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Old 03-19-2007, 08:27 AM   #76
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A few days ago I ditched my Arai XD for a Shoei RF1000. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?!!!

If only I still had my 950ADV...
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:06 AM   #77
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I thought some guys there order the spare screen from Katoom ?

Did you received it ? Test It ? and the result is ????

Yep really like to leave noise and buffeting ...

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Old 03-19-2007, 09:51 AM   #78
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I kinda like the turn up that should kick some of the flow to the sides. Those Hella DE HIDs would be nice too though I'm pretty certain I won't be spending my coin for one. Its 700 Euros in the German catalog, probably $1000 once here. Like the shape of it... note how they mounted the tripmaster too, I wouldn't put it on like that.

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Old 03-19-2007, 11:00 AM   #79
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I kinda like the turn up that should kick some of the flow to the sides. Those Hella DE HIDs would be nice too though I'm pretty certain I won't be spending my coin for one. Its 700 Euros in the German catalog, probably $1000 once here. Like the shape of it... note how they mounted the tripmaster too, I wouldn't put it on like that.
Yup. My tripmaster switch fits nice and convieniently right next to the left switch set.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:24 AM   #80
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I just jammed some earplugs in the top two vents of my XD. Noise problem solved.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:39 PM   #81
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Yup. My tripmaster switch fits nice and convieniently right next to the left switch set.
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Looks like you velcroed it there CP. I put a little hole in my mirror stalk and tapped it for the M4 screw. Same place as yours though.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:42 PM   #82
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I've been wondering where to put my tax disc. Seems obvious now.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:49 PM   #83
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Looks like you velcroed it there CP. I put a little hole in my mirror stalk and tapped it for the M4 screw. Same place as yours though.
Used something a little stronger than Velcro. RTV. Been on there for 2 years and lots of offroad, mud, rain, sleet, etc., (you get the idea). Someday, I'll make it "permenant."

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Old 03-19-2007, 01:52 PM   #84
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I had one of the first 2003 950S's. The skyscraper. I had my first 600 miles service scheduled at Sommer, some 120 miles away. The chief mech told me to rev it to red in 5th or 6th on the way over (Germany has no speed limits) to seat the valves properly before adjusting. O, and do that for 35 miles, from the border to their shop.

Right. I had cast earplugs and a Schuberth lid on, that I'd bought because of its claim to be a silent helmet. At 130 mph it felt like blood was dripping from my ears. Must have been way over 120 dB and it really hurt. I managed to keep it up for some 10 miles, and I did not hear a whole lot the rest of that day. It felt strange to be on a bike that's faster than bearable to the driver.

My year on the 950 has cost me a dear portion of my hearing. The audiologist (is that proper English?) that tested my ears was a biker himself. He told me he'd only had bikes with no or low fairings, that leave your head in a clean airstream. This because he had never driven a bike with a high fairing that generated an entirely clean airstream.

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Old 03-19-2007, 02:06 PM   #85
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That's a shame PeeBee. I haven't had much time behind the OEM screen. I've been using the "Original" mod One 13" Cee Bailey (I was a prototype tester. Long story) for 2+ years and over 30k miles. I always wear earplugs (el cheepo store boughts), and I have worked around jet engines and sirens for the past 33 years. I just had an extensive hearing evaluation related to my job. They pronounced me good to go. No hearing loss at all. I was surprised with all of the years of loud noise I've been subjected to. I guess some of us are just less suceptable to noise than others. I hope the best for you.

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Old 03-19-2007, 02:13 PM   #86
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anyone try this?

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Old 03-19-2007, 02:15 PM   #87
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That's a shame PeeBee... I hope the best for you.
Thanks cpmodem. I'm not deaf, but I suffer from the first phenomena of hearing loss, like: trouble having a conversation in a loud room. That's really difficult for me.
My wife and kids also get really tired of me asking 'what was that you said?'. They have to speak in my direction, things like that. I'm a sound engineer by education, and I'm glad I found a job in the computer business with these ears!

Getting scared, folks? You should be! Hearing ability will only go downhill, ever.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:30 PM   #88
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I had one of the first 2003 950S's. The skyscraper. I had my first 600 miles service scheduled at Sommer, some 120 miles away. The chief mech told me to rev it to red in 5th or 6th on the way over (Germany has no speed limits) to seat the valves properly before adjusting. O, and do that for 35 miles, from the border to their shop.

Right. I had cast earplugs and a Schuberth lid on, that I'd bought because of its claim to be a silent helmet. At 130 mph it felt like blood was dripping from my ears. Must have been way over 120 dB and it really hurt. I managed to keep it up for some 10 miles, and I did not hear a whole lot the rest of that day. It felt strange to be on a bike that's faster than bearable to the driver.

My year on the 950 has cost me a dear portion of my hearing. The audiologist (is that proper English?) that tested my ears was a biker himself. He told me he'd only had bikes with no or low fairings, that leave your head in a clean airstream. This because he had never driven a bike with a high fairing that generated an entirely clean airstream.

My 0.02 (and my 2 ears)
Older Schuberths were loud as heck, among the loudest you could buy. The newer ones conversely, C2 & S1 are very quiet. I'm using a C2 with molded plugs and its very, very quiet. I'm pretty happy with my stock shield but it should be noted that I'm pretty tall and my head is up over the dirty air. Sorry about the hearing loss, I've suffered a bit through the years too. Sucks!
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:34 PM   #89
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Older Schuberths were loud as heck, among the loudest you could buy. The newer ones conversely, C2 & S1 are very quiet. I'm using a C2 with molded plugs and its very, very quiet. I'm pretty happy with my stock shield but it should be noted that I'm pretty tall and my head is up over the dirty air. Sorry about the hearing loss, I've suffered a bit through the years too. Sucks!
My above story was with a C1, which was soon after swapped for a C2. The C2 is indeed a lot better, but still noisier than a non-folding helmet.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:40 PM   #90
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I would be willing to bet a beer that 90% of your noise problems is from the helmet !
This is the only reason I have not purchased one.Shoie makes a helmet similar to the HD called the Hornet. I'm not sure if you can get it in the U.S. now and it is NOT Snell or DOT certified.I read a very complete article written by British ( I think) journalists ,that seemed very professional and complete.They said the Shoie was much , much more quiet than the Arai.Which should tell you something regarding the noise level of the Arai
I wear a Shoie RF1000 and wore a RF900 for 2 or 3 years.The 1000 is slightly more Quiet but flows a lot more air.When cool, I use the chin air dam.
I have a combination that is near perfect for me.I only bring all this up again because I see this thread keeps going with some losing hearing which to me is unacceptable. My complete set up for those who want to try is as follows:
1) I'm just over 6ft tall
2)I always wear cheap foam ear plugs (wet them a little and they work great)
3)I have a cee Baileys 15 inch shield.
4)I have heated and bent in or down the "flap" on the air duct.
5)I installed a simple sheet of plastic on the inside of the windshield to deflect the air up and over my head.(picture earlier in this thread bottom of page 2)
6)I made a simple mud guard between the forks under the headlight etc.(someone sells these).
7)I switched to Duke mirrors.

I think the single most important mod is #5). I get very few bugs on my face shield, which should tell you something ! There is a huge difference when I lean out past my windshield on a hard turn.When I stand up slightly (1 or 2 inch's) I can feel the wind try to take my head off. When I sit normally it is VERY quiet.I have tried many other combinations but this is the best !

I hope this helps Y'all !!
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