Neil W.
 
 
 
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    August 31, 2009
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Held Rodney Gloves Offering clean and classic lines, the Held Rodney Gloves are an elegant option for warm weather riding. Perforated panels and a Coolmax lining help to keep your temperature regulated while the kangaroo palm and Superfabric reinforcements keep you protected. Outer Shell: Goat skin upper Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm Colorfast and sweat-proof Lining: Upper hand lined in Coolmax Fit and Features: Special flat seam construction VELCRO brand closure adjustment at cuffs Stretch fabric panels (100 polyamide) on back Perforated finger side walls Perforated top of the hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort Protection: Special foam knuckle and finger protection Superfabric reinforcement on edge of hand
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Everyday glove
PostedMay 9, 2016
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
The Held Rodney is replacing my 9-year old Revit Monsters as my warm weather commuting/touring glove.
My requirements are:
* perforated leather - I like the all-round protection of leather and how leather forms to your fit.
* non-bulky protection - Need to fit easily into my Triple-Digit rain gloves. Helps to be able to reach into pockets too.
* quality materials/brand reputation - Held and positive reviews on the Rodney
* simple closure - I like summer gloves to fit inside jacket sleeves and not be fiddly to get on or off.
Fit - I have an average size/shape hand, measures 9-inches circumference, so a size 9. Revzilla gear geeks and some
reviewers advised this model runs large, so I ordered the medium (8 - 8.5). It certainly does run large as I have extra
finger length in all digits, not excessively long but my finger tips don't bottom out like they did with the Revit Monsters
in size large. I'd prefer a little more "pre-curve", e.g. less material in the palm, but it doesn't cause any discomfort.
I've run these for a couple of weeks now, daily commuting and a 750-mile weekend tour (wherein they fit nicely under my rain gloves). I didn't have occasion to use the rubber visor wiper on the left index finger, but not a bother that it's there.
Temps in the mild range, 50-90F. I need heated grips under 60F. Keeping my grip closed offered enough insulation in cooler temps. Opening the grip allows good air flow to the hand.
Happy with my purchase. Don't expect them to last 9 years but they have no apparent flaws either.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Mitas E-07 Tires With cross-ply construction and a chevron tread pattern that grips both pavement and the roughest terrain, the Mitas E-07 offers the long wear and durability needed for long cross country as well as backwoods adventures. Features: 50 street / 50 dirt Chevron tread pattern for optimal grip on and off pavement DOT
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
new favorite tire for ADV riding
PostedAugust 31, 2015
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Mitas E-07 Dakar. These are 4-ply, bias-ply construction, 50/50 tread pattern. I chose the 4-ply Dakar model because I ride the bike heavy in demanding conditions. 4,000 miles on these now and loving them.
Tire pressure is really important to me. So I check frequently and carry a dial gauge and pump to adjust it. My settings are: F/R - Solo: 32/36, fully loaded tarmac: 36/42, fully loaded dirt: 32/38. I’ve thrown every kind of riding I do at them and they are better in every respect than any other tire I’ve run. That list includes the OEM Bridgestone Battlewings, Heidenau K60s, and Conti Trail Attack 2. All good tires, but I think I’ve found a new favorite.
Most of those miles were from a recent trip in Idaho, 2-up, fully loaded, on a Yamaha Super Tenere. Road types included interstate freeways with 80 MPH speed limits, twisty mountain roads, and rough dirt roads. In no conditions did they give a hint of slipping, and we wore these out to edges. No molding nubs remain.
