LongRyder
 
 
 
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    August 23, 2012
  • Last review
    September 9, 2014
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    4.4
 
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Scorpion EXO-1100 / EXO-500 Faceshield Replacement face shield for the Scorpion EXO-1100 / EXO-500 Helmets. Features Scorpion's EverClear anti-fog technology.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't believe I didn't buy one sooner
PostedSeptember 9, 2014
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LongRyder
From Madison
State:WI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Ordered a new set of cheek pads for my EXO-500 and decided to grab a new clear visor and finally picked up the dark smoke lens. I can't believe I didn't get one sooner. I mean, the lid comes with the drop-down shield inside the visor, but a) the tint adds that perfect touch so you only add the drop-down when you face the sun head one, and it looks absolutely killer. I stopped carrying my clear shield and just have a pair of Z87 safety glasses under my seat for the night rides home.
Yeah. It looks that good. Stop thinking about it and just grab one. You won't regret it. Plus, after a couple switches, I can swap out one visor and get the next one locked in in under 15 seconds. Two twists on the side, the pins line up super easy, lock it in and you're done. Scorpion seriously hit the mark with that shield change system btw.
Rides: 1998 Triumph Daytona T595
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Jaws Perforated Leather Jacket The Alpinestars Jaws Perforated Jacket is optimized to keep you looking and feeling ultra-cool while cutting through traffic. Excellent interior climate control is provided by extensive high-density perforation panels of the Alpinestars Jaws on the front and rear, while a full grain leather shell offers superior abrasion and tear resistance. Design Features Highly durable and abrasion resistant 1.3 mm leather construction. High-density perforated front and rear inserts Extensive advanced microfiber stretch panels on underarms and waist Flexible microfiber accordion stretch panels on chest, back and elbows for a highly contoured fit Protection Features Removable CE-certified Bio-Armor shoulder and elbow protection Chest and back pad compartments with PE padding (Alpinestars Bionic chest pads and Back Armor available as accessory upgrade) Multiple snap button system to integrate the Level 2 CE-certified Alpinestars Bionic Back protector External, dual-density TPU shoulder sliders Integrated, perforated PE foam padding on chest and back Construction Features Alpinestars Dynamic Flow Control system with zippered air in-takes and exhaust perforations Innovative anatomical sleeve design Low profile, round-edged collar features padded 3D mesh Removable thermal vest liner Cuff adjustment includes Velcro and semi-auto locking zippers Elongated rear profiling, plus combined D-ring and Velcro waist adjustment Neoprene comfort edge on collar and cuffs Reflective detailing on back and arms Internal waist connection zipper to allow attachment to Alpinestars riding pants Leather and TPU reinforced zipper pull tabs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this jacket
PostedSeptember 9, 2014
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LongRyder
From Madison
State:WI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
My first leather jacket was a tough call. Saved up for awile, hoped to find something cheaper, ended up biting the bullet and shelling out for the Jaws perf. Couldn't be happier. It's literally the most comfortable thing I own. I wear it every day, commuting to school or dropping the knee in the hills.
The thermal liner isn't amazingly warm, but it's a perforated jacket, and zipping the chest vents closed makes a really noticeable difference. Plus, the liner balls up to the size of a small sammich and fits under my seat for when I need it.
The perf in the chest and back, combined with the air pouring in from the chest vents keeps me cool up to about 90 degrees when I'm moving. Stoplights, you feel the sweat trickle down your spine, but I felt the same from my open mesh jacket with the back protector. The jacket also adds some serious confidence to my riding. I have no doubt this thing will protect me if I go down.
Short version: Make the call, buy the jacket, get the perf version bc you can always add a thin base layer.
You'll love it. Guaranteed.
Rides: 1998 Triumph Daytona T595
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet Liner Replacement helmet liner for Scorpion EXO-500 Helmets. Liners are interchangeable within helmet shell sizes XS-SM MD-LG XL-XL
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Replacement cheek pads
PostedSeptember 9, 2014
Customer avatar
LongRyder
From Madison
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Loaned my helmet to a friend and his big head stretched out my cheek pads, was literally bouncing around my head even with the inflatable pads at full capacity.
