brockwar
 
 
 
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    December 16, 2013
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CRG Billet Internal Adaptor For CRG Bar End Mirror This is the Billet Internal Adapter for the Arrow, Hindsight, Hindsight LS and Blindsight Billet Bar End Mirrors. CRG makes this assembly to offer an alternative to the basic Bar End Mirror mount. This assembly will work on bars with internal diameters as small as 12mm (.475) and as large as 19mm (.750). This range covers virtually all aluminum and steel bars/clip-ons. Whenever possible, CRG recommends mounting the Hindsight Billet Bar End Mirror with the basic mount which clamps to the outer diameter of a 7/8 handlebar/clip-on. Using the basic mount is the bar end mirror solution using the fewest parts, facilitates the easiest installation and removal, is the lightest weight, and provides for the most secure bar end mirror mounting. Use of the basic mount requires having 10mm (3/8) of bare bar outboard of the grip/throttle assembly. Before purchasing the mirror adapter, try moving your grips and controls inboard (away from the end of the bar). In many applications, the mirror can be mounted with the basic mount. Features 6061-T6 aluminum CNC machined billet construction Black anodized finish Sold each Application range Minimum bar internal diameter 12mm (0.475) Maximum bar internal diameter 19mm (0.750)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Does Not Play Nice With Stock Threaded Bar Inserts
PostedMay 1, 2014
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brockwar
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Before I bought these, I posted a question asking if they were compatible with the stock threaded inserts on the bar ends. Didn't get an answer, but I saw somebody else say they mounted these on their Street Triple. So I tried them on mine, and they are not compatible with the threaded bar ends. They've got a long pointy bit of the adapter itself that sticks about half an inch into the bar, so they can't screw right on there. You would have to take the stock ends off and move the controls. That's not something I was interested in doing. I bought a knock-off CRG (you know the ones, they're easy to find and usually cost less than $20 bucks), and used its adapter, which does not have a pointy bit. The CRG clamped right onto there, and the whole thing screwed onto my stock bars without any fuss. It is also much more secure than a shimmed insert would be.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet The Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, optimizing fit for comfort and protection and lowering noise levels to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest helmet is manufactured with 4 individual shell sizes to keep the helmet as low-profile as possible. The smaller the helmet shell, the lighter the helmet weight. The Shoei Qwest Helmet also uses the Shoei's CW-1 visor technology with the Q.R.S.A system. This system guarantees a tight seal at the faceshield by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide viewport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and feedback from professional riders Dual-Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Four shell and six EPS liner sizes increase fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain are included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior 3D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass-compatible interior Standard chin strap clip neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available (sold separately) Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately) The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Features Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Qwest Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air flow in most conditions so bad it's unusable
PostedDecember 16, 2013
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brockwar
From Portland
State:OR
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
The helmet looks great, fits well, and I'm sure has fine protection in a crash. But the airflow is atrocious. The two tiny little vents do nothing in summer, making it sweltering, while in winter it fogs up so badly (even with spray, even with pinlock) that I can't make it more than a block from my house before it becomes a big opaque wall. Even riding with it cracked does nothing. In less than 60 degree weather you have to ride with the visor half or more open, or else the helmet is entirely unusable. And despite all these complaints, which would lead you to believe it's relatively sealed and therefore quiet - it is not. It's fairly noisy. Not the loudest I've ever had, but certainly not quiet. Add to that a non-removable liner (good luck with that during summer with the poor venting rendering your head a cesspool), and the fact that alternate visors are $90, and you've got yourself a rip-off.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
No, I do not recommend this product.
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