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Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
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Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Ready Faceshield 

Ready to snap right onto your Shoei QwestRF1100 or X-12 Helmet, the Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Ready Faceshield is equipped with pins inside the shield that accept a CWR-1 Pinlock Insert (sold separately) that will keep your helmet fog free in even the toughest wet and cold conditions. 


  • Specially designed shield and lens work together CWR-1 Pinlock Insert sold separately
  • Built-in pins on the shield along with the Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens transforms your single shield into a dual shield that will resist fog buildup
  • Colored lenses use ProSeal technology
  • Easily cleaned
  • Read more about Pinlock Shield Technology

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Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield 4.7 5 97 97
Love it! The yellow is perfect for morning sun riding!! Very easy to put on and take off. March 23, 2015
Does what it needs to do I bought this shield for use with my anti-fog insert. The shield is exactly what I expected it to be and fits in my Shoei Qwest without issues. My anti-fog insert installed easily and now I have no fog build-up! Other Qwest owners will know how frustrating it is since the Qwest has very poor air management. I recommend this if you need the pinlock insert. I bought the light smoke color because I wanted something to help for the bright days when I didn't have sunglasses with me. I love the light smoke; I have ridden at night with it and I can still see fine. It was a large concern of mine originally but I don't think it impairs my visibility at all. I wasn't a big fan of having to drop $40 when I already had a face shield for my helmet, but the fog issue is very dangerous and I think it's worth it in the end. March 11, 2015
Works well Pinlock ready shield does work well when used with pinlock insert but the cost for the combination is a bit high. Performance is generally good even in cold wet weather. Recommended for anyone with quest or other helmet not shipped with pinlock shield as standard equipment. Would recommend light grey for general purpose use as it is light enough for night but cuts bright daylight down some during day March 2, 2015
Great piece of equipment I bought this face shield for my son for Christmas. It is exactly what he wanted. It is light weight, provides excellent vision, while providing protection. Thanks for your great products. March 2, 2015
Expensive but effective Really helps in cold or rainy conditions. Allows you to keep the visor down with no fogging at all. Can't comment on long term seal of the silicone bead on the insert, but Shoei tends to make quality products, so.... I really do wish these things were a bit cheaper. The shield and insert are going to run you more than $80 and if you want different colors you need to get a new shield (and probably insert too, since it doesn't seem like a good idea to be unseating and reseating the bead on the insert). February 26, 2015
the thing I was looking for i just broke my origin lens on my Shoei RF-1100, so it's just came on time. Fits great, very clear vision, pin-lock system works as it should February 23, 2015
good product works just as advertised for helping avoid fog up. Does cause some distortion at night, but better than being fogged up. February 2, 2015
Excellent Product This is a very high quality OEM visor. It's durable and fits the Qwest helmet perfectly, and the pinlock insert (bought separately) installed easily. February 2, 2015
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Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
Already Asked: 12 Questions, 104 Answers
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Edward M: want to try it out, and need some level of tint for bright sunny days Mar 29, 2015
Clifford C: they're holding a gun to my head. Mar 19, 2015
Sverre A: Because my Shoei Qwest did not come with a Pinlock Face Shield. Mar 4, 2015
Jon C: Want the pin lock for fogging, the color for better visual acuity during overcast days. Feb 14, 2015
