Detach the sun shield first if there’s any. Then, pull the lever to release the pivot mechanism. Lastly, slide the visor out and replace the new one in -replacing a helmet visor is that simple.
How Do You Replace a Motorcycle Helmet Visor?
There may be instances when the visor becomes damaged or scarred from rocks, pests, or from something slamming into it while being stored or in a ride. Changing the visor of your motorcycle helmet instead of getting a new helmet can be a terrific way to save a few bucks. You can replace your old helmet visor easily with the simple to follow instructions below.
- Cleaning Towel
- New Visor
Detach Sun Shield
Remove the sun shield if it’s included in your helmet. Locate the tabs near the pivot mechanism. Raise the shield and pull the tabs forward. Pull them towards the front of the helmet. You can remove the sun shield from the helmet once the tabs are pulled off.
Remove Pivoting Mechanism
Locate the pivot mechanism on each side of the helmet which allows to raise and lower the visor. There should be a cover on them that can be pried off with your hands or a small flat-bladed screwdriver. Once you open the covers pull out the spring clip to release the mechanism from the visor.
Remove the Visor
Slide the visor away from the helmet after releasing the pivot mechanism. Push it straight off the helmet. For the screw system mechanism, screw up the screws tight.
Install New Visor
Now, after you’re done with removing your old dizzy visor, replace the new one in the reverse direction of removing the visor. Slide the new visor into position and wait for a click to fit into the pivot mechanism.
Replace Hinge Pin
For the hinge pin line up the holes and set them into position. Push through until it locks into place. Set the covers back over the pivot mechanism and snap them into position.
Reattach Sun Shield
Replace the sun shield of your helmet into its position after installing your new visor. Slide the pull tabs towards the rear of the helmet to lock the shield on.
Make sure to remove the protective plastic film covering the visor carefully. Do not use any type of tool to remove it as you could scratch the surface. Clean the visor as well as the helmet with a damp cloth as recommended by the manufacturer.
When to Get a New Visor?
If your visor gets cracked or damaged in any fall or accident replace it immediately as you must not compromise your safety concern. A visor is a crucial part of a helmet and contributes much to your safety.
Some micro-scratches and pits are negligible since it doesn’t affect the view significantly. You can remove those scratches following some simple hacks. However, consider replacing it with a new one at least every two years.
How Do You Change a Visor on an MT Helmet?
First, pull the visor all the way up. In the base plate, you’ll see a red color release mechanism and a hinge point. Grab the visor gently and pull the lever down. The visor should slide out easily. Do the same for the other side of the helmet.
Now, get the new visor and line up the log with the base plate. Hold it for a while to pull the lever down and make room for the log to adjust. Push the visor a little and you’ll hear a click. Repeat the process for the opposite side. Pull the visor up and down all the way to make sure it’s seated correctly.
How Do You Protect Your Helmet Visor?
You can increase the lifespan of your helmet visor by taking good care of it. Make sure to follow these to protect your helmet visor.
- Carry the helmet in a bag to protect it from dusty parts. Any plastic, cloth, or synthetic bag will do the trick.
- Don’t follow other riders too closely as that will put you in the firing range for stones and other debris while riding.
- Don’t ride with the visor up as it will get dust on the inside and that can ruin the anti-fog coating in dusty conditions.
- When you stop by or store the helmet, make sure to keep it somewhere safe so that it doesn’t fall and scratch or damage the visor.
Which Color Visor Is Best?
Yellow visors work great in bright sun but chances are that you’re going to ride in low-light conditions. Also, they make a lot of lights all look the same color, which affects in identifying other colors correctly.
Never ride with a tinted or dark visor in anything other than clear daylight. Better to always carry a spare, clear visor in a cover to stop it from getting scratched.
Q: Are helmet visors universal or not?
Ans: No, you need to get the one that fits specifically with your helmet model. Also, not all helmets come with a visor. Check the model of your helmet and see if it’s compatible or not.
Q: How much does a helmet visor cost?
Ans: A helmet visor is quite cheap to buy. You don’t need to pay more than $5-$10 for a regular visor. Tinted, anti-fog, or polarized visors are higher priced than regular ones.
Before removing the helmet visor, check if everything is in its place or not. Make sure to choose the correct visor for the specific model of your helmet before getting a new one. Don’t be a cheapskate, replace your visor asap if there’s any problem with the old one. Your safety is paramount.