"dark smoke" or "mellow smoke" visor...

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  1. Boudreaux

    Boudreaux Active Member

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    I'm looking at picking up a Shoei Joust RF-1000 this winter, and can't decide which visor i want. I would, of course, use it only for daytime riding, so i'm thinking the dark smoke would look way better, and function better in the sun.

    Anyone got pics of the difference though?

    Thanks guys...
     
  2. diaper eater

    diaper eater OT Supporter

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    get the dark as fuck. i used to ride my old helmet with a dark smoke at night and as long as youre on lighted streets you can see just fine. and if its not lit up its probably a <30mph sidestreet so you can relatively safely just flip it up
     
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    :bowdown: and they look sooo much better, amirite?
     
  4. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    Get the dark or you'll be disappointed later.
     
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    i called cycle gear to see if they had any in stock, and they are holding one that is "dark smoke" she said "it doesn't look that dark though", i dunno if i trust the girl either...
     
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    their is a "light" smoke tint which i have. its in between dark and mellow. its fine for night riding as long the street lights are lit. no issues with visability during daytime.
     
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    diaper eater OT Supporter

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    i have a harder time riding ssunny daytime with a clear shield than nightime with a dark shield
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Interesting. Are sunglasses not an option?
     
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    diaper eater OT Supporter

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    they dont really work rite for me under my helmet
     
  11. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    i have a normal mirror tint on mine. Mirror > normal tint as far as looks go. I also wear sunglasses with mine. I cant ever have too dark
     
  12. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I tried that, but my sunglasses are polarized, and they gave the clear visor a rainbow effect. I did that one time, and immediately went and bought a dark tint visor.
     
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    another vote for dark smoke.
     
  14. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I guess that's a problem. I'm surprised they'd make the visors so cheaply; anything that might need to withstand getting hit by a rock should be de-stressed before use.
     
  15. toezter

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    jesus you guys have more balls than i do. i ride with dark smoke visors in the day, clear at night. i know for sure in WI its illegal to ride after dusk with tinted visors.
     
  16. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I do the same. I ride a scooter, so I have my clear visor in the storage area under the seat, and there are no tools needed to swap, so if it's getting dark, I just swap 'em.
     

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