Tinted Visors for your helmet

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

  1. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Tinted visor, the darkest I could find, tinted internal visor and perscription sun glasses.
    fuck yea......:huh
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  2. urbanXJ

    urbanXJ Long timer

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    there great till you stay late somewhere and need to drive in the dark

    **** that was scary
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  3. Ernest T

    Ernest T Been here awhile

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    I nearly always wear a dark tint shield, but usually use the shield more as a sunshade than visor. My main rides have big fairings and windshields so normally I just wear prescription sunglasses on sunny days. . I carry a clear shield in my trunk and will switch out if it rains.

    I have two main helmets, an HJC and Arai. Switching out a shield on the Arai is a nightmare--I don't know what they were thinking, but it sounds like you are breaking all kinds of stuff in there when you put a shield on or take one off.
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  4. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    You don't keep clears in your jacket?

    I do it eitherway, clear glasses with dark shields, or sun glasses with clear shields. I almost always leave before dawn, so I get mixed riding everyday anyway.
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  5. HOTPASS

    HOTPASS Torch slinger

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    This^

    Plus...I like being all ninja-y and faceless. Last thing I need when I trying to look cool is someone seeing my chipmunk cheeks and dork glasses squashed into my helmet. :wink:

    If it's gonna rain, I just grab another helmet with clear/drop down visors, I go into rage induced fits trying to change shields.
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  6. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    What da hell?

    Most shields are easy as hell to change, even my Arai which is notorious for having a WTF(?) shield system can be changed in all of 10 seconds, it tales me longer to get the levers out than it does to get the other shield on.

    I had an EX1000 with the drop down, that damn lid was heavy, heavy, heavy, and the visor wasn't worth the neck strain over my X-11 or Corsair, so its on perma-back up duty, I haven't even taken it out of the box in like 2 years.
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  7. Conedodger

    Conedodger Wanna Ride

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    Dark shield 90% of the time. I keep a pair of sunglasses and a pair of clear safety glasses in my top box. Sunglasses for the hot days when I want to run with the shield open. Clear glasses for when I get caught after dark or in the rain.

    On a trip, I'll pack the clear shield.
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  8. streakerfreak

    streakerfreak Been here awhile

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    My Arai XD-4 takes far longer then 10 secs. Half the time I can't get the cheap plastic screws to line up properly. The XD-4 truly needs a quick release option.

    Spring to Fall I wear a tinted shield and carry clear motorcycle glasses for riding at night and just keep the face shield up. Once winter sets in here in a Boston I put the stock clear shield back in since it's too cold without it. Suns at my back going to work and it's dark when I leave in winter.
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  9. mjfields_228

    mjfields_228 Been here awhile

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    Bell Transitions shield since late 2010 and could not get by without it. Not sure what the true manufacturers warranty is on it but mine seems to simply stop working approximately once a year. I then email Bell Cust Service, explain the situation, given them the MFG Date of the shield and about a week later a new one shows up at my door free of charge. I have been thru 3 now and #4 is on the way. I ride almost daily and I ride a lot of miles. Here in Florida there is so much fine sand on the road that I theorize that the abrasive nature of the sand wears the Photo-chromatic coating off. I use only distilled water to clean it.

    Since Bell sends me new ones I am 100% satisfied.
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  10. tiki01

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    Thank you! An inexpensive solution I'm going to try. I was thinking about sun glasses or tinted visors but really just need the shade for just a couple times during a ride. I really liked those helmets that have the built in visors you could pull down and up but more of an investment I want to make right now.
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  11. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    You could install a pair of tear-off studs in the visor and use tinted tear-offs.
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  12. wadenelson

    wadenelson Rider/Writer

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    Here's a $0.25 mod I've made to several of my visors for riding into the sun.

    Painters tape along the bottom.

    I simply flip the shield up to where the tape blocks the direct sunlight and let my glasses provide the wind protection.

    Maybe it's because I wear glasses but direct sunlight just kills my eyes, and the attenuation from sunglasses isn't adequate.

    A tinted shield PLUS sunglasses and I lose too much visual acuity.

    Attached Files:

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  13. Barry

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    I run tinted during the day no matter what. I used to run sunglasses with a tinted visor. No I have the transition prescription glasses so they don't turn inside the visor.
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  14. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    First thing I do with every helmet purchase is get a tinted visor. I wear prescription glasses so ridings at night I'll lift the visor and the glasses provide protection and if I move the windshield a little (FJR) I can ride in rain and my glasses won't get wet.
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  15. cellige

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    No problem :) I really think the tinted bit at the top of a visor should just be standard on the visor that comes with a helmet.. When the sun hits me, if anything all I have to do is tilt my head slightly, much better than having to reach up to a lever.
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  16. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    Nah, they are a pain in the ass.
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  17. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Watch the video. After that, and doing it a couple of times, it really isn't the plastic flying everywhere nightmare that people are whining about.
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  18. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Yeah its an act of faith popping the damn things back in the first few times though.
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  19. Cav47

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    Go out and look at your car windshield. Up near the top is a thing called a shade band. It fades from clear to dark to solid. Standard equipment on every windshield sold in pretty much the entire world. Not sure why the moto shield community has not been forced into having something similar legislated at them.
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  20. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Because you can change a visor, changing a windshield is significantly trickier.