Pro: New ones came in, and it feels like a new helmet again!
Con: The bottom edges that slide into the EPS don't hold very well. This could be because I had to tug out the old ones a couple times to wash them and then to replace them, but I have to hold the bottom of the pads every time I take off my lid or the pads try to come out with my face. Snaps are still solid though, so that's all that really matters. Again, could be my fault. But if you have a choice between buying a new lid for $200+, or just replacing the pads for $40 +/- and feeling like it's brand new lid...easy EASY choice. Got a new visor while I was at it. Nice to remember what not having scratches and bug-dents looks like :-)
Rides: 1998 Triumph Daytona T595
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Silverstone Tank Bag Heavy-duty 1680D nylon and 1200D polyester two-tone fabric and carbon fiber-look panels with PVC coating and UV protection Easy-view grey interior lining Clear top pocket for map, GPS, PDA or additional storage Two outside pockets for easy-access storage Inside zipped pocket and additional compartments for cell phones, pens, keys, tire gauge, etc. Comfortable soft-grip handle for convenient carrying Reflective piping and reflective Firstgear logo Heavy-duty easy-pull zippers Clear rain cover included Heavy-duty magnets with non-abrasion/non-slip material on bottom Quick-strap mounting base for non-magnetic applications sold separately Compressed 12L x 8W x 7H / 750 CI Expanded 12L x 8W x 8H / 850 CI
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great little tank bag
PostedAugust 23, 2012
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LongRyder
From Madison
State:WI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Had this bag for almost 2 years now, and it's held up great.
The Pros:
- Holds more than you'd think, and is expandable.
- Easy-access cell phone pocket
- The magnets hold perfectly without needing the extra nylon straps, even in high speeds (100+) and for distance touring (1000 miles in 24 hours)
The Cons:
- Holds a lot for it's size, but it is a small bag. Can't-fit-a-pair-of-shoes-in-it small.
- Water resistant, but not waterproof.in heavy rain. Comes with a plastic clear(ish) cover. The bottom and sides get saturated with or without the cover and get anything inside damp.
- It does have a clear "map holder" on the top, but is too small to actually hold said map. Can write out directions and fits in easily. Also fit my GPS in there, but it's hard to see in glare at that angle, and at night you have to look off the road entirely to see it, again not ideal.
Overall, it's built solid, and as a fair-weather tank bag. Easy on easy off with a carrying handle, For a commuter, it's a good choice, but again, can't carry your shoes.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion EXO-500 Oil Helmet
Scorpion EXO-500 Oil Helmet
Scorpion EXO-500 Oil Helmet The Scorpion EXO-500 immediately catches the eye with its innovative design, enhanced by a superb sharp ridge on the underside of the shell. Inspired by its older brother, the Scorpion EXO-1000, the EXO 500 Helmet is based on GT philosophy and is fitted as standard with the latest generation face shield. The EXO-500 also integrates the SpeedView built-in retractable sunvisor treated with anti-fog coating on both sides. Comprising 3 shell sizes and a lighter, more durable shell than its predecessor, the Scorpion EXO-500 Helmets will drastically change your expectations of a standard full face helmet. Featuring a very soft KwikWick 2 inner liner and triple density foam cheek pads, the EXO500 is also equipped with the revolutionary Airfit technology and a state-of-the-art ventilation system. Chances are, this Scorpion will steal the show from much more expensive helmets. Features KwikWick 2 liner soft, moisture wicking, hypoallergenic, removable, and machine washable SpeedView retractable sunvisor treated with antifog on both sides AirFit technology inflate and deflate the cheek pads to make it fit perfectly for a better fit, greater safety and shock absorption SpeedShift visor system enables extremely quick visor changes EverClear no-fog visor optically-correct, aero-tuned shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating Advanced polycarbonate composite engineered shell quiet, aero-tuned designed and wind-tunnel tested EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection Triple density foam cheek pads 3 shell sizes 3 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great helmet
PostedAugust 23, 2012
Customer avatar
LongRyder
From Madison
State:WI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Had the helmet for 2 years now, and have ridden from 110 degrees to -10 degrees. The vents flow ok, but only in full race tuck or turning your head 30-45 degrees do you feel the top vents along the top of your head. That being said, the rear vents pull a lot of heat out of the helmet, I've yet to find it uncomfortable. In cold weather, expect your neck to freeze, but your head will retain heat and stay just fine.
