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05-08-2019 05:40 PM
Originally Posted by MonsterMadnezz View Post
you're weak SOYBOY. I bet you frequent Starbucks
No... but i do frequent your wife twice a week fuckwit !
05-08-2019 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by mmanning69 View Post
Looks like someone woke up angry today . Nothing wrong with questions from people that feel they need a little guidance.
you're weak SOYBOY. I bet you frequent Starbucks
02-15-2019 09:38 PM
dudelater Like all have said , get the helmet that fits. I bought An Arai Defiant-x, and i noticed less wind than my Shoei RF 1200. But it was about 350 more, came with a 2 hour fitting, well worth it!!! enjoy the ride.
02-14-2019 02:21 AM
Originally Posted by pavlos View Post
Hi everyone, any suggestions for eliminating the air force?
Am I the only one who likes it?

I don't even like listening to music while riding. The bass note of the exhaust.. The whoosh of air as the front wheel comes up..
I feel like I'm riding a freaking dragon. It's fantastic.

But I'm an old man who wears glasses, so I wear a shoei neotec 2, modular
It's not as quiet as a single piece, but it's quieter than my previous helmets. That said I can still feel and hear everything, and that's how I want to keep it for now

Now if I could figure out early morning lens fogging, I'd be a happy guy.
02-13-2019 10:21 AM
ronski I didn't think you were rude, it's all good. many people, including yourself, offered great ideas about helmets.

I just thought to include the possibility that, if considering an open face, and the point of the original post was to keep wind force down. so I pointed out that most clip on shields were not good for stopping wind in face.

Totally agree with you on safety of full face, but at 65 years old, my riding is much more sedate than when a young buck.
Good to know my monster has capabilities beyond mine at present.

i migliori saluti

ps. hope that's correct.
02-13-2019 09:41 AM
Originally Posted by ronski View Post
My choice,
Hot as hell here in Aus. 41deg C the other day. T-shirt and shorts as well, or drive a car.
All a bit moot, since the original poster after nearly a month hasn't replied to anyone.
Would love to get to those Italian Alpine roads,

I know what you mean about heat!!! I live > 1200km from those Alps and during summer we have our good dose of heating from the Sun and from African winds. But usually we say better safe than sorry and in case of an incident – I suppose our traffic is a little worse than yours – having long pants, jackets and maybe gloves can help. That's the ratio of my reply.

I meant no attack to you or your ideas … and if I was rude I am sorry !!!!
English is not my primary language and maybe I used wrong words…
02-13-2019 07:21 AM
ronski My choice,
Hot as hell here in Aus. 41deg C the other day. T-shirt and shorts as well, or drive a car.

Not wanting a debate on the issue but my advice is for open face helmets. If you choose that style.
All a bit moot, since the original poster after nearly a month hasn't replied to anyone.

would love to get to those Italian Alpine roads,

Happy riding.
02-13-2019 04:08 AM
kOoLiNuS Hello everyone …*

I do not “approve” the @ronski suggestion since an open-face helmets is one of most dangerous options …*especially if you'r not riding a scooter but a true bull like the Monster. Full face protection is the way to go.
You could chose a modular helmet, but usually the maker says that you cannot drive with the "front" opened. While, in practice, I've seen many riding safely up to 70/80 km/h.
{without the front "cover" moving at speed}

I'm 170cm tall and I have to say that I am finding the 1200S quite comfortable. I feared that air exposition to be much more annoying than it really is.
If you're gonna drive for some time over straight roads my suggestion is to move back to the saddle and lower the torso slightly. In that position I have made comfortably a 20minutes ride well over the Italian's highway speed's limits.

Exercise and practice will also help maintaining your neck and head ‘safe’ and not feel pain after driving all day.

As for helmets per se the most racing ones – like my HJC R-PHA11 or the X-Lite 803-RR – usually have spoilers that help with the stability at speed … but usually they are a little noisy. For example the Midland BT2 I use with my wife can be used comfortably up to 80/90 km/h and over there's just too much noise.
In that case you can choose more "road"-use models like the HJC RPHA70 (to say) or the Shoei NXR line.

These are my 0,02€
02-11-2019 07:33 PM
ronski I personally prefer a good looking open face with shield, Used to wear full face years ago, but today the style has gone too far into the weird zone.

Not wanting a debate on the issue but my advice is for open face helmets. If you choose that style.
I always wear face shield for country riding, mainly, really bad experience encountering swarm of bees one day, you can imagine the result.

Some use open face with the studs for clip on shield, Usually crap add on, that lets the wind up your face into eyes, not very pleasant on long rides. never found a clip on shield that was any good.

Currently wear a Bell Riot with shield, very comfortable, very solid flip up or removable shield that is on a par with full face type. No irritating wind up face, eyes etc.

available with stripes or mainly plain colors.
just my personal choice for this style of helmet.
02-10-2019 06:42 PM
convict oh oh ohhh


other considerations. ventilation, weight, internal visor or not, quick release visor, D-ring or buckle, do you wear glasses, do you want to look like your friends, do you want to impress your friends, does it clash with your bike, do you want to be seen better, do you want to see better, do you want to roast in the summer heat, do you want to freeze on the cooler nights, whats your head worth?

IMHO. shoei rf-sr is a perfect helmet for an upright bike, so is the aria defiant.
for the highways I wear shoei rf1200 graphic and for city I wear a white shoei hornet without a visor so I dont bake.
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