motorcitykitty
 
 
 
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    February 15, 2012
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good for Florida winters
PostedApril 8, 2014
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Now that April's here, and I'm storing the coat away...
Height <6ft
chest: 40"
waist: 33"
arms: 24" shoulder to wrist
Bought the Med.
Fills the bill for a lightweight, (really light!), water proof winter coat. It's the first one I found that cinches down to a svelte enough cut, and still has sleeves long for for my arms.
The double zipper is a nice feature but it's finicky to get fastened.
I have to wait till I'm situated on the bike to properly fasten the neck, which has a really short tab, or it pops open when I move around
I did stay dry in a couple nasty downpours, but the caveats with the mid liner is that:
1: Keep the sleeves OUSIDE your gloves as they will fill with water.
2: You'll find out very shortly if your pants crotch leaks as a puddle of water will form there soon enough if you sit upright.
The pockets could be a bit larger, but Meh..
Small vents only to the mid liner. I'm not sure how or if they work, as I never pulled the thermal or used them.
I'm happy with it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AXO Freedom GT WP Boots The Freedom GT Waterproof Touring boot is a unique blend of modern materials, construction and design with a time tested fit, function and attention to detail. The Freedom GT utilizes a PU coated synthetic outer construction, which resists breaking down, deformation and thickness irregularities found in a natural material. The unique closure system is achieved by using the new BOA TECHNOLOGY ratcheting spool and stainless steel lace. The center lacing floats over the padded and supportive tongue. Synthetic stretch panels flex and wrap the instep, heel and upper calf areas perfectly. Durable suede leather panels cover the medial side of the Freedom GT guarding the boot and the bike from wear and abrasion. The shin, heel cap and calf panel use a pressure molded PU plate offering support and safety against impacts. The shin plate and instep use a full coverage hook and loop closure to seal the front from wind and weather. A soft rubber gaiter is utilized over the shin plate to seal the front of the boot against the leg or pant. Laid over the top of the instep and toe box, the shifter pad is thick enough to reduce irritation yet allows complete dexterity when shifting. AXO's own injection molded sole is aggressive enough to grip while walking yet glides on the foot pegs when riding. The plastic mid sole and sole offer the correct amount of support reducing fatigue and guarding the bottom of the foot while riding. Mesh lining and internal padding wrap your foot in comfort. Reflective inserts are placed in the rear of the boot for safety.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Buyer Beware; QC issues!
PostedDecember 16, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I was happy when I received them. The BOA lacing is a great idea. The boots form fittingly tighten equally whether pants are tucked in or not. I found the foot bed to be about med width erring to the slightly wide side. The toe box is thick, and i would want to adjust my shifter, 'IF' I kept them. It's a great design, poorly executed on an inferior quality boot. The boots, left/right, were not made the same. I'm attaching the pic I sent to ZLA to show the issues that made me send them back after 2 weeks of pain from the lower wire on the left boot biting into the tongue and the top of my foot. You can also see that the tongue is not designed like the boots shown on site. Kudos to ZLA for a fast warranty return. It's a shame, because if these were made correctly, I would have loved to have kept them. FYI- They're actually made in China.
Rides: 2013 Honda CB500F
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Worked decent for a 3000 mile tour.
PostedNovember 21, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bought this for my Multistrada just before a trip through the Ozarks...It's easy enough to install, easier than getting the OEM bar ends off.
Be advised! On the back of the instruction sheet,the company offers no warranty.
I'll start with nit picks: I think the price is...maybe fair, but for some reason, the paint on the bar weight for the left side is bubblng up, and off. For the money I think it should be anodized or something and not just a spray-painted finish.
Performance thus far:
As long as your flat ground, it's great! You can relax your throttle grip and, (not reccomendly), do some Cycle-Yoga! I can put my muscles back in somewhat relaxed working order. One feature that's nice is that it has a set screw so you can apjly just enough pressure to keep the throttle from snapping closed and yet still work it, an in between off/and full on. Since it's a throttle jammer, of course you will slow down going up-hill, and speed up going downhill; so it's useless in real hills/mountains.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Replacement Cheek Pads for Shoei RF-1100 and Qwest Helmets 31MM Stock in XXXL 33MM Optional 35MM Stock in XS-XXL 37MM Optional 39MM Stock in XXS 41MM Optional Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
31mm's ...
