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posted January 28, 2002 01:38 PM
I also have a question that goes along with that. If any of you wear glasses, does the breath deflector keep you from fogging up your glasses?

posted January 28, 2002 02:04 PM
A guaranteed solution to your fogging problems: get some Lemon Joy dish washing soap and place it on a soft cotton rag. Use a small amount and put a slight haze on the inside of the visor. Let dry, them buff off. Your visor will not fog!!! I didn't believe it when a buddy told me, but I tried it and now I'm a believer. I often race a track that gets very cold in the evening and used to have tons of fogging problems. The fogging protection will last almost all season. Good luck.

posted January 28, 2002 03:48 PM
I use duck tape as a breath deflector. Works for me.

posted January 28, 2002 05:37 PM
I am from Salinas, CA and have raced for many years in the cool damp evenings at Watsonville Speedway and I also wear glasses and used to use a tear off machine. I know you said you tried all the tricks, but don't disregard the Lemon Joy dishsoap. This did the trick for me. The glasses can be a problem, but you need to prop the visor on yellows, even hold it if you need to (on yellows). Good luck. Where are you guys from and where do you race. I know Jim, and spoke with his crewman last week. If we all work together maybe we can find his stuff. Don't forget about wheellocks on those trailers when you travel. The large teams use them when they travel.

posted January 28, 2002 06:34 PM
Hi, i just thought i'd let you know what we use over in the UK.For a normal night we use a set of Smith roll-offs (like the mx guys use) but if its real wet we use a full face helmet with a roll-off conversion fitted to it & another pair underneath (the thing with roll-offs is they give you more film than the reciever can take when its got dirt on it and it jams up after a while).Last season we tried a car headlight washer system fitted to the peak of a full face helmet with a quick release hose for a really wet race (ok, so you look a bit stupid but it won us a final!).

posted January 29, 2002 04:23 PM
this is a direct reply to hedgehog4, but is good information for everyone......

If you ride a snowmobile you understand why the visor fogs up.......for the winter you need a double pane visor to keep clear....inside heat VS. outside heat

like a double pane window, or triple pane if you live as far north as I do.....

I suspect the reason for the fog is the tear-off keeps the heat from trasfering out like it should.....insulating the heat and crating condensation....

try a wipe of soap like these people have suggested, but take off the tear-off machine and this will cure the problem......

think of it this way.....the stem when you are cooking floats in the air when you take the lid is just GONE.....magic? But if you hold the lid in the steam it turns back into water and runs off the lid right???? that is the same thing that fogs the helmet visor.......

some people perspire more than others, and some people can fix the problem easy, have made the problem worse with the tear off machine.

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posted January 31, 2002 04:41 PM
Check with a diving shop or a firefighting store for stuff that keeps their facepeices from fogging up, maybe they can help with the problem too. (try a big, ugly, mean dog for security) my 2 cents worth

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posted March 09, 2002 07:03 PM
I use a breath deflector from bell never had it fog up