AStar
 
 
 
AStar's stats
 
  • Review count
    15
  • Helpfulness votes
    4
  • First review
    March 4, 2012
  • Last review
    June 9, 2014
  • Featured reviews
    0
  • Average rating
    4.5
 
Reviews comments
  • Review comment count
    0
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First review comment
    None
  • Last review comment
    None
  • Featured review comments
    0
 
 
AStar's Reviews
1 2 next>>
 
CRG Hindsight LS Mirror The Hindsight LS (Lane Splitter) Bar End Mirror was created by adding the folding / retractable feature to the original Hindsight. There are two primary benefits of the retracting bar end mirroradded clearance during tight riding conditions, and reduced width for bike storage. Simply pull in the bezel of the mirror to create additional clearance, then fold the bezel back out against its positive stop in the full open position and the sighting of the mirror returns perfectly to its rear vision position. The detent folding mechanism is calibrated to retract should the mirror contact an immovable object, thus allowing forward motion without disruption of steering control. The pivot of the hinge features a ball / spring detent which holds the mirror bezel in the full open or full retracted positions. The pivot also features dust rings that provide for years of maintenance free operation. As with the original Hindsight CRG uses custom convex glass formed to their own specification to give you the perfect balance between field of vision and image magnification. To reduce glare, the glass has an automotive quality mirror tinting. Rubber mounting helps the glass resist vibration. The lightweight but sturdy construction allows the Hindsight Mirror to be positioned for optimal viewing without concern of movement during high speed runs or excursions over rough roads. Features 6061-T6 aluminum CNC machined billet construction All stainless hardware Black anodized or silver finish Fully modular assembly Will fit most 7/8 handlebars / clip-ons Optional billet internal adaptor for mounting on virtually any bar (sold separately) 3 diameter Sold each
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great adjustability
PostedJune 9, 2014
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The top feature I like about the CRG Lane Splitters is the adjustability. They are very easy to install and setup just the way you like. Best of all, I can actually see what's behind me! The folding feature is great for storing in my garage. I actually had the Arrows previously and I prefer these on my bike. I wish the finish was a bit better, but other than that I'm happy with my purchase.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
Pit Bull Hybrid One Armed Rear Stand Ducati The Pit Bull Hybrid One Armed Rear Stand features a removable handle which allows you to use the stand with the handle going either forward or toward the rear of the bike. The handle can be installed going either to the front or back on the drive side, but only to the rear on the non-drive side of most motorcycles. When installed on the drive side, it allows wheel removal when installed on the non-drive side, it allows easy sprocket removal. It offers great leverage and stability, and the ball bearing head makes it easy to spin the wheel for chain oiling. Sold complete. Please choose either one pin or two pins One pin for stand use on drive side only. This pin is the Ducati D Pin. Two pins for stand use on both drive and non-drive side. These pins are the Ducati D Pin and the Ducati DR Pin. Fits Ducati 998, 996, 916, 848, 748, Monster 796, 848 Streetfighter, HyperMotard, Monster 1100, Monster S4R, Monster S2R, Multistrada 1000, Multistrada 1100, M900E.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must-have for your garage
PostedMay 27, 2014
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for oil change, maintenance, cleaning, etc. I consider this a must-have garage accessory. It's also great for storing your bike upright which gives you just a bit more space. Excellent quality.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Dainese Manis Back Protector Insert Protection Back protector certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.2/2003 level 2 Ergonomics and Comfort Back protector with 4 degrees of freedom Longitudinal stretch Longitudinal bending Torsion Lateral bending controlled by special tensioner External perforated plates Crash absorb perforated absorption material Reduced contact area Specifications Choose G1 for Women's Jackets Choose G2 for Men's Jackets Denoted as Dainese Manis G1 and Manis G2 in the Dainese catalog
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
More protection than the Wave...
PostedMay 27, 2014
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
...at the expense of extra weight and comfort. Great protection and coverage for your upper back. The way this insert moves with your body is amazing. It's a tight fit in my Avro and I do notice it more than the Wave. I would recommend it to a friend.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Kriega R25 Backpack The Kriega R25 motorcycle backpack has a quick release QUADLOC harness, which is Kriega's own tried, tested and highly recommended system, unique to the rucksack industry. An innovative extremely efficient load-carrying system designed for motorcycle riders. Unlike conventional harness systems the load is carried on the hips chest, transferring the majority of the load away from the shoulders and thereby preventing the neck strain experienced with regular rucksacks. Ergonomically designed with no arm restriction for long distance comfort on a motorcycle. Features Main compartment - YKK oversize zip Side access pocket with 4-point load compression Internal magazine sleeve, which can accommodate a 14 laptop Internal key-clip SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric Oversize YKK coil zips Upgraded harness to enable a wider range of rider to get the perfect Kriega fit Fully hydration compatible - reservoir relocated from outer pocket to main compartment Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately) Hydration tube routes out and over the shoulder through a covered duct located top, center of the main compartment Reflective web loops on sides of pack to facilitate easier fastening of US-10 expansion pack Schoeller DYNATECH with integrated 3M Scotchlite reflectivity 1000D Dupont Cordura base harness 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles Expanding outer pocket 10 year guarantee 25-liter capacity 520mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 160(D) mm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Features
