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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromatic Faceshield for Bell Qualifier, Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets

Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between.


  • Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions
  • Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging
  • Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays
  • Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets)
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield 4.8 5 283 283
Good Overall Pros: Works as advertised Seems more scratch resistant than my old HJC shield. Cons: Expensive Noisy Fogs up.(but they all do, no?) February 16, 2015
Expensive, but worth it! For me, thid visor was mandatory! I burn easily in the sun, and with this, that's no longer a concern. Not needing to carry around an extra visor for when it gets dark is extremely convenient. You hardly even notice the transistion happening, and the tint is awesome - you can see everything ad if there were only a very light tint, but from the other side, your face is completely blacked out. If you have the money to maintain a motorcycle, you have the money to buy this for your Bell helmet, and you should. February 9, 2015
I love this shield A little pricey and could stand to get a shade darker, but I have been using these shields for a few years now and would hate to have to ride without one. I love always having the right visor on regardless of the time of day or weather. If you get caught out later than expected or the weather takes an unexpected turn, the shield adjusts and you never have to think about it. February 9, 2015
Excellent technology This visor is the best piece of rider gear in years. No more sunglasses or tinted visor needed. It works perfectly and with Bell's quick release system is the easiest ever to keep clean. An absolute winner in my opinion! January 12, 2015
I don't know how people ride without this thing This shield works amazingly well. Not much more I can add to this. The tint gets dark enough so that no one can actually see through the shield from the outside. The transition will go unnoticed until you flip your shield up and get blasted with rays of light that you were not even aware of. I have never had trouble with the sun getting in my eyes. I'm really impressed with this technology. I recently went down and had to get a new helmet and shield. While waiting for the shield I went without it and wore the clear shield for a while with sunglasses. What a nightmare! My glasses kept fogging up and it was such a pain having to take them on and off. In the end I figured it was safer to just ride without my sunglasses. This experience gave me even greater appreciation for the photochromatic shield. The only negative is the anti-fog. It works better than the clear shield that comes with the helmet, but over time it gets worst. I think this is true of any shield though. January 12, 2015
Works good. Works great. Turns dark in sunlight and clears up at night. Optical quality is also good. January 7, 2015
Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield I rode with this face shield most of this past riding season. It is a little pricey, but totally worth it, to me. I mainly bought it for commuting to work, as it is dark in the morning on my way in, and bright in the afternoon, on the way home. It is SO nice to only have to have one shield. I can see perfectly fine at night, early morning dawn, and dusk. When it is bright and sunny out, this shield really darkens up. I never felt the need for sunglasses. Before, with my previous HJC helmet, I had to either wear the clear shield, with sunglasses, or carry the clear shield with me some how, if I knew the last bit of my right might be in the dark. It wasn't a huge pain, but this makes it so much more convenient, to not have to worry about that. It seems to have held up well to hits from bugs and debris. I have 1 or 2 very small chips/spots from rocks hitting the shield, but they do not bother my vision at all. It cleans very easily with a warm, soapy cloth, then dry with a microfiber towel, and has not scratched much at all. I hope to have this shield for several years to come, on my RS-1! December 23, 2014
A Must Have! The Photochromic face shield is a 'must have' for any motorcycle rider. There are a couple of points to keep in mind though... Going from clear to full tint is not instantaneous. It takes about a minute to achieve full tinting. Under normal riding conditions, this is not an issue. However, going from full tint to clear, takes a few minutes. When approaching a dark tunnel, the rider may need to raise the visor for optimum vision. December 22, 2014
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Guillermo S: Ideal for my Bell Qualifier helmet Feb 23, 2015
micah w: Not having to change your shield, or carry a spare is a must. Feb 11, 2015
Don W: Carrying an extra sheild is a pain! Plus how cool is it to have a shield that changes clear to dark and back in a few seconds automatically?! Feb 9, 2015
Matthew D: Best thing to happen to helmets in a long time, no more carrying extra face shields or wearing sunglasses under the helmet. Freaking awesome!! Jan 25, 2015
M S: new technology don't have to change shields Jan 22, 2015
Don B: It was free with my Bell helmet. I love it, can't tell any difference going in and out of the sun while riding. I would definitely purchase one with my next helmet. Jan 14, 2015
Kim B: Hubby present Jan 2, 2015
Michael T: with the shorter days I was caught out twice with just a dark shield so I figured it was time to get the do it all shield Jan 1, 2015
William S: I'm tired of switching shields morning, noon and night during the short winter days commuting - this looks like just the ticket! Dec 23, 2014
RICARDO S: I like to try this new product on my helmet. Dec 22, 2014
