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Old 03-17-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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Fogged up face shield

Stupid question I know but any suggestions on how to keep it from fogging up. I use a breath diverter which helps. It is a little uncomfortable and on really cold mornings it still fogs up unless i leave the shield cracked open. I am leaving for AK in mid May and would like to avoid the fog! Any help?
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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What are you using for a 'breath diverter'? Before I did a winter ride through New England, I purchased a Foggy face mask. It does a very good job of keeping your breath off the shield, though I had other issues with it, so I ended up taking it out. Lots of other people swear by it.

What I've found... at least for me... is that if I'm stopped or going slow, my shield will fog up, no matter what I do. On the other hand, if I'm up to speed, I can close my shield and it's ok.

So... to keep my shield from fogging (and frosting), what I've done is flip my shield up when I slow down, and then when I'm back up to speed I put it back down. I've been able to ride through the winter, including snow and freezing rain without much trouble.

Might help to tell us what you ride and what kind of helmet.

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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wd40 inside and out does wonders for the rain too, even hides small scratches
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:50 AM   #4
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I wear a HJC full face. The breath diverter is a universal fit made for snow mobilers. Fits inside and seals above your nose. I had better luck with it before I got the windshield on. Works ok but gets uncomfortable after a few hours.

I like the smell of wd40 and lemon pledge. Might give those a try.

Anymore suggestions?

I ride a Suzuki DR-Z400S converted to SM. Parabellum windshield.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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I bought a Fog City Pro Shield that goes on the inside of my HJC helmet. Works perfectly for about $18 or so. Available here:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ro-Shield.aspx

I never could find a spray or anything else that works as well.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:28 PM   #7
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I bought a Fog City Pro Shield that goes on the inside of my HJC helmet. Works perfectly for about $18 or so. Available here:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ro-Shield.aspx

I never could find a spray or anything else that works as well.

I am going to thier outlet store in Medford, OR tomorrow. Maybe they will have that there. Worth a try. Thanks.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:04 PM   #8
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I just got back from a ride with my new shoei pinlock shield. Wow this is what I've been searching for the whole time. Expensive (about $70 for shield, and pinlock) but it works great. 0 fog, even when I was trying. Its great to ride without fogging. Can't wait to use it in the rain when its chilly out.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:13 AM   #9
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Thanks for the advice. I wear a HJC full face. The breath diverter is a universal fit made for snow mobilers. Fits inside and seals above your nose. I had better luck with it before I got the windshield on. Works ok but gets uncomfortable after a few hours.

I like the smell of wd40 and lemon pledge. Might give those a try.

Anymore suggestions?

I ride a Suzuki DR-Z400S converted to SM. Parabellum windshield.
There are also Pinlock lenses available for HJC Helmets. Just like the shoei, you first have to buy a shield which is equipped with Pinlock pins. The HJC shields are much cheaper than the Shoei shields.

But, first look what kind of shield your helmet has. The Pinlock is only available for the HJ-05, 07 and 09.

Good luck!
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:46 AM   #10
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Best answer is a pinlock if they make one for your helmet. it WORKS.

Fog city is a distant second.

Dive shops and ski shops sell stuff for goggles that sort of works.

HJC used to make snowmobile shields for their helmets, that may be another option (but those often don't deal with rain very well). I had a snomobile shield for an old Shoei that was a sealed double-pane visor that ROCKED.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:52 PM   #11
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I run with 'ProGrip' antifog Sheild :



Here are some pictures of how the ProGrip fits the inside of my Arai Shield (image #1)




And here I tried to get FULL steam on the visor on the INSIDE over a boiling pot on my stove - you can see where the ProGrip is the Stove dial is readable, but where the ProGrip ends - FULL fog (image #2).



(I love this thing. Waiting on one for my Shoei Hornet DS. Waiting to get this guy on when the snow melts more !)
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:07 PM   #12
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couple of options, you choose the one for you

1 Stop Breathing!
2 Electric shield? They make them for some helmets
3 Double lens shield? again same as above
4 antifog on the lens
5 Fog-e-vader, goofy looking but works wonders http://www.ruoutside.com/fog-evader-clava.html
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:36 PM   #14
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Well, I think I am going to order the pinlock for my HJC helmet. I will let you know how it works out. Thanks for all the information.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:17 AM   #15
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I bought a Fog City Pro Shield that goes on the inside of my HJC helmet. Works perfectly for about $18 or so. Available here:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ro-Shield.aspx

I never could find a spray or anything else that works as well.
Yup, the Fog City works great. I commute year round here in DC. No matter how cold it gets in the winter or how much it rains the rest of the year the Fog City NEVER fogs up.
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