MadOgre
 
 
 
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    July 5, 2012
  • Last review
    April 4, 2013
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MadOgre's Reviews
 
AGV K3 / K4 EVO Face Shield Replacement scratch-resistant faceshield K3 and K4 EVO Helmets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Better than stock
PostedApril 4, 2013
Customer avatar
MadOgre
From Vernal
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Needed a new visor and was going to go with SMOKE. Went Mirrored instead. Glad I did. Looks awesome on my K4. Impressive fast shipment. The replacement visor is gives greater clarity than the OEM, and with the solar protection... Perfect. Should have ordered this with the helmet at the same time. This time of year, I ride to work into the sunrise, ride home into the sunset. Makes it hard to see the road. This... I can see better than ever. Very happy.
Rides: 1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Tech 8 Light Boots Designed to reach new levels of lightweight, performance and comfort. Low profile toe for improved control and sensitiveness in the shift area. Tear and abrasion resistant microfiber material upper construction. Contoured shin plate protector is injected with high modulus TPU for a high level of impact and abrasion resistance. Contoured calf protector plate is injected with high modulus TPU for impact resistance. Contoured rubber panel on the inner side of the boot is designed for excellent contact grip with the bike, providing a high level of support and is laminated with aluminum foil to guard against heat. Extended, internal, injected TPU protection plates guard the ankle and sides of the lower foot, as well as the toe-box area of the boot. Instep and Achilles flex zones for superior comfort, control and support. Closure system featuring 4 aluminum buckles with memory adjustment and quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure. Top and bottom reverse closure design provides superior impact security and improved fit. Removable and replaceable kick starter protection insert on right boot. Stamped steel sole and heel guard. Soft, TPU, gaiter provides effective seal around the top of the boot, preventing excessive water and dirt entry. Breathable 3D tech mesh lining reduces heat buildup and improves comfort. Alpinestars unique anatomical and fully perforated microfiber and 3D tech mesh inner ankle sleeve features removable shock absorbing asymmetrical gel ankle protectors and a removable anatomic footbed. Alpinestars exclusive, high grip, dual density rubber outsole with replaceable insert for durability. Contoured tempered steel shank is over injected inside the mid-sole assembly for rider safety and support. The TECH 8 LIGHT boot is CE certified.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid
PostedAugust 16, 2012
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MadOgre
From Vernal
State:UT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
I was given a pair of Tech 8's when I got my KTM. The owner had a pair in my size that was never worn, as the KTM was never ridden, so he threw them in.
While my Icon Elsinore boots look like some old school MX boots, these suckers are the read deal. Putting them on, I found that they fit absolutely perfect and adjusting the boot was simple. Once on, these boots were solid and stable. I took them on a quick ride up to Paradise Lake. I had to put a food down a couple times, let it slide. This was no problem with these Tech 8's. Standing on the pegs felt as solid as standing on the floor.
These boots are not for my Sport Bike... shifting and braking would be a challenge in these things. But on my KTM it was just fine. They breath well enough you could do some long range riding in them without getting Swamp Feet. You could do some Adventure Touring in these.
What they are not good for though, is just walking around. This isn't your "Just One Pair" jack of all trades boot. These are for riding. Hard.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Speed Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Jacket
Speed Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Jacket
Speed and Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Textile Jacket Water Resistant AR-800 Frame Knox C.E. Approved Shoulder And Elbow Protectors Knox C.E. Approved Spine Protector Kevlar Thread Aerodynamic Speed Hump Low Restriction Collar Speed Zip Controlled Ventilation Dual Stage Kinetic Cuff Adjuster Molded Strong Arm Sleeve Adjuster Lockdown Waist Adjuster Removable Insulated Vest Liner Microfiber Lined Cuffs Belt Loops For Pant Attachment 8 Zipper For Pant Attachment TPR Logos Reflective Trim
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Saved my Bacon and it's still good to go.
PostedAugust 15, 2012
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MadOgre
From Vernal
State:UT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
This is my first jacket from Speed and Strength, and it certainly wont be my last. The jacket looks sharp. The protection is amazing. I know this because I got clipped by a truck and went down. Hard. Wrecked my 2003 Honda Superhawk and it took three days to get it running again. I suffered a broken wrist, dislocated shoulder, and bruised ribs. It could have been much much worse. I slid for about 20 yards along the shoulder of highway 121 before I went off it into the desert. My gloves were destroyed, but the jacket was not scraped up that bad. I am still wearing it on cooler days because it's still good to go.
