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post #71 of 80 (permalink) Old 07-07-2020, 11:05 AM
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I have had a C3 Lite for a year. It has not been a good experience. Make sure you have a Schuberth Head. For me, the helmet was not just uncomfortable but painful. A thicker liner fixed the forehead pain. The liner will need to break in (see Schuberth tattoo). Now, after a year, I am experiencing pain at the crown of my head. It is very localized, finger tip size pressure points at the crown directly above my ears. I love the features but....... make sure its comfortable and fits your head shape. I was a 1954 C-section, who knows what they used to pull me out. I'll be going back to Shoei or HJC as soon as I get out of denial.

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Damir,,, Just added a gallery with some pics of the bike... https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/mem...irst-wrap.html
FJet Thank you for posting additional pictures, GREAT pictures, the orange is spectacular, goes well with gold wheels. Like what you did with Aux lights. A truly "one of a kind FJR" GOOD JOB

I looked all over the Web to find some custom painted FJR's to see how they look when "other then Yamaha stock colors" but couldn't find much. I even photo shopped some variations;
https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/8-f...s-crayola.html

The link you provided doesn't give a choice to "Like or comment" on your bike. You should create a new thread under; "FJR Sport & Touring - Gallery" so everybody can enjoy this fine looking (rare) Orange FJR.

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Bought another spendy helmet (COVID19 and online shopping will cause me to go broke) and added a Shoei Neotec2 to my stable, which also includes an AGV Sport Modular Carbon (glossy). The Neotec2 replaces my apparently ancient Shoei Multitec (2013) for which I was having trouble finding parts (tinted visor and visor hardware – though the hardware I pirated off an old RF700 worked okay).

If anyone is interested in either of these lids, here are my empirically tested comparison findings. My disclaimer is Fit, Fit, Fit: Others’ opinions of a brand/model matters little if the helmet doesn’t fit your pumpkin. (Sorry Schuberth).

Also, attention my Canadian friends: The Neotec2 (in solid colours) is $776CAD from Pete’s Superbike (free shipping), VS $970CAD elsewhere, including FortNine (also free shipping). BTW, Pete’s also has better prices on tires until you add in the cost of shipping. Shipping a set of PR4GT to my location was only $5.00 cheaper from Pete’s (add shipping) compared to the same set from FortNine (free shipping anywhere and $10/pair discount).

AGV Sport Modular VS Shoei Neotec2

AGV good: Lighter, D Rings, higher “bling” factor (applies only to the versions where the carbon weave is visible), field-of-view, Pinlock included.

AGV bad: Noisy (compared to the Neotec2), XXL doesn’t fit in FJR saddlebag, chin room, ear room, sun visor not very dark (though AGV will sell you a darker one) and the lever is difficult to find/use.

Shoei good: Quiet, more chin room, more ear room, cheek pads extend further forward, sun visor and the easy-to-use side-mounted lever, ventilation (specifically the chin bar), Pinlock included.

Shoei bad: XL doesn’t fit in FJR saddlebags, thick cheek pads (but are breaking in nicely), ratchet strap (though it works rather well), zero “bling” factor.


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I really like my HJC RPHA 90. Very light weight with Pinlock, drop off sun shield. Nice air flow, smooth action of Flip up Chin, very comfortable interior. I saved at least $300 over a Neotec.
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I really like my HJC RPHA 90. Very light weight with Pinlock, drop off sun shield. Nice air flow, smooth action of Flip up Chin, very comfortable interior. I saved at least $300 over a Neotec.
I'm still using my HJC IS-Max BT. Long out of production, still comfortable.

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just bought bilt modular...2xl excellent fit.. oblong shaped helmet specs...1st bilt modular lasted 5 years...this 1 fits better...love it...120 bucks, 3.7 lbs, but.I always use foam ear plugs and have a tall cee bailey windscreen in front...
would never buy anything but modular...

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I've got the Neotec2 and like it for comfort but I find that it has a lot of wind noise and whistles in some positions.

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I only use modular helmets. Shoei, Nolan, and Schubert are neck and neck at the top, for me. Each is strongest in one or more areas, but they are all three pretty much even overall, in my experience. Which one fits your head best and how much of a factor price is should be the determining factors. I prefer the Neotec 2 and n100-5 over Schuberth. The Shoei has a little smaller exterior dimension, but it doesn’t have the panoramic view of the Nolan’s. I’ve had better durability and customer service from Nolan’s n-coms than I have had from sena.
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I've been thinking getting a new modular helmet after being with riding with full face helmets (Shoei and Arai) all my life. Just wondering how many of you are currently ridding with modular helmets and your opinion. The 3 options that I've been looking at are:
1- Shoei Neotec (or Neotec2)
2- Schuberth C3 Pro
3- Schuberth C4

I already have a communication system so that's why I didn't include the Schuberth C4 Pro. I also found a few places selling left overs C3 Pro and plain C4's for under $400 but I never had a Schuberth helmet.

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I have discovered (after only 3 years, what a dumass) that the noise in my Neotech is coming in from the enormous air vent on top. Doesn't matter whether it is open or closed, the noise is nearly the same. Open the face shield and block the vent and the noise goes away. Raise the windshield and get down behind it and most of the noise goes away. I have never tried one of the little wind defector things that fit on top of the windshield, but that may be the answer to the noise. A piece of duct tape may very well work; the silver will match.
My Neotech (Gen1) gets pretty silent (MUCH quieter than when the vent is open) when I shut the top vent. And I love love LOVE how much air that vent blows down right on top of my head when I open it! It sounds like maybe your vent isn't sealing correctly when you shut it?

To add to the train of 'why modular?' I'll add that in stop 'n' go traffic in 95+ degree weather, it's nice to just flip up the whole helmet when stopped. You get a **** of a lot more air washing over your face than you do with just flipping up the shield.

It's also easier to grab a snack or a drink of water while "on the go". I'd never go back to a full-faced helmet!
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