Bell Custom 500 Flip-Up Visor Shield
I bought this for use on a Bell 500. I hate full face helmets as they are too claustrophobic. I've tried a couple of other brands of this flip up shield but lost them all. In every case, riding at about 50-55 if you turn your head away from perfectly in front of you, the wind will rip the shield off. This one stays put at at least 65. You can tell it could fly off any faster, but the snaps are good enough to keep it in place at normal highway speed. The visor will also stay partially up at slow (around town) speeds if wanted. Last of all, I got TWO of these for the price my local shop wants for ONE of the lower quality pieces.
September 1, 2014
I should have bought the classic
Almost lost the shield off the helmet 3 miles into the ride. If I turn and tilt my head to much the wind almost rips it off. Actually had the shield come up at one point. I had to spend time on the long road trip stopping at shops to find a different style. A solid $12 shield was MUCH BETTER!!! Wish I could return this one... instead I'll throw it in the trash.
Took 3 days for the marks on my neck to heal from the wind pulling on my helmet.
September 1, 2014
good for ATV trail riding, up normally & down when there's brush
I use this setup for my ATV mostly, but I have used it on my adventure bike. I searched every cycle shop & sporting good store around and ended up getting this from Revzilla to replace my severely scratched 12 year old face shield , costing a couple of bucks more than it costed 12 years ago. I had to buy two, a clear and a dark- love them both. I love these for slow going in the woods or ice fishing off my snowmobile- so you can see these will definatly get used.
August 12, 2014
Decent product, but not for highway use
I purchased this shield to better control wind at highways speeds. However, on the 2nd day,while turning my head to clear traffic for a lane change, the shield was ripped off the helmet by wind. Last seen, bouncing down I95 at 68 MPH. Excellent face shield for local riding only
July 29, 2014
Very nice shield
This shield works great with the Bull 500 helmet and works well at blocking wind while giving a great field of vision.
July 7, 2014
Great Fit and sweet Flip!
This thing fit my Speed and Strength SS600 open face helmet perfectly, it's a thing of beauty really. There's little adjustable snaps on the sides too so I'm sure it'll fit a wide variety of helmets. I bought it because I wear glasses and ride a moped and it fits my bill perfectly. Got an open face helemt? Got a moped? Get you one! Yeahh, real good stuff here all around.
June 3, 2014
I have both, Clear and Tinted
First let me tell you, I had no idea in my state the tinted ones were illegal when nearing darkness. Fortunately, I told him I have a clear one at home and showed him my order (from Revzilla) for the clear version (on my mobile phone) and he let me off with a warning.
Personally, I love the tinted. The clear is great when driving through nature. You get to see everything in full color, in detail. Its amazing.
Easily snaps on and off. They do scratch pretty easy although it could also mean I treat it pretty bad. Fortunately they're $15, so off the helmet goes swinging away, left to right.
May 28, 2014
Poor Optical Quality
I recently got prescription glasses and wanted an open face helmet with a visor. Went with the Bell 500 (excellent) and the Bell flip up visor shield with the idea I could take the helmet on and off without removing my glasses. Looks good and functions great but the optical quality of the visor is poor at best. There is a ripple all the way across the shield right in my field of view. So, I ordered a Bell retro 3 snap shield. Although not in the description the center snap sits in a vertical slot that allows enough tilt that I can take the helmet on and off (visor installed) without removing my glasses. Unlike the flip up visor shield, the retro 3 snap shield has excellent optical quality.
May 26, 2014