Arai XD-4 / XD-3 Pinlock Lens Insert
Works as advertised
I used the insert on a 10 day trip in Scotland. Oddly enough it only drizzled a few minutes the entire time. Regardless, the insert prevented major fogging in the damp, cold and foggy mornings each day. My wife did not have an insert and she was fogging regularly.
December 7, 2015
Bought this item for a trip across country in the spring to try and keep from having to deal with fogging on my XD-4. Hit rain, snow, and near freezing temperatures with no fogging issues. Even tried to get it to fog unsuccessfully at a couple times just to see it I could. Expensive but cured my fogging issues. Would be better if it was a little easier to remove and install so you could easily swap it out with other tints.
July 13, 2015
Purchased the pinlock insert along with a new Arai XD4 pinlock face shield. The insert does not fit properly on the sheild to form the necessary gap between the shield and the lens insert. The insert pushes itself against the sheild in several places even with the pins adjusted to their most open position. For a proper fit only the inserts gasket should make contact with the face sheild. Useless!!!
Have not had this problem with previous pinlock systems on Shoei helmets.
June 27, 2015
Even with max adjustment didnt fit too well into visor
On time delivery, looks great, good quality product, just it doesn't fit too well into the visor. Have ordered a second pair of visor and pinlock - same issue, even with max adjustment the fit is not good especially for a product of this price
June 1, 2015
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