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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2008, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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Best visor/goggles for night/rain ?

I just wondered what people are using to ride in the rain, especially at night, and what they use as a wiper.

Years ago I had some UVEX googles with curved toughened glass lenses, that I could wipe without fear of scratching, Unfortunately they got stepped on or something and I could never find a replacement. So I have polycarbonate lenses and wipe them under running water. But the real problem is riding at night in the rain - the droplets turn oncoming headlights into stars and I can't see so good.
Dodging my head around to look between the drops works to some extent, but it's not ideal.

Does anyone have a really good solution ? Wiper blades ??
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For night riding, especially in the rain, I can't see Jack. I use some yellow goggles under my faceshield or crack up my face shield and use those same goggles. I bought them for like $20 at a gear store. They work great for eliminating those starburst headlights.

Aerostitch, I believe, makes a glove with a little wiper on the finger, no kidding!!
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I just went through a lot of rain last night and vision was a huge problem. I think that I'm going to have to take your advice and pick up some yellows.
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Maybe I'll try the yellow lenses next time I visit the safety store. Meanwhile I put together a spinning disk thing modelled after the ones they have on ships. So far, it has only faced moderate rain during daytime.The real test will be at night.

One problem with making things out of scrap is that I only had one motor - it really needs two disks
http://andrew.daviel.org/visordisk.html
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I always use yellows at night. As far as rain, I use anti-fog solution that I normally use on my scuba mask on the inside to keep from fogging.
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WOW how clever is that!!

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Maybe I'll try the yellow lenses next time I visit the safety store. Meanwhile I put together a spinning disk thing modelled after the ones they have on ships. So far, it has only faced moderate rain during daytime.The real test will be at night.

One problem with making things out of scrap is that I only had one motor - it really needs two disks
http://andrew.daviel.org/visordisk.html
I just checked out your home made face shield solution; that is TOTALLY cool! Very creative....
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Finally, some rain at night. The disk is not so great as I had hoped - I get some spray on the visor underneath the disk, plus having 2 thicknesses of plastic to traverse (more likely, 4 gunked-up surfaces) makes it worse than the plain visor. So, the Mk2 now has a hole in the visor and the motor+disk set back a bit. More intrusive into the field of view, though. Next, wait for more rain (not usually a problem in Vancouver this time of year). No photo; some jerk stole my camera.
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