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Old 06-04-2011, 09:54 AM   #121
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Left Speaker

My left speaker went out on a few rides as well, but turning the SRC OFF and the back ON again fixed the issue. Very annoying with only one speaker operative. Recently I've been using the SRC on a 2,500 mile trip without any malfunctioning. Love the system, I like the GPS directions - but wish the bass would be better, the volume would go up more and the radio reception can be improved. I wear earplugs (custom mold) at all times.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:39 AM   #122
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Cardo g4 vs c3

My left speaker goes out occasionally on my cardo g4 as well. I've been following this thread to be tempted to upgrade. I guess on of my reasons just got negated.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:17 AM   #123
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My left speaker went out on a few rides as well, but turning the SRC OFF and the back ON again fixed the issue. Very annoying with only one speaker operative. Recently I've been using the SRC on a 2,500 mile trip without any malfunctioning. Love the system, I like the GPS directions - but wish the bass would be better, the volume would go up more and the radio reception can be improved. I wear earplugs (custom mold) at all times.

Try turning on the SRC after you're underway on the bike. The VOX and AGC functions seem to take one sample of ambient noise when you turn it on, so if you turn on the SRC before starting the engine the SRC sound levels will be lower.

I cribbed this info from the Scala G4 discussion and tried it out. It worked.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #124
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Bought my C3 a couple of months ago and could not be any happier. Fit is excellent and quality is excellent. Best helmut I have ever owned and I have been riding for 35 years. Num
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:56 AM   #125
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Just thought I'd chime it here with my experiences. I've had it for about 5 months now. First, I had to do the spoon thing to get the liner to fit. I ended up doing it in the back at the base. It was actually tight there, and putting pressure there, and on my forehead. Second, on my bikes, it's noisier than my XD3. It seems to be much more sensitive to turbulent air. I can't tuck in behind my really small windscreens to test, but if I stand up, all is well. Very quiet when out of the turbulent air. Much quieter than the XD3 in non turbulent air. I'm not looking for a very short, or taller windscreen. Third, it's not very good as a dual sport helmet in the wet. There is no way to completely close the front vent. As a result, some water/mud always gets in. It's too nice a helmet anyway for anything not a road. Finally, I think they're too plain. I striped my white one with some colored reflective tape, but I think it needs more. Not sure what to add to it next.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:12 PM   #126
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Following up my earlier post...

I've had the helmet now for about 5 days and have logged close to 600 miles on it.

I'm lucky that I seem to have a schuberth-type head. I have not experienced any forehead hot spots... the helmet fits like a glove. The ventilation is absolutely fabulous! Even better than my previous Shoei X11 and X12! :)

I have noticed that while the helmet is quiet, it's not as quiet as it could be. The neck roll doesn't seem to completely seal off the wind. I probably have a thin neck. If I cover the area with my glove or really hunch my shoulders while riding the wind noise disappears. I'm hoping that the thicker neck roll of the SRC will help in that respect. Can anyone chime in on whether their helmet was quieter after installing the SRC?

Otherwise I will be looking into adding material to that section to further seal it. Anyone tried that?
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:12 AM   #127
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I have aquestion for everyone using their C3 with a Zumo 550. Does teh bluetooth communicate in stereo, or is a stereo tongle necessary for teh 550?
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:10 PM   #128
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I have aquestion for everyone using their C3 with a Zumo 550. Does teh bluetooth communicate in stereo, or is a stereo tongle necessary for teh 550?
You need a dongle to get stereo bluetooth on the 550. I use WiRevo D1000. There are others.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:10 PM   #129
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Noggin fits great but

Apparently I have an adam's apple... I read this thread with much interest and am surprised nobody had the same problem as me, which is the ratcheting clasp choking me right at the top of my Adams apple when I look downward to any degree. Love the helmet and if it had d-rings I would have it. Just me??
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:24 AM   #130
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1000 mile review

After 1000 miles I still like the C3 but have realized a couple of things - it's expensive and it's hot. As compared to my Nolan N102 I knew the C3 was expensive but thought it would be worth it and it sortta is. But it's a hot helmet! The padding around the neck and chin curtain (which is removable) are great for keeping the wind and noise out but there is very little air circulation to kool my neck. Also, I love the sun visor, but the sun/heat gets past the visor and into the helmet and then the sun visor blocks it while my Nolan blocks the sun on the outside of the helmet before it gets in.

Compared to my Nolan N102 the C3 is a little quieter, a little lighter and fits a little better ( I still get the mark of Zorro on my forehead) but the Nolan was $500 less. I guess I'll wear the Nolan in the summer and the C3 in the Fall & Spring.

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Old 06-08-2011, 05:23 AM   #131
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If the heat is bothering you, just remove the chin curtain. Rips right out (velcro).
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:33 AM   #132
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If the heat is bothering you, just remove the chin curtain. Rips right out (velcro).
Have you noticed a substantial increase in noise by doing so?
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:47 AM   #133
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Have you noticed a substantial increase in noise by doing so?
I live in Belgium, we practically patented "low temperatures for this time of year, with a high chance of a small splatter of rain in the afternoon"

My GF ripped it out of her helmet (we both have C3's) She never used it with the piece installed. She gets hot really quick.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:40 AM   #134
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Have you noticed a substantial increase in noise by doing so?
Ir probably depends on if you have a fairing/large windshield or not - I have a Laminar Lip on the GSA windshield so I get very little wind and I can't tell any difference in wind noise with or without the chin curtain. Would prolly put the chin curtain back in during the colder months.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #135
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Did not make the slightest difference for me.

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Have you noticed a substantial increase in noise by doing so?
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