appliance250
 
 
 
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    April 12, 2013
  • Last review
    February 3, 2015
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Bel Ray Blue Tac Chain Lube Bel Ray Blue Tac Chain Lube is the ultimate chain lubricant for all street, off-road and racing motorcycles with O, X and 'Z' ring chains. It was iniquely designed to resist fling-off even in high speed applications while providing outstanding chain and sprocket life by reducing wear. Blue-Tac contains anti-rust agents to protect chains even in wet conditions. Features Protects against shock loading and severe wear caused by metal-to-metal contact Full chain coverage is achieved easily to form a protective coating that is waterproof and will not wash out Sprays on thin allowing penetration between side plates
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Seems to be a good easy to apply lube
PostedFebruary 3, 2015
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I recently started using this lube and it seems very good. Time will tell.
What I like about it is that it goes on with very little overspray due to its high viscosity. Also the residue let's you see exactly where you've lubed, where you've missed and when it's dissipated. It makes the task of lubing quick and painless. This increases the odds that I'll lube more often.
I like it.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dowco Weatherall Plus Motorcycle Covers Features Heavy-duty polyester with special Color-Lok fabric treatment to prevent fading Exclusive ClimaShield Plus fabric protection repels water Waterproof with heat-sealed, taped seams Moisture GuardVent System lets moisture escape Aluminized heat shields allow immediate use after riding Interior liner protects windshield Sewn elastic shock cord and under-bike web strap Convenient storage bag Sewn-in pockets allow use of Guardian Alarm for added security Lifetime Warranty Sizing Size MD - developed to fit Sportsters, Dynas, and older CB-series motorcycles Size Sport - developed to fit sport-class bikes up to and including the Hayabusa the heat-resistant coverage comes higher on the bike Size CR - developed to fit larger cruising motorcycles can accommodate the additional rake common to those bikes Size Adventure Touring - developed to fit the V-Strom 1000 without a top box Size LG - developed to fit 1983 Goldwing Interstate, a bike with fairly slim panniers and very small top box Size XL - developed to fit 1984 Goldwing interstate and Yamaha Venture, with full-size top boxes Size 2XL - developed to fit 1988 Goldwing, including later Aspencade models Size 3XL - developed to fit 2001 Goldwing to present models Note Sizes listed in Chart are for stock motorcycles without additions such as panniers, windshields, high handlebars or sissy bars. Addition of those options will typically require sizing up one to two sizes. Color of cover may vary and may be all black or black and grey. Adventure Touring model does not feature the internal heat shields. Covers may or may not come with grommets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very sturdy protective cover
PostedFebruary 2, 2015
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've been very happy with this cover. It's made of durable material and seems well put together.
The bike has been well protected during heavy weather. Wind doesn't dislodge it, and moisture doesn't build up underneath the cover. I'm also happy that the exhaust hasn't melted it.
I'm using a large size on a hyperstrada and it fits very well.
It's a solid product.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Oxford Strap Nav The Oxford Strap Nav is a handlebar-mountable GPS holder. Features Fixes to motorcycle handlebar using two velcro straps Double layer construction for maximum weather resistance Suitable for any car or motorcycle Sat-Nav/GPS device Concealed power outlet for routing power cable/headphones Dimensions 5.7 W x 3.7 H x 1.2 D (145mm x 95mm x 30mm)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A solution for phone gps that I like
PostedFebruary 2, 2015
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'll be using this to mount my phone to the bike for gps purposes.
I chose the Strap-Nav because it’s water resistant, it can be strapped on in a couple of orientations, and I feel this design transmits fewer vibrations than a hard mount.
The Strap-Nav has two components: The holder, which has long hook-and-loop straps and a padded case with cross straps to hold the phone tight to the plastic window; and a separate waterproof "goggle" or clear cover that attaches to the holder with hook-and-loop.
It isn’t what you’d call elegant, but it seems sturdy and the touch-sensitive features of the phone work through the plastic. It is just large enough for the HTC One phone if I use a 90% micro-USB charger cable.
