MNBobster
 
 
 
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    June 17, 2013
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    October 7, 2014
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River Road Taos Cold Weather Gloves Features Supple, all-leather construction Waterproof, breathable and windproof Hipora glove insert Thinsulate insulation for warmth Rubber shield wiper on left glove Zippered gauntlet closure 1 year manufacturers warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Work best below 50 degrees F.
PostedOctober 7, 2014
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MNBobster
From Twin Cities
State:MN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rode about 50 miles at speeds of 55-70 MPH in mid 50s temp and gloves were borderline too warm. This morning it was in the mid 40s and they were warm and comfortable at 70 MPH for 10+ miles during my commute to work. I suspect they will work fine into the 30s. They are well made, soft, supple, and fit per the sizing chart (I got large and my hand measure 9"). I would prefer that there was no wiper on the left index finger, but that is me. If it's raining, I take my SUV to work. Bonus: River Road clips them together with a metal clip that make an excellent chip bag clip. It won't break like the plastic ones. Note: I removed my aftermarket heated grips because I didn't like them and installed Grab-On foam grip covers. I don't get thermal wicking of heat from the grips\bars which helps in colder weather. Any knucklehead can install the <$12 Grab-Ons in 5 minutes. Do yourself a favor.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Scrambler
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Frogg Toggs Women's Original Pro Action Rain Pant
Frogg Toggs Women's Original Pro Action Rain Pant
Frogg Toggs Women's Original Pro Action Rain Pant The Pro Action Pants have an elastic waistband with drawstring and barrel-pull, and a full-cut hook-and-loop ankle closure with tension adjustment. Features 1 waistband with adjustable locking shock cord 1 ankle band 8 zipper leg openings for easy on and off Easy access pass-through pockets Expanded 4 back rise for added protection
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works great
PostedJuly 15, 2013
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MNBobster
From Twin Cities
State:MN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My daughter uses these when I give her morning rides. I have a Triumph Scrambler with a high pipe and she doesn't have to worry about melting to the pipe, and the fibrous material insulates her from the wind and pipe heat. Haven't ridden in the rain with them.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Scrambler
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet
Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet
Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet Designed to minimize wind noise and drag Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) shell Single button release allows chin bar/face shield to be opened with one hand Central locking mechanism can easily be operated with either hand Flipup chin bar makes communicating with your helmet on easier and wearing glasses more comfortable Upper AirScoop ensures maximum air intake and excellent aerodynamics Lower vent directs airflow upward across the inside of the face shield reducing fogging and turbulence Removable interior cheek pads and chin strap cover Interior design reduces wind noise and provides a comfortable fit Communication system compatible The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging Q.R.B.P. (QuickRelease Base Plate) allows tool less shield removal and eliminates side covers for a flush, quiet fit 3Dimensionally curved face shield for optical clarity Scratch resistant coating Adjustable Base Plates ensure an AirTight fit 100 protection from harmful UV A B Rays One piece injection molded for consistent fit Optional (CF1V) racing shield with tearoff posts Standards DOT 218 Construction AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) materials Weight 3.73 lbs/1690 grams (approx. for Size Medium Solid Color) Packaging Individually wrapped, bagged and boxed Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very good helmet, not great.
PostedJune 28, 2013
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MNBobster
From Twin Cities
State:MN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have had the helmet for 1 day and am replacing a 12 year old Nolan N100. I liked my old helmet and thought about buying the N104, but got the Multitec because of Shoei's reputation and having tried one on at a MC supply store where it was considerably more expensive than Revzilla. I put on my new helmet and it fit like a glove. Love the look of it and the operation of the chin bar and shield. Easy to operate the vents. Really nice. I decided to go for a ride for about an hour. The vents flow a decent amount of air and it goes where it is needed. Great. I did notice that it was louder than my old N100 and oddly the noise in my left ear stops when I put my hand to the right hinge. The noise is tolerable but the pitch is high. I was riding into the wind (about 15 mph) at 60 mph and it was blowing slightly left to right. Slower speed riding through town it is quiet. After riding around a lake for several miles I headed back. The wind had turned around now and was blowing straight at me albeit not as hard. Noise was still loud, but the pitch was lower. At about 45 minutes I noticed the top of my head began to ache a bit. It was not from being squeezed as a wrong size helmet might, but like the top of the helmet lacks sufficient padding or isn't the same contour as your head. I still like the helmet and it will probably bed in better to my head after I wear it for a while. However, I have always heard how plush Shoei helmets are and I would have to say my old Nolan was plusher. But hey, it was also hotter, so there may be a trade-off in the padding department. My old helmet(s) were always Mediums, but I needed a Large for the Shoei. I recommend that you try one on before you buy, and then order from Revzilla when you get the size right. I got the Anthracite finish and it is beautiful. I would give it 4.5 stars if I could give a partial star. I ride a 2013 Triumph Scrambler.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Scrambler
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Oxford Top Box Features Supplied with universal fitting kit and base Anti-tamper mechanism for removing from base plate Made from high impact plastic Built-in reflector Sizes 24L (6.3 gallons) Fits 1 helmet 44L (11.6 gallons) Fits 2 helmets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Maybe I'm crazy but...
