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    Schuberth E1 visor flop - what's the road fix?

    It couldn't happen while I was in Des Moines, it had to wait till I was on the road again. Yup, the visor flops down at 20mph which is a bear in humid heat. Short of duct taping it up, is there a McGuyver fix I can use till I get home in a week?

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    I'm not exactly familiar with the helmet but found this idea:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...l=1#post946568
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    This has been a problem with my C3 and Annieís Womenís C3 Pro. Back at the Salem Rally the Schuberth stall was installing a fix; it was not completely successful. The way I fixed our helmets was to place a rubber fender washer under the visor at one of the pivot points. One washer on one side has fixed our problems, but you could use one on each side. If you look at the pivot points you will see a circular area on the underside of the visor. You are looking for a rubber washer that will fit in that circle. The washers are available at hardware or home improvement stores and come in a variety of diameters and thicknesses. You should get a few of different thicknesses to see which works best. Iíve found that the thinner ones generally do the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    This has been a problem with my C3 and Annieís Womenís C3 Pro. Back at the Salem Rally the Schuberth stall was installing a fix; it was not completely successful. The way I fixed our helmets was to place a rubber fender washer under the visor at one of the pivot points. One washer on one side has fixed our problems, but you could use one on each side. If you look at the pivot points you will see a circular area on the underside of the visor. You are looking for a rubber washer that will fit in that circle. The washers are available at hardware or home improvement stores and come in a variety of diameters and thicknesses. You should get a few of different thicknesses to see which works best. Iíve found that the thinner ones generally do the job.
    Ha!!! I moved on from the oíring to the washer... it works better.
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    The O-ring worked pretty well on my C3, though I tried a couple different thicknesses. Besides the O-ring, some C3 owners used the felt pads intended for chair legs to prevent floor scratching. Basically, you want more friction at the pivot. Perhaps you can find a rubber band that would work? Have an extra foam earplug you could cut up?
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    It looks like Revzilla sells a E1 Visor mechanism for $25, but they do not show a picture of what it looks like.I also can not believe that you would have to hack fix a helmet that looks like it cost $400-$800! Good luck and I will think twice before shelling out that kind of $$ on a helmet.
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    Thanks for the feedback, folks. I'm finally in a town big enough to have a well-stocked hardware store. Will start hunting.
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    Well Stocked Hardware Store

    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Thanks for the feedback, folks. I'm finally in a town big enough to have a well-stocked hardware store. Will start hunting.
    A well stocked hardware store is kind of a oxymoron these days

    You could make a small braid out of Glenlivet's tail hair to tighten up the pivot point.

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    I noticed mine got a little floppy on the way home too Pete. Travel safe, weíll have to put that finger of scotch on hold until we get together again.
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    If you carry the disposable foam earplugs, you can jam them in between the helmet and the visor near the pivots. The Visor is either all up or all down, though.Name:  earplug fix.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by astros50 View Post
    If you carry the disposable foam earplugs, you can jam them in between the helmet and the visor near the pivots. The Visor is either all up or all down, though.
    LOL! I was in a hurry to get ahead of the rain so I crammed a couple McDonald's fries under the visor. They lasted 200 miles and Glenlivet cleaned up the residue. Earplugs would have been a better fix!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    LOL! I was in a hurry to get ahead of the rain so I crammed a couple McDonald's fries under the visor. They lasted 200 miles and Glenlivet cleaned up the residue. Earplugs would have been a better fix!

    Brilliant fix! Although I don't envy the task you had cleaning the fry residue. I am glad you had such an excellent riding partner willing to help you.


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