Cecil
 
 
 
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    September 22, 2012
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    July 15, 2014
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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
Bike Master Chrome Valve Stem
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. 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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Garmin Zumo 590LM Motorcycle GPS The Garmin Zumo 590LM has a big, bright 5.0 inch touchscreen display that is easy to read, even in sunlight. With dual-orientation, you can position the navigator horizontally, for a wider view, or vertically, to see more of the route ahead. And, thanks to its high-sensitivity, glove-friendly, intuitive interface, entering information is as easy as shifting gears. The Zumo 590LM features Bluetooth wireless technology. With it, youre free to talk on your phone without having to remove your gloves or helmet. Simply connect Zumo to your cell phone and a Bluetooth-enabled headset or helmet to make and receive calls on the go. You can also call points of interest through the Zumo Bluetooth interface perfect for last-minute change of plans or a quick stop for food and fuel. Focus on the road by following spoken street names and navigation commands. The Zumo 590LM can transmit voice prompts to your Bluetooth headset or helmet. Garmin Real Directions guide like a friend, using landmarks and traffic lights, rather than hard-to-read street names. Music and Media Ride to the beat of your own rhythm. The Zumo 590LM includes an MP3 player and is compatible with iPod and iPhone so you can conveniently control your music through its display. Features Service history log Speaks street names Exit services alert Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands) Live weather radar and traffic information via the Smartphone Link4 app (subscription required) trafficTrends (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow) myTrends (predicts your routes) Route avoidance Supports TOPO and custom maps TracBack allows you to navigate right back to where you started, along the same route 3-D terrain view Speed limit indicator Built in MP3 player Vibration- and drop-tested to withstand just about anything you can ride through Compatible with Garmin Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor (sold separately) Accepts MicroSD cards (sold separately) Lifetime map updates Includes Zumo 590LM Battery pack Motorcycle mount and hardware Motorcycle power cable Automotive suction cup mount Automotive power cable USB cable Quick start manual Specs Dimensions 5.12W x 3.7H x 1.18D Display size 4.25W x 2.55H Weight 13.2oz 800 x 480 resolution Transflective Screen Waterproof IPX7 4 hours battery life Audio out jack High-sensitivity receiver
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very capable unit
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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I've had the Garmin Zumo 590 for a couple of weeks now and have been using it daily, and there's no reviews yet so I figured I'd post one up.
The unit comes with a RAM motorcycle mount system. I have RAM mounts on all my bikes and they work great, this system is no different. It's a U-bolt to a RAM ball, a short coupler arm, and another RAM 1" ball to an AMPS plate which screws to the back of the Garmin mount. It's solid and very adjustable, I was able to make it work in portrait or landscape orientation on my bike. However, there is no built-in security so you'll want to make sure to remove the GPS unit and take it with you or lock it away when you stop.
The unit is an "LM" which means lifetime maps. It doesn't have built-in traffic or weather services, however via the Garmin Smartphone Link app on you can add those services separately. The Smartphone Link app is free and will get you basic weather (temperature display and area forecast) on the Zumo. To get full traffic, weather, and traffic camera services via the app is another $30 (they are separate purchases, but that is the total). But hey, you got $30 in Zilla cash by buying this unit from Revzilla so go for it. I had a little trouble getting the Smartphone Link app to work but I just disconnected and re-paired the units and it worked OK. They pair up automatically every time I get on the bike no problem. I haven't gotten a bluetooth headset to try out the phone functions, but there is a speaker in the automotive cradle and it worked fine through there. Also the Pandora app is compatible with the device and you can control it through the Zumo via bluetooth, that did work fine for me.
I also purchased the Garmin TPMS sensors. The setup for the sensors is a breeze and they paired up just fine. If I use the unit off my bike (in a car or on another bike) it does complain about not seeing the sensors which is a little annoying. But it's nice to see my tire pressure while riding. They have setups for two wheel motorcycles, three wheel motorcycles (two front/one rear, one front/two rear, or sidecar), and quads - so pretty much any configuration is supported.
I purchased another motorcycle cradle and RAM AMPS plate and put an SAE end on the power cable so I can move the units between my bikes (all my bikes have a battery tender cable and a RAM ball, so that's all I needed).
Installation of the cradle on the bike went smoothly. The cables are long and a little bulky so you will need to wrap them up with some cable management. There is a USB cable that only runs Apple products (Android phones won't even charge from it). There is also line in, line out, and mic in jacks. I haven't used any of those, but just have them wrapped up.
The software and maps are typical Garmin, it's pretty much all the same. The service history log is really just a record of something you want to record and the mileage you did it. It has a lot of pre-built ones (front tire change, oil change, lubricate chain, rear brake pads, etc.) but you can delete and add your own. The fuel range feature is something where you can set your miles per tank, and you can setup a warning for XX miles left in the tank and it will alert you. You have to remember to reset the tank when you fill up. Not useful if you switch vehicles with the cradle as you'll get out of sync, but might be useful on a bike with no gauge or a quad.
The lane diagrams for exits are really nice, it shows you exactly where you need to be and gives you enough time to get in the proper lane. The Garmin data has speed limit information for many roads, but not all, and sometimes they are incorrect. The unit has settings where it can let you know that the route it calculated has tolls and will ask if you want a different route with no tolls. It also has an option to turn off Auto Recalculation of your route if you go off course which can be helpful as well if you loaded a trip that you planned.
The processor seems plenty fast (no delays when panning around the map) and my unit has about 2.4GB free of 7.02 GB when plugged into my computer. It can take a micro-SD card in the battery compartment as well. The PC connection is a micro-USB jack that is under a rubber protective cover.
The screen is very readable in bright sunlight. The colors don't pop as much but the contrast is very good - you won't need to try to shade the unit with your hand. At certain angles you can still experience a little glare but it hasn't been much of a problem, you can just angle the unit differently.
Leave a comment if you have any other questions about the unit.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Thor Sector Knee Guards Sector Knee Guards feature a large kneecup with dual limiting straps to keep them in place and provide a secure fit. Injection molded knee and shin panels are constructed of durable polypropylene for longevity. Features Durable polypropylene molded knee and shin panels Two adjustable retention straps prevent repositioning while riding CE approved
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't beat the price
PostedApril 14, 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
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
You know what? For $14, just get a set. Throw them on when working on your bike or detailing your car, padding your knees from your driveway or garage. Going for an aggressive street ride? Toss them on over or under your jeans. Hitting the trails on a dirt bike? Put them under your motocross pants, no more shin or knee injuries. I just wore these for 6 hours of dirt riding yesterday, they stayed in place and saved me from a few bruises. They come down just to the point where taller boots will end, so you have continuous protection up your shins to your knees.
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Pit Bull SS (Standard/Spooled) Rear Stand The Pit Bull SS Rear Stand can be used as a Standard or a Spooled Rear Stand by flipping the top supports over. It is width adjustable to fit virtually all sport bikes. Same as Spooled, Standard, GP, and Ducati 749/999 Rear Stands except for interchangeable top supports. Sold complete with top supports. Available in three handle types Non-Removable, Removable, and Extended Removable. Removable Handle Stands allow you to use up less storage space and create less of a trip hazard in front (or rear) of your motorcycle. Both removable handle and non-removable handle measures 12 inches. Extended handle measures 15 inches. Note Stand does not work on 2008 and up Hayabusa or ZX14R unless the stock fender is removed. Use a Pit Bull Rear Stand ZRX/Hayabusa/ZX14R with a removable handle for the late model Busa or ZX14R with stock fender. Note Spools sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very versatile
PostedMarch 20, 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
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I have a Yamaha R1 (with spools) and a BMW F650GS (without spools), and this stand works perfectly on both bikes. I can fairly easily lift the rear of both bikes by myself.
Changing the stand from "standard mode" to "spooled mode" or vice-versa is very fast, less than 60 seconds to flip both sides over and re-tighten the bolt using the supplied and very handy thumb wrenches - so no tools are needed.
The stand is very stable in either mode, I can sit on the bike while on the stand (again be careful not to lean over too far, but it is stable). Pit Bull makes an excellent quality stand, they say it will outlast your bike, but I think it will outlast me! The only things that can possibly wear or break on this stand are the wheels themselves, which seem durable, and the rubber pad on the standard mode may get chewed up after years of use. But that pad could probably be cut off and replaced with a few wraps of 100 mph tape.
If your bike doesn't have spools but can take them, Pit Bull and others sell spools. Just look for a threaded hole by the back of your swingarm, near the axle.
Overall I highly recommend this stand. Even if you only have one bike, it seems worth the extra few dollars to have one that is adaptable so you can use it on your friends bikes or any other bikes you may get in the future.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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