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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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internal sun shield

i was looking at helmets that have that internal sun shield and was wondering if any one has tried one. i think this would be nice so i can wear my glasses wile i ride and not have the glare from the sun in my face. do they work well?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 02:27 PM
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I recently bought a Nolan E43 Trilogy through Revzilla, best helmet I've owned yet. Gives you the option to go full face or 3/4 with or without the shield. Internal sun shield and removable chin guard is great. Check it out. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/n...y-solid-helmet
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I recently bought a Nolan E43 Trilogy through Revzilla, best helmet I've owned yet. Gives you the option to go full face or 3/4 with or without the shield. Internal sun shield and removable chin guard is great. Check it out. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/n...y-solid-helmet
that one looks relay nice but at this time its out of my price range
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I have a HJC IS Max modular that I love. The internal sun visor is one of the reasons I bought it. Just bought my wife one at amazon for 170.


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I have a HJC IS Max modular that I love. The internal sun visor is one of the reasons I bought it. Just bought my wife one at amazon for 170.


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that's a nice one also tho i don't think the modular helmet style is for me tho
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The common complaints with internal sun visors is that the shields don't come down far enough and aren't dark enough.

I wore an HJC IS-MAX for a few days and have been wearing a Scorpion EXO-1000 for a few months now, both of which have internal sun visors. With the HJC, the visor would actually come down far enough to touch my nose but had intermediate stops to keep it from doing it. It could stand to be a shade or two darker, but I never tried wearing sunglasses underneath it. If you don't like modular helmets, the IS-16 is the full face version of the IS-MAX.

Several Scorpions now have the sun visors. If I remember right, the -500, -900, -1000, and -1100 all have them. With my -1000 there is only Up or Down for the visor with nothing in between. It is a little too light but darker replacements are about $20, I just haven't done it yet.

Your head shape and glasses style will probably determine if you can wear them under an internal sun visor. I never tried with the HJC. I can fit mine behind the visor with my Scorpion, but after a while they make the sides of my head hurt. I wore them every day with my -400 and never had a problem but the thicker padding on this helmet makes the glasses uncomfortable after more than an hour or so.
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I got this Bell revolver Amazon.com for $99 a while back. It has a sun visor flip down. Not a bad helmet. I don't think it is available any more but you may find something comparable.

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I bought this one on a clearance sale and love the internal sun shield. It's plenty dark and I find it also deflects a lot of wind on a long ride.

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I picked up a drop down visor from leatherup.com last year as an entry level helmet to try out and I like it a lot. I wear glasses and the visor works perfect for me the tint could be a bit darker. http://www.leatherup.com/p/Hawk-Helm...met/93107.html

This year I bought the Nolan 104 modular that also has a drop down visor and it's just what I wanted. I would recommend a drop down shield to any one who rides, just flip a switch and you have a sun shield without pulling over. The Nolan has options for different color visors at an additional cost.

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I've got the Shoei Neotek modular. I wear my light-sensitive sunglasses all the time as well. I can drop the shield down and with my sunglasses on, I can drive with the sun directly in my face at not even squint. Yes, they work!

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