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Forcefield Back Protector Insert Pro for Alpinestars Jackets The Forcefield Back Inserts are designed to replace existing back inserts and are approved to EN1621-22003 CE Level 2 (Pro) protection. Using Nitrex a unique high-tech triangular shock absorbing material, energy can be dispersed evenly over their surface whilst remaining flexible and comfortable. Features CE Level 2 Performance Soft and Flexible Repeat Performance Technology (RPT) Comfortable non-restrictive Breathable Lightweight Insert Measurements 010 430mm Height 265mm Widest Point 011 500mm Height 265mm Widest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Your mission is to read this.
PostedAugust 23, 2014
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Zup Zilla Nation,
I currently own a Forcefield Pro Insert #10 and #3 from revzilla.com. I can quote the same stuff you already read in the description but I bet your more interested in how it fits, is it comfy, and if it works.
One day I said to myself...”self, I think I will highside today” I crashed, went boom. Forcefield CE2 Pro L2K back protector...back good.
Pro Insert Fit:
Replaced the A* bionic air insert size small(note: great product just wanted CE2). Why, lets say my street riding has progressed in aggression and felt I need to bump up the protection. Plus the A* bionic air was shorter(length) about a inch and an inch 1/2 width, than the OEM foam so it seemed to shift “a little” in the back armor pocket.
The Pro insert #10 is closer to the size of the OEM foam and pocket(still a little smaller) but is much thicker so it takes up more space in the pocket and so it moves side to side so much less.
All forcefield stuff, that I own or have owned, when you first put it on you tend to feel the edges of the protector. But after you move around a bit and it starts to mold to your jacket and body it will go away and you'll forget its there.
All the things that are in the product description happens after you are wearing it for about 5-10min and on. Air flow is like a helmet or an undersuit...if your standing and or walking around you get very little, but if you get hit by a passing breeze or riding your ride, the air flow is very apparent.
In a “comfort fit” jacket or an older A* cut jacket, like an MX-1 yearish, I would get the #10.
If you have a more “race fit” or a more modernish A* Tech-1r, Atem, Tech Air, I would use the #3. This is because the shape is narrower at the top and bottom and the tight cut of the jacket...trust me it just fits better.
Notes: All my gear is 38US/48EU in A* suits and jackets. All of which have the bionic chest armor in the front pockets. Because of the older A* cut the MX-1 jacket and suit are more of a “loose” comfort fit. The Tech1R jacket and suit are a very tight “race” fit.
Hope this helps,
MD
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TechSpec Snake Skin Tank Pads Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R The Snake Skin Tank Pads are the Flagship Productof the TechSpec line. Each Snake Skin Tank Pad features the most aggressive pattern available, which provides unparalleled grip and increased control. You'll feel the difference right away, as the pads allow you to decrease the pressure on your wrists, elbows and shoulders, improving the relationship between you and your machine! Perfect for any rider hitting the track! Body position and weight control are essential techniques for all riding styles, not just aggressive riding. By griping the tank with your legs, you will improve overall control of your body motion, position and posture. Features Bike-specific tailored shape Special adhesive back allows the tank pads to be removed and repositioned if necessary Eliminates sliding Improves riding style Will not damage leather or textile pants Includes 2 left, 2 right and 1 center tank pad Please use care when removing the paper backing from the adhesive so as not to pull the adhesive away from the Tank Pad Note Installed image for shape and size reference only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A simple, very very good product.
PostedJuly 9, 2014
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
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
So, I've used the TechSpec '11 ZX10R kit for since...well 2011...and it has performed fantastic. On the track & street bike it just give you a solid grip feel to your bike. Doesn't damage to jeans or leathers. Haven't had to replace them on either bikes nor has the adhesive come off at any point I've used them. The kit is preformed or precut to fit your model of bike and give you ride a nice race look. Like I said above just a very very good product.
Notes: The Snake Skin is best described as a tire tread for your knees and thighs so the rubber tends to rubber off onto you leathers. So depending on the colors you'll see it, but it cleans off really easy with leather conditioner and a micro cloth. FYI
Tips: Also, when apply the pads, really clean the surface with windex or whatever you feel is safe for your paint finish. And use blue painters tape to mark the corner and edge of where you want to put the pads b4 you just peel and stick...trust me it works so much better and you get it lined up perfect. Hope that makes sense.
Peace
MD
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Chest Pad The Bionic Chest Pad impact and vibration protection upgrade accessory for use in Alpinestars jackets and suits. Features Polymer chest plate backed with Bio-Foam to provide extra protection to the chest from impact and vibration Fits into Alpinestars 1pc/2pc suits, leather and textile jackets Vented to maintain airflow cooling
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Make you feel like a man...I can't bad that up...or can I?
PostedMarch 31, 2014
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Pretty straight forward...stay with me now. Stock perf'd foam or hard plastic shell w/ air channels and perf'd foam?
