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Bell SOLFX Transition Shield - June 27, 2012, 09:25 AM

So I went ahead and got the Bell SOLFX Transition Shield late last week and wanted to give you guys a taste of how it works. Its really awesome and I am glad I got it. No longer have to worry about changing shields if riding from day to night, and its gets relatively dark. I wouldn't say Dark Smoke tint, but more of an intermediate smoke. It adjusts really quickly to changing light conditions (approx 10 seconds, video below), and is pretty good about fogging up. Have so far ridden with it 3 times, and it is excellent. Matched with the Bell RS-1 and their easy shield change system, it goes on stupid fast. Pics and video below. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Nice I ran it on my Akuma Phantom II CF until it got destroyed at the track. Now I got one for my Bell helmet as well. It makes life much easier. I wish arai cut a deal with them so that I can just wear that all the time


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I wish arai cut a deal with them so that I can just wear that all the time
Most of the manufacturers I spoke with won't touch it due to the huge liability issues.

Yes they love the concept and execution but worry about that one idiot who wrecks at dusk and blames his shield for being too dark, too slow to clear etc and sues the beejesus out of them

Icon's prototype was even better, lawyers killed it.

You can thank the state of this Litigation Nation for not having more of these types of visors around.


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Dayum didn't know that but makes sense in a nonsense way. I wonder if that's why Akuma stopped carrying them as well. That's some bullshit!


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I love mine too! I have considered purchasing a few spares in case they become unavailable.
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do you guys know of any local shops that stock these?
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do you guys know of any local shops that stock these?
I don't know of any local shops, but I got mine from RevZilla and also RidersDiscount has them in stock. They were unavailable for a long time due to demand, so once I saw them back in stock I snatched one up.


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Most of the manufacturers I spoke with won't touch it due to the huge liability issues.

Yes they love the concept and execution but worry about that one idiot who wrecks at dusk and blames his shield for being too dark, too slow to clear etc and sues the beejesus out of them

Icon's prototype was even better, lawyers killed it.

You can thank the state of this Litigation Nation for not having more of these types of visors around.
A disclaimer and an indemnification sticker on the shield should take care of that.



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Yeah, I'm not sure I believe that story... I mean... they're helmet manufacturers. 1000s of people already crash wearing their stuff and any one of them could complain that it's because the helmet blocked their peripheral vision, or they got hurt badly because the helmet failed in some way or another... Plus, they already sell very dark tinted shields already. When I put one of the dark tinted ones on my head, I was surprised anyone can see a damn thing through that.
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Yeah, I'm not sure I believe that story... I mean... they're helmet manufacturers. 1000s of people already crash wearing their stuff and any one of them could complain that it's because the helmet blocked their peripheral vision, or they got hurt badly because the helmet failed in some way or another... Plus, they already sell very dark tinted shields already. When I put one of the dark tinted ones on my head, I was surprised anyone can see a damn thing through that.
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Why doesn't an aftermarket company make shields like this for all brands of helmets? Does bell have rights to the technology?


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What the hell is going on in the world? Audi and Hyundai are making great cars and Bell is cutting edge technology?That's not the world I grew up in!


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