Max384
 
 
 
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    January 15, 2012
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Maximum leverage Measures 16 x 1x 1-3/4 Both ends are curved Sold individually
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best tire iron, hands down.
PostedApril 23, 2013
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Max384
From Wilkes Barre
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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
I own probably over a dozen different tire irons, and I can undoubtedly say this is the best I've used, by quite a margin. It's a bit too long for most to consider it for a bike toolkit, but for the garage, it's perfect.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Ring Mount for Dryver Tank Bag Ring-Lock Mount attaches to your street bike around the gas cap to securely mount your Dryver Tank Bag.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Needed modified to fit my bike
PostedFebruary 14, 2013
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Max384
From Wilkes Barre
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This did not fit my bike (2009 SV650S) without a bit of modification. Two of the supplied bolts were too long. This wasn't a big deal because I was able to just use the ones that were already on the bike. However, one of the bolt wells on the ring that attaches to the bike needed to either be drilled about 1cm deeper or a longer bolt needed to be included. I didn't have a longer bolt in that size and thread, so I drilled out the well a bit deeper. It worked fine, but some people might not be comfortable doing that.
The rings don't quite line up when attached together. There are a couple of spaces where they're off by less than a millimeter. This doesn't appear to be a significant problem. It still attaches the tank bag just fine and holds it in place at speed.
I contacted Cortech about these problems two weeks ago and never heard back from them. That speaks poorly of their customer service.
You spin them to attach the rings together as well as detaching. It's far from a smooth operation. My friends all think that I break something each time I detach them, because it makes an awful noise and just doesn't feel right... But it does work.
I've only had them for a couple of weeks now, but I already see there is a fine powder where the two rings attach together. This is from the plastic getting finely ground down each time the bag is attached/detached. I don't have high hopes for durability... But I could certainly be pleasantly surprised.
With all this said, they do work as advertised. They're just rough and unrefined. As of now, they're pretty much the only product out there (besides the Twisted Throttle set that requires proof of purchase of their bags before they will sell them to you), so that is why I would recommend them to others. I think I was fairly generous in my 3 stars rating.
I hope other companies start competing and driving them to produce a higher quality product.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Snow Double Shield Kit for Vortex, RS-1 and Star Helmets Snow conversion kit includes double pane face shield, breath box and balaclava.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works as advertised... But the finish is subpar.
PostedJanuary 8, 2013
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Max384
From Wilkes Barre
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I bought this for my Bell RS-1. I ride year round in Northeast PA, so visor fogging in the winter is a real problem. I had used a universal breath box on my Scorprion and HJC helmets with no fogging problems. However, the RS-1 is a fogging machine in cold weather. Even with the universal breath box fitted, the wind that comes up from the bottom of the helmet brings my warm breath up to the visor and causes fogging (no matter how tight the breath box is fitted to my face). I tried sprays and such to no avail.
I was going to fit a pinlock system to my existing visor until I found this. Let me first say that it works! The coldest I've ridden now with this visor on was 14F. The edges of the visor not protected by the double pane were covered in frost by the time I finished my commute that morning (about 25 miles highway), but the double pane portion of the visor was completely clear. I then hyperventilated in my helmet with the visor down in an attempt to get it to fog/frost. I couldn't do it. I then removed the breath box and hyperventilated. Just a tiny bit of fog started appearing on the visor, but would quickly dissipate. I think that if I sat there long enough, I'd be able to make it stick... But I started getting light-headed before I could test that hypothesis. So, I am very pleased with the actual performance of this visor. I've had it in rain and cold weather and it does what it is advertised to do.
However, the fit and finish is very disappointing. There are a few dust particles trapped in between the panes that I obviously will never be able to get out. I can't see them when the helmet is on, so they're not a big deal... But I hate knowing they're there. There is a foam piece that elevates the second pane off of the visor. It is wavy and crooked at places. It is not terrible, but it surprised me that such little attention was paid to detail. The pane is also slightly off of center. It's not enough to notice while wearing, but, again, I hate knowing it's not centered. The clear glue that is used to hold everything together is kind of uneven at places as well. None of these are really a big deal individually, but add them all up and it left me disappointed in the quality of the workmanship.
