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09-03-2012, 12:20   #1
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Motorbike Helmet Noise

Hey,

I have a Caberg flip helmet, with integrated sun visor, it is my first helmet, and I really like it for comfort, style etc.
I do however find it a bit noisy when travelling at speed, like (100 - 120kph).
I am using ear plugs but it is still quite noisy particularly on long rides.
Can anybody tell me if all helmets are pretty noisy or if it is just Cabergs?
The bike itself is a Yamaha XMax 250 so not a particularly loud bike.

Aslo can anybody recommend a good, quiet, flip face, with built in sun visor helmet that wont break the bank!

Cheers.
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09-03-2012, 13:14   #2
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Heya,
just throwing this out there... have you a touring screen on your bike?
I found mental wind noise on a previous bike with a big screen.
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I had a Caberg and found it particularly noisy. Switched to a Schuberth C3 and although it's not the quietest, it was a lot quieter than the Caberg!
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found most helmets are noisy. They do differ slightly depending on make but the screens affect the volume more.
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The C3 is known to be one of the quieter flips. Nolan N103s are quite noisy, the predecessor to that, the N102, was quieter even though it had an external sun visor.

None of them are going to be 'quiet'. You could try something like these earplugs which are better than the foam kind.
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I had a Caberg and found it particularly noisy. Switched to a Schuberth C3 and although it's not the quietest, it was a lot quieter than the Caberg!
I've never tried the C3, but out of the 3 helmets I've had so far, the Schuberth was the quietest by a long shot.
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I'm on my second C3 and I find it great.
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http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Pr...etest-helmets/
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Thanks for that!
Yeah there is a screen on the bike, it's a half size one I think,
I originally had a larger one, but while it was quieter, it was hard to see through during wet weather and I thought it was very dangerous.

The Schuberth C3 looks great but quite expensive. Probably worth the investment though.
Start saving me-thinks.
Anybody know where they are sold in Dublin?
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Thanks for that!
Yeah there is a screen on the bike, it's a half size one I think,
I originally had a larger one, but while it was quieter, it was hard to see through during wet weather and I thought it was very dangerous.
Have you tried to adjust the screen for better air flow? May be cheaper than buying a new lid if you can, if it's possible, or look into fairing deflectors.
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The Schuberth C3.
Anybody know where they are sold in Dublin?
Megabikes sell them afaik.

I wear an RX7 GP and its noisy. Always wear earplugs though. Helps a little!
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I originally had a larger one, but while it was quieter, it was hard to see through during wet weather and I thought it was very dangerous.
Looking through the screen is not a good idea imho (and it will fail the bike in the German TUV test) but the idea is that it deflects the air up. There are screens available with flipped up top edges to give the effect of a higher screen while being physically lower.

I don't like big screens myself, I prefer to have my helmet in 'clean' air as this is quieter, I ride sport or sport-touring bikes so the effect of the screen is to keep the wind pressure off my chest, rather than anything to do with keeping rain of me
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Had 2 Dainese helmets and were not as noisy as Arai. Never need to wear earplugs though.
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This is the bike,
The screen is low on it, but may be causing the noise,
Can anybody recommend a DIY deflector that I can attach to the existing screen?

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I have a Duchinni D909 and it drives me nuts on my Deauville but only when the visor is down, tried a new visor and still the same. I am looking at a Shark Vison-R but wondering about noise with them
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