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post #1 of 34 Old 04-24-2014, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Foggy Helmet

My helmet is an HJC, bought about 10 years ago. So I'm shopping for a helmet now, it's about time to replace my old one.
One thing that really bothers me is that my helmet gets foggy, it doesn't need to be too cold. Today was between 56-59 F, and I had to frequently open the visor a little bit to ventilate and clean the fog.
- I wonder if you have the same problem and if you somehow fixed that with another helmet?
- Do you know of helmets that have a better ventilation to prevent that?

Maybe it is my nose, but anyway I decided to bring this question to the forum.

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post #2 of 34 Old 04-24-2014, 08:55 PM
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Any helmet with a pinlock visor will save you. It is night and day the difference. Utterly fantastic is how i would describe it.

I have a Nolan N90 and love it. Its a flip-up with sun visor and pinlock. It never fogs up. The pinlock lasts about a year but i got almost 2 out of the first one.
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Any helmet with a pinlock visor will save you. It is night and day the difference. Utterly fantastic is how i would describe it.

I have a Nolan N90 and love it. Its a flip-up with sun visor and pinlock. It never fogs up. The pinlock lasts about a year but i got almost 2 out of the first one.
+1 on pinlocks. The only 'gimmick' I've found that actually works on fog. (Those fog sprays are for hunger... I've tried just about all of them).
Shame that the helmets I use the most don't have them available...

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I think Scorpion helmets have fog free shields but I am a big fan of the Pinkock system too. Absolutely no fog at all with them.
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I have an HJC IS16 with the pin lock . It works better than anything else I've tried.
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Another vote for Pinlock. It has worked great on my Arai XDs.

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Thanks for the "pinlock" advice. I never heard about that before and I'll search more information about that on internet.
Does pinlock goes with any helmet or only specific brands / models?

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I have a Scorpion EXO 1100 with the "antifog" visor... no bueno. I also have a Shoei Neotec with a pinlock visor and it is FANTASTIC!!!! I've had KBC, HJC, 2 Scorpions, and this Shoei is the greatest helmet ever!
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Thanks for the "pinlock" advice. I never heard about that before and I'll search more information about that on internet.
Does pinlock goes with any helmet or only specific brands / models?
Looks like they are available for most of the major manufacturer but only available on specific models. Link below shows the models available with the pinlock system in the US.

Welke Pinlock lens is er voor jouw helm?

I also have a pinlock visor on my Nolan and it just works. Now one of my requirements when I purchase a helmet.
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