Matthew T: I have an aversion to fog blocking my vision in the mornings. I have no desire to rub my flesh against tarmac. Feb 14, 2015
Karen D: I ordered the dark smoke for sun protection. Love my Shoei helmet and this will make it even more enjoyable. Feb 9, 2015
Edward G: Because I have a Shoei Qwest helmet and needed some help with fogging Jan 20, 2015
Rodrigo H: I used this to cross the Andes mountains in northern Chile / Argentina. It worked very well as a ONE TIME USE. I cleaned and packed it in its plastic sleeve thinking I would be able to reuse. I wasn't able to reuse it... two other friends bought the same item and were only able to use once. If you are going on a LONG TRIP it's a must-have for extreme fog situations but don't expect to get more than two rides out of it! Jan 19, 2015
Joseph W T: Qwest helmet is nortorious for fogging. Since Shoei isn't delivering the transition shield had to settle for plain pinlock. Jan 4, 2015
Richard C: because it's raining! Dec 10, 2014
B E: Bought this in "dark smoke" for those sunny days. Also pinlock ready so I can add insert later Dec 6, 2014
Gerard D: Extra shield ordered to keep from switching from smoke to clear pin lock inserts. Nov 26, 2014
cddddd: gift Nov 18, 2014
Steve P: Wanted the pinlock fog proof system. Nov 10, 2014
S P: never a problem with fogging after using this Oct 22, 2014
James M: Love it!! Oct 4, 2014
Keven W: Shoei Qwest helmets are great but notorious for easy fogging. Living and riding in coastal Southern California sees microclimate changes that can result in rapid fogging on the visor. The pin lock system seems to be proven technology that will help provide safer visibility in challenging riding conditions. Oct 4, 2014
Gordon S: Ride year round in Northern Virginia. Hot, humid summer and cold winter months. Tired of having my shield fog up and none of the spray/wipes/coatings worked. This does -- 100% of the time. Down side -- looks like I accidentally hit it with some of my lens cleaner, and noe it has "spots". Clear spots, but they do cause some blurriness. Sep 28, 2014
mark f: to keep helmet from fogging up Sep 27, 2014
Jim S: As a Seattle motorcycle commuter, fogging is a pretty serious issue, especially in the winter. This did the trick. Sep 14, 2014
CHIKIN S: pinlock for helmet Sep 11, 2014
Tom Paschal: I commute on the bike rain or shine. Pinlock works all winter long through the rain 30 miles each way. Aug 26, 2014
Brant W: I chose this one because the photochromic shield is NEVER going to be ready to ship haha Aug 23, 2014
TIM V: Required to be used with the pinlock lens (sold separately). Aug 22, 2014
Byron C: This product works. I have pinlock in all my helmets and will never go back to foggy shields. Aug 22, 2014
justin v: Along with the pinlock lens this has a made the biggest difference in visibility. Have used this for a few months now with my Shoei Qwest helmet and have no fogging issues at all. Excellent product and I wouldn't ride without it. Aug 18, 2014
Vishal P: Though this piece is pretty expensive compared to other pinlock faceshield options from other brands its a real blessing to have this piece especially for foggy conditions. And the smoke black version along with my shoei qwest hi vis helmet gives it a complete bad-ass look. The only con as I said earlier is the price and the need to buy a pinlock anti fog lens separately which further pinches the pocket. However, since I bought the Shoei Qwest on a closeout, I've absolutely no regrets. Aug 17, 2014
Fabian S: Fogging is a big cons when riding in cold mornings or frozen nights. Aug 7, 2014
Franklin S: Good reviews. Jul 22, 2014
Gerald M: I don't wear sunglasses with my helmet, so I like to ride with a dark shield...and since this shield is pinlock-ready, I can get a pinlock shield at any time if I have any fogging issues. Jul 15, 2014
Chris S: I have to use sunglasses when I ride to avoid headaches. Hoping this solves the problem. I do almost zero night riding. Jul 5, 2014
Daniel B: My girlfriend got a scratch on her shield a couple weeks after getting a new helmet. She is really picky about not having anything on the shield to look out of so this pinlock should work great. It is an upgrade from the stock shield and with zillaBucks it was a lot less!!!

Thank you RevZilla!!!!
