I know there's a great thread about Touring helmets, but I wanted to pose a direct line of questioning before I go out and buy another lid. When I bought my bike, I made what I considered a smart move (rare form for me) and bought a brand new, proper fitting helmet. I spent a decent amount (or so I thought) on an HJC Rpha 10, and being a fan of Superbike and MotoGP, I opted for the Ben Spies red(orange)/white/blue color-way. This helmet has been great for riding around town. I really like the way it moves air and keeps my head cool and dry. I like the pinlock system with the antifog shield. I really like that it doesn't impede my peripheral vision. As I venture further and further from home on my rides, I find that I have some gripes about this lid, and I suppose I need to know if these gripes are justifiable or if I just have unreasonable expectations. Gripe: This helmet is NOISEY! I suppose I'll have to sacrifice some sound suppression if I want good airflow; I get that. When I'm at cruising speed (around 55-65 on the back roads and 70+ highway) the wind inside my helmet is LOUD. I can't hear my bike, I can't hear myself think, it's distracting and tiring. Gripe: It feels loose! When I bought this helmet it was nice and snug, and gave me the smooshy cheeks and felt secure on my head. 6 months later, it feels as if a heavy gust of wind could blow the helmet right off my head if it weren't strapped to my chin! It shifts around on my head and once again it's distracting. Gripe: While it was (in the eye of this beholder) a beautiful helmet to start with, after just short of 1000 miles, it looks like it's been through a war! I have never dropped it and always put it back on the shelf when I get home. There are gouges, dimples and divits everywhere. I don't hear it getting hit by rocks or anything (other than a few times). I'm thankful it's protecting my head, but jeez! I've seen helmets that guys have been wearing for years that aren't nearly as nicked up! While I know this helmet is a more Sport and track oriented design, I can't help but wonder if I could gain some comfort in a helmet meant for touring. Are there things I can do to my own helmet to reduce the noise (yes I'm aware that earplugs exist). Will replacing the cheek pads and liner give me that snug fit again? Should that be done every so often? Are there things I can do to maintain my helmet and make the shell last longer? How do I know when to replace it altogether? Thanks guys! As always your council is welcome and much appreciated.