ducm750
 
 
 
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    June 29, 2013
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    August 27, 2014
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Klim Induction Jacket The Klim Induction Jacket was created for motorcyclists who need the functionality of a premium, fully-ventilated mesh jacket without compromising the protective qualities found typically in heavier textile jackets. Constructed with proprietary Klim Karbonite Mesh Technology which yields a final highly-flexible material that is up to 750 stronger than polyesters used by other brands. The Induction Jacket exceeds military spec requirements for tensile strength and includes impact protection technology with integrated D3O armor in the elbows and shoulders. Construction Features Mesh construction for maximum ventilation Heavy abrasion and tear-resistant mil-spec derived Klim Karbonite nylon mesh Built with Klim Rhino-Stitch construction technology Abrasion zones at elbows, and shoulders 840D high-tenacity 6.6 nylon for outstanding abrasion resistance and durability UV-resistant treatment on main mesh material Fleece-lined soft collar Breathable moisture-wicking internal mesh comfort liner Includes a separate waterproof liner 3M Scotchlite reflective material on upper/lower arms and upper back for nighttime visibility Reflective positioning designed for maximum biomotion perception Hypalon zipper garages Hypalon tabs on velcro wrist adjusters YKK zippers throughout Protection Adjustable D3O EVO armor at elbows D3O EVO shoulder pads D3O level 1 back pad Fit Articulated fit Shorter hip length cut Two adjustable arm straps External waist adjustment straps Micro-injected zipper-assist Internal belt loops allow integration with standard pant belt Storage Features One external upper chest pocket Two lower hand pockets Two inner chest pockets One hidden passport pocket One forearm emergency ID pocket
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall a solid high-end mesh jacket, but skeptical on D3O armor
PostedAugust 27, 2014
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ducm750
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
I've been riding with this jacket for a few months now, and overall I think its great. The air flow has been great throughout the mid-Atlantic summer. Sizing was exactly has described for me -- 5'9 155lbs -- Medium was a solid fit. The Karbonite mesh seems super strong (thankfully haven't crash tested it) and durable. The construction of the jacket seems really top quality -- solid seams/stitching. After about 4 months/900 miles of use no popped seams or other signs of wear (last mesh jacket did not fair as well). I also really like the looks of this jacket, and like the subtle branding. I thought it looked better in person than from the pics online.
My only complaints about this jacket is it a bit pricey for what it is -- a mesh jacket. Also, I'm not at all sold on the D3O armor. Yes, it is comfortable, but I haven't seen any real information on D3O armor providing the same level of protection for riders as other solid armor. Most of the independent data that I have found on it seems to be from action sports (snowboarders, kiteboarding, etc). In my grossly unscientific "hitting/bumping into stuff" it doesn't feel as solid as armor from my other jacket -- especially the back protector. Hopefully, I (or anyone else) won't have to crash test it to be sure, and hopefully I'm wrong about it being weaker than other solid armor.
Rides: 2007 Ducati Monster S2R 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pit Bull Hybrid One Armed Rear Stand Ducati The Pit Bull Hybrid One Armed Rear Stand features a removable handle which allows you to use the stand with the handle going either forward or toward the rear of the bike. The handle can be installed going either to the front or back on the drive side, but only to the rear on the non-drive side of most motorcycles. When installed on the drive side, it allows wheel removal when installed on the non-drive side, it allows easy sprocket removal. It offers great leverage and stability, and the ball bearing head makes it easy to spin the wheel for chain oiling. Sold complete. Please choose either one pin or two pins One pin for stand use on drive side only. This pin is the Ducati D Pin. Two pins for stand use on both drive and non-drive side. These pins are the Ducati D Pin and the Ducati DR Pin. Fits Ducati 998, 996, 916, 848, 748, Monster 796, 848 Streetfighter, HyperMotard, Monster 1100, Monster S4R, Monster S2R, Multistrada 1000, Multistrada 1100, M900E.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Unmatched high quality stand
PostedAugust 25, 2014
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ducm750
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a very well built stand for single sided swing-arm Ducatis. Out of the box I was really impressed with the quality of the stand, and the finish seems to handle the bumps and scrapes that it gets in during normal use in the garage. The fitment of the pins in the rear hub on my S2R 800 was dead on.
Yes there are cheaper stands, but frankly I'd pay a little more and have something well built like this than some other flimsy stand holding up my bike.
Rides: 2007 Ducati Monster S2R 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Norsorex Vest The Norsorex Vest is equipped with padded inserts on the abdomen and chest area. The elastic silicon band positioned on the waist keeps the Vest in position, optimizing ergonomic comfort, while the elastic Jersey material ensures optimal comfort during sporting activities. Features Pro Shape coupled with crash absorb inserts on the abdomen and chest areas Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the waist Perforated Pro-shape Breathable Jersey material
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice comfortable chest protector
PostedApril 7, 2014
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ducm750
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Overall a good chest protector that fits just fine under my jacket. It does fit small. I'm a size 50 (40" chest) in Dianese jackets and I bought a large.
