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02-28-2012 08:42 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by ray h View Post
Yes, it doesnt interfere with my glasses at all.
Mine either. I think it's just about the right tint, too. It's dark enough to do the job but not too dark.



02-28-2012 05:34 AM
ray h
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Originally Posted by timothys687 View Post
Does the flip down sunshade fit over your glasses?
Yes, it doesnt interfere with my glasses at all.
02-28-2012 04:53 AM
timothys687 Does the flip down sunshade fit over your glasses?
02-27-2012 05:42 PM
ray h
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Originally Posted by planalp View Post
Finally got to try this thing out on a couple of rides and noted the following:

Noise levels are about the same as the AFX-37 dualsport helmet I've been wearing. Earplugs definitely required. I wasn't surprised by this. Kind of defeats the advantage espoused by modular helmet users that it's nice to be able to walk into a gas station or store and do business without taking your helmet completely off. I really don't want to go into a gas station and try to talk to people while wearing earplugs.

Great to be able to get the helmet on and off while wearing glasses instead of putting them on the seat and trying to watch them to make sure they don't fall off (especially if the KLR is idling) while trying to quickly put on the AFX. To me, worth the money just for that ability.

Flip-down sun shield is great. I used it several times depending on what direction I was headed and where the sun was. It was my favorite feature of the helmet.

All that plastic on the inside of the chin bar gives off a strong and annoying smell. I suppose it might dissipate over time, but I'm going to try to wipe it down with some dish soap and a wet rag to see if I can make the smell less intense.

Does anybody make helmets that have round D-rings for the strap instead of those flat ones? I hate those things and have a hard time separating them to run the strap through them. A quick-release like I use on my other helmet is on the list to purchase.

Overall, I like it. It won't replace the AFX but I'm not disappointed with it and it's about what I expected. I'll use it for commuting and use the AFX for local gravel and dirt road riding. Like the AFX, it's not a helmet I'd want to wear running down the highway for hours.
I agree with this assessment 100%

The smell goes away pretty quick, like a couple of days.
02-27-2012 02:01 PM
planalp Finally got to try this thing out on a couple of rides and noted the following:

Noise levels are about the same as the AFX-37 dualsport helmet I've been wearing. Earplugs definitely required. I wasn't surprised by this. Kind of defeats the advantage espoused by modular helmet users that it's nice to be able to walk into a gas station or store and do business without taking your helmet completely off. I really don't want to go into a gas station and try to talk to people while wearing earplugs.

Great to be able to get the helmet on and off while wearing glasses instead of putting them on the seat and trying to watch them to make sure they don't fall off (especially if the KLR is idling) while trying to quickly put on the AFX. To me, worth the money just for that ability.

Flip-down sun shield is great. I used it several times depending on what direction I was headed and where the sun was. It was my favorite feature of the helmet.

All that plastic on the inside of the chin bar gives off a strong and annoying smell. I suppose it might dissipate over time, but I'm going to try to wipe it down with some dish soap and a wet rag to see if I can make the smell less intense.

Does anybody make helmets that have round D-rings for the strap instead of those flat ones? I hate those things and have a hard time separating them to run the strap through them. A quick-release like I use on my other helmet is on the list to purchase.

Overall, I like it. It won't replace the AFX but I'm not disappointed with it and it's about what I expected. I'll use it for commuting and use the AFX for local gravel and dirt road riding. Like the AFX, it's not a helmet I'd want to wear running down the highway for hours.



02-17-2012 11:18 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by ray h View Post
Yeah, the chin curtain seems to be an added on thing, like it was an afterthought.
I did see a couple reviews where people gave the Revolver bad marks for not having one. My guess is the early Revolvers didnt have one and after seeing a couple bad reviews the designers at Bell threw something together that went into the later production helmets.
I got mine from some small place off eBay, so who knows how long it's been sitting around on a shelf.

I would say you're right about the later addition of the curtain.



02-17-2012 08:42 AM
ray h Yeah, the chin curtain seems to be an added on thing, like it was an afterthought.
I did see a couple reviews where people gave the Revolver bad marks for not having one. My guess is the early Revolvers didnt have one and after seeing a couple bad reviews the designers at Bell threw something together that went into the later production helmets.
02-17-2012 01:08 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by ray h View Post
Its strange that yours didnt come with a chin curtain, I think we ordered them within a few days of each other. The first one I ordered and had to return because of a loose trim piece and the second one both had chin curtains. Maybe its because I ordered mine from Motorcycle Superstore. Honestly, I dont think you are missing much.
As for the breath box, I dont have one and the other morning I rode to work it was hovering around 30, the shield stayed nice and clear but my glasses did seem to fog pretty bad when sitting still. Under the same weather conditions, if I were wearing my HJC, the shield and glasses wouldve fogged solid, so as far as I can tell, the antifog coating on the Bell shield does actually work. I smeared a little Cat Crap on my glasses and no more issues with foggy shield or glasses.
Let us know how the breath box works out, Ive considered one but I think it would interfere with a nose bridge of my glasses. I bought a mask that covers the nose to deflect breath (its actually for a snowmobile) and it interfered with my glasses, plus, it didnt seal well around the nose and actually deflected breath up behind my glasses. My glasses would fog up just walking around the house wearing that thing.
I dug through the box after you mentioned the chin curtain and there wasn't one in there. In fact, I didn't even know what a chin curtain was until you mentioned the thing and I looked into them.

Thanks for the info on the breath box thing. I was kind of wondering if it might interfere with my glasses. They seem to be designed more to keep your shield from fogging up rather than your glasses and, as you noted, a poor seal around the top could make things worse. I hadn't really thought of that.

I thought about maybe getting a pack of those cheap paper dust masks and experimenting with cutting the bottom out of one so my breath is deflected down and see if it works.

I noted Bell also sells a "snow" version of the Revolver but don't really see what the difference is: I think it has some kind of dual-layer visor.

The anti-fog coating on the Bell shield seems to get good reviews for its effectiveness and you confirm that. I might look into that Cat Crap stuff for my glasses.



02-16-2012 02:29 PM
ray h
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Originally Posted by planalp View Post
Mine didn't come with a chin curtain.

I'm thinking about ordering the breath box for it for colder rides to help with my glasses fogging up.
Its strange that yours didnt come with a chin curtain, I think we ordered them within a few days of each other. The first one I ordered and had to return because of a loose trim piece and the second one both had chin curtains. Maybe its because I ordered mine from Motorcycle Superstore. Honestly, I dont think you are missing much.
As for the breath box, I dont have one and the other morning I rode to work it was hovering around 30, the shield stayed nice and clear but my glasses did seem to fog pretty bad when sitting still. Under the same weather conditions, if I were wearing my HJC, the shield and glasses wouldve fogged solid, so as far as I can tell, the antifog coating on the Bell shield does actually work. I smeared a little Cat Crap on my glasses and no more issues with foggy shield or glasses.
Let us know how the breath box works out, Ive considered one but I think it would interfere with a nose bridge of my glasses. I bought a mask that covers the nose to deflect breath (its actually for a snowmobile) and it interfered with my glasses, plus, it didnt seal well around the nose and actually deflected breath up behind my glasses. My glasses would fog up just walking around the house wearing that thing.
02-16-2012 10:34 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by MarKLR View Post
Planalp, have you had a chance to try the helmet out yet. I'm curious to read what you think of it. I was looking at purchasing the same helmet myself. I use my bike for my small commute of about 7-8 miles.

Ray, Do you have a preferred helmet that you like other than the Bell?
Unfortunately I haven't been out on the road yet. I think it's supposed to be decent this weekend so I'm going to try to get out for a test run with the Bell.



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