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    January 10, 2013
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Maxima CleanUp Chain Cleaner Maxima Clean Up Chain Cleaner is a heavy duty, emulsion type cleaner designed to thoroughly clean chains without harming rubber o-rings or metal surfaces. It quickly dissolves and removes hard to clean buildup on chains. Maxima Clean Ups handy aerosol container allows you to spray it on, allow it to set for a minute and then thoroughly rinse it and the dirt away with a hard stream of water. Features Excellent chain cleaner Removes caking and build-up Breaks down dirt Dissolves grease and other contaminants
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Degreaser Ever
PostedOctober 16, 2013
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smathy
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This stuff is seriously awesome. Just follow the directions, spray it on, use a brush to just get "into" any clumps of gunk, then hose off. You won't believe it.
Rides: 2013 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars GP Pro Gloves The new GP Pro glove combines supremely high performance, protection, comfort and flexibility into a sleek, ergonomic and lightweight design, tested to the limit in Alpinestars MotoGP and WSB race program. Nicky Hayden and Carlos Checa are just a couple of the world-class riders that have provided direct input into the design and development of the Alpinestars GP Pro Leather Racing Gloves. They accept nothing less than the best and neither should you. Features Full grain bovine leather and goatskin leather construction Kangaroo leather palm Reinforced bovine leather side panel Race-proven DFS thermo injected knuckle protection system to absorb and dissipate impact DFS thermo injected finger and wrist inserts Palm slider landing zone Double wrist closure firmly secures the glove ensuring improved protection Abrasion resistant molded soft wrist vent inserts Internal Kevlar liner on top of hand and thumb Internal K-Tech Kevlar little finger lining for superior impact and abrasion resistance K-Tech Kevlar consists of 2 layers of Kevlar layered with 2 layers of leather and a layer EVA foam padding for protection from both impact and abrasion Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around the fourth finger in the event of a slide External finger and palm seams for a close fit and superior feel Accordion stretch panels on thumb, index, middle and ring fingers for reduced flex-resistance
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great glove, FITS SMALL
PostedMay 28, 2013
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smathy
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Great gloves, but they fit small. Everyone says it, so I'm sure I don't need to, but believe it. I fit XL in EVERY OTHER GLOVE on the planet: Icon Overlord Long, four different brands of snowboarding gloves, three different brands of mountain biking gloves, work gloves, gardening gloves, everything XL, except these Alpinestars - I ordered the XL first (because I read ONE review that said they fit true to size) and they were impossible to wear, I sent them back and got the 2XL - they still fit snug, but it's a decent fit. Honestly, the 3XL would probably also work for me.
Airflow is ok, but not as good as my Icon Overlords, but the Alpinestars are much sturdier and I'm sure will give much better protection, so I see this as an unavoidable tradeoff, that's worth it to me. I crashed in my Icon gloves and they protected me but very quickly disintegrated afterwards.
It took about 200 miles of riding before the gloves were broken in, during that time they were very stiff. I see this too as a natural/expected/unavoidable consequence of their sturdy construction. Certainly not a big problem, but just be ready to take it easy when you get them. Don't plan a track day with new gloves :)
Now, they're perfect and I don't notice I'm wearing them. Always comfortable, and very well pre-shaped.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Zero Gravity Corsa Windscreen for BMW S 1000 RR / HP4 All Zero Gravity windscreens offer superior optical quality, strength, fit and finish New Corsa series windscreens provide increased wind protection while tucked in behind the screen. Especially good for larger riders. Features Adds a Moto GP style look to any motorcycle by having a larger single bubble Possible increase in top speed and greater rider comfort while tucked in Used by virtually all the top factory AMA superbike teams Zero Gravity windscreens are the preferred brand on the track with over 12 AMA Superbike championships Available in clear and light smoke Factory predrilled for use with stock mounting hardware
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome screen, little detail missing in installation instructions
PostedJanuary 10, 2013
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smathy
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love the screen, I'm 6'3" and do a 25 minute 85mph commute every day. It's night and day between this and the stock screen.
With the stock screen I'd get buffeting, especially looking down at the gauges and to get down behind the screen meant pretty much resting my helmet on the tank.
This Corsa is perfect. I weighed up going with the taller double-bubble but am glad I went with this, it's the perfect height to take some of the wind off my chest when in a relaxed position and very easy to tuck behind.
My only gripe is that the installation instructions don't mention the little expanding rubber "nuts" that attaches the screen to the bike. Step/Figure 3 in the instructions talk about the tricky part, but even in the photo they're not showing these rubber nuts. If you look underneath the top of the screen before you undo any bolts you'll see what these rubber nuts are, they expand as the bolt is tightened, and the front/bottom two ones are wedged inside holes in the plastic bodywork.
Basically all the effort in removing the screen is dislodging the bottom two rubber nuts from the plastic housing on the bike. You have to pull the screen at the front of the bike up with quite some force while wiggling the whole screen in order to ease them out of their housing. I really thought I was stuck on something and going to break the screen until I worked out what was going on.
After removing the screen from the bike, getting them out of the stock screen is also tricky, but again pull, wiggle and twist. Installing the new screen is simple.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava The Touring Balaclava features a waterproof and windproof neck skirt to cover the collar of the jacket, eliminating penetration by the elements. This balaclava features flat lock seam construction, double sided Lycra panels, and micro fiber inner lining for added warmth and comfort under the helmet, vital for comfortable, safe riding Features Warm and breathable moisture wicking stretch fabric for comfort Full face design with neck and shoulder covering for effective insulation against the elements External waterproof and windproof neck skirt for wind and water protection Flat lock seam for comfort under helmet Open nose panel construction to aid breathing
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What wind?
PostedJanuary 10, 2013
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smathy
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I just replaced a turtle neck thing with this and wow!
I'm in San Diego, so my opinion on warmth won't carry much weight, this morning it was all the way down to 45º :)
What I can talk about with a lot of authority though is the windproofness. My 25 minute commute is mostly riding down the 163 freeway at 85mph and because I'm only new to motorcycling I don't have any winter gear, so I'm riding in fully vented gear and no chin thing on my helmet.
This thing is very windproof - as in, I didn't feel any wind at all anywhere that's covered by this. I could easily feel the line on my chest where the bib came down to inside my jacket, above that line was warm, below that line was getting blasted.
I would highly recommend this product for windproofness.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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