ark79
 
 
 
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    April 26, 2012
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    August 29, 2016
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Puig Clip-On Windscreen Visor Add additional wind protection to you existing windscreen with the Puig Clip-On Windscreen Visor. Features: Multi adjustable visor offers peronalized wind protection Cip-on system allows mounting without and any drilling Mounts on shields between 3mm and 5mm thick Dimensions: SM - 23cm x 9cm with a clamp width of 16cm MD - 25cm x 10cm with a clamp width of 20cm LG - 31.5cm x 10cm with a clamp width of 22cm
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Makes some difference but one mount broke quickly
PostedAugust 29, 2016
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ark79
From Jersey City
State:NY
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I was able to move buffeting window few inches up which made a difference on my yamaha fz1 2009 for sure.
However, the two issues I have with this are:
1. I wish the actual plastic shield was a bit taller and wider so maybe create more of protection
2. my left mount (the actual adjustemnt mechanism) broke when I was adjusting it, and the inside parts all fell out and I couldn't put it together, because its made out of plastic, which makes no sense at all with the very thick (overly done) and proper billet aluminum clamp mounts. Also would be good I suppose to not use hex screws but maybe something that you can remove the shield quickly without tools.
Also, the price is simply ridiculous for a piece of plastic and 2 mounts.
But it allowed me to get back from Cali to NYC via Seattle in some relative noise comfort, compared to without the extension, so in that case, money was worth it, I suppose
Rides: 2009 Yamaha FZ1
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Givi 3D604 Tanklock Tankbag The GIVI Tanklock System eliminates the need for straps and magnets, and is especially welcomed on motorcycles with a plastic tank. A sturdy polypropylene retaining ring is mounted to the frame of the gas cap on the tank, and the bag is locked in position by the patented quick release mechanism. The operation is extremely quick: just drop the bag in place to lock it and pull the red spring loaded tab to release it. The gas cap remains easily accessible to fill-up at the gas station and the positioning of most bags is adjustable by moving the whole mount back or forward on the base plate. Features: Thermoformed in EVA laminated Polyester 1000D Semi rigid structure with full loading capacity, lightness, and an aerodynamic and sportive design Removable cover to protect the smart phone window holder when unused Waterproof cover Shoulder strap Internal pocket to carry a smart phone (79mm W x 143mm H) Reflective accents Capacity: 15 liters 13.4 L x 9.8 W x 9.4 H (11.8 H expanded) Note: The Easylock fitting system requires the Givi Bike Specific Flange (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Another great bag from the masters!
PostedJuly 6, 2016
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ark79
From Jersey City
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this bag for my ongoing around the US trip...5000 miles and 3 weeks later it still looks like new despite thunderstorms of Oklahoma, hails of Colorado, bleaching sun of Utah and everything in between!
Installation is a breeze (3 minutes) and it is a super neat and useful product. Having said that here are the few Pros/Cons:
Pros: great, clean design. Easy installation, Givi quality. Semi-Hardsided case provides some level of security. No magnets or straps to deal with, Feels super high quality and long lasting.
Cons: givi tends to overdo the style sometimes, I wish they went a bit less style and a bit more functionality and added some inside and outside compartments that I could use without having to always open the clamshell. Items like visor cleaning fluid and many many more. Also, inside having some compartments would allow me to have it more organized. Also, an electrical port opening would be useful, especially for a bag costing over $100. Finally, it is not water proof at all, and the cover that comes with it is a bit too snug, but totally works. Would love to have an integrated cover, that doesn't take space in the bag itself. Oh one more thing...its ajustable in terms of positioning on the tank, but I would love to have more holes to move the bag more forward on my FZ1
Rides: 2009 Yamaha FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 TCX X-Square Boots
TCX X-Square Boots
TCX X-Square Boots This boot wears like a shoe Great malleolus protection, light weight, and Italian styling make this a great choice for the casual rider, whether you're riding a Vespa or Ducati Monster. Features Upper composed of suede leather and Air Tech material Malleolous protection, back counter reinforcement and shift pad Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant all uses sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
high quality "casual" shoe for good price
PostedSeptember 2, 2013
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ark79
From Jersey City
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
TCX doesn't disappoint again. Styled like a hightop sneaker, with as much protection as you can expect from a "technical sneaker", great airflow and narrow, non-bulky toes. Very comfy off the bike, I can easily wear them full day with some hiking thrown in.
they are stylish too, people will comment on these.
Overall, TCX is a great value!
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
Pinlock shield insert compatible with Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Face Shield or CWF-1 Pinlock Shield with Tear-Off Posts . Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What was I waiting for before?
