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Riding in cold and wet weather

This will be my first winter riding and I already have problems with my visor fogging up. It been around 40 degrees for the last few days. How do u guys keep your visor from fogging up?


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You can crack the visor open slightly, you can apply some anti fog formula on the visor; just a couple of recos.

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I always get that at a stop even with my 1100 with all the anti fog vents.. At a cruise I'm good.. I think it's almost in avoidable I always just flip my visor up till i get going...

Bu if it's when our riding click your visor open one click so there is a gap.. I personally don't like it because it whistles and the draft goes right to my šea and i can't see.. the anti fog stuff I've never tried a buddy said its crap he has a anti fog visor and says it still does just not as bad..

I've had paintball masks with it and doesn't work either so I don't waste my time or $$.. Ive also tried the bandanna thing and that just falls off and ends up around my neck but some people it works.. A couple guys I ride with have full masks idk how well that works.. But they use it..

Is it time for a new helmet? If so or close look into a 1100 from shoei I love mine great helmet and money always well spend and can be had for $375 to $450.


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I like to spread some cat crap on my visor. I find it helps quite a lot.

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I use a pinlock visor on my Shoei and it doesn't fog up for me.
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You can crack the visor open slightly, you can apply some anti fog formula on the visor; just a couple of recos.
Without buying a new visor (anti-fog type), this is about the only options I know of.

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I have a shoei 1100. I usually dont have a problem with the fogging but 40 degrees is so cold that I close all the vents and use a wind guard. I have tried the anti fog stuff on my visor and it seems to work for a day. Just seein if there were other options I didnt know about


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My bell star helmet doesn't really have a problem while riding but at a stop light I crack the visor


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new visor, they're relatively inexpensive and the difference is startling.

I used to put RainAway products on the inside and outside of my visor and they worked decently, made it virtually unnecessary to wipe my visor "clear" at speeds over 15mph.

Inside I used FogAway and it worked fairly well, only downside is that it leaves your visor a little bit hazy/streaks and smells a tad funky.

That being said as soon as I started buying Shark helmets I haven't had to even crack them open for stops (I also wear a balaclava) and the water doesn't seem to want to adhere to the helmet anywhere and I have only had it fog up once when I had a butt-pucker moment and almost started hyperventilating.

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Whenever I get to a light I open up my visor all the way and I breath super hard a few times and by the time I'm done doing that the lights about to go green.

On a more serious note, yeah a mask should help it. Anti-fog visors are available but I've never tried one before.

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they usually sell anti-fog sprays at mostly automotive stores out there and also wear a mask underneath the helmet
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Just don't breathe.

I have yet to see a defogger strip. That will get rid of the fog for good.
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Just don't breathe.

I have yet to see a defogger strip. That will get rid of the fog for good.

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Snomobile helmet and visor, they fog up but are still better than the anti fog stuff.
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I used to use rain x on my paintball visor to stop it from fogging, worked like a charm. never did it to my bike


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I wear a balaclava and use rainx on my visor... helps a little. I do the visor crack also til I'm rolling. Been thinking of trying to find a heated shield for my helmet.



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I thought about rainx for the outside but i read it was only for glass. Does the rainx have any bad affects over time?


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I wish a fogged up visor was my only problem. It's pouring rain here and my heat wrap takes in water only to create a steam cloud when I'm at a light. Visibility proceeds to dropped to 30%. Solution: cracked visor and squijee gloves.
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I use a pinlock visor on my Shoei and it doesn't fog up for me.
+1. Get a visor with the pinlock system. It's basically a lens with a silicon seal that sits inside your visor. It will stop fogging very effectively and doesn't cost much (although you may need a new visor). I had doubts, but was amazed after I put it in. The only problem is that on sunny days, my sunglasses still fog up, but only when not moving fast so I just crack the visor open a little in the city or at lights. Much less of a pain than using sprays, which I've tried and have had less effect.

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Another vote for pinlock and anti fog insert. My helmet came with both, and it really does work well! I don't like cracking the visor and vents open when it's literally freezing outside, makes my eyes sting. The anti fog still does it's job!

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Well, just got in at 2am after finishing work....it's about 0 to -1 Celsius outside, so thought I'd take a quick picture of the antifog insert to show how well it works :)

//edit - all vents were closed during the ride


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do you have that nose gaurd on your 1100? it helps alot at keeping the breath off of your visor.
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Yep mines has a noseguard. Doesnt help too much. That pinlock thing looks really cool. Must look into that. Wheres a good place to get one?


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You can dish soap. Used it when diving. May work, may not.
It will work but only for a few days before you'll have to re-apply it.
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I thought about rainx for the outside but i read it was only for glass. Does the rainx have any bad affects over time?
I've used it quite often for my rainy season. It doesn't damage your visor because it is alcohol base. It works just like soap but last a bit longer.

Using the fog city strip works but over time it does get scratched from cleaning and can degrade your vision.
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Yep mines has a noseguard. Doesnt help too much. That pinlock thing looks really cool. Must look into that. Wheres a good place to get one?


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Here's the official site of the people who created the tech, but it looks like they don't list distributors in North America:

http://www.pinlock.nl/en/

STG has some, just search for "pinlock":

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/StoreFront.bok

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http://www.ridersdiscount.com/

I think you could easily find it through online vendors in the U.S.A. Note that the visor for a pinlock insert has 2 small holes in it to keep it in place. I assume you would have to buy one of these first because it would be near impossible to put the right holes in your current one. You'll need to see if there's a compatible shield that supports the pinlock insert in this case.

I was out for about 4 hours this weekend in lowish temperatures - 7 celsius (45 F). Sunglasses kept fogging up, but the pinlock lens never did.

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