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Talking Show me your helmets!!

No, Not that kind. I'm trying to get some inspiration for my next purchase.

I'm torn between retro BELL's and open face/halcyon goggles! what do you ride with?



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No, Not that kind. I'm trying to get some inspiration for my next purchase.

I'm torn between retro BELL's and open face/halcyon goggles! what do you ride with?
Please Google "motorcycle accident face" and then get back to us on how you feel about an open face Bell and some Halcyon goggles. Full face helmets are plenty cool, you don't need to sacrifice your face for hipster points.
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For me, my daily helmet has to provide safety and comfort. The Arai Signet Q is the only helmet I have worn that fits me snug but does not give me a major hot spot on my forehead. I love this helmet!

I also have a 3/4 shell that I have worn maybe four times. The above mentioned accident photos have stuck with me for years.
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...........you don't need to sacrifice your face for hipster points.

Damn man, you could take the "fun" out of funeral!

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Damn man, you could take the "fun" out of funeral!

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You are right about that, but it's for a purpose.

Bonnevilles attract a lot of new riders who are more concerned with looking good than actual riding, so leads to a lot of unsafe behavior. Just because our bikes may have a 1970's aesthetic, doesn't mean our helmets need to be of 1970's safety standards. There is a reason that full face helmets are the norm with every other group of riders.

But yeah, a Biltwell helmet and some goggles looks great for instagram.

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I've been riding for a while now, 42+ years actually, off and on.
During that time, I've worn no helmet, open face and the last 20 years...full face. Call it a progression of knowledge and experience. I will never, ever go back to anything less than a full face.
For me, safety during a crash is paramount. Comfort comes in second with looks way down on the list.
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Sometimes it's nice to feel the wind in your face, to revel in freedom. I guess once that magic is gone for you it's safety first (old man syndrome)

While I don't believe in wearing no helmet I'm glad it's still a choice whether to go open face or not! - The main reason other 'groups' of bikers don't wear open face is because it doesn't match their sports/adventure. If it was flipped you would see a lot of those riders wear open face. Lets face it, The only reason you buy a ugly duck bike is for winter hacking, You want to look good on your bike!
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