Arai XD-3 / XD-4 Pinlock Ready Face Shield
What price do you put on safety?
I have been using anti fog sprays for years.
They are a temporary solution.
They must be reapplied after a short time.
The pinlock shield and insert is THE solution.
No fog. Even with the complex curve of the XD3.
Do not know why I waited so long to be consistently safe.
April 6, 2014
Like you had 2 drinks
The system is quite there yet. When you put the clear anti-fog lens in, it creates a funky view that not quite rite.
March 8, 2014
Prevents condensation well; slight drop off in visual clarity
On the sharply pointed Arai XD-3/4 visors, there's a small amount of distortion off-center when using the pin-lock insert. But as for what I bought it to do, stop fogging / condensation, it works very well. I have a light smoke shield and should probably have gone for the clear - - most of the time I need help with fogging in low-light situations.
July 16, 2013
Arai XD-3 Pinlock Face Shield
Over the years I have tried all sorts of sprays and other old wives tales to stop my visor from fogging up, some sort of work but then you forget to do it all the time and you still end up in the poo.
These pin lock visor inserts are truly the only way to go for 100% effectiveness! Don't think about just get one and enjoy.
September 10, 2012
OK. I guess
The Pinlock shield with the insert does the trick. It does stop fogging as stated. But to spend $75+ USD to get an anti-fogging system is a bit expensive. I just paid closed to $500 for the helmet and needed to cough up another $75 more so I can use it in cold weather. Not thrilled... but I can see clearly now. Remember folks, you need to buy the shield in addition to the shield insert.
March 26, 2012
Tight insert fit?
This is an excellent shield and fit my XD-3 like a glove. I've noted a few complaints on a few forums about the insert not fitting properly. Remember that the pinlock cams have to be turned so they are at their widest point then the insert will fit like a glove.
November 7, 2011
minor repair need
the pins on the visior were 180 degrees out made inner visior not fit after I turned the pins it fit fine.
September 5, 2011
Does Stop Fogging but......
The Pin Lock System does stop the fogging, as advertised. I'm a bit disappointed with it for my particular situation however, which is the Arai XD-3 helmet. I purchased both a clear and smoked insert, hoping I would be able to switch easily from one to another. Not so with my helmet. I would have to completely remove the helmet side screws, peak and visor to switch the lense inserts. There seems to be no way to switch the inserts without removing the visor. Not too pratical at the side of the road at sundown. Also, a bit of distortion and some reflections, but you get used to it. I still haven't tried it in the rain yet, but I hope this is where it works, making it worth all the effort.
June 21, 2011