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Old 03-14-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Noj Quiet Rider vs Quiet Helmet

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I was wondering if the Noj Quiet Rider really is that bad as this review shows it to be: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/noj-quiet-rider/

Is there any Katrider that have an experience with it and can say if it's worth 50$?

My helmet is very loud (HJC sc-12) and I trying to decide what would be the best option: 1. Good earplugs; 2. Noj quiet rider; 3. New Helmet?

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Old 03-14-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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If you plan on riding in the heat, go with a better helmet or ear plugs. That thing looks like it would be too hot for me.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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+1 ear plugs
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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I started riding with plugs just the other day and I simply can't believe the difference it makes! Not only does the head not buzz, but without the extra stimulation, you feel the speed less. Not a bad deal considering it only cost me 1.86 at Wal-Mart.
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:32 AM   #5
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ear plugs or new helmet

I have a Kiwi K5R helmet that is super quiet, my icon mainframe is also pretty decent and I don't use ear plugs in either.
Some of my other cheaper helmets are very loud and kept as passenger lids.
You will cook to death in a helmet with that thing on there
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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Earplugs regardless of helmet. You really won't believe the difference.
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i'll have to try the plugs out
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Most noise that I've noticed comes from the visor, not under the helmet. If I press my visor tighter while riding, the noise drops. That being said, the Quiet rider would help if you use an intercomm or radio while riding. It would remove the wind noise that a mic would normally pic up. I've been thinking of purchasing one for that reason. However, the cooking aspect always has me worried.

I just looked at the review. They state the Quiet rider only comes in two models. That's a bold faced lie. http://www.chaparral-racing.com/ has a basic and standard version as well that is basically stretch material that covers only the opening of the hemlet, not the neck as well. Guess you still can't believe everything you read.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:39 PM   #9
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I've been useing the Quiete Rider Deluxe or similar Cycle gear product for about 8-12 months and love it. When I was in Dallas and riding 3.5hrs to go to Fort Hood I started wearing one of the neoprene ones like the Wind Jammer(early to mid 2007) that wrap around the bottom of the helmet. IT SUCKED. I had to tape it to the helmet to keep it on at high way speeds.

When I saw the Quiet Rider it was about $28 at Cycle Gear and thought I'll try it has to be better than the neoprene. The Quiet Rider has BEEN GREAT. It attaches between the shell and the foam by a .5in-.75in plastic rim. I has a 1-1.5in zipper in the chin flap
to let air in and it reduses noise. No it doesnt eliminate noise but definately reduces it.


Now I'm in Kansas in winter and I wont ride without it. Keeps the helmet much warmer. It's just as easy to put the helmet on too. Just hold onto the chin strps put helemt one runfinger around the end to straighten out place chin flap on velcro.. .. off and riding.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:32 AM   #10
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Earplugs regardless of helmet. You really won't believe the difference.
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Although I sell ear plugs (ones I selected after testing several dozen types on the market), I'm not picky about where you get your ear plugs, just fussy that everyone really should wear good ones, irrelevant of the helmet. I've never met a helmet that's so quiet at interstate speeds that it wouldn't cause long term hearing damages over time...

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