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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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helmet visor mirror vs light smoke?

As the title implies, I want to buy a shield for the summer for my new arai and don't know which one to go with. Anybody use a mirror visor? How is the vision? I don't like the visor being too dark hence the light smoke would be my other choice. Anybody have any experience?

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I have a light smoke vison on my rx-7 arai and it works great during the day and isn't so dark that if you get stuck someplace and it gets dark, you can still see pretty good. When i had a mirrored faceshield, i couldn't ride at all at night. just my $.02

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I also have the Arai rx-7 and have the mirrored visor
if you do try to ride at night it will be difficult to see

The other day I went for a ride and knew I would be coming home in the dark
so I put the clear one on and wore sunglasses until it got dark

I guess light smoke might be the way to go for you since you don't want something too dark?....maybe
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another thing about the mirrored is any scratches or marks tend to let more light through and it can be like riding under partial tree cover and the light dapples over your eyes and becomes quite off putting,hence why ive gone back to smoked.
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It depends on the brand; Some mirrored shelids are lighter than smoke, some are darker. You should try them on to see.
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timk, this is totally off topic, but that avatar is fantastic. I just laughed out loud when i saw it!!!

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this ones not bad either :-)
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that would be good if I didn't have kids around
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I have a mirrored on my shoei and its not to bad at night. Yes you do have to be careful but I can still see.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys, appreciate it.......light smoke it is
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