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Old 12-12-2004, 09:32 AM   #16
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Hi n00b... welcome to the asylum.

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Hi Creep, thanks for the advice, and the welcome - just figuring this stuff out. Felt kinda obvious to me about the shield, but thought I might offer it up anyway.
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:27 AM   #17
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About 6 months ago I heard about a anti-fog mask that attached to the inside of the helmet... no squirt and rub chemicals required.
I was... "skeptical".

Got home this evening and found the Jan. issue of Motorcyclist in the mail, and as usual, did a quick thumb through... low and behold, they had tested one and determined that it all but eliminated shield foging. The staff gave it a rating of 5 'H'... what ever the hell that means.

I'm always looking for "something better" in this area... the best rub-on product I've found to date is the FogTech wipes.
One application and they last for several days in the funkiest weather Washington has to offer, but as with most chemicals, there is a degree of distortion and on-comming light flairing.
As it turns out, the mask is now being imported into the US by Street & Competition... so I ordered one. For $16 bucks... what the hell.

Anyway... the Respro Foggy Mask is available in assorted colors from:

http://streetandcomp.com/

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I ordered one yesterday..I've been using the fog city liner for awhile but it doesn't help with my glasses Living in the PNW and wearing glasses just sucks..I'm looking forward to this bit of equipment wirking
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:50 AM   #18
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I have to agree with him on the Fog City insert. They

make a photosensitive one as well. Work great!!
I tried them in the cold/wet and they do supress fogging but they cause a strange, multicolored halo-type effect around lights that reminded me of an MSG allergy. I couldn't take it, but I will readily admit that it's better than not being able to see at all.
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Old 12-12-2004, 05:11 PM   #19
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I'm looking forward to this bit of equipment wirking
Me to RD.
Mine has not shown up as yet... but I'll offer up an opinion ASAP-WTFTSU.
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Old 12-12-2004, 07:15 PM   #20
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My Arai TourCross came with a soft rubber fog shield. Is Arai Americas not shipping these with the XDs? Also got an extra set of shield screws, and painted caps to use when faceshield is removed, FWIW.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:07 AM   #21
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My Arai TourCross came with a soft rubber fog shield. Is Arai Americas not shipping these with the XDs? Also got an extra set of shield screws, and painted caps to use when faceshield is removed, FWIW.
Fog shield and extra screws, no... caps when visor is not used, yes.

Arai... great helmets, shit company.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:50 AM   #22
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Snow Helmet

I have been riding with my Bombardier BV2S helmet. It rocks! The Foggy is a shitty product if you wear glasses and does an ok job deflecting your breath. But the BV2S, or any snowmobiling helmet that has an integrated mask is the only way to ride in below 30 F temps. This morning was 11 degrees F with windchills of minus 4 F and no fogging.

Also has a tail light and a integral sun visor! Can't say enough about it. I have an Arai head and it fits me just fine, no pressure points.

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Old 12-13-2004, 08:53 AM   #23
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:18 PM   #24
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Fixed it fer ya:
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Fog shield and extra screws, no... caps when visor is not used, yes.

Arai... great helmets, shit distributor.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:29 PM   #25
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Fixed it fer ya:

Mmmmm OK.... I can run with that.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:57 PM   #26
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So, here it is. A piece of neoprene with three velcro panels (two on the sides, on in the front) and a riveted plastic nose piece.
Also included is a piece of peel & stick velcro inteded to be stuck to the center of the chin bar, which is not needed on a Arai XD as the velcro sticks fine to the chin bar liner.

It's actually quite comfortable and when adjusted properly seems to seal off the breath pretty well. The first morning ride will tell the tale. As there are no ventilation holes to allow breath out, ( kinda would defeat the purpose yes?) if you just put the mask over your face and breath thru you mouth... you stop breathing
No clue if it will keep any part of my face warmer.

Putting the helmet on is about normal, pulling straight up rather than rolling it off forward seems to be the best method of removal... at least for my oversize melon.

In this shot I put on my reading glasses so you can see the relationships.



A (fuzzy) view from the inside, in the final position that fit well for me. It took about 4 tries to get it positioned where I wanted it.



Without commiting... it seems like it's gona' work. We'll see soon enough.

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Old 12-14-2004, 03:44 AM   #27
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All you need now is some Blue Man makeup

Is that a tongue patch to keep you & loaded from wearing through the thing, or where the velcro is attached?

I think that's all for now.

Thanks for putting up pics. I always wondered about the foggy things. I always thought they were a chemical coating. I also have never seen a helmet that big
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:35 AM   #28
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I got the foggy after seeing it in the mag. I wear glasses and it's the best product I have used so far.
It's a PIA to adjust properly...if you plan on moving it from helmet to helmet it might be better to buy another one. Once adjusted it stays put.
Get the black one as the colored ones reflect in the shield.
If you use a neck cover and try to cover your chin, the breath gets pushed up to glasses. I adjusted mine so there are gaps on the side attachments where air can escape.
My HJC already had velcro on the chin piece so I put the stick on velcro into my arai but am scared to remove from hjc due to adjustment fears.
The foggy will not work well if you have a flat nose...if you have broken your nose ( or have bad genes) and it does not sit dead center on your face you will have to mount the foggy off center.
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:04 PM   #29
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thinkI will try one of these if I can find one to look at first




thanks to whoever posted the Schampa web site
I'll post after and let y'all know

right now I use a polarguard balaclava, and fog like everyone else
I crack the shield open when I slow ... but hey it's a pain
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:33 PM   #30
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thinkI will try one of these if I can find one to look at first...
thanks to whoever posted the Schampa web siteI'll post after and let y'all know

right now I use a polarguard balaclava, and fog like everyone else
I crack the shield open when I slow ... but hey it's a pain
I posted the Schampa link, but now looking back at my post, I was not clear. I use the Hannibal, and love it. I haven't found an easier, more convenient way to keep my chin/neck *WARM* (even down to single digits), but it does *nothing* to prevent fogging in a *helmet*.

Looking at your model, the "Gordito" I highly doubt that it will help with helmet fogging either. The non-fogging comment Schampa makes is correct for skiers with googles (they say "glasses and goggles", not "helmet"), where your breath is taken away by the open air. Our fullface helmets will still trap your breath in. For fogging I use the FogTech fluid and a Nolan visor insert (similar to FogCity) as mentioned in my first post.

Sorry for the confusion.

Oh yeah... you should be able to check out the Schampas at the IMS (motorcycle show), I always see it sold there.
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