So What Lid Are You Wearing?

2WV

@2WheelVandal
Feb 25, 2017
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I ride a
A motorcycle, silly.
Wind noise IRL? Or for motovlogging? Or both?

I mean you can hear the wind in my motovlogs, but it's not overwhelming.

There's really no such thing as a quiet helmet, at highway speeds, sustained riding without protection can result in hearing loss.

That said. At 100km/h. I'm going to get wind noise in my video, which I can accept...the wind is part of riding, but my voice still comes through nicely. I think it's more a product of the device/micropone combination.

As in real life scenarios. Like i said, I never tried HJC... when i know im going on the motoway i'll wear protection for sure!
 
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Superballs

Superballs' Supervids
Jul 16, 2017
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
I ride a
1999 VFR800Fi
As in real life scenarios. Like i said, I never tried HJC... when i know im going on the motoway i'll wear protection for sure!
As far as I know, HJC offer the least expensive SNELL certified helmets you can get.

I can't really speak about how loud/quite they are. I get wind noise and on longer rides, I always wear ear protection.
 

2WV

@2WheelVandal
Feb 25, 2017
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I ride a
A motorcycle, silly.
As far as I know, HJC offer the least expensive SNELL certified helmets you can get.

I can't really speak about how loud/quite they are. I get wind noise and on longer rides, I always wear ear protection.
Thats fair enough bud, i usually buy based on SHARP rating and quietness... hence i wear a Schuberth i guess lol
 
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Jafnhaar

Riding Triumph Sprint GT SE 1050
Jul 13, 2017
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103
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East Anglia, UK
I ride a
Triumph Sprint GT SE 1050
Shark S900 Foret
But will be changing it soon or least getting an addition....

Any recommendations???
 

RealSteveB

Wannabie Member
Aug 4, 2017
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18
32
Cape cod, USA
I ride a
Yamaha R6, Ninja 650, CB 350
I have a Scorpion Exo T510. The internal sun visor is great especially cause I ride a lot at sunset. Good vents. Big upgrade over my Hawk helmet I used for the 1st 2 years.
 

Matt Leech

What chicken strips?
Jul 17, 2017
162
94
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Sheffield
I ride a
BMW F800 GT
HJC IS-17 Matte Black

First lid.

Didn't realise that it's at the budget end of the market until I'd owned it for a while, had to make a snap purchase for first motorcycle lesson the following day.

Still, £150 for a lid with built-in shade, decent vents, removable padding (for cleaning), bundled pinlock, traffic position on visor ratchet, double-d fastener, ... and other stuff probably; I think I got very lucky with this purchase.

I've put in a mic for external Drift cam, and mic plus speakers fora Sena 20S. Positioning was easy and seemed obvious, like the lid was designed to have them inserted.

Bought Kitty the same lid, and carried out the same mic/speaker setup.
 

2WV

@2WheelVandal
Feb 25, 2017
482
246
43
South England
I ride a
A motorcycle, silly.
HJC IS-17 Matte Black

First lid.

Didn't realise that it's at the budget end of the market until I'd owned it for a while, had to make a snap purchase for first motorcycle lesson the following day.

Still, £150 for a lid with built-in shade, decent vents, removable padding (for cleaning), bundled pinlock, traffic position on visor ratchet, double-d fastener, ... and other stuff probably; I think I got very lucky with this purchase.

I've put in a mic for external Drift cam, and mic plus speakers fora Sena 20S. Positioning was easy and seemed obvious, like the lid was designed to have them inserted.

Bought Kitty the same lid, and carried out the same mic/speaker setup.

As long as it passes rigorous testing, i've actually seen some decent "budget" helmets and have been surprised at the features they have. I mean some of them had features that a £500 lid didnt!
 

Make Rides

Maka
Sep 10, 2017
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www.themaka.com
I ride a
Thundercat, Sportster, Breakout, wheeliebin
I have a Harley davidson Qualifier Fulton. which is in fact a Bell helmet but at a cheaper price...because it doesnt say Bell on it.
I also have a open face Harley Helmet in black. which is a Bell 500. Which at the time of buying it was £50 less to buy it badges Harley than Bell.

saving the pennies
 
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CaptYanni

CaptainYanni
Aug 28, 2017
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15
3
Perth
I ride a
Ninja 300
AGV K3SV Tartaruga. First Helmet, I really love the colours on it and the drop down sun visor, also the sharp angles look cool and the helmet is very comfortable to wear.
 

MrNapper

Bring a shovel
Sep 23, 2017
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Vian Oklahoma
I ride a
2003 Buell XB9R Firebolt
I have every color in my size of the Joe Rocket R1000X line up. Always loved rocket gear and when they stopped with the helmets and started to Clearance them I jumped on the opportunity to get a whole new line up of lids. Very comfortable and room for my glasses. Not to heavy.
 
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Undead MV

If there is light, there shall be dark
Oct 9, 2017
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Mexico City
I ride a
Bajaj Avenger Street 220
MT Helmets - Binomy

Quite noisy, but 5 stars in sharp, by the way, since you´re from uk what´s your opinion about sharp tests?

Cause here in Mexico sharp tests are deified

 

scottrod

Wannabie Member
May 15, 2018
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I ride a
Harley Davidson V Rod
I wear the Bell Qualifier DLX with transitions visor and devil may care graphics. I love it
 

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