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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of helmets does everyone ride with? I know open face or 3/4's are real popular with the cruiser crowd (sometimes), anyways heres a little graphic that may help you change your mind



I think I'm going to pick up one of those new Bell Bullitts. Retroish with modern safety, although I heard the visor is not the best...
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Really seems like the most important part of the helmet is the bottom part then. The full face helmet just doesn't really look like it belongs on a cruiser, but that doesn't seem like a good enough reason to put yourself at risk of death or injury just to look cooler. Ultimately you have got to go with the safest choice IMO.
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Full Face is the way to go IMO, I don't take chances.



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I was reading on another forum about this guy who wears plain jeans while riding. He has fallen twice and was lucky enough to not get seriously injured. He took that luck as the go-ahead to continue wearing jeans while riding instead of scaring him into being more cautious in the future.

Tisk, tisk. But I think that this is more common then many people would like to think.

I guess this is what he looks like.

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I see a lot of guys riding around like this in NY, they'll regret it one day when they fall and their flesh leaves a trail on the concrete.



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Usually they aren't around to tell the tale afterwards. I can partly understand not wanting to wear absolutely every piece of protective gear that you could, but there needs to be a balance. You also need to take responsibility for the risk you are putting yourself in. If you wear no protective gear then you need to be prepared to have your skin scraped off when you skid down the street. I'd rather not be at that much risk personally.
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Exactly, they're actually luck to just leave flesh on the concrete and walk away from hooning around. At least there are those that are smart enough to still do stunts and hoon but wearing all approproaite gear



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Full Face, got rear ended in 2006 on my BMW R1150GS, sandwiched between 2 cars. I flipped up into the air and hit the car in front of me with the front of my full face helmet. If not for the full face helmet, I would have suffered massive facial injuries.
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Full Face, got rear ended in 2006 on my BMW R1150GS, sandwiched between 2 cars. I flipped up into the air and hit the car in front of me with the front of my full face helmet. If not for the full face helmet, I would have suffered massive facial injuries.
Absolutely, the chart says it all. There is a significant skew towards impact on the lower portion of a full face helmet on both sides of the face. How anyone can pass up that information is unfathomable.
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What kind of helmets does everyone ride with? I know open face or 3/4's are real popular with the cruiser crowd (sometimes), anyways heres a little graphic that may help you change your mind

Here is a helmet to match your picture: http://www.rideicon.com/products/?productGroupId=142717
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