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Old 10-26-2007, 10:07 AM   #1
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Icon questions

looking at getting some new gear, leather jacket for winter and possibly a new helmet...

how are the icon helmets? I like the design but how is airflow and comfort?

why are icon jackets so much compared to others?
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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looking at getting some new gear, leather jacket for winter and possibly a new helmet...

how are the icon helmets? I like the design but how is airflow and comfort?

why are icon jackets so much compared to others?
their products are not top notch.....their designs and trend is what sells. a few of my friends have icon helmets, they look cool, but that's about it. i'm not sure if i would trust my noggin in one.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:01 AM   #3
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Icon in my experience is junk. Looks good.... but is just plain old junk.

Go with quality gear such as Arai, Shoie, Suomy. As far as jackets and glove go A*, Dianese, Fieldsheer, Vanson and the likes. Maybe not as fashionable but your road rash b/c of bad gear isn't very either...then again chicks dig scares.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:03 AM   #4
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Icon in my experience is junk. Looks good.... but is just plain old junk.

Go with quality gear such as Arai, Shoie, Suomy. As far as jackets and glove go A*, Dianese, Fieldsheer, Vanson and the likes. Maybe not as fashionable but your road rash b/c of bad gear isn't very either...then again chicks dig scars.
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and what kinda chick digs scars? the chicks i know would be horrified of em
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:04 AM   #5
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thanks Tony...
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Im wearing an icon jacket while im sitting in the library here. It has a textile body and leather sleeves. I would compare its quality and crash protection to my joe rocket mesh(just guessing, havnt tested them yet). If you dig the style, and thats what will actually get you to wear your jacket everyday, then more power to you. I just think you can find better jackets, that look just as sharp for around the same price or cheaper (patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited FTW!)
As for their lids, JUNK. Ive been down in one at around 45mph. Didnt take too much of a beating, so I cant attest too much to crash protection, but they are just poor quality. The foam degrades quickly and REALLY affects the fit. And pieces tear and rip.
Oh, and their face shield mounting components are . I went through 3 sets of baseplates on mine before it got put on the shelf and a scraped lid.

just my .02, but i think there are way better products for the $$$.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:16 AM   #7
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^^^ words of experience.....should be enough said.

but less than coop.........what would gixxer bill do?
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I bought my nephew a new Icon Domain Decay helmet and the middle vent blew off on the first ride! I bought it online on sale but the helmet retails for around $390 at the shops. Luckily the retailer sent us a new one!
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I bought my nephew a new Icon Domain Decay helmet and the middle vent blew off on the first ride! I bought it online on sale but the helmet retails for around $390 at the shops. Luckily the retailer sent us a new one!
, sorry to hear that. lucky they did send you a new one....most places will just tell you to fck off.

thats why i buy everything from Motorcycles Unlimited, local, good people, and they do whatever they can to make you happy. plus their prices are VERY comparible to online deals.
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, sorry to hear that. lucky they did send you a new one....most places will just tell you to fck off.

thats why i buy everything from Motorcycles Unlimited, local, good people, and they do whatever they can to make you happy. plus their prices are VERY comparible to online deals and you get to mess with a grumpy bald dude.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:52 AM   #12
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I am not happy with any of the Icon stuff i have bought in the past.. its expensive and not well made at all.. doesnt hold up to normal use.. thank i havent had to use it in a crash yet... (fingers crossed).. dont think it would hold up... just my 2 cents worth
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so much negative feedback....i haven't heard one positive thing yet.....besides their stuff looking cool
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:08 PM   #14
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Not a big fan of icon either.
Granted, their quality has improved somewhat over the past few years, but you can find much better for less.
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I bought an Icon Mainframe helmet and gave it as a gift. I don't think it lasted two months before it started to fall apart. Talk about a present.
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I do not like the icon, go see patrick or brandon at Motorcycles Unlimited they will get you what you need and tell you what to steer away from...
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but the matte black with the mirrored visor sure looked '
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