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Old 01-24-2014, 06:53 PM   #16
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I've got a spare visor...my helmet is 5 years old and I've never changed it, let alone on a ride. If it's dirty I clean it. Not into tinted visors, I'll use sunglasses if needed, yellow ones for bad light, just seems a more versitile way then changing a visor just because it got dark.
Yep. Been on some 10000 mile rides and never needed a spare shield. Tire yes, but shield no
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:22 PM   #17
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I have the MotoCentric Mototrek Visor Bag which I like and is well worth the short money. A helmet bag (that comes with most helmets) does the job fairly well too.
I have a Revzilla-branded visor bag (identical to the MotoCentric visor bag) that I put my clear (or tinted, which ever one I'm not using) visor in it and then put it in my top case or side case. It fits visors for both regular street helmets (Schuberth SR1 and HJC IS-Max, in my case) and adventure-style helmets (AGV AX-8 DS and Fly Trekker, in my case).

So far the bag has outlived any single helmet that I've had.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:23 PM   #18
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Why do you carry a spare?





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Tinted for day. Clear for night.

Reduces eye strain = easier to ride all day

I don't ride with sunglasses. They rub my ears and generally bug me.

Maybe I am just overly sensitive? :-)
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:39 AM   #19
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Tinted for day. Clear for night.

Reduces eye strain = easier to ride all day

I don't ride with sunglasses. They rub my ears and generally bug me.

Maybe I am just overly sensitive? :-)
This,... wrapped in a small soft tshirt and put in the top case.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:47 AM   #20
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This,... wrapped in a small soft tshirt and put in the top case.
I have taken a spare shield only once -- for thousands of miles of gravel with no windshield to intercept thrown rocks. Turns out I didn't need it but it's easy enough to carry. We each choose some spares and leave others behind -- I chose to take it.

I started the trip with the shield in my top box. Curved shield in a rectangular box worked OK but it was a jigsaw to pack.

Moved it to my round tank bag where it was unnoticeable. It really took only the thickness of the shield with no corners left over.

I had sewn a microfleece bag for it with velcro closure.

If I wanted a different tint it'd have to go in a side case. I don't use the tank bag unless I need maps.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:52 AM   #21
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Well after doing the Trans Taiga Highway I'll be carrying a spare, the dust and fog on some mornings requires wiping the shield while riding and it killed the shield, like taking steel wool to it. On days like that an old visor would be really nice to install and save the nice $$ Arai one.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:56 PM   #22
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Why do you carry a spare?
A dark tinted shield makes the helmet a lot cooler to be wearing in direct sunlight. Not only does it shield your eyes, but the rest of your face, too.

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Old 01-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #23
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Dark shield like the above for nearly 100% of the time. If it's overnight or longer and if the possibility of riding at night is a concern, the clear shield comes with me.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:35 PM   #24
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Why do you carry a spare?


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Alrighty then.....lots of good reasons.

Still, not for me. The sunglasses work for me.

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Old 01-25-2014, 04:40 PM   #25
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The Wunderlich Elephant tank bag has a nifty pocket for a spare visor:

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:38 PM   #26
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I always wear a dark tinted shield AND sunglasses during the day. I like it nice and dark. Really though, I'm very sensitive to bright light. I'll get a horrible headache outside with out some sort of shade over my eyes. I carry a clear shield in a visor protector, it sits perfectly in either of the tank bags on my bikes. If it takes up a little room, thats okay with me.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:55 PM   #27
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If I'm carrying a spare clear shield ill wrap it in a soft bandana and use a small piece of duck tape at the end where it folds over. (Keep small roll of duck tape under the seat... It also works well as a tape on/rip off visor early and late in the day) It holds really well and you can use the bandana to clean it.

If I've got a tank bag it goes in the front of that, if not I will turn it upside down (in the taped handkerchief) and slide it down into the top of my pants on my hip and under my jacket. It follows the contour of my hip and I haven't ever had one fall out yet!
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:34 AM   #28
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I'm boring. I put the spare shield in the bag that came with the helmet and stash it in the top case. Gotta have the mirrored shield to look cool
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:45 AM   #29
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:08 AM   #30
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I finally have a new helmet and two visors, yippee lol
But I'm concerned about scratches or worse breaking the shield that's not in use while riding.

So... how does everyone here do it?


I was thinking a soft lined carry bag for the shield...
I put it in my helmet bag to prevent it from getting scratched and then dump in in my tank bag or rear Givi. Don't carry a visor loose with other stuff or it will get scratched up unless it has a protective cover over it like a helmet bag or visor cover.
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