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    "Running Out The Clock" grafikfeat's Avatar
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    New Nolan n103 on Day Two...

    Day one: Noise, yes. More than Shoei? No. Just different. High speed 70+ noted shaking of helmet. Turn head to either 2pm or 10pm and I feel an air leak on that cheek. Quite comfortable over all. Pinlock fog barrier a must to install. Any breathing creates fogging.
    So far happy with it.

    Day Two:
    It's raining. Same as above notes except...
    It @#$%!* Leaks. It started to weep at 30 mph in a very light rain.
    WTF?
    By the time I got to work one hour later...
    Three separate rivulets running on the inside of the helmet.

    No sign of why on the helmet.

    Again. Brand New.
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    Mine started to leak about three months after I got it. It seems that the visor doesn't go all the way down anymore. Luckily it only leaks when it rains.

    It leaks air all the time but real only affects me when riding in cold weather. The cool breeze hits me right in the eyes.

    I have always thought it was kind of noisy but now I lift the visor up to the first notch and that seems to quiet it up a little and I raise the windshield up and noise becomes tolerable.

    I wouldn't recommend the helmet but maybe its as good as it gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Day one: Noise, yes. More than Shoei? No. Just different. High speed 70+ noted shaking of helmet. Turn head to either 2pm or 10pm and I feel an air leak on that cheek. Quite comfortable over all. Pinlock fog barrier a must to install. Any breathing creates fogging.
    So far happy with it.

    Day Two:
    It's raining. Same as above notes except...
    It @#$%!* Leaks. It started to weep at 30 mph in a very light rain.
    WTF?
    By the time I got to work one hour later...
    Three separate rivulets running on the inside of the helmet.

    No sign of why on the helmet.

    Again. Brand New.
    Well,at least its comfortable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by froggy View Post


    Well,at least its comfortable?
    Funny you should say that...

    Rain today.

    No leak.

    AS for comfort. I think this is the most comfortable helmet I've owned. So far.
    Although I will add I went from Bell to SHOEI. That was it.
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    Got my N103 from J&M about a month ago, complete with bluetooth setup. Liked it at first try. However, just got back from a 2 week, 3000 mile trip from FL to VT and back. Helmet sucks. Heavy for long days with the addition of the J&M bluetooth setup. Not as comfortable or as well-made as a Shoei Multi-tec (which I also routinely wear when working as a factory demo rider). One of the chinbar vents quit opening/closing via the thumb tab, even though I have not so much as jarred the helmet. The N103 internal sun visor, even though it looks like a good idea, has its own issues. First off, since it doesn't descend all the way down, it sill lets in sunlight underneath. Second, it leaves your nose and cheeks exposed (great, more sunburn...). The helmet is noisy as well.

    As for the J&M bluetooth setup, I feel it doesn't perform well at all. It has its own issues...

    I'm very disappointed in the N103...and it was bloody expensive with the bluetooth setup, too...I'm going back to my trusty Shoei RF-series and a wired connection to my ZUMO 665.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwestly View Post
    I'm very disappointed in the N103...and it was bloody expensive with the bluetooth setup, too...I'm going back to my trusty Shoei RF-series and a wired connection to my ZUMO 665.
    Maybe it was the color.

    j/k

    I paid $265.
    It is comfortable.

    But I will most likely go back to a SHOEI also.
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    Lost bolt

    I've had my N103 for about a year now. first helmet ever as I have only been riding a year. It is a bit noisy, but i wore it all last winter and it kept my head warm, and with the venting and a semi-open visor kept it cool this summer.

    One major complaint, after a short ride last week, I noticed that one of the bolts holding the visor had popped out. I went to the shop where I bought it and was told they couldn't get parts for it; none in the catalog! What the heck! I paid full price for this helmet and find that not an acceptable answer.

    any ideas?

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