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Got to thinking the other day about my "smoke tint" windshield. Great during the day, but I catch myself squinting at night if I'm in some dark valley, and I was wondering why they don't sell bike windshields that act like eyeglasses that change tint with the amount of light that you're in? (or do they??) What I have came with the bike. And though I always said I'd never have a wind screen, I kind of like the idea of not being tired from buffeting by the wind on an all day ride and the bug-less factor. But why don't they make a windshield that clears when it gets dark, and darkens when you need it most? Thanks in advance for enlightening me.

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It can probably be done. Unfortunately, it will cost about $4,000. Have you seen the price of transitional lenses for glasses....?

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There's a guy in CT that can do it for $2,000 . . . wait - that was something else for $200.

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It can probably be done. Unfortunately, it will cost about $4,000. Have you seen the price of transitional lenses for glasses....?

 

Can't say that I've noticed the price lately, but I've worn them all my life. Maybe it was because I had good insurance for the last 3 decades, but I also know the profit margin for glasses of any kind (unless you find an online discount house) is way up there. Can't cost more than chroming parts! Just seems like a great idea. And if it can be done on plastics, seems like extruding the sheet and forming it would be the more expensive factor, not the chemical additive in it. But I don't know, hence the question.

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well now my interest is up . i have been in the plastics and glass business for 40 years ,and going to check into that and see if it is possible .first stop G.E. update yall later (GG)

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If it wasn't for the fact that a shield should terminate at about nose level you might have something.... At 6'5" my shield terminates at my shoulders so it is a non-issue.... :no: YMMV

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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/36071/i/bobster-renegade-photochromic-sunglasses

 

http://www.google.com/patents/US20130014315

 

http://www.baggershield.com/hercules-24-photochromic-motorcycle-sunglasses-clear-to-smoke-p-37.html

 

 

Quick reacting photochromic transition windshields would be the thing.

 

My experience with the glasses is they darken quickly but can take up to 15 minutes to lighten up to clear.

 

Maybe someday, but as usual I wouldn't spend a fortune on it.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UclCCFNG9q4

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