I also wonder why they made the second pane so small. There is ample room to make it both taller and wider. As it is now, my vision is slightly restricted with the second pane. No matter what, some vision restriction would occur with this design, but they could have minimized it by making the double pane section larger. Regardless, there is MUCH less vision restriction than with fogging/frosting.
The visor is also HEAVY. I expected this to be much more similar to a pinlock system than it is. However, the second pane appears to be the same thickness as the visor, plus the thickness of the foam. The second pane sticks out about 1/4 of an inch. I haven't weighed it, but subjectively it feels about twice as heavy as a standard visor. You can feel the extra weight of the visor while wearing the helmet. When installing the visor on the helmet, this visor doesn't snap into place quite as easily as the standard visors and will fall down when propped open sometimes due to its additional weight. However, they have included new mechanisms to replace the stock ones where the visor attaches to the helmet. I haven't installed these because I switch back and forth between this and the standard visor, so that may alleviate those problems completely.
The breath box fits the helmet well, since it's designed for it. It fits much better than my universal one (obviously). However, there isn't much adjustment for different face shapes. I have a large nose, and it is difficult to adjust it to keep it from pushing against the bridge of my nose. I haven't used the balaclava, so I can't comment on that.
My review may sound pretty negative because I've listed several complaints about this system... But the bottom line is that it works. It has its flaws, but I can now ride in cold weather without having to crack the visor to keep it from fogging. I only took off one star for the subpar finish because it works so well. I definitely recommend this product to others, but only after warning them of its flaws.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidis best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design Sole Soft lugged sole for maximum grip. Composite inner sole. Protection Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Malleolus external guard to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Fit Function Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider's feet. Single Flex System upper. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Replaceable strap / buckle system. Removable arch support. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Cambrelle lining
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boot... But squeaky until fixed...
PostedDecember 26, 2012
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Max384
From Wilkes Barre
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
I debated back and forth between buying the Goretex or rain model. After reading enough reviews on advrider and elsewhere of guys with the rains getting wet toes on long wet days, I decided to spend the extra money on the Goretex, as I hate wet feet. I've done several-hour rides in the rain, walked through creeks, and even sat in a chair in the middle of a creek that was about 7-8" high and ate a quick lunch with my feet submerged the entire time (just to test the waterproofness). I've yet to have a single drop of water leak through!
They're very comfortable to walk in after the first few days of breaking them in. Shifting was a bit clunky at first, at least for me coming from a more street-oriented boot, but I got used to it after a few days.
I normally wear a size 10-11 US, depending upon the brand of shoe or boot. I replaced my size 45 Alpinestars SMX-5s with these boots in a size 45. The fit was perfect. I couldn't be happier.
I only have two real complaints, but both are minor and/or fixable. First is airflow... There is none! However, I knew that airflow would be pretty nonexistent when I bought them. Airflow for waterproofness was a tradeoff I was willing to make. Second is the notorious Sidi squeak! The squeak was so unbearable that I had considered returning them.. However, I did a Google search and found lots of people recommending mink oil. I bought a can and put the mink oil everywhere, concentrating on the hinges... and the squeak is 100% completely gone! I don't know how long it will last until I have to reapply, but I did this a couple of months ago (with daily riding) and it is still squeak-free!
I've only had these boots for a couple months and maybe 3000ish miles of riding, so I can't comment on durability, but so far so good. I would definitely recommend these boots.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ideal protection for helmet shields, windshields, sunglasses and goggles Special formula leaves a lustrous, anti-static, anti-fog finish that resists fingerprints Suitable for all motorcycles, watercraft, snowmobiles Simply spray on and wipe off
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Recommended, with reservations
PostedNovember 1, 2012
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Max384
From Wilkes Barre
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
The cleaner does a fantastic job of cleaning bug guts off of the visor. It leaves a very clean and clear visor. However, it will streak in the rain if recently applied. Even if it wasn't recently applied, if you rub your visor (which sometimes you're forced to do) when wet, it will streak.
