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Last post 01-14-2011 01:27 PM by vortexau. 13 replies.
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  • 01-11-2011 04:16 PM

    • petegailey
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    I was just about to buy a open face helmet and goggles coz I like the look


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  • 01-11-2011 04:22 PM In reply to

    • dozer.
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    Re: Helmets

    Pete, Open face helmets are fine. I can see you on the trumpy with a nice matte black momo mate. hehehe Seriously, there's safety, and there's living.... I think that there's a place of them, perhaps not on the motorway, but that shot still doesnt make me want to get rid of the open face.
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  • 01-11-2011 04:25 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    when I found this image. Cant do it


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  • 01-11-2011 04:38 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Im not preaching or trying to convert anyone. Its a personal choice. Its a pity really coz I do love the look.


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  • 01-11-2011 06:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Helmets

    i prefer the open face helmet for the majority of my riding as it doesn't affect my jaw the way a full face helmet does. but i use a full face for open road riding, so just have to bear the discomfort. that is my personal choice. but i do use a nolan with intergrated visor.(n42)

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  • 01-11-2011 08:38 PM In reply to

    • hank
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    Re: Helmets

     id prefer to ride with an open face , but ive been sung by bees that many times that its not worth it,,,, except on very short rides

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 01-11-2011 08:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Helmets

     I have both & most of the time its usually the open face i pick up

  • 01-11-2011 08:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Helmets

    I started out with an open face because full faced ones all felt claustrophobic. After trying on a quite a few full face helmets (because of all the horror stories)  I found one that felt OK, and I've been using it ever since. A couple of weeks ago I used my open face one again briefly and it now felt strange; so I guess whatever you use you soon get used to it.

    Gavin
  • 01-13-2011 01:13 AM In reply to

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     I like my full face shoei, mainly because it fends off high speed winds at 100klm freeway rides and protects my neck more doing blind spot checks

  • 01-13-2011 08:32 AM In reply to

    • Jax
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    Re: Helmets

    I like my jaw just the way it is Wink

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  • 01-13-2011 09:03 AM In reply to

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  • 01-13-2011 12:37 PM In reply to

    • Jax
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    Re: Helmets

    Not even an open faced helmet could make Pete look that good Stick out tongue

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  • 01-13-2011 12:55 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Helmets

    Jax:

    Not even an open faced helmet could make Pete look that good Stick out tongue

    DOH!

     


    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
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    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
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  • 01-14-2011 01:27 PM In reply to

    • vortexau
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    Re: Helmets

    I have both an open face & a full face. There have been ocassions when I've set off wearing one and carrying the other under the seat.

    My open is a RJays Urban and I normally wear this for local riding in summer, and/or when I'm going to be riding Westward into the late afternoon sun. I even usually keep this helmet on when re-fuelling, and paying at the counter.  That speeds-up the fuel-stop no end!  This helmet is also my preferred choice when aboard my R100RS-powered outfit, and when I participate in the December Ipswich Toy Run.

    I have a Nolan full face that provides very good coverage that totally eliminates wind-roar when the visor is pressed home. This is best helmet in pouring rain although it closes up so well that it can fogg if the visor isn't left not fully closed.  Unfortunitely the full face isn't suitable for short trips in mid summer.

    Sometimes I'll set off (Eastward) for Ipswich wearing the full face, with the Urban under the seat.  That visor can't be beat for the return ride into the mid-to-late afternoon sun.

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