BlackTwentyTwelve
 
 
 
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Givi TN421 Engine Guards KLR650 Designed for the on and off road enthusiast the GIVI engine guards give a more rugged and aggressive look as well as offering better overall protection for those unforeseen mishaps. Made from one inch tubing and available in matt black or bronze (subject to motorcycle model) the GIVI engine guards are a great addition for the serious motorcycle enthusiast.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
only caveat is skid plate removal became tedious :/
PostedAugust 1, 2012
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BlackTwentyTwelve
From Dayton
State:OH
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Retained (yet replaced) OEM mounting positions for the skid plate. The new holes are NOT threaded, so now I have to use two tools to hold the nut and turn the fastener to remove the skid plate. Three tools, because the rear skid plate mounts were unaffected, so it went from one tool, to three: 10mm nut and 8mm bolt head up front, and hex-head allen in the rear.
Other than that, these GIVI crash bars are the cat's paws. No need for HWY Pegs! Very nice to throw my calves up on the bars for highway comfort lounging. Very good. The wind buffeting in this position makes anything over 55 mph unbearable with the stock windshield. Recognize.
Cross brace that goes through the bike, under the tank, near the carb is brilliant. I have no vibrations or rattles on my 2012 KLR that I've heard of some people complaining about. It came with 2 o-rings, with no details as to where to put them in the one page instructions. I put them in the piece that connects to the sides up front. (this seems like an inherent place to develop rattles, since it's a loose, "press" fit assembly) The o-rings just "squeezed out" of that piece, and are now resting on the main bars, but positioned so that the bars don't rub against the frame - which they would if not for that squeezed out, out of place o-ring.
The money saved over other options, and no need for additional HWY Pegs that stick out and look goofy, sold me on these. The most important factor, was that these GIVI bars do not mount to the footpeg bolts, an already weak area, and usually interfering with aftermarket skid plates.
I was able to mount an awesome aftermarket skid plate made in Germany with the GIVI Crash Bars with no qualms. ("refrain from mentioning competitors or the specific price you paid for the product")
I also like how they stick out further from the sides than other options, adding to the already beefy girth of the bike's intimidating stance.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1200C Phoenix
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Phantom Race Gloves
Held Phantom Race Gloves
Palm and back in highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and color-fast kangaroo leather Unlined palm. Back and thumb fully padded with shock-absorbing SUPROTECT and 100 Kevlar One of the most common injuries is dislocation of the little finger. This happens because the little finger is inadequately protected. To avoid this Held has given the little and ring fingers additional Kevlar padding on the inside and outside Pre-formed, crumple-free palm Special flat seams reduce pressure points on the inner hand, and enhance feel GFC shells with 100 Kevlar ceramic polymer matrix coating give perfect protection to the side of the hand and knuckles Side of hands and knuckles protected with highly abrasion-resistant rayskin, (dasyatis bleekeri), a world first. This is underlaid with shock-absorbing gel, for unmatched impact protection. Protected Velcro straps on the cuff and wrist Visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Law of diminishing returns
PostedAugust 1, 2012
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BlackTwentyTwelve
From Dayton
State:OH
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These gloves are extremely high quality, and the high price would hint towards that. I have not compared these to any other "high-end" gloves, as I've only used $100 range gloves in the past. All the $100 gloves failed to satisfy my needs, so I decided rather than buying gloves continuously spending hundreds of dollars over and over - equalling thousands before I know it - might as well spring for the best.
The tactile feeling is WORLDS more than my 6 year old (seriously broken-in) cowhide gloves. There is no comparison, but it's because the kangaroo palm is so much thinner. Doesn't feel any less strong, only thinner (because thinner kangaroo is stronger than thicker cow), to save weight and add to the tactile feel.
There are a LOT of stitches in these gloves, but my diligent eye could not find one single stitch that wasn't PERFECT. Wow. That's not just rare these days, it's unrealistic. These gloves are pretty amazing.
The rivet in the velcro wrist strap is engineered so well, for ease of grabbing the end to release during removal. Everything is so well thought out and engineered.
Not made in Germany, but designed there, and made somewhere near there. Hungary.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1200C Phoenix
Yes, I recommend this product.
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