midnightmethane
 
 
 
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    February 10, 2012
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Dainese Easy Fit Knee Guards Features Pro-Shape knee soft protectors certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.1 Rear strap closure Soft inserts Silicone inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another great product from Dainese
PostedOctober 1, 2014
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Alright so I have to start off by saying I own the full pants version in addition to the knee guards. I first bought the pants which have tailbone and hip pads in addition to just knees but the pants just were not convenient for work. I don't change when I get to work and wearing them all day/night just was not the most comfortable thing (mostly cause of heat buildup).
So I bought the knee guards and it is the perfect solution. Fit is great and no to minimal pinching depending on the material pants you'er wearing. Keep in mind this is not a hard plastic knee protector but I'm confident it would do a fairly good job during a crash on the street. Also like the added reflective Dainese logo on the lateral side of each guard. Overall a great product. Adds a good amount of protection to a pair of pants on a commute and isn't bulky.
Size wise I'm 5'9 and 165 with a slightly bigger thighs and calves. The pants version I ordered a size L. For the knee guards however, the size M is spot on. You also have a little leeway because the frabirc stretches slightly and they are after all velcro attachments.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai SAI Faceshield Arais SAI face shield is the latest generation of Super AdSis shield system, designed for the 10mm wider eye port. Arai SAI face shield fits Arai Corsair V , Vector 2 , RX-Q , Arai Signet-Q and Defiant Helmets Please Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Arai SAI Dark Smoke Shield
PostedAugust 14, 2014
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Not much to say here other than it looks the business on my Corsair V and does a great job filtering UV rays. The shield change is not as cumbersome as I remembered it to be on Arai helmets.
In terms of noise I think that has to do with the hole package. The Arai Corsair five is like a wind tunnel compared o my AGV Pista or even my Shoei X-Twelve.
The brow vents do provide a little extra ventilation, and the visual field is pretty wide which is extremely important on the street where I do all my riding. Bottom line is if you're looking for a tinted shield for your Arai helmet and are currently wearing sunglasses in your helmet, ditch 'em and grab yourself one of these.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Corsair V Rea 2 Helmet
Arai Corsair V Rea 2 Helmet
Arai Corsair V Rea 2 Helmet The Corsair is Arais flagship model. An Arai helmet is not the product of compromise, of a profit point, or a board of directors. An Arai helmet is the product of obsession, an ongoing obsession to design and build the best helmets possible. This year Arai took the Corsair V Replica helmets to a new level. With several new features, youll see why the worlds best wear the Arai Corsair V Helmet. Arais exclusive, adjustable new AirWing is designed to greatly reduce drag, turbulence and buffeting resulting in more comfort and additional top-speed. The new wider eyeport required a new, wider faceshield. Called the Series I faceshield, it is exclusive to the Corsair-V. The new shield fits even more flush against the shell than the previous Corsairs. Newly equipped with Air In Stabilizer, an additional air intake between the front and rear intake in the diffuser and large toggles. The Air-In ports help accelerate air out the back, increasing airflow without increasing the size of the holes in the shell. The biggest difference between the newest generation of Arais Hyper-Ridge feature and its predecessors sticks right out at you Whereas the previous ridge curved in, this one flares out. This results in a larger opening at the helmets bottom, making the helmet easier to get on and off. Both cheek pads and the neck roll can be removed in seconds thanks to the advanced Emergency Release System. Rescue and medical workers can easily remove the newly designed removable neck roll and the cheek pads by just pulling the pad release tabs. This offers extra room within the helmet, making removal of the helmet much easier and minimizing the risk of additional injury. The Corsair-Vs neckroll is now removable and replaceable, and adds an additional exhaust vent through its bottom via shallow channels in the EPS liner, adding yet another ventilation outlet for the removal of interior air. Snell M2010
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top shelf from Arai
PostedApril 14, 2014
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Ok so let me begin by sayin I picked this bag up on closeout from Revzilla at a steal $650 on a helmet that's over 900 smackers at any dealer. I was looking for a perfect match for my blue and white '13 GSXR 750 as well as custom Dainese Laguna Seca suit and man this was this ever.
I've had a lot of top shelf helmets in the past including Arai (Arai RX-7 Corsair, Shoei X-12, etc...). I migrated from Arai to try different more modern/aerodynamic shapes. I've always been a fan of Arai graphics and this just one makes me an even bigger fan.
Fit and comfort is like most super premium race helmets, and that is high! Field of vision is excellent and improved from what I remember the RX-7 Corsair having. Noise is where this guy is from the winner. yes it is loud even with ear plugs, something I could not say about my Shoei X-12 which was stone quiet. The noise is much better if the shield is kept locked down. However, the vent diffusers on the top of the helmet are the likely culprit. I cannot imagine riding in this helmet without ear plugs.
In terms of functionality, it has great venting which I experienced for the first time yesterday. Very stable at speed even when not in the tuck (granted I had some great wind deflection thanks to a full fairing and dabble bubble windscreen but still). Not the lightest helmet out there but still fairly light. As expected, the small fit me just as other brand helmets in small. Bottom line, no the most aerodynamic, not the lightest, not the most cutting edge design, but it's still a world class Arai. That can't be ignored.
