CWLA
 
 
 
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  • Review count
    9
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    5
  • First review
    November 30, 2011
  • Last review
    November 4, 2013
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    0
  • Average rating
    4.6
 
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SIDI Traffic Air Boots A mid height boot Perforated Lorica outer construction Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Full length inner gaiter Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Zipper and Velcro closure system Non-slip lug sole Lorica toe shift pad Double stitched in all high stress areas
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice everyday boots
PostedNovember 4, 2013
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I currently own 4 pairs of mc boots.
Spidi XP3-S, Sidi Vertigo, Dainese TRQ-in boots, and these. The Spidi's were very comfortable, but didn't last despite infrequent use. The Vertigos are great race boots, but kinda clunky for walking in. I use the TRQ's with my Dainese suit. I wanted a durable, protective moto boot to replace my Vertigos that didn't look too much like a moto boot and were comfortable to walk in. Was thinking about the Dainese Cafe's but thought they were too expensive and too many laces= to hard to get in and out of-- even though they look cool. It was a toss up between these and the TCX-X actions, but I like the more street oriented look of these. My main concern with these was the height of the toe box. I seems tall in the Revzilla videos and wondered if it would interfere with shifting (I ride an SV650 n with Vortex rear sets and ultra-low rental bars- so I'm more forward leaning like a sport bike ). Riding and shifting in these boots is no problem. The toe box fits fine under the shift lever with no interference. The instep seems overly tall on these boots for some reason, but it works ok on the bike. I feel a ton of air flowing through the boots while riding. I wear them with jeans and my jeans don't come above the top of the boots while on the bike (another concern). They are reasonably comfortable to walk in and the sole is not stiff and clunky. I wish the tread was a little less "lug" style but the treads are pretty thin, so it's a decent trade off. The fit was right on for me. The left shift panel is starting to turn to from black dark grey like my Vertigos from shifting-- I can live with it as I suppose it would be impossible to make the shift pad more durable. Wish they looked as cool as the Dainese Cafe but after a month of usage, I can say I'm pretty happy with them.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese TRQ Race In Boots
Dainese TRQ Race In Boots
Dainese TRQ Race In Boots D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguard's TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Lorica uppers D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Closing with the zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner Suit to boot fastening system High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Soft inserts Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design Replaceable plastic slider (1999885 Stainless Steel Boot Slider Kit, 1996252 Plastic Slider Kit. 08)08)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice match with the Avro suit - comfortable
PostedMay 16, 2013
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
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Average
Wide
I bought these to go with my Avro 2 piece suit to replace my Sidi Vertigos. Because the Avro suit leg has two zippers they barely fit INSIDE my Sidi Vertigo boots and the extra leather makes the fit crammed and uncomfortable. When wearing the suit OVER the Vertigo boots, the plastic parts on the shin make them a really tight fit. Even with both suit leg zippers open, zipping the suit over the boot was difficult and I was afraid the zipper might eventually burst. The fit of the TRQ-In boots and the Avro suit is perfect. With the boot on the INSIDE of the suit, the shin armor on the suit sits over the plastic shin guard of the boot nicely, so the shins are still protected. The velcro on the shin of the boots and inside of the suit is nice and strong and holds the suit down on the boots. I like the racer look of tall boots on the outside of a race suit, but with these and the Avro suit, it's a nice clean look and still sort of sporty. I found the fit was spot on for the Dainese size chart. I wear 11 shoes. Size 44 fit me perfectly. I wear a size 45 in the Vertigos and they fit the same. I thought about selling my Vertigos, but I wear them when I wear jeans for the more comprehensive shin protection.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Power 3 Front Tires The Pilot Power 3 is the much-anticipated replacement for the Michelin Power Pure tire. The Pilot Power 3 is an all new high-performance, dual-compound sportbike tire designed for the street or the track. Features Casing profile optimized for excellent feedback and handling All-new compounds for maximum wet grip up to 4.5 seconds per lap faster on a wet track than Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires Semi slick tread design maximizes contact patch for excellent dry grip - more than 4 seconds faster on a dry track than Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires Excellent longevity - 20 more tread life versus Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Confidence Inspiring!
