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Old 23rd November 2005, 14:28   #1
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would like to know where are anti glare helmet wizers available in bangalore and how much do they cost, are they really effective at night.
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Old 23rd November 2005, 14:49   #2
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I don't know if this is possible or would work, but these days opticians coat spectacles with an anti-glare coat... I wonder if this can be done on helmet visors too?? I don't ride/ own bikes anymore, but years and years ago when I had a RD350 and wore a full-face helmet, the visor would always end up with scratches etc. and what I used to do is change the visor every 2-3 months. I'm sure things have changed now and there are better visors out there... This should be a good thread for me to follow as I always tell people I know who ride bikes to always wear a helmet.

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I still ride my bike to work 4 days a week and at nights especially this is a big problem..

due to the scratches on the visor and the morons who insist on having hi-beams on, its veery difficult to see...so i am also curious in knowing abt any anti glare visors around?
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Anti glare visors are available. It was pretty expensive. When I enquired before 6 months, I was told that anti glare visors could cost you approximately around 1200 rs (which is almost to the cost of helmet or double the cost if you go for cheaper variant)
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I prefer open-face helmets with clear riding glasses at night or sunglasses by day. Better ventilation, too.
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Steer, Open face helmet is a big no-no in a cities with as much pollution and dust as ours :-)


1200 for a visor ??? Better to change your normal visors after few months
(cost = 120Rs)
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but do open face helmets serve the purpose ?i think its safer to have a proper helmet.most of the new helmets have openings near the nose and mouth area with a filter so that there is enough ventilation and also slightly cleaner air too.agree with abhay.the normal visor comes for 180 in mumbai.its better to change that periodically once its got many scratches.


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A good quality helmet and visor should not cause any problems. The AGV's on sale here have decent quality visors, although the quality has dropped drasically since they started making it in India.

I hope you guys are not using the really cheap Vega's or worse still, the unbranded ones off the street!! Those visors are terrible - they scratch easily, distort you vision and never stay in place.

Remember, its your own head afterall, and if you can't spend a few extra bucks to protect it, you need to reconsider your priorities.
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Remember, its your own head afterall, and if you can't spend a few extra bucks to protect it, you need to reconsider your priorities.
Guys I totally agree with Rtech here . Safety should be your first concern when riding especially a 2 wheeler. I dont know much about the Anti Glare Visors , If you get them good other wise changing the visor after some months depending on the scratches is a good idea. Also a full face helmet is recomended .

Ride safe guys .... Always buckle up and always wear a helmet and make sure you have fastened the helmet before driving . a lot of guys just slip on the helmets and do not fasten them , and in the event of an accident the first thing that flies off is the Helmet.

Be smart .. the life what you save might be yours only ...
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Is there any sort of Anti-Reflective coating available for helmets for night driving ?

Ant-Glare visors are very costly and I'm not sure how fast it'll catch scratches.
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The expensive ones do work well, and are a bargain compared to hospital bills. But one needs to clean them carefully by using soap and dowsing them in lots of water. And then drying them carefully. That way they do not get the scratches that mess up night vision.
But they should not be tinted ones, for the night use.
A related questions - are tinted ones street legal in India? Would the law on tinted windcreens apply?
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I saw a dude getting his helmet visor coated with a transparent anti glare sun film. Seemed like a good idea
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Was he doing it from the inside?? I guess so, but be good to know.
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