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Old 10-17-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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cant wait till this comes in on thursday. Its supposed to be beautiful all weekend too. Ill definately get to break it in
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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Shoei makes great helmets.
That's an RF-1200 right?
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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Shoei makes great helmets.
That's an RF-1200 right?
rf-1100
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Man, that's sexy!
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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There are two versions of the diabolic. My girl wants the other one. I think when she sells the house, we may each get an rf1100. They seem to fit me better than the x12.
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there's nothing better than showing off a nice helmet.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:27 PM   #8
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Nice thanks for the look..
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Lol, oops. I had an RF-1000. Great helmet for everyday use. Only problem was that it was really really loud. But earplugs fixed that.
I still use it, but it's all scratched up now. Doesn't look as sick as the new ones of course.

The X-12 is nice and all, but for the same money, you could get something better. The RF is the real bang for the buck
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Lol, oops. I had an RF-1000. Great helmet for everyday use. Only problem was that it was really really loud. But earplugs fixed that.
I still use it, but it's all scratched up now. Doesn't look as sick as the new ones of course.

The X-12 is nice and all, but for the same money, you could get something better. The RF is the real bang for the buck
I am Hoping for not alot of noise, but plugs will bill worn if I have too. RF 1100 are a good helmet.. not your top dollar helmet but almost there.
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I am Hoping for not alot of noise, but plugs will bill worn if I have too. RF 1100 are a good helmet.. not your top dollar helmet but almost there.
I agree.
The noise level is only opinion.
I had the helmet a while and never had a problem.
When I got my AGV Gp-tech is when I found out I was getting a lot of noise. Although I would imagine an arai would do wonders.

Buttttt, I'm a Rossi whore, so I had to represent.

Go figure that the new elements helmet would become available like 3 weeks afterwards lol
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:09 AM   #12
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I am Hoping for not alot of noise, but plugs will bill worn if I have too. RF 1100 are a good helmet.. not your top dollar helmet but almost there.
I have the RF 1100 and at first I remember the wind noise being a little annoying, but I must of got use to it because it doesn’t really bother me at all now. You’re not going to need ear plugs. Where in Pittsburgh are you.
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I have the RF 1100 and at first I remember the wind noise being a little annoying, but I must of got use to it because it doesn’t really bother me at all now. You’re not going to need ear plugs. Where in Pittsburgh are you.
Im actually pretty close to New Castle, so about 40 mins north, but I work at Pittsburgh International so Im always going down 376 through moon
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Nice looking Lid! If you do notice to much wind noise be sure to try the "Chin Curtain" that comes with the helmet, if made a difference in my old helmets. I just got a new RF1100 Enigma to replace my RF900 & RF1000 and will use for the first time tomorrow, we'll see how the sound compares. Have you priced the Face shields yet?
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Nice looking Lid! If you do notice to much wind noise be sure to try the "Chin Curtain" that comes with the helmet, if made a difference in my old helmets. I just got a new RF1100 Enigma to replace my RF900 & RF1000 and will use for the first time tomorrow, we'll see how the sound compares. Have you priced the Face shields yet?
I got a dark shield for only $45.
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I got a dark shield for only $45.
Yeah mine was $47 and the mirror finish is close to $100. But geez I can remember when you could get a helmet for that
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Yeah mine was $47 and the mirror finish is close to $100. But geez I can remember when you could get a helmet for that
The goddamn visors are gonna be well worth more than the helmets as soon as they put digital speedo and tach on the corner, with an overview map on the other corner
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The goddamn visors are gonna be well worth more than the helmets as soon as they put digital speedo and tach on the corner, with an overview map on the other corner
lol I want a HUD display in my lid. They make snow goggles like that with elev, mtn map, gps location, decent, and a couple other things. Pretty interesting stuff.
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lol I want a HUD display in my lid. They make snow goggles like that with elev, mtn map, gps location, decent, and a couple other things. Pretty interesting stuff.
It's coming, Kawasaki was working on the idea a year or so ago.
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Nice looking Lid! If you do notice to much wind noise be sure to try the "Chin Curtain" that comes with the helmet, if made a difference in my old helmets. I just got a new RF1100 Enigma to replace my RF900 & RF1000 and will use for the first time tomorrow, we'll see how the sound compares. Have you priced the Face shields yet?
If the noise bothers me I definately will try the curtain... and visors are refreakingdonkulous $45 dollars through shoei and 85 for a mirrored one....why pay all that money for a piece of plastic that costs them one cent to make????
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If the noise bothers me I definately will try the curtain... and visors are refreakingdonkulous $45 dollars through shoei and 85 for a mirrored one....why pay all that money for a piece of plastic that costs them one cent to make????
Almost as bad as buying Oakley Sunglasses!
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Almost as bad as buying Oakley Sunglasses!
seriously it cant cost them more than a few cents to make each visor, and then they go around and charge 45-80 dollars for a visor. Talk about pure profit right there. I guess you pay for the name and everything. If that isnt bending over and taking a big fat one I dont know what is.
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seriously it cant cost them more than a few cents to make each visor, and then they go around and charge 45-80 dollars for a visor. Talk about pure profit right there. I guess you pay for the name and everything. If that isnt bending over and taking a big fat one I dont know what is.
Not much we can do lol, when a company other than Shoei can make the visor, the prices will drop
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and visors are refreakingdonkulous $45 dollars through shoei and 85 for a mirrored one....why pay all that money for a piece of plastic that costs them one cent to make????
Unlike cars, motorcycle gear is a low volume business. Low volume = high consumer prices. The manufacturer doesn't want thousands of $$ tied up in inventory for months or years at a time, so chances are they build low volume which means higher costs which means we pay a lot for very little so they can maintain their business. If they do decide to build high volume, they will build a "hard tool" which is very expensive and they need to recover that investment. There's a "soft tool" option for low volume products but they don't last as long. Based on hard tool vs soft tool vs sales volume, they come up with a price that will make a profit and that they think people will be willing to pay. There's more to it but I digress...

Sorry for rambling, I spent 25 years in engineering and manufacturing and it gets habit forming to talk about it .
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cant wait till this comes in on thursday. Its supposed to be beautiful all weekend too. Ill definately get to break it in
Did you get your helmet?


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Sure did i like it,but it is a little noisy when riding
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Sure did i like it,but it is a little noisy when riding
I still highly recommend shoei!
I have found that pulling the helmet down a little more and angling it more aggressively tends to lessen the buffeting.
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Sure did i like it,but it is a little noisy when riding
Buy a louder exhaust.
It's really comfortable tho
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I still highly recommend shoei!
I have found that pulling the helmet down a little more and angling it more aggressively tends to lessen the buffeting.
Ill have to try that next time I am out on the bike. will let you know if there is any notable differences
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Buy a louder exhaust.
It's really comfortable tho
a new exhaust is on the list and yeah it is super comfortable. It weighs in around 3lbs, but it feels like nothing is there while riding
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Post pics or you didn't get it.
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