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Old 06-16-2014, 02:13 PM   #451
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Is there a way to get the faceshield on a standard C3 to stay open while riding a bit more firmly? It seems like when new, I could go around local small roads with the visor cracked open a notch or two and it would stay that way until I went fast, then the wind would push it shut. Now, it seems like even at slow speeds it closes up on me. Any thoughts on how to stiffen it up a bit?
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:57 PM   #452
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I saw recent mention in one of the C3 threads here about installing o-rings at the hinges to make the visor movement stiffer.

Not sure if it is because of my windshield, but the first detent just blasts wind directly in my eyes, much worse than having the visor open all the way...
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:15 PM   #453
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Is there a way to get the faceshield on a standard C3 to stay open while riding a bit more firmly? It seems like when new, I could go around local small roads with the visor cracked open a notch or two and it would stay that way until I went fast, then the wind would push it shut. Now, it seems like even at slow speeds it closes up on me. Any thoughts on how to stiffen it up a bit?


I think it's previously been mentioned in the thread on an earlier page, but just in case...

The best solution I've found has been a 1" round adhesive-backed felt pad. You can get them at any home improvement store, like Lowe's or Home Depot. Only problem is the ones that work best are usually sold in a bag of like 50 or 100. That's the bad news... The good news is that bag only costs about $3 or $4.

Anyway, get a couple of these felt pads, and pull the shield off your C3. Once you have the shield off you'll see the center of the shield pivot base (look for the little phillips-head screw in it's center) on each side of the helmet is almost exactly 1" in diameter. This is where you'll stick a felt pad on each side. Clean the area with some alcohol to remove and oil, dirt, etc., then peel the backing off one of the felt pads and stick it on. Make sure you get it centered, then press it down firmly all around to make sure it's stuck down. Now re-fit your shield on the helmet...

You may find it takes *slightly* - and I do mean just a tiny bit - more effort to mount the shield, but take your time and make sure it is installed properly. Once that's done go and give it a try. I think you'll find the felt pads add just enough more tension to the shield operation that it will pretty much stay wherever you want it, even if that's only slightly cracked open.

Just FYI... Hope it helps. It works great for me.

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Old 06-17-2014, 05:12 AM   #454
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I think it's previously been mentioned in the thread on an earlier page, but just in case...

The best solution I've found has been a 1" round adhesive-backed felt pad. You can get them at any home improvement store, like Lowe's or Home Depot. Only problem is the ones that work best are usually sold in a bag of like 50 or 100. That's the bad news... The good news is that bag only costs about $3 or $4.

Anyway, get a couple of these felt pads, and pull the shield off your C3. Once you have the shield off you'll see the center of the shield pivot base (look for the little phillips-head screw in it's center) on each side of the helmet is almost exactly 1" in diameter. This is where you'll stick a felt pad on each side. Clean the area with some alcohol to remove and oil, dirt, etc., then peel the backing off one of the felt pads and stick it on. Make sure you get it centered, then press it down firmly all around to make sure it's stuck down. Now re-fit your shield on the helmet...

You may find it takes *slightly* - and I do mean just a tiny bit - more effort to mount the shield, but take your time and make sure it is installed properly. Once that's done go and give it a try. I think you'll find the felt pads add just enough more tension to the shield operation that it will pretty much stay wherever you want it, even if that's only slightly cracked open.

Just FYI... Hope it helps. It works great for me.

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Thanks, Dallara! If Schuberth has no solution, I will look into do that.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:00 PM   #455
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Is there a way to get the faceshield on a standard C3 to stay open while riding a bit more firmly? It seems like when new, I could go around local small roads with the visor cracked open a notch or two and it would stay that way until I went fast, then the wind would push it shut. Now, it seems like even at slow speeds it closes up on me. Any thoughts on how to stiffen it up a bit?
Just wanted to post an update. A very nice fellow named Paul at Schuberth sent me some replacement shield pivot parts that I installed and tried out this weekend. The new parts made a HUGE difference, and now I have a shield I can crack open as I please. This was really excellent customer service, and I could not be happier. It is an all too rare pleasure to find an outfit that supports their products this well.

Big thanks to Schuberth!
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:15 AM   #456
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Just wanted to post an update. A very nice fellow named Paul at Schuberth sent me some replacement shield pivot parts that I installed and tried out this weekend. The new parts made a HUGE difference, and now I have a shield I can crack open as I please. This was really excellent customer service, and I could not be happier. It is an all too rare pleasure to find an outfit that supports their products this well.

Big thanks to Schuberth!
Are you in a position to share contact info with the rest of us sharing this single short coming?
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:27 AM   #457
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The number for Schuberth's tech assistance is 949-215-0893.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:58 AM   #458
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Are you in a position to share contact info with the rest of us sharing this single short coming?
Sure. This is publicly published info on their site. Mike already posted the phone. The US support email is: USA-service@schuberth.com
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:56 AM   #459
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Sure. This is publicly published info on their site. Mike already posted the phone. The US support email is: USA-service@schuberth.com
Thanks for that - email sent.

Thanks to other poster who put up tech phone - guess I could have pulled up either of these but was looking for an 'inside track' to someone who would immediately 'get the issue.'

Hope to have new pins next week - it's hot as mofo down here.
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:26 AM   #460
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:43 AM   #461
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Might be time to consider a modular helmet. I would love a week or two trial period.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:28 PM   #462
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GONG to Emoto and Schuberth for their help!

Thank you!

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GONG to Emoto and Schuberth for their help!

Thank you!

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:49 AM   #464
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Has anyone had problems with their face shield popping open? The other day on the freeway it would pop from 'clicked' shut to the 'city' opening whenever i turned my head. Wondering if new visor parts are likely to fix this...?
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