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What type of helmet do you wear?

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Typically I would see most guys riding Harleys wearing half helmets, but i am just trying to figure out if this is true with you guys on here.

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which ones do you guys wear and prefer?

I use to go half but after seeing some of the horrific photos I have gone with a full faced helmet and never gone back.
 

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I know it's said that "real harley riders" don't wear full face helmets, it's more of a sport bike rider thing. I'm not going to expect to see a lot of full face helmet votes here.
 

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I just go with the full face because I know that it is safest. I don't want to end up dead because I wanted to wear a helmet that looked cooler.

Harley riders usually don't wear helmets like that though. Maybe it will be different with Street 500 and 750 riders.
 

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Full face for me. I caught a junebug in the adams apple once, WHEW did that hurt!:eek: I thought I was going to suffocate. From then on I ride with a full face and always tilt my head down slighty to help protect my throat a little.
 

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Full face for me. I caught a junebug in the adams apple once, WHEW did that hurt!:eek: I thought I was going to suffocate. From then on I ride with a full face and always tilt my head down slighty to help protect my throat a little.
Better safe than sorry.

There's no way I would ride with a helmet like this:



even if it was a short distance ride.
 

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I will say IMO the "government" shouldn't be able to FORCE anyone to wear one. It's personal choice BUT, he who pays the bills get's to make the rules! Curious as to how this will end up with the Obamacare trainwreck we're just starting to see.:confused:
 

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Full face for me. I caught a junebug in the adams apple once, WHEW did that hurt!:eek: I thought I was going to suffocate. From then on I ride with a full face and always tilt my head down slighty to help protect my throat a little.
I had a close call even with my full face with the visor up just to de fog. A lady pegged me right in the cheek. It freaked me out thinking it could have hit my eye. So I could just imagine how vulnerable you are with an open or half helmet. Better safe than sorry.
 

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Whatever with this whole "freedom, nobody can force you to wear a helmet thing." We make people wear seat belts, which save many many lives each year. not wearing a helmet is simply a matter of wanting to look cool and that is not a good enough reason to warrant not wearing a helmet. Anyone who dies after not wearing a helmet and getting into a crash would wish they had worn one afterwards.
 

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Whatever with this whole "freedom, nobody can force you to wear a helmet thing." We make people wear seat belts, which save many many lives each year. not wearing a helmet is simply a matter of wanting to look cool and that is not a good enough reason to warrant not wearing a helmet. Anyone who dies after not wearing a helmet and getting into a crash would wish they had worn one afterwards.
Begs the question, who is WE to decide the choices others choose to make in their lives.:confused: I don't believe "they" should be able to force us to wear seat belts either. Do helmet's and seatbelt's save lives, sure they do and I wear both at all times but who am I to dictate to another person to wear one if THEY choose not to? I just don't agree with the nanny state/cradle to grave/protect me from myself way of thinking. We've already given up way more than enough personal freedom for the false sense of safety/security.

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Begs the question, who is WE to decide the choices others choose to make in their lives.:confused: I don't believe "they" should be able to force us to wear seat belts either. Do helmet's and seatbelt's save lives, sure they do and I wear both at all times but who am I to dictate to another person to wear one if THEY choose not to? I just don't agree with the nanny state/cradle to grave/protect me from myself way of thinking. We've already given up way more than enough personal freedom for the false sense of safety/security.

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I'm all for seatbelt and helmet laws, sucks most of our freedom has been taken away, too bad 3/4 of america is full of brain dead folks that don't get that.
At least if you're in a car, it's unlikely that a cop will notice you don't have a seatbelt on. Then with a bike, depending where you live, if you're brave, you can try to speed away from them and they'll give up chase.
 

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Begs the question, who is WE to decide the choices others choose to make in their lives.:confused: I don't believe "they" should be able to force us to wear seat belts either. Do helmet's and seatbelt's save lives, sure they do and I wear both at all times but who am I to dictate to another person to wear one if THEY choose not to? I just don't agree with the nanny state/cradle to grave/protect me from myself way of thinking. We've already given up way more than enough personal freedom for the false sense of safety/security.

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Good way to put it firehawk, we can only care about ourselves.
 

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I wear a full face, but recently bought a 3/4 (open face) Bell Mag 9. Reason being the double shield with the inner being shaded. What little I wore it before putting the bike up before winter, it was cooler, a little noisier, but not having to screw around with jamming sunglasses in a tight FF helmet is priceless. Turn a knob on the side and the shaded visor flips down.
I have a Skid Lid half helmet, which I wore a few times years ago, but I didn't like it. I will leave those to the "cool" guys.

I hear you Firehawk, the guv'ment likes to regulate everything. I believe the choices should be ours so long as it only effects us as individuals. If I don't wear a seat belt or helmet, it is me that is going suffer the consequences, not anyone else. I would still wear a helmet though, but it would be my choice, not theirs.
 

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I hear you Firehawk, the guv'ment likes to regulate everything. I believe the choices should be ours so long as it only effects us as individuals. If I don't wear a seat belt or helmet, it is me that is going suffer the consequences, not anyone else. I would still wear a helmet though, but it would be my choice, not theirs.
Only problem with that is this, and I'll try not to get too political here.:rolleyes: The more we allow the government to control for instance (AHEM.. Obamacare) the more freedom we lose. "He who pays the bills get's to make the rules". Helmet laws/seatbelt laws have very little to do with your safety, but much more to do with the medical costs which is heading at lightspeed to the government er... taxpayer paying for your split skull and/or road rash. It's all about the money.

Anyone remember Joan Claybrook and her idea of a "safe" motorcycle?
 

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Always full faced always always! I hit a deer in 2005 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.:eek: I would have no chin today if I wasn’t wearing my full-faced helmet.:D
 

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Not to be too political on a mc forum, but it's pretty obvious a lot of you don't know much about Obamacare. Now on topic - I have a full face and 3/4. The 3/4 feels better, but full is really the only way to go if you want real protection. And 1/2? Might as well wear a baseball cap. 1/2 helmets have that nice fracture ridge built in all the way around your skull, how convenient!
 
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