Philip E: Need the flexibility of not having to have more than one shield. Great reviews! Dec 19, 2014
Russell S: So I won't have to carry 2 shield's or sunglasses Dec 12, 2014
Mary B: because my husband wanted it for his Bell star mis-behavin helmet. Dec 12, 2014
Richard C: because it's awesome! Dec 10, 2014
Erich H: This shield has received great reviews, looking for the convenience of having one shield on the helmet. Dec 2, 2014
Mark G: It seems like a much more practical idea than carrying a spare shield or going with a helmet with a built in second visor (which are usually larger and heavier helmets). Dec 1, 2014
Hector Antonio M: Great upgrade of the faceshield Nov 30, 2014
Jason M: want to try the tint changing option vs switching out visors at night time Nov 26, 2014
Leslie B: Need Darker Action Nov 25, 2014
KAREN E: Christmas LIST Nov 24, 2014
Tom M: I did not want to have to carry around a second shield. This shield is great. Nov 24, 2014
Roger O: I ride to work @ 5:30 in the morning and back home @ 2:30. This shield allows me to see great in the dark morning and bright sun on the way home. I absolutely love it wouldn't buy anything else now that I have it. One shield for all light conditions is great. Oct 29, 2014
Omer D: christmas present for son Oct 28, 2014
Donald F. M: Like that you have dark lenses and clear in one. Oct 19, 2014
Darryn V: This is awesome tech! I must ask why other manufacturers don't have similar shields? Oct 15, 2014
donald l: this shield is awesome. I wear glasses, and the extra expense of prescription sunglasses,or the added weight of clip ons are eliminated by the use of this product. i broke my first solfx in an accident so i am ordering a new one. Oct 7, 2014
Mario R: To avoid changing shields while commuting. Sep 15, 2014
William G: looked like an interesting product to go with a new vortex helmet Sep 12, 2014
Allen C: replace one that got a deep scratch from a rock :( Sep 9, 2014
Calyes K: Love the ability to switch from light to dark without removing shield. Aug 29, 2014
Jeff S: I liked that there would be no need to change to a clear face shield when it would get dark. Aug 24, 2014
Phillip D: For photochromatic ability Aug 20, 2014
Michael G: Best solution to riding in changing light. Far better than drop down suvisors or carrying multiple face shields. Aug 6, 2014
James W: same Aug 1, 2014
Hector R: great product, works as intended, no need to wear sunglasses or carry additional lens. Jul 28, 2014
Chris G: Not having to worry about switching shields is a great luxury. Jul 25, 2014
Lionel F: I chose this because of friends that have it, and their reports of it being a fantasticproduct. plus I dont have to carry an extra shield Jul 23, 2014
Brian L: Perfect. All the things I was hesitant about, none existant. From when you first walk outside, warm you bike up, while attaching gloves, its pretty much transformed by the time you slide the lens shut and slide into first. Also its dark ENOUGH to conceal your face from potential squint but not too much to turn everything to a 1940's movie theme. PERFECT. Worth the investment. Jul 21, 2014
Diego R: I didn't want to carry multiple shieds with me Jul 20, 2014
jua sebastian o: excellent article
100% quality
Jul 16, 2014
KENNETH M: really tired of the burn through the shield and am heading back to India again in October Jul 13, 2014
Jeff R: I'm hoping this solves the need to switch back and forth between clear and tinted. It will be especially useful for evening rides when the sun is going down. Jul 8, 2014
Christopher C: Because I HATE carrying a spare visor, and I commute all the time. Jul 3, 2014
Wayne J: Great solution to the face shield problem -- tinted or clear? Got both in one! Jun 28, 2014
Jason B: Love not having to change for different riding conditions. Jun 28, 2014
Arnold J: recommended by a friend Jun 27, 2014
ed s: After careful research, it looks like a good investment. Don't want to have to switch shields. Jun 17, 2014
Sharon O: Also the best to have with Bell Jun 5, 2014
Pauvid C: didnt want to carry two shields when riding Jun 4, 2014
John O: I needed a replacement visor in any case and this looks like a no brainer. Excellent reviews and genuinely useful item. Jun 1, 2014
Joe S: I have this shield on my Bell Revolver helmet. This shield is so awesome. I hate having to carry sunglasses and or clear glasses. This shield should come stock with ALL Bell helmets. May 28, 2014
robert w: so I don't have to change faceshields. May 23, 2014
Anthony D: Transitions shields are amazing! May 23, 2014
Phillip K: They fit right, they transition fast, and they go completely from clear to dark and any shade in between. May 12, 2014
James M: this was a fit for my helmet and I wanted a shield that transitioned May 10, 2014
Jeffrey D: I ride a sport bike and have no place to store extra clear or dark visor. This takes care of that. May 9, 2014
David M: The best thing to happen to helmets in a long time!!! worth every cent. 10/10. May 1, 2014
Philip G: To go with my Bell helmet. This shield is a transition lens that changes tint to act as sunglasses automatically as lighting conditions change. Apr 29, 2014
Eric N: Because I'm a gear/gadget freak and in a practical sense not having to juggle multiple visors made a lot of sense to me. Cost is more than I would have liked, but that's life on technological frontier.... Apr 27, 2014
Rusmir J: So I don't have to carry 2 shields. Apr 26, 2014
George L: The reviews on this product were awesome! Apr 24, 2014
Kevin J: Safety Apr 22, 2014
Malcolm S: Live in Hawaii and the sun here is wicked bright and the weather changes on a dime. Needed a shield that was low maintenance for my riding experience. Also didn't what to have to change shields at night. The photo chromatic is a all in one!! Apr 22, 2014
Kenneth M R: avoid need for additional face shield(s) Apr 18, 2014
