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Old 01-27-2014, 05:09 AM   #31
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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 shield loose with other stuff or it will get scratched up unless it has a protective cover over it like a helmet bag or shield cover.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:51 AM   #32
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Shields:






Visors:




Any questions?

I do the same thing to people who refer to laced wheels as "spoked wheels".
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:53 PM   #33
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:26 AM   #34
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Visor



Peak.



Right, you're gonna use JAPANESE or CHINESE English to determine the correct English definition of something.


More examples of non-English English:







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Old 01-28-2014, 04:37 AM   #35
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Here's what an ENGLISH speaking manufacturer calls a visor and shield:



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Old 01-28-2014, 04:58 AM   #36
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Here's what an ENGLISH speaking manufacturer calls a visor and shield:
In British English the clear part is often called a visor.

That may not be universal.

I don't expect my practices to be universal; some people do.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:18 AM   #37
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I put my spare shield inside a MotoCentric Visor Bag, to which I've attached velcro.

It fits almost perfectly on the tank bra on my V-Strom.



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Old 01-28-2014, 06:15 AM   #38
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I put my spare shield inside a MotoCentric Visor Bag, to which I've attached velcro.



It fits almost perfectly on the tank bra on my V-Strom.







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Good set up sir! I like that the beer has its place close to the rider.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:43 AM   #39
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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? :-)

Exactly. Glasses under the helmet is a PITA. Riding at night with a dark smoke visor is dangerous. I've done it! I know! Riding in sunlight with a clear visor sucks. I prefer to just swap to a clear at night.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:02 AM   #40
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I bought a Shoei GT Air. It has a built in tinted visor so I don't have to worry about this shit.
Well, it's too late since the OP just got a new helmet , but when that one wears out look into a lid with an internal visor. Best thing since beer.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #41
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Well, it's too late since the OP just got a new helmet , but when that one wears out look into a lid with an internal visor. Best thing since beer.

Except (so I'm told) the greenhouse effect still applies. A tinted or mirrored shield keeps your face cool.

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:11 PM   #42
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Why do you carry a spare?


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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.
I usually carry a clear and a tinted shield for my Arai.

My Cortech tankbag came with a facesheild cover.

If I'm putting lots of miles on during daylight, I like the tinted shield.

If the rides goes on into the night, it's easy to change the shield at a fuel stop.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:46 PM   #43
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Well, it's too late since the OP just got a new helmet , but when that one wears out look into a lid with an internal visor. Best thing since beer.
Internal sun visors add size, weight, and complexity to the helmet and after having a string of helmets with them, I prefer mine to be without. I wear prescription glasses, and yet another layer of dirty plastic between my eyes and the world is pretty much the last thing I want.

YMMV
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:33 PM   #44
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Spare face-shield (not a visor, those had three snaps and I wore them on my open face helmet) if I need one
Goes in a sock (normally used between a shoe[a device worn to protect the foot] and a foot) around my waist (that's roughly the lower middle of my body) or in the tank bag (that's the small nylon rucksack that is perched on top of my fuel tank) or top box (That's the rather large plastic suitcase like device that I have on the back of my motorcycle)

But these day I just use a clear face-shield, and sunglasses or clear glasses.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:01 PM   #45
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Well, it's too late since the OP just got a new helmet , but when that one wears out look into a lid with an internal visor. Best thing since beer.
I didn't or won't want the weight or cost of it besides I wanted dot and snell rating. Simplicity has its benefits. Changing a visor/ shield is all of .5 of a second these days.
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