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    October 31, 2012
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Nexx XR1 R FastShot Face Shield Replacement Fast Shot Pinlock-ready face shield for Nexx XR1R Helmets. Fits XR1R helmets equipped with the Nexx FastShot shield mechanism. For use with older Nexx XR1R helmets, use the FastShot Faceshield Hardware Kit ( sold separately ).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dark Smoke. Good, but not quite perfect.
PostedApril 15, 2013
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outerlimits
From Amherst
State:MA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I had some problems with the visor fitting my XR1R with the FastShot upgrade. However, I think the issue was with the FastShot hardware and not the visor itself.
The dark smoke visor is very slick and makes the helmet look awesome. It's completely black from the outside, but it's not as dark as you'd think from inside the helmet. The visibility is similar to medium darkness sunglasses. Details are not lost when riding through shadows and shade or cloudy days. Although, the dark smoke is definitely too dark to safely use while riding at night.
The clarity visor is perfectly clear when the sun isn't directly on it, however, when the sun is high and raking across it, the view through the visor has a hazy quality about it. Almost like the visor is dirty. I thought it might have been film left over from manufacturing, but after washing it, the issue still persists. It's a bit unfortunate, because a good part of riding for me is enjoying the view in full clarity.
Also, bright objects, like reflections from chrome produce some rainbow lens flares. I noticed the same thing with the original XR1R clear visor when riding at night with oncoming headlights. It's a little distracting and I was hoping the black smoke wouldn't have this issue.
So in summary, good aesthetics and not ridiculous dark from the inside. But the optical quality leaves some room for improvement.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha XV250 V Star 250
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Icon Primer Tank Bag Tank bags are great, until you need to walk away from your ride and leave your valuables behind Now you can take it with you thanks to the innovative backpack style straps on the Icon Primer Pack Just the right size to hold all your essentials without being too large and bulky, this magnetic style tank bag will get you there and back with no hassles Hi-powered magnetic tank mount Rubber mesh-skin backing for non-slip grip Ribstop nylon chassis Removable mesh backpack straps Internal divider pockets Exterior compression strap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Small tank bag for carrying the essentials
PostedDecember 21, 2012
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outerlimits
From Amherst
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Small
Large
I bought the icon primer for my Yamaha V Star 250. This is a small bike, so a large tank bag would look awkward. The Primer both fits and looks great and doesn't interfere with riding in any way. It's easy to pull off and put back on. It's not a huge bag by any means. But any larger on this bike (or a similar style 250) would look out of place.
As far as capacity goes. I am currently storing my Icon PDX raincoat in the bag. That takes up the majority of space. I can squeeze in my wallet, phone, and a drink and still have bit more room.
The backpack feature is sort of silly for a bag this small and I'm not sure how often I will use them. Another reviewer mentioned those teenage girl backpacks and I have to agree. The straps are very lightweight thin mess and you have to remove and reattach them between uses. There is small zippered pocket near the bottom of the bag where you can store them. The bag does have a small handle for easily carrying it.
The only short coming with this bag is the lack of a clear pocket for a map, GPS or smartphone. I may look for a clear pocket that I can attach to the top of the bag so I can keep my iPhone accessible.
Overall, the Primer is a decent small bag with an affordable price.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha XV250 V Star 250
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Boot In the military they say a good pair of boots can make or break you. Icon set out to make the ultimate riding boots to battle the elements. The Patrol Waterproof boot will keep your feet comfortable and dry during the harshest conditions. The reinforced leather upper features internal ankle armor with a hidden ghillie lacing system for a secure fit with minimal fuss. The bottom unit features an internal steel shank for support with slip resistant rubber outsole for traction both on and off the bike. The Patrol Waterproof riding boot, the standard by which all will be judged. Durable leather upper 100 waterproof Axialmetric steel shank Slip resistant rubber sole Footpeg interface arch Dual adjustable stabilizer straps Internal ankle protection Aluminum positive-lock buckles Protected speed lacing system Shifter interface nubs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stylish boots with good protection
PostedDecember 21, 2012
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outerlimits
From Amherst
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These boots don't look too bad. They have a bit of a puffy moon boot look on account of the padding in the tongue. It sort of puffs out when the cam buckles are tightly snapped. And the cam buckles sort of give a ski boot look. But those are sometimes the comprises one has to make in order to get ample protection. They do look fairly normal off the bike with a pair of jeans. Certainly better than some of the more technical touring and race gear. I'd say these boots are kind of a hybrid between touring/race boots and casual boots, with a bit of a slant towards the touring side.
