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Vented helmet

Postby daaaon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:05 am



Beening it gets hot here in the summer I started looking at vented helmets, Seen many offered for sale but little reviews.

Anyone have one and how do you like it, would like make and model



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Re: Vented helmet

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:51 am

Not quite sure what you mean by vented helmets...I don't think I've owned a helmet in the last 15-20 years that DIDN'T have vents of some sort on it. That said, the vents on my helmet are virtually worthless, because there is so little wind behind my fairing to begin with. I know that if I stand up on my footpegs and put my head into the wind, I can feel air coming into the helmet, and it feels nice.

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby daaaon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:58 am

I seen helmets advertised with vents that can be closed or open

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:04 pm

daaaon wrote:I seen helmets advertised with vents that can be closed or open


My last helmet, a Shoei, and my current helmet, an Arai, both have two vents at the front top, and vents at the back to let the air out. The Arai also has eyebrow vents in the visor, and both have chin vents.

Like I mentioned, on a bike where your head is in the wind, they work extremely well. On my Goldwing, where there isn't much wind, not so much.

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:13 pm

It's 10 times worse here in Louisiana.
Temps can hit 97 and 85% humidity easy and heat stroke is imminent after just 30 minutes.
I have a lack of "insulation"....You know..a reverse Mohawk. :D ..<----just like him

I'm experimenting with a mod to my helmet with more holes in the Styrofoam core and groves to channel the air flow and a air conditioner filter as a 1/8" breathable spacer.
Behind the 1500,with no air flow,I will have to "enhance" it by adding a couple of computer cooling fans.
Maybe a chrome grille too :)
I'm still working on it.
Let's see...1 plug for the earbuds,1 plug for the intercom system and now one for 12 volts.
Hmmm,maybe a Lithium Ion battery in the helmet.

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby riffraff » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:31 am

I'm sure you must realize that modifications to a helmet could reduce it's effectivness in protecting yer squash! ;)

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:00 am

Yea I know.it's a trade off between keeping me from heat exhaustion and a 10% loss in cushion.I can except the risk as it would keep me more alert being cooled rather than sweaty and disoriented.
The total amount of loss of material is Maybe 10%

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:58 pm

I've had a number of helmets, Shoeii, Nolan HJC, AGV and a Schuberth. None of them beat the Schuberth for venting and air flow IMO. One thing I really like about the Schuberth is that the visor will move forward opening it at the top. It's the only helmet where I could actually feel the air flow. Downside is that they are expensive.
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Re: Vented helmet

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:08 pm

I have almost no air flow in town and obviously none when at a stop light.my head overhears fast.I need forced ventilation

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby riffraff » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:04 pm

You can always go wth a naked wing. :lol:

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:06 pm

Been there.momma won't ride with me on it.SHE wants this one.You know,momma says daddy does

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby Ghostrider52005 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:52 pm

If I lived in an area were helmet usage was mandated by governer nanny, and had to wear a helmet all the time I would do what ive seen some here do that are full time helmet wearers.
They find a spare windshield and cut it down to a little taller than what you would see on a Harley Street Glyde or Ultra Glyde. That way they still have fairing and a windshield but are looking over the top of it and get windflow thru the helmet.
Actually it doesnt look bad on a wing with the windshield cut down like that. The full face helmet guys are the ones that normally do it since rain or whatever isnt really an issue for them.
Ive asked about buffeting and was told that if you cut the windshield down to something like the height of an Ultra etc then its like riding a bike with no shield as far as helmet buffeting goes.
While I havent rode a wing cut down like that. I have rode bikes with full face with no shield and buffeting wasnt an issue with full air flow on the helmet.
Might be easier than installing fans in your helmet ;)

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:26 am

Easier yes,beneficial...no.
Louisiana traffic often comes to less than 5 mph for more than an hour.
Plenty of time to overheat my noggin.
Been there,done that.Had to get out of line to cool off.
I have heat stroked before and now seems I'm more sensitive to it or at least much more aware of it's onset.
I can tell when I'm getting close.I hope the fan idea will get me past the critical part.

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby Ghostrider52005 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:11 pm

Nope cutting the shield down not going to help with that for sure. Just passing along an idea some of my helmet wearing friends had tried but wouldnt help if your practically sitting still for sure.

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby riffraff » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:33 pm

You might look into springing for NASCAR helmet. They're already set up with an attachment for a good size hose to supply fresh cool air to the drivers head. It'll be expensive but properly done and doesn't compromise the integrity of the helmet. Then you just set up a scoop for outside air, or a fan mounted elsewhere rather than in the helmet itself. :D

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:23 am

In direct sun light the color of the helmet can make a significant difference in the "heat" you feel. Obviously the lighter colors are much color than the darker colors, black being the absolute worst color one could pick for a helmet!
I also wear a "helmet slik" under my helmet which "eases" many of the problems associated with constant helmet wearing.
I also ride behind a taller, wider than OEM shield on my Wing. The only air flow I get is through the shield vent.
Usually ride wearing a modular helmet, leaving the face shield open in warmer temps allowing air in from the windshield vent.
Unless one is looking at extremely cheap helmets-which one should not consider at all!- as stated above-I have not seen any good full face or modular helmets without some kind of vent system for years! Most of the good open face helmet also have vent systems.
Copied from a I-net article:
Wear a good helmet liner DESIGNED for motorcycle helmets, like the ones from SLIKS. It makes a huge difference when you have the satin side against your head instead of the coated foam liner of the helmet. Do not wear a cotton "rag". It doesn't breath as well under a helmet as it does when worn as a shirt or jeans. Cotton is NOT good for that. Also make sure the helmet is a good fit. Do not make it too tight a fit.

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Re: Vented helmet

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:40 am

I have an LD Comfort helmet liner which on very hot days I have wet down to give me some relief from the heat.

http://ldcomfort.com/store/store/product.php-productid-11-cat-0-page-1-featured.html


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