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Last 3 year's I have used a pair of clear KD's at night I got on sale for $5. No glare, they have held up well. At $5, I looked at them as disposable and still do, just didn't think they last this long.


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First question that comes to my mind is what kind of glasses do you wear when driving a car? Second is how long have you been riding a motorcycle without proper riding glasses? Not trying to criticize just curious. What has worked for you in the past and what has changed recently to justify the question? Perhaps a trip to the ophthalmologist is the best route to take. "Halos" at night can be a sign of vision issues such as astigmatism that are best left up to the professionals to manage. That said, I have a 19" OEM windshield so I usually just wear my everyday glasses. I did buy a pair of Wiley X "bricks" in my prescription and transition lenses when I had my original windshield, prior to swapping for the 19" and still have them. They have the "comfort seal" so I can use them with or without a fairing if necessary. However, my everyday transition lenses are sufficient for both day and night riding with the taller shield. That said, I believe with the proper wind management you can wear just about anything you like as long as you can see safely!

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First question that comes to my mind is what kind of glasses do you wear when driving a car? Second is how long have you been riding a motorcycle without proper riding glasses? Not trying to criticize just curious. What has worked for you in the past and what has changed recently to justify the question? Perhaps a trip to the ophthalmologist is the best route to take. "Halos" at night can be a sign of vision issues such as astigmatism that are best left up to the professionals to manage. That said, I have a 19" OEM windshield so I usually just wear my everyday glasses. I did buy a pair of Wiley X "bricks" in my prescription and transition lenses when I had my original windshield, prior to swapping for the 19" and still have them. They have the "comfort seal" so I can use them with or without a fairing if necessary. However, my everyday transition lenses are sufficient for both day and night riding with the taller shield. That said, I believe with the proper wind management you can wear just about anything you like as long as you can see safely!
I wear Maui Jims during the day. I wear a full face Arai helmet and I've gotten to where I like riding at night and listening to the radio. I've changed my exhaust and intake so the bike is a little louder then factory. There is a big differences in the radio volume with the full face shield closed. I love my helmet but I've gotten to where I like the face open when I ride. Just wanted some suggestions. I've got 3 pairs of MJims but nothing for night riding.
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Last 3 year's I have used a pair of clear KD's at night I got on sale for $5. No glare, they have held up well. At $5, I looked at them as disposable and still do, just didn't think they last this long.
I'll check them out. That is certainly cheap enough to give them a try. My shooting glasses just don't work for me at night with the night glare etc.
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I wear Maui Jims during the day. I wear a full face Arai helmet and I've gotten to where I like riding at night and listening to the radio. I've changed my exhaust and intake so the bike is a little louder then factory. There is a big differences in the radio volume with the full face shield closed. I love my helmet but I've gotten to where I like the face open when I ride. Just wanted some suggestions. I've got 3 pairs of MJims but nothing for night riding.
I just switched to the Bell pit boss, half helmet from a Bell Vortex. Primarily because the full face is too heavy for my neck (10,000 hrs in helicopters makes for c-spine issues!) It has a small flip down half shield that you can get in clear for night riding. Might want to check it out.

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I wear Maui Jims during the day. I wear a full face Arai helmet and I've gotten to where I like riding at night and listening to the radio. I've changed my exhaust and intake so the bike is a little louder then factory. There is a big differences in the radio volume with the full face shield closed. I love my helmet but I've gotten to where I like the face open when I ride. Just wanted some suggestions. I've got 3 pairs of MJims but nothing for night riding.
I just switched to the Bell pit boss, half helmet from a Bell Vortex. Primarily because the full face is too heavy for my neck (10,000 hrs in helicopters makes for c-spine issues!) It has a small flip down half shield that you can get in clear for night riding. Might want to check it out.
I'll do that. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I just switched to the Bell pit boss, half helmet from a Bell Vortex. Primarily because the full face is too heavy for my neck (10,000 hrs in helicopters makes for c-spine issues!) It has a small flip down half shield that you can get in clear for night riding. Might want to check it out.
I have a pit boss, and the lenses change out pretty easily. I wear that one when I don't use my sena Bluetooth.

I also have a scorpion exo 900x transformer. It's rare I run it in full face mode, use it as a 3/4 helmet most of the time. It has a flip down shield that just covers your eyes and is super easy to swap out. I have all 3 colors (clear, dark and Amber) for this one and run the amber at night.


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I use these and they have worked well for me.



The interchangeable lenses and case designed for them is really convenient too. They have outstanding clarity as well.


I use these as well. Bought them to use at the range and they fit very close to the face making them excellent for riding as well. A bit pricey but I'm happy with them.


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I have chronic dry eye and cannot ride without good quality glasses that seal around my eyes. I have three different pair of glasses that have foam seal around them. A cheap pair from Harley (I know, an oxymoron) that a friend gave me, a clear Uvex pair that I got from a welding supply company and a pair from 7Eye.

The 7Eye brand is far and away the best, on all accounts. I would seriously take a look at their website below and see what you like. They offer all of their "Air Dam" series in various tints and clear lenses as well. They even have "transition" lenses!

I read a bunch of reviews about these glasses from some dry eye forums, and then researched what model would fit my face the best. I went with the "Derby" model and ordered a sunglasses/dark tint from Amazon. I like them so much that I will be ordering a clear pair for night riding to replace the Uvex ones.

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I wear a pair of Wiley X Jakes with transition lense. Been wearing about 5 yrs. day night rain or shine. Love the fit and would recommend them.
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