PostedFebruary 25, 2013
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ark79
From Jersey City
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Granted I only rode once with the new pinlock lens, but what a difference! It was about 29-32 degrees outside and no fogging at all if you are moving and the helmet is fully closed (even if you are going 5 mph) and very mild fogging if you are at a stop.
No more constantly keeping the helmet half opened, freezing the face etc etc etc. Highly recommend!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Carroarmato Gore-Tex Boots
Dainese Carroarmato Gore-Tex Boots
Dainese Carroarmato Gore-Tex Boots Practicality, technical content, and optimum fit are combined in this boot offered to riders who dont stop where the asphalt ends. Outsoles designed for off-road use and the impermeable GORE-TEX liner make these boots ideal even in particularly challenging off-road conditions. Made with painstaking attention in design and detail, this boot vaunts adjustable buckles on the cowhide upper while guaranteeing high safety levels with the use of nylon inserts at the ankles, thermoformed inserts on the shin, nylon at the heels and reflecting inserts. Protection: TPU insert on the shin Nylon ankle guard Boot certified to EN 13634 Standard Main Materials: Cowhide leather upper Split suede inserts on the side D-Stone fabric Ergonomics and Comfort: Soft inserts Closure with 2 aluminum buckles Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane Other Features: TPU gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Another great boot from Dainese
PostedFebruary 11, 2013
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ark79
From Jersey City
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Just got this boot and rode only once, so no comment on durability, but it being Dainese I have no worries. This boot is comfortable, no tight, hot spots, the inside liner folds in very well. Its warm as well, was riding highway speeds in 28 degree weather and was plenty warm. It is much beefier than it looks on pictures, which is a good thing. Shifting and braking was not an issue on the 2009 FZ1, despite it being a full boot.
So far I am pretty happy with the purchase. The only issue I had so far, is you can't put jeans/pants over it, as the top of the boot is pretty bulky. Motorcycle winter pants go over just fine though.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Torque Pro Out Air Boots
Dainese Torque Pro Out Air Boots
Technology and aggressive design come together in this Lorica racing boot with elevated safety levels ensured by the jointed D-Axial system in TPU that keeps the foot from twisting, the strap on the top of the foot that prevents fractures and the taking off of the boot, the shock absorption heel, inserts in steel and nylon, heel, front and rear shinguards in TPU. Construction in D-Stone fabric and calf adjustment possibility ensures a perfect fit for every wearer. A differentiated texture sole and TPU inserts on the internal side ensure better grip while riding. Features D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in Polyurethane. Polyurethane insert behind the tibia. Polyurethane toe. Nylon ankle guard. Nylon heel. Sole reinforced with Nylon insert. Metal inserts on the outer side and heel. Sole with controlled deformation shock absorption insert. Abrasion and Tear Resistance Lorica Uppers. Comfort Inserts in elasticated fabric. Velcro calf ad juster. Closing with zipper at the back. Perforated leather for temperature regulation. Fixed liner in double jersey mesh airgap material. Other Features Replaceable stainless steel slider. Thermopolyurethane inserts. Padded insert for gear shifter guard Setscrew wrench supplied. Reflective inserts. Non-slip sole with differentiated design.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boot! Very happy with the purchase
PostedJuly 8, 2012
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ark79
From Jersey City
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
The more Dainese products I buy the more happy I become with them. This boot did not require any break-in, very easy to walk in (won't take it hiking, but can easily walk around), provides very good protection (I hope I don't have to test it) and overall looks amazing, just like other D products.
Attention to details is amazing as always. Boot flows enough air to be comfortable in 90+ degree weather. Sizing seems to run a bit small, so maybe get half a size larger. Overall the boot looks great, I am wearing size 44 and it actually looks small on the foot! Extremely comfortable to ride in, you don't even feel that you have a boot on, more like a sneaker.
Price is a bit high, but just pay it and be happy with the purchase!
Rides: 2009 Yamaha YZF1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Alien Leather Jacket
Dainese Alien Leather Jacket
Dainese Alien Perforated Leather Jacket A sports look and contemporary styling come together in this jacket dedicated to those in search of a technical jacket that provides protection at no expense to comfort and details, like the inserts in Nubuck leather and anodized aluminum. Top level safety is ensured by highly-resistant D-Skin leather, homologated protectors, co-injected shoulders with aluminum inserts, and the chance to increase the protective level by inserting the back protector and Thorax chest protectors in the pockets provided. Absolute ergonomics and comfort are guaranteed by ample inserts in elasticated fabric, side and collar adjustment possibilities, the 3D Bubble liner and jacket-pants fastening ability. Features Summer version (perforated leather) Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Co-injected shoulder with aluminum insert D-Skin leather Nabuk leather Inserts in elasticated fabric Adjustment strap on neck Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Fixed 3D-Bubble liner air spaces Sanitized lining Pocket for Dainese G1 or G2 back protector Soft inserts Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket Pelle perforata (Italian patent pending) Official Product Name Dainese Alien Pelle Estivo
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Jacket from Dainese!
