HumbledRider
 
 
 
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    August 28, 2012
  • Last review
    April 2, 2014
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    5
 
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HumbledRider's Reviews
 
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cheapest way to improve your riding skills
PostedApril 2, 2014
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HumbledRider
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Hands down, this is the cheapest way to improve your riding ability!
Install was only difficult because my R6's metal gas tank was super cold from the 0 degree weather we've had in Chicago. No matter, I took off the tank, brought it inside and heated both the grip and tank with a hair dryer.
Why does this help you?
1. Getting your weight off the bars and onto the stable part of your bike. Less weight on the bars = looser on the bars = less input to the bars = bike can become more stable = more confidence for you. While hard braking you're able to squeeze with your legs and stop sliding up against the tank.
2. Comfort. Using more of your legs to support you, you can take a lot of weight off your wrists letting you ride more comfortably without the cramping or wrist pain.
3. Corner carving/ knee dragging. This can help your outside leg have something to grip onto.
Are the bumps hard? I ride in kevlar jeans and I literally cannot feel them. I can only tell that I'm gripping onto something. There doesn't seem to be any additional wear on the pants.
Definitely a great investment. My brother has TechSpecs and his are slightly more comfortable but I've got more grip.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV K3 The Donkey Helmet The K-3 is near the top end of the AGV entry level range. GP-tech lines and Valentino Rossi replica helmet graphics make this the ideal helmet for young riders and fans of the racing world. The only full-face thermoplastic model in the agv range, the K-3 is the perfect choice for riders in search of a safe, high-quality helmet with attractive design at a modest price.The K-3 design is inspired by the latest AGV developments starting from the Stealth, S-4, and Ti-Tech and continuing with the Blade/Blade LX and GP-Tech that have so clearly and distinctive defined the companys style. This makes the helmets immediately recognizable and distinguished from all the other proposals on the market. In the same way, the differences with the helmet that the K-3 has replaced are equally evident. Features Fabrics Dry-Lex with hygienic treatment Inside padding Removable and washable (excluding neckroll) Number of shells 1 shell size Retention System Double-D ring Shell Painted HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin Shield Mechanism Perimetrical visor seal, XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) - shield replacement without tools in few seconds Ventilation System Front air intakes and rear extractors Note Helmet comes with clear shield, tinted shield available for purchase separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rossi graphics at a reasonable price!
PostedMay 28, 2013
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HumbledRider
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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My previous lid was a Shoei RF-1000. I'd say it ventilates just as well, doesn't fog as much, vision is just as good and noise is comparable.
The quality of the paint is superb, and I haven't had any problems with the visor opening or closing at highway speeds. Shield change is easy. Cheekpads are easy to remove, much like an Arai Vector's.
Protection wise, you wouldn't be able to track with it since it's not Snell or has a locking visor. As a fun street helmet that gets lots of looks, laughs and compliments, it gets the job done! There's a story to tell about the graphics if you're a Rossi fan.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars SP-2 Leather Gloves - 2012 Features Palm and finger constructed from Goat skin leather for superior durability Knuckle area and finger forchettes made from bovine leather for enhanced comfort and feel Patented 3rd/4th finger bridge prevents finger roll and separation during impacts Perforated cuff, leather top panel and ventilated finger sidewalls keep the hands cool Pre-curved finger construction to reduce riding fatigue
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
How much are your hands worth?
PostedAugust 28, 2012
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HumbledRider
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Literally an hour ago I lowsided going about 20mph. New rider, never been in ANY type of accident.
The palm wore through all the layers except the one closest to your palm. So yeah, it's worth it to invest in a decent set of gloves with extra layers of leather in the palm in the event you go down, and may naturally put your palms out to catch yourself.
The bridge between the ring and pinky finger probably saved my pinky from breaking/dislocating. How much do you use your hands? For everything, including getting you around if your legs can't. I'm typing this with all 10 fingers, no broken knuckles (thanks carbon fiber!) and no sprained wrist (the gauntlet and massive velcro piece with extra padding over my leather sleeve created a solid brace protecting my wrist.
I'm DEFINITELY ordering this pair again. Stepping up to the next model higher wouldn't be a bad idea either, but don't get anything below this.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki Ninja EX250
Yes, I recommend this product.
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