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post #1 of 9 Old 10-31-2008, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Weird visor splat in cold weather

Hey all. Don't know why, but when I decided to retire my 7 year old Arai, I cheaped out and bought a (full face) modular helmet made by Vega. Overall I'd rate the helmet a C to C minus.
Anyway, this past week my early morning commutes have been in temperatures around freezing for the first time with this helmet, and I'm having a problem I've never experienced with any of my previous full face Arai's. About 5-10 minutes into the ride I'll be moving down the interstate at about 80-90per and suddenly there will be a splatter of moisture droplets on the *inside* of the helmet visor. Damn annoying at speed, and something I don't care to look through for the rest of the ride. I've tried adjusting the chin vent both open and closed. For these temps I have not opened the vents above the visor near the crown....hey, it's 33 degrees out there!
The helmet is stored at room temp during the day, and at night. I'm guessing this is a condensation problem, but I'll be d*mned if I can figure out where the water is coming from. Seems that if there was a build up being retained somewhere it would evap during daily storage. The problem does not happen during the 60 degree ride home in the late afternoon.
Any ideas about where this is coming from, and what (other than opening the top vents) I can do about it?


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Buy a Respro Foggy breath guard. Your Vega probably does not have the same venting abilities to evacuate your breath. It's a cheap and non-chemical solution to fog, and condensation.

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Sounds like you're dealing with the anti-fog lens that the lid has itself. instead of fog you get actual moisture droplets, and that is just the nature of the beast.

I have a killer Shark lid for sale if you'd be interested. Size large and Fits the same as Arai.

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Ridge, do you think the Respro will work in a modular helmet where the chin bar is raised to put on the helmet? I haven't seen one of these Respro units in person and it's a little hard to tell from the pictures.

Ripper, I appreciate the offer. But in following with my cheap approach, I'm trying to avoid buying another lid, at least for a season or two. I've probably got $25 in relective stickers alone on the helmet (non-transferable!)


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Ridge, do you think the Respro will work in a modular helmet where the chin bar is raised to put on the helmet? I haven't seen one of these Respro units in person and it's a little hard to tell from the pictures.
The Respro Foggy attaches to the helmet at three points. Velcro patch up front where your mouth is and two additional patches on the cheek pads under the straps. You would be able to leave the front velcro attached, but it might pull away from the cheek pads every time you raise the front.

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Make sure that you are storing it with the visor up , and in a high place. THat has helped my helmet

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The Respro Foggy attaches to the helmet at three points. Velcro patch up front where your mouth is and two additional patches on the cheek pads under the straps. You would be able to leave the front velcro attached, but it might pull away from the cheek pads every time you raise the front.
Hmmm. This could be problematic.
An email to the Respro people for compatibility info would do the trick.


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Make sure that you are storing it with the visor up , and in a high place. THat has helped my helmet
Never thought of this. I'm afraid I've been spoiled by owning Arai's for over 20 years. Never owned a modular before, either.

I'll try this and see if it helps.


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I've never had it with my KBC modular. Ridden in 20-110 degree weather. No issues.

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