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I've noticed most people that do trackdays or racing don't use tinted windshields or tinted visors .... I can kinda understand the windshields due to the tuck ( although I can't tuck that low) but why no tinted visors??

Just something i have noticed that caught my eye and made me curious Because my eyes are EXTREMELY sensitive to sunlight, I would never be able to ride with a clear visor.

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I ride with a tinted visor at the track. It just feels more natural. The only time I don't is if it is especially overcast or drizzling.

I have wondered this too. Will be interesting to see the responses.



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Same here. I have ALWAYS worn the darkest tinted shield available for my helmet. Usually the only folks I see with clear shields are those that wear prescription sunglasses. This is not alway the case, of course, but is what I tend to see at the track.

Out here in So. Cal. we get lots of sun, so most are running tinted visors.

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hmmm... you guys haven't noticed most of the trackday pics people post up that they are usually wearing a clear visor?

maybe it's just me, i was just curious if there was a reason behind it

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its all preference mang. i wear tinted shield cause my eyes are sensitive to the bright light.
ive asked some people about wearing clear shields...
some answered that they like to see everything on the track,
shields are too expensive and some wear prescription tinted glasses.






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Are your tinted visors polarized? or just tinted?

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i dont think the shields are polarized. but they do offer some uv protection.






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I always wear my dark smoke faceshield unless it is raining. The track photographer told me he loves it when people wear a clear shield because he can get close up shots of their eyes.

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I am gonna have to wear a smoke lens..there would be no way possible for me to run on a sunny day with a clear lens.. My eyes wouldnt be able to take it... I can also do an amber lens which i really prefer over anything else

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I think it is just comfort, I run a dark tint so I am never squinting when I am on the track. If you have ever came around a corner and you go directly at the sun, you will appreciate a dark visor. A lack in your focus can cause a problem on the track, even if it is momentary. Overall, it is just a personal preference on the riders part.

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Hmm, i thought some of the iridium ones were polarized. I usually run my dark tint but I can still feel it in my eyes some after a long day. When I used to lifeguard, polarized sunglasses were a huge improvement over just cheapo regular non-polarized ones.

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Super light sensitive here too. I run with a dark tinted visor and have had no issues.

It's not just bikes .. I don't get peeps who go w/o sunglasses while driving either ...
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You mean you cant just wear some sunglasses inside your lid? Seriously.
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Amber tinted visors are a good compromise here, since they cut down on transmitted light to your eyes, so you don't go blind from the sunlight (I have sensitive vision too), but they also clarify a lot of stuff and make everything really sharp and high contrast. Biggest downside is that they look gay. LOL!

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I don't have a tinted visor on my helmet and didn't have a problem at my first track day.

I was wondering though, does anyone have a race bike with anything other than a clear windscreen? I'm looking for one for my track bike and have found a bunch of cheap tinted (smoke) ones but am having a hard time finding clear ones. Wondering if a tinted one is a bad idea for a track only bike?

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You mean you cant just wear some sunglasses inside your lid? Seriously.

I think you missed the point of my question....seriously!

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I don't have a tinted visor on my helmet and didn't have a problem at my first track day.

I was wondering though, does anyone have a race bike with anything other than a clear windscreen? I'm looking for one for my track bike and have found a bunch of cheap tinted (smoke) ones but am having a hard time finding clear ones. Wondering if a tinted one is a bad idea for a track only bike?
I have a dark windscreen on mine...I can't tuck low enough for it to make a diffference so i dont see what the big deal would be unless you want to videotape yourself at some point

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Amber tinted visors are a good compromise here, since they cut down on transmitted light to your eyes, so you don't go blind from the sunlight (I have sensitive vision too), but they also clarify a lot of stuff and make everything really sharp and high contrast. Biggest downside is that they look gay. LOL!
LOL..Hopefully alot of people will think their gay, that way I can pick one up cheap on ebay

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I don't really notice too many people wearing clear visors at trackdays. I've only had my clear visor on once because it was somewhat dark and cloudy out. Tinted just feels more comfortable to me for some reason.
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