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Shoei RF-1000? - August 31, 2007, 03:53 PM

Anyone on here wear a Shoei RF-1000? Or have helpful opinions on Shoei in general?

I wanted opinions on the helmet and wanted to know how much and how quickly did the padding break down to your head/forehead/cheeks for ultilmate comfort.

The S could be a tad tighter but the XS is borderline too tight so I am having a hard time deciding which size to get.



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Anyone on here wear a Shoei RF-1000? Or have helpful opinions on Shoei in general?

I wanted opinions on the helmet and wanted to know how much and how quickly did the padding break down to your head/forehead/cheeks for ultilmate comfort.

The S could be a tad tighter but the XS is borderline too tight so I am having a hard time deciding which size to get.
Love the RF1000 - saved my noggin last xmas so I got another one just like it. That being said, there are probably quieter helmets out there, no problem since I ride with plugs/ipod mostly. Vents work well. Pad seating was done within a few rides and did not lose much compared to new - more of an adaptive fit as opposed to shrinkage... It should come with an OEM chin curtain and a breath guard which is a nice thought but you will want something more serious like a Respro Foggy and something like a NoJ chin guard when it starts cooling down (no matter what helmet..)

You know the drill...shake No and see if it shifts at all..if so go down a size.
Pads are fully removable and washable...will help too

Friend got an Rf1000 and took 3 days (23 riding hours) to seat.


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August 31, 2007, 04:20 PM

What he said, with one other thought--the only thing I would like to have in my next helmet are fully removable liner parts. Not a big deal to dunk the entire thing, but a fully removable pad system would mean a sink instead of a bathtub when cleaning time comes around. Two more years on the RF-1000, and I might be tempted to do an X11 next time just for that.
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August 31, 2007, 04:25 PM

Boom....Shoei is a good brand. I've "tested" RF800, RF900, and RF1's personally. Only ever had 1 concussion....and I deserved it.

But it a bit tight. All helmets will gradually loosen to fit better over time. If you buy it perfect/loose...it will only get worse.

And yeah...I used to sell helmets and shtuff at a mc shop in college.

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August 31, 2007, 04:48 PM

My RF1000 was purchased new in 04 and the padding is still firm and the helmet has not given me any problems.

My race helmet is an X-11 and the primary differences are the options each helmet has. Both have the exact same safety rating so the RF-1000 or X-11 could end up a price/color choice.

I'd recommend contacting sree over at Motoneko for pricing.


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August 31, 2007, 05:36 PM

Awesome, thanks so much fellas for the opinions. This really helps. Gonna go with the XS.

Justin called Sree earlier this afternoon


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August 31, 2007, 05:52 PM

Yeah, I called earlier today and +1 Devious, definitely the best price we've found on the helmet. So far Ive picked up a new helmet, jacket, and pair of gloves from him. A* back protector is next. Sree is the man.


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August 31, 2007, 06:36 PM

I've asphault tested a few over the years. I can still 'speak and spell' without the toy's help.
I find them to be great, having worn that model and all it's predecessors since 1986 (the RF105V).
However, I'm noticing a breeze over my eyes a bit more than I used to.
That could be the windscreen on my gsxr, but I don't remember it when I raced.
I also think they have a little more wind noise than comparable Arai helmets.
Protection? Top notch. No doubt. Sounds like you're all set, Boom.


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