The click-down visor is an AWESOME feature, and the inflatable cheek pads let you custom fit for whatever quirks your lumpy head may present. Also, it's great to pump them up fully on a windy day to keep from getting pushed around.
After 2 years though, the pads aren't inflating as much as they used to, but that could be just wearing down the cheek pads after 8,000 miles of riding.
Good helmet for the price point, design looks amazing both at a distance and up close it's even better.
It does run small however, I wear a 7 1/8 size hat, and needed a large to not feel crushed.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon 29er Gloves Announcing the latest in Icons line of MX inspired street-specific, lightweight riding gloves. All of Icon's standard performance amenities are here such as a pre-curved palm and finger design, thermoplastic rubber knuckle armor, and a secure wrist closure system. Of course a street motorcycle glove isnt really a glove without a leather palm. The Twenty-Niner glove features an abrasion resistant premium grade goatskin palm capable of hand to hand combat with gravel choked asphalt. With its hi-flow mesh backhand the Twenty-Niner glove is perfect for spring and summer riding. Features Abrasion resistant premium grade goatskin palm Synthetic leather finger gussets Hi-flow backhand mesh Hook and loop wrist closure Pre-curved palm and finger design
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfortable commuter glove
PostedAugust 23, 2012
Customer avatar
LongRyder
From Madison
State:WI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Had these gloves for 3 years now, and they have held up great. I'm 5'6 135 lbs and wear a large. Have a bit wider fingers, but they seem to fit great. Also seem to fit guys up to 6' 190 lbs, but the hand size doesn't always match height and weight. Either way, the material stretches comfortably, but getting a size too small you can expect the seams to tear. Great airflow, comfortable solid grip on the controls.
That being said, there is NO armor in these gloves. Take a fall, and you can expect them to tear right off. For the commuter or easy-going summer rider, they will hold up, but I fully plan to buy something to actually save my hands in a fall. Still, I wear them every day from 50* to over 100*. For the price, they can't be beat, though track-worthy they are not.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli MT75 Rear Tires Classic Style for modern sport riding Modern, aggressive tread pattern for high level wet/dry weather performance Excellent handling, superior grip and traction in corners and good mileage
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best tire for the 250 rider
PostedAugust 23, 2012
Customer avatar
LongRyder
From Madison
State:WI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Before I begin, I've been riding an '04 Ninja 250r for 3 years now. The bike came with brand new Dunlop K630 tires, and they seemed...ok. Was learning to ride, figured a little slide on cornering was just expected on a sportbike, learning curve, etc. I read a ton of reviews on 250 forums, and decided the upgrade was worth it for safety. The difference is STAGGERING!
The grip went from a steady grip on the straights and a casual slide in corners to feeling like I was riding on GLUE. The tires grip fantastically on fast starts, and cornering was a night and day difference.
Additionally, I ride all year round in Wisconsin, touring 100 to 1,000 miles in a day, as well as commuting, rain or shine, and we have 2 seasons here, winter and roadwork. The grip in the rain is great, better than the stock tires even on dry roads, and I ride with complete confidence no matter the condition.
Another great thing is the lifespan: I got nearly 10,000 miles out of the rear tire, and I'm still using the same front 13,000 miles later with over 40% tread left. I'll be riding down to Deal's Gap to ride the Dragon this fall, and I don't even feel the need to replace the tire before I go.
Overall, I see this tire as the best possible replacement for the stock Dunlops. The Metzler M5's are more expensive, and from what I've read, still don't hold up to the Pirellis in anything but perfect conditions. A total win. The only reason I can't give this tire a perfect 5 rating is that nothing holds up as well in the rain as on dry roads. That being said, as a rain rating, it's a 5. If you want a long-lasting, safe and solid tire for your 250, this is the tire to buy.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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