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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-01-2019, 06:36 AM
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Funny how when we get older and wiser we start to realize the risks we have taken in the past. Maybe when I am 70 I will start riding without a helmet because I would rather die while living than wither away.

I prefer FF/modular and less windshield here in the south. I will ride with the visor open until I get hit by the first bug and then it is closed until I ride slow again. I own a 1/2 helmet that I will wear on very rare occasions, but the bugs here are just nasty and I feel that if I have to have a huge windshield in front of me to protect from the bugs I might as well wear a FF/modular without the huge shield and add in some crash protection.

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aahh the wisdom of youth , back in the 70's we did lots of stoopid s&^% ..

Rare that I don't wear a skid lid in a no helmet state ..

I have all three and usually wear a half around here in the furnace and against better judgement .. Otherwise it's the N103 Outlaw modular , rarely wear the 3/4 ..

I dont take the half on road trips as the "main skid lid" ..

All ya gotta do is hit the pavement once with a half and you are f'd , no matter the speed ..

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Older I get the older my guardian angel gets ..

Gave up on cool long ago ..

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In the 70ís I did everything I could to not wear a helmet. Wear a half helmet here locally in Jax. Used to wear a Nolan outlaw but just couuldnít get used of the chinbar. Ended up getting a Schuberth M1 for road trips.

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There are old pilots and bold pilots but very few old and bold pilots. I like to think that those of us that have graduated to the full face/modular are the few in the old and bold category, turned 54 last Saturday, same day as JtB.

Been wearing Shoei full face then modulars for a few years now and rarely wear my half helmet, carry it everywhere on the bike but like all the others I like the features of the modular, quiet, open it up for a drink or snack going down the road, can ride with the visor open if I like and I have mine wired for sound so I'm not straining to hear the music at 85mph on the Interstates.

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safety gear while riding are smart choices for men who have a family to carry on. at least we can have fun with little peace of mind
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31 y/o married to a 27 y/o and we have a 3 month old; Iím wearing a Shoei Gt-Air Full Face Helmet. Coupled with highway speeds in excess of 75 mph, and night commutes; there is no better option IMHO.

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post #17 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-01-2019, 04:38 PM
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I'm to the point I wear kevlar jeans and a textile and mesh jacket along with European CE rated motorcycle shoes. The jacket should take a good slide. The Jean's an even longer one. From tank tops and no helmet to ATGATT.
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55 huh...you live and you learn, just some sooner than others I suppose...
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post #19 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-01-2019, 07:34 PM
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Even in my youth I always rode with a helmet, leathers, redwings and gloves. All helmet configurations have their advantages and shortcomings. These days I prefer a spec ops half, good ear and cheek protection but admittedly not to the extent of a 3/4 or full. On the other side of the calculus is the improved situational awareness and peripheral vision, which I find more to my advantage from an overall safety standpoint. My average rides are usually 200/day and begin with the objective of escaping Dallas city traffic asap. (Leave before first light!) In the end, it’s, like always and with all things, a trade-off. Just ride like you’re invisible and trust not the intentions of those in the cage, no time, where. OooRah!
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post #20 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2019, 03:09 AM
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Did the same after a riding friend kept showing me data on percentage of time your chin hits first! Love the helmet. I outfitted with J&M boom and headset wired! Actually love the quite! The integrated BT does not get a good review; if thinking of this suggest looking at SENA recharge/battery drain process first!

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