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Open Face Helmet on a sport bike?

Curious of the general opinion... I"m considering getting a different helmet for warmer weather. Would an open face or half helmet be an out of the ordinary chioce for 1990 vfr 750f ? I'm liking that Bell - Custom 500 speed soul helmet.
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Curious of the general opinion... I"m considering getting a different helmet for warmer weather. Would an open face or half helmet be an out of the ordinary chioce for 1990 vfr 750f ? I'm liking that Bell - Custom 500 speed soul helmet.

I wouldn't wear an open-faced lid on anything.
I've had three crashes that damaged the front of my lids.

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Re: Open Face Helmet on a sport bike?

Do you know how painful it is when a bug splats in you in the face....even at 30 mph let alone any higher speeds

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Re: Open Face Helmet on a sport bike?

Good advice. Thanks. Any suggestions on breathable full face then? I'm suffocating in my Scorpion.
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Good advice. Thanks. Any suggestions on breathable full face then? I'm suffocating in my Scorpion.
I wear HJC with fog masks.
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Do you know how painful it is when a bug splats in you in the face....even at 30 mph let alone any higher speeds

Two good points, when I came off the front of my helmet got a hammering




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Good advice. Thanks. Any suggestions on breathable full face then? I'm suffocating in my Scorpion.
A helmet that fits you correctly (snug and consistent) will breathe a whole lot better than a helmet that is too loose for you. Arai has excellent ventilation, but even Arai wont ventilate if the helmet is too big. Fit is also a safety issue, if your helmet is too loose its not going to protect your head like it should if you go down.

When the helmet fits you snug the air flows through the intake vents and moves to the exhaust vents like it is supposed to. If there is space between your head and the helmet it creates dead air and the vents will not do the job they are designed for.
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Re: Open Face Helmet on a sport bike?

I have this one, don't find it to be too bad
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Re: Open Face Helmet on a sport bike?

open face

mate of mine hit a war memorial once and after it caved in the front of his full face helmet braking his jaw, nose and cheak.....

I swore I'd never wear a open face helmet*....

altho calling him the son of elephant man kept us amused for weeks, I don't think the outcome coulda been giggled at if he'd had a open faced lid on

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Re: Open Face Helmet on a sport bike?

Mate of mine faceplanted when the bike highsided him and the whole front of his helmet got a pretty harsh treatment from the road. Wouldnt like to see what would of happened to an open face in that situation.
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Hope you were running Pirelli's in this pic Larry

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Hope you were running Pirelli's in this pic Larry
Yep, SuperCorsa's :-)

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Re: Open Face Helmet on a sport bike?

Open face helmet ......you would be mad, you might as well ride in a g-string with leather chaps for all the good it would do you .

What goes around, comes around.....
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Open face helmet ......you would be mad, you might as well ride in a g-string with leather chaps for all the good it would do you .
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