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Hi ya'll.
I'm wondering what kind of face protection works well for ya. I've got the mandatory leather jacket with liner/neck wrap, excellent gloves, and leather chaps with liners, so most of me stays fairly comfy on my 26 mile run in the mornings when it's above 54f or so. Anything colder than that my face just can't handle. I've got a 3/4 helmet with a tinted face shield that helps of course, but my poor ol hairy cheek bones tell me it's just too dad-gum cold! :eek:
I'm not interested in going to a full-face helmet, either...
I've seen some different types of face socks, and am wondering if anyone uses them, and what your opinion is. I'd love to be able to ride the Wing every chance I can, but with the cold weather, it's just a pain(literally), and I really don't wanna get sick if I can help it.
What's a good way to keep my head warm that doesn't involve Jack Daniels?
tia!
btw...I don't drink anyway...:D
 

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just get yourself a full face helmet with a chin and breath guard for the cold days and put your 3/4 helmet in the trunk like i do
 

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Most of the cycle shops sell balacavas (sp). Wear that under your FF helmet. The one I bought is thin at the top so it doesn't take up much room under the helmet and thicker at the neck.
 

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Goin full-face is an option....just not one I wanna do, at least for now. ;)
I rode yesterday, with 37f.....brrrrrrr! :eek: I've seen the "balaclavas"(head sock) in the scooter shops, and that's why I was asking if anyone had an opinion on those, as that seems like a good compromise between freezin face or full-face helmet. I'll have to run out this weekend and check some out.
The weather here is just too weird...yesterday it was 37f when I left(7:30am), and almost 80f on the ride home @6pm!
It's already 60f this morning, so I'm 2-wheelin for sure....
Thanks for the input, guys.:)
 

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For me, up here in Alberta, it's a warm fireplace in the house, with the GL1500 winterized in the garage. Sigh sigh.
 

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try the balacava with your 3/4 helmet to see how that works for you. if it doesn't work there is always the ff option
 

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I notice that everybody keeps saying full face; and that is the best solution espically with fog resistant shields, and home remedies for shields that are not fog resistant. But, I too, prefer not using full-face. I notice also that you refer to your cheeks as being hairy. Maybe you might want to let the facial hair grow even more. I do in the winter but I think it helps only a little. If it is above 40 and sunny I am liable to ride if I get a "wild hair".
 

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A full-face helmet is not my favorite either but when it's really cold sometimes you have to choose what functions best. I can usually get by with the baclava and a shorty helmet. But if I'm gonna ride when it's truly cold I just have to decide what the trade-offs are gonna be. Then if I still go with the shorty you just have to "suck it up princess."
 

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...you just have to "suck it up princess."
:eek::D LOL!!!
I knew that was gonna happen! LOL!!!

Yeah, I'm a big weeny:eek:. I do prefer to be comfy. I'll eventually get a ff helmet, but it just makes such a big mess when I spit....:D

Thanks folks!!
 

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i have two ff helmets for when its cold, a 3/4 for when its warm and a 1/2 helmet for when its really hot
 

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Ridin' when it's cold

Hi guys -- my very first post to any of these sites. Just traded in an ST1300 for a red GoldWing that I've had for about 3 weeks. This is in response, though, to the riding in the cold. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment but I ride everyday there's not actually ice or snow. I wear heated jacket and gloves from Gerbing, and insulated pants. for a helmet though, I do wear a FF, but it's once of those with a flip front that i hardly wear down unless there is rain . . . I find that it interferes with my cigar smoking on the trip to work. Try the heated stuff and I don't think you'll worry about your face -- no matter what helmet you decide to wear.
 
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