CraigCBR
 
 
 
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    March 27, 2013
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    May 19, 2016
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RSD 2-Up Step Seat For Triumph At home on any style Triumph Classic, the RSD 2-Up Step Seat is narrower and thinner than your stock seat, while still covering the Triumph frame rails for a clean look. The unique stepped rear end is for passenger comfort as well as keeping you planted in the saddle when you feel the need to rip it. Rear panel with subtle RSD button adds a touch of flavor to the rear of the seat. Controlled density polyurethane foam and a marine grade fiberglass base-plate. Features: Available in either Boss diamond stitch or Enzo pleated stitch Covered in all black or black with brown Direct bolt-on Made in the USA
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Happy Lower Back / Some Issues
PostedMay 19, 2016
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
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
I knew I needed to upgrade my Triumph Bonneville's infamous stock seat (the "ironing board"). After much research, I decided to go with the RSD Enzo, in black.
This seat takes about an inch off the height and even more off the width as compared to the stock seat - which I don't mind, given my 31" inseam. The design is great and really complements the lines of the Bonneville nicely. Lots of attention to detail, including the RSD mini-badge on the back. The amount of lower back support it provides is so much better than the stock seat, and it really helps me hold proper riding posture. It's not a soft & mushy seat, padding is less than I anticipated but actually quite comfortable to me. Even on longer rides.
So, I have a few reasons for giving this 4 stars and not 5. To some these may seem like minor gripes, fair enough - but I'm definitely a detail guy so everything counts.
The fit - it is tight. I really had to press down hard on the back of the seat in order to get the two bolts aligned properly. Also, up front where the seat meets the gas tank - it's "squished" up against the tank and as a result, the first two pads of the seat are pretty well wrinkled. Looks bad. It almost feels like the mounting clip under the seat (the tab that slides under the tank, to hold the seat on) needs to be bent out a bit. Perhaps this is related to the difficulty in lining up the rear bolts(?).
Also, I feel like the material could have a little less slack all around, but mainly on the sides. There are spots along the side that look loose / wrinkly. I noticed this in almost every RSD seat photo I've seen online, so maybe there's a reason for it, but for what this seat costs I feel like this is a possibly a design / manufacturing oversight.
In summary - I like the seat a lot. If it weren't for the fit & aesthetic issues mentioned above, it would be easy to say I loved it. But overall, it's way better than the stock seat.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Bonneville T100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pit Bull Rear Stand Triumph Bonneville The Pit Bull Bonneville Rear Stand was developed to address the needs of bikes with low pipes that prevent our traditional standard rear stand from accessing the swingarm. This stand addresses the needs of bikes like the Triumph Bonneville, Triumph Thruxton, Triumph Street Twin, Harley Sportster, Norton Commando, Honda CTX700N and other models with similar needs from a rear stand. Made to last until the end of time this Pitbull stand is constructed primary of heavy-duty steel and finish with a highly durable zinc-plating. Features: Available in three handle types: Non-Removable, Removable, and Extended Removable Removable handle allow for a smaller overall footprint and creates less of a tripping hazard in the rear of your motorcycle Both removable handle and non-removable handle measures 12 inches Extended handle measures 15 inches for increased leverage Width adjuster requires no tools Made in the USA
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rock Solid!
PostedApril 9, 2016
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm a stickler for routine chain maintence. I thought I could get away with using a wheel roller on my Bonneville T100, but that got old real fast. Having a rear stand makes this task (and other tasks) WAY easier & safer.
Having used other brands of stands on my former bike (CBR), I can honestly say PIt Bull stands are a whole different level of quality. I got the standard model, it's ideal for my needs. The rubber feet that make contact with swingarm are very well designed and substantial in size. Very thick rubber.
For the Bonneville (especially if you kept the OEM rear fender), it makes things a little easier to put a 2x4 under the kickstand first so you can get the stand positioned nicely before lifting. As with any non-spool rear stand, make sure the bottom of your swingarm is clean & grease-free beforehand. If this is your first time using a rear stand, have a buddy spot you / the bike until you get good / comfortable lifting it.
Totally happy with this stand, Pit Bull's quality is unmatched.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Bonneville T100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion IMS 1909 Leather Jacket
Scorpion IMS 1909 Leather Jacket
Scorpion IMS 1909 Leather Jacket Since it opened in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been at the epicenter of motorsports history, on four wheels or two. Legends of daring heritage have been born at The Brickyard for more than 100 years. It is this heritage that Scorpion salutes with the Scorpion IMS 1909 Jacket. Features Soft distressed leather Pockets at shoulders, elbows and back for optional Sas-Tec armor (sold separately ) Perforated panels underarms and sides of torso Two zippered rear vents Leather overlays at elbows 4 external pockets Rib stretch panels as side hems Rear waist adjustment tabs Zipper closures at wrists Antique Brass YKK zippers throughout Padded comfort collar Two internal mesh pockets Removable EverHeat jacket liner with Kwikwick panels 8 jacket to pant zipper and rear belt loop attachment tab
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Retro!
