Goldwing1
 
 
 
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    April 14, 2011
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Alpinestars Super Tech Touring Gore-Tex Boots Features Made with full-grain leather with a breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex membrane Double density injected TPU ankle protection Injected TPU shifter area Removable EVA foam sole for excellent shock absorption and impact protection Innovative dual side closure Inner side entry/exit has an elastic mounted zipper and extra wide Velcro flap for a precise fit and a wide opening aperture for easy access. External calf closure provides additional adjustability with a Velcro closure Elastic microfiber accordion on front and rear below Customizable calf fit with a dual Velcro tab adjuster and inner stretch panel Additional internal quick lace panels for customized fit and extra waterproofing Lacing has slide locking system with Velcro ended tab for extra secure, no slip lacing Exclusive compound rubber sole which provides the optimum in grip, performance and durability Extra TPU injection protection on the front sole area CE certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Heavy duty. Worth it.
PostedApril 1, 2012
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Goldwing1
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
OK. I wanted to wear these for a while before I posted. Then time slipped away. So, I've had them for about a year now. I'm in southeast TX and wore these all winter (from 10/17 until March the next year). My very first impression out of the box is that the footbed feels better than any other m/c boot I've bought (and I've bought many). The footbed is neither wide nor narrow. All day comfortable. Secondly, these things are bulky. When I first wore them I worried about that; but since they are actually leather (unlike many boots on the market) I thought they would wear in. I was right. After a month or so they limbered up well. In fact, I could tell a difference after 1 week. They are somewhat tricky to get on/off initially, but very quickly you'll get used to the inner booty/ speed laces, etc. That becomes second nature. The sole is grippy. No slip on wet pavement, or on wet pegs. They are stiff, but not excessively so. Just right in that regard. Protection? You bet. I can't imagine a more protective touring boot. Heavy duty, several layers, and waterproof (...I do use a leather conditioner (Renapur) once a month to keep the leather from soaking up water however). Even with that however, I've worn them in the mid-80s and not been too hot. Finally, yes, they are expensive. But worth it. And for sure, they will be my fall/ winter/ early spring boots for many years to come - so mentally I can spread the price over then next several years and not feel bad about it. Besides, it's the price of quality leather. You'd pay more for a nicely constructed pair of western boots to wear to the rodeo!
Rides: 2008 Honda GL1800P Gold Wing Premium Audio
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Profile / Quantum 2 Cheek Pads Replacement Cheek Pads to fit the following Arai Helmets Arai Profile Arai Quantum 2 Sizing Breakdown 12mm 15mm 20mm comes stock in 2XL helmets 25mm comes stock in LG and XL helmets 30mm comes stock in SM and MD helmets 35mm comes stock in XS helmets 40mm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good system
PostedJuly 18, 2011
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Goldwing1
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not much to say about these, but if that new Arai is giving you the perpetual "fish mouth" a slightly thinner cheek pad is the answer. Actually, Arai's system of fit-the-crown-and-tweek-the-cheeks is pretty ingenious. I don't know how many other helmet manufacturers do things this way, but now that I've found just the right size, with just the right cheek pads I'm really, really impressed.
