Shifties
 
 
 
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    August 23, 2012
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    October 8, 2012
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Cortech Super 2.0 Backpack 1680 denier ballistic polyester and 1800 denier three-lined twill Jacquard construction Locking zipper pulls do not flap in wind, or open when in the locked position Waterproof pocket for water bladder Phoslite reflective piping One built-in sip tube/headphone exit port Hide-away adjustable waist straps Internal pocket for lap top storage accomodates up to 14W x 9.5L x 1.5D Two-tone red and black lining interior Two multifunctional side pockets can be used for storage or as a water bottle holder EVA-backed PP board structural panels Internal organizer and media pocket Mesh padded back pad provides ventilation Built-in padded helmet house
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Gets the job done
PostedOctober 8, 2012
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Shifties
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A good solid backpack that comes with a lot of nice small features. Including but not limited to:
Reflective piping for better visibility.
A LOT of tiny pockets for small items.
Integrated helmet-carry strap. (Which is the reason I bought this backpack.)
A waist strap and a chest strap to secure the backpack.
And a sleeve for a laptop.
One downside though, with all those small pockets you lose quite a bit of your central storage. Meaning that bigger items may not fit easily.
I use is for my work. My main use consists of carrying A4 sized documents. For which this bag is easily adequate. Although once I did use it for a late-night shopping trip and stuffed it with 20+ lbs. of goodies. In case you ever over-shoot your bags carry capacity, you can always use the helmet housing for extra storage.
Rides: 2004 Honda CBR600F F4I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kryptonite HardWire Key Cable Lock Features Available in multiple cable lengths and diameters Braided steel cable provides increased cut resistance to cut attacks Reinforced lock head construction with Talon lock pin retention system which provides extra holding power High security, disc-style cylinder with anti-drill guard Lock head rotates 360 degrees for easier handling during lock up and removal Sliding cylinder weather guards with automatic close feature Protective, weatherproof, vinyl skin 2 stainless steel I keys Key Safe Program Dimensions 2.75' - 20mm Cable 20mm cable diameter 3.00 lbs 6' - 15mm Cable 15mm cable diameter 3.10 lbs 6' - 20mm Cable 20mm cable diameter 4.40 lbs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wrap it around something and your bike isn't going anywhere.
PostedSeptember 24, 2012
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Shifties
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's flexible enough to be stuffed into a tank bag. And it's strong. You could probably use it to haul a trailer if you needed to. It also isn't obscenely heavy. (probably weighs about 4 lbs.)
On the downside. The lock isn't all too easy to use. You have to turn the key a full 360 to unlock it. And then you have to leave the key in while you tie the bike up. And it doesn't just click back together. You have to place the ball in the socket and wind the key 360 in the opposite direction to lock it.
You can't always find something to lock it to. But when you do. Problem solved! Your bike isn't moving unless a police tow truck shows up with an industrial strength motor operated metal grinder. You're not going to cut this with a handheld device.
Rides: 2004 Honda CBR600F F4I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kryptonite Retracting Accessory Lock Features 2.6mm vinyl coated steel retracting steel cable 4-digit resettable combination with easy-grip dials Patented anti-reset button prevents accidental resetting Detachable LED light for use in low light areas Ergonomic, rubberized grips provide easy handling in snow and ice 3' cable length
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
An excellent helmet and tank bag lock. Not good for much else.
PostedSeptember 24, 2012
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Shifties
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
While it's remarkably lightweight and very convenient, it's a deterrent at best. It's not something you'd use to lock your bike with.(it's too short for that anyways)
It can be cut if someone had a decent pair of wire cutters on them. But that can probably be said for any helmet lock.
It's vinyl coating is nice. I never have to worry about damaging anything with it. And it comes with a detachable LED light. A nice little feature that I probably will never use. But it's cool to have.
