Charles w K.
 
 
 
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    August 31, 2009
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    June 9, 2014
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TCX X-Cube Air Boots Italian styling, excellent air flow and great over the ankle protection make this boot perfect for a quick afternoon session or an all-day ride. Dual compound sole makes peg grip a non-issue, while offering great traction off the bike and enough air flow to keep your feet cool on the hottest day. Features Upper composed of Air Tech highly-breathable fabric with suede leather inserts Malleolus protection and polyurethane ankle support Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection and Airflow
PostedJune 9, 2014
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
These are just what I was looking for to ride in those hot afternoons. I have ridden with them in 90 degrees F and you can feel the air blowing through them. Protection around the ankles is very good, I would have given them a five for protection if they were a taller boot but that isn't what I was looking for anyway. Great value for the money. Ducati sells these with their logo and I am sure you would pay more for them.
Rides: 2009 KTM 530 EXC
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 Mesh Textile Jacket Free-air poly/mesh shell Removable waterproof liner C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector Elastic sleeve adjusters Sure Fit adjustable waistband Zippers for optional Sahara vest 8 zipper for pant attachment Reflective stripe Pocket for audio device with port for wire
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great air flow
PostedMay 19, 2014
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have tried many air jackets but nothing I have seen comes close to the amount of air that this jacket flows. You give up some protection from the fabric but the armor is good. If you ride in 100 degree weather and want still want some protection this is the jacket for you!
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Neotec Cheekpads Replacement cheek pads for Shoei Neotec Helmets. All cheek pads are interchangeable in all helmet sizes. 35mm is stock size for XS-XL helmets 31mm is stock size for 2XL helmets Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cheeks were too tight
PostedMay 19, 2014
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These are simple snap in replacements, pretty expensive when you have already purchased an expensive helmet but necessary if the cheek area is too tight.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gerbing G3 Heated Gloves Gerbing's popular G3 Heated Gloves give you the best of both worlds, warmth powered either by an optional 12v battery , or plugged into your bike's battery. The G3's coreheat12 with Microwire all-leather construction features ergonomic finger design for flexibility, easily adjustable wrist cinch straps with velcro closure and wear resistant palms with full bone impact padding. Keep your fingers warm and flexible, no matter your speed. Features Leather outer with tricot lining Incorporates Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth Velcro wrist closure Includes Gerbing 12V Battery Harness and Gerbing 12V Glove / Insole Y-Harness 1 year warranty Specifications Heat Microwire Heat Source 12-volts DC Current 2.2 amps Watts 27 watts Surface Temp 135F Gerbing and RevZilla STRONGLY recommend the use of a temperature controller with this product, failure to do so may cause burns.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great heated gloves!
PostedApril 6, 2014
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
These gloves leave you with some feeling for the ride which many don't, they are very pliable and the heat is generous. I shopped heated gloves for many months before selecting these and they work great.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Saddlemen Adventure Tail Bag The Saddleman Adventure Tail Bag lines up with the rear seat and rear rack of most Adventure motorcycles. Takes advantage of Saddlemens Adventure TRACK seats cargo mounting points. Shaped to match the rear rack or grab rails of the most common Adventure or Sportbikes. Its perfectly sized to carry adequate cargo yet remain stylish and out of the way as you navigate through your journey. Features Easy to install with quick-release, lockable buckles Variety of mounting configurations Expandable Rain cover included Back pack strap included so you can easily take your cargo with you 20-pound capacity Dimensions 20 L x 14 W x 8 H 15 H expanded
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well made bag
PostedFebruary 11, 2014
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This bag has plenty of room to take enough clothes for a weeks travel without making the bike look like you are leaving home! It has some nicely designed pockets and a comes with a couple soft bags for compartmentalizing smaller stuff. It seems to be very well made, only time will tell.
My only gripe is that Saddelmen did not put a handle on one end or the other for packing into the hotel room...it comes with a back pack harness but to me that is more hassle than it is worth for a short trip to to the room! I would have given it a 4.5 stars if that had been an option because of this.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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Firstgear BMW Plug 18 Inch Coax Adaptor BMW-style plug with 18 of 18 AWG wire to a SAE connector The plug is filled with sealant to keep the wires from coming out and to make it waterproof Make sure to check out our Firstgear Heated Gear Buyers Guide
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worked perfect
PostedNovember 12, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Links my first gear heated Jacket Liner to my recently installed aux outlet on my 1200gs. No problems.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Remote Dual Heat Troller Control Features Dual wireless remote kit that includes remote, receiver and battery harness Waterproof remote and receiver Sealed switch with tactile on/off and 300 rotation Color coded knobs and LEDs for tactile and visual feedback Handles 15 amps at 13 volts with internal reset for overloads and shorts Receiver dimensions 2.5 x 1.75 x .5 inches Control dimensions 1.9 x 1.3 x .75 inches
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent piece of gear!
