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    July 30, 2012
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    September 19, 2013
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1-step care system Formulated exclusively for motorcycles For light cleaning when no water is available Unique double wax formula repels dirt Spray-on and rub-off
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
easy showroom
PostedSeptember 19, 2013
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mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the best. It's ridiculously easy to use; just spray on a small amount and wipe off -- you're bike will look great in 5 minutes. The important part is to use a little, that way it doesn't goop up and get where you don't want it, and it lasts long making it great value. And yes, it makes it easier to clean the bike too as it repels water and dust. Will buy again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
no fling -- stays in place
PostedSeptember 19, 2013
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mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Like others have said, it stays on the chain. Let it sit for 10 min and you're fine to go. I clean with Motorex first, then put this stuff on. It has a yellowish color, so your chain will not look showroom clean. But it works: I just did a 3 day, constant rain, 7 dirt passes San Juan Mountains trip with only one application and the chain stayed dry and smooth. What else can one request from chain lube?
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Neck Warmer Breathable, moisture-wicking polyester fleece One size fits most. Features NEW SHORTER OVERALL LENGTH (FROM CUSTOMER FEEDBACK) NEW MORE STRETCH IN MAIN-BODY FABRIC NEW SOFTER MAIN-BODY FABRIC NEW GRAY COLORWAY BREATHABLE, MOISTURE-WICKING P0LYESTER FLEECE ONE SIZE FITS MOST MULTIPLE USES/CONFIGURATIONS
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
easy to use -- not wind proof
PostedMarch 4, 2013
Customer avatar
mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This neck sock is not wind proof. It protects your neck as good as a scarf, but is easier to use. It is apparently shorter than before, but I'd say it's still pretty long; that's not a problem, but I don't know how to use the extra length -- maybe it makes it a bit warmer, wrinkled up, as it will be?
Rides: 2012 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ideal protection for helmet shields, windshields, sunglasses and goggles Special formula leaves a lustrous, anti-static, anti-fog finish that resists fingerprints Suitable for all motorcycles, watercraft, snowmobiles Simply spray on and wipe off
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
works on any clear plastic
PostedMarch 4, 2013
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mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As advertised it works on my windshield. It also works on my helmet visor. I tried it on a pair of old scratchy sunglasses, and wow it *almost* restored them! It fills unevennesses. One can feel how soft and smooth the surface becomes. Highly recommended -- not only for your bike.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire A true 50/50 dual sport tire, the K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Heidenau K60 Scout dual sport tires deliver better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well. The chevron style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish. TL Tubeless TT Tube Type Tire Please Note Tire size 150/70 -17 has a solid, center band rather than the staggered tread pattern pictured (see below). Tire size 150/70-18 has a less pronounced center tread stagger (see below). Please Note The K60 Scout tread pattern will vary depending on tire size.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
easy riding
PostedFebruary 3, 2013
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mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had these 4 months now, over the 2012/2013 winter. Before I got them, I knew they would be better off-road than my stock F800GS tires, but I was worried they would feel unstable when cornering on-road at high speeds. I was also wondering if they would rattle like tractor tires on-road. Well, after 4 months of riding these worries are long forgotten. In fact, they felt safe and smooth on my first ride. Off-road, on jeep trails, cow trails, and lost in the mountains they are great, as expected. In summary: Really tough, but still smooth and fast on the road (5 star tire, 4 star bang for buck as they cost a lot). I can't think of a better tire for my riding style.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves Eighty percent of the controls on a motorcycle are operated with your hands. The Patrol waterproof gloves were designed to keep you in control when the weather turns foul. The fully insulated and waterproof design provides maximum comfort and protection. The chassis is not only waterproof but features a mild precurve design to reduce hand fatigue. The palm is constructed of Battlehide goatskin for optimum feedback yet maintaining durability. Reinforced rubber knuckle armor covers the backhand along with a reflective graphics package. Finally, an integrated goggle wipe built into the thumb helps keep your shield clear. Waterproof textile chassis Abrasion resistant premium grade Battlehide goatskin palm Reinforced rubber knuckle armor Reflective graphics Goggle wipe on thumb Precurved palm and finger design
