BigTuna
 
 
 
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    May 27, 2013
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 Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
Pinlock shield insert compatible with Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Face Shield or CWF-1 Pinlock Shield with Tear-Off Posts . Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works as advertised
PostedMay 27, 2013
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BigTuna
From Santa Cruz
State:CA
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The pinlock system works as advertised. It reduces fogging on the inside of the faceshield. The only downside is that you need a pinlock ready faceshield, which can cost you another $50.
It also doesn't prevent your glasses from fogging up. In other words, it isn't magic, and can't prevent all fogging inside the helmet, but it nicely reduces fogging on the inside of the faceshield.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150GS
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Shoei RF-1100 Helmet - Solid Colors SHOEI is proud to introduce the all-new RF-1100 Helmet, which is built on the strongest pedigree in the motorcycle helmet business. The Shoei RF-1000 has enjoyed great success since its 2003 inception, but that didnt stop SHOEIs world-class development team from throwing out the molds to build a brand-new helmet from scratch. Combining dealer and customer requests with advanced technology, modern testing practices, and fifty years of helmet-building experience, SHOEI delivers the finest sport-touring helmet that money can buy. The all-new, groundbreaking Shoei RF-1100 - where aggressive styling meets SHOEIs unrivaled attention to detail, and the evolution of perfection is once again met. AIM+ Shell Construction Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient 5 Shell Sizes and six EPS liner configurations present increased fit options that comfortably fit most head sizes A third generation Tail Fin, integrated into the bottom rear beading in combination with the Shell-Integrated Spoiler, allows smooth airflow that reduces drag and lift CW-1 Face Shield The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System Q.R.S.A. base plate allows for tool-less face shield removal and installation. Every time the shield is lowered, the spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly, ensuring a wind and waterproof seal between shield and helmet Variable Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Top outlet vent is separate from the Shell- Integrated Spoiler, allowing it to be positioned for optimum flow-through ventilation Four rear outlet vents allow for adjustment of airflow based on riding position Enlarged lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Interior System The entire interior lining (cheek pads, crown liner and chin strap covers) is easily removed to allow cleaning Each component of the inner liner is ergonomically designed to offer the ultimate in safety, fit and comfort Eyeglass compatible Tech Specs 5 shell sizes Weight 3.54 Pounds / 1604grams (based on size medium / solid color) DOT and Snell M2010 approved Need help with sizing Check out our sizing video or read our Shoei Size Chart for more help. And don't forget our Gear Geeks are always available to help you out if you need advice. setTimeout(function()var adocument.createElement(script) var bdocument.getElementsByTagName('script')[0] a.srcdocument.location.protocol+//dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net/pages/scripts/0010/2527.js a.asynctruea.typetext/javascriptb.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b), 1) Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very good helmet
PostedMay 27, 2013
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BigTuna
From Santa Cruz
State:CA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I have been wearing these helmets for many years: RF-600, RF-800, RF-1100. They fit my head well, are reasonably comfortable, are not too heavy, and generally do what they need to do. I have never hit my head in one, but as Snell and DOT rated helmets, these are as safe as they get.
My one gripe is that the face shield has no antifog treatment and is not pinlock ready. At stoplights, the face shield ALWAYS fogs up. Adding a pinlock system will cost you another $80, in part because you have to get a new face shield to hold it.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150GS
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Makes the helmet fit properly
PostedMay 27, 2013
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BigTuna
From Santa Cruz
State:CA
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
These cheek pads replace the standard cheek pads in the Shoei RF-1100. The stock ones are too thick for me, giving me fish lips when I wear the helmet. These make the helmet fit properly. I am glad these exist, and they work fine, but I am disappointed that I have to pay another $40 to make my $400 helmet fit properly. Like helmet size, cheek pad size should be something you can specify when ordering the helmet.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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