I have a Symax also. I haven't had a problem with the shield. Had it on and off several times. They can be a bit tricky to put on. Maybe that's part of it.Curt said:I bought HJC Symax helmets for my son and myself.
The flip helmets do not offer as much protection as a fixed full-face, so none of them are Snell rated.
But I have heard some people say that on this particular helmet the visor never fits right after you take it off once.
I want something (FF, non modular) that isolates most, or the majority of the noise. There just has to be something out there that does that.
Ear plugs are an option and I wear them when I go on rides, but I would like to eliminate them if at all possible.
I read all these posts with much interest... I too have an HJC Modular (Sy Max I think) very noisy!!! not much roomfor my beard as stated by "the biker" I like it beacause my wife and I use our radio/intercom with it when riding together and I LOVE the flip up part but it is still noisy as Hell. My wife just bought a Scorpion EX-700 Chamelion and says it is very quiet. I also have a Z1R ACE open face with flip up shield that is much quieter... go figure and it is light and comfortable too. I intend to get a full face, possibly non Modualr helmet this winter but I need cool graphics and most importanly, Quietness. I have been looking at Scorpion, Icon and a couple others any ideas?From what I've read about both FF and modular, possibly the best you can hope for is a noise level about even par with a half helmet. Pick out a helmet brand/model and run a google search on it with the word "review" on the end. Chances are that WebBikeWorld has a review on it somewhere. The most important thing for cutting noise is a good, snug fit and even at that earplugs may be necessary.