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Full face helmet 247 72.01%
Windshield 96 27.99%
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I would have both a helmet and a wind screen/faring, but am not a fan of full-face. If you do any significant time on the interstates, wind buffeting/fatigue is greatly reduced with a wind screen. I'm with ochog1...cool is less of an issue for us old folk

I wear a Speed/Strength halfie with a flip-down/tinted insert when I wear one...it allows for smokes on long hauls...risk x2
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For me, it's got nothing to do with looking cool; I don't give a stuff about that (it'd be a lost cause anyway ).

I like riding without a windshield. I have tried various screens, and they have all, to a greater or lesser extent, made riding uncomfortable or unpleasant.

I do have a full face, just for riding the trail bike 'off road' (legal, but unsurfaced, tracks). I must say that I quite like it; it's got great, and adjustable, ventilation.
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for some years used the Hugger as it were a car...
i used her for anything leaving the car in the garage...
bought the Hugger with oem bags and windshield (like that of yours US Police highway patrol)...
i admit it was useful... especially on trafficated roads...
it bounded well with the buckhorn handlebar stock on the 2001 Hugger...

then some years later i swapped both the windshiled and the buckhorn for a fairing and a standard 883 handlebar...

i was more confident so... i have an advanced riding style... i mean... i like to put some weight on the wrists and on the front wheel... the buckhorn-windshield couple had done their course....
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