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I’ve got a full-face helmet with a clear flip up sunshield and no visor. For daytime riding, I ride with my sunglasses on, too. Can anyone suggest what I might do about sun glare in the early-AM or late-PM when the sun is low in the sky? I think my neighbor has blacked out the top of his shield with tape on the inside, and then he rotates the shield up and down to block the sun when it is low in the sky. Seems like a very basic approach. Is there anything better?
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Iíve got a full-face helmet with a clear flip up sunshield and no visor. For daytime riding, I ride with my sunglasses on, too. Can anyone suggest what I might do about sun glare in the early-AM or late-PM when the sun is low in the sky? I think my neighbor has blacked out the top of his shield with tape on the inside, and then he rotates the shield up and down to block the sun when it is low in the sky. Seems like a very basic approach. Is there anything better?
Some manufacturers make a transition face shield. I have never tried one, but the concept always was interesting since I did not have to carry two face shields like I did for years.

Example: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ge...eld/index.html

Or you can just do what I do and ride with you hands your your eyes
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Yikes at the $99-$149 price. I thnk I'll try the tape. I'll hold off on the "hands-over-the-eyes" approach.
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I've seen them on Ebay with a dual visor, the inside visor being like sun glasses. Priced at $50 - 100.
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Yikes at the $99-$149 price. I thnk I'll try the tape. I'll hold off on the "hands-over-the-eyes" approach.
I just got one of these for the same price.
http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...05-028-02-02_G

It's last year's model, with an internal flip down sun visor. It should arrive this week, so I'll know more after a few test rides. Sunglasses are a pain.

'02 V Star 650 Custom
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/IMPAC...Q5fCarQ5fParts

This one is more than my first motorcycle
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Take some making tape and make a line 1.5 inches on the inside, down from the top of edge of the visor. You now have two clear parts separated by tape. On the upper portion, again on the inside, apply some car window tint using the tape as your guide. Cut the film slightly wider than you need as you can trim it against the masked edge later. Once you've trimmed it to shape, you will have an eyebrow similar to what you see on a car windshield. You can make the job even simpler by using a protractor to draw a line on the outside of the visor which you can then use to line up your masking tape.
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^ I'll have to try this. It's been 30 years since I tinted my old Mustang car windows, but this should be pretty easy.
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