Author Topic: visor fogging issue with street helmet.  (Read 545 times)

locopny

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visor fogging issue with street helmet.
« on: December 18, 2017, 11:29:33 PM »
Well I have noticed that once the temp drops to around 25-30* that I get substantial fogging on my visor (and eyeglasses too). Should I be looking at a breath box to stop that on my helmet? Its a Scorpion Airline 410R IIRC. I'm leary of applying anything to the visor itself, but if that is what I need to do then so be it. I enjoy riding as long as there is no ice and so far its the middle of Dec and I will be riding for the next couple days for sure. I rode the last bit home with the visor up to combat the issue, but that isn't a long term fix. At least its cold enough to not have bugs, but it does get the face a bit chilled riding open like that.
Smith No Fog Cloth....? Is this more than just a microfiber cloth, or does it treat the lens?
Rain X Anti Fog....? Safe for visors? Got mixed replies and don't have any experience with it at all.

 From what I can tell, my helmet is prone to fogging even with the vents open...all 3 of them.
 I just want to fix the issue best I can while I still have decent weather to ride. Just hate to put it away when I just got it in June.

May be all academic this year as its suppose to drop like a rock in temps and precip here in the next days...
 Is there another solution I'm missing?.....aside from quit riding in the cold.

 Thanks in advance for advice.
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Abercrombie

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Re: visor fogging issue with street helmet.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 10:12:23 AM »
My last two Shoei helmets ( RF1200 and Hornet X2) came with a pinlock visor.  I've found them to be much more dependable then spray/wipe on treatments.  I'm not sure if Scorpion makes a pinlock shield for that helmet but if you want to ride in the cooler weather I think you'll find that works best.

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Re: visor fogging issue with street helmet.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 11:11:36 AM »
Experience from my racing days liquid downy fabric softener works very well.  The draw back is it requires a bit of elbow grease to polish out, repels dust too.   
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Re: visor fogging issue with street helmet.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 03:13:17 PM »
I've had a couple Scorpion snowmobile helmets and they make heated visors for those.     Not sure about your model, but that's a sure way to keep the fog off too.