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
warm & small
PostedJanuary 2, 2013
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mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Yes, this is a good value glove. The fit is small -- buy at least one size up. I usually wear XL or sometimes 2XL; this one needed 3XL. Looks are cool. Feel is warm.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi, continuously researching new technological solutions to enhance rider safety, is proud to present the Charger boot. With Sidis great style, feel, support and quality there are no finer performance off road boots in the world. Dual Flex System Allows for easy movement forward and backward but is extremely strong side to side giving the rider the finest in ankle protection and long lasting comfort. The hinged, dual position, stitch-free upper is constructed from injection-molded plastic. With the exclusive Dual Flex system and the four floating, independent straps the Crossfire can provide each rider with a personal fit no matter his body shape or if he uses knee braces or not. Adjustable Calf System Sidis exclusive, patented, adjustable calf system allows the rider to adjust the diameter of the Crossfire boot at the calf. This system, along with longer upper straps, allows the Crossfire boot to accommodate riders with larger calves easier than any other boot now available. The Crossfire can accommodate riders with up to a 22-inch calf diameter 14 inches above from the bottom of their heel. The inner plastic plate is made of two different materials a rigid one to support the boot and a heat resistant one to protect the riders leg from exhaust heat. All components of this system are fully replaceable and are available in a wide variety of colors. Heel Detail Three extended ribs are featured at the back of the boot to assist the rider in making upshifts with his heel when starting a race. Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Buckles Sidis exclusive cam-lock buckle system is acknowledged as the finest system on the planet. It must be as most of Sidis competitors have attempted to copy various aspects of it. The cam-lock buckle system incorporates a strap memory retention system. Adjust the straps once and they will be at the same position for every ride after that! No more readjusting for every ride or mid-day during a ride. Toe Areas The tip of the toe on the Crossfire boots are covered with plastic to protect the base material and seems against abrasion from brush etc. Plastic shift and brake lever guards on the top of each foot area. Heat Shields Each Sidi boot is equipped with an anti-heat undressed leather protection panel at the same height of most motorcycles exhaust heat shields. Composite Insole Sidi is the only manufacture to use a composite insole that is anatomically shaped to the rider. A cushioned liner is provided that can be removed if the rider desires a more roomy fit. Sidi does not use steel shanks riveted to its insole like most manufactures, details such as this enable Sidi boots to enjoy a multi year service life versus the competitors multi month lifespan as over time, a steel shank can deteriorate, rust and fracture exposing the rider to injury. Lorica Every Crossfire SR outers is fully constructed with Lorica a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lining Cambrelle is a lining that, due to its particular polyimide structure, guarantees a rapid drying rate after the boot gets wet or sweaty. This prevents the onset of mold forming which extends the boots lifespan dramatically. The Teflon treated mesh panels in the rear calf area of the boot allow humidity to escape while the boot is in use.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great for rough terrain
PostedAugust 9, 2012
Customer avatar
mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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