ADAM S: Purchased helmet and I heard about this. I didnt want to carry 2 shields like i was used to. This way i dont have to pay attention to the clock for sundown reasons. Where i live there are no lights on the highway makes it hard to see even with HID and smoke shield. Apr 15, 2014
Zachary H: Love tinted shields but hate getting caught with the wrong shield in different lighting situations. Apr 14, 2014
Alex J: I needed a transitional visor for my new Bell Star helmet. This visor will make day and night riding scenerios equally hassle free! Apr 9, 2014
Sam C: works great. no complaints. looks badass too imo. Apr 7, 2014
Lester I: Actually have had this same shield for going on three years and I love it. It has held up very well with no degradation in operation. Great product and well worth the money! Apr 7, 2014
Mark P: This faceshield is awesome, i wish they made it for more helmet manufacturers. Apr 7, 2014
Courtney M: I hate having to change shields. Apr 6, 2014
mario b: No room to carry spare shields. Bell RS1 helmet is Great!!! Apr 2, 2014
Don H: had to have this shield i hate having to switch and carry two shields this should fix that Apr 1, 2014
Jim T: Already wearing eye glasses, and hard to carry prescription glasses in easy reach. Did not want internal sun visor weight and extra mechanism risks (fail or rattle) as on my snowmobile helmet. Appears to be excellent and convenient product. Mar 22, 2014
Earl W: Previous purchase...satisfied with that ones performance. So when recently purchased new RS1 (from Revzilla for my girl friend) needed a sun screen this choice was a no-brainer. My sweetheart, Revzilla and Bell 3 great choices. Mar 18, 2014
Ed S: Reviews convinced me it would do what it claimed to do. Mar 11, 2014
Nikolai M: A bit pricey but very worth it. Sooooo nice not to have to change lenses or wear glasses in my helmet. Mar 7, 2014
A s: Mine broke. Feb 23, 2014
Daniel H: Excellent way to avoid having to fit sunglasses under the helmet. Feb 18, 2014
Hilliard C: I work at night, I go to work in the afternoon when it's daylight and go home when it's dark. Feb 17, 2014
Scott S: it works as stated Feb 16, 2014
Johnny H: Getting ready 4 summer & dont want be bothered by the sun. Cant wait to install on my helmet.. Feb 14, 2014
John E: I have both a tinted and clear visor, but there are times where I was caught out at night with the tinted.
I then dropped my helmet onto the tinted visor and put a scratch right in my sight-line, so I figured this would fix both issues!
Feb 14, 2014
Jin P: Pricey, but better than having to stop riding to change face shield at dusk or dawn, especially when commuting Feb 10, 2014
Damen P: Simplicity; not having to carry multiple shields gives me extra room in my tank bag and keeps me from having to stop to change shields when weather conditions (or time of day) change. Feb 9, 2014
Travis N: No need for 2 visors Jan 28, 2014
Arif S: Best there is. What's left to say. Jan 21, 2014
Muhamad Hafiz A: no need to change shield. Jan 7, 2014
Ivan B: I have to ride day and night and don't have room to carry to face shield. My brother has one of these and it works nearly perfect except when really cold it is slow to transition. Jan 7, 2014
Thomas J: To keep bugs out of my eyes. Dec 30, 2013
Nathan B: So that I don't need to switch visors Dec 27, 2013
Edward E: Convenience and quality. Dec 14, 2013
A S: Seems like a no-brainer. No longer need to wear sunglasses?!?! I'M IN! Dec 11, 2013
Kenny D: no need for a second visor Dec 9, 2013
Brian A: No need for sunglasses nor do I have to swap visors. Dec 1, 2013
Dick C: looks like a good shield and they said i would get it free with bell helmet Nov 6, 2013
Johnnie B: Love it. Well worth it. You don't have to worry about changing the lens for various lighting conditions. Yes, great product. Nov 3, 2013
Nesho D: Hmm, I have Bell helmet. However I need to buy another one. Oct 31, 2013
Mike R: Forgetting to pack an extra face shield & riding off into the sunset (or sunrise) can sometimes be a blinding experience. This looks like a hassle free alternative to stopping & changing face shields which allows me to enjoy my time on the bike even more. Oct 27, 2013
Myles H: It's a cool feature and It's a BELL. Oct 23, 2013
Jerome D: Convenience of not changing out face shields when riding during late afternoons and evenings. Oct 21, 2013
Ronald J: Good reaction to brightness levels and give me a cool factor of +1. Oct 20, 2013
NIcholas T: Looks like a great investment to save swapping shields all the time. Oct 14, 2013
Lionel C: I want the convenience when on a long ride not needing to carry a second visor.
In an upcoming ride I will be traveling in varying conditions involving a lot of shadow then bright sunlight, this visor should be perfect for riding in the mountains.
Oct 11, 2013
Gary R: A little on the expensive side but works as advertised. Could get a little darker but great visibility overall. Oct 11, 2013
Ryan K: Having to cary two shields can be a real pain Oct 10, 2013
EUGENE S: nice and free Sep 29, 2013
Robert L: This purchase was obvious... LOVE not having to change my faceshield out during the day as I tend to ride all day... forget the price... the product is 100 percent worth it... and it astonishes everyone that sees it Sep 4, 2013
Morgan W: Great product for my helmet and helps with blocking sunlight. Aug 29, 2013
Jonathan M: I chose this to avoid having to wear sunglasses or switch visors during changes in lighting condition. It works great! Aug 28, 2013
Jordan L: Did not want to carry two shields with me all the time and this works perfectly! I could not be happier with the product. Aug 27, 2013
Andrew W: Sometimes i forget my sunglasses but never forget my helmet. Also its a pain to carry around another lense for night driving/day driving. some people make due with the tinted at night but i would rather not hit a deer.
SOLFX is a company with a lot of backing...i know many people with the glasses they make and they work great.
Great addition to my BELL VORTEX.

