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Old 06-09-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:46 PM   #2
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You can definately tell the difference from a low end cheapy vs. a high end offering. If you can afford it, it's the way to go. If all else fails amortize the cost for the jusification you seek.I want one.
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Nice review! Two questions, though. First, was the line in the article suggesting that the Arai faceshields are not fog proof? Second, it looked pretty bright the day of the photo shoot. Was there enough tinting in the light smoke shield to not have to squint? Would you recommend a light smoke or dark smoke visor for the summer? (Actually, that was three questions but who's keeping count?)
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Dr. I run the darkest sheild and even though it's illegal I can see fine at night.
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I have Five Arais and Im never wearing anything else, not matter what any saftey report says.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:58 PM   #6
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Nice review! Two questions, though. First, was the line in the article suggesting that the Arai faceshields are not fog proof? Second, it looked pretty bright the day of the photo shoot. Was there enough tinting in the light smoke shield to not have to squint? Would you recommend a light smoke or dark smoke visor for the summer? (Actually, that was three questions but who's keeping count?)
1. Not fog-proof
2. Yeah, it was enough tinting for me.
Bonus question: I prefer lighter tints, as I'll often also wear sunglasses on bright days. Plus, a mildly tinted shield is safer than a dark tint if caught after dark.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:04 AM   #7
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Dr. I run the darkest sheild and even though it's illegal I can see fine at night.
I love ya, Moke, but I can't agree with that. Even a light tinted shield impairs vision somewhat at night, and it's not something I recommend. Wearing a dark tint at night can't be a good idea, as it cuts the amount of light your eyes see, so dark and potentially dangerous obstacles or objects will be harder to identify and react to.

Just cuz it hasn't bit you yet doesn't mean it's a safe practice. Sticking a clear shield inside a jacket or tankbag is the smartest idea.
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Cool. Thanks for the info, Duke! Based on that info, I'm getting the light smoke for my Arai Vector.
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Does the ventilation work at legal speeds? I had an RX7RR that didn't seem to cool as well as my Quantum.
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Does the ventilation work at legal speeds? I had an RX7RR that didn't seem to cool as well as my Quantum.
Yes, it does, flowing a bit more than the RX7 Corsair. But flow is always related to airspeed. When I'm riding around town (sub-50-mph), I usually have my faceshield open for max flow and use stout sunglasses (Oakley) for eye protection.
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