Poidog
 
 
 
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    February 21, 2013
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    March 27, 2013
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Shark Speed-R Ike Helmet SHARK is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all SHARKs expertise in safety, innovation and function the SPEED -R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of un-faired motorcycle riders. Double blade air spoiler positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet. Spoiler/stabilizer at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet ans the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed. Features Latest generation composite long fibre construction Integrated, drop down sun visor Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with naked road bikes Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses ECE 2205 and DOT approved Two shell sizes Approximate weight size M 1450 g (+/ 50 g)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent helmet and great bang for the buck
PostedMarch 27, 2013
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Poidog
From Hawaii
State:HI
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This was my first helmet purchase and I feel I made an excellent choice. It was between this, and a Shoei RF1100. After watching video reviews, trading emails with the revzilla gear geeks, searching the net for reviews, I went with the Shark Speed-R.
I have about 550 miles in this helmet and various speeds, up to 100 mph. The helmet flows a good amount of air, especially without the chin curtain attached. I just recently attached the chin curtain to see how it affects helmet noise and there is a definite difference. There is still good air flow through the helmet with the chin curtain attached but not as much as without. The rider has to decide what is more important, less noise or more air flow. Ear plugs can also be used so it may be a moot point. I live in Hawaii and my head is always cool if moving faster than snail speed.
I know many people are concerned about buffeting of the helmet. As this is the only helmet I have ever used, based on my limited experience with other helmets, I feel the speed-r does an awesome job in this department. I ride a triumph Street Triple, naked bike. When getting up to speeds of 75+ mph, to me, my helmet feels quite stable. In the higher speeds, I'm usually tucking down as my body is taking a big hit from the wind. The only times I can say that my head gets thrown around is when there are the sudden cross winds that hit from the side. If the wind is coming straight on, it's smooth sailing for my helmet.
My head measured at about 57 1/2 cm and I bought the Medium. This fit my head perfectly. No hotspots. When new, the cheek pad felt real snug, but broke in nicely. It still is snug, giving a nice fit, but not overly.
Weight wise, the small sticker which was attached to the helmet said 1650 g. I'm assuming that a larger helmet will be heavier. Again, this being my 1 and only helmet, I have nothing to compare it to. There are lighter helmets, but I have no issues with this. No neck pain or fatigue while wearing for extended periods.
The sun visor is an awesome addition to the helmet and makes it very convenient when riding during daylight hours. Very easy to find and operate with gloved hands.
I really love the face shield. I'm sold on its clarity. To me, it's so clear, the only reason I know it's there is because there is no wind hitting me in the face. That, combined with its thickness, makes it outstanding. Just adds an extra layer of protection to my face. A minor nit pick would be the addition of detents like the vision-r has along with a multi position visor setting like the Shoei RF1100 has, e.g. Locked, "cracked open".
Shark claims that this helmet was designed with the naked bike rider in mind and it appears that they have done their homework. I would highly recommend this helmet, especially to fellow naked bike riders. I was really lucky when I purchased this helmet when I did as I see there has been a price increase. Even with this increase, the helmet is an excellent bang for the buck, especially the graphic helmets, and I would purchase again if damaged.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dowco Weatherall Plus Motorcycle Covers Dowco's most popular cover Heavy-duty polyester with special Color-Lok fabric treatment to prevent fading Exclusive ClimaShield Plus fabric protection repels water Waterproof with heat-sealed, taped seams Moisture GuardVent System lets moisture escape Aluminized heat shields allow immediate use after riding Interior liner protects windshield Sewn elastic shock cord and under-bike web strap Sewn-in grommets allow use of a cable lock (lock not included) Convenient storage bag New sewn-in pockets allow use of Guardian Alarm for added security Available in sizes to fit most motorcycle models Lifetime Warranty Please Note Sizes listed in Size Chart are for stock motorcycles without additions such as panniers, windshields, high handlebars or sissy bars. Addition of those options will typically require sizing up one to two sizes. Size MD - developed to fit Sportsters, Dynas, and older CB-series motorcycles Size Sport - developed to fit sport-class bikes up to and including the Hayabusa the heat-resistant coverage comes higher on the bike Size CR - developed to fit larger cruising motorcycles can accommodate the additional rake common to those bikes Size Adventure Touring - developed to fit the V-Strom 1000 without a top box Size LG - developed to fit 1983 Goldwing Interstate, a bike with fairly slim panniers and very small top box Size XL - developed to fit 1984 Goldwing interstate and Yamaha Venture, with full-size top boxes Size 2XL - developed to fit 1988 Goldwing, including later Aspencade models Size 3XL - developed to fit 2001 Goldwing to present models
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome materials and cheap insurance
PostedMarch 12, 2013
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Poidog
From Hawaii
State:HI
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased the sport version for a 2013 Triumph Street Triple. I could've went with a medium size instead of the sport as my year of bike comes with a low mounted exhaust. I went with the sport just for the peace of mind of having the extra heat resistant material higher up on the cover.
I've had this cover for about 2 weeks now and it has already paid for itself in my book. Here in Hawaii we just had a huge down pour for about 2 days. The front end of my bike is partially sticking out from cover. The frontend of the bike got pelted by rain, huge drops, not just light showers. When the rains subsided, I checked to see if anything got thru but she was bone dry.
I first heard about the material, climashield, from one of my favorite outdoor companies. They were using it in their outdoor clothing where extreme weather was expected. It is good stuff!
I gave a 4 on durability because of the short time that I've owned this cover and it's longevity hasn't be tested by my use yet. The seams are all taped, which is excellent detailing, and double stitched. It appears like it should give me years of solid use. This item is a must have if your bike will be exposed in any way to the elements and highly recommended.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Sambia Gloves The Sambia is a new dual/sport or ADV glove, featuring Kangaroo leather on the palm, hard knuckle protection, light breathable nylon material on back of hand. Comfort/Features Velcro system on the cuff Mesh on top of glove and fingers Perforated finger layers Protection Knuckle protection by hard plastic shells Reinforcement on the edge of the hand with Superfabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome everyday warm weather glove
PostedFebruary 21, 2013
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Poidog
From Hawaii
State:HI
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Slightly Small
Large
For what this glove offers for the price, you can't go wrong. I've ridden this glove for about 100 miles and its held up well. All the other reviews here, except for the negative ones, have held true with this glove. The only down side has nothing to do with the glove features. It's just that I should've gone a size up. I have long fingers, with the middle finger of my right hand measuring about 4 inches from tip to the base of the finger. I purchased a size 9 on recommendation. It felt good around the palm of my hand, but didn't really touch the inside web of my fingers. I thought it would be just fine but over time while riding, the glove fingers would push the tips of my fingers to the end of the glove fingers, cutting off blood flow and making it painful for my finger tips. I'm going to have to make another purchase and will try a size up. It may be a bit wider in the palm area, but the extra length for the fingers are necessary.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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