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Sure glad I have a wind screen. Still wearing my 1986 half skid lid.
The year they forced us to wear them.
Ive been told your years Im go die without a full face.
Im still here.
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Sure glad I have a wind screen. Still wearing my 1986 half skid lid.
The year they forced us to wear them.
Ive been told your years Im go die without a full face.
Im still here.
Except possibly for legal reasons, helmets aren't often needed. But they, helmets, are nice to have when they are needed for more then legal reasons.
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I am going to buy two helmets: Bell Qualifier DLX (probably MIPS) and some half helmet e.g. Bell Scout Air.
I found some Bell half-helmets in local H-D dealership. And there is nowhere to try Bell full helmets in my corner.

It seems that M sized Bell half-helmets fit good for me. Also, I have seen comments and reviews saying that Bell FullFace helmets are very tight.

Considering my head circumference (58cm), which is on brink between M and L, should I consider to choose Large size for Bell FF?
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It's now just about head size; it's also about shape. You really need to try a helmet on before buying.
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Except possibly for legal reasons, helmets aren't often needed. But they, helmets, are nice to have when they are needed for more then legal reasons.
Yeah, like when it is 30 degrees and you are riding. Full face is nice in winter.
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Meow.

Ive rode in 25 degree weather, 50 miles back and forth. Same 1986 skid lid and a face cover and goggles.

I prefer to see and hear whats trying to hit me.
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Ive rode in 25 degree weather, 50 miles back and forth. Same 1986 skid lid and a face cover and goggles.

I prefer to see and hear whats trying to hit me.
I'm with you brother. I rode all the time I lived in NH without a helmet, then I moved to California and there were no helmet laws here so I rode without a helmet here too, until Pete Wilson decided that my rights weren't worth shit as long as he was governor. I slid down the 60 freeway at 74 MPH without that lid either and walked away from it like any other get off. After Wilson took our rights away I slid down the 91 freeway at 65 MPH with a lid and that went fine too. I highly recommend a Bates Leather jacket. But if you crash enough you learn how to keep your head out of the drama.
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It's now just about head size; it's also about shape. You really need to try a helmet on before buying.
Funny you should say that. We had dinner with a friend and his wife and she was saying that she had trouble finding a helmet to fit, and discovered that she had an English shaped head so she got a British helmet and it fits great.
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Funny you should say that. We had dinner with a friend and his wife and she was saying that she had trouble finding a helmet to fit, and discovered that she had an English shaped head so she got a British helmet and it fits great.
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