When brand new, they wandered on rain-grooved highways. Now that the lug edges are no longer sharp, the tires track better on grooved roadway.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Motion Pro Drive T Handles Features: Allows optional ways to use any 1/4 or 3/8 drive attachments such as sockets, hex drives, crows foot or swivels 1/4 drive measures 8 1/2 in length 3/8 drive measures 10 1/2 in length Made from chrome-vanadium tool steel with carbon steel T-handles Durable nickel pewter finish Lifetime manufacturers replacement warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
You can't go wrong with Motion Pro
PostedJanuary 26, 2015
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Motion Pro makes good quality tools at a quality tool price. Don't know why I waited so long to get T-handle wrenches. Where they fit, they're usually faster handling and lighter weight than ratchet handles.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Gyde By Gerbing 12V Coil Cord Extension
Gyde By Gerbing 12V Coil Cord Extension
Gerbing 12V Coil Cord Extension For use with Gerbing's coreheat12 products Coax male plug on one end and a 90 coax female plug on the other end Just like the cord that connects a phone to the handset, this extension provides for a greater range of motion 1 ft compressed length stretches up to 4 feet total length
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
flexible
PostedJanuary 26, 2015
Customer avatar
Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
My heated gear plugs were short. Sitting was OK but if I stood on the pegs, then the plugs disconnected. Now I can stand on my ADV bike and still be plugged into my heated gear. The curly cord is short enough to not be in the way and stretches when you need it to.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RAM Mounts 1 Ball With Hole Mount Your motorcycle rides on rubber tires for grip and to soften the ride, why should it be any different for your mounted electronics With RAM's patented rubber ball and socket technology, the turn of a single knob grips the adjustment arm to a rubber ball designed to dampen shock and vibration. With RAM products, it's all grip and no slip plus protection for your valuable electronics. Simply place our easy to install RAM-B-367ball base onto the motorcycle handlebar top clamp and you're done. After that, a world of mounting possibilities just opened up. Included: 1 1 Rubber ball 1 M8 x 55 bolt (1.25 thread pitch) 1 M8 x 60 bolt (1.25 thread pitch) 1 M8 x 65 bolt (1.25 thread pitch) Attachment Point: Motorcycle handlebar top clamp, any bike that uses an M8 threaded bolt. Material: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum Ball Size: 1 Rubber Ball B Size
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
smart idea
PostedJanuary 26, 2015
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Handlebar space is limited, so using the top clamp bolts for RAM mounting points is a smart idea. With the 3 bolt lengths included, I've yet to have an application it doesn't fit.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Super 2.0 12-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag The Cortech Super 2.0 12L Tank Bag is the Goldilocks of tank bags. Not too big nor too small, it's right sized to hold when you need when you hit the roads. Constructed from 1680D ballistic polyester and 1800D three-lined twill Jacquard fabric exterior, the interior consists of soft, two-toned liner. When you are ready to take the tank bag with you off the bike, release the hidden backpack straps or use the handy rubber carry strap. The Cortech Super 2.0 12 Liter Tank Bag is a great solution for your carrying needs. Features: 1680 denier ballistic polyester and 1800 denier three-lined twill Jacquard construction Protective non-slip, non-scratch diamond pattern mounting base One-way zipper on main compartment with a Zipper Garage for concealment Top flap internal organizer and soft lining Hideaway backpack straps Removable and replaceable snapped map pocket Two internal mesh storage pockets Hidden external pocket for miscellaneous storage Phoslite reflective piping Built-in sip tube and headphone exit ports Integrated stowaway rain cover with clear window included Two-tone red and black soft lining interior Also available in a strap mounted version Dimensions: 14L x 8W x 7H
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
High quality, versatile tank bag
PostedSeptember 30, 2014
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a very thoughtfully designed tank bag, dare I say over-thought. Lots of details big and small.
Big details:
Tuck-away backpack straps. This proved very useful during international travel. Comfortable to wear while trucking through airports and stows easily under an airline seat.
Built-in rain cover: Don't leave home without it, and with this one built in, you never will.
Plenty strong magnets: Have ridden bouncy dirt roads with nary a wiggle from the bag, yet it's easy to put on and take off for transport or gas fill-ups.
Little details:
Retaining strap in case the magnets let go or to possibly slow a snatch and grab.
Handle - handy
Map window - nice idea and well executed but on this size bag, not too useful.
Hide-away zipper pulls - unnecessary but a quality touch none the less.
Internal storage and keeper appointments - all that can be stuffed into the available space.
Plush lining - Don't know why you would need it, but another quality touch.
Quality:
This is a very well made piece, good materials and construction.
After several weeks of local and international travel, it shows no signs of wear. The hide-away backpack straps are the key value item. If you have to carry your tank bag a lot, there is nothing handier than the no-hands option of being able to carry it on your back.
