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Arai Pro Shade System for SAI-Compatible Helmets

Nowadays it is quite common to use a retractable sun-visor that is situated between the helmet’s outer- and inner shell to protect against sun glare. However, it is Arai’s opinion that this construction could affect the performance of a helmet during impact. As the Pro Shade System is completely mounted on the outside of the helmet, it will not in any way negatively affect the performance of the helmet.

The Pro Shade System is a small peak that is locked in position. Unlocking is easy; just pull the Pro Shade System forward, then it can be flipped down with a flick of the hand to act as an effective sun-visor. The Pro Shade System is the complete all-weather system for serious touring riders, offering protection against sun glare, fogging and misting, especially for riders that prefer an upright seating position and/or the comfort of a fairing, the Pro Shade System will enhance the rider’s comfort significantly.


  • Fits all Arai SAI full-face helmets including the Arai Corsair V, Vector 2, RX-Q, Arai Signet-Q and Defiant
  • Complete system, pre-mounted on clear Arai MAX Vision visor (included)
  • Compatible with Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Inserts With Brow Vents (sold separately)
  • Enhanced aerodynamics
  • Increased helmet stability
  • Removable for easy cleaning
  • No contact with visor: no scratching
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Arai Pro Shade System 4.1 5 79 79
This product works as advertized The shield was easy to install if done per the demo on Revzilla. I found the length and design of the sun shield to be appropriate, it allows clear unshaded views for mirrors. May change my mind once I have the sun bouncing of the mirror into my eyes but that normally is not an issue. Just wish is was less expensive and that they had one for my older Aria Vector Helmet. November 16, 2015
Excellent. The pro-shade system is excellent, especially since it is curved at the bottom and allows me to see my instrument panel and GPS clearly. November 2, 2015
As good as you can get for Arai Since Arai keeps their helmets SNELL certified and doesn't use internal drop down shades, this is pretty much as good as you can do. After operating it a few times, it's quite easy to use while on the road. The shape of the lens, with the high cut sides & partial length front actually works well on a standard motorcycle for the sun. The gaps at the front bottom are actually perfect to look at maps and gauges with no tinted lens in the way. Additionally, since this is a pinlock lens, adding the internal lens (separately) it works very well for fog and weather. After using it now for several hundred miles in varying conditions, I can say that it works really well for what it is - easy to operate, provides shade/tint, and not much wind noise/friction. October 12, 2015
Good Functionality but scratches my helmet I wear glasses and I love the functionality of the Pro Shade System. Once I became accustomed to raising it and locking it in place it was easy to use and provided the shade I needed. Also for my particular use the gap at the bottom of the shade is the perfect size for me to look down at my GPS map and my gauges and see them clearly without the shade. I have noticed that the main visor is rubbing against the top of my helmet and is scuffing it up. I will contact Arai and find out if this is expected. September 7, 2015
Cheap brow vents I have 300 miles of riding time with this Arai air pro shade system on my Arai RX-Q. I didn't quite understand how to operate the shield at first, took about 8 minutes to understand how to lock the shield up and move back down. It's a very simple mechanism once figured out. My review is exactly like the video review from Revzilla. Brow vents feel a bit loose and cheap. I didn't experience sun through the sides but upon direct sunlight it helped me tremendously since I already wear eye gasses and I can't wear sunglasses. It doesn't feel premium for an expensive visor but I love it over having to carry multiple visors and is great for early morning rides with no sun to a sudden change in the weather and one can very quickly move the shield down and ride comfortably with direct sunlight. August 26, 2015
Surprisingly good... I was bit hesitant but was tired of carrying two different shields, but I really like this. Even in the up position, comfortable and it doesn't catch the wind too much. A great product and worth the money. August 10, 2015
Works great on my RX-Q helmet This pro shade system with its smoke visor and pinlock face shield serve a dual purpose. The smoke colored visor enables me to see better on sunny days and if night time can be moved up to just use the clear face shield. Most times I don't notice any wind noise when the smoke visor is raised up and when I do it is minimal. Also, the pin lock face shield, which is part of the system, does not fog up at all during rides if you install a pinlock insert to the face shield. You need to install a clear pinlock insert (not included with this system), since the visor is smoke colored. I wear eyeglasses and this system does not interfere with them. August 8, 2015
My wife hated it! Purchased this so my wife's RX-Q would have a visor/sunshield but it is not easy to open the shield and the visor operation is difficult to use. After several attempts to use it she asked that they original visor be re-installed and she would just wear sunglasses. Not the result I was hoping for. August 6, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
