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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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Shoei GT Air, light, quiet,comfy, vents for hot weather & the flip down sun visor saved me a fortune in lost sunglasses. It's also much more convenient to flip it up or down rather than stopping to take sun glasses off.
When it comes to screens count me out. 40 years ago my bike was an export Triumph Bonneville, I swapped bikes with a guy at work during our lunch break, he'd just got a BMW R75 from an older guy who gave up riding. The BMW had crash bars & a touring screen just tall enough to send the wind to my head. Suddenly a gust of wind caught behind the screen scaring the life out of me as the bike shook itself.
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