Arai Pro Shade System
Works surprisingly well
I fitted the pro shade to my Signet Q. So far, I'd say:
It's nice and dark - really helps cut the glare.
Doesn't introduce any noticeable distortion to the very clear and unobtrusive Arai shield.
Doesn't even add any noise when it's flipped up, which is surprising.
Overall, it's well-designed and does exactly what it should. It's a little expensive, but that Arai for you, I guess.
July 22, 2014
I think it was a good first try...
I wear this on a new Arai Signet Q. In some positions it is more quiet than a single visor as far as wind noise. Like has been mentioned before, the shade can be left up for a little shade.
Both elements take some getting used to to flip down.
The vents are no problem but I am sure that part will eventually evolve.
What I would like to see, because its so hot in Texas, is that the shaded shield be on the inside instead of the outside of the clear shield.
In Texas I would really like to ride with the clear up but the shade down for more air flow. I consider this to be an air flow issue.
Hopefully it will last about two years which is about how often I replace shields anyway.
"If you can't be good, be fast!"
July 15, 2014
Just what I wanted
This works great on my Signet Q. I have the Signet Q for street riding, but I like a visor so I was always grabbing my XD3 even for street. This works great on the Signet Q. It gives me a visor and if headed directly into the sun it easily drops down for a tinted shield. Much better than just an internal drop down shade. A little pricey. The visor/shade is mounted on a new Pinlock shield, which is $57 by itself. So you buying the visor/shade for around $33. It was well worth the money to me. and getting more use out of my Sig.
July 7, 2014
Better than aftermarket
Works great for quick commute dosent extend down far enough if u ride upright with a defiant like me long rides i change shield
Tryed on my rx riding a sportsbike better suited in the tuck better coverage
June 30, 2014
Used this on a 2000+ mile road trip thru the Northern Sierra Nevada mountains. Never had to use my sunglasses once. Staff was extremely helpful in ordering and arrived lickety split!
June 24, 2014
Super versatile - commuter perfect
I ride early in the mornings when it is still twilight. Carrying two shields and switching to the dark one when I arrived was a standard part of my day.
Another morning fact is the greater tendency to have fog issues with the morning humidity. I'd gone through a couple of boxes of anti-fog wipes that worked well on my plain visors, but that I discovered I needed to reapply at the worst possible times.
This seems to be the ideal solution for my commutes thus far. Being able to instantly get the dark shade in place is great. The pin lock system is a godsend to deal with fogging up.
This visor gets me through every situation with simplicity. Very glad to have it. It's pricey, but convenient.
Only downsides are that you have to get adjusted to the impact of the different elements of the visor in your field of vision. By my second ride this was a non-issue for me. The other downside I'd note is a slight roaring sound at highway speeds with the sun visor in the up position.
June 24, 2014
Just what I needed, good for the variable days and touring
Agee with Anthony about side not being quite large enough. Also when it starts to rain you can't clean or wipe the inside of visor. Stays dry if it starts out dry.
June 23, 2014
Great product. Highly recommend.
I saw this visor earlier this year at a motorcycle show in Seattle and couldn't wait to get one. I only wanted to read some reviews that addressed performance and noise. All of the reviews I read were positive and recommended the visor. I ordered it and received it in a matter of days. It cost less from RevZilla than Arai was selling it for. It is extremely easy to install and operate. I ride a naked Yamaha Vmax 1200, that is one without a windshield, and have not noticed any performance or noise issues.
I highly recommend this for anyone looking for an alternative to sunglasses inside your helmet.
June 16, 2014