PostedNovember 17, 2015
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I'm transitioning from a sport bike to a modern classic, so naturally I was looking to add a retro style riding jacking to my gear closet. This Scorpion jacket went on sale by about 1/2, deal of the year! So I picked one up. Love the styling, the IMS patch is bad-a** and the subtle embossed logos look cool. The leather and materials are absolutely top-notch. The pants zipper and convenient belt loop strap are definitely appreciated. Plenty of pocket space, included a few on the sleeves (right forearm and left shoulder - cool!).
I'm 5'10", 175, and I have a 42" chest. Based on the video review / sizing, I went with a size Medium and it's a perfect fit. The arms have a little extra room but after adding elbow guards they're better. I had to remind myself that I'm used to wearing much tighter fitting sport bike jackets. I had a spare Forcefield back protector (size 001) and picked up Forcefield shoulder and elbow guards. I had to trim them a bit to get them to fit well in the Scorpion's armor pockets, no big deal. With the back pad, elbow and shoulder pads, it still fits and feels great.
Minor nit-picks - I wish all the zipper pulls had rubber ends on them (like the pocket zippers do). Sleeve zippers could have slightly better "grab" to them but they feel stable enough. Again, minor stuff.
At this sale price, this was an absolute no-brainer. Just make sure to budget for back / elbow / shoulder armor inserts and you'll have a rock-solid retro riding jacket.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TPRO Forcefield Limb Tube Knee / Elbow Guards Whatever the sport, the molded lightweight CE approved Nitrex armor housed in a tube constructed from Cordura and Lycra create the perfect knee or elbow protector. Dual retaining straps can be removed for increased comfort if worn with tight outer garments, and the Nitrex armor is removable leaving the Tube easy to machine wash for prolonged freshness. Features: Cordura and Lycra outer for exceptional comfort and abrasion resistance Removable molded CE approved Level 1 Nitrex armor Dual detachable retaining straps Machine washable (with armor removed) Vented panels for increased breathability Lightweight RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) Ergonomic design for increased comfort Limb Tube Sizing: Small for elbows Medium for larger elbows and smaller knees Large for knees
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
No More Naked Knees!
PostedAugust 26, 2014
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nothing compares to riding with a proper pair of armored leather riding pants - but there are times when I just want to throw on a pair of riding jeans to head to work or bop around town. I never felt like the foam inserts that slip into the knee pockets of my riding jeans were going to help much - they move around way too much.
So I decided to give these Forcefield Limb Tubes a shot. They are designed to be worn directly on your legs / under your riding pants. I wore them this past Sunday during almost 5 hours of riding. I also left them on as I walked around the car show for an hour. After 5 minutes on the bike you barely know they're on your legs. They stay securely in place and flow plenty of air (they weren't even sweaty at the end of the day). I was surprised at how comfortable they are. Best of all, I feel confident having Forcefield technology on my knees.
Sizing - I'm 5'11" / 175, size Medium fits perfectly. I originally got Large by mistake (easy return! :) ) and they were huge.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport GP Corsa Jacket Note: The AGV Sport GP Corsa Jacket tends to run small and we suggest you go up one size if you are between sizes. Features: 1.1mm (body) to 1.3mm (impact areas) premium leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort Micro perforated leather for maximum ventilation on the front, back and down the arms Advanced Safety Seam Stitching (ASSC) throughout the jacket Multi-Tech Stitch- Extreme abrasion and tear resistance for outside of arms and back seams Multi-Triple Stitch- Good abrasion and tear resistance for chest and other normally non-impact or abrasion areas Accordion leather-Spandex stretch panels are located on the elbows for maximum comfort and flexibility Removable CE certified body armor in forearms, elbow and shoulder EN 1621-level 1 10mm thick memory foam back pad 100 Polyester anti-bacterial fixed mesh interior lining Removable thermal 75 gram insulating vest lining with one interior pocket Stretch Cordura panels under and down the arms down the sides for comfort and maximum flexibility Soft neoprene collar construction Additional foam padding upper arms and spine areas Italian-made Polymer-Carbon Fiber Protectors on the shoulders Pre curved arms for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort YKK zippers with long zipper pulls VELCRO brand closures adjustable waist gathering straps Two front hand warmer pockets with zipper closures 360 degree wrap around waist connection zipper for pant attachment Accepts Forcefield Back Protector Insert Size 001 (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wanted To Keep, Armpit Area Too Tight
PostedJune 24, 2014
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I pre-ordered this jacket months ago and was very excited when it finally shipped in May. First, I'll say that I don't think there's a better vented leather jacket on the market for the money. Other comparable jackets are twice the cost if not more. The quality & protection are just amazing for the price.
