Well, first you must decide whether your skid lid will be worn for "image" or to protect the skull & facial area in the event of a get-off. The litle beanies worn by some present an "image" to me....the image of a comatose vegetable taking his meals thru a straw forever.two-four said:I'm just wondering what most of you wear for a bucket??? I don't have a cruiser.....yet. I think the little beanie bucket's fit the "cruiser" image better than a full-faced helmet but I'm a little skeptical about the open-face do to bugs and such.
Have you tried the optional flip up face shield? Keeps the bugs, rocks, etc. off your face and better get off protection, as well. Plenty of air flow.Ken said:I have two helmets - a Shoei RF-900 and an HJC AC-3. The Shoei is full face, and the HJC is open face. I prefer to wear the Shoei because it gives me more peace of mind against road debris, bugs, etc. I wear the HJC only when it's so hot that I can't stand the full face helmet.
Nicks in his face? OUCH!!!! :shock:screaminmeanie said:My husband goes helmetless (rides a Harley, what can I say?), and every ride he comes home with nicks from pebbles, and bug guts all over his face. NO THANKS!!!
As a FF/EMT I've seen my share of stupid biker death's due to not wearing a helmet.bsteff said:I am a physician and a medical school professor, 55 years old. I see a lot of trauma that is preventable. I live in Mobile, AL, a fairly hot climate. I wear a full face helmet. When I stop in traffic I flip up the face shield and drop it into place before I start off again. My helmet is an Arai with multiple vents. When I am moving faster than about 15 mph it is well ventilated and not intolerably hot.
I WILL NOT WEAR ANYTHING BUT A FULL FACE HELMET!!!!