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    summer helmet

    Does anyone make a full coverage helmet that does NOT leave one's hair soaked with sweat in the summer heat?

    I currently have an old Buell that I wouldn't mind replacing. I drove about 10 miles with temperatures in, I guess, the low 80's and when I take it off, my hair is soaking wet and I was just in a T-shirt. I had the shield up also since I had a windshield and glasses on.

    I'm about ready to get half helmet.

    Thank in advance.

    Chuck

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    summer helmet

    I wear a silk cap under my helmet and it is cool and dry in the summer. Can not seem to find the web site that I bought it from but I paid something like $10 and free shipping. It is not the one that fits tight but fits loose and light. Will up date with the web site later.

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    My new Arai Profile vents like crazy over the top of my head. I'm going to try a LD Comfort head sock soaked in water this summer to see how it works.
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    I went from a modular helmet to a Shoei X-11, full face helmet. I wear a schumpa helmet liner and have for years. I swear that the full face helmet has much more ventilation than the modular helmet. I believe that wearing a helmet liner is a key. The combination between a good ventilated helmet with a liner is the key to comfortable. Keep the hot air off my face. My food for thought...
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    I recently picked up a new Scorpion Exo 900 convertable helmet. So far I am real pleased. It is well ventilated and has a liner that makes space for airflow. I am in Hotlanta and have done some 90 degr. + rides. This brain bucket is probably the coolest I have owned.
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    Helmet liner and keep your hair short.
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    This is a BMW site - we wear full face helmets & replace helmets every 5 yrs. or so
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    My white Arai Profile full-face works well in the heat.

    So does my much cheaper HJC full-face in white.

    White helmets are safer, and white does reflect sunlight better, so they probably run cooler.

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    Bell Star

    I have a Bell Star and this helmet flows ALOT of Air! It's pretty loud so I would suggest ear plugs.

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    Shoei X-11, period. This is the best helmet I've ever tried. Prior to this helmet becoming discontinued for the X-12, it was the benchmark for ventilation without being overly noisy. It's even been stated that the X-11 is still a much better helmet than the new X-12. My father uses a new Shoei RF-1100 which also is a great venting helmet.

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    I know they're expensive in de US, but I have a Schuberth S1Pro, which is quite good in the heat. Normally you have a liner that covers the entire interior of the helmet. Not in the S1Pro. The top half of the helmet only has 3 'lanes' of liner. So it has a good fit on your head, and allows for good ventilation:

    The 'lanes' of liner are removable (velcro) for easy cleaning.

    And I also wear a CoolMax liner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_k75s View Post
    Shoei X-11, period. This is the best helmet I've ever tried. Prior to this helmet becoming discontinued for the X-12, it was the benchmark for ventilation without being overly noisy. It's even been stated that the X-11 is still a much better helmet than the new X-12. My father uses a new Shoei RF-1100 which also is a great venting helmet.
    +1 Nothing vents as well as an X-11!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dchumphrey View Post
    I have a Bell Star and this helmet flows ALOT of Air! It's pretty loud so I would suggest ear plugs.
    +1 on the Bell Star. Go with a light color.
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