PostedMay 27, 2014
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased the Kriega R25 to replace my Alpinestars Tech Aero which had a ripped zipper. So far I'm very impressed with the features of this backpack. The adjustability is excellent and it is very comfortable to wear. Also a big plus is the various options such as Hydrapak, back insert, and extra pockets. There are no smaller compartments inside though, which is one feature I liked about the AStars pack, but I have no regrets on my purchase. Highly recommended.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
Drayko Optix Riding Jeans The Optix Riding Jeans feature modern, military-inspired styling with a relaxed made with Military+ Grade Kevlar and Dyneema, The World's Strongest Fiber. The Drayko lining features a world-leading combination of Kevlar and Dyneema, and is soft, breathable, flexible, non-allergenic and vastly superior to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives. Drayko's revolutionary lining takes advantage of Dyneema's amazing strength to weight ratio to deliver unrivaled safety and comfort. Features 34 inseam allows rider to hem to length Loose fit, mid rise Heavy weight drill fabric Drayko trademarked digital print Traditional waist for rider coverage Heavy weight cotton drill fabric Loose leg for comfort and fits over riding boots Reinforced seams Matching stitching Wide belt loops Zip fly and no rivets on the back for safety Two large cargo pockets on the leg with patch detail, fastened with Velcro Two large rear pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great riding pants for warm weather
PostedApril 29, 2013
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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
These riding pants are great for warmer weather. The material is very breathable, while the kevlar / dyneema is very protective. The styling is cool to me, but of course it depends on your personal tastes. The digital print is black/white and the pocket trim is green. They go well with any black, white, grey leather or textile jacket. The fit at the waist is spot on for me and the legs are baggy and roomy. This gives me plenty of comfort to wear my Dainese Norsorex Pants as a base layer. In fact, any armor should fit without issues. I also have owned the Drayko Drift riding jeans for some time now and I think they are high quality. I'm very happy with the Optix and recommend them.
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Dainese Full Metal RS Gloves Dainese has used all the experience acquired in racing and in collaboration with the great champions in the sport in the development of this racing glove. The Dainese Full Metal RS Glove is highly protective, yet at the same time providing a great riding experience. The Full Metal RS is built using advanced technology and the toughest materials, such as titanium, carbon fiber, Dupont Kevlar, cowhide and goatskin. The Full Metal RS combines technical solutions with ergonomics, such as the internal reinforcement of the little finger combined with the Distortion Control, a single panel of leather that wraps around the side of the hand, or the insert in the palm to reduce blistering. Protection Composite inserts in carbon fiber and titanium on the knuckles and back Composite inserts in carbon fiber at the joints of the fingers Polyurethane insert on the palm TPU inserts on the head of the ulna bone Distortion Control on little finger PE inserts on side of little finger Certified as PPE to EN 13594 Standard cat. II level 1 Main Materials Kevlar jersey Kevlar fiber stitching Cowhide leather Palm in goatskin Pittard's leather reinforcement between thumb and index on the left hand Digital Sheepskin reinforcement between thumb and index and fingertips of index and middle finger of right hand One single leather panel to the size of the hand Ergonomics and Comfort Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Elasticated inserts Micro-injection reinforcement on palm Microelastic elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforation on inner side of fingers Other Features Soft inserts Cover on the tightening strap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice upgrade to Full Metal Pro
PostedApril 15, 2013
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I own a pair of the Dainese Full Metal Pro gloves and in comparison, the Full Metal RS are a nice upgrade. There is now more protection and comfort. The leather in the palms is thicker, yet it doesn't take away from the lever feel. On the right glove, there are now brake lever pads on the index and middle fingers. Internally, the RS have more comfortable material. I like the added sliders on the wrist cuff and thumb. Overall, they just "feel" more protective as well. I'm wearing a size large and the fit is spot on. The quality is outstanding and the styling goes well with my other Dainese gear.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
 Dainese Avro Leather Jacket
Dainese Avro Leather Jacket
