 year's gross salary. Would like some input from him as I'm also looking at a flip up.

I do use a Schuberth E3 that is a great helmet - mail ordered from FC-Moto. I also have an Arai X3 and a Shoei Hornet - both excellent DS helmets as well. For me the advantage of the E3 is that it an adventure helmet with peak and visor and integrated sun shield (it was the only one with these features on the market when I bought and may still be). Schuberth are top helmets (they make most of the BMW ones) and I have no complaints almost two years later. One major reason why I like the E3 is because I wear glasses and it means I do not have to take them off and put them back on every time I take my helmet off - those that wear will know the frustration of this and how you put them on your seat and the wind blows them off etc... This type of helmet has improved a lot in recent years and I am happy with the safety specs etc. One thing I would though advise is do not ride with a flip helmet flipped up if you can help it.  Why? very simply  because it can unlatch and fall down if you go over a bump and block your vision so you are suddenly riding blind!! 
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2021, 07:13:27 pm »
peaked helmets are far superior when headbutting yur opponent
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2021, 07:21:21 pm »
peaked helmets are far superior when headbutting yur opponent
Sooooo many blow-up dolls were lost, that way............
 
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2021, 08:10:16 pm »
Blikkies1 rides a 990 .................... if you're not from Austrian stock,  you will suffer buffeting. If you are from Austrian stock ............... you will also suffer from buffeting.

I cut the screen to stop the buffeting but ended up with a naked bike so still got the wind, although much much smoother.

I've since switched to a road helmet and it's much better ....................... like fucking mega better ...................  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2021, 08:27:19 pm »
Where's @BiG DoM, he's been using flip ups for a long time.   Schuberth E3 I think but they cost about 5 year's gross salary. Would like some input from him as I'm also looking at a flip up.

I do use a Schuberth E3 that is a great helmet - mail ordered from FC-Moto. I also have an Arai X3 and a Shoei Hornet - both excellent DS helmets as well. For me the advantage of the E3 is that it an adventure helmet with peak and visor and integrated sun shield (it was the only one with these features on the market when I bought and may still be). Schuberth are top helmets (they make most of the BMW ones) and I have no complaints almost two years later. One major reason why I like the E3 is because I wear glasses and it means I do not have to take them off and put them back on every time I take my helmet off - those that wear will know the frustration of this and how you put them on your seat and the wind blows them off etc... This type of helmet has improved a lot in recent years and I am happy with the safety specs etc. One thing I would though advise is do not ride with a flip helmet flipped up if you can help it.  Why? very simply  because it can unlatch and fall down if you go over a bump and block your vision so you are suddenly riding blind!!

Plus you look like the nose cargo door on a 747 freighter plane. Invitingly open to torre and muggies.
 

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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2021, 07:27:43 am »
peaked helmets are far superior when headbutting yur opponent
Sooooo many blow-up dolls were lost, that way............

so so many  :'( :'(

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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2021, 09:55:53 am »
The exception to the rule regarding flip up helmets must the the Shark Evo range. Designed to be both a full face and open face helmet. The visor can close in both configurations the chin piece folds all the way back when open and cannot accidentally close.





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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2021, 10:07:19 am »
I struggle with the idea of an open face helmet.

People look like traffic officers with them  >:D
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2021, 10:10:03 am »
The exception to the rule regarding flip up helmets must the the Shark Evo range. Designed to be both a full face and open face helmet. The visor can close in both configurations the chin piece folds all the way back when open and cannot accidentally close.

Have one, nice helmet.... but NOT for offroad, the mechanisms don't like any dust at all!
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Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2021, 10:13:14 am »
The exception to the rule regarding flip up helmets must the the Shark Evo range. Designed to be both a full face and open face helmet. The visor can close in both configurations the chin piece folds all the way back when open and cannot accidentally close.

Have one, nice helmet.... but NOT for offroad, the mechanisms don't like any dust at all!
I've been using an shark evoline 3 for 4 years now on/off road no problems yet. Just needs some cleaning every now and then. Using compressed air to get all the dust out.

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