" ": I bought this product to provide me shade during bright sunny days. Nov 14, 2015
Ron A: For the option of having a snap down or up dark visor. Nov 11, 2015
M S: For my new Arai helmet Nov 8, 2015
Dean B: I believe arai make the best helmets. Nov 1, 2015
Maxim K: Great to have integrated sunshield. Integrated perfectly with visor. Oct 31, 2015
David L: I spend a lot of time riding at times with sun low in sky with dynamic glare conditions and hope that this peak gives me the ability to switch from shade to sun instantly. Oct 18, 2015
Steve K: No need to carry a clear visor if I'm going to be out past dark. Sep 19, 2015
Jennifer D: I love my new Arai Vector 2 helmet, but the sun is in my eyes at commute times. I bought this shield system to block the sun instead of carrying around sunglasses. Sep 7, 2015
theodore w: fits current helmet Aug 18, 2015
Daniel G: Wanted shade option w/clear sheild Aug 14, 2015
Greg L: Needed a shade system for my helmet. Aug 10, 2015
John B: For commuting I"m often looking into the sun morning and evening, the visor flips up easy for shady roads. Aug 3, 2015
Richard V: My prescription sunglasses are polarized and I can't see my GPS. So i'll wear my clear prescription glasses and use the Shade System instead, and I should be able to see my GPS then. Jun 23, 2015
William J: This is a very nice sun shade. The only minus I can find is on my size small Arai RX-Q helmet the shade rubs on it when you lift it causing it to wear away the finish. Other than that this is a very nice sun shade that works very well even in the South Florida elements. Jun 14, 2015
Tod C P: I prefer not wearing sunglasses so this solves the issue for me. Jun 13, 2015
Bryce W: Wanted to use my Arai in all conditions without having to change shields. Was skeptical at first and took some getting used to but after 6 months of use it has the best anti-fog system and the smoke lens actually works pretty well. Jun 10, 2015
Scott W: Had a Signet-Q with the standard clear shield but needed a way to add sun protection on demand as needed. When dark sense is up the airflow on brow vents is significantly less but otherwise I love this addition to my Arai helmet. Jun 1, 2015
Auston J: Needed a shade. I don't regret buying this one a bit. May 21, 2015
Stephen W: Fits perfectly into Arai helmets and works very well as a sun visor while also not sacrificing the frontal lobe protection like modular or built in visor helmets. Easy to flip up and down with gloves and more aerodynamic than it looks. May 8, 2015
Paula R: I love touring, and am switching from the Shoei GT air with built-in sun visor. I really like this visor. Works great. Mar 31, 2015
richard p: dont have to always replace visor or to bring a second visor on a late trip ex 4 pm to 9 pm Mar 5, 2015
Don L: To cut sunlight glare on my helmet Feb 23, 2015
David C: wanted to see how effective it is... Feb 20, 2015
Piper C: Wanted a visor/face shield for changing lighting conditions. My eyes are very light sensitive. Feb 7, 2015
Mark A. T: I bought it as a gift for my father. but I will be buying one after the holidays for myself. we both have the arai signet-q helmet. I like to ride a lot and I am getting caught at night with my dark tinted visor on a lot and I have to ride home with it up and risk eye damage. this system gives me both clear and dark tint and is made specifically for my helmet. Thanks Arai and revzilla for being awesome. Dec 18, 2014
T W: A friend had it and loved it. I amazed how little it affects the feel of the helmet while riding and the shade makes it safer to ride around sunset. Dec 15, 2014
Yoo Jin K: Best of everything. Keep my Arai protection. Don't have to change faceshields. No fogging up. Nov 28, 2014
Warren H: Great Product Nov 27, 2014
David H: I was looking for a sun glare shield that will easily flip up and down as needed while riding into the sun Nov 16, 2014
Enrique Z: I think it's perfect for the winter. In the mornings you have the smoke piece to protect you from the syun and at night you have the clear one. Nov 3, 2014
Sammy A: i don't like wearing sunglasses under full face helmets they fog up regardless, and have read great things about this product. Now its not perfect but its better then most other products in the market. Oct 23, 2014
Floyd J: I needed a face shield that I could use for day time to night riding. This looked like it would work great. Sep 28, 2014
Ryan H: The exterior sun shade will be very helpful during the winter season as I have serious glare issues and need something like a baseball hat brim. This is the only thing like it. Hope it help! Sep 27, 2014
Anthony D: Because it comes with a complete SAI visor and because of the reviews. Aug 27, 2014
Morris B: Got tired of swapping between clear and dark visors or riding with the dark up when the ride took me out later than expected. Aug 24, 2014
Jed R: Arai helmets are the best motorcycle helmets made. I have always hoped that they would make a sun shade for their helmets. In Alaska we have long periods when the sun hangs on the horizon and makes riding (or driving) difficult. Aug 22, 2014
Anjaneya S: Already had a Arai helmet. Needed a sun visor coz i keep forgetting sunglasses sometimes Aug 20, 2014
Adam B: I do early morning riding to work and it is dark outside, but when I get off it is very sunny. This is a great solution for me so I do not have to keep popping out my smoke pin lock and carrying it in my bag risking scratching it. At 34 dollars per pin lock they get expensive quick. Aug 20, 2014
