Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 26 of 26

Thread: HJC Sy-Max II

  1. #16
    Registered User froggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ballwin.MO
    Posts
    253
    Quote Originally Posted by THEO View Post
    froggy -

    I rode with the CL-SP for two years an loved it. When it was time for a new helmet, I did a lot of searching and came down to the Scorpion EXO-900, HJC SY-MAX II, and the HJC IS-16. I went with the IS-16 which had the comfort I was used to in the CL-SP, but I still wanted a hi-viz flip-up. I wound up purchasing the EXO-900 Neon but found the weight was a bit too much (about 1 lb heavier than the SY-MAX II). Should have gone with the SY-MAX II even though hi-viz wasn't available...it was indeed quite comfortable.

    Anyone want to trade an (XL-XXL) Scorpion EXO-900 hi-viz for a white (XL-XXL) SY-MAX II?
    Hey,thanks 4 that info.My CL-SP is yellow but my Nolan is white,no matter,had leftover yellow reflective tape from stripping the bike and put some on the helmet.Looks good and cars see me better.
    We drove all this way for a DEAD END ! My son!!!

    02 Silver RT1150 My 1st BMW Bike
    Craig

  2. #17
    Touring Panpsychist Theo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Western MA
    Posts
    624
    sneeze guard = Breath Box ????
    Theo

    2009 R1200RT, 2007 Shadow Aero 750 (sold)
    2012 MINI Countryman S, 2004 MINI Cooper S JCW, 2000 BMW 328i

  3. #18
    GIZMO
    Guest
    Love mine, very happy with it.

  4. #19
    Registered User richardak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fairbanks, AK
    Posts
    296
    I have one and used it for the last couple of years. Kinda noisy, doesn't leak, the sunshade works great. Would I get another one? Probably not as my chin hits the bar, I must have the wrong shape head for this model. It's not annoying enough to replace it...
    1983 R100RT hacked w/Cozy Rocket My blog
    2012 Ural Patrol
    Airhead #10576

  5. #20
    Registered User froggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ballwin.MO
    Posts
    253
    OK...pulled the trigger.Hope I didnt shoot myself in the foot.$144.00 out the door and free shipping.Thanks everyone
    We drove all this way for a DEAD END ! My son!!!

    02 Silver RT1150 My 1st BMW Bike
    Craig

  6. #21
    Registered User froggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ballwin.MO
    Posts
    253
    Ok,took hour ride down some twisties and some 70mph highway staights.
    Weather was sunny and gusty.
    I loved the internal sun visor,I was able to ride with the shield up and the visor all the way down.My eyes did not water at all doing 70+ at 55deg.This is going to be a great feature on HOT summer days. As for noise do NOT open chin vent,as soon as I opened it the noise created was like a volcano rumbling.For general noise caused by the helmet-well its hard to tell yet,just too much buffeting in all directions to get an honest opinion yet.
    The padding in this helmet is great.When compaired to my Nolan 100e the HJC is down right cushie.Granted, a hour ride is not much to go on but I had no HOT spots anywhere on my head.
    So far so good.
    We drove all this way for a DEAD END ! My son!!!

    02 Silver RT1150 My 1st BMW Bike
    Craig

  7. #22
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    maine
    Posts
    190
    My girlfriend and I each have owned the HJC IS-MAX for two years now. She loves hers. Mine irritates the lobe of my ears after a couple of hours. The irritation gets worse as the day wears on. Two large screws hold the shield system on. One felll out of my girlfriends helmet at just about the thousand mile mark. As our luck would have it we were within a few miles of the powersports store where we purchased them only a few weeks before. They were open and provided us with the needed scew. Checked mine and both were very loose. Checked the owners manual and was instructed to check screws on a regular basis.

    We ride an R1100RT. I almost always ride with the shield in the up position. But once in a while I remove the shield and stick it in my tankbag. I noticed there is less noise. Must be a bit of air coming over the top of the windshield and cathing the viser when lifted in the up position.

    Mark

  8. #23
    Riding where it's hot! AZ-J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    2,634
    The SY-Max and IS-Max are two different helmets. Also, the new SY-Max is the II.

    The latter is a great helmet. I had an original SY-Max and replaced it in less than three years, since the sun visor mechanism jammed. Then I got the II. It is vastly superior to the original SY-Max.
    My bike shown here
    Jordan M, MOA #24434
    My Blog

  9. #24
    Registered User froggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ballwin.MO
    Posts
    253
    New update.Took an afternoon ride with some co-riders yesterday.Temps in the high 40s to low 50s ,marginal wind at times...and a blue sky.
    We spent 2 hours on back road twisties from 35-75mph to Potosi ,then I took 4 laners back home (do not ask the speed...I was late).I will usually wear my ear buds that have a type of memory foam for the cushion while listening to music.If I get too zoned on the music I will pause it or stop and put on my ear plugs.That said,I spent the whole ride with quiet music playing in the backgrd.This helmet is quieter than my Nolan.There is of course more noise than my standard full face,but after all that riding with the music on or muted once off the bike standing in my garage,I felt no different than if I had just stepped out of my car.Well,one difference...the big fat smile on my face.
    This bike is not ready yet to be put to bed for winter.
    We drove all this way for a DEAD END ! My son!!!

    02 Silver RT1150 My 1st BMW Bike
    Craig

  10. #25
    Polarbear Polarbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Clovis,CA
    Posts
    4,214

    CLMax here, many smiles:)

    The 3X HJCs are only in the CLMax models and I have a big head. They fit nicely. My previous Arai at 600$ had nothing over this 160$ HJC. I smile thinking about it. Two years now with HJC and not likely to change, as I shop a new CLMax this day. I TESTED, severely some would say, my CLMax last Summer as I had washed the helmet with my garden hose, some soap and left it to dry on my pickup tailgate in the sun. See whats happening here already? Yard chores prevailed and I had to run for some lunch come noonish. Jumped in my truck, drove off with helmet on tailgate and it came off at speed somewhere in route. I found it the next day after much searching, in the high brush alongside my rural country road near my home. Some "critters" probably thought a neat home for the night I thought, but I was gald to have found it. Brushed her off, cleaned all up again with many scratches now from this mishap, but i'm still wearing it and will buy another soon. It is a polycarbonate material, which is much lighter than the other fibreglass helmets and i know nothing more, but have had many flip helmets and this one is most comfy at 3X. HJC wins. I think its a Shoei owned company? Randy

  11. #26
    Scottish Transplant Picinisco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The Desert Southwest, AZ
    Posts
    252
    Love mine. I use earbuds so do not notice any noise.
    2004 R1150GS 1978 R75G/S Frankenbike
    AMA - BMWMOA - BMWRSOC - AZBEEMERS
    Gilbert, Arizona

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •