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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