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Tinted visor or sunnies

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by ashes, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. I have been been riding now for about 10 months. All this time I've been using sunnies under a clear visor. What are peoples views who have used both sunnies and tinted visors? If I wen't to a tinted visor are they OK at night or should I put on a clear for night riding? Thanks


     
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  2. I've got both options. Typically, if I know I'll be riding one direction in the dark I go with the clear visor + sunglasses. Otherwise I used the smoked visor.

    I find the comfort level to be pretty much the same either way (my Shoei has notches for sunglasses in it). Personal preference I would say.
     
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  3. If i am riding to...say, coffee night on a sunny day but know I will be riding home in the dark, I start off with my tinted visor on and carry my clear visor in the boot :D
    Alot of people I know wear sunnies under their lids but I personally don't like to.
     
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  4. I usually wear both! 8) 8)

    except at night of course :shock:

    I'm an editor and spend all my days in dark rooms so I'm very sensitive to light. The other thing I like is that I can pop up the visor for some air and not worry about getting hit in the eye by an insect.

    They wait for that you know.:wink:
     
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  5. ATM I don't use either - the sunnies are uncomfortable (and fog up), and I haven't been able to get a tinted visor for my helmet (I could if I ordered one, but I'm slack :roll: )

    IIRC - it's actually against the law to ride at night with a tinted visor, although you'd probably have to get a cranky cop to ping you for it.
     
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  6. There have apparently been cases of people getting an eye laceration or two by wearing sunnies and then having an accident causing them to shatter....something to bear in mind.
     
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  7. I used to wear sunnies, but the frames always caused headaches. I use tinted (medium tint) visor and cuase I'm very sensitive to light, I don't usually have a problem with riding around in the dark with the tinted visor. It also shields me from drivers seeing me make faces at them :LOL:

    Of course if I go for night rides where there's little or no street lights, I wear clear visor.
     
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  8. I wear my tinted all the time. I find that because it's not too dark that I can see quite well at night & it also cuts down headlight glare from oncoming traffic.
     
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  9. i wear my tinted visor night and day , but if it gets to bad to see at night (very rarely) i have a pair of clear rap around glasses , just slip them on and lift the visor up .

    i do it the oppisite way to other as i work and travel at night and in the early morning .
     
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  10. I'm a sunnies man myself..
     
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  11. I am with groberts........
    I have a pair of clear Bolle safety glasses...good style optically very clear
    (cheap at Bunnings too) and carry them in the fairing pocket on the bike
    for such emergencies

    hth
     
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  12. What a brilliant idea! I usually carry a clear visor with me. But since I've upgraded to an Arai I hate the proceedure for changing it.
    :roll:
     
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  13. Just to be different, I have a pinlock visor system, with a tinted visor insert, the clear one is in my top box if it gets dark.
    Dave
     
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  14. atm i have a pair of bloody expensive polarised oakleys and a clear visor...

    its pretty damn good unless i'm doing mega miles, and then they start to become a little uncomfortable, but it's bearable

    i have worn them under a tinted visor before and it was like an acid trip with all the colours because of the polarisation...
    (not that i actually know what an acid trip is like... )

    luckily i was a pillion when i tried that, and they came straight off again next stop, and i stuck to the tinted visor...

    the visor was pretty good on its own, but i've no idea how much UV protection one would actually offer you, unless you bought a damn expensive one designed by a sunglasses company or something...

    and as i'm too damn lazy / broke to get myself a tinted visor, i think i'll just stick with the sunnies...
     
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  15. Yep I wear both.

    Cheers
     
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  16. I go the sunnies for consistency. I sometimes wear an open face (love the open face on a warm sunny day!) A decent pair of oakleys do the trick for me. I used to wear the yellow lenses all the time as they work well in the day + night

    Personal choice rules though! 8)
     
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  17. Heya,


    Well I finally got a tinted visor the other day :D I normally wear sunglasses with my clear visor but they hurt too much. I still have to wear long distance glasses though but for some reason they don't hurt like the sunglasses I got.

    As for night time, I will have to put the clear visor in the bad or flip the tinrd one up, otherwise I will get a fine.... Eventhough I don't think riding at night with a tinted visor would be very good riding practice. But some people here actually do it... It amazes me as to how the bloddy hell they can see anything :shock:
     
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  18. Hi guys. First post finally!

    I've tried both the tinted visor and sunnies (separately). I definately use a clear visor and sunnies if I know I will be riding after dark. I can't see a thing through my tinted visor at night (Arai). Though on a sunny day, a tinted visor is much more comfortable than the sunnies. I have to bend the end of the arms of my sunnies down around my ears for them to fit in the helmet.
     
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  19. What the hell did you have before that was easier to change than the Arai system? I've had an NR5 and now an HJC AC-11 - both are very easy to change visors.

    I wear tinted visor on bright days and will carry tankbag with clear visor (and usually warmer clothes) if I'm anticipating riding after dark.
     
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  20. I was thinking about getting a tinted visor, but seeing as I paid over $300 for my sunnies I thought I'd better show them off and stick to my clear one for now :)
     
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