Jun 30, 2014
Steven L: "Unfortunately the high price of Shoei lids does not cover pinlock/lens. Hopefully in the future photochromatic pinlock sheilds and lens will be standard issue on at least premium lids like Shoei." Jun 27, 2014
ED R: was tired of having a fogged up face shield Jun 27, 2014
Charles B: Easier to wear my regular glasses, get rid of fogging, and to keep out excess sun glare. Jun 26, 2014
A R: No fog. Enough said. Jun 23, 2014
Norman S: Accessory to my Shoei RF-1100. Been experiencing some fogging. Jun 21, 2014
Wilson L: Wanted a pinlock shield for my RF-1100 helmet Jun 14, 2014
Craig S: Bought the pinlock-ready face shield with the pinlock lens to eliminate my helmet fogging up. Works amazing! Jun 6, 2014
Aderonke A: For fogged lens May 9, 2014
matthew l: see above May 8, 2014
Patrick D: I needed an anti fog lens May 1, 2014
Eric R: Having this along with the insert kept the fog off my screen. Worked really well and will never go through cold weather riding without it. Apr 25, 2014
Lukas J: Fits my helmet and I needed some antifog protection. Apr 21, 2014
Keith P: High Def & Pinlock Apr 21, 2014
Russell M: Because it is AWESOME!! Apr 20, 2014
Rebecca A: My Sonoma Quest didn't come with this, so I'm upgrading my face shield! Apr 18, 2014
Larry G: Because my shoei helmet fogs up all the time, my son's icon never does! Why can't shoei figure it out. Apr 15, 2014
Duy T: For anti fog purposes Apr 3, 2014
Mike H: Bought this to replace the stock shield that came with my Shoei Qwest helmet. The stock shield fogged up constantly in good weather and was almost unusable in moist / foggy weather.

The CW-1 Pinlock ready shield with the Shoei CW-1 / CNS-1 Pinlock Lens fixed the issue. Make sure the pinlock cams are facing the correct direction based on the shield size. I had them facing the wrong direction initially and there was a minor gap at the bottom between lens and shield.
Mar 20, 2014
Lorena G: Required due to excessive fogging. Mar 18, 2014
Jacob T: Cheap alternative to the photochromic lens that is on back order for forever Mar 5, 2014
Charles B: Perfect winter shield - never any fog! Feb 25, 2014
Matthew V: Since I commute by motorcycle every day, every season, any weather, I want to ride fog-free during when the temps are colder. Feb 14, 2014
Eddie M: Looking for a visor solution to reduce fogging in cooler weather riding. This one was reported as being a good solution in user reviews. Feb 4, 2014
chris c: need fog protection as my commute frequently is socked in....hope this helps Jan 17, 2014
Justin G: Live in Vancouver, BC - ride in the rain all the timeâ?¦ constant fog issues... Jan 13, 2014
eric b: I don't want to go through another winter/spring with fogged lenses. Opening the face shield to defog windburns my eyes. time to do the pinlock shield. Jan 5, 2014
Steven B: Pinlock is the best anti-fog system out there by far. Won't buy a helmet that does not have pinlock at least as an option. Dec 25, 2013
Maureen W: I've had a pinlock on my other helmet. No fog.........No other way to go Dec 19, 2013
Likhi O: Wanted pinlock for so long now... no more fogging up! Nov 18, 2013
Daniel K: Tried FogTech on my Shoei CW-1 visor and it actually made the fogging worse. I've read that pinlock is my best chance for a fog free visor! Nov 14, 2013
Anthony B: Because the non-pinlock was terrible for anti-fogging. Or maybe I'm just a heavy breather? Nov 13, 2013
Gene C: I ride all year and discovered a lot of the riders I ride with swear by these visors. My current one fogs up bad in a 36 degree 5 hour ride. Now I will not have an issue with fogging up! Nov 9, 2013
Kurt W: It was great to have the anti-fog option that would not wear out. Nov 4, 2013
Brian B: I commute all year round in OK and needed a pin lock system to keep my RF-1100 helmet from fogging up when it gets below 55. Oct 18, 2013
Rick s: video and reviews Oct 15, 2013
Tom R: Wanted a fog free faceshield for my helmet for the winter Oct 14, 2013
Wayne S: My faceshield got scratched Oct 7, 2013
David G: Wanted Pinlock on my RF-1100 Oct 2, 2013
D R: We get lots of COLD-WET air here in the NW - I used this system on my OLD Rf1000 Shoei and loved it - Temps are dropping here and needed to get the NEW RF1100 up to speed!
