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    April 12, 2013
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    September 14, 2015
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Forma Adventure Boots Designed specifically for ADV riders, the Forma Adventure Boots combine the comfort and flexibility of a road boot with the protective features and full height of off-road boots. Equipped with a vintage leather finish and drytex waterproof/breathable lining, the Adventure Boots keep your feet dry without limiting range of motion. The double density sole offers superb grip on the bike and gives riders a comfortable and grippy surface to walk on when off the bike. Integrated TPU inserts and reinforcements provide protection from impact injuries and unbreakable GH plastic buckles ensure you won't be sidelined if you have a tip over. Features: Full-grain oiled leather upper Updated Drytex waterproof and breathable lining Vintage leather finish Adventure double density anti slip rubber sole Injection molded plastic front plate Plastic gear pad protection Internal molded plastic protections Adjustable VELCRO brand closures Unbreakable and adjustable GH plastic buckles Shin and ankle TPU molded plastic protections Ankle reinforcements Special rigid nylon mid-sole with steel shank Extra soft polymer padding with memory foam Anti-bacterial replaceable footbed with APS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A really good boot
PostedSeptember 14, 2015
Customer avatar
appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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
These boots have proved themselves to me in a number of situations. I've ridden through lots of rain and they are waterproof. On a wet rocky mountain trail my bike (530lbs with luggage) fell and landed on the boot pinning me. The boot held the bike up with no pressure on my foot. After some help getting the bike off me I noticed a deformation of the plastic ankle protector, but it, and the rigid sole, had done their job. Still totally wearable.
They're made of thick leather and - to my eye, are great looking. After a short break in, they're very comfortable and walkable. I don't think about them when they're on.
The plastic buckles have held up well and are replaceable if they break. The set-up makes the boots easy to step in and out of.
Shifting isn't a problem - I thought it might be due to the large toe but it's not. You have to get used to the lack of feel, but you do. There is some feel however and you become sensitized to it.
Two cons: you have to wear tall socks or the top will irritate your legs. The other thing is that there is no reflective material - Forma took the time to put a logo insert that looks like it might be reflective - but no. Kind of dumb in my book.
I like this boot a lot - it looks good, thick leather, good protection, and they seem very well made (second season - no issues). Hard to find at this price and well worth it.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Forcefield Net Replacement Elbow/Knee Armor
Forcefield Net Replacement Elbow/Knee Armor
Forcefield Net Replacement Elbow / Knee Armor The premium NeT Upgrade Armor is a highly flexible and breathable molded protector certified to the very latest CE testing standards PREN1621-1 (Level 2). Using a unique formulation allows the NeT armor to be both low profile (max thickness 9mm) and flexible for optimum comfort while still having RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) which allows the armor to withstand multiple impacts without a loss of performance or structural integrity for long term protection. Features: Soft and comfortable Pre Formed for use within a pocket Length 284mm Width 141mm Sold as a pair
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
nice ugrade
PostedAugust 18, 2015
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appliance250
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have some pekev lined jeans (Resurgence - very nice fit - and have held up well for camping/touring) that have ce 1 knee armor. These were a nice upgrade.
Unlike the d30 armor, this stuff allows you to attach velcro. A 1" wide strip with some shoe goo and the armor was in place. The armor is very flexible and reasonably light.
It does have a distinct curvature - it works for me in both the knees and the shoulder, but you can see where they bonded the flat version to create the final shape. If it's too curved, you could just slice at those joints and you'd have the flat version.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada
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Forcefield Net Replacement Shoulder Armor The premium NeT Upgrade Armor is a highly flexible and breathable molded protector certified to the very latest CE testing standards PREN1621-1 (Level 2). Using a unique formulation allows the NeT armor to be both low profile (max thickness 9mm) and flexible for optimum comfort while still having RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) which allows the armor to withstand multiple impacts without a loss of performance or structural integrity for long term protection. Features: Soft and comfortable Pre Formed for use within a pocket Length 246mm Width 141mm Sold as a pair
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good for a retro fit
PostedAugust 18, 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
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have an old jacket that had shoulder armor held in place with velcro. At this point I didn't trust it, but the company is out of business and there's no direct replacement.
Unlike the d30 armor, this stuff allows you to attach velcro. A 1" wide strip with some shoe goo and the armor was in place. The armor is very flexible and reasonably light.
It does have a distinct curvature - it works for me in both the knees and the shoulder, but you can see where they bonded the flat version to create the final shape. If it's too curved, you could just slice at those joints and you'd have the flat version.
With a CE2 rating, it's a nice upgrade.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-CiR Chest Protector The Nucleon KR-CiR is a high performance, lightweight track and race chest protector certified to CE level 2 and prEN 1621-3:2013. It is a perfect combination with the KR-R back protector for maximum protection. Designed to simply sit inside the front of your race suit with no pockets, straps, snaps or VELCRO brand closures required. Sizing Info: Height (in) Protector Size 56.75 - 68 XS-SM 68 - 76.5 MD-XL
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A good protector for a retro fit
PostedAugust 18, 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
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
I have an old motogp grid jacket that has no chest protection, or protector pocket. I used 1" wide velcro, and some shoe goo to attach the protector. The jacket velcro is just 2 small strips on the wind fly behind the zipper, and I added 2 strips to the protector. Holds it fine and have never had to remove it.
The gear itself is flexible and light - I never give it a thought.
It 's a nice upgrade at a reasonable price.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 Sport Bike - developed to fit sport-class bikes up to and including the Hayabusa the heat-resistant coverage comes higher on the bike Cruiser - developed to fit larger cruising motorcycles can accommodate the additional rake common to those bikes 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 Scooter - fits scooters without windshields Spyder - fits all Spyder models Trike - fits up to 105 L x 55 W Trike 2XL - fits up to 119 L x 61.5 W 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. Adventure Touring model does not feature the internal heat shields.
 
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 brand closures 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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