When it's a real hot day, this Jacket is an oven. If it's not too hot, it's fine if you keep rolling. The ventilation could be better. It fits loose, but it's comfortable. I get positive comments all the time. I also get questions all the time about the hump on the back. Oh well.
This Jacket is awesome. I will get a new one come Spring.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet
AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet
AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet The K4 EVO is the most balanced and versatile helmet in the AGV range. Performs great on sportbikes or scooters, and everything in between. Improvements in weight and comfort, the K4 EVO represents the ideal solution for those who want an attractive, safe, comfortable helmet with an excellent price/quality ratio. The design of the K4 EVO reflects that of the K4, the model it replaces in the range. A design distinguished by the front air vents, the chin strap, the lateral lines and the spoiler, creating an immediate family feeling with other products in the recent AGV range. Features Shell Fiberglass ACF (Advanced Composite Fiber) Number of shells 2 shell sizes Ventilation System Front air intakes and rear extractors Internal padding Removable and washable (excluding neckroll) Internal Padding New 3D construction for richer and more stylish padding Fabrics Dry-Comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment and new skin-friendly fabric, reduces skin irritation Face Shield Clear, anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor Shield Mechanism XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) for shield replacement without tools in seconds Safety Certification ECE22.05 Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So this is what a good helmet feels like!
PostedAugust 14, 2012
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MadOgre
From Vernal
State:UT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
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
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
After I got my last helmet, I was never really satisfied with it. It fit... but it didn't fit very well. What was off was the Shape, not the size. After a brief chat with Revzilla's Gear Pro's, they turned me on to a couple different brands that gave a longer oval like what I needed for my Lycan shaped head. It fits perfectly. Thanks for the expert advice that made all the difference to me.
I especially love the fact that it's quiet. Light and Quiet. I don't have to wear Ear Plugs when I'm riding. Even if I'm cooking along at 90+ on my ZX-11. Thats a plus!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Elsinore Boots The Icon 1000 Elsinore's five-strap, alloy-buckle chassis, stamped metal heel plate, and internal steel shank combine for a serious dose of moto-x homage. The traditional Goodyear welt construction mates the Icon street-specific sole to the magnificent leather upper. A medial entry zipper, allocated from Paratrooper jump boots, is the only luxury the Elsinore will allow itself. A modern relic from an era when men were iron and tanks were steel. The Elsinore, old-school MX reinterpreted for the urban sprawl. Features 12 top grain leather upper Goodyear welt construction Icon cast metal buckles Icon stamped metal heel plate Heat pressed leather shifter panel Heat pressed molded leather shin plate Internal ankle protection Axialmetric steel shank YKK Zippers
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dear Revzilla, I never thought this would happen to me...
PostedAugust 9, 2012
Customer avatar
MadOgre
From Vernal
State:UT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
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
Thanks to Revzilla's expert advice and sagely reviews, I was interested in the Icon 1000 Elsinore boots and had to order a pair. I knew these were some sexy gear but I had no idea. I was out for a nice long ride on a hot Utah Desert cruise hunting Skags and Radscorpions. When I got home, the boots I had ordered arrived. I wasn't expecting the supply drop off for another week, but I should have known better when I ordered Revzilla. The Friendly wagging of the wings let me know something good was waiting for me as the plane banked east RTB. Another fast delivery!
As soon as I opened the box, I knew I had to try this badass Foot Gear Upgrade. I couldn't get my old musty combat boots off my feet fast enough. I pulled this Foot Armor on and it fit perfectly - just as advertised. More comfortable too. Those tags hanging off the boot - yeah, I ripped those puppies off. These are not going back. In fact - if anything happens to me - Bury me in these boots. It was easy to adjust the fit and the zipper on the insides to take them on and off - Sweet. I know I just got off my bike and the engine was still ticking, but I had to jump on and ride again. Awesome support thanks to the motorcross genetic engineering. The steel shank in the sole gives a solid feel when you are on the pegs, sitting or standing or running to a better firing position or jumping razor wire.
These boots are as good as they look - and they look better in person than in the pictures and video.
