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£86 for new visor & pinlock insert....Ouch

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by chaparral, May 19, 2013.

  1. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,758

    I can't believe I just payed £86 for just a new tinted visor & pinlock insert for my lid...:(

    I need to also buy a new clear visor with pinlock insert as well which is also around £85..:mad:..:mad:..:mad:


    Visor prices are crazy these days...
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2013
  2. Souleh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 26, 2006

    Posts: 1,326

    Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Jeez!!! What helmet is that?
     
  3. davido_labido

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,191

    Location: Nottingham

    id buy a full new helmet for that much!!!
     
  4. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,650

    Location: Devon

    I've bought 3 visors in 2 years for my Sharke RSV, at £50 each, because the crappy anti-scratch coating just keeps flaking off. Now that the third one is pretty well gone, I've given up and retired it to "spare helmet" duties.
     
  5. FunkyCowie

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,243

    Location: Essex, UK

    My Caberg Ego came with pinlock visor and insert for £105...
     
  6. eidolon

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 31, 2002

    Posts: 13,861

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Cost me the same too for my Shuberth S2 tinted visor and pinlock.

    My first helmet didn't even cost that much!
     
  7. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

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    Location: Midlands!

    They are expensive for good reason, because they are designed to do their job in a crash.
     
  8. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,650

    Location: Devon

    The visor is unlikely to play much of a roll in most crashes, apart from maybe stop a bit of gravel etc getting into your face. Obviously they need to be impact resistant to prevent gravel thrown up by car tyres etc shattering them, but if you are unlikely enough to hit something long and sharp on your visor in an accident you will probably die.

    They are expensive because

    1) They need to be optically clear, therefore manufactured with an almost flawless surface
    2) They need anti-scratch coatings applied or they pick up scratches very quickly.
    3) The manufacturers are robbing dogs.
     
  9. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005

    Posts: 2,084

    Location: Berkshire

    hehe. I thought this a while back when I paid around 50 for a tinted Arai (Chaser? I forget) visor with pinlock. I was sure it was much cheaper a few years back, but I'm probably imagining it (a few meaning 2-3, so probably imagined!)
     
  10. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Midlands!

    Really? Because ive seen helmets where people have landed face first in a crash and the visor has taken pretty much the whole impact.
    I guess thats why if you take your visor off your helmet you can almost fold the thing in half/make it flat.
     
  11. Scougar

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    Location: PA, USA

    Guess you don't like your head....
     
  12. Dogbreath

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    Location: Devon

    I have seen the results of accidents where a visor has shattered, but in that case it's probably more likely to provide further injury rather than reduce it. There was one doing the rounds a few years back where a biker had hit a bird and it had gone straight through.

    Realistically there is no way you can rely on a standard visor to prevent an object (rock, steel post etc.) entering through the visor aperture in an accident, except under very light impacts.
     
  13. Souleh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 26, 2006

    Posts: 1,326

    Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

    This is also why you negotiate the price of a visor into a helmet sale btw....