Shoei Helmets and Channel Hair

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Travman, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Travman

    Travman Been here awhile

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    I'm on my second Shoei helmet (Multitec and Neotec) and have worn these over the course of 4+ years. My one critique of these helmets is that after wearing them over 30 minutes I always have a channel on the top of my head where my hair has parted due to the helmet liner. Does not matter if I have long or short hair (mostly very short) and always makes me look damn silly when I take the helmet off. I always put a hat on at stops. So I'm probably being a bit vain but it's also a pita when I ride to the office.

    So, any suggestions. Am I the only one who has this issue. I've tried various helmet liners but just make my hair look like Gary Busey's. None of the folks I ride with have Shoei's so I do not have a reference point.
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  2. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    Harley Pirate style do-rag?
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  3. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Dude, channel hair is probably the least of your worries.:wink:
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  4. BeachMoto

    BeachMoto Been here awhile

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    I wear a Neotec, know what you mean. Try a helmet liner

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  5. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    Shave. Or wear a helmet liner/skull cap. Or both.
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  6. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe knobbyjoe

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    Oh great... I just bought the N:huheotech!
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  7. VStromTom

    VStromTom Long timer

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    Drop some vanity!
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  8. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe knobbyjoe

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    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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  10. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe knobbyjoe

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    Probably will beat JB Weld:D
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  11. Smoke Eater 3

    Smoke Eater 3 Been here awhile

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    Rock the helmet hair!! Let your freak flag fly!
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  12. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I have the same problem. I usually have some bottled water with me to drink during my stops, so when I take my helmet off I dowse my head with water. It doesn't eliminate the channel hair problem, but it helps. And it's refreshing.
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  13. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    Wear a baseball cap when you stop
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    Solomoto1200 n00b

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  15. Travman

    Travman Been here awhile

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    Yea a do-rag will make for an interesting look with my Klim jacket and Aerostich pants. :D

    So the consensus is

    1. Suck it up and embrace the hair (while I still have some)
    2. Wear the baseball cap off the bike (which I already do)
    3. I'll never look like the guy beachmoto posted but then who the hell does
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  16. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe knobbyjoe

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    Now who is going to give us a pic?:evil
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  17. davidji

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    I didn't see consensus. But your problems will go away if you just shave. Even a buzz would make it go away.
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  18. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    Yes - you have to embrace the irony! Like when we pull into the HD dealership in Cartersville on a Gold Wing and K1600 so we can use their bathrooms..... They LOVE that!
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  19. acejones

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    Subconsciously you want a Harley.
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  20. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    Try keeping a comb in your purse along with the tampons and lipstick. :D
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