JStro
 
 
 
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    April 29, 2013
  • Last review
    July 7, 2014
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Michelin Commander 2 Front Tires Peformance Features Unrivaled tire life Michelin tests with a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic prove a Michelin Commander II is capable of covering up to 40,000 kilometers (Almost 25,000 miles). The Michelin Commander II creates a new standard in regards to durability, without making compromises in wet weather grip, maneuverability or stability Silica Rain Technology integrates silica into the compound of the tire tread in order to prevent all forms of uneven wear The exclusive architecture of the Michelin Commander II brings both maneuverability and stability. The tires rigid, high-density carcass improves maneuverability, while the aramid fiber crown ply of the rear tire enhances resistance and lightness for impeccable stability, even at high speeds Numerous longitudinal grooves of the new tire's tread pattern optimize water dispersal for outstanding wet weather gri Independent tests show that the Michelin Commander II rear tire lasts almost twice as long its main competitors, the Metzeler ME 880 and the Dunlop D407/408. Technological Features Amplified Density Technology A highly dense, more-rigid tire casing, which helps deliver excellent feedback and handling Aramid tread plies on the rear tire resist centrifugal growth, reduce weight and provide excellent stability All-new rubber compounds for remarkable wet grip, without compromising durability Square bead wires improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation Styling Features Unique tread pattern for head-turning looks Premium sidewall treatment complements cruiser styling Please Note Check your manufacturer's specifications for required load ratings when replacing OE Tires. Please Note 140/75R17 size is a radial tire. Please Note 130/90/B16 is not suitable for fitment to rear wheels.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great tire for cruising/touring bikes
PostedJuly 7, 2014
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JStro
From Nottingham
State:NH
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I went against my local HD dealer's advice and bought this Michelin tire for my 2005 XL1200C. The dealer strongly pushes the stock Dunlop's to the point where they refuse to install other tire brands that are carried in by customers! It turns out that they did me a favor as I brought the wheel and tire to a Japanese motorcycle dealer down the road and got it installed for much less... :)
I have none of the tracking issues that I experienced with the stock Dunlop. It goes where I point it, rather than following grooves in the pavement. To my amazement turn-in is reduced coming off of exit ramps as well. I actually had to counter-steer the bike when leaning into a turn with the old tire. Feels much safer and more confidence inspiring.
I can't speak to how well these tires would perform on a sport bike, but I think that these tires are the way to go for cruiser crowd. I plan on replacing the rear tire with a Michelin Commander II next year. I haven't ridden the bike in the rain with the new tire yet, so I can't speak to the wet traction...
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Drag Specialties Inner Tubes Drag Specialties brings you high-quality, heavy-duty inner tubes in common and custom sizes for extra-wide application coverage. Sold individually. Fitment Centered valves stems are for wheels with the stem hole drilled in the center of the rim Side valve stems are for wheels with the valve hole drilled off-center Valve stem is 8mm stem diameter unless otherwise noted 8mm is the most common hole size drilled into modern wheels .625 stem diameter tubes are for some older bikes including some pre-1980 Harley Davidsons
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great tube, great price!
PostedJuly 7, 2014
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JStro
From Nottingham
State:NH
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Tube was of OEM quality, was priced appropriately and was promptly shipped.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Pit Boss Helmet - Solid Colors From the first time you put the Pit Boss helmet on, you can feel the difference. The ultra-light TriMatrix construction keeps weight to a minimum while still passing tough DOT standards. The Bell Pit Boss also features Bells innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system which provides unmatched levels of comfort while drastically reducing the tendency for open face helmets to lift off of the head. And with additional features like a removable neck curtain and drop down sunshield, the Pit Boss truly reigns supreme on the wide open road. Features Lightweight, TriMatrix composite shellKevlar/Carbon/Fiberglass blend Innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system Internal Sun Shade offers on the fly protection from the sun Removable neck curtain for cold weather riding Convenient speaker pockets make it easy to set up the Pit Boss with communication devices Shield offers 100 UVA and UVB protection Approximate weight 900g Five-year warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Helmet!
PostedJune 24, 2013
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JStro
From Nottingham
State:NH
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
After considering the Scorpion EXO-100 and EXO-110, I finally pulled the trigger on the Bell Pit Boss. I really liked the design of the EXO-100, but the shell is a bit heavier than the Bell and some complained about airflow issues. I thought that the EXO-110 was the answer, but was frustrated to learn that helmet comes without a neck curtain.
I really like the light weight and the ability to dial in the adjuster to make for a really snug fit with the Pit Boss. While the dial adjuster doesn't work as slick as my Smith Ski helmet, it does the trick well enough and probably has more of a custom fit than any of the current competitors. The visor system on the Scorpion is a bit more refined (the Bell slams down with a clunk), however that isn't a deal breaker either. The jury is still out on the optics of the visor, I may experiment with different tints or just go with sunglasses and a clear visor...
All in all, I have no regrets. The fit, comfort and style are great, and the wind buffeting is minimal for a half helmet. While it could use a few tweaks and refinement to make it perfect, you won't be disappointed given the price and feature set.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear Navigator Gloves
Firstgear Navigator Gloves
Firstgear Navigator Gloves Goat skin palm and back lighter and more flexible than cowhide Gel padded palm patch with silicone grip design Faceshield wiper blade on left thumb Waterproof/breathable using Hipora membrane Bemberg cool lining for comfort Palm side Thermolite insulation for warmth 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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decent Gloves
PostedApril 29, 2013
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JStro
From Nottingham
State:NH
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These gloves have some decent features (gauntlet extensions, visor wiper, zipper and Velcro cuff closure, gel pads on the palm) but that they aren't too bulky and don't cost $150. Many of the more armored gloves that I have tried are big bucks and have significantly reduced dexterity. On the flip side, I wouldn't expect these gloves to offer a whole lot of protection in the event that hand meets gravel. I would like to see some additional scuff resistant material (plastic or even some thicker leather) over the knuckles. The gauntlets are nice for keeping wind from blowing up your sleeves, however. These gloves are a good choice if dexterity and feature set is your priority over ham-handed armor.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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