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I suffer from the safety, comfort, price, and style dilemma. Full face masks make me feel suffocated. I don't have a long neck either, so from past experience with some full face helmets it affects my range of motion transferring to visibility out of the helmet.

I get that 3/4 are not as safe....that's the dilemma...I want safety, but also want it to be comfortable. I considered modular, but both in modular and full face had a hard time finding something that didn't look like a sci-fy space helmet or that didn't feel restricting in some way.
 

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I was looking at that lid yesterday while browsing for an open face. I've seen a few videos where the reviewer is wearing a full face and I don't think it suits the bike imho
 

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yeah, that's the style dilemma I mentioend..haha...

Ultimately, safety is of the highest concern, but if I am not comfortable in the helmet and don't feel like I have the fill range of view, then that in itself is a safety issue....or maybe just trying to talk myself into accepting the more comfortable helmet.....

The N21 Duo Visor was sold out in the solid colors everywhere. Revzilla just got some back in stock. the black or silver. Was going to go silver....but changed to black at the last minute....I plan on adding some desecrate reflective stickers/tape.
 

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ooohhh...the helmet dilemma!! I had a hard time choosing too!!! Same goes for jackets :nerd:

The Nolan should be an excellent helmet & will look great with your Bobber. I hope the wind does not deflect under the visor and cause issues (especially in your eyes).

I have one full face retro for the Bobber and a few 3/4 helmets (all visor-less as i prefer to use them with goggles or bike-spec glasses).
I would agree that the feeling of freedom & sight a 3/4 gives is fantastic compared to a FF. BUT safety is also a definite concern.

Here is my favorite 3/4 - a Davida Speedster V3 (incredibly small, aerodynamic shell and lack of noise/turbulence):


and the Nexx FF (comes with clip on visor, which is a cool piece of kit...):
 

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"Dress for the slide, not for the ride".

Anyone who uses it who dear to google "3/4 helmet face slide", "half helmet impact" and such things?

It may look good for the ladies, but it should prove harder to pick up chicks when you look like the idiot in a horror movie.

 

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I have seen them. Pretty gruesome. Have also seen a family friends head detached from his body still inside his FF helmet, end of a gaurd rail got him back in St. Louis. (Was a kid at the time so pretty scary). Kept me off street bikes for most of my life. Riding dirt bikes (trail not motocross) for years got me wanting to street ride. Completely agree FF is safest but I think there is risk in riding period.

And could give two winks about looking good for anyone, my wife of 18 years ain't gonna get excited about my fat head in a helmet be it brain bucket or astronaut helmet.

If I was commuting and what not on a bike I would be more inclined to go FF, most of all I want to do is putt on the country roads out where I live.

And I def don't agree with not wearing a helmet at all. If I lived in a state that allowed that, I would still at the very least use a 3/4.
 

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This took a dark turn. Yes, there is an inherent risk in riding motorcycles and sometimes even a full face helmet won't be able to save you, but we do our best and I would prefer to go full face even if it doesn't match the aesthetics of the bike.

The Nexx FF seems like a good compromise between safety and style, just a pain to put the visor on or pull it off when it gets too hot. There's also something like the Simpson Street Bandit which may be a good fit.
 

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The Nexx´s visor is extremely easy to take off. But the question is WHERE to put it once off :grin2:
It can also be moved to let some air in when at a standstill (easier to do with 2 hands)

Here are some pics...





 

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There's always going to be pros and cons for each and me myself, I prefer full face. But hey, you gotta do what suits and pleases you. Everyone's going to have a different opinion and like you said, riding in general isn't safe and could result in injury/death. Wearing a full face and the same can happen. It is what it is.
 

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That Nexx helmet is a beauty. I was imagining a bubble visor that's screwed onto the visible nuts, thus making it hard to remove without a tool. but yours is a strap which is way more practical.
 

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It's super comfortable. Not heavy. Wind noise is not bad. Tented drop down visor is excellent. Fit is true. Have a 23.5 head, large fits perfect. Only 3 items to note: my fat neck means the latch is almost fully extended. Only get a few clicks but it is very secure and comfortable. The clear face sheild touches my chin hair, and I fog the lower section of the shield up very quickly. It doesn't impact vision at all. Hopefully when it warms up that won't be a factor.
 

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Nice looking helmet! What is the liner like inside? If i remember correctly - Nolan use a quick-dry, wicking material which also keeps you cool in summer(?)
 

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Nice looking helmet! What is the liner like inside? If i remember correctly - Nolan use a quick-dry, wicking material which also keeps you cool in summer(?)
It has a quick dry removable liner/padding. The this helmet has zero air holes. So it may be a hot helmet.

The face shieldis also removable should you want to rock it without. Personally I like the face shields. It's more fun with out but bugs, grit etc hitting the faces sucks.

I was behind a Ducati Diavel (spelling?) last week on a short ride. I was wearing an old Fulmer 3/4 helmet. That big fat soft rear tire of the Ducati picked up every grain of whatever and threw it out the back. Had to drop back as my bike and face was getting peppered.
 

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So yesterday at a stop light, someone yelled "that's a girls helmet" from a suburban. Haha!

That was minutes after I had parked (away from other parked cars) in a lot and people in their cars parked around the bike to look at it.

Still later went to the grocery store (ice cream!) to come out to someone parked next to it saying he was waiting for me to come out to talk about the bike. Cool guy. Has a couple Triumphs of his own. Bike def grabs some attention.

The helmet apparently does to.....
 

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The helmet apparently does to.....
Silly comment from a pathetic inbreed.
As a very famous man once said: We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Just shrug it off and delight in the fact that you have a stunning bike and helmet almost as nice as my NEXX :grin2:>:)
He, on the other hand will have to live with his limited IQ for the rest of his life!!!
 

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Ha. Yeah I wasn't worried about it. I like the helmet. I'lol see how much I like it when it's 85 degrees out. Have a sneaking suspicion it's going to be a sweat bucket.
 
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