DanOST1300
 
 
 
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    October 1, 2012
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Teknic Freeway HP Jacket Shell Material Velocity Dobby materials Waterproofing Powerskin HP (Improved Waterproof Breathability) Lifetime Waterproof Guarantee Ventilation 2x Underarm Vents 2x Chest Vents 1x Exhaust Vent Removable Liner Full-sleeve Cynix quilted liner 120g DuPont Comformax Protection Knox Lite CE armor at shoulders and elbows Pockets to accept CE Chest protection Included Knox TP2 CE spine guard Additional Features Magnetic closure inner and Storm Collars TASC stitching YKK Zippers 10x Outershell pockets (all 100 WP) 3x Internal pockets Bicep Forearm Snap adjustment Zip off Thermo-Nekie III 3M ScotchliteTM reflective 8 pant connecting zipper Belt loop connector PacknGo Storage system Heat reflective poly-satin
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Cold Weather Jacket - Get it while you can!
PostedOctober 29, 2013
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DanOST1300
From Omaha
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
I'm *REALLY* sad that Teknic has gone out of business because I already owned and loved their gloves and now I love this jacket of theirs as well. On the bright side though, you can get it for a ridiculously cheap price right now as a result if they still have your size available. If you do any cold weather riding I would highly recommend that you grab this while you still can... I've been using the Freeway Jacket as my primary jacket for about the last month here in the Midwest, and I've been riding down into the low 30s / high 20s on my daily 20+ minute (each way) commute to work every day. This jacket is incredibly functional, it looks great, and it's unbelievably warm.
You will get basically zero airflow as the vents only flow air over the waterproof membrane, but in cold weather that's definitely a plus. I have had a few times where temps were getting up around 70 in this jacket and I can say that opening the vents does still help somewhat, although I wouldn't want to find myself in this jacket anywhere over 75 degrees. But... that's why you own more than one jacket. Buy this one for the colder days and you'll love it!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Front 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
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent sport touring tire
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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DanOST1300
From Omaha
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I just had these tires installed on 7/4/2013 and already have over 600 miles on them... so far they've been absolutely wonderful in terms of grip and handling. I haven't had them in the rain yet and it's too early to say anything about tread life so those categories will remain blank for now, but I can say that I definitely have zero complaints so far. They're fitted to a BMW K1200GT (2nd gen) and seem to be a perfect match for the bike.
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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent sport touring tire
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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DanOST1300
From Omaha
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I just had these tires installed on 7/4/2013 and already have over 600 miles on them... so far they've been absolutely wonderful in terms of grip and handling. I haven't had them in the rain yet and it's too early to say anything about tread life so those categories will remain blank for now, but I can say that I definitely have zero complaints so far. They're fitted to a BMW K1200GT (2nd gen) and seem to be a perfect match for the bike.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Hooligan Gloves A motorcycle can be a skittish beast. Keep the reigns in check with the ICON Hooligan Glove. The Battlehide palm offers abrasion resistance while providing a high degree of feedback. The Hi-Flow mesh backhand keeps things cool during the heat of the ride Couple that with a secure wrist closure, a pre-curved profile, and rubber armor, and youve got a glove fit for taming the most wild of steeds. Features ABRASION-RESISTANT PREMIUM GRADE BATTLEHIDE GOATSKIN PALM SYNTHETIC LEATHER FINGER GUSSETS HI-FLOW BACKHAND MESH SECURE WRIST CLOSURE KEEPS GLOVES IN PLACE PRE-CURVED PALM AND FINGER DESIGN
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent summer gloves - tons of airflow.
PostedMay 20, 2013
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DanOST1300
From Omaha
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
These gloves are incredibly comfortable, and have some of the best airflow characteristics I've experienced so far - and they still have decent protection for normal street riding.
The only thing I would mention as a caution is they seem to fit a bit larger than other Icon I've owned... I have a set of large leather Icon gloves that are actually a bit tight... I ordered these in large as well assuming they'd stretch a bit more than the leather gloves and fit about right. They actually fit a touch loose and long without any 'stretch' needed, so if you're on the edge for sizing you might want to take the smaller size.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gerbing 12V Permanent Dual Temp Controller For use with Gerbin's coreheat12 products. Two separate heat controllers in the same unit provide two separate heat controls for two different articles of heated clothing, such as for gloves and jacket liner Digital controllers insure that your heated clothing uses only as much power as requested Wires are UL listed and completely safe, in all weather conditions Three-Year Warranty Installs on any accessible panel (some drilling required) Includes complete mounting instructions Note Gerbing's changed the style of the extension cords included with the Temp Controller Kit. The kit now uses a 1 dual extension cord instead of 2 individual cords.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great product, mounting can be a bit touchy
PostedMay 10, 2013
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DanOST1300
From Omaha
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
If you have Gerbings gear then you'll obviously want a heat controller... this one works wonderfully and you don't have to carry it around with you when get off the bike, etc.
As others have mentioned the little LEDs can be a bit of a pain to mount - they don't really attach, they just kind of sit in the holes you drill for them, so make sure you don't drill too big or you may have an issue.
Other than that small issue, I haven't found any drawbacks to this system and find it much more convenient than the portable gerbings controller I had previously.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-Tex Boots The boot/shoe that started it allsuede leather and breathable, waterproof Gore Tex materials make up this boot-inspired riding shoe. Great Italian styling and strategically placed protection make this shoe perfect for warm and wet weather riding. Suede leather and airtech fabric upper Gore-Tex membrane with XCR product technology for increased breathability Padded malleolous area Back counter reinforcement Shift pad integrated in the sole Lacing system with overlap Velcro closure Anatomic replaceable footbed Touring sole, with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent commuter boot
PostedOctober 1, 2012
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DanOST1300
From Cedar Rapids
State:IA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
These boots are great for day to day commuting and some spirited back roads as well. They are stylish and comfortable enough to wear all day in an office environment, and I currently use them as my primary footwear most of the time without any real complaints (although I do wish they were a side zip design instead of laced - maybe TCX can design that into the Jupiter 3 boot? :) ).
Fit true to size (47 in everything else, and 47 in these).
Thoughts on Comfort:
They took a couple of days to break in before they felt *really* comfortable around the toes - they're a bit stiff to walk around in for longer periods until broken in. Even after the front of the boot has broken in they still have enough stiffness through the mid section to stand on your pegs without any issues or discomfort.
I do recommend replacing the foot-bed inserts with something that has a bit more cushion if you plan to use the boots for extended periods as I do... the included insert is really just a hard (thin) liner. Swapping in some off the shelf gel inserts will make a world of difference and afterwards these are as comfortable as my Keens or Echos, and that's really saying something.
Thoughts on temperature:
I've recently worn the Jupiter boots on a morning ride from SE Iowa to New Glarus Wisconsin and the temperature was 31 degrees (F) when we left and about 60 degrees at the warmest point... my feet were never cold.
Note - I do ride an ST1300 and between the engine heat and the amount of wind blocked by the fairing I was also comfortable without the insulated liner in my riding pants at those temperatures, so if you're riding a naked bike that doesn't also double as a furnace then you *may* need to throw a windproof liner over these boots as temps drop below 40 degrees.
Rides: 2002 Yamaha XVS1100A V Star 1100 Classic
Yes, I recommend this product.
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