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View Poll Results: What do you use for head / eye protection?
Full helmet 20 71.43%
Partial helmet with goggles 0 0%
No helmet, goggles 0 0%
No goggles, sunglasses 0 0%
Partial helmet, sunglasses 10 35.71%
Partial helmet, no eye protection 0 0%
Naked as the day I was born 0 0%
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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What do you use for protection?

How do you protect yo'self so you don't wreck yo'self?

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Where is the 3/4 helmet option with visor? That's what I use.

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Well there are a million combinations. I use a full helmet with eye protection (safety glasses or safety sunglasses). That way I can pop the visor open (like if it fogs up or when it's warm) without getting beaned in the eyeball by a bug.

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Well there are a million combinations. I use a full helmet with eye protection (safety glasses or safety sunglasses). That way I can pop the visor open (like if it fogs up or when it's warm) without getting beaned in the eyeball by a bug.
Same deal, Full face with either clear or sun glasses so I can flip the shield if I want.

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I wear a variety but minimum is a 1/2 helmet with safety sunglasses all the way to my full face. I always have sunglasses in my saddle bags if I want to run visor up.

Then again, I have the LT with windshield and am short so I am not as concerned about eye impact protection as those taller and/or without shields.

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Where is the 3/4 helmet option with visor? That's what I use.
I put Partial in there for 3/4 or 1/2.

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My protection and insurance is a locking front fork shotgun tube with a Mossberg 930 inside of it and my dual shoulder strapped 1911A1's. Not kidding. This is Arizona so we can roll that way.

As for "riding gear" it depends on where I'm at and where I'm going.

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I wear a variety but minimum is a 1/2 helmet with safety sunglasses all the way to my full face. I always have sunglasses in my saddle bags if I want to run visor up.

Then again, I have the LT with windshield and am short so I am not as concerned about eye impact protection as those taller and/or without shields.
I've got the tall shield too. It's rare, but I do get a splat of a bug that flies juuust right and hits my visor/sunglasses. It rarely ever happens, but it happens enough for me to warrant wearing SOMETHING over my eyes.

The biggest problem though, is dust and small particles and things getting in your eyes!

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My protection and insurance is a locking front fork shotgun tube with a Mossberg 930 inside of it and my dual shoulder strapped 1911A1's. Not kidding. This is Arizona so we can roll that way.

As for "riding gear" it depends on where I'm at and where I'm going.
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Think I could fit my SKS in there???!
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I've got the tall shield too. It's rare, but I do get a splat of a bug that flies juuust right and hits my visor/sunglasses. It rarely ever happens, but it happens enough for me to warrant wearing SOMETHING over my eyes.

The biggest problem though, is dust and small particles and things getting in your eyes!

Sorry for confusion. I always wear eye protection and usually of the wrap-around sunglass style. It's just with the windshield I don't always ensure my glasses are impact resistant.

This is different than when I didn't have a windshield (many years ago) where I always ensured that I had impact resistant eye coverage (full face helmet with visor down).

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