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Arai SAI Pinlock Insert

Pinlock insert for use with the Arai Pinlock Ready SAI Face Shield

Note: Does not fit Max Vision faceshields.

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Arai SAI Pinlock Insert 4.1 5 10 10
Day-time Cold Weather Anti-Fog-Yes. Nite Clarity-ABSOLUTELY NO Bought a new Signet Q helmet with Pinlock Lens (clear). The helmet is terrific (fit, long-term comfort, noise level, style, features) and I'd recommend it highly. Bravo Arai. The lens - I need a DIFFERENT solution. During daylight hours, the clear lens with Pinlock insert is flawless and certainly addresses the "anti-fog" question for cold weather riding. Perfect. THEN, I went for a night ride. WOW. If you like riding while looking through a kaleidoscope, great. I need a replacement for the pin-lock lens ASAP. If you're in an urban area with lots of street and ambient lighting, the Pinlock lens insert is downright DISTRACTING and on the verge of DANGEROUS. I've pulled the insert and cleaned it to make certain this isn't a problem related to poor install and it hasn't helped. Disappointed for sure after spending big $$$ on the helmet. Hoping I can find a better lens solution because I love the helmet. February 15, 2014
It works. So I wanted to try this out. I purchased a yellow and a smoke pinlock with the hope that they would do exactly what I needed it to do. As far as fogging goes, they work great. The problem I had with them is that they don't go over the entire faceshield, so there is still plenty of room for the sunlight to get in. Another issue is that they seem to distort my vision when looking through them. If I lived in an area where my shield was constantly fogging up, then I would probably still ride with it. It does work for that aspect. November 4, 2013
Good long term investment I actually bought a wrong sized insert for my faceshield. But nevertheless this product is good in my books coz it's cheaper to interchange the inserts rather than the whole faceshield itself September 26, 2013
No more fogging up with the pinlock shield Never fog up again. Great quality from Arai. Expensive but you get what you paid for. January 30, 2013
The pinlock product is a good feature, but there are too many options and styles that make identifying and selecting difficult I like the idea of a flexible shield change system, and have always loved the fit, and performance of my Arai helmets. The pinlock seems to live up to its claim of being fog-free (which is a significant benefit for racers competing in the rain. April 17, 2012
Totally Fog Free The SAI Pinlock design works great. I've had it for 4 months now and no fogging at all - even as the seasons changed. I started with the clear insert and liked the performance so much I ordered additional inserts for sunny and cloudy days. January 10, 2012
Wide side view, great airflow, and quiet! Needed a new face shield and wanted a tinted one, but was afraid to get one that's too dark for night riding home in the city after work. I didn't want to have to change out face shields. Got the PinLock face shield with the removable light smoke insert...AWESOME! I was originally planning on just taking the insert out for night riding after work, but turns out that the light smoke is dark enough for daytime rides and light enough for night riding in the city (tons of street lights/lamps). Best part...NO FOGGING UP!!! Riding in cold weather now and without the PinLock shield I'd be riding half as much due to the fogging on my other shield. Bottom line: great price, easy install, light smoke good for day/night, and NO FOG!!! December 19, 2011
Works as advertised Bought this for my new RX-Q. The anti-fog works well, still get a good amount of fogging around perimeter of lens. Installs easily, vents ok. My big complaint about this lens is the visual clarity. Looking thru this lens is disappointing at best. Produces a good amount of light glare from oncoming headlights and the visual trueness is not very good. Comparing this to my Nolan N-102 Pin lock and the Arai lens is sub-par, the Nolan is nearly invisible where the Arai is like looking thru a fish bowl. The anti-fog function works, but visual clarity is not there. December 15, 2011
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Arai SAI Pinlock Insert
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Anjaneya S: better shield. mostly use to change pin lock shields for day/night use Feb 23, 2014
CHRISTOPHER G: I WANTED A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT COLOR NOT TOO DARK BUT A LITTLE DARKER THAN JUST CLEAR Feb 12, 2014
C B: needed it. Dec 10, 2013
Jorge G: It's the way to go!! Nov 4, 2013
Fabricio M: Firts, because I'have had one once and I know how good it is. Second, I couldn't find the appropriated pinlock for my helmet in Brazil, but Mr. James (RevZilla's sales guy who support me) gave me a right solution - he was amazing! Oct 18, 2013
John R: Safety. Oct 11, 2013
A s: insert for pinlock faceshield. didn't want clear Aug 31, 2013
A shopper asked: Does the shield or the pinlock block ultraviolet rays? I'm considering a yellow or light smoke pinlock but do not want to introduce tint without UV protection. Sep 15, 2013
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Bill B: I have used both of them for a year or so each. The light smoke insert was purchased after I had issues with the yellow tinted shield's glare on bright days. The light smoke is just about perfect. Night riding has to be considered for either insert the light smoke is a better choice if you ride much at night. The UV protection was not considered when purchasing these. They both are top of the line and totally eliminated the fog on shield at the same time they provided the shielding from the bright sunlight. These are the best inserts offered. Sep 15, 2013
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Ron Y: That is a very good question. I would like to know the answer myself. All I can tell you is that the pinlock, when it is working, will certainly keep the visor from fogging up in the rain. However, the last pinlock I bought for my Arai helmet did not fit correctly and it fogged up like crazy. I finally had to take it out. That was not the case at all with the original pinlock that came with the helmet. Sep 15, 2013
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Edwin W: Yes has UV Protection. Keep in mind if you have UV color tint changing glasses or sun glasses they won't work very well. you may want to consider the ProtecTINT version. Then you will not have to worry about swapping from a clear insert to a light smoke or smoked insert. Sep 15, 2013
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DON M: According to Arai, the shield and the pinlocks do have some UV protection. Sep 18, 2013
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Laura S: According to the manufacturer's website, it provides 100% UV protection. Sep 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Clear and both light and dark smoke tints are self-explanatory, but, trying to figure out what riding conditions you would use the yellow or amber tint inserts. Thanks. Jul 16, 2012
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RevZilla: The difference between Yellow and Amber tints is a closely guarded secret that only an elite few people know. Your best bet would be to make a pilgrimage to Tibet and seek out a monk who lives in a pagoda high atop a mountain peak in the Himalayas. Before revealing the secret, however, he will ask you to test your commitment and dedication by sending you on a quest to find an extraordinarily rare flower that only grows on the east side of the mountain. Only then will it be revealed that both tints increase visual clarity during the day in low-light, overcast, or rainy conditions but the amber tint is better in the fog. Well, I guess you don't have to make the trip now. But the monk would also teach you a deadly martial art so you can fight crime like a spandex-clad vigilante super hero, so that would totally be worth it. Jul 17, 2012
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GabeSportBikeTrackTime: Yellow can be used for anything, really. But I've only seen/used yellow tint at night.

