pokey074
 
 
 
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    June 14, 2013
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AGV Sport Willow Leather Jacket Features 1.2mm (body) to 1.4mm (impact areas) premium leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort Removable and washable quilted vest liner with a pocket zips in over a permanent mesh lining CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors 10mm thick memory foam back protector Extra padding is also provided via padded panels on the chest and upper-rear shoulder areas Zip open air vents are positioned on the upper arms and lower back Perforated armpit area Moisture wicking neoprene in the collar and a portion of each cuff for maximum rider comfort Pre curved arms for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort Multiple stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Two front hand warmer pockets Two inner pockets one with zipper closure Pleated leather panels are used in back of the shoulders and in the elbows for the finest non-binding fit possible Waist connection zipper for pant attachment Reflective piping is used on the front and rear of the jacket for safety Two position waist snaps plus zip open expansion panel Accepts Forcefield Back Protector Insert Size 001 (sold separately) Note Grey stripe is much darker than appears in product photos and is reflective.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Features for the Money...
PostedDecember 13, 2013
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pokey074
State:SD
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Small
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Jacket looks great! Nice aggressive styling.
Fit is a bit on the small side. I normally wear a 38-40 and ordered a 40. Chest/shoulders fit decent but I had to let out the side adjustments and I'm not a chubby guy.
Armor seems to be OK but a bit on the thin side. Elbow armor is a bit low.
Quilted liner seems to be decently thick but is only a vest and not a full-sleeve liner. If you want any kind of warmth for your arms you're going to have to throw on a hoodie underneath.
Quite a few vents for airflow but it will be quite sometime before I'm able to test that out.
All in all, this is a lot of jacket for the money.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shogun Frame Sliders Yamaha FZ 1 Shogun sliders are superior to other slider brands by virtue of their construction and material--shatter-proof UHMW infused with UV protective polymer. Shogun sliders absorb kinetic energy from crashes and will not shatter in cold temperature like some types of Delrin or fade in the sun. Each slider has a press fit aluminum bushing (excluding bar ends) to hold it in place during impact to reduce the risk of the slider puck or spool tearing off of the mounting point. Shogun frame slider offsets are CNC machined from the same grade aluminum as military aircraft. Offsets are anodized black to match OEM components. Each offset is manufactured to stringent specifications with ISO 9000 quality control. Each Shogun Frame Slider comes with high tensile strength corrosion resistant hardware (cheap imitators do not use high grade hardware and will quickly rust). Shogun uses socket head bolts in nearly every kit, allowing for stronger frame slider design in a more compact space. Newer applications of Shogun Frame Sliders make use of a counter sunk design, which distributes the force of impact over a wider area and gives additional strength to the system so that the puck remains attached to the motorcycle. Designed by racers, sold by racers, for the serious rider! Sold as a pair Note Carbon S5 Frame Sliders include a black anodized T-6061 aluminum end cap.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good frame sliders for the money
PostedOctober 14, 2013
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pokey074
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Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy installation, seem solid. I haven't tested the hardness of the bolts but they seem to be well made. Should provide a decent level of protection in the event of a low-side.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Grip-IT Grip Glue 10 - 25 second working time Grip is useable within 5 minutes Works on fiberglass, metal and plastics 1 oz. bottle will bond up to 12 sets of grips Sold individually
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's grip glue, what more can be said?
PostedOctober 14, 2013
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pokey074
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Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's grip glue. It's cheap, there's a lot in a bottle and it gets the job done.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shogun Swingarm Spools Yamaha R1 / R6 / FZ1 If you plan on going to the track, or just working on your sportbike at home, Shogun Swing Arm Spools are a must. Designed with style and function in mind, these sliders are for use with race type swing arm stands as well as adding protection to your swing arm in the event of a crash. CNC machined, with the highest grade steel bolt and aluminum inserts. Sold as a pair.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
They're swingarms spools, what more can be said?
PostedOctober 14, 2013
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Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wouldn't count on these to offer much protection in the event of a low-side, but they do serve as a docking point for a rear stand. Affordable and well made. What's not to like?
