CraigCBR
 
 
 
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    March 27, 2013
  • Last review
    November 4, 2013
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    4.6
 
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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 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 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 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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Counteract Tire Balancing Beads No more external weights Made from micro-glass beads Increases tire life, improves fuel economy Reduced vibration and heat build up Tires are balanced all the time not just at over 30 mph like other balancing products No re-balancing every time you come to a stop No dust to clog valve cores Guaranteed safe for all tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) Can be used in tube type and tubeless tires Simply throw in a bag when mounting a new tubeless tire or use the DIY kit for on the bike and tube type installation. Motorcycle Amount per tire Front 80mm - 120mm tire width 1 oz Front 120mm and up tire width 2 oz Rear 130mm - 240mm tire width 2 oz Rear 250mm - 360mm tire width 3 oz Scooter Up to 10 inch diameter wheels 1 oz 12 inch and up diameter wheels 2 oz Dual Purpose / Off Road w/o Rim Locks Front 80mm - 120mm tire width 1 oz Rear 130mm - 230mm tire width 2 oz Dual Purpose / Off Road w/ Rim Locks Front 80mm - 120mm tire width 2 oz Rear 130mm - 230mm tire width 3 oz ATV / UTV Up to 10 inch tire width 2 oz 10 inch - 12 inch tire width 3 oz NOTE Be sure to select the appropriate amount of bags and bag sizes for your application (Motorcycle, Dirtbike, ATV, etc). Some examples If your bike has a 80mm front tire and a 90mm rear tire, you should select 2 x 1 oz bags. If your bike has a 120mm front tire and a 180mm rear tire, you should select 2 x 2 oz bags. If your bike has a 130mm front tire and a 260mm rear tire, you should select 1 x 2 oz bag 1 x 3 oz bag.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Product!
PostedOctober 24, 2013
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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
Used these for the first time and the bike rides smooth as glass. It's a little tricky keeping them all in the tire during the mounting process, I lost a few in the back tire (front was cake). But then again it was my first time working with them so it should be easier next time.
I haven't tried putting them in the tire using the filler valve, but I may add another ounce to the back tire at some point using this method. From I've read you need something to vibrate the valve stem.
Will definitely get these for my next tire change.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Motion Pro Chain Alignment Tool Features Quick and accurate alignment Tool body clamps squarely to rear sprocket so the alignment rod will indicate sprocket alignment to chain
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Tool
PostedOctober 21, 2013
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works as advertised. Don't over-tighten the mounting bolt, it appears to be made of plastic. That's the only reason I gave this 4 stars and not 5.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Super 2.0 Tailbag Features 1680 denier ballistic polyester and 1800 denier three-lined twill Jacquard weave side pockets with a polyester backing Will mount to Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags or by themselves (as shown in picture above) Removable neoprene base Two-tone red and black soft interior lining Quick-release mounting system with storage pockets for mounting straps when not in use Easy access, top loading main compartment Expandable main compartment with snap lock zippers (24L only) One-way zipper on main compartment with Zipper Garage for concealment Top flap internal organizer pocket Phoslite reflective striping and logo Comfortable rubberized carrying handle Cortech Jacquard weave shoulder strap Rain cover included Dimensions 14 Liter - 13.5L x 11W x 6.5D 24 Liter - 13.4L x 14.2W (18 expanded) x 7.5D
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Back Saver!
PostedAugust 1, 2013
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Had a Cortech Super 2.0 backpack, which I loved - except I carry a laptop & accessories to work, 1 hour / 1 way. 2 hours per day on a sport bike carrying extra lb's on my back caused too much back & neck fatigue.
So I decided to give this tail bag a try, and I love it. I can carry everything I need for my work day with nothing pressing on my back, and I haven't even needed to expand the sides yet. My 13" MacBook fits in perfectly, but if you have a larger laptop you will need to expand the sides (which is easy to do).
I generally am not a fan of luggage on sport bikes, but this actually looks pretty cool. Easy to take off, and fairly easy to get on. Un-clips with 4 clicks and becomes a soft briefcase, with a solid carry handle (and included shoulder strap if you need it). Has a built in rain cover too!
