RJDaines
 
 
 
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    December 31, 2012
  • Last review
    February 24, 2014
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    4.9
 
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket but not a big as stated in videos
PostedFebruary 24, 2014
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RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
This is quickly becoming my favorite jacked. It appears to be well made with enough leather to give a nice heavy weight. Zippers and snaps feel durable. Jacket can be easily tweaked for the weather, flaps down for cooler weather and up when you get a chill in the air. The thermal liner is also a great feature for when it really turns cold. I've worn this jacket when the temps were in the low 40s and low 80s and have been comfortable, much above 80 and it does start to feel warm. The small vents flaps help but not that much.
My biggest complaint is not with the jacket but the associated videos which made the jacket seem to be larger or roomier that the size. I bought the 44 and wish I had gotten the 46. Chest fit is fine but not the waist. By the jacket based on your waist size not your chest, unless you like a tight fit. Waist straps don't do much after the second hole. It's not like I have a huge gut either but I now have an incentive to lose some weight.
Would buy again but a larger size.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Select Tail Bag 600 denier Carbolex outer shell Easy access top-loading two-way zippered main compartment Reinforced handle Soft, brushed fleece interior lining Phoslite reflective piping and material panels help to increase nighttime visibility Shoulder strap included for convenient carrying Built-in, hide-away mounting straps Integrates with Tour Master Select Saddlebags Includes rain cover 11.5 L x 14 W x 9.5 H (23 liter)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent tail bag for the smaller motorcycle
PostedSeptember 9, 2013
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RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Bought this bag to replace a slightly smaller one that I had on my Honda Shadow. I installed the bag on the passenger seat and with the included straps it was quite easy. The bag comes with additional straps in case you want to carry it after arriving at your destination. I did not buy it to hold a helmet and I'm not sure it would hold my Shoei but it holds my rain gear, spare pair of half boots, second visor, and a few other things just fine. All this is in the main compartment and there are side ones as well. The bag comes with a rain covering and a bottom pad that attaches to the bag (hook and loop) and provides a nice interface between the bag and the seat. The side panels are very reflective and there is additional reflective piping front and back.
The only con is that I have to swing my leg higher to clear the top of the tail bag. Some days this is a challenge but that is the price you pay for storage. How well the finish holds up and the overall durability of the bag remains to be seen.
I would recommend this tail bag.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Faceshield The new Shoei Spectra CW-1 Visor / face shield fits Shoei Qwest, RF-1100 and X-12 Helmets Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pullsthe shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love Chrome visors and this is a great one
PostedJune 19, 2013
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RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Bought the chrome version for my new Shoei Quest helmet, it fits perfect and looks great. No complaints except I thought it was a bit over priced.
I gave it a poor on air flow but this is a good thing, it made a nice tight fit.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great upgrade from my HJC
PostedJune 19, 2013
Customer avatar
RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Someone told me that after I got my Shoei Quest I would never wear my HJC again. I thought,"nahhhh, I'll wear it". Well, I don't think I'll ever go back to my HJC. The Quest is a great helmet, good fit, quiet, and very little head shake about 60.
My only disappointment is air flow, I wish it had more. Today the temperature was 108 which made riding a bit warm. With the vents open I just didn't feel much of a breeze, cracking the visor helped but then the wind noise went up.
All in all, I love this helmet for the price and would recommended it.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RevZilla Staff Premium T-Shirt Lovingly concocted in 2007 and named El Moto Diablo for its geared and devlish lines, the RevZilla Staff Tee Shirt has been part of our lineup from the beginning. It's also the same blue shirt in every video that Anthony has been rocking since day one of RevZillaTV on Youtube. People love to point out that Anthony doesn't ever change his clothes. I guess when it works you stick with it. The tee is screen printed on a high thread-count blank that is anything but one of those throw away tees you get free at the ball game. We wear tees a lot - almost every day - and we are very particular about how they fit, feel and hold up wash after wash. Sizing is true to size, if anything they run a hair on the small side. Show your love for TeamZilla. Make a statement. Boom.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Makes me feel like one of the team
PostedMarch 13, 2013
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RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this shirt. Always wanted one since the visit time I saw it on Anthony. Jut putting it on made me feel at least 10% cooler.
Kidding aside, this is a very nice T-shirt, quality material and great graphics. This is a summer weight shirt in my opinion and will be quite comfortable come that time of year.
Mine is grey but I will add to the collection as time goes by. The shirts fits as expected, I wear an XL and bought an XL.
Buy one, you'll love it.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ultra soft leather offers exceptional comfort Doublereinforced palm Boxed fingers for greater freedom of movement Elastic cuff and snapping leather wrist gauntlet Builtin throttle guard
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great gloves at a great price
PostedMarch 12, 2013
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RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Now that the weather is warming up here in AZ I find myself grabbing these gloves as I get ready to ride. Being leather, they have kept my hands warm (no fairing) in the mid 40s and not too hot in the upper 70s. Much above or below I'd use a different glove but we are all different.
I usually wear a large size in gloves and these are no exception. They fit well and feel great. The construction suggests that I'll have these gloves for years to come.
I also like the reinforced palms which adds to the comfort and durability.
