TheSixxth
 
 
 
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    August 20, 2012
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Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves The Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves are ready for double duty. Track or street, these gauntlets are ready for go fast fun. The full grain leather chassis is mixed with cow hide, goatskin and Pittards digital leather to offer superior durability and grip. Race level protection comes in the form of DFS thermo injected knuckle and finger armor, palm sliders and internal DuPont Kevlar reinforcements. Features: Full grain bovine leather and goatskin leather construction Pittard digital leather reinforcement grip inserts Race proven DFS thermo injected finger and knuckle protection system to absorb and dissipate impact Molded knuckle protection air intakes and exhaust ports Side palm slider on landing zone for added impact and abrasion protection Internal DuPont Kevlar inner liner on top of hand and thumb for abrasion resistance Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops protection twisting around the fourth finger in the event of a slide External finger and palm seams for a close fit and superior feel Accordion inserts on thumb, index and middle fingers for maximum flexibility Double wrist closure firmly secures the glove ensuring improved protection
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great protection, great looking, runs small
PostedOctober 14, 2015
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TheSixxth
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I bought these GP Plus gloves to replace my last pair, which were about 10 years old. I wore those till my first fingers were sticking out of them, and Im sad to see that pair go! They fit perfectly, although the fingers were long for me
First the good: these are great, well made gloves. Heavy duty leather and protection where needed. The palms and underside of the fingers is very light and flexible and feel good on the controls. They've added more plastic doo-dads than my old pair had, although Im not sure how much they help in a crash, Im assuming they are there for a reason. The styling is great, and needless to say they look pretty cool. My last pair lived through one low-side - many years ago - with barely a mark on them. These appear to have better protection. Im hoping I dont need to find out, but feel good about their ability to protect.
The not so good: As pretty much every reviewer has mentioned, these things run small. I have a smaller hand, but my palms are pretty big. I decided to get mediums, as that was the size of my old GP Plus gloves. As feared/expected, these gloves fit pretty tight overall. I cant really go larger, as the fingers are already a little too long. (A side note.....why dont they offer motorcycle gloves in cadet sizes, which are made for larger palms and shorter fingers?!?)
Ive ridden these a few times, and they do seem to be stretching a bit, so Im hoping with time they will mold to my hand. The worst complaint I have is with an inside seam that runs along the outside of my thumb/the side of the hand, and goes down over the muscle of the thumb to the wrist. This seam presses painfully on the muscle. Initially it caused a bad ache there, but that seems to be lessening as the glove stretches. I dont love the new plastic piece at the bottom of the palm either, which Im guessing is there as a slider, but makes the base of the palm area feel stiff and inflexible.
As I do the occasional track day and more aggressive riding, Ill be keeping these for the protection, and praying they stretch! I would give 5 stars if these fit great out of the box, but as it is Im giving them 4 stars.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dowco Weatherall Plus Motorcycle Covers Features: Heavy-duty polyester with special Color-Lok fabric treatment to prevent fading Exclusive ClimaShield Plus fabric protection repels water Waterproof with heat-sealed, taped seams Moisture GuardVent System lets moisture escape Aluminized heat shields allow immediate use after riding Interior liner protects windshield Sewn elastic shock cord and under-bike web strap Convenient storage bag Sewn-in pockets allow use of Guardian Alarm for added security Lifetime Warranty Sizing: Size MD - developed to fit Sportsters, Dynas, and older CB-series motorcycles Sport Bike - developed to fit sport-class bikes up to and including the Hayabusa the heat-resistant coverage comes higher on the bike Cruiser - developed to fit larger cruising motorcycles can accommodate the additional rake common to those bikes Adventure Touring - developed to fit the V-Strom 1000 without a top box Size LG - developed to fit 1983 Goldwing Interstate, a bike with fairly slim panniers and very small top box Size XL - developed to fit 1984 Goldwing interstate and Yamaha Venture, with full-size top boxes Size 2XL - developed to fit 1988 Goldwing, including later Aspencade models Size 3XL - developed to fit 2001 Goldwing to present models Scooter - fits scooters without windshields Spyder - fits all Spyder models Trike - fits up to 105 L x 55 W Trike 2XL - fits up to 119 L x 61.5 W Note: Sizes listed in chart are for stock motorcycles without additions such as panniers, windshields, high handlebars or sissy bars. Addition of those options will typically require sizing up one to two sizes. Color of cover may vary. Adventure Touring model does not feature the internal heat shields.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good quality at a good price.
PostedSeptember 10, 2012
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TheSixxth
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I dont have a garage, so I have to leave my bike out in the driveway all summer (store it in the shed in winter). This cover has great all weather protection and holds up through several seasons very well. For me, the seams begin to separate and let water in after that time, so I end up buying a new one every 3-4 years. I bought a size medium, and have a 2009 GSXR750. In the past I bought the Sportbike size, which was more expensive. The Medium fits the bike much tighter than the Sportbike size does. Thats really my bad, I should have asked customer service which size for my bike. Having said that, it does fit, it just isnt loose, and doesnt go all the way to the ground, so its a keeper for me. Ive always been very happy with these covers.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nelson-Rigg CL-950 Saddle Bag System The Nelson-Rigg CL-950 Saddle Bag System features an upswept design to compliment the styling of modern sport and sport touring motorcycles. (Formally DLSB-500 Deluxe Saddlebag) Features: Accommodates swept exhausts on most of todays bikes Easy access top loading main compartment External buckles for compatibility with our tail packs Securely mount using wide Velcro straps and quick release buckles Zippered outer pockets Heat resistant under panels Front mesh pockets to hold cans or water bottles. Main compartment measures: 17 L x 6.5 W x 11 H Holds 20 Liters per side
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great product for the money
PostedAugust 20, 2012
Customer avatar
TheSixxth
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought these for my 2009 GXSR 750, and have used them once for an overnight trip. There was plenty of room for what I needed to bring (pants, shirt ,bath items) and even some room to spare.
The Pros:
- Fit and finish seem good....
- These came with rain covers that seem to fit fine.
- Plenty of room for stuff
- Easy to install on the bike
- It has connectors for the tail bag, which Ill add at some point
The Cons -
- The covers that protect the bodywork from the bags kind of cover my rear blinkers....I have to fold the cover in and tuck it under...even then it kind of covers them. There is no way to mount the bags further foward to get them away from the directionals.
- the straps that go over the rear seat for mounting dont have adjustable width. (the rear seat is barely big enough to fit the straps, so you cant move them foward).
- They bounce around a bit because there is no way to secure the bottom part of the bags. This isnt that big of a deal.
Overall I love these things and think they are really good for the money!!
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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