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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 08:17
Price isn't always a guarantee of better protection though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hbhonda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 12:10
Get a full face helmet that fits so as to protect as much as possible in a spill. Most of us are old(er) and I suspect pretty ugly so we have to look after what we've got, cos in my case it's not much
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 12:13
I don't see there's any point in telling other people what they "should" do. On the other hand, it's quite interesting to see others' choices and their reasoning.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 12:21
This is getting like a tyre or oil thread.
 
Ask 20 people and get 30 different answers.
 
It's a personal choice.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 15:10
This is what I have.
 The daughter has a full face Arai.
It was a custom fit with an Arai technician.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 16:50
Without prejudice to anyone's opinion, I don't buy in to any argument that goes "I been riding for XX years and come to no harm". I'm not sure what meaningful conclusion you can draw from this.
 
I have been riding almost 45 years and could have ridden all that time in just Speedo trunks, flip flops, and a tea-towel on my head. But that doesn't mean that's a good choice for my ride tomorrow.
 
Yesterday I was riding in Croydon and a car came shooting out of an unsighted side road without looking or slowing down. I came damn' close to chewing off several inches of his A-pillar. I certainly soiled my Speedos. Still, I survived so it's proven a tea towel on my head is all you need, ya bunch of nambie-pambies!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omobono Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2017 at 18:42
The only open face helmet I had on the bike was only used to stroll around a limited number of times. For proper motorcycling it's only full face helmet for me. Call me vain, but a bike accident where I fall on my face can leave me disfigured for life and I'd like to avoid it. 
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P.S. never understood why Arai wouldn't sell flip-up helmets (not safe enough apparently) but then they sell you the open ones... 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blind Lemon Ade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2017 at 20:40
In my days of commuting, then racing, it was always full-face: Griffin, Bell, Shoei, Arai, Shark. Some succumbed to old age, some to impacts with the track surface...

More recently, I had a Shoei flip-front, which was heavy and noisy, if convenient with specs.

It went, for a FF Shoei "GT-Air", which was a bit too snug. So, I bought a cheapo polycarbonate Nolan N43 "Air", a convertible open face with a removable chin bar. Light, good visibility, but...

I always wear earplugs, and I thought they were no good, until one day I put the FF Shoei back on - bliss! Near-silence! So it's back to FF, for the sake of my ears!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jmee54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2017 at 21:18

 
I have been riding almost 45 years and could have ridden all that time in just Speedo trunks, flip flops, and a tea-towel on my head. But that doesn't mean that's a good choice for my ride tomorrow.
 
I've ridden in shorts and flip flops, helmetless too!

I wonder what the statistics for people losing their faces, compared to those being paralysed are?

Riding a motorbike involves risk and I believe to a certain extent you can mitigate that risk by not riding like a twat. There is always the chance that the worst will happen, but the nanny state ( dayglo, full face, armour plating and a Honda 50 with riding modes, cornering abs,traction control etc etc) aint going to save you  if fate is against you.
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