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Old 09-26-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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Enjoy riding with my smoke visor during the day sense I always seem to have to head west but can't see well with it after dark. Was wondering if there was a way to carry the clear visor on those rides that start during the day and end after dark? Don't want to wear a back pack just to put a visor in. Please tell me there is a trick to this. I'll stop crying now
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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they make a little visor cover that has a strap and you can strap it around your side or throw it in a tank bag
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #4
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i just wear sunglasses with my helmet and clear visor and take it off at night time riding but thats just me.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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Wear sunglasses under your clear visor or wear clear goggles under your smoked visor, sounds like those are your options to me.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #6
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Yeah i used to switch mine out but then I just learned to ride with the smoke one at night. I eventually just got used to it.
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I'm kind of in the same boat. I have a mirror visor and I LOVE it but at night especially around 45s near clear lake area there aren't lights on the highway and it becomes pretty dangerous when I can't see in front of me even with my headlight :(

I was pondering either one of two option.

1. Bring sunglasses with me and at night flip the visor up.

2. Take visor off completely and wear my Oakleys with interchangable lenses since I have dark and clear.
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hyper optiks visor inserts
Do you use them?

I have thought about trying the transition shields but heard they don't work after 6 months
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Honestly I just wear my smoke visor all the time and flip it up on the rare occasion I ride at night.
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i guess a comprise could be switching to a light smoke
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:25 PM   #11
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You could try out an amber visor.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:49 PM   #12
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I keep my smoked on at all times, have learned to ride with it at night.. Usually ends up flipped up, but it works.
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I carry both. I commute pre-dawn and go home late afternoon west.

I have a bunji cord on the rear of my seat that usually has a helmet bag or back pack straped to the seat with my lunch, misc. stuff and spare visor.

Riding at night with a tinted shield is just asking for it...
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:34 PM   #14
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I keep a pair of clear safety glasses in my jacket since changing out my visor is a . Works fine for me. Although when fall & winter come around I may just have to start using the clear shield.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:24 PM   #15
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Here you go.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=148120

Also in my case, I just bring along an extra visor. Changing the visor on an HJC takes less than 10 secs.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:52 PM   #16
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I was going to say it, but don't want to be part of the broken record about shade or whatever.. That's what I do.. I actually bough a set of 3 cheap rider glasses on ebay. One dark, one yellow and one clear. They "cup" to your face via foam (you wear them like regular glasses) so that debris won't blow in to your eyes (had that happen and it really SUCKED) I think shipped, they cost me like maybe $15.
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i would rather wear the clear safety glasses at night then move the smoked visors up at night. there's debris and wind all over the place thats gonna affect the eyes. once you get something in there, you're pretty much riding blind at hwy speeds
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wearing a dark visor at night is a bad idea.

I have goosbumps reading this thread. read this and find out why

i'm sorry its so long.

I was riding home from sky diving one day with my dark visor on. there was construction on the

freeway and i was forced into a detour. i was going around a corner i had

never been thru at night with no choice . the wind caught my shield and

closed it. before i could get it back open as my eyes were adjusting i saw the

corner was taking a hard left and i was in a right hand turn. it didnt help i

was speeding (my fault) i didn't make the left hand turn. sounded like a 12

guage shot gun went off when i went over the curb. front rim bent to the

rotors, tore the dog bones clean off . know the back tire is locked up and

stuck in the tail. i tryed to shoot between the trees and the telephone pole .

the side walk was my goal . did not make it. graped all of the front brake .

put the bike down . wrapped it around the tree. my wife and I went thru

signs and all sorts of stuff.

I exploided my splein, seperated shoulder, tore intestants, almost ended up

with a pee bag ect.

She ended up in a coma, broke leg, arm . put stents in her neck

We lost our house, truck, bike

200,000 in det not including the hospital bills

If i didnt have that tinted shield on i would have made that corner
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:17 PM   #19
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And when we got healed up SHE went and bought us another bike.
thats my ride or die
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Yea.. She's a keeper.. You BEST not let that one go bro.. haha.
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