FriendlyNinja
 
 
 
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    January 8, 2013
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    August 11, 2014
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Zero Gravity Double Bubble Windscreen Kawasaki Ninja 300 Best optics of any windscreen on the market. All are fabricated using highly specialized blow molding techniques similar to those used to form aircraft canopies. The result is virtually disortion-free optics Made from the finest grade of 1/8 acrylic plastic. Each windscreen is stretched as it is formed, a process which results in superior strength and flexibility. This flexibility allows the windscreen to absorb road vibrations and resist cracking Factory drilled holes and profiles that match your OEM fairing for a precise fit Used by the best Superbike, Grand Prix, Supersport and Endurance teams in America, Zero Gravity windscreens dominate road racing
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exactly as you expect
PostedAugust 11, 2014
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This product delivers what you'd expect.
it doesn't provide the coverage of a touring screen and you shouldn't expect it to because it's not a touring screen. What it does do is give a bit more wind protection in full tuck than the stock wind shield.
The dark smoke is also very nice tough. It's an upgrade from my plasti-dipped OEM windshield.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars SMX-3 Air Gloves Features Goatskin leather and mesh upper construction Suede micro-fiber palm with synthetic suede reinforcements EVA foam knuckle protection TPR reinforcement details on top of the hand and fingers for additional protection High absorption foam padding on landing zone Wrist flap closure with non-aggressive micro-velcro fastener
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
VERY Entry level road riding glove
PostedJune 10, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is the bare minimum you should wear on the road.
There aren't any hard parts for crash protection, but there's JUST enough padding at crucial spots to be abrasion resistant. I never tested it myself, but it looks sturdy enough to take a few feet of tumbling on asphalt.
The styling looks real good as A*s usually do. The fit is a bit on the small side. I wear a small on the SMX-2s and the smalls on these fit a bit more snug. There will probably be a break in a period of a few weeks, but I don't imagine them loosening up too much.
All in all, good glove if you're looking for a basic but stylish glove from a great brand name. If you have a few bucks to spare, upgrade to SMX-2s.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC HJ-09 Faceshield Multiple tints for various light conditions Impact resistant This shield is also recommended for Joe Rocket 101 and 201 Helmets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
CS-R2 Compatible
PostedMay 7, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
I bought the dark smoke and it works great for these summer months.
Snaps right onto the CS-R2 and you're good to go.
Nothing more to say about this!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 HJC CS-R2 Thunder Helmet
HJC CS-R2 Thunder Helmet
HJC CS-R2 Thunder Helmet Features Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport for greater visibility Advanced Ventilation System Adjustable forehead and chin vents Two rear exhaust vents Chin bar helps to diminish shield fogging Comfortable Interior Plush, brushed Nylex interior Removable and washable Rapidfire Shield Replacement System Quick, secure, tool-less shield removal/installation system Aerodynamic, flush-mounted shield fit for reduced turbulence HJ-09 Anti-Fog Face Shield Anti-fog, scratch-resistant hard coating Optically correct 3D design Rated to block 95 of harmful UV radiation Built-in Communication Speaker Pockets 3.48 lbs / 1580 grams based on size medium
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great first or spare helmet
PostedMay 7, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This is a no frills basic full-face helmet. The design is dummy proof. You have a top and chin vent and vents in the back. This keeps the helmet nice and cool.
However, this is a loud helmet. If you're on longer rides, wear ear plugs. The design is fine for any riding position except for maybe an aggressive super sport position.
The helmet is not too heavy, but it isn't carbon fiber. The visor is quite easy to see out of with very little obstruction. Visor removal an installation is very simple if you have replaceable face shields.
The fitment is for more narrow/oval heads. If you're head is on the rounder/wider side, it's going to be tight.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars T-GP Plus Air Jacket The T-GP Plus Air jacket is an abrasion resistant summer mesh jacket constructed from 600 Denier Polyester Fabric and non-water absorbing mesh. This jacket has a Sport fit with pre curved sleeves for riding comfort, particularly suited for riders on a Sportbike. A tailored fit can be obtained through waist and wrist adjustments which include non aggressive micro-velcro tabs. A waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants. Protection features include removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors. As in all Alpinestars Jackets, there is a Chest pad compartment with PE padding (Bionic Chest Pads available for purchase separately) and Back protector compartment with PE padding (CE certified Bio Armor Back Protector available separately). Features Low profile neck with Velcro flap closure Multiple internal storage compartments YKK zippers NOTE The White/Black/Red jacket shown in the video has a red Alpinestars logo (small) at the neck. The actual jacket will ship as pictured on the website with a black logo.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cool jacket for Stop/Go Traffic
PostedApril 16, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I wore the GP-Plus Perforated Leather jacket from A* for the most of the early months of California in stop and go traffic and I was properly cool.
As spring is rolling around and summer next, I immediately realized I need a mesh jacket for these warmer months. I looked no further than the T-GP air cause I had such a great experience with the GP-Plus. The styling and fit is the same. Other than the material, the only 2 major difference I saw was #1: no zipper on the cuffs and #2: the back protector compartment is not inside the liner like the GP-Plus.
I'm thoroughly happy with this purchase and give A* another notch on the positive scoreboard.
I am 5'7'' and bought the Medium. (150lbs). It fits perfectly.
