Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Sled: 2017 ZR 800 RR
10-11 Mileage: 2850
09-10 Mileage: 3000
08-09 Mileage: 3500
07-08 Mileage: 2150
06-07 Mileage: 1500
I've used open face with goggles and a couple of different closed face helmets. I wear glasses also. The thing with the glasses I have found is that once they are cold they have to be kept cold. The TXI helmet works pretty good for that. Seal the face from your breath. The duct tape idea seems like a fix. I have not done that. I use a heated visor and put my glasses in a shirt pocket when we stop on the trail. When we eat, etc. I wait until I am ready to ride before putting my glasses back on(last thing I do before taking off). Then after we get going and the glasses are cold again, I make sure to keep them cold. When hitting the rough stuff and sweating I may have to crack the shield up a bit to keep enough air going across them but it's ease to do with the visor. Just tighten the screws to the point that they keep the shield where you want it and use your glove on the visor to close it when you get out of the twisties and back on the straight stuff. Using the visor keeps the shield clean and un scratched.
When I was using goggles I did the same basic principle, but it is harder to crack goggles open part way than it is using a shield. I found myself holding my head sideways on the trail to get enough air through them to cool the glasses.
Weird thing, glasses keep you moving. Each little stop can be a pain in the ass so I just keep riding once the glasses are cold.
I hate even talking about this stuff now, I want to ride even more. Please snow.
We stopped to eat and noticed other riders coming in with snow jammed in their helmets, jackets and gloves. They had snow everywhere. We looked out the door and couldn't see across the street. Six inches of snow fell while we ate a few burgers. That was the start of a great ride.