These boots feel very solid. The adjustable cam buckles really secure your ankle. These boots are not going anywhere when the cam buckles are locked. The leather is very stiff adding further to the protective features. I did find that the boots were a bit too stiff at first, where flexing the ankle to shift and brake were challenging. The boots have since broken in nicely and I can walk in them for hours without fatigue. These boots are substantial. In fact, the chunkiness of these boots make it impossible for me to fit my toe under the shifter of my cruiser. I had to adjust the shifter upward to it's max and still it's a bit of a tight fit.
I haven't thoroughly tested the waterproofing on these boots, but looking at the construction I think they hold up just fine. They don't have any real ventilation and as such tend to get quite warm. Which is great in cooler weather, not so much when it's sweltering out and your feet sweat profusely. I have ridden in the fall and winter with these boots with wool socks, in low temps of ~35F and not once did my feet feel cold.
The speed lace feature is nice, although the lace lock-down is a bit bulky and I find it can cause discomfort if I don't place it in the right spot or the cam buckle is too tight.
The plastic mating ends of the cam buckles are secure to the boots with philips head screws, which is great since you can always replace them if they break or wear out. However, I find they loosen up over time and I have had a screw pop off once while removing the boots. So you'll want to occasionally tighten them down with a screw driver. Or better yet, add a drop of lock-tite to each screw to ensure they stay put.
Overall, these are great boots and offer a good compromise between price, style, comfort and protection.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha XV250 V Star 250
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Roland Sands Design Ronin Leather Jacket The RSD Limited Set utilizes exclusive oiled leather to create a limited edition collection of riding jackets and accessories. Much like every custom RSD bike, the merging of heritage and modern components creates the perfect combination of style and function. RSD jackets are built to ride, but still retain everyday comfort. Roland Sand Design's fit program ensures subtle ergonomic fit and functionality, and armor-ready styles provide pockets for RSD CE certified armor. Features Detailed caf style, with shorty snap collar and front zip pockets RSD Limited Set hand finished washed and waxed cowhide (Main body leather thickness 1.2mm) Performance riding fit, with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length, and relaxed collar opening Perforated leather interior trims Perforated sleeve venting Sleeve zip pocket Side zipper waist adjust Zip close cuffs Satin poly lining with custom RSD repeat numbers heat emboss Soft lined electronics security pocket Stretch mesh cargo stuff pockets Zip close interior chest pocket Armor ready shoulder, elbow, and back protector pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A classic look with modern features
PostedNovember 26, 2012
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outerlimits
From Amherst
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was looking for a classic leather jacket with an understated look (no bling, buckles, stripes, etc.) while providing a good amount of protection if I ever shake hands with Mr. Asphalt. After looking at less expensive jackets, I finally caved to the Ronin.
The Ronin is a European athletic fitting jacket. If you are in good shape, the Ronin will feel like it's tailor-made. When I first put it on, it felt a bit tight, but after it warmed up it felt snug, but not restrictive like a riding leather should. After a few days of riding and wearing, it has broken feels more spacious. I'm an athletic build 5' 6" 150 - 160lb, depending upon how much I am working out, and the S fits perfectly with a t-shirt and thermal shirt underneath. If I add a sweater it's a bit tight, but still not restrictive. My chest size was on the cusp of S and M, and I almost went up a size. But I am glad I didn't. I think the sizing for the Ronin is accurate for the tighter athletic fitted look. If you don't have a slim body type, then you may want to go up a size.
The armor pockets are great and accept the recommended Forcefield armor perfectly, although the elbow armor was tough to get in place. I wear the armor in all the time, both on and off the bike, and you can barely tell the elbow or shoulder pads are there. The back pad shows a little bit as a slightly raised outline.
