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Old 02-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Face Shields

Anyone run a RST or Mirrored shield? Pros? Cons? How is it at night?




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Old 02-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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The mirrored part will scratch if you look at it wrong. Stick with clear or tinted.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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Just to be clear, it's the inside of the shield that scratches easily. If you know this ahead of time, you have a better chance to prevent scratching. That being said, I find them to not be dark enough and went back to my perscription RayBans. I like to ride around at slow speed with my shield up for airflow and still have my eyes protected from the sun and most anything that could hit my eye all while giving 20/20 vision.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:05 PM   #5
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Watch what you use to clean mirrored shields with, NO AMMONIA. Will de-laminate the coating very quickly.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:29 AM   #6
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Watch what you use to clean mirrored shields with, NO AMMONIA. Will de-laminate the coating very quickly.
too bad on that part as ammonia is the best cleaner.
no need for fancy way the he!! over priced soap that does not get the job done right and leaves a sticky film coating.

and ammonia is way cheap in price. and just gives that sickly clean smell.





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Old 03-01-2013, 07:10 AM   #7
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As others have noted those mirrored shields scratch easily.

For those carrying multiple shields I love these storage sleeves from Aerostitch I prefer the fleece version.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:57 AM   #8
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I used damp soft rag and let it sit on the visor for about 5 min then wiped it off and dry it. That being said it worked well but the bugs eventually (3 months) scratched it up bad. I do live in the country so if you drive and the city it probably is not that bad. Probably will never have another mirrored shield unfortunately.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:25 AM   #9
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I use a clear shield with a no-fog insert that darkens when exposed to light. These can be kind of expensive depending on the brand, but Cycle Gear has some made by PROGRIP, that work well and are around $20.00 They just use adhesive to stick to your face shield and that doesn't work to well. I installed pin-locks to hold them in place and am very please with the results.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:44 PM   #10
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I've had a blue mirrored shield on my Shoei Multitec for three years now and although it has a couple of marks on it, you have to look to find them and they don't affect vision out. I think the marks came from locking it on its side in the Givi top-case. It's a light smoke so I can ride on lit streets at night but I don't like being in the country with it, so I carry a clear if I know I'll be out after dark.

I wear dark amber polarized shades underneath the shield, relatively soft plastic framed.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:37 AM   #11
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For those carrying multiple shields I love these storage sleeves from Aerostitch I prefer the fleece version.
Thanks for the heads up.......just what I needed
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:29 AM   #12
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Tube socks work great and are readily available and inexpensive.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #13
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I've been using a blue mirrored shield for 4 or 5 years without problem. I remove the shield completely for cleaning, soak it in the kitchen sink and then wash it with dish soap. I let it drip dry for a while and then finish dry it with micro fiber. The only problem I've had is the plastic pins have popped off on one side and I need to replace it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:20 PM   #14
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Riding in Canada on the Crowsnest hwy, we were going through the Frank Slide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Slide

A semi truck going the opposites way flipped up a rock, I would estimate about the size of a golf ball. The rock flipped just over the windshield of my R1200RT. I had my face shield up to get some air on my face, and the rock hit it just above my right eye. The face shield has a big scratch, and it destroyed the right base plate of my Shoei Qwest. If I had been like one of the many Harley riders we saw on our trip with nothing more than a do-rag on my head, I hate to think what would have happened.

I didn't realize that the base plates were replaceable. So I only had to spend about $70 on new base plates and a new face shield.

Riding to and from work these past few days on the FZ1 without a face shield has sucked. In the morning, my glasses get covered with bugs, and at night I feel like the hot air is drying my face out.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:43 AM   #15
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Riding in Canada on the Crowsnest hwy, we were going through the Frank Slide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Slide

A semi truck going the opposites way flipped up a rock, I would estimate about the size of a golf ball. The rock flipped just over the windshield of my R1200RT. I had my face shield up to get some air on my face, and the rock hit it just above my right eye. The face shield has a big scratch, and it destroyed the right base plate of my Shoei Qwest. If I had been like one of the many Harley riders we saw on our trip with nothing more than a do-rag on my head, I hate to think what would have happened.

I didn't realize that the base plates were replaceable. So I only had to spend about $70 on new base plates and a new face shield.

Riding to and from work these past few days on the FZ1 without a face shield has sucked. In the morning, my glasses get covered with bugs, and at night I feel like the hot air is drying my face out.
Thanks for sharing and glad you're OK. Glad that rock didn't hit you in the face! A reminder to us all that when riding at speed it's best to have the visor down.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #16
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Arai guy told me to stick with only water to wash visors in the same kitchen sink method. Also told me to give the enitre lid a dunk in the other side of the sink. Wash pads with the same shampoo I use every day.
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