PostedFebruary 24, 2013
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow! Either my previous Pilot Power 2CT was seriously worn, or this tire is extremely grippy. I replaced the PP2CT that was on my '03 SV650 when I bought it last year with this tire a few days ago. The previous tire was just getting down to the wear indicators on the center with plenty of side tread. I replaced the aging rear PP2CT with a Pilot Road 3 a few months ago. When that one goes, I'm going to replace it with the Pilot Power 3. I went to the Rock Store yesterday and have never gone so quick up there. I never trusted my SV at a decent lean angle until now. The bike also feels much more stable in turns and in straights. I can't attest to the tread life, but I'm digging this tire. It made me fall in love with my bike again! I highly recommend it. Also, I ordered this on Monday evening and got it Tuesday afternoon-- how's that for service? Guess the distribution center was close to me. Yay!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Super 2.0 12-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag 1680 denier ballistic polyester and 1800 denier three-lined twill Jacquard construction Protective non-slip, non-scratch diamond pattern mounting base One-way zipper on main compartment with a Zipper Garage for concealment Top flap internal organizer and soft lining Hideaway backpack straps Removable and replaceable snapped map pocket Two internal mesh storage pockets Hidden external pocket for miscellaneous storage Phoslite reflective piping Built-in sip tube and headphone exit ports Integrated stowaway rain cover with clear window included Two-tone red and black soft lining interior Also available in a strap mounted version Dimensions 14L x 8W x 7H
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good medium sized tank bag
PostedSeptember 10, 2012
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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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Replaced my Joe Rocket Manta with this. Manta was a little too small. I really like the look of this new Cortech design. Currently in my bag: a 16 oz bottle of water, protein bar, pack of gum, Held Evo Thrux gloves, iPhone, moto keys, 6 prs. disposable ear plugs, folding hex key set, maps, clear pinlock lens in a sleeve and a long sleeve thermal shirt. Magnets are nice and strong and seems to fit my SV650 fine... it is a little tall, but the sides are sturdy and I can read my instruments without obstruction. The back pocket-facing towards front of bike houses the rain cover. The front pocket is big enough for a phone or wallet, but is hard to access when the top zip is closed because of the stiffener in the "lid". The map pocket is smallish, but is nice to have. Love the hide-away shoulder straps--which makes it into a mini backpack. Overall I love this bag and would recommend. See photo of the bag on my SV.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Evo Thrux Gloves Construction Palm in highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather Back in soft cowhide Colorfast and sweat resistant Comfort / Features Special open-edged seam Tunnel wrist lock Velcro adjustment at wrist and cuff Leather stretch inserts on the upper hand, thumb and fingers Visor wiper Protection Knuckle protection with hard plastic shell Back of hand has KEVLAR panels Side of hand covered with hard plastic reinforced with Superfabric Fingers and edge of hand also protected with Superfabric Note Some gloves may or may not include the air vent on the middle finger.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great value, style and quality
PostedMay 28, 2012
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I own 4 pairs of leather gloves (1 short, 1 winter, 1 pair of Scorpion gauntlets and these.) I don't think I'll be wearing any of the other gloves again. My hand measures 9 1/4 inches and I got the large (size 9). They fit nicely. The kanga leather palms are amazing. I can actually feel the bike beneath the bars. I have sportbike (diamond cut) grips on renthal bars on my SV and the feel is tremendous. My only nit is the wrist is a little tight going on, but feels snug when on my hand- Guess it's better than being loose. The quality seems outstanding. Worth the extra $$. I love the style of the all black as well.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cardo Scala Rider G4
Cardo Scala Rider G4
Cardo Systems Scala Rider G4 The Cardo Scala Rider G4 headset redenes the notion of high-end communication for motorcycle helmets. Encased in a rugged yet streamlined body, the scala rider G4 offers Bike-to-Bike Intercom at a remarkable range of up to ONE MILE! The G4 also features unique 4-way Intercom between two bikers and two passengers or 3-way Intercom among three separate bikers. Multi Device Connectivity, including mobile phone, A2DP(Bluetooth stereo), FM radio with RDS, intuitive button controls, wire connectivity to iPod/ MP3 player, and much more, make the G4 the worlds most feature rich communication and entertainment device for bikers. The scala rider G4 offers Multilingual status announcements allowing bikers to maintain smooth and safe handsfree communication while on the move. The device transmits useful information regarding connectivity status to other bikers, to your mobile phone, the FM station you are listening to and more. The G4 is truly the most biker friendly headset on the market! Download the Scala Rider G4 Manual (pdf) FEATURES Bike-to-bike intercom communication with 3 other headsets, with a remarkable range of up to 1mile Link together for 4-way intercom conference calling between 2 couples riding on 2 motorcycles VOX activation intercom calls, answer, voice dial, redial, and call reject functions Includes an embedded FM radio with scan/seek features and 6 station channel memory Individual audio sources - each G4 headset can conduct mobile phone calls or listen to Fm radio or MP3 audio independently Full Duplex allows simultaneous talking and listening when using intercom connections Talk time up to 10 hours, standby time up to 10 days AGC Technology - headset automatically adjusts its own volume based on ambient noise anhd driving speed Noise cancelling microphone Weather resistant design Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery (for use in North American style Type A electrical outlets) Fits virtually all 3/4 and full face helmets Note Range may vary according to terrain Scala Rider G4 Headset is compatible with the following Bluetooth enabled mobile phone Both Stereo and non-stereo Bluetooth enabled mp3 player, adapter, or mobile phone Bluetooth enabled GPS unit Scala Rider Q2 headset Scala Rider Solo/FM/Teamset
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Scala Rider G4 works well for me
PostedJanuary 18, 2012
