Cecil
 
 
 
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    September 22, 2012
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    April 14, 2014
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Thor Sector Knee Guard 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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Tour Master Flex Pants Features 600 Denier Carbolex shell converts easily to an ArmorLink Mesh shell, and vice versa Phoslite reflective piping helps to increase nighttime visibility Heat resistant material panels line the lower inseams to help protect the pants from engine heat Thigh length side zippers allow for ease of dressing Double stitched construction throughout Dual elastic panel waistband with adjustable waist belts and a 2snap main closure Removable, CE approved knee armor with TourMaster's exclusive 3Position Knee Armor Alignment System as well as removable soft hip armor Stretch materials in the calf, inseam and knees provide flexibility and a performance fit Includes TourMaster's removable, 2Stage AquaTherm liner the first stage is a waterproof/windproof liner and the insulated second stage can be easily attached for additional warmth Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls, help to fine tune the fit Features an 8 pant/jacket zipper attachment with the jacket side included Can be combined with TourMaster Flex jacket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great all-around pant
PostedJanuary 6, 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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
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I used these pants on a recent December trip from PA to Key West. I left my house at 22 degrees F and arrived in Key West at 82 degrees. These pants handled it all.
They are pretty complex, I uploaded a pic with everything removed and laid out so you can see all the separate pieces. I think I counted 17 or 19 zippers on these pants.
However I was plenty warm at 22 degrees with all the liners inserted, and that was without using long johns. With all the liners and panels removed, they are pretty reasonable mesh pants as well, good up to maybe 80 or 85 degrees before you get too warm. The knee and hip protection are comfortable, adjustable (and well-placed), and they stay with the core pant so you still have protection even in mesh mode.
The two front pockets are zippered and reasonably to large sized. Not like a cargo pocket but you can definitely fit your hands into them, or a wallet and phone with no problem. There are two retro-reflective strips that run down the entire length of each side.
For sizing, I am 6'3" and 195lbs (need to lose 10). I bought the Large / Tall size and they fit great. I have the waist cinched in a bit, they could definitely go wider (large is listed as 34"-36" waist). With the waist cinched in on me, there is a slightly awkward looking bulge near the hips, but it's not uncomfortable.
As for waterproofing, I rode basically a full day in intermittent rain, mist, downpours, etc. Just a totally wet/miserable day. Eventually (around lunchtime) I did get water down my leg from the crotch area, but I'm not sure where it came in. Possibly through the crotch zipper. But they held out water until that point pretty well, and nothing soaked through the legs themselves with the waterproof liner installed.
I would definitely buy these again. These alone can probably replace a few separate pairs of pants I have. I'm normally not a fan of two separate liners, but these work well.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Raiden Jacket The call of adventure beckons to every mans soul. A primal need to explore the limits of earth, body, and mind. The Patrol Raiden jacket is the ultimate companion in this quest. Built on Icon's proven Patrol jacket chassis, the Raiden is a fully waterproof, all-weather, all-environment riding jacket. To keep out the wind and rain, the abrasion-resistant nylon chassis is fully seam-sealed and includes waterproof YKK zippers and a quick-action magnetic storm flap. Mounted within the chassis is a full complement of Field Armor CE approved impact protectors. A full 3M reflective graphics package provides optimum nighttime visibility. Six intake and exhaust ports provide ample mechanical ventilation while the removable Thermolite insulated liner helps keep your core temperature regulated. Externally, Icon added enough pockets to carry everything you need for distance rides and included a removable external hydration pocket to hold a 1.5-liter water pack ( not included ). Features ICON RELAXED FIT SEAM SEALED WATERPROOF CONSTRUCTION REMOVABLE ICON FIELD ARMOR ELBOW SHOULDER IMPACT PROTECTORS REMOVABLE ICON DUAL-DENSITY FOAM BACK PAD REMOVABLE THERMOLITE INSULATED LINER TWELVE STORAGE POCKETS REMOVABLE HYDRATION POCKET (BLADDER NOT INCLUDED) 3M REFLECTIVE PANELS RARE EARTH MAGNET STORM FLAP CLOSURES YKK WATERPROOF ZIPPERS SUBLIMATED TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP GRAPHICS
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very stylish, a bit bulky
PostedOctober 30, 2013
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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 
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
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First off, I ended up RMA'ing this jacket and did not opt to get another one. I used it primarily on a 10 day trip in Alaska during which it performed well. One day we rode all day in 18-24 degree weather. That was a little below this jacket's range, as well as the rest of my gear (nothing heated), but I survived.
