RickyDDS
 
 
 
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    December 12, 2012
  • Last review
    August 15, 2014
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Biltwell Bonanza Racer LE Helmet Same 21st century comfort and 70s certified styling as their popular open-face Bonanza helmet, now in an even tastier range of colors and flavors. The LE stands for Limited Edition, because thats what each of these 3/4 DOT-compliant helmets is- a retro-inspired skid lid with custom paint schemes and graphics in small quantities for fashion-backward bikers. The Bonanza's interior features a custom-shaped EPS safety shell and a hand-stitched removable liner with moisture wicking brushed Lycra panels and open-cell foam padding for breathability and comfort. Its injection-molded ABS outer shell features hand-laid graphics and paint beneath a rugged clear topcoat. It's comfortable neck strap features plated steel D-rings and a snap strap end retainer with Biltwell anvil branding. The Biltwell Bubble Shield is also available separately. Features Limited Edition graphic styles in two colorways available Expanded polystyrene inner shell Removable liner with contrasting diamond-stitched quilted open-cell foam padding Meets DOT safety standards D-ring neck strap with adjustment strap end retainer Rubber or chrome accent edging
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fits nice.
PostedAugust 15, 2014
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
No bubblehead alien look with this helmet. Fits and looks great. I wanted an open face helmet to ride my Indian instead of the half helmet that I had won in a raffle. Very comfortable. I have the ivory and white which gives me some visibility as well. Glasses fit easily and goggles would probably look cool too.
Rides: 2014 Indian Chief Vintage
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Icon D30 Back Protector Insert An advanced, patented polymer, CE-rated D3O impact protectors are the latest advancement in protective armor. D3O impact protectors utilize intelligent molecules that lock together on impact. Because of this, the impact protector can be made thinner and lighter, making a jacket more comfortable and easier to wear. However, this decreased size does not come at the expense of impact protection. Will fit any ICON Jacket that was originally equipped with ICON Dual Density Back Pad. The shape is slightly different, but the D3O Back Insert will fit into the Jacket's Back Pocket. Specifications Mens 15.75H x 10.375W approx. 10oz Womens 14H x 9.5W approx 8.4oz
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Eon's better than foam
PostedJuly 30, 2013
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Got the obligatory foam insert in my mesh jacket and my winter jacket. Definitely was looking to upgrade, but wasn't sure about some of the more articulated inserts or thicker CE rated armor. This product is super soft, super comfortable, super flexible, super vented and super cheap compared to other armor. Can't even tell it's there. May fit loose in jackets that have a bigger pocket, but probably not by much. So worth it to upgrade to this insert. Get one for each jacket you own.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Powerlet USB Type A iPod 3G to Cigarette Adapter A perfect solution to convert a cigarette socket to a USB Type A Connector. Features Input 12 VDC to 30 VDC, Output 5V at 2.1A Works with Apple products
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not cheaply made
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not much to review here except that some cigarette adapters are cheap and flimsy. This product seems well made and solid. Fits great with the Powerlet to cigarette charger adapter.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
solid
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice solid connection. Seems like it's made to last. Connects direct to the outlet without a cable which is good if you don't need the extra flexibility or reach of a cable.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Pinlock Ready SAI Faceshield The SAI Pinlock Face Shield will fit the Arai Corsair V, Arai RX-Q, Arai Vector 2, Arai Signet-Q and Defiant helmets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So nice!!
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Seems like most new helmets coming out in the mid/high price range are coming with a stock pinlock ready faceshield. My Arai didn't, so I had to pay extra for it, but it's so worth it. If you live in a climate where your faceshield fogs, the physics of the pinlock shield is fantastic. No fogging. So nice!! That's all there really is to say.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai RX-Q UK Flag Helmet
Arai RX-Q UK Flag Helmet
Arai RX-Q UK Flag Helmet Designed for the street without giving up the benefits of a racing helmet. Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V Same face shield as the Corsair V Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2) Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads. New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better. Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet Advanced ventilation Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics Retractable chin spoiler Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll One piece bottom edge trim Race helmet for the street 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL). Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications 2010 Model
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cadillac of helmets
PostedMarch 8, 2013
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I got the UK flag design. Finish is excellent. Fit is excellent. Highly recommend investing in the pinlock shield and insert. Costs extra, but easily worth the investment. Too bad the faceshield wasn't pinlock ready already, but I can use the stock shield in the summer. LOTS of complaints in the reviews about changing out the face shields, which is understandable for non-manual reading types who try it without any direction, but very easy if you know how. Anthony has a video on changing out the shields. Just watch it and stop with the complaints.