Keith K: It does the job very well, just as described. I ordered a second one just in case they go out of production some day. I keep the extra packaged for future use, or for a second Arai helmet. Aug 14, 2014
Paul S: enhance my riding experience Aug 12, 2014
James R. E: To whom it may concern;
I chose this product because I've owned Arai helmets in the past. Shall we say there top of the line. I'm also going to say that the people in Revzilla have been excellent to talk with and learn from. Even though I'm new to Revzilla, I like my dealings with this company from the get go.
Keep up the good work.
Aug 8, 2014
Dave C: I was excited about the possibility of having a tinted and clear visor, all-in-one unit. Especially so since Arai doesn't make a helmet with internal visor, and my Signet-Q is an otherwise excellent helmet. For me, the sun shade didn't go down far enough when lowered, and there was way too much unshaded, clear visor in my field of view. FWIW, my helmet is about as small as possible for my head, and my helmet may not sit down as far as yours does. Jul 29, 2014
Kim S: For my Signet-Q Helmet recently purchased from Revzilla. Jul 25, 2014
Justin M: To help with sun glare while wearing prescription glasses Jul 24, 2014
Philip G: an impulse. Jul 19, 2014
Fredrik S: I live in Virginia and definitely need some shade. Late in the day or early morning are the hardest time to deal with strong sunshine... Jul 17, 2014
David C: Morning commute can start in the dark. I ride 60 miles due east into the rising sun and wear perscription glasses inside the helmet. As the sun comes up, flipping the tinted shield down makes it much easier (and safer) while riding into the rising sun in the morning, and into the setting sun in the evening on the way home. Jul 5, 2014
Aaron T: Looking for a shade system for my Long Oval helmet. I would love and XD-4 but it just doesn't fit me as well as my Signet Q. Jun 12, 2014
daryle w: see how it works on my arai signet Q Jun 11, 2014
JOHN G: Video Jun 6, 2014
George M: It's a sunshield - just what I need. Jun 5, 2014
Tod R: As a commuter, this product makes a lot of sense for dark early mornings and bright afternoons. May 21, 2014
Albert M: Most of my local riding is daytime and I need a tinted shield and polarized sunglasses in the Arizona sun. However frequently I return home after sunset, so I believe being able to flip up the dark shield will be more convenient than changing sheilds May 21, 2014
Gregory S: Use clear pinlock visor and not need to change or carry multiple visors anymore. Apr 26, 2014
James M: Finally! Apr 19, 2014
Victor Q: Want to stop the constant changing of visors from night to day. Apr 10, 2014
Mark M asked: Will the new pro shade system be equipped with a pinlock shield? Apr 9, 2014
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Jerry B: The Pro Shade is compatible with the Max-V Brow Vent Pinlock but does not come with the Pinlock, from what I have found. They (Arai) are not very good at providing this info but do have a description on a Facebook announcement. I tried to post a link to that, but it won't let me. There are also various pictures of the Pro Shade both on and off helmet showing that it is Max-V BV Pinlock compatible. Apr 11, 2014
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Reubin T asked: Is there a replacement just for the sun shield portion? Sep 9, 2015
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He H asked: I received the Pro Shade today, and installed it on my RX-Q. I haven't done any riding yet, but I noticed that while the shade locks securely at the raised position, when it sits at the lowered (down) position with just a light touch of finger the shade can be easily moved up or down a little bit (about 2mm). Is this a problem? Or at riding the wind would push it firmly against the visor? Jun 9, 2014
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David C: I've been using my Pro Shade for about two weeks now both in town and on the highway at speed. It doesn't take much to lift the shade with your fingers but it stays put when riding. I have purposefully moved my head up and down and side to side to see if the shade would move on it's own, I could not see any movement, even on the highway. Love the shade, just wish it provided more coverage, have to wonder why Arai didn't make it taller!!! Jun 10, 2014
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Robert N: I've not noticed any movement of the shield when moving or sitting at idle. I really didn't even notice that it moved until I read your request and tested it:-). I've ridden in the rain and with a fair amount of wind and there's no distortion through the visor at all. I wish it was a little darker but other than that it beats sunglasses for convenience. Jun 11, 2014
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Benjamin R: No, it stays quite secure. Just watch it when you are trying to lower it. It's sort of fragile in that sense. It's not a bad product but it is expensive and breaks with little effort. I broke one and had to order another. It was 50% my fault but still .. it's fairly fragile. Jun 21, 2014
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Albert M: I've used mine for about 2,000 miles and have not experience any problem. I ride a 2011 H-D Road King. I've cut the windshield down so I get airflow to the top vents of the helmet but not much on the face shield.
Hope this helps.
Jun 10, 2014
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Shayne A: Hi He H,

