Kacey3
 
 
 
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    April 9, 2013
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    June 3, 2013
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TCX X-Street Waterproof Shoes Get your street style on with the new X-Street WP all-uses riding shoe. Vintage sneaker construction with soft, breathable, full-grain leather and distressed-look rubber sole. Yet still equipped with signature TCX protective features including ankle guards and reinforced toe and heel counter. Waterproof liner keeps you dry and comfortable on those damp days. Features UPPER breathable, full-grain leather. LINING waterproof PROTECTION ankle guards, reinforced toe and heel counter. CLOSURE laces INSOLE molded EVA with antibacterial, moisture wicking face fabric. SOLE distressed-look vintage rubber sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great style and Great feel
PostedJune 3, 2013
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Kacey3
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I ride try to look and feel comfortable, while remaining safe on my bike so I was immediately drawn to these "boots." Before I bought the X-Streets I was, admittedly, wearing Converse low tops.
With these, I feel far more comfortable without skimping on style. A retro bike (Royal Enfield Bullet 500) just doesn't look right with modern looking footwear. The traction is good, there's ample protection in the ankle and heel. The toe is a little soft, but still much better for shifting than the All Stars I retired.
I got the sueded pair and they do show, very distinctly where the shifter hits the boot by crushing the texture, but I figure if I'm going to ride a motorcycle, I can look like I ride a motorcycle. I'm going to be proud of it.
The only comfort issue I found was that the leather is so thick and stiff, I couldn't flex my ankles with the laces drawn all the way to the top. I unlaced the top eyelet and it's far more comfortable.
Rides: 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Features Bike-to-Bike Intercom between four bikers (toggling) within a range of up to 1,100 yards in Full Duplex Rider-to-Passenger intercom in Full Duplex Music Sharing Rider passenger can enjoy listening to the same stereo music (via A2DP) Detachable Speakers Users can plug in their own speakers (3.5mm jack) Large, intuitive control buttons Click-to-Link spontaneous intercom with no need for pairing Interchangeable boom and corded microphones included to fit virtually all helmets Unique online platform allows you to customize settings and receive software updates via your computer Hot-Dial number can be programmed for use in any country or region AGC technology Self-adjusting speaker volume according to speed and ambient noise VOX activation Make and answer phone and intercom calls without taking your hands off the handlebars Built-in FM radio with RDS, 6 programmable station presets and smart auto scan Spoken Status Announcements so you always know to which devices your scala rider is connected Up to 8 hours talk-time / 1 week standby (recharging from wall outlet or USB connection) Noise cancelling microphone Certified Waterproof and Dustproof (IP67 standard) Multiple Connectivity options Dual HS profile for connection to two Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones simultaneously Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) enabled MP3 player / iPod or smartphone to stream wireless music Non-Bluetooth audio player (via MP3 cord) Bluetooth-enabled GPS unit for in-helmet navigation instructions (GPS must support HS profile) Other scala rider models for intercom conversation
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic!
PostedJune 3, 2013
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Kacey3
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I was looking to get some music in my helmet when I started looking at bluetooth options. I went with the Scala because I had other friends who were using them and wanted to make sure I was compatible on the rare occasions that we ride.
Turns out, that was a great idea because I love the Q3. Everything was really easy to set up and the controls are a breeze to use. The only issue I ran into was - because I have an odd helmet (AGV Blade) I had to use one of their glue plates to mount the unit. I'd have rather used the clamp, but it was incapable of opening up wide enough to accommodate the helmet.
Nevertheless, the speakers sound great and the voice controls are as good as I would expect my iPhone to provide under normal circumstances. There was not a lot of room for the speakers in my helmet and they are almost imperceptible.
When we finally did do a ride as a group, it took us a minute to get my Q3 paired with their G4's but once we did, everything worked great.
Rides: 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Draft Air 2 Jacket Features Armor-Link mesh material combined with 600 denier Carbolex in the impact areas creates a well-ventilated garment that helps keep the rider protected Comfortable Mandarin-style collar 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle helps increase nighttime visibility The microfiber-lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable Adjustable Velcro sleeve tabs at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material Removable CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple density back protector Removable breathable waterproof liner Hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help fine tune the fit Rear stretch panel accommodates an optional jacket to pant zipper (connection zipper not included)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Like wearing nothing at all...
PostedMay 6, 2013
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Kacey3
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I ordered the Draft Air 2 in preparation for the triple digit Texas summers and got it in just as we hit another late cold snap. Oh the irony.
When we did have a warm day, I pulled out the liner and took it for a test drive. From stopped to 20 mph it's a little stuffy, like you would expect any jacket to be, but once you get up to speed, even in excess of 30 mph, the wind really picks up inside and it genuinely feels like you're riding without a jacket at all. I found it very pleasant and refreshing after a day of mowing and yard work.
