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    Best Waterproof Helmet
    on: Oct 05, 2019, 08.22 am
    Oct 05, 2019, 08.22 am
    I'm currently wearing a Shoei Neotec Mk1. The visor leaks a fair bit when it rains. The Pinlock insert seems to shrink and fit poorly, therefore it mists up. The leaking visor causes the misting to accelerate.

    I contacted Pinlock and they sent me a new insert. It also shrunk over time and now does the same as the previous one.
    I contacted Shoei about the leaking visor, they said send it in for repair. The trouble is, I bought it (cheaper) from an overseas website, so it wasn't covered by the UK warranty. They said, "that's fine, you can still send it in, and we'll charge you £80". No thank you Shoei.

    So, I would like opinions on the best helmet for all year round riding. Unfortunately, Schuberth do not fit my head shape. I like the idea of the Shark Evo-One 2, but don't know anything about how waterproof the visor would be.

    Can anyone help me please?

    Many thanks
    Steve

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    Re: Best Waterproof Helmet
    Reply #1 on: Oct 05, 2019, 11.23 am
    Oct 05, 2019, 11.23 am
    Don’t use flip fronts myself but I’ve a mate with the new Shark Evo, really rates it. My wife has a HJC flip with no issues.

    I have a GT Air, yep pinlock shrinks.

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    Re: Best Waterproof Helmet
    Reply #2 on: Oct 05, 2019, 01.38 pm
    Oct 05, 2019, 01.38 pm
    My Schuberth C3 started to leak after a few years.
    Rain is just "streaming" on the inside of the helmet with heavy showers, pinlock is still fine though after 5/6 years.

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    Re: Best Waterproof Helmet
    Reply #3 on: Oct 05, 2019, 01.59 pm
    Oct 05, 2019, 01.59 pm
    I think you might be happy with the LS2 line of products.  Rally good, comfortable, helmet and never had any leaks at all.  Don't let the price fool you.  It is a quality lid.  Definitely a long oval helmet.  My full face non modular is the Arai Signet.   It absolutely does not leak but it is expensive.  They are closing out some of their styles right now so they are hundreds off if you don't mind last years color schemes.   

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    Re: Best Waterproof Helmet
    Reply #4 on: Oct 05, 2019, 04.03 pm
    Oct 05, 2019, 04.03 pm
    I also have the Shoei Neotec mk1, bought in the U.K., but I have to say that I’ve not experienced any of the misting and leaking problems that you have, and I must say that it is without doubt the comfiest helmet that I’ve had plus it’s totally waterproof.
    I therefore wouldn’t hesitate in replacing it with another Shoei Neotec.
    As you bought it abroad and your experiencing these issues, could there possibly be the faint chance that it’s not an official Shoei product.

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    Re: Best Waterproof Helmet
    Reply #5 on: Oct 05, 2019, 11.37 pm
    Oct 05, 2019, 11.37 pm
    i have a neotec mk 1 its quiet and comfortable . Pin locks work on a cam and they work loose if you turn the little plastic nuts they tighten

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    Re: Best Waterproof Helmet
    Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2019, 12.52 am
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    *Originally Posted by KLC [+]
    i have a neotec mk 1 its quiet and comfortable . Pin locks work on a cam and they work loose if you turn the little plastic nuts they tighten

    +1,agree with the above,
     never had a shrinking visor in 10+ years use but did have had to  retighten the pin locks on one occasion
    Last Edit: Oct 06, 2019, 12.54 am by x11

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    Re: Best Waterproof Helmet
    Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2019, 02.53 pm
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    Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated.

    *Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
    Don’t use flip fronts myself but I’ve a mate with the new Shark Evo, really rates it. My wife has a HJC flip with no issues.

    I have a GT Air, yep pinlock shrinks.
    - Glad I'm not the only one!

    *Originally Posted by mzflorida [+]
    I think you might be happy with the LS2 line of products.  Rally good, comfortable, helmet and never had any leaks at all.  Don't let the price fool you.  It is a quality lid.  Definitely a long oval helmet.  My full face non modular is the Arai Signet.   It absolutely does not leak but it is expensive.  They are closing out some of their styles right now so they are hundreds off if you don't mind last years color schemes.   
    - Colour schemes do not bother me at all, will have a look, thanks.

    *Originally Posted by Dave56 [+]
    I also have the Shoei Neotec mk1, bought in the U.K., but I have to say that I’ve not experienced any of the misting and leaking problems that you have, and I must say that it is without doubt the comfiest helmet that I’ve had plus it’s totally waterproof.
    I therefore wouldn’t hesitate in replacing it with another Shoei Neotec.
    As you bought it abroad and your experiencing these issues, could there possibly be the faint chance that it’s not an official Shoei product.
    - This did pass through my mind too, but I only started suffering a few years in. The Neotec is almost 5 years old now, so due for replacement soon anyway. I think if it were a knock off, I would have had bigger issues sooner. I bought it from MotoCard in Spain, a colleague spends alot of time in Spain and advised he saw the brand everywhere, so that gave me confidence it was a reputable dealer prior to buying.

    *Originally Posted by KLC [+]
    i have a neotec mk 1 its quiet and comfortable . Pin locks work on a cam and they work loose if you turn the little plastic nuts they tighten
    - Yes, I do like the helmet for comfort, cannot complain there at all. Unfortunately I had the cams fully tightened already.

    I am thinking to myself how much I really use/need a modular. I think if I don't go for the Shark, I probably will switch to full face / non-modular to be honest.
    Thanks again for the info.  :028:

    Steve

     



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