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What a Ride! The first time I have taken my 109 to work. 40 miles of I-5 and 405 @ 5:00 am in the Seattle traffic. She handles great...still learning to be in control of the bike...just got my permit @ 44 yrs old. I do have a question for you fellas who ride in "moist" conditions. Foggy weather makes the front shield of the full face almost completely covered in mist. Can you use rain-x or something on this without damaging the shield? I bought top of the line ARIA so the ventilation inside is awesome....no problems there, but when the Harley pulled up beside me @ 70 mph and made some advances, I had to smoke him and would have been shaking alot less when I got to work if I would have been able to see better!
 

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Do not use RainX on the face shield.  Arai has instructions for cleaning.  You should have it if you bought the helmet new.

Plexus is an excellent cleaner/protectant for the plastic shield.

As far as keeping the mist off the shield you'll have to figure that out. I use a rain glove that has a squeege sewn into the left index finger.
 

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Thanks Nester....My wife read the instructions and stopped me from using windex. Just plain water and micro-fiber works great for cleaning. I was thinking, while my shield was up @ 70 mph following traffic, that some good clear safety glasses would probably be o.k. and the helmet ventilation would keep them clear with the viser up. I guess it will be a trial and error thing. Smoking the Harley was AWESOME though.
 

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I understand the Windex issue.... because it's ammonia based, which can make plastics cloudy. Why can't you use rain-x on the face shield though?
 

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they make small squeegies that stick on your glove for snow skiing, maybe that'd work.
 

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As Nester mentioned above,the rain glove is the way to go! :bigthumbsup:
 

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i have a thumb mounted wiper.... goes right over top the gloves.... found it at the counter at my local bike shop.. works great...
 

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The clear safety glasses thing wont work in the fog. they will get all misted up just as fast. I know because I wear perscription glasses. the best thing is well ventilated helmet and a finger squeegee.
 
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