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How To Stop Your Shoei Helmet's Whistling Problem

I finally replaced a ZAMP helmet that I had received when purchasing my old bike with a Shoei RF 1100 Firestrike. This is a great helmet. The only problem was that it whistled at 60+ mph. Turns out that all you have to do is make a couple of adjustments to make it stop.
  1. Push against these clips on both sides to remove the face shield.
  2. Loosen (do not remove!) these screws. About a half-turn is all you need.
  3. Push the whole shield assembly towards the back of the helmet.
  4. Hold the assembly and tighten the screws in step 2.
That's it! The shield should be held against the gasket properly and there should be no more whistling.


Thanks for the info, I will give it a shot. I got my RF 1100 a month ago. I had no whistling problems until the last leg of an 1100km ride last weekend. Out of nowhere I started noticing this really annoying whistling sound.

Thanks!!! Brand new helmet and during it's first 15 minute ride it was driving me insane! So simple, but not mentionned in the manual, many thanks for sharing this!!!