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Apr 10

Posts: 551

londonbill says:

Open or full face

Would you consider wearing an open face lid ?

Do you think they are dangerous by design ?

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Mar 10

Posts: 665

bazablue says:


i have all the types of helmet and on very hot days wear an open BUT I have fairing and full screen.....wouldnt wear on sports bike!

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Apr 09

Posts: 1910

mostlyslowly says:

I prefer

open face for peripheral vision etc, but wear full face most of the time.

I wear photochromic glasses/goggles with the open face and a ski mask to protect from insects.

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Apr 06

Posts: 2685

parapanfan says:

There is a tendency to land on the jaw in an 'over he handlebars' style of off.

In these cases your jaw is likely to be ripped from your face.

But they do look cooler on cruisers than a race rep full-face.

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Jul 09

Posts: 1400

davemdixon says:

I wear a

Schuberth C3 flipfront. I wear it with visor up in town traffic and down when on the move. I would like to ride all the time (like in the '60s 70s & 80s with an open face helmet but the risk to your face is too great.I agree view is restricted much more with full face helmets.

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Mar 05

Posts: 871

slider72 says:

full face

i the event of an accident (touch wood, not) i'd like to have the use of the lower part of my face, better safe than sorry.



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Feb 09

Posts: 120

mattdaytona says:

Full face too

Not only for the protection but I like people not being able to see my face.

Not that I would ever have an illegally dark visor on the road! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:



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Apr 09

Posts: 2751

BUSA666 says:

they are for different bikes

open face for cruiser type bikes, full face for sports or tourers. but the full face is the safest by far.

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Jul 08

Posts: 452

carbonni says:


I couldn't wear an open face helmet on the bike. I was hit right in the corner of my eye by a bug the other week, while riding with my visor open and it was like a stone had been catapulted into my eye. Had water streaming from my eye and it felt like it was starting to bruise straight away. I pulled over and got the bits out of my eye and had to wait 30 seconds before I could ride off again.
Now that was at 35-40 ish - I can't imagine what it would be like at 60+.

Now I only open my visor at junctions or when moving slowly.

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Feb 09

Posts: 3748

I wont wear a open helmet, ever

Never mind the bugs:huh:

Im ugly enough, never mind when ive had me face ground off by tarmac :wacko:

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Jan 10

Posts: 3144

Beelady says:

Full face for me

Went for a long, fast slide face down on my very first day wearing a full face lid (1976). Suffered compression of the brain,totally trashed the new helmet, but so,so pleased I wasn't wearing my open face.

I've never considered anything else since.

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