What do you guys use to help block the sun glare??

What do you guys use to help block the sun glare??

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discussion starter · #1 · mar 7, 2010

hello:

yesterday, i took my bike out and reminded of the annoying late afternoon sun glare. basically blinding.

some solutions include:

tinted visor

window tint application on shield

sunglasses

curious if you guys have a different method, or product that you use?

thanks!

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i always wore a good pair of sun glasses. my new helmet has a built in retractable sun visor. it works ok but is not quite dark enough, so i imagine i will still wear the sun glasses now and then. a major key is to keep your visor and glasses clean. any dirt will cause the glare to be worse.

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yesterday was really bad….but the snow with the sun i think makes it worse! i had my full face on and i can only wear certain types of sunglasses with that one….for short trips i just wear my reading glasses that darken…but that didn’t help too much where there was a lot of snow….

i buy a whole boat load of sunglasses at the end of the season and when i can find good deals online…then i throw them all in a case and take them with me on trips….to try out and then you never know …sometimes they break…so you need a replacement.

i have a retractable in my half helmet but i find it is too dark sometimes….

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i have 2 visors, one tinted and one plain for my helmet. if i am not going to carry both, then i use the tinted if i will be back before sunset.

if not, i use the plain and put the raybans on under the visor, til sunset, then just the plain visor.

dc

i have a tinted visor. normally i used to hate them because of limited night visibility, but the newer ones are much better.

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sunglasses and the darkest tinted shield they had for my helmet

xidshooter

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a nice guy,…really..why are you laughing?

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i have sunglasses, and i squint alot.

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i have 2 visors as well. tinted visor during the day and clear at night, the tinted one works way better than sunglasses and i have a scorpion helmet, it takes about 10 seconds to switch visors.

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combat vets motorcycle assn.

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i wear sunglasses. usually if i am planning on being home by nightfall i will take a dark pair of shades and wear them under my full face helmet. if i know i am going to be out after it gets dark i will wear a pair i have that auto tint. they are a bit more expensive but they work pretty well. two more options for you.

1. get a set of yellow tints. these work well for glare and at night.

2. i saw a youtube vid of a helemt that has some sort of liquid filled visor that auto tints at the push of a button. i will see if i can find the link. right now i am at work and the govt (man) blocks youtube.

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it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye

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+1 on the sunglasses. i wear them with my full face.

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i wear pair of tinted safety glasses- smith & wesson 38 specials red mirror tint. when the sun goes down a pair of photochromic riding glasses. i was hoping to wear the photochromic glasses all the time, but they just aren’t dark enough in bright sun light.

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i have 2 visors, one tinted and one plain for my helmet. if i am not going to carry both, then i use the tinted if i will be back before sunset.

if not, i use the plain and put the raybans on under the visor, til sunset, then just the plain visor.

dc

same here…if i ride to work, i usually bring a backpack, since i dont have bags yet….ill put the tinted on, and throw the clear in the back pack….my tinted is almost black, its great during the day….

if i go out for a cruise late afternoon, i do the clear/sunglasses combo.

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i find polarized lenses kill the glare better than anything, since the reflection off the road surface is polarized in the direction the glasses are meant to block.

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ray bans are the original anti glare sun glasses, and also offer infra red and ultra violet protection.

they originally held the patent.

after all general douglas macarthur wore them, and he couldn’t have been wrong, could he?

dc

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i have 2 visors as well. tinted visor during the day and clear at night, the tinted one works way better than sunglasses and i have a scorpion helmet, it takes about 10 seconds to switch visors.

+1. i used to wear sunglasses but a tinted visor is much more comfortable and a lot clearer than two barriers to look through. at night or dusk, i switch to the clear visor. hjc helmets also have a quick-release system and take about 10 seconds to switch. i carry the not-used visor in a saddle bag inside the soft helmet bag to protect it. doesn’t take up too much room, since you can still fit stuff inside the curve of the visor.

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i do much of the same things others have said, but when the sun is really low on the horizon i try to plan my ride so that i am not facing the sun. the reduction of visibility you suffer when squinting at the sun is enough to make it unsafe to ride. on long trips where i am heading west in the late afternoon i will stop for a few hours if needed and then continue riding at night. if i just want a quick fun ride after work i try to plan a north-south route so that i am not spending much time facing the setting sun.

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i agree with rex, scorpion helmet with a tinted visor, no need for sunglasses under it with the north carolina sun.

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i need rx glasses so i use wiley x’s with transitional lenses.

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when wearing my full face helmet, i use a pair of ray ban aviators, with prescription lenses. i love ’em. when wearing my half-helmet, i wear a pair of wiley-x with prescription lenses.

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