WaltFromNY
 
 
 
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    May 8, 2012
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Bike Master Stretch Net 13 x 13 multi-hook cargo net Secures bulky loads Metal hooks with rubber tip
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cargo tiedown Net
PostedApril 21, 2014
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good idea to have at least one if not two of these Ideal size M/C cargo nets with you, because they have good expanding stretch for securing many extra items such as any style spare helmet - your rolled up leather jacket or medium size gym or gear bag etc, across your passenger seat which you can secure to your fender struts or handlebar risers etc.
My other two rides besides that Gixer shown below are
1-78'Harley FXS
1-Custom built 89'Harley FXSTC
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
UpDate from June 5th, 2013
PostedSeptember 3, 2013
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:55-64
Gender:male
I was asked to update my original review and it's been two days shy of three months and since owning this G-Max 55 helmet with ghost flames, and so everything I originally wrote about it still stands as written below. But now I can say I like it even more and have not worn my 3/4 coverage helmet since then to this date, even on long rides but I'm sure as the cooler to colder Oct. Nov and early Dec weather arrives I'll be forced to switch back even though this helmet does come with a winter curtain that attaches to the lower half.
Below is my original review:
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Good coverage for hot weather riding without that funny mushroom head look that some helmets have, and it does stay put at highway speeds.
I did need to add one small pieces of Velcro type hook loop to each side of the insides of the removable liner to keep it in place when I removed the helmet from my head, otherwise it would cling or stick. Maybe this movement of the liner was due because my head is shaved and causes the liner material to stick like velcro to my scalp hair stubble and skin.
I usually wear a size large but I chose the medium because it covered up to 23 inches head circumference and it was right on target for me.
Two weeks later I ordered a clear and the high definition amber face shield since the smoke internal shield that comes with it is too dark to see through at night, and for a cost of only $15.26 each was a no brain-er contest, so I bought both and have an extra spare when the need arises or when a replacement might not be available.
Peripheral over your shoulder visibility is so much better with this open 1/2 helmet compared to either a 3/4 or of course a full face fat helmet, but if wind buffering noise is an issue for your ears you might consider using a small piece of cotton to muffle the noise to them or buy a 3/4 helmet that covers your ears.
I will also say that I am very pleased that I chose this helmet to replace my other 1/2 helmet I retired due primarily to age and I wanted a new helmet that had a drop down internal eye shield visor.
To sum it all up you're getting a good helmet for a economical price that compares to other brain buckets costing much more!
Please note:
It shows below I ride a GSXR 750 Suzuki, but my main ride is my old Harley Shovelhead!
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Maxima Chain Wax Maxima Chain Wax is a superior power spray lubricant designed for all chain care needs. Its special formula creates a waxy film similar to Cosmoline, offering long term protection especially in water and high humidity environments. Maxima Chain Wax is formulated with heavy duty, anti-wear, and extreme pressure additives that provide superior lubrication for all chains, cables, and sprockets. Maxima Chain Wax penetrates deeply, lubricating non-accessible areas, reducing chain stretch and wear. Features Exclusive Parafilm formula penetrates deep into the chain and sets up as a soft wax protecting the chain from rust and corrosion Lubricates from the inside out by drip feeding the pins and rollers Will not fling or attract dirt Safe for use on X- and O-ring chains
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It does a clean lube job!
PostedJune 25, 2013
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Age:55-64
Gender:male
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What can I say other than it does the job well that it was designed to do and it stays pretty much where you spray it without any excessive lube fling off because it gels within minutes unlike conventional chain oil, and it doesn't attract as much dirt like wet oils do.
Which is why it's called 'Chain Wax', and it's ideal and safe for O' Ring type chains as well as a great lube for regular old style conventional chain.
I've been riding and working on chain driven m/c for over 38 yr's and this is the type product I recommend.
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
For day & nightime use
PostedJune 24, 2013
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:55-64
Gender:male
I bought this amber High.def shield to replace the dark smoke shield that came with my new G Max 55 helmet so I can see during low light and at night riding since the dark smoke shield is too dark for safe evening night-time vision when i'm out on my old and still mint ShovelHead Harley.
It's distortion free and the high definition amber offers good cool vision during the day since it does brighten and sharpen the colors up at everything you look at and suppressors those uncomfortable U.V glare.