PostedJune 25, 2013
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MNBobster
From Twin Cities
State:MN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This seems to be the same product as the Saddleman top cases, only much cheaper. They don't really give you a view of the 24 Liter model, but it is black and holds a full coverage helmet and plenty of other stuff. The key opens it and it latches itself when you close it. The metal brackets to mount the mounting plate are not exactly nice looking, but you have to crouch down to see them. The box itself has a small shelf that plugs into the mounting plate and there is a bolt with a big low profile knob that bolts it to the plate at the inside rear (the case has to be open to access). Pretty simple to remove and replace. There is a handle in the rear under the lid for carrying it easily. I bought the smaller because my Triumph Scrambler is black and I didn't want a big top case on my slim motorcycle. I am attaching it to a Renntec rack which I bought elsewhere. Both the rack and the Oxford top case are British. I think Renntec's top cases are virtually identical as well. If you want to pay twice as much for an identical case, good luck. I am completely satisfied with the appearance and quality of this box which is easily the cheapest around.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Scrambler
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket Drastic weather changes part of your daily ride Our authentic MetaSport II system is the all weather riding solution you've been waiting for. 100 waterproof treated outer layer that removes to reveal a fully armored high-flow FreeAir Mesh jacket beneath. 100 Waterproof Rock-Tex 660 outer shell Meta Sport II System Features a completely removable outer layer - That covers a complete mesh jacket underneath! Variable Flow Ventilation with waterproof zippers Sure Fit adjustable Waistband Pockets for optional C.E. Armor Elastic Sleeve Adjusters Outer Shell Folds into self contained Pouch Reflective Stripes FREE-AIR MESH JACKET - Inner Layer Heavy Duty Polyamide Free-Air Mesh Grade A C.E. Rated Protectors in Shoulders and Elbows Removable Spine Pad with Pocket for Optional C.E. Spine protector Elastic Sleeve Adjusters Removable Fleece Vest Warmth Liner Sure Fit adjustable Waist Reflective Stripes Pockets for Eye Glass and Face Shield Storage
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does many things well for a little bit more money.
PostedJune 17, 2013
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MNBobster
From Twin Cities
State:MN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Let me preface my review by mentioning that I have not ridden in the rain with it yet. The outer coat is windproof and seals up well. It kept me warm when I rode with it on. I ordered Black/Gunmetal and the outer coat is this color, the inner is Black/Silver-gray. I rode with this coat with and without the fleece liner. It flows air very well and the liner will keep your torso warm in cool weather, your arms not so much. Without the liner it flows a lot of air and keeps you cool. The inner zippered pockets are strangely shaped, with one (faceshield) being larger that the other. However, it held what I needed it to hold (wallet, cell phone, temporary license document). The outer coat has two slash pockets that have a covering flap and are zippered. The inner jackets sleeves are a bit dodgy to zip. I had to tuck the elbow armor up and into my side tightly to get it to zip all the way down, but it staid zipped thereafter. A bit of advice: put the inner on first and make all your Velcro adjustments., then take it off, straighten the flaps (they will be crooked). Next, zip in the outer jacket and put on the complete jacket. Adjust the outer Velcro adjustments, then take it off and straighten the flaps. Now the only flaps you should need to adjust when you go riding are those at the end of the sleeves. The coat is made of durable materials and it sewn together well. I have seen reviews complaining about the zippers catching. Duh! The openings have rain/wind flaps (like every good tent). Zip SLOWLY and deliberately and they zip just fine. I recommend this jacket highly to tourers, commuters and anyone who rides when the weather is not perfect. It sucks to get caught far away from home with the wrong jacket for conditions.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Scrambler
Yes, I recommend this product.
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