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I know this is a dodgy one but my wife got me a decent ls2 full face that got rave reviews for xmass and a little cheapy ls2 rocket open face as a treat the other day.
Im not sure how i feel about open face as i feel like it can be ripped of in a crash so what fo you guys wear?

Is open face okay for town during the summer?
 

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An open face looks cool, but if you fall and go chin first... you'll get a new look, that I'm not sure will be to
your wife's taste. :)

Full face for me. My only concession is a flip up (a scuberth c3 pro that I got for a good price on the net) that I always use closed, except when parking or stopped asking for directions :).
 

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Always full face, I quite like my jaw! Safety is paramount over looks, there are plenty of cool full face lids out there.
 

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I always went full face but this year I got an open face lid - which will be used for short runs etc. It's an AGV RP60 which I got at the bike show last year. Also a set of Aviator Pilot tinted goggles.....!

With regard to 'what ifs'.......I lost my right leg in a bike accident many years ago so know how bad things can go.....(wasn't my fault mind). But life is too short, and I don't push the odds!
 

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Open face for zipping up to the post office. Any further, definitely full face.
 

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I had such a coincidence that when I was driving behind a large truck, a stone from under the wheels hit me in the helmet visor. I was wearing a half-open face helmet with visor and if this stone hits me a few centimeters lower, probably I could lost my teeth. I've decided then to buy full face helmet.
 

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I do like the idea/look of an open face helmet, but for safety's sake i'll always wear a full face... sometimes even hitting an insect at speed can be felt through your jacket and come keen, so i certainly wouldn't fancy one hitting me on the cheek/chin area....and besides i have a beard so it would be full of all sorts of dead insects...!!!:laugh:
 

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Full Face ! Apart from the valid safety issue - on a previous trip in Spain sort sort of wasp thing hit me on the cheek whilst the visor was open. IT HURT LIKE **** ! So never again...!!
 

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Definitely full face not only just because I like the jaw line, but because of the mentioned above. Debris flying at you isn't fun at all lol. Either bugs, rocks, etc.
 

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Okay so as i fully expected full face app the way.....ill have to wear it at some point or she will be dissapointed lol
 

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Lol throw it on and give it a go around the block a few times.. maybe stop on the other side.. enjoy some fresh air and come back ;)

Walk around the house with it on from time to time.
 

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I shall take it to the garage switch helmets and walk in with it on sometimes lol.
I may wear it during the summer on my little work bike (yamaha nmax 125)
 

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I know I am a bit late to this discussion..

But I bought a Bell Riot helmet which is open faced but with a full faced visor.

Ive not been hit by anything yet but the visor seems to protect from the wind and I love the extra visibility you get.

I have to agree that if I know I am going for a bit of a blast I think I will put my full face on just for the extra safety but I do like the riot helmet!!
 

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My misses came on the bike yest and the open face helmet she gave me fits her a treat so i told her cuz i love her she can have it 😁 win win!!! She said it was actualy not windy and i ride slowly with her on the bike anyhoo
 

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Bonus!! I will be taking my missus out for the first time this weekend..pillion riding a whole new experience for me!!
 

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Yes its been 4 years since ive ridden my last big bike triumph tt600 sports bike and before that a gsxr 600. Ive been riding a little scooter for a year to work as i live in southampton and traffic is a nightnare in a car.
only been out 4 times on the xsr but with her on the back for the first time it rides like normal just feels heavier towards the back end. Slow menouvre is a little more difficult i must admit.
 

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I know I am a bit late to this discussion..

But I bought a Bell Riot helmet which is open faced but with a full faced visor.

Ive not been hit by anything yet but the visor seems to protect from the wind and I love the extra visibility you get.

I have to agree that if I know I am going for a bit of a blast I think I will put my full face on just for the extra safety but I do like the riot helmet!!
If you've a full face visor you'll be fine against debris etc....but (and i hate saying this)..... it's IF you come off...that's where the full face is a necessity in my opinion... you'll also find you're looking down at the speedo a lot more because of it's position, unless you reposition it of course...
 

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I do agree with the coming off situation and that's the part that worries me.

In relation to full face I have an HJC IS and its so bloody noisy I just hate wearing it!

Any suggestions on replacements or is it all down to personal preference?
 

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I have an LS2 civik and i am a subscriber to fortnine on youtube and they rated it best helmet under 300 dollars (canadian reviewers) i got it on a special for £90 and i beleive its even cheaper now....alot of features for that price. Only thi g is noise on the left is more due to tge inner sunglass slider so tge foam is thinner.
 
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