Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #21
Forum Cripple
tophyr's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
From: Seattle, WA
Blog Entries: 13

I Ride: on the Isle of Man
I crashed on the Isle of Man at over 150mph wearing an RF-1100 with a Shoei Pin-lock shield, and I came away without so much as a single scratch on my face.

Would an eBay knockoff shield have provided the same level of performance? Maybe.

Will I test that theory out when I go back next year? Nope.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 

Old 09-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #22
Endorsed
ghostriderpdx's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
From: Portland

I Ride: R1 05
It all depends. You need to talk to the manufacturer. Some products on Ebay are equal/better then oem. But you need to look up the company, their reviews and what materials they use. Kustom race visors seem to be a great product. They use 100% polycarbonate which is OEM material and they are very dedicated with their customer service, which is a good sign of a great product to test because you would get your money back if its shit. And the whole you get what you pay for is a complete load of shit of a saying people use to justify spending a stupid amount of money on a product were the company priority was marketing. I've bought brand name products that cost 4x more and was made in the same factory as those knock off Ebay parts. This is coming from a person that hates crappy products and has time to research were to spend my money. To this date Ive ran into only one crappy product and I was able to get a complete refund.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 09-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #23
Novice Racer
Sentor's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
From: Beaverton, OR

I Ride: 2008 R6 Race Bike - #52 - And whatever's in the shop!
Everytime I buy a new shield for a helmet, the second it goes on, I wish I had done it earlier.

Good shields are worth their weight in gold.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 09-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #24
Shredder
gannonjf's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
From: Seattle, WA

I Ride: for OPRT
“ Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentor View Post
Everytime I buy a new shield for a helmet, the second it goes on, I wish I had done it earlier.

Good shields are worth their weight in gold.
That. Eyes are not replaceable.

Reguardless of research I will always go with OEM just because they get a much larger test pool in the real world with any name brand. If there is some glaring fault it is typically discovered much quicker.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 09-07-2012, 11:25 PM   #25
Endorsed
ghostriderpdx's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
From: Portland

I Ride: R1 05
I agree, but polycarbonate is really hard to mess up flaws are very noticeable. Even oem have faults. if it was wheel bearing, master cylinders etc I would go oem but I got to pick my battles, like most on here. To each their own.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 09-07-2012, 11:30 PM   #26
Endorsed
ghostriderpdx's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
From: Portland

I Ride: R1 05
And all my arguments are based on having a great helmet. And shoei is worth its Weight in gold silver and platinum.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 09-08-2012, 04:28 AM   #27
Shredder
RevrdMark's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
From: Spokane, WA

I Ride: 03 SV1K - "Penny", 78 Yam XS400 - "Cranky"
I use an aftermarket shield with my RF-1100. Its a mirrored lense that i got from Ebay from a manufacturer in CA. This is my second RF-1100, i crashed wearing my last one took a direct hit to the ground on my temple (took a silver dollar sized chunk out of the helmet) scratched the whole left side of the helmet including the visor and it held up great.



I got another shield for my new helmet from the same place.

BTW i couldn't bare to throw out a shoei helmet, so i made a lamp for my office out of it. FTW

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 09-08-2012, 05:03 AM   #28
Peg Dragger
Lucid Dreamer's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
From: Camas

I Ride: Triumph 09 D675
^ nice

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 09-08-2012, 06:10 AM   #29
Shredder
gannonjf's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
From: Seattle, WA

I Ride: for OPRT
lol. Very cool lamp Mark!

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 09-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #30
Training Wheels
 
Joined: Jul 2011
From: portland, oregon
After Market
I just bought an after market visor for my rf-1000 from a guy on ebay...the visor fits incredibly well and the optics are perfect. I rode with the shoei, iridium visor that is on my synchrotec as well as the iridium aftermarket visor on the rf-1000...didn't notice a single bit of difference.
This guy has awesome feedback and sells a lot of visors. I actually bought two more after I tried out the first one...give him a try...for twenty bucks, you can't go wrong.
http://myworld.ebay.com/chevotalandc...84.m1439.l2754

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Reply

  PNW Riders > PNW Riders > Motorcycle Talk


Thread Tools
Display Modes



/pnwriders @pnwriders PNW Riders RSS Feed