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    Nolans in my opinion are heavy and very noisy from wind whistle. 700 smakers is a lot for a helmet and out of my price range. I have yet to find a quiet modular in my price range of under $300,but I'll keep looking.

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    thanks

    Thanks DRw2g2 for the tip. I will investigate the Scorpion EXO-900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaasu View Post
    Nolans in my opinion are heavy and very noisy from wind whistle. 700 smakers is a lot for a helmet and out of my price range. I have yet to find a quiet modular in my price range of under $300,but I'll keep looking.
    And you wont. Quiet in a modular requires engineering. Engineering = $. If you get the c3 you will wonder why you stressed over $700, its that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mschultz View Post
    Looking to get a new lid and wondered if anyone has any experience with these two helmets. Tried both on at the Chicago motorcycle show last month. The C3 felt more comfortable but not sure it was $500 more comfortable.

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    You might want to read the reviews of these and the Scorpion model on Webbikeworld. That Nolan N90 seems to have "solved" some of the criticisms of earlier Nolan models.

    I'm just sayin'...

    Cheers!
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    I went from a Sy-Max (original) to the C3. I was disappointed in two areas. There was NOT less noise. The face shield is impossibleto latch with one hand (necessary if you really, really gotta itch that spot you can't reach through the face shield). Other than that, the C3 is a fine helmet. IMHO, I can only the hope the extra $$$ shows up in that ever possible crash scenario. As an aside, the SCR system is better than advertised. YMMV

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    Just picked up a Scorpion exo900. really impressed. the next best fit for me was the Shoeberth...but it didn't fit $500 better. The convertible feature is really nice in the hot weather.
    "Wer reitet so spaet durch nacht und wind -es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind" -- Goethe
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    Schuberth site:

    http://www.schuberth.com/us/products/motorcycle/c3.html

    My main helmet right now is an Arai Profile full-face in white. I have a "long oval" head, and the Arai Profile fits so well it's almost sinful.

    In a pinch, I bought an HJC CL-16 on the road after having problems with the Arai faceshield. That HJC helmet worked out pretty well, which surprised me.

    Anyway, back on topic, I wonder if the Schuberth C3 would fit a long-oval head? I'm guessing it would not. There are no Schuberth dealers near me, so I imagine it will be a while before I can try one on.

    It looks like a great helmet, if it fits correctly...

    Harry
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    Well I went from the Nolan N103 to the Schuberth C3 this weekend and so far...here is my take.

    The side to side viasability is much better!
    The noise is less...for sure for me. Even when the face shield is not locked closed....I have less noise!
    The drop down tinted shield is also much better and has better coverage!
    After about 10 times on and off, I now have it down on raising the mod and lowering it with one hand and with ease!
    It is noticeably lighter and for wearing a helmet for the long rides it has to help on the neck and shoulder!

    Those are some of the plus's!

    2 negatives I have so far and 1 of those is not the fault of the helmet!

    1: There is an area that leanes up on the center of my forehead that after about 30 min leave a nice impression on my head. I will work on that with the old spoon trick and wish for the best.
    2: I use the Sena SMH10 and when closing the Mod you have to be real careful with the location of the mic boom.

    Thats it for now after 2 hours on the RT today!
    Barry
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    Good luck with the helmet, Bar.

    I dropped (actually rolled off my seat and I just think it hit at a weird angle) my Scorpion EXO-900 with the chin bar up the other day and it broke a hinge piece.. called Scorpion and they emailed me a replacement piece pronto, got it in a couple of days.. Good to Go!

    No Schuberth.. but I like it!
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    Glad your good to go.....I was messing with the area where it was leaving an impression on my head and now the sun visor is kinda jammed!!! I'm so upset now!
    Barry
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    Quote Originally Posted by BWOLF View Post
    Glad your good to go.....I was messing with the area where it was leaving an impression on my head and now the sun visor is kinda jammed!!! I'm so upset now!
    SHIZZLE... think it is hitting inside from pushing on the foam? Can you slide something in there and push it back a bit? If that fixes it, you can then (CAREFULLY) melt foam away, using a soldering iron... or if the padding is too "bulbous" in that area I can show you how to "pull" it back with a leather stitching tool and thread. I've done that on cheek pads in helmets.

    Let me know if I can help.
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    Well...I think I got the foam pushed back enough with a spoon as the tool. After all that was done, now the sun visor will not close 100% of the way...lmao!
    Barry
    2011 R1200RT
    Schuberth C3,Sena SHM10
    Zumo 660

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    Sharps rating

    If you want to evaluate a helmet based on safety, check the UK SHARP rating: http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/.

    More expensive helmets are not necessarily safer. They should, however, be more comfortable. I've heard negative comments about the fit of Schuberth for some people - pressure on the forehead.

    If you can, try each helmet on for at least 10-15 minutes.

    I have the Nolan 102 and I would rate it satisfactory - no more. It is noisy.

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    I had the N-102 and looked at both the C3 and the N90.

    Hated the N-102 due to poor build quality. The side flaps that hold the visor on the helmet would suddenly pop off and fly way while riding. I know we ride BMWs and have to have a spare final drive or shift linkage stored in the saddle bags but carrying back up parts for my helmet was unacceptable.

    At the IMS show in NYC, I tried on the c3 and thought it fit nice but not worth the $$$. Went over to Nolan and tried the N90 and really enjoyed the fit. Plus, I thought the ambient noise was much quieter in the Nolan. Plus, I could almost buy TWO for the price of one C3.

    I've had the Nolan since January. I rode to Florida and North Carolina already this year and the helmet really was very comfortable. Its the first helmet I've owned where the air vents bring air to your head in face. When I adjust the vents, I feel the air change in my helmet. I didn't feel that in my 103 or my Shoei helmets. YMMV

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    Well I ended up with the C3 anyway and so far so good exceprt that little issue with the sun visor not retracting all the way. When I go to the Rally in PA I will see if the tech at the booth can work on it.
    Barry
    2011 R1200RT
    Schuberth C3,Sena SHM10
    Zumo 660

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