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Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Insert w/ Brow Vents
My helmet was fogging up constantly before I got this it has yet to fog again after I put it in
June 8, 2015
arai sai max vision pinlock insert clear
I have an arai corsair and just recently added the clear insert into my pinlock shield. It is fantastic! Zero fogging. The amount of reduced visibility is so minor its insignificant. The insert was a bit tricky to fit just right however the struggle was worth it! I agree with others who say it's an expensive set-up (visor plus insert ) but it is a good product. I believe that no shield should be sold without at least the clear insert already installed. This works. And I like it.
May 20, 2015
A must have!!!
I absolutely love the the pinlock system I have used it in all types of weather and it as not once fogged up on me i do think that it should come with at least one clear insert. but sadly you have to buy it separate it is pricey but than again you can not put a price on safety now if i can just keep my glasses from fogging life would be grand.
April 27, 2015
Excellent field of view and great anti-fog properties
For Arai Defiant helmet. Does exactly what it says. Face shield with out pin lock in place fogs horribly! With pin lock in place... no fog even sitting still with visor fully closed!! Wider field of view than one other pin lock I wore.
March 20, 2015
This is a fog preventing great system. So muss, nu fuss, no fog.
March 8, 2015
does the trick
easy to snap in, fits perfectly and keeps you fog free.
January 27, 2015
Works as advertised
Seems to reduce fogging to a manageable level for seeing clearly
December 22, 2014
Much improved Pinlock Design
I have used the pinlock system since purchasing my Arai a few years ago. The problem I had with previous pinlock shields and inserts was that the insert would vibrate inside the shield and cause some scratching. For this reason I switched to the dual pane shield offered by Arai. Recently I purchased the new Arai Pro Shade System Shield with Max vision pinlock capability and this insert fits nice and flush. There is a beaded seal the fits into a groove on the shield itself which will prevent any of the movement I have had before with the pinlocks.
December 20, 2014
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William G: I will be doing considerably longer commutes in the near future and need a better method of controlling face shield fogging, along with tinting to deal with early morning and late evening "ride into the sun" trips.Apr 19, 2015
Randall M: Adding to my collection of shields for my new Signet QApr 6, 2015
B B: An otherwise good choice that failed unexpectedly. My eyeglasses fog up long before the shield does.
Answer: get eyeglasses with a better anti-fogging coating.Mar 29, 2015
David P: Just needed a tinted shield for my new Arai helmetMar 12, 2015
Justin M: This was purchased as a spare.Feb 28, 2015
N O: Fantastic feature to prevent fogging.Feb 21, 2015
Howard B: I highly recommend the ARAI pin lock system. I bought it for for rainy conditions or cold conditions where my face shield might fog up. With pin lock I have not fogged up at all. Works great.Jan 22, 2015
Angus S: Tired of a fogged shield. Should be an improvement for the Northen California climate.Jan 20, 2015
Chuck F: To reduce fogging in cold weather.Jan 2, 2015
Travis A: Need a face shield for my Arai Vector 2 helmet that doesn't fog up.Dec 23, 2014
Derek C: Ultimate in no fog technology! I have used this without fogging in 100 degrees, 90% humidity, in traffic with my shield closed and I sweat like no one else! Also great on those cold mornings to keep your breath from freezing on the inside of the shield.Dec 17, 2014
J I: Wanted a choice besides clear for a pinlock sheildNov 29, 2014
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
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 QMar 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
A shopper asked:I received my insert, but it didn't come with pins. My husband's HJC insert came with pins. Was this supposed to come with pins? The pro shade visor I bought didn't include pins either so I need pins from some placeMay 16, 2015
Wayne C:As I recall the insert does not come with pins. They are on the helmet's original outer shield. My Signet-Q came with a clear outer face-shield and a clear pinlock insert. I bought a tinted insert for sunny days. The outer shield says Pinlock on the lower left and SAI-IC on the lower right. The pins come with the outer shield. See Revzilla Item# 814520.May 18, 2015
Tena H:Yea, it turns out the pins were in the shield, but they weren't obvious because they weren't as prominent as with the HJC helmet. Also, the HJC insert came with pins so that is why I expected the Arai insert to as well. Thanks for taking the time to answer.May 16, 2015
Dennis C:The pinlock ready system has 2 parts- the shield with a pin on each side and the insert. I have 2 pinlock ready shields, both with pins, and 2 inserts, neither with pins. See the Revzilla movie on the easy way to install the insert. May 17, 2015
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
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
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
Tena H asked:I have read that pinlock inserts need to be removed at night or else a terrible halo effect from headlights makes it difficult to see. I don't see that warning on the Arai Max Vision insert paperwork. Is this not necessary for this insert? I bought clear so that won't be an issue.May 16, 2015
Jonathan C:I leave my filters in for extended period (yellow right now) and haven't experienced this symptom. I read somewhere to keep the visor out of extreme heat and cold situations for long periods like storing you're helmet visor down in an unheated garage window. I also "try" not to touch the surface, but you can clean them, I just use cold water and air dry.May 31, 2015
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
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
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
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
A shopper asked:I see you said that it isn't recommended to take the insert out at night and replace for day, but to carry two shields. Really, at $100, to purchase the Arai Pro Shield, I don't want to have to take in off an on for day and night riding. This is why I bought the pro shade to begin with. I have read elsewhere that riding with the pinlock in at night is not advised because the headlights all end up with a serious halo effect. Is this correct If I have to remove the shield at night, I am probably better off without the insert. Also, is there a case available to store the pinlock insert in or the visor/shield when not in use to protect it in my saddlebag on the road? Otherwise, the system doesn't seem very practical. Wish I had read this before I ordered because then I wouldn't have bothered.May 16, 2015