Thanks revzilla!!
Aug 20, 2013
John G: I chose this item so I do not need to carry a second shield for my Bell helmet Aug 15, 2013
Vinicius Rodrigues D: I decided to buy this face shield because I can ride during the day and night with it. Also because of the Transitions quality. Aug 9, 2013
Andrew Y: Now I wont have to worry about carrying to different shields if I am out all day. Aug 8, 2013
A shopper asked: Is it okay to clean the outside of the shield with Plexus? Oct 20, 2011
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OldYeller: I wouldn't. The manufacturer specified warm water and mild soap only and that's what I use. Plexus is a windshield cleaner - likely to include chemicals that could strip off the inside anti-fog coating.

I've never had anything on the shield that warm water and mild dish soap, like palmolive or joy etc didn't easily remove if I give the warm water a little time to soften it up (like bugs).

Also, take seriously the recommendation to avoid paper towels - paper towels will slowly scratch the shield coating.

And NEVER try and clean it or wipe something off it when it's dry.
Oct 20, 2011
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PAUL N: I've used Plexus on the OUTSIDE of my Transitions shield for a year with no problems. It really helps it water bead up when riding in the rain. Use with a microfiber cloth for easy cleaning. Cleaning the INSIDE is different due to the anti-fog coating. Never use hot water as it will cause the anti-fog coating to delaminate from the shield and "crinkle". Use only cold water, no soap or any other kind of cleaner on the inside. Apr 23, 2014
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d15na: Bell recommends only soap and water. What it's sure fire fore me is wet a paper towel with hit water, then drape it over the shield for 2 minutes, then scrub. The bugs come right off, even without soap! Dec 17, 2012
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Adam E: Having had mine for over a year, I wouldn't use anything other than soap and water. I've used a few different cleaners on it, and the shield has taken on a yellowish tint even when clear. Aug 29, 2014
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MR52: I would not... Plexus is for windscreens and you are talking about a very specialized not sure what exactly is in plexus but to much alcohol or ammonia can damage transition lenses. Mar 29, 2012
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Stevan P: Bell recommends to use mild soap and water to clean the Transitions Shield. Oct 20, 2011
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Heidiyodal: Hi, use a micro fiber cloth and luke warm mild soapy water. Sep 6, 2012
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David R: I have for a year with no issues. May 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hi .im considing buying one of these but wonder how it will work with my transtion lenses on my glasses or should i say how will my glasses work with the face sheild, will i get the added darkness with both shield and my glasses when the sun is in front of me?
2010 Yamaha R6
Oct 20, 2013
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William H: I too have transition lenses in my glasses. The shield blocks the UV rays from hitting your glasses so they will not turn darker. But the shield gets really dark during very sunny days and you will have no trouble seeing in direct sunlight. And if you happen to go into a tunnel when the shield is black.....it will quickly lighten in just a few seconds so that you can see again.

It's a great shield and I wouldn't trade it for anything. A definite plus to have because you won't have to carry 2 shields if you are out all day and get back after dark. I highly recommend this product!!!
Oct 20, 2013
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gilma j: I can say that the photo-chromatic face shield is very much worth the purchase. unfortunately, i am not sure how it will work with your glasses, since i don't wear glasses. i think you should be fine as far tint adjustment goes. the helmet lens is also 99 %uv protection as well. therefore, your eyeglasses shouldn't adjust. just my opinion. hope it helps Oct 20, 2013
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Jarret O: I don't have transitions glasses, but according to a Wikipedia on photochromatic lenses (transistions) the lenses are activated by UV light and "filter" it. That to me sounds like the shield would eliminate all/most of the UV before it got to your glasses, which means your glasses would not darken.

