Bell Custom 500 Retro 3 Snap Shield
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Bell Custom 500 Retro 3 Snap Face Shield

Retro snap shield fits Custom 500 helmets

Note: Will not fit Biltwell Gringo Helmets size LG-2XL

4.5 / 5
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4.4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.1 / 5
Features
3.7 / 5
Comfort
4.4 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
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Clear 775584 2024840 Out of Stock
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Inspires Condidence
The custom 500 is a near flawless helmet but has no facial or eye protection. This face shield is the answer. I was a little skeptical about the price but I just got an awesome helmet and wasn't about to pair it up with knock-off accessories (I'm looking at you, Biltwell). 20 bucks plus shipping if it's all you ordered might seem a bit steep, but that's because there's practically no description of the item when you check it out here. There's more to this shield than just a piece of plastic so the price is actually more than justified.

1. This is a big one... it's anti-fog. try to fog it on purpose and you can't. I had no idea it was anti-fog until I received it and read the sticker that came on it (it's a static cling and will leave no residue).

2. it has some vertical give to it after it's snapped on. Push it down and it snaps right back to center. Pull it up and let it go: same thing. this little bit of give is perfect because the wind can push it around quite a bit before any extra stress is put on the snaps. If it was completely rigid, it would fly off and/or vibrate badly.

3. It's thicker than I thought (that's what she said) and seems like if I can take care of it and avoid scratching it, it will last as long as the helmet.

If you got yourself a Custom 500 and are wondering if you should have gotten the shield to go with it, I say YES. Do yourself the favor and at least get the clear one. It's worth it and you can always take it off if you're planning a more leisurely ride. I was torn between this and the bubble shield but this one doesn't come as close to my face as I thought it would so that rules out the bubble for me. Plenty of room in there without looking like a big jerk. Get it, you'll love it.
February 18, 2013
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Great Vision and Style
I bought the shield with a brown to clear gradient and am really satisfied with it. Great look and visibility. It blocks out the wind without making you feel that you're wearing a space helmet without fresh air. When the wind really picks up (unless it's coming directly in-front of you or behind) it can sneak around the sides of the shield and dry your eyes out. But other than the occasional side wind annoyance it's a great shield.
April 21, 2014
Bang For The Buck
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A shield by any other name...
I purchased a couple of these 3 snap shields for my wife and I. Since we bought Biltwell Bonanza helmets that don't have shields (but do have snaps on the helmet) purchasing these shields was a no-brainer, and honestly it was really the only option unless we wanted bubble shields.

The fit is great, the vision is clear, and they even adjust a little bit once they are snapped onto the helmet so you can pull the shield down a little more to cover more of your face if you'd like. Until I realized that, I thought the shield was a little on the short side and allowed too much air under it and in into my eyes...not anymore though!

