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Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Ready Faceshield 

Ready to snap into your Shoei Qwest, RF-1100 or X-12 Helmet, the Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-ready face shield is equipped with pins inside the shield that accept a CWR-1 EVO Pinlock Insert Lens (sold separately) that will keep your helmet fog free in even the toughest wet and cold conditions. 

Features:

  • Built-in pins on the shield along with the Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens (sold separately) transforms your single shield into a dual shield that will resist fog buildup
  • Colored lenses use ProSeal technology
  • Easily cleaned

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.

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Works well, but be sure that you really need this
Pro: No fogging.

Con: Expensive piece of plastic. With insert in place the visor also catches on upper seal of helmet. Did I say this is a ridiculously expensive piece of plastic?

Summary: If you have excess beer money and live in wet/cold then ok... otherwise shield + insert are setting you back ~$80 so think hard about how easy it is to crack your current visor to dissipate minor condensation...
October 6, 2014
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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
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2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000
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It works!
I purchased the Pinlock lens and shield for my new Shoei Qwest. With the cold weather coming, I needed a good solution for visor fogging. I've tried various wipe-on products in the past, but wanted something that was more effective and that didn't need to be regularly reapplied. The Pinlock system does the trick. Whether it's cold or wet outside, or cold AND wet - no more fogging visor! No more need to crack the shield open at a traffic light to clear the mist!

What has also impressed me about the Pinlock system on the Shoei is that the visor insert extends to cover such a large area of the shield. The field of vision is great. The example pic doesn't do it justice.

Some have noted that under certain conditions that there can be some internal reflection artifacts, but I have gotten that even with non-Pinlock shields. As long as you are looking at the road instead of trying to look at the inner surface of the shield, you will not be bothered at all. The important thing is that there is no dangerous fogging to interfere with your vision.

I initially purchased a clear insert to go with the shield. It has worked so well for me that I have since purchased a dark smoke insert for those cold but sunny days.
October 30, 2012
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Great shield, fits identical to OE.
I ordered the dark smoke, and it fits identical to the clear shield that shipped with my Shoei Qwest. It does a great job of blocking light, yet isn't so dark to see out of. Dark Smoke makes any helmet look tons better.

The shield does fog up somewhat easy (that's more a function of helmet geometry) but it also clears up incredibly fast. I'll be getting a pinlock lens in the near future.

