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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Visor tint color

Hey I'm looking for anyone that might shed some light so to speak on visor tint levels. Specifically For a Shoei helmet. I have been wearing sunglasses with my RF 1200 but now I have to wear eyeglasses, so I want to get a tinted visor. Trying to decide between the dark or medium smoked. I mainly ride daytime. The dark seems to be a good choice just wondering how it is on cloudy conditions or if I do ride near dusk. Would it be too dark? Thanks for any input
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 08:47 PM
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I have dark and I carry a clear visor with me. It wouldn't be good after the sun went down. But, I have a thing about bright light soooooo.... there's that.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 08:51 PM
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Going to guess you also ride FJR ?

If not in my Arai Corsair X, I wear Shoei X14. The RF12 and X14 use the same visor, just my 14 visor has tearoff posts needed for my track duties plus the cool vortex generators. I only use the dark smoke on the X14.
Even on cloudy days or getting caught in a thunderstorm or starting or ending the ride at before dawn or dusk, I personally have never struggled or had issues with the dark smoke.
But even riding well into the night and not taking the minute to swap to clear, I just open the visor and adjust the FJR windscreen to manage the airflow.
I did try a light smoke and ended up squinting too much and getting that type of headache.
Went so far as to spend too much on the transition shield and for me, it never got dark enuff. So I now just roll with the dark smoke and carry a clear in the saddlebag.
And I strongly suggest staying with the genuine Shoei brand visors and not the cheaper copies. The cheap ones fit (barely) but distortion is terrible on the ones I've sampled plus they scratch way too easily.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 10:00 PM
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been using dark tinted shields on all my helmets the last 25 years...put a lot of miles on in all weathers and all hours of day and night...I agree no or light tint will give me headaches too...
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I use a dark tinted visor on my RPHA and carry a clear one with me when absolutely needed. Always have the dark tinted visor on every helmet I've had, can't see riding without out unless it's dark or visibility is impaired due to fog or rain.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2020, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I ordered the dark smoke.
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