Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Face Shield
The original face shield on my Shoei RF-1100 fogged up constantly. This pin lock visor along with the lens has solved this problem completely. You no longer need to crack the visor to clear the shield. My only gripe is that the pinlock visor should be a stock item on the Shoei helmets.
December 2, 2013
Amazing lens - should be included with helmet
Well, you will hear people say things like "it was like night and day"... I guess I should say this will help you come "out of the fog"... When paired with the pinlock lens, this shield has ZERO fogging in any condition that I've been able to ride in. I've ridden in 25 degree cold, rain, and everything in-between. I have a Shoei Qwest helmet and before I added this shield and lens, I had to use venting and work very hard to be able to see clearly. Since the new shield, I can't make the shield fog, doesn't matter the venting configuration, weather or anything else. It's a brilliant product!
November 25, 2013
Worked, but some fog on the outside
This product worked for keeping the fog out of the middle of my view, but anytime I looked over my shoulder all I could see was white. The corners seemed to accumulate all the fog that would have otherwise been spread over the facemask. I am going to try this out for a little while longer, but I think this will be a purchase that I just return.
November 11, 2013
Pinlock does exactly what it's supposed to do, it keeps your faceshield from fogging up .. works great and you don't notice it at all .. Love it!!
October 28, 2013
These should come with the helmet!
These are absolutely must-haves. They should come with the helmet purchase.
October 23, 2013
Just What the Doctor Ordered
I was really getting irritated with how easily my faceshields in my Shoei Qwest were fogging up. Having done some research, I ordered this fine pinlock faceshield, and it solved my problem. It's great to be able to even ride through fog in sub-forty degree temperatures without having to crack my shield open in the least. The condensation the collects on the outside of the shield from riding in such conditions will obscure your vision before the inside fogs up.
As far as noise goes, it really doesn't sound any different from the non-pinlock CW-1 faceshield. The Qwest was made so that road noise/wind would be tolerable to the rider (for me it still seems loud, but certainly much less so than other helmets. Anyway...), and the faceshield doesn't change that.
The one thing I'll complain about is that the lens you attach to the inside of the faceshield is extremely delicate. I went over it very lightly with a towel to get some lint off and put a few small scratches on the surface. You'll want some specialty, lint-free acrylic cleaning cloths for the purpose if you need to do any wiping on there.
That being said, I really can't see any reason why anyone with a Shoei Qwest shouldn't get one of these, except maybe a lack of available funds. Being an all-weather rider, though, I'm of the opinion that this faceshield and the accompanying lens are worth every penny.
October 21, 2013
Works as advertised
The pinlock visor and lens work as advertised. As the temperatures cool off I have made several rides without fogging even when stopped a traffic signals. The video on how to install the pinlock lens was very helpful as this is a bit tricky. I went with the clear shield and clear lens and notice no difference in visibility with or without the pinlock lens.
October 7, 2013
Good product but should be included with helmet!
The dark smoke is unfortunately not as dark as i was hoping for, you can see someones face behind it in moderate light. I'm totally comfortable riding in the city (with streetlights) at night with it. You can ride without the streetlights but would not recommend it, more so on a dark night like no moon and cloud cover. I don't have the lens yet so can't say on anti-fog but i know it will be great. It's total BS these don't come with the lid given how much you pay for a shoei! The pin-lock ready shields are cheaper than the non...pfft... rediculousness!
September 25, 2013