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Old 07-03-2014, 11:04 AM   #76
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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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Old 07-03-2014, 01:30 PM   #77
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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 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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Old 07-03-2014, 01:40 PM   #78
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No responses on the speed tint wow ! Totally solves the problem guys !
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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Old 07-04-2014, 08:25 AM   #79
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Two rows up high really helps.
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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Old 07-08-2014, 04:04 AM   #80
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I love my tinted visor....but for a different reason.......anonymity. There are times when I pull into a gas station and just want to gas and leave. I leave the helmet on, visor down...gas and go. No eye contact, no problem

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.

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Old 07-08-2014, 01:00 PM   #81
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Tinted visor, the darkest I could find, tinted internal visor and perscription sun glasses.
fuck yea......
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:01 PM   #82
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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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Old 07-09-2014, 10:21 AM   #83
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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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Old 07-09-2014, 11:40 AM   #84
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there great till you stay late somewhere and need to drive in the dark

**** that was scary
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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Old 07-10-2014, 11:58 PM   #85
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It's nice and dark and solitary there, w/ a great soundtrack too.

FTW.
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.

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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Old 07-11-2014, 01:08 PM   #86
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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.
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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Old 07-11-2014, 01:53 PM   #87
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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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Old 07-11-2014, 02:01 PM   #88
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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.
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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Old 07-11-2014, 08:09 PM   #89
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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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Old 07-11-2014, 09:32 PM   #90
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No responses on the speed tint wow ! Totally solves the problem guys !
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A simple Google search finds numerous sources for it. Even Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Fog-City-Speed.../dp/B0012TR0CO
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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