Tinted Visors for your helmet

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by disconnected, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Michigan is a recent (last year) turn towards allowing unhelmeted riders. However, those without helmets must be endorsed riders and have added insurance that they are not required to provide proof of.

    Previous law in MI (that still applies) says that motorcycle riders riding above 35 MPH must have eye protection.

    Beyond that (tinted eye protection, tinted visor up) the odds of you getting rolled by LE is low, but up to interpretation of the law.
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  2. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    You do realize the optometrist can tint sunglass lenses as dark as you want?

    I got into that about 15 years ago when I was getting a pair. It always seemed that sunglasses were never dark enough so I asked about it. He said he could make them as dark as I wanted - even arc welding shield dark. In addition they can strip and retint too.

    So I went to the point where I can pretty much look into the sun without squinting. Far darker than any shield I've seen. They will still work in a lower light restaurant and in a car, but definitely dark. Next set was the same. I've not had problems going in and out of shade or tunnels, but I do need to change out at nightfall.

    I will mention that I have the Transition lense glasses and they really are mediocre at best. That and they lose some of the transition behind a plastic shield aand don't work behind glass. Not impressive in my own opinion. Others may vary.
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  3. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Isn't it great to learn something from a forum! :freaky
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  4. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    You really want to save things and not baby - get tear offs for the googles and put one on them.

    I cut off the pull tab, stick the tear off on my L-Frames then at the end of the day or whenever, peel off the bug and crud covered tear off and throw it away. Under $10 for 10 of them.
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  5. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    No problem unless you happen to go inside... then it might be a problem!:lol3
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  6. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    Exactly!:D
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  7. cellige

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    No responses on the speed tint wow ! Totally solves the problem guys !
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  8. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    I guess I could try something like that, but mss doesn't carry it anymore
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  9. disconnected

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    I've put two rows of electrical tape on my visors for quite some time
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  10. disconnected

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    Two rows up high really helps.
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    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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  13. catweasel67

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    Close, but this is closer..

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  14. disconnected

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    Lol...

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  15. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    I am running a Dark Smoke visor with a Light Smoke pinlock insert on my HJC.

    I like it dark.
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  16. cellige

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    The speed tint darkness is perfect, you can almost look right at the sun through it, but still transparent enough that you can see stop lights etc, something you can't do with electrical tape.
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  17. ggt

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    I have an AGV K3, original with a clear visor. Purchased a tinted visor an worked great until my first encounter with heavy rain and fog so thick that the visibility was around 5 meters (in a narrow colombian mountain road). So I had to ride with the visor up (rain drops felt like needles in my face) and with the help of a nice guy in a mazda that follow me and another biker, we reached a safe spot to park. As soon as I got home the clear visor was back. Sometimes bad conditions are so sudden :dog that you can't change the visors on the road. Probably the best option is to have the internal sun visor, although I don't fancy it.
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  18. dwoodward

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    Well, solves the problem that you want solved, yes. So does a strip of electrical tape... even cheaper.

    Doesn't help sunlight reflecting off a wet roadway.
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  19. markk53

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    I've done that. Very effective.

    Presently I have a strip I had made with my cam chain tensioner logo and the sign shop's logo across my street helmet shield (having the sign shop logo there they gave me the two strips for free). Works like having a dual sport helmet visor, but the visor is better in my experience.
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  20. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    I feel the same...

    I ride w/ relatively dark sunglasses on day and night; always have.

    No problems.

    I only use my drop-down sun visor for discouraging conversation like Skyshadow does.

    In conjunction w/ my tight-fitting earbuds, it lets me live in my own little world.

    It's nice and dark and solitary there, w/ a great soundtrack too. :dj

    FTW
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