A damaged or scratched face shield can create a hazardous situation for a motorcyclist wearing an HJC CL-Max modular helmet. While a single small scratch may amount to little more than a minor nuisance, larger scratches or blemishes can obstruct the wearer's vision. Replacing a face shield on a CL-Max helmet can be accomplished without the aid of tools, thanks to HJC's quick-release ratcheting shield lock mechanisms. These mechanisms are integrated into the face shield's base plates on both sides of the helmet and are controlled by a pair of gray locking arms.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Set the helmet on a clean table, facing the face shield towards you. Open the face shield completely.
Pull the gray locking levers on the bottom of the shield lock mechanisms forward to unlock the face shield. These are located on both sides of the helmet.
Grasp the base of the face shield and pull it out of the shield lock mechanisms on both sides of the helmet. Set the face shield aside.
Place the new face shield over the shield lock mechanisms in an approximation of the fully-opened position. Slide the upper edges of the notches on the base of the face shield into the shield lock mechanisms.
Press the face shield's base into the shield lock mechanisms until the locking arms lock into place.
Lower the face shield. Check that the locking arms have retracted to the rear of the shield lock mechanism if the face shield is difficult to close.
Tips and warnings
- Practice replacing and installing the face shield until you feel comfortable with the process.
- Do not force the face shield to close. If the face shield is difficult to close, check that it is properly inserted into the shield lock mechanisms.
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