PostedOctober 30, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My 1100 fits my face better now. I'm happy. Nothing more to say.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CW-1 Faceshield The new Shoei CW-1 Visor / face shield fits Shoei Qwest, RF-1100 and X-12 Helmets Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back into contact with the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional racing shields with tear-off posts are available Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Note Mellow Smoke refers to a tint that is lighter than the Light Smoke shield. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ditched my shades...
PostedOctober 30, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Smoke shield:
It is harder and takes me longer, because of the dark tint, to line up and replace the shield as I can't really see all the pins and such. It's dark enough that I don't need my sunglasses. It slows down the sun from heating my helmet up when it's in the face. Without needing shades, I can enjoy full periphery vision.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ditched my center stand!
PostedOctober 30, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I like this thing! It's easier to lift the rear of my bike for chain maintenence, or whatever else I might want to do, than it is to use the OEM center stand. In fact, I took the center stand off, and only re-attach it for touring long distance, (over 600 miles). It's made super tough, and really does look like it will outlast my bike. We'll see...
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars WR3 Gore-Tex Gloves The Alpinestars WR-3 Glove is an all-weather touring glove and is both 100 waterproof and highly breathable, featuring advanced TPU molded knuckle protection housed within the Leather main body construction for robust and durable performance. Double wrist closure and accordion flex panels give the rider enhanced fit, security and feel. Features Technical Gore-Tex glove designed to be worn over jacket sleeves Full Leather main body construction TPU knuckle protector housed within leather construction Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around little finger in the event of a slide New easy in/out lining with thermal backhand and reduced palm for improved grip and comfort TPR finger stylus for use with bike navigation systems Retro Reflective areas for greater night visibility Helmet visor wipe s trip mounted on left thumb
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Too expensive for the quality/performance
PostedOctober 30, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I just got back from a 5 day 3000 mile trip from Fla, through the Ozarks and back.The temps were down in the low 40'sF to about 85'F. Here's how they worked for me:
I got these localy on the super cheap, and I need to tell you that if I paid list price, I'd be very upset with the performance.
The sizing is SMALL! Chart says I'm a Medium, but I got a Large. After about an hour, I wish I had have gotten an XL.
Warmer weather- I didn't find them tolerable until the temps dropped to about 70-75F. I didn't have any issue with 'sweating', but they felt a bit clammy inside. At 80'F they were a bit warm and I switched to my mesh gloves.
Cold weather- The were comfy down to about 55'F at Freeway speeds. I got stuck in a 55'F rain storm and the gloves did indeed keep my dry and warm, for the 2.5 hours riding through it. In dryer but lower temps my fingers, and hands, felt cold rather quickly. In the mid 40'sF my hands cold within 30min, and I switched to some $20.00 ski type gloves I had bought at Target, which though offering no real crash prtection, kept my hands much warmer!
The visor wiper was very handy, but I found the little finger points to be about useless.
While it's an 'OK' glove, I think at this price point there's more budget oriented options for similar and better quality/performance.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200
No, I do not recommend this product.
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National Cycle VStream Sport Touring Windscreen for Ducati Multistrada 1200 2010-2012 National Cycle revolutionizes windscreen performance with the new VStream! The advanced 'V' shape and dimensional contours push the wind vortex out and away from the riders' helmet, resulting in a peaceful, quiet environment. Greatly reduced wind noise... much less turbulence... The VStream revolution is here! National Cycle's VStream Sport Touring Windscreen for the Multistrada is the same height as the OEM screen, but is 2.50 in. (6.35cm) wider at the top to deliver VStream Performance. Features Thick, sturdy 4.5mm FMR hardcoated Lexan polycarbonate Height 19.50 in. (49.5cm) Width 14.50 in. (36.8cm) Retains OEM height adjustability DOT approved Covered by National Cycle's 3-Year Warranty
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not for me...
