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post #21 of 37 Old 07-04-2019, 11:55 PM
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anything at 30+ decibels for anything over an hour is causing hearing damage.As mentioned,will probably take years to accumulate.But do something anyway.I did.Though the damage was pretty much established.
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So the saga continues. Just ordered a Arai Corsair X Ghost in green. Paint is cool. It will replace the Corsair I have been using, but needs to be retired. I tried on the new Corsair and it is what I expect from an Arai. Hopefully is it at least as quiet as what it replaces. I just have to give up on the drop down visor for now, until I can find something I like.
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I forgot that Arai offers a Pro Shade which is an small visor that lives on the outside of the shield and can flip out of the way at night if necessary. That may be just the trick to have my cake and eat it too.
I have looked at quite a few reviews and they say the Corsair X is an improvement in quiet and is more adjustable than the earlier helmets. And every review of people who have actually ridden with the helmet absolutely love it and can't find fault. I have never been dissatisfied with an Arai.
I still need to sell the Scorpion. Don't socialize with many motorcycle riders around here.
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It all depends on your height, the angle of attack of the wind plus the angle of your body for the air to exit. The trick is to have low number of vortexes and genital pressure drops across the helmet.


So, test ride the helmet at highway speeds on the bike you are going to use it with, riding any bike like you stole it noise is the least of your problems.


Another bike, another riding position maybe another helmet?



I have spent 2 weeks salary on helmets, forget they hype and cost, it's what will work for you and when it comes to the test so many variables are beyond manufactures scope, just make sure what ever you buy has a very good strap and locking mechanism.
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It all depends on your height, the angle of attack of the wind plus the angle of your body for the air to exit. The trick is to have low number of vortexes and genital pressure drops across the helmet.


So, test ride the helmet at highway speeds on the bike you are going to use it with, riding any bike like you stole it noise is the least of your problems.


Another bike, another riding position maybe another helmet?



I have spent 2 weeks salary on helmets, forget they hype and cost, it's what will work for you and when it comes to the test so many variables are beyond manufactures scope, just make sure what ever you buy has a very good strap and locking mechanism.
In reality the Corsair X is considered second to none in safety, as is their quality. The Corsairs have always had great ventilation, and the X is better than all it's predecessors, as well as the mechanisms. Everyone who has ridden with one says it is an improvement over the older Corsairs which were awesome. If it is any better than my older Corsair, I will be very happy. I gave the other helmets a try and they are no comparison to an Arai. IMHO. So I just got an email that it shipped. But I have to wait because I leave for Taipei tomorrow (I hate to travel on anything but a motorcycle).
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My perfect lid for my H2 Carbon. On paper the weight savings are minimal, but the difference when riding is night and day.
Do you like the flat shield? I was thinking about getting it and using tinted tear offs. But I am worried about optics.
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"genital pressure drops across the helmet"...WHOA...hold on a minute.I've always worn mine on my head.Have I been wrong all these years?
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Rode with the new Corsair X today in almost 100f weather. That is a stunningly good helmet. The fit is perfect, no pressure points, snug, stable. The shield is the best I have ever used, the latching mech is strange at first, but once you get used to it, again the best I have ever used. Ventilation is great, not drafty just smooth air wicking away sweat. Maybe a tiny bit quieter than my last Corsair. All in all a better and more comfortable helmet than anything I have tried. There is a reason it costs $500 more than the Scorpion.

And once I get the flip up visor it will be perfect. Money well spent.
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If you don't know about gentle pressure drops across the helmet then you obviously never ridden fast enough. Maybe it all just goes over your head?
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If you don't know about gentle pressure drops across the helmet then you obviously never ridden fast enough. Maybe it all just goes over your head?
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He wasn't referring to "gentle" pressure drops. He was referring to your "genital" pressure drops. So maybe it goes under your crotch.
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