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Jan 19th 2019, 10:57 PM   #1
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Caught in the fog

Does anyone have a good remedy for riding in really dense fog? I have always used RainX on my visor with great success for rain but this tiny stuff just sticks to the visor and it doesn't bead at all. In the dark, in really dense fog, with this crud on my visor - I felt precariously alive!
Jan 20th 2019, 08:23 AM   #2
bcj
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  Jan 2016
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There's a rubber strip on the left finger of my glove.
That works pretty well on the outside. Inside, not so much.

The other gloves have a bit of suede right there.

Edited by bcj on Jan 20th 2019 at 08:25 AM
Jan 20th 2019, 09:27 AM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

Yes, you just have to squeegee the moisture off. If your glove doesn't have a built-in squeegee you can buy one that slips over a finger. To me, riding in fog is worse than rain, and riding in fog at night is beyond my comprehension.
Jan 20th 2019, 10:50 AM   #4
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  Bremerton

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As stated above, gloves with a squeegee work great. Klím makes a variety of pairs. Yeah, they're kinda spendy but I think they're worth it.

FWIW, Rani-X specifically states on the bottle that it is not for use on plastics. If it works for you, great but if they dont recommend it then I'd question what it may be doing to the visor. I'd hate for it to compromise the integrity of the material and fail on an impact of a rock or other road debris.
Jan 20th 2019, 11:21 AM   #5
A2B
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  Jan 2019
  Methow Valley

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I think we all agree, Pea Soup is the worst. I wear Shoei clear visor helmets and have found that Meguiar's mirror glaze clear plastic cleaner gets the grime, bug residue and fine scratches off so water is less likely to hold on my visor. A quick head rotation to the side, allows air to pass across the visor and gets your visor out of any pocket a windshield or your upper body creates. The glove wiper does work, I bought a pair of Olympia gloves for that very purpose. Last, I carry a 6"x6" piece of car shammy in my tank bag. In a pinch you can lace it between your glove fingers and sorta make a wiper if the Olympia gloves are not on the trip. If your helmet has some miles on it, maybe a new visor???

A2B
Jan 20th 2019, 11:43 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Daytona 675R
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
FWIW, Rani-X specifically states on the bottle that it is not for use on plastics. If it works for you, great but if they dont recommend it then I'd question what it may be doing to the visor. I'd hate for it to compromise the integrity of the material and fail on an impact of a rock or other road debris.
There is a Rain-X specifically for plastic. If you use the regular stuff meant for glass, it will very quickly dissolve your visor.
Jan 20th 2019, 12:35 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodinville

Freezing fog is the worst, visor freezes up had to lift it then eye glasses freeze.
Ride with visor open and no glasses. Makes for a long ride
Jan 20th 2019, 02:14 PM   #8
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I guess the squeegee on the glove would have solved the problem, I didn't have those gloves on me. That sounds like the only working solution so far. Freezing fog??? Hell no.
Jan 20th 2019, 02:26 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

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My biggest concern in fog is not what I have trouble seeing ahead, but those behind me who are impaired visually and can' t see me and drive like its sunny and clear.
Jan 20th 2019, 02:27 PM   #10
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Quote:
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My biggest concern in fog is not what I have trouble seeing ahead, but those behind me who are impaired visually and can' t see me and drive like its sunny and clear.
Agree and why don't bikes have fog lights? I would like to see better too.
Jan 21st 2019, 09:46 AM   #11
DGA
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Because of the shape of my helmet, RF-1200, I turn my head 90% to one side then the other and each half of the helmet will be blown clean by the wind. If I remember right it worked alright in dense fog too.
Jan 21st 2019, 10:10 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
As stated above, gloves with a squeegee work great. Klím makes a variety of pairs. Yeah, they're kinda spendy but I think they're worth it.

FWIW, Rani-X specifically states on the bottle that it is not for use on plastics. If it works for you, great but if they dont recommend it then I'd question what it may be doing to the visor. I'd hate for it to compromise the integrity of the material and fail on an impact of a rock or other road debris.
REALLY can hurt if you forget and wipe your nose with it!
Jan 21st 2019, 10:54 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

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Jan 21st 2019, 11:29 AM   #14
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Jan 21st 2019, 01:14 PM   #15
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Try this, it's called VuPlex

Basically a clear wax applied. If you wax you car you notice the water beads on the surface instead of pooling... Same principle.

Edited by Dubnut on Jan 21st 2019 at 01:17 PM
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