Adv helmet. ..quiet and light

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  1. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    I am looking for a new Adventure helmet. The specific requirements I want are lightest possible helmet and as quite as possible.

    My current Shoei hornet doesn't do it for me. The Arai xd4 was heavy.

    I have tried a few cheapies and am sick of wasting money on helmets that don't work for me.

    I can't wear ear plugs. The many I have tried drive me nuts... (including 2 sets of moulded ear plugs...

    I bmw helmet used to be renowned for being light and quite. However the current model feed back is the exact opposite. .....
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  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    The new AGV, they've changed the shape slightly to a little more oval as it used to be narrower.
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  3. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    OK. I'll check it out. JT reckoned it was a good thing on ADVx
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  4. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Old enough to know better, but slow learnin'

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    Andy Strapz had a Shoei ADV helmet on display at his new premises opening the other week. Can't remember the model (I tried not to take too much notice in case I decided I want one....). What caught my attention was the peak being highish off the helmet and quite stiff - which I'm guessing would allow good airflow through it and not let it vibrate.

    And can I nag you a bit about persisting with earplugs? I can assure you through first hand experience that hearing aids are worse. So wear the earplugs and give yourself half a chance of not needing the hearing aids.

    Cheers
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  5. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    The lightest, no!
    But certainly lighter and quieter and better ventilated than my Hornet or Shark Evoline 3 were. wp_ss_20160222_0002.png
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  6. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    Are your current helmets quiet when you stand up? If so, the noise might be low frequency turbulence from your fairing/screen.
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  7. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    What about the Touratech Adventuro Carbon helmet? I would bf -also- interested in knowing about this...
    Looks the part too
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    • Crafted from lightweight, carbon fiber for increased rider comfort
    • No-drag airflow visor reduces wind grab and strain on neck & body
    • Transforms between street, dual-sport to dirt configurations with no tools
    • Easy-open, easy-close vents designed to keep rain out
    • Pin-Lock ready shield included
    • Pin-Lock insert included (Clear)
    • Intercom system ready, with speaker cavities
    • Ergo padding system
    • Washable, hypo-allergenic, Coolmax lining
    • Emergency cheek pad removal system
    • Liner cut away to accommodate glasses
    • Designed for goggles with quick-strap ready embossments and strap-lock shape
    • Includes action camera mount surfaces for top and both sides
    • Extra long chin strap allows removal of helmet without completely unfastening 2DD buckle
    • Exceeds all DOT and ECE 2205 standards for helmet safety
    • Weight: Small 3.00LBS (1363g), Medium 3.03LBS (1375g), Large 3.22LBS (1463g), XL 3.26LBS (1483g), XXL 3.28LBS (1488g)
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  8. Nerb

    Nerb Been here awhile

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    Im in the exact same boat. Ive had an XD and XD4 and nothing has been as good... even though its heavy and noisy. Im most interested in the Nexx XD1 (also sold here by touratech with a markup). Was discussed in another thread on here somewhere. I think its our best option yet.
    http://nexx-helmets.com/pt/catalog/showproduct/voyager-01xds01005
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  9. Tomdog

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    +1 and only AU$455.00 delivered from FC-Moto for the white. Very tempting.
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  10. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Been here awhile

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    You won't get quieter, but you may suffer claustrophobia. Only helmet I regularly wear without plugs .
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  11. MymoJoe

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    Why Claustrophobic? ? I would of thought there was more room in the face area?
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    Thanks Brian. I certainly understand the benefits of ear plugs. I just can not stand to wear them on the dirt. The shape of my ears allows the ear plugs to rub on the helmet/ear port and every pump or movement I get a constant loud rubbing noise...louder than the wind noise. ..
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  13. Dr AT

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    You're smiling too much
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  14. Julles

    Julles Been here awhile

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    Tempting, but after going through some reviews online ... i decided to keep looking. Also, see this thread: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/nexx-xd1-helmet-review.1092874/
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  16. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    Have a look at a Bell MX-9 Adventure helmet.
    I've recently bought one & very happy with it so far & only $299 !
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  17. AdventureDave

    AdventureDave MMMMM Bundy!

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    My latest helmet is an LS2, as worn by Cyril Despres (but no I hadnt heard of them before I bought it). My previous was a Hornet, this is cheaper but I'm quite happy with it. My head is about 59cm, you are welcome to take it for a spin around the block if you are over Cleveland way.

    Cheers

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  18. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    have you tried lubing em up for deeper penetration
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  19. 1coolbanana

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    Just spit on it :D
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  20. Russ

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    Spitting on them is not the healthy option.
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