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    February 17, 2012
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    June 25, 2012
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Arai SAI Face Shield Arais SAI shield is the latest generation of Super AdSis shield system, designed for the 10mm wider eye port Arai SAI face shield fits Arai Corsair V , Vector 2 , RX-Q and Arai Signet-Q Helmets Please Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Attractive, but delicate coating that could be darker
PostedJune 25, 2012
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cba20k
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
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Vision
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I purchased the purple mirror shield.
It can only be described as an excellent and high quality mirror finish. But, it is very susceptible to scratches and the like and a brush from a less-than-fresh cloth might result in damage.
I also think it could block a little more sun than it does.
Another downside is that it does not come ready for a pinlock insert, so if you ride in cold sunny weather, this shield is likely to fog up.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Canyon Dancer Bar Harness II Features a glass filled injection molded polycarbonate cup with steel lay-in that replaces the old handlebar cuff Cross straps are held further away from switchgear Cups eliminate possible damage to soft grips and hold the cross straps further out on the bars to clear a wider variety of fairing Cups are sized to fit the fattest grips in the industry Steel D-ring lat-ins prevent losses even after many years of weather and abuse begin to weaken the polycarbonate cup Heavier thread with more stitches for greater strength
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works as advertised
PostedJune 25, 2012
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cba20k
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This does a simple job, and does it completely effectively.
The handle "cups" could be a tad smaller for sportbike handles, but that's far from a dealbreaker.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Street Waterproof Shoes Get your street style on with the new X-Street WP all-uses riding shoe. Vintage sneaker construction with soft, breathable, full-grain leather and distressed-look rubber sole. Yet still equipped with signature TCX protective features including ankle guards and reinforced toe and heel counter. Waterproof liner keeps you dry and comfortable on those damp days. Features UPPER breathable, full-grain leather. LINING waterproof PROTECTION ankle guards, reinforced toe and heel counter. CLOSURE laces INSOLE molded EVA with antibacterial, moisture wicking face fabric. SOLE distressed-look vintage rubber sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fantastic, except for the insoles...
PostedJune 25, 2012
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cba20k
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Large
Large
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Wide
No need to repeat word for word the same praise everyone else has given this shoe.
Okay, yes I will. They look stylish (as in not a spaceman boot), has a good degree of protection, and I can walk around in them.
Except for the fact that the insoles do not grip the bottom of the interior of the shoe. They consistently slide BACKWARD creating a lower "tray" of sorts that my toes fall down into, and the heel cup bunches up at the back of the shoe and also in the arch area.
When I walk in them, the only way to alleviate this is to scuff the bottom of the shoe, essentially pushing the insoles forward back to their correct position.
This is going to wear down the sole of the shoe which means I'll likely go through them quickly. I will buy another pair, yes, but I hope this is just a rogue pair and that not all of these shoes share this problem. I plan to look at aftermarket insoles, but shouldn't have to.
Also, I would like to see TCX add some additional soft internal toe padding. Dainese does these with their scarpa shoes and it is fantastically comfortable, even when shifting.
Regardless, I'd still buy these again.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Signet-Q Helmet - Solid Colors The Signet-Q takes all the favorite features of the RX-Q and create a whole new series based on all the successes. On the outside, the Arai Signet-Q Helmet looks very similar to it's namesake, the RX-Q, but on the inside you can see and feel the difference. A longer shell shape on the Arai Signet-Q Helmet gives 5mm more space front to back allowing for a larger number of heads to fit comfortably. The shape of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet releases forehead pressures and eliminate hot spots for a more comfortable fit every time. This shape works best for riders with a long oval headshape. Additional Features of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet Both the top vent set and side exhaust cowls are direct carryovers from the RX-Q Brow vent ducting redirects to flow air across the temples DDL-4 exhaust vent to the 10mm wider eye port (5mm on each side) Long Oval Fit SAI MAX-Vision Brow Vent shield Clear Pin Lock Max-Vision Brow Vent pinlock lense included. Elongated shell adds 5mm from front to back Long-Oval shape helps prevent Hot-Spot Multi-Density Single piece EPS liner Removable, replaceable, washable interior Dry-Cool Surface material for rapid displacement of heat and moisture away from your head and into the ventilation airflow for added comfort while riding and a quick dry between rides 5mm peel-away temple pads adds another level of customization, giving the helmet interior a little extra width when needed Enhanced for customizable micro fitment interior without the need to purchase extra interior components New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design Innovative and exclusive spring support adds just the right amount of pressure when needed while being worn Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Borderline bespoke for long-oval-headed folks
PostedJune 13, 2012
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cba20k
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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Having blindly made my way through several helmets trying to save myself the cost of an Arai, I finally accepted the fact that it truly is important to have comfortable headgear if I am going to ride.
The Signet-Q fits me like a glove. Never have I worn a helmet that slid on to my noggin as perfectly, but buyers beware...if people can't tell by looking at you that you have a long narrow oval shaped head, then I'd suggest looking at other models or brands of helmet. Given that nothing else fit me, I have to assume that this helmet won't fit the majority of riders well given the fact that I could not find it in stock at any local motorcycle dealer or parts and accessories store in SoCal to try on (save for one who had a well-worn floor model in a color I didn't want).