Rides: 2004 Honda CBR600F F4I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Xena XX-6 Disc Lock High-grade mono-block alloy construction and piercing alarm make the XX6 a remarkably effective way to protect your motorbike or scooter. Lock Fits virtually any scooter or motorbike, with a high-grade mono-block alloy construction and a 6mm steel pushdown locking pin. Ice-spray proof and pick proof key and barrel. Alarm Shock and motion sensors linked to a sophisticated microprocessor trigger a 120dB alarm powered by a single CR2 long-life Lithium battery. All electronics are housed in a replaceable alarm module -- no tools required. Self-arming, with no on-off switch, re-sets to armed mode within 15 seconds Features Ideal for smaller bikes and scooters High-nickel-content stainless steel body Push-down locking system Ice spray-proof and key barrel 1.7 in. (42mm) of throat 24 in. (6mm) diameter hardened steel locking pin Included Items (1) Disc lock (3) Keys (1) Alarm module removal key
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An excellent deterrent against theft.
PostedSeptember 24, 2012
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Shifties
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Make no mistake. A determined professional thief can still make off with your bike even with this lock. But the sight of it will probably make any would-be thief tempted to look for an easier target.
It's mono-block construction is very solid. Making it very difficult to break. But it's also quite heavy, which is to be expected from something that's comparable to a solid block of steel.
The alarm itself is painfully loud if you are within 10 feet of it. And it's fairly sensitive. You'll never drive off with this lock still on! It'll scream like a drunk banshee before you get a chance to do so. Being sensitive means it'll also scare off anyone wanting to sit on your bike for a photo. But unfortunately for you, you have to get the key in it perfectly the first time when unlocking it. Otherwise it'll scream at you while you're trying to unlock it.
When you click it in place, you have about 5 seconds to get away from it. It'll let off a single beep to let you know it's armed. Which is convenient.
One downside. It'll act as though it's under attack if you remove the alarm module. And when you're performing your annual battery replacement for this lock, you'll need earplugs.
Rides: 2004 Honda CBR600F F4I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Primer Tank Bag Tank bags are great, until you need to walk away from your ride and leave your valuables behind Now you can take it with you thanks to the innovative backpack style straps on the Icon Primer Pack Just the right size to hold all your essentials without being too large and bulky, this magnetic style tank bag will get you there and back with no hassles Hi-powered magnetic tank mount Rubber mesh-skin backing for non-slip grip Ribstop nylon chassis Removable mesh backpack straps Internal divider pockets Exterior compression strap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's an awesome tank bag. But a bit small.
PostedAugust 23, 2012
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Shifties
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Yes, it's small enough to fit in your helmet. (full-face, size L)
Aside from the size issue and the lack of a clear front pocket for maps or a GPS, it's actually a nice little bag. You could probably fit a disc-lock, cable, gloves, wallet, water bottle, and a few other small items inside it.
For anyone who's worried about the strength of the magnets as opposed to a strap-down type tank-bag. Fear not! Not only are the magnets EXTREMELY powerful, they're also more convenient. It takes a little effort to take the bag off the tank, but on the upside you'll never have to worry about your tank bag coming off under hard acceleration. (unless you've got a 1,000+HP bike or something else that'll produce enough G-force to literally knock your boots off.)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Overpants Mesh overpant - the idea seems a bit odd at first - until you try them. The Fighter Mesh chassis provides excellent abrasion resistance while allowing complete freedom of movement and incredible ventilation. Integrated mechanical flex zones further increase the mobility and comfort of the pants. Worn over a set of normal pants this outfit provides a great riding experience in warmer weather climates while providing enhanced protection. Features Icon loose overpant fit pattern Removable knee impact protectors Durable breathable fighter mesh nylon chassis Adjustable waist straps Perforated panels for venting Ribbed flex panels on knees Zippered side pockets for secure storage Ratchet waist closure
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Better than wearing just jeans, cheaper than leather pants.
PostedAugust 23, 2012
Customer avatar
Shifties
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Being mesh pants, they have VERY good airflow. Making it ideal for anyone riding in 90-110 degree weather on a regular basis. There are other pros of this pant as well:
1.They're comfortable and fairly light
2.Being black, they match just about any riding outfit.
3.They're very reasonably priced and protect you better than not wearing anything.
Now, the cons:
1. Don't even try to use this pant in the rain. Excellent ventilation = terrible water protection.
2. They're pretty thin, so I don't think they'd do too well protecting you in the event that you go down at 70+ mph.
3.They feel a lot bigger than they're sized at.
All in all, it's what you paid for. It's a street pant, not a track suit. Designed more for everyday riding then high-speed knee-dragging protection.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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