Well, when I got home, this Hot Redhead took one look at me in these boots... that slow up and down look. She stared at the boots for a moment and then she just grinned and then jumped me. She was all over me like an AXE Commercial. An hour later I'm needing a cigarette and a sandwich and now she's asking if they make these boots for women!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Velocity Mesh Jacket True to the Velocity series, ultra-affordable doesnt mean you have to sacrifice protection, versatility, style, or summer comfort. Features FreeAir mesh shell Quick release, removable waterproof liner Contoured armor at the shoulders and elbows Removable Dual Density spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine armor High density rib padding 6-point SureFit custom adjustment system 2 outside pockets, 1 inside pocket Extended back Belt loops for pant attachment Reflective stripe
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cool Jacket for Hot Days
PostedJuly 30, 2012
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MadOgre
From Vernal
State:UT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It gets hot in Utah. Scorching, burning hot. My Speed and Strength Twist of Fate jacket is awesome for protection, but wearing it during the heat of a Utah summer is unpleasant after 5 minutes. Even on the bike at speed - it's suffocating. So I ordered this Mesh. Last weekend I rode a 7 hour trip and enjoyed every minute of it thanks to this Velocity Mesh jacket.
Air moves through it easily, even just walking, you can feel it. On the bike, wind just blows through it and it feels good.
The fit is snug, but it's not too tight. The pockets are mostly useless but the one on the inside fits my smart phone just fine and I can wear my earbuds and play my music on and off my bike because of it. It works.
For a cheap mesh jacket, it doesn't feel cheap. I've had a lot of positive comments on it, so evidently it looks as good as it feels.
Rides: 2005 KTM 525 MXC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Bell Vortex Siege Helmet
Bell Vortex Siege Helmet
Bell Vortex Siege Helmet The new Bell Vortex comes in a variety of graphics all of which will get you noticed on the street. The Siege Helmet comes in a black, white and silver color pallet that sports thunderbolts and a Bell coat of arms on the side. This style is also available in a blue and a red version. In addition to the full gloss coverage there is reflectivity in the paint which adds depth to the graphics. Performance features on this helmet borrow heavily from the Bell Star helmet providing function you don't always see in a helmet at this price point. This is solid everyday helmet that because of it's Snell M2010 rating can also hold up to some track usage. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut) Removable and washable, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner Padded Wind collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper Five-year warranty Weight 1600g Certification Snell M2010, DOT Comes with clear faceshield
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
WHAT?
PostedJuly 11, 2012
Customer avatar
MadOgre
From Vernal
State:UT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This helmet is fun... It feels like it's too small and wants to wants to smash my face, but I guess it's supposed to fit like this. My bad.. I have a Lycan shaped head so most helmets fit like this for me anyways.
The Airflow is awesome. On a hot day, this is the Lid you want. Even at slower speeds, you can feel the air moving through the helmet. Which is great.
The downside is that at 90+ MPH this airflow turns into what sounds like a hurricane... and I'm not talking about the bike from Honda. It's loud. Loudest I've ever had. I normally ride with Ear Buds in and I can play some Pink Floyd (Keeps my speed in check) at half volume. Well, in this thing I can't even hear my music at full volume
Still, Overall, I like this bucket and I'll be wearing it for some time to come I guess... Until I get sick of it.
Rides: 2002 Honda VTR1000 Super Hawk
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion EXO-400 Impact Helmet
Scorpion EXO-400 Impact Helmet
Scorpion EXO-400 Impact Helmet Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection. SpeedShift quick-change shield system - Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less. EverClear no-fog faceshield Optically-correct shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating. KwikWickII moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads Breathable, easily removable and washable. Ventilation system Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet. Custom liner and cheek pad kits Available in hot colors and wild patterns. HELMET SHOWN WITH ACCESSORY SHIELD - CLEAR IS STANDARD. Snell/DOT Certified 3XL is DOT only
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
EXO-400's solid lid for your bucks.
PostedJuly 5, 2012
Customer avatar
MadOgre
From Vernal
State:UT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I liked this helmet a lot. It was fairly light and it fit well. I really liked the Scorpion face shield system and found it to be one of the better ones out there. I like to ride with the shield open a crack. Downsides were that it was kind of loud, wind noise was constant at speed, and howling during head checks. I wear earbuds anyways, but on my ZX-11, it's pretty much mandatory for me. Also, the air flow is rather poor in my opinion. Fine most of the time, but when it gets really hot - it's just not enough.
Overall though, it's a good lid for the money and always got positive comments from others.
Rides: 2002 Honda VTR1000 Super Hawk
Yes, I recommend this product.
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