Re: Helmet and gear advice
The modulars are said to be not as "protective" as a full face but almost every helmet manufacturer now makes at least one model. The HJC modular that I bought last year is noisier than my Shoei full face helmet but the HJC is still my "go to" in the summer heat because I can flip the entire front of the helmet up to get some air when I am stopped and I also don't have to take it off when gettting gas, dabbing my runny nose, scratching my beard, conversing with riding partners when stopped, etc.. I do wear ear plugs but even with the ear plugs, the HJC modular is noisier - mostly wind noise.
Current Bike: 2018 K1600B
Sold: 2014 R1200RT
Currently live in North Metro Atlanta (OTP)