Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by jdw, Jul 16, 2008.
Went joyriding into lakes country and came out seeing this...
Anyone use tearoffs on a daily helmet?
what exactly are tearoffs?
I've thought about it but I usually have a can of Honda polish with me. I'll clean my visor at every gas stop or whenever I get home. My visor does not get as dirty as yours. Might be a good idea for you to invest in it but I guess it can get expensive.
Thin layers of film (some of the sets I were looking at were 7 layers) that you can tear off as one gets dirty. Popular in the racing scene (dirt especially)... $22 gets you 4 sets of 7 tearoffs at the one site I was looking at.
ive never seen them in person... do they attach to the shield or to the helmet itself?
if just the shield.. id say get a seperate one, put the tearoffs on there.. and use it when you know youll be riding in bug territory. that way you wont use them as often and go through so many.
not 100% sure myself. I figured they'd stick right to the shield but some of them look like they wrap around and hook around the hinge area.
May have to just look at finding a small bottle of cleaner and some paper towels for the 'trunk' to keep with me.
only ones ive seen are for dirt goggles.. and they stick to little pegs on the sides of the frame... not sure what theyd look like for street helmets
Normally they grab onto posts on the shield. Popular in road racing open wheel cars, the dirt guys need a lot more, and most of them use automatic setups that will hold a lot more. The black post in this picture immediately to the right of the eye port is a tear off post:
Think these might be a little cheaper than what you found before:
For those wanting to be cheapasses, when I was racing open wheel cars I found some tinted tearoffs which was nice racing into the sunset... once the sun was behind a wall or something, ditch the tinted tearoff.
I have some for my dirt goggles. I tried using them on the street (I ride a sumo) and the fluttering noise annoyed the shit out of me. BZZZZZZZZZZ...ZZZ.Z....ZZZZZZZ...Z..
When you need a set of gloves get a set with a squeegee in them. Spit -> squeegee = clean(er) visor.
i have ridden with them on the street..... didnt work out for me. there was the noise that sucked, and the clarity is not as good as just your clear visor
I wipe my helmet off when I get home every time. If I'm wiping the bugs off the rest of the helmet anyways, why not wipe the shield too?
obviously, but its a pain in the ass when you have to ride with them stuck on to your shield.
I was maybe 80 miles into this 110 mile trip when I started wishing I had a way to clean my visor. Had I gone any farther I probably would've had to stop somewhere to get it cleaned off (although in that trip we only came across 2 small towns).
I didnt know they made tear offs for visors. I've only seen them on dirtbike goggles.
what kind of lid do you have?
HJC CL15... I know HJC had a few recommended ones.
they used them at motogp