Note: The part number for these internal visor shields are marked for woman's helmet, but it's the same item for a mans helmet too since the only difference between the two helmets are the paint graphics.
The price for this shield is very good and the best around if you compare to other vender's, so I also bought another spare in clear just in case I need to replace this one in the future and find it no longer available.
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 GMax GM55 Flame Helmet
GMax GM55 Flame Helmet
GMAX GM55 Flame Helmet GMAX leads the helmet industry with another innovative helmet, the GM 55 half helmet with retractable sun shield, lightweight small shell design that sits down on your head and GMAX industry leading No Bull Venting Design all for a reasonable price! Features Retractable hard coated sun shield, changeable, simple no springs design Premium venting reduces heat at the top of the head Comfort liner, shell and styro designed for maximum venting without reducing the integrity of the helmet Coolmax performance materials and Chitosan anti-bacterial materials improve comfort and safety Removable washable comfort liner GMAX premium fit for maximum comfort Included with removable snap in rear neck curtain for cool weather riding Premium soft materials used for padded chin strap covering D.O.T approved
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect summer helmet for Harley & Cruiser type M/C
PostedJune 10, 2013
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Good coverage for hot weather riding without that funny mushroom head look that some helmets have, and it stays put at highway speeds.
I did need to add one small pieces of Velcro type hook loop to each side of the insides of the removable liner to keep it in place when I removed the helmet from my head, maybe this movement of the liner was due because my head is shaved and causes the liner material to stick to my scalp hair stubble and skin.
I usually wear a size large but I chose the medium because it covered up to 23 inches head circumference and it was right on target for me.
Two weeks later I ordered a clear and the high definition amber face shield since the smoke internal shield that comes with it is too dark to see through at night, and for a cost of only $15.26 each was a no brainer so I bought both and to have a spare when the need arises and when a replacement might not be available.
Peripheral over your shoulder visibility is so much better with this open 1/2 helmet compared to either a 3/4 or of course a full face fat helmet, but if wind buffering noise is an issue for your ears you might consider using a small piece of cotton to muffle the noise to them or buy a 3/4 helmet that covers your ears.
I will say that I am very pleased that I chose this helmet to replace the one I retired due primarily to age and wanted a new one that had a drop down internal eye shield.
To sum it all up you're getting a good helmet for a economical price that compares to other brain buckets costing much more!
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Evoline 2 and 2 ST 3 ST Faceshield Replacement external face shield for Shark Evoline 2, Evoline 2 ST, and Evoline 3 ST Helmets.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's only a spare replacement face shield
PostedJanuary 11, 2013
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is a replacement shield to replace the original shield that is still perfect but I figured with the way the price has gone up since last mid year with these shields when I purchased the helmet I figured I better have one on hand now if and when the need arises. Plus I won't have to wait for one to arrive or wait for the availability due to no stock which has also been an issue, or pay even a higher price at a later date...
I agree with the others that say the tint is light enough not to impair vision during night-time riding and was the reason for choosing the tinted shield over clear with hope that it doesn't show handling smudges - lint or light scratch that you usually see with the clear.
I didn't want to comment on rating the following but it was required to grade the following but it has no bearing for a shield, mainly it's for the helmet itself so disregard my grading on: Style - Comfort - Features - Air Flow
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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River Road Twin Iron Shorty Gloves These genuine all leather fingerless gloves have pull tabs for easy on/easy off. Features Comfort Gel Palms offer protection, comfort and provides nerve protection on long rides Reflective piping provides increased visibility Reinforced knuckles offer added protection Hook-and-loop closure provides a secure fit Perforated leather on top of hand allows breathability Includes a 1-year manufacturer's warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality grade rich leather with Great knuckle protection
PostedJanuary 11, 2013
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I usually wear a size medium to large in a full glove but since open finger glove are a pain to remove I opted for the extra large from past experience, and it was a good thing I did because it was initially still very tight.
Currently winter weather prevents m/c riding so break-in time for these open finger gloves are limited to wearing them in house watching TV, etc and while driving my truck, so after a few days and many hours they have loosened somewhat.
But I still struggle to remove each glove taking about 20 plus seconds each to remove which seems actually longer than 20 sec's, even with the finger pull tabs they have compared to the quicker 3 to 4 sec's it takes for my other worn pair of 17 yr old open finger leather gloves I have that also once took probably as long to remove when they were new.
