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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-16-2003, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

Summer is getting closer so I have started considering dark helmet visor for my Shoei RF-900. Is there any difference in transparency of the tinted or mirror visors? And what about the maintanance or scratch resistance? I like the look of the mirror shield but would like to know what your experience is.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-16-2003, 10:18 AM
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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

Unless you never ride at night I wouldn't bother with either. Just wear sunglasses.
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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

I just got a mirror shield for my Shoei ZII. It its awesome, and blocks the sun very well. Also makes the helmet look really cool!!!

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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

I ride at night with a tinted shield on my AGV, doesn't reduce night time visability much at all.

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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

I have a tinted visor that I used day and night. I have gotten used to it. I have very sensitive eyes so it helps with the glare from head lights and sun light is much dimmer. looks are nice but you should really get what has the best visability for you.
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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

I have a tinted visor and it sucks at night. In most places it is also illegal to use a tinted visor at night.
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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

I have tinted visor on My Suomy. Very good in the day. I can ride with it at night and with out too much of a problem. Your eyes adjust and get used to it, but I keep a pair of clear saftey glass under my seat for night use and just ride with the visor up. I worry about getting a ticket for a tinted sheild. It was very scratch resistant until I dropped my helemt the other day [img]/wwwthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]. Visor didn't hold up too well to pavement, but at least the visor took the brunt of the impact. Always put your helmet on the ground, it cant fall off the ground!!
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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

i have both, but will not buy another mirrored visor. the mirrored visor tends to chip very easily. (shoei CX-1) a small grit like pebble will chip it and it is very annoying to look through. it doesn't look bad from the outside, but looking out of it is when you can really tell. it is also very easy to scratch. the tinted ones hold up better. i admit they (mirrored) do look cool, but i am sticking with the tinted ones from now on. i don't ride at night unless i have to, but i would not suggest riding at night with a tinted shield. put the clear one that comes with the helmet under your seat...if you can and change them out when it gets dark. the tinted/mirrored shield is at it's worst at sunset. once it's completely dark your vision improves, but not like during the day. i guess it's cause of the lights..if that makes any sense.
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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

I too have a Shoei RF900. I just bought the dark smoke visor last friday. It's great! It sure beats wearing sunglasses under your helmet.

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Re: Tinted or mirror helmet visor?

I have Blue iradium shields on both my Miguel Duhamel replica Shoei and my cheapo Fulmer AF300. They are very dark and after twilight they get very hard to look through.
I have no problem with them scratching. I use a cloth flannel diaper to clean them. They also look badass as hell.

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