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Shoei XR1100 - Your own personal hurricane

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by Azzab, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Hey guys I recently purchased a XR1100. I tried on a Shark, AGV, Arai and none of them fit because I have these stupid sticky-outty-ears. So the Shoei (and HJC) are the only ones that don't fold my ears down because they have big ear pockets.

    The problem is riding at anything over 100klm means I get to enjoy my own personal hurricane inside the helmet. I have ear plugs but I don't enjoy the sensation of riding half deaf and not hearing the bike.



    Anyone else have this problem or did I just get a dud?
     
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  2. I find I get extra noise in my Shark when my jacket collar is in a particular position. Perhaps something to look at.
     
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  3. Maybe you need thicker cheekpads? Mine is fairly loud too.
     
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  4. mke your own inserts for the ear pockets to suit you
    I understand the sticky out ear thing hence why my helmets have larger ear pockets for that and to fit speakers

    I will be adding a removable ear padding piece soon as standard though
     

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  5. You should still be able to hear your bike with ear plugs in.

    Alternatively, a surgeon can pin your ears back. Prince Charles got it done.
     
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  6. or you could try wearing a light scarf?? I mean to take up some of the space between your helmet opening and your neck..
     
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  7. Hey goddie you and I were talking about this kit yesterday at breaky. I am so tempted to swap helmets before I ride to Canberra just for this.
     
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  8. Thanks guys, some great suggestions there. Will definately look into the whisper strip, already have the chin guard and it doesnt seem to do much.

    The ear thingys would be a great idea too - do Shoei make them?

    Oh and seeing as though Takamii bought up a good point. Who listens to music when they ride and what is everyones opinion on it?
     
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  9. Alex what size is your helmet? Hmm maybe try on Takamiish helmets? Did you go out to see the helmets with the guys a little while back?
    All I know, if I wear a scraf or something to hold off the wind coming up under the neck it makes the world of difference..
     
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  10. I need a medium. But I wont be rushing out buying helmets unless I need to. Since you cant sell 2nd hand helmets I'll just ride this old helmet out. I dont have to much problem with wind at least the mp3 music lowers the impact.

    Takami helmet would be great on the long rides for weight but. But I dont think there as queit as the Arai.
     
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  11. i listen to music most often, but sometimes i just wear earplugs and i can hear my bike with either.
    i have in-ear phones which cut out most but not all noise.

    music doesn't present a problem until it's too loud or the headphones cut too much noise, makes you feel like you're in a fishbowl.

    i have an xr1100 too, they are loud, there's no denying it. but it's easily managed
     
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  12. Check the alignment of your visor to make sure it seals properly otherwise it can generate a LOT of noise
     
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  13. One of my clients paid $1400 for a top of the range Arai he rekons its as quiet as. I dont think I could spend that much on a lid unless it had some gold in it but.
     
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  14. Tis a shame theres no db rating for noise at 100 kmh speed!!

    Now if you paid $1400 for a helmet and you got almost no wind noise, woudlnt you think it's worth every dollar spent?
     
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  15. Not wrong. but still want to here the sweet note of his 1098S
     
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  16. got a funny feeling nuthin would stop your ears from hearing the sweet sound of a duc
     
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  17. Yes i have a Shoei XR1100 and yes when i ride over 100kms I get this awful sound like when you take DVD on a really windy day. I close the vents but then I get the problem of fogging up. Well that explains my bad helmet hair hehehehe.
     
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  18. got love the helmet hair. Just have lok at my horrible learners permit photo..
     
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  19. must admit my xr1000 gets a tad noisy with front vents opened at 100 but mainly if i turn my head sideways a tad.. Besides I have moulded ear plugs now THEY are worth the money!!
     
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