Thursday, February 17, 2011

Keep Your Goggles From Fogging

I read somewhere that you can use Formula 409 to clean your goggles which creates a barrier so the fog doesn't form inside. I rode this morning for 50 minutes in 40 degrees with a scarf pulled up to my eyeballs with no fog. They even used to use it as a selling point in TV commercials in the early 70s (below). While no solution is permanent, dirtbike.off-road.com reports that you can also effectively use a potato slice or liquid soap. Rub it on, allow to dry, then buff clean.

Below is my regular riding gear. Metal flake Fulmer helmet, Halcyon goggles, black scarf, vintage cafe racer leather jacket.




3 comments:

  1. Good info Chris! I still need to get the tinted inserts for my Halycons. Credit you for still riding the thumper this winter. My RE is still trapped behind a mountain of snow from last month's storm here in VA.

    Cheers,

    'C

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  2. I brought my Enfield out from hibernation today, and was just thinking about the fog issue.
    Goggles, scarf, steam, grin, immeasurable joy.....

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  3. Cool. I have a similar get-up, except my bandana is red.

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