HJC CL-17 Chin Curtain
Depends what your looking for.
Ok the CL-17 is a great helmet for the price but NOISY as heck. I got this chin curtain to try and cut out some of the wind that was causing issue for the Sena intercoms we run. The neoprene is USELESS . Its huge .it doesn't secure in place along the helmet AT ALL. What I decided to do was to take the neo off with a razor blade at the stitching and just use the small plastic edge of this chin curtain. That part clips in securely and provides a small lip along the front underside edge of the helmet diverting air from really sucking up infront of your mouth and causing the mic to just continue sending the "whoosh" sound of air over the intercoms .
So basically I'm removing most of the purchased product and just using the front edge of it. BUT I do find that it helps a lot with the intercoms but won't reduce the air noise you hear in this helmet.
Id give it 1 star with the neo on it and 4 the way I have it now .
August 16, 2015
Looks to work
This product looks to work good. Snapped on for the most part. Still haven't rode with it yet so time will tell.
August 10, 2015
Wasn't difficult to install but wouldn't stay in place. Popped off every time I tried to put the helmet on. Once I got it on I found 1 of the 3 plastic tabs had come loose. After putting it back in place I went for a ride. Within a few minutes I felt the curtain flapping in the wind so to speak.I stopped to look in my mirror and saw that1 tab was broken almost off and another was missing. I left mine in a parking lot trash can and rode away. I love my CL-17 helmet so I was disappointed with this product. It's possible I just got a defective item but it looked ok before the install. Maybe others have had good luck with theirs but I didn't.
July 6, 2015
Its just OK
Serves the purpose it was designed for thats about it. Attachment is weak at best.
June 30, 2015
Works well, but clips don't stay in place when taking off helmet
The chin curtain does its job. I keeps the wind, chill, and wind noise out.
Only problem is that the clips don't stay in too well. The curtain always falls out when pushed by your chin when taking the helmet of. If the clips were better, then the flexible fabric would simple flex around your face, and it wouldn't not fall out, but the fabric is apparently of better quality than the snaps.
I do recommend it, but it could have been better designed.
June 30, 2015
The short & sweet
It works. It's a pain to install because it has to be prefect in order to fit your head in your helmet afterward. It's impossible to keep attached. I used glue. Doesn't look pretty, but keeps air out, which also means it keeps bugs out. It's just a poor design. Something with snaps all around & triple layer mesh would have been better. Oh & the helmet is still loud. Don't think it will make it better. Less air means hotter inside, so watch out in the hot & humid summers. You'll open your helmet under 40mph without a doubt.
June 29, 2015
Works well but a few Issues.
The curtain fits the HJC CL-17 ok. The snaps fit securely but the rubber that fits over the curtain is way too short and often times slides off and allows air to flow through up in to the face. the velcro tabs don't attach to anything which can leave it flying in the wind. I fixed this by sticking small sticky velcro tabs on the cheek pads on the underside of the helmet. My biggest gripe would the how thick the the actual curtain is. Its made out of a thick neoprene and does not breath at all. I wear glasses and even during the summer time heat right now my glasses can fog up and it can get hot breathing in the helmet once you're moving it isn't an issue any more.
With that said if you can deal with the heat and if it fits you well I've noticed that during highway riding the noise reduction is quite noticeable.
June 16, 2015
Not to bad
Quality was bad, only was good for 2 rides .........
May 11, 2015