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Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Insert w/ Brow Vents

Pin Lock insert for use with Arai SAI Max Vision faceshields with brow vents only.

Will not work with standard SAI, SAI Pinlock, or SAI Pinlock without brow vents.

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Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Insert w/ Brow Vents 4.5 5 59 59
This shield system is great for those cool rides. 0 fogging when you slow down or come to a stop. The best. Every rider who rides in temperatures below 40 degrees this is it. You will get some dust between the two layers,you simply remove the Len to clean the two. It takes 3 mins. November 17, 2014
Pinlock shields are great, easy to install and work as advertised, No fogging. Great product, pin lock shields are great, using a tinted one right now, will try the hi visibility yellow later. October 20, 2014
Great concept but I purchased this insert both clear and dark smoky along with Arai SAI Max vision pinlock ready face shield. The concept is great and it works very well for preventing fog. However, I have noticed one thing bothering. The clear vent produces blurred head light images from on-coming cars. Basically I see two images of headlights from other cars and break lights this bothers. It is nothing major flaw but if you are sensitive on these things it will be bothering overtime. The dark smoky color insert does not have this issue though. October 20, 2014
This is a great Arai accessory. I like having the exterior sun shield due to wearing glasses. September 1, 2014
Really a bit difficult to set in visor The insert was a bit too big to fit between the pins. I had to trim a little off the outer tabs to get it to fit. Without trimming the insert it tore out one of the pins in the visor. I'm not sure why this happened, I have put other inserts in with no problem. The light smoke insert works nice for taking the pain out of the morning and afternoon sun. September 1, 2014
If you have the SAI-Max visor, GET THIS Bottom line is it will not fog. you'd need to be in some seriously cold and humid conditions to have this fog. No more cracking the visor open to clear the fog from the visor. Always clear. Wouldn't ride without one. September 1, 2014
Does it's job well. I had issues with my shield fogging. I ordered a pinlock visor and insert and my fogging issue was resolved. August 27, 2014
No more fogging I got the 'smoke' color. It's impossible to fog this thing, which is great. It has spoiled me so I'll always get pinlock in the future. It's a really nice feeling not having sunglasses jammed in the helmet. My tiny gripes: 1) I thought I would be able to add/remove this at will, but basically it's a one time install. It is NOT designed to be installed multiple times. This is not a good solution if you need to switch from day to night riding. 2) The locking mechanism is weak. The plastic is soft and was partially deformed on the first install. It does it's job well, but I don't think they'll survive a second install. 3) The smoke color isn't as good optically as I expected. But I'm kinda spoiled with quality sunglasses. It's totally decent though. Since I crashed and need a new helmet I'll just get a clear dual pane shield and use sunglasses with 'blade' type ear pieces because they fit perfectly into helmets. Pinlock inserts will spoil you if you ever have to crack your shield due to fogging. August 16, 2014
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Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Insert w/ Brow Vents
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Peter H: Follows the profile of the brow vents on the visor. Oct 21, 2014
Bob M: Picking this up so I look badass. Sep 29, 2014
daryl c: they work great Sep 16, 2014
JAKOB B: our sun is bright Sep 16, 2014
Miguel M: ???? Aug 27, 2014
Adam B: Mine is scratched up...I use my smoke in my regular clear Visor and will need a new Clear Pin Lock for the Pro Shade System. Aug 20, 2014
Edward L: pin lock rocks - smoke tint - use even at night not to dark for me Aug 16, 2014
Louis B: Need the awesomeness of the pinloc at all times. no fogging.. Aug 9, 2014
A s: For the anti-fogging properties. Jul 26, 2014
Fredrik S: I had a yellow visor on my old Arai helmet. When I got the new helmet (and a clear shield), I realized how much I enjoyed a yellow tint, day, evenings or in rain. Jul 17, 2014
Wade M: I am tired of my visor fogging up. Jul 3, 2014
brian s: bought the smoked version to go with the new shield on my signet Q . sadly i never could get used to the edge lines on the shield and went back to old school shield. Jul 3, 2014
Daryl C: Arai doesn't seem to sell a smoke face shield. This was the only option of getting a smoke face shield. Jun 28, 2014
Kevin N: Wanted the dark smoke tint on the new aria Defiant Jun 17, 2014
JOHN G: video Jun 8, 2014
Philip S M: I ride a signet Q and wanted a tinted insert I could use day and night. Jun 3, 2014
Robert T: It goes with the helmet I bought. May 29, 2014
Bill S: I just won't own a helmet that doesn't have a pinlock available. Have never had one fog on me. May 8, 2014
John R: Fog free riding. May 8, 2014
Miro C: Arai ships helmets with clear visors and clear pinlock lenses. Not very useful when the sun comes up. Light smoke takes care of that. It's good in the sun, and does pretty well at nights. Dark smoke visor is for daylight use only. Apr 20, 2014
William B: Replaced old helmet with new ARAI Defiant. This has a pinlock fog reducing lense system. Purchased extra pinlock tinted insert for summer daylight riding. Apr 15, 2014
William S: The Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Shield and Inserts are must have for visibility on rainy or foggy days. Apr 10, 2014
Kevin M: I needed a darker shield for my Arai Signet Q Mar 20, 2014
Will C: More coverage than the Standard SAI pinlock insert. Mar 3, 2014
Craig H: Just simply wanted a tinted shield for sun protection. Feb 11, 2014
CHRISTOPHER G: HAVE TO HAVE THE INSERT Feb 8, 2014
Keith K: I bought this insert to replace the insert I've had for a long time. I also have the light smoke and amber (yellow). Jan 20, 2014
A S: Scratches on my other. You have to clean these things with baby skin Nov 24, 2013
