JZ23
 
 
 
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    May 7, 2012
  • Last review
    June 10, 2013
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Shoei Qwest / RF-1100 Cheekpads Replacement Cheek Pads for Shoei RF-1100 and Qwest Helmets. 39MM XXS OEM 35MM XS-2XL OEM 31MM 3XL OEM 33MM Optional 37MM Optional 41MM Optional Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Revzilla's great. The Cheekpads OK. They make my Shoei Qwest WEARABLE. But they should have been INCLUDED with the original helmet purchase!
PostedJune 10, 2013
Customer avatar
JZ23
From Decatur
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
I went to the International Motorcycle show in Atlanta in the fall of 2012.
I went the Shoei Booth, and tried on a Large Shoei Qwest. It fit fine, but the CHEEKPADS were a bit snug.
The SHOEI rep said that one of the great features of the Shoei Qwest (and the RF-1100) was that
".... The Cheekpads are interchangeable! And they come in different thicknesses to ensure proper fit!"
He suggested that I buy the Large with the standard Cheekpads (35mm thickness), because, he said:
"Even though they feel snug now, after wearing the helmet the pads will compress and should ft fine....BUT IF THEY ARE STILL TIGHT, JUST CALL SHOEI AND THEY WILL SEND YOU SMALLER CHEEKPADS!"
Well, that sounded reasonable. My girlfriend bought me the Large size as a Christmas gift, with the standard (35mm) cheekpads.
I wore the helmet on a few rides, and the cheekpads did NOT compress. If I wore the helmet for more than 30-40 minutes, it became painful. The cheekpads pushed my cheeks into my teeth and made it difficult to speak. So, I took the salesman up on his offer. I called and wrote to Shoei, and explained in detail, that I HAD WORN THE HELMET and that on "... extended rides: the cheekpads were too tight and painful." I made it CLEAR they were slightly used.
A Shoei rep wrote back: "Yes - return the 35 mm cheekpads to us, and we will send you a 31 mm set."
I did so, but Shoei returned them to me, saying
"Nope - your chhekpads are not BRAND NEW. Therefore, if you want to get a set of 31 mm pads, you will need to pay us $41 plus $12 shipping" !!
RIPOFF!!. I complained up the chain at Shoei to no avail. Their policy is clearly to market the interchangeable cheekpads, and to include a THICK set as standard, thus forcing people who have already spent nearly $400 on a helmet to drop another $50 to get a set of cheekpads that actually fit.
I refused to buy directly from Shoei, but I needed the pads, so I bought them from Revzilla for LESS than Shoei sold them for, and for half the shipping costs.
No complaints about Revzilla. Revz' did a great job, and got me the pads in no time for a fair(-er) price.
But now: I will NEVER - not EVER -buy a Shoei product again.
Bait and switch. Scam. Thievery.
No desire to foster customer loyalty.
And I am not the only one who had this complaint. Read the blogs and comments and reviews.
The cheekpads should have been exchangeable for a period of time AFTER you bought the helmet, to allow one to ensure they actually fit under riding conditions.
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
No, I do not recommend this product.
-4points
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RevZilla Staff Premium T-Shirt Lovingly concocted in 2007 and named El Moto Diablo for its geared theme and devilish lines, the RevZilla Staff Tee Shirt has been part of our lineup from the beginning. It's also the same blue shirt in every video that Anthony has been rocking since Day One of RevZillaTV on Youtube. People love to point out that Anthony doesn't ever change his clothes. I guess when it works you stick with it. The tee is screen-printed on a high thread-count blank that is anything but one of those throw away tees you get free at the ball game. We wear tees a lot - almost every day - and we are very particular about how they fit, feel and hold up wash after wash. Sizing is true to size - if anything they run a hair on the small side. Show your love for TeamZilla. Make a statement. Boom.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The shirt fits. And so I wear it. My son is thankful I finally own a "modern" T shirt.
PostedDecember 24, 2012
Customer avatar
JZ23
From Decatur
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This shirt converts aging men into virile teenagers.
Every single person I encounter while wearing it immediately begs me to say:
"Hey! This is Anthony!"
They then try to buy whatever stuff I have with me (though I steadfastly resist their efforts to buy the shirt off my back).
