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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question about helmet shields?

hi guys and gals
I want to get a new helmet shield for my HJC cs-12. I want to know what is good for riding in the sun and probably directly into the sun close to dusk.

Are mirror shields good or a dark tint?
With my Learners license I don't have to worry about night time riding cause It's illegal for the stage, so I probably wont have any trouble seeing.

so any recommendations and online stores i can purchase one from?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 02:49 PM
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I prefer the mirrored shield...but they damage easy. Bug guts can also ruin the mirror coating (as it did my last shield.) So if you go mirror...clean it as soon as you get home. I currently have a dark smoke on mine.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 03:23 PM
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I was looking for some for my CL-12 and found some here:
They are getting hard to find. Honestly, I skipped on even getting one and just decided to wear sunglasses.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 03:43 PM
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I have had mirrorred shields, dark smoke, light smoke, and of course clear. I have very light sensitive eyes and I've found the best combination (for the street) to be my clear shields with my normal polarized sunglasses. The trick is in finding a pair that fit under your helmet. When I raced karts I used the mirror shield because it was "cool." But it stops being cool as soon as a little track debris gets up there and ruins the finish. I quickly changed to dark smoke for those applications.
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I had a mirror on my HJC, now for my Shoei, I have a clear and Dark smoke. I prefer the smoke as it is easier to maintian, doesn't get scratched up as bad and so on. It's still almost as hard to see in to as a mirror, so you are still "invisable" the the outsiders.

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 05:22 PM
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I have a mirror and certainly prefer the mirror look to the plain smoke, but that's all preference.

The mirror can hold up almost as well as the smoke in terms of longevity as long as you take care of it well.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for all the comments!
i went ahead and bought the dark smoke shield for 17$ on ebay, complusive buy, and less maintenance then the mirror shields.
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