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    Helmets

    Im noticing a strong presence of "dual sport helmets" in the videos I've watched.

    What do you prefer on your TW?
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    I prefer full face helmets when on road bikes and dual sport helmets when on the TW. That's my preference for sure. Of course what type of riding and weather can play a factor.
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    My preference is a non-full face helmet so I can eat bugs, wipe snot, and take a sip of water more easily.


    However, ejfranz mentioned to be to fine/buy a lightweight DOT approved BMX/MX helmet. I did and I love it (except for the no eating bugs, harder to wipe off snot and take a drink of water part). It's also vented.


    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    I have a motocross style with goggles but when riding to work a few weeks ago it was 22° and I wish I had a helmet with a full face shield. I got an ice cream headache.

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    I ride with a regular Bell full face but I would really like something with a peak so I can block the sun at times.

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    Been a while since I rode a dual sport. When I had a helmet with a visor. Didn't care for it on the road. Turn your head wrong and that thing is a sail.

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    Generally I'll wear one off my xd4's, but I did just get a vx pro now that I found that scott makes otg goggles. It's to cold now, but I'll probably move to the vx pro for warm days when I'm not riding sweep. I like a full shield for heavy dust clouds on dry days. No one wants silicosis!
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    I have an Arai and I think it's money well spent at over $600 retail. It has a shield so I can wear sunglasses, regular prescription glasses. The visor can open as little or as much as I need to allow air circulation. I also have a bluetooth intercom to talk with riding buddies and it's very easy to mount the mic and the ear pieces.

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    Thats an xd4, I have one in that color too. They were closing them out at a "can't say no price". Great helmets. I actually think Arai is the best dual sport helmet but I'm sure not all would agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ski Pro 3 View Post
    I have an Arai and I think it's money well spent at over $600 retail. It has a shield so I can wear sunglasses, regular prescription glasses. The visor can open as little or as much as I need to allow air circulation. I also have a bluetooth intercom to talk with riding buddies and it's very easy to mount the mic and the ear pieces.

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    A friend of mine got a little too close to the bike in front of her and clipped the rear tire. She went down really hard and in the process took a third of her lower jaw off. I mean gone. Most all of her weight went down on her face / jaw. She has had numerous surgeries and still is not right. Most of this if not all could have been avoided with a full face helmet. After that I no longer own an open face helmet. She's doing much better and hopefully one day will be fully recovered.
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