Arai XD-4 Brow Vent Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
Multiple Pinlock Issues.....
It's bad enough you're forced to drop another $80+ to address the fogging issue inherent to the XD-4, however, from day one after swapping visors, I've had problems with the pinlock...with the increased thickness of the shield combined with the insert, it hangs/rubs on the face shield opening each time you open/close...so much so, it led to breaking the seal between the shield and the insert, which defeats the purpose of the system, and allows rain water to actually accumulate between these...then with the added weight of the shield and pinlock, the hinge system no longer is as supportive, hence, in full open position, the slightest nod or jarring of your head causes the shield to partially close. Arai has been very accommodating to my concerns, so much so, they shipped my helmet to Japan to have the techs research a fix. Over a month later, still no resolution, and I still don't have my helmet. On the one hand, Arai has thrown everything at this trying to resolve the problem, on the other hand, this doesn't say much about their initial QA/QC of this add-on. I've become so frustrated that I'm one step away from requesting a refund, and seeking a competitors helmet.
February 14, 2015
It's really the pinlock lens that shines here. When used with this visor, it eliminates fog inside the visor.
the only thing this visor really could use, in this form, or regular version, is Arai's de mist lock.
Aside from that, it does its job well.
November 28, 2014
A must have for all
Really simple to install and paired with the smoked lense attchment its a great set up. No fogging and crystal clear view.
October 5, 2014
system is not user friendly and not designed very well
Installing this pin lock filter to the visor is extremely difficult and fits poorly. very sad that Arai has this cam type pins.
When you finally get it installed the filter touches the shield defeating the whole air gap insulation property.
Arai should take another look at the design on their pin lock.
June 21, 2014
Arai PinLock face sheild
Not much to say...this is a standard Arai face sheild that has the "pins" installed for the PinLock inserts. Replacement is easy, 4 screws. Don't overtighten when replacing, they are plastic afterall.
April 28, 2014
Great improvement !
Pin lock is a must for low temperature and rain condition.
January 6, 2014
Fit perfectly. Installed with ease and now with insert I can ride in cold weather without fear of fogging up! VERY HAPPY!
November 4, 2013
Shield is awesome and does what it is supposed to.
One would expect Arai to include the pinlock shield by default, especially if you consider the cost of the helmet. THe pinlock system is awsome through. Still feels as if this should be a standard feature on a helmet in this price range
August 19, 2013