newbie rider

by Elaine
(Pembroke Pines, Florida)

I am a brand new rider, I got my endorsement Thursday and have been practicing almost everyday since.I have a black 2007 spirit 750 c2 which is fully stock. I ordered the cobra highway bars and received them today, hopefuly my husband will install them tomorrow. I also ordered the solo Mustang seat with the fender bib, which should arrive next week sometime, I love the look of the solo seat.I would like to get a windshield but there are so many choices out there that I have no idea what to look for. I have a half head helmet with a clear shield, which I have used for a long time as a passenger with my husband, it was great for passenger riding but I find it to be very noisy and air get up into my face whenever I go past 45 mph. Can some of you more experienced riders offer me any suggestions on a good helmet or some ideas on a windshield that wont block all the wind but will help my to NOT feel i'm going to fly off the back..LOL


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Aug 24, 2012
Gear & windshields
by: Lynn - Port Charlotte, FL

I own a Shoei full face helmet and HJC 3/4 with a full face shield. I tried a shorty helmet but felt too exposed. A full face helmet does offer the best protection for your face but they can get heavy and give you a stiff neck. Women are known to have weaker neck muscles but can always be strengthened. I love my HJC 3/4 because I feel protected but not so hot in the Florida heat.

Find a dealer that carries a variety and give them a try.

Aug 22, 2012
Newbie advice
by: Stephanie

I am a safety girl ATTGAT...I never mount up without a full face helmet. I also agree that a small windshield will help somewhat with noise and lessen what I call "wind fatigue"....

I personally have two Scorpion helmets. I had an HTC for years when I was a passenger. My husband, however, likes Shoei. I advise you to try on lots of different brands, because no two heads are shaped alike, and the helmets are not all built the same. What feels good to me may not fit you well.

Good Luck!

Aug 22, 2012
by: Anonymous

Full face all the way.........also I have put a small windsheild on my Shadow - it's petite just like the bike and looks sweet! No big harley jobs for this bike.

Aug 22, 2012
me 2
by: Holly

Me too I am new and I love the feel of the air but it does get noisey

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