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Old 11-09-2019, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Modular Helmet Recommendation

Looking at modular helmets with electric shield. Found 2 models and looking for opinions & recommendation.

CKX Tranz 1.5. Or. HJC IS Max 2

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Old 11-09-2019, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the CKX and have no issues with it. Warm, no air leaks. I guess I have one issue, the tinted drop down visor always has condensation on it when I drop it down.

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CKX Mission is the newest model with some nice features.

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Old 11-10-2019, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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HJC is the coldest helmet I have owned.Went to a FXR
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've used the Polaris modular for a couple seasons now. Added the heated shield last year. Rode in -30F mornings and no issues with cold. Most of the time with that helmet I either use a thin balaclava or none at all. Easy pull of a strap to take off. Been using it more than my mx and goggles even on warmer days.

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Old 11-10-2019, 04:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the HJC. It's drafty until ice builds up to close those leaks, and I've been through 2 heated shields that have de-laminated. I don't recommend it.

I ran the Castle X last season. I had to jump up a size from the HJC, and it still didn't fit my head well. That helmet was nice otherwise, and the sun visor worked well.

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Old 11-10-2019, 04:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't be afraid to look at Zoan and Scorpion also ,I have a Zoan Modular with heated shield for 2 years now, no issues, and I paid around a $120 for it...
all modular helmet's can get drafty in the coldest temps
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've had the CKX Tranz for a couple years and really like it. No issues with condensation on the sun shade, although I put a heated visor on it before ever riding with it. It works well for me wearing rx glasses, FWIW!

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Old 11-11-2019, 06:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've had a HJC IS Max 2 for a long time and always been good. However, you need to make sure you get the correct shield for it. I had one that didn't seal correctly (HJC HJ-07) and it leaked air like crazy. I cracked that visor and bought the correct model (HJC HJ-09P Frameless) that seals correctly and it works well. I have since changed over to a 509 with google setup, but I still use my HJC on really cold days or when I need the easy use of the modular.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I also ran the Castle X last year. No leaks and warm. Ran it last year in Tower when it was -13* and stayed perfectly warm. So far it's been my best helmet.
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