Carrying a spare visor/ shield, how do you do it?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bbasso, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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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...
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  2. Joe?

    Joe? ...

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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.
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  3. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    I use a zippered, padded case that holds two full helmet shields from :eek1 Harley-Davidson.
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  4. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    Stuff it in a sock
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  5. stephen.stallebrass

    stephen.stallebrass Been here awhile

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    +1 for the mighty sock!
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  6. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    I went all the way and used a thick ski sock :lol3
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  7. thetable

    thetable Long timer

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    In a cotton sock for sure. Inside out for bug covered shield and rightside out for clean shield, bottom of the shield towards heel of sock and opening mechanism towards the opening of the sock. This makes sure the bug gut encrusted side of the shield stays on the bug encrusted side of the sock.

    If I'm running without luggage, then the sock covered shield goes around the side of my chest or stomach.

    It's very unlikely you'll break it considering they are meant to deal with flying debris at speed.
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  8. SamRus

    SamRus Been here awhile

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    My winter Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket has a pocket that's made specifically for a visor. It's lined with some soft and fuzzy microfiber material, and is curved around your body. Actually works really well!

    Don't have any suggestions for summer though...
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  9. dasrider

    dasrider Been here awhile

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    I've got the discontinued Fieldsheer version of this http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/28917/i/motocentric-mototrek-visor-bag?WT.ac=SLIsearch
    but they work the same.

    You wear it around your shoulder like a sling and it wraps half way around your torso. You don't even know it's there. I've done multi-hour rides with it this way don't even feel it.

    I also owned a JR jacket that had the visor pocket. I don't know why that's not standard issue on every motorcycle jacket.
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  10. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    I do the sock thing but I put my visor sock with my rolled up sleeping bag inside the duffel. That way it keeps it's shape and I don't worry about breakage.

    I never thought about the bugs before. I suppose I will wash the sock inside out the next time I think about it.
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  11. FrogAndTrumpet

    FrogAndTrumpet Adventurer

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    My current helmet is a Biltwell Gringo full-face that doesn't have a visor, so I wear it with a pair of Biltwell Moto goggles for which I have both clear and smoked lenses, and an old sock is just the right size for carrying the lenses around.
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  12. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    They make bags specifically designed for visors. My Bell came with one. I have also used the drawstring bag that other brands include. I then stick it in my tailbag.
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  13. shu

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    :ear

    Why do you carry a spare?


    ...........shu
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  14. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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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.:deal
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  15. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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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.
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  16. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Yep. Been on some 10000 mile rides and never needed a spare shield. Tire yes, but shield no:rofl
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  17. James Adams

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    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. :lol3
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  18. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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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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  19. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    This,... wrapped in a small soft tshirt and put in the top case.
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  20. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    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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