Schuberth Helmets for ADVRiders

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by BoochZilla, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. ZLAHiVizBrian

    ZLAHiVizBrian So Viz-able!

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    Hey cruisincruzan,

    Below is a picture of a C3 Pro Women's helmet (Medium = 3lbs 10.2oz) and LaZer Monaco Carbon (Medium = 3lbs 5.6oz). Please excuse my poor camera skills.

    <a href="http://s854.photobucket.com/user/HiVizBrian/media/20140414_104917_zpsef3dc23f.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab103/HiVizBrian/20140414_104917_zpsef3dc23f.jpg" border="0" alt="C3 Pro Women's (Medium) vs LaZer Monaco Carbon (Medium) photo 20140414_104917_zpsef3dc23f.jpg"/></a>

    Ounce for ounce, the Monaco is 4.6oz lighter. Side by side, the Schuberth is noticeably smaller in overall size. The Monaco has a larger overall profile and should feel heavier at speed due to wind resistance without a windshield.

    From a fit and comfort standpoint, the Monaco runs narrow, while the Women's C3 Pro is slightly round (based on my intermediate oval head shape). For riders with narrow faces, the Monaco should also be more comfortable. I found the C3 to be more forgiving around the jawbone. The C3's interior liner and cheek pads felt thicker and more dense compared to the Monaco. Thicker interior liners will add weight, but also have a more forgiving fit after break-in. Finally, I had more chinbar room in the Schuberth. My chin was very close to the Monaco's chinbar and I'm no Jay Leno...although I'd like to own his garage(s), hah.

    Which helmet is quieter? The helmet that fits your daughter's head shape best will most likely be the quietest, because it will seal around her head better. I noticed the Monaco was a bit squeaky when manipulating the chinbar. However, this is mostly due to the Monaco being a pure carbon shell and not a composite blend.

    This is personal preference but, one of my favorite things about the Monaco is the Lumino Photochromic Transitions faceshield with Pinlock. However, if your daughter is sensitive to the sun, she may need something darker. The Lumino shield transitions to a Smoke tint. Some riders need Dark Smoke to be completely comfortable.

    Give me a shout if you have any more questions or if I can snap a few more pictures (I can use the practice).

    Ride safely,

    -HVB
  2. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Which buttons should one use to open Siri? This, so far, has been my only source of dissatisfaction with my SRC and C3. Otherwise, I love this helmet.
  3. ZLAHiVizBrian

    ZLAHiVizBrian So Viz-able!

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    Hey kbasa,

    With Siri enabled, does pressing the mobile phone button (page 24) on your SRC system activate Siri? There should be a few seconds of lag before you hear the "dingding".

    -HVB
  4. The Heathen

    The Heathen Been here awhile

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    Hopefully this is the place to ask, can you get narrow cheek pads for the C3 pro size large?
  5. ZLAHiVizBrian

    ZLAHiVizBrian So Viz-able!

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    Hey The Heathen,

    The short answer is no. C3 Pro cheek pads can only be swapped within the same shell size. Since you have a Large helmet, you can use the Large (15mm) or Medium (20mm) cheek pads. However, the thinnest cheek pads in the line are 15mm, which you currently have.

    How much time do you have in the helmet? It may still have some breaking-in to do.

    C3 Pro Shell Size Breakdown:
    • 2XS-SM
    • MD-LG
    • XL-2XL
    • 3XL

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Ride safely,

    -HVB
  6. Boston Mangler

    Boston Mangler I Just Don't Care!

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    Hi Guys

    I got a C3 Pro with the SRC system.. WHEN it is working, it is freaking amazing!!

    But... Manual says when charging, when the red lights go out, charge is complete.

    Mine won't go out, even let it sit for 2 days..

    Unplug it, works for about an hour, crystal clear bluetooth music!

    On a good day I might get 1.5 hours.. Odd..

    So I plugged the USB cable into my tank bag that I have wired for charging USB stuff and had it plugged into SRC.. Was hoping it would charge and maintain power while I ride. No such luck., wont connect via bluetooth while it's charging... REALLY?? Am I missing something?

    I've been reading a bunch and trying to figure this out. Anyone??

    FYI, both Helmet and SRC Less than a month old.

