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    I'll be the outlier on the thread. I have an S1. It's quiet and the shell is very well constructed. I like the flip down sun visor. But I also find it very heavy and, more importantly, the padding is horrible compared to my Arai. I now use it for errands around town but that's about it. So I personally would be hesitant to get another one.

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    Schuberth LA/OC

    Also available here with a liberal return policy. Never bought from this place, but gonna take a ride over and try some helmets on one of these days.

    http://www.jcmotors.com/m-306-schuberth-helmets.aspx
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    The U.S. prices for Schuberth C3 helmets are just ridiculous -- $700 for the helmet and another $400 for the audio set if you want it. Depending on who you order from, with tax and shipping it can be almost $1200 bucks for the two.


    But, this this what I really wanted for X-Mas... so I began pricing it world-wide. The cheapest was at FC-Moto in Germany, but I was a bit skeptical based on some posts elsewhere about their turnaround. They sent me an email with an additional 10% off, and I pulled the trigger. Got the helmet and comm system from them for $825 to my door! Thats over 30% off the current U.S. price! I ordered a week ago because I wanted it by christmas, and was scared of the time it would take -- it showed up yesterday!

    Now I have to sit and wait to play with it until Christmas, according to the wife

    But I did get to take it out of the box to "make sure everything is there and it fits" I am amazed by how light this helmet is -- I am coming from a Nolan N-103 with all the whistles and bells.

    In short this helmet is amazing, and dont be afraid to order it from germany (DHL shipping was a total of $20, less than both the U.S. suppliers shipping quotes UPDATED - some offering free shipping us now)
    Last edited by B1Pilot; 11-19-2010 at 02:24 PM. Reason: updated pricing

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    The ones I saw at Sierra BMW are $699.00, without the sound.

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    you are correct, updated... and just to be clear, jc motors is the best US deal I could find 1098 to your door, no tax no shipping. sierra wanted shipping and website wouldnt tell me if they charged tax unless I gave them CC info first

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    I've used a 1 in piece of fuel line with a cut length wise to open it up. Pop it on t

    This is an outstanding idea.

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    C3 Vizor

    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Not a C3 but a C2. I always buy the previous model when a new model is introduced.

    And now that someone stated that the C3's visor does not snap forward for additional ventilation, I am glad I did. The ventilation on the C1 and C2 is excellent...provided you can snap the visor forward, otherwise it would be like having your head in a sauna.

    I paid 289 Euro for a silver metallic C2.
    My C3 Viosr is a pain. I like a open visor in traffic or certain light situations. The C3 visor has such wimpy indents it will constantly slam shut at the slightest breeze or even a bump in the road. Schuberth at the Redmand Rally washed their hands of it because I bought it in from England. Nonsense like liability and all that crap.

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    BMW SE Michigan has a good supply and I tried one on today. Once I had it on and closed the visor it was so quiet inside it was like an isolation chamber. Looking at the design I was impressed with how flat it is at the visor pivot points, and at how easily the sunshade can be moved up and down. The $700 price tag was the only deterrent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemergirl View Post
    Also available here with a liberal return policy. Never bought from this place, but gonna take a ride over and try some helmets on one of these days.

    http://www.jcmotors.com/m-306-schuberth-helmets.aspx
    Black Friday Pricing from here at $699 with free shipping!
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    Schuberth purchased in the US and Warranty

    I'm quite interested in the Schuberth C3 and have been looking at a lot of different information about it. I saw a couple of good videos about the helmet on youtube from a US supplier and they do a good job of covering the helmet. I'll post these links below. One major reason to consider buying your Schuberth in the US and spending the bucks as opposed to ordering one from Europe is the Warranty. They have a 7-year from date of manufacture, 5-year from date of purchase warranty in the US, plus you qualify for their free mobility program which will allow you to replace your Schuberth at a third of the regular cost if your helmet is damaged in an accident. If you buy outside of the US you are not covered under warranty. Let me be clear that I don't work for Sierra BMW, Revzilla or Schuberth and have no financial interest in Sierra BMW, Revzilla or Schuberth, my purpose in posting this information is simply to add to the discussion. I really struggle with the price tag too, but I have a worn out Schuberth C2 and I love it, the C3 does look really good, the technology, quality and warranty does make the price tag a little easier to accept. Check it out: Don

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632472

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU5n_xRCcEY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTb77SJD-YU

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    SRC bluetooth for Schuberth Helmets

    I bought a Schuberth C3 helmet with the SRC blue tooth system at my nearest retailer (San Jose BMW in CA) and I was setting up the SRC system; programming the FM radio presets and pairing my phone and mp3 player.

