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shoei helmet visor tints - March 27, 2008, 10:35 AM

Any shoei helmet wear-ers in here who have tinted visors? I've got an rf 1000 with just the clear shield now, and I'd like to pick up either the dark smoke or the blue mirror spectra colored visor.

Any recommendations or preferences on color options from current (or past) users? Thanks!




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March 27, 2008, 10:41 AM

I use the dark smoke on my X11, and it's great when the sun's out, but as soon as it gets dark, I can't see a thing. Make sure you carry a clear visor, should you get caught out after dusk....


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March 27, 2008, 10:55 AM

I have the RF1000 and use a smoked visor, that way during the day I have shading from the sun and if I am still out at night it wont be too dark.


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March 27, 2008, 11:06 AM

i have the dark smoke for my rf1000 its great for a sunny day blocks the sun but once night comes its hard to see, it takes some getting use to, if you go with the dark and you know your goin to be out long walk with your clear screen to swap it out
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March 27, 2008, 11:18 AM

I have the Blue Mirror tint for my RF-1000 and I also had a dark smoke for my RF-900. The dark smoke at night is a bad idea, forget about it. It is really difficult to see out of it and suggest taking it very slow if you get caught in the dark with it on. The blue tint mirror is not as dark as the dark smoke at night, but I would not recommend riding at speed at night with it on either. Although it is not as dark as the dark smoke, it is still too dark to feel comfortable at speed, for me anyway. Of course that would be your call ultimately. It does have a little better visibility at night than the dark smoke however.


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March 27, 2008, 11:25 AM

they got like transitional style visors also, i read about it in superbike.co.uk

i wonder if its stateside..


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March 27, 2008, 11:32 AM

I have a light smoke visor for my X-11, which works great for the most part during the day, and is very good at night. If I need additional sun protection during the day, I use regular sun shades.


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March 27, 2008, 11:33 AM

I have both smoke and the spectra mirror for my RF1000. The spectra is much better imho. Better vision, better heat reflection and has held up well (not scratch happy). Ebay has new ones for decent $ all the time.

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March 27, 2008, 12:06 PM

Thanks for the info, sounds like the spectra is a little more general use, versus straight up dark. ebay here i come!




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I have the Spectra Gold - makes me look like a Superhero Anyway, I wear it 95 % of the time and then switch over at dusk!
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Thanks for the info everyone...I scored the blue spectra on ebay for like $50, it came yesterday and i'm a big fan.




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