JeffOnWheels
 
 
 
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    October 8, 2012
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    June 15, 2015
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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet - Solid The pinnacle of perfection, the RF-1200 represents the culmination of 56 years of helmet heritage and has been designed, from its inception, to be an industry leader in comfort, performance and protection. The wind tunnel tested shell has been optimized to provide a compact and aerodynamic shape, reducing wind-noise, buffeting and weight. Shoei has not only designed the RF-1200 to be one of the most comfortable helmets on the market, but also one of the safest, meeting both DOT and SNELL M2010 safety standards. Whether you are a track day enthusiast or cross-country cruiser, the RF-1200 will allow you to ride with confidence, freeing you to concentrate on the road and most importantly....enjoy the ride. Slim And Light Weight Design One of the most important features of a quality helmet is that you hardly know its there protecting your head. Shoei has reduced the weight of the RF-1200 by using a slimmer design and building a distinct line into the side of the helmet that also serves as an accent. As a result, the new Shoei RF-1200 is lighter than any other Snell certified helmet in the current Shoei lineup. Shell Construction The slim design of the Shoei RF-1200 , with its distinct accent cut line, widens the bottom of the helmet to help ease the process of putting the RF-1200 on or taking it off. Further advancing the comfort of the AIM+ shell is the industry leading four shell sizes that the Shoei RF-1200 comes in. The impact-absorbing dual liner consists of two layers incorporating different densities, helping to effectively balance the potential impact applied to the more rigid shell. Quietness Through advancements in the aerodynamic shape, improved interior linings and a new and improved shield system the rider will experience a very quiet and comfortable riding experience. The interior of the RF-1200 has achieved a balance of a comfortably soft fit and a firm, stable hold. The new design of the cheek pads also improves the motion of the neck, thus helping the rider to check traffic behind him/her for example. Shield System The CWR-1 Pinlock shield features ribs on top and bottom of the shield to improve rigidity and eliminate bending of the shield caused by wind pressure or the opening and closing of the shield. Independent beading in the top and sides of the Shoei RF-1200 help to keep the seal of the shield tight and eliminate any excess air. In addition to the CWR-1 shield, Shoei has developed a new base plate for the RF-1200. The Quick-Release Self-Adjusting base plate is spring-loaded and pulls the shield back onto the helmet, sealing it tightly against wind and rain. The addition of a five-stage rotating dial allows for fine tuning of the base place for easy shield adjustments. Ventilation A large lower three position vent, three upper air vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents combine with the Dual Density EPS liner to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS liner. Features Four shell sizes Dual density EPS liner Superior ventilation 3D Max-Dry System II Liner E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) CWR-1 Shield System Neatly secure chin strap Includes Pinlock pins and lens insert Includes breath guard and chin curtain Snell M2010 and DOT Certified Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Shoei RF-1200 and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quiet, comfortable, well made.
PostedJune 15, 2015
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
This replaced my older, cheaper helmet and is superior across the board. It is quieter and the shell is actually a little smaller, so the helmet is lighter and a little more convenient to carry around as well as wear. The vents are sufficient and operate very smoothly (click solidly open and closed).
It comes with a pinlock insert which is amazing at preventing fogging, I'm totally sold on them now.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2i Back Protector Insert Features CE Certified Level 2 (EN1621-22014) Lightweight, flexible PU injected impact foam Contoured for anatomical and adaptive fit Perforated for breath-ability and comfort Channel ventilation system for optimized airflow Note Size MD is recommended for Men's jackets size 50 and smaller and XS-MD. Size LG is recommended for Men's jackets size 52 and larger and LG-4XL. See specific Women's jackets for sizing recommendations. Sizing Info Waist to Shoulder (in) Height (in) Protector Size 15 - 17 56.75 - 64.25 SM 17 - 19 64.25 - 71.75 MD 19 - 20 71.75 - 76.5 LG
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good protection at a good price, but pretty stiff.
PostedJune 15, 2015
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Bought this for my passenger's new jacket, it's reasonably priced and level 2 protection, but she finds it uncomfortably stiff and I'll probably replace it with a more comfortable one.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Knox Advance X CE Back Protector Features CE approved armor incorporates trauma lite honeycomb protection Comfortable energy absorbing armor retro fits many products The Knox TP2 is a standard shape that fits many older Men's REV'IT or Teknic jackets and may fit other brands as well The Knox TP2 will fit in Women's REV'IT Turbine and Women's REV'IT Ignition Jackets Measures approximately 15 in length, 11 at its widest part, and 1 in thickness.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Light but no air flow.
PostedJune 17, 2013
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
It's extremely light, but feels pretty plasticky. Definitely no air flow (has no holes at all, only those channels you can see in the picture). This is stiffer than the other flexible foam/plastic back protectors I've had, and less ventilation than the plastic grid types.
However, it is inexpensive so for the price you're getting decent protection.
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Joe Rocket Hammerhead Tank Bag Features Wind/Water resistant 1000D Nylon construction Extra wide magnetic mount system Padded belt buckle guard Window GPS pocket Cell Phone storage Fast access coin holder Removable shoulder strap Hidden rain cover Reflective stripe 15L x 8W x 4.5H
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Decent option for holding small stuff.
PostedApril 29, 2013
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought this because I wanted a bag with a clear pocket so I could see my phone while navigating. It works fine for that, though the clear plastic is very glossy so it can be irritating in bright sun.
