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Old 05-23-2020, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Helmet and glasses?

So as I now need my glasses on to see my gauges. I have a problem with the helmet foam interfering with my glasses. Glasses dont sit or stay in right place. Anyone else have an issue? Buy a larger helmet or cut out some foam are my only two options I see. Pain in the *** getting old.
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:17 AM   #2
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I have a Bell helmet that has a large opening and I use glasses. My Simpson super bandit is ok as well, if your gauges are really mounted low, it can be hard to see them, especially with a neck collar. You might consider moving them if that is the case.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: Helmet and glasses?

Just a suggestion from someone who lost a lot of $$$ once looking at gauges instead of where he should have , put in warning lights for the oil and temp, you will see them long before the gauge anyway. I used 2 temp senders to let me know if I had reached my desired temp and one for too hot.
I even advise my customers to loose the old 5" tachs in favor of digital tachs with multiple shift light settings .
much easier to see a light come on when staging instead of the tach if you launch on the converter instead of a 2 step .
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:09 PM   #4
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I like the glasses with a straight temple instead of curved behind he ear. Much easier to deal with in the helmet
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:50 PM   #5
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Default Re: Helmet and glasses?

When I used to have that issue, I switched to the wire frames that gave a little more and was able to work with all those problems. I had multi-focal contacts for a while. I had to give them up because of always fabricating.

Now that I have had the cataract surgery and the yag procedure, don't need anything but sunglasses and readers. Still can't cut a light though.

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Old 05-23-2020, 06:00 PM   #6
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I use the Bell full face helmet with the large opening. Works pretty well. Haven't had any issue with my glasses, other than the occasional fog up, using that helmet.

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Old 05-24-2020, 07:20 AM   #7
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Use Simpson Balaclava.
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: Helmet and glasses?

For the budget minded, a Zamp full face works as well.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:17 AM   #9
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I used Armani Exchange hard frames with an open faced helmet.
Glasses worked fine.
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