anti-fog goggles

30 replies to this topic
  • mcarp

Posted November 18, 2000 - 01:48 PM


Now that it's getting really cold, my goggles get fogged up fast. What the remedy? Use spit? Vinegar? I use the scotts model 89, but removed all the side foam for better ventilation.

  • Boit

Posted November 18, 2000 - 03:12 PM


There are some very good anti-fog chemicals available that work great. I picked up a little bottle of anti-fog liquid at a home products show a few years ago that works perfectly. It's in my fridge at home so I can't give you name of it, but you can order something similar from Bob's Cycle supply.

  • Bryan Bosch

Posted November 18, 2000 - 05:09 PM


I have Scott Turbo Flow goggles for snowmobiling. You can't tell the difference between snowmobile and mx goggles and they don't fog. Even without the chemicals.

  • Tim_in_WA

Posted November 18, 2000 - 05:44 PM


MCarp, your best bet is to go with a pair of goggles that have two lenses, just like the ones used for skiing. The dead air space in between the lenses creates a barrier between the warm air next to your face and the cold air on the outside, which helps eliminate fogging. I keep an old pair of ski goggles on hand just for the colder weather. The only thing better than this is one of the spendy models that have a little fan inside to circulate the air inside the goggles.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 18, 2000 - 06:21 PM


I concur with what Tim in WA said, but Ill go one step further and tell you that you can go to your cycle shop and get a "double-payne lens" for your goggles. I have the same model as you mcarp. I tried this new lens out a couple weeks ago and absolutley no fogging!!! They are a tad more expensive than the regular lenses but well woth it. No more having to take your goggles off and risk poking your eyes out.
I hope it works for you. Let me know.

P.S. The fan/turbo models they are talking about seem like a good idea but they are very expensive and the fan and the batteries make them heavy.

Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

  • Boit

Posted November 18, 2000 - 06:42 PM


Since the Scott replacement lens are interchangeable between the modle 89 and 87, I was wondering if these double paned lens are made by Scott? I don't rememeber ever seeing them in my local shop or at the many internet parts shops such as Bob's.

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  • mcarp

Posted November 18, 2000 - 06:42 PM


Great, thanks everyone. Looks like the double pane goggles may be the hot ticket :)

Now if I can just keep my feet warm, I'll be happy. I just installed grip heaters last week , boy do they make a huge difference in keeping your hands toasty!

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 18, 2000 - 10:40 PM


Originally posted by mcarp:
Now if I can just keep my feet warm, I'll be happy.

Remember, dry feet are warm feet. These socks are kinda expensive too. But they work for me.

Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

  • slr

Posted November 20, 2000 - 09:21 AM


if you what a cheap way. go with a scott cloth use it right before ride and when you stop for breaks. just keep it in your jacket or pack. it does work.

  • mcarp

Posted November 20, 2000 - 03:53 PM


milkman, thanks for the link on the gore-tex socks. I'm ordering them now, $40 is a small price to pay for warm, dry feet, and you're not worried about getting holes in breadbags, which happened to me both bags yesterday :)

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 20, 2000 - 04:18 PM


mcarp, How hard were the grip heaters to put on?
Ive considered them before.

Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

  • mcarp

Posted November 21, 2000 - 04:00 PM



The grip heaters are awesome! Installation isn't hard, this is the 3rd bike I have installed them on. Thanks for the link on the socks, I ordered them last night.

I'll post a new topic for them so all can see the skivvy..

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 21, 2000 - 07:43 PM


No problem on the link, happy to do it. I had some trouble locating the socks on the bass-pro website. I live in Springfield, MO home of bass-pro shops so I had a plethra of gortex socks to choose from.
Where do you tap into your wiring for the juice to the grip heaters?

Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 22, 2000 - 04:14 AM


Can't post new topics again.

  • Bryan

Posted November 22, 2000 - 06:07 AM


Sorry man. I'm working on it. I thought I had it fixed over the weekend but it's crapped out again. I have some questions into UBB.


  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 22, 2000 - 06:13 AM


Hey, s@$t happens. I wish I could help you.

  • mcarp

Posted November 22, 2000 - 06:23 PM


Yeah, I made a post about the heater grips, lost it all. Milkman, you hook the lead of the heaters on the Yellow wire going into the light switch. I grounded to the left side upper oil gallery bolt. The type I used were Kimpex (or enduro engineering, same thing, the thin strips that fit under your existing grips. They do work!

  • Boit

Posted November 23, 2000 - 07:58 AM


Are the double paned lenses made by Scott? If not, who makes them?

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 23, 2000 - 07:20 PM


Yep, Scott makes the d-p lenses.

mcarp, thanks for the info. I may look into those.

Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

  • mcarp

Posted November 24, 2000 - 12:33 PM


Check out this URL for grip heater info. at the bottom right are the ones are i used

Here's the main url for kimpex



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