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11-20-2010 12:14 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by OlHossCanada View Post
I`m not sure whether you are pulling our collective leg here, or are serious KM. I can see how a cold helmet would be effective for a short time, but the cooling effect won`t last for long on a hot day.
I am completely serious. Durring the summer I never lock up my helmet in one of the cases on my bike when I get to work, I always bring it inside. (why let is sit in the hot sun all day?) About a hour before I leave, I stick it in the freezer at work..it does stay cold for awhile, at least long enough to slip through all the side streets I need to go through before I hit the highway.

Better to at least start out cool even if the effects wear off eventually.

You can also just soak the inside with water too, have not tried this, but many report it helps alot and does not hurt the helmet.

As now it is cold out...I do leave the helmet in the case so it gets warm in the sun.

And again the only product I know that completely stops the inside of your visor from fogging up on a cold day is the double pane visor system made by Pinlock. Bad news is they only offer the visor for certain helmet models.

http://www.pinlockusa.net/HelmetManufacturers

KM
11-20-2010 12:38 AM
Bat Here are a couple sites for visor cleaner/defogging products. More on Google.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Reviewed...aceshields.htm

Motorcycle Helmet Visors - webBikeWorld
11-20-2010 12:11 AM
Bat I've hears somewhere that RainX is not good for plexiglass or Lucite ...probably makes it brittle after a while. Anyone hear that is or isn't good for visors?
11-19-2010 10:57 PM
ladybiker706
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Originally Posted by carolesteven View Post
Mine is an HJC CL-11 and is white. During the winter it sucks, as it constantly fogs up... Isn't their a product for your bathroom mirrors that keeps them from fogging up?
RainX antifog works well.
11-19-2010 09:26 PM
Firewire Done. I've got an HJC and the summer ventilation has been great here in TX. But wish I could keep the cold air out in the winter. Oh, it's noisy, too.
11-19-2010 08:47 PM
Bronson Done. It would be fun to see the results.
11-19-2010 04:45 PM
carolesteven Mine is an HJC CL-11 and is white. During the winter it sucks, as it constantly fogs up... Isn't their a product for your bathroom mirrors that keeps them from fogging up?
11-19-2010 04:36 PM
OlHossCanada
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
Oh and a PS here...Keep your helmet in the fridge when not in use.
KM
I`m not sure whether you are pulling our collective leg here, or are serious KM. I can see how a cold helmet would be effective for a short time, but the cooling effect won`t last for long on a hot day.

O well, picturing my wife`s reaction to finding my helmet in her fridge gave me a good chuckle today. No riding here today anyway for me or anyone else. We have a foot of snow on the ground and the temps are only about 5*F. I need to go move my truck so the snowplows can clean the street later.
11-19-2010 04:14 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by Joem View Post
Done.

And, yes, full face helmets are hot. I have a well-ventellated Shoei, but over 85 or 90 degrees and I'm sweatin' in it.
First off, what color is it?

Secondly, is this while moving or while sitting in traffic?

My Shoei (RF1000) is vented too, and is not so bad when I am moving...but does clam up at stop lights.

My next question would be what use are more vents in the back if you do not have the same area of opening in the front...and how does that really help on a full face helmet anyway if you are not moving?


Ideally, the helmet should have some kind of "ram air" scoops in the front. But you still have to get that air to flow over the persons head. As the polystyrene liner in your helmet is the important connection between you and the safety aspect of the helmet in the first place, and should be firmly touching as much as your head as possible, how do you leave room for air flow without altering the amount of protection offered by a helmet?

Oh and a PS here...Keep your helmet in the fridge when not in use.
KM
11-19-2010 03:40 PM
carolesteven done... During the summer my face shield is always raised... Bought a half helmet a month or two ago.
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