JeffOnWheels
 
 
 
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    October 8, 2012
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    June 17, 2013
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Knox Advance X CE Back Protector Features CE approved armor incorporates trauma lite honeycomb protection Comfortable energy absorbing armor retro fits many products The Knox TP2 is a standard shape that fits many older Men's REV'IT or Teknic jackets and may fit other brands as well The Knox TP2 will fit in Women's REV'IT Turbine and Women's REV'IT Ignition Jackets Measures approximately 15 in length, 11 at its widest part, and 1 in thickness.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Light but no air flow.
PostedJune 17, 2013
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
It's extremely light, but feels pretty plasticky. Definitely no air flow (has no holes at all, only those channels you can see in the picture). This is stiffer than the other flexible foam/plastic back protectors I've had, and less ventilation than the plastic grid types.
However, it is inexpensive so for the price you're getting decent protection.
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Joe Rocket Hammerhead Tank Bag Features Wind/Water resistant 1000D Nylon construction Extra wide magnetic mount system Padded belt buckle guard Window GPS pocket Cell Phone storage Fast access coin holder Removable shoulder strap Hidden rain cover Reflective stripe 15L x 8W x 4.5H
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Decent option for holding small stuff.
PostedApril 29, 2013
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought this because I wanted a bag with a clear pocket so I could see my phone while navigating. It works fine for that, though the clear plastic is very glossy so it can be irritating in bright sun.
This bag is decent, but takes up a lot of room on top your tank for the amount of stuff it holds. It's fine for a water bottle and sandwich, or gloves, but (at least on my bike) the curve of the tank definitely limits the total capacity of the bag.
The zippers+velcro is an awkward way of closing the main compartment; if you let the velcro close off-center then the zippers aren't lined up right so it often takes a second try to get it closed and zipped all the way.
There's also a GPS-shaped (square) clear pocket in addition to the phone-shaped (rectangular) one. I've used it to hold my wallet and coins.
The "fast access coin holder" is a complete joke, they should remove that from the description. It's a piece of elastic sewn to the outside of the bag. It can hold probably 6 or 7 coins total and I wouldn't trust them to remain there while the bike is in motion.
The magnets are strong, it never seems to budge even at highway+ speeds.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Roam WP Boots Synthetic upper with lightweight fabric inserts. Dual density lateral and medial ankle cups. Internal heel counter. Internal toe counter is layered under the leather. Injected high-modulus polyamide midsole contours to the foot and features a structured shank reinforcement. Waterproof and breathable Drystar lining. Instep and Achilles flex zones provide superior comfort. Rear reflective insert for added visibility. Removable anatomic footbed and multi-density EVA padding. Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound sole with unique side wrapping design. Three adjustable Velcro straps for secure closure and fit. CE certified.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Widest boots in the world.
PostedApril 29, 2013
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
These are the first footwear I have ever found that are wide enough for my feet in a reasonable size. Normally I have to go up a size or two, but these are comfortable for me in what they call as 12.5 (I normally wear a 13W or at 14W).
I highly recommend them if you have wide feet! They're comfortable and warm. They seem reasonably tough but I haven't had to try out their protection value yet.
The only suggestion I have is they could reverse the hook vs. loop sides of the velcro on the top flap, sometimes it wants to catch your socks as you put your feet in.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion Recruit Leather Jacket
Scorpion Recruit Leather Jacket
Scorpion Recruit Leather Jacket The year is 1953 Marlon Brando hits the big screen as Johnny Strabler in the cult classic The Wild One. As leader of the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club (BRMC), Strabler and his gang disrupt a race competition in Carbonville by plowing through a roadblock, strolling across the track, and taunting officials of the Sage Valley Motorcycle Races. Accused of being an outlaw outfit, they are quickly thrown out of the competition by Sheriff Singer and told to Hit the road...get goin. The sale of black leather jackets and motorcycles reached new heights after the films release, and motorcycle became a timeless symbol of youth rebellion. Hence the Recruit Jacket. Features Constructed of durable 1.2-1.4mm top grain leather Removable EverHeat full-sleeve thermal liner Vented CE approved armor at elbows and shoulders Back protector compartment with P.E. foam pad included Adjustable zippered ventilation 2 front vents and 2 back vents Dual handwarmer / storage pockets Additional inner storage pocket NightViz reflective trim on back gets you noticed Lightweight perforated lining for maximum air flow Belt loop for pant attachment Dual Velcro waist adjustment straps
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Looks and feels awesome.
PostedOctober 8, 2012
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
This is my first leather jacket. It looks and feels great! It is really heavy when holding it or on the hanger, but I don't notice it while wearing it. It is very thick and solid feeling, definitely seems like it would protect you in a crash.
The armor is not noticeable while wearing it (except in small ways, like your shoulders are slightly wider than you're used to). I replaced the non-armor foam back piece with a real one (SAS-TEC back protector, which I cut to fit) and it's still totally comfortable.
So far I have only ridden in cool weather so have had the liner in. The vents are fine for this sort of weather, but I imagine it could be a little warm in hot weather.
I would strongly suggest following the sizing guide. I measured myself and the guide said I was at the very top edge of Medium. I don't wear a medium anything (I'm 6'3" 185lbs) so I ordered the Large. It was definitely not a tight fit to start with and leather breaks in so after a few rides I am starting to think the medium might have fit after all. So trust the sizing, and take advantage of the free exchange if you try it and it's too small.
The neck velcro flap (mentioned in another review) is slightly aggravating on my neck if I ride with my head leaned forward, but doesn't bother me much if I have good posture, and also is getting better as the jacket breaks in and loosens up. Plus you can just not close it if it bothers you too much (it just covers the top of the zipper).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SAS-TEC Back Protector Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules. It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts. SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades. SC-1/11 fits Women's Turbine Jacket SC-1/12 fits REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket and Turbine Jacket REV'IT Gore-Tex Jackets have different shaped back protector pockets depending on the size of jacket, see the size chart for fitment information SC-1/16 should only be used for XYL or larger Gore-Tex Jackets SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate) Height 15 3/4 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate) Height 19 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate) Height 21 3/8 Width (at widest point) 13 3/8 Thickness 3/4
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfortable and seems like it will be effective.
PostedOctober 8, 2012
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JeffOnWheels
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I cut this to fit the Scorpion Recruit leather jacket, and it looks like a serious improvement over the piece of foam the jacket came with.
I haven't needed it yet (knock on wood!) but I did whack one of the cutoff scraps with a hammer and it is remarkable how flexible it feels in your hands, yet it acts hard when hit (hammer just bounces off).
The only downside is the ventilation holes are tiny and I can't imagine they'll flow much air. So far I've only used it in cool weather so it's been plenty comfortable, but it might be a little warm in the summer.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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