Overall I like the fit - feel and looks of these gloves and look forward to them becoming my new warm weather riding gloves, and never need to really use the hard knuckle protection they offer except if I have to knock someone in the mouth?
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Fieldsheer Crossroads 2.0 Jacket
Fieldsheer Crossroads 2.0 Jacket
Fieldsheer Crossroads 2.0 Jacket Water resistant, high abrasion resistant cotton outer shell Rainguard 100 waterproof, breathable membrane Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Ram Air side and back vents for maximum air flow Action back stretch panels for added mobility CE approved armor in shoulders and elbows with an SP Memory Foam back pad Zip-out full sleeve quilted liner with 100g polyfill insulation Microfiber padded mandarin collar Two hand warmer pockets, two chest pockets, zippered map pocket and two cargo lining pockets plus phone and cargo pockets on removable liner Universal belt snap connection Please Note There is no snap at the collar of the jacket, as shown in the product images.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Breathes better then Leather
PostedJuly 17, 2012
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
A much better item when you're looking for a jacket that has armor protection to help protect your vital area's that are prone to painful injuries ( elbows & shoulders, it also has more venting and pockets then any leather jackets i've owned over the past 39 years. But this jacket is still black in color and is a strong heavy "Carheartt" type material jacket so it does radiate heat in the hot summer sun when the temps reach near 90 plus degree's, otherwise I do love this jacket and it is also water proof due to a silver breathable membrane liner under the exterior fabric.(:
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Teknic Xcelerator Gloves
Teknic Xcelerator Gloves
Teknic Xcelerator Gloves New for 2012! Features Racing glove with pre-curved fingers and palm New overlap finger construction for superior feel Super supple construction materials Airblade knuckle system Anterior and finger tunnel systems Knox Scaphoid protectors (Pat. Pending) Specific Carpal protection Stretch panel based 1, 2nd and 3rd finger for superior flexibility Upper Materials Premium Grade Japanese Drum Dyed Cowhide Palm Materials Natural 0.8mm Kangaroo Inner Materials 0.5mm 100 Kevlar breathable upper lining Unlined palm Armour / Padding type Vented PU knuckle protector with replaceable Airblade Vented PU finger protectors PU cuff protector Knox Scaphoid protectors Closed Cell Foam padding for metacarpal, pinkie, ulna, thumb, anterior and carpal protection 3.0mm 100 Kevlar palm and pinkie wrap reinforcements Specific Details Official DuPont Kevlar Licensed product Stretch panel based 1, 2nd and 3rd finger for superior flexibility Pre-curved fingers and palm Synthetic Suede grip panel Underside wrist strap system with protector flap Hook'n'loop cuff closure system Double-layered leather palm in critical areas Safety-Wrap pinkie system Notes These gloves tend to run about 1 size big (so if you normally would take an XL, consider ordering a LG). Also, the red stripe shown on the images and in the video has been eliminated from the current models.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall a very good glove
PostedJuly 17, 2012
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I've had these gloves for alittle more than two months now and I almost love them since they only required about a one hour break in time to form and feel as part of my skin, so overall they are a very good glove for those wanting a little more hand / palm and wrist protection even if your not doing track time runs on a pro circuit but where the risk of danger is more likely on the streets and back roads where the risk of asphalt or gravel contact is a threat due to the unforeseen road surface animal or auto incounter that could result in a unexpected spill.
The only down side is the time involved to remove these gloves due to the three velcro tabs that must be released before you can pull these gloves off with care.
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Comp Pro Shorts Designed to offer impact protection without being intrusive, Alpinestars Comp Pro Shorts delivers performance in safety and comfort for action sports, including Off-Road riding, Skiing and MTB Downhill. Features Stretch mesh construction Strategically placed foam padding Printed logos Please Note The style on the Alpinestars Comp Pro Short has changed to exclude the front fly opening.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit's under regular jean etc
PostedMay 8, 2012
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WaltFromNY
From Hudson Valley
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
You can wear this under every pants you have since it isn't super thick high speed protection but it's better then wearing nothing over your BVD's, so you'll wear this everytime you go riding to give you just a little more slide and soft impact wear protection without drawing curious comments or looks about your butt or thighs.(:
Ps, The Alpine Comp Pro shorts I received no longer came with a fly opening as shown in the ad's picture, but who uses those little windows anyway?
Rides: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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