It takes up no more space than the stock foam and very easy to install. You really don't know it's there unless you chest bump a cheetah.
It cost next to nothing in the grand scale of motorcycle gear.
Stop looking at it every time you check out the website or putting in your wish list... just buy it.
I put space between my sentences to add drama.
Quick note...I have these in both my Mx-1 and Tech 1R jackets. If you already had a set and are ordering a new one for a jacket A* did change them slightly. The newer style is curved back at the top where as the older style was more flat, if that makes sense.
Peace
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Speedmaster 8.0 Gloves Born and bred for the track, this latest generation Speedmaster series glove just gets more refined. Quality and impact resistance comes via top quality drum dyed leather construction, injection molded polycarbonate reinforced palm, vented carbon fiber fused knuckles, molded carbon fiber reinforced cuffs and fingers. Ensuring that all this great protection stays in place is a double cuff closure, and the fit and finish Joe Rocket is known for. Features Drum dyed leather construction Molded plastic palm reinforcement Injection molded, vented knuckle with Carbon Molded reinforcements on fingers Molded Carbon cuff reinforcements Double cuff closure
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For the money, you get a lot of glove quality.
PostedFebruary 4, 2014
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Disclaimer: I no longer wear this glove. This was my budget starter road and track glove and is base on a pair of gloves that were bought a little over 4 yrs ago. Since I've moved to the A* GP series glove and gear.
This glove ran double duty and it lasted for two season, and the only reason I no longer use then is I wanted a part of A*s GP plus gloves(pre style) to match my MX-1 jacket & suit at the time.
The fit is true to size medium is medium. The build quality was fantastic very very well made. The thing was bullet proof and for the money they are at least a very good place to start for you first full race glove or if your on a budget.
The only con, if its a con at all... the venting could be better.
MD
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Tech 1-R Leather Jacket
Alpinestars Tech 1-R Leather Jacket
Alpinestars Tech 1-R Leather Jacket 1.3mm top grade leather with extended perforated panels on the front for ventilation. External PU shoulder protectors derived from Alpinestars Racing Development program. MotoGP profile, perforated, back hump for improved aerodynamic and ventilation performance. Multiple external perforated leather panels on chest and back with foam padding inserts. Innovative side accordion stretch panel to enhance fit and flexibility. Functional accordion stretch inserts on elbow and shoulders. Aramidic stretch panels on sleeves. Fixed liner with 3D mesh liner insert on the back for comfort. -- D-ring waist adjustment. YKK front zip closure and YKK semi auto locking wrist closure. CE certified GP Series elbows protectors. Chest pad compartments with PE padding (Alpinestars Bionic chest pads available as accessory upgrade). Back compartment with PE padding (CE certified RC back protector available as accessory). Multiple snap button system to integrate the Level2 CE Certified Alpinestars Bionic Race Back protector. Waist zipper connection allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
For the current Zilla price...if they have your size buy it.
PostedDecember 31, 2013
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I have used an MX-1 jacket for three season and I love it. Every time a new A* jacket came out, I would want it so bad... then I'd look and my MX-1 and just remember how great it was and forget about the new jacket. Then the new Atem jacket came out and the Tech-1R was now going away and the prices were going down. A friend of mine bought a Atem jacket and it just didn't seem as well made as my MX-1 or my new Tech-1R jacket. Just the finishing and little deals aren't there. But this is only my own opinion and I'm not saying that the Atem jacket isn't a great jacket...it just lacks some of the details. And the Tech-1R is really really well made and I'd pay the non clearance price for it(but I didn't).
Note on sizing. If you have an MX-1 jacket the Tech-1r is a little tighter fit in the same size. Nothing major but the Tech-1 R wraps around your upper body more like a race suit in the sleeve and around your back(if you have a race suit you know what I mean).
MD
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Zero Gravity Corsa Windscreen for Kawasaki ZX-10R All Zero Gravity windscreens offer superior optical quality, strength, fit and finish New Corsa series windscreens provide increased wind protection while tucked in behind the screen. Especially good for larger riders. Features Adds a Moto GP style look to any motorcycle by having a larger single bubble Possible increase in top speed and greater rider comfort while tucked in Used by virtually all the top factory AMA superbike teams Zero Gravity windscreens are the preferred brand on the track with over 12 AMA Superbike championships Available in clear and light smoke Factory predrilled for use with stock mounting hardware
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finished up the look of my bike.
PostedOctober 7, 2013
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After the dealership scratch the F out of the OEM one, I got one for my track bike and one for my street. I didn't have any fitment problem with either of mine(like with the previous reviewer...we both have the same bike) I would say they both fit almost perfect. Both of mine are clear...not a big fan of being tucked behind a smoke screen myself). As for the Corsa vs the OEM's shape redirecting more air around the rider...honest the OEM shape does a really great job, so I don't really notice any real change between them. I got it more for looks and I needed a new windscreen. I'll say it looks really good.