PostedOctober 18, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Height: 5' 11-3/8" Inseam:36"
Ride: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200
It's a quality made product, I'll give it that, and that's it
My 45 min. road preformance test, for me, showed a "statistcally significant' improvement over the OEM screen ; meaning the difference from the stock windshield in noise and wind protection was nowhere near worth the money for this one. Also, the weight and air being pushed by this. shield was really bouncing the entire Ducati windscreen mount around. I worry about the extra forces this screen puts on the mount for long distance & higher speeds. I did notice the bike would slow down faster if I didn't keep a grip on the throttle, it's a great air-brake. This windscreen and the way I ride my Multi just don't mesh together.
Rides: 2013 Honda CB500F
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Cortech GX Sport Air 3.0 Jacket Performance cut, Armor-Link III mesh shell incorporates 1680 denier Ballistic Polyester material in the elbow and shoulders The mandarin-style collar features a soft microfiber trim Pre-curved and rotated sleeves increase comfort and performance in the riding position Adjustable sleeve takeup straps at the bicep helps to secure a snug fit 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Cortechs signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility Removable, CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple-density back protector Aqua-Therm two-stage waterproof and insulated liner can be configured or removed to best match comfort needs Two hand warmer pockets and an interior mobile phone pocket Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help fine tune the fit Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
'Best Darn DO-ALL good looking jacket for the money' I own
PostedOctober 13, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Sizing reference:
Height-5'11" Weight-165lbs Chest-40.5"
When my local store last April had a sale on these, I jumped. It was still a bit chilly for Florida, and with all the liners in, the 'MEDIUM' jacket felt great. With a sweatshirt and all layers I was comfortable in the 40'sF on the Freeway. After a trip to the Deals Gap and several torrential downpoars, I can say the liner is really water resistant, and kept me dry.
A few months later when the temps hit the humid 90'sF, 'issues' showed up.
Maybe it was all the rain and wear, but the jacket now feels to have stretched about a size larger.
On a naked style bike, that open collar really invites large Kamikaze bugs to fly straight through it.
The jacket really doesn't flow a great amount of air anymore. Maybe because it's baggier? I purchased a Rev-It Airwave, and am happier with that for Fla. Summers.
I give it 5 stars because I like touring, and especially when encountering changing temps and climates, it's still the 'Best Darn DO-ALL good looking jacket for the money' I currently own. I would buy this again; in the 'SMALL'.
Rides: 2013 Honda CB500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Airwave Jacket Let the air in on those hot summer days, when the heat of the tarmac seems to burn right through the soles of your feet. There's just no excuse not to get on your bike when you have the REV'IT Airwave jacket. It allows for maximum airflow to keep you cool, whilst keeping you well protected with a combination of durable PWR shell fabric at the impact zones and strong mesh fabric at the chest, back, and arms. Available in 5 striking color combinations, to match either the black or silver Airwave trousers. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D , PWRshell mesh , Lorica reg, polyester rib , polyester 600D EN471 Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms and back Protection fully perforated EVA foam at back , Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows , CE prepared for Knox Advance X CE back protector ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips, adjustment tabs at collar, upper arms and cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features jeans loop, short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets, slit pockets Please Note The size small Airwave jacket only accepts the Ladies Knox TP2 back protector . All other sizes of the Airwave take the standard Knox TP2 back protector . Additional Note The shoulders and side accent panels on the Silver/Neon and Silver/Red colorways are black, not dark grey as shown in product images.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love that collar!
PostedOctober 13, 2013
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motorcitykitty
From Gainesville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
For reference: 5'11" 40" chest 165lbs.
The Rev-It size chart said I should be a LARGE, but after watching the video, I went with a Medium. PERFECT!
The air flow is so good that with the temps now going into the low 70'sF, the jacket is a bit too cool.
It took a short time to get used to the collar. Admittedly, it's a pain when walking around,or shopping but I don't notice it when riding
I really love it because large Kamikaze Bugs are always out to get me and have excellent aim! They regularly fly straight through my other jacket's open collar, giving my Adams Apple a daily beating,
My throat is now much happier while riding through through 'BUG-ALLEY'. YAY!!
Rides: 2013 Honda CB500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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