.... I catch myself going way to fast. It seems I got so used to the sound and feel that now the full face has changed my perception of things..........I know I'm strange, but surely I'm not totally alone here am I?
I am not doing the wear or not thing so, Talking about changing your helmit. This past summer I had two bikes, one a Vulcan and the other a 1200 Bandit. I had been riding for over 30 years, have all kinds of linds, mostly ride with the 1/2 on, and glasses. When I ride for fun (back roads etc) the 1/2 is on, when I ride the parkways, or what I call testing my abilitiy (this is not crazy shit but riding hard, low speed parking lot u turns at 8/10 ft wide, highspeed turns, quick stops, etc.) I use the full face, with my glasses and drop down shield. On the Vulcan, I would start out w/ the 1/2 ride then change to the full, and then hit the parkway. The full helmit wil let the wind move over my head, stops things from hitting my face and stops some sounds, things I do not want to deal with or have the time too when riding faster, it keeps me more in-turn to what is going on around me, what me and the bike are doing and what we are going to do next. As soon as I go back to my lay-back riding, I pull over and on goes the 1/2.............So with the Bandit, I have always put the full on from the start, its hard to keep that bike under 80 mph, no time to deal with bugs/wind hitting the face, sounds, etc., its hard riding time! I now just have a Nomad, so I wear the 1/2 and keep the full in the bag just in-case I need it....being older I know what you are talking about in dif helmits, mostly use the full in cold weather just to keep warmer, and in summer still keep the full in the bag just so I feel younger lol.