CraigK40
 
 
 
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    October 22, 2012
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Pirelli Sport Demon Sport Touring Rear Tires New generation cross bias ply tire with sport tread pattern for bias equipped sport and sport touring bikes Special design profile to greatly improve handling Excellent water evacuation thanks to central sine-wave groove New compound for best mechanical wet and dry grip without compromising mileage, thanks to increased groove depth H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The brightest candle burns the fastest
PostedSeptember 8, 2014
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CraigK40
From Scranton
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I commute with my bike and I am not a fair weather rider. I really want a tire that handles, has good grip in the wet, and can last a long time. I have been trying different brands each time, evaluating them so it isn’t a guessing game the next time I need to replace one. I thought my search was over with the Pirelli Sport Demon. This was my first Pirelli on this bike. I have to say it was the best tire I have used in the wet, without a doubt, great in the dry and always handled fantastic! But after having it on for about 2 months, it was bare. Granted, if you are a rider who puts on 8,000 or less a year and don’t mind replacing your tires in or around that type of mileage, I would say to give this tire a shot. I don’t know exactly how many miles specifically I did get out of it, but it was in between 6500 to 7000 miles. If it would have been 10,000, I would be buying another no question about it. Just for reference, the tire I replaced it with I have and should get about 15,000 or so out of it and is 70% as good in the rain, not perfect but better than spending 2x the money and double the work changing it yourself.
When Pirelli makes this tire with double the mileage, I will be done.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Michelin Commander 2 Rear Tires Peformance Features Unrivaled tire life Michelin tests with a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic prove a rear Michelin Commander II is capable of covering up to 40,000 kilometers (Almost 25,000 miles). The Michelin Commander II creates a new standard in regards to durability, without making compromises in wet weather grip, maneuverability or stability Silica Rain Technology integrates silica into the compound of the tire tread in order to prevent all forms of uneven wear The exclusive architecture of the Michelin Commander II brings both maneuverability and stability. The tires rigid, high-density carcass improves maneuverability, while the aramid fiber crown ply of the rear tire enhances resistance and lightness for impeccable stability, even at high speeds Numerous longitudinal grooves of the new tire's tread pattern optimize water dispersal for outstanding wet weather grip Independent tests show that the Michelin Commander II rear tire lasts almost twice as long its main competitors, the Metzeler ME 880 and the Dunlop D407/408. Technological Features Amplified Density Technology A highly dense, more-rigid tire casing, which helps deliver excellent feedback and handling Aramid tread plies on the rear tire resist centrifugal growth, reduce weight and provide excellent stability All-new rubber compounds for remarkable wet grip, without compromising durability Square bead wires improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation Styling Features Unique tread pattern for head-turning looks Premium sidewall treatment complements cruiser styling Please Note Check your manufacturer's specifications for required load ratings when replacing OE Tires. Please Note 200/55R17 tire is a radial tire.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Good Tire
PostedNovember 2, 2013
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CraigK40
From Scranton
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I have a Pilot 3 on the front of my bike and I love it, since they don't make those that fit the rear of my bike I tried to get something as close as possible to that. This one is pretty good. The dry traction and longevity seem to be very good, but the wet traction has me a little in question, I must note that a lot of my commute has been resurfaced this summer and it was only on those roads that I noticed some slip. I have about 3000 miles on this tire so far and it is holding up very well. All in all, I do like this tire and I would buy it again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Proven tread patterns for all-weather riding Tread pattern design provides excellent water drainage that reduces hydroplaning, enhancing wet performance for safe riding in all weather conditions New compounds ensure higher braking performance on both wet and dry surfaces Classic tread pattern is designed to prevent irregular wear and cupping Multi-Radius Contour Design is tuned specifically for the bias-tire touring segment and provides radial-type handling High silica content of the new compounds helps provide outstanding grip in all weather conditions and reduces rolling resistance to improve mileage 140/80VB17-MG for use with Moto Guzzi ONLY. Speed Ratings H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good, but not great.
PostedJuly 22, 2013
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CraigK40
From Scranton
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have bought very cheap tires before and I have had some other name brands on my bike as well. So first, I don’t recommend the very cheap brand. Do buy a quality tire. These are quality tires, but they didn’t seem to be more than adequate. They were good on the road and in the wet. I didn’t have any problems with them. I got over 8000 miles with this on the rear of my bike, which is fine. But they cost a little more than some of the other quality brands available for my bike so I am trying something different since this one has lived its life.
I have a different brand on the front of my bike and I love that tire but they don’t make the same tire in the size I need for the rear wheel. So I bought the Metzeler to try it out because I have read and heard good things about them. To me, it was a good tire but not great, and maybe that is just what some are looking for, but I will decide later if it is better than some of the other options available.
I would recommend it, and would just like to see the price come down some.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Dual Portable Heat Troller Features Designed for 1 person to variably control heat separately to multiple garments such as a jacket liner and gloves Balances heat between any set of heated garments, such as jacket liner on 1 control and gloves, pants and socks on the other Each rider must have their own Heat-Troller Portability allows you to use it with more than one 12-volt DC motorcycle or ATV Make sure to check out our Firstgear Heated Gear Buyers Guide
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice to have for my commute
PostedOctober 22, 2012
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CraigK40
From Scranton
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I ride a 200 Kawasaki Concours about 130 miles a day about 70% highway and 30% in town.