Why I returned it is because the hook and loop fasteners on the cuffs wore out. They didn't really hook strongly when the jacket was new, but they deteriorated to the point that they didn't have any stick at all. They would pop loose as soon as I tried to pull my gloves over them. I didn't know if it was a design flaw or just a problem with my one jacket, but I didn't want to risk it with another.
Overall the jacket is warm. It has lots of pockets, though some could be bigger. The rabbit pocket isn't large enough to store the liner unfortunately. I love the sleeve pocket, perfect for quick access to a phone or wallet. It seems relatively waterproof, I stayed dry though it was colder in a heavy downpour. It is bulky though, even cinched down - there is just a lot of material. The magnetic closure over the zipper is great, the jacket is pretty simple to get in and out of. Oh and the hood - very nice. It's actually adjustable too so you can completely hide within it or pull it back a bit so you can see.
The jacket really does look fantastic. I had the orange. I wish it came with the bladder for the camelbak pouch, I had to purchase that separately.
I think the price is reasonable for the features and overall quality of the jacket. Nobody else seems to have had my cuff issue, so maybe it was a defective jacket.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
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Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust BMW F650GS / F700GS / F800GS / Adventure The Akrapovic Slip-On system looks great on the BMW, and improves the performance of the engine. The system is designed as a base-level exhaust system modification. The EC Type approval version includes an approved noise damper. Power Torque even as a base-level component, the Akrapovic Slip-On SP series system delivers a performance increase. The largest effect is shown on the torque curve, while the power curve is also increased, especially in the middle and at the top of the rpm range. Max. power was 85.3 HP at 8400 rpm, and max. increased power was 0.7 HP at 6600 rpm. Note Please check local laws before purchasing. Some modifications may be prohibited in some states. Note CARB compliant for use in California.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Slightly more aggressive sound
PostedOctober 30, 2013
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Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I put this on my 2012 F650 GS. It just adds a slightly more aggressive sound, it sounds best through the midrange I think - 2500-4000 RPM. At idle it sounds basically the same as stock but when you crack the throttle you get a nice growl. I didn't notice any power difference, nor did I expect to. I have the silencer insert removed and it's far from obnoxious, I don't feel like I'm disturbing my neighbors when I leave early or come home late. I think it's a little pricey for what it is, but it is a well made product. Installation was easy.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
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HI-RES Photos REV'IT! Everest GTX Photo Gallery IMAGE NOTE This jacket and pants combination comes in BLACK AND GREY/BLACK. We intentionally blew out the brightness / contrast on some of the black pictures to highlight the detail and design. We assure you the BLACK does not look faded in person. With the input of GORE, high attention to detail, GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L, Armacor, SAS-TEC and LockOut zippers, the Everest GTX has been designed to meet the requirements of the most demanding riders. The Everest GTX can be combined with the Everest GTX trouser in a variety of mix and match sizes, for the perfect fit. Add a full connection zipper for warmth and safety, plus a detachable Exkin Air thermal liner for warmth, and you have one awesome suit, ready for every condition. This jacket forms a recommended combination with the EVEREST GTX Pants . PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell GORE-TEX Pro Shell Armacor 3L COOL, GORE-TEX Pro Shell Misano 3L TFL COOL, GORE-TEX Pro Shell stretch 3L, neoprene Insulation detachable Exkin Air thermal liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX Pro Shell Breathability GORE-TEX Pro Shell Composition outer shell 75 polyamide, 23 Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE), 1 aramid, 1 elastane lining 70 polyester, 30 polyamide thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) Protection SaS Tec CE protection at shoulders and elbows, fully perforated EVA foam at back, CE prepared for Sas Tec CE or Seesoft Back Protector Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation GORE-TEX LOCK-OUT zippers at chest, VCS I zipper at back Features stretch at elbows, collar hook, removable thermal collar, storm cuff, short and long connection zipper Pockets waterproof stash pockets, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good adventure jacket
PostedOctober 30, 2013
Customer avatar
Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I like that the shell of this jacket is softer and more pliable than most in its class. It's completely waterproof and windproof. The sizing seems to run slightly small, I'm 6'3" 190 lbs and the size large works but is a little snug. I can't put more than a thin base layer on. I normally don't wear an XL but I think that size may have worked a little better.
The collar hook thing is a great concept, but it doesn't work that well. The loop comes off the hook pretty easily if you move around. Also the collar snap seems tight even though it's adjusted to the loosest I can make it. Again, maybe I should have gone a size up.