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Speed and Strength Trial By Fire Mesh Jacket
Speed and Strength Trial By Fire Mesh Jacket
Speed and Strength Trial By Fire Mesh Jacket Features COMBINED FIERCE MESH AND AR-600 FRAME REMOVABLE C.E. APPROVED SHOULDER AND ELBOW PROTECTORS REMOVABLE DUAL DENSITY BACK PROTECTOR VELCRO CUFF ADJUSTER MOLDED STRONG ARM SLEEVE ADJUSTER LOCKDOWN WAIST ADJUSTER REMOVABLE COOL CORE VEST LINER MICROFIBER LINED COLLAR AND CUFFS BELT LOOPS FOR PANT ATTACHMENT REFLECTIVE TRIM
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Could Be Longer...
PostedJuly 23, 2013
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pokey074
State:SD
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So far I'm really liking this jacket.
In terms of what you get compared with cost, I think your dollar goes a long way here.
This jacket looks great in white (as does all of Speed and Strength's white gear) in my opinion and would look good with most colors of bikes. The contrasting black panels help break up the monotony of a single-color jacket and make the white stand out even more. Should be pretty good visibility wise for drivers (we all hope).
Soft armor is included in the elbows and shoulders, along with a large back pad.
Air flow is excellent and I could immediately tell the difference over the black mesh jacket I previously wore. Wearing a lighter color really works and does keep you cooler.
Fit for me was good but the jacket seems a bit short. At 5' 11", 165lbs, 38" chest, I found the small fit well but the sleeves could have been about two inches longer for my taste. On the bike the right sleeve (watch must keep the left one in place?) tends to ride up, exposing a small patch of skin on my wrist, which also sends air up the sleeve. Not necessarily a bad thing when it's hot out, but a big pet peeve of mine. I like my wrists fully covered. I understand why most manufacturers don't make tall sizes but a motorcycle jacket's sleeves should be longer than normal.
I also like zippered cuffs but for the price and features you really can't go wrong with this jacket.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Speed and Strength Tough as Nails Gloves
Speed and Strength Tough as Nails Gloves
Speed and Strength Tough as Nails Gloves Features Leather and Textile Frame Reinforced Palm High Density Knuckle Padding Padded Finger Protectors Pre-Curved Race Cut Fit Hook and Loop Wrist Closure
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Glove for the Money...
PostedJuly 23, 2013
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State:SD
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
For the price, this is a good set of summer/warmer weather gloves. While not a full-on mesh glove, the mix of fabric and leather has plenty of ventilation and airflow.
These things (at least in white) look great and match up well with Speed and Strength's other offerings in white.
Comfort is ALMOST a five out of five except for one thing. Glove designers/manufacturers take note: STOP PUTTING A SEAM ON THE INSIDE OF THE THROTTLE THUMB!!! Just about every pair of gloves I've owned has had this problem. For the life of me, I cannot fathom why they would do this, or not utilize exterior seams.
Protection wise these are about average. Fingers are pretty well protected but there is no hard knuckle protection, only padding. Probably do OK in town but I wouldn't expect them to hold up to a highway speed crash.
One other minor point of contention is the hook and loop closure, and is another thing I think a lot of manufacturers are doing wrong. The hook part of the closure should be on the tab, not the body of the glove, so as not to snag the mesh lining of your jacket.
Fit wise I found these to run slightly large. I wear a large (mostly for finger length) and found these fit big enough to wear a liner underneath, which was a pleasant surprise.
All in all, a good value.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon 29er Gloves Announcing the latest in Icons line of MX inspired street-specific, lightweight riding gloves. All of Icon's standard performance amenities are here such as a pre-curved palm and finger design, thermoplastic rubber knuckle armor, and a secure wrist closure system. Of course a street motorcycle glove isnt really a glove without a leather palm. The Twenty-Niner glove features an abrasion resistant premium grade goatskin palm capable of hand to hand combat with gravel choked asphalt. With its hi-flow mesh backhand the Twenty-Niner glove is perfect for spring and summer riding. Features Abrasion resistant premium grade goatskin palm Synthetic leather finger gussets Hi-flow backhand mesh Hook and loop wrist closure Pre-curved palm and finger design
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Value...
