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Old 05-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #46
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Are you wearing any kind of ear protection?
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #47
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Hows the fit on these helmets.. Ive been considering one for a few months now.
I fit and arai profile now and was wondering if the nolan had a similar fit for the long narrow head shape..
Thanks for any input
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #48
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Hows the fit on these helmets.. Ive been considering one for a few months now.
I fit and arai profile now and was wondering if the nolan had a similar fit for the long narrow head shape..
Thanks for any input
Jake
Yes, on the fit like an Arai...very comfortable.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:41 PM   #49
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perfect.
Has anyone played with there new intercom system for the 104?
I was hoping to be able to connect my droid for navi and music on those long highway runs..
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:54 AM   #50
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For those of you that are having issues with ANY Nolan helmet.. Check out the nearest bike show and take it directly to the Nolan Booth.. here in the states, Harry will be happy to assist you in fixing any issues you might have.. I do not know the Canadian rep but I am sure he will assist you as well.. That or take them into your local bike shops that can order Nolans.. they will be happy to contact Nolan for you...
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:26 AM   #51
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I took mine out for its first extended ride this weekend.. I know that the L is the largest of the sizes before you get the larger shell size in the XL and up.. and I have read reviews where they mention that the L is especially tight in the cheeks.. and dam if they weren’t right. I had to lift the chin bar up after about an hour of riding and get some relief.. when closed the chin bar pulls the cheek pads in so tightly I was ready to give up national security secrets in order to get out of the torture mechanism. Now I know that eventually they will loosen up and all will be OK.. but right now my cheeks and this helmet are in a battle over which one will concede first.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #52
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I when closed the chin bar pulls the cheek pads in so tightly I was ready to give up national security secrets in order to get out of the torture mechanism. Now I know that eventually they will loosen up and all will be OK.. but right now my cheeks and this helmet are in a battle over which one will concede first.

I have 104 XXL at first noticed the tight cheeks.................after break in no longer a concern..............wild ass guess, tighter cheeks is design choice/change to block air/noise to make 104 more quiet than 103
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #53
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Been using my new N104 for two days now.

It's a lot better than the N103.

But WARNING, WARNING, WARNING

Be careful opening up the flip up on the move. I did it today going along a local street at 30mph..... and it got stuck half way, obstructing all of my forward vision.

It didn't really get stuck, there seemed to be a halfway open notch which requires an increase in force to push it past. This is in contrast to the N103 where once you unlatch the flip, it is a smooth operation to fully open. But it was a few seconds of serious brown pants moment.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:36 AM   #54
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Been using my new N104 for two days now.

It's a lot better than the N103.

But WARNING, WARNING, WARNING

Be careful opening up the flip up on the move. I did it today going along a local street at 30mph..... and it got stuck half way, obstructing all of my forward vision.

It didn't really get stuck, there seemed to be a halfway open notch which requires an increase in force to push it past. This is in contrast to the N103 where once you unlatch the flip, it is a smooth operation to fully open. But it was a few seconds of serious brown pants moment.
I think you will find that this is because you had your shield in the up position. Unlike the 103 the 104 needs to have the shield down before you raise the chin bar, or like you said it will get stuck half way up and require more force to get it fully open. I just lower the shield first now.. it took only 1 attempt the old way to change my habits
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #55
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I have the N104 for almost 1 month now. Before it I had an open-face Nitro, so I don't it's right to make a comparison between the 2. I am very pleased with it, except for 1 little annoying thig: the VPS System (the "sun glasses").
It worked fine, but for about 2 weeks now it stopped retracting when the helmet is closed (not flipped up).
This happens randomly (sometimes it works fine) and only happens when I have the helmet on. Obviously, it always happens when I drive from sun to shadow.

If I try to use the system without the helmet I don't have any issues.

Anyone else faced the same problem?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:51 AM   #56
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I think I fixed it. I removed the interior, trying to fit a Parrot SK4000, and after I assembled it back the VPS seems to work fine.

In case anyone wants to try to mount an aftermarket Bluetooth Handsfree kit to the N104, Parrot SK4000 is not a good idea.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:53 PM   #57
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Hows the fit on these helmets.. Ive been considering one for a few months now.
I fit and arai profile now and was wondering if the nolan had a similar fit for the long narrow head shape..
Thanks for any input
Jake
I have a long oval head and the Nolan XXL I just got is quite tight front to back compared to my AFX . I'll probably send it back.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:40 AM   #58
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I have also had this helmet for about a month. Overall I really like it. Fits my head better them most others. The only one that felt better was the Shoei Neotec. But it didnt feel $200 better.
As many have said, the cheek pads are a little tight. I am on an XL. But they are slowly getting better.
I often lift the chin bar with the visor up. I just can never remember to lower it first. There is a hesitation as it engages the visor. Hopefully I am not destroying my helmet. But I always seem to be using enough force to just get right thru it without problems. But after reading Josh69's comment, I might be more careful.
Though I really like the Microlock mechanism over the D-Ring standard, so much faster and easier, it isnt as comfortable. I have this hard plastic piece that is rubbing against my throat and adams apple. I have been meaning to extend the fleece liner and make something up to better cover it. That would really help. If I do not over tighten it that often helps, I just have to keep it very loose.
My other minor complaint is I wish the sun visor extended a little lower. I always need to rotate the helmet forward a little more then usual. And even then it is at an awkward spot in my vision. I am slowly getting used to it. I borrowed a Scorpion helmet awhile back, and although the fit wasnt as good, the sun visor extended further.
I fitted a Sena SMH10 to the helmet. That required use of a Dremel. But I think it came out awesome and fits well (now). Wish they would have allowed aftermarket units natively.
Ventilation is excellent and pin lock visor works just as intended. Havent had it come close to fogging up.
So overall I really like this helmet. Fits my head well and has lots of features.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #59
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Thanks for the heads up (no pun intended)

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Old 07-07-2012, 05:06 PM   #60
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I appreciate the words of wisdom on this thread. I need a new helmet and was leaning towards a Nolan N104 as the best value, most bang for the buck. This all has helped convince me. Now because of fiscal problems I will wait two or three days before I can convince myself that it still has to be done. My old Shuberth was one of the first sold. I think I've had it over ten years.
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