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    November 12, 2011
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Kriega US-30 Drypack The Kriega US-30 is 30-litre capacity 100 waterproof motorcycle tailpack. Unique design solution enables fitment can fit directly to the bike's subframe or solid mounting under the seat. The US-30 also comes equipped with removable shoulder and waist straps, so it can be carried courier style, on or off the bike. Base anti-slip mesh also doubles as a pocket to store the shoulder and waist straps when the US-30 is attached to the bike. The shoulder strap connects to the large D-rings at each end of the pack and the waist strap connects to 2 fold away buckles at the corners of the mesh-pocket. The Kriega US-30 motorcycle tailpack is designed to work perfectly with pretty much any motorcycle, via a super secure attachment to the sub-frame. The pack is easily attached/removed by 4 x quick-release buckles, and no extra bungees or rain covers are required. The Kriega US-30 tail pack utilizes the latest generation of fitting straps US Alloy Hook Straps allow tailpack combinations of up to 90-liters to be carried with confidence and convenience. Easy on/off with no loose straps remaining. Custom CNC milled, aircraft grade, 6061-T6 alloy hooks attach to the four discreet web loops located on the sub-frame of the bike. Fitting method is particularly suitable for traditional one-piece motorcycle seats and bolt-on seat pads/racks, as well as standard seats. US packs can be mounted inline or across the seat. See US Alloy Hook Strap page for full fitting instructions. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Features 1000D Dupont Cordura (100 waterproof main body) RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant re-enforcement DRYPACK removable tape-seamed liner (white) 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong Acetal ITW Airloc buckles YKK water-resistant zips 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Side access zip pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket Shoulder waist straps 1 x set US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 30-litre capacity 445mm(H) x 295mm(W) x 225mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A+ Bag For my Ninja!
PostedMay 21, 2013
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Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Just returned from my first 3-day trip with the Kriega 30.
This bag was very easy to install! The main straps attach under the seat and can remain on the bike wether you're using the bag or not. The bag has aluminum clips that attach to the strap loops when the bag is on, and it's very easy to tighten up so the bag doesn't move while riding. Also super easy to unclip and take into the hotel or coffee shop!
Tons of room in this 30L bag, and I highly recommend going with this one rather than the 20L. I packed 3 outfits, shoes, makeup bag, and spare layers in the main part with quite a bit of room to spare — and there's a secondary outer zipper for wallet, Protein bars or whatever.
It was also pretty easy to open the bag and grab stuff while it was strapped on :)
Also it survived a downpour, so I guess it's pretty waterproof!!
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Symtec Heat Demon Metric Heated Grips
Symtec Heat Demon Metric Heated Grips
Heat Demon Under-The-Grips Warming Kit Designed for motorcycles with weights or inserts inside of the handlebars or motorcycles with clip-on style handlebars Heaters mount under the grips and can be used with most rubber grips Controller mounts on the brake or clutch perch or can be used stand-alone Microprocessor electronics for reliable 4-level heat control Four color LED lights indicate the heat level selected (dims for night riding) Will fit on 7/8 handlebars Easy to install Fast warm up Total 40W draw, less than 3A Increases riding safety and comfort
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Poor Quality, Poor Instructions, PITA!
PostedApril 10, 2013
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Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Install 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
We just bought two sets of these for our bikes and knew it was not a "simple" install, but my husband is very capable with bike mechanics and maintenance.
After 3 afternoons trying to get one set on his bike installed and working, he ripped it all out and threw it in the garbage....
First of all, the directions are a couple pieces of paper with poorly written instructions. They jump from version A install to Version B and back again. The wiring diagrams are also confusing and do not clearly indicate WHICH diagram to use.
The package also doesn't come with connectors for the battery as other heated products do.
The wiring harness at the controller is of very poor quality. The 3 controller wires should be inside a protective sleeve, rather than loose, so as to prevent being compromised during installation.
The wires, at the entry point of the controller is a very poor design — This is where the wires enter the handlebar and as such, should be designed so as to prevent/avoid any cutting/breaking/pinching.
