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VERY dark smoked

Postby hap2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:56 pm



I have a HJC IS-17 helmet & trying to find a VERY dark smoked face shield for it. I had one for a Altura Vega helmet ( I will attach a pic). I just forget where I got it.

So, if anybody has any idea where I can get a face shield for my IS-17 that's almost as dark like a limo window, PLEASE let me know.

Thank you




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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:30 pm

I know "to each their own" but can you actually see thru that shield being so dark?

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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby hap2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:23 pm

Yes, u can c thru it very easily from the inside out. It's opaque which means u can one-way vision...like limo tinted glass...u can c out, but not in.

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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:04 pm

IMHO you will be putting yourself in a dangerous situation if using it for riding at night, or low light conditions!! :!:
I bought a dark smoke tinted shield for my HJC AC-3 helmet for rain situations and while it was OK during bright daylight hours, it severely limited my vision at night when raining and/or during heavy thunder cells during the day, so I ordered a clear one to eliminate that dangerous situation!!

If you still want to put yourself in that predicament, then here's one for sale :roll: -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HJC-Helmet-Shie ... 9c&vxp=mtr

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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:29 pm

Had a similar situation - and have found that wearing a pair of sunglasses under the visor is a much better option - then at least you can change them out as and when required. And take them off for night time riding.. :D

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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby redial » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:49 pm

I always wear sunglasses underneath my face shield, and have different colours for different times. I find brown quite good in the rain/fog and yellow is pretty good in low light conditions. They seem to enhance the available light.
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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby dingdong » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:30 am

Nothing like riding into a tunnel and go totally blind. Be very careful with a screen that dark.
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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby seelyark1 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:53 am

Motorcycle Superstore still sells it and is as dark as is legal. About $26. You can't see in but can see out fine. I have to laugh when people see this old grey haired guy get out from behind this helmet. Noone expects a person this old on a bike that looks like this. :D
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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:34 am

Aussie81Interstate wrote:Had a similar situation - and have found that wearing a pair of sunglasses under the visor is a much better option - then at least you can change them out as and when required. And take them off for night time riding.. :D


I don't normally wear a visor in the summer months, just my open face full helmet and a pair of dark sunglasses, and for nite time, I wear a pair of clear glasses so I can see. around where I live, some of the roads here don't have any street lamps so it gets quite dark.

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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby Mag » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:16 pm

I used to wear a dark-smoked shield, in the day time it would be mostly down (if needed) and up in the evening. But that was before glasses .... and age. I now where one of the Scorpion EXO helmets with a flip down smoke glass shield and outside clear shield. When it gets really warm, I have a Scorpion 1/2 helmet with just the smoke flip down. It is great since I can wear my glasses easily under the shields. Slick/slick/slick.....best of all worlds.

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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:22 am

the only place i rode without my helmet was down in Florida, but i always wore and still wear my sunglasses, and after dark i wear clear safety glasses. i don't like wearing a helmet, but its the law. i tried some of those half helmets, (brain buckets), and they don't feel comfortable for some reason.

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Re: VERY dark smoked

Postby CWJ73 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:17 pm

hap2 wrote:I have a HJC IS-17 helmet & trying to find a VERY dark smoked face shield for it. I had one for a Altura Vega helmet ( I will attach a pic). I just forget where I got it.

So, if anybody has any idea where I can get a face shield for my IS-17 that's almost as dark like a limo window, PLEASE let me know.

Thank you

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I don't know where you can find one to purchase, but I have done this as well. I have a dark smoke shield and a clear shield. I wear the dark shield during the day and the clear at night.


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