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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Pinlock visors

During a LD Rally and rainstorm (they always go together), my visor kept fogging up to the point I had to stop on the side of the road a clean it. I tried while riding, but it ended up just getting my microfiber cloth soaked. I was planning on getting a pinlock visor insert for my helmet but recently saw people saying that pinlocks reduced visibility, esp at night.

Any opinions on the pinlock visors? Notice reduced visibility? Is it worth the no-fog effect?

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 04:08 PM
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I use a pinlock day and night, doesn't bother me, a few starlight on headlights but I can live with that. To me well worth the money to keep fogging at bay
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I use a pinlock day and night, doesn't bother me, a few starlight on headlights but I can live with that. To me well worth the money to keep fogging at bay
Yes this is true. Doesn't bother me either. They work great. Now if I could keep my glasses from fogging up.....

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A pinlock is one of the best safety items that you can buy .. I have not noticed a reduction at all. In any event, a fogged over visor is way more dangerous then minimally reduced night time visibility ... IMHO ...


And if you are concerned, pop it out at night or carry a second shield ... I would never be without mine ....

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There is definitely a peripheral field of vision difference with pinlock. After installation, I definitely noticed its edges and wondered if it was going to be a hassle/annoyance. As far as straight ahead visibility impedance, I didnt see a difference, but that may well depend on the quality of product and the relationship between the helmets shield and the pinlock shield.
They definitely do what they claim - zero fogging !
Mine was kind of a pain to fit - not sure id be popping it in and out !

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Pinlocs don’t reduce anything except fogging, in my experience. That’s across a score of Nolan and shoei helmets.
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Thanks everybody... Sounds like I just saw a post on another board that was full of haters. I am going to go ahead and order!
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I ride year round, and I ride in a lot of cool weather and rain. I dont know what Id do without pinloc.
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I won't wear a helmet without a pin lock.
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I just crack my visor open the first notch, pretty much all the time. If you're lucky the inside of the visor doesn't get wet in the sprinkles, but it will eventually... usually no biggie to me. I have a pinlock, never used it.

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