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    Helmet choices frustrated by manufacturers being clever
    on: Sep 01, 2020, 10.52 pm
    Sep 01, 2020, 10.52 pm
    I’m in the market for a new helmet.  Leaving my options broad and varied I thought it would be an easy find with my few simple requirements:

    Flip Front
    Shoei ideally (shells suit me)
    Plain colours
    Sun visor essential
    Use my Sena 30K
    Must be SUPER quiet (in the boundaries of a helmet 😀)

    After some considerable effort I found myself settling on the Neotec 2, great I thought... No say Shoei!
    They have decided to get clever and prepare the Neotec for the Sena SRL.  Due to the preparation it will not allow the fitting of the 30K.

    What about the Hornet ADV - no sun visor

    Looked at the C3/C4 or E1 but not sure about the seemingly shallow shape at the bottom of the helmet.

    I’ve tried a Schuberth helmet a few years back but not wi5h a touring head on my shoulders.

    Any experiences of the C3, C4 or E1 with a Sena fit?

    Thanks
    Last Edit: Sep 01, 2020, 10.54 pm by CyberSec

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    Re: Helmet choices frustrated by manufacturers being clever
    Reply #2 on: Sep 02, 2020, 01.30 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 01.30 pm
    I recently changed to the Neotec and down graded from the 30K to the SRL (20k)
    Being a flip front, for me, has had a lot of advantages but the Sena downgrade was noticable.

    When riding alone and using the Sena for the satnav and music from phone (plus I did pull over and was
    able to answer my phone without removing the helmet - won't do it on the move). Then the SRL is really good.
    I have only used the Sena for bike to bike with my grandson riding his 125 Varadero and he uses the 30K.
    In this instance there is noticable range differences and loss of connectivity.

    I don't know whether it will help, but I have in the last couple of days had an email from Sena about
    improvements, I suppose to the firmware, to help connectivity.

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    Re: Helmet choices frustrated by manufacturers being clever
    Reply #3 on: Sep 02, 2020, 04.06 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 04.06 pm
    Thank you both.  An interesting read regarding the helmets and very useful to hear the thoughts on SRL.

    I suspect they maybe able to achieve some minor improvements with firmware but that is nothing compared to antenna and power.  I really want to stick with the tried and tested 30k’s. 

    Sena have done great job with most of their kit (IMHO) then occasionally they go miles off centre..


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    Re: Helmet choices frustrated by manufacturers being clever
    Reply #4 on: Sep 02, 2020, 07.11 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 07.11 pm
    Before I bought the senna I used to use moulded 'in ear' speakers (courtesy of Ultimate Ear) until
    I nipped over to the Bikers Oracle VFR site, Where Wizz had posted a mod for the SRL.
    The mod allowed for the use of either the SRL speakers or the 'in ear' speakers.
    This has made a big difference to the battery life as you turn the volume right down so the consumption is less.

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    Re: Helmet choices frustrated by manufacturers being clever
    Reply #5 on: Sep 02, 2020, 07.36 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 07.36 pm
    Magic, thanks I’ll take a look over and have a read... still really like the idea of my 30K though  :008:

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    Re: Helmet choices frustrated by manufacturers being clever
    Reply #6 on: Sep 07, 2020, 10.04 am
    Sep 07, 2020, 10.04 am
    Love my Schuberth C4 pro

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    Re: Helmet choices frustrated by manufacturers being clever
    Reply #7 on: Sep 07, 2020, 10.04 pm
    Sep 07, 2020, 10.04 pm
    Today I’ve bitten the bullet and gone for the C3. Very comfy.
    Sold the Sena kit too, ahead of the Cardo system arriving!

    Thanks for the contributions.

     



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