If you do a lot of riding in the rain, this might not be the product for you. However, if you're a dry weather rider, it's a fantastic product.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Heavy-duty iron alloy tool makes easy work of breaking stubborn tire beads Fits most touring tires, up to 160 in size
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Don't waste your money
PostedNovember 1, 2012
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Max384
From Wilkes Barre
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I used this to change about a dozen tires before finally junking it and building my own bead breaker out of some 2x4s.
As was already mentioned, it only breaks one side of the bead. I had to wedge a piece of plywood in between the tool and the rim to get the other side broken. It is a very slow process as well. Using the lever action of a 2x4 bead breaker (Google for DIY) is a much better and cheaper option to this.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki SV650S
No, I do not recommend this product.
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100 waterproof Seamless natural rubber construction Keeps hands dry and preserves leather glove life Non-slip pattern on palm and fingers Sized to fit over riding gloves Includes carry sack with drawstring
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Would be good... If the sizing were better.
PostedSeptember 19, 2012
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Max384
From Wilkes Barre
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
These overgloves work as advertised. They keep the water out 100%.
The problem is with sizing. I wear size L gloves, so I ordered an XL overglove, and they barely fit. I can only wear them for about 20 minutes at a time before my hands are in pain because it fits so tightly. I have an armored pair of gloves. They're not overly bulky or anything. They're about standard for a pair of motorcycle gloves. You'd think that Firstgear would take this into account and make them extra wide around the knuckles, and just generally build them wider for motorcycle gloves.
I expect that an overglove should fit large enough so that I can order the same size as the glove I wear. But, I ordered a size larger than I wear and they are still too tight. That is simply unacceptable.
I would recommend this product... But with reservations. It does work, but they need to work on their sizing.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Tour Master Synergy Heated Gloves (size XS only)
Tour Master Synergy Heated Gloves (size XS only)
Comfort stretch fabric and goatskin palm construction with a Rainguard waterproof and breathable barrier Clarino palm panel resists grip wear 100gm Polyfill insulation increases warmth and heat retention Lightweight and flexible carbon fiber heating elements provide consistent even heat Solid state, electronically controlled thermostat easily and accurately adjusts through three heating levels Action expansion panels help fine-tune the fit and increase comfort Soft Bemberg interior lining Designed to be worn individually or connected to other Synergy garments
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Good idea, but poor execution.
PostedJanuary 15, 2012
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Max384
From Wilkes Barre
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I returned these gloves after wearing them maybe a dozen times (I did not buy these from Revzilla). The temperatures ranged from the mid-teens to the mid-thirties. I found that these gloves fit small. I normally wear a large, but needed an XL.
Pros: It comes with a 3 setting heat controller that slips into a clear pocket on the right glove. This is a great feature for the price, and the placement of the controller is great for being able to quickly adjust the heat. Unfortunately, this is really about the only positive thing I can say about this glove.
Cons: The heating is uneven and there is no heat in the thumbs at all. The heat is plenty warm, even into the teens… but it does little good if the warmth isn’t reaching everywhere it should. I still found myself stopping to warm my thumbs during trips lasting more than 20 minutes in twenties or colder temps. There are wires that can be felt, especially over the back of the hand, and get quite uncomfortable, especially when squeezing the clutch lever or front brake, which causes the wire to pull tight. These gloves offer very little crash protection. I would feel more comfortable crashing in a leather work glove than these. In all honesty, if everything else about the gloves was absolutely perfect, I would still return them due to the lack of protection. The drawstring cuff system is also very awkward. The wires for the gloves come out of a hole in the cuff, only to be plugged into the wiring and tucked back in. Due to the poor placement of the plugs from the gloves, the wires hang out quite awkwardly no matter how they are positioned. The drawstring cuff system is quite difficult to get over my jacket. Lastly, for lack of a more detailed description, the gloves just felt cheap all the way around.
After returning these to the store I bought them from, I then ordered the Gerbings T5 heated gloves from Revzilla. What a difference! Best decision I’ve ever made with motorcycle gloves.
I can very confidently say that I would NOT recommend these gloves. There is a lot that needs addressed by Tourmaster in order to make these a pair of gloves worth buying.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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