HJC CL-17 Chin Curtain
Needs instruction sheet
This is a different style chin curtain than when they first came out. I read the reviews about attaching the velcro to the bottom of the cheek pad-don't do it!
Insert the plastic 3 tabs into the holes, then fold the chin curtain velcro flaps under and attach them to the velcro that's in the inside of the chin bar. This creates a U-shaped chin curtain that has a great seal and very quiet.
November 14, 2015
Surprisingly poor effort and product from HJC!
Simply put - do not waste your time with this - instead grab one from a CL-15, CL-16, or RKT-201 (the one I used) that slides in between the liner and outer shell of the chinbar.
This chin curtain snaps (poorly) into three small openings in the very front of the leading lower edge of the chinbar, and relies on "velcro" (newer non-snagging kind) to keep its trailing ends "attached" to the bottom of the cheekpads - long story short, it does not work at all. It will not remain in place when putting on/ taking off the helmet. I also do not like the neoprene construction used - others have used felt and mesh, which feels better and "breathes"!
HJC should honestly pull this from the market and instead recommend one of the ones I noted above - they fit and remain in place, plus allow some air movement (from breathing, especially at a stop), and feel better against your skin. This one does none of the above.
Please note that I own 4 different HJC helmets, like them very much, and generally believe that they offer excellent "bang for the buck", so I am not unnecessarily bashing this small part. I am simply and generally surprised that someone with their company allowed this one part to go out to market.
September 9, 2015
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