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
User submitted photo
User submitted photo
Installed this in my HJC IS MAX BT flip up/modular helmet. My helmet is Chatterbox ready, but after reading not so good reviews of the Chatterbox, I decided to give this one a shot. I pair it with my iPhone4 which I keep in my tank bag. I had no problems pairing it to my iPhone. INSTALL: Helmet install was relatively easy, but I had to remove the HJC chin curtain that I installed on my helmet to reduce wind coming into the bottom of my helmet. I miss the curtain as my helmet is a LOT louder now. SPEAKERS: Placement of the speakers is CRUCIAL in any helmet speaker system. The speakers MUST be positioned right on the ear and pointed into the ear canal or they won't be seem loud enough. I put silver dollar sized foam on the back of the speakers and mounted them in my helmet where the indents are for the Chatterbox speakers would go. I have NO problem with audio level. Music is a bit tinny, but even with earplugs in I can hear music and calls no problem. At highway speed it is harder to hear because of wind noise coming up my helmet from below. If the chin bar on my helmet was lower/wider or had a curtain, I'm convinced it would be much easier to hear at highway speeds. With my flip up helmet, once I put on my helmet and lower the chin bar, I position the mic so the mic foam is just in front of my lips. When I flip up the chin bar at a light or to get gas, the mic stays in place and is out of the way when I flip it down again. PHONE: Everyone I've talked to on the phone while riding cannot tell I'm on a motorcycle. I have to tell them I am riding. Comments are that my voice is a bit tinny, but there is no road noise whatsoever. The noise canceling in the microphone is incredible. I don't have too much of a problem talking and riding or listening to music while riding. If you "zone out" while you talk or listen to music you probably shouldn't talk and ride. I haven't used the communication system yet as my riding buddies don't have this product. OPERATION: Once you get used to where the buttons are, it's relatively easy to operate with gloves on. The voice control with the iPhone is flawless. I can pick playlists and voice dial with ease. It comes with a USB/charging cable but the software updater will not work with Mac computers. CONCLUSION: The G4 is a bit expensive, buts seems like high quality and proven technology-- $150 would be a more attractive price, but I would buy another if this one needed replacing.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover Features Made from a water resistant light weight UV-treated Tri-Max polyester Ventilation system minimizes condensation build-up and allows constant air circulation Packed in free compression bag for the ultimate in compact storage Snug elastic bottom with one-inch grommets at center and front wheel Soft windshield liner helps protect against scratching and hazing Silver heat resistant lower panels Ideal for light/mild outdoor weather conditions and traveling Use for temporary storage or in open carports or similar structures Cover is not intended for trailering 2 year No Hassle warranty Colors Navy/ Silver (902), Burgundy/Silver (903), Black / Silver (904) and Black / Hi-Visibility Yellow (905) Not waterproof Size Guidelines Medium fits 125-600cc Standards without windshield or accessories, and Sport Bikes Large fits 250-600cc Standards with windshield and accessories, and larger Sport Bikes X-Large fits 650-1100cc Standards and Touring Bikes with windshields and accessories XX-Large fits 1200-1500cc Standards and Touring bikes with windshield and accessories Note Model Numbers Are MC-902. 903, 904, and 905
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
"All Seasons" except RAIN
PostedDecember 12, 2011
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I guess I read the description wrong. It may be water resistant, or perhaps more like "dew" resistant... but it's certainly NOT waterproof. After a recent rare rain in Los Angeles, bike it soaked under the cover. Not sure how it's going to dry out since the wet cover is stuck to the wet bike. Hmm. I will be buying a better heavy duty WATERPROOF cover tomorrow from my local moto shop. Size is right: Large fits my SV650 fine. Made of stretch lightweight fabric. If water is not an issue, I guess it would do.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Pants 1.2-1.4mm thick premium cowhide leather Schoeller Keprotec used on inner thighs and back of legs CE approved armor in knees Adjustable hook-and-loop waist straps Zippered fly with hook-and-loop flap Perforated front ventilation for summer riding Rubber coated zippers will not scratch bodywork 8 zipper connects back of waist to AGV Sport jackets and other jackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice protection
PostedNovember 30, 2011
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I wear 33x34 jeans and the US 34's fit me fine. They are snug, but not too tight. They are comfortable. Knee cups are a bit large, but seem formidable, but I wish they were not so wide. They do sit on my knees correctly while riding. Leather seems pretty thick and well made. Like that they are not covered in logos and that the knee sliders are easily removable. Nice alternative to full leathers.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi XP3-S Sport Boots The evolution in the 3 series, this racing boot is ideal for mid to high level sport riders. With interchangeable slider, polyurethane shields and a solid chassis this is a race ready, performing boot good also for sport touring. Features Evolution of the classic XP1 Efficient side protector and slider Variably thickness Polyurethane rear fin which reduces air turbulence and increases shock absorbing factors Polyurethane lateral ankle slider Thermoformed carbon ankle protection High cushioning with peculiar shape able to better fit leg morphology Bi Component plastic toe sliders Replacement Toe Sliders available
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice boot once broken in
PostedNovember 30, 2011
Customer avatar
CWLA
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
User submitted photo
I ordered a E45/US11 and they fit my wide-ish 11 foot fine after some stretching. I walked around in the boots for a day before riding with them and they are now very comfortable to me. The top cuff, where the velcro is sewed on, will rub your skin if you wear them inside pants without extra long socks on. I wear soccer socks to get around it or just tuck my pants into the boots. The looks good (a bit flashy with the metal toe sliders)-- wish they were all black, but they look nice enough. They are comfortable to walk in.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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