Cecil
 
 
 
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    September 22, 2012
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    February 25, 2015
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Icon Tarmac 2 Boots The Icon Tarmac 2 CE Boots are the fusion of athletic shoe design and necessary motorcycle riding features. An emphasis on street sportbike-specific geometry, increased comfort, and ease of use sets the Tarmac 2 Boots apart from all motorcycle boots that have come before. A reinforced upper, steel shank, molded ankle plate, reinforced toe and heel box equip the Tarmac 2 Boots for duty. The sculpted bottom unit was specifically designed to work with sportbike rearsets and allow positioning of your foot for all-day riding comfort and performance. Add a pre-tensioned stealth lace system and overmolded breathable mesh and you are left with a shoe to take on both all-comers, and all-corners. Features Suede leather and overmolded mesh upper Sportbike-Influenced bottom unit geometry Axialmetric steel shank Internal ankle plate Molded ankle plate Pre-tensioned stealth elastic lacing system CE certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ordering a second pair
PostedFebruary 25, 2015
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I got these in the red, and they are great warm weather riding shoes. I hate shoes with laces and these go on and off in a second. The elastic works great and keeps them snug. I'm going to order them in black this season so I have options. These are comfortable for me for all day wear, but I have a somewhat narrow foot.
Complaints - the red does show dirt and scuffs pretty easily, and I wish the ankle protection went just a *little* bit higher. It just barely covers the bone.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
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Drayko Holeshot Jeans Each pair of Drayko Jeans is lined with a revolutionary combination of DuPont KEVLAR and Dyneema, the World's Strongest Fiber. Soft, breathable, flexible and non-allergenic - the Drayko Jeans lining is hugely superior to basic woven or knitted KEVLAR alternatives. Drayko Jeans' patented positioning system ensures that each of the primary contact points are well covered. The revolutionary lining is specifically designed and positioned to keep skin safe at all legal speed limits and is secured with heavy duty stitching. CE Approved armor is also included at the knees and hips to enhance rider safety in impact situations. Features Full 360 degree Roomoto Liner provides excellent abrasion-resistance, providing 7.45 seconds of road-abrasion protection Hip and knee armor included Moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial technology to keep moisture away from the skin Mesh sports comfort liner Level 2 CE approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Heavy, protective, warm
PostedJanuary 7, 2015
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
When you first receive the shipment and feel the weight you're going to think they messed up and sent 3 pairs. These are heavy jeans.
BUT, that's why I got them - for cold weather riding. I noticed with some of my other kevlar jeans that I was a little warmer than normal jeans, so I figured with a full liner it would be really warm. I was right.
These jeans are really 3 layers - denim on the outside (medium to heavy), the kevlar/dyneema liner in the middle, and a mesh on the inside against your skin (like the open mesh on the inside of a riding jacket). There is also a loop at the bottom of the legs that goes around your shoes/boots to pull the pant legs down. I get warm easily, but when wearing the jeans inside I do get warm, just on the edge of uncomfortably so. But when riding in 20 or 30 degree weather, these take the bite off the cold. Don't get wet though, they soak through as easily as any other denim.
The knee and hip pads are OK. I ended up taking the hip pads out, if you want to wear them I suggest going up a waist size. The hip pads fit snugly and aren't adjustable, but I found they're in the right place, they just made the pants a bit too snug for me. The knee pads work as well as any other insertable knee pads in pants. The positioning is a little tricky and if you're slightly OCD like me you'll adjust them 20 times and still not be quite perfect. The knee pads have velcro that seems to stick to I guess the Dyneema liner, though Drayko provides 4 little velcro pads that I guess you can sew in if you were so inclined. But I didn't use them and they seem to stick reasonably in place.
I haven't worn these on warmer days, I see some other people used them in warm weather but I think I'd be too hot in them. But I can't say for sure, maybe the mesh liner lets them breath ok when moving.
Overall these are one of the most protective jeans you can buy, and should be almost on par with true riding pants other than not being water-resistant in any way.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Moose Racing Adventure Windscreen for BMW F650GS / F800GS Made from aircraft-quality Lucite acrylic Heavy-duty and optically clearer than many OEM windscreens Made in USA
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought for the price
PostedDecember 26, 2014
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I don't normally do this, but I bought this windscreen for the sole reason of its price. Other windscreens for my 2012 F650GS go for $125, $180, $280, and even over $800 - for what amounts to a piece of plastic. So for about $70 this is the cheapest thing out there.