My only regret is not getting the larger size.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Wolfman Wolf Tail Bag
Wolfman Wolf Tail Bag
Wolfman Wolf Tail Bag The Wolfman Wolf Tail Bag is a medium-sized bag that attaches easily with bungee/hooks to seats or racks. Five compartments help keep items organized. On top, a bungee web can hold a light jacket or gloves when you're off the bike. Medium-sized Yes, but it will still swallow a full-face helmet. Plus there's an expandable gusset for habitual over-stuffers. Plenty of room for a big day or a long weekend. Or match it with some of Wolfman's other luggage as part of a complete touring rig. The bungee mount is simple, versatile and secure, Wolfman designed it with urban riders and road trips in mind. (Rough off-road riders may want to look toward one of Wolfman's strap-mounted bags for a super-secure mount.) Features: Three outside signature Crescent pockets for easy access #10 YKK zippered main opening Expandable gusset Bungee net integrated into top of bag D-ring for shoulder strap Adjustable bungee and hook mounting system Non-scratch, non-skid bottom Reflective handle and trim Interior zippered mesh pocket 30-liter capacity Dimensions: Width 9 1/2 Length 12 Height 9 (12 1/2 expanded) Closed - 19.5 Liters, 1189 cu.in. (Each pocket is 1.5 liters, 91cu.in.) Capacity: Expands to 24.5 Liters, 1495cu.in.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very useaful soft tail bag
PostedAugust 25, 2014
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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
It's a Wolfman, need I say more? I own a lot of Wolfman products and they're all still going strong and serving the purpose. If a Wolfman product can serve my needs, then I don't need to look elsewhere because their satisfaction rate with me is so high.
I needed a storage unit for my Tenere that wouldn't add weight, bulk, or get in the way. Due to a passenger backrest, traditional top boxes were not usable. The Wolf Tail Bag is a perfect fit.It's 3 external, zippered storage pockets are convenient for frequently used items. The expandable main compartment is perfect for a bike cover, dry bags with cooling vests, lunch boxes, or other occasionally used items. I keep my cable/lock under the bag and routed through the mounting loops - tidy and secure.
Bear in mind that it's not waterproof, so pack accordingly. This is one of those products that makes me smile because I get so much use out of it.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure Heated Grips The Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure heated handlebar grips are made especially for adventure bikes. The grips have ergonomically engineered surface structures to optimize riding performance. Thicker rubber in areas of maximum wear rhombus tread patterns for high levels of grip and feel diamond tread pattern where maximum grip is required. Overall grip length is 5.19 and can be trimmed to a minimum length of 4.80 without damaging the heating elements. What really sets the Oxford Heaterz apart The answer is many tried and tested features such as the silicon cables which provide flexibility in the coldest weathers and the winter grade wiring prevents cracking and short circuits. The bonded grip design has been in use for many years and is well proven. The grip compound and thermo plastic rubber construction is designed to absorb vibration, making them extremely comfortable and durable, often outlasting standard grips. The silicone wires that come from the grip are angled to eliminate water ingress and resulting corrosion/ice damage and have special unique internal supports which are heat shrunk together to prevent damage if the wires are snagged. In addition, five carefully chosen heat settings allow the perfect temperature to be selected in ALL weathers and most importantly, the switch will switch off if the voltage drops to 10.5V to ensure that the battery is not damaged to the point that it cannot be recharged to full capacity. Easier than ever to install due to the new intelligent heat controller eliminating any need to wire the positive to a live ignition feed simply connect the 2 ring connectors to the battery. You'll find everything supplied by Oxford to fit your Heaterz from a wiring loom with ring connectors to the battery with simple plug and play connectors to attach to the switch and grips, smart mounting bracket and switch right down to the glue and cable ties all neatly packaged in one box. Features: Fits most 7/8 handlebars Standard length: 5.19 Minimum length: 4.80 Sealed for life 5 heat settings give the perfect operating temperature with LED lights to indicate the level Up to 122F (50C) Rainproof switch Draws under 4A Miniaturized electronics Simpler wiring Sonically welded 2 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
adventure is the size for Super Tenere
PostedJanuary 20, 2014
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So I finally got my grips right . I will say that <other vendor> was decent about refunding me after they shipped the wrong part and I installed it. Took about a month. Ended up getting the Oxford Adventure grips from Revzilla. Don't know why I didn't go there first. Revzilla is the best online retailer.
The supplied controller bracket can be mounted on the left mirror stem by drilling a hole in the bracket and threading the mirror stem through it. It's a very handy location.
I wired mine to an FZ1 fuze box, key-on circuit. The harnesses are longer than necessary for the S-10. I chose to bundle and hide mine rather than trim to fit.