MD
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Yoshimura Case Saver Kit Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Yoshimura presents the Case Saver Kit for the ZX-10R. Designed to reduce damage to the factory engine case covers in the event of a light crash or scrape, these Case Savers are just enough to help get you back to the pits or back home without having to worry about losing oil. Developed with CAD software, the Case Savers are CNC machined from high-quality, billet 6061-T6 Aluminum to keep your bike light while providing great strength. Each Case Saver features a anodized finish to improve durability and looks, and a CNC machined Yoshimura logo. The Case Savers are easy to install in minutes without any need to remove the factory engine case covers, gaskets or fairings. Separate your bike from all others with these exclusively designed case savers for the ZX-10R. Each kit comes complete with a left and right Case Saver, durable high-grade hardware, detailed installation instructions and Yoshimura Decals.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just flat out "Man Pretty"
PostedOctober 7, 2013
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
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
Very similar in shape and design of many other brand, but when you hold it in your hand, the machining and the quality is just beautiful. The sexy-o-meter is high on this kit.
Install on a 2011 ZX-10R is very easy, but you will need to remove the clutch side lower fairing to install one of the guards...no big thing.
MD
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Vortex V3 Gas Cap for Late Model Kawasaki Features Includes base, cap, and silver lock switch Coarse thread enables quick closure without cross-threading Large contoured finger tabs allow for easier opening Safety lock switch prevents accidental cap loosening due to vibration or contact Integrated dual check valve assembly eliminates fuel tank pressure issues Vent and chamber design helps stop leaks by containing any fuel that gets past the check valve Up to 55 lighter than stock keyed fuel tank caps Customize to match your bike with interchangeable colored Safety Lock Switches (Sold separately) Note Image is for reference only, actual gas cap base may vary slightly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sexier than OEM
PostedOctober 7, 2013
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit and finish was spot on. Super easy install. No vapor or vent issue in the last 6 months since the install. It weight a little less then the OEM part. Lets face it..it's sexy.
*NOTE: This is not a quick turn...quick release cap, so if thats what you looking for look else where.
MD
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Kawasaki ZX10R 2011-2012
Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Kawasaki ZX10R 2011-2012
Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Kawasaki ZX-10R 2011-2012 Yoshimura has always been synonymous with quality craftsmanship, precision fitment, and impeccable quality. Our newly designed Fender Eliminator Kits are no exception, and they are sure to give your bike the sleek race look that every rider craves. These kits feature a precision laser cut stainless bracket that tucks discreetly under the tail section of the bike, as well as a premium CNC machined light holder which houses 4 LED lights. The light housing is anodized black and laser etched with Yoshimura's logo. Completing the kit is an anodized aluminum license plate frame which features a silk screened Yoshimura logo. NOTE Please check local laws before purchasing. Some modifications may be prohibited in some states.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very clean look. Very sexy. Yosh' quality is second to none.
PostedOctober 2, 2013
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vcmikeyd
From Johnston
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just the overall quality of the product is awesome. Even the care they take in packaging is awesome. Then you get to the fit and the overall clean look it give your bike. You should really add this to you top choses.
MD
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hotbodies Transparent Smoke Undertail Kit Kawasaki ZX-10R Hot Bodies Transparent Smoke Undertail Kits are super stealth versions of their Superbike Undertails. The transparent smoke cover hides the stock tail light but it is still very visible when lit. Shaped for speed and built for the race track, Hot Bodies top-quality Undertails have endured hours of RD to create the best-looking, highest-performing, machine-made designs around! Constructed of 1/8 inch ABS plastic, similar to OEM fairings, with each being shaped, CNC trimmed and finally hand-finished for a quality fit. Coated with automotive-class paint that match perfectly to OEM colors. Features Constructed of durable ABS plastic Bright LEDs Includes all hardware, tap splice and license plate mounting kit Installation instructions with photos Made in the USA Note Hot Bodies Undertails do not come with pre-drilled holes for the license plate kit. It is up to the customer to decide where to drill and mount. Some modifications required on certain models (See Installation Guide).
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Idea and design is awesome...very poor quality control.
PostedOctober 2, 2013
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vcmikeyd
From Waukesha
State:IA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I wanted one right when I saw it. But read review and it was 50/50 on the fitment and the quality of the product. But it was trick so I pulled the trigger and got the smoke. Open it from the bag...scuffed up and air crater and air pocket all over the plastic. Talked to Hotbodies Racing and they exchanged it. Got the new one and it was way off in fitment and I'm not talking about just a little on one side and me being an@l about it...it was really off. I've talked to two other rider that had the same issue...so this is a skip it for all you 2011-13 ZX-10R owners.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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