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Old 11-14-2011, 07:46 AM   #16
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LOL, what is it with the Japanese and Asian's in general and butchering the English language. They call a shield a visor, and a visor a peak.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:14 AM   #17
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Sounds like a good reason to be on the lookout for discounted XD3's in the coming months. =)
Yup if you do a quick google search you can already find XD3's for under $400. The trick will be finding a size/color you like as I'm sure they'll be running out of them pretty quick.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:40 AM   #18
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By the picture shown, it seems the screen is pinlock ready.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:33 AM   #19
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I just picked up an XD3 a month back. Its my first Arai and I do like it, but do have the fogging problem, and noticed the visor seemed to distort things because of its curve. I think I have gotten used to that though as I dont notice it anymore.

Is the pinlock just a different visor that has some way of venting it better?

I see these: http://www.theservicepavilion.com/PinlockArai.html

It looks like a new visor with something you put in the middle? I want to do something for next year as the fogging is terrible, unless of course its nice and sunny and warm out, then you dont need the visor down.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:38 AM   #20
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So here is the question.


I've been shopping for an xd3 but keep putting it off due to the $700 + shield + extra Bluetooth mount price. (have an Arai profile UK now that is 4.5 years old).

Would you pick up a XD3 on sale at $450 or wait for this XD4?
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:15 AM   #21
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Is the pinlock just a different visor that has some way of venting it better?
I see these: [URL
http://www.theservicepavilion.com/PinlockArai.html[/URL]
It looks like a new visor with something you put in the middle? .
On my XD I just crake open the visor and that usually takes care of any fogging. But if I rode in a much colder climate, I can see I’d have a big problem.
The Pinlock system is a double pane shield; it’s an insert lens which you snap in place. By all accounts it works great.
I don’t know about that Pavilion place. I gave them my name, address, phone number, and e-mail address and have not heard back from them.
I am a little paranoid I know but I just had my credit card number stolen.
They made a card up in my name and tried to charge $4,000 worth of stuff on it in Beverly Hills California.
I have never been to Beverly Hills
Doing a search for the XD and Pinelock I found Bikebandit. Com has the pinlock ready shield and lens but I have never done business with them before.
Hell, I have been using the XD for a long time now, 60 thousand miles, without fogging being a big issue for me
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #22
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Here I went and bad mouth the Pavillion and they just called me. The International MC show will be here this weekend and they are going to be there. They are going to have a booth and I could pick up the shield and insert there.
They were very nice.
So I am getting a pinlock
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:12 PM   #23
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The Service Pavillion is awesome. I've bought my last two Arai's from them, including my XD3.

The Pinlock for the XD3 works great.

I like the brow vents for the XD4 but wonder if the other new features are that big of a deal. My XD3 is only a year old anyways, so I don't see myself replacing it for he XD4.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #24
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Is the pinlock just a different visor that has some way of venting it better?
The Pinlock is a thin, clear plastic film surrounded by a silicone bead. It is held against the shield by two small "pins." This effectively creates a double pane window on your shield. You can buy a Pinlock ready shield with the holes already drilled (about $90) and then buy a Pinlock (about $30) and install it on that shield.

A cheaper option, for the brave of heart, is to just buy the Pinlock and drill the holes into your existing shield. The holes need to be drilled fairly precisely as the Pinlock needs just the right amount of pressure to make a good seal, but not so much so that it presses against the visor - you need that air gap.

Some shields come pinlock ready, but not the XD3. I wasn't comfortable drilling the stock shield, so I spent the money on the Pinlock specific shield.

When properly installed, the Pinlock is VERY effective at preventing fogging and is pretty much free of visual distortion. However, as clear as it was, I could still tell I was looking through a Pinlock. In addition, you can see some of the silicone bead in your peripheral vision. This limits, albeit to a small degree, one of the big benefits of the XD3: The huge field of vision.

I'm glad I had the Pinlock on my XD3 as I think it was necessary. But I much prefer my other helmets that don't require any additional help with fogging.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:04 PM   #25
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The Pinlock is a thin, clear plastic film surrounded by a silicone bead. It is held against the shield by two small "pins." This effectively creates a double pane window on your shield. You can buy a Pinlock ready shield with the holes already drilled (about $90) and then buy a Pinlock (about $30) and install it on that shield.
The shield is $60 now; I was told it was manufactured by Arai.
How do you clean inside of the shield with the lens in place or do you?
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:44 PM   #26
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I know revzilla is having a closeout sale on the XD-3's
http://www.revzilla.com/arai-xd-dual-sport-helmets


And pre-ordering the XD4's
http://www.revzilla.com/arai-xd-4-helmet
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:10 AM   #27
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LOL, what is it with the Japanese and Asian's in general and butchering the English language. They call a shield a visor, and a visor a peak.
You mean the English English language, as what covers the eye hole is called a visor in the UK, and the shade is a peak there.

I presume American English used shield for in front of the eyes as a contraction of the car windshield - in the UK, the windshield is called the windscreen.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:04 AM   #28
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Just ordered an XD3 now that the price had dropped $250+ dollars
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #29
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Just ordered an XD3 now that the price had dropped $250+ dollars

Link?
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:12 AM   #30
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LOL, what is it with the Japanese and Asian's in general and butchering the English language. They call a shield a visor, and a visor a peak.
He means redneck english where they call a peak a visor and a visor a shield.
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