Bilt Adventure Helmet Report

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by G19Tony, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    my ears get folded down sometimes when putting it on and wondering how you fixed that problem?
  2. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Mine do that too. To solve, I put the helmet sort of over my face first and then roll it back over my ears. Works like a charm.
  3. dankatz

    dankatz Been here awhile

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    Anybody mount a GoPro camera on these? I couldn't figure out where to put it. if I put it back I suspect I will be seeing a lot of the beak. The beak is not smooth, so I am not sure a 3M tape attachment that is provided will work. Any advice today would be appreciated. I am leaving on a trip tomorrow :-)
  4. RocKrawler

    RocKrawler I make wicker cry

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    FYI they are back on sale again. Went down to try one on and they just dont fit comfortable on my odd noggin when on, painful to remove as it tapers in a lot at the bottom and peels my face up compared to my SHOEI and Nolan. I ended up trying a few others and ended up buying a SEVEN ZERO SEVEN Connex modular with built in bluetooth. Incredibly comfortable for me and wireless Pandora/GPS/phone calls built in for sale price of $149 was unbeatable. I plan on using this for commuting, and looking for something more comfortable when in dual sport mode.
  5. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    i will have to try that on mine. thanks!!!!
  6. n1tr0

    n1tr0 Dual Sport rider

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    Has anyone tried their tinted/smoked replacement shields yet ? I'm wondering what the clarity is like. Thanks
  7. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    i havent tried one yet how much are they?
  8. n1tr0

    n1tr0 Dual Sport rider

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    $15 each
    I haven't seen them in the stores yet, but they've been listed online for a while. That's half the price of (supposedly) the same thing from speed and strength.
  9. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    that seems like a good price!
  10. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover Anything Can Happen

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    A couple of photos of the BILT Adventure Explorer Helmet. Came in the mail just the other day. Just need warmer weather now!!!

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  11. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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    Tried the 2XL and it folded my ears down.
  12. ua99003

    ua99003 Adventurer

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    Same here .... sizing seems to be way off !!!!
    It's a shame ... I like the helmet, love the price
  13. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Google afx fx-39, its cheaper thru amazon. :clap
  14. Scorch_TX

    Scorch_TX Suzuki disciple

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    Sizing for 2XL, who knows. For size Large, fits me just like my Large RF-1100.
  15. brmc22

    brmc22 Adventurer

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    I just bought the helmet on Saturday at my local Cycle Gear. This thread convinced me to check one out. I wanted a second helmet and I have to say this is a pretty good lid. I got an xxl because the xl was putting too much pressure on my head. Some helmets I wear an xl and some an xxl so who knows? Anyway it seems well made, but I haven't ridden in it yet.
  16. M Bouthillette

    M Bouthillette Adventurer

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    Got mine today in the mail. I usually wear an Arai XL and this XXL is way too small for me to wear it.
  17. dankatz

    dankatz Been here awhile

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    What Arai do you wear? I wear a Medium Arai profile and the Medium Bilt Adventure fits me well. Maybe, not all their sizes are equivalent?
  18. M Bouthillette

    M Bouthillette Adventurer

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    I wear an Arai XR7RR4 in XL A Shoei hornet XL or a Neotech XL will fit me too
  19. rider257

    rider257 Been here awhile

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    Any body know tried adding the sena smh-10 to these or any other bluetooth to it?

    Also as anyone tried stuffing it in the bmw right plastic pannier on the r1200 to see if it fits?
  20. GS-A-Day

    GS-A-Day Adventurer

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    The SMH 5 fits perfectly.

    It fits in the right plastic pannier of my wife's F650GS twin as well as in my right R1200GSA pannier.