The hook-and-loop straps are 20" long and heavy-duty; long enough to strap the phone to my arm. I might try this at some point, but for now I strapped it to the riser and the windshield brace; it’s vertical and out of the way of the instruments.
The zipper on the Strap-Nav appears to be sturdy and water-resistant. The goggle, or waterproof cover part, seems cumbersome and interferes with the touch screen. If the weather gets bad , I’ll probably just put the phone in a Ziplock bag inside the main holder.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Dual Pane SAI Faceshield Dual pane SAI face shield for the Arai Corsair V, RX-Q, Vector 2, Signet-Q and Defiant Helmets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works great
PostedNovember 18, 2013
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got this instead of the pin lock because I didn't want to deal with fragile pins and I wanted an unobstructed field of view. I've never used a pin lock so take that with a grain of salt.
Anyhow, this shield works very well. No fog, a tight seal and a clear view. Not much else it can do. In the cool weather I don't miss the eyebrow vents.
The only issue is a minor one: when it locks into the closed position - it really locks down; bare hands no issue but fiddly with gloves. This is great for the highway but I leave it unsnapped until the highway.
Also, if like me, you wear glasses, I've been using a product called "defog it" (clever no) and it works great - no fogging up. Pricey but you don't need much.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Orion GTX Gloves
REV'IT! Orion GTX Gloves
HI-RES Photos REV'IT! Orion GTX Gloves Photo Gallery REV'IT! Orion GTX Gore-Tex Gloves For many serious touring riders and experienced commuters, the Orion GTX glove will be just what they're looking for. The lightweight tear-abrasive textile upper, combined with the full grain leather palm, make the Orion GTX winter glove a great compromise between a wearer's comfort and protection. The highly breathable GORE-TEX insert will keep your hands dry and comfortable whatever the weather. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Cordura 1000D ripstop with Teflon coating, goatskin with WR finish, PWRshell 500D, PWRwax 500D, suede leather with WR finish Insulation Thermolite, Push-Pull tri-fleece liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 61 Leather, 39 Polyamide Lining 100 Polyester Membrane 100 Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE) Protection PU Injected Finger Knuckles, EVA foam at knuckle, palm and thumb, schoeller-keprotec at palm 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 back hand, digital grip patches, elastic at wrist, regular cuff length, visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very well designed glove
PostedNovember 15, 2013
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These gloves seem an excellent blend of usability and protection. They're warm, with good protection, but allow nice tactile use of the controls.
They have padding and extra layers in what seem like critical spots. The materials and construction seem top notch. there's a lot of reflective patches and a visor wiper. The lining is gortex.
They look good and they fit me perfectly.
Very happy.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Teknic Freeway HP Jacket
Teknic Freeway HP Jacket
Teknic Freeway HP Jacket Shell Material Velocity Dobby materials Waterproofing Powerskin HP (Improved Waterproof Breathability) Lifetime Waterproof Guarantee Ventilation 2x Underarm Vents 2x Chest Vents 1x Exhaust Vent Removable Liner Full-sleeve Cynix quilted liner 120g DuPont Comformax Protection Knox Lite CE armor at shoulders and elbows Pockets to accept CE Chest protection Included Knox TP2 CE spine guard Additional Features Magnetic closure inner and Storm Collars TASC stitching YKK Zippers 10x Outershell pockets (all 100 WP) 3x Internal pockets Bicep Forearm Snap adjustment Zip off Thermo-Nekie III 3M ScotchliteTM reflective 8 pant connecting zipper Belt loop connector PacknGo Storage system Heat reflective poly-satin
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What a great jacket
PostedNovember 15, 2013
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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
This is a beautifully made good fitting jacket. Was out riding 40F and drizzly with just a T-shirt and his jacket - 4 hours and comfortable on a naked bike.
It has so many pockets and liners and collars - but it's simple to use and thoughtfully designed.For all that it doesn't feel or look bulky. Also, it's not over the top so you don't feel like someone out of Mad Max.
