January 14, 2010

A new brain bucket


Since I occasionally experience claustrophobia while wearing a full face helmet, I started shopping around for a 3/4 helmet a while ago. I was very much in favor of the (pricey) ARAI SZ RAM3 until - by accident -I discovered a review for the NOLAN N-43 while virtually riding pillion on the Motorcycle Paradise Blog. The N-43 is available as a crossover with a removable chin bar, and comes with a clear shield to the chin plus an integrated sun shield on the inside of the helmet. It is considerably lightweight, and the chin strap has actually a quick-release lock. And Bonus, it cost 50% less than the RAM3.

4 comments:

  1. I've been extremely happy with my Nolan flip face helmet. Claustrophobia is thankfully not an issue for me, though, and in cooler weather I appreciate have a bit more weather protection. At the same time, though, I love to ride open face when it's warmer. Good choice!

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  2. Gosh, Chuck, you're turning up everywhere in the blogosphere... is business at the Market that bad?

    __Orin
    Scootin' Old Skool

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  3. Orin via: SonjaM{

    Orin, it's a struggle trying to keep up with Chuck, he is everywhere . . .

    bob
    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

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  4. SonjaM:

    NO, I wasn't ignoring you, I'm just tired from wandering around and taking the red eye flight back from Hawaii. I worked on my 2nd video yesterday, took me 6 hours to get it loaded up on Youtube because my new laptop kept going into sleep mode after 20 minutes and I couldn't figure out how to change the setting to NEVER.

    I also wanted to move up from my 3/4 helmet, but I get claustrophobic too. better you steer and I just hang on the back

    bob
    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

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