Sumo
 
 
 
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    July 24, 2011
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    December 23, 2013
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Shark Vision-R BeCool Helmet SHARK RD engineers have created a helmet that offers the panoramic eyeport of an open-face helmet, for one of the widest view angles currently on the market, combined with the safety of the latest generation of full-face fiber-composite shells. The SHARK patented faceshield mechanism ensures a perfect seal which equates to better soundproofing, less draft and an improved water-tight seal. The Rapid Anti-Fog System slightly opens the shield in anti-mist position. This has been designed to operate smoothly with the use of gloves. Features Integrated drop-down sun visor Two composite-fiber shell sizes Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses New Anti-Scratch/Anti-Fog coating Removable and interchangeable 3 piece liner Neckroll is PVC free and features reective material at rear Included chin curtain Two upper vents and 1 lower vents with optimized venturi effect Double D ring strap closure Sharktooth-ready ECE 2205 and DOT Certified Approximate Weight from 1725 g + / 50 g in size Large
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A good value if caught on sale
PostedDecember 23, 2013
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Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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The fit and finish are excellent. This is my first Shark helmet. I typically use a Shoei. The Vision-R, as the name suggests, has excellent field of view, but accoplishes this at the expense of noise. The materials are top notch and the fit is just a bit largish as compared to a Shoei of the same size. Ventilation is almost nonexistent, however this isn't an issue since you can raise the outer shield and lower the inner and have all the venting you like. I will say that the inner tinted visor is more suited for a sport bike posture than an upright one. I have an upright riding position and find that my instrument panel view is below the tinted visor's field of view, causing me to constantly adjust my eyes from light to dark. A very minor annoyance, but worth a mention for those that don't ride a sport bike. All in all its a good helmet for the money. My first ride with it was 28 degrees F and I didn't have much of a fogging issue. Pretty good in my book.
Rides: 2006 Suzuki DR200SE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CW-1 Faceshield The Shoei CW-1 Face Shield fits Shoei Qwest , Shoei RF1100 and Shoei X-12 Helmets Features Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back into contact with the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional racing shields with tear-off posts are available Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts 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 Mellow Smoke refers to a tint that is lighter than the Light Smoke shield Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What can I say its a Shoei
PostedAugust 21, 2011
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Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I was tempted to buy a lesser (non Shoei) shield, but after having had several "knock off" lenses with broken internal mounting tabs, I decided it would be better to buy 1 quality item vs. 2 broken ones. The lens is exactly what you want it to be. Nothing more, nothing less.
Rides: 2010 KTM 690 Duke
Yes, I 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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Didn't quite live up to the hype.
PostedJuly 27, 2011
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Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
First the good points. Fit and finish are excellent! The helmet is beautiful and solid. All levers are tight and the joints between different materials are perfect. This helmet is a quality unit for sure. It is light and fits my particular noggin very well. I measure 58cm which is the upper end of the Shoei Medium scale and the medium fits perfectly. Now the bad. Without the chin cover installed the helmet has this weird low pitch hum/whistle. I tried tilting my head up, down, middle, lean forward, back, nothing will get rid of this weird noise, but if you hold even your index finger only over the chin opening it will go away entirely and be very quiet. I ride a supermoto with no wind protection of any kind and a very up right riding position, so a bike with a wind screen would probably work better (probably not a sport bike though as tilting my head didn't solve the issue). With the chin cover installed, the helmet is what they say it is. A high quality quiet lid that works well. Crown ventilation is poor at best, but the visor vent works well. All in all, I'm a little disappointed and would not recommend this helmet, but on the same hand cannot recommend a better replacement for the price point this helmet hits.
Rides: 2010 KTM 690 Duke
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Its the first stop on a long ride and the temperature is hovering around the century mark. While other riders are dying from heat and sweat, you are resting comfortably knowing that your Mojave Pant, with a fully ventilated chassis, has kept you cool and ahead of the pack. You have extra confidence knowing that the Mojave Pant is built with standard Klim features like removable hip and knee pads, TNP heat and abrasion resistant leather panels on the inner legs, and 840 denier Cordura fabric for strength. Lead the way as the coolest rider on the hottest rides with the Mojave Pant. Features Fully ventilated chassis with heavy nylon mesh Designed to be worn over the boot Ballistic panels in high-wear areas TNP heat and abrasion resistant leather panels on inner legs Removable hip and knee pad pockets 840 denier Cordura fabric 1,682 denier nylon in seat and knees Polyester ribbed stretch crotch gusset and above knee and seat area to allow pant to move with rider Adjustable velcro cuff closure Adjustable pant cuff opening design allows rider to access and adjust knee brace, sock and boot velcro waist adjusters Auto-lock and high durability YKK zippers Storm flap on front fly Mesh-lined rear leg vent Two large volume side leg velcro cargo pockets Wicking polyester mesh lining with lycra stretch panels and knee brace reinforced cordura inner knee panels High-back self adjusting elastic yoke to help prevent plumber crack dirt scoop High quality embroidered graphics Reflective industrial-grade 3m piping accents Improved high-tenacity stitching thread with double-stitching and bar-tacks D-ring
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very nice pant, but one small flaw. Read review.
PostedJuly 24, 2011
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Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm an east coast rider, which means MUD! An over the boot pant is nice as it keeps water and mud out of your boots. This pant has been very durable. I'm hard on gear and these pants have held up an entire season, needless to say I'm impressed. The only problem is that the pant cuff needs a zipper so you can pull it up far enough (while muddy) to get the buckles on your boot undone without getting mud all over your leg, sock, boot, etc. I like these pants so much, I actually put a zipper into the pant for just this purpose. I hope Klim gets wind of this upgrade! Also, I wish these pants had a bigger pocket, but I'm not complaining, to have a pocket at all is nice.
