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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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For all those that don't wear helmets, or half or even 3/4 what kind of glasses do you wear. After buying my jp I must've bought four pair of glasses from Randy's. They all fit nice but I just couldn't wear them riding. Every last pair had my eyes tearing up. Anything over fifty and I would have a stream of water out of my right eye. After about a month of this I stopped at a Harley dealership in Lisle, Il and found a pair of goggles with transition lenses. The absolute best purchase ever. They were pricey but I haven't worn anything since. Unfortunately the foam on them didn't last a year. Damn shame you can't get replacement foam for them. Especially for as much as i paid. I actually cut up a coozi to make new eye pieces. Works great. The goggles are called HD Road Classics.

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 06:45 AM
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Wiley X and I've had them for 3 years. When the foam wears out I just call the co. and they send a replacement free of charge. No tearing up and the fit is great but I have to say they're pricey.

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I have a couple pairs of Wiley-X with prescription transition lenses that the side pieces pop off and a goggle strap snaps in that I use on my bike with no windshield-they're the only thing that works other than a full face.
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At Victory of Mesa I picked up a pair of Victory-branded (!) riding glasses with interchangeable lenses for $40. they keep the wind of my eyeballs really well.

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I just pick up a pair of dark sunglasses off the rack at the local truck stop when I need a pair that not all scratched up, use for day riding and a pair of yellow tint saftey glasses for night riding, the yellow tint work far better at nocking down the headlight glare than clears, although I hear they are not legal for night riding, law book in Wis says non-tinted riding glasses or face shield for night time use.
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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 03:59 PM
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Wiley-X SG-1s or these:


Both do an excellent job of keeping the wind out. The goggles would look even better without a helmet, but I'm not taking my bucket off just to look cool.
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Oakley Wind Jackets are great, but pricey. As mentioned, Wiley X is also very good.
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Have Wiley X and Oakleys both work well.
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 09:22 PM
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Sorry Mike. I have no issue with my vision protection. I wear either a 3/4 or a full face helmet and both have built in vision protection. My state laws require vision protection but they do recognize the protection provided by typical rated protective equipment.
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 12:32 AM
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Thats is nice they recognize youre shield, here in AZ you can ride without a helmet but you'll get pulled over without eye pro it has happened to me lol

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