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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question which one?????

I have the mainframe Icon helmet in blue and am getting a new shield......mirrored for reasons.....
? is, silver or blue?
Watcha all think????
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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Out of the choices, I'd pick silver. The mirrored blue is not likely to match the blue of the helmet, and even if it did.. well it would just look too blue. Silver and blue always look good together.

However, if allowed to venture further I'd pick a tinted visor intead of the mirrored ones. The mirror finish is really easy to scratch, and will likely look used in a little over a month. Tinted lasts forever at half the price



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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can people see into the tinted though??? I can get another when it scratches??/ Love the opinions though....and before someone says i don't match my bike, it's all good! I already KNOW
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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Hey, you dont match your bike!


I've got a dark tinted visor and there is no way that someone could see thru it, unless it was night time and I had a flashlight in my helmet. It lets enough light to be plenty usefull on overcast days, but I wouldnt want to wear it at night.
Sure you can get another one when it scratches, but at $60 a pop, my visor budget would come close to my tire budget. Of course, you might be more carefull with your helmets than I am



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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Are the mirrored ones good at night?
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As far as I know, no, but I'll let someone else chime in



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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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So the best thing would be to change out at night....as far as you know, hmmmfffff, k, and i am getting the shield at 35$. Looks pretty easy to change out but would be great to be able to just keep the one. Oh well.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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hmm, guess icon's shields are cheaper than shoei's

Let us know how you like, and how well it lasts.



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hmm, guess icon's shields are cheaper than shoei's

Let us know how you like, and how well it lasts.
I am with Vash.
Light smoke, and only $30 for the HJC. And do chang for night.
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I went with a dark tinted and you definitely can't see through it. I had a mirrored/colored blue one for my past Shoei and I let it ROLL on the ground on and the visor got scratched. Didn't affect the view from inside at all but didn't look to hot from the outside.

I will probably never get another mirrored one again. The expense wasn't worth it. And you can wear a mirrored in the same light conditions as a dark smoke. I suspect the light smoke allows you to use it at dusk at least, and the dark smoke gets dicey at that point.

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