wingerman
 
 
 
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    December 5, 2011
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Nelson Rigg CL1035 Touring Tank Bag Larger sized bag comfortably fits on most tanks Made from top quality Tri-Max ballistic nylon with Fibertech accents Bag maintains shape, has reflective piping and a lined interior Adjustable shoulder/tether strap and heavy-duty zippers Map pocket with organizer under lid Protective material prevents slipping or marking Side charging port for cable access Fully expandable to hold most full face helmets Converts to a backpack Includes a Lifetime No Hassle warranty and rainstorm cover Main compartment measures 15L X 10W X 7H Standard 15L X 10W X 11H Expanded Holds 17.21 Liters / 27.04 Liters expanded
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Bag with Great Capacity and Price
PostedAugust 6, 2013
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wingerman
From Brooklyn, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Got the magnetic version for my Tiger 800 and it holds onto the tank very well, but at the same time doesn't require lots of force to remove for say fuel stops. Good materials and construction (e.g. the zippers work very smoothly), looks like it will last for quite some time. The bag has a nice rectangular shape to it which allows it to hold a ton of gear. On a recent trip, I had the following inside it: extra pair of gloves, crew neck shirt, maps, GPS, EZPass, microfiber towel, rain cover, 20oz water bottle, point-and-shoot camera, sunglass case, gum, pen, and still had room left over. This was also in the unexpanded state - could hold even more if expanded. The bag was even a bit heavy when carrying away from the bike (e.g. going to restaurant) with all this gear inside. The top portion has a slight curve to it. Only major gripe really is that the map pocket cannot fit a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper without folding the paper. I like to print maps occasionally and it would have made it easier to fit, if it was a bit larger (or of a standard size). Rode in some light rain and the rain cover kept things dry. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a large capacity magnetic tank bag.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 Over Pants Features Heavy duty 630 Hitena twill nylon outer 100 Waterproof Height adjustable C.E. rated knee protectors Removable high-density hip padding Removable waterproof liner Two-way leg zippers Melt resistant material on lower leg area Sure Fit adjustable waistband 8 zipper for jacket attachment
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durable but Bulky
PostedDecember 5, 2011
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wingerman
From Brooklyn, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
These are my first pair of motorcycle pants. I'm 5' 11", slim build, and normally wear 32" waist and 31" inseam in jeans, so I ordered the size Medium Short (inseam 32"). I guess Joe Rocket doesn't have options for folks with shorter inseams? The pants were bulkier than I expected and I had the feeling I was wearing ski pants. Overall the fit is big, as the waist runs a bit large, there's plenty of room in hips and legs, and when standing straight up the pants legs are definitely dragging on the floor. But when in the riding position (knees bent), the length is almost perfect, at least for me.
The pants come with a liner that I haven't used, but even without them they are decently warm (rode in low 40 degrees). So with the liner in, I think you'll be protected but in the extremest of cold weather. I don't think these pants will be good for warm weather, as they aren't really breathable.
Protection seems quite good, with the CE-rated knee pads and non-CE rated foam pads for the hips. The ballistic nylon seems quite tough. One thing about the knee pads - there are two slots for height adjustment. When standing, even the highest adjustment for the knee pads feels a bit low (like the center of the pad is below the center of my knee). But in the riding position, the knee pads move up the leg a bit, and feel like they are where they need to be. Haven't test the waterproof-ness as I haven't rode in the rain. Overall, these are an ok from me as my first pair of colder weather pants.
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Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet - Solid Colors The Scorpion EXO-500 immediately catches the eye with its innovative design, enhanced by a superb sharp ridge on the underside of the shell. Inspired by its older brother, the Scorpion EXO-1000, the EXO 500 Helmet is based on GT philosophy and is fitted as standard with the latest generation face shield. The EXO-500 also integrates the SpeedView built-in retractable sunvisor treated with anti-fog coating on both sides. Comprising 3 shell sizes and a lighter, more durable shell than its predecessor, the Scorpion EXO-500 Helmets will drastically change your expectations of a standard full face helmet. Featuring a very soft KwikWick 2 inner liner and triple density foam cheek pads, the EXO500 is also equipped with the revolutionary Airfit technology and a state-of-the-art ventilation system. Chances are, this Scorpion will steal the show from much more expensive helmets. Features KwikWick 2 liner soft, moisture wicking, hypoallergenic, removable, and machine washable SpeedView retractable sunvisor treated with antifog on both sides AirFit technology inflate and deflate the cheek pads to make it fit perfectly for a better fit, greater safety and shock absorption SpeedShift visor system enables extremely quick visor changes EverClear no-fog visor optically-correct, aero-tuned shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating Advanced polycarbonate composite engineered shell quiet, aero-tuned designed and wind-tunnel tested EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection Triple density foam cheek pads 3 shell sizes 3 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Helmet!
