Johnny5Alive
 
 
 
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    May 22, 2013
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    October 28, 2013
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ICON Rimfire Gloves The Icon 1000 Rimfire is old-world styling, top-shelf materials and cutting edge technology. The Gunn cut pattern imbues the Rimfire with a sophisticated rancher silhouette of years gone by. Constructed of select drum-dyed French cowhide, the Rimfire embodies the meaning of functional elegance. Pre-tensioned elastic in the palm reduces bunching. Integrated D3O knuckle armor and a cadre of metal palm rivets provide a roadworthy pedigree. The Rimfire is a riding glove that captures the fortitude and grace of a more civilized era. Features D3O ARMOR IN KNUCKLE ABRASION RESISTANT PREMIUM GRADE FRENCH COWHIDE CHASSIS FLOATING KNUCKLE CONSTRUCTION FOR FLEXIBILITY SECURE WRIST CLOSURE KEEPS GLOVE IN PLACE PRE-CURVED PALM AND FINGER DESIGN RIVETED PALM HAS NOMEX HEAT-RESISTANT BACKING
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid. Good for cold weather
PostedOctober 28, 2013
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Johnny5Alive
From Outskirts of Albany
State:NY
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:25-34
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this glove to 'go with' my cafe racer project, and as a generally less perforated option than my 100% perforated summer glove.
First off, the leather is solid. The seems are nice and beefy, where I imagine they could help in a slide. I really enjoy the split back panel and the d3o inserts. As you can see in the video and my photos (wont upload), the underside of fingers have an extended area before the seems meet. I feel like this adds a lot more tactile feel on the controls.
The negative is that after only a few rides, there are a few threads coming out. I imagine if it gets bad, quickly, I would either get them repaired at a leather shop or the guys and gals at Revzilla would exchange them. We shall see.
Also, I took about an hour long ride home from school tonight. Completely dark. I made sure I bundled up on the way out there, when it was sunny.
By the time I got home it was 40 degrees (1700 feet up) and people had been giving me the "You crazy yo" look. Anyways, up until about ten minutes before I got home, my hands were completely comfortable. At that point, the tips were a bit numb. With that said, I have no fairings and am getting blasted by everything. So I'd say these are definitely a great late fall glove.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Airmada Sportbike SB 1 Helmet A rift in the space-time continuum - pseudo mechanical tendrils ripple across its streamlined form. The Sportbike SB 1 helmet stays one step ahead of the inevitable and an outstretched arms reach away from the authorities. It is race when conditions dictate caution it is pigmented velocity amid the drab sprawl. Going for broke never looked so fast. Features Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength and durability Recessed twin channel supervent with industry leading intake and exhaust ports for increased cooling Fog-free ICON optics shield with PROLOCK shield locking system Adjustable chin and forehead venting system maintains continual temperature for increased comfort in and riding situation Rapid-Release shield change system Removable molded breath deflector helps prevent fogging Fully removable, washable, HYDRADRY moisture-wicking interior Easy adjuster go-vent switch for superior air flow control Available in 4 shell sizes with an ICON exclusive long oval headform for ultimate fit and comfort All World standard meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US ), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. (Does not ship with SAI or SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Crazy whistling
PostedAugust 5, 2013
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Johnny5Alive
From Outskirts of Albany
State:NY
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This helmet fits great on my long oval noggin. Airflow is good, and the anti-fog shield works great. I would rather no side plates for a more streamline flow of air. The chin strap is much closer to my throat then my last two helmets, that took quite a while to get use to.
The whistle definitely comes from under the chin. When I jut my chin forward against the inside of the helmet, the whistle mostly stops. I wear earplugs when I ride, and it's still crazy loud. A chin curtain would alleviate this I think.
Overall, cool helmet, it's fits very well (most important), but is still very loud.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Armored Jeans Features 12oz. pre-distressed denim Premium Dupont Kevlar reinforced knee and seat Removable C.E. approved knee armor Articulated knee panels with stretch panels Leather trim Relaxed fit Boot cut
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Jean
PostedMay 22, 2013
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Johnny5Alive
From Outskirts of Albany
State:NY
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered a 34/32 first because I wear a 34 in most of the regular cheap jeans. I'm pretty sure they size up to make us all feel a bit better about ourselves. Anyways, the exchange for a 36/32 was a breeze, and they fit very well.
Standing up, they fit great, they're a bit long as expected, and the knee pads sit low on the knee, also as expected. I get a bit of poking from something on my left knee wile riding, but usually on the highway when I'm not concerned with other things.
I'm 6' 220 and ride a Ninja 250. I know what you're thinking, I've heard it all. So, as you can imagine, I'm a bit scrunched up in the leg area on this bike. As a result of my position, even after adjusting the pads to their extreme low point, the knee pads come up so high that they don't cover the lower half of my knee. I'd like to see a larger armor pocket for greater adjustments. And as another reviewer said, they also migrate to the inside of the knee while riding.
Some people have different opinions on what knee pads are supposed to protect you from, and when. If you want protection from the tank in a fall, then the migration inwards is favorable for you. If you feel that once you fall off of the bike, your legs will straighten out a bit, and the knee pads will find their happy place again, then you're good to go too. I think I fall somewhere in the middle of these two. I'd rather have the knee pads centered on my knees while riding, and we'll see what happens.
They are denim, so I'm making my best attempt to wear them as often as possible to break them in. IM sure the stretch panels, and the thigh area will soften up a bit.
I know I highlighted some negatives, but overall, I like these jeans. They look good off the bike, and fit well.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Velocity V2X Riding Shoes The Joe Rocket V2X is a casual riding shoe with serious race boot features. Features Injection molded polymeric reinforcements Protective leather overlay for laces with hook and loop closure adjustment Replaceable toe slider Integrated injection molded heel armor Low profile toe box Peg-Friendly sole sculpture Double stitching in all stress areas Padded ankle cuff for added comfort Reinforced ankle Reflective back loop
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
good shoe, but lacking
PostedMay 22, 2013
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Johnny5Alive
From Outskirts of Albany
State:NY
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Right off the bat, these shoes are great. They have nice features in terms of abrasion and impact protection to the foot. But as you go up towards the ankle, this shoe leaves much to be desired. This is absolutely a low shoe, but with small peaks that barely cover the ankle bone.
I have a pretty wide, and flat foot. I wear a 13 or 14 in running shoes (14 Merrell Trail Glove- and are still a bit narrow), so I ordered a 13 in these. The length is good, and the foot bed is nice and wide. I find that the heel area is a bit too large and doesn't fit snugly at all after putting them on. After the break in period, and the shoe flexes a bit more, I'm sure this will be less noticeable.
Going from a military boot to a riding shoe with a shift pad, I noticed myself fishing for the shifter a few times. I'm sure I'll get comfortable with it shortly, though.
The velcro that's stitched to the lateral side of the shoe isn't really long enough. As the lace cover is cinched down, it's only being held on by the last centimeter of velcro. i had it pop off a few time. but this isnt that big of a deal for me.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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