Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > North America

North America Topics specific to Canada and USA/Alaska only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25 Apr 2007
BruceP's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St Helens
Posts: 603
Smoked/tinted visors

What is the overall US policy (I assume like everything else it will change from state to state ) on smoked/tinted visors ?

I need a new visor before I come over in June, but can't decide on clear or tinted (at 45ukp each just 1 will do :-) ).

I prefer tinted as glare causes my eyes to shut .....

If I have a tinted one that meets European specs, will that be acceptable to most states ?
__________________
--

http://www.ytc1.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26 Apr 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Posts: 57
Tints are totally okay in the US, and Canada IIRC. Generally the eye protection laws are much less enforced. Don't wear a tint at night, though. I'm a shield whore- currently headed to South America with two spare shields (per person). Two dark, one clear.
__________________
Ted, DL650, wanderer.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26 Apr 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: atlanta , georgia
Posts: 45
i actually had a chat with a cop in florida on the topic of tinted visors.
he stated and i quote "as far as i know i was only told to stop cars for dark tinted windows,nobody ever told me to look out for bikes."then i realized why am i asking him this question?they don't care if you even wear a helmet (no helmet law in the state of florida)but to answer your question yes it's ok to have tinted visors in the u.s.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26 Apr 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Posts: 57
sometimes you have to have some form of eye protection. That can be goggles, visor, or even your bike's windshield. At least here on the left coast.

(hmm, "up there", since I'm not there right now)
__________________
Ted, DL650, wanderer.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26 Apr 2007
Dodger's Avatar
Large Golden Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,098
Things are a bit more relaxed on this side of the pond .
You won't be hassled because you are wearing a dark or iridium visor , it's no big deal to a police officer that you might want to stop the sun from blinding you and I don't imagine that they will inspect your visor for EEC or BSI markings either ,mainly because they won't have a clue what that is all about .

If a person wants to wear a dark visor at night then that is their responsibility, there isn't a "law" to protect them from their own stupidity .
__________________
Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light. - Spike Milligan
"When you come to a fork in the road ,take it ! When you come to a spoon in the road ,take that also ."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26 Apr 2007
BruceP's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St Helens
Posts: 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedder View Post
Tints are totally okay in the US, and Canada IIRC. Generally the eye protection laws are much less enforced. Don't wear a tint at night, though. I'm a shield whore- currently headed to South America with two spare shields (per person). Two dark, one clear.
I really can't be bothered carrying 2 visors for 3 months, so I will let my wife do any night riding :-)
__________________
--

http://www.ytc1.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 26 Apr 2007
BruceP's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St Helens
Posts: 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
Things are a bit more relaxed on this side of the pond .
You won't be hassled because you are wearing a dark or iridium visor , it's no big deal to a police officer that you might want to stop the sun from blinding you and I don't imagine that they will inspect your visor for EEC or BSI markings either ,mainly because they won't have a clue what that is all about .

If a person wants to wear a dark visor at night then that is their responsibility, there isn't a "law" to protect them from their own stupidity .
Strange comment, but I suppose it depends on the depth of tint, as a rule I hate riding at night but was surprised recently when taking a detour on the XJ900 (wife will only do dual and motorway on that one) down country lanes at night that I was able to see better with my tinted visor.
__________________
--

http://www.ytc1.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19 May 2008
*dusty*'s Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 28
i used to use two visors a tinted and a clear but then i realized sunglasses are a great thing so now im down to one visor and a pair of sun glasses that i would have had with me any way.
cheers
josh
__________________
"imagine all the people sharing all the world"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 20 May 2008
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 65
http://http://www.amadirectlink.com/legisltn/laws.asp

Here you go, state by state rules for the motorcycling road.

For my part, I would not recommend a dark shield at night. Iridium night be okay, but especially away from the cities it can be very, very dark, and critters hang out on our roads all the time.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 3 Jun 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posts: 27
A strip of electrical tape across the top of your visor can help if you get stuck riding into the sun.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 3 Jun 2008
mollydog's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: california
Posts: 2,191
This is what I do. and its quite dangerous IMO.

Last edited by mollydog; 26 Mar 2009 at 18:57.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dark Visor Green Hornet sub-Saharan Africa 9 19 Jan 2007 16:53
Shoei X-11 and leaking visors lkyphl Equipment Reviews 0 21 Nov 2006 05:05
Visors misting up John Roberts Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 19 4 Jan 2005 20:34

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:41.