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Old 10-07-2011, 11:21 PM   #21
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:33 PM   #23
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Scorpion made them, but stopped after a year or 2. Apparently it wore out and quit working very well. I found some online shops that listed them, and each time I placed an order I was informed of them being out of stock with no new ones expected.
The Bell ones work great, with ONE concern. My brothers shattered and cut his face in an accident. May have been a fluke. May have had NOTHING to do with transitions. But he still decided to not get another.
There are stick on ones, but I haven't tried them, and they seemed to be of a color (blue/green), not just black smoke.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:44 PM   #24
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Sunglasses under the helmet is an OK solution but I prefer the tinted shield with no glasses for comfort. Those Oakleys look like they fit pretty close to the head, do they cut into your field of view at all?

A transitions shield would be nice but since I don't have one I carry a clear shield if I know I am going to be out after dusk and store a pair of clear glasses on my bike just in case.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:10 AM   #28
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Sunglasses under the helmet is an OK solution but I prefer the tinted shield with no glasses for comfort. Those Oakleys look like they fit pretty close to the head, do they cut into your field of view at all?

A transitions shield would be nice but since I don't have one I carry a clear shield if I know I am going to be out after dusk and store a pair of clear glasses on my bike just in case.
no periferial vision is lost, they fit perfect and you dont even feel them,
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Scorpioin Exo-500 and 1100's have a flip down visor, much like the HJC one posted above....IMO, the scorpion is better, it has a small lever on the side, that feels more solid than the HJC. plus, it has some other nifty features you dont see on most helmets...especially not in thier price range. if you are looking at getting something with this feature, i would try on both and go with the best fit however...
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clear shield, polarized dark prescription wrap around bi-focal sunglasses...
but riding near dusk sucks with low angle...
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #33
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Im tired of changing shield During day & night
Have a bell star with the transition shield. Not a bad combo although the shield could go a bit darker in bright sun. Transition time is pretty quick and overall though I think it was worth the money. It is also anti fog which is a plus.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:51 PM   #35
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Check out this thread on a electric tint visor...
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:23 PM   #36
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I agree with the OP.
Somebody could get rich selling PhotoChromatic faceshields for popular helmets. It would be convenient not to have to carry around sunglasses or spare shields.

Of course they would have to have a reasonable price. $120 for the Bell visor is a little too steep and obviously if you dont have a Bell helmet you're S.O.L.
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Thats what having multiple helmets are for, I have 8 or so
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Thats what having multiple helmets are for, I have 8 or so
While it's nice to have several helmets the idea is that if you are out riding in the day, it is nice to have some tint in front of your eyes. When it gets dark, the tint should be gone.
Carrying 2 helmets is worse that carrying 2 faceshields.
Carrying 2 faceshields is worse than carrying sunglasses.
Carrying sunglasses is worse than your shield magically darkening in the day and lightening at night.


I have a Scorpion EXO1000 and I like the flip down tinted faceshield but auto tint would be cool too.
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That's an option for now but the problem with those kind of inserts is they add extra layers of plastic for the light to come through.
That often gives a hazy effect or reflections that can be annoying. A photochromo faceshield would cure that.

How hard would it be to source the material and then form and cut it to fit popular helmets?
If only I wasn't broke... and lazy, I could get rich from this idea!
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