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Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

Hey all,
I just bought my helmet yesterday. At the time of purchase, the sales guy asked if I wanted the single lens shield or the double lens shield. He said the only difference was that the double lens shield was an antifog shield. I figured I'd go with the one that had the extra feature so I got the double lens shield. After I got home, I noticed the sticker on the helmet said the double lens shield is for "snowmobile and daytime" use only and not for "street use". How seriously should I take that warning? Should I go back and exchange shields now? I can see fine out of the double lens shield, mind you, I haven't tried to ride in the night with it yet.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks!
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

Hello friend, my newest shield is an anti-fog double lens system but I don't recall seeing a sticker that indicated no street use??? That is absurd, what type of helmet did you purchase, is it a clear lens or lightly tinted or a dark lens????

I have four shields that I use depending on the weather, time of day I am riding etc, why would they give you a snowmobile lens????-----weird
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

hi. This is really similar to the type of helmet that I got:

HJC AC-11 | Motorbike Helmets

And this is what the sticker on it looked like. The shield is clear by the way.

https://www.denniskirk.com/dk/pdf/in...2/dk323669.pdf
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

I think mine is the CL-14 and your description states the shield is the same, if that's the case then you will be good
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

"daytime use only"? Maybe they're concerned that the extra layer might cause a starburst effect on lights or something? I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

cool, thanks guys!
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

Sounds like it's just a dark visor so don't worry about it!
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

As long it says "DOT" on the back ...

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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

A buddy of mine bought a new helmet last week and he asked the sales guy about the double shield option. He was told that double shields were illegal for street use because the double shield deflects the light differently than the single shield and could cause visual issues, especially at night.
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

Ahhh ok. Good to know. Thanks!
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

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A buddy of mine bought a new helmet last week and he asked the sales guy about the double shield option. He was told that double shields were illegal for street use because the double shield deflects the light differently than the single shield and could cause visual issues, especially at night.
That's interesting, they are not illegal here and I wouldn't be without it on those days when you need anti-fogging
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Re: Can you use an antifog helmet on the street?

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That's interesting, they are not illegal here and I wouldn't be without it on those days when you need anti-fogging
If indeed it is law it must provincial not federal.

Just to throw some ideas out there for anti fogging issues I use a wet wipe specifically designed for anti fogging. You simply wipe the inside of your shield (or goggles). Works excellent.

For snowmobiling I use a heated shield which I'm sure that can be adapted to a motorcyle fairly easily. Just hook up a plug in to the wiring harness.
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