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Old 02-20-2012, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Full face, 3/4, or half helmet? What say you? Have a nice half helmet that I got off Jafrum but also thinking about picking up a decent full face. Guys that I will ride with think it will be a waste of money as I will be too hot in one in the South Carolina heat. Any of you guys or gals in the Southern states wear a full face year round. Would like some opinions of other riders. Thanks.
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I wear the FF Bell Revolver when Cold and my 1/2 helmet when it isnt in Upstate SC.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Scorpion EXO900 Transformer Helmet

Doubles as a FullFace and a Open Face helmet. I have that and a IS-33. I love both of them. I dont think it is too hot for the Louisiana heat, but maybe I am just used to it.
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For warm weather I have an open face 3/4 but for long trips or cold weather I also wear an IS-33. First time you take gravel or a honey bee to the face you will start to really love full face protection.

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First time you take gravel or a honey bee to the face you will start to really love full face protection.

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#1 reason I started wearing a FF helmet... soooo tired of getting my face pelted by insects, rocks, road debris, tossed smokes, or anything else flying towards my head...
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Another vote for the IS-33
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I live in Florida and wear a FF Scorpion EXO500 breaths well dont get to hot in it nothing I cant stand
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Scorpion EXO900 Transformer Helmet

Doubles as a FullFace and a Open Face helmet. I have that and a IS-33. I love both of them. I dont think it is too hot for the Louisiana heat, but maybe I am just used to it.
+1, This it a really good helmet.
Also wear a Nolan Trilogy, which is a bit lighter than the EXO900 and has more up front air flow. Both are really good helmets.

Just make sure what ever you buy fits your type of head be it round or narrow.
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I can second the Exo900. Full face mode when cold or rain in the forecast or 3/4 when it's nice out. Also have exo100 1/2 for beautiful days. Both have chatterbox kits in them so I can swap unit out between the two.


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Oh, forgot to tell you what I wear...

I have a Raider Snell #26, and have a Scorpion EXO400... picked up both on sale for less than the price of one @ retail I also have a Fuel 1/2 helmet that was given to me (gift), but never had it on... although... if the weather gets really hot (100+) this August, I may be wearing that instead of the FF, at least for around-town riding.

In Kentucky, you get heat AND humidity... just like the lower states, and can be miserable... but a good FF helmet, with decent ventilation, and you don't really notice it that bad... no more than a 3/4 in my opinion.
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