In terms of colors, the Rea 2 is definitely more orange than it is red which worked out for me. The red is only present in small parts but quickly fades into a nice orange (a perfect match for GSXR graphics). The blue is also spot on.
Like I said for the closeout price I couldn't pass it up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Norsorex Pants
Dainese Norsorex Pants
Dainese Norsorex Pants Incomparable comfort, combined with a high level of protection, characterize this protective under pant. Pro Shape structure integrates Crash Absorb material to protect knees in compliance with the requirements of the standard EN 1621.2/97. Elastic silicon bands at the ankles keep the pant in position, while elastic Jersey material ensures optimal comfort during sporting activities. Features Knee protectors certified according to the standard EN 1621.1/97 Pro Shape and Crash Absorb paddings on the coccyx and thigh areas Removable coccyx pad Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the ankles Perforated Pro-Shape Breath-able Jersey material
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good protection under a pair of jeans
PostedApril 14, 2014
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
So this purchase was influenced by a nasty low side I had on the sportbike a few weeks ago. I usually ride with a full Dainese suit but for picking up the bike from the dealer I had just thrown on a pair of jeans. Let me tell you I really wish I was wearing these under. Knees were rashed pretty badly and my right hip had a nice bruise.
I'm a Dainese guy and really trust the R&D they put on every product they put out. Thee fit perfectly under a pair of jeans (no skinny jeans obviously but anything witha slim modern cut works perfectly). Good padding short of having hard armor in there.
Fit wise, I'm usually a medium but here I went with the large going by the previous reviews. They do run a bit small mind you that they fit like spandex and thus are tight to begin with. For reference I'm 5'9 165 lbs with a 31-32 inch waist and went with a large. Large fits great and had I gone with medium I'd feel like a stuffed pork chop.
Once again only good things to say about Dainese products.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Raw Helmet Shark introduces the Streetfighter Raw Helmet - an urban helmet that combines compactness and aggressive, streetfighter style with unique a goggle/face mask combination. Features Constructed from injected thermoplastic resin 2 shell sizes Comfortable natural fiber interior and ventilation system using air vents and diffusers QRGS Quick Release Goggle System Double anti-fog and anti-scratch visor Face protection mask Aerodynamic outer shell Easy fit for glasses wearers with the goggles
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Probably the best 3/4 helmet out there
PostedApril 14, 2014
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So I've been on a little bit of a helmet buying frenzie the past year or so. I've been looking for the perfect helmet for my cafe racer and started out with a a Bell Custom 500, also bought a Nolan 43, but wasn't completely satisfied until I went with the Shark Raw. This thing is one many things but first and foremost you have to go with what you see, and that's badass. This helemet looks like no other. Truly high end 3/4 helmet meets high end paintball mask. It goes well with the modern cafe theme I've got going (Triumph Thruxton with a mix of classic and modern parts). There is nothing out tehre like the Shark Raw.
I've had a Shark full face helmet in the past and I know they fit me exceptionally well and are uber comfortable. This one is no different. Interior is as Anthony described; premium. Very comfortable helmet and yes fits true to size. I'm a small in most helmets and once again small works here.
In terms of venting, I've only taken a couple short rides so far. All were taken with the vent plug out (I keep the plug on my Keychain just in case). I can't really tell how it vents yet but I'm not super picky with that kinda stuff. If I'm not stifelingly hot, I'm not complaining.
The stability of the helemet in a semi tucked position on a bike with no real wind protection like my Thruxton and this thing gets incredibly stable (as the Shark I've had in the past). You can tell this thing has been well engineered and wind tunnel tested. No buffeting and that's with no bias from a front fairing or anything.
Again I have to touch on the look because it is truly unique. The light smoke goggle means a versatile and very functions badass look (you'll be be to ride with em even as the sun drops). I have yet to test them at night. The face mask provides good debris protection (not a chin bar like a full face) and definitely a few steps up from an open face 3/4 helmet.
Like Anthony recommended I wouldn't flip the goggle system up too frequently. It may lead to premature wear of the foam. In addition, the goggles are better handled at a traffic light/full stop because you'll need both hands.
As with all helmets, I'm not gonna be the best person to ask about noise because I use ear plugs.
If you're a streetfighter, cafe, or even city/commuter guy/gal I'd say this is definitely an option to seriously consider. I love this thing.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega R20 Backpack The Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack has been designed specifically as an active riding pack with Kriega's unique QUADLOC-lite harness system. The harness is angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use with none of the harness re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems. The size adjustable harness allows the backpack position to be moved up or down to produce the best possible fit. The Kriega R20 can be worn with or without a waist strap. The waist strap is not really necessary for street riding Features Main compartment with YKK water-resistant zip Side access pocket with YKK water-resistant zip Internal hydration sleeve with compression Internal zipped mesh-pocket SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace back. YKK water-resistant zips HYPALON Abrasion resistant re-enforcement Scholler Dynatech With integrated 3M scotchlite 420 D nylon RipStop lightweight yet extremely strong 3M Scothlite reflective logo Unique QUADLOC harness adjustable back length and total arm freedom Side access pocket Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately) Optional add on 5 or 10-liter drypacks Optional harness pocket Removable waist strap 10 year guarantee 20-liter capacity 470mm(H) x 280mm(W) x 150mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome rider's backpack
PostedApril 14, 2014
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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
Granted I've only used it a couple times on short commutes to work, this thing is awesome. Great off loading and a true rider's backpack! A well thought out piece. No worrying about dangling straps, no worries about backs that ride up on ya or shift around while iding. This thing is planted.
