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post #1 of 8 Old 09-24-2009, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Got me a Shoei RF-1000

Got me a new Shoei RF-1000 today. 1st impressions are good. It's pretty light and has excellent peripheral vision. It's cut higher around the opening to allow you to turn your head easier and the visor system seems solid. So far I am liking it. It's definitely an upgrade from my KBC. Here's a couple pics...

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-24-2009, 08:06 PM
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Hi Steve
My big fat head prefers Shoei to other brands. I have the rf1000 too and really like it. I bought silver because it was on sale, my Bandit is silver, and I hoped it might reflect sunlight more than a dark color.
My last shoei was a rf900 with the picotte (angry clown) graphic. Over the winter when the play money replenishes I might try to find a picotte rf1000.
Before the 900 I had a rf200 for 15 yrs.

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I tried a shoei RF1000 couple of weeks ago, cycle gear is running a sale on the RF1000. I loved the helmet but I felt like it was a little short in height, I felt that the bottom of my chin was sticking out of the helmet, I don't think I have excessively large chin but who knows? I opted to buy a scorpion EXO1000 instead. great looking helmet , but looks were deceiving .
the sizing is definitely wrong , according to their chart I should be a size "L". and I do wear size "L" in other brands too , but the scorpion had such thin foam that it felt like my head was being squeezed in some kind of torture device, specially around the temple area , the pressure was so much that I started to feel faint and thought I was going to black out , during a two hour ride. then there is a noxious chemical smell that emits from the ball pump thingy right under your nose. I work with solvents and lacquers etc , but this smell was intolerable to me even with the visor half open. there were many other things that I found to be less than desirable. So Scorpion went back and I got a HJC FS15, instead, I tell you this by far one of the best helmets , specially since you can pick one up for under $200. I am vary happy with it.
Sorry about the long rant , I thought this might help anybody, considering to get a EXO1000.

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[QUOTE=mantelhonda;355359]I tried a shoei RF1000 couple of weeks ago, cycle gear is running a sale on the RF1000. I loved the helmet but I felt like it was a little short in height, I felt that the bottom of my chin was sticking out of the helmet, I don't think I have excessively large chin but who knows?

I thought the same thing at first but it is designed that way to make it easier to turn your head, especialy while wearing an armored jacket. My KBC helmet would always catch on the shoulder aromor of my jacket when I turned my head because it came down so far. It's a lot easier to do a quick check behind you with the shoei. The other thing I really like about it is the way the visor openening is cut for maximum peripheral vision. It just seems like a very solid feeling helmet all the way around.

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Does anyone know how close the RF-1000 in the solid red (wine?) color matches the red 919 color?

I'm actually waiting for the RF-1100 to come out but I think they might have the same color choices. If they have a red that is a close match, I'll probably go with that color.

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Does anyone know how close the RF-1000 in the solid red (wine?) color matches the red 919 color?

I'm actually waiting for the RF-1100 to come out but I think they might have the same color choices. If they have a red that is a close match, I'll probably go with that color.
I haven't seen the colors yet for the RF-1100's but their new X-11 has a color called monza red which is nothing like the 919 wine red. You can pick up a sweet deal on a RF-1000 now since the RF-1100's are about to hit the stores. I got mine for $279.

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I have the RF-1000 in titanium (i think) except for the shine it matches my smoke '03 perfectly. A tip for anyone having the little plastic mechanism screws coming loose, a couple of winds of teflon tape on the screws works perfectly.

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I tried a shoei RF1000 couple of weeks ago, cycle gear is running a sale on the RF1000. I loved the helmet but I felt like it was a little short in height, I felt that the bottom of my chin was sticking out of the helmet, I don't think I have excessively large chin but who knows?

I thought the same thing at first but it is designed that way to make it easier to turn your head, especialy while wearing an armored jacket. My KBC helmet would always catch on the shoulder aromor of my jacket when I turned my head because it came down so far. It's a lot easier to do a quick check behind you with the shoei. The other thing I really like about it is the way the visor openening is cut for maximum peripheral vision. It just seems like a very solid feeling helmet all the way around.

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you learn some thing new every day , had I known this before, I would have gone with shoei for sure . The salesman at "cycle gear" never mentioned it.

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