I can wear this without the liner down to about 50 degrees comfortably, and with the liner I don't know how low but 40's are no problem. The airflow isn't great, it could use some venting on the arms, but you'll be good up to 75 degrees before you need to unzip it. The liner is time consuming to put it, it's not something you'll want to do on the fly at a gas station.
It's easy enough to get in and out of. Pockets are fine, though there is no rabbit pouch. The cuffs do a good job of blocking the air.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nelson Rigg CL-1010 Micro Tank / Tail Bag
Nelson Rigg CL-1010 Micro Tank / Tail Bag
Nelson Rigg CL-1010 Micro Tank / Tail Bag Made from top quality UV-treated Tri-Max ballistic nylon Highly reflective webbing with a lined interior Bags maintains its shape even when empty Adjustable shoulder strap can be use as a tether strap Fail safe heavy-duty zippers with pull tabs Protective material holds the bag firm without slipping or marking bike Ultra compact size and low profile design perfect for smaller pocket size objects Bag can be mounted as either a tank bag or tail pack ( mounting options sold separately ) Can also connect to Nelson Rigg saddlebags with optional strap kit (sold separately) Includes a Lifetime No Hassle warranty and a 100 Waterproof rainstorm cover Main compartment measures 10L X 7W (at widest point) X 3H Holds 3.5 Liters Note One of the following mounts is required and are sold separately Strap Mount Suction Cup Mount Tail Mount Magnetic Tank Mount
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Smallest bag I could find
PostedOctober 30, 2013
Customer avatar
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wanted a small tail bag to put on the rear seat of my classic Yamaha, and that's what I got. This bag can barely fit two 20oz bottles of water side by side to put the size in perspective. You're not going to carry much in it, but it can be handy. Seems well made, though I can't imagine you would actually use the map pocket. I just store the rain cover in there, but I haven't used that either.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength Run with the Bulls Jeans 12oz. Pre-Distressed Denim Premium Dupont Kevlar Reinforced Knee and Seat Knee Stretch Panel Relaxed Fit Boot Cut
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite riding jeans
PostedOctober 30, 2013
Customer avatar
Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have these and a couple other riding jeans from Icon and Dainese and these are my favorite. Not too loose, not too tight. Good style, you can see they are riding jeans but they're not obnoxious either. Boot cut works well with boots, but not too floppy if you just wear shoes. These are also one of the few riding pants where you can actually buy your inseam separately from waist size, which as a taller / thin guy I appreciate - these actually fit me.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Motion Pro T6 Tire Levers Features Unique No-Pinch lip on tire spoon is designed to avoid tube pinch when installing tires Lightweight forged 7075 T-6 aluminum construction Hard anodized finish Tire spoon on one end and hex wrench on the other Perfect size for any fanny pack Sockets sold separately
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good lever / wrench
PostedOctober 30, 2013
Customer avatar
Cecil
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As long as you understand that the ratchet attachment is not included (the blue part in the picture - this is just a box wrench), this is a good tire lever and wrench. I got a couple of these in the different sizes because you need two or three tire levers anyway, so why not double up the tool so you can remove axle nuts on multiple bikes without having to carry a separate wrench. A little pricey for what it is, but well made and light weight.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Carver H20 Gloves The Carver H2O combines the strength, abrasion-resistance, and grip of a goatskin palm with the comfort and protection of a stretch textile upper. The hard-knuckle protection offers ultimate safety, while the warm tri-fleece thermal lining and knitted cuff construction make it the perfect choice for many urban riders. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, suede leather with WR finish, connect finger tip fabric Insulation Fiberfill, tri-fleece liner Waterproofing Hydratex Z-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex Z-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer Shell 59 leather, 41 polyamide Lining 100 polyester Membrane 100 polyurethane Protection PWRshell 500D stretch hard-shell knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, thumb and palm, PWRaramid at palm Visibility Reflection at back hand ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit City fit Features Connect finger tip, stretch lips at fingers, knitted cuff, visor wiper, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great fall glove.
PostedOctober 30, 2013
Customer avatar
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These gloves are simple and work great. A short cuff glove with no adjustments to fuss with - so they slip right on and off you go. They will always go under your jacket - the cuffs are too snug to stretch over anything but maybe a shirt. Styling is basic and should go with pretty much any bike and gear.
They are warmer and more insulated than I thought, but not with too much loss of feel. They are warm enough I find I'm not turning on my heated grips when I normally would. These might stretch reasonably far into winter. They completely block the wind, better than any other glove I own and seem reasonably waterproof from the rain I rode through today.
Sizing is pretty normal, I wear a large in most gloves and it's no different here. The large fits me fine.
Rides: 2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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