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Ian3320

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Ian3320 says:

Helmet fit vs Wind noise

Hi all,

I am new to biking and to this forum. I wasn't really sure which forum to post this in so have put here and in clothing!

I'm after some advice please?!

I passed my test in November 2011 and quickly bought a bike (half faired Honda Hornet 600 and later onto a half faired Gen II Fazer 1000).
I always wore ear plugs from the word go. However I quickly started to suffer from really bad tinnitus and head aches. I never really noticed excessive noise when on the bike but it kicked in really bad shortly after getting home after a ride.
It got to the point where it was keeping me up at night and making me irritable all the time etc.
I tried everything I could think of - squidy ear plugs, custom made ear plugs, wind jammer for my helmet, experimented with removing the screen on my Fazer, but nothing seemed to make much of a difference.
I even went to a specialist ENT doctor. They conducted several tests but concluded there was nothing else medically wrong with me.
It got to the point where I gave up biking and sold the bikes in August 2012.

Lately Ive been really missing it and looked more closely at my helmet (HJC CL-ST). I pretty sure it is too big.
So finally I get to the question! Would buying a decently quiet helmet like a schuberth and possibly more importantly, a helmet that fits properly, significantly reduce wind noise?
I would be very grateful for your thoughts and experience (especially from those who have ridden with an ill fitting helmet and then changed to one that fits properly!).
Many thanks,
Ian

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weasel64

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weasel64 says:

tough question ian

A . DEFO get a helmet that fits properly ( you shouldnt wear one that doesnt )..

B . i have a caberg that fits like a glove but its got a lot of "wind noise" , compared to others ive had eg , various sharks & agvs , so i think its more a game of trial & error im afraid

ive NEVER worn ear plugs that might also be the problem ( others will dis-agree , but in my case its true )

sorry i aint too much help , but firstly get a helmet that FITS

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

I'm afraid it's suck it and see

every noodle is different.  Years ago I had a centurion:shock:but then bikes didn't have so much wind noise (more like no noise at all as forever not going)

I like AGV as they fit my head reasonable well and wind noise is limited, Schoei fit lovely but wind noise is awful.

 

If you have ear plugs as well there shouldn't be too much of a problem.  What else do you do that could be co

ntributory (could other half be making too much din ??)

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

just bto add

it shouldn't fit too tight on the temples, that will give you a headache along with concentration

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preunit

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preunit says:

Helmet

noise  other makes are available :smile

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weasel64

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weasel64 says:

rog...

ive NEVER worn ear plugs ( on a bike either )

& yes they can cause infections i agree with ya

i actually like a bit of noise , only so i can hear the akro giving its growl at high revs ..

ya gotta LOVE the noise aint ya ???

ps happy new year to you & yours anorl

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

Unit

Arai are quite expensive,earplugs cacky things no no and more no for me anyway

This person only passed in 2011 so I might be wrong but it's a small amount of time to suffer tinnitus through wind noise

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preunit

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preunit says:

Sorry m8

sometimes it takes guile to post even the simplest of replies on this shite site :biggrin:

Edit edit :lol:

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weasel64

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weasel64 says:

that vid

looks more like an advert for the arai than owt else ??

 

the rest is bleeding obvious !!!:blink:

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preunit

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preunit says:

I did

add a disclaimer thingy at the end of my post :smile

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weasel64

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weasel64 says:

unit..

i saw that man

btw do you think the " man gap " , between your avatars legs is natural or " man made " ????

cos if it was " man made " fugg i wished it were me that put it there !!! :lol::lol::lol:

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