I've used the shade on a Defender helmet at speeds of up to 120kph (75mph) & consistently (2 or 3 hrs) at 110kph (70mph), with no indication of a problem. This was done with the shade both up & down. It works really well.
Jun 10, 2014
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Manu K: Well,there is slight play when the shade is in lowered down position. In my mind this should not be an issue as the shade glass is supported by a rubber gasket at the top. You should ride and see if you face any issue.
Jun 10, 2014
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Gregory S: Mine does the same don't worry about it. The shade stays firmly in place. I love this shield and am replacing all my other shields with this one. No more worry of wearing out parts because no more changing shields. Jun 10, 2014
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He H: Thanks for all the feedback. I finally had a chance today for a ride, and the shade worked flawlessly. Absolutely love it! Jun 19, 2014
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Alan C: Used my Pro Shield 1st time this weekend. Great investment, it does stay down no problem and up when not needed. 5 Stars Jun 10, 2014
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Greg L: I have not had any problems with the Pro Shade at any speed so far, either in the raised or lowered position. Jun 11, 2014
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Tom L asked: Can this be mounted to the dual pane shield? Oct 30, 2014
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Jeffrey C: Mine is mounted to a dual pane face shield. Oct 30, 2014
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Tom L: Did you simply remove it from the shield it came with and mount it to your dual pane? Nov 3, 2014
Michael B: An answer to this follow-up question would be most helpful. Dec 2, 2014
Dave C: The visor will accept pin lock inserts. The shade won't mount on an existing face shield, but your pinlock insert will fit just fine. The shade is integrated to the shield it comes with. Oct 31, 2014
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George T: This system comes mounted on a Maxvisiion Pinlick compatible shield. It cannot be fitted to a separate type of shield. Oct 30, 2014
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Kim R: Tom,

