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Old 10-30-2006, 07:53 PM
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foggy shield

if anyone has a moment to advise. these cold mornings are fogging up my helmet shield worse than i can remember. i have been using "fog off" for a week with poor results. lift the shield as i come to stop lights etc. please share what works for you.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:57 PM
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I use Fog City's Fog Shield. It works really well - I haven't had an issue with fogging since.

I have also tried one of those Respro "Foggy" devices. They attach to your helmet's inside/chinbar with Velcro, and fit snugly onto your nose and cheeks. However, the vibration on the bridge of my nose was irritating enough to make me feel like sneezing.

Free mods I heard work well include - rubbing the inside with a bar of soap, and spit is another.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:10 PM
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i thought about the fog city shield just thought i woould try the cheaper options first. i have been using shampa neck gaiter "hannibal" it keeps you warm but doesnt keep its promise "fogging is almost non existent" hmmm.
where di you pick up the respro"foggy" device? the fog city stuff seems readily available hmmm.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:19 PM
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The Foggy Respro should be readily available at any motorcycle shop. If you can't find one, try www.terra-powersports.com

The Fog City shields are really inexpensive for the amount of anti-fogging they provide. I think it's well worth the money. As for me, I cheaped out and bought a pack of 50 when a local shop was closing up. They're the older style (not rounded), but they work just as good. I have since sold most of them, but might have a few left. PM me your address, and I'll send one your way.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:19 PM
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I used the Fog City for a while and didn't like it. I had problems with slight distortion of view. I tried RainX Anti-fog and it works pretty well.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:31 AM
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I use an anti-fog liquid that you apply and wipe/buff off I believe its called never fog. Seems to work well for me.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by marmaladeboy View Post
I use Fog City's Fog Shield. It works really well - I haven't had an issue with fogging since.
+1. The slight visual distortion is roughly equal to having to apply anti-fog goop on a regular basis, but it bothers some more than others.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:26 PM
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thanks for the responces. i guess it is hit and miss. just live and learn and try em all
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:09 PM
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Having ridden in near freezing / damp / foggy weather on and off for the last 25 years (beginning and end of our summer riding season) including the last few weeks up here in chilly Montreal, I will boldly say that you can trust me on this...buy a "fog city" stick-on insert. I too was very reluctant to spend the cash- concerned about optical distortion (I am quite **** about visor cleanliness etc.). I have virtually no distortion. When the consistent "summer" weather returns, I will buy a new replacement visor without the insert for perfect vision, but for this time of year, the fog city set up is excellent. Man, at about 38deg. F and drizzle last Thursday, I got on my bike, put the visor down and rode all the way to work without any fogging.
This double layering is the basics behind snowmobile helmut visors and it really works.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:37 PM
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just wanted to chime back in. i installed the fog city shield. rode to work the last two mornings. no fog:-D . this is such a cool forum.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:42 PM
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I have been using the Fog City shields since they came out ten or so years ago. To me, its superior anti-fog properties far outweigh its shortcomings.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by blupleous View Post
just wanted to chime back in. i installed the fog city shield. rode to work the last two mornings. no fog:-D . this is such a cool forum.
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Sweet. Good to know it got there.
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:22 AM
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A cheap alternative to try is shaving cream. Old trick for the bathroom mirror and works in my helmet. Take a very small amount of cheap shaving cream and working onto the inside of the visor. You will have to keep wiping until the visor is clear again. I usually reapply about every 2 months or so. Do remember to test this in a corner of the visor first.

Hope this helps you guys out. I have a cheap can I keep just for the mirror and helmet.

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Old 11-08-2006, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by RedHotFireStorm View Post
Having ridden in near freezing / damp / foggy weather on and off for the last 25 years (beginning and end of our summer riding season) including the last few weeks up here in chilly Montreal, I will boldly say that you can trust me on this...buy a "fog city" stick-on insert. I too was very reluctant to spend the cash- concerned about optical distortion (I am quite **** about visor cleanliness etc.). I have virtually no distortion. When the consistent "summer" weather returns, I will buy a new replacement visor without the insert for perfect vision, but for this time of year, the fog city set up is excellent. Man, at about 38deg. F and drizzle last Thursday, I got on my bike, put the visor down and rode all the way to work without any fogging.
This double layering is the basics behind snowmobile helmut visors and it really works.
what he said, based on the dual lens snomobile visors. I have been using a foggy insert for a bout a month now. & it works pretty good.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:46 AM
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I do not like the Fog-City insert. If you plan on using that vsior at night, forget about it. The insert causes distortion and starbursting of lights. Worst $35 I ever spent regarding my bike.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:52 AM
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Ive got the fog city insert, been using em for years. I don't have a problem with night vision/starburst/distortion. There is a SLIGHT visual disturbance due to the extra layer of plastic, but it's nothing horrible, hardly worth mentioning. I'm wondering if you just got a bad one?
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:20 PM
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I got a real bad one. During daylight the distorition is noticeable, at night, the visor is hazardous, and should be illegal. The starburst effect was blinding. I doubt it was only the insert I bought. Fogging causes temporary blindness, but the insert is 10x more dangerous than fogging. At least with fogging, I can wipe it or crack open the visor. I'm not the only person in the world with these problems, I've read several other reviews that make the same claims. Simply put, if you ride at night, DO NOT use the Fog City insert, they even say this in their literature somewhere.
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I have used them for years at night 'cause that's when the fogging problem is the worst. No problems, and no fog.
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BHW View Post
I got a real bad one. During daylight the distorition is noticeable, at night, the visor is hazardous, and should be illegal. The starburst effect was blinding. I doubt it was only the insert I bought. Fogging causes temporary blindness, but the insert is 10x more dangerous than fogging. At least with fogging, I can wipe it or crack open the visor. I'm not the only person in the world with these problems, I've read several other reviews that make the same claims. Simply put, if you ride at night, DO NOT use the Fog City insert, they even say this in their literature somewhere.
I think you may be in the minority. I've never had problems with my FC shield when riding at night.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:26 PM
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I think this all comes down to the shape of the shield you're using the FC on. I had mine on an FM helmet, IIRC. Its shield was not flat but was rounded a bit. That may be the cause of the distortion and starbusting as you describe.
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:37 PM
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Shaving cream? I have never heard of such a use...i will keep that one in mind next cold morning ride...thanks
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Old 03-17-2007, 04:40 PM
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The only thing I have noticed bad was with my ARAI helmet it doesn't fog just gets moisture on the inside of the shield. Didn't do that on my old Vega or HJC just this one. Might have something to to with the venting who knows.

It works though.

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Old 03-17-2007, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Verne View Post
The only thing I have noticed bad was with my ARAI helmet it doesn't fog just gets moisture on the inside of the shield. Didn't do that on my old Vega or HJC just this one. Might have something to to with the venting who knows.

It works though.

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I use AGV anti-fog shields and have had moisture form on the inside of the shield when the temps were around freezing. No fog just big droplets of water that will them run down the shield. I figure this is a result of the anti-fog treatment, it keeps the tiny foggy drops away but can only do so much.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:06 AM
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Don't remember the temps the last time it happened but it was cold so could be. I just remember getting home and going straight in to a hot shower. Left the house that morning but didn't catch on the weather report that the high was then and dropping. DOH!!!

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