Short answer, probably not.
Oct 25, 2013
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Donald G: I also have transition lenses in my glasses. The shield and the lenses interact. Both darken but the glasses don't get as dark as they would unshielded. Hard to determine precisely but I think they both darken and the the glasses lighten back up as the shield gets darker.
In any event, it all works very well.
Oct 20, 2013
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Dennis H: I use the shield with my Transions. The glasses don't darken very much due to the filtering of the UV thru the shield. It's no problem and a great combination. Oct 20, 2013
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Laurence R: Don't know, but I would guess that if your glasses get darker when you're wearing them under a regular smoke visor, then they'll darken with this one. Oct 20, 2013
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Doug Z: Photochromic lenses are activated by UV rays. Like a car windshield, if your face shield blocks UV rays than your glasses will not transition much. Oct 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this fit the Bell Revolver? Feb 27, 2012
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GregH: The Bell Photo chromatic Shield will fit the Bell Revolver. It can be a little fussy in the attachment phase, but it will fit just fine if you are patient. I don't know why this is, for the original shield will pop on and off in seconds. There must be some minor variation in the detents on the shield that make this more difficult than it has to be. Oct 1, 2012
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Cisco: Yes

Bell Transitions SolFX Photochomatic Faceshield for Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets
Mar 28, 2012
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RevZilla: The Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield will fit the Bell Revolver. Oct 2, 2012
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JCintheSLC: Yes, the Revolver uses the same Click Release system. Oct 24, 2012
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Adrenalin32: I have a Bell revolver EVO and it fit perfectly Aug 11, 2012
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MR52: yes it will Mar 29, 2012
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David R: Yes. May 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: I purchased this visor with my Bell RS1 and it fogged right away on its first use and still fogs up. Could it be defective? Jan 18, 2012
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MR52: It is possible... I had a Star that came with a defective anti-fog. One drop of water and the whole thing crystallized (would have been a nightmare if it was while riding). My Bell Shields will fog (more of a weird haze than true fog. Simply vent for a second to clear but if it is nearing opaque it is either defective or you just have no venting at all (can cause any shield to get fogged or impaired). Make sure to NEVER use regular lens cleaner on the anti-fog side of the shield or its done. Mar 11, 2012
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Richard P: I have a Star with the gradient visor, but the same holds true for yours. Visors fog up. I use an antifog treatment, such as Clarify, and that helps. But even with that I often crack the shield up to the defog position with the lever on the side. Fog goes away when I move, which is what is important. Hope this helps and ride safe. Jan 20, 2012
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nixter: My friend told me I had to wash the screen with soap and water to remove a film that is on the visor. He said his filmed up like yours until he did this. I didn't notice any film but I washed it anyways and haven't had any fogging issues. Aug 21, 2012
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Gnomeboxer: Both my stock visor and transitions lense both did this. i noticed they both had almost like an oily coating probably from manufacturing on the insides. I used some windex and cleaned it a few times and now they both work great Sep 10, 2012
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Guilherme B: I believe the anti fog feature on the Bell visors of less than high quality. I have to ride with the shield cracked open quite frequently and at stop signs I have to totally open the shield in order to keep it clear. Jan 23, 2012
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JoshBK: Try rinsing it gently with warm water and a little hand soap applied with your finger.. then dab it dry with a soft cloth, and give it a rub with a micro fiber . Jun 5, 2012
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David R: All shields fog up. Use the RS-1 1/16" crack open shield feature and you will be fine. May 29, 2013
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Julian Andres C asked: Hi. It,s well known thr transitions performance in day light, but how is it in the night? The photochromic festure reacts fast enough to the lights of the cars when in road? Jul 19, 2014
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Dennis P: Hi Julian, got about three weeks with this shield and i commute 100 miles round trip every day. I ride to work in the afternoon and come back at night. I've been out on sunny days and cloudy days and the shield always feels perfect and at the right amount of "tint". The fact that i don't need to wear sunglasses while riding is awesome. At night it feels just like the clear oem whithout any distortions or glare from headlights. I would highly recommend it! Revzilla's shipping was fast as usual...pull the triggern you won't regret it!
Jul 20, 2014
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Jess C: I leave mine on my helmet full time. At night it functions as a normal clear shield with no noticeable tinting. The lights of cars on the road seem to have no effect on it whatsoever.

