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Has anyone purchased helmets lately? I am due for a new one - currently wearing a basic solid full face one piece HJC - and would like to find one that is more quiet and comfortable, without spending 300 bucks, if that is indeed possible... haven't looked for awhile so I thought I'd start here.

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I bought an HJC AC-11 on close out last year for $49 (regularly $249). Liked it so much, I bought another one in a different color pattern, also for $49 on close out.

J&J Sales (Powersports 360) on Sprowl Road in Huron has AC-11's in size Large and XL, but only in the "Livewire" pattern for $49. They also have locations in Port Clinton and Mansfield, but the helmets may only be in Huron.

http://www.powersports360.com/eshopp..._Helmet_XL.htm
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LOTS of helmets available out there, getting one that fits well is the priority. If the HJC fit you well, you may want to look at another.

Also, check WEBBIKEWORLDs Helmet Reviews. They discuss shape/weight/noise/etc.

I made the "mistake" of putting a new Shoei Neotech on my head...I'm jonesin' for a new $600 helmet now!
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I made the "mistake" of putting a new Shoei Neotech on my head...I'm jonesin' for a new $600 helmet now!
I'm with you... I'm afraid to try a really good one. I think part of my neck issues are due to the weight of the helmet, so I'm hoping a more light weight version will be a positive change. Worth the money if that is the case.
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I suggest going to iron pony and trying some on. They have the most brands under one roof I have ever seen

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I get my helmets there. Once i narrow it down i put it on and wander the store for thirty minutes or so to be sure.

OP mentioned weight. The new composite helmets are super light.
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Enjoyed this thread as I too am shopping for a new helment. HJC has done we well, but wondered if another style/brand would be smoother or reduce the wind buffeting I am getting on the SG.
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Enjoyed this thread as I too am shopping for a new helment. HJC has done we well, but wondered if another style/brand would be smoother or reduce the wind buffeting I am getting on the SG.
Yes. I am a former HJC guy and I stepped up to a Shoei. The difference in weight, noise, comfort and stability is dramatic. Many of the premium helmets really do deliver.

However buffeting is usually caused by air coming up your chest and into the underside of you helmet. But not always. You can test this. Put your left arm across your chest to block that air path. If you feel a lot of air on your arm and the buffeting stops them it's air flow issues. Probably hitting the tank and rolling up your chest.
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Just wondering.. I know I didn't go with the Beemer, but, do they make whale foreskin helmets??
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