Shoei Qwest / RF-1100 Cheek Pads
Fits Perfect At First But Shrinks A Little After Use
I bought a size Medium Shoei RF-1100 Helmet, but unfortunately it fit me a bit loose (Size small helmet was way too tight). I decided to buy the next size up cheek pads and center pad hoping it would solve my problem. It did at first. The helmet felt nice and snug. After a couple of uses it wasn't feeling as snug anymore. It still feels better than the original pads, but not the perfect fit I would want. It will help out if you have a problem with your helmet being a little loose on you.
July 21, 2014
made my rf1100 a perfect fit
Easily removed stock 35mm cheek pads and replaced with 31mm pads.Made helmet much more comfortable
June 23, 2014
Get 31mm if your stock 35mm pads are too big.
I have a medium Shoei rf-1100 helmet that comes stock with 35mm pads. I found the stock pads to be too bulky and squished my cheeks to an uncomfortable level. I ordered the 31mm pads and they are much more comfortable but still touch my cheeks. If you need smaller pads, don't bother with the 33mm, get the 31mms.
June 23, 2014
Yes for big helmet
I bought my Shoei helmet in a L size because after trying it in the store the L fits more comfortable than a M. But after riding for a year with the helmet I notice that it can be a bit more snug. I found this and bought one size bigger for the cheek pads. After installing the new pads in, it fits snug and tighter around the cheeks and the back of my head. I'm sure it will break in and be more to my face/ head shape the more I use it.
Great alternative for sizing up or down helmet sizes instead of buying a new helmet.
May 19, 2014
These were easily installed
These are tru to size and fit.They worked perfect for me.No more feeling like ill bite my cheeks.
Excellent quality product.
May 10, 2014
Changed the fit for the better
I have always been a large in Shoei helmets. I've owned 8 of them before getting the rf-1100. I couldn't fit into a medium, but the large was just a little roomy. It made the helmet noisy and drafty. The cheek pads up 2mm worked like a charm. It feels like a brand new helmet and it now fits perfectly.
April 28, 2014
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