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May 6th, 2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Am I the only one?

As far as I know I think I might be the only one using a "closed" helmet while motarding...

Why? Personally I never go offroad and because of that I just dont really like these FMX helmets, I tried one before but it just feels odd...

Any other idiots here like me?
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May 6th, 2015, 01:29 PM   #2
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Yes me too. It's just too much wind and noise with an open MX helmet. Then I don't race, I'm just an idiot who likes to drive I suppose a true SM track will get you really warm and then an open helmet is better? I go open MX on the ice track and I'm still sweating so I guess I'm slow, lazy and bad on tarmac.
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Yeah I guess the warmth could be an issue, but most of the time I just brap around in the town so for me it's not a problem!
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well for what it's worth, I totally understand closed helmets

But have found myself gravitating towards open-face and goggles. To me goggles feel more "direct". But I'm 100% sure that a visored helmet will feel more "direct" to the next guy

I use MX helmet + goggles on the street too. But I always always wear earplugs anyway.
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May 7th, 2015, 01:30 AM   #5
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well for what it's worth, I totally understand closed helmets

But have found myself gravitating towards open-face and goggles. To me goggles feel more "direct". But I'm 100% sure that a visored helmet will feel more "direct" to the next guy

I use MX helmet + goggles on the street too. But I always always wear earplugs anyway.
I know what you mean by "direct feel", with my visor down it feels more enclosed and somehow that really affects my "wheeling" skill so therefore I tend to ride with my visor up while in town and the speeds aren't that high!

By earplugs, do you mean music plugs or those yellow ones to dampen the noise?
If you mean to protect your ears, why? Is your Husa that loud? I run my without dB-killer with full akra system and for me the noise isn't that bad.
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I'm already starting to notice hearing loss at 35 :/ from headphone use and clubbing as a kid, and biking as "grownup" (haha)

not terrible but noticeable

I suspect the wind noise to be the worst offender, which the ear plugs cut by filling out the helmet better haha ... i guess that's ironic?

i also find that the plugs help me concentrate somehow

i love the bike noise itself! my drz sounds quite good with airbox open and french Ti pipe very suave! and I loooove love the insistent gasping Darth Vader intake noise on the 570! and the MECHANICAL!! sound of the golden age 'Bergs

best sounding bikes otherwise: 2v Ducati with Termignoni pipes, mid/early 2000s Husqvarna cammy high-compression 450s

re. helmets with visor - I really really like my AGV AX-8 DS; well made, detachable visor and peak, lightweight, comfortable
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Yeah, it's good to take care of your hearing while it works, I actually have about 30% lower frequency range on my left ear than on my right because of inflammations/infections as a child (Still a child if you ask my dad) so I know how you feel!
You mentioned wind noise being a factor and I agree with you, this is where the visor comes in handy though!
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I use a closed one as well! A black matte Shoei XR1100 with smoked visor on a black berg!
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May 7th, 2015, 06:31 AM   #9
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Wind noise is just to high with a MX helmet when you are driving on roads. If I go for a longer ride with a closed helmet I also use ear plugs. With my CBR I have no choice but to use ear plugs. If I forget them my ears rings for many hours afterwards. The noise in high speeds are really bad.....
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Get a good mx helmet and goggles and you wont have problems with wind.
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