Shoei Qwest / RF-1100 Cheek Pads
Just what I needed
My current helmet is the first helmet I ever bought. I bought it in size XL because a size L felt extremely tight. The XL didn't fail any of the tests you're supposed to do, like the 3 fingers in the forehead or trying to pull your helmet forward. However, in gusty winds (such as when you're exiting from behind a hill), the wind felt like it was trying to pull my helmet off.
I checked the technical specs and found that the size of my head was at the bottom range of the XL. Some sites say that if you're at the bottom of a range, you might want to go a size down. However, I wanted to try and avoid purchasing a new $500 helmet when my current one is less than a year old (from when I purchased it).
I bought these cheek pads to try to make the inside tighter. One side was giving me slight problems (the button was maybe a millimeter off), but after bending here and tugging there, I got it to fit. The feel of the helmet with the new cheek pads is the same (it barely made the inside feel tighter), but the wind no longer tugs at my helmet. Thus, I can put more miles on this helmet.
April 18, 2014
Not a direct replacement
I purchased the 31mm cheek pads to replace the 35mm cheek pads in my Shoei Qwest Overt helmet. I could not get the rear-most portion of the pad inserts to fit into place properly (near the back of the helmet). After a lot of frustration I realized they do not have the same cut-out configuration as the original 35mm pads to fit into a tiny tab towards the back of the helmet. The three snaps per side line up fine, but the rear portion will not stay in place like you would expect. I have to check it every time I pull my helmet off. Basically, not a true direct replacement.
March 3, 2014
Wish they had thinner cheek pads
Don't misunderstand my rating. The pads are exactly as represented, the problem is my head shape. A helmet that fits my crown is too narrow for my wide jaw. I hoped these 31mm pads would be thin enough, but they aren't and I've had to do major surgery on the lower part of the helmet. I may have to go back to an Arai since their cheek pads can be altered (some of the foam removed or shaped) because the cover is removable.
Very thin Shoei cheek pads would solve my problem.
February 24, 2014
Good, but still could use something smaller
I ordered size 31 the smallest to replace the 35 that the helmet came with but I still could use something smaller. Hopefully once they break in.
January 6, 2014
As new replacement parts
I bought a new cheek pad set for my Shoei RF1100 as the originals were way overdue and getting kinda squishy. The replacement parts fit properly (fit is always a concern with non-factory replacements right?), snaps and tabs located as stock. One button is a little weak and pops off once in a while but has not been an issue during wear. Good replacements, work fine, no probs. +1.
November 25, 2013
Awesome service as always
I replaced the stock cheek pads in my RF1100 with the next size up. Now my helmet fits perfectly.
November 11, 2013
My wife has high check bones and these fit much better than the stock size!
November 4, 2013
My 1100 fits my face better now. I'm happy. Nothing more to say.
October 30, 2013