To me these are quite expensive. They give me great confidence, however, and therefore I think they are worth their price. They need no break-in; fit is great from day one. The extra shields on the sides here and there are well placed; the buckles seem high quality; and so far they stand up for kicking into rocks, scraping in the dirt, going through water, and being hit by bike pegs. My feet are safe and dry after these things happen to them weekly. If they last along time, which the overall quality suggests, the high price will be rendered to good deal. BTW, if anyone cares, they are not made in Italy anymore, but rather Romania.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Baja Pants 2010 Quite possibly the most durable fully-ventilated pant on the planet, the Baja Pant is able to protect the rider fully while allowing massive amounts of air to cool the rider, even in the hottest conditions. Flexible, articulated patterning and moisture-wicking fabrics ensure maximum comfort whether the ride is long or short. Ballistic nylon is placed in high-wear areas and leather panels line the inner leg to protect the leg from pipe heat. IN-THE-BOOT DESIGN HEAVY-DUTY STRUCTURAL MESH CHASSIS HEAVY-DUTY 840 DENIER CORDURA NYLON 1682D BALLISTIC PANELS IN HIGH STRESS, ABRASION, AND IMPACT AREAS 840D CORDURA DEVELOPED FROM THE GROUND UP SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS TYPE OF OFF-ROAD RIDING PANT GENUINE LEATHER INNER LEG PANELS STRETCH PANELS IN REAR LOWER LEG, REAR SEAT, GROIN, UPPER KNEE STRETCH PANELS IN REAR LOWER LEG STRETCH TO FIT KNEE PADS/KNEE BRACES BELT INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ZIPPER STORM FLAPS YKK ZIPPERS TWO STORM FLAP COVERED YKK ZIPPER POCKETS TAPERED LEG/CUFF DESIGNED TO FIT INSIDE RIDING BOOTS 3M SCOTCHLITE INDUSTRIAL GRADE 9910 REFLECTIVE PANELS HIP PAD POCKETS WITH REMOVABLE FOAM PADDING MOISTURE-WICKING MESH LINER WITH CORDURA INNER KNEE D-RING ARTICULATED SEAT AND LEG PROFILE DESIGNED TO BE WORN OVER SYNTHETIC BASE LAYER GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS EMBROIDERED KLIM LOGOS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very good warm weather pants
PostedAugust 9, 2012
Customer avatar
mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these together with the Mojave jersey, both in the light grey color. The color and material feels like something a silvery space suit would have been made of -- very high quality. The workmanship is equally high. The pants are bit short on me (6'3"), but it doesn't matter since they go into my high Sidi boots anyway. Sizing is just right: I bought same as jeans size and they still fit over big knee pads (Fox Titan) and protective shorts (Alpinestars). The pockets on the legs are well-thought out, where I put keys, mobile phone, sunglasses, small tools etc. as the Mojave has nothing for that.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Klim Mojave Jersey The Mojave Jersey is our most ventilated jersey, designed with just the right balance of protection and airflow. Flat seams, raglan sleeves and articulated patterning all contribute to a perfect, non-restrictive fit. Two ventilation-maximizing meshes are strategically placed to ensure efficient airflow, while their moisture-wicking properties draw moisture away from your body helping you to maintain the highest possible comfort level, even in the hottest weather. Features Padded shoulders and elbows Silicone pattern on tail keeps jersey tucked in 2 ventilation-maximizing mesh materials Moisture-wicking materials Comfort mapped ventilation Non-interfering seam construction Non-restrictive cuffs Raglan sleeve design Mesh collar Neck seam cover Articulated patterning
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Highest quality
PostedAugust 9, 2012
Customer avatar
mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Even though I expected this jersey to be nice, it surprised me with it's high quality materials and workmanship. It appears perfect to me. You do not pay a premium for this quality, which is also part of the surprise. Way too often do I hear 'you get what you pay for', but to me that often just seems to relate to appearance and not real quality. Here you get the highest quality and pay only what seems fair -- a great deal in other words.
Regarding features, yes it ventilates greatly, fits perfectly over armor, allows unrestricted movement without been too loose, and again seems like it will last a very long time. I bought it in same size as my Fox Titan armor (2XL), and it fits perfectly over that. It even looks better than I thought. I use it for rough adventure/enduro trips in the desert and the mountains.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Lycra and mesh base construction. Ventilated foam padding on hip, thigh and tailbone areas. Hard PU inserts reinforce the thigh and tailbone areas for additional impact and abrasion resistance.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
feel safe but fit strange on me
PostedJuly 30, 2012
Customer avatar
mountaineer
From Santa Fe
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I use these when off-road is the main goal of the day. The fit on my body is a bit strange: The waist feels about right for the size (XL; I wear 36 in jeans), but the leg bands are very tight. These shorts have leg bands similar to biking shorts (the kind of bike you pedal), but they are much tighter than the correspondingly sized biking short. So, if you have an athletic build, you'll find the waist from OK to loose and the legs too tight. I still give then 4/5 overall as they feel very safe and the tight leg band doesn't bug me while driving.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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