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Anybody have a modular/flip up helmet they like?

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The title about says it all.

I like the protection and quiet of a full face, and the ability to eat, drink, and talk by flipping up the shield on my 3/4 shell. I am considering going with a modular. I would also like the internal sun shield. I am thinking of the HJC symax II or the IS MAX BT, Nolan N102/N90, or a Bell Revolver EVO. I am open to other ideas, but I want a helmet that I can try on. I now there are good options that can be shipped from overseas, but I really want to try on a couple of sizes and get something that fits. I am not set on the models above, so if you have other ideas let me know. Having something that is somewhat quiet would be preferred.

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I had a flip up helmet and loved it. After my accident though I will never own one again. My face had it the bumper of the truck (I'm assuming) but it shattered the whole front of the helmet off and the only protection that was left was the sides and top. On the flip up style usually the sides only go to the middle or a bit farther on the cheeks. If I had not stopped with the truck and slid down the road there was nothing protecting my face anymore. After seeing my helmet and the little hit it took I just cant wear one again.
I believe mine was a SevenZeroZeven. Not the most expensive. But the problem isn't the latch with these helmets its where it attaches near the visor area. Its pretty much just a plastic or fiberglass hinge. Once it breaks there the it can flip down and unlatch it self. Shoei helmets are a bit different and they use that post lock which may help keep the broken pieces intact and not just fall off like the hook and latch will.
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