Morris B: Sunglasses just never worked for me inside a full face. This works pretty well though not great in direct sun. Oct 1, 2013
Joseph S: I have an Arai Defiant helmet Sep 23, 2013
Robert D: For those occasional sunny days in WA :) Sep 13, 2013
Daniel W: A new shield, a new insert. Sep 5, 2013
William H asked: Is it actually necessary to tighten or loosen the contact points? The instructions say to use a screwdriver to loosen and tighten the seal, but I've already stripped two visors trying this. Though I did finally find that if you flatten the shield enough you can barely squeeze the pinlock insert in without trying to loosen or tighten the locking point. Not sure how well it will all hold, but it was a problem I experienced. May 2, 2014
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Scott P: It does work without turning the posts, but it's much more difficult to squeeze the shield in. I had left them loosened such that they weren't protruding over the shield, and it worked fine for a while, but then one day all of a sudden it wasn't holding the shield anymore so I had to turn the screws. May 23, 2014
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John B: I've never adjusted the posts on mine. I just insert the new filter & it's good to go. For reference, I change mine frequently to compensate for weather, time of day, or track conditions. May 7, 2014
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kevin m: I just leave the flat side facing the middle of the shield. It barely needs to catch. Light smoke is awesome during day and useable though a little dark at night May 31, 2014
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A S: I'm with John B. I've only changed mine and never touched the screws. May 14, 2014
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Eric C asked: How is the low-light/night visibility on the yellow visor? Jan 22, 2014
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Eric C: I went ahead about bought the pinlock visor and yellow insert anyway.
\Night time visibility is very good with the yellow insert, but everything, headlights especially, looks very yellow and takes a ride or two to get used to.
The yellow insert doesn't do that much to block out sun light during the day, but still better than the clear by a bit.
As far as the visor itself, the bevel at the edges distorts visibility a bit and it's sometimes hard to tell if its the bevel or an object at the far edge of my peripheral vision. It'll take some getting used to.
Overall, not quite what I expected, but overall I am satisfied.
Feb 4, 2014
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Gene W: I purchased this item but returned it unopened because I didn't like the Pinlock visor system. My Arai came with this type visor in clear and I also bought the yellow at the same time as an extra visor for night use. I found with the clear OEM visor that it reduces the useable area of the visor as well as distorts my view more than is acceptable. I use the clear without the insert installed for night and the visor style without the Pinlock feature in the darkest tint available for daytime. I may buy the yellow visor in the non Pinlock style at some time in the future but I'm sorry to report that the Pinlock style isn't for me. Jan 23, 2014
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Thomas G: There is not a night and day difference, but it's a bit better especially on overcast days. On the other hand, it terrible when it bright outside. Feb 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: does the visor lay flat? im wondering if i'd be able to keep the insert under my seat in my GSXR1000 during night riding May 24, 2012
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RevZilla: The Pinlock inserts most certainly do lay flat. It is not recommended, however, to remove/replace the lenses on a regular basis as this action degrades the silicone seal that provides the anti-fog characteristics. Once the seal is damaged, the dual-pane created by the Pinlock is negated. The preferred method is still to exchange the entire faceshield between smoke and clear for day and night riding, respectively. Another option is to us the e-Tint AX-10 Auto Tint Faceshield Insert for Arai helmets which gives you Pinlock qualities with automatic tinting for day/night riding. May 31, 2012
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WCS4th: The insert does lay flat, however I would be careful about just shoving it under your seat. The insert is made of a rubbery plastic type material and may pick up lint and dirt easily.

I would find a lint free cloth to wrap it in or put it in a Ziploc bag for underseat storage.

Hope this helps.
Jun 29, 2012
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Chris O asked: From searching around I see that Pinlock makes a photochromatic insert (changes from dark to clear depending on brightness), called ProtecTint.

Is this option available for the SAI Max Vision shield used in the Arai Signet-Q?
Oct 19, 2014
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Tim C: I hope they do Oct 28, 2014
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Edward L asked: Do the colored lenses filter UVB? Jun 7, 2014
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George T: All Arai visors filter UVB, regardless of pinlock insert (most of which also filter at any rate) Jul 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: From the picture, it doesn't appear that the seal is contoured around the vent. Doesn't this compromise the layer of air in between the visor and shield? Apr 3, 2013
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RevZilla: This Pinlock Insert is specific for and will only work with the Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Ready Face Shield w/ Brow Vents. Though it may not appear like it, the silicone bead on the insert is continuous, even around the brow vent cutouts, so the seal is maintained. Apr 5, 2013
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Clear 815751 DKS095C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Smoke 815753 DKS095LS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Dark Smoke 815752 DKS095DS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow 815754 DKS095Y In Stock: Ships within 24 hours