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Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer

The Schuberth Concept helmets are too big, much too wide for my height however it can be OK for you 6 + feet.   Just as you said, I also liked the flip helmet for the same reasons and will look for a comfortable one.  The Shoei grabs my face by the cheek bines, the BMW was resting on the top of my head, which wasn't comfortable.  Some flip helmet I tried on was pressing much too much on the cheek bones, yet to find a good fitting one.  
I would like to have a well fitting flip helmet.
Bob Silas
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Makohin 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 10:47 PM
  Subject: Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer

  Seattle Dan <DanWeb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

  > Robert, sorry for the bum luck!
  > May I ask -- what color is your helmet? The really "cool" (looking) matt
  > black :)
  > Personally I have a black Arai Quantum II and a while Arai XD white. The
  > latter has a far more open design, a visor to keep the sun off my face and
  > it's white. Overall I find it FAR cooler. I do all my commuting with my
  > white XD and when I go for a longer (more spirited) ride I'll revert to
  > wearing the Quantum as the XD has far more wind turbulence / noise.

  My Schuberth Concept is nicely vented with "top of head" and "chin" vents, 
  plus a setting where you can lift the visor forward a click from the left 
  and right mount points to create a gap around the entire visor. The wind 
  noise is pretty bad, but the facial ventilation is awesome. It also has 
  built-in retractable "sun glasses" that let you put on shades with a flip of 
  a lever, and just as easily, retract them for when it gets overcast, or you 
  enter a tunnel. The flip-front adds to the comfort of putting it on, taking 
  it off, and the practicality of fiddling around with a headset/mic cable 
  (you got a GPS with annunciator and FRS radio, right? ;-), zippers, etc., 
  without having to remove your helmet.

  -Steve Makohin
   '01 R1100S/ABS
   Oakville, Ontario, Canada