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#771880 - 04/16/12 10:27 AM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: Pat Buzzard]  
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I only have one helmet... and it's a Schubert flip-up. I keep it closed 99% of the time. Flip it up when stationary in hot weather, or getting gas at the pump wink

Then again, we fortunately do not live in Florida...... or worse !


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#773245 - 04/23/12 03:03 PM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: VTBeemer]  
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From a child to an Adult I have all ways warn a Helmet simply because it was mandatory here in Ontario. Spent many years in Moto-cross and 1/2 flat track. Now that Michigan has changed the helmet law, my friends want to go to MI and ride with out a lid! A few years ago when I was at Daytona 500 I went on a short ride down I4 and was after a few miles with out my helmet on, I turned around and went right back because.... Scared the hell out of me when I was cut off by a white haired lady.
I just cant change now, and now looking for a comfortable flip up.


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#774367 - 04/28/12 12:34 AM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: John Bentall]  
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+1 on the Schuberth J1. I plan to purchase one when I get home for good. Not imported in the US but can be bought on the internet for around $400. My buddy rides with one and loves it.

We rented a Harlet last fall and had the 3/4 helmet with visor. No face shield bu I always have sunglasses. Along with the Ultra Classic wind screen, the ride was very quiet and got me thinking about the 3/4 with shield option, thus the J1 search began.


Steve


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#775834 - 05/04/12 11:57 PM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: upflying]  
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Originally Posted By: upflying
...better vision...


From smarter-usa.org:

"Helmets do not hinder peripheral vision or contribute to crashes. Normal peripheral vision is approximately 180 degrees, and federal safety standards require that helmets provide 210 degrees of vision. Over 90 percent of crashes happen within a range of 160 degrees (with the majority of the remainder occurring from directly behind)."


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#776098 - 05/06/12 03:57 PM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: Pat Buzzard]  
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NJ: It's not that bad!
I ride most of the time with my full-face helmet. I have an open face 3/4 helmet that I use for a few weeks in the heat of the summer, but only for my short commute to work from home. (I take a no highway speed, low traffic route.)

I just don't feel fully safe w/out a FF helmet on, but when it's 95 F in the shade, the full helmet is a real sauna.


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#778831 - 05/21/12 01:12 PM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: Pat Buzzard]  
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I'm right there with you. I had an open faced helmet and then did a ride to Sturgis in 2010. My lower face was terribly sunburned, even with sunscreen. I replaced it with a cheap modular which I really liked. I replaced that with my Schuberth which is awesome. I tell myself ATGATT, but yesterday it was hot as blazes. I had to run some errands around town and suited up with my jeans, boots and a long sleeved t-shirt. I know, I know. It does make me slow down a bit and take more time.


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#778935 - 05/21/12 07:56 PM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: Pat Buzzard]  
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Even though I live in Florida I still wear a full face year around. In the spring and summer you start to sweat the moment you put the thing on, but here in Florida spring and summer are LOVE Bug season. I actually get a little satisfaction when I see the Harley guy with just sunglasses on and a face full of love bugs. I will take sweating any day...I just shouldn't have gotten the black RT.

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#778997 - 05/22/12 01:03 AM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: GK8705]  
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Originally Posted By: GK8705
Even though I live in Florida I still wear a full face year around. In the spring and summer you start to sweat the moment you put the thing on, but here in Florida spring and summer are LOVE Bug season. I actually get a little satisfaction when I see the Harley guy with just sunglasses on and a face full of love bugs. I will take sweating any day...I just shouldn't have gotten the black RT.
Why feel sorry, maybe love bugs taste good. I have hit a few that did...and one that sticks in my memory as a good reason for full face and windshields...

Rod

#779045 - 05/22/12 11:24 AM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: ragtoplvr]  
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Only went down once, in Mexico, and the full face helmet saved me from serious injury. The chin bar was heavily damaged but I was not. Gave away my open face helmets when I got home.


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#779046 - 05/22/12 11:30 AM Re: Safety versus visability versus comfort [Re: RTJohn]  
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Originally Posted By: RTJohn
I'm right there with you. I had an open faced helmet and then did a ride to Sturgis in 2010. My lower face was terribly sunburned, even with sunscreen. I replaced it with a cheap modular which I really liked. I replaced that with my Schuberth which is awesome. I tell myself ATGATT, but yesterday it was hot as blazes. I had to run some errands around town and suited up with my jeans, boots and a long sleeved t-shirt. I know, I know. It does make me slow down a bit and take more time.



Hot as blazes.

That is the time to wear mesh around here.
Better airflow than jeans by far, and much more protection.
YMMV


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