Rides: 2010 KTM 690 Duke
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Domain 2 Serpecant Helmet
Icon Domain 2 Serpecant Helmet
Carbon Fiber/Dyneema/Aramid composite shell for strength DOT and SNELL M2005 approved (North America) ECE 22-05 approved (Europe) Shield lock closure system Dorsal vent for additional ram-air induction Large rear exhaust ports route hot air out of helmet Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Removable chin curtain seals out unwanted turbulence Unique bottom mounted chin air intake system Quick change fog-free proshield, designed to accept replaceable custom sideplates
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
The helmet is OK, but not something I'd recommend.
PostedJuly 24, 2011
Customer avatar
Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I was drawn to the Domain 2(Flat Black) for its new styling, but came away disappointed. The shape of the helmet makes anything other than a full tuck riding position cause the lid to act as a sail. If you turn your head at all, the wind acts to pull your noggin off center. This actually causes me to not check blind spots prior to lane changes. NOT GOOD! This is also the noisiest street helmet I have ever worn period! I use a Cardo Scala and can actually hear better using a dirt bike style helmet. Fit and finish are good, but even with lots of vents, only minimal cooling is created. Bottom line; there are better lids in this price range.
Rides: 2010 KTM 690 Duke
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Troy Lee Air Midnight Helmet
Troy Lee Air Midnight Helmet
Troy Lee Air Midnight Helmet The highly evolved edition of the original Troy Lee Designs' SE Helmet, the AIR Helmet features our state-of-the-art multi-level internal ventilation system that rams specific streams of pressurized air through 12 individual intake channels. Meanwhile, five large independent exhaust vents jettison unwanted hot, humid, strength sapping air out the back. Lighter than ever, the shell shape, in coordination with over eight square inches of intake area, place the TLD AIR Helmet at the leading edge of comfort, quality and ventilation efficiency. Features Aerospace shell design Hi-Flow ventilation system Aluminum hardware Sculpted internal shape, thicker liner and premium materials Extra wide eye-port Removeable roost guard Increased ventilation Replaceable mouthpiece Super soft helmet sock included Troy Lee Designs provides a 3-year limited warranty SNELL M2000, M2005 and US DOT Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is by far the highest quality Dirt bike helmet I have ever owned.
PostedJuly 24, 2011
Customer avatar
Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
TLD makes a very nice lid. I have the SE2 with is the same as the Air, but has a titanium crown and mouth guard. The fit and finish of this helmet is excellent. This is a case of, you get what you pay for. I have crashed with this helmet with no visible knicks or scars on the helmet. It is very light and breaths well. It comes with a very nice bag and an extra visor. It also has a owner label on the underside so you can write your vitals with a sharpie.
Rides: 2010 KTM 690 Duke
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Power Rear Tires You don't have to be world champion to get your hands on Michelin racing tire technology. Michelin Pilot Power tires use a rubber mix that was originally developed for MotoGP racing, and a tread pattern that covers less than 12 of the tire's surface. The result is a maximum lean angle of 50.6 degrees on dry pavement and 41.9 degrees in the wet, achieved with a stock sportbike. Features MotoGPderived rubber compound requires minimal warmup time The softest rubber mix in its class for remarkable grip, yet maintains tire performance even at advanced stages of wear Unprecedented lean angles 50.6 degrees in the dry, 41.9 degrees in the wet Rubber mix remains soft even at lower temperatures providing excellent grip from the start of your ride Grooved area that's less than 12 of the tread pattern for phenomenal cornering adhesion These are the best street tires I've ever ridden in my life. Steve Atlas, Roadracing World
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Pilot Power is a very good tire
PostedJuly 24, 2011
Customer avatar
Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These are very good tires. They offer a long life while giving great traction. The only thing you will need to take note of, is that the tire tread will outlast its grip. Once you see a bluish rainbow type effect out at the edge of the tire, you are due for a replacement. The tire will still have tread and will still be usable, but it will not grip as well as when new. This is not a complaint by any means, just an observation.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Value-priced, offroad tire handles a wide variety of terrain conditions High durability construction for long wear and great traction All new compound for improved grip and durability Patterned after the popular D752 MX tire with a modified knob structure and resized knobs that also feature increased radius at the base Tube Type Dunlop Tire Tips Guide (pdf)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good value
PostedJuly 24, 2011
Customer avatar
Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The 952 front tire is excellent. It wears long and offers good bite, even while wet. The rear tire is pretty good too, but has a tendency to fall off in ruts, but the fact that it lasts a long time makes up for this one bad trait. If you cut your tires, you will easily get 3 cuts out of a rear. Be warned the front will still look good, but once the side knobs have cracks in them, its time for a new one.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Rubber mixture is designed to perform well even in cooler temperatures Designed for low inflation pressurescan be used as low as 12 psi Specific knob pattern for 125s and 250 four strokes increases float to avoid power loss For use with S12 or MS3 front tires
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
S12 is not a good tire
PostedJuly 24, 2011
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Sumo
From Knoxville
State:TN
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Grip 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Tread life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Wet Traction 
1 / 5
1 / 5
This tire offers poor traction on all types of terrain and wears quickly. Also the picture shown is not the tread pattern of the S12.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki KLR650
No, I do not recommend this product.
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