Rides: 2008 Honda GL1800P Gold Wing Premium Audio
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Profile Diamond Helmet
Arai Profile Diamond Helmet
Arai Profile Diamond Helmet The Profile's unique look isn't for cosmetics. It has a distinct purpose rooted in the Arai company's philosophy and 50-year obsession with change for the sake of improvement, not vanity. For example, the Profile's distinctive Hyper-Ridge reinforcement band along the bottom of the outer shell is for reinforcement and added shell strength, including the area around the lower rear exhaust vents. The overall helmet shape represents Arai's newest organic shaping concept narrower, sleeker, more aerodynamic instead of round and bulbous. Its purpose is to fit the rider's head shape better, to feel more 'calm' in the wind, even when the rider turns his or her head while riding. For all of our science and pursuit of 'perfect protection', Arai's mission is to make riders more comfortable and happy when they're riding. To make them forget they are even wearing a helmet. Long-oval fit Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holesin critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Optically-correct pre-formed faceshieldsbetter vision, UV ray protection with less distortion De-Mist Lock faceshield tab pushes forward to open the shield slightlyhelps clear fogging Removable Breathguardreduces fogging by deflecting breath away from faceshield CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shellfiberglass composite is stronger andlighterallows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort FFS (FreeFlow System)reduces wind turbulence while increasing the exhaust of hot airfrom the facial area Dual Intake/Dual Exhaust Ventilationdual TDF-2 top intake vents and DDL-3bridged exhaust vents designed to draw significant volume of air from helmet interior Multiple-Foam Interiors for comfort Rear Exhaust Channel and Vent adds a racy look while drawing hot air from helmet interior Fully removable liner and cheek pads Enhanced pull down chin spoiler, increases exhaust of hot breath to minimize shield fogging Meets or exceeds Snell M2010 and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The only long oval on the market
PostedJuly 4, 2011
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Goldwing1
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Long Narrow
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I was in the market to replace/ upgrade my Shoei X11. Looked around at multiple brands, and realized that pretty much all of the helmets on the market today are in the round to "intermediate round" shape. The later version of the X11 (the Shoei X12) has even moved away from the oval shape, and has gone to a different sizing scheme overall. I couldn't find anything that didn't give me a pressure point at the center of my forehead. Except for the Arai Profile. If you have trouble with the infamous forehead pressure point this is the lid for you. I've ordered a set of thinner cheek pads, but even with the stock pads, this is a exceptionally comfortable helmet. It is vented well too.
I was also pleased with Revzilla as a helmet purchase outlet. I was able to sit on my sofa (watching TV, surfing the web) with the helmet on for an hour (without removing any tags, etc) before concluding that the shape was right (their return/ exchange policy is flawless). My wife and daughter thought I looked pretty silly, but hey, better than standing around in some motorcycle store for an hour with a helmet on!
Rides: 2008 Honda GL1800P Gold Wing Premium Audio
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX Air Tech Gore-Tex Boot European inspired styling with a Gore-Tex membrane make this the most breathable, waterproof boot on the market. This boot is not for the cold blooded due to its extreme venting. Side impact and malleolus protection makes this a perfect pick for spring, summer and early fall riders. Upper Leather and breathable AIR TECH material with micro injected inserts Lining Gore-Tex membrane with XCR product technology for increased breathability Protections Anti Impact malleolus protection, micro injected shift pad, shin plate, reinforced heel counter Foot Bed Anatomic, Replacable Touring sole with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid construction; good airflow for waterproof boots
PostedMay 9, 2011
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Goldwing1
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Right out of the box these seemed too big. So, I went to a local discount department store and bought some cheap insoles. That snugged them up greatly. In fact, after that they were a real nice fit. I generally wear an 11, and these were long enough (unlike some other European brands that seem to be somewhat short for me).
However, after riding for a few days (in the Houston heat) I realized that "snugging" them up actually defeats some of the airflow potential of these boots. After pulling the insoles, buying some thinner insoles and doing some various A/B tests (or should I say L/R tests) I found that INDEED, the perception of airflow is much greater when you leave some room in the footbed. I still use a thin insole just to keep the fit from being "sloppy" but it's a good balance.
When you're on the highway these flow air comparably to off-the shelf western boots and much better than most comparable motorcycle boots. Actually, even sitting in traffic these are really not bad for waterproof boots.
Finally, they are waterproof. Not much else to say about that. Except that the combination of good air flow and "waterproofedness" have made these my main boots for summer riding.
Rides: 2008 Honda GL1800P Gold Wing Premium Audio
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese 2 Stroke Gloves Modern and refined style, but also practicality and comfort, all distinguish the Dainese 2 Stroke glove with carbon fiber inserts and pad on the knuckles, conceived for summer touring. Neoprene cuff, pre-curved fingers ensure luxurious comfort during riding thanks as well to the ventilation granted by fabric mesh inserts on the back and perforation on the palm and at the sides of the fingers. Attention to detail, like the natural finish of the cowhide on the reinforced palm and the double reinforcement on the little finger complete the gloves features. Features Carbon fiber inserts on the knuckles, ring finger, and little finger Cowhide leather Stone PU Reinforced palm Adjustable cuff strap Neoprene cuff Pre-curved finger Perforated mesh fabric on the back of the hand Perforated palm Perforation on inner side of finger Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great fit; great styling.