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
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 Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex Gloves
Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex Gloves
Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex is a high tech waterproof glove with an added level of safety provided by carbon fiber knuckle protectors. Features Leather and tough stretch Nylon outer shell construction Gore-Tex insert membrane Insulated for warmth Leather palm construction with synthetic suede reinforcements Accordion stretch flex insert over thumb Extended storm cuff gauntlet, with water resistant zip, to allow wearing under, or, over jacket sleeve to ensure weather proofing Carbon fiber knuckle protection Velcro wrist closure strap Silicone print on palm for added grip Printed logos
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ok, but cheap stitching, small sizing, and too small outer gauntlet circumference are big problems for me
PostedDecember 3, 2012
Customer avatar
JZ23
From Decatur
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I have large hands. Ok - maybe I have slightly extra large hands. So I bought this glove in DOUBLE extra large (XXL). They are still a bit tight. Other issues: The 1st (and I mean FIRST) time that I tightened the "micro-adjuster" on the wrist (intended to keep the glove from being pulled off my hand should there be a catastrophic event), the stitching that attached the anchor ring strap to the glove tore loose from the glove. Because I was leaving on a trip that morning, and needed to use the gloves, I simply re-stiched it myself (precluding me from returning the gloves). Also: Main selling point for me was the advertised "double gauntlet" - an INNER gauntlet that goes UNDER the sleeve of your jacket, and an OUTER gauntlet (the one you see in the picture, with a zipper) that is intended to go OUTSIDE the sleeve of your jacket. Sounded great. Problem is, again, the size: The outer Gauntlet is WAY too tight. If you are lucky enough to be able to fit it the outer gauntlet over your jacket sleeve, you will be unable to zip the gauntlet closed. This kind of defeats the purpose of the Inner/Outer Gauntlet system for me, as the only way I can really use the glove is with either BOTH gauntlets INSIDE my sleeve, or with the zipper unzipped. The latter of which creates the following safety issue: With the Gauntlet unzipped, the glove is not properly anchored on your hand, and could be pulled off (remember that the weak stitching on the micro-adjuster will not hold up to keep the glove on when you really need it!). Finally: No solid "slider" on the palm, where the palm meets the wrist, and where one's hand would instinctively go down to brace upon impact with the road. As rough this review is, I still do use the gloves - I just would not buy them again.
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
No, I do not recommend this product.
0points
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Ogio Tail Bag Features Deluxe main compartment with 240 cubic inches of expansion volume Sleek streamlined air flow surface design Top organizer pocket Dual molded side accessory pockets Integrated hidden rain hood Reinforced textured neoprene non-slip pad for paint protection Universal web mounting system for secure attachment Easy grab reinforced handle Add OGIO Saddle Bags for a complete rear bag bike Specs Dimensions 7 H x 13 W x 14 D Weight Approximately 2.2 Lbs. Capacity 1274 Cubic Inches Materials 420 dobby nylon / 420D dobby nylon / tarpaulin / textured neoprene
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great option for daily rides, or for an overnight
PostedJune 25, 2012
Customer avatar
JZ23
From Decatur
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Does what it should do. I ride a BMW K1200RS, and don't like the hard sidebags when I am riding to the mountains for a day or two of twisties (they cause some wind buffeting at 90+ on the 100 miles of Interstate I must use to get to the N. GA Mountains, and they take the fun out of the 2 lane hairpins once I am there). So I leave the sidebags home, and use the OsioTail Bag instead. It holds some spare clothes, a couple of bottles of water, expanded tool-kit, rain-gear, etc., neatly and securely, without the aerodynamic cost of the sidebags, at a fraction of the cost of a hard trunk, and frees up my tank bag for more immediate needs. Reasonably rigid for a soft bag. Attaches very easily with straps, and quick-disconnects. If I could ask for one improvement it would be to give it a bit more room, perhaps by making it a little taller, or enhancing the side pockets. Great product as is, though.
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Three quarter length, Armor-Link mesh material and 600 denier Carbolex combine with 1680 denier ballistic polyester in the impact areas Comfortable, mandarin style collar 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility The microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable Adjustable, elastic and snap sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material Removable, CE approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple density back protector Aqua-Therm two-stage waterproof and insulated liner can be configured or removed to best match comfort needs Zippered chest map pockets, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls, fine tune the fit Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does what it says. Good value
PostedMay 7, 2012
Customer avatar
JZ23
From Decatur
State:GA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Got the yellow for visibility. That works.
Adjustable waist, sleeves, etc., all work well.
Plenty of pockets, with good access.
Size: I have the XL-46. I am 6' tall, Husky 220 pounds. It fits well without any linings, and with the waterproof liner. With the insulated liner it is warm and a bit snug.
Only improvement I would like would be a slightly higher, or more adjustable collar. In cool weather I MUST wear a turtleneck or similar neck protection. Not a big deal, but it would be nice if the collar was slightly higher.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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