This bag is decent, but takes up a lot of room on top your tank for the amount of stuff it holds. It's fine for a water bottle and sandwich, or gloves, but (at least on my bike) the curve of the tank definitely limits the total capacity of the bag.
The zippers+velcro is an awkward way of closing the main compartment; if you let the velcro close off-center then the zippers aren't lined up right so it often takes a second try to get it closed and zipped all the way.
There's also a GPS-shaped (square) clear pocket in addition to the phone-shaped (rectangular) one. I've used it to hold my wallet and coins.
The "fast access coin holder" is a complete joke, they should remove that from the description. It's a piece of elastic sewn to the outside of the bag. It can hold probably 6 or 7 coins total and I wouldn't trust them to remain there while the bike is in motion.
The magnets are strong, it never seems to budge even at highway+ speeds.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Roam WP Boots
Alpinestars Roam WP Boots
Alpinestars Roam WP Boots Synthetic upper with lightweight fabric inserts. Dual density lateral and medial ankle cups. Internal heel counter. Internal toe counter is layered under the leather. Injected high-modulus polyamide midsole contours to the foot and features a structured shank reinforcement. Waterproof and breathable Drystar lining. Instep and Achilles flex zones provide superior comfort. Rear reflective insert for added visibility. Removable anatomic footbed and multi-density EVA padding. Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound sole with unique side wrapping design. Three adjustable Velcro straps for secure closure and fit. CE certified.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Widest boots in the world.
PostedApril 29, 2013
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
These are the first footwear I have ever found that are wide enough for my feet in a reasonable size. Normally I have to go up a size or two, but these are comfortable for me in what they call as 12.5 (I normally wear a 13W or at 14W).
I highly recommend them if you have wide feet! They're comfortable and warm. They seem reasonably tough but I haven't had to try out their protection value yet.
The only suggestion I have is they could reverse the hook vs. loop sides of the velcro on the top flap, sometimes it wants to catch your socks as you put your feet in.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion Recruit Leather Jacket
Scorpion Recruit Leather Jacket
Scorpion Recruit Leather Jacket The year is 1953 Marlon Brando hits the big screen as Johnny Strabler in the cult classic The Wild One. As leader of the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club (BRMC), Strabler and his gang disrupt a race competition in Carbonville by plowing through a roadblock, strolling across the track, and taunting officials of the Sage Valley Motorcycle Races. Accused of being an outlaw outfit, they are quickly thrown out of the competition by Sheriff Singer and told to Hit the road...get goin. The sale of black leather jackets and motorcycles reached new heights after the films release, and motorcycle became a timeless symbol of youth rebellion. Hence the Recruit Jacket. Features Constructed of durable 1.2-1.4mm top grain leather Removable EverHeat full-sleeve thermal liner Vented CE approved armor at elbows and shoulders Back protector compartment with P.E. foam pad included Adjustable zippered ventilation 2 front vents and 2 back vents Dual handwarmer / storage pockets Additional inner storage pocket NightViz reflective trim on back gets you noticed Lightweight perforated lining for maximum air flow Belt loop for pant attachment Dual Velcro waist adjustment straps
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Looks and feels awesome.
PostedOctober 8, 2012
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
This is my first leather jacket. It looks and feels great! It is really heavy when holding it or on the hanger, but I don't notice it while wearing it. It is very thick and solid feeling, definitely seems like it would protect you in a crash.
The armor is not noticeable while wearing it (except in small ways, like your shoulders are slightly wider than you're used to). I replaced the non-armor foam back piece with a real one (SAS-TEC back protector, which I cut to fit) and it's still totally comfortable.
So far I have only ridden in cool weather so have had the liner in. The vents are fine for this sort of weather, but I imagine it could be a little warm in hot weather.
I would strongly suggest following the sizing guide. I measured myself and the guide said I was at the very top edge of Medium. I don't wear a medium anything (I'm 6'3" 185lbs) so I ordered the Large. It was definitely not a tight fit to start with and leather breaks in so after a few rides I am starting to think the medium might have fit after all. So trust the sizing, and take advantage of the free exchange if you try it and it's too small.
The neck velcro flap (mentioned in another review) is slightly aggravating on my neck if I ride with my head leaned forward, but doesn't bother me much if I have good posture, and also is getting better as the jacket breaks in and loosens up. Plus you can just not close it if it bothers you too much (it just covers the top of the zipper).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SAS-TEC Back Protector Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules. It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts. SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades. SC-1/11 fits Women's Turbine Jacket SC-1/12 fits REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket and Turbine Jacket REV'IT Gore-Tex Jackets have different shaped back protector pockets depending on the size of jacket, see the size chart for fitment information SC-1/16 should only be used for XYL or larger Gore-Tex Jackets SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate) Height 15 3/4 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate) Height 19 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate) Height 21 3/8 Width (at widest point) 13 3/8 Thickness 3/4
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfortable and seems like it will be effective.
PostedOctober 8, 2012
Customer avatar
JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I cut this to fit the Scorpion Recruit leather jacket, and it looks like a serious improvement over the piece of foam the jacket came with.
I haven't needed it yet (knock on wood!) but I did whack one of the cutoff scraps with a hammer and it is remarkable how flexible it feels in your hands, yet it acts hard when hit (hammer just bounces off).
The only downside is the ventilation holes are tiny and I can't imagine they'll flow much air. So far I've only used it in cool weather so it's been plenty comfortable, but it might be a little warm in the summer.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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