Beck
 
 
 
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    June 3, 2013
  • Last review
    November 25, 2013
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Beck's Reviews
 
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jean, Hip protection is a joke
PostedNovember 25, 2013
Customer avatar
Beck
From North jersey
State:NJ
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
After buying a pair of icon hooligan jeans and being disappointed i decided to upgrade to a pair of these.
overall the fit is less baggy (straight leg) and they fit well (i'm 6`0 205lbs and the 34" fit me well - no need to roll them up).
The knee protection is great but unlike the hooligans that feature a zip on the jean to easily take them out - you have to turn the pants inside out to get these out of the Astars. This is a draw back if you want to wear these anywhere and not look like a super moto hero once you get off your bike.
The kevlar protection seems to be of good quality (i have not been down on these so can't speak to how they hold up). The hip protection is a complete joke on this pair though. I do think revzilla accurately talks about this - but don't expect to get much from these hip inserts - i countered this by wearing a pair of dianese hard shorts with these jeans - i like this combo).
Overall great jean, not too hot - even in the hot summer months and they look great on or off the bike.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Faceshield The new Shoei Spectra CW-1 Visor / face shield fits Shoei Qwest, RF-1100 and X-12 Helmets Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pullsthe shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great visor but wish it was darker
PostedAugust 19, 2013
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Beck
From North jersey
State:NJ
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I got the gold mirror finish and it looks freaking awesome. The clarity and optics on the inside turns everything a slightly blueish tint but everything is crystal clear and little distortion.
My only complaint is that i wish the lens was actually darker, in direct sun, i still squint which is a downgrade from my previous mirror visor on a different brand helmet.
The pro to this is that you can use the visor in more varied lighting conditions - it will likely be sufficient for bright days but also on cloudy days so you will have to swap it out less.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great first "expensive" lid
PostedAugust 8, 2013
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Beck
From North jersey
State:NJ
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
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
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I had a fulmer helmet before this and it was my first helmet. I ride a naked bike and the wind noise was intolerable. The Fulmer helmet was a medium and after a few weeks of riding ending up being way to wobbly on my head.
With that in mind i started looking for an upgrade and was told to buy the qwest given it's riding position on my SV650 and it's fit.
I went with a small instead of the medium which was very tight at first but i was told that it would break into almost a medium. Given my fitted hat size is a 7 1/4 i was very nervous about getting a small. The second day i had it i went on a 250 mile ride to break it in - BIG MISTAKE - my head hurt so bad from the pressure of the helmet, i had to stop every 30 minutes to alleviate the pressure on my forehead. At this point i was pretty nervous i got the wrong size.
I decided to wear it in my house from then on when watching TV so i could break it in a bit more in hopes it would fit better. A few weeks later the lid fits like a glove. It's slightly tighter on my head than ideal but id prefer that over too loose. I got a chromatic shield for it which works great and the interchanging system is so freakin easy its ridiculous (my fulmer took 30 min to replace the shield - this takes seconds).
I did think it would be quieter than what it is - but i ride a naked bike so i do push a lot of wind - i feel like no matter what helmet i get im going to experience this. ear plugs take care of any uncomfortable noises with this helmet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength Women's Motolisa Boots Leather upper molded toe, ankle and shin reinforcements anti-slip rubber outsole elastic stretch panel Ornate buckles
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great boot held up in a fall
PostedJuly 15, 2013
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Beck
From North jersey
State:NJ
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
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
I bought these for my wife so she had something protective to take the msf course with. She dropped the bike a few times during the course and it landed on her leg. These boots protected her every time and she got up no problem. She won't be riding but they still look good to wear whenever.
