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Old 02-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #31 (permalink)
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My full face helmet is cold and leaks air so the cold isn't really an issue. I have just always worried about exposed skin in a motor cross helmet.
I have SUPER sensitive skin, the key is finding a helmet and google combo that fit right. If you have gaps that you're using tape to close up, NO GOOD.

The 509 helmet and googles obv. work well together. My 509 Sinisters and Fly helmet fit perfect and I have a fly breath box in also and they all fit perfect. No air comes in and my face stays warm.

I wear a fleece balaclava underneath because it covers my neck and shoulders also.

I would like to point out that I had an HJC helmet and heated shield that had air getting in and I ended up with frostbite one year. So its any ill fitting setup not just motoX style that it can happen.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Bet you had a bad connection at the plug, sled, or fuse problem. They do take time to catch up. I swapped sleds yesterday and didn't use mine at 5 degrees F. Formed a little spot of condensation on the inside. Took my finger to wipe it off, otherwise it would have taken many miles.

I always plug mine in unless over 30 F. I'm not dealing with it fogging no matter what the temp. Don't care what it looks like. I bought the E shield for a reason.

I'm not entering the open face/full shield debate. I don't care what anyone wears.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #33 (permalink)
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useing anti-fog to clean them before every ride also helps lots .........
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:12 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I have a 5-6 year old $130 HJC with a $50 shield on it. Perhaps it's so old that it was made back when things could be hot without fear of some idiot burning his nose and suing the company, because I can set mine on my sled, unplugged, in an ice storm while I help a buddy pull his sled out of a ditch, get back on with the thing iced over big time and it will literally melt off within two minutes. So I ride slowly with the shield open till then. My buddy's tease me for not buying a newer one that matches my sled, but after reading this post, I think I'll keep it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:49 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I don't really know what to suggest for the cat helmet...my buddy picked up some 509s for his cat helmet and they don't ft right with the nosepiece in there. He ended up having to run it without it and there is a gap on the bridge of his nose. He says no big deal, but he will end up with frostbite I bet.

Not sure if he just isn't doing something right or if it is the helmet. It seems that the cat helmet has a little smaller of a beak on it then my 509, that may be the problem. Also, getting the nosepiece and the deflector to sit perfectly is a bit tricky and takes some forming of the defelctor and practice. Somebody must make the helmet for cat,...try to find out who and pair it with that brands goggles..should be good.

As for balaclavas....I really like the klim covert and the doo modular balaclava setup I have. The covert covers everything but the eye area and the doo one leaves the whole face open and wraps the head and neck good.

I am telling ya.....once you figure it out, it is amazing!! So much easier to move my head and look around. I was always having trouble turning my head really far back with the full faced. If coming up to an intersection greater than a 90 degree turn, I would have to sometimes use my hand and push my head because of the restrictive movement and weight of the helmet. Now though, it feels as if nothing is there at all. I cannot even imagine what the new carbon fiber helmets feel like.

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Thanks Bud !! I'll see what I can find out and search what will fit properly.
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I go with an MX helmet when it is warm, and the TXI with heated sheild when it is cold.

I had trouble plugging the leak in my MX/ goggle combo at the outside edges of my goggles until I bought one of these:



It is made by Zan Headgear. I put a normal balaclava on first and this over the top of that. It takes a little practice getting the helmet on whithout bunching everything up, but it solved the leaks around my goggles.
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Thanks again for everyone's input. I must have the old school TXI, gotta be at least 5 or 6 years old. Anyway thanks for all the MX input too. I have been playing around with mine and again, I LOVE THE SET UP and wear the MX stuff in the summer and am good with it then. Back to the original question of if it will ever catch up or not, I intentionally fogged it up and it did catch up in the sun and 16 degrees. Stayed a little foggy but did gain a little ground after a few miles when it was around 5 degrees after dark. I thought about the connections and they are all clean and working well, but maybe that night something was not perfect too? I was close to home and and just rode home with it open slow enough and behind the windshield. Hope this thread helps others out and again thanks for all the input. Maybe some day I will go MX but again, I really like this thing and plan to stay with it.
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Back to the original question of if it will ever catch up or not,
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My old TXI had no problems catching up, I usually only plugged it in when it started to fog or conditions called for it.
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My old TXI had no problems catching up, I usually only plugged it in when it started to fog or conditions called for it.
Cool,thanks
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #40 (permalink)
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All i can comment on is i have 2 helmets with electric shields....one an hjc the other a bell. Both shields measure a different heating resistance but neither have ever had any issues...even when they frost up a bit from not being plugged for a period of time. They will both quickly defrost in seconds after plugging into the power.
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