PostedMay 2, 2011
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Goldwing1
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
Very comfortable gloves. I've found the biggest difference between fit of many gloves is the length of the thumb. Many are just a little too short in that area. These get it right. Of course, that's personal as hand shapes are highly variable (maybe my thumbs are just long).
The palm of these gloves is well constructed...protective, fits well, and doesn't fold or crease around the grips. I have a pair of elkskin/deerskin "touring" gloves from another manufacturer that I've usually worn in the summer. But I bought these to get something with a little more protection (ie, knuckle armor). The style and fit is great, but completely different than a "touring" glove. They are however equally comfortable, but in a different way (more snug, "durable" feeling). These will definitely be my main summer gloves.
Finally, the mesh areas of these gloves is pretty thick with a pretty hefty liner. As such, they do not flow as much air as one might expect (for "mesh"). But, they'll do any temperature riding you want to throw at them. I'm riding Houston, already >90 degrees with high humidity (and I'm ridin' a full-fairing) and I'm comfortable.
Overall, this is an excellent product, certainly consistent with the product description.
Rides: 2008 Honda GL1800P Gold Wing Premium Audio
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Bastion GTX Gore-Tex Gloves The Bastion GTX is at the top of our winter glove range. The highest level of breathability and waterproofing comes from the GORE-TEX membrane. This combines with state-of-art fabrics, protection elements derived from our MotoGP gloves, and thermal liners to give you an ultra light, highly protective winter glove. The list of features is impressive, but the bottom line is you'll probably have a hard time finding a more comfortable winter glove anywhere. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Schoeller-Dynamic with Schoeller NanoSphere , goatskin with WR finish, Cordura 1000D ripstop with Teflon coating, SuperFabric, Suede Leather with WR Finish Insulation Thermolite Plus, Push-Pull Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 59 Leather, 31 Polyamide, 8 Polyester, 2 elastene Lining 100Polyester Membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection PU Injected Finger Knuckles and Backhand, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, SuperFabric PU injected knuckle, EVA Foam at thumb and wrist Visibility Laminated reflection at cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and back hand, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, visor wiper PHOTO GALLERY REV'IT! Bastion GTX Gloves
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does what it should very well. Will be my only winter gloves.
PostedApril 14, 2011
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Goldwing1
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
I ride a Goldwing in the Houston area. The winters are relatively mild here compared to up north. Generally only in the 40s to 50s range (with occasional dips into the 30s and 20s). We hardly ever get snow, but it frequently rains. These gloves are perfect for our winter climate. They do fit snug, but they are designed that way. In other words, even though they are snug the fingers do not bind when you reach around the throttle...your fingers are equally snuggled by glove whether they are fully extended or fully gripping the bars. This is typical of the fit of Rev'it, and I can say the same for the Phantom GTX.
Two other issues of importance for me: protection and waterproofing. I have other winter gloves that are warm. Almost as warm as these. But not waterproof. I tried the bulky overgloves and other solutions, but they're not satisfactory (they get in the way). And, I do not have any other gloves that appear to offer nearly the degree of protection that these gloves provide. Sure, I have leather gloves that would be fine for abrasion resistance, but you have to have some armor for impact resistance. Abrasions and contusions are not the same thing...and a broken bone (or screwed up joint) can happen in the absence of an abrasion. These seem to have both high quality leather for abrasion resistance as well as good armor for impact resistance (I'll add another review if I have the misfortune of testing this).
One other thing about Rev'its: I'm always impressed by the friction coefficient between the palm of a Rev'it and the bike; seems almost "sticky" in a good way.
For winter riding in this climate I will be replacing all my winter gloves with these.
Rides: 2008 Honda GL1800P Gold Wing Premium Audio
Yes, I recommend this product.
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