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Old 10-07-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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thats a 3/4 helmet with a big spoiler!
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:51 AM   #2
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Even though flip-up helmets do have DOT approval, it is interesting to note that they have not yet received certification from the Snell Memorial Foundation (www.smf.org).
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:13 AM   #3
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I am disappointed! Us four eyed geeks just want to know how it works with glasses....
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:25 AM   #4
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They don't need Snell Approval. In many ways DOT approval is much more rigorous than Snell. Checkout the recent article (8 pages) in Motorcylist.
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:11 AM   #5
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I bought the n-100 because I wear glasses...works like a champ. I can't imagine the n-102 being any different.



For the record...I don't walk around the store with it flipped up because it is dorky looking as Ashley pointed out....lol.
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:17 AM   #6
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Default Re: Nolan N102 Modular Helmet Review

Modulars are great in the American Sothwest, where at stoplights, you face can slowly melt into your clavicle.



Ashley: Any helmet worn into a store makes you, at best, an irritating poseur, at worst a geek, and in between there somewhere is the dork category.
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:41 AM   #7
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Default Any truth to these stories??

I have heard stories about these helmets flipping open on impact.



Any truth to these stories??



Do they have this problem?



And what about wind noise?
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:46 AM   #8
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My Father and I have both wrecked with them hard enough to destroy the helmet. Neither one of them came open.
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:50 AM   #9
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If I am just paying for gas I do not take off my helmet just to go into the store. I also do not care WHAT anyone thinks. I am into speed and efficiency, not posing....
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:12 AM   #10
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I own two modular helmets, HJC and AGV. The AGV put the chin bar too close to my chin for comfort but the helmet fits securely. The HJC chin bar feels fine but the helmet fits a little loosely. So, what's the trade off? The AGV locking mechanism works better than the HJC, but the HJC has a better visual outlook. Basically, I'm not sold on the modular thing. The only thing I do enjoy is the ability to put around 15mph or under with the lid up for air flow, but other than that I just don't get the real comfort and protection I need. You may say go buy a better (more expensive) helmet, but being a poor single father of one the budget usually won't allow for an expense of more than $200. Makes the choices rather limiting.
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