    Thank
    Kevin
  7. mikegc

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    Kevin, I've had an SRC unit for a couple of years and, basically, it has been flawless. The unit will not connect to Bluetooth when you're charging it via you're bike's USB. As for your SRC not charging fully, I'd give Phil Chapman or Mike Telarco a call at (949) 215-0893. These gentlemen know their product and can assist.

    Mike
  8. DoubleM

    DoubleM Been here awhile

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    Brian,

    I have a C3 Pro and want to order the summertime crown liner.
    Can you tell me what is the correct name of the liner on your website.
    Don't want to get the wrong one.
  9. ZLAHiVizBrian

    ZLAHiVizBrian So Viz-able!

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    Hey Kevin,

    That's interesting, especially after a few weeks. It sounds like a potential warranty claim. As mikegc recommended, give Phil or Mike at Schuberth a call. They will get you squared away.

    Cheers,

    -Hi-Viz Brian



    Hey DoubleM,

    Are you referring to the ventilation block-off tabs in the picture below? The tabs are part of the stock liner. They're designed to block the vents during winter riding and fold back to maximize airflow during summer riding.

    Tabs:
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    Tabs Open:
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    Tabs Closed:
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    Is this helpful? If not, please let me know.

    Ride safely,

    -HVB
  10. DoubleM

    DoubleM Been here awhile

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    Thanks will try when I get home.
    It gets hot down here!!!!!!!
  11. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Is there a way to get the faceshield on a standard C3 to stay open while riding a bit more firmly? It seems like when new, I could go around local small roads with the visor cracked open a notch or two and it would stay that way until I went fast, then the wind would push it shut. Now, it seems like even at slow speeds it closes up on me. Any thoughts on how to stiffen it up a bit?
  12. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    I saw recent mention in one of the C3 threads here about installing o-rings at the hinges to make the visor movement stiffer.

    Not sure if it is because of my windshield, but the first detent just blasts wind directly in my eyes, much worse than having the visor open all the way...
  13. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I think it's previously been mentioned in the thread on an earlier page, but just in case...

    The best solution I've found has been a 1" round adhesive-backed felt pad. You can get them at any home improvement store, like Lowe's or Home Depot. Only problem is the ones that work best are usually sold in a bag of like 50 or 100. That's the bad news... The good news is that bag only costs about $3 or $4.

    Anyway, get a couple of these felt pads, and pull the shield off your C3. Once you have the shield off you'll see the center of the shield pivot base (look for the little phillips-head screw in it's center) on each side of the helmet is almost exactly 1" in diameter. This is where you'll stick a felt pad on each side. Clean the area with some alcohol to remove and oil, dirt, etc., then peel the backing off one of the felt pads and stick it on. Make sure you get it centered, then press it down firmly all around to make sure it's stuck down. Now re-fit your shield on the helmet...

    You may find it takes *slightly* - and I do mean just a tiny bit - more effort to mount the shield, but take your time and make sure it is installed properly. Once that's done go and give it a try. I think you'll find the felt pads add just enough more tension to the shield operation that it will pretty much stay wherever you want it, even if that's only slightly cracked open.

    Just FYI... Hope it helps. It works great for me.

    Dallara



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  14. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Thanks, Dallara! If Schuberth has no solution, I will look into do that.
  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Just wanted to post an update. A very nice fellow named Paul at Schuberth sent me some replacement shield pivot parts that I installed and tried out this weekend. The new parts made a HUGE difference, and now I have a shield I can crack open as I please. This was really excellent customer service, and I could not be happier. It is an all too rare pleasure to find an outfit that supports their products this well.

    Big thanks to Schuberth! :thumb :clap
  16. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Are you in a position to share contact info with the rest of us sharing this single short coming? :ear
  17. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    The number for Schuberth's tech assistance is 949-215-0893. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Mike<o:p></o:p>
  18. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Sure. This is publicly published info on their site. Mike already posted the phone. The US support email is: USA-service@schuberth.com
  19. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Thanks for that - email sent. :freaky

    Thanks to other poster who put up tech phone - guess I could have pulled up either of these but was looking for an 'inside track' to someone who would immediately 'get the issue.'

    Hope to have new pins next week - it's hot as mofo down here.:knary
  20. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Same day email response - new pins on the way!