It's great for night because the yellow tint brightens things up and makes your eyes definitely feel like there on "high-alert". It makes your eyes feel quicker and wakes you up a bit haha!

As for amber tint, I have no idea.
Aug 16, 2012
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A shopper asked: I keep the pin lock insert installed on my shield year-round. I find that after 3-4 months the silicon seal isn't as tight allowing air to escape and moisture to gather on the inside of the shield. Does the silicon seal need to "rest"? Dec 14, 2012
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RevZilla: In my experience with Pinlock, the system works like a charm up until the point where the shield gets too scratched to see through.

The silicone seal helps to keep water and moisture out from between the layers, however, the real technology is the interior layer (or lens) which actually absorbs moisture instead of allowing it to materialize as fog.

If you have issues with the seal, just unseat the pinlock lens and clean the shield. Then re-apply, hopefully without issue. The only caution I would give you is that constant changing of the pinlock lens will break down the silicone seal and allow moisture to eventually creep in-between and form on the shield. If is better to change the pinlock lens once a season as needed.

Chris K.
Dec 14, 2012
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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Clear 754881 DKS054C In Stock: Ships next business day
Light Smoke 754882 DKS054LS In Stock: Ships next business day
Dark Smoke 754883 DKS054DS In Stock: Ships next business day
Yellow 754885 DKS054Y In Stock: Ships next business day