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Old 10-16-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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Photo chromic shield, ever use one?

When I ride into work its dark, going home the sun is out so I was thinking of getting one of these shields. The only ones I know of that have them is Scorpion. Ever use one, who else makes one?
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i have only heard of them on scopion, never actually even seen one though
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i believe you can get "stick in" photochromatic inserts for any visor, but not sure how well they work TBH.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:22 AM   #4
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I have not read anything good about the inserts, here is something I pulled from a review.

"Our opinion is that the photochromic features on either of these visor inserts does not meet expectations. In addition, the inserts blur the rider's vision to a certain extent. Our Fog City visor has noticeable blurring and is annoying. The ProGrip insert seems to have much less blurring than the Fog City product, but some blurring is still noticeable."


they also went on to say that while it does get darker it was not enough to make it worth while.

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Old 10-16-2007, 08:37 AM   #5
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Its my understanding that Scorpion has the patent on it. I have one. and to be honest with you, it isnt worth its hype. On my way home at 5pm it doesnt do t ... the only time that it is worth it is in the middle of the day, where the sun is above you. it helps mellow out ambient light, but when the sun is lower and staring you in the face, its worthless! Im in the market to buy a dark tinted visor and just keep it in my jacket pocket for the mornings.
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Meh, clear visor with speed tint works great for me. Dont have to worry about choosing a visor anymore.
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It's all about liability and law suit if they make it too dark. People will always find fault to sue a company.
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When I ride into work its dark, going home the sun is out so I was thinking of getting one of these shields. The only ones I know of that have them is Scorpion. Ever use one, who else makes one?
Scorpion is the only 1 that makes them.... I have 1 it is okay but when the Sun blaring down it does not provide the protection that a day night visor would or a dark tint. I still end up wearing my shades. The only thing that you dont have to worry about is driving at night with a dark tinted visor . I would rate is a 5 outta 10 simply because it does not get dark enough but i hear great things about the Scorpion 1000

it has a SpeedView™ internal retractable sun visor for varying light conditions
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Scorpion is the only 1 that makes them.... I have 1 it is okay but when the Sun blaring down it does not provide the protection that a day night visor would or a dark tint. I still end up wearing my shades. The only thing that you dont have to worry about is driving at night with a dark tinted visor . I would rate is a 5 outta 10 simply because it does not get dark enough but i hear great things about the Scorpion 1000

it has a SpeedView™ internal retractable sun visor for varying light conditions
YES, I SAW ONE THE OTHER DAY ... AWESOME FREAKIN HELMET!
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Scorpion is the only 1 that makes them.... I have 1 it is okay but when the Sun blaring down it does not provide the protection that a day night visor would or a dark tint. I still end up wearing my shades. The only thing that you dont have to worry about is driving at night with a dark tinted visor . I would rate is a 5 outta 10 simply because it does not get dark enough but i hear great things about the Scorpion 1000

it has a SpeedView™ internal retractable sun visor for varying light conditions
Yeah I have looked at that one, wish they had more options for graphics. I have not rulled out the 1000, and actually I am partial to Shoei, however if I could get a good day night shield or the 1000 is worth it then I would consider Scorpion.

Are you rating the whole helmet a 5, or just the second visor setup.

how do you like the helmet over all?
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i love Scorpion helmets. they are the best bang for the buck. in fact, the EXO 1000 has better reviews and ratings than shoei and arai and its a couple hundred bucks less!
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Yeah I have looked at that one, wish they had more options for graphics. I have not rulled out the 1000, and actually I am partial to Shoei, however if I could get a good day night shield or the 1000 is worth it then I would consider Scorpion.

Are you rating the whole helmet a 5, or just the second visor setup.

how do you like the helmet over all?
5 only to the "photochromic" shield I feel that it shoudl get darker that it does I like the Helment/visor setup
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:23 PM   #13
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akuma helmets also come with photochromatic shields. www.akumahelmets.com
some people like the designs, others dont.
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