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    Flip up helmet
    on: Feb 20, 2017, 12.29 pm
    Feb 20, 2017, 12.29 pm
    Anyone use a flip up helmet?

    I've never tried one but can see the appeal as spring is hopefully just around the corner...

    With the TTSE it should certainly be feasible to ride with the front flipped up, but wouldn't it still catch the wind and cause headshakeyness or even shear the flip off?

    Also, it's got to be much noiser than a regular full-face helmet? Still, the cops seem to get on OK with them so there must be something good about them.

    Would appreciate any opinions and experiences.  :002:

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    Re: Flip up helmet
    Reply #1 on: Feb 20, 2017, 01.01 pm
    Feb 20, 2017, 01.01 pm
    Been using HJC IS Max II which was good but has gotten somewhat noisy.  Just ordered a Schuberth C3 Pro, should be here tomorrow.  Supposed to be the quietest of the modulars.  We'll see.  Either way I really like the flipups, been using them for quite a few years now.  Very convenient.   The HJC was pretty quiet when new but it seems the seal around the face shield has lost its seal.  Still is Ok on the Trophy but not on my F800GT which has much less wind protection.  They all have a locking mechanism so they will not flip up unless you release it by pushing a button inside the bottom of the chin guard.

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    Re: Flip up helmet
    Reply #2 on: Feb 20, 2017, 01.09 pm
    Feb 20, 2017, 01.09 pm
    I use a Shoei Neotec. Great helmet. Light, comfortable, easy operation and good noise control.
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    Re: Flip up helmet
    Reply #3 on: Feb 20, 2017, 01.14 pm
    Feb 20, 2017, 01.14 pm
    One of my riding buddy's uses the Neotec and likes it a lot.  Says it is very quiet.

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    Re: Flip up helmet
    Reply #4 on: Feb 20, 2017, 02.02 pm
    Feb 20, 2017, 02.02 pm
    40,000kms on my Neotec and Trophy. Seems to do it all, very well. Quiet, integrated visor, air flow, etc no complaints. Wife also has one and loves it.

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    Re: Flip up helmet
    Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 2017, 02.47 pm
    Feb 20, 2017, 02.47 pm
    I use a Nolan n-com 104. Works really well with the built in bluetooth unit. Can be a bit noisy but so are most flip ups. I can keep it flipped up at 70mph with no buffing.

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    Re: Flip up helmet
    Reply #6 on: Feb 20, 2017, 04.50 pm
    Feb 20, 2017, 04.50 pm
    I Have two. A Nitro where the front just flips up and stays way out of vision and a Shark Evoline. The Shark is a "J" class helmet. This mean that the chin bar goes right to the rear of the helmet. This does not therefore add any resistance to wind.

    The main thing is hear in the UK only J class helmets and there are a few are legal with the chin bar up as it goes to the rear. Helmets which just rise up are OK when stationary but illegal to ride with the chin bar raises. Its all about the leverage being more and the chance of breaking your neck in a prang as well as the integrity of the helmet.

    My Avetar shows the Shark Raised and it looks like an open face.

    I wear both but only ride with the chin bar up with the Shark. Brilliant helmet.  :152:
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    Re: Flip up helmet
    Reply #7 on: Feb 20, 2017, 04.53 pm
    Feb 20, 2017, 04.53 pm
    Shoei Neotec ...... :028:
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