I bought clear shields instead of going for the gradient tints or dark tint versions. I don't want to ride without a line of defense between rocks and my face, so I figured clear was the best all around choice. The dark tint would be nice, but I would imagine riding at night wouldn't work so well just as you wouldn't wear sunglasses at night...I'm looking at you Corey Hart!
August 25, 2014
Bang For The Buck
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Protection & Durability
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5 / 5
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A must for long rides
Recently rode from Vegas to San Diego. Made it 100 miles before I used the shield and boy did it make a difference. Very comfortable and did a great job keeping the wind out of my face.
May 23, 2014
Ride:
2007 Honda VFR800 Interceptor (Anniv. Ed.)
Bang For The Buck
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Great shield
Fits very well. Not easy to remove but its nice. The finish is perfect. It accentuates the helmet.
October 1, 2012
Ride:
2009 Suzuki TU250X
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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Completes the helmet
I purchased the clear and the smoke shields for my 500 flat black helmet. They look great, offer better protection, and still allow good air flow.
July 8, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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AMAZING!
I recommend this product for people locking for good quality visor for "old school" style.
September 25, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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Great job
I Made a mistake and sent the product to the wrong address. They fixed it at no cost! Great job!
December 29, 2014
Protection & Durability
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This shield works well.
This shield fits well on the Bell 500, looks great, and is sturdy.
Depending on your orientation to the wind, it will allow
some air in from the sides during windy conditions.
I found I needed to shift my head to prevent a wind blast into the eyes.
With that said, I do like the light air flow it provides in warm
weather, especially in town at low speed.
On the highway, it works well with no turbulence between
the shield and your face. Overall, it is a nice option to wearing goggles.
April 20, 2015
Ride:
2015 Triumph Thruxton
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Good classic helmet
It's a simple 3/4 helmet. It's loud, the wind will beat up your face, annnnddd that's about it.
May 13, 2013
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Like the look
Jerry J on Oct 5, 2016
For some protection
Niels J on Sep 12, 2016
Like the look
Jerry J on Oct 5, 2016
The dark smoke shield is DARK. This thing is the cat's meow. The clear is great for night use. Easy on and off.
Phil C on Sep 22, 2016
For some protection
Niels J on Sep 12, 2016
needed for wind protection for long freeway rides
Sam N on Sep 2, 2016
because i do what i want
Martin B on Aug 26, 2016
GREAT PROTECTION...
SAVED MY FACE WITH A BIG ROCK
SIMON P on Aug 18, 2016
Like the retro look!
Larry C on Aug 4, 2016
First time buying a snap on shield. So I'll see how it goes.
Anthony F on Aug 1, 2016
To avoid strong winds on my face
Valentin S on Jul 2, 2016
GOOD FOR THE RAIN
KEVIN R on Jun 1, 2016
only one that fit the helmet.
D A on May 23, 2016
Past experience ... good product, great price
Mark N on Apr 27, 2016
To go with the 500 custom for highway riding but still looking retro.
James S on Apr 15, 2016
to set up my helmet
arthur c on Apr 10, 2016
To keep bugs outta me teeth
Roger M on Mar 6, 2016
I like the small sporty look.
R I on Dec 9, 2015
I wanted a clear shield to use if it rains.
Bruce R on Dec 1, 2015
Because bugs and tears.
George T on Nov 22, 2015
Simple, yet functional design
shafiq l on Oct 4, 2015
It reminds me of the face shield I used for riding year around in the 70's.
Mark K on Aug 4, 2015
Gotta get the bugs off my face! Clear during the night and dark for the daytime!
Marc K on Jul 24, 2015
I like it for my Triumph Bonneville T100.
Julaluk B on Jun 16, 2015
Needed a face shield for my Bell Custom 500. Can't wait to try it out!
janine i on Jun 15, 2015
Wanted a good shield for this helmet. Bugs are killing my eyes.
F I on May 31, 2015
Keeps the bugs and rocks from smacking your face while calming down the wind to be a smooth flow of air past your face without any turbulence.
GCphoto on May 10, 2015
Bell quality. Retro look to go with custom 500 RSD Checkit.
John M on Apr 16, 2015
It's getting warmer out and I want to complete the retro look as I ride my Vespa between work and school.
Noemi M on Apr 15, 2015
reviews from other people
william L on Apr 13, 2015
I believe it will fit my helmet
Jack T on Apr 2, 2015
it goes good with a 3/4 helmet
Chris R on Mar 13, 2015
Christmas present for son.
JoAnn R on Dec 2, 2014
If you're gonna sport a retro helmet, your wayfarers won't keep the bug out of your teeth. And when you ride as fast as I do, a little wind protection is a bonus.
Curt V on Aug 22, 2014
Style and protection
Jeremiah B on Aug 2, 2014
looks
Carlos W on Jul 25, 2014
My go to choice when unexpected rain hits and I still have to get somewhere. My last one lasted about 2 years, and seemed to rust to the buttons on my rock hard 3/4's lid. Worth the money and fits perfectly on top a duffel.
Robert Z on Jul 19, 2014
Wanted a good shield for the money for my Bell Custom 500 Helmet!
Gary E on Jul 17, 2014
I have it in dark smoke and works well!
John S on Jun 25, 2014
I purchased to use with my Licks NovDot helmet. Works like a charm, cinches right in and stays in place. Definitely useful!
Nigel N on Jun 22, 2014
Nice shield. Snaps well to AGV RP60 and looks great
Austin P on Apr 12, 2014
Classic vintage look.
augustus s on Mar 27, 2014
Simple and efficient for rain,cold and 'buggy' nights!
John M on Mar 1, 2014
in order to ride at nigth with my open face helmet.
Jorge V on Jan 16, 2014
to keep the bugs out of my eyes
J U on Nov 29, 2013
The dark smoke shield is DARK. This thing is the cat's meow. The clear is great for night use. Easy on and off.
Phil C on Sep 22, 2016
needed for wind protection for long freeway rides
Sam N on Sep 2, 2016
Hi Zilla nation, I'm using the clear retro 3 snap shield but was thinking about getting the smoked one as well since riding with the sun in my eyes is getting annoying and as you know it is pretty annoying to get sun glasses in and out with this retro shield on.

My question, is the amber gradient shield made to keep the sun out of your eyes during the day and also be clear enough at night? I have a gloss black bell custom 500 but I would still get the amber shield if it can save me from bringing around two shields every day.

Also is the smoked shield light enough so that you can use it at night as well?

Thanks a lot everyone who takes the time to answer.
Pat D on Feb 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello I have the smoke shield and I can see fine riding in the dark
Does this shield have anti-fog and UV protection like the Bell bubble?
A S on Nov 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: no, dont.
Does this shield fit the AFX FX-76 helmet?
Ubaldo P on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry not sure I don't have the AFX helmet. But I can tell you that the snaps are not that strong on the sheild. Good luck!
Do ANY of the retro visors offer UV protection? I was thinking of getting the dark smoke visor to protect my face from the sun.
A shopper on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Bell claims the shields come with a anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protective film.
Will this fit the Biltwell Bonanza 3/4?
A shopper on Mar 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have the Gringo, and I'm pretty sure the buttons are the same as the Bonanza. I ordered this shield before I read the Q&A, but when I got the shield, much to my surprise, it fit! I had to move the snaps all the way out, and it just fit. It's tight, but all three buttons snapped on. I took the bike out for a ride, and had no problems.

On a side note, for those Gringo owners, the middle snap is adjustable vertically, which means you can move the shield up just enough to help with fogging issues.
I have a Torc T50 (Route 66) helmet. Would this flat Bell shield fit my helmet?
valquince on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As long as it is a helmet that uses 3 snaps I think it should
Will this shield fit into Biltwell gringo (smaller shell)?
Thank you
A shopper on Feb 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am so sorry.....bought it for a friend.....so I am not able to answer your question......good luck!
Can you (RevZilla) confirm the color of the 3 snaps on the Amber Gradient version? I have seen images where they are chrome and others where they are black. Thanks!
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Their black on the amber gradient after checking mine. I've had two of these after loosing one on the freeway at high speed when high cross winds ripped it off! The shield offers some titling away from your chin when fitted which allows easier breathing which can then be pulled down closer to the face when underway.
Make sure the press studs are tight and I'd recommend adjusting their internal wire clamps in the female housing or thickening up the helmet stud say with PTF tape as an idea. Good luck.
Mark Baker