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I am fed up with my Shoei Hornet -it leaks rain into the lining and I get wet collar (and I mean WET, dripping soaked to the skin wet, not just a bit damp). The lining has changed meaning it is uncomfortable and doesn't fit right. I can't fit autocom speakers in and ear bud speakers get pushed into my ear. Changing the visor is a PITA. So I have decided it's time for a new 'un.

Was looking at a schuberth c3 but they don't really fit my head. So tried on a multitech in HG while some local team were playing today and it was quiet everywhere. Gotta to say I liked it but would be interested in views from users, especially about how noisy it might be behind the TA and the Vara screens.

Ta
 

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Hi Austin,

I use the Nolan N103 flip front , while it has space for internal speakers and a bluetooth thingy on the outside these are expensive. I used [till they packed up] some small headphone speakers for the mps in the speaker sockets:thumbright:.

find all flip fronts noisy, but with the flip on my tall screen its riding visor up till 65mph then its down but not fully closed and its okay , no more noisy than my full face non flip as a comparisson.

If you can wait till August meet Try mine if it fits you size medium etc .

"helmets are like woemen you try loads then find the right one " then they break in old age:eek:
 

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If I'd known on the ride could have taked about it

I had the Caberg Justissimo and the noise was unbearable so managed to change to the multitec, it lacks the flip down sun visor but I've plenty of room for glasses, I have the autocom Pro avi fitted with the sound cancelling microphone in the corner (if its noisey the volume self adjusts) and apart from the mic and cable you cant see or feel anything else, I have the whisper kit permantly fitted, no idea if its louder without as I have never tried. Pinlock visor no need to comment and can be changed before anyone round has rolled a fag, the complete visor clips in and out in seconds.
Wet riding I have yet to have a leak and have been in some downpours
Its slightly heavier than an integral and slightly bigger, I broke a vent forcing the topbox lid shut with helmet upright but Shoei sent a free replacement
the only other lid I may consider would be the shuberth I like the flip front for ease at filling stations and customs

a good 8 out 10 cos I dont like the double D chinstrap
 

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I also had a Caberg Justissimo , now a Multitec ..
Chalk and cheese ..

With the whisper kit fitted very very quiet , I tend not to use the whisper kit as it catches on my jacket collar (need new jacket) .

Very good quality helmet , and very comfy ..
comes with clear and light smoked visor , and a pinlock insert (clear)

I did not like the double d ring but now Iam used to it , it's no bother..
I wear glasses and no problems.

I looked at the C3
shuberth, but the chin piece fell off 3 times in showroom ..

Reason I bought the Multitec. (Shearwater)


 

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So tried on a multitech in HG while some local team were playing today and it was quiet everywhere. Gotta to say I liked it but would be interested in views from users, especially about how noisy it might be behind the TA and the Vara screens.

Ta
I love mine, it has really transformed my riding.

I still wear earplugs when riding my TA650 with a touring MRA screen, but could cope without if I was on non-motorway routes. Also very comfortable even on long, hot days.
 

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I have a multitec and i find it quite good... if i wear plugs then the wind noise isnt too bad IMO.

I find it comfy to wear and have never had a problem having it on all day (like we just did :D).

I wouldn't mind but you could have had a blast with it on TLD to see what you thought.
Another vote for the multitech. Had the synchrotech (?) before and thought it was a great lid.
The multitech is it's replacement - never had a problem with leaks and it's very quiet - I wear it with the neck collar attached.
 

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Got one - in Shearwater Blue like LWR's. This is the first non-plain helmet I have ever had (and I mean ever as in 25+years of biking). Gotta say I like it after only 2-3 uses.

Upsides - seems comfortable with loads of room my ears. Its quieter than my Shoei Hornet, but the top vent is very noisy when opened. I love the flip front and have enjoyed low speeds with that open face feeling. Glasses are very comfortable although I cant put it on and off without removing my specs.

Downsides - the whisper kit is a pain to fit and took me about an hour to get right. I was about to take the whole thing back as I was convinced there was something wrong. Noisy top vent. Chin bar and visor are very close to my nose which will make the visor and my specs prone to steaming up (don't remember this in the shop despite a long trying on session);

All in all very pleased with it at the moment. I got it from GhostBikes in preston at a discount that matched the main Internet dealer prices.

My Shoei Hornet is in bits for a good clean. I was embarassed by the amount of muck that came out the lining. It will be kept for those ocassional off road forays.
 

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I am fed up with my Shoei Hornet -it leaks rain into the lining and I get wet collar (and I mean WET, dripping soaked to the skin wet, not just a bit damp). The lining has changed meaning it is uncomfortable and doesn't fit right. I can't fit autocom speakers in and ear bud speakers get pushed into my ear. Changing the visor is a PITA. So I have decided it's time for a new 'un.

Ta
And to me, it's the best helmet I ever had.
(Guess that shows what kind of crappy helmets I used to own) ;)
//Kjell
 
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