PostedMay 8, 2012
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ark79
From NYC
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my first leather jacket, but compared to anything else I have tried and worn by other brands, Dainese is at a completely different level. The hefty price tag is worthy if you are looking for a great, stylish jacket that offers plenty of protection.
I am 185lbs, 5'10'' muscular and went with size 52. The fit is perfect. I just did 2000 miles to the Dragon from NYC in the new jacket and it is simply amazing. I rode easy 500 mile days in it. For colder times (as this jacket flows ALOT of air) I can fit a thermal shirt and electrical liner or a thick sweater under it and be fine down to 45s (with electric heat). For rain I just put a thin rain jacket over it.
People definitely notice the styling of the jacket and its quality. Alien is absolutely a sports bike jacket, but does't make you look like you come from a track...I can ride my bike to the office and people dont give you weird stares.
I can see how this jacket will last long long time if you don't abuse it too much...like getting it wet and then not drying it in time. It got wet on my trip, I dried it up, put some mink oil on it and it looks and feels like new.
Very happy I bought it!!! Now looking for a pair of Dainese leather pants to match it up
Safe Riding!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Shield Air G Level 2 Back Protector
Dainese Shield Air G Level 2 Back Protector
Dainese Shield Air G Level 2 Back Protector A special core in Crash absorb shock absorbing material works in synergy with the integrated honeycomb structure of the plates, providing this touring protector with excellent shock absorbing properties. Through this innovative structure, the Back shield air Level 2 meets the stringent requirements of the standard EN 1621.2 lev.2. Extreme thermal comfort is guaranteed by the micro perforations of the plates and perforated Crash absorb material which, combined with double jersey mesh liner, maximizes breathability of the protector. Features Back protector certified according to the standard EN 1621.2/2003 (Lev. 2) Perforated plates Liner in double jersey Specifications Choose G1 for all Women's Jackets Choose G1 for Men's Jacket sizes 44 and 46 Choose G2 for Mens' Jackets sizes 48 and up Measurements G1 measures 15.5h x 10.5 at widest point G2 measures 18.5 x 10.5 at widest point
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great fitting back protector
PostedMay 8, 2012
Customer avatar
ark79
From NYC
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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
not much to review here. Fits just perfect into my new Dainese Alien jacket's back pocket. Glad I ordered the jacket big enough size, as the protector is much thicker than my Alpinestar protectors so it needs more roomier jacket.
airflow is really good...was wearing it on an 80s day in NC and was not sweating at all while moving. Also, it makes me warmer if I am riding in 50s-60s degree temperature.
Great product....not looking forward to testing its protection level though!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Druids Gloves
Dainese Druids Gloves
Dainese Druids Gloves Hard braking at the last possible moment the rush of adrenaline, the air that beats against your chest, the engine that falters as you dive deep into the curve with your heart in your mouth, ready for the next burst. A perfect ride requires a perfect grip on the handlebars the Druids glove is offered to the most athletic riders in search of quality and light weight. Equipped with carbon inserts on the knuckles, the back, and the base of the fingers, a reinforced palm with a TPR insert and a single panel of leather at the side of the hand, this goatskin glove also has elasticated inserts and innovative Microelastic inserts that ensure excellent movement of the hand, even when pushed to the limit. Protection Inserts in carbon fiber on the knuckles, the back, and the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on little finger Insert in thermoplastic resin on palm Reinforced palm Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather One single leather panel to the size of the hand Elasticated inserts Microelastic elasticated inserts Pre-curved finger Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Soft inserts Perforation on inner side of finger
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great glove!
PostedApril 26, 2012
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ark79
From NYC
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great glove, although I expected a bit more of a "glove" for this much money. The fit was great for my hands, except the pinky finger, which due to the pre-curved shape and distortion control is a bit too long for the pinky. This issue dissapears once you grab the handlebar.
airflow is more than i expected, riding in high 70s is absolutely comfortable, but obviously, below 60s is too cold. easy to use your hands in gloves, zippers etc.
absolutely recommend, great quality product from D again!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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