Arai XD-4 / XD-3 Pinlock Lens Insert
XD-4 pinlock insert
The shape of the XD-4 shield doesn't readily lend itself to a pinlock insert; however it does work after a fashion. I primarily changed shields to the pinlock version so I could have a tinted shield. Still it does help with fogging but with the brow vents and chin vent open the shield has only fogged when stopped in cool weather. The shape of the shield does let the pinlock insert touch the outside shield and from outside the helmet the pinlock insert looks like a really bad tint job on car windows; that splotchy look. It doesn't affect rider vision so I just ignore it.
March 29, 2015
Great product for long rides in all conditions
Excellent helmet, as you would expect from Arai, I ride mostly off road in South Africa, gravel tracks etc, its a well ventilated helmet which is important in our conditions, I also find it much quieter than the BMW Enduro helmet.
March 7, 2015
Great addition to XD3
Ordered this to try and get rid of the fog issue I get riding in the winter and in cold rainy weather. 100% no fog issues yet, as of 1 month of using. Only draw back I have is the yellow lens is a bit dark for night riding but I've gotten used to it.
December 22, 2014
Installed Correctly, It works Perfectly
I hesitated to buy the pinlock lens/visor for my XD4 due to the reviews here on ZLA, and the specific warning from Revzilla on the page for the pinlock, but tried it anyway as I noticed a few guys with GS's managed to make it work.
I was ready to modify the lens with a Dremel if needed, but thankfully, it just needed to be installed correctly.
Maybe Arai moved the eccentric adjusters back a bit, but the adjusters on my visor have enough range to accommodate the pinlock lens just fine.
I had to install it twice before I got a proper fit, and even then had to push it up a bit to make the gasket seal all the way around. I then fine tuned where the lens touched the visor with the eccentric adjusters. Now it doesn't touch.
I've tested it down to 25F and it's fantastic. I got the yellow tinted one, and it makes grey days POP! Everything looks so bright and nice. When I open the visor, it looks depressing and ugly out there!
My only gripe is the pinlock lens rubs the top of the XD4's visor seal when I open the visor. We'll see how long that lasts...
Either way, considering how effective it is at eliminating (not reducing) fog inside the visor, it's completely worth it.
November 28, 2014
poor fitting pin lock
The shield fits the helmet fine and it is a quality clear shield. However the pin lock inner is a poor fit very hard to get it to form to the shield. I still have a air gap because it just cannot quiet conform to the shields shape. I have used pin locks with my other helmets without any issues and really like the fit. I had read that others have similar issues with the XD4// pin lock so I guess I am not too surprised. Consider it a 90 dollar experiment. Oh well I still have a good clear shield so not all is lost.
October 28, 2014
Eliminates fogging on Arai XD4 helmet
Does it's job once you fit it properly. The insert does not fit the shield as shipped. Even with shield pins adjusted to furthest outside cam position the insert was too big. Problem solved by taking a dremel tool cutting blade the same diameter of the pin lock insert slots and elongating the slots by about 1mm on each side. Insert installed fine after this and the cams on the shield pins could be adjusted inwards again to produce a snug fit. Insert sealed 100% around the perimeter which you can tell by the "jelly" gasket making contact as viewed from the outside of the lens.
September 1, 2014
Pinlock on Aria XD-4 helmet
Purchased this for my new Arai XD-4 helmet though the warning from Rev Zilla was that the Pin Lock Lens insert did not work so well for the XD-4 . When I installed it into the new clear shield that I purchased along with the Pin Lock lens I had to play with the plastic adjustment screws to get the Pin Lock Lens to seal to the inside of the face shield. I have let it set for several weeks now hoping it would conform to the face shield. Also when I flip the face shield up, on the inside the Pin Lock shield rubs against the upper rubber seal of the helmet above the eye brow. So waiting to see if that eventually damages the Pin Lock as in hot weather I ride with the face shield flipped completely up.
August 18, 2014
This is great. Works as intended. No fogging at all. My negative comment is that a high end helmet like the xd4 should come with this out of the box. Without the pinlock you have a $600+ helmet that absolutely will fog.
May 12, 2014