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About mangosmoothie

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  • Birthday 11/09/1994

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    Motorcycles, cars, and drums.

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    Casey
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    '99 Speed Triple
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  1. mangosmoothie

    Happy Birthday WhatARush

    Happy birthday Dave
  2. mangosmoothie

    ICON helmet

    Transition shields for bell and shoei are nice. I wish more helmets had the transition shield option. The icon does not have snell approval. Im not sure if its because they didnt test it, or it failed. Im going to assume they didn't test. It meets ece and sai. Mcra only requires ece, dot, bsi, or snell. Snell guidelines are weird. I thought they were "stricter" but that didnt necessarily mean more likely to survive.
  3. mangosmoothie

    ICON helmet

    Massive front vents
  4. mangosmoothie

    ICON helmet

    As some of you know, I worked at CycleGear for a short time. During my time there, I had exposure to quite a lot of helmets. I never rode with them, but I tried a lot on, checked out the fit/finish, quality of materials, etc. I never was a huge fan of ICON helmets, or gear. seemed to be for the sreetfighter/stunter crowd with the designs. I saw a couple variants while I worked and they seemed fine for what they were. Their newest flagship line is the airframe pro. The brozak color scheme caught my eye. It was time for a new helmet soon, so I threw it on my christmas list. Well... santa delivered. Except it was backordered until recently. Quality of materials - outstanding. The liner feels as good as the Shoei's and Arai's I had experience with with. The D rings are anodized matte red. The little button that buttons the strap excess is metal. The finish of the helmet is flawless. I can't say how durable it is yet. It does appear to have a clear coat type of coating. So I don't anticipate rock chips destroying the graphic. This is one of the lightest helmets on the market. I believe the airframe carbon is the lightest helmet on the market. Mine is the composite shell. Speaking of shells, they use 4 different size shells across the size range. This is a good thing, and most high end helmets offer 3-5 shell sizes across the line. The shield is held shut by that metal pin. It creates a very tight seal. If you want to leave the visor cracked, it seems to stay pretty well at the first click. Otherwise you can rest it against the peg and it will stay cracked. Venting - outstanding. This is the best ventilated helmet I've ever used. I'll attach another pic of the top outside vents. They're massive. There is also a distinct difference with the chin vent open vs shut Noise - Not so good. It's loud. But wear earplugs and it doesn't matter Wind - No buffeting. Very clean air. Comfort - I wear a size small according to the chart. It fits awesome. Usually helmets cause a hot spot on my head until either I get used to it or they break in. Not this one. A little tighter on the cheeks than I'm used to but still comfortable. It fits great. It seems like there is a little space above my head which prevents hot spots and allows ventilation. I also dig the cutout on the back. It allows for free head movement with gear on and in the tucked position. Other notes - field of vision is huge Based on my experience with this helmet so far, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the airframe pro. I would put these helmets right with Shoei and Arai based on my experience this far. ICON has come a long way.
  5. If I'm not there don't wait for me. Last minute decision if I'm going
  6. mangosmoothie

    THE WHATEVER THREAD

    Ooooohhhh. I thought that was a pic of the dragon. LOL
  7. mangosmoothie

    THE WHATEVER THREAD

    Dragon trip was a success
  8. mangosmoothie

    THE WHATEVER THREAD

    I'm going there this weekend in the car I'll grab some pics for you ;)
  9. I never see 1st gen R6's in this condition. Beautiful bike
  10. mangosmoothie

    STLAR Meeting!

    At least you can make 350 on your stock turbo.
  11. mangosmoothie

    S1000RR color adjustment

    I've never been a fan of hydrodipping/wrapping things that aren't carbon fiber to look like carbon fiber. I'd paint it red to match the existing red, or gloss black. Being the front of the bike, I think it would be hard to care for trying to get all the bugs off without scratching the paint. I think the satin would look fine though.
  12. mangosmoothie

    THE WHATEVER THREAD

    replaced the brakes on my car last night. It went fine, but working on small, light weight 2 wheeled vehicles that have been primarily ridden in nice weather, and relatively low mileage, has absolutely ruined me. Any daily driver car maintenance sucks in comparison.
  13. mangosmoothie

    Kawasaki dealer recommends

    222 is what my turbocharged 2.3 car put down stock at the wheels (rated 263 crank). This is mind blowing
  14. mangosmoothie

    THE WHATEVER THREAD

    Ahh found it. Conveniently named boingo
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