The quality of the leather and construction is superb. I went with the black and I was not disappointed. It's a dynamic black with a lot of depth and texture on account of the dyeing process. My only complaint is some of the perf'd leather venting that makes up the underpart of the sleeves seems a little thin and it looks like the die used to cut the perfs wasn't very sharp as there are a lot of hanging chads of leather in the perf holes. I just hope that part of the jacket holds up to wear.
Overall, this is an expensive jacket, but you are getting a superbly crafted vintage jacket with modern features. A hard to find combo in this category of jacket.
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Olympia Ranger 3 Over Pants Designed to coordinate with the AST jacket, th Olympia Ranger 3 Pant can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as a full over pant. Foul weather rides are never a problem as double waterproof protection is offered through Rangers coated Cordura shell and waterproof/breathable seam sealed membrane. Zippered front pockets and two oversized waterproof cargo pockets offer plenty of extra storage for personal items. Adjustable knee armor positions and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit. As temperatures drop, youll stay toasty by adding Rangers Thermolite insulated liner pant that double as great looking, stand alone sportswear. Features Outer shell constructed in coated 500 and 2000 denier Cordura fabric Waterproof/breathable membrane adds double waterproof protection Removable Insulated liner pant Sturdy wind and water resistant rip stop nylon shell, Thermolite insulation, belt loop waist, full side leg zippers and four storage pockets. Full side leg zippers Storm placket front fly detail Removable and adjustable height CE Motion Flex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compression foam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waist and bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping side leg detail Relaxed tailored fit 6 storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for cool weather riding
PostedNovember 14, 2012
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outerlimits
From Amherst
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
These overpants are substantial and extremely warm, even without the thermal liner in place. I wear them over jeans in temps ranging from 40F to 60F. When I get off the bike I start sweating and can't wait to take them off. While riding, nothing gets into them: air, coldness, water. It all stays out. Great for cold and poor weather, but definitely not a summer pant.
They fit pretty baggy in the legs and a tighter in the waist and seat. They are very long and the EZ-hem label is sort of a joke. There no way to hem these without some major surgery. For now, I just fold up the bottom 2 inches and they look great. With the reinforced knees and pockets they do have a tactical swat team look and the Cordura makes a zipping noise when walking. People notice you and move aside to let you through. So I guess that's a perk.
A few minor cons: There are no through pockets, so you have to remember to move your wallet, phone, etc. to the overpants pockets. It would also be nice to have some adjustability in the waist. I find the waist a bit tight, but I know the next size up would be too big. And finally, the interior mesh seems like it will get shredded over time from my boots going in and out.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nexx XR1R Helmet TRI-COMPOSITE Shell (Fiberglass, Carbon and Kevlar) 3 shell sizes ECE/22-05, DOT and NBR-74712001 2 inlets and 4 outlets air-vents (Air Dinamic System) Soft anti-sweat and anti-allergic fabric inner lining Adjustable padding Removable and washable lining Anti-noise Cheek pads Chin Windstopper Double D-Ring fastening strap UV resistant shell PC Lexan shield, anti-scratch and with easy locking system Pinlock Ready Visor Ventilation System Ergo padding System - allows a perfect fit of the helmet in different head shapes. Weight 1400g (+- 50g) Note Although helmets may be pictured with a dark smoke shield, they are sold stock with a clear shield only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lightweight and super view
PostedOctober 31, 2012
Customer avatar
outerlimits
From Amherst
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I am a new rider and was looking for the maximum protection from a full faced helmet, but not the clastrophobic closed in feel that is common with many full faced helmets. This helmet has an amazingly huge viewing periphery. It's also light and well balanced. With the large view port, sun can be issue and I manage to wear a pair of aviators underneath quite comfortably. Although I think a tinted visor would really complete the look for this helmet and is on my list.
The helmet does fit a bit tight at first, but does break in a bit after a week or so. I did not use any of the additional padding stickies that they include. I do get a hotspot on the top of my forehead from wearing the helmet, despite my head circumference being on the smaller size of NEXX's size L measurements.
I bought the yellow helmet for visibility and the tone is a quite pleasing warm rich yellow and not a seizure inducing florescent yellow. The styling of the helmet is great. Sporty, but not over done with simple vent controls that are easy to toggle with gloves on. The little details such as the stitching, reflecting fabric, and embroidered logos in the removable liner are all just icing on the cake.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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