HJC Pinlock Insert - FG-15 / FS-11 / IS-MAX 2 / TR1 / C90
Customer Product Reviews
I was using just a standard visor for sometime until I scratched it badly and had to replace it, when I did I decided to buy a pinlock visor as well and the difference it made was unbelievable. Absolute no fogging or misting up while riding. Absolutely crystal clear view all the time. Definitely worth buying 100%
This is the second pinlock I've purchased as I bought another helmet. They are easy to fit and make a massive difference to the visor not misting up. I wouldn't hesitate in buying another if needed. Great all round service as per usual from sportsbikeshop.
Pinlock visors should be fitted as standard to all helmets - they are brilliant. I checked with SBS before I purchased as I wasn't sure if this one fitted my new Spiderman HJC lid (just purchased from SBS too!). I received an answer within the hour and duly ordered... Quick delivery and easy fitting - perfect!
Pinlocks give clarity and quality to intelligence and information gathering that saves lives in inclement and cooler weather. Visibility is improved and this allows the rider to absorb what is required. All helmets should have them, my new one did not and so purchase was a must.
Was skeptical about Protectint but it does the job
Having read mixed views on the effectiveness of the light reactive ProtecTINT, I wasn't too sure about it but as it was the same price as a normal Pinlock on here I decided to give it a go. Pleased I did as it does the job nicely and saves all the squinting in the sun or fiddling about with the in-built sun visor.
Can't imagine riding without
The product came with good instructions and took couple of minutes to install properly. The light sensitive version adjusts reasonably well and fast to bright light. The helmet visor hasn't fogged up since. Would be preferable if the insert could cover the whole visor rather than leaving 5 mm around the top and the bottom.
Though it may not appear simple to attach, it was a simple matter to find out how, and with a suitable aid (such as a video) it was very easy to attach correctly. I am very glad that I purchased this item as it has significantly reduced fog on my visor.
Prevents fogging but adds noise
When used in IS-MAX 2 it will indeed prevent fogging. There is one problem though - the only way that the pins allow it to be installed (in IS-MAX 2 size L) positions it in a way that it sits slightly in-between the visor and the seal on the bottom of the helmet opening. This allows some wind to enter the helmet and make a whistling noise. While a minor inconvenience on short trips, on longer trips it gets very annoying.
Wouldn't be without a Pinlock
Back in the '90s when the visor insert concept first appeared on the scene it was a total game changer but they had to be glued to the inside of the visor which was a total PITA. Having it easily clipped in makes all the difference. No matter what the weather my vision stays clear and I can see where I'm going. I just wish someone made one for my glasses.