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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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3/4 Helmet Help

First, I fully understand full face is safer than 3/4 but not an option for me. I'm very claustrophobic and get a severe case of the heeby jeebies with a full face. With that said, I'm in the market for a new helmet and I'm leaning towards the HJC 33-IS II, Bell Mag 9, and the LS2 569. Does anyone have any opinions or experience with any of these models? And, I'm open to suggestions if anyone has a better option. Thanks.

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I've owned the HJC 33-IS for 4 years. It's a good value and and very popular 3/4 helmet. Just beware it's for folks with round (vs oval) shaped heads.
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Your best bet is go somewhere where they will let you try them on. I find it difficult to wear a full face helmet because I feel trapped and also have a hard time putting them on especially wearing glasses. I do however find modular helmets don't give me that feeling of being trapped and with the visor up are easy to put on even with my glasses on.
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I'm heading out to get me another 3/4 helmet soon. I much prefer to ride with my half helmet, as I am also claustrophobic. However, I just got a pair of Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headsets, and I put it in my 3/4 helmet. It installs easy in there, as it clamps onto the rim of the helmet and the speakers fit inside in the ear pockets very well. But with the half helmet, there is no place to mount the speakers without sewing in a lot of leather and cloth to create pockets for the speakers. Also more wind noise. So I will just get a second 3/4 helmet, as it will be easier to install the Sena into it. And the 3/4 will be a little safer too. I can wear it with or without a face mask and visor. I'll just get whatever I can find on a good sale around here.
Here's the way that I hear that they rated the different styles of helmets according to safety.
After a severe accident:
A FULL Helmet leaves you a FULL face
A 3/4 Helmet leaves you 3/4 of a face
A 1/2 Helmet leaves you 1/2 of a face
The question is "How much of a face to you need?"
I'm pretty ugly, so I figured I could get by with half a face!
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I've owned the HJC 33-IS for 4 years. It's a good value and and very popular 3/4 helmet. Just beware it's for folks with round (vs oval) shaped heads.
I note that revzilla's posting the head shapes for helmets these days. The IS 33 actually shows as a medium oval now if I recall. It's possible they may have updated 'em a bit, but as noted, tough to say without putting it on.

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I have been using Nolan helmets #n43 for years. Comes with a removable chin bar and a lower mesh panel to block wind. The field of view is far more than any full face which I really like. I use the chin bar and mesh panel mostly when I know I will be on hway for a distance. Also I choose to wear a High vis helmet color wht I think this is important. Make sure it fits properly. Nolan is a little more costly than many others But in my opinion well worth the cost.
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Sena has just introduced a 3/4 helmet with the bluetooth pre fitted. i know you just bought headsets, and Sena products aren't cheap, but for the guy looking, i'd look at this new helmet. i agree with the other who suggested fitting multiple helmets as well. i've got the Sena 10S on my Arai Signet Tactical, working just fine
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I would much rather buy the helmet I like and fit the Sena to it. It is easy to do and you can always move the Sena from one helmet to another if you want. Not so with a built in one.

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I have been using Nolan helmets #n43 for years. Comes with a removable chin bar and a lower mesh panel to block wind. The field of view is far more than any full face which I really like. I use the chin bar and mesh panel mostly when I know I will be on hway for a distance. Also I choose to wear a High vis helmet color wht I think this is important. Make sure it fits properly. Nolan is a little more costly than many others But in my opinion well worth the cost.
I totally agree! I have the N44 and it's the most comfortable helmet I've owned. The field of view is the widest available. An important feature is that in 3/4 mode the face-shield wraps under the chin which is SO much better! Add a Pin-lock insert and you're good for just about anything!


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I enjoy 3/4 as well and hd a Bell Mag8 for years ...I'm sure the 9 is fine.

You might want to consider this

Flip Up Helmets & Eyewear.

I'm very pleased with it over time and gives me lots of options.

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AFX FX-55 Hi-Vis Helmet
The AFX FX55 Helmet is truly modular and can be used in seven different configurations. The FX-55 is the essence of what a modular helmet can be, combining the best of fullface, dirt and open face helmets.
Features:

Aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy
Helmet can be configured one of seven different ways:
Helmet with standard visor, shield, and chin bar (standard configuration)
Helmet with standard visor and shield
Helmet with shield and chin bar
Helmet with shield
Helmet with standard visor
Helmet with short visor
Helmet with MX vent chin bar and standard visor

Flip-up, flush fit, quick release, single turn screw face shield
Shield is optically correct compound curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays
Smoke tinted inner flip down sun shield system with left side slide lever
Helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and antimicrobial nylon, all of which are removable and washable
10 points of ventilation with chin, side, forehead top and rear vents
Retention system is quick release with sewn on ECE logo
Provides ample ear cavity space for most speaker systems
Clear coat finish to protect paint & graphic
Long term followup on the AFX-55 helmet

Bought the Helmet in June 2014 and been very pleased with the value for money and durability. I ride year round either in Australia or North America and it's been to both coasts and used pretty much daily. Visors are durable and low cost to replace and helmet has really held up well considering the price.
I generally ride with the chin bar in place a no visor. Sun visor mechanism continues to work well. Highly recommended. It's light and quiet ( stuffing the speaker pockets with sound absorbing material works the charm.)
Like the hi-Viz choices. I think with the wide angle of vision it's a good option for those that use a 3/4 ( I used to) but want a bit of chin protection. It is not a FF helmet and is very easy to get on and off even with earphones in.

The chin bar is not certified but the field of view is so large it's not noticeable



and you may find your claustrohobia is not triggered ....or just wear it 3/4

Price is right too...


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