I always keep the full face helmet behind the seat when I'm not wearing it. I typically wear a 3/4 helmet most of the time. I have the stock tall windshield so the 3/4 helmet is perfect. I don't get too much wind and I can hear the radio as clear as if the SS was parked. My wife and I just came back from a 3-hour trip and we both had our 3/4 helmets on with the tall windscreen and she watched a couple of movies throughout the entire trip and the sound was great with the 3/4 helmet/tall windscreen combination and I was rolling anywhere between 75-90 mph! Here in the Midwest, you always have to be ready for the pop up shower or rainy day, so the full face helmet and the rain gear are ALWAYS in the SS.