Its very comfortable and conforms to the body well when in a 3/4 position and standing/walking around. I hardly noticed I had it on at times. Typical high quality Dianese stuff.
My only minor (and I mean really minor) gripe with this is it can be a pain to get on and off -- mostly off. I would have rather had it zip up the center. However, its no deal breaker.
As far as protection I personally have no first hand experience testing it, but seems like its an adequate amount of chest/ribs protection.
Rides: 2000 Ducati Monster 750 Dark
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Move Waterproof Boots Featuring the TCX Comfort Fit System developed as a result of years of TCX know-how, has always been one of the strong points of touring products. This special and entirely manual technique allows the boot to be shaped on a mold that faithfully reproduces the anatomy of the foot, making the product exceptionally comfortable and ideal for prolonged use in different situations. Features Suede leather and AIR TECH upper Fabric lining Waterproof membrane Malleolus (ankle bone) protection Polyurethane ankle support Lacing system closure with Velcro lace keeper Anatomic and replaceable foot bed All uses, wear-resistant sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Execellent boot
PostedSeptember 2, 2013
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ducm750
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
I switched to these from basically a pair of workboot style boots, so was a little worried these would be goofy looking and uncomfortable to walk-in, etc, but wanted to get something with more protection, lighter and a smaller/flatter toe box. These boot surpassed all my expectations. I've put about 200 miles in them. These boots were surprisingly comfortable on and off the bike, and have a ton of support and protection. The soles are stiff, but no problems walking around in them. However, I wouldn't want to go walking/hiking for miles in them (but its not what they are really for).
I haven't had any situations with rain/water, so can't speak to the waterproofing. I will say they don't breath very well, and can get a little hot when riding in summer weather, but not bad at all -- I've rode in them in 90 degree humid heat, and wasn't unbearable or anything. Its a trade off for the the extra protection and waterproofing vs. good air-flow.
Overall, a great boot for the price.
Rides: 2000 Ducati Monster 750 Dark
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Solare Jacket Features 100 polyester textile and mesh jacket for durability and comfort Full mesh lining Removable waterproof and breathable liner CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors 8mm thick memory foam back pad Full mesh chest, belly, back and front of arms for maximum cooling on hot days Moisture wicking material is used in the collar for maximum rider comfort Reflective piping is used on the front and rear of the jacket for safety Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Sleeve gather straps are used on each arm for maximum comfort Two front hand warmer pockets Inside horizontal and vertical pockets one of which is designed to be a media pocket Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Two position cuff snaps Accepts Forcefield Back Protector Insert Size 001 (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice summer mesh jacket
PostedJune 30, 2013
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ducm750
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit was great - 5'9 155lbs 39" chest - size small fit me really well.
The main feature I found in this jacket was it does flow a lot of air. Definitely a good summer jacket. First day with this jacket, I was sitting in my driveway with it on in 90 degree heat (60% humidity), and was sweating. As soon as I got moving at ~15mph, I was cool and comfortable as if it was a 70 degree day. I almost felt like I didn't have a jacket on given the amount of air flow at road speed.
Construction of it definitely leaves something to be desired, but given the price range its expected. I actually tugged a bit too hard on the rain liner snap, and ripped out the elastic loop on the inside of the sleeve as an example. Stitching seems good around the jacket -- but was missing a chunk of the "D" in ADV on the embroidering on the neck line.
Protection wise the armor in the elbows and shoulders fit well and sit where they should when riding. Textile down the shoulders to the wrists seems adequate (thankfully have not tested).
Rides: 2000 Ducati Monster 750 Dark
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants Drake pants will surely interest anyone who loves to ride his or her bike especially in the warmer months without wearing a suit or leather pants in order to obtain the protection required. These previously contrasting needs have now been perfectly reconciled by Drake fabric pants. Ample air vents in fretted fabric with closing on the thighs permit fresh air to enter during riding for cooling relief on even the hottest days. When temperatures begin to drop, the air vents can be closed. Safety is guaranteed by removable composite protections in the knee and shins, while extra-strength Cordura 750 fabric offers protection in case of fall. The elastic inserts in the knee optimize the wearability of the article, which is equally suited to metropolitan motorcycle use. Features Removable composite protectors. Cordura fabric 750. Suretta fabric. Perforated fabric. Insert in elasticated fabric. Soft inserts. Calf zip. Jacket-trousers fastening system. Adjustable waist. Sanitized lining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome pants
PostedJune 29, 2013
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ducm750
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
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
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great pair of pants. Sizing was as expected. I'm 5'9 155lbs. In jeans I usually wear a 31/30. A size 48 fits perfectly. Excellent quality; no sketchy seams, threads hanging out, or brittle zippers. The armor sits right where it should when riding.
Very comfortable when riding, and walking around. Good air flow with the knee vents opened. Probably my favorite piece of gear to wear at the moment.
Rides: 2000 Ducati Monster 750 Dark
Yes, I recommend this product.
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