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Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by Robik » Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:00 pm

Hi all,

I have a new helmet which has a pin lock with it. I haven't fitted it yet as it "strongly" advises in the pinlock manual that the vise or should not be opened when riding as it risks moisture, etc getting between the visor and pinlock. I wear perspecription glasses so find in colder and wet weather my glasses steam up, especially at traffic lights. So I need to pop the visor open to stop glasses from fogging up. I have bought some muc off anti fog which will arrive on Tuesday and will give that a go.

I welcome any advice from others who have a similar situation to mine, or any experiences that other have had.

Thanks.
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Re: Pinlock and prescription sun glasses

Post by Gerontious » Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:54 pm

I’ve always opened my visor and never had a problem. If the pin lock is correct for the visor and fitted properly then it should create a watertight seal. That’s a necessary side effect of its primary function.
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Re: Pinlock and prescription sun glasses

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Re: Pinlock and prescription sun glasses

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:07 am

I used to wear glasses and pinlock, no problem, crack on.
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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by Robik » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:49 am

Thanks all.

Are you meant to adjust the pins (if needed) with the pinlock fitted or when it isn't fitted (i.e, fit it then check seals, if needs adjusting, remove the pinlock, adjust the pins, then refit)?

I assume that the pinlock isnt strong enough to adjust the pins with the pinlock fitted.

Also, curious if anyone ever experienced leaks between seal and visor.?

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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by S-Westerly » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:59 am

If it's a genuine pinlock I've never had a problem. As a general rule they are fit and forget. I had issues with one helmet where the manufacturer fitted a pinlock clone which wasn't as good and did get moisture between the visor and it. I replaced with a genuine pinlock and never a problem since. I wear glasses and sometimes ride with my visor open, no problems. What make is your helmet?
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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by Robik » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:02 am

It's a hjc, with official pinlock.

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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by S-Westerly » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:13 am

Not had one of those myself but I believe they are well regarded by those who do and I've not heard of an issue with them.
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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by onesea » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:35 am

I can see Pinlocks logic air hitting seal at speed could force air under Pinlock.
Also guessing for air to force under Pinlock you would have to have it wide open at speed. Not just cracked a little to demist your glasses...

I have used Pinlock for 5 years not known this issue exists...

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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by gymwitch » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:52 am

I have HJC and pinlock and wear glasses not had a problem. Husband has a Caberg and pinlock and glasses and after a year his pinlock has just failed. Sooo....... 🤷‍♀️ having said that he talks a lot and i dont. And i only crank mine open a teeny bit at traffic lights. He probs opens his wide, like his mouth 😁
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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by Robik » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:34 am

gymwitch wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:52 am
I have HJC and pinlock and wear glasses not had a problem. Husband has a Caberg and pinlock and glasses and after a year his pinlock has just failed. Sooo....... 🤷‍♀️ having said that he talks a lot and i dont. And i only crank mine open a teeny bit at traffic lights. He probs opens his wide, like his mouth 😁
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Thanks. I will fit it and give it ago.

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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by KiwiBob » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:37 am

Opening your visor at the lights etc wo'nt be a problem for your pinlock, they need ventilation to work efficiently. ..it may also help the Pinlock insert release the moisture it has absorbed and prevent it from saturating.

https://pinlock.com/insert-lens-optimisation/

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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:29 pm

I have a Caberg with a genuine pinlock and wear glasses. My original pinlock fell out on the motorway when I opened the visor too wide at speed, but to be fair I suspect I hadn't adjusted the pins properly so it was slightly looser than it should have been.

The have changed the design of the pins since then so they are easier to adjust. I've just replaced the visor and pinlock and the newer version is a better fit.

I often open my visor slightly but I've never had moisture forced between the pinlock and the visor.
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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by Robik » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:22 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:29 pm
I have a Caberg with a genuine pinlock and wear glasses. My original pinlock fell out on the motorway when I opened the visor too wide at speed, but to be fair I suspect I hadn't adjusted the pins properly so it was slightly looser than it should have been.

The have changed the design of the pins since then so they are easier to adjust. I've just replaced the visor and pinlock and the newer version is a better fit.

I often open my visor slightly but I've never had moisture forced between the pinlock and the visor.
I have the 3 part pins. How you you adjust them? Do you loosen the screw and twist with your fingers. I don't have the tool that is shown the pinlock videos.

Do you adjust them with the pinlock fitted to the visor or with the visor out?

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Re: Pinlock and prescription glasses

Post by daveinlim » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:20 pm

I have a hjc is17 for 3 years now. Same pinlock since day 1. No issue with the visor fogging. I open and close the visor throughout my commute.

My glasses on the other hand do fog a lot hense the opening of my visor. If I could get a pinlock for my specs I would. Using glasses cleaner before setting off seems to help the specs from fogging for a while.

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