PostedJuly 19, 2013
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pokey074
State:SD
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had these gloves for about a year now and they're holding up well.
Good glove for hot weather riding. They don't offer a whole lot of impact protection with having a soft knuckle but they breathe well and have good airflow.
I did make a modification and removed the hook part of the wrist closure as I found it caught on my jacket liner too much.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength SS1300 Under the Radar 2.0 Helmet Features A.T.P.A. Advanced Thermo-Poly Alloy Shell Meets or Exceeds DOT and ECE 22-05 Standards Cool-Core Removable, Washable and Moisture Wicking Liner Airstrike Direct Course Ventilation System Lock N Load Plus Rapid Conversion Shield Replacement System Lockdown Shield Security System All Clear! Sight System Optically Correct, Anti-Scratch, Anti-Fog and UV Resistant Face shield Speed Strap Quick Release Chin Strap Note Helmet ships with clear faceshield only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Value!
PostedJuly 19, 2013
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State:SD
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
This year was helmet replacement time. I popped on down to my local dealer to check out what they had as fit is (in my opinion) THE most important factor when choosing a helmet.
They let me try out an Icon Airmada, which is a TOTALLY BA looking helmet. Unfortunately, it fit me horribly!
This helmet, however, fit me perfectly. Maybe Speed and Strength uses the same shape as HJC (which also fits me well)?
At any rate this helmet has a lot of desirable features. I LOVE the shield mounting system. I've had bad luck with spring dependent shield mechanisms failing. Not so with this. The "thumbscrews" are rock solid and there's no sliding parts to malfunction.
The ratcheting chin strap is a great feature, although it's positioned a bit off for my head shape and digs into my throat.
Noise level is noticeably quieter than my old helmet (HJC CL-16) but could probably be better. (I always wear earplugs.) Then again, how much more are you willing to spend for quiet?
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength SS1300 Faceshield Replacement face shield for Speed and Strength SS1300 helmets.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Maybe I Got A Bad One...
PostedJuly 19, 2013
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pokey074
State:SD
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I picked up a dark smoke shield from my local dealer. Literally the second time I washed it (dish soap, fingers only) the anti-fog coating on the inside started hazing over and coming off. Maybe I got a bad one (dealer is ordering me a new one) but I find it unacceptable for a coating to delaminate after only two gentle washes.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength Moment of Truth Shoes Features PERFORATED LEATHER UPPER ENGINEERED EXTERNAL PU PROTECTORS ANTI-SLIP RUBBER OUTSOLE WITH MOLDED HEEL PROTECTOR MOLDED TOE AND ANKLE REINFORCEMENTS LOCK 'N LOAD ALUMINUM BUCKLE WITH ADJUSTABLE STRAP UNDER COVER COMPRESSION SYSTEM REFLECTIVE TRIM
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sturdier Than They Look...
PostedJuly 19, 2013
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Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I was surprised when I pulled these out of the box. They were much sturdier/stiffer than I expected. There's no way a riding shoe will offer the protection of a full-height boot but I think these would do pretty good. Sides are stiff, as are the soles, with a definite reinforced toe box and heel cup. The soles have a nice indentation for placement of your feet on the pegs. Boots are low profile enough to fit under the shift lever.
For style I have to give them 5/5. The white ones look great!
As others have recommended, you may want to order a smaller size than normal to compensate for the lack of laces. That, and IMMEDIATELY replace the paper thin insoles these come with and they will fit much, much better.
Someone else mentioned the tongue irritated the front of the ankle. I noticed this too at first but they seem to have quickly broken in and I no longer notice this.
Durability may be suspect but I'd be willing to bet a little Velcro/fabric glue and extra Velcro would keep these usable for quite a few years.
Again, as someone else mentioned, the buckle is pretty chintzy but seems to work. I noticed that adjusting it too tight gave it a tendency to come undone. Loosened it up just slightly and it stays buckled.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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