I've only had my Qwest for a week, but something I was reminded of as I replaced the shield is how thick Shoei's shields are. I came from an HJC CS-RD (budget helmet) and looking back now that shield was incredibly thin compared to this.
May 7, 2013
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2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
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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
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Don't wait... Buy it!
Hands down, the absolute best bang for your buck investment EVER. I always had issues with fogging in the rain and cold. I tried every combination of suggestions to prevent it to no avail. After dropping my old shield while swapping from day to night I decided to try the pin-lock everyone was talking about. I'm so glad I did and you will be too.
December 30, 2014
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2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer
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Pinlock is GREAT!
After seeing some of the great reviews and hesitating because of the higher cost, I decided to finally try it. It works as describe and I'm truly amazed at how well it works. Absolutely zero fog, even at 35 degree weather standing still at a red light. I highly recommend it.
March 19, 2013
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2012 Yamaha YZF-R6
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Really works
Riding in NYC cold weather is no worries with fogging up w this. But not moving and heavy breathing can start to show alittle bit. Though the only problem can be the glare reflections on visuals sometimes. But pretty awesome most of the time. I am sold on using as much as possible.
February 25, 2013
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2012 Vespa GTS 300 Super
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Excellent design,great product
A great product for my Shoei Helmet. Unfortunately it didn't come with this shield. I used the fog inserts for this shield and already had a clear one. I bought another shield for my smoke color fog insert and highly recommend this shield. No more problems with fogging up the shield while riding when used with the fog inserts bought separately.
October 10, 2011
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2010 BMW F800ST
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Well made visor
Fits and seals perfectly, snaps right in, no issues. Dark smoke tint is actually great for all but the darkest of roads at night also.
June 10, 2013
Ride:
2002 Triumph Sprint RS
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Why did you choose this?
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No fog
timothy l on Aug 23, 2016
I have not found a better fog free solution than the Pin-lock system. Figured I give my Shoei the same treatment my other helmets got.
D Money on Aug 2, 2016
No fog
timothy l on Aug 23, 2016
anti fog
G E on Aug 6, 2016
I have not found a better fog free solution than the Pin-lock system. Figured I give my Shoei the same treatment my other helmets got.
D Money on Aug 2, 2016
Needed to prevent fog in my helmet.
T E on Jul 29, 2016
Perfect solution for a big problem. Only thing that has worked for me.
Jason on Jul 23, 2016
High Def yellow for my Shoei helmet to improve my view of the road, other drivers, and animals that want to kamikaze me.
foto on Jun 28, 2016
cut down on sunlight and fog with CW-1.
michael c on Jun 23, 2016
The Pinlock shield is the ONLY shield I have found to be absolutely fog-proof in winter riding. By that I mean it is fog-proof over the entire area covered by the Pinlock lens. There may be some fogging around the edges but I have found this to be unnoticeable in two winters of daily commuting. I have installed Pinlocks on my Schuberth C3s as well as a Shoei RF-1200 and Qwest. If you are looking for a fog-free solution for cold weather riding, I highly suggest giving the Pinlocks a try.
SeaMonkey on Jun 11, 2016
Cool morning rides without vision losses.
Larry S on Jun 1, 2016
Needed a tinted shield
D C on May 27, 2016
I need a shaded shield
A S on May 21, 2016
I am going on a cross-country trip and would rather have a tinted shield so I don't have to wear sunglasses under my helmet
windycitygirl on May 16, 2016
Have one and wore it out in 4 years
Eric H on May 11, 2016
Completed first winter and spring with the pinlock shield. In 8 years of previous Shoei ownership, have always been disappointed with the fogging in cool, damp weather at low speed in traffic (wasn't an issue with my previous brand), and no other solutions had worked well. As others have reviewed, the pinlock was fantastic. I did not have an issue on any of my daily commutes this winter & spring, despite being in a humid environment with temps between 30-70f. Highly recommend
John W on May 5, 2016
I needed a face shield for my shoei qwest that wouldn't fog up.
Kelevra on May 2, 2016
Need replacement
Sergio C on Apr 28, 2016
It fit my RF-1100 helmet.
Steve L on Apr 8, 2016
performance and price
Codrin D on Mar 23, 2016
Needed a pinlock shield for my Shoei RF-1100.
Matthew B on Mar 19, 2016
old shield is not appropriate for night riding. It is light smoke color
Raymond A on Mar 11, 2016
needed to stop fogging, worked quite well
BigThickPaddy on Mar 8, 2016
Replacement of original
John P on Mar 4, 2016
Works like a charm. Just make sure to use defogger on your glasses if you're like me. Otherwise pin lock is pointless.
Daniel P on Mar 3, 2016
one of the smartest ideas for helmets. a solution to a problem with no sacrifice what so ever. awesome
Aaron L on Mar 3, 2016
Have a Shoei Qwest helmet and the ventilation is not great out of the box. I absolutely needed the pinlock visor and insert to stop the fogging.
AceRydah15 on Feb 29, 2016
Ride in the cold / cool weather w/o shield fogging up on me.
Dan G on Feb 24, 2016
I ride in nyc year round, excellent product, no fog any weather
Jason V on Feb 18, 2016
Because I have the Pinlock lens and need the shield.
Diversified F on Feb 7, 2016
Excellent anti-fogging performance.
Kristofer J on Jan 25, 2016
I ride year-round in Washington state.
Rico on Jan 16, 2016
Fogging with Shoei Quest on rainy days
D F O on Jan 16, 2016
works well, no fogging at night
David C on Dec 30, 2015
Replace the original one that came with Shoei Qwest Passage.
Waigoon W on Dec 10, 2015
Winter riding was getting dangerous with the visor fogging. So I bought it to protect the field of vision. Worked great.
Douglas H on Dec 5, 2015
Need new face shield. Fog problem in mornings. Giving pinlock a try.
Morris R on Nov 26, 2015
I have a Shoei RF1100 helmet which fits me perfectly and is comfortable.
C H on Nov 15, 2015
After hiding a 3600 mile trip this summer with my new Shoei Quest helmet, I loved the helmet but encountered a couple to times when I was in dangerous stormy and cold conditions and struggled with a fogged up shield at time that I needed visibility the most. If I knew what "pnlock" meant, I would have bought it before the trip and would have been prepared. The name does not describe its purpose.
Colin F on Nov 9, 2015
I have the light smoke with the insert and need one for night riding. Does a great job staying fog free. The original shield that comes with the Shoei Qwest fogs up very easily. One minor draw back is that the insert breaks it's seal and will fog. A simple adjustment to the pins normally fixes the issue, but it is still annoying when it happens.
Jonathan S on Nov 5, 2015
Just like the Shoei Quest - Great product!
Donald W on Oct 23, 2015
At time of purchase, did not realize standard shield for Shoei Qwest has no anti-fog protection, despite breath guard. Unless you enjoy riding blind, you must have pinlock system for cold temps in early am or night.
MIKE A on Sep 28, 2015
NO fog-ever. But there is more light election so beware.
Matty F on Sep 27, 2015
Factory Quest shield fogged in temperatures in the sixties. In my opinion, the Quest is a very poor quality helmet for the money spent, with its glued in liner (that I forgot about until trying to mount my Harley Communication System - you expect more from a company with this reputation). By the time you buy a pinlock insert, pinlock ready shield, and another shield for sunny days, you could have bought Shoei's top of the line touring helmet that comes fully equipped.
Larry M on Sep 25, 2015
Fog.
Neil H on Sep 13, 2015
Riding in cold weather without it is a major hassle. The pinlock shield helps a lot.
P A on Sep 9, 2015
OEM always fits, you know what you're getting.
Klav on Sep 1, 2015
Dark smoke looks best in track photos
Shirley L on Aug 27, 2015
Wanted darker shield
James J on Aug 27, 2015
to go along with my brand new Shoei Qwest :)
Paul D on Aug 18, 2015
I needed a tinted face shield for my Shoe Quest helmet
Eric S on Aug 16, 2015
Fits my helmet, and the pinlock system is great
Cram319 on Aug 4, 2015
anti fog
G E on Aug 6, 2016
Needed to prevent fog in my helmet.
T E on Jul 29, 2016
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.
A shopper on Apr 22, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Shoei CW-1 Pinlock lens offers a 95 UV protection. It will be more or less intense depending on the lens color.
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
A shopper on Dec 12, 2011
BEST ANSWER: 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!
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?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
So are the side pins necessary on the face shield? I am only riding during the day so I want to use the tinted shield permanently, but the pins interfere with my field of vision.
A C on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pins are there to secure an insert that will fit against the inside of the shield. The insert is a flexible piece of plastic with silicone bead that will press against the shield and seal creating dead air space that will prevent moisture build up and fogging of the shield. Without the pins, the system will not work. If fogging isn't a problem, don't get the pinlock system. Just buy a regular shield for your helmet. Because you want to remove the pins, I'm guessing all you wanted was the regular shield in the first place.
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?
Michael B on Mar 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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
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?
Thanks
A S on Apr 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Richard
I have heard that you are not to use pin locks at night. Is this true?
Steve D on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my experience all face shield liner manufacturers (the old "Fog City" as well as all the pinock shields) recommend not using them at night. The reason for this is that you can get odd reflections and double images with the liner installed. This is true both during the day and night. The effect is much more pronounced at night especially with bright street lights. That being said, I find that these reflections are minor and easy to ignore, even at night. So, when weather conditions mean fogging is likely to be a problem I put in the pinlock.