Sep 27, 2013
Chris W: For winter riding excellent accessory top switch out for summer standard shield Sep 14, 2013
wesley z: to see Sep 10, 2013
mark m: For my quest helmet. Aug 30, 2013
Mathew B: I ride all yr round and needed something to help in the cold or rain Aug 30, 2013
A shopper asked: i have a rf-1100 with the original face shield. Its clear. I need a sunscreen shield with uv, so I can ditch the sunglasses because they cause pressure points, but I also have the problem with the fog. Apr 22, 2012
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RevZilla: Yes, the Shoei CW-1 Pinlock lens offers a 95 UV protection. It will be more or less intense depending on the lens color. Apr 25, 2012
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HowHH: It's my understanding the the CW-1 shields offer UV protection. Oct 30, 2012
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A shopper asked: I currently own the Shoei Quest. The stock face shield fogs up quickly and frequently with all the vents open and the breath guard installed. Does this face shield come with the clear fog free lens or do i need to order the lens separate. I know if i wanted a colored or tinted lens i'd need to order it separately. The reason I ask is because i read somewhere that this shield comes with a clear fog free lens and thats all i need.

Thank you
Dec 12, 2011
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CDP13: Nope...it's two separate pieces. The face shield has the pins on it and then you need to buy the fog shield which has notches that slip into the pins. If your shield has the pins already, then you will just need to order the fog shield insert. I had to order both. It's a great system, definitely blocks out the fog and for the weather I ride in (cool & rainy), it has definitely worked. My original face shield use to fog up and I had to ride with it cracked all the time. Now, that's over and I get to keep my face shield closed, the head vents closed with only the face vent open. Hope this helps you decide it's worth the purchase. As for tints, well I think you can buy either in tint, but I'm sure the RevZilla staff can help with that...good luck! Jan 10, 2012
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DrDan: This will fix your fog problem right away. My Qwest was driving me nuts until I swapped out the visor for the Pinlock one. Yes, you need to order the insert separately, which is unfortunately an extra cost item. Jan 29, 2012
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Chris K: This Pinlock shield is the shield only. To complete the system, you would need to order a lens as well. You can purchase these in clear or in several types of tint. I've linked the product for you below: Dec 14, 2011
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Sjduc1200s: Yes. You need to buy the pin lock lens separately. It works great. You won't regret it. Oct 20, 2012
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Kurpasha: You need to order separate the shield and the lens May 18, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have the Shoei Qwest helmet and am interested in moving to a pinlock lense. What parts do I need and can I get any other color other than clear? Dec 26, 2014
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Kenneth B: Assuming you have a pinlock-ready face shield, all you need is the pinlock lens. The pinlock lens is clear, so if you want a tint, you need use a tinted face shield. During the day I use mine with the darkest face shield, but I also have a clear shield to use at night. Feb 22, 2015
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CHRISTOPHER G: i have the Shoei Qwest with the pin lock lens , the shield that you need is the cw-1 which is the same shield that is used on the now discounted rf-1100 .
The shield comes in different colors but the pinlock is only available in clea
hope this helps
Feb 9, 2015
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Sverre A: I have the Shoei Qwest and bought the pin lock face shield and a clear lens. It definitely works keeping the inside of the lens from fogging up. Jan 25, 2015
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Roland H: There are four colors including clear and you do not need anything other than the lens. The new shield fits into the existing helmet support. Dec 26, 2014
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Michael B asked: I was wondering if I buy this face shield does come with the pinlock insert doesn't say and other sites state it comes with a insert when you purchase the shield . Just wondering since it seems expensive if you have to buy a face shield and the pinlock insert? Mar 7, 2015
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Aaron L: You have to buy the lens by itself. It doesn't come with it. But it's worth it. Doesn't fog up at all. Best solution for a foggy visor Mar 7, 2015
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Michael B: Never mind reading description on a phone I missed the words "sold separately" Mar 7, 2015
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Patrick Z: no you have to buy the insert separately Mar 7, 2015
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A S asked: Hello,

I have a Zox Rush Rx and it does not have the holes pre-drilled on the face shield, is there anyway that I can adapt the pinlock kit to it?