I am a 6'1", 190 lb with a slim build and unequivocally long arms. Per the sizing chart, I ordered a medium and it fits about as well as I could hope. It's a good length in the arms and torso, but definitely has a bit of room in the chest and gut area. There's no question that this is an American cut where I am a tall European build. The sleeves are all Velcro adjusted with a Velcro cuff. While I would have preferred buckles or snaps, the Velcro straps at the wrist, elbows, biceps, and waist do a decent job keeping it all snugged up.
The one big question that comes up often is what armor pad you can insert into the back. It's an odd, and unusual shape but I found with some experimentation, that the Forcefield Pro Type B Medium fits perfectly, albeit upside down. And despite being roomy in the front, the back pad feels like it's pretty well situated and stays in place on my back through all of my movements.
I cannot speak of internal liner as I removed it immediately upon receipt. The only comment I would have to that is with the liner in, I managed to unzip every zipper but the actual main zipper when trying to take off the jacket off upon first wearing it. I would have preferred the front attachment of the liner be anything but a pair of straight zippers from top to bottom.
All-in-all I'm very pleased with the jacket. It has minimal branding, which I prefer for my retro Royal Enfield, and aside from a little bunching in front while I'm riding, it's comfortable and feels secure. It's a pleasure to ride in.
Rides: 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Cortech Micro Tank Bag The new Micro Tank Bag from Cortech is a convenient compact solution to small essential items you want to carry while on your motorcycle. The low-profile design holds your phone, wallet, and keys all in one micro bag without hindering your access to the controls. Features Convenient, low profile tank bag that easily carries small essential items 1680 denier ballistic nylon outer shell Rubberized base helps to protect contact areas Capable of mounting with straps, magnets or a combination of both (included) Easy access main storage compartment and clear window media pocket 600 denier Carbolex interior lining 10 L x 5.5 W x 1.5 H
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Option for minimal Cargo Space
PostedApril 22, 2013
Customer avatar
Kacey3
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this mostly so that I could mount my iPhone 5 on the tank and be able to use the mapping while riding. The iPhone 5 fits the pocket, but just barely. Originally I had intended to also run a cable up to the main pocket for a backup battery for longer rides, but there's no spare room in that clear pocket to plug in any cables (headphones, power, etc). Fortunately, the phone has pretty good battery life, so it still works for me.
What I really like about the bag, however, is that it's extremely low profile, so it really hugs the tank and I don't feel like it's getting beaten up by the wind at all. I've heard discouraging reviews of Cortech durability, and I don't feel like this one is going to wear out at all because the wind really doesn't get to it at all.
The magnets are nice and strong and the backing is a good, soft yet tacky material. Even though I make sure to install the backup strap when I ride with the bag, I don't feel like it's really necessary at all.
All in all, a good bag for a great price.
Rides: 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Forcefield Back Protector Insert Pro The Forcefield Back Inserts are designed to replace existing back inserts and are approved to EN1621-22003 CE Level 2 (Pro) protection. Using Nitrex a unique high-tech triangular shock absorbing material, energy can be dispersed evenly over their surface whilst remaining flexible and comfortable. Features CE Level 2 Performance Soft and Flexible Repeat Performance Technology (RPT) Comfortable non-restrictive Breathable Lightweight Size Measurements Shape A Small 16.5 Height 10.5 Widest Point Medium 20.25 Height 10.75 Widest Point Large 22.5 Height 11 Widest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )() Size Measurements Shape B Small 15.25 Height 11.5 Widest Point Medium 17.5 Height 13.25 Widest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )() Note Some inserts will be all black while others will be black/yellow, though the construction is the same.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Thankfully untested, but makes me feel safer
PostedApril 9, 2013
Customer avatar
Kacey3
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
We wear armor for the same reason we have insurance, just in case the worst happens, and I would love it if this armor pad went untested for as long as possible.
That being said, as an addition to my leather, this is a really nice piece. It's thick and just handling it, you can practically feel the force disbursement in the material. It was a tight fit into the pocket of my jacket, but once it was in, I had no fear that it was going to go anywhere.
Holding the jacket with the pad installed feels a lot heavier, and I was briefly concerned that it would make the whole jacket just feel weighted down, but once I was wearing the jacket, I barely noticed the pad there anymore. The weight is distributed nicely and it mostly feels like I'm wearing an empty backpack over my jacket. It just doesn't weigh on you at all.
The air flow is really nice too. I have a perforated leather rather than vented, and the mesh of the back pad really helps to draw the air through the jacket. Also, because of it's stiffness, if you arch your back, you can create a nice breeze down your spine.
Rides: 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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