rspcharger
 
 
 
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    May 9, 2011
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    January 26, 2016
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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Building upon the success of their previous modular helmets, the Shoei Neotec Helmet was designed with long distance and ADV touring in mind. The innovative tri-composite shell has been designed to provide riders with a smooth and quiet ride while reducing, lift, weight and increasing overall safety. The shell of the Neotec has also been designed to house the internal drop-down sun visor, eliminating the need to reduce the thickness of the EPS liner and potentially compromise safety. An integrated face shield shield and chinbar pivot point reduces the number of moving parts, mitigates wind noise and enables riders to close both the chinbar and face shield in the same motion. Shoeis stainless steel 360 Pivot Locking System secures the chinbar when it is in the closed position and the dual-layer EPS liner provides enhance impact absorption and is channeled to facilitate ventilation. From the shell to EPS to the 3D formed comfort liner, the Shoei Neotec is purpose built to provide unrivaled rider comfort and safety. Perfect for nearly any type of ride and rider, the Neotec is the ultimate in touring performance. Face Shield Features: Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking Pinlock-ready CNS-1 face shield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert lens 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Ventilation and Aerodynamics: Vortex generator vents pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell: 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner: Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar Interior: Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise Double D-ring closure Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Too Windy
PostedJanuary 26, 2016
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rspcharger
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Lots of positives, but the negative of having wind in my face with all vents closed AND installation of both the breath guard & chin guard over powers them. Appears to be a leak in the chin vent ? Additionally, the chin vent when opened directs the air so close to the visor (which is unnecessary as it comes with a pinlock visor) it wont even defog your glasses.
Rides: 2000 Ducati ST2
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex Gloves The Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex Gloves keep water out at all costs. The dual layer storm gauntlet closure allows you to place one cuff under your jacket sleeve and one over, completely sealing out wind and water. The highly breathable Gore-Tex membrane allows your hands to breath, preventing moisture buildup inside the gloves. TPU knuckle protection and ergonomic stretch panels keel your hands safe and comfortable while gripping your handlebars. Features: High abrasion resistant fabric and goatskin leather construction Suede reinforcements for added durability and grip Built-in shock resistant molded knuckle protectors Technical twin-layer wrist Gore-Tex glove designed to enclose jacket sleeves for weather protection and comfort Water drain eyelet in the outer cuff to prevent water ingress Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around the little finger in the event of an impact slide TPR finger stylus for use with bike navigation systems (GPS) Helmet visor wipe s trip mounted on left thumb Accordion inserts on top of the hand for maximum flexibility YKK semi auto-lock zipper Integrated highly reflective details and logos for improved rider visibility Note: TPR finger stylus works with pressure-sensitive touch screens and will not work with heat-sensitive touch screens, such as those on iPhone and Android phones.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good for Seattle
PostedNovember 3, 2015
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rspcharger
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I bought these for the double Goretex gauntlet as I commute 60 miles/day all year in Seattle. I've gotten in a few downpour commutes and they are water tight & the water running down my sleeves sheds as designed.
Gripes: 1) Hi viz panels are on the inside of the wrist & not outside where it would be most useful. 2) Getting the whole double gauntlet system set up is easy on first hand, but 2nd hand is challenging when dealing with a jacket with a liner. 3) Under 50° and i'm turning on my heated grips (at a constant 70mph), but I tend to run cold.
Rides: 2000 Ducati ST2
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli Angel ST Sport Touring Rear Tire Features: New generation of sport touring compound: maximum safety feeling on wet / cold conditions without compromising dry grip EMS (Extended Milage Sport) tires are tailored for the latest sport and supersport touring bikes The perfect tires for performance, style and comfort Creative and functional tread design Patented 0steel belt radial structure and advanced compounding technology provides balanced behavior in the wet and dry Innovative tread design offers mileage while maintaining an appealing tread design Visual appearance of the tread changes in the first stage of tire life to reflect the double soul of the product Note: E Spec tires are OE on Buell XB12T, BMW R1200R, R1200RT, R1200ST, F800ST K1200GT and Yamaha FJR1300 and is reinforced for heavier sport touring bikes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mega Miles
PostedOctober 5, 2015
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rspcharger
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This tire was OEM on my Moto Guzzi V7 and lasted 12K miles (till smooth in the center) during freeway commuting in a wet Seattle. You can bet I'm replacing it with the same.