The controller defaults to OFF, so you can't leave it on between power cycles. The 5 heat level settings are indicated by individual LEDs. 30% is green, 100% is red, the other 3 are blue. So at night, you can't tell visually whether you're in 40%, 50% or 70%. No matter, your hands are the judge.
I also installed Pro Taper Contour Mid ATV bars. The knurling on the left bar end needs to be filed down in order to get the Oxfords on. For the rest of the controls, you either have to file down the plastic locating nubs or drill holes in the bar. I went nub-less.
I have heated gloves and jacket liner. When it's cold, heated grips and heated gloves are the hot ticket. Most cold days, gloves alone are the better choice. You don't always ride with winter gear, so when you're surprised by the cold, it's nice to have the heated grips always available.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia X-Moto Jacket
Olympia X-Moto Jacket
Olympia X-Moto Jacket Whether touring, dual sport riding or daily commuting, the four season Olympia X-Moto jacket will handle it all. Tack on the X-Moto Pants for a formidable two-piece combo. Its Mega Vent Panel System allows the X-Moto to transition from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds, as its front, back and underarm vent panels zip down and fold neatly into self storage pockets. A zip off integrated back pack with hydration bladder and expandable zip off luggage system offer major versatility. The X Moto is also equipped with a sporty, waterproof / breathable, two stage, Thermolite lined, inner jacket to deliver multi season, all weather riding comfort. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Cordura fabric MVS Mega Vent Panel System at front back and under arms water resistant, see through sleeve storage pocket Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Six storage pockets Integrated zip off back pack includes 1/2 liter hydration bladder Integrated, expandable zip off waterproof luggage system
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
X-Moto, the everything jacket
PostedSeptember 2, 2013
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Slightly Large
Large
I compare this jacket to a 4-year old Olympia AST hi-viz and a Tourmaster Transition, less than 1 year.
Fit - I find the fit runs big for a size large. My dimensions are: 6-ft tall, 34-in inseam, 34-in arm length, 15-in neck, weight 162-lbs. It's summertime, so I'm wearing without liners, adjustment tabs tightened. I only notice the fit when putting it on. Even the sleeves are long, when standing. Once riding, the jacket disappears and the sleeve length is fine. I tried the jacket on with all the liners in and it didn't feel so large. Knowing that I'll run it that way in the cold weather, I expect a looser fit in the summer. That's the price of all-season garments.
Pros: Very little hook and loop fastener. Yea!
Venting panels are much better than slit openings. It vents well while offering far better protection than all-mesh jackets.
Collar - much improved over the AST.
Fashion - people tell me this jacket is handsome.
Design - The placement of the hi-viz portions is just about ideal - much better than the AST, which has more hi-viz material but not in the most visible sections.
Cons: Pockets too small. I can barely fit my wallet into the lower pockets, forget about gloves.
The chest pockets are part of the panels that fold down to expose the mesh, so they are essentially gone when the front vent panels are open.
Other: Gadgets - the built-in.5-liter hydration pack is a design balancing act. Enough capacity to make it worthwhile is too heavy. So it won't last all day, but having a sip here and there is a real relief. I can wear this while riding with my pillion whereas an external hydration pack is too bulky.
Zip-off fanny pouch - The tail pouch is pretty standard adventure jacket style fare, so good that it's there, but the idea of zipping it off to carry as a man-purse is a non-starter. No harm really.
Quality - Thanks to Revzilla's sale that reduced the X-Moto's price by a third, it became affordable. I have to say that my 4-year old AST is still a better jacket than my 8-month old Transition (that cost less than a third of the AST). The difference is better design, materials, and construction. So I'm confident that the X-Moto will serve me well for a long time.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha WR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Wolfman Hard Case Holster Attachment Kit
Wolfman Hard Case Holster Attachment Kit
Wolfman Hard Case Holster Attachment Kit This kit will allow you to mount a Wolf Bottle Holster to most any aluminum or plastic pannier. Includes: 4 Loop Brackets Mounting Hardware Foam Anti-Vibration Pad Installation Template Neoprene washer to maintain seal Note: Holster and Bottles are sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
footman loops
PostedJune 1, 2013
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Neil W.
From LAS VEGAS, NV
State:NV
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this kit (2) only for the footman loops. Probably could have sourced the individual bits at a hardware store, but there is value in a kit that has everything you need in one shot. I mounted the loops, 4-each, to the lids of my Jesse panniers in order to secure a small duffel to each lid. These were the perfect solution.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha WR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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