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Pinlock Visors

Post by rossani on Sun 20 Feb 2011, 5:49 pm

In a word... get one, they're worth every penny. Like everyone else I've tried lots of things for keeping my visor mist free during the cold/wet weather, and nothing really works for more than a few minutes, before you can't see where you're going, or you're about to expire because you're afraid to breath out!

The Pinlock visor is a revelation - it just stays clear, all the time, whatever the weather - the best bit of safety kit you can invest in.

The only slight downer on these is that you get a bit of a visual margin, due to the edge of the internal pinlock visor, of which you're quite aware initially. Eventually you get used to it, and almost forget your visor hasn't fogged up during the entire journey.... brilliant!
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by hayden on Sun 20 Feb 2011, 8:59 pm

Totally agree with rossani

Brilliant product, i havn`t found anything that comes close.
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by 44bluey44 on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 3:59 am

I treated myself to a shoei multitech helmet with pinlock after years of steamed up constantly wiping viser,viserup/viserdown senario what a revelation does what it says on the tin and then some well worth the investment as well as the safety comfort factor
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Post by James_chivers on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 6:21 pm

How much are they and how easy are they to fit and, if need be, remove?

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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by Guest on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 9:36 pm

I endorse what others have said, Pinlock is a 'must have' on your visor.

They can be fitted and removed easily by just removing the visor from your helmet, flattening it out as you put the pinlock visor in position between the pins and then letting the helmet visor return to its original shape.

Basically when fitted you are looking through a 'sealed double glazed' visor.

Having fitted mine, I have no intention of removing it.

Not sure if I can name a firm but look at 'Race Visors' on the internet.
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by badseeds on Sun 25 Nov 2012, 10:06 pm

I've been using Pinlock inserts for a few years now. I absolutely CANNOT stand scratches on my visor or insert and I find I change my visor & inserts 2-3 times a year. (I ride all year round and don't drive).

A few months ago I thought I'd try a Fogcity - stick with the Pinlock.
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by jimbobs63 on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 1:44 pm

Hi,

These foggy mornings the past couple of days have inspired me to buy a new visor for my Duchinni helmet - supplied with a pinlock insert.  I look forward to trying it out ASAP.  It's bad enough that the fog mists up the outside of the visor without it misting up the inside - and I have to wear glasses...!

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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by jimbobs63 on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 8:52 pm

Update!

I received the new visor and Pinlock insert, and fitted it today - just in time to have to ride home in drizzly rain after dark this evening.

What a difference! - Very happy that with the visor closed, my breath (for once) didn't even begin to mist up the inside.

Lovely clear view all the way home - well worth the money in my opinion.  Hope it's the same when the foggy mornings return...

Jim
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by badseeds on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 10:43 pm

Nice one, Jim! Did it work alright with your glasses, too?
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by TimReal on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 9:35 am

Do they fit in any helmet? I'm using a cheap-arsed Spada lid at the moment.
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by jimbobs63 on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 10:12 am

Hi,

Tried it out again this morning - again it worked well in a crisp cold weather.

Yes, they work well with my glasses - no problems so far.

I think they can fit most helmets - so long you can buy a new replacement visor which has the pegs fitted ready to take to Pinlock insert.  I guess you could also fit one to an existing visor if you could fit the pegs - someone will correct me if I'm wrong there!

Jim
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by TimReal on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:44 pm

Thanks Jim, I'll look into it further.
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by soundsk on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 3:20 pm


Pinlock compatible visors are available, eBay lists them for my (old) Shark RSF helmet, as well as other major helmet brands.
I thought about investing in a visor+pinlock, but the helmet is quite old, and seeing as I'm planning on doing longer trips and the Shark is getting pretty banged up, I treated myself to a Christmas gift and ordered a Schuberth C3 Pro, comes with a pinlock visor and pinlock insert in the box.

When mounting the insert to the visor I think the two most important things are slightly twisting the visor with the insert, so that it adjusts itself and sets in the right position, as well as slightly rotating one of the pins as recommended in the instructions, so that the seal is tight.

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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by ashcroc on Thu 07 May 2015, 9:39 pm

I recently got a pinlock protec tint insert

While it's good for keeping the glare down (especially the sun bouncing off wet roads), I still find myself using the internal sun visor if the sun's low in the sky. I suppose it can go only so dark to stay road legal.

All in all I'd say it's worth the extra price tag.
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Post by biglee on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 1:58 pm

hi  all yesterday my son rides [CBR 125 2015] treated me to a new shark matt black helmet came with a free pinlock visor insert which they fitted in 30 seconds  and a 5 year gaurentee i wore it home from the shop works really well no fog up at all the helmet its self seems very good quality and has cut outs so u can where your glasses also has an internal black sun visor bulit in ,then he went spening crazy he purchased a rst leathe Very Happy rsports jacket and matching gloves and i purchased a pair of paddock stands for a very resanable 37 quid all in all a good day
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 10:54 pm

Can pinlock fit any helmet or are they designed for specific helmets my visor hasnt little lumps inside visor thats for pinlock
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by badseeds on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 11:28 pm

This is taken from the Pinlock website FAQs, complete with spelling mistkake; "We can deleiver a Pinlock® for almost all helmets We also can deliver you an DO IT YOURSELF kit This kit includes a Pinlock, a drill and the pins. "
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by ashcroc on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 12:19 am

You might be able to get a pinlock ready visor for your lid. A quick Google should tell you if one's available.
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by Celt500 on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 7:14 pm

My HJC came with a pinlock included. Trouble is I've been wearing glasses a lot lately - sod all use when your visor is clear but your glasses have fogged up anyway!  Laughing

Those who have pinlock, how do you get on with it at night? The one I got says 'daytime use only', even though it's clear. I'm beginning to understand why, had to take it out on the way home tonight (glasses again), trying to see by just crappy headlight through 3 layers of polycarbonate/plastic is a ******* liability!

Have to say it does work well during the day though.
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Re: Pinlock Visors

Post by ashcroc on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 7:27 pm

I don't wear glasses but I've never had a problem with either the clear of photocromatic pinlock at night.
My internal sun visor on the other hand can fog up like a trooper if it's cold but sunny enough to need it.

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