I love it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Corsica Riding Jeans Features Designed for any climate Real DuPont Kevlar coverage in the hips and sides of your legs, your knees and upper shins and throughout the seat and upper hamstrings Comfortable and perfect for everyday riding, but offer the benefit of abrasion resistant protection in the critical areas riders need protection The Corsica features a tighter, more tailored fit (Think Levis 505) and is great for riding motorcycles and is ideal for just hanging out when you're off the bike Two front pockets and a small change pocket Two rear pockets Internal knee pockets for optional armor Made with the highest quality 12.5oz denim, with a distressed look Perfect to wear over your boots Machine wash and dry Note Pants have a zipper closure, and not a button fly.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
good protection and style for the money
PostedApril 12, 2013
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got these jeans because they offered a lot more kevlar than highly priced competitors and they were said to fit like jeans - not canvas bags.
I'm not disappointed. I'm between a 34 and 36 - 36 is very comfy and the legs aren't baggy. They fit over my boots and my plastic knee/shin guards.
In addition to the above they have a mesh lining for comfort and pockets for knee pads.
As for durability - only time will tell. They seem well made.
2 observations:
I wear plastic knee protectors and the velcro can catch on the mesh - not the pants fault and I'll cover the velcro.
They have a high butt crack visibility rating. I have a skinny white *ss so I'm not sure why this is. I'll have to get the jacket zipper sown on and try to bend more at the knees.
Otherwise a great pair of pants and, regarding the crack, only others have to suffer.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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SAS-TEC Back Protector Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules. It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts. SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades. SC-1/11 fits Women's Turbine Jacket SC-1/12 fits REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket and Turbine Jacket REV'IT Gore-Tex Jackets have different shaped back protector pockets depending on the size of jacket, see the size chart for fitment information SC-1/16 should only be used for XYL or larger Gore-Tex Jackets SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate) Height 15 3/4 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate) Height 19 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate) Height 21 3/8 Width (at widest point) 13 3/8 Thickness 3/4
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Seems like a great back protector
PostedApril 12, 2013
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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
with a CE level 2 rating I thought I'd give this protector a shot.
I managed to fit the small size into my older moto gp jacket; due to the pocket design this involved a lot of bending and flexing which gave me a sense of the material.
It seems like a slab of rubber but when you start to mold it it really flexes - when finally in place it assumed its original shape and firmness. There's science at work here and I like it.
When riding I forget it's there but I'm happy it is.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Reign Waterproof Boots One more product to walk out of our foul-weather development center. The Reign boot's easy access and low profile design make it an excellent choice for the daily commute or long distance travel. Rugged waterproof YKK zippers make entry and exit a snap (actually a zip). The waterproof and breathable interior mean your feet stay cool and dry even when it's neither cool nor dry outside. Protection comes by the way of durable leather and a ballistic nylon upper mated with injection molded shin and ankle plates. The lowers feature an axialmetric steel shank along with slip-resistant high friction outsoles. Even with all of these features, we still managed to make them so lightweight and comfortable you may just want to wear them year 'round. Features Durable leather and ballistic nylon upper 100 waterproof seam sealed construction Waterproof and breathable inner lining Injection molded shin and ankle plates Rubber shift interface ribs High friction Icon outsoles Axialmetric steel shank Footpeg interface arch YKK waterproof zippers
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
a very good boot
PostedApril 12, 2013
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
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
These boots are both a good boot for the money and a good boot.
They offer a lot of protection for a road boot. The sole is stiff and grippy and it offers additional protection on the front, rear and sides. There's ankle protection on both sides as well as heel and toe caps along with shin protection.
The boot has normal american sizing. There was some movement when walking so I put in an arched insert and that tightened it all up. The rear pull makes them pretty easy to get on and the zippers pull it all together. I have no problem walking in them - not hiking boots, but then again, they're not hiking boots.
One zipper became undone - not while on the bike - but it's self healing so I just pulled it down and rezipped - I'll keep an eye on it but so far so good.
On the style side - they look good - tough but not over the top. The leather and fabric are good quality and they fit well under straight leg jeans. They're not baggy at the ankles and I don't think they will be. Very nice.
I looked at a lot of boots and there's nothing in this price range that offers the same protection and style. It would be nice if there was some reflective material - but that's the only gripe.
Rides: 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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