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Old 07-02-2014, 10:50 PM   #61
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Interesting. Generally, vehicle equipment legal in the state of registration / title is given a pass in another state where it would otherwise be illegal. Wonder how that works with riding gear.

Not true at all actually. The only vehicle equipment law I know of that is state registration dependent in MI is window tint. I assume this is true in most states. Meaning you must be complient of state laws regardless of where your vehicle is registered.

Now, the truth in your statement is that most states have similar laws. That doesn't mean that just because you or your vehicle is legal in YOUR state means it's legal in mine.

QUOTE=dwoodward;24531546] Is Michigan a helmet law state? Would I be legal without a helmet, but not legal with a helmet that has a tinted visor? What if I leave the visor open?
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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Old 07-03-2014, 06:41 AM   #62
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I use a tinted visor, as dark as I can find. I've had helmets with the drop-down sunshades, but I just don't like them as much due to the optical quality (yet another layer of plastic that I have to look through -- I wear prescription glasses) and how easily they get dusty and scratched up. Sometimes I will even wear my prescription sunglasses with the tinted visor if it's bright and sunny.

I always bring a clear shield with me, unless I know that I'm just going to be out for a little while with no risk of heavy clouds or night.

As an added benefit, a good tinted visor really reduces the radiant heat on my face, which can be a big deal down here.
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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Old 07-03-2014, 06:45 AM   #63
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Shit, I've been wearing this JR jacket for years and didn't know that was what that pocket was for...and mine's labeled just like yours. Thanks. I'm gonna go buy a tinted visor now.

Isn't it great to learn something from a forum!
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:48 AM   #64
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I'll second the DS lid with dark shield for day and goggles for night, worked really well and you don't have to baby the goggles nearly as much as you do a shield.

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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Old 07-03-2014, 06:50 AM   #65
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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

No problem unless you happen to go inside... then it might be a problem!
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:00 AM   #66
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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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Old 07-03-2014, 09:16 AM   #67
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No responses on the speed tint wow ! Totally solves the problem guys !
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:45 AM   #68
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No responses on the speed tint wow ! Totally solves the problem guys !
I guess I could try something like that, but mss doesn't carry it anymore
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:09 AM   #69
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I've put two rows of electrical tape on my visors for quite some time
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Two rows up high really helps.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:14 AM   #71
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A simple Google search finds numerous sources for it. Even Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Fog-City-Speed.../dp/B0012TR0CO
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:28 AM   #72
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Two rows up high really helps.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:33 AM   #73
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:02 AM   #75
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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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