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PostAuthor: landcrab » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:49 pm

As I have aged, I have gained a lot of loose skin. The last few days of riding I have noticed more movement than last fall and it is having and adverse effect on my vision. It gets so bad in a cross wind that I get concerned for mine and others safety. The obvious answer is a helmet. I guess it should be full, to eliminate all the flapping it can. One of many reasons I have never worn a helmet is the excessive noise it creates. I am looking for recommendations on helmets that are as quiet as possible. Never having worn more than a half helmet, when required by some states, I have no experience in this endeavor. I promise never to hold anyone's feet over the fire for their suggestions. I am not quite old enough for Medicaid yet and on my Virago income, Nip and Tuck is not an option YET and I still like to get in the 85 to 90mph range once a tank fill.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:30 pm

You don't wear a full face helmet??? Noise?

Go to Cycle Gear and try out a Shoei RF1200, then talk to me about noise.

I've worn ear plugs most of the time too. It's amazing the difference it makes.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: chrismalm » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:40 am

:yup:
I have an HJC IS Max modular helmet. Its a lot of bang for your buck. I also wear ear plugs.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: CX Rancher » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:03 pm

Ear Plugs > better than Ear Rugs (hairs)
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: mark75 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:21 pm

my professional opinion - make sure your organ donor card is signed before you ride with-out a helmet, maybe you could save someone elses' life...

that said, I admit I do ride once-in-awhile without one [IMO helmet quietens the wind noise] and notice the cheeks flap in the breeze. don't think botox or a Preparation - H facial will help.

recommending a helmet is a bit like recommending shoes, you need to try them on for a proper fit. JMO: go full face or 3/4 with face shield.

my next one might be this one ...
http://www.vozzhelmets.com/the-helmet.html - unlike modular that opens from the front this one does from the rear. JMO it should put turbulence/wind noise aft of your ears & its safer for EMT to take off of unconscious MVA victim.

my currant one has built in sun-visor, sort of like a jet-jockey helmet. that is handy.

if you prefer something whimsical, there are all kinds of them now [the one like "Predator" is cool except it's $600]
http://predatormotorcyclehelmet.com/
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: landcrab » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:58 pm

You laugh, I Have used Preperation H before. It was an emergency, Really. Bad cross winds on Colorado's eastern plains.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:22 pm

I know, I know..over yr old. But Landcrab is still active round the forum...so my advice? Windscreen or Goggles or Superglue (Maybe all three)
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: landcrab » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:58 am

Yea I'm still around, maybe a bad penny. Found my solution up to 75mph, learned it from a Street Glide. Fitted a National Cycle Low/Fat tight around the headlamp area and cut back the turbulence while leaving the wind in my face. I rode a 2017 Street 107 and man if I had two nickels to rub together! I ride a Virago because it is manageable and comfortable. I guess I have grown accustomed to her face. Most the Harleys make me feel like I am riding on a box but that Street has the same feel as my XV11 and at 75 it was still smooth as silk.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:11 am

landcrab wrote: Most the Harleys make me feel like I am riding on a box


Yep, know what cha mean. If we decide to ride, I tell my buddies: " I'll go get my bike, you get yer lazyboy on wheels and we'll meet here".

You couldn't give me one. Worked & rode on too many and never was impressed. I won't cut the HD world down, they have their place.... IMHO..just don't like em.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:14 am

mark75 wrote:my professional opinion - make sure your organ donor card is signed before you ride with-out a helmet


Hmmm..You belong to some SMRO/NCOM? EMT perhaps?
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: mark75 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:26 pm

Registered Nurse --- been there, seen that [and foolishly] almost myself a time or 2 [with plates and screws to show for it]
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: landcrab » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:50 pm

Steel plates and screws on my right tibia and I still dont wear a helmet because I can't hear anything for an hour after I get off my bike. Since I got arthritis in my neck I also ditch the seat belt as much as possible, by the time I get halfway home The pain in my shoulder is making me dizzy.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:40 pm

mark75 wrote:Registered Nurse --- been there, seen that [and foolishly] almost myself a time or 2 [with plates and screws to show for it]



Figured it was something medical.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:55 pm

landcrab wrote:Steel plates and screws on my right tibia and I still dont wear a helmet because I can't hear anything for an hour after I get off my bike. Since I got arthritis in my neck I also ditch the seat belt as much as possible, by the time I get halfway home The pain in my shoulder is making me dizzy.



have you tried "full face" like the 'Bell Star' or a modular 3/4? they help reduce wind noise yet still "flexible" enough for 'wind-in-your-face'.
I like the face shield + drop-down glare shield similar to this ---> http://www.jpcycles.com/product/103-998
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: CX Rancher » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:30 am

chrismalm wrote::yup:
I have an HJC IS Max modular helmet. Its a lot of bang for your buck. I also wear ear plugs.


I use the HJC CL-33 and its next version. The 33 is quieter Imo. Both 3/4 with plastic hinged shield.

Full face IS best protection but I'm in it for the viewage, my angles of view and the scenery.
Ear Plugs at times or always with loud pipes.

I have similar skin flap at 60+ with non farried bikes. Gets painful. Rare to go without a bucket but I'll fight to the, ehhh, death for the Right To Ride Without.
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Re: No Country For Old Men

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:51 am

CX Rancher wrote:
chrismalm wrote: I'll fight to the, ehhh, death for the Right To Ride Without.


Yep..been with a SMRO for the past three decades..."I" find it pita to keep up with it. Legislative pencil pushers are always trying to sneak stuff in.
Even sites like this are somewhat BS. http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/laws/he ... #tableData Specially when they state: Helmets/Anti-brakes? Mandatory Helmet law debates will go on forever. Anti-breaks..safe? Definitely depends on situation. Personally, I always like to feel what's going on. But what would you expect from an insurance site? Aren't they always out to keep us safe from ourselves.. right?
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