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    Old pinlock, new visor

    I've bought a new visor as the old one was getting a bit too scratched. I didn't buy a new pinlock insert. I know these don't last forever but this is the first time I've changed the visor on this helmet and thought I might get a bit more life out the pinlock.

    As you might expect, it doesn't fit securely against the visor, so it'll let the visor steam up if I use it...
    1. any tips for making the old pin lock fit snugly against the visor
    2. ...or do you all just buy a new pinlock every time you buy a new visor

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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    It should fit the new visor, what helmet is it?

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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    Quote Originally Posted by RickS1K View Post
    I've bought a new visor as the old one was getting a bit too scratched. I didn't buy a new pinlock insert. I know these don't last forever but this is the first time I've changed the visor on this helmet and thought I might get a bit more life out the pinlock.

    As you might expect, it doesn't fit securely against the visor, so it'll let the visor steam up if I use it...
    1. any tips for making the old pin lock fit snugly against the visor
    2. ...or do you all just buy a new pinlock every time you buy a new visor

    Cheers

    Rick
    You need to turn the little black nipple's on the visor, they are shaped to adjust the tension. Take a close look at them and you will see what I mean.
    Last edited by phil; 5th January 2019 at 02:55 PM.

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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    It's a Shoei GT Air. I have been playing with the nipples (ooer missus), but can't seem to get it flush to the visor.

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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    The pointy bits should be pointing inwards once the insert is in position. Pics?

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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    As soof says, the main body part of the nipple needs to be towards the centre of the visor, shaped a bit like an r

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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    Thanks all, solved it. Nipples now pointing to 4 o'clock and sealing nicely. Used it as an excuse to take the RR fur a quick blast. Bracing but fun!

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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    Thought Id logged on to the wrong forum with all the talk of nipple tweaking!


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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    Quote Originally Posted by preynol1 View Post
    Thought Id logged on to the wrong forum with all the talk of nipple tweaking!


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    Re: Old pinlock, new visor

    Quote Originally Posted by preynol1 View Post
    Thought I’d logged on to the wrong forum with all the talk of nipple tweaking!


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