Riding in the rain and prescription glasses

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by vince82, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. vince82

    vince82 Been here awhile

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    4-eyed friends!
    How the heck do you ride in city traffic with prescription glasses in the rain?
    I have a pretty breezy helmet (hjc rpha 11) but I need to keep my shield a bit open to allow enough air to prevent them fogging.. But with the shield a bit open, rain comes through and if the ride is not short water filters between the shield and the pinlock..
    I thought about getting an mx helmet and googles with prescription insert, but seems kinda expensive as a workaround ...
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  2. Gapscratch

    Gapscratch I love curves!

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    Easy one, LASIK, boom- done. I did it 13 years ago, got tired of dealing with glasses and my helmet. Still see clearly now, no issues. Well worth it. You're welcome.
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  3. dduelin

    dduelin Prone To Wander, Lord, I Feel It

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    A properly fitted Pinlock will not leak water between it and the face shield. It should act like a double pane insulated window. Make sure there are no gaps in the install after fitting the Pinlock. It helps to twist the shield back and forth after fitting the Pinlock in place.
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  4. Traxx

    Traxx Been here awhile

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    I have the same helmet and wear glasses( Wiley X) and no issues so far. I am guessing that it is cooler there than in Texas. Do you have the chin curtain in? Maybe try a anti fog cleaner for your glasses.
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  5. brgsprint

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    Contact lenses.
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  6. vince82

    vince82 Been here awhile

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    I have a traumatic cataract (got a acacia branch whiplash in my face when I was 5), so Lasik is not solving the problem, would also need cataract surgery.. Seriously considering it though.

    I do have the chin curtain.. Should I take it off?
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  7. Scout416

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    I picked up Z Clear at the BMW Rally in Des Moines. Works as advertised. I keep not only for my RX glasses, but sunglasses (when wearing contacts) and shields.

    Zclear.com
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  8. JRMAL

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    I'm 66yo and have been wearing glasses since 15 years old. Just crack your face shield like you've been doing. It's the only thing to stop fogging. I've tried a lot of face masks and sprays. Other than a heated face shield like snowmobilers use, there is not a quick fix.
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  10. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    I have a Scorpion GT920 modular helmet that comes with Scorpion's own anti-fog coating on the visor. No issues in city traffic unless you are standing still and heavily exhaling. But, even that clear the moment you have a little air movement. In case you are wondering, I live in the PNWet too (or PacificSouthWet for you), I think rain was invented here... :lol3

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  11. vince82

    vince82 Been here awhile

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    Ok stop stop! There is a deal on the scorpion at950 with the electric shield.... Does it help not fogging the glasses? I have been considering it as a nice modular.. If it helps with this, I'll take it!
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  12. txndncowboy

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    I seem to do okay with my Nolan N100-5 with it opened to the first detent. And that's without the pinlock it came with. I've just never installed the pinlock shield. It is sure better than going without a shield at all. I've done that and it isn't fun at all. Yes, I do get some water on my glasses but nothing like no shield. I can deal with this amount and giving a quick wipe when I need to. I probably should try using the pinlock since it did come with one. I just got this helmet to replace a half helmet so I'm still experimenting with it.
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  13. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    Respro Foggy
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  14. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek adventurer Super Supporter

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    I've tried all the snake oil fog stuff for decades...the best option is a Pinlock visor and Fogtech DX wipes on glasses or sunshade.
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  15. Brisco

    Brisco Chik'n Eater

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    Also the Pinlock pins are cams. You can rotate them to tighten the Pinlock. Also I've needed to adjust the Pinlock shield up or down slightly to prevent puckering. It has to be in just the right position.
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  16. Turtletownman

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    Vince, cataract surgery replaces lens with one with corrects vision and for a price can even correct astigmatism. Some helmets seems worse than others with both glasses and shield fogging even when partially open. Cat Crap or the new helmet helped my problem. I hate riding in the rain almost as bad as not riding. Have not tired Pinlock but may.
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  17. Barry

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    I have over the glasses goggles... for riding dirt. I took an MX helmet on a trip one time, it rained. NOT fun Got pelted with rain. My buddy loaned me an Arai XD. Immediately bought one.

    I have not experienced the rain issue with my glasses you are experiencing. But the MX helmet = no Bueno in rain.

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  18. vince82

    vince82 Been here awhile

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    I got a icon variant with the breath box, it's gonna be here in little over a week, let's see
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  19. JohnCW

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    If anyone saw the 'respirator' type thingy that Jack Miller wore under his helmet in the recent MotoGP race in the rain to stop visor fogging you'd have to figure there are no easy solutions. Don't know how many other riders use em.

    You won't wear such a contraption if there was a simple solution.
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  20. vince82

    vince82 Been here awhile

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    I assume it was exactly a breath box. Exactly what I just bought XD
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