Installation was a snap. I removed the 6 screws holding the factory windscreen in place, put on this windscreen and replaced the 6 screws. Everything lined up fine, took 5-10 minutes including finding the right torx bit.
My factory screen was 10" to the highest peaks, measured from the top of the headlight. There was a dip in the middle which was shorter (9"?). I bought the +4" version, and it is exactly 4" taller - it measures 14" to the top of the windscreen from the top of the headlight.
I bought this new screen to raise the windblast from my mid-to-upper chest up above my jacket, and this does just that. I no longer get cold on cold days because of air seeping through the upper part of my jacket. I'm 6'4", and I see over top of this windscreen just fine, but even if you were shorter by many inches I don't think it would be a problem - you'll still be able to see over it no problem. If you are REALLY short, it is less distorted to see through than the factory windshield. However if that is a concern then you might consider the +2" version. But unless you are on the bottom end of the 5' range, I think the +4" version would be best.
Last couple notes - I do have handguards on my bike, and Hippo Hands around them. The hippo hands just touch the windscreen at lock, but no interference. I think they touched the factory screen as well. Also, the screen is pretty thick (thicker than factory), but due to the extra height and also because it doesn't have the ridges for stiffness, it does vibrate at the top a bit. It's not necessarily due to airflow, mine even vibrates a bit at idle just because things on motorcycles vibrate. No big deal.
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Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Motion Pro Spinner T-Handles Features 12 shaft length High quality 3/8 or 1/4 drive T-handle Knurled bearing mounted spinner provides faster and easier removal and installation of bolts and nuts Padded grip handle
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bigger than I thought
PostedJuly 15, 2014
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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
This is a pretty big T handle. It's well built and the spinner is strong and smooth. But I ended up purchasing the Motion Pro Dual Drives T handles instead (in both 1/4" and 3/8") and they are more the size I was after.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Pit Bull 8MM Spool Kit The Pit Bull 8MM Spool Kits fit Suzukis, Hondas, Kawasakis and some Ducatis. Available in a wide variety of colors in anodized aluminum or black and white Delrin plastic. Please use the Pit Bull Fitting Chart to select the correct size spool for your motorcycle. For the BMW S1000RR, please use the Pit Bull Spool Kit BMW S1000RR
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got the plastic ones
PostedJune 19, 2014
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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
After reading some reviews about the anodized ones scratching, I just got the plastic ones because I planned to use these to actually lift the bike on a semi-regular basis. They installed easily into my SV650 in a minute or so. They are unobtrusive and plenty strong. They work exactly as expected.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Pit Bull Hybrid Dual Lift Stand The Pit Bull Hybrid Dual Lift Stand is based upon a modular design and can be easily converted to lift from the forks OR the lower triple tree by simply swapping out a few parts (included) in a matter of seconds. The Hybrid Dual Lift Front Stand features 7 indexable height adjustments, which is very desirable when removing the forks on your motorcycle or even when lifting a bike with uneven forks from underneath the forks. The upper portion of the Hybrid Dual Lift features a threaded 6mm hole which will allow you to install a simple 6mm bolt to serve as a caliper holder. Both removable handle and non-removable handle measures 12 inches. Extended handle measures 15 inches. Please use the Pit Bull Front Stand Pin Fitting Chart to select the correct size pin for your motorcycle.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pit Bull stands are the best
PostedJune 19, 2014
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
You can find other stands for cheaper, but these stands will outlast you with regular use. I bought this stand to redo the forks on my SV650, and by just swapping out the pin I used it on my R1 as well. I lifted my other bikes with the fork lift part just to try it out, it would be good for brake work or even just cleaning the bike to let the front tire/wheel rotate.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Thermal Tech Socks Designed specifically for riding using a warming, breathable and moisture-wicking knit fabric to provide comfort inside Alpinestars boots. The sole of the socks is combined with Nostatex fibers to provide antibacterial properties and to dissipate heat evenly throughout the sole to provide overall comfort Features Warm and breathable moisture wicking knit fabric Nostatex , silver yarn, sole for wicking moisture away from skin and giving an anti-bacterial, non odor, layer which conducts heat uniformly around the skin surface to reduce hot-spots Ribbed design reduces bunching at the heel and ankle and increases riding comfort Knee length design for ultimate coverage and comfort
