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post #1 of 9 Old 01-05-2011, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Riding in to work today hit a patch of fog and my shield iced up! Flipped it up so I could see and my glasses iced up! Got the life flashing before my eyes feeling looking for a place to pull off! Luckily cars were going fairly slowly and I was able to get over before I was run over!

I'm a desert boy and this was my first experience with freezing fog, it sucked!
Looked at the weather when I got to work and there was a freezing fog warning, uh never seen that before.

I'm at a loss about what to do about it other than come in later for work. Any ideas? I'm OK with riding when it's cold but I've got to be able to see!

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
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snomobile helmet, with electric defogger
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Welcome to the central valley lol. We are socked in today as well.

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Bingo!!! I use a HJC bike helmet with a HJC electric faceshield. Last week I rode a couple hundred miles in freezing ground fog. 10 degrees out.. Got home and my black and orange jacket was frosted over in white, but my face shield didn't freeze over.
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Bingo!!! I use a HJC bike helmet with a HJC electric faceshield. Last week I rode a couple hundred miles in freezing ground fog. 10 degrees out.. Got home and my black and orange jacket was frosted over in white, but my face shield didn't freeze over.

I just ordered an electric shield for my HJC

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They use almost no power. Comes with all the wiring, and the coiled cord, and the RCA style plugs for it all to get power. Good stuff!!
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They use almost no power. Comes with all the wiring, and the coiled cord, and the RCA style plugs for it all to get power. Good stuff!!

I've got my electric shield installed but of course there's no freezing fog now! That's a good thing!

Does your shield get warm to the touch? Mine doesn't seem to, defective? It doesn't fog up at all but I'm thinking that's more because of the double pane construction than the heat (or lack of in my case).

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Nope. The only reason you know it's working is because the shield doesn't fog or freeze.
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Nope. The only reason you know it's working is because the shield doesn't fog or freeze.

Roger that...

I plugged mine in out in the garage and it does warm up, just can't feel it when I get to work in morning. It was 27 deg. today, probably has something to do with it.

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