    I couldn't get both the phone and mp3 player (ipod with dongle) to pair at the same time. One or the other would work but not both so I contacted Mike (mike.talarico@schuberthnorthamerica.com) who's the Technical Communications Manager (aka SRC specialist) at Schurberth North America who did some research and has told me that what I'm trying to do can't be done (he checked with Cardo, the makers of the unit).

    I'm told that in order to do both the phone and mp3 player it must go through a blue tooth enabled GPS. I haven't had a chance to try this yet being that I don't have a blue tooth GPS.

    It's not very clear on the SRC box or in the manual that you have to do it this way.

    Hopefully in the future there will be a way to do both, without having to purchase a blue tooth enabled GPS.

    If anybody out there knows how I can pair my phone and mp3 player without going through a GPS, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know.

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    Sorry - no help on the GPS-less approach; just wanted to post that Mike is correct on it working via a GPS:

    I pair my phone to my Zumo 660 GPS, and the GPS to the Cardo unit. That permits me to listen to mp3 player built into the GPS, with the mp3 output interrupted whenever there is an incoming call.
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    That is what prevents me from replacing what I presently have with a BT system. I spoke to the Cardo folks and what I was told that the unit can only accept 1 BT stream, everything else would need a wire. If you put it through the BT GPS although you have radio, MP3 and GPS capabilities (on my Zumo) that all counts as 1 stream. I use a separate iPod, sat radio, with my Zumo so that when I ride my wife can listen to music while I only have to listen to the GPS (in addition to intercom). If use the G4 we would still need wires for some of the sources, so I will continue to use the autocom which works fine.

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    I was going to write up my new C3 review vs. my old Nolan N103 this weekend, but I will add a bit to this conversation.

    The helmet only accepts one bluetooth device stream at a time, and keeps the second channel for autocom... There is also the ability to hardwire an audio source in via the mini-usb as well.

    In my day to day commute, I run my iPhone 4 via bluetooth to the helmet.. I can listen to any audio stream on it, and it switches to phone like normal when a call comes in.

    For long range rides where I would like GPS cues, I first pair the phone to my Garmin (Zumo660), then I turn on the SRC in the helmet and pair it to the GPS. A couple of gotchas have arisen from this. First, the helmet may try to pair with the phone directly instead of the GPS, and the audio stream will 'get lost' -- to fix this if I know its a long ride, I just tell my phone to 'forget' the helmet BT before turing the helmet on. Second, the phone will only stream music via bluetooth into the helmet directly. You cant send music from the iPhone to the gps to the helmet like you can the phone signal. So for any music or audiobooks I have to load them into the GPS itself -- not that that is a problem, I just usually dont take my GPS off my bike so I either have old music and audiobooks on it or I have to remember to update it.

    The setup using the GPS as an intermediary device is actually pretty nice especially this time of year. While I cut the fingertip off my right index finger summer glove to operate the iphone, I cant really do that with my winter gerbings... The GPS creates a touch screen interface that is easy to use for phone / nav / music while wearing gloves.

    Not sure if I helped or not... I dont think we will see many devices that handle 3 channels of Bluetooth. Right now we have 1 device, and an dedicated autocom channel. Also note that if you want to go bike to bike with 2 different people you will lose your BT feed from a gps/phone/dongle.

    I got mine from germany, and all of this is in the international manual... dont know if its in the US version one.

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    I Received my C3 from FC-moto a few weeks ago and took a ride of about 100 miles or so yesterday for the first time wearing it. I find it very comfortable and quiet. I use ear buds with my XM which makes hearing anything outside the helmet pretty hard, and probably not so safe. I may end up using their sound system just so the ear buds are not stuck in my ear. But dropping another $350 will be tough to swallow!
    I can tell that this is not going to be a very comfortable hot weather helmet as it doesn't have a whole lot of air flow. I love the internal sun visor! It's the first one that I have tried that comes down low enough to be useful! Overall I'm quite pleased with the comfort, fit, and how quiet it is.

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