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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Transitioning Face Shield

I was thinking about getting one of those transition face shields. Where in the light it's smoke or what ever color you want and when it's in the shade or in the dark it's clear. Does anyone have one and how well does it work? Also, is it best to have the full shield or get a sticker one to just stick on the clear shield?
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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There is a small article in this months's motor cyclist on wiki transitioning face shields. pg 165 i think


http://www.wikidesigns.com/

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post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 07:44 PM
 
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Get a scorpion helmet they make the actual face visor that is transitional:P Dont't know what other helmets make the face visor but i know for sure scorpion helmet they make them.
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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Get a scorpion helmet they make the actual face visor that is transitional:P Dont't know what other helmets make the face visor but i know for sure scorpion helmet they make them.
I have one of those helmets, I just wanted to find out if it was worth the money.
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post #5 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 07:47 PM
 
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The visors are like 60 somethin bucks Normally they have them at Barracuda but i think they are out of them atm
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post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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They are called photochromatic visors, and suprisingly few companies make them. Scorpion does, and I think Pro Grip makes an insert that you can attache to the inside of any kind of visor.
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that is true
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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 08:23 PM
 
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But do they work?

I saw there were some for Scorpion helmets when I was looking for tinted visors but I haven't bought either yet.
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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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wish I had a Scorpion so I could find out
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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 08:26 PM
 
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I have a scorpion exo-700. dont know if i want to get the exo -1000 when they come out or just buy the changing visor.
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post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 11:38 PM
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But do they work?

I saw there were some for Scorpion helmets when I was looking for tinted visors but I haven't bought either yet.
From what I have seen they work, just not really well... It seems as though they transition enough to be functional, but don't offer the sort of protection that a full blown tinted one would...
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From what I have seen they work, just not really well... It seems as though they transition enough to be functional, but don't offer the sort of protection that a full blown tinted one would...
Hm, guess it wouldn't work for me then cause I have overly light-sensitive eyes. If I had the extra money I'd buy one and find out though.
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Hm, guess it wouldn't work for me then cause I have overly light-sensitive eyes. If I had the extra money I'd buy one and find out though.
Me too...
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post #14 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 08:47 AM
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i ordered mine and should have it this week Melime, when I put it on I will let you know what I think! And let you see it of course!
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post #15 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sweet, I'm glad your getting one. I have been so squeemish about buying one. lol!
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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 11:05 PM
 
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I have a scorpion 700 with a photcromatic lense...it's ok on a sunny day. O wouldn't recommend it to any who has light sensitive eyes. but it definately makes a difference. but i probably will invest in a exo 1000 with the smoked inner lense when the finally come out...well depending on helmet colers and styles ofcourse!
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I have a scorpion 700 with a photcromatic lense...it's ok on a sunny day. O wouldn't recommend it to any who has light sensitive eyes. but it definately makes a difference. but i probably will invest in a exo 1000 with the smoked inner lense when the finally come out...well depending on helmet colers and styles ofcourse!
sorry typing in the dark...and paying attention to the laker game!
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I have a scorpion 700 with a photcromatic lense...it's ok on a sunny day. O wouldn't recommend it to any who has light sensitive eyes. but it definately makes a difference. but i probably will invest in a exo 1000 with the smoked inner lense when the finally come out...well depending on helmet colers and styles ofcourse!
Good to know, thanks! They change on overcast days too right? I would think that might cause a problem if it's rather dark.
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post #19 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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I just bought a Fog City face shield Insert.... it transitions from light green to dark blue in 5sec... and best of all... it's IMPOSSIBLE to fog up!

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...ty-progrip.htm
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They are called photochromatic visors, and suprisingly few companies make them. Scorpion does, and I think Pro Grip makes an insert that you can attache to the inside of any kind of visor.
the progrip inserts suck...had them & trashed them. Although they were very good for anti-fog. I'd wait for the new scorpion lids with the built in tinted visors
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