Am I in the wrong group? With the wrong bike?

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  1. Black & White

    Black & White New Member

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    I've had yearnings for an open face helmet for some time, saw this and love it.
    Your thoughts? Counselling? Chin love/hate?
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  2. Nigel H

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    How wonderfully retro.
    You'll be wearing one of those half-sphere things out of the 50s next.
     
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  3. Lozzy

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    One of our friends was wiped off her Harley by another biker a few weeks ago.
    She was wearing a similar open face helmet and as a result has horrific facial trauma to go with her other bad injuries.
    Just something to consider.
     
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  4. Black & White

    Black & White New Member

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    The old Mike H. peanut job.
    I haven't bought this. It's on offer from FC Moto with a stupid amount of discount off the RRP.
    I've got a flip lid and find it super handy, and it's nice riding with the front open. It looks a bit shit though.
     
  5. Black & White

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    Yeah, chin risk is the biggest peril.
    I've been off a couple of times, but can't say a full face protected me any more than this would have done.
    @Lozzy When you said 'similar', does the colour make a difference, because they do do a black & white version?
     
  6. bradt

    bradt Senior Member

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    Sorry not a fan of open face helmets especially on a sports bike.
     
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  7. Black & White

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    Yeah, they do seem at odds with each other. Maybe that's why I like the thought?
     
  8. Lozzy

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    Yes...the colour makes a massive difference....avoid the pink with sparkly bits.....and if you do come off....try and scream in a manly way
     
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  9. Black & White

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    I'm going to commission a special paint job because that sounds like a dare.
     
  10. Lozzy

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    Oops sorry....I've just noticed you're from Southend on Sea. ....forget the last bit about screaming in a manly way lol
     
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  11. Black & White

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    Apology accepted.
     
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  12. Black & White

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    lol.
     
  13. tuktuk

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    no no no no no!














    Definitely not.
     
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  14. Barstewardsquad

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    Full face only for me, even if some might say it could only help improve my looks :oops:

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  15. CharlieR85

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    May aswell get some fingerless gloves to go with it :D:D:D
     
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  16. Kevin1

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    I don't think you'll get approval from a Fireblade forum to wear a pedal cycle helmet
     
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  17. bazzashadow

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    I was going to have a bowl for the bsa but I looked more of an ugly knob than normal so I went for this
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  18. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Senior Member

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    Wouldn’t ever ride with one, but each to their own. Buy it. If it doesn’t look great get a trials bike to go with it. Problem solved ;)
     
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