Dainese Avro Leather Jacket This product has been replaced by the Dainese Avro C2 Jacket with no meaningful changes outside of CE approval. Protection Composite protectors certified to Standard EN1621.1/97 Co-injected shoulder with aluminium insert Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather S1 fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Collar with elasticated insert Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Neck adjustment Removable thermal liner Sanitized lining Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Pocket for Thorax chest protector Soft inserts Reflective inserts 2 outer pockets Pocket on removable liner Internal pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite motorcycle jacket
PostedMarch 27, 2013
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I have owned at least four different jackets in the past and this is by far my favorite. The quality is amazing, the leather is soft, and the protection features are fantastic. I'm 5'10" 198lbs with athletic build and I'm wearing the size 52. The fit is snug, but comfortable. Due to my build, I wear this jacket without the liner for more comfort. I have just enough room for the Wave G2 or Forcefield PK L2 back protector and the Dainese L1 chest protector. Initially, it was tight in the arms for me, but it is breaking in quite nicely now. The jacket matches up really well with the new Dainese Delta Pro Evo pants. I'm very happy with my purchase and Dainese is now my favorite brand.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Dainese L2 Chest Protector The Dainese L2 Chest Plate fits Dainese Jackets with an inner thorax pocket. Protection CE Level 2 chest protector in compliance with Pr-EN 1621.3/2010 level 2. Comfort and Ergonomics Double frontal plate in ergonomic shape Inner core in perforated Crash Absorb shock absorbing material Sizing SM for Dainese jackets sized 46-50 MD for Dainese jackets sized 52-54 LG for Dainese jackets sized 56-60
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good protection at the expense of comfort
PostedMarch 27, 2013
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This chest protector is very easy to install and remove from the Dainese jacket. It offers good protection and it is lightweight. It is not that comfortable however and does not conform to your body that well. The feel is a bit odd since it "bulges" out quite a bit. I'm using a Medium size in my 52 Dainese Avro. I can only compare it to what Alpinestars offer. I like how Alpinestars chest protector is actually two pieces and feels more comfortable, but I think this Dainese chest protector would offer more protection of your sternum. I wouldn't ride without it, but I wish Dainese had a more comfortable option.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Dainese Wave G Back Protector The Dainese Wave G Back Protector is a great way to upgrade your Dainese jacket to an even higher level of safety. The Dainese Wave G will slide perfectly into any Dainese jacket providing CE rated back protection. It will also give you the confidence to know you're completely protected, which allows you to focus on enjoying the ride. Protection Inner core is comprised of Nidaplast (R) extruded polypropylene for outstanding protection External anti-shock perforated corrugated structure permits ventilation Certifications EN 1621-2/2003 Standard Level 1 Specifications Choose G1 for Women's Jackets Choose G2 for Men's Jackets Measurements G1 measures 10.25 x 16 at widest points G2 measures 10.25 x 17.5 at widest points
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good for street riding and commuting
PostedMarch 27, 2013
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I use this back protector in my Ducati Corse and Dainese Avro jackets. It does not cover the entire back like other protectors. It is very lightweight and you wont even feel it in the jacket. The air flow is good with this protector. For more aggressive riding such as canyons, backroads, and track, I wear the Forcefield PK L2. The Dainese Wave is a good option for street and commuting.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Dainese Torque RS Out Air Boots Technology and aggressive design come together in this perforated racing boot for summer use. Featuring elevated safety achieved by the jointed D-Axial system in TPU that keeps the foot from twisting, the strap on the top of the foot that prevents fractures and the boot from coming off, shock absorption heel, inserts in steel and nylon, heel, front and rear shinguards in TPU. Construction in D-Stone fabric and calf adjustment ensures a perfect fit for every wearer. Differentiated texture sole and TPU inserts in the inner side guarantees good grip during riding. Protection D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe box TPU rear shinguards TPU heelcounter Nylon midsole Metal inserts on the outer side and heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Boot certified to EN 13634 Standard Main Materials Lorica upper D-Stone fabric Ergonomics and Comfort Elasticated bellows Velcro calf adjuster Closing with zipper at the back Speed lacing system Upper with localized perforation Fixed liner in double jersey mesh airgap fabric Air vent Other Features High grip TPU inserts TPU gear shifter guard Non-slip sole with differentiated design Replaceable stainless steel slider Setscrew wrench supplied
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great protection and style
PostedMarch 27, 2013
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
Very high quality and great style. The level of protection is great. The fit is narrow, but the size is perfect. They are not as comfortable compared to the current Alpinestars S-MX Plus, but they are more protective. I'm still breaking these in, so I expect the comfort to get better. Overall I'm happy with my purchase.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
AStar's Review Comments
 
AStar has not submitted comments on any reviews.