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Old 11-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by daveinva View Post
What I would like to know is why no (?) helmet manufacturers make a factory double-paned visor.
Arai makes one for the RX-Q. I have one...

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:30 PM   #17
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I have the HJC electric double-lens visor. Never fogs at all, no matter what. Even without the heating element on, it's good into the 20s without fogging. Of course, that doesn't help my glasses at all, so when it's cold I just wear contacts instead.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:28 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by MikeJansen View Post
NikWax Visor Proof is a great hydrophobic coating for anti fog and anti rain. It is also the only product that is water and not alcohol based. Plexus is also a fantastic product for the misting but as it is solvent based might invalidate your visor warranty.
Warranty for a visor? That is one warranty worth voiding I'd say, if it is worth anything to begin with.

Anyways, the only thing that worked for me was a mask isolating my nose and mouth completely from the rest of the helmet. Shoei makes them, I took the larger one. Now I can breathe as hard as I want and it doesn't affect the visor.

Of course that doesn't help against fogging completely, so I also have a Pinlock, which in turn is almost useless on its own when we have our typical Autumn / Winter weather here. The combination of the two does the trick.

Almost. I now added Cat Crap to the Pinlock insert and the visor, and it seems to help a little, just enough.
I think there might be a more scenic route somewhere...
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:32 AM   #19
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I have a 15 year old Scott's NoFog cloth. Works great.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:15 AM   #20
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I find if I keep it above 80mph the fog clears right up
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:48 AM   #21
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I can tell you rarely see temps like 14*F.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #22
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Yeah, after I wrote that double-pane post, the guilt of being ignorant forced me to Google for them. I saw the Arai pop up, but I already knew about the HJC one-- the latter always struck me as a snowmobiling option first and foremost. Yeah, it'd work on a bike just fine, but again, if the fix is as simple as two panes to a visor, I dunno why I need to worry about a powered heated option for plain ol' regular street riding in cooler but not necessarily frozen weather.

Thanks all for the learnin', though!
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #23
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Things that just plain work. PinLock shields and Fog City inserts. Everything else just wastes time and money. Those have been the only NO FOG things that have lived up to their claims.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:35 AM   #24
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Anyone tried to add Pinlock to a visor that wasn't made for it? Not available for my Scorpion EXO900 as far as I know.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by James Adams View Post
HJC does.

I have one on my coldest-weather helmet and it works great. It's heated and has extra venting so it does a good job keeping my nose warm and glasses clear, too.
I have that one too, but the non-electric version. I find it is too drafty, leaks air in at the top. It does stay clear though in very cold weather. I like my pinlock better,
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:37 AM   #26
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I did it .........and glad

So on the advice of some of you here..........I bought the Fog City insert.

The frickin thing is just amazing. The temp was 28 here this morning, 10 seconds after closing the visor the shield around the insert was completely fogged over. NOT the insert........clear as a bell.

To date, some of the best money I have spent on gear. If this thing lasts, for 20+ some bucks it's worth every penny.

Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:49 AM   #27
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #28
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Bollocks.........I actually tried that. worked for a little while and then not so much. Maybe I wasn't doing it right.

Watauga Lake..........good for you. Beautiful country there, I live in Wilkesboro,NC, ridden by there many, many times.

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #29
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Tried Dawn on my eyeglass lenses today for an hour+ ride in 30 degrees ambient. Worked a treat.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by bess227 View Post
Besides dropping the coin for a pinlock.........any cheap (i ride a KLR) fixes for the visor?? Does Cat Crap really work?

Thanks up front for the info.
1. Remove visor & get cheap/used double lens ski goggles.

2. Get a used snowmobile helmet.

These seem like the cheapest way to get to double lenses, which is what you really want.
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