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Ranty McRantypants

Ok, so why is it that no motorcycle helmet manufacturer has figured out that it would be a really good idea to isolate the part of the helmet that you breathe in from the part that you see through?

*grumble* *grumble*

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fuzzyredmittens
Nov. 4th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
uhm... they do... don't you have one of those nose covers?
matthew
Nov. 4th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
Actually I do, but it as it's not built specifically for my helmet it doesn't seal perfectly so I still end up with foggy glasses. :/

I'm contemplating building my own breath shield.
edbook
Nov. 9th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
I tend to breathe in my nose and out my mouth downward when there is wind in my face... I think it's a holdover habit from long trips in cold weather that I used to do.

I found that what seemed to help a little was to drill some small holes in the clear face shield along the top and then also leave it cracked open.

Peace
matthew
Nov. 9th, 2006 08:43 am (UTC)
Part of the problem is that my fancy german helmet has a flap that covers under my chin. It keeps my face nice and warm, which is good... but also bad for keeping down the humidity.

I did figure out that my breath guard only appears to be neoprene... it's actually quite permeable to warm breath. I'm going to investigate somehow waterproofing it or similar to see if that helps. If not I've got myself a very nice pattern to try a different building my own from another material.

As for drilling the visor, I already keep it cracked a bit and that helps a lot but also lets water run down the inside (which I would assume that drilling would do as well) and the water on the inside is almost as bad as the fog as it saturates the anti-fog coating rendering it pretty useless.

We have the technology, we can make this work! :)
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