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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Mirror Visor

I would like to get a mirror "chrome" visor for my helmet. I do not see many of those
on the street. Can someone give me advise if there are problems with them?
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They scratch very easily.

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They scratch very easily.
Yup, this is the biggest problem. Add in that if you wear one, it'll be a problem if it gets dark before you get to your destination as well.

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Yup, this is the biggest problem. Add in that if you wear one, it'll be a problem if it gets dark before you get to your destination as well.
I plan to carry my original clear one with me.
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I use a clear visor and wear wrap around riding glasses. If it gets dark or everything fogs-up, I slide the glasses down and look over the top. Also allows me to ride with the visor open. I did the reflective shield once. Never again! One good scratch and they are ruined, whereas most scratches in a clear one can be buffed out. Spen your money on parts and gas!

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I use a clear visor and wear wrap around riding glasses. If it gets dark or everything fogs-up, I slide the glasses down and look over the top. Also allows me to ride with the visor open. I did the reflective shield once. Never again! One good scratch and they are ruined, whereas most scratches in a clear one can be buffed out. Spen your money on parts and gas!
Thank you for the advise. I guess I will get a regular smoke visor. I wear glasses, and the morning (and evening) glare from the sun is terrible on the way to work. So I will need some sort of shading.
Plus the the regular smoke lens is about $20 cheaper.
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I have a tinted one, and it would be impossible to ride in the dark with it, fortunatly its my spare helmet.
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Yeah they scratch easy and you have to deal with carrying a clear and changing when it gets dark, but if you are cool with that it will be fine. I use clear, cause i dont like to carry anything extra, and mirrored is a little to GLAM for me ...JK.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006, 09:32 AM
 
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unless u keep imaculate care of it expect to get a new mirror visor about every 6 months or so.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006, 10:00 AM
 
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Hi All-

My preferred visors for my Arai helmets are the "light smoke" version. They do a reasonable job of reducing bright sunshine while also reasonable for nighttime riding for reduction of oncoming headlight glare. You'll still need a pair of good shades if you're heading east in the morning or west in the afternoon.

Mirrored visors aren't worth the trouble as illustrated earlier by everyone on the thread. Don't waste yer' money.

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