Rides: 2004 Suzuki SV650
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Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover Features The Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover made from high-density treated polyester to withstand today's elements and be water-resistant Treated with exclusive UVEX to block out harmful UV rays that are the leading cause of color fading Air ventilators to prevent condensation and heat shield lower panels Four oversized grommets with bungees at front wheel and middle of bike for security Soft windshield liner and snug fully-elasticized hem Packed into its own attractive carry all Not intended for trailering Size Guidelines Medium fits 125-600cc Standards without windshield or accessories, and Sport Bikes Large fits 250-600cc Standards with windshield and accessories, and larger Sport Bikes X-Large fits 650-1100cc Standards and Touring Bikes with windshields and accessories XX-Large fits 1200-1500cc Standards and Touring bikes with windshield and accessories Note Model Numbers Are MC-902. 903 904
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fits well, does the job
PostedJuly 8, 2013
Customer avatar
Beck
From North jersey
State:NJ
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bought one of these for me sv650 and my buddies 1500 kawi cruiser.
Medium fit mine fine and xl fit his with saddle bags and all.
Material seems thin so I'm a bit skeptical about durability. But a month I'm, both are holding up fine.
Rides: 2004 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Teknic Supervent Mesh Jacket Shell Material Nylon mesh and 600D Cordura Inner materials Removable Hydroguard waterproof liner Airtex anti-bacterial, non-allergenic nylon mesh Protection Knox Lite CE elbow armor in exterior armor pockets Knox Lite CE shoulder armor in lining pockets Foam padding in clavicles, ribcage, upper and lower spine and upper arm Armorshield spine guard in lining pocket Additional Features Inner Materials Armor / Fitment type 8 zipper and snap belt loop connectors All zips are genuine Japanese YKK Soft touch tricot lined collar with neoprene rolled edge Low profile sport style collar Reflective 3M rear piping detail Snap adjustable, upper and lower arm cinch systems Hook n loop adjustment on hem and cuffs Hook n loop secured collar Two hand warmer pockets Interior mesh document pocket Please Note Jacket features a Velcro zipper flap as opposed to the snap zipper flap pictured in product photos.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jack but short torso
PostedJune 27, 2013
Customer avatar
Beck
From North jersey
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
As the video review states this jacket has a very short torso. I'm 6'0 205lbs and the size 44 fits me well with the waste straps tightened all the way. I use the button latch on the back of the jacket to attach to my jeans which keeps the jacket in place, however, it's attached to the mesh lining so not sure how durable this will be long term.
Otherwise padding is ok for the price level, I upgraded the back protector to a Knox tp2 and am much happier with that.
Ventilation wise this thing is awesome. Obviously at a stand still it's hot but as soon as you start moving it's like wearing a t shirt. I'm talking feeling cool even when it's 90 out. Excellent ventilation.
Rides: 2004 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Hooligan Denim Jeans A gap in traffic, an empty on-ramp, a lonesome parking lot. These opportunities are a call to fulfill the hunger to hoon. The Hooligan street pant is designed to be the perfect accomplice. Heavy-duty denim chassis, reinforced Aramid knees, and Field Armor knee impact protectors complement each other for the ultimate street pant. With the addition of external zippers to remove the knee armor at any time, you can be at your destination looking innocent, leaving only burnt asphalt and a fulfilled adrenaline fix behind. Features ICON RELAXED FIT DURABLE DENIM CHASSIS EXTERNAL SEAM ZIPPERS FOR EASY ARMOR FITMENT ABRASION-RESISTANT ARAMID-REINFORCED KNEES CE CERTIFIED FIELD ARMOR KNEE IMPACT PROTECTORS (REMOVABLE)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good overall jean
PostedJune 3, 2013
Customer avatar
Beck
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit is true to size. I'm 6ft 200lb and the 34" waist fits like a glove. Reflective cuffs are great and removable knee pads are a great added feature. 2 things I will say I wish were better. You do get ample leg room but on a standard bike after awhile the back of your knees hurt from the jeans rubbing against them (due to the knee pads). They are also hot as sin in the summer.
Other than that great pair of pants that will give you better protection than simple jeans.
Rides: 2004 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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