The pro shade system is a one piece unit where the pivoting dark shade is already attached to the visor at the Arai factory. The clear visor is equipped to accept a pinlock insert that keeps the inside from fogging.

So to answer your question...no the pivoting dark shade can't be mounted to your dual pane shield.
Oct 30, 2014
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Del V: Hi Tom: The Pro Shade works great & I'm very happy with it for sure. I unfortunately have no idea if it could be made to work on a dual pane shield. Looking at mine I don't think it's possible but maybe someone else has tried it. Possibly Arai could give some insight too? Oct 30, 2014
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Scott R: The Pro Shade is attached to a Pinlock shield. This replaces your complete shield. You will just need to add an insert for the double shield or use the one from your existing shield. The Pro Shade works great. Oct 31, 2014
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Tom L: Thanks guys. I'm aware that it comes with a pinlock shield but the dual pane shield is far superior, I was hoping to just swap the shade module over. Oct 31, 2014
Tom L: Did you simply remove it off the shield it came on and mount it to yoru dual pane? Nov 3, 2014
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Del V: Hi Tom: I wish I could answer that but I d Oct 30, 2014
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ken w: Tom,
don't know.
Nov 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: So I am assuming you can not ride with your clear visor up and sun visor down? Seems like a step backwards in my opinion if it is true. I know 4 or 5 years ago my brother had a helmet with an outside sun visor like this, which seemed to be the norm then till they started putting them inside. Jun 15, 2015
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John M: The Arai Pro Shade is an outstanding product. Cannot think of why you'd want to ride without the Arai face shield. The sun shade can be used or not. If you open the face shield the sun shade will also open. If you want to ride without a face shield, you should look at an open face helmet or a helmet with no shield, and just wear sunglasses. Most all Arai owners though want more, not less protection. Jun 15, 2015
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Noe M: That is correct. You cannot ride with the sun visor up and the clear visor down. The sun visor is awesome! It is the perfect shade. If you are wanting ventilation, the slots in the clear visor do not obstruct with the sun visor and offer plenty of ventilation.

I bought this item approximately 8 months ago, and I think it has been one of my best purchases so far.
Jun 16, 2015
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Del V: Yes you are correct. With the sunshade portion on the outside of the shield you can't have the sun shield down if the clear shield is up. However, I you want some ventilation you can open the shield over an inch and still have shading from the sun shield. I do that frequently on hot days at stop lights or when riding in a slow mph zone. Jun 15, 2015
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Allan B: Correct. You have to have the clear visor down or almost down any way. I warm weather you can crack the Visor open by half an inch. This will give me plenty of air and the sun out of my eyes. I do like to use it as a shade in up position. I am very pleased with mine.
I would not recommend it for trail riding in dusty conditions.
Jun 16, 2015
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Dave C: You are correct. If you want the sun visor down, you must first have the clear visor down.
From what I gather, Arai might feel that putting the visor on the inside may take away from impact protection. I don't think Arai makes an internal sun visor or a modular helmet.
Jun 19, 2015
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ken w: You are right, but Arai makes only Snell approved skid lids and an internal sun shade will not make Snell approval. I know it is pricey, but I like mine. Jun 18, 2015
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Keinosuke I: No, you can't. It's because the hinge for the shade is attached to the clear visor. Jun 15, 2015
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Quin Y asked: Will this fit my RX-Q that has a SAI-IC shield. the brow vents are smaller than that featured on helemts pictured?. thanks Aug 7, 2014
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Joseph K: I have the Signet Q w/ SAI-IC shield. I would have bought the RX-Q but the Signet Q fits my oval head better- extremely comfortable for my head shape. Both helmets are practically the same but the Signet -Q is slightly more oval.

I double checked before posting that RX-Q that has SAI-IC shield takes pro shade system- it does.

