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Old Aug 20th 2017, 04:18 AM   #1
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Photochromatic visor - opinion

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I'm planning to buy new visor for my Shoei X-Spirit 3 helmet (have the stock only now) Shoei CWR-1, Visier photochromatisch - motoin.de and was wondering if it is worth the price. Is anyone using photochromatic visor (any helmet brand) and can share his experience and knowledge about it? Thanks
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I have the X-14 with it. Always used Shoei's mirrored shields in the past, have the mirrored chrome for the X-14, and would switch between that and clear depending on conditions for the ride. Overall I love the photochromic, it just works. Seems to adapt fairly quickly, I understand that over time that slows, but I've only had mine for a month. My one complaint is that it does not seem to get as dark as the mirrored shield at full shift. Those early or late hours in the day that the sun is just above sightline, particularly on east/west roads, I wish it was darker. But I gladly trade that for the versatility it affords when starting a ride in the afternoon and getting home at night, as that describes most of my rides. I'd absolutely buy it again.
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Old Aug 20th 2017, 04:57 AM   #3
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Photochromatic reacts too slow for me, E-tint in the way to go! On/off with a button, instant change.

Akari Visor Inserts - e-Tint
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I have the e tinted Visor for my AGV Pista.

Didnīt like it at all. Kind of foil which is glued to the Pista Visor to allow the tinting via switch on right side of the Visor.
Looks cheap and i replaced it to a standard visor after short time of use.

Maybe newer developments in this technology look better.
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Old Aug 20th 2017, 11:23 AM   #5
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Agv for me.
And i really like. It
Have it on my Helmet and my daughters
We both really like it
Good battery life and no issues.

Love my AGV s
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Old Aug 20th 2017, 12:23 PM   #6
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I love photochromatic visors.

I have a Bell helmet and use a photochromic visor. It costs $130 last time I checked, but the convenience is worth it. No changing visors, or carrying around a spare visor. The plastic is as tough as any single tint visor. The photochromic effect will last about 2 years. At around the 2 year mark, you will notice that the visor does not become entirely clear. That will affect your night vision and it's time to replace the visor.
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Thanks guys for opinions.
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Originally Posted by Stephen6 View Post
I have a Bell helmet and use a photochromic visor. It costs $130 last time I checked, but the convenience is worth it. No changing visors, or carrying around a spare visor. The plastic is as tough as any single tint visor. The photochromic effect will last about 2 years. At around the 2 year mark, you will notice that the visor does not become entirely clear. That will affect your night vision and it's time to replace the visor.
I have the same and I like it in general, the only problem I have with it is if you are going in and out of heavy shade, the reaction is a little slow.

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Old Aug 20th 2017, 04:08 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by TurboLag View Post
Photochromatic reacts too slow for me, E-tint in the way to go! On/off with a button, instant change.

Akari Visor Inserts - e-Tint
I had two of these, first one didn't last a full days ride.

The replacement (thanks Revzilla) lasted 3 rides before the visor would half go between light and dark on different parts of the visor. At one point it went to a total fog and I had to lift my visor to see.

Revzilla took it back and refunded my purchase price.

That was about 3 years ago, so hopefully they've improved.
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