And all this for $45, how can you go wrong.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Sierra Day Glo Rain Pants Aside from the obvious visual effect of being seen from 1000 yards away, this gear will keep you bone dry in the worst downpour. Recommended for those of us who do not let the weather dictate whether or not we hit the road. Features Waterproof/Breathable Nylon shell is fully seam sealed Double layered panels on calves Cargo pocket on thigh Jacket and pant articulated fit for riding position Jacket and pant include integrated stuff sack for easy storage
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great inexpensive rain solution
PostedFebruary 16, 2013
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RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
While I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, we do get rain at several times during the year. The day may start one way and end another. Having rain gear that I can stow in a saddlebag made sense so I bought the Firstgear Sierra Day Glo Rain Pants and Jacket. The trade-off for compact folding is durability, however, the nylon fabric seems adequate but I would recommend keeping it away from hot pipes. The construction is not breathable but that is to be expected.
The color is great for a grey, rainy day. The cargo pockets are a nice touch and are usable and the leg zippers are also perfect for getting these pants on over boots, The fit is also spot on.
I have worn these pants during a few showers, no downpours yet and they kept my pants dry. As a commuter, if the roads are wet, the front tire can throw all kinds of road filth on to my pants. These over-pants keep my clean as well as dry, so even on just wet roads then are a benefit.
I have not used the jacket yet, as I plan to use that in the summer but I predict that it will be great as well.
Both products come with a built in stuff bag for easy stowing. The bags also have a picture of the item that is inside so there are no mistakes about which half of the suit you are grabbing. A nice touch if you are in a downpour and scrambling to put on one or both of these.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Explorer Gloves Combination goat leather, Cordura 330D and nylon fabrics Waterproof/breathable using Hipora membrane Thinsulate 40 gram insulation for warmth on back Palm side utilizes 2 oz. fiber fill for additional warmth Bemberg cool liner for comfort 1-handed elastic cord closure Adjustable wrist strap for a custom fit Reflective piping for night visibility Box-construction with tapered finger for a comfortable fit 2-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good waterproof glove for moderately cold weather.
PostedFebruary 16, 2013
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RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I seem to be collecting gloves the way some people collect shoes. Some of this is due to my search to find the perfect winter glove without going to heated ones. I bought these to compare to the FirstGear Fargo which are all leather whereas these are a mix of leather and textile. I probably should not have bought these as the have the same amount of insulation (40 grams) but it's always good to have spare gloves.
Like the Fargo, these fit true to size and are warm so long as the temperature stays above the upper 30s. Wearing in the day with sun will extend that range lower but at night, they get chilly as you dip below 40F. Liners help but a glove with more insulation would be better. They are not a bulky glove and have great feel on the grips, the gauntlet is large and wide and fits well over my sleeves. The wrist adjuster works fine as well.
I have worn these gloves in rain showers and my hands stayed dry. The hands and fingers also did not get sweaty or clammy so the breathable Hipora™ membrane works. I put "poor" on air flow because these are not mesh gloves and in this case, poor is good.
All in all, these are great gloves for moderate winter temperatures. If you don't want to pay the extra money for the Fargo gloves, these are a great alternative. The offer all the benefits of the Fargo but are just not all leather.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Solution 2.0 WP Boots Water-repellent leather and PU upper HiPora waterproof, breathable membrane 3M ScotchLite on rear area for night time safety VR single density compound sole for reliable grip Auto lock zipper covered with adjustable Velcro flap Leather stretch panels for better comfort and durability Molded nylon shin and ankle guard backed with shock absorbing material Shock absorbing latex foam on flex panels Leather shift pad TecnoGI thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap Preformed orthopedic vibration absorbing foot bed Please Note the Solution 2.0 Boots are available in wide sizes indicated by a W.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great fit and good looking Boot
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Since I live in Arizona, I bought these boots more for keeping my feet warm than dry. Sneakers and half boots don't keep the cold out and, yes, it does get cold in the Phoenix area. For two weeks at least. Compared to sneakers, there is less feel in shifting in the toe. I haven't missed the shift lever yet but it's odd not to feel it. Warm feet and better than cold feet so these boots get a thumbs up in that regard.
They are comfortable and easy to walk with off the bike. I have not tested the waterproof qualities yet but will report back if I can edit this post.
I have no complaints about the finish of the boot and they fit according to their size. I wear a 9 US and bought a 9 US and they go on fine. Since I have other boots, I use a boot jack to take them off. The side zippers and velcro closeure work just fine, though I am not a big fan of velcro on anything that gets a lot of use.
Would I buy these boots again, yes, they did exactly what I wanted and at a great price. My feet gives these boot a 2 toes up.
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Fargo Gloves All leather glove with full gauntlet Clarino palm with grip gel print on fingers and thumb Waterproof/Breathable using Hipora membrane Bemberg cool lining for comfort Thinsulate 40 gram insulation for warmth 1-handed elastic cord closure Adjustable wrist strap for a custom fit Reflective piping for night visibility Box-construction with tapered finger for a comfortable fit 2-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best gloves I have owned, dry and warm.
PostedDecember 31, 2012
Customer avatar
RJDaines
From Florence
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Bought these gloves when the Velcro on the Bilt gloves I had gave out after only a few months. Decided that a Velcro closure was not the best option. These First Gear gloves have kept my hands dry and warm. The cinching strap works better than Velcro and the gauntlet draw string works well though I can't seem to do it with one hand. No matter, once it is set I rarely change it. I recommend these gloves. Sizing chart works well too and I bought a large, there is even enough room for a glove liner if needed.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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