I had the opposite problem. With 4 different Scorpion helmets over 7 years, there was no way I could ride in the rain and see where I was going. Be prepared for the anti-fog coating to wear off rather quickly and I'm the kind of guy who changes shields a few times a year.I got tired of fighting the fogging in my RF1000 so I went out and bought a Scorpion EXO 900 modular. No more fogging and the helmet works great. I'll keep my Shoei for the warmer months as it vents better, but the Scorpion did the trick on keeping the fogging lens at bay.
Clear is first choice for me. I ride with shield up most of the time.tmcgee and Appalachian Rider which pin-lock insert do y'all have? I'm thinking the clear on a clear shield would be best.
What's wrong with just opening the shield a crack to allow some ventilation when it starts to fog up? And if you are moving at any speed it usually won't need even that. Sitting at a stop light I usually open the shield until it's time to go.Any double lens system will do that under certain lighting conditions. It's easier to deal with that than fogged vision.
For me, in heavy rain and cold/freezing weather, sometimes at night, Scorpion helmets suck even though they are great otherwise and I've been wearing them since 2004. I want the shield closed tight and the rain outside, not streaming down the inside and also covering both sides of my glasses.What's wrong with just opening the shield a crack to allow some ventilation when it starts to fog up? And if you are moving at any speed it usually won't need even that. Sitting at a stop light I usually open the shield until it's time to go.
In one extreme case -- on a trip to AK riding in very cold, rainy weather -- I laid a piece of zip tie over the chin bar and closed the shield on my Scorpion. The resulting tiny crack was plenty to prevent fogging.
This seems simpler, cheaper and safer than introducing another layer of plastic to look through. I find reflections really distracting.
The EXO 900 also can be had with a heated shield. The helmet I bought was actually set up that way and I took it off and installed a regular shield.You're one of a kind in that department, for sure! :thumbup:
Scorpion makes a heated shield for the EXO-700 and 400. Not sure about other brands.
I also have had problems with my pinlock lense not sealing well on the bottom. It still helps but it's not perfect. I think if they seal well they are just about fogproof.For whatever reason, my clear insert never really seats properly, and is hard to keep properly sealed against the shield. The dark smoke shield seats perfectly, and somehow doesn't cause the same problem. Clear is still infinitely better than the lack of a pinlock, and I've been out near freezing in rain with a pinlock in and would have been stuck by the roadside without it.
Opening the shield is okay until it's pouring