Apr 23, 2014
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Richard P: They are not holes they are pins in the shield. I guess you could do some thing but it would be difficult, I believe the pins have little slots next to the inside of the shield surface to accept the pin lock. Hope this helps.
Apr 24, 2014
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A S: Would there be a direct replacement face shield available for my helmet that is set up for the pinlock?
Thanks Apr 24, 2014
A S: Hello Steve,
Which shield would be compatible with my Zox Rush Rx helmet?
Apr 24, 2014
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Steve L: No. You'll need a new shield that has the pin lock posts in place. Apr 24, 2014
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A S: Hello Steve,
Which shield would be compatible with my Zox Rush Rx helmet? Apr 25, 2014
Timur M asked: Is this CW-1 shield fits the XR-1100 (The European version of RF I suppose) ? Mar 20, 2014
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John G: I have no idea. I bought it for the Shoei Qwest. Mar 22, 2014
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William E: yes, xr-1100 and rf-1100 are the same Mar 20, 2014
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Peter K asked: I have search the internet for the hi def yellow face-shields and what its use for and i could not find a straight answer. I was wondering if you can explain to me the use for them and time of day its use for? I heard its great for night riding can you please confirm this. Oct 29, 2013
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Richard P: I do have a yellow pin lock insert. I do not tend to use it much as I live in an area that has way more sunny days than cloudy ones, The yellow is mostly used for over cast days as it creates higher definition or contrast with less light. I have not tried it at night, but it does work well as stated above. Oct 30, 2013
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Daniel T: The yellow is best used on overcast and rainy days. It is not helpful on sunny days and I definitely would not use it at night. I have had the occasion where I was near home on the road while it was getting dark and it definitely impacts your vision with oncoming cars. Oct 29, 2013
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Ronak P asked: Did they change the tinting? If I recall correctly, it used to be the shield was clear while the insert was tinted. It seems now the shield is tinted, and I suppose the insert will be clear. Is this correct? Oct 14, 2013
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Peter K: I have search the internet for the hi def yellow face-shields and what its use for and i could not find a straight answer. I was wondering if you can explain to me the use for them and time of day it shines? I heard its great for night riding can you please confirm this. Oct 29, 2013
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Timur M: Is this CW-1 shield fits the XR-1100 (The European version of RF I suppose) ? Mar 19, 2014
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Timur M: Opps! My mistake))) It was separate Q... Mar 19, 2014
A shopper asked: The picture of this shield doesn't match the shield for my Shoei Qwest... Is this the correct Pinlock shield to purchase for my Shoei Qwest? Sep 11, 2012
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RevZilla: Yes, the CW-1 fits the Shoei Qwest, as well as the RF-1100 and X-12, even if the photo seems different. Sep 11, 2012
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HowHH: The CW-1 is what fits the Qwest. It's exactly what I got for mine. Oct 30, 2012
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A shopper asked: Will this visor fit a Shoei RF1000? Apr 22, 2012
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RevZilla: No, the CW-1 Face Shield will not fit the RF-1000. The RF-1000 uses a CX-1V Face Shield. Apr 25, 2012
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Daniel S: No. Only for the RF-1100 Dec 24, 2012
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A shopper asked: Hello,

I have a Zox Rush Rx that does not the pre-drilled holes on the visor for the pinlock kit. Would I be able to somehow adapt it to my helmet?
Apr 23, 2014
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James E: The pinlock-ready face shield comes with the pins already installed in the proper position for the second visor piece. This ensures that the second visor layer is airtight against the insde of the visor. You might be able to install pins in the proper position; but if they are not in the correct position or have some wiggle, there will be an air leak and the shield will probably still fog up. Apr 24, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Clear 535810 0213-9400-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Smoke 884253 0213-9415-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Dark Smoke 884252 0213-9405-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Hi Def Yellow 884251 0213-9403-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours