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post #1 of 18 Old 07-03-2013, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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SMOKE 'n MIRRORS . . . . . . show us your shades

I have been starting threads like this one every few years to see what moto-friendly shades other riders are wearing. I look for straight ear pieces for on and off ease through the eye port, near frameless design and lens coverage over the entire eye port periphery to prevent bright spots around the edges.

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I got tired of replacing $7 welding supply shades every month. I looked for good cheap shades for years - good enough to fit well and cut the UV and cheap enough not to cry over when they get lost or broken. I settled on the Tifosi Vogel (under $40). I carry 2 pair. For bright sunlight I wear their EC (Extreme Contrast) lens and in overcast and winter conditions I pull out the EC Fototec version. They are as scratch as resistant as Oakley, lightweight, comfortable and give full eyeport frameless peripheral vision. Just remember the Fototec darkening feature doesn't work as well in summer heat.

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Fast forward - the new Tifosi Podium comes in 919 candy apple!

As I mentioned I discovered Tifosi Optics several years ago - great quality for a fraction of the cost of Oakley. I bought the Fototec Podium a while back for about $50 and instead of carrying 2 pair, I simply ordered a replacement dark smoke lens for $15. The frame components pop right off and interchange quickly. I'm very pleased.



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Those red ones look sharp!

I had an episode a few years ago wearing sunglasses, where the glasses fogged up on me inside the shield. Instant blindness. I have never worn any while riding since then. I have one of these and love it.


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Those red ones look sharp!

I had an episode a few years ago wearing sunglasses, where the glasses fogged up on me inside the shield. Instant blindness. I have never worn any while riding since then. I have one of these and love it.

Very nice. I wish Shoei had a photochromic shield. Anyhow, I wear the Respro Foggy and it eliminates lens / shield fogging. I bought the first one to use in the winter months but now I leave it in the helmet all year.
I only get a little fogging after physical exertion while wearing the helmet - but that doesn't happen while riding and doesn't last long when it does.
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I should hope you aren't "physically exerting" yourself while riding. I know I can't, I'm right handed. lol.

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I should hope you aren't "physically exerting" yourself while riding. I know I can't, I'm right handed. lol.
Me too, but I have a throttle lock

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Me too, but I have a throttle lock
Ewwwww. Too much information!

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In Australia we call getting a wristy getting wacked off puts a new prospective on the name wrist twister now don't it baahahaha

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In Australia we call getting a wristy getting wacked off puts a new prospective on the name wrist twister now don't it baahahaha
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WOW! This thread gives new meaning to the term "hi-JACKED" ! !

Let's get back to sunglasses, shall we?
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WOW! This thread gives new meaning to the term "hi-JACKED" ! !

Let's get back to sunglasses, shall we?
Sure thing!

Smith Parallel. Matches the bike , but also comes with three sets of removable lenses. They are pretty nice, probably the best pair I've every owned (and taken care of).

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I prefer the big cop shades from Walgreens for $18 because I always end up breaking them. Can't roll the dice on pricey glasses. Sporty shades are always too small for my big head.

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Until I bought a helmet with built-in shades, I was wearing either Oakley AWire 2.0 or Oakley Whiskers. AWires were better because they hugged my head tighter.

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I cannot show my shades because they have been lost. But they were nice and I found them to begin with.


What I can do is tell you a story of the "Moki Specs"


Many years ago, I went on a boat trip to Lake Powell in Utah with some friends.
It was more a drunken bash while piloting a boat than anything else, filled with beer, booze and gunplay, but I digress.

We piloted the boat to an odd set of carvings into the sheer stone walls of the Glen Canyon called Moki Steps

https://www.google.com/search?q=moki...w=1536&bih=697

Well, as we went up this one canyon in the boat, we spied in the middle of nowhere a set of shades sitting on a rock abutment above us, lying in the shadow of the cliff with the Moki Steps.

We wondered about these glasses as JB hopped out of the boat leaving his wife Pam, me, Scotty P and Scotty and George in the boat.

JB came back waving his arms as if in a manner befitting a man who has made a great archeological find.

"I found them. After all these years of searching, I found them! I found the "Moki Specs"!" proclaimed JB.

We who were drinking heavy spit out our beers choking on laughter.


Who else but this guy we grew up with could come up with the name "Moki Specs" and give them in an instant a strange and mystical quality?


I got to keep the Moki Specs. But a man could no more hang on to these optical oracles than he could chain the wind and these specs were lost on the return trip home, presumably in the "Crazy Horse" Topless Bar on Paradise in Las Vegas Nevada.

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Hey Ken, is that just a breath guard or one of those charcoal filter masks? I've been looking into them for when the allergies come around.

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Hey Ken, is that just a breath guard or one of those charcoal filter masks? I've been looking into them for when the allergies come around.
Looks like a foggy mask to me.

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This was what I was looking at with replacement filters at $7.50 ea:
Respro: Urban Commuting - Motorcycling - City Mask


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This was what I was looking at with replacement filters at $7.50 ea:
Respro: Urban Commuting - Motorcycling - City Mask

Interesting!

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Hey Ken, is that just a breath guard or one of those charcoal filter masks? I've been looking into them for when the allergies come around.
Pvster is right, I keep the "Foggy Mask" in my helmet year round. There's no filter but it does a great job of directing my hot steamy breath away from the face shield and shades. I never have to "pop the hatch" at a stop light to keep from fogging up. I like the filter idea though - I'd wear that one cutting the grass for sure.
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