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    Wet Wet Wet
    on: Sep 15, 2018, 07.38 pm
    Sep 15, 2018, 07.38 pm
    How do you do it? 250 mile round trip today, about 80 miles in the rain. Now I don't mind riding in the rain, I enjoy the challenge, keeping it smooth, looking well ahead. Bridgestone tyres work well but my visor doesn't!!

    I'm using a Shoei flip front with a pin lock on the visor. With the screen at it lowest I have to open the visor a touch because no air gets to the chin vent. No problem really with misting but I need a flow of air to feel comfortable. With the visor cracked open 1/4 inch, the turbulance throws rain inside the visor... aarrgghhhh, really effects vision, especially as I wear glasses, and they get wet also.

    With the screen up I cant see through it, the rain beads up on the screen and vision is difficult....

    What am i missing... would rain x keep the screen clear? Anyone sorted this out?

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    Re: Wet Wet Wet
    Reply #1 on: Sep 15, 2018, 08.46 pm
    Sep 15, 2018, 08.46 pm
    Rain-X the bike's windscreen, the helmet's visor, your prescription glasses, maybe the bikes headlight lenses too so they work better in the rain...!!! 

    I flew a helicopter for work (MBB BO-105) that didn't have windshield wipers and if the windscreen wasn't Rain-X'ed, was a real pain to look through when it rained, and especially when it iced over once on me and trying to land it on a dolly that was just a few feet wider than the skids (windscreen heater sucked too).

    Rain-X everything except the dog,cat, and S.O. Pillion!
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    Re: Wet Wet Wet
    Reply #2 on: Sep 15, 2018, 09.15 pm
    Sep 15, 2018, 09.15 pm
    Thanks dave, another bottle for the garage shelf  :008:

    So screen up visor open......

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    Re: Wet Wet Wet
    Reply #3 on: Sep 15, 2018, 09.44 pm
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    I've heard that it's the Rain-X for plastic that you need, don't use the one for car windscreens/glass.

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    Re: Wet Wet Wet
    Reply #5 on: Sep 16, 2018, 01.13 am
    Sep 16, 2018, 01.13 am
    Just be very careful using rainex on the plastic headlight protectors. Might find that it "crazes", covers the protector with small scratch like marks, like cracking, all over. Just saying, that's all. Also GavJ, do you have a pinlock fitted to the inside of your visor. This really helps. I usually have the screen set so I can see over it. This helps when it's raining as I still get the benefit of wind protection and I can still see over the top. I also have the lower, below visor, flap open in the rain. I still get a little fogging on the bottom of the visor. I also wear glasses and understand your concerns. My Trophy is fitted with the largest V-Stream screen they make. Really helps with protection, and the wife loves the reduced buffeting. Cheers.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Wet Wet Wet
    Reply #6 on: Sep 16, 2018, 01.17 am
    Sep 16, 2018, 01.17 am
    *Originally Posted by GavJ [+]
    Thanks dave, another bottle for the garage shelf  :008:

    So screen up visor open......

    I have a whole ("POL" - Petroleum, Oils, Lubes, as we called them in the US Army) wall locker in my garage full of vehicle, household, etc chemicals (antifreeze, oils, WD-40, white lithium grease, rat poison/ant traps, paints, etc...and Rain-X) - helps when you can close a door and not see it all sitting there until you need it!

    Now I need to consider making room for some specific TRIUMPH Motorcycle POL stuff in there.   Maybe going to get still new 2017 TTSE in a few weeks...
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    Re: Wet Wet Wet
    Reply #7 on: Sep 17, 2018, 11.28 am
    Sep 17, 2018, 11.28 am
    Nice thread GavJ.

    I have exactly the same issue and with the power of the internet, my Rain-X (Plastic) is now winging it's way to me.

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