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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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New Helmet

So I ended up replacing my aging (2005) HJC helmet with a Shoei Neotec Matte Black.
At the dealer I looked at a variety of helmets. But for my needs and price this was the
right fit. I like the weight, the pinlock, the vents and the sunshield. I paid $550.00 out the door.
So I'm happy.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 12:43 AM
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Congratulations On your New helmet.
I found out that buying a helmet is very personal.
What fits you perfectly, doesn’t fit somebody else.
I ended up buying the original BMW helmet.
I started with the model 2 and now have a brand new 6.
This helmet fits me like a glove(!)
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Yeah. This is one of those things that you cannot buy online. You have to try on in-store. I did that with a number of helmets until I chose the Shoei Neotec.
Off to San Francisco tomorrow for a couple of weeks. Interstate there, but I intend to cruise the city to see how 'Lucille' likes the famous hills.
I'll post some cheesy pics of the bike at well known tourist spots...

And maybe get together with the other members who also live in the Bay area...
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Be prepared for lots of shifting Mark!
P.s. bought my new jhc modular helmet for under $200 and it's great. Also have several Shoei's which are also fine.

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LOVED my Multitecs (predecessor to the Neotec). Had 2 of them.

Bought a Neotec. Couldn't stand it.

Now have a Neotec 2 and it fits nicely.

Such is life in search for the perfect helmet. Or, if not perfect, at least acceptable.

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Everybody's head & likes/dislikes are different. For the record, my mind & wallet were set on the AGV Supermodular Carbon.
But nobody had it in stock. I was at the dealer for the 600 miles service.
He was very patient & showed me a bunch of helmets. My initial choice was the C4. But because the
overall shapes between the C4 and Netoech are subtly different, the C4 does not fit my noggin well.
And I found the field of view to be much better in the Neotec than any of the other helmets I tried on.
And way more peripheral vision than my HJC. My old HJC and the Neotec are pretty much the same weight, so that's okay.

I'm getting the Sena SU10 package also. A friend of mine has the C4 and said that it is not as quiet as the Neotec, and the shade is not as dark..
I was amazed at the lack of noise once I was on the Freeway. And the sun shield is a bonus.
A pain in the #$%@ putting sunglasses on my with my old HJC. And we get a lot of bright sun here in Norcal.
I may still get the AGV Supermodular Carbon once the fuss dies down and it's no longer $750 before taxes.
Have a great weekend everyone!

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Hi Cees
I'm British with lot's of winding single lane country roads experience back home and love shifting. Car's or bikes.




I especially love the stop signs at the top of the hills in San Fran.
Bring it! If anyone is in the Bay area and is looking to get together, just email me at [email protected] and I'll give you my text number...
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Just picked up a new helmet myself. I wound up with the Bell Qualifier DLX that comes with a Transitions shield. I wanted the auto darkening shield and the price was good. Also, the helmet is pretty visible - yellow, red, and black. Not exactly appealing to me but visibility was the deciding factor.
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Of the many helmets we seem to have collected - HJC, Bell, Z1R, AGV, Scorpion - our Neotech IIs are our favorite. They fit well, are relatively quiet and light enough to wear all day without feeling like our head will fall off. Not to mention the older we both become the more we appreciate not damaging our heads so a relatively expensive helmet is worth it to us. The old adage, "You get what you pay for" holds true when it comes to protecting the noggin.
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Do you find sun shade on your helmet good quality plastic ? on AGV K3 SV is not so good I found dark insert on pin lock better and carry clear in case Mr Plod pulls me !!
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