HJC HJ-20M Clear Visor - Road Legal
Customer Product Reviews
Dodgy clip - so buy a new helmet
5 stars for Sportsbikeshop. 1 star for the fragile clip on the visor. About to order my third visor - not cause the visor is scratched- because the clip breaks too easily- can't just buy the clip so it's getting expensive...
The worst part of a great helmet.
I've had an HJC helmet for over 2 years and done over 15,000 miles in it with no issues except one. The visor is poorly designed for daily use as the black plastic clip mechanism is brittle and weak. I'm on my 3rd visor as the previous 2 have had that clip fail. I'm a gentle as I can be with it, after the first failure, but nothing seems to prevent the issue. When this one breaks I'll be buying a different helmet just to avoid this issue. SBS have been fantastic, as usual, with returns and new parts, but this product is not good.
Good service but poor visor design
This is probably my 10th visor for this helmet in two years, after a few free replacements. Sportsbikeshop have been brilliant, but this really is a poor design as the visor clip simply comes off in your glove. The longest one has lasted is about three months being very, very careful ! I wont be buying HJC again !
Crystal clear vision with no visual distortion evident, it seems to fit better than the original and there is less stress on the clip than the one it has replaced so hopefully the clip will last longer. The reason for the latter comment is that the original visor took much more effort to close as it was very tight to the rubber seal.
Bought as a one-for-one swap for the original as the original visor had started to craze around the central locking tab (the black thing at the front) and eventually failed. This was disappointing as the helmet was barely two years old and had only done about 3000 miles. I shall monitor this one closely. Apart from that it is a good visor and I like the helmet.
OE Quality Replacement
Taking on board the (quite correct) comments regarding the need for HJC to redesign the very poor and ultimately brittle catch mechanism on this visor; if you're after a like for like replacement visor this little beaut fits the bill nicely. Reattach the pinlock insert, refit visor and you're good to go. Usual excellent and speedy service from sportsbikeshop.co.uk, thanks guys.
The clip needs a redesign
As per other reviews this needs some serious work. As a visor it's great it fits as you would expect. The helmet it fits gets rave reviews. But for anyone that owns or has used this visor; the plastic retaining clip at the front is a serious design flaw. There is a drilled screw through the plastic. If you've ever screwed through Perspex this creates weakness in the plastic. The spring in the clip is quite strong. The combination of the weakened plastic; single screw fixing and strong spring means stress fractures appear from the screw hole after a small amount of use. I've had mine a month and it has cracks already. The last one lasted a year of light use, around 2000miles. At £36 every time it's not acceptable. Retailers should also take some responsibility going back to suppliers about this. Personally I'll be looking at a different manufacturer now with a different visor design. The IS-17 has been around long enough for this to have been fixed.
Seems like a weakness
Bought to replace original which snapped at lock point. Seems like a weakness to me as it is the only place you can get a grip with gloves on to open the visor. No other option as far as I can see other than a different helmet with a better locking mechanism.