nwsmith
 
 
 
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    May 13, 2013
  • Last review
    May 5, 2014
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Kaoko Throttle Lock Suzuki V-Strom DL650 / DL1000 The Kaoko Cruise Control is perfect for anyone looking to reduce fatigue and strain on your hand and wrist during long distance highway riding. Each Throttle Lock consists of a simple, ingenious and robustly designed friction nut that is integrated with a special Kaoko bar end weight. The Kaoko bar end weight is closely matched in appearance and weight to the Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) bar end weight. The Friction Nut has a left-hand thread. It must be adjusted so that it makes light contact with the rubber throttle sleeve. The Grub Screw is set to provide the necessary resistance on the friction nut. This may be adjusted periodically to take up wear. To Engage Twist the throttle and friction nut simultaneously with your right hand. This action tightens the nut and provides sufficient friction to set throttle to the desired position. The friction nut is designed that the rider may still open and close the throttle. To Disengage Roll off the throttle while gripping the friction nut. The throttle should open and snap closed freely. Type A - Compatible only with OEM Full-Wrap handguards. Type B - Compatible only with Pro-Taper bars and OEM Full-Wrap handguards. Type C - Without handguards. Type D - Compatible only with Pro-Taper bars without handguards. Features All types are compatible with heated grips and require the use of a included thrust washer Easy to operate, even with heavy winter gloves High quality, compact and durable design Super smooth action Takes less than 5 minutes to install Very little maintenance is required Less wear and tear on throttle cables and grips Better MPG
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice throttle lock.
PostedMay 5, 2014
Customer avatar
nwsmith
From Battle Ground
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
I purchased this throttle lock so that I could shake my hand out now and then as it goes numb on long rides. Anyway, I had been looking around for cruise control solutions when I found the Kaoko throttle lock and decided for what I wanted it for and the price it was worth a try.
I have had it for several months now and like it on long rides especially when pounding highway miles. It takes a few minutes to get it adjusted just right but once you have it, it works great and allows you to let the right hand go.
If you don't mind having to make small adjustments now and then and have hand numbing/cramping issues then this is a great relief tool to add to your bike. It is well constructed and a good price, plus Revzilla stands behind what they sell so you are covered.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi PL532 Tubular Sidecase Racks for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom 2004-2011 Tubular sidecase racks designed to be used with Givi Monokey side cases.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
OK for the price.
PostedMarch 3, 2014
Customer avatar
nwsmith
From Battle Ground
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This rack seems to be well made however the install was challenging as the rack didn't fit perfectly and in the process I snapped off three bolts which had to be drilled out and replaced. I did get it though and in the end appears secure, I just wont be taking it off anytime soon.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bregenz Drystar Pants Brand new for Fall 2011, the Alpinestars Bregenz Drystar Pants are a three-season cool/cold weather sport touring pant. Abrasion resistant, protective, fully waterproof breathable, and with a removable quilted thermal liner, the Alpinestars Bregenz Pants will be your go-to sport touring pant for Fall-Winter-Spring riding. Features Brushed polyamide with 600D polyester fabric reinforcements for strength and durability Waterproof and breathable Drystar liner Removable quilted thermal warmer with built-in ergonomic stretch zones Impact protection provided by removable CE certified Bio Armor knee protectors Removable braces Adjustable waist and secure sliding hook closure Elasticized rear yoke Pre-curved leg construction Extended zippered boot gussets Two external pockets Integrated high visibility reflective stripes and logos improve rider visibility in poor light conditions Non-aggressive micro-velcro used throughout the garment Premium YKK zippers
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice pants
PostedMay 13, 2013
Customer avatar
nwsmith
From Battle Ground
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Nice pants but fit a little small in the waist, length is good.
I wish the pants had a small vent on each side but it's livable.
I am 6'2", 195lbs, 36" waist and I ordered an XL which would be tight if I was a single pound heavier.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector Features Direct replacement for Alpinestars RC Back Protector which has been discontinued Optimized for insertion into the latest Alpinestars technical jackets. Slimline profile. Conformable impact absorbing compound mold easily to the body. Perforated to improve the breathability. CE certified level 1 to latest prEN1621-22010. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Small 14.5 Height 9.75 Widest Point 6.5 Narrowest Point Medium 16.25 Height 9.5 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point Large 18.5 Height 10 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's a back plate
PostedMay 13, 2013
Customer avatar
nwsmith
From Battle Ground
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit in the coat good, breathes OK, could be better but overall appears nice.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Koln Drystar Jacket The brand new Alpinestars Koln Drystar Jacket is a classic-styled all-season all-weather touring jacket. The Koln Drystar Jacket features a completely waterproof breathable Drystar membrane that is completely removable, in addition to a removable full sleeve thermal liner and an extensive ventilation scheme. Consider the Alpinestars Koln Jacket your go-to choice for all-season all-weather long-distance touring. Features Constructed from brushed polyamide with 600D polyester fabric reinforcements for strength and durability 4-in-1 configuration system incorporating the removable Drystar and thermal liners Integrated PE foam padding on the shoulders Zippered air intakes on the arms and front of the suit and exhaust vent on the rear Discreet volume adjusters on the lower and upper arms Impact protection provided by removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors Chest and back pad compartments with PE comfort padding (CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert available as accessory) High visibility reflective stripes and logos improve rider visibility in poor light conditions Internal waist connection zipper for attachment to riding pants Non-aggressive micro-velcro used throughout the garment Premium YKK zippers with twin sliders on front zipper Waist adjustment belt
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice jacket
PostedMay 13, 2013
Customer avatar
nwsmith
From Battle Ground
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Nice features, looks good, feels great. I would happily buy this jacket again.
I'm 6'2" 195lbs, 43.5" chest and I got an XL which fit a little big around the stomach but I was able to adjust it to fit pretty good.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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