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
They work good
PostedJune 4, 2014
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
They're socks. They're long. They're under $20. What else do you want? I have a hard time paying much more than that for socks, but riding socks in general are pretty expensive. These are about the cheapest you will find, they go up to my knee (stop just under), and are comfortable. They are thinner than my MSR wickdry socks (which are admittedly thick). I wasn't too hot in these, and wasn't too cold. Keep them away from velcro though.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega Stash Organizer Wallet Travel organizer / wallet. Perfect for all those frequent-use items like keys, cards, cash, mobile, papers, pens, ear plugs etc. The rear zip pocket on the Stash Organizer is designed specifically to carry a US or UK passport. Other storage is offered with 2x open pockets, 4x zipped pockets, concealed pocket with key-clip and 3x card slots. Features 1000D Dupont Cordura 3M Scotchlite reflective print ITW Airloc buckle Intergrated belt loop Coated-mesh zip pocket YKK zips 100(H) x 170(W) x 30(D) mm 0.5-litre capacity
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pretty cool stash wallet
PostedJune 3, 2014
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have this attached to the waist adjuster straps on my First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket. It works pretty well there but slightly blocks access to the cargo pocket. I don't think this would work very well on an actual pant belt because the loop on the wallet is in the middle vertically. So a lot of wallet sticks up from the belt loop as much as it hangs down.
It has lots of little pockets. When you open the strap there is a zippered pocket on the front, a zippered pocket on the inside of the flap when it flips up, a zippered pocket inside the main compartment and a zippered pocket on the back part which is against you. The main compartment also has 3 credit card slots. The main compartment is also expandable, it's the only one large enough to put something like a wallet, a phone, or a set of keys. The zippered compartments could hold receipts or other small cards or paper, and change.
This would be very handy to keep toll money or things that you want to have fast access to. It's pretty cheap too, though it seems well made. I would recommend it if you have a good place to attach it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bike Master Chrome Valve Stem Features Includes washer, double nut, o-ring and metal valve cap Fits all wheels with 11.3MM (453 to .625 inch) valve stem hole Sold each
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Replaced my rubber valve stems
PostedMay 26, 2014
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I used these to replace my rubber valve stems, and they have worked great so far. Easy to install, no leaks, and they are the perfect length for me. Nice, solid valve stem, I might put them on some of my other bikes. The cap has a nice seal on it as well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Garmin Zumo Tire Pressure Monitor Garmin's Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor (TPMS) enables you to monitor your motorcycles tire pressure easily and conveniently, as you ride. The system works with up to 4 tires in any configuration (not intended for automotive use). Fasten 1 TPMS sensor to each metal tire valve stem, then pair TPMS with your Zumo GPS. TPMS uses ANT technology to deliver pressure data wirelessly to your Zumo 390LM or Zumo 590LM. View the real-time data right on your Zumo display. The Garmin TPMS is the smallest motorcycle tire pressure sensor on the market. Each TPMS sensor is powered by a single, replaceable battery that may last up to 18 months, depending on individual use. To preserve battery life, TPMS rests in low-power mode, then wakes up when movement is detected. Sold each.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works good for me
PostedMay 26, 2014
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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My BMW wasn't fitted with the factory TPMS setup, and it is not possible to retrofit. I looked at other aftermarket TPMS systems but they all seemed bulky or too much trouble. So when I purchased the Zumo 590 GPS, these sensors seemed to be the ideal compromise for me. They are a little pricey, especially considering what was spent for the Zumo, but everything works well. They were easy to sync and setup in the software. I've had no leaks or pressure drop in the past two or three weeks since I installed them.
These sensors do require metal valve stems and should not be used on rubber valve stems. So I had to replace my valve stems which wasn't too big of a deal - I just took out the old valve cores to deflate the tires, and used C-clamps near the valve stem to break the bead and compress the tire and I was able to cut out the old rubber ones and insert the new metal valve stems and re-inflate. They are sturdy and the sensors screw on securely.
When I first start the bike the Zumo doesn't see the sensors but if I roll it just a little they "wake up" and I get a reading in a couple of seconds.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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