I can't believe we spend almost $300 on these getting them shipped up to Canada... what a mistake.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Dainese Pro Carbon Gloves
Dainese Pro Carbon Gloves
Dainese Pro Carbon Gloves A racing spirit and assertive nature distinguish the Dainese Pro Carbon Glove. The Pro Carbons are designed to let riders attack the track in complete safety with excellent ergonomics and technicality, thanks to elasticated inserts, pre-curved fingers, and a tightening strap. A few of the technical features adopted in the Pro Carbon Glove include knuckles with steel and carbon composite inserts with stiffening ribbing, carbon inserts on the fingers and little finger reinforced with TPU inserts, construction with one single panel of leather for the protection of the stitching on the little finger side of hand and a reinforced palm. Also available in a ladies version . Protection Composite inserts in stainless steel and carbon fiber with ribbing on the knuckles with reinforced edge Carbon fiber inserts Inserts in thermoplastic polyurethane on the outside of the little finger Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather Stone PU Reinforced palm One single leather panel to the size of the hand Tightening strap Adjustable cuff strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforated cuff Perforation on the inner side of finger
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Looks Good, High Quality, Needs Breaking in...
PostedApril 9, 2013
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Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Just got these gloves and went for my first ride in them.
I am a girl and bought XS, which seems to be a good fit — fingers at the end but not pressing uncomfortably.
My initial comments are that they need breaking in! They're definitely protective and they fit nicely over my jacket, but at the moment they are uncomfortable and stiff.
There's also a seam at the end of the fingers that's kind of annoying, as it's not overly soft and digs into your fingertips...
I'm on the fence whether I would recommend them or not yet. Maybe I'll post another comment after a few months!
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei Qwest Goddess Helmet
Shoei Qwest Goddess Helmet
Shoei Qwest Goddess Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great sport touring/street helmet
PostedMarch 28, 2013
Customer avatar
Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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After using a very basic HJC helmet I was ready for something quieter and more protective.
This helmet fits nice and snug, with a soft fleece-like lining. It has decent air flow if you open all the vents, and stays warm with the vents closed.
I did a lot of research before I bought this helmet, and chose it for its quiet rating - however it's not drastically quieter than my last helmet. I still wear earplugs while riding...
Overall I recommend this helmet as a comparable to the Arai RXQ, but this is a bit cheaper...
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Dainese Women's Thorax Pro Chest Protector
Dainese Women's Thorax Pro Chest Protector
Protection Lateral rib protection plates in Astronmemory and extruded polypropylene sandwich. Front plate in polypropylene. Comfort Polyethylene foam padding. Side flexible plates. Adjustable strap. Temperature Regulation Side perforated plates. Perforated plate. Liner in double jersey. Available in Black color.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Very rigid, straps confusing.
PostedMay 15, 2012
Customer avatar
Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I recently purchased this protector for adv/touring.
The protector is extremely rigid... more than I was expecting. I was looking for some extra protection, but I'm not so sure it'll be very comfortable for a long trip:(
The other thing is the straps are kind of confusing and not the easiest to use.
I'm sure for the track this protector would be sufficient, but not for road use.
Also, I am a 32C and bought Medium...which I think is a bit big FYI.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Dainese Women's Siren D-WP Boots The magic of a long trip on your bike. Magnificent views from the saddle. The fresh scent of the woods and the meadows in the air, the Siren DWP Lady boot will be your constant companion and ensure the utmost comfort under all weather conditions. Femininity and style distinguish this waterproof boot designed expressly for the shape of a ladys foot to offer excellent ergonomics, even after hours and hours of use. Made in cowhide, the Siren boot features elasticated bellows, inserts on the ankle and reflective inserts. Protection Thermoplastic insert on the shin Nylon ankle guard Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather Elasticated bellows Zipper and Velcro side closure Waterproof D-WP interior Other Shifter guard Soft inserts Reflective inserts Non-slip sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Boots!!
PostedMay 3, 2012
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Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These boots are great! Better than expected actually... They fit true to size, I am size 8 and bought EURO 40.
They feel solid and well crafted. The boots have a very nice fleece-like liner, which came as a nice surprise as it didn't say that in the details. - The protective shin-guard is a big plus.
They feel comfy to walk and ride in, recommend them to anyone looking for an all-weather boot.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Women's Two Delta D-Dry Jacket
Dainese Women's Two Delta D-Dry Jacket
Dainese Women's Two Delta D-Dry Jacket The magic of a long trip on your bike. Magnificent views from the saddle. The fresh scent of the woods and the meadows in the air. Your Two Delta Lady jacket will ensure the utmost comfort in all types of weather. Designed for lady riders in search of quality and attention to detail, this model with a feminine cut vaunts a waterproof D-Dry waterproof lining laminated to Thermo hollow fibre fabric with the softest feel and the fastest drying times. Also equipped with air vents, a warm lining, and a removable double collar, this jacket is provided with removable composite protectors and a back protector pocket. Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Ergonomics and Comfort Thermo fabric Waist adjustment with zippers Wrist adjustement Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane Membrane laminated with outer fabric External fabric with water-resistance treatment Removable thermal liner 2 air inlets on shoulders Other Pocket for back protector G1 Pocket for Thorax Lady chest protector Reflective inserts Waterproof pockets on strip Pocket on removable liner 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jacket! Lacking colour options...