Can I make a suggestion though? I have a dark smoke insert on my SAI-IC face shield. I decided it would not be a good idea to transfer that to my pro shade SAI-IC shield, so instead I used the clear one, I had, too dark with the pro shade shield.

***The pro shade system comes with its own SAI pin lock ready face shield with its own brow vents if you are unclear on that point. *** The dark visor does not come all the way down to completely cover the other shield so takes some getting used to but I like it that way.
Aug 7, 2014
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Quin Y: Thanks Joseph for the tip.
This explains the difference in brow vents as i thought it was just the tint shield you got to attach to existing shield Aug 7, 2014
Jim M: Yes, it fits the RQ-X perfectly. The vent system is different and I have looked online and some people prefer the original vent system. I really like having the shade and the option of having a darker face shield by lowering the shade. The shade really doesn't block the whole clear shield, so you may want to consider whether or not that is important to you. I am very happy so far. I believe Arai makes the best helmets and this another example of their innovation. Aug 7, 2014
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Quin Y: Yes I had a Shoei previously,,good too but find the Arai not so Bobble head feeling. Both fitted perfect inside. Aug 7, 2014
Laurie S: I purchased this for a Signet-Q helmet so not sure about RX-Q specific question but this shade system replaces the existing shield. It is a two piece assembly which replaces the original shield with a new clear shield and the flip up visor attached to the new clear shield. Aug 7, 2014
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Quin Y: Thanks for this clarification. I had thought it was just the tint shield that you got and then attached this to your existing clear shield. Aug 7, 2014
Andrew C: Yes. This will work on an RX-Q. I purchased one for my RX-Q (DNA-white graphics). The brow vents work well for me. The shield does block about 1mm of the brow-intake, but i feel it to be negligible. You could open up the port in the shield with a "dremel" tool or hobby knife without hurting the shield. There is a lip which could be trimmed away to allow for more flow. However, if you do trim it, leave a bit at each end of the lip. It may help hold the vent mechanism in place. Again I found no significant decrease in airflow.

Aug 8, 2014
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Kevin L: Fits all Arai SAI full-face helmets including the Arai Corsair V, Vector 2, RX-Q, Arai Signet-Q and Defiant

Complete system, pre-mounted on clear Arai MAX Vision visor (included)
Compatible with Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Inserts With Brow Vents (sold separately)
Aug 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a Quantum DNA with a SAI shield. Will this shield fit my helmet? Jul 21, 2014
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Gary J: It will go on but fits poorly with a 3/16 inch gap at the forehead shield contact point.
Jul 21, 2014
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George T: If your helmet takes an SA-I shield, it will fit. You may need to adjust the mounts slightly (there are adjustments for the pods on all Arai helmets). Jul 24, 2014
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Daniel O: I have the shield and it works great.

Not sure about the fit on your helmet.
Jul 21, 2014
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Kim R: Yes. This pro shade system only fits helmets with the SAI shield. Jul 29, 2014
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Joseph K: Im not 100% sure. Check out the Arai site for specific fit. Aug 4, 2014
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Glenn H asked: Seriously, why can't they just create a photo-chromatic shield ??? The r&d in this along with tooling must have cost at least as much as a P/C shield would have cost. Jul 21, 2014
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George T: Existing photochromics are less effective in sudden transitions (like in a canyon with shady parts) and lose even more effectiveness in temperature extremes.

They reportedly have a limited life span (~one year if used 5 days/week, according to a manufacturer of these) and do not darken as much as the dark tint on the Arai solution.

I imagine another reason Arai hasn't done this besides the above reasons is the obvious safety hazard of entering a freeway or mountain road tunnel with a visor that won't quickly go back to clear- lots of tunnels in Japan. The Arai Pro Shade is perfect for that sort of situation.