Ventillation is good, but not as good as an AGV (which, while not fitting my strange head well AT ALL, is the gold standard in air flow and cooling as far as I'm concerned). It does whistle at a very very very precise angle, so nodding your head down or up an 1/8 of an inch will solve this.
As far as noise is concerned, even bothering to rate this is utter bs. There's no such thing as a quiet helmet. Wear ear plugs.
Style wise, I think this is a particularly good looking helmet with zero douche factor (whether in a solid color or even with a pattern).
If you wear eyeglasses (like me), this helmet cannot be beat. In the past I had to shoehorn my specs into helmets, inevitably bending and damaging them due to cheekpads. Arai's cheekpads align with my temples and thus, eyeglasses slide in and out effortlessly.
Long story short: Spring for an Arai the first time. If you don't, you'll wind up tripling your helmet investment over time until you finally land at the Arai you should have gotten in the first place.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Fuel Pak Stay hydrated so you can stay on the trail without coming back early. Light and mobile, the Klim Fuel Pak has got you covered. Main Features Main compartment accommodates up to 3 liter hydration bladder 3 liter hydrapak hydration reservoir included Internal zippered pocket 4 hydration tube exit ports [2 top, 2 bottom] Light shoulder straps with airflow Sternum strap with integrated whistle Reflective hits Fuel gauge clear back to see into hydration content 3 deep x 7 wide x 17 tall Hydrapak Reservoir Features 3 liter [100 oz.] hydration reservoir Push button quick release hose connection (bladder and hose can be separated allowing bladder to be removed and hose to remain threaded through pack) Fold and slide wide opening for easy cleaning/filling (can pull inside out for cleaning and drying) 48 pinch-resistant heavy duty drink tube can be cut to desired length Constructed of fda approved polyurethane Anti-microbial Extremely tough Straight valve high flow rate mouthpiece with 360 degree bite One-handed locking on/off positions BPA and PVC free allows taste-free water
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fills a need not addressed by any other hydration pack - strictly hydration.
PostedJune 1, 2012
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cba20k
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I bought this for my specific need. I high-capacity hydration pack (i.e. 3 liters) with little to no auxiliary compartments. Other manufacturers like Camelbak make 3 liter packs, but they tend to be far more bulky and fully functional backpacks. The only thing I want on my back is my water and the Klim handles that in spades. It is also excellent value, costing only $5 than the equivalent Camelbak...which only offers 2 liter bladder (I may be off on that number...it may only be 1.5 liters, but I KNOW it's not a 3 liter).
On the cons side, I'm not a fan of conspicuous branding (i.e. "Klim" in big silver letters on the back) and the filling process rates on the okay side (admittedly Camelbak is better here) and the bite valve seems simple, but again, this pack's sole purpose is to hydrate.
I gave protection & durability an average as I have not had this pack long enough to rate it in this area, however Klim does have a good reputation so it gets an average.
Airflow seems irrelevant as this pack will never be used at an angle that would lead to a perception of its affecting airflow, so it gets an 'average' rating in this area as well.
If your plan is to carry "stuff" and water, look to Camelbak. If you want to keep the weight on your back to a minimum and not stop to fill up your hydration bladder as often, look no further, this is it.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguards TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Cowhide leather D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Elasticated inserts Internal regulation with Velcro Closing with zipper at the back Waterproof / Breathable Gore-Tex membrane High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole Italian patent pending Microelastic elasticated inserts(PCT Patent Pending)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good snug fit on foot, but NO skin can come in contact with the lining.
PostedMarch 1, 2012
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cba20k
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
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IMPORTANT: This boot must be worn either with very long socks, a liner, or have your pants tucked into it.
The lining of the boot around the shin area is highly abrasive and has lead to rashes, and deep red marks around my shins and other parts of my leg above the ankle, and it can be quite painful and doesn't take a long time wearing the boot for this to occur.
Because of the obvious solutions stated above, I have to say though, that everything else about this boot is fantastic. The fit around my foot is fine. Temperature control is superb. It is a great price for a Gore-Tex labeled product. They look good. And I can walk in them for extended periods (provided I have tucked in my pants, am wearing a liner, or have long thick socks on).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Sand Pants The SAND Pants offer 4-season, year round comfort and protection from both pavement and the elements. The SAND Pants offer a double PWR/shell seat and PWR/wax coating on the inside of the legs, for a better grip on the bike. The legs are also versatile thin enough to wear inside the boot, but wide enough to wear over it. Watercatchers prevent water from creeping up into the leg, and a detachable thermal lining and removable 3-layer membrane round out the total comfort of the SAND trousers. The Sand Pants will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Jacket PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips, double textile seat Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent. Comfortable, warm, dry, good use of reflectors and cargo pockets.
PostedFebruary 17, 2012
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cba20k
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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
I loved these pants. They were extremely comfortable. A testament to their comfort was the fact that I was able to complete a 1,000 mile (roundtrip) journey on a Yamaha R1 from SoCal to Arizona, and was no worse for wear or fatigue thanks to the padding in the seat. The cargo pockets were perfect storage and the pants integrate seamlessly with the Sand jacket. Only downside to the pants (and this is likely a comment on touring pants in general) is that they felt heavy. This is undoubtedly the result of multiple liners (a great feature by the way...you can pick and choose your options depending on the ride your taking) and armor and textile chosen for the pants. But other then that I would absolutely buy another pair.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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