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Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Cool one today! Did see a few bikes out. Days are numbered now!
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  2. D&g roads

    D&g roads Back on 2 wheels...

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    I'm still hopeful that we'll have another warm(er) spell...

    Rode for an hour and a half or so on local backroads, plus a short jaunt on the highway.

    With the wind was fine - against showed me where the weak points are in my gear...
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  3. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    I predict November riding
  4. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    Let's hope we get a few more days of riding! I've had my new to me CB500X for only a couple weeks and would really like to get through at least one more tank of gas!

    Rode to work yesterday morning, was a bit brisk! Heated grips are a godsend. I should have worn my warmer moto boots, but opted for my work boots out of laziness (not wanting to stuff them into a backpack)! I should look at some heated gear, maybe even one of those heated hoodies from Milwaukee.
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  5. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    There are certainly challenges with the cold weather riding. I find visor fogging to be a problem. A snowmobile helmet heated visor system could take care of that I guess. I wear layers under the riding gear, thermal underwear (long johns), sweat pants, long sleeved thermal underwear upper... and over that a heated jacket liner, Gerbing old pre-microwire tech. I have the matching heated gloves - have never tried heated grips, can't speak to that (I know guys love 'em & swear by 'em).

    I've been hypothermic (badly) a few times, and that gets dangerous quick (very unpleasant). Even just a heated vest would keep your core warm, help prevent the uncontrollable shivers. Lots of options out there (other than just Gerbing), even DIY homemade. I got lucky scored my heated stuff used (Kijiji).
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  6. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    My scorpion helmets have mostly been a bust other than the fog resistant shields. They work well while moving, stop and go traffic is a problem. I thought about a snowmobile setup yesterday though! I haven't tried heated gloves, but there are/were some battery operated leather heated gloves at costco that I would have bought had I not had the heated grips. I'll have to look into the vest/hoodie more.
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  7. D&g roads

    D&g roads Back on 2 wheels...

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    re visor fogging
    It's an issue for me as well. Have you guys tried a breath guard / breath deflector?
    I'm thinking of ordering one for my hjc modular.
  8. Elk Creek 59

    Elk Creek 59 Adventurer

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    I found with my HJC snowmobile helmets that the breath guard made it worse for me. I wear glasses though. Just cracking the visor works for me when stopped. We used duct tape many yrs ago over the nose area. Never liked taking it off. I should look and see where those breath guards are.
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  9. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    The Ski Doo BV2S snowmobile helmets really appeal to me, but unless you're a sledder too, pretty expensive, hard to justify buying one for only a few late season rides. The helmet I have doesn't have a visor detent to leave it cracked open a bit, and the air slot on the bottom of the visor is tiny. I opened that right up on the one visor, to increase airflow, and found that helps huge towards preventing fogging.

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  10. D&g roads

    D&g roads Back on 2 wheels...

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    I wear glasses too. Now that I think about it, unless the breath guard formed a perfect seal against my face, which seems unlikely, the escaping breath would immediately fog my glasses. I have that issue with dust/covid masks...
    Thanks for the feedback. Duct tape...:lol3
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  11. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    I think the key is to find a snowmobile helmet that is really just a motorcycle helmet with the nifty shield. Buy a replacement motorcycle style shield for summer and swap in the winter shield when needed.
  12. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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  13. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    Fogging maybe isn’t your problem.
    Those shields look like you’ve been following behind a gravel truck spilling its load for a few thou kms.
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    I know
    It’s from following someone’s roost for way too long.:wings
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  14. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Just spent a (wasted) hour trying to polish up the one - it's a write off. The other visor (the installed one) is actually in good shape. I really should treat myself to a new helmet (cheap bastard:^)

    Edit - ...a new helmet that I'd probably drop in the gravel anyways... what happened to the other visor, a few times :(
  15. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie

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    IMaO with a modular helmet you have a chin curtain which makes a nice quiet seal. That moist air has to escape to clear the visor. If the breath guard doesn’t have an exit path …
    I have a breath guard in my Bell Adv and it is better but even in a open helmet like that it isn’t a complete answer.
  16. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Been here awhile

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    I got contacts specifically for riding for this very reason. I also wear a snowmobile hood and goggles in cold weather. no more fogging.
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  17. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned pinlocks yet. My Shoei constantly fogged up in rain and cold weather until I switched to a pinlocked visor. I wouldn't ride without one now.

    Shoei Pinlock
    The Pinlock EVO creates a double shield system through a silicon seal between the helmet face shield and Pinlock insert lens, which makes up a double glass type of solution that prevents fogging. The insert is made of a moisture absorbing plastic and therefore, the surface basically dry when used.
  18. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie

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    I bought an extra visor in the spring and did a pin-lock A/B comparison, and the pillock is marginally better. Enough to have me buy the pin-lock for the second visor, they’re a bit spendy.
    I seen one guy with a binder-clip on his visor, just enough to crack it a bit, I imagine his visor detents were too coarse.
    I really like my Bell Adv helmet, with the peak, and have put googles under the visor (as a second line of defence if the visor smeared) when I knew I was gonna do some rainy back-roads . I have tried the breath guard with it and it does work but not a complete answer, I would still pop the visor to clear.
    So saying googles could be try. As an aside, as much as I like the Bell, the peak is tiring in our prairie winds. Not my go-to helmet. .. Yea .. I could take it off but I’m not as organized as you and would end up misplacing it or the screws.
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    thinking helmets could be the new oil thread.
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    Yeap .. what @humvee said .. Shoei as well.
  19. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie

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    Garth; What hood did you find?
    I found the seams gave me a headache on the two i tried. Having the backof my neck covered makes a great difference.
  20. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Been here awhile

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    I will check when I get home in a few days, can't recall brand.