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Old 12-17-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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Anyone "glue" their pinlock lens?

Not getting a good seal and fog building up in-between. This happens on my two shields with separate lenses. Anyone attempt to run a small bead of caulk to create a permanent but flexible seal?
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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I have a shoei helmet, installed lens once, never had any problems. On my nolan 104 the lens have a funny shape, and is was much more difficult to get it right. I had to hold the shield open and take my time to position the lens correctly, flat against the shield while releasing the shield. Better use four hands! Then check for gaps, reposition if necessary and use the pins to achieve the correct tension. I did use small plyers to carefully rotate them. Less than a quarter turn was enough.

I would not use glue because if eventually some water vapor gets in, you can't clean it. Good luck!


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Old 12-17-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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My experience of these has been hit and miss. When they work they're great. I think it depends a lot on your visor. I can't always get the correct tension even turning the 'bolts'. I have noticed that they're not as good if you remove them. They never seem to stick as well. Put it in as best you can and leave it in. I wouldn't use glue it might mess with the plastic.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:35 PM   #4
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OP- are you thinking of something like this?: http://www.nolan-usa.com/products/pi...eal-clear.html

Or, maybe you are tempted by this!: http://www.nolan-usa.com/products/n-...ic-shield.html
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #5
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The heated lens is interesting. I've seen that in snow machine helmets.
I was thinking I'd give it a try with silicone based caulk, letting it set a bit and reapplying lens. I can always replace if I fubar
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:59 PM   #6
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OP- are you thinking of something like this?: http://www.nolan-usa.com/products/pi...eal-clear.html

Or, maybe you are tempted by this!: http://www.nolan-usa.com/products/n-...ic-shield.html

Mine are like the first one, they have a silicone seal, both Nolan and Shoei. I thought all of them where like that.


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Old 12-18-2014, 05:22 AM   #7
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Have you made sure the pins are adjusted correctly?
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:57 AM   #8
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My first one was perfect, stayed put, sealed etc.
The second one kept moving. Wouldn't stay put, kept opening up a gap between the shield and the pinlock lens. Then it fogged up INSIDE the space between the two. THAT sucks a LOT.
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I situated it so it was sealed good and put one drop of superglue on each of the outside edges.
Been perfect since then.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:59 AM   #9
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Some pins and holes have a bit more loose fit than others. This is very much worse if you take out the lens for summer and try to make it work again. The pins fret in the holes and won't hold a cammed position.

You might just try lifting the visor up just enough to get a finger in and pop the lens upward. Visor up and down, on some helmets, will push the lens downward and break the seal.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:08 AM   #10
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If you have to glue it in, you've installed it wrong or you're pulling it out for the summer and trying to reuse it for the winter. Once in, they have to stay put.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:21 AM   #11
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or you have a Nolan 104 . . . . .first two shields and pinlocs wouldn't stay sealed for love nor money . . . . third one, it works fine.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:29 PM   #12
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Pins not insert

The pins might be the issue not the insert.

Pins are made in two halves which press together from either side of the visor (shield). Over time (quicker if you are constantly removing visor like me) the two halves become loose and begin to separate. Pressing them back together works for a bit but I eventually replaced them with new pins. Problem solved.

Worth a shot if you have spare pins lying around. Worked for me!
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:02 PM   #13
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I've installed only once but perhaps I need to simply readjust pins as suggested. I will try the simple stuff first. Appreciate all the suggestions.
I would gladly pay for an integral shield/lens combo from the manufacturer. That way it's one less thing to putz with.
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:39 PM   #14
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Mine are like the first one, they have a silicone seal, both Nolan and Shoei. I thought all of them where like that.

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I'm curious about that. I've bought 2 Pinlocks for my Nolan N90 and neither had the silicone seal. They work ok, but i wonder if the silicone ones work better. The Nolan website shows them with the silicone but states they are not available. Does anyone have a source for these?

I am now using the Proshield insert. I gave it a try since it was only $12 (link:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It works as well as the Pinlock did but is slightly smaller so the edge can be seen a little. No big deal and worth the savings.
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Old Yesterday, 01:34 PM   #15
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I taped the bottom of Pinlock with Scotch office type invisible tape.
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