KevinInVA
 
 
 
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    October 15, 2012
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Givi E21 Monokey Sidecases The E21 cases are designed as side cases only and are ideal for use in the city. They are narrow in width and offer a top opening feature. Sold only as a pair, they have been designed asymmetrically to give the right and left case a unique appearance. They come in a variety of finishes, which make them good all round cases, suiting any style of motorcycle. Features External Dimensions 16.5L x 7.5W x 13.5D (420 x 196 x 348 mm) each Capacity 21 liters. Max. load 11 lbs/case
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just what I was looking for!
PostedDecember 10, 2012
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KevinInVA
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After selling my car to go on a motorcycle-only diet, I realized that I needed additional storage capacity on my V-Strom 650. As I had read in a message board post somewhere, these cases are pretty much the same size as those reusable grocery bags, so you can get an easy sense of how much will fit into them (and have access to convenient case liners). The closest thing to a complaint that I have is that the lock doesn't have any detents on it, so you simply have to make sure the key is turned all the way before trying to close it. Easy enough habit to get into.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Nolan N85 Helmet - Solid Colors The N85 is the new full-face street helmet by Nolan fairly small, with a bold, sporty design. The result of accurate volumetric tests, this helmet is equipped with a perfectly integrated sunscreen (VPS) inside the shell. The Nolan N85 's quick-change/tool-free visor mechanism operates only with the visor in the open position avoiding accidental opening while riding. Features Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler Nolan's VPS (Vision Protection System) actuates internal sun shield Fully removable, washable Clima-Comfort Interior, treated to be anti-fungal and anti-microbial Removable cheek pads Removable chin curtain Dual top vents with exhaust in rear spoiler Chin vents direct air to face shield to help prevent fogging Optically correct, push button quick change shield offers UV400 protection Included Pinlock-ready face shield with clear Pinlock insert Nolan micro lock retention system Meets or exceeds DOT standards
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I wanted to like it more, but that doesn't mean I like it any less!
PostedOctober 15, 2012
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KevinInVA
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
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I've been wearing this for about a month now and it has been working out fine. Some things that I've noticed:
-WebBikeWorld classifies the helmet as slightly narrow, which is the same as my former KBC VR-2. The N85 seems more round than the KBC, most notably in the forehead area. For additional reference, the Arai Signet Q is in the "slightly narrow" category and a small seems to fit me perfectly. It will definitely be my next helmet, but the features of the N85 made it a good compromise on a budget.
-The internal VPS sunscreen is in the bottom of my field of vision, meaning it would be slightly less annoying if it was longer/ opened more.
-The padding for the micro-lock chin strap is a little looser/ flimsier than I would like, causing it to slide out from under the actual strap when trying to adjust it. I've quickly gotten used to having to hold it in place while tightening, but might add a rubber band or something to hold it in place. Otherwise, the micro-lock does make for quick and easy fitting and removal.
-The top vents seem a little cheap, but they are very easy to use and are much more effective than the ones on my old KBC.
-The only solid way to mount my Scala Rider G4 was to modify the NCOM cover plate. The chin area doesn't have a ton of extra space for the padded mic, but the setup works well.
-The Pinlock insert seems to add some glare from oncoming headlights, but it does seem effective at reducing fogging.
I guess I was hoping for a little more out of this helmet (particularly in the fit department), but I am certainly not disappointed. At this price, it's very hard to beat the quality and features. If you have more of a neutral head shape, it would probably fit quite well and is definitely worth the money.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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