Actually I have two face shields: one with the pinlock tabs and one without. I keep the pinlock liner permanently installed on the one shield and just switch shields as needed. I do this because the pinlock liner is somewhat fragile and putting it in and out a lot can easily damage the silicone seal which will ruin the anti-fog function.

I just leave the pinlock shield on the helmet all the time in the spring and in the fall. If I'm going on a trip I just bring the pinlock shield and leave the regular shield at home. You never know what weather you will encounter on the road and I want to be ready. Carrying an extra shield on a trip is a PITA. Face shields do not pack well.

Hope this helps.
I was wondering about the High def yellow shield for shoei quest. The view of the picture doesn't show it to be a pinlock system. Is this a mistake? Is it in fact a pinlock?
Deisal on Nov 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If it looks like the photo, it is a pinlock face shield. The black dots forward of the hinges are the pins and the oval shape between them (in the middle part of the face shield) is the internal piece that insulates the interior surface and reduces fogging.
I have the CW-1 Pinlock and have been using it for a couple of months. The insert no longer makes a good seal against the face shield. I looked online for a possible solution and some have said this happens quite frequently and all you have to do is tighten the pins on the shield. Has anyone else had this problem and have tried that solution? Or was there a different fix action?
Jonathan S on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Tightening the pins seems to be the easiest and most reliable solution.
I did not know that, so I uninstalled the insert, added silicone caulk in suspicious place and installed it again. It worked, but took a long time to clean up the caulk.
While doing that, I noticed that the plastic pins are eccentric, so by rotating them you can make the insert sealing tight or loose. No tools needed, can be done in seconds.
Just straighten the shield enough to release pressure on the pin, then rotate the pin so it pushes the insert further to the shield center, that makes seal tighter.
Good luck!
Is this CW-1 shield fits the XR-1100 (The European version of RF I suppose) ?
Timur M on Mar 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes, xr-1100 and rf-1100 are the same