Additionally, where I live (Pittsburgh, PA) we have a fair number of tunnels and it transitions quickly enough that it is safe to drive the bike into a fairly dark tunnel from full sunlight.
Jul 19, 2014
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Dan R: It stays clear at night. The change only occurs due to UV light I believe, so oncoming headlights will not trigger it. Jul 20, 2014
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Rick S: I have not had any problems with this shield day or night. I would buy another one without hesitation. Jul 19, 2014
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Thomas F: Sorry. I don't ride at night. But, as for daytime, to sundown, conditions, I love this shield. Jul 19, 2014
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Lucas R: It does not react to car's headlights and the transition takes a few minutes to happen. Jul 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am wondering if it goes all the way black like the sun visor shields - that would be a problem as where I live blacked out sunshields (or windshields for that matter) are illegal. And it's really sunny here too. Feb 4, 2013
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Petello123: The shield does not get really dark. It's a light smoke and helps reduce that drastic bright sun and glare. If you wanna make it darker just wear sunglasses also and it will be just right. I wear sunglasses with mine and its perfect! Hope this helps your choice. May 27, 2013
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David R: It is a bit darker than a light smoke, more of a medium dark smoke.. If it is fully darkened out you can still see the whites of your eyes through it in a mirror. (but barely). May 29, 2013
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RevZilla: The shield gets almost as dark as a standard dark smoke faceshield. If you are concerned about legality, we do not recommend getting the photochromic faceshield. Feb 6, 2013
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PK187: It gets as dark as a good pair of sun glasses but does not black out. When its fully tinted you can still see through it from the outside looking in. May 7, 2013
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Ap47: No, it does not go all the way black. It's more like a smoke black color when it transitions from light to dark. May 13, 2013
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Erwin C.: the SoLFX shield transitions to a dark tint Feb 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will the Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield fit on the Bell RS-1 Emblem Hi Viz Helmet? Sep 15, 2012
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Tallan: Yes! The Transitions SOLFX Photochromic shield fits - The Star, RS1 and Vortex helmets! All 3 helmets share the same exact face shields! I love this shield and recomend it highly! Enjoy never changing shields ever again! Dec 10, 2012
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RevZilla: Yes, the Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield will fit any Bell RS-1 helmet with no problem. Sep 17, 2012
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Synacle1: Yes, this visor is compatable with every helmet in the bell RS1 lineup. Oct 13, 2012
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DucNut: I own both the RS-1 and shield. They are compatible. Oct 16, 2012
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alexlucky7: Yes, it will fit on the rs1, star and vortex Oct 1, 2012
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David R: It fits all Bell RS-1 Helmets. May 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: I don't know how to get rid of the fog. Any ideas? Thanks in advance! Oct 22, 2014
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Damien M: Clean the shield on the inside with dish washing liquid and water so it is very clean. Any tiny particles of dirt, dust, or grease from fingerprints will form a base for fog to form. A spray of isopropyl alcohol before you go out will make it super-clean and should not damage the shield.
Use the breath diverter that came with the helmet and never touch the inside of the shield with anything. When you slow down open the visor a crack to allow air to circulate. When you stop open the visor fully.
If none of this works use antifog.
Nov 2, 2014
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Bruce G: I don't know. Fog has not been a problem for me. There is no pin lock system or anti-fog system. You could try some of the anti-fog liquids. Oct 29, 2014
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Erwin C: I use Fog City Dec 17, 2014
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Andrew S: Nutrafog II Oct 26, 2014
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Michael C asked: Is this shield Pin Lock ready out of the box? May 18, 2014
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Eric W: Yes, no problem. I donut think the transitions lens is as good as they claim. I ended up buying a darker lens, and swap between that and the transitions when I know it's a sunny day. May 18, 2014
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Wendel D: i dont think so,anyways its a amazing shield dont scratch easy like others brands plus on the most shiny days still protect you from outside rays. May 18, 2014
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Winston Y: No May 18, 2014
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Don H: What do you mean pin lock ready this is only my second helmet so I'm still a helmet newbie May 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: "Transitions" sticker gunk! Somebody seriously failed at the thinking game when they decided to put a glue backed sticker on a $120 face shield.. Can't use anything but "soap and water" to clean it but yet they put a sticker on it with glue? How am I supposed to get the glue off now if I can't use anything but soap and water? Apr 26, 2014
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Greg H: I use Plexus and a microfiber cloth to clean my shields; both Arai and the Bell Photochromic shield. After years of doing this I have not noticed any downside. If there was ever any sticker gunk on the shields, I made no notice of it. Also, I treat the inside of the shields with a Nikon fog free cloth and the outside of the shields with Cee Bailey's Rain-B-Gone. After years and thousands of miles the shields look very nearly new. Apr 29, 2014
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Ronald W: I just used soap and water and eventually it came off. Who ever decided to use a sticker should be smacked. They use clingy plastic on the face shield that comes with the helmet, but not the over priced shield. Who know!!! Apr 30, 2014
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Donald G: I don't recall any stickers on my shield. If it did, I had no trouble removing it. Sorry to not be much help. Apr 29, 2014
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Nikolai M: Weird, I don't recall any such sticker either. May 13, 2014
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Rory E asked: Just wondering if this visor will fit the RSD black beauty Bell helmet design? Dec 12, 2013
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Stan Z: The transitions visor fits the Vortex, RS-1, and Star. I should know. I interchange them often between all three. Feb 2, 2014
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Demetrios S: The description here says it will fit the Star line. Is your RSD a Star Black Beauty? Dec 13, 2013
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Andrey F: it fits all models except Arrow Dec 13, 2013
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Jesse B: yes Jan 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hey, im considering buying one of these but im wondering how it will work with my transition lenses on my glasses, Will i have the added darkness of both working together in the sun is it front of me?
Thanks, Luke
Yamaha R6
Oct 20, 2013
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Jason H: You will have an initial conflict until you lower the shield to allow the glasses to adapt but you will have this issue anytime you open your shield for any extended period (refueling, stop lights etc.) so once you drop the shield you will have to deal with increased darkness until the glasses lighten up. Nov 29, 2013
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Wayne J: It works great. I also wear Transitions lens glasses, and the shield "transitions" almost perfectly in sync with the glasses. You don't get double the effect, since the glasses will only darken as much as they need inside the shield, which is not much. Nov 14, 2013
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A s: I don't have direct experience with this but I don't think it will make your prescription glasses dark because the visor will block much of the UV light. Does the transitions work when you're in your car? Oct 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: is this stuff available for my Shoei Multitec Helmet? - Do you ship to Brazil and what cost? Thanks a lot Apr 19, 2011
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Chris K: Unfortunately there are no transitions options currently available for Shoei. I have a Multitec too and would jump for one of these! Apr 19, 2011
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MR52: Only Bell has this shield (transitions SOLFX is patented). Hope others pick it up but this is the only shield like this now.. Mar 11, 2012
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David R: Not available for Shoei, Call Revzilla Customer Support for the other questions. May 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this visor work with BELL QUALIFIER helmet? Mar 12, 2014
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Wendel D: i bought this shields for my bell star and works great ,the shields are very nice quality ,dont scratch easy,the ant fog are nice too. about the fitting with bell qualifier i have almost sure this gonna fit but just give a call for REVZIlLA customer care you dont gonna regret. Mar 12, 2014
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John C: Check the Bell website. Mar 20, 2014
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Jim T: Yes it fits easily. Apr 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: My local shop told me there are no transition shields available for Bell Qualifier helmets as the face shield design is a bit different than other Bell helmets. This shield fits the Qualifier, correct? If so, great news.

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Jan 19, 2015
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Steven P: Hello
I have the Bell RS1 with the transitioning shield. I don't see why it would not work. I would double check the specs on your helmet to those of the RS1. I can't see there being a major difference between the two. If you haven't purchased the helmet yet look into the RS1. This is by far the best helmet I have ever owned. I've been ridining over 25 years. I hope this helps
Jan 19, 2015
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Steven P: Hello
I have the Bell RS1 with the transitioning shield. I don't see why it would not work. I would double check the specs on your helmet to those of the RS1. I can't see there being a major difference between the two. If you haven't purchased the helmet yet look into the RS1. This is by far the best helmet I have ever owned. I've been ridining over 25 years. I hope this helps
Jan 19, 2015
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Earl F F asked: I've owned this shield for at least two seasons. I've noticed it's effectiveness has diminished somewhat; doesn't get as dark anymore and when it's clear, it's sort of yellowed. Is there an effective shelf-life for photochromatic products?
Sep 15, 2014
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Steven P: I've had my shield for only one season. It seems to be as good as new. Prior to owning this shield I had a set of pantonics transitions riding glasses. Very high end. 400.00. It seems over time they do lose there ability to tint. Glasses worked great for about 3 to 4 seasons. I've been told when not being used they should be stored in a case or helmet bag. Not in the light.
I hope this helps
Sep 15, 2014
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Damien M: Yes, never, ever store them in sunlight. Nov 2, 2014
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Winchel Y asked: Will this fit the BELL qualifier helmet? Mar 12, 2014
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Gordon C: Yes, it should fit if the Bell Qualifier helmet has the Bell ClickRelease shield system. Mar 12, 2014
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Jim T: Yes, it fit mine; both delivered 2 weeks ago so only 175 mi to date. Apr 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this fill the BELL QUALIFIER helmet? Mar 12, 2014
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Jeremy B: I don't think so. The product details for the face shield says, "... Bell Transitions SolFX Photochomatic Faceshield for Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets."

If you can afford it, and really want this visor, I'd say go up to the RS-1. That helmet literally saved my life. But this visor is great. It tinted fairly quickly and I never had issues with it at night.
Mar 12, 2014
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Phillip Arnold B: yes. the shield will fit any Bell Helmet employing the Quick Release shield system. it is the easiest shield swap I've ever done. I have had my Bell Star for many years and have been using the Transitions shield since 2012. Mar 12, 2014
A shopper asked: Does the present version of the Bell transitions shield accept a pin lock? Feb 20, 2014
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Joel S: No. The Transitions SolFX is NOT a pinlock shield.