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Field Armor Stryker Elbow Guard Probably, gonna, crash. Three words that Nick Apex uses to describe his riding style. We know hes not alone. With that thought in mind, Icon created the Stryker Elbow Armor. Rider designed chassis, d3o intelligent foam, and CE certification add up to quality blockers for your under-appreciated pointy bits. If youre one of those riders who is never going to crash this product isnt for you. If you ride anywhere near reality than we suggest acquiring a set of Field Armor Stryker elbows. Features EN 1621-1/1997 E TYPE A APPROVED ELBOW IMPACT PROTECTORS BREATHABLE INTELLIGENT IMPACT DISPERSION SYSTEM ARTICULATING INJECTION MOLDED SHELL WITH AIR FLOW CHANNELS VENTED BIOFOAM AND AIRMESH CHASSIS HYDRADRY MOISTURE WICKING LINER COMFORT FIT SLEEVE AND ADJUSTMENT STRAP SECURES ARMOR LOW-PROFILE DESIGN FITS UNDER MOST JACKETS Comes in pairs
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
On The Fence
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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CraigCBR
From Bloomsburg
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Was very tough to decide whether or not to recommend these elbow guards. I bought them to go along with the Icon Stryker vest (which I love).
First problem is the material that your arms slip into. I've worn these for maybe a dozen shorter rides (<1 hour) and the elastic material is already starting to fray here and there, mostly where the bicep straps meet the material. It's not a terrible problem, but at this cost it shouldn't be happening. Material also feels a little thin. Bicep strap is a little rough on the skin as well.
I also noticed the red inner accent material is slipping around a little, underneath the armor. I can't get in there to adjust it.
Also - these run SMALL. I do not have huge arms, and I had to exchange my first set for a L/XL, due to circulation getting cut off in my hands... not good for riding.
None of these issues take away from the protection I feel these guards offer - in that area, these feel like they'll do the job. Hopefully I won't ever have to find out. But I feel these either need to be improved, or the price should be 1/3 less than it is.
So - feels like great protection, but there are comfort and finish issues that knock these down a few notches.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Field Armor Stryker Vest The Field Armor Stryker vest is at the very heart of the Icon creed. A silhouette that broke with the conventional race derivative dogma and struck out on its own street specific course. Low profile back armor with high profile design. Back protection for tactical riding. The original Field Armor vest set a benchmark in the back protector world - the Stryker ups the ante. The back protector is loaded with d3o intelligent foam and full CE approval, the Field Armor Stryker Vest back armor is designed to take hits you hope will never come. Rock it under your jacket or over a hoody - just wear it. If today is the day that you go down, you want Stryker on your back. Features CE APPROVED STRYKER BACK ARMOR D3O BREATHABLE BACK INSERT, WITH CUSTOM MOLDED ICON GEOMETRY ARTICULATING INJECTION MOLDED HARD BACK ARMOR WITH AIR FLOW CHANNELS INJECTION MOLDED CHEST PLATE WITH INTEGRATED AIR INTAKES VENTED BIOFOAM AND AIRMESH CHASSIS HYDRADRYTM MOISTURE WICKING LINER HIGHLY ADJUSTABLE WAIST AND SHOULDER STRAPS LOW-PROFILE DESIGN FITS UNDER MOST JACKETS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Vest!
PostedJuly 1, 2013
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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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Picked this up, along with Icon's elbow pads, for hot weather riding. It offers chest & back protection (actually more so than just wearing a jacket) and I think it looks really cool.
I have a 42" chest and I ordered the L/XL size, fits great and there is a good range of adjustment.
I need to get better about protecting my knees so I may look into Icon's knee pads too.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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S100 Special Surface Cleaner S100 Special Surface Cleaner is a waterless spray-on, wipe off cleaner that works on fairings, helmets, visors, instruments and windshields. Bugs, rain spots and road film disappear instantly leaving nothing but a nice clear surface!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cleans & Polishes & Smells Great
PostedMay 27, 2013
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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
Love this stuff - I carry some in a small spray bottle when I ride too, to combat those pesky bug splats that ruin my nice view.
Makes cleaning the exterior of your helmet easier, and also puts a nice shine on the glossy surface as well. I also use it on my flat black (non-gloss) helmet. Perfect for the visor as well.
S100 also makes an aerosol cleaner / quick-wax for motorcycle fairings as well - SUPER products.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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