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Old 11-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Noisy Neotec

I wear a Shoei Neotec helmet. I know this sounds strange but at highway speeds the right side of the helmet is friggin' loud. Like B1-Bomber-take-off-in-my-ear loud. The left side is quiet as a church.

No, my left ear is not clogged

Has anyone had a similar issue with a helmet like this? Suggestions?

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Old 11-19-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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You might try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M5csWKG8zo
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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Great video. Never new it could be adjusted
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the Neotec doesn't share any of the adjustable bits in that video.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the Neotec doesn't share any of the adjustable bits in that video.
Have you tried thicker cheek pads? Not to be a smart-ass, but not everyone's head is perfectly symmetrical. I know of some people who have to wear a thicker cheek pad on one side than the other side to get the helmet to fit better and make it quieter. It would be a shame to have such an expensive lid making you miserable when you ride.
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the Neotec doesn't share any of the adjustable bits in that video.
Oh well Sorry bout that. At least the trick of covering various parts of the helmet while at speed might help localize the source of the noise. Good luck with the fix.
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I wear a Shoei Neotec helmet. I know this sounds strange but at highway speeds the right side of the helmet is friggin' loud. Like B1-Bomber-take-off-in-my-ear loud. The left side is quiet as a church.

No, my left ear is not clogged

Has anyone had a similar issue with a helmet like this? Suggestions?

Thanks
Yes had the same issue with being noisy on the rhs. Much more wind noise than my Tour X4 which I love and gets most use. Regrettably sold the Neotec and bought Schubert C3 Pro which is more quiet but not as comfy.
Interested to see if you find a cure.
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Old Yesterday, 02:06 PM   #8
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I also find my neotec quite noisey, I wear earplugs even with the foam ear pieces.
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Old Yesterday, 03:51 PM   #9
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My Neotec is the noisiest helmet I've ever owned. It also vents better than any other so I compromise. I also have to wear earplugs if riding longer than an hour or my ears are ringing.
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My Neotec is the noisiest helmet I've ever owned. It also vents better than any other so I compromise. I also have to wear earplugs if riding longer than an hour or my ears are ringing.
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I did watch the video and just out of curiosity I ran a thin piece of paper around my visor to check for leaks. There weren't any. IME it's just a noisy helmet.
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Old Yesterday, 09:36 PM   #11
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They're noisy lids.
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They're noisy lids.
As compared to what...............try the Nolan's ..........you might think the NEO is heavely


I wear ear plugs with every helmet all the time.
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As compared to what...............try the Nolan's ..........you might think the NEO is heavely
Ha! My first helmet was a Bell EVO. You get what you pay for and I didn't pay much for that helmet. The Shoei is a joy to wear compared to that Bell.

I did disassemble the Neotec yesterday. Didn't find any obvious issues. It's pissing with rain outside so I am off to garage to adjust the valves and do other tasks under dry cover.
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Old Today, 08:35 AM   #14
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I bought a Neotec this summer and was very surprised at how noisy it is. The majority of my problem comes from the top vent, when it's open at highway speed the noise is horrendous. I wear earplugs when on the highway, but I was definitely disappointed that such an expensive piece of gear would have such a major flaw.

Are you sure that your windscreen isn't out of alignment? Mine had a slight bend in it which was causing much more wind noise on one side. Once I fixed that, it definitely helped.
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