Just wanted to get a feel from riders on what y'all wear for head gear. Coming from a sport bike, I was always in a full face. One of the allures of a cruiser is being completely free and into wind. That said, on the freeways I am still wearing a full face and switch to a 3/4 helmet when I get on the back roads and streets.
what do you guys use?
2013 Vegas 8 Ball
2011 Star Stryker- Sold 8,000 miles
2006 Harley VROD VRSCR- Sold 7,400 miles
2009 Moto Guzzi Griso- Sold 6,000 miles
I wear a half helmet. But only when I'm in a state that requires it. I hate it, the wind rifles past the straps that go down past my ears and just SCREAMS and kills my ears. I have a 3/4 helmet with fold down screen but it's a touch small. If I had to wear a helmet it would be a comfortable full face. Might as well wear one that actually protects everything if you're wearing one.
I wear a modular on my ST1300 but on my xc I wear a half when its warm, a 3/4 when it's cooler and dry out but I carry a full face in the trunk for long trips when I'm going to encounter rain cuz a half and 3/4 suck in the rain....
I tell my kids to only wear a full face on their bikes and play a damned good hypocrite on my own bike...
2012 Cross Country--trunk at times, stereo/amp upgrade, Madstad Windshield bracket, old-man style heated seat/grips, RPW Exhaust/Lloydz ATS and filter, PCV/AT, Cycleops Cheese, side covers and primary insert, soft lowers, a bit of chrome...
I always used a full face until this summer. It's been so hot I decided to try a smaller helmet...I love it!
It has no shield so I bought a clip on full shield and keep it in my bag incase of rain or night riding.
In the fall I'll go back to my comfy full face.
I wear a half unless its really cold and I need the warmth of a full. I feel closed in and less aware of what is around me in a full face helmet. I actually feel (for me personally) I am safer wearing the half because of that.
2013 Cross Country Tour & 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic,
Lloydz ATS Wheel
Lloydz Air Filter
Witchdoctor Voodoo HP Pipes
RF PBR300 with Polk MM531's
I love my wife....and motorcycles. She understands (most of the time)!
Half or 3/4 for me, depending on circumstances. If it's warm and I'm only riding short, local rides, I'll wear my 1/2. If it's a longer ride or if my wife is with me and wants comms, I wear the 3/4 with bluetooth. I need to find a better 3/4 that allows for more airflow cause mine sux in that department.
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2012 Victory Crossroads Classic L.E. (#258)
PC V and Dyno tuned by Kyle of KMC
Lloydz High Flow Filter
Lloydz Timing Wheel
Lloydz Drop In Cams
Lloydz 1/4 Turn Throttle
Crossroads HID high/low lights
Making 113 HP and 115 TQ