Rides: 2000 Ducati ST2
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli Sport Demon Sport Touring Tires The Pirelli Sport Demon tires are a combination that sets itself apart from the pack. The front tire profile is designed to greatly improve handling with excellent water evacuation thanks to central sine-wave groove. The multiple-radius rear tire profile provides lighter and more precise handling and stability in all riding conditions with radial-like handling from bias-ply tires. Features: Bias-ply construction Blackwall Tubeless (TL) H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph, V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph, (V)-rated for speeds of 149+ mph
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mega Miles
PostedOctober 5, 2015
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rspcharger
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These came on my Moto Guzzi V7 from the factory, and all I use that bike for is to commute on the freeway in the Seattle area every day, so no twisties. After 12K miles it was time to replace the rear as it was pretty low, but I could have easily gone 5-10K more on the front as it barely showed signs of wear. I replaced it due to some damage it had received from vandals.
Rides: 2000 Ducati ST2
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Net Air Boots
Alpinestars Net Air Boots
Alpinestars Net Air Boots The Net Air boot is a lightweight, full length boot which uses a unique leather/mesh construction to provide excellent protection and ventilation qualities for the ultimate in comfortable summer road touring. Features Full grain leather upper with extended high abrasion resistant mesh inserts provides excellent cooling performance without compromising safety Alpinestars exclusive compound rubber out sole is extremely durable and comfortable Inner heel counter toe-box reinforcement for extra rigidity Padded dual density ankle cups offer support and impact protection Heel reflective insert improves rider visibility on the road Dual foam reinforcement on the inner shin 3D mesh inner calf lining and textile calf collar lining for a luxurious fit Deep medial side zipper with a Velcro flap closure allows easy fitment of the boot and unobtrusive fastening while riding Removable anatomic perforated EVA foot bed provides the foot with a more natural posture while riding increasing comfort and reducing fatigue
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pretty decent boot, after some massaging.
PostedAugust 11, 2014
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rspcharger
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
The toe box was much larger than expected so I replaced the thin insoles with more robust versions and the fit improved. That did not improve the exterior oversize which was challenging to get under my shifter and what I could get under was nowhere near the reinforced shifter pad. The stiffness of the toe box prevented any feeling of the shifter with my foot. To remedy this I took my ball peen hammer to the toe box to soften up the leather and all was well after that. I then took a 2500 mile journey in temps ranging from 40° to 97°. I just barley started to feel a chill at 40° and at 97° there was enough airflow to dry the sweat.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Bruce Gore-Tex Pants
Dainese Bruce Gore-Tex Pants
Dainese Bruce Gore-Tex Pants Dainese Bruce pants feature a water resistant coating as well as a Gore-Tex membrane. While Gore-Tex will keep you dry no matter what, the water resistant coating stops the outer trouser getting soaked, so the pants don't end up carrying the weight of a heavy down pour. You don't get soaked taking the trousers off when you arrive, and you don't have the problem of finding somewhere to hang your motorcycle clothing to dry. Cordura Comfort fabric Water resistant outer fabric treatment. Gore-Tex breathable, waterproof membrane. Removable thermal lining. Water outflow system at ankle. Calf zip closure for a good seal with motorcycle boots. CE Approved knee and shin armor. Soft inserts on hips. 4 outer pockets. Reflective inserts. Waist adjustment. Jacket-trouser fastening zip.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good Fit
PostedJune 13, 2011
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rspcharger
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dainese realizes that we need longer inseams for when we sit. The length on these is perfect for my body type. I was concerned I'd need a long length, but it wasn't needed. These are very wind & water proof & easily 4 seasons. It's in the high 40's & I had to remove the liner. No leaks after 5 rainy commutes in Seattle.
Rides: 2000 Ducati ST4
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
Pinlock shield insert compatible with Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Face Shield or CWF-1 Pinlock Shield with Tear-Off Posts . Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best anti-fog system
PostedMay 9, 2011
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rspcharger
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
All season riding in Seattle requires an anti-fog system that really works. The pinlock lens is unbeatable. Just put it on & go. No application of film & no worries about smudging it.
Rides: 2000 Ducati ST4
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Multitec / RJ Platinum-R Cheekpads The Shoei Multitec / RJ Platinum-R Cheek Pads are replacement cheek pads for Shoei J-Wing, Multitec, and RJ Platinum-R Helmets. All cheek pads are interchangeable between all helmet sizes. Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Replacement Part
PostedMay 9, 2011
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rspcharger
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not a whole lot to say here, I was simply replacing my worn out cheek pads that lasted me 3 years. Helmet fits like new again.
Rides: 2000 Ducati ST4
Yes, I recommend this product.
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