TomJ
 
 
 
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    July 22, 2013
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    December 17, 2013
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Yoshimura R-77 Slip-On Exhaust Honda CBR500R / CB500F / CB500X Superbike styling right from Yoshimura Suzuki Road Racing! The trapezoidal shape is all business but as racing enhances the breed the result function driven shape makes for a beautiful muffler. The R-77 delivers better performance overall because of the larger volume of packing material available due to its design. Finally, a great sound comes from the R-77 not loud, but throaty. The R-77 features a straight baffle with removable low volume insert. The mufflers front-cap is MIG-welded while the end-cap is riveted using high-end 304-L polished stainless steel rivets and bands. It was a perfect choice for Honda's new 500cc line-up! NOTE This exhaust is CARB compliant. Please check local laws before purchasing. Some modifications may be prohibited in some states.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy 15 m Install. Quality appearance and sound. 'nuff-said' cbr500-ers buy it!
PostedDecember 17, 2013
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TomJ
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Fantastic looking product. Was going to go with stainless but the weight savings, ease of cleaning, and aesthetics are too good to ignore. Install was a breeze due to the guide and PROPER tools. Be careful with the torquing, the guide stated 10 ft lbs on the pipe clamp but with never-seize the bolt split in two while torquing (luckily local hardware store had an exact replacement). After all is said and done the sound was at least 25% louder not to mention the throaty groan of the pipe at idle and takeoff. I have heard that adding the optional baffle to these pipes negatively affects torque or hp, but I have yet to hear any solid facts on this claim. For 500 bucks you will expect a lot from a slip-on and Yoshi delivered. I am very pleased with this product and this pipe brings a lot to the table for our cbr500's.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Racing Perforated Leather Jacket
Dainese Racing Perforated Leather Jacket
Dainese Racing Perforated Pelle Jacket This technical jacket vaunts an aggressive, distinctive sports look with aluminum inserts on the shoulders that complete this models aesthetics and design while providing greater protection. Cowhide, composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, and the pocket for the G-type back protector ensure protection in case of fall. Comfort, ergonomics, and practicality are ensured by elasticated inserts on the neck, sleeves and sides, and the jacket-pants fastening zipper. Air inlets on the sides and chest permit ideal inner temperature control. Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.197 Co-injected shoulder with aluminum insert Abrasion and Tear Resistance Cowhide leather S1 fabric Comfort Ergonomics Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Collar with elasticated inserts Temperature Regulation Air inlets on the chest and sides Sanitized lining Localized perforation Other Pocket for Wave G1 and G2 Reflective inserts Internal pocket 2 outside pockets Please Note Images are of NON-Perforated version, but this is the perforated jacket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent coat for summer riding
PostedJuly 22, 2013
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TomJ
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Right out of the box this coat seemed heavier than usual to me. 1.3 mm leather + all the padding and armor makes for some extra weight, but once you get on your bike all that disappears. The zipper connector for Dianese pants works great. The jacket keeps you relatively cool in the dead of summer without compromising protection that riders come to demand. Airflow is slightly reduced due to sporadic perforation on the jacket, but at speeds this feels like a non-issue. The perforation on the sleeves prevents sweating on your arms which is usually my number one complaint in jackets. Even in slightly chilly weather (55 degrees F) the jacket does not let you get too cold. Overall this product does everything it is advertised to do, plus a little more. Buy the back protector for it and it feels nearly as solid as any racing suit once zipped together. Fit is slightly on the large side, I noticed some minor bagginess in the chest once everything was zipped up, but this just lets me throw a warm undergarment on as temperatures go down.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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