Balaclava utility & which is best - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2005, 5:25 pm Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 234
Balaclava utility & which is best

Never used balaclava. Will a balaclava keep my face shield clear in cold weather? Don't need for warmth, just to keep my concept shield clear. Which one is best?

I must add son and I will be heading to NC and VA 2nd week of Nov for a week...
thanks

Last edited by popeyebedford; Oct 20th, 2005 at 5:58 pm. Reason: add factual material
popeyebedford is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2005, 5:40 pm
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 131
I never use mine except when it is 30F or lower. I wouldn't think you would need one in FL no matter what. It will help reduce the fog up inside your faceshield.
Kerwin is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2005, 7:48 pm
Throttle Jockey
 
rickd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Pembroke, MA, USA
Posts: 1,718
Quote:
Originally Posted by popeyebedford
Don't need for warmth, just to keep my concept shield clear.
Check out this product, the Respro Foggy Mask. I don't have one, but several people have told me that they work. Click the pic.

rickd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2005, 3:24 pm
Member
 
Popeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guyton (Savannah), GA, USA
Posts: 81
Try a "Dickie"

No, this is not a bad joke. I live in Savannah, GA and commute to work. Some mornings get pretty cold so I have a dickie that I use from Patagonia. It's fleece and is essentially just a loose turtleneck type collar. When I close the vents on the helmet, I find my head stays plenty warm. The dickie gives the right amount of cold protection without becoming an annoyance. I usually have enough of a space below the chin bar of the helmet to keep it from fogging - as long as I don't cough. Then I'm in a white-out for a few seconds.

"If everything's coming your way, you're probably in the wrong lane."
'04 K1200GT / '01 R1200C - Savannah, GA
Popeye is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 7:12 am
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 240
Uses

I've used a silkie, woolie, and polypro version of the head covering and chest reaching balaclava's.

None contribute to nor prevent shield fogging issues in any way. If I breathe through my nose, the shield tends to remain clear. When I exhale through my mouth, the shield fogs.

All head covers keep the noggin warmer and some keep the hair nicer.
camfarm is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 9:42 am
No bogey's twist wrist
 
dkeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chapel Hill, TN, USA
Posts: 619
Thumbs up fog city

I installed the fog city inserts on my schu and arai and they are the greatest, I could not ride far in the cold without fogging or frost forming on the shields now its virtually non-existent. I went with the photo reactive while it does not really darken enough for summer sun its fine for winter and clears enough for nightime without any problems, have a scarf I wear to keep the neck warm and slow updrafts, tried balaclava felt like a mummy.

If it's got curves ride it.
life member NRA, GOA and Tennessee Firearms Owners Association.
dkeven is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 10:30 am
Enthusiast
 
Ricbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: COUNTY OF, OR, United States
Posts: 258
Fog City

Am interested in your fog city inserts. Can you tell me where you purchased them and what they are. Am assuming it is a film you place on the shied?? Thanks.
Ricbob is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 11:26 am
No bogey's twist wrist
 
dkeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chapel Hill, TN, USA
Posts: 619
Smile fog city shields

I bought them from the manufacture here http://www.modernworld.com/ they gave me a deal n the two sets I bought, shipped one free or some such nonsense. You can get them cheaper if you look but not much. that link has all the info also. Don

If it's got curves ride it.
life member NRA, GOA and Tennessee Firearms Owners Association.
dkeven is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 2:33 pm
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 210
Hi,

Many MC dealers,including your local BMW dealer,sell Fog City inserts.

JR356
RED 98
JR356 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome