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Nolan N702x

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Andrew2, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    F41920F1-FDC2-48CE-AD68-4625C42927F9.jpeg 9BCCCE05-BE63-4179-BEDC-A03A624F294D.jpeg 3121E099-6F39-43A8-B391-DF911EBA479D.jpeg B3CEF46B-73A5-42B9-9148-271AA44E6C05.jpeg F1962AA0-CE6D-431D-801A-791F3418EC33.jpeg 70F3222F-589C-4961-AB7D-C954DA5D99F7.jpeg 77A8C200-2588-44B1-85E0-D99173AF5D0C.jpeg C668C50A-F96E-4EE7-A79D-80C244547600.jpeg C4E713D9-1B89-496D-86A3-DB5B66AC69CF.jpeg I’ve been after a new helmet for a while but couldn’t settle on anything I liked except the Shark xplorer which didn’t fit my noggin. The Arai is out of my price range unfortunately as it’s a great lid. I also like open face helmets when just cruising in the back blocks so what to buy.
    Enter the Nolan. It seems to tick all my boxes but as I haven’t used it yet time will tell. The removable chin bar will obviously not be as strong as a one piece lid but should be ok. Removable liner, pin lock, adjustable neck roll, drop down sun visor, chin wind protector, plenty of ventilation and reasonable weight. They retail for $450, I paid $400.
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  2. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    I asked about these in one of the helmet thread with no response so you may be the alpha tester!!
    I like it!!
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  3. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    I’ll let you know as soon as I get a chance to give it a try.
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  4. Andrew2

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    BygDaddee Long timer

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    If its good enough for Miles Davis its good enough for you ?

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  6. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Will it make me ride like him?:-)......nah:(
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  7. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Miles has the black one, it makes you 100% better at everything.
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  8. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've had one for a couple of months, I like it. Not perfect, but great value for money. A little noisy, but not unbearable, good vision and ventilation. The sun visor is a pain to operate at speed. Best helmet I've had that fits my fat head, and is comfortable wearing all day.
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  9. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    DC95BD78-8CBE-44D7-92F7-1C594A18E7E6.jpeg 19CC2050-7A60-4103-9F33-3B0CE78FD0D4.jpeg Finally got to go for a ride yesterday with it. First impressions was how comfortable it was. No fit issues anywhere. The chin strap fastening system is great, no more fiddling with a D buckle although it did catch my week old facial growth a couple of time when I turned to look at something. Nothing major though. It was pretty hot yesterday and so it was hard to gauge how hot it would be under normal conditions but I would have liked some more ventilation to my forehead. Vision is excellent with the only distraction being the bottom lip of the pinlock.
    I rode the 950 and to be honest the screen on it makes any helmet noisy when seated. It was better than my Arai XD. When standing in clean air it was very good and quieter then the Arai.
    I wear prescription Polaroid sunnies so can't really comment on the drop down tinted screen. It seemed ok but not as good as the Shark helmet I have. Weight wise it's probably a tad heavier than the Arai but not overly heavy.
    Next ride will be on the 1150 which I never have the screen on so I'm expecting it to be even better. I'll also try it without the chin bar and report back.
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  10. dnardy

    dnardy Less work more bike.

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    Weird Question: is the microlock chinstrap going to catch in my (full) beard?
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  11. Andrew2

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    :lol3 can't really say. I suppose there would be more chance of that happening than with a D ring system. I'm still more than happy with the helmet. I still haven't tried it in the open face configuration yet though. It's quieter than my Arai DS helmet and gives a better field of view.
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  12. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Any updates ?
    Only just come across this helmet and wondering how you have found it ?
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