PostedOctober 28, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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
Step up to the plate and do this right the first time. The dual controller is the way to go and you will be happy with it. Controls any gear that uses coax power connections and really works well. You can mount the controller on the bike or put it in a pocket what ever works for you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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SIDI Way Mega Rain Boots Sidi, continuously researching new technological solutions to enhance rider safety, is proud to present the Way Rain boot. With Sidis great style, feel, support and quality there are no finer performance off road boots in the world. Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Lining Each boot is lined throughout with lightweight perforated Teflon treated fabric in order to allow moisture to breath out to the Lorica outer and dry quickly with no mold build up in the long term. Additionally the inner ankle area of all Strada series boots are fully lined with Sidis own formula of perforated closed thousand-air cell memory foam. A totally breathable lining system. Composite Insole Sidi is the only manufacture to use a composite insole that is anatomically shaped to the rider. A cushioned liner is provided that can be removed if the rider desires a more roomy fit. Sidi does not use steel shanks riveted to its insole like most manufactures, details such as this enable Sidi boots to enjoy a multi year service life versus the competitors multi month lifespan as over time, a steel shank can deteriorate, rust and fracture exposing the rider to injury. Lorica Boot's outer is fully constructed with Lorica, a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lorica is also highly resistant to abrasion - yet it still breathes - with more than three million pores per square centimeter. Easy to maintain, Lorica doesnt stain and cant be scratched and offers, reduced weight, more flexibility and more feel than leather racing boots. Features Mega version offers EE width as well as increased room all around the arch area Rain membrane to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet Lorica Cordura outer construction Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Zipper and Velcro closure system Full length inner gaiter Lorica toe shift pad Double stitched in all high stress areas Reflective heel panel Nylon plate and internally padded shin plate Non-slip Sidi sole Note Boot design varies from image in that area over the instep is solid Lorica, and area at the cuff has a more geometric design.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good but not great
PostedAugust 1, 2012
Customer avatar
Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pretty good looking boot and seem to last pretty well. I put custom insoles in mine and they are much more comfortable than they were new. Not perfectly waterproof, I have had damp feet in moderate showers, and they are pretty hot in the summer. I expected more for the money.
Rides: 2009 KTM 530 EXC-R
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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 REV'IT! Air Jacket (4XL)
REV'IT! Air Jacket (4XL)
In Spring of 2012 the Air Jacket will be replaced by the new REV'IT Airwave Jacket The AIR jacket is the latest lightweight summer specific jacket in the REV'IT! collection. This jacket combines lightweight abrasion resistant materials along with mesh panels to provide the ultimate in summer breath-ability. These materials combined with CE approved KNOX amour at a competitive price make the AIR a great jacket for the rider who demands protection and style. The REV'IT Rotor Pants are perfect complement to the Air Jacket. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Airmesh, Polyamide Protection KNOX CE protection, ventilated EVA back padding Visibility reflective label at the chest, reflective panels on theshoulder ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit lightly pre-shaped fit Adjustability adjustment taps at the upper sleeve, adjustmentstraps at the hem Ventilation fully ventilated Features short connection zipper, jeans loop Pockets slit pockets, mesh inner pockets Recomended Upgrade REV'IT Knox TP2 Back Protector
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great looking Jacket
PostedAugust 1, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
This jacket is very well styled and flows a pretty good amount of air but not as much as my Joe Rocket mesh. The armor is well placed and doesnt move around. I purchased a XL, I would say that is a 40-42 and no larger.
Rides: 2009 KTM 530 EXC-R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Energy HV Jacket
REV'IT! Energy HV Jacket
REV'IT! Energy HV Jacket Start with our all-weather REVIT Energy jacket, and add CE-approved (EN-471 directive) high-visibility neon-yellow fabric. Then place some additional reflective panels, and the result is maximum visibility in both day and night. This makes the REVIT Energy HV textile jacket the ultimate choice for daily commuters. Whether its city streets of Paris or circling London's M25, Energy HV has you covered. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D EN471, polyester rib, Monaco Performance cowhide, neoprene, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyester lining 100 polyamide thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows, EVA foam at back Visibility 3M ScotchliteTM reflection at shoulders, elbows and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability flexisnap, adjustment strap at waist and upper arms, adjustment tabs at cuffs and hips, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back and chest Features short connection zipper Pockets stash pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice well made jacket
PostedJuly 26, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This jacket is well made and is very comfortable to wear. The armor is placed well and doesnt move around. However, it isnt for extreme cold or extreme heat. The liner works very well down to the mid 40s, below that and there is some cold leakage from the zipper area in the front. Some additional layering would be necessary to be comfortable at lower temps. And it just isnt a mesh jacket so dont expect to be comfortable over 80 degrees. Dont get me wrong, I really like this jacket it just isnt for extremes on either end of the spectrum. People will see you for MILES!
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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