PostedDecember 5, 2011
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wingerman
From Brooklyn, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
I'm new to riding and wanted to get a decent standard / touring oriented helmet without breaking the bank. I read that this helmet was not as aggressive as say the EXO-400 or EXO-700, which are good for sportbike riders (I ride a standard bike). Also wanted a solid white helmet (hi-viz IMO) and given all the features, it wasn't a tough choice. I do have a rounder head, and while I may be a medium with other manufacturers - I'm definitely not with Scorpion. Ordered the large and it was TIGHT at first, while it's loosened up a bit, it's still on the tight side - but not to the point of being uncomfortable. I don't use the "air-pump" system ever since it's already a snug fit, plus once you get your helmet on you want to just get riding and not have to fuss with extra steps. It's a pretty comfortable helmet otherwise, and the liner is made of a nice high-quality, almost silk-like material that is good at wicking.
Can't compare the wind noise with other helmets since I've never owned others. You definitely hear the wind at anything over 35 mph, but it is not deafening, even at 65 mph. When doing headchecks at speed, you feel the wind push your head back a bit, but it's not trying to take your head off, so I think they did a good job designing the aerodynamics.
The sun-visor is a great feature. It's a nice tint - not too dark, not too light, and it works well when it doesn't fog / mist up.
The faceshield has some nice detents, which keeps it in the exact position you want. The "crack" open feature is nice for ventilation. Overall the ventilation while moving is good, but the faceshield will fog / mist up on you when you hit stoplights.
Which brings me to some issues / suggestions:
- The interior of the faceshield with the Everclear coating is only so-so. Its doesn't quite fog up, so much as gets misty inside. You can almost see water droplets condensing, which can affect visibility when the droplets dry up as they tend to scatter light.
- Had the helmet for a little over a month now and the exterior of the faceshield is unfortunately already getting some light scratches and I've been pretty careful with it. Also the faceshield tends to pick up "gloveprints" when opening and closing. So you have to be very careful when cleaning the faceshield of gloveprints to avoid further scratches.
- I'm not sure the sun-visor has the everclear coating on BOTH sides, as it also tends to mist up, especially when you have the faceshield down. Which can be quite frustrating having to open the faceshield at a stop light every time to air it out.
Overall, I would still definitely recommend this helmet - I just might need to replace the faceshield and sun-visor (I think that is replaceable as well) sooner rather than later.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Verona WP Jacket Closeout
Alpinestars Verona WP Jacket Closeout
Alpinestars Verona WP Jacket Regular-length jacket takes a minimalist approach to sportbike commuting style, with understated details and minimal paneled construction for a clean look with excellent weather-battling performance 450D polyamide cordura with PU coating for weather resistance and durability Removable, full-sleeved vertical quilted thermal liner connects with a single zipper for a clean and simple style Fixed mesh lining Fixed waterproof membrane CE certified high performance Bio-Armor in elbows and shoulders for protection Multiple-paneled sleeve construction for an optimal riding fit Two front and two rear panel construction for a clean look Two external flat pockets Controured neoprene wrist and collar edging micro-fleeced collar interior Internal mobile pocket is reachable via a shortcut through the thermal liner Velcro waist adjustment Flat wrist construction features reversed semi auto lock YKK zippers City Collection exclusive trimming and labeling
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Jacket - on small side.
PostedDecember 5, 2011
Customer avatar
wingerman
From Brooklyn, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I got this jacket when it was discounted - for the price it was a great deal. I just started riding and I wanted a jacket for the winter/colder weather - this jacket will do. Rode in 40 degree weather and the only place on my upper body that got cold was my neck - nothing a scarf or balaclava won't fix. Looks like it will offer good protection in a crash - thankfully haven't tested that yet. No remarks on the waterproof-ness as I haven't tested that either. A few minor issues / suggestions for manufacturer (I still like the jacket regardless):
- On the small side. I usually wear a medium, but had to order large. Even the large is a bit tight in the shoulders (I have average shoulder width), especially with the liner in and a sweatshirt underneath. This does detract from the style a bit, as it looks like the jacket is sitting "scrunched up" on my shoulders instead of a bit more relaxed. Obviously without the liner in, things do free up.
- Ordered the Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert, size large, and it barely fits into the slot in the jacket (a very tight fit). While I wasn't wearing the jacket, it's fallen out a few times because the velco strips didn't support it. I don't think this will be an issue while wearing the jacket due to the tight fit overall.
- The zipper buckle is on the wrong side (point of view while wearing the jacket - left side instead of right side) and it could use an extension to make it easier to zip up with gloves on.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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