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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Sunglasses and Nightglasses

What are some good recommendations for styles of sunglasses or night time driving eye protection? I have some big old cop sunglasses now that do OK - they're oversized enough to protect but every time I turn my head I'm afraid they'll fly off. Not interested in wearing a visor.

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I use prescription goggles from www.sportrx.com. It's great to have eye protection, keeps the wind out and I can see without bothering to wear sun glasses plus something else. I have not bothered for night driving as I avoid it but I have a pair of oversized clear goggles from an HD store that fit over my glasses for when I do need to drive at night.


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Depending on how much wind you get, and I am guessing from the bike description you don't have a windshield, then you want a decent pair of foam surround safety glasses. These come in tinted and clear. You should be able to pick up a pair for less than $20. But at this price range don't expect high durrability.

The ones you want will have some curve to them to help prevent vorticies at the edges of the lenses. They should have foam on the inside of the frame to "seal" against your face. Even though the seal doesn't really happen for 99% of heads they do limit the amount of air coming around them.

Those are what I wear when wearing contacts or I just wear my regular glasses - but then again I have a windshield so I don't get a lot of wind in the face.

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I ordered this set last night:




They were actually a buck cheaper last night than this morning. Odd. Still, looks like some good options. Now I need to get some bags to keep them in. While I like the clean, clutter free look of a nearly bobbed bike, I'm starting to get irritated at not having a place to throw a few things. My mom made jars of pesto last night and offered a couple to me but I couldn't because I rode my bike to her house.

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The problem I have with these cheap glasses is that they are easily scratched or scuffed up.

I have to buy the cheap stuff though because I will invariably lose or break them.

I buy the cheap clear glasses with the bifocals from the hardware area at wallymart.

I have a ton of cheapie sunglasses but a majority of the time I wear my Bolle's that I got for Fathers day.
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I use the saftey glasses that I get at work. They wrap around my face and work perfect. For the daytime, I useually go into the local garden equipment shop and buy a pair or two for ten bucks for two. They're shaped almost identicle to my clear ones from work, but are DARK tinted. Got lucky a few times and got some mirror tinted ones. Dont beat on your glasses and they should last you a good while.

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I lose or break sunglasses too much. I've bought $150 Ray-Bans and lost them, $100 Oakleys and my dog ate them, $75 Bolle's and lost them. Now I buy cheapo glasses. Cheap sunglasses are a good way to prevent child abuse, because i nearly kill my kids when they play with my good ones.

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A local H-D dealer sells glasses that look like this;



They are AWESOME. They sell them for $8, I always have a pair that's sunglasses and a pair that's clear (for night). They stay on, they are comfortable, they cover your eyes completely. Perfect!

I've been trying to find them online but it's hard to find ones where you don't have to buy a dozen, or more! They are shipped from China and some of these Harley dealers have their logos printed onto them. But if you can find them, those are it! I loose them occasionally, too; so cheap is good!

But if you wanna buy 'em by the dozen for about $15/dz they are here;

http://www.supplylinedirect.com/safe...ty-spectacles/

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I have a Victory-branded pair that has interchangeable lenses. They came with dark, yellow, and clear, and they're really convenient and work well.

Sadly, I'm not supposed to wear contacts anymore, so while they're okay for the daytime, I'm sort of sunk at night when I'm easily glareblinded by oncoming headlights when I don't have corrective lenses on.

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A local H-D dealer sells glasses that


They are AWESOME. They sell them for $8, I always have a pair that's sunglasses and a pair that's clear (for night). They stay on, they are comfortable, of these Harley dealers have their logos printed onto them. But if you can find them, those are it! I loose them occasionally, too; so cheap is good!

But if you wanna buy 'em by the dozen for about $15/dz they are here;

http://www.supplylinedirect.com/safe...ty-spectacles/
These are the exact same safety glasses I wear at work. I get them for nothing and can usually snag an extra pair here and there. I wear the tinted ones as my sunglasses with absolute certainty that I will never, ever lose or break them...because they're free. Give me a good pair, and I'll lose them in a week. I highly recommend them for riding too. The most comfortable glasses I've ever worn and they don't fly off if you turn your head.
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