The airflow is fantastic. The open chin vent is like having a desk fan on your face. Aerodynamics are also spot on. No turbulence on head turns. It's an expensive helmet for sure, but so are really nice cars. You decide.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Scorpion Monroe Pants
Scorpion Monroe Pants
Scorpion Monroe Pants Durable 600 Denier shell with ballistic nylon panels for durability Removable AirGuard Waterproof breathable liner EXO-TEC CE armor at the knees for protection P.E. foam hip pads for extra protection Removable waterproof/windproof liner Dual waist adjustment belts for a custom fit Waterproof side-entry leg zippers and zippered liner allow for ease of dressing Accordion-style expansion panel above knees for increased flexibility Zippered knee vents NightViz reflective trim for improved night time visibility
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just what I wanted
PostedJanuary 9, 2013
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Completely a coincidence that I bought the Scorpion pants since I recently bought and reviewed the Scorpion Commander II jacket. I wanted a pant that didn't have a lot of zippers and vents and pockets and liners and narrowed it down to a few different brands. I decided on the Scorpion and good call. These pants have great construction, the same soft Exo-Tec armor as my jacket, and they look really great. Doesn't look like you're wearing ski pants. Easy to get on and off (zipper goes up high), fits nicely over boots, and the liner works great. Took a ride to Revzilla in Philly with my buddy on a really cold, windy day and never felt a chill on my lower half. The armor can be adjusted with velcro to a higher or lower position depending on where your knee hits. I am a 34 waist and the size L fits just right as an overpant (I have worn over jeans, sweats or solo). If you are over 34 waist you'll need XL. Doesn't have a zipper attachment, but most jackets you buy that do come with the opposite half zipper that you could have sewn into these if you feel like you need that. Serious bang for the buck on these pants.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Scorpion Commander 2 Jacket Features 600 denier poly construction Sas-Tec CE approved elbow and shoulder armor Removable EverHeat thermal liner NightViz reflective front, rear and sleeve trim Rare earth magnet front closure AirGuard waterproof/windproof liner Waterproof zippered chest vents Two-way YKK main closure zipper Comfortable collar trim
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bad mamba jamba!!
PostedDecember 12, 2012
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Best part about this jacket is that it doesn't look like your typical touring jacket: big and boxy with tons of external cargo pockets, zippers everywhere, and loud velcro. This jacket looks cool when you wear it. The raised logos, visibility accents, the stitched padding in the shoulders and the wide cinch straps on the arms make it look good on and off the bike. Functionally great too. Wore it in 38-40 degree ride at 70mph wind chill with only a t-shirt on and I stayed warm. Haven't worn it in the rain yet, but I'm sure the waterproof liner and resistant pockets work good. I'll update when I do. The armor is flexible and form fits nicely. The magnet closure is great!! Like I mentioned before, no loud tearing sound when you open this jacket. I would buy this jacket size based on sleeve length. It is not a boxy fit. I am 6', 185, 40" chest and 35" sleeves. I bought the Large initially after talking to Revzilla rep based on chest size and it was too tight and too short in the sleeves. The XL sleeves fit true to size and the body was much better, especially if you want to wear stuff under the jacket, so use the size chart and buy based on sleeve length. I have one gripe and one wish. I wish the jacket had fleece lined hand warmer pockets since this is predominantly a 3 season jacket, but oh well. My gripe is that the neck strap when unfastened is too long and hangs out way in front. You can see this when Anthony undoes the strap in the video. There is no velcro or snap or loop to fold back the strap. So I brought the jacket to my tailor and they sewed on a small square of soft velcro just beneath the adams apple on the inside and I can now fold the strap in half and out of the way perfectly. I really like this jacket and I know you will too. Recommended.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves For those traditionalists who prefer an all-leather glove, rather than the lightweight leather-textile mix of the Bastion GTX, the Alaska GTX with its GORE-TEX membrane can handle the coldest days with comfort and style. Like all REV'IT! gloves, Engineered Skin design balances protection and performance. The result a superior winter glove. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell goatskin with WR finish, suede leather with WR finish Insulation Thermolite, Push-Pull Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 100 Leather Lining 100 Polyester Membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection leather hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, EVA foam at thumb and wrist Visibility laminated reflection at cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and back hand, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good unheated winter glove
PostedDecember 12, 2012
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RickyDDS
From Bergen County
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Keep in mind this is not a heated glove. If you want your hands to be room temperature in icy cold conditions, then you need either a heated glove or store your bike and just ride in the summertime. With that said, I tried a couple of other gloves to ride in the 30-40 degree range and my hands were FREEZING after short rides. One was a Thinsulate "winter" glove and one was from another brand that they sell on Revzilla that my friend owns. So I decided to buy these. I rode 80 miles in 40 degree weather at 70mph wind chill and these kept my hands warm...not heated glove warm, more like ski slope warm. The tops of my fingers were cold to the touch, but no hypothermia. At lower speeds no chill at all. I also like the all leather styling. Looks better in person than in the photo. Good protection with the GoreTex membrane and the palm skid pads and the glowing reflective panels and the visor wipe and the soft snot fabric on the index finger and thumb. Secures nicely with the velcro gauntlet. It's an insulated glove, so you can't grip the throttle as tightly as a summer glove, but I'm sure these will work in over time and flex more. The sizing runs small. I usually wear size large in clothing. I bought an XL and my fingers fit secure. For an unheated winter glove, this does what it says.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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