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Author Topic: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?  (Read 628 times)

Offline VintageMBike

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Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« on: Feb 11, 2019, 22:01:14 »
Im an idiot. I have 10 helmets. 3 Bell Bullit's which I now hate because you cant use a Sena headset with them and 4 3/4 daytonas as seen below.

What your preference in a helmet? Full face or 3/4?
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Offline iatethepeach

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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2019, 22:16:49 »
That's a lot of lids for one man!

I wear full face, mostly because I'm not good looking.

Offline pidjones

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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2019, 22:19:49 »
Modular. I wear HJC because that is my head shape. I also have a 3/4 that I wear occasionally. Then I have a Sena SMH5 set that fits either. I leave the mic and earpieces in and just swap the main module out of the holder and plug it in. Had I been wearing the 3/4 when I went down on I-40 at 50mph in 2016, I would have had serious facial injuries. As it was, I was ATGATT and had a mild wrist fracture that really didn't need the cast they put on it. Destroyed all of my gear, but not a drop of blood. I once had about 10 helmets, but sold a bunch for $3 apiece to a neighbor because I just didn't see the need to have them. I still have five (plus one for the wife).
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Offline VintageMBike

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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2019, 22:22:20 »
That's a lot of lids for one man!

I wear full face, mostly because I'm not good looking.

Yeah I dont know how I got to 10. Im so ashamed!
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Offline VintageMBike

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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2019, 22:24:13 »
Modular. I wear HJC because that is my head shape. I also have a 3/4 that I wear occasionally. Then I have a Sena SMH5 set that fits either. I leave the mic and earpieces in and just swap the main module out of the holder and plug it in. Had I been wearing the 3/4 when I went down on I-40 at 50mph in 2016, I would have had serious facial injuries. As it was, I was ATGATT and had a mild wrist fracture that really didn't need the cast they put on it. Destroyed all of my gear, but not a drop of blood. I once had about 10 helmets, but sold a bunch for $3 apiece to a neighbor because I just didn't see the need to have them. I still have five (plus one for the wife).

Glad you survived the crash. Gear is important, but in Summer in NYC its just tshirts, a full face and gloves for me. In the pic of me above, note those stupid gloves I had on.

Over summer, and uber driver ran a light and hit me and I went down. Look at what happened to my hand:

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Offline ridesolo

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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2019, 22:30:12 »
My face ain't all that pretty but it's the only one I have.  Full face, EVERY TIME, period.  (And in the spirit of full disclosure, for medical reasons I have to wear  RGP contact lenses in order to see and can't deal with any wind on my eyes. But having said that, before the eye issues it was still always full face.)
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Offline pidjones

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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2019, 22:44:42 »
Glad you survived the crash. Gear is important, but in Summer in NYC its just tshirts, a full face and gloves for me. In the pic of me above, note those stupid gloves I had on.

Over summer, and uber driver ran a light and hit me and I went down. Look at what happened to my hand:
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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2019, 22:52:28 »
Full face all the time.  I just got myself a Schuberth C4 on clearance for $350 at Revzilla.  You can add a fully integrated Sena system to it.  The helmet is prewired with microphone and speakers.

But it fits me and I donít fit the Bell helmets so it likely wouldnít work for you.

Iím surprised you canít fit a sena to the Bullit.

All that said, I have an SMH10 that Iíve had for years and hardly use.  Why so desperate to use a headset?
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Offline VintageMBike

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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 11, 2019, 23:05:38 »
Full face all the time.  I just got myself a Schuberth C4 on clearance for $350 at Revzilla.  You can add a fully integrated Sena system to it.  The helmet is prewired with microphone and speakers.

But it fits me and I donít fit the Bell helmets so it likely wouldnít work for you.

Iím surprised you canít fit a sena to the Bullit.

All that said, I have an SMH10 that Iíve had for years and hardly use.  Why so desperate to use a headset?

I like riding with music. each of my Daytonas has hardware for my Sena 10S which I just switch from helmet to helmet. See below:

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Re: Full Face or 3/4 Helmet?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2019, 14:06:13 »
Full face, no questions. I wear gloves, jackets, pants and boots every time I get on the bike unless its in the shed and I'm just making engine noises.
T-shirt, regular jeans? No thanks, I'll rather not take that chance.

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