I will say with about 3000 miles of using this system, I have had no desire to use my standard visors. This thing really works.
Jul 24, 2014
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Edward D: The advantage of the flip-up sun visor is that you can flip it up in a second. Photo-chromatic shields still take time to adapt to changing light conditions. I particularly like this feature when going back and forth between shadows and sunlight, which often occurs in early morning or late afternoon rides. Jul 22, 2014
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cary b: When companies introduce new products to the market, they typically will only manufacture and offer one variant. When the product demonstrates enough sales in the marketplace and initial ROI has been achieved, then new variations such as photo-chromatic can be considered for manufacture. Jul 22, 2014
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Greg L: I'm not sure why you're asking this question here, it's really a question for Arai. Jul 22, 2014
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Glenn H: It's more of a statement Greg. I am certain that Anthony is asked his opinion of their products by the Arai folks. As an avid Arai customer and a Revzilla consumer, I think that feedback to the distributors is tantamount to feedback to the manufacturer. Or do you think I should send my question off to Japan ? Jul 26, 2014
Leonard M: I love it. It works great for me. Jul 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have an Arai Quantum helmet. Will it fit onto that? Jul 24, 2014
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Bud C: I was told by Revzilla's excellent customer service folks that it will not fit. I just put one on my RXQ and it works a treat. The darkened portion could cover more of the lower portion, but I it's great to no longer need to carry sunglasses. You can feel the extra weight when closing ghe visor. With the shade and pinlock additions makes the Pro Shade the ultimate visor for touring. Jul 24, 2014
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Kevin L: Fits all Arai SAI full-face helmets including the Arai Corsair V, Vector 2, RX-Q, Arai Signet-Q and Defiant
Complete system, pre-mounted on clear Arai MAX Vision visor (included)
Compatible with Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Inserts With Brow Vents (sold separately)
Aug 7, 2014
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JOHN G: If your helmet has a Super AD.Sis LRS Shield system it will work. I found the opening at the lower ends ( as in the video) distracting Jul 24, 2014
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Tina C: Yes, I believe so. It's a direct replacement for the super AdSis I-Type shield that I bought with the pin lock. SAI series. Jul 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can the sun shade be removed from the visor? May 21, 2014
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David C: It can be removed but why would you want to? It would be a lot easier to change the entire shield. I leave mine on all the time and just flip it up when I'm not using it, has not been a problem plus it's always there when I need it. Jul 19, 2014
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ken w: Yes there are 2 plastic 'detents" one on each side. Directions are in the box May 25, 2014
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John L: Yes, but not intended except for replacement May 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: does the Pro Shade system fit on the RX-7 Corsair helmet??

Steve T
May 28, 2014
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John L: The answer is imbedded in the product info. I can tell you it does fit the Corsair V and DOES NOT fit the plain Vector helmet. May 28, 2014
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George T: It does not fit the RX-7 Corsair (known as the RX7 RR4 in Japan)

It does fit the RX7RR5 (Corsair V)
Jul 24, 2014
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Peter D asked: Does Arai make a photochromatic insert for this shield? May 4, 2014
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Jim J: I think the effectiveness of a photochromic insert is hampered by the material of the Arai visor that blocks the UV required to trigger the tint. Like using Transitions lenses in your car, the glass filters light and prevents them from working. It is really a shame that Arai will not alllow a license for a Transitions visor, I have used one and they are outstanding. May 21, 2014
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Kevin C: Pinlock has one for Arai... However, it's more light smoke than dark. While it works - it could use to be darker when fully tinted and it's expensive. May 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: Damn - I just bought SAI pinlock visor + 2 inserts for my RX-Q. I need some visor help for when sun is overhead but this would be a whole addl investment. Is there some other less expensive add-on I can get - like a black strip? Thx. Apr 13, 2014
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Thomas Z: Go to super visor dot com (you will need to put a hyphen between the super and visor). I have used three of these over the years and they are just 19.95!! They work like a champ. Apr 15, 2014
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A S: Same here: new VisionMax visor and Pinlock inserts. Still, not having to change the insert or the visor when the weather changes is probably worth it, over the long term. May 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this be available for Arai Profile? May 14, 2014
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George T: It is an SAI type shield, so it fits current models like Corsair-V, Defiant,RX-q and Profile-2.

Original Profile takes the SAQ shields and since these helmets are on close out/discontinued, it's unlikely that this will be made in that format.
May 14, 2014
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