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    New kid on the block

    Hello all, I'm a newbie to MOA but looking forward to re-entering the world of motorcycling. I successfully completed my MSF Basic Rider course at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg and just received my motorcycle endorsement on my license. I anticipate doing street riding (no interstates for now) until I gain more experience. I'd welcome your collective thoughts about the best full-face or modular helmet. Living in South Carolina I'm also looking for a helmet with excellent ventilation.

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    welcome aboard, rider.
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    Welcome to BMWMOA. Living in central Virginia I can appreciate your desire to get a helmet with good ventilation. There are a variety of helmets that might fit the bill. I am sure other will provide good suggestions. I recommend checking out the Shoei GT Air II. It is not a modular helmet, but does provide good air flow.
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    Welcome to the forum! Check out the Gear section for some discussions about helmets. There is also this index of reviews and you can see what is in the Helmet part of this thread:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...d-Gear-Reviews
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    Welcome to BMWMOA. I recommend checking out the Shoei GT Air II. It is not a modular helmet, but does provide good air flow.
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    Welcome miller7201! Congrats on passing the MSF course. I have a Bell Star and RS-1 which provided adequate ventilation IMO but don't have any experience with other brands. Post a pic of the bike if you get a chance.
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    Welcome.
    I'm quite happy with my Shoei neotec II.

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    Welcome from central Florida. We like our Nolan modular helmets. They are a little less expensive than the big names yet score very high in safety.

    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...istency-helmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Welcome from central Florida. We like our Nolan modular helmets. They are a little less expensive than the big names yet score very high in safety.

    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...istency-helmet
    Thanks for the recommendation. How are you and your family doing post-Ian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by langoptc View Post
    Welcome miller7201! Congrats on passing the MSF course. I have a Bell Star and RS-1 which provided adequate ventilation IMO but don't have any experience with other brands. Post a pic of the bike if you get a chance.
    I'm waiting for my F 900 XR to arrive in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    Welcome to BMWMOA. Living in central Virginia I can appreciate your desire to get a helmet with good ventilation. There are a variety of helmets that might fit the bill. I am sure other will provide good suggestions. I recommend checking out the Shoei GT Air II. It is not a modular helmet, but does provide good air flow.
    Thanks for the recommendation. My wife and I lived in Northern Virginia for 23 years. We've been in your area many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miller7201 View Post
    Thanks for the recommendation. How are you and your family doing post-Ian?
    Much better than those near Ft Meyers. Thanks for asking. No house damages, just a lot of down trees limbs and debris to clean up. We lost power for 18 hours but the generator took care of that. Got 8 inches of rain and 60 mph sustained 85 mph wind gusts for 5 hours. Slept much better last night than the night before! We were blessed that the track kept moving east slowly as we were projected in the eye just 24 hours before it arrived. It eventually passed about 60 miles away. Flooding in low lying areas will be huge around here but doesn’t affect us. Pray for those on the coast as that destruction is near total in some areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmdualexhaust View Post
    Welcome.
    I'm quite happy with my Shoei neotec II.
    Same. Added the Sena headset and it's pretty damn fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    Same. Added the Sena headset and it's pretty damn fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miller7201 View Post
    I'm waiting for my F 900 XR to arrive in November.
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