However. I'm 5'11, 175 lbs, slim/medium build, 42" chest, 32" waist. My ONLY problem with this jacket, especially being a summer jacket, is that the armpit area is way too TIGHT. Even wearing just a t-shirt and the jacket liner removed. I do not have big arms either. If this jacket had another 1 or 2 inches of room in the armpit / upper bicep area, it would clearly be a 5-star winner, no doubt.
Other negligible gripes - there's no 8" pants connection zipper (like my AGV Dragon has), only a 270. Not the end of the world there. Also, AGV used to ship jackets with a nifty AGV logo'd jacket hanger - this jacket did not come with one. Booo. Again, super minor.
I'd recommend this jacket but with reservation: IF you have a super-slim build, mainly your upper arms, then go for it. But for me, even trying sizes 42 & 44, the snug arms unfortunately were a deal breaker.
Going to try the AGV Sport Breeze for a vented summer riding jacket instead.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Two Brothers P1 Power Tip Many municipalities and tracks have begun to implement new, tougher regulations that limit the sound output of street bikes, offroad cycles and ATVs. Two Brothers Racing has developed a series of highly effective sound reducing tips which can help you be compliant. Two Bros' P1 PowerTip sound suppressor is a recommended accessory for our exhaust systems with M or S1R series endcaps. A straight-through sound diffuser, the TBR PowerTip quiets the pipe about 3-4 dB with no significant reduction in horsepower. May be used with a spark arrester screen. Easy to install - simply unbolt your existing M or S1R series endcap, drop in the P1 and reassemble. P1X Power Tip also available for 7-8 dB of sound suppression.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect!
PostedJune 23, 2014
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This does the job - takes the exhaust volume down just a few db's without changing the tone at all, looks great too! The cool thing is it only takes 5 minutes to install / remove, so you can pop it on or off easily.
Comes with a gasket / spacer, fits nice & tight.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bike Master Chrome Valve Stem Features: Includes washer, double nut, o-ring and metal valve cap Fits all wheels with 11.3MM (453 to .625 inch) valve stem hole Sold each
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Loose Valve
PostedNovember 4, 2013
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ordered two of these to replace my rubber OEM stems during a recent tire change. One worked great, the other has a bad valve core. Tried tightening, it's better and it holds air, but it still doesn't sit straight so I need to replace the valve at some point.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves
Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves
Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exactly What I Needed
PostedNovember 4, 2013
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Upgraded to these from a more basic A* cold weather riding glove and what a massive improvement. Excellent protection, style, and fingers definitely stay warmer for a longer period of time (even at highway speeds). The velcro that A* uses is definitely better than standard velcro - stronger grip and doesn't snag on other materials.
Size - based on other reviews I ordered an XL, I normally wear L. Definitely order at least one size up from what you normally wear. The problem with this is, everything fits well except now the fingers are a tiny bit too long (and I don't have short fingers). Also, the cuff / gauntlet part of the glove should be larger. Negligible stuff, especially given all the other great features.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire
Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire
Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire Featuring long wear life, a high level of wet performance for touring and high performance similar to a sport tire, the Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 is an advanced new Sport Touring tire. Features Full spec sport touring radial offering consistent performance between touring and sport riding New tread pattern and rubber compound deliver long mileage, high level of wet performance, comfortable ride and good grip Silica plus RC polymer (assists silica effect and controls rubber properties) enhances wet wear life HTSPC + MS-BELT Provides good bump absorption, grip and stability during high speed riding 3LC 3 Layer Compound Center Compound results in good stability and wear life Shoulder Compound provides grip and bump absorption Consistent performance for use on heavy weight bikes Also available in GT Spec with heavy duty casing and a revised tread pattern.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Choice
PostedOctober 24, 2013
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very happy with my decision to get these BT-023's. I don't have a mileage report yet but so far these feel great and my bike handles so much better already.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Front Tire
Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Front Tire
Bridgestone Battlax BT023 Sport Touring Front Tire Featuring long wear life, a high level of wet performance for touring and high performance similar to a sport tire, the Battleax BT023 is an advanced new Sport Touring tire. Features Full spec sport touring radial offering consistent performance between touring and sport riding New tread pattern and rubber compound deliver long mileage, high level of wet performance, comfortable ride and good grip Silica plus RC polymer (assists silica effect and controls rubber properties) enhances wet wear life HTSPC + MS-BELT Provides good bump absorption, grip and stability during high speed riding Consistent performance for use on heavy weight bikes Also available in GT Spec with heavy duty casing and a revised tread pattern.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Choice
PostedOctober 24, 2013
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very happy with my decision to get these BT-023's. I don't have a mileage report yet but so far these feel great and my bike handles so much better already.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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