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Shoei Face Shields

I just bought my first Shoei and need some opinions on visibility. Has anyone used one of the spectra mirror shields? I have always used Dark Smoke on my past helmets. Thoughts....
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Re: Shoei Face Shields

Love the Spectra mirror. It's a big improvement over their previous mirrored one. Seems much more durable. I got the new style for my X11 and for Princess' Z-II.
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Re: Shoei Face Shields

Does it seem to scratch like the older ones you mentioned.
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Re: Shoei Face Shields

Be careful with mirrored shields as they mask the light diffraction interference of oil and water, making it difficult to see oil or antifreeze on the road surface.
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Re: Shoei Face Shields

Hasn't scratched yet. This one seems built into the material where the old style was a coating.
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Re: Shoei Face Shields

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Be careful with mirrored shields as they mask the light diffraction interference of oil and water, making it difficult to see oil or antifreeze on the road surface.
Really? I think that pretty much seals my decision then. Being so hot down here, that would be a bad thing.
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Re: Shoei Face Shields

I have a mirrored Arai Blue that I like for track use. Don't care for it as much on the road. I think the blue gives better depth perception than a smoke but you do have some of the effect that Abtech stated.

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Re: Shoei Face Shields

If you haven't been down to here, most roads it seems that the center of the lane is unusable, especially during the summer.
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By the way, Thanks.
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Re: Shoei Face Shields

Here is a product you might be interested in. Sunshift :: ACSAS Technology Corporation
Its a face shield that changes from light to dark in the sunlight. I called a few months ago about it, and they said it should be available soon. No changes to the website though concering its availability. Ill have to give them a call and find out.
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I just bought my first Shoei and need some opinions on visibility. Has anyone used one of the spectra mirror shields? I have always used Dark Smoke on my past helmets. Thoughts....
I have the Spectra Mirror also for my Shoei X-11 and durring the day I love it expecially over here on Okinawa where the sun is banging. I use the standard clear one at night though. I love how the Shoei shields come off really easily when you want to change them out. I have to say though I have never used the Dark Smoke so I can't honestly compare the two but I do love the Spectra Mirror besides it looks really dope too....

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I have the Spectra Mirror also for my Shoei X-11 and durring the day I love it expecially over here on Okinawa where the sun is banging. I use the standard clear one at night though. I love how the Shoei shields come off really easily when you want to change them out. I have to say though I have never used the Dark Smoke so I can't honestly compare the two but I do love the Spectra Mirror besides it looks really dope too....

Tim

Here are a couple of pictures I just took.....

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Here are a couple of pictures I just took.....
I don't see the pics
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Re: Shoei Face Shields

G'day Dudes! I just got a brand spankers Shoewi, love it. For visor I chose the gold mirror finish. It is brilliant and, coincidentally (sic), it matches my yellow bike:-) . Rather chuffed to get the helmet bag too and it goes on when the lid comes off! Even at night I get a clear view and there is something intimidating about a blank helmet, the cage drivers don't see my goofy grin, they simply fear the 'unknown'. I reckon you need every trick you've got to keep 'em at a distance!
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I don't see the pics

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