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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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So, im on the fence about full face helmets and open face ones.

I love the feel of riding with an open face, but hate the bugs and pebbles. The full face is nice and quiet, and keeps the other stuff out of my nose and teeth, haha.

What do you guys prefer?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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I prefer the full face helmet for the same reasons you state. Although I also don't usually wear the helmet if I'm riding around town and at speeds of ~45-55mph. I may pick up a half helmet next spring though. But I always wear it when I'm at highway speeds and touring.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dude... 55mph is highway speeds... lol. But to each there own.

Where about do you live?
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-20-2008, 12:10 AM
 
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The mountains of western Colorado. There's a couple of spots here where the only way to travel very far east or west is to use I-70. That means 75 to 85 mph. That can be rather uncomfortable. But traveling north along a state highway the speed limit is only 50 - 55 mph. That's usually pretty pleasant. So that's why the difference.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Either way... Highway + Bugs = the Suck!
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 10:53 PM
 
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when I had my turtle shell I would only wear it if I was sticking to back roads in town and never above 35mph. If I was going on the highway for any length of time I always wear my leather and full face. I would rather sweat than bleed.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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Yeah, I think i prefer more to the full face helmet and as you have stated before... it is more preferable to me...

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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I love my full face helmet. If I want a breeze, I just open the visor.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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May I suggest a Modular Full Face also known as flip up helmet. This provides full face protection with the convience of an open face helmet. Of course that is just my opinion I could be wrong!
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 04:23 PM
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i've got a skid lid and can't understand why any cruiser owners would want a full face unless you're doing long road trips and/or refuse to put on a windshield. to me, the full face is like driving around in a convertable and not putting the top down. you're on a bike so why wouldn't you want the wind in your face? concerned about bugs and crap? put on a windshield and wear eye protection/sunglasses. i just can't stand the thought of wearing a full face and closing myself out from the whole riding experience.
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