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What is the quietest open faced helmet? I have a HJC IS-33 helmet that is reasonably quiet when I use ear plugs. I do like the helmet but the wind noise....I also don't like sticking things in my ears!
 

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My older HJC CS-5N 3/4 helmet is my quietest and my Bell Mag-8 is very quiet too.
Go figure 3/4 helmets would be considered quiet.
I did some modification to my open face AFX FX-50 and it is now very quiet too.
I had to glue the vent latch piece on the underside to stop it from rattling.
 

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Helmet wind noise.......???????? It makes me feel alive and is a good indicator that my hearing is still up to par! :lol: :lol:

****!!!!!! People complain about wind noise, wind, rain and every other thing associated with riding....!!!! DRIVE A CAR.!
 

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Helmet wind noise.......???????? It makes me feel alive and is a good indicator that my hearing is still up to par! :lol: :lol:

****!!!!!! People complain about wind noise, wind, rain and every other thing associated with riding....!!!! DRIVE A CAR.!
So....are you in your car today? or is the snow to much of that "alive" feeling for you?

I'm riding today in sunny 60 degree weather on my Scoot and feeling very alive! 8)
 

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Just a small point, no matter how quiet a helmet you have - not wearing ear protection will exposes you to damaging noise levels.
 

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May Mag8 is very quiet and a bargain - good room for electronics and superb screen

http://www.thebellstore.com/product/bel ... solid.html

matches the finish on my white 2009 as well



$85 bucks and the reviews aid one of the quietest of any helmets.

I find when I flip up the convertible I use in Aus it's quieter than when in FF mode.
 

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I have 7 helmets, including a Shoei Qwest full helmet, a Daytona 3/4 helmet, a Bell Mag 9, a couple of flip up helmets, and a couple of half helmets.

In my experience, the difference between which open face helmet is quieter is a moot point. They're all loud. I've ridden with all of them on my Triumph cruiser (which has a quiet parallel twin and stock quiet pipes) with Triumph's "tall" windshield (which is laughable) and there's hardly any difference between open face / 3/4 helmets in terms of wind noise. On the highway I cannot hear my ScalaRider G4 intercom with any of them.

In contrast, the SHOEI Qwest helmet is night and day quieter. I could hear the Intercom fine on the Qwest, but I can still hear wind noise. To be fair, I just got the Burgman and haven't been able to do a comparison between the helmets on it yet. The Mag 9 or equivalent may fit your needs perfectly behind the windshield.

When I'm with my riding buddy and need my G4, I wear the SHOEI. When I'm alone, my go-to helmet is a $49 (I think they're $65 now) Daytona 3/4 helmet and some $0.20 foam earplugs. It's extremely comfortable, light weight, and doesn't seem to be as vulnerable to wind buffeting as my other helmets. Toss in a pair of transitional riding glasses and I'm good to go. The foam earplugs will mitigate wind noise better than any of these helmets could ever do.

http://www.daytonahelmets.com/d.o.t.-ap ... ll-helmets

If I were to buy any other helmet today, I think I'd look at the new Bell Rogue helmet. I haven't decided yet if it's ridiculous looking or really cool looking, but having a half helmet that wears like a 3/4 helmet with a removable face shield and a place to mount your speakers seems like an extremely functional helmet that I'd love to own. Keep the detachable face mask under the seat when it's warm out, and put it on when the weather gets bad. I'm a function over form kind of guy, and logically this helmet is very appealing. I'd also wait a year to get one. I paid full price for the Mag 9 when it came out only to watch it drop $100 in price within a year, and I don't even wear it now.

http://www.bellhelmets.com/rogue-6393
 

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I learned something VERY interesting when I removed my windshield for repairs; I haev a Scorp neon green helmet, full face. That helmet is actually much MUCH quieter in the FULL wind than with the ClearView XXL windshield installed. SO much that I LOVED riding without the windshield; I didn't need earplugs at all....the true test of a quiet helmet is to ride it full wind and then decide. LoL..
 

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schuberth C3 PRO or schuberth SR1 are the quietest helmets you can find. 82 DB noise. for around 769USD.
 

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schuberth C3 PRO or schuberth SR1 are the quietest helmets you can find. 82 DB noise. for around 769USD.
That is what I have and just love it..........!!!!! Well worth the money!:thumbup::thumbup:
 

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and THAT has been proven to be a crock those noise levels. Neither are open face .

The Mag8 is very quiet but at highway speeds no one should ride without ear protection - either ear plugs of noise reducing earphones.

In general open face are quieter as one of the magazines noted when they reviewed the Mag8.
Love mine.
 

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May Mag8 is very quiet and a bargain - good room for electronics and superb screen

http://www.thebellstore.com/product/bel ... solid.html

matches the finish on my white 2009 as well



$85 bucks and the reviews aid one of the quietest of any helmets.

I find when I flip up the convertible I use in Aus it's quieter than when in FF mode.
Zox has a similar helmet for around $80. We bought a pair in Oregon to replace HJC 3/4 helmets because we wanted a brim. We never ride without foam earplugs. I fond it is quieter with the visor up.

Noise comes from the turbulence at the bottom of the helmet. The closer it fits, generally, the less the noise.

I ride with a half-helmet when I'm riding alone. With earplugs. It is significantly quieter than either full-face or 3/4 behind the windshield of either my Burgman or my V-Star.

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Just a small point, no matter how quiet a helmet you have - not wearing ear protection will exposes you to damaging noise levels.
C'mon Norman... It'll never happen to me!

Seriously, exposure to loud "white noise" damages hearing permanently. It is a slow process that often goes undetected until you wake up one day and realize you can't hear anymore. The higher frequencies go first, until it gets to the point where understanding people talk with moderate background noise is difficult. By then it's too late.

To those who "don't like sticking things in my ears" — wait until you try hearing aids.

"What did he say?"
He said "learn from the mistakes of others".

Ride safe.
Stay healthy.
Scott Fraser
 
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