I've ridden with this shield for 2+ years and LOVE IT! It is NOT as fog-proof as a pinlock but for rainy and high moisture/fog prone conditions I use a Bausch and Lomb fog proofing solution that works brilliantly.
Feb 25, 2014
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George M: Even though the online picture looks like it will accept a pinlock, the shield that I have does not accept a pinlock. My shield is about one year old. Feb 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this shield last more than 2 years,or is there a lifetime on it where it will stop transitioning? Mar 4, 2013
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RevZilla: As with the longevity of any other shield, it all comes down to use and care. Of course, individual experiences may vary but one of our fellow RevZilla Gear Geeks has a well-cared-for, moderately used Transitions shield on his RS-1 helmet and it has performed very well for him with no degradation of transition for almost two years and counting. Mar 6, 2013
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David R: Mine has worked great 1.5 years now of heavy use of it. Acts the same as new still. I suspect it has a longer than two year lifespan. May 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this transition visor fit the Bell Qualifier? If not, is there another transition lens that does? Feb 14, 2015
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Gerald F: I bought a Bell flying tiger helmet several years ago. My helmet accomodates the solflex visor and I have the heated visor for winter riding. I don't know if the qualifier is exactly the same as mine, but I would bet it does accomodate the solflex visor. Feb 15, 2015
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A shopper asked: Good night guys! I'm Alan from Mexico. I've got two questions about this product: do you guys ship to Mexico ? I also wanted to know if you have the one that darkens into mirror silver, I think it's called chameleon.
Thanks I'm advance.
Jul 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: How durable is this shield? The clear shield that came with my RS1 is getting pretty crazy pitted/scuffed after only about 2k miles of riding. I'd love one of these transitions shields but I cannot justify dropping this much if it's only going to last half a year. Mar 8, 2012
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timB: For anyone wondering about transition lens longevity. Directly from the Transitions lens web FAQ:
How long do Transitions brand lenses last?

Transitions lenses are designed to last the lifetime of a prescription, which is typically two years.

In order to keep your prescription lenses current, regular, comprehensive eye exams are recommended to determine any prescription changes and help prevent any other eye problems. Talk to your eyecare professional or eye doctor to find out how often you should schedule a visit to preserve your eye health.

So make your own judgement as to longevity
Jul 22, 2012
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ahkhan1: Hey, i do some intense riding and so far with only normal care (I'll wipe it down maybe once a week), I am still scratch free. This is a durable shield. It is super thick and not only that, the simple stress savings you get from not having to carry around two shields is a perk. I don't necessarily recommend a Bell Helmet for the money conscious buyer (such as myself, although I just dropped a lot on the Black Beauty carbon RSD), although the price of this shield is definitely worth the bang for your buck. Hope this helps. Aug 13, 2012
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JoshBK: I have been using my SolFX shield on my RS-1 since march, so only about 3 months now -- but so far they are showing no wear and they work very well. They are actually fairly scratch-proof as well. I bumped the shield into things a couple of times now (and kicked myself every time), and anything that looked like a scratch rubbed right out with a micro fiber cloth.

i have a great deal of confidence in the shield overall -- and also, it is not manufactured by BELL, it's contracted but aftermarket
Jun 5, 2012
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David R: 1.5 years in for me with heavy use and no pitting, transitions color the same, no issues at all. Remember to take care of your helmet, no shield should ever be scuffed through normal handling. The shield is made by a different company than the makers of the RS-1 shield I believe. May 29, 2013
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MR52: I have a few hundred miles on mine, not seeing any issues. Mostly city traffic and a ton of small / medium bug impacts this spring. No rock have whacked the shield yet though, so cannot speak to how that will work out. Mar 29, 2012
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Sean M: So far this shield is pretty durable. I live in NYC and have been wearing it for a month. It's worth it, I've got hit in the face with a huge amount of gravel from a construction site and not one scratch. Mar 26, 2012
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RevZilla: The Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield is manufactured from the same material as the standard shield and is just as durable. May 2, 2012
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JBeh: I have about 2,500 miles on mine. lots of bugs, but no marks. Sep 2, 2012
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A shopper asked: how do you get the glue off where the transitions sticker was ? Mar 8, 2014
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Imad N: Great question!! Make up remover used carefully with baby wipes and a clean dry cotton cloth. That worked for me but after many days of trying to work it out lol. Mar 23, 2014
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Maureen W: There wasn't any glue on my shield. May I suggest a very soft cloth and some wd40?....just a little bit...hope this helps or call Bell...happy riding. Mar 8, 2014
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John C: I used Googone because it has natural ingredients. I tested the visor and there were no issues with the transition to smoke. Mar 20, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield 609279 2011343 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours