Cecil
 
 
 
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    September 22, 2012
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IRC Road Winner RX-02 Tires The RX-01 is known as an all-around sport biasply tire and is a favorite of riders, especially on smaller displacement bikes. The RX-02 keeps the basic concept of the RX-01 and adds in a number of technical upgrades to increase handling from the rider's perspective. RX-02 wet performance is increased 10 where as rear tire anti-wear performance is improved 20 compared with RX-01.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
They're fine
PostedJune 18, 2016
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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
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These tires aren't bad. I had the RX-01's on my Zero S from the factory, and they wore out around 7000 miles. So I stepped up to the RX-02's and they are close to needing replacement again at 12k. So I wouldn't say they last any longer than the RX-01's which is disappointing due to their cost, but wet traction is a bit better. I'm going to go with something else this time.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
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Icon Tarmac 2 Boots Step off the corner and into the apex with the Icon Tarmac 2 Boots. Designed with street and sport riding in mind, the Tarmac 2 Boots have a casual appearance with distinctly Icon styling and protective features. 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. Off the bike the Tarmac 2 has been designed to handle bipedal activity with the best of them. 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 Note: Jeans may ship with tags saying Drayko or Draggin.
 
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 The Moose Racing Adventure Windscreens deliver excellent wind protection and are more rigid and optically clear than most OEM windscreens. Features: 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-Handle The Motion Pro Spinner T-Handle may quickly become one of your favorite tools. Features: High quality 1/4 or 3/8 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 is 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. Made to last until the end of time this Pitbull stand is constructed primary of heavy-duty steel and finish with a highly durable zinc-plating. Features: Available in three handle types: Non-Removable, Removable, and Extended Removable Removable handle allow for a smaller overall footprint and creates less of a tripping hazard in front of your motorcycle Both removable handle and non-removable handle measures 12 inches Extended handle measures 15 inches for increased leverage Made in the USA Note: Please use the Pit Bull Front Stand Pin Fitting Chart to select the correct size pin for your motorcycle. Always use in combination with a rear stand.
 
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 Keeping your feet warm and dry when the temperature dips, the Alpinestars Thermal Tech Socks are constructed of a warm, breathable and moisture wicking material to hold in body heat while allowing moisture to evaporate. Antibacterial properties allow your socks to stay funk free no matter how long you ride. 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 (2) open pockets, (4) zipped pockets, a concealed pocket with key-clip and (3) card slots. Features: 1000D Dupont Cordura 3M Scotchlite reflective print ITW Airloc buckle Intergrated belt loop Coated-mesh zip pocket YKK zips 100mm H x 170mm W x 30mm D (3.9 H x 6.7 W x 1.2 D) 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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