Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
Bell makes a cold weather kit (~$50) (contains dual pane visor, breath box and balaclava) for snowmobiling for their helmets and I suspect other manufacturers do too. My dual pane visor is fantastic in the cold and wet. It is truly impossible to fog. Only issue is the visor is heavier than the single pane one, so the slightest bump will cause it to come down when it is raised up. Don't bother with the breath box that comes with it as I don't ride in -20C. I've never used a pinlock or fog city visor insert but if they work anything like this they would be a must have for cold weather running. Never had much success with anti fog coatings. Plexus is the best visor cleaner/polish I've found though. A single can is expensive but goes a long way. Don't use glass cleaner, Rainx, or anything like these that contain ammonia or alcohol on a plastic visor though as it will destroy it, particularly with repeated use.
I've used Pinlocks for the last maybe 8 years or so -- works great for me, although they only last 1-2 years before they stop absorbing moisture, depending upon how much cold and rain you ride in. And they ain't cheap. I agree on the coatings; I tried many before discovering Pinlock, and none worked very well for me. I tried a Scorpion helmet with a (non-DOT) snowmobile dual-pane visor, which is hands-down the very best anti-fogging/anti-icing solution I've used, but the helmet just didn't fit my L-O head well enough.
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, Retreads Int'l., MSTA
Mods/Farkles: Puig "Touring" windscreen, Givi hand guards, BMW Sport Grips, Omni-Cruise throttle lock, Motowerk mirror extenders, SW-Motech gas cap mount tankbag, Denali Mini Soundbomb horn, Mag-Knight tank pad, SW-Motech steel luggage rack, SW-Motech Quick-Lock Evo side racks, Givi E-22 side cases, Givi V-47 top case, Motorwerk side stand foot, Motowerk highway peg set-up, SW-Motech wide foot pegs, SW-Motech GPS shelf, decalectomy