Michelw
 
 
 
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    August 27, 2012
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    August 25, 2015
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Klim D30 T5 EVO Pro XT Replacement Knee / Elbow Pads The T5 EVO PRO XT Knee and Elbow Pads are slightly thicker than the T5 EVO XT range and offer greater protection, whilst still being comfortable and performing well in extreme temperatures. The pads are CE certified. Features CE certified prEN1621-12011Level 1 in all conditions Level 2 in ambient, wet and cold Temperature stable Improved ventilation for superior breathability Non-toxic Sold as a pair 130mm x 221mm
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
good but not great
PostedAugust 25, 2015
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
My only gripe with the level 2 d3o pads is they are just not as good as the sas-tec stuff. Both still protect you about the same. Sas-tec tests slightly better. But the d3o is heavier, not as flexible, not as large, and the shape is not as comfortable as the sas-tec stuff. Revzilla needs to start carrying the sas-tec protectors. Also would be great if rev'it started selling their new protectors as they are probably lighter then the sas-tec and d3o by a good amount.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Seesoft Back Protector Insert The revolutionary REVIT See Soft CE-Level 2 back protector is designed to absorb multiple impacts without compromising on comfort, ventilation or freedom of movement. The highly impact-resistant blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene rubber results in a memory foam that is multi-impact rated and CE Certified to the highest level of prEN 1621-22010 level 2. In the case of severe angular impact, the individual Memory Foam layers will shift relative to one another, resulting in impact dispersion over a larger effective surface area and therefore minimizing the energy that is transmitted to the spine and back. The Seesoft back protector performs extremely consistently in all weather conditions and is unaffected by temperature ranges from -4 F to +104 F (-20 C to +40 C). Most REV'IT jackets are designed to accommodate a Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector insert. Newer jackets will have a marking on the protector pocket that indicates the matching type and size of the protector. For additional information, please see the Seesoft Back Protector Insert Fit Chart (pdf) or follow the sizing in the description on the product's page.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
best back protector insert on market
PostedAugust 25, 2015
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It doesn't matter what jacket you have, this is the back protector to use over d3o and sas-tec. All three test about the same, the difference is this back protector is much lighter then the other two. The weight difference is huge. Also this material is far more flexible. All things that greatly increase the comfort factor.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bike Master 90 Degree Valve Stems Features 11.3MM (.45 to .62 inch) fits most metric/sportbikes wheels 8.3MM (.33 inch) fits most aftermarket wheels High quality, lightweight, solid aircraft aluminum body Includes quality valve, mounting nut and valve cap Provides easy access to check tire pressure Will outlast the usual O.E.M. rubber stems Will not be cut by road debris Color anodized for corrosion protection Sold as a pair
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good product
PostedAugust 3, 2015
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good product makes tire inflation a ton easier. All bikes should come from the factory with a 90 degree bend.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Yuasa YTX12-BS AGM Battery This new generation of maintenance-free batteries from the largest motorcycle battery manufacturer in the world. Over 50 years of engineering expertise ensures high-quality construction for long and trouble-free service. Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Separators an advanced battery technology that eliminates the need to ever add water. Advanced lead-calcium technology that holds its specific gravity more than 3 times longer than conventional lead antimony batteries. This means much longer periods between charges when the battery is used in a standby mode, like winter storage. Truly the world finest install it and forget it motorcycle battery. Features Packs more power, discharges less in storage and has a longer life than conventional batteries Spill-proof design and construction have passed vibration and pressure differential spill-proof tests Acid is absorbed in special plates and AGM separators Dimensions 6 long, 3 7/16 wide, 5 1/8 high 180 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) 1 year manufacturer's warranty Does not come charged Acid pack included Made in the USA Battery Terminal Location Note Product may vary from photo. RevZilla recommends charging and testing all batteries prior to using.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decent Buy
PostedApril 14, 2015
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Its a battery not much to say about it, decent price. They last around 4 years if maintained properly or if riding year round.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Latitude Misano Jacket Designed to be a lighter-weight alternative to some of the more extreme ADV jackets on the market, the Klim Latitude Misano Jacket combines the legendary waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane with Klim's durable yet lightweight Misano fabric. A full compliment of D3O armor as well as 840D Cordura in high abrasion zones provides unmatched protection without adding excess bulk and weight. Comfortable enough to wear everyday yet packed with features designed to carry you through even the most demanding adventures, the Latitude Misano is a jacket that offers as much functionality during trips to the grocery store as it does to the Grand Canyon. The Latitude collar is constructed from a soft fabric to help alleviate bunching and discomfort. Also, specific panels in the main body are now made from Misano Cordura GORE-TEX laminate which is lighter weight and more flexible. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry D30 CE-Rated integrated armor system Includues D3O armor at the shoulders, elbows and back Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zip intakes 1 back exhaust vent 6 external pockets (2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve ID pocket) 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 open stash) 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-Pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar VELCRO brand closures adjustable wrist closures Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good but not great
PostedApril 22, 2014
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a good jacket. Very comfortable with decent venting options. Good protection as well. Most other reviewers went over whats great about this jacket so i am going to talk about what isnt so great.