PostedApril 30, 2012
Customer avatar
Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Just bought this jacket and I'm very happy with it. The style is flattering and it's very comfortable. The liner is excellent & super warm!
The protection is hands down the best I've seen. It comes with hard plastic inserts, which is much better than the rubber/foam style seen in most other motorcycle clothing. Having said this, the plastic armour doesn't sacrifice comfort and flexibility either which is nice.
The Air G1 back protector fits well in this jacket too, but for those of you on the verge of moving up a size I recommend doing so if you want to add the back and/or thorax protectors as it starts getting tight with those and a sweater underneath....
My only issue with this jacket is the lack of colour options. (always black, blue red or grey - lame!) I would love if Dainese would come out with a Women's High-Viz or Kawasaki green jacket!
One other thing - I also have the Dainese D-System D dry pants, they're great, but not the same black as the jacket FYI. They're a bit lighter black.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Dainese Women's D-System D-Dry Pants
Dainese Women's D-System D-Dry Pants
Dainese Women's D-System D-Dry Pants Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Cordura Comfort fabric Comfort Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Zipper at calf Elasticated inserts at the back of the waist Temperature Regulation Removable breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane Sanitized lining Air inlets with closing by zippers and buttons on the thighs Other Features Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets on front Rear external pocket
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice pant, but missing features vs. Men's version
PostedApril 7, 2012
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Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought these pants recently, they are very nice and fit well. Much more stylish than the 'snow pant' looking pants from other brands.
They have nice features such as the soft lining, vents and nice knee pads, however I was very shocked to find that, even though Dainese & Revzilla point out that these pants have "soft hip pads", they do not. Nor do they have a pocket to add the protectors. To top it off, they are the same price as the mens too!
I've heard that Dainese scales down their Women's gear vs. the mens and it's unacceptable to me. Especially when they market them as the 'same' in terms of features.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Icon Primer Tank Bag Tank bags are great, until you need to walk away from your ride and leave your valuables behind Now you can take it with you thanks to the innovative backpack style straps on the Icon Primer Pack Just the right size to hold all your essentials without being too large and bulky, this magnetic style tank bag will get you there and back with no hassles Hi-powered magnetic tank mount Rubber mesh-skin backing for non-slip grip Ribstop nylon chassis Removable mesh backpack straps Internal divider pockets Exterior compression strap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A+ Tank Bag!
PostedNovember 13, 2011
Customer avatar
Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I've had this tank bag for 6 months and it's been perfect for me. I ride a Kawasaki Ninja 400r (Same as the 650r, dif engine) I like this tank bag because it's not too big for my bike. It fits nicely on the tank without obstructing my view of the dash and doesn't interfere when moving the handlebars. It's also quite stylish and sleek as opposed to the larger tank bags by some other brands.
Some of you may be looking for more features such as a clear map pocket or a bigger bag to store more gear, and in that case it won't be ideal for you as it is fairly small. For me it's perfect, I take this everywhere and it holds: my small purse, sunglasses & prescription glasses/cases, some snacks, water bottle and an extra under armour shirt. There is a smaller inner zipped pockets as well for loose cash/change/house keys etc. It also has a second additional outer pocket for sunglasses, and a flap on the top if you want to strap anything else to it.
I have ridden through the rain with this and it seems quite water-proof as well.
I highly recommend:)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cozy, but need some breaking in...
PostedNovember 13, 2011
Customer avatar
Rachelle
From Vancouver, Canada
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought these this year and they are super cozy inside!
They have a nice fleece liner and are quite thick. The thick leather I imagine would be quite abrasion-proof. Also the hard knuckle armour is a nice safety feature too.
I have found these gloves to be quite stiff, but they seem to be breaking in slowly. I think any leather glove is going to be similar... I have started wrapping a rubber brand around them when I'm not using them to hurry up the process;)
I rode with these last week here in Canada, and the temperature was about ( Hmmm, I have to convert this for you ) 45 Degrees Fahrenheit, so pretty chilly! I found after a while, the fingertips got cold, but I think unless you are going to get heated gloves or grips, there comes a point where gloves can only be so warm.
I like these gloves, but may consider heated grips as well for the chilly days. I would like a heated glove liner, but I'd be concerned they would be SUPER stiff! That would be fine if you're a passenger tho!
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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