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RJays Helmet

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by davidk, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Good morning all,
    I have just recently got back into riding :happy:
    Anyway, when I ordered my bike I also bought a helmet ....RJays TSS Tourer Tech.
    (I got it cheap...$130)
    I like the fact that its full face but also opens up when you are off the bike, its pretty comfy too, maybe a little heavy.
    My problem is that when I ride the wind whistles like crazy around the helmet....even at low speeds :grumpy:
    I don't like to ride with the visor fully down, it makes me feel disconnected from the world outside....so I leave it up a little, I like fresh air too!
    So...is there something I can do about this? Is it me or the helmet? If I get a better helmet will I still get all of the wind noise? I have no problem in getting a different helmet (would have to be the same lift up style though) but don't want to spend $$$ just to find that the wind is still whistling dixie in my face!
    Any suggestions/ideas are very welcome please (y)
    cheers,
    David.


     
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  2. You using earplugs? If you aren't, use it!
     
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  3. I've got an Rjays helmet, it's comfy but rather loud. Better (usually more expensive) helmets may be quieter. That being said, I can't recommend any because my helmet is the first one I've owned and I haven't tried any others yet.
     
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  4. My Rjays Tourtech is no louder than a couple of other helmets I have.Ear plugs do the job of quietening things
     
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  5. Earplugs. Some of the more expensive helmets are known for their improved airflow. Airflow=wind noise unfortunately.
     
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  6. Yeah earplug it up.

    I have a EVS Cypher helmet which is a sub $200 helmet. Its quite loud as one would expect, but fits perfectly and with ear plugs is 100% fine.
     
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  7. I would have thought that any helmet will be noisy with the visor cracked open, even at quite low speeds. Maybe you should be looking for a helmet with better ventilation with the visor closed.

    But first step is certainly to try ear protection, those wind whistles can quickly and easily damage your hearing.
     
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  8. Thank you everyone for the advice :happy:
    It looks like earplugs are the first thing to try...I will give them a go! :facepalm:
     
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