It’s a good quality product, the cables are not too long or too short, the knobs work well, but with your gloves on they are a little close together. The LEDs work as they should. The biggest problem that I have is where to put it. I tried my pocket but the wires going into and out of it are on the opposite end of the knobs and it actually worked its way out of my pocket when I was riding. I ended up setting it between my legs to make sure it wouldn’t be just hanging. That really isn’t the fault of the product but it would be helpful if they could also package it with a holder of some kind that would aid in attaching it to your clothes or bike.
But, it’s a great product and you would be happy to have it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Powerlet rapidFIRe Proform Heated Jacket Liner
Powerlet rapidFIRe Proform Heated Jacket Liner
Powerlet Rapidfire Proform Heated Jacket Liner Our new rapidFIRe ProForm Heated Jacket Liner with CNC (Carbon Nano Core) heating uses Far Infrared technology to provide fast, deep, soothing warmth. Now the warmest liner on the market at 105 watts! Built in stuff sack and no annoying heating wires of any kind! Stay Warm While Riding Powerlet's 100 watt ProForm heated jacket liners and 60 watt ProForm vests pack down to a very small size to fit on the bike when not in use. Not only the warmest heated clothing available, but our ProForm stretch panels also make them the most comfortable. We recommend using a temperature controller with the ProForm 100 watt jacket liners. The ProForm Advantage ProForm stretch panels provide three key advantages non-binding movement, maximum heat transfer and simple sizing. While all three are very important, maximum heat transfer is perhaps the most important. For maximum heat transfer the heated garments must be close to the body. A long sleeve T-Shirt is recommended under the heated vests and heat jacket liners. A heavier layer can be worn over the garment. Other heated clothing manufacturers provided many sizes to attempt to create a snug fit. This often leads to a more complicated purchase and the potential improper fit if your weight changes. ProForm 100 Watt Jacket Liner Features ProForm stretch panels provide comfort and simple standard sizing. Ultra thin design provides comfort and small storage. Comfortable heated Polartec fleece collar wicks moisture. Zippered pockets manage power cables. Handy stuff sack allows for storage on the vehicle. Unique sleeve finishing reduces bulk around wrists. Glove connectors are located at the ends of the sleeves. Ordering Heated Clothing Three parts are required for heated clothing the power outlet on the vehicle, the temperature controller and the heated garment. Simply put, the temperature controller and cables connect the garment to the power outlet. Powerlet designs heated garments for people who rely on their heated clothing for both comfort and safety. Like our customers, we enjoy a lifestyle utilizing convenient modern electronics and wear our heated gear for commutes to work and trips across the country. Built For A Lifetime Powerlet seeks the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. All of our heated clothing products are developed and tested in the USA by people who ride regularly. Quality components and attention to detail ensure Powerlet products resist wear and corrosion to last a lifetime. All Powerlet ProForm heated clothing carries a lifetime warranty on the electrics and a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects. Installation Instructions (pdf) Note Does not come with battery harness - Single or Dual Temp Controllers ship with battery harness.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very happy with it.
PostedOctober 22, 2012
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CraigK40
From Scranton
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Small
Large
I am riding a 2000 Kawasaki Concours 130 mile a day commute, 70% highway, 30% in town. I will ride most days unless it is icy or raining heavily.
This is my first heated Jacket or Jacket liner I have used, so I can’t say I can compare it to any others I that regard, but I will say it is very, very good. The fit is on the smaller side, I would recommend you order a size bigger than what you need. I ordered my size and it just fits me and from what I have read on other liners is that it’s better when they are closer to your skin to provide good heat transfer but this will NOT be an issue with this jacket. I have used it twice and it has absolutely no problem keeping you warm, or hot if you want. There is a feature in the jacket that if you don’t need it as hot you can unplug it and use half of the power, which is an excellent feature, I usually feel cold so I haven’t actually tried it yet, but I am in no way concerned about it not working well.
The construction of the liner is very good. There is attention to detail noticed in it, the different types of fabric used in just the right places makes it very comfortable. I am usually cautious about where wires and clothes are connected and worry about either the wires being abused too easily so that they break or the fabric pulling apart in those areas, the quality of these areas is great and I don’t think I will have to replace this jacket for quite a few years (and there is a lifetime warranty that makes it almost a non issue). The fabric around the neck is excellent and I forgot I had it zipped up all the way on the way into work this morning. Oh and the “handy stuff sack” feature is such a great idea. If it gets too warm out you just stuff it, don’t have to worry about it and just put it in your side bag, or whatever you have, and just go.
The only thing that I would say that could be better is the color coding used on the plugs is what looks like heat shrink tubing just slid over the wires and I thought it made it look cheap, but really that is just not that big of a deal .
Yes, I recommend this product.
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