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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Well I pulled the trigger and bought a HJC i70 Eluma. Plus I got my Sena 10S unit all put in it as well. Much better fit for the speakers than my old HJC CL-SP. Got it just as rain set in for a couple of days so it may be a while before I get out to test it.

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Forgot to mention WebBikeWorld, They do a pretty good job of reviewing helmets.
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I use a Bell Riot helmet. It has a clear face screen which can be flipped up or replaced easily. I've always thought that Bell manufactures a quality helmet which provides good protection at a reasonable price.
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I'm going to suggest a Shoei RF1200. Here's why:

I was recently GIVEN an RF1200, and man am I impressed. I've heard it praised over and over again, but figured it couldn't be that much better than what I had. I was wrong. It is the smoothest and quietest helmet I've ever had.

Now, all that said, any polycarbonate helmet I've had has been quieter than the composite RPHA. So the i70 might be fine. I actually considered that helmet before I bought the RPHA 70. But I now see why the RF1200 gets praised. It is pricey. If you can afford it, I'd suggest it.

I also have a Shoei RF1200 and boy is it quiet and a top brand for helmet safety. I will only put Shoei, Schuberth or Arai on my head. You need your brains!

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I'm going to suggest a Shoei RF1200. Here's why:

I was recently GIVEN an RF1200, and man am I impressed. I've heard it praised over and over again, but figured it couldn't be that much better than what I had. I was wrong. It is the smoothest and quietest helmet I've ever had.

Now, all that said, any polycarbonate helmet I've had has been quieter than the composite RPHA. So the i70 might be fine. I actually considered that helmet before I bought the RPHA 70. But I now see why the RF1200 gets praised. It is pricey. If you can afford it, I'd suggest it.

I also have a Shoei RF1200 and boy is it quiet and a top brand for helmet safety. I will only put Shoei, Schuberth or Arai on my head. You need your brains![IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/FJROwners_2015/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG]
Have one too. Shoei only for me. I find it funny that in the world of motorcycling people will ride on $25,000 motorcycles... with $150 lids on...lol. See it all the time in Atlanta. Helmet is not the area to skimp.

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I'm thinking of replacing my 5 1/2 year old HJC CL-SP with a new helmet. I was thinking about the HJC i70 and I'm wondering if anyone has one and if they like it. I know a helmet is something that while someone may like it the next person may now. I'm just looking for some feedback before I try to find a dealer near me that might have one (Vermont dealers sometimes don't carry a lot of helmets). Thanks.
I just purchased an HJC F70 and installed the Sena 20B comm system. Feels and functions great.
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I'm going to suggest a Shoei RF1200. Here's why:

I was recently GIVEN an RF1200, and man am I impressed. I've heard it praised over and over again, but figured it couldn't be that much better than what I had. I was wrong. It is the smoothest and quietest helmet I've ever had.

Now, all that said, any polycarbonate helmet I've had has been quieter than the composite RPHA. So the i70 might be fine. I actually considered that helmet before I bought the RPHA 70. But I now see why the RF1200 gets praised. It is pricey. If you can afford it, I'd suggest it.

I also have a Shoei RF1200 and boy is it quiet and a top brand for helmet safety. I will only put Shoei, Schuberth or Arai on my head. You need your brains![IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/FJROwners_2015/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG]
Have one too. Shoei only for me. I find it funny that in the world of motorcycling people will ride on $25,000 motorcycles... with $150 lids on...lol. See it all the time in Atlanta. Helmet is not the area to skimp.
I don't really agree with you here. I don't think spending $4-600+ on a helmet means much of anything.
I was turned on to scorpion helmets by a WERA guy who doesn't skimp on safety, and they fit me really well. I like them better than many others I've tried, and they aren't very expensive at all. I spent $100 on my last EXO. My friend Mark likes Shark helmets. They're not expensive, either, but get some great results in testing and crashing.
I think if it fits right, has features you like, and tests well, the price is irrelevant.
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Have one too. Shoei only for me. I find it funny that in the world of motorcycling people will ride on $25,000 motorcycles... with $150 lids on...lol. See it all the time in Atlanta. Helmet is not the area to skimp.
Two and a half months ago, I had to put my FJR down on the pavement in an accident. Slid 40 feet with all of my safety gear with body armor and helmet on. Minimal road rash - almost gone now.

My clear face shield on my Shoei was scratched - that's it. My brain is fine.

Remember, it can and will happen. Been down twice and will never skimp on a helmet. $600-800 may seem to be a lot of money but when you go down, but it's easily a $5,000-25,000 cost to get your body and bike right (and that is you don't get really hurt). I controlled going down and only suffered a fractured index finger and broke a few ankle bones. Healing fine.

But please, save the money for a really good helmet. Bones and skin can heal but brain injuries tend to be permanent and catastrophic!

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Just to let everyone know I finally got out on a ride with my new HJC i70 and I really like it. It is lighter than my old HJC, quieter and the Sena 10S fit and works great. Thanks so much for all your input.
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Just to let everyone know I finally got out on a ride with my new HJC i70 and I really like it. It is lighter than my old HJC, quieter and the Sena 10S fit and works great. Thanks so much for all your input.
Great looking helmet, and got excellent crash ratings. Glad you like it.
I'm likely going to get a new lid this season, and that one is on my short list to check out.
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