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So this is getting really annoying. When my helmet visor is down my glasses fog up on every breath (HJC CL14/heated shield). I have to ride with the visor up to keep my glasses clear. I want to stick with the CL14 though. I have problems getting a full breath with the breath box that came with the CL14 and would prefer not to use it. Does anyone have any recommendations on a solution for my glasses that will keep them from fogging up? I can't ride the way they are now.
 

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Had the same problems with different HJC's...Switched to modular helmet and the problem was corrected.

The HJC's just don't seem to have good enough air flow.

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My answer doesn't involve HJC, but it's the only answer I've got - Bombi Modular. And I'm sure there's lots of people out there that'll crap all over that answer, but it's been the only solution I've found so far to fogging glasses.
 

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I'm a nut for getting the safest stuff, and I've heard the modulars are nowhere near as safe in head-ons so I'm hoping to stick with the CL14. I'm wondering if anyone knows of some miracle spray or goop I can put on my glasses that actually works.

I picked up some stuff today that was supposed to have been used by "the astronauts to keep their shields fog free in the rigors of space." I guess snowmobiling is just a harsher environment
 

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labatt said:
So this is getting really annoying. When my helmet visor is down my glasses fog up on every breath (HJC CL14/heated shield). I have to ride with the visor up to keep my glasses clear. I want to stick with the CL14 though. I have problems getting a full breath with the breath box that came with the CL14 and would prefer not to use it. Does anyone have any recommendations on a solution for my glasses that will keep them from fogging up? I can't ride the way they are now.
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Could try using anti-fog cleaner on your glasses and your visor each time you ride and forget about using the heated shield.
 

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i switched to contacts several years ago. never again will i ride with glasses. lots easier and made riding alot better. ski
 

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i rode this morning with my cl14 and had the same problem with sun glasses and i had the deflector in that goes over my nose, i know it's worse for you labatt, i don't have to wear glasses but i would like to know the solution also
 

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I don't have the HJC but try it without the breath deflector being you have the heated visor you don't need it. I took mine out and breath much easier with less glasses fogging. Also I find if I leave the visor open a crack until you get moving helps also....
 

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The heated visor works great with keeping the visor nice and fog free, but unfortunately it doesn't do much for my glasses. I found an interesting (but discouraging) article here that talks about the reasons for fogging.

I've also found a number of anti-fog sprays, waxes and cleansers online. I was thinking about ordering 3 or 4 of them and then writing up a review. Most of them offer a "30 day money back guaranty", although we all know how that goes...

Until then, has anyone used anything on their glasses that actually works?
 

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Cabela's and Bass Pro sells some soft static bi-focal that I put on the inside of my sheild. Works great, using them for 2 years now, haven't come off yet.
Keep my glasses in my tank bag for finer stuff.
I think the price range is $20-$30.
 

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labatt said:
So this is getting really annoying. When my helmet visor is down my glasses fog up on every breath (HJC CL14/heated shield). I have to ride with the visor up to keep my glasses clear. I want to stick with the CL14 though. I have problems getting a full breath with the breath box that came with the CL14 and would prefer not to use it. Does anyone have any recommendations on a solution for my glasses that will keep them from fogging up? I can't ride the way they are now.
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One of my friends drilled holes in face sheild he said it helped..?
More air I guess.
 

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I was going to recommend a NO-FOG mask, but if you have problems breathing with the stock breath box, this would not work for ya, as they restrict your breathing even more.

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I'm a nut for getting the safest stuff, and I've heard the modulars are nowhere near as safe in head-ons
Whoever started that rumor should be shot....head-on crashes are far from a controlled environment!

Hey Labatt, as for the safest stuff...fogging helmet/glasses ain't safe at any time.

As per above, the only solution is a modular, or BVs2, or a "no-fog" mask. You pick!

I started wearing glasses 10 years ago after I hit a tree & took a swift knock to the head. Then was riding with my visor open a crack, then went to the "no-fog" mask, (works, but a pain in the @$$), then to a modular when they came out 5 years(?) ago. Thinking of getting another....mines gettin' tired.

Absolutely "0" fog.

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I kinda cheated,Had Lasic surgery which really cleared up the fogging problem.But before that I put a coating of Anti-fog on the lens and rode with the shield cracked open
 

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I kinda cheated,Had Lasic surgery which really cleared up the fogging problem.
Hey, GSX, would you recommend it? Here's my rumour: I understand that some people experience a "halo effect" with oncoming lights at night after having surgery.

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I switched to the HJC CLK4 helmet and Scott OTG (over the glasses) goggles on a quik strap. That cured fogging for me.
 

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mattie said:
I kinda cheated,Had Lasic surgery which really cleared up the fogging problem.
Hey, GSX, would you recommend it? Here's my rumour: I understand that some people experience a "halo effect" with oncoming lights at night after having surgery.

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Mattie,When I had mine done the cost was 2900.00.The company I worked for paid 2100.00 under Its major medical plan and I paid the other 800.00.I am now 20/20-20/30 but still need reading glasses for close-up work.Rather than looking for my reading glasses all the time I usually just leave then on and look over the top for distance.I use a module helmet and Its great riding without glasses so no fogging problems.As with anything you need to weigh the pro"s and con"s but I would do It again just for the convience of not wearing glasses when I ride.
 

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I wear glasses as well and I ride with a Skidoo Mod helmet. No fogging at all. The contacts or lasik would really help. I don't want to pony up the $ for the lasik yet, my eyes are real bad -6 in both. I have contacts but haven't tried to ride with them yet. I don't have the fogging problem with the modular.
 
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