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« on: March 19, 2021, 07:15:10 PM »

I have purchased 2 x brands of Windjammer helmet skirts. Can't take the wind noise anymore.
I note how much less wind noise there is when I shrug my shoulders or wear a scarf/neck warmer while riding. With ear plugs it makes the high frequency wind noise disappear.
Will let you know how it goes.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 04:23:55 AM »

I feel the same, but found them useless - fell off constantly and maybe lets too little air in.....  YMMV

My "before/after" big moment was when I started making the mushroom plugs wet before insertion.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 10:25:16 AM »

I got one after stopintime's recommendation in a winter riding thread here. I can't say it makes a difference with wind noise (though I have a faired MTS), but it definitely keeps the cold air out. I would not want to use it during summer months for lack of airflow.

I have an Arai Vector helmet and got the Arai-made skirt for it. It was a little fiddly to get installed properly, but so far has stayed in place.

I've always heard that the Schuberth line is very quiet. May give them a try one of these days if they actually fit my noggin.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 10:53:43 AM »

Did I recommend it?  Roll Eyes ..the neoprene skirt?

My Schuberth helmets have all been really great in clean air (standing up, but who does that?), but as all/most helmets bad in dirty air. Maybe a tiny bit better, but ....

Schuberth used to be long oval, but is now intermediate oval shape.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2021, 04:11:57 PM »

Did I recommend it?  Roll Eyes ..the neoprene skirt?
Yes, 'chin curtain' in that thread: http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=78520.msg1444766#msg1444766

It made a huge difference for winter riding.  waytogo
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2021, 02:40:21 AM »

Ahhh - that was about the triangular piece under the chin. Here, we were talking about the full 360 curtain. I think...
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2021, 02:58:38 AM »

Yes I have three full windjammers to try. Will report.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2021, 03:09:49 AM »

s-l1600 by Tony Kokonis, on Flickr

This product. There are a few brands.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 05:11:39 AM »

I feel the same, but found them useless - fell off constantly and maybe lets too little air in.....  YMMV

I had the same problem. Going into a tuck made the air pull down on the front of it and peel it off the chin.

I had an Arai Vector 2 at the time which doesn't even have a chin curtain. My problem is that I wear contacts and have sensitive eye issues. Any extended exposure to wind hitting my eyes irritates them and dries my contacts out quickly.

I must have tried close to 8 helmets trying to find one that sealed well around the neck and didn't let any air in from the bottom. I tried other Arais, Bell Star, and a couple different LS2 and Nexxt helmets. All were super leaky one way or another. I finally settled on the GT Air. It seals up so tight and doesn't let any air leak around the visor or up through the bottom of the helmet. I plan on replacing it with an RF1400 this year which I expect to work just as well in that regard.
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2021, 06:32:11 AM »

I found a combination of the windjammer and quality ear plugs have worked well and saved my HJC helmet from being thrown in the bin. Normal foam ear plugs can give me vertigo and nausea but the vented ones don't and combined with the windjammer works well. I have a windjammer without neck warmer for my other helmet (Shark). I'll report on that soon. A combination of noise reduction items works rather than any one item on its own. An added neck warmer like a ski mask type helps again but not viable in our hot weather here.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2021, 11:45:22 AM »

I am a earplug wearer for moto and full size earplugs with high db ratings are great, but each person is diff and they arent always comfy.

Ive tried custom earplugs but i dont know who has success with them because they constantly have gaps since my helmet isnt stationary relative to my face.

I found that there are specific earplugs for women produced by a company called mack. They are rated someting like -30db for women with tight fit, but for a man, you might get i dunno -15db or something, but more importantly there is no longer wind blowing past your ear and the plugs are 10x more comfortable since they dont put excessive pressure on your ear canal.

Might want to give that a try.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2021, 12:07:00 PM »

Hi Kui  Smiley

Which ones?

https://www.macksearplugs.com/
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2021, 01:38:54 PM »

These pink ones.

https://www.macksearplugs.com/product/dreamgirltm-soft-foam-ear-plugs/

Im looking for a pair right now but the box is empty soooooo i guess i should order some more!
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2021, 01:44:54 AM »

I use slimline foam plugs or if feeling wobbly I use these. Smiley

https://www.nonoise-earplugs.com/
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