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    Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 10:06
I know a full face is seen as better/safer/etc. but I have a 1985 V65 and it just seems wrong really to wear full face. I have a tidy little open face, goggles, mask and yes, even a white silk scarf... as well as the bright yellow full face. 

Does everyone go with the full retro look or what? Personally, the open face makes me look like a T:1000 (which may or may not be a good thing Wink )


Edited by Ambermile - 02 Oct 2021 at 10:23
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 11:43
I've tried full face helmets but find them impossibly claustrophobic. I did use similar to you for many miles but after several wet tours where everything fogged up, which combined with the elastic stretching made riding somewhat tricky I landed on a compromise - a Nitro open face with visor. This has served very well for 15 years or so now (obviously not the same one!)


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Beautiful looking Brough Superior there
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambermile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 12:52
Originally posted by c13pep c13pep wrote:

Beautiful looking Brough Superior there
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Isn't it just - I'd even consider changing my name to Joe for that... Cool


And yes Tom, the helmet I have (it's a Vespa) has a removable visor but not pull down - you either have it or you don't. Like those that slide up inside but it doesn't slide up LOL  I do get fogging of the goggles regardless of the goggles/mask/scarf/combo I pick...
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Both! I've got a Scorpion Exotech Carbon, the flip goes right behind the head so you don't have the front acting like a sail when you ride with it up, plus it's homologated as both a full and open faced helmet.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AdrianW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 14:34
Must admit I have not worn an open face since I was a teenager (a long time ago, it's all there was then) & that was a Stadium.. !!
Yes, full face ones do steam up sometimes and sneezing really is best avoided but on balance I prefer the protection..  The prospect of hitting the tarmac with no chin protection does not bear thinking about in my view - I prefer to avoid any dental work where at all possible...

I think the flip up type probably represent the best of all worlds and will be what I get next..

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 15:04
Amongst others I've got a 1980 LM2, but I always ride it with a full face lid.
Quite apart from safety, I really can do without all those insects that end up on my visor, in my face!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hustler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 15:10
I was full face for many years but switched a few years back to open face with a visor.
  
I find the vision so much better and because of that I'm sticking with it. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motomike1400 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 15:23
On two occasions  a full face lid has probably saved me from serious injury, maybe even death. Both times the chin bar took a huge hit, sufficient to crack and gouge the bar. Doubt my jaw would have taken kindly to it.
However, I do own an open lid, used for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.
And a flip front too.
But generally,  I use one of my full face Arai or Bell lids.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 15:27
Full face with pinlock visor purchased this year. This anti misting device works well. Safety and you can see where you are going. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 16:06
Originally posted by AdrianW AdrianW wrote:

I think the flip up type probably represent the best of all worlds and will be what I get next..


They do tend to be more noisy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambermile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 16:08
Hmm. Beginning to look like it's flip up/full face all the way unless on a poodle ride... pretty much how I see it TBH, I like the visibility with open face but always at the back of my mind is that what-if.  Was different on mopeds in the 70's - flat out kissing the tank and feet on the seat got me to 50 tops... now 1st gear does it. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andy M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 17:31
My main considerations are misting then noise.

I wore open face for years because they don't mist, still do when pottering about on the CL350. I finally found HJC full face that are way quieter and with built in pin-lock don't mist.

I had a Shuberth flip front. Hideously heavy and noiser than an open face. Pretty much the worst of everything for me.

Use the SHARP site to check the noise and safety ratings. These prove that price is not an indication of anything except fashionable graphics. You can get five stars for £120 or three for a grand.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote borderer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 19:06
I used to go trail riding with an open face as a conventional full face was too hot, about a month after buying an off road type helmet. I made contact with a large rock which split the chinbar. 
Still use an open face for slow pootling about rides but full face for anything else
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Softley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2021 at 19:51
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ted riding 40 odd years ago in an open Face helmet. Then progressed to full face. Then to flip front. Now I use a Davida open Face for most rides and if it looks wet I use a carbon fibre Caberg. But if I had to chose one or the other it would be the Davida every time. Fyi statistically you are less likely to have an off with an open Face. Probably be wise you feel. Ore vulnerable  and take more care. 
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