Cesare57
 
 
 
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    June 18, 2012
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    May 21, 2014
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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Rear Tires The Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires represent the latest iteration and next generation of Pilot Road evolution. Designed to deliver maximum safety in most conditions especially on wet roads and in particular when braking, Michelin's goal is to cover all riders in all conditions. Touting both enhanced safety and extended tire life, the Pilot Road 4 tires are a tangible illustration of Michelins Total Performance strategy of constantly and simultaneously improving tire performance characteristics across the range. The Pilot Road 4 tires will be available in three versions, the standard PR4, PR4 Trail for enduro and ADV bikes that are primarily ridden on-road and the PR4 GT for heavier, touring bikes. The Pilot Road 4 GT tires are already the OEM choice for the new BMW R1200RT. Superior wet-weather performance Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires stop shorter in the wet vs. the leading competitive sport touring tires and Michelin Pilot Road 3 Longest tread life in its class Up to 20 longer tread life than Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires Dependable grip even in challenging conditions 2 Compound Technology with all new silica-charged rubber compounds for excellent grip from 23F to 113F New XST+ siping and enhanced tread patterns for optimum grip at all lean angles Three separate versions available Pilot Road 4 for all-around sport touring use Pilot Road 4 GT has a stiffer casing with a patented new technology for motorcycle tires that delivers the stability you need for heavier GT-class bikes while riding solo, two-up or with luggage, and the comfort you desire Pilot Road 4 Trail for adventure touring bikes ridden exclusively on the road
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great so far
PostedMay 21, 2014
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Cesare57
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have about 1,000 miles on these so far. Most sure-footed tire I've ridden. Very confidence inspiring in turns. Even break in didn't require as much caution as most tires do. Even my gas mileage has improved! Haven't got caught in the wet yet, but I'm sure they'll do great - my PR2s did. Great investment if they also deliver the high miles they're supposed to.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 TCX X-Action Waterproof Boots
TCX X-Action Waterproof Boots
TCX X-Action Boots Based on their extremely popular 2009 Synergy boot, the X-Action has been revamped for 2011. Fully waterproof, this boot is made of top grain leather with microfiber and polyurethane panels strategically placed in high wear areas for longevity and durability. UPPER leather and micro fibre, front and rear padded area for a better comfort, rear reflexing insert LINING waterproof PROTECTION new malleolus protection, shin plate, polyurethane shift pad integrated in the sole FOOT BED anatomic and replaceable SOLE new touring sole, bi-injected with specific grip area and superior stability
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Happy so far
PostedDecember 25, 2013
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Cesare57
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I recently bought these to replace my 4 year old Icon Superduty 3s, which were very comfortable but not very durable. So far, I'm impressed with the safety features of the X-Actions. I like the fact that they're a few inches higher than my Icons, and have shin protection. I like the zipper and velcro closure. The main issue with my Icons were the upper lace loops wore out and I had to replace them with zip ties! Hopefully the zippers on the X-Actions will last and the boots will hold up better than the Icons did. I can already tell they're not as comfortable to walk in, but that may be because they're sturdier and provide better protection. As Anthony and others noted, ordering one size down is a good idea. I'll probably provide a follow-up review after I've had them 6-12 months.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi V46 Monokey Topcase The V46 is a top case set apart from the rest with its modern design, easy to open lock feature, wide lens, and replaceable color lid panels. The V46 case can hold 1-2 fullface helmets (varies by helmet model). Features Givi E105 Stoplight Kit available Designed for use as a topcase only Dimensions 17L x 22W x 13D. Capacity 46 liters. Max. load 22 lbs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good all around top case
PostedSeptember 1, 2013
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Cesare57
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I commute on my Suzuki Bandit 1250S a lot, and the V46 is perfect since I can just squeeze in my backpack with lunch, shoes, laptop, etc. No room for anything else, but I think a larger case just wouldn't look right. I also love it for running errands, since I can fit a lot more stuff than I could using my backpack, plus it's way more comfortable. I pretty much just leave it on all the time since it's great to carry Gatorade and some snacks for longer rides, and if I stop in some town and see some smallish thing I want to buy, I've got a way to bring it home. I also think it provides an element of safety, since it just makes the bike that much more visible, especially since I installed reflective inserts in the lenses. Fits nice and snug - no movement or rattles so I feel comfortable cruising at high speed. My Bandit has several matte black surfaces, so it coordinates nicely too.
Rides: 2007 Ducati GT1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Over Pants Features FREE-AIR poly/mesh shell Height adjustable Grade A C.E. Rated knee protectors Rock Tex seat and knee reinforcements Full length Side zippers Sure Fit adjustable waistband Removable High Density Hip Padding Two external pockets Melt Resistant Material on Lower Leg Area 8 zipper for jacket attachment Reflective stripes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Probably the best value in sub-$200 mesh pants
PostedJune 18, 2012
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Cesare57
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I looked long and hard, and tried on a bunch of different pants before settling on these. I wanted an overpant for my hot weather commutes, and these are perhaps the only sub-$200 mesh pants that have everything I wanted - full-length leg zippers, snap waist closure, adjustable waist, CE knee armor, and hip padding. While I've just had them a few days, I've already put 100+ miles on them in near-100 temps, and find them very comfortable, even over jeans. They're at least as cool as the kevlar jeans I had used for hot weather, but with better protection and ability to carry your small stuff. They breath and move extremely well - I don't even notice I'm wearing an overpant. My one minor complaint is that I wish they could cinch up at the lower leg for a snugger fit. If the wind is just right they will flap around some.
Like most everyone, I think going up a size is the way to go. I'm 6' and 170 or so, and wear 32W x 34L pants. According to Joe Rocket's size chart on their website, the Phoenix series is designed as an overpant, and therefore they recommend not going up a size. By their sizing, I should wear a M, but I tried on a pair in L locally, and they fit perfect. They were the only pants of perhaps the eight that I tried that fit perfect in both the waist and length. One final note - they don't have a liner so they're not really a 3-season pant since maybe 50-55 is about as cool as you'd want to wear these in. However, if you ride a lot in hot weather but don't have hundreds to spend on mesh pants, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better value under $200.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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