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I have an HJC 3/4 with flip up visor. It is very noisy (wind noise). So I wear foam earplugs.
One day, I noticed how loose the visor was. The tiny mounting screws were loose. What a difference after I tightened them. Can't wait to test it on a long trip

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With this can you is locktight? or something of that nature to prevent them from backing out?


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I have a problem with a new HJC IS-33ll helmet. I purchased the model ll because I liked the original model but it's getting wore out. My old helmet fits like an old shoe. The size is XL. Being the same company and the same model I was sure it would fit the same. WRONG! I can hardly pull the straps apart to fit it on. Hopefully it will stretch some. Anyone else have this problem? How long did it take till it fit comfortably. 2XL fits better but it might stretch and end up to large.

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The only maint that I do to my Bilt Helmet is spray a little fabreeze in it once in a while.
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New helmets are supposed to be quite snug. They will compress a bit with time. But if you've worn it daily for a week or so and its still too tight, it might be too small. Helmets are just one of those things you have to try on beforehand.

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The only maint that I do to my Bilt Helmet is spray a little fabreeze in it once in a while.
Consider using Lysol or its equivalent (a trick I picked up from a ski rental shop), and let it air out a while afterwards. You want to knock out bacterial/fungal growth, not just the odors they cause.

For helmets with removable liners, remove them periodically and wash with Woolite (or other laundry soap specifically for hand-wash/delicates) then air-dry.
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For years I used baby shampoo as recommended by many posters in earlier threads. I found that after soaking them overnight and rinsing the heck out of them, that it wouldn't be long, (a month or so), before I had to do it again as I ride every day. I bought a spare set of liner/pads to switch off to while the other liner and pads were drying. I have other helmets but you know how it is, everyone has their favorite. It has been about a year since I have been trying something different with much success. Having the other liner around as a spare emboldened me to use my own detergent concoction. If it weakened or destroyed it, well then I would know why others recommended mild soaps. I got a steel tureen (or bucket) and filled it 1/4 way with hot water at just over 140 degrees and added a good squirt of Dawn Ultra dws, and about 1 ounce of Arm & Hammer with OxyClean. It doesn't get much more brutal than that. I shake the parts around for a few minutes and then spray them all down with hydrogen peroxide, working it in and respraying. Then everything goes back into the soak for about 12 hours. Then it is just a good workout, rinse and set out to air dry on a rack. I can go for months without noticing anything offensive (less than that in the summer would be a good guess. As you can see, I am done pussyfootin' around with these things. I want them clean and sanitized even if they do not last long, but so far I see no evidence of degrading. I have, at times, extended the time between washing with Febreeze which works well if you can stand the fragrance. For me, the less fragrance, the better. One more thing. I believe a long soak is best as the water is more grungy as compared to 10 minutes of washing. Not just darker due to some of the dye leeching out, but you can see more stuff that sinks to the bottom and rises to the top and floats. So far, this works well for me.
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I wear Shoei and have no problems. With an HJC I got with a bike trade I found the front to constantly loosen up. I know they have improved but probably wouldn't buy one for this reason.
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Helmets, him? Well I have three, two half helmets, one white one high gloss black. The black one I'm using now, the white one I use when the temperature gets above 75'. The third is a 3/4 and I just put it away till fall. A helmet should fit snugly to your head. As for cleaning I just spray with Lysol let air dry then put away and use a different one. I also wear a skull cap under my helmets which does two things. One is it absorbs swet, two it keeps all the hair that is falling out from collecting in the helmet. So do what you will with this information. Good luck... Always Ride Safe... Scooter 68...till tomorrow
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I have a problem with a new HJC IS-33ll helmet. I purchased the model ll because I liked the original model but it's getting wore out. My old helmet fits like an old shoe. The size is XL. Being the same company and the same model I was sure it would fit the same. WRONG! I can hardly pull the straps apart to fit it on. Hopefully it will stretch some. Anyone else have this problem? How long did it take till it fit comfortably. 2XL fits better but it might stretch and end up to large.
I've had about 4 HJCs, and all fit like a different helmet. Better a bit to tight then a bit to loose though.
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