Clear Shot Motorcycle Helmet
by Bill C. for webBikeWorld.com
| Owner Comments (Below)
Summary: Very rugged case
holds a bottle of lens cleaner solution and two
microfiber cleaning towels.
I'm not sure if the "perfect" motorcycle
helmet visor cleaning kit has been invented.
Ideally, we'd have visors that repelled all of the dirt,
bugs and water and would never need cleaning.
But that's still a few years away, and
in the meantime, everyone has a favorite solution to
this age-old problem.
My biggest problem is bugs. I'm
the guy that steps outside in summer and instantly has a
cloud of mosquitoes hovering over me. Honest --
I'll be sitting outside and while everyone else seems to
have a genetic DEET barrier in their genes, I'm being
Maybe that's why bugs love my helmet
visor. I can go for a ride in mid-winter with
spitting snow and I'll come home with a visor full of
smashed bugs. I'm definitely a bug magnet.
Rubbing them off with a gloved hand
while riding is definitely not a solution, because it
only smears the bug guts all over the visor, making
things worse. The
V2 Visor Sponge we reviewed works about as well as
anything and I've been trying to figure out a way to rig
something up to hold it on the handlebars so I can grab
it while riding if necessary.
I don't like to have to stop just to
clean my visor, but that's probably the best way to do
it. I've tried carrying little bottles of visor
cleaner or Glass Plus, but this new Clear Shot lens
cleaning kit puts it all together in a nifty little
The container is way overkill; it's a
very thick ABS plastic case with two internal tubes.
Four heavy attached rubber caps cover the ends.
On one side is a spray bottle of some
type of special visor cleaning liquid that actually
works very nicely. The other tube is divided into
halves to hold the two microfiber cleaning cloths that
come with the kit. This prevents the polishing
cloth from getting soiled by the cleaning cloth.
It's a very handy package to throw in
the tank bag, and the cleaning fluid is said to be good
for motorcycle helmet visors, prescription glasses and
other glass or polycarbonate surfaces. The company
says it's non-toxic and biodegradable.
The microfiber cloths are claimed to be
"optical grade". The blue cloth is for the
hard-core dirt while the white cloth is for polishing
and eyewear like prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses.
It's easy to use, as you can imagine --
spray it on, wipe it off. The sprayer in the
little bottle gives out a nice, even fine mist of
I did notice a couple of problems.
The cleaning fluid leaks slightly around the top, which
I guess is unavoidable with a spray top like that.
The bottle does have a clear plastic cap to cover the
spray pump, and it does seem to contain the slight
weeping. If that doesn't contain it, the heavy ABS
container with the rubber plugs will.
The other problem is the cost.
Clear Shot is a brand new product, just being released
into the motorcycle distribution network. The list
price is not mentioned on the Clear Shot website, but I
searched around a bit and found a couple of dealers
selling it for $25.00. This seems very expensive
for what it is -- like maybe by 60%.
But, Clear Shot is a pretty handy
product, and you certainly won't have to worry about
damaging the spray bottle; I'd bet you could ride your
R1200GS Adventure over this thing and it wouldn't hurt
it one bit.
Review: Clear Shot Motorcycle Helmet Visor and Lens Cleaner
||Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
|Review Date: November
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From "M.A." (11/08): "And now for the poor man's
version....Take a nasal spray bottle (the kind that produces a fine atomized
mist), rinse it well, fill it with Glass Plus cleaner, add a microfiber towel
and presto! Clean visors for about $5. Fits in any tank bag or
pocket, won't leak, and certainly affordable.
Keep up the great reviews. I recommend your site to all my
MSF students and fellow riders."
Editor's Reply: And here's the RPMGV (Really Poor
Man's Green Version): Carry a bottle of water and sprinkle it on the visor
then rub with your fingertips. Works like a charm...