What Worked and What Didn’t – My HJC Helmet

Helmet:  Full Face or Half?

Choosing the right helmet was interesting.  I have a full face helmet that I use when I ride without a windshield and I was tempting to take that, but I found some contrary advice on some of the motorcycle groups on LinkedIn.

One of the comments on the LinkedIn groups suggested that the full face helmet tended to fog in rain.  After thinking about this, I elected to go with the HJC helmet shown below.

In light rain, heading for Columbia, South Carolina

This turned out to be a good choice.  While I only experienced six rain days out of the 48, one of them included a two-hour stretch on the Interstate plowing through tropical storm Hermine, south of Austin, Texas.

This helmet has a number of features I found extremely useful: 1) I could raise the face shield for ventilation (the temperature on most days was more than 100 degrees fahrenheit), 2) it has an inner smoked lens that I could lower to increase the level of sun protection, 3) and the ventilation vents worked really wee.

The only downside is that the angles make it look European and very un-Harley.  That said, it functioned extremely well on the trip.  I rate it 5 stars for hot and/or rainy weather riding.

West Texas. 105 Degrees and Very Sunny

Why White?

Again, not very Harley, but most motorcycle police wear white helmets and I wanted motorists to give me that second look.  Just a shot a bit more safety.


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2 Responses to What Worked and What Didn’t – My HJC Helmet

  1. Michael B Allmon says:

    wow, now thats a nice helmet!! where did you learn about that?
    and I wonder what seat and bags you have on that bad boy!!

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