In terms of space it's been fine for me. I'm really just stuffing a lunch bag in there and maybe a pair of sneaker and this pack accommodated the items without any issue. I also love the sealed around the zipper. I mean the backpack isn't made to be waterproof but it sure gives you the piece of mind that if you did run into some rain, that you'd buy yourself a little time.
I chose to go with the older R20 as opposed to the R25 simply because of price. Once again another great product carried by Revzilla!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HelmetLok 2 Helmet Lock All new design is larger, stronger and more secure! Features Locks your helmet to your bike Designed to fit the thickest motorcycle bar or frame 4 digit reprogrammable combination lock All new rubber coating protects your bike's paint Portable and can be used on any bike Made from aluminum and zinc alloy to withstand the elements
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not much to it but all that it needs to be
PostedApril 14, 2014
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Like the title says there isn't much to a helmet lock but this one is all it needs to be. Simple to use, compact, and is very versatile in terms of mounting on the bike. What a added some versatility to it was removing part of the rubber padding around the body of the lock to be able to fit on a helmet hook extension (the kind needed to use on a helmet such as Nolan which does not have a traditional D-ring).
The combination is easily set and can be changed in seconds. Honestly this is a must buy. With that said I don't always leave my helemet on the bike. I follow the same philosophy that I use with the bike itself aka don't park it in a shady/risky place. That's the first defense. The second defense is the helmet lock.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear Tires Building on the tremendous reputation Michelin has built over the years, the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tire is the successor to the award winning Pilot Road 2. With the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tire you are really getting 2 tires in 1, by integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 3 is a dual compound sport-touring radial tire. Revolutionary X-Sipes technology maximizes wet traction Michelins newest technology delivers all-weather performance without compromising tread life or handling Patented innovation resulting from years of research and development Sipes increase the tread's drainage capacity Sipes generate pressure at the edges of the sipe blade, which helps to break through water film Two compound technology combines tread life and cornering grip 2CT incorporated into all tire sizes, front and rear Wider soft-compound shoulders on the front tire, compared to its predecessor High performance and environmentally sound 100 non-aromatic-oil rubber compound Note Sizes denoted by B are designed specifically for loaded sport touring bikes, or for riding two-up. More info about Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tires available in review by Gear Geek CK.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Have em on my Thruxton and love em!!!!!
PostedNovember 13, 2013
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've put a few hundred miles on these tires thus far and have to say for a regular touring/commuting/everyday tire it is awesome. I've had a chance to ride with em in the wet on the way home from work and they are excellent. Like I said, for a tire that's not a Michelin supersport tire like a Power Pure or Power One it is unbelievably sticky. I'd recommend it to anyone thinking of getting a new set of tires for their sport tourer, cruiser, or cafe racer. Love these
Rides: 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RevZilla Staff Premium T-Shirt Lovingly concocted in 2007 and named El Moto Diablo for its geared theme and devilish lines, the RevZilla Staff Tee Shirt has been part of our lineup from the beginning. It's also the same blue shirt in every video that Anthony has been rocking since Day One of RevZillaTV on Youtube. People love to point out that Anthony doesn't ever change his clothes. I guess when it works you stick with it. The tee is screen-printed on a high thread-count blank that is anything but one of those throw away tees you get free at the ball game. We wear tees a lot - almost every day - and we are very particular about how they fit, feel and hold up wash after wash. Sizing is true to size - if anything they run a hair on the small side. Show your love for TeamZilla. Make a statement. Boom.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome design to rep a great company
PostedNovember 13, 2013
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Got this shirt as a prize for being a finalist in the diehard Dainese contest. I have to say I first saw Anthony wearing it in the gear video reviews but never thought I could actually buy it. It has some unique graphics on it and represents the company perfectly. A nice shirt that I would have gotten even if I had to pay for it.
Rides: 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Karma WSP Windcollar The compact and lightweight Karma GORE Windstopper Softshell collar is one of the most comfortable wind collars available. It is completely windproof, and offers a soft, warm fleece lining on the inside of the outer shell, which is made of comfortable Softshell stretch material. The Karma WSP is water resistant by definition. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell 3L ripstop stretch, mesh Waterproofing water repellent and wind proof Breathability highly breathable Composition 58 polyester, 33 polyamide, 6 ePFTE, 3 elastane ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit ergonomic fit Features over lock seams, stretchable
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Just a solid wind stopper neck guard
PostedApril 25, 2013
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nothing too special about this. It's a neck guard so obviously the airflow is going to be poor (which is what you want). I bought this one because of the coverage it provides. There isn't much to it but then again there doesn't need to be. Well priced and well made. I'd buy it again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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