6 comments on “Motorcycle riding in bad weather

  1. I really want to have a heated visor. I was in Luxembourg at Easter riding in rain and snow at +2 C and inside of visor fogged up. Opening it a crack helps to clear it – but also lets water in, which causes more fog. I can wipe outside with finger easily – but no solution found to fogging up inside. Even tried pinlock, soap, potato, and every other type of witch craft. Please visor makers bring out an Arai heated visor….

  2. What advice about recognizing BLACK ICE when temperatures vary between 35 degrees F. and low 40’s?

    From: Jim

    • Be carefull with “wet” looking patches at such temperatures and slightly above, because the ground can get frozen durning the night (in celsius from about +3 risk is real)

  3. Thanks for the advice–
    I’m about to head out into some light sleet so I can make it for a test. I’ll make sure to polish my visor 😉

    From: fadeinlight

  4. After riding for ONE year during unseasonably foggy weather – when vision begins to fail, flip the visor out of the way (flip it up!) and see if it helps. I have been caught in situations where I was virtually blind and flipped the visor out of the way and my road awareness returned almost instantly.
    This is especially important during cold seasons, where, you may not be aware of the fact that you have 1/32 ice build up on your visor…

    From: Roger

    • It certainly is something to be very aware of.
      When Foggy: Wipe every 30 seconds or so. Good (winter)gloves have a suede patch on the indexfinger, but as you state, in freezing wheather that’s not enough…

      But if you flip your visor, you’ll need some kind of glasses under them which keep the wind (and dirt) out of your eyes, otherwise you possibly freeze your cornea, and end up really sightless.

      We always wear yellow tinted safetyglasses; they have a two-sided use: they protect your eyes against incoming debris, but they also filter out the blue wavelengths, giving more contrast in the dark, and especcially in foggy weather were you otherwise are easily blinded by your own headlights. When you start wearing them it first looks like you see less light, but in fact you’ll see more detail further away. And there is less blinding by oncoming traffic (when incoming traffic does not dip, look at the right sideline of the road!).

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