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Alpinestars Bionic Chest Pad The Bionic Chest Pad impact and vibration protection upgrade accessory for use in Alpinestars jackets and suits. Features Polymer chest plate backed with Bio-Foam to provide extra protection to the chest from impact and vibration Fits into Alpinestars 1pc/2pc suits, leather and textile jackets Vented to maintain airflow cooling
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good daily protection
PostedMarch 25, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
These chest protectors certainly feels more secure than the foam inserts that my GP-Plus Jacket came with.
The fit true to size (one size fit all) and they're comfortable. You do sacrifice a bit of airflow for the extra protection, but it's worth the trade-off in my opinion.
The construction quality is what you'd expect from A*. Superb.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
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 Leo Vince GP Corsa Slip-On Exhaust Kawasaki Ninja 300 2013
Leo Vince GP Corsa Slip-On Exhaust Kawasaki Ninja 300 2013
Leo Vince GP Corsa Slip-On Exhaust Kawasaki Ninja 300 2013 The GP Corsa 4-Stroke Silencers of the LeoVince line, developed exclusely for the market of up to 250cc displacement 4-stroke motorcycles offer perfect balance between look, performance and price. The GP Corsa full-systems allow 250cc racers to shed more than 13 pounds on the CBR and over 9 pounds on the Ninja when replacing the stock exhaust. The silencer, completely manufactured in AISI 304 stainless steel, is a round design, developed too limit noise levels, improve the engine sound and guarentee the perfect flow of exhaust gas. Internally it is filled with high heat resistant fiberglass that guarentees reliability and long life. It is availablewith an aluminum or carbon casing, secured to the chassis by a stainless steel strap, lined with a vibration damping rubber gasket. The GP Corsa Offers CAD/CAM design for precise fit Designed after our Moto GP Moto 2 exhaust systems Significant weight savings over stock exhaust with the full system Slip-ons boost horsepower across RPM range (linear power) TIG-welded 304 Stainless Steel link pipes Sleeve options include Aluminum and Carbon Fiber Removable sound insert for more aggressive tone Machine-specific tuned to work with stock fuel settings NOTE Please check local laws before purchasing. Some modifications may be prohibited in some states.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best value slip-on for the 300 yet!
PostedMarch 25, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a Leo Vince slip-on exhaust that cost half of what every single other brand is selling their slip-ons for. Need I say more?
Slip-on exhausts are only put on for looks and sounds anyways. There's no performance output from them (other than maybe shaving off a few lbs from the OEM exhaust). So why pay so much for it other than preference?
This is the most logical slip-on to buy for your Ninja 300. Without the baffle, this things screams bloody murder as you ride down the road. I personally prefer it with the baffle installed. It's still louder and growls more than the OEM exhaust, but it's not obnoxious like it was without the baffle.
The fit and finish is superb (I bought the carbon one). The installation was a cake walk and the result is well worth the money.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Oxygen Air Overpants Constructed from PU coated, 600 Denier polyester fabric with extended mesh inserts Reflective piping for enhanced night-time visibility Removable CE certified knee protectors Zippered gusset allows easy fitment of pants while wearing boots Waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile jackets Full length mesh liner Adjustable waist with secure sliding hook closure
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality you expect from A*
PostedMarch 7, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Sizing: 5'7", 150lbs, ~30inch inseam. I got the Small. The waist is perfect. The length is a bit long, but with boot on it's fine.
Pants are great build quality. The kneepads and hip padding fits on me nicely. The side zips allow me to put on/take off pants w/o removing my A* boots first.
I use it as a commuter. I get to work and strip it off and have my jeans under. Air flow is adequate and I they're quite comfortable even if I wore them as a stand alone pant.
Despite the relatively expensive price for textile pants, I highly recommend it if you're looking for a quality pair of over pants.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shogun Swingarm Spools If you plan on going to the track, or just working on your sportbike at home, Shogun Swing Arm Spools are a must. Designed with style and function in mind, these sliders are for use with race type swing arm stands as well as adding protection to your swing arm in the event of a crash. CNC machined, with the highest grade steel bolt and aluminum inserts. Sold as a pair. NOTE Carbon S5 Frame Sliders include a black anodized T-6061 aluminum end cap.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ninja 300
PostedFebruary 21, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Decided on theses as opposed to other swing arm sliders because theses are proper beefy. Sure the Yoshimura ones are prettier, but this quietly fits right into the style of my bike as well.
Very easy to install. Grab an allen key and go at it. Put on some lock-tite if you want to be extra secure.
I ordered the Ninja 250 size which is Kawasaki's standard 10mm bolt. Fit on my NInja 300 just fine.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector
Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector
Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector Features Direct replacement for Alpinestars RC Back Protector which has been discontinued Optimized for insertion into the latest Alpinestars technical jackets. Slimline profile. Conformable impact absorbing compound mold easily to the body. Perforated to improve the breathability. CE certified level 1 to latest prEN1621-22010. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Small 14.5 Height 9.75 Widest Point 6.5 Narrowest Point Medium 16.25 Height 9.5 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point Large 18.5 Height 10 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
~$30 to protect your spine? Only fools will refuse.
PostedFebruary 5, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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
I got the large and I wear a size 44 A* GP-Plus Perforated leather jacket.
I slipped this bio armor right under the default foam insert. It feels like it's barely there, it doesn't add that much weight and air circulation is still acceptable.
I was surprised by the thickness of this piece. For it's weight, it certainly can put up with punishment.
Another quality product from A*.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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