Dharmarider
 
 
 
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    May 4, 2012
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    May 29, 2012
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 Nelson-Rigg CL-850 Touring Saddle Bags
Nelson-Rigg CL-850 Touring Saddle Bags
Nelson-Rigg CL-850 Touring Saddle Bags (Formally SB-900 Touring saddlebags) Securely mount using wide Velcro straps and quick release buckles Heat Resistant under panels External buckles for compatibility with our tail packs Front mesh pockets to hold cans or water bottles Main compartment measures 17L X 9W X 14H Holds 35.10 Liters per side
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Large capacity, easy on/off - don't carry ice cream
PostedMay 29, 2012
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Dharmarider
From Lancaster
State:MA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The nelson-Riggs 850s were my first soft bags - I previously had leather bags which lasted a looong time, but eventually had to be retired. The Nelson-Riggs bags are larger, lighter and have rain covers included. They carry a lot of gear and fit easily on my Vstrom 1000, wirthout getting in the way of passenger pegs or rear turn signals. Best, they don't require a separate mounting bracket because the Vstrom mufflers heat shields keeps the heat away from the bags, so other than ice cream, you can carry pretty much anything you want. Can't comment yet on the durability, although the material seems strong. Oh, and they look good, too. They compliment the adv/touring nature of the Vstrom.
For an inexpensive set of soft bags, they're hard to beat.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Speed and Strength Coast Is Clear ST Jacket
Speed and Strength Coast Is Clear ST Jacket
Water resistant AR-600 frame Removable C.E. approved shoulder and elbow protectors Removable dual density back protector Removable 100 waterproof liner Patent pending Syncro System zip off panels Speed Zip controlled ventilation Dual stage Kinetic Cuff adjuster Molded Strong Arm sleeve adjuster Lockdown waist adjuster Removable insulated vest liner Microfiber lined collar and cuffs 8 zipper for pant attachment Reflective trim
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good, maybe great; not excellent
PostedMay 4, 2012
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Dharmarider
From Lancaster
State:MA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my first touring jacket with zip-out liners and armor. I'm Impressed with the design and construction. The heavy nylon seems very stout, and the armor in shoulders, elbows and back provide good protection. I chose the ST because it was a little longer, and it does cover your tailbone.
It's spring in New England, and the jacket is warm enough at temps > low 50's. I don't know about the ventilation yet.
Innermost quilted liner seems a little flimsy, center liner and outside skin are sturdy. Jacket could use softer lining at the neck - I wear a neckerchief to avoid chafing. Ask me how I like it a year from now. I plan to get a lot of use from this jacket. Good value.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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