While the collar is improved over the 880 version, it still is too tall of a collar and can be annoying. The exhaust vent limits the air flow. Since it is horizontal it is completely covered by a back protector. Limiting exhaust greatly limits the ventura effect of airflow. It should have been 2 vertical vents just like the female version. Another not so great feature is closing and opening the pit and back vents. It is very difficult to close the pits and very difficult to open or clothes the back vent. If they would have made the zipper slider larger like a roadcrafter would have been much easier.
Even with all these negatives, it still is a good jacket. Airflow is good enough to about 80 with all vents open. Jacket is waterproof. Good protection. Also while not listed in the list of features, you can keep the collar open and unzip the jacket from the top for more airflow.
Sizing, I am 5'9 180lbs, medium fits well. Any larger and would need a large. Negative is if you dont have long arms the large will not fit properly.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Balaclava The lower half is constructed using WINDSTOPPER for complete protection from the wind while the upper half is constructed with Coolmax reducing heat under your helmet and controlling moisture from sweating. A Lycra stretch back panel along with ergonomic patterning has created a perfect fitting balaclava. This technical head sock is guaranteed to be the most comfortable balaclava you have ever worn.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good wind protection
PostedMarch 10, 2014
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
After having this for a few months now i have worn it in temperature ranges from 8-35 degrees at highway speeds. It is a big difference between having it on and not. It does a great job of keeping the wind off your skin.
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Tour Master Synergy Single Rheostat Controller For Tour Master Synergy Heated Gear
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good controller for a fraction of the cost
PostedDecember 30, 2013
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This controller will work with just about any other heated gear. I have it to control my gerbings gloves and it does the job just fine at half the cost of the gerbings or warm and safe controllers.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Daytona 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Road 2 Rear Tires The ideal balance Independent tests confirm the Pilot Road 2 offers better wet grip and longer tread life than any of its competitors How did Michelin incorporate these two contradictory traits in one tire MotoGP-derived 2CT technology makes it possible, using two distinct rubber compounds to achieve what was once thought impossible Innovative front and rear tread designs Winner, 2009 Motorrad and Moto Revue sport touring tire tests 180/55 ZR 17 rear also available in a 'B' version, specifically designed for loaded sport touring or riding two-up
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Tires for the Street
PostedDecember 3, 2013
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have about 2500 miles on these tires now, not the first time i have had them nor will it be the last. They hold up great even though i commute as much as i do on the slab, still no sign of squaring. I ride 5 days a week 40 miles each day for work. Rain or shine and sub freezing temperatures. These tires have always held up. While not on the sv, I have run these tires on the track on my street triple and they are fine as long as you pay attention to how hot they get. They can get slippery after a few sessions on the track. Not something you will ever have to worry about on the street or canyon carving. You just dont put a tire through the stress a track day does while riding your bike on the street. Add in these do better then track oriented tires in the cold and wet and last longer, its a no brainer to go with these.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Daytona 675
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Alpinestars Bionic Chest Pad The Bionic Chest Pad impact and vibration protection upgrade accessory for use in Alpinestars jackets and suits. Features Polymer chest plate backed with Bio-Foam to provide extra protection to the chest from impact and vibration Fits into Alpinestars 1pc/2pc suits, leather and textile jackets Vented to maintain airflow cooling
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good added protection
PostedSeptember 17, 2013
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
The bionic chest pads are good added protection. How good you really dont know as there is no CE rating for chest pads. There is not a ton of foam in there to absorb impact, its mostly a hard shell which traditionally fair on the poorer side of the CE testing for elbows, shoulders, and back as they do not dissipate the force enough. Still it is way better then not having anything and will protect against hard object impact. Add the fact only taichi makes chest pads like this and you cant really complain. Dainese makes a chest pad, but its more for track use as its 1 giant piece instead of convenient 2 pieces for everyday use.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Road 2 Front Tires The ideal balance Independent tests confirm the Pilot Road 2 offers better wet grip and longer tread life than any of its competitors. How did Michelin incorporate these two contradictory traits in one tire MotoGP-derived 2CT technology makes it possible, using two distinct rubber compounds to achieve what was once thought impossible Innovative front and rear tread designs Winner, 2009 Motorrad and Moto Revue sport touring tire tests
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Street Tires
PostedSeptember 9, 2013
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Michelw
From Haworth
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The pilot road 2s are some of my favorite tires. Anyone who isnt riding track or lives somewhere like the dragon and doesnt have a sport touring tire is fooling themselves into thinking they need the extra grip that they will never use. These tires are good enough to get knee down in entry level track groups, but also provide the traction needed for the street when you factor in rain, sand, dirt, debris, ect. Unlike sport tires these will get you decent milage and also heat up quicker on the street giving you better grip for casual riding. On the track you do have to watch out for the tires getting to slippery if you get them very hot, but on the street these are the perfect tire.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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