Keepiton
 
 
 
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    December 14, 2011
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    May 28, 2012
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Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire A true 50/50 dual sport tire, the Heidenau K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Heidenau K60 Scout dual sport tires deliver better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well. The chevron style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish. TL Tubeless TT Tube Type Tire Please Note The K60 Scout tread pattern will vary depending on tire size.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
150/70-17 riders DROP psi off road for the best V-Strom 50/50 tire
PostedMay 28, 2012
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Keepiton
From Charleston
State:SC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Haven't been to big parking lot or mountain twisties to test lean angles, but that's not why I bought this tire. 07 Suz DL-650, I do commute, so needed something with longer wear than TKC 80; although that is what I have on front. Most off road here is hard pack clay, hard pack gravel or sand. This thing is great in sand and loose or soft dirt ; however, the size I have has the continuous rib, and you need to drop pressure for trails to gain contact with some side lugs. At 36PSI on hard packed clay/gravel, it is VERY easy to break the rear loose! I f you have a flat tracker background (I don't), that can be a fun way to impress friends; otherwise, it just slows you down. I run 23psi cold for the weekend fun rides, and you have to crank on lots of throttle to break the rear loose , and the transition into a drift/slide is very uniform, controlled and easy to modulate. There was no squirming at high lean angles on the asphalt either. Price is high, hence the 'bang for buck' score, but I intend to buy another when this one's done. Never ride two up, and only weigh 180, so heavier bikes or loads may not need to drop as much. Compared to Battlewings, increase in straight line dirt traction huge. Rear Braking pressure can be modulated. Battlewings didn't respond to lower psi but did get squirrely. Without the TKC up front, the bike would probably ''push'' badly off road. Wish we had granite trails and baby heads to test on. Someone else will have to rate performance in that terrain. Tire still hasn't slipped on rim so lower pressures may be possible for granite work. TIGER, GS800 AND 1200 riders in our group agree on the excellent Heidenau K60 Scout!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear HT Air Overpants OUTER PANT Classic fit A more tailored fit Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Mesh-Tex construction made of 600 denier poly and 250 denier mesh Waterproof/breathable zip-out liner that is a standalone pant Adjustable CE armor in the knees Padded hip protectors Articulated knee and seat for maximum riding comfort 2 front pockets 2 pass-through openings for access to inner pant 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off Adjustable side waist tabs for a custom fit Heat-resistant material on inner calf Side reflective panels for night time visibility 10 conjunction zipper for jacket connection 2-year limited warranty INNER PANT Standalone pant that can be used as a destination pant Made of waterproof/breathable nylon 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off Adjustable waist using hook-and-loop side tabs Articulated knee and seat for maximum comfort Easily connect to the outer pant by a full circumference waist zipper and leg snaps
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Definitely OVER pants
PostedJanuary 2, 2012
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Keepiton
From Charleston
State:SC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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I'm 5'-9", 180 w/ 35" waist, and ordered the 36 Short. Liner in, it will easily fit over my pants, and the waist is high enough to secure above my belt, belt clipped smart phone, etc. The velcro side tabs will allow snugging the waist up enough to walk around with the pants up this high, but I usually just secure, and hop on the bike. The side zippers are plenty high enough to allow easy on and off over full size shin guarded riding boots, and the velcro band at bottom allows snugging out wind coming up the leg. I've ridden on plenty of 40 degree mornings, and simple khakis are enough for the 30 minute commute. On a 70 degree day, and without the liners, the pants breathe well enough to prevent the khakis from losing their crease on that same commute. The knee pads want to rotate in toward the bike, but I've been readjusting when I get on, and they seem to be molding to my knee and I'm having to adjust less often. I haven't had any significant rain to test, but they do get heavy as they get wet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars ST Vented Boots Microfiber upper with perforated insert on iinstep and rear flex zones. PU shin plate with air intakes provides ventilation. Dual density lateral and medial ankle cups with PU ankle slider. External PU heel counter. Internal toe counter. Injected high modulus polyamide midsole contours to the foot and features a high modulus plastic shank reinforcement. Instep and Achilles flex zones offer superior comfort. Rear reflective insert for improved visibility. Removable anatomic footbed and multi-density EVA padding. Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound with slim sole profile. Large adjustable Velcro strap with an inner zip for secure closure and fit. CE certified.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Minimal plate protection good leather construction.
PostedDecember 14, 2011
Customer avatar
Keepiton
From Charleston
State:SC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
Full grain cowhide boots made with 3/4 zipper up inside and the upper is held closed by a large panel of velcro. As a pure leather boot., these pfovide basic fit taht quickly molds to your foot like good leather should. They breath very well through the shin pores, and ankle port. The heel cup and outer vinyl provide good protection for the heel, and the price is good, but a serious off roader will need bettter traction from the sole and much more shin/ankle protection. If you're 90% street, they'll be good summer boots.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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