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Offline RWJC

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Re: Helmets with visors
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2011, 01:39:14 am »
not sure this is topical...but I bought some glasses in the fishing section of wal-mart for $14, they are polarized and anti glare..great for the early morning eastern travel!!
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Re: Helmets with visors
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2011, 01:19:29 am »
NOt to digress but 2 of my friends went withthe HJC helmets with the flip down sunshades and absolutely love them.

I was at the Moto GP and saw the shades that attach to the inside of your helmet lens and automatically darken when passing in and out of shade and sun. Look pretty cool to me.

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Re: Helmets with visors
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2012, 04:20:09 pm »
I use my HJC IS-MAX BT helmet with built in shaded Visor.

In daytime I wear sunglasses and on super bright times I lower my visor for another layer of light dampening. Works Great!

The button on the top of the helmet lets it lock and one press and it pops back into the helmet.

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Re: Helmets with visors
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2012, 05:41:04 pm »
I have one of the "new" dual sport style helmets with the outside visor and the large tinted face shield.

I have worn this helmet cruising at about 90mph, down a typically windy corridor on my commute, and I have had ZERO problems with it pulling my head around. I have some pretty severe neck issues and it never agravated it one bit.

 I picked up a cheap AFX just to try out the style, it has become one of my favorite helmets, the field of view is unbeatable, and the optics through the bent face shield are very crisp and undistorted. The only problems I had was that it was tight on my forehead (removed some foam with a dremel to solve that) and at speed the visor tends to raise up just a little bit due to the fact that it has no positive locking provision for the visor in the down position.

I intend to purchase a more expensive/advanced one soon.
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Re: Helmets with visors
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2012, 04:51:06 pm »
I have the HJC-IS16 with flip down smoked visor and love it. I'm on my second one, after basically wearing the interior out of the first (you can only wash and replace the internal pads so many times.

I've seen reviews that state the the visor doesn't come down far enough for some folks or that it's takes some dexterity to flip it down to the second notch, but I've never had an issue. After several years with this type of helmet, I can't bring myself to buying one without it.
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