Nanook
 
 
 
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    June 21, 2013
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    January 21, 2014
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Rukka Pluto Gloves The Rukka Pluto gloves will keep your hands dry and warm thanks to the waterproof Gore-Tex membrane and insulation featuring an Outlast membrane. Features Leather gloves with Gore-Tex waterproof membrane Fully waterproof, windproof and breathable Extra warmth for colder riding conditions Gloves feature Outlast membrane liner Outlast microcapsules absorb excess heat which is stored and released as needed Knuckle padding PVC palm slider Shield wiper on left thumb
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A nice glove that won't empty your bank account
PostedJanuary 21, 2014
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Nanook
From Central PA
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I have been putting off reviewing these gloves for a while, as I have had them for over a month as we have been getting slammed with snow and cold here in Pennsylvania and I have not had many opportunities to get out on my bike. These gloves do run quite small: I measured my hand and they recommended a size 11, but I ordered a size 12 - their version of an XXL - and they still seem overly snug. (I had thought about returning them, but I’ve never seen a size 13 on Revzilla’s web site.) So, what with the big snow storm today, I got out of work early and took my size 12 Rukka Plutos out for a spin … on the sledding slope. As I wore them, my hands were warm and the gloves began to break in, making my hands feel a bit less restricted and more comfortable. Most importantly, my hands were bone dry after multiple sledding runs. For reference, the temperature outside was 20 degrees and there was a steady 15-20 mile/hour wind blowing. Not an exact apples-to-apples comparison with regards to riding a bike in wintery weather, but this will give you a sense as to the gloves cold weather capability.
As far as armor and design: yes, these gloves do lack hard knuckles, but there is soft armor across the knuckles so you are not totally unprotected. The palm is leather-reinforced and has a hard slider to protect you against a slide in the event of an accident. Overall, I think these gloves are stylish and well designed. Most importantly, they will keep your hands warm and dry in cold weather.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Leo Vince LV-One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust Triumph Tiger 800 2011-2012 LeoVince SBK introduces a new line for 2011, the LV One. This is LeoVince SBK's newest entry-level, full feature exhaust. Building on the success and modern design lines of the SBK Factory range, the LV One assumes the shape and construction of that design while adding new materials and a redesigned end-cap. The LV One has that distinct LeoVince performance sound and is designed to enhance your bikes' performance throughout the entire RPM range. The LV One is a premium designed entry-level exhaust and offers all the benefits of LeoVince engineering and design at a consumer friendly price point. LV One exhausts offer CAD/CAM design for precise fit Functionally designed to match the style and performance of the SBK Factory lines End-cap constructed of a new proprietary LVHT1 (LeoVince high temp 1) Techno-polymer Weight savings over stock exhaust Slip-ons boost horsepower across RPM range (linear power) TIG-welded 304 Stainless Steel link pipes Sleeve options include Stainless Steel and Carbon Fiber Removable EVOII sound insert for more aggressive tone Machine-specific tuning to work with stock fuel settings Most applications NOTE Please check local laws before purchasing. Some modifications may be prohibited in some states.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy to install, gives immediate sound upgrade
PostedJune 21, 2013
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Nanook
From Central PA
State:PA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The Leo Vince LV-1 slip-on arrived via UPS Ground and took all of a cup of coffee to install. It weighs about half as much as the OEM exhaust on my Triumph Tiger 800, and has a smaller profile ... that's a good thing. Produces a notable change in the sound, as the exhaust note is now deeper. Not sure if I get any more power, but the better look and sound are worth the price in my opinion. The packaging from Leo Vince was also very impressive. You can tell a lot about an organization from the way they present and package their product, and this is a nice quality exhaust can! Since I had $25 in RevZilla cash available, this slip-on was just too inexpensive to pass up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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