Cat Herders: Shenandoah Valley Inmates

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Alright, I need your opinions. I'm looking at getting another modular helmet to replace my old Veemar Jiano which is starting to fall to pieces. Here are the two that I'm primarily looking at:

    1) Shoei Neotec, and 2) Nolan N104.

    Anyone have any experience with either of these helmets? I'm also open to suggestions of other models to look at. My big criterias are: 1) NOISE, 2) water proof, 3) weight, 4) fogging, 5) ability to use a pin-lock visor (if fogging is an issue), etc...

    Thanks all.
  2. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    If you're going as high as the Neotec, I'd suggest also looking at the Schuberth. I've got the latter. It's extremely quiet and comes with a pinlock visor and one insert. Pretty light too. However, part of its quietness is due to a lot of padding around the ears, which some find uncomfortable. Plus, if you remove the main chin curtain to make it cooler (I haven't done this), it will be a bit noisier.

    Personally, I'd pick either the Shoei or the Schuberth based on fit. Morton's I think carries both; if so you could try them on.
  3. senecahome

    senecahome Adventurer

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    No personal experience, but my friend has a HJC Symax and loves it. Just saw the Rider magazine review of the new HJC RPHA Max (Dec. 2012). The helmet got high marks - light and "the quietest modular I have ever used."

    FYI -Glen
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    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Nice Steve! I hope to see her out there.
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    Steve, your Mom looks awesome on that bike!!!!



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    Iamchaz Been here awhile

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    She looks awesome on her bike. I'm glad she is enjoying the bike.:D:clap
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    Way to go Steve ! :super I hope my girls buy me a bike one day. That bike is mint .
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Major props to your mom there GC! :clap I've taught many people to ride, and I tell you, there's nothing like that look on their face or excitement in their voice that first day of riding.
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