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Old 05-23-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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Leaking Shoei Neotec Visor

WTF!!!!!!!!!! Got caught in a total deluge on the way home from work today. Stinking Neotec started leaking down the inside of the visor and then proceeded to fog up. Bought the helmet just about a year ago. It was good until a couple of weeks ago. Had some minor leakage then in a rainstorm, but nothing like today. Today sucked.

Is it just the hard rains, visor getting some age to it, or Shoei helmets in general. I say this cause my Hornet visor got so it leaked bad also.

Any suggestions? New Visor?
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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Most of the other Shoeis have a way of adjusting the visor to pull it in a bit tighter with the screws around the pivot mechanism. Don't know about the Neotec but if youi still have the manual that came with it it'll show how. Otherwise google for the manual and see what it says.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #3
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Helpful video.

Skip forward a bit (about 44 sec in) until he starts talking about adjusting your shield.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thanks Lucky, I watched the video. My visor on the Neotec attachs a little differently , but I think there is some adjustment there.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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I had the same issue last weekend. Apparently this is a known issue with early Neotecs. I am calling Shoei Tuesday. My helmet is still under warranty and I understand that they replace the pivot and the top vent. I will post what I find out.


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Old 05-26-2014, 03:25 PM   #6
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Thanks Pussy,

Hopefully Shoei will come thru for you and me. I looked at my owners manual yesterday and I don't see anything mentioned about adjusting the visor baseplates. It looks to me like the baseplate is attached to the helmet shell with the hinge screw for the modular front (faceplate).

I contacted my dealer where I bought the helmet Saturday, and their parts guy said he was going to call their Shoe sales rep. He is supposed to call me with what he finds out. He told me nobody else had had a problem. Sorry to hear from you that I am not the only one
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:26 PM   #7
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had the same issue with mine brand stinking, I went to cycle gear and they swapped out a new visor that seemed to fix it.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:28 PM   #8
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shoei

hope you guys have better luck than me, I won;t buy another one of their lids. and I used to be somewhat of a fan-boi and thats all I purchased
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:10 AM   #9
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Pussy,

I was wondering what Shoei told you. Did you call them? Haven't heard back from my dealer yet

Oops, just noticed I have been spelling your name wrong. Take no offense.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:09 PM   #10
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Sent mine to Shoei and they replaced something in the top vent and fixed the visor problem I didn't even know I had. Free.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:22 AM   #11
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Just got mine back from Shoei. They replaced the seal around the eye port, replaced the top and chin vents, then installed a new shield, tinted visor and lining before sending it back! It's like a brand new helmet! I can't wait to try it in the rain! Thanks Shoei!!!
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