operaflute
 
 
 
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    October 30, 2012
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    November 4, 2013
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Firstgear Women's Kilimanjaro Jacket New Design for 2012! Named after the famous snow-capped volcano in Tanzania, the renowned Kilimanjaro jacket, now in its fifth generation, was created for a life of extreme riding. From the dry scorching heat of the African summer, to the continent's short, but incredibly wet monsoon season, the Kilimanjaro is built to persevere. Features Hypertex Waterproof and Breathable outer shell made of 400 denier nylon and 100 seam sealed construction provides a barrier to keep the elements outside of the jacket. To resist abrasion, shoulders and elbows reinforced with 640 denier nylon Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the shoulders and elbows delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit - EVA dense foam back pad When warm, supply fresh air direct to the body using two- 6 shoulder vents, Two 9 pit vents and two 9-1/2 back exhaust vents ---shoulder vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure Main closure held in place by a two way #8 YKK Vislon zipper, shielded from the elements by a double storm flap with rain gutter and secured using spring snaps inside the placket for easy access is a security pocket with a red slider for increased visibility Collar closure utilizes a slider snap that allows up to 1-1/2 adjustment for a personal fit Integrated on the front chest are two cargo storage pockets to secure your stuff, protected from moisture by #5 YKK rubberized zippers More storage in the two lower front cargo pockets seam sealed pocket bags and an envelope opening, closure uses hook and loop plus there are two front side pockets protected by #5 YKK rubberized zippers Compression straps on the bicep and forearm adjusts to fit you Integrated into the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood to keep water from running down your neck One time adjustable waist belt with hook and loop closure - sleeve cuffs can be adjusted to fit you Stretch material used in the shoulder, arm and elbow joints add flexibility and is waterproof and breathable Removable, insulated thermal liner with wind blocking, adjustable, neoprene cuffs Interior pocketing in all Firstgear jackets are in the same location, whether the liner is in or out. On the left side, chest high is a mobile device pocket with flap closure using hook and loop to secure On the right side is a cargo pocket that is 12 wide and 8 tall to hold whatever you need for the adventure ahead Extra wide reflective taping on front, arms and back for improved night visibility Jacket- to-pant 10 full conjunction zipper fits easily through liner portal HiViz color Jacket made of polyester for best colorfast results - Nylon Day Glo has a tendency to release this color 2 Year Limited Warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pleased
PostedNovember 4, 2013
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operaflute
From Tucson
State:AZ
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I had been holding out for Olympia to make their XMoto gear for women, and finally gave up and bought this First Gear jacket. Overall I'm happy with it, although was surprised to find that I felt the jacket ran a little big (needed an XS), but the pants seem to run a little small (got a size 6). However, both products fit me perfectly, once I chose the correct size.
I have no real complaints, aside from wishing the cell phone pocket actually fit my cell phone. I'm not sure the venting will be really great, but have yet to really test that.
I must say, it makes a lot more sense to me to have the waterproofing on the outside of the jacket rather than a waterproof liner, so I'm glad that this jacket has this feature.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear TPG Womens Escape Pants Includes a removable, zip-out liner that is a standalone pant Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Hypertex Plus Waterproof/Breathable 600 denier nylon outer shell Articulated knee and seat for maximum riding comfort Featuring d3o T5 Pro intelligent armor in the hips and knees allows total freedom of movement and is CE approved Teramid reinforced Kevlar underlay at knees for skid protection 2 front thigh air intake vents (men's 9, women's 8) with YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out 2 front top pockets protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out Men's also has 2 front cargo Dry Pockets protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out Over-the-knee side zip for easy on/off, protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out, plus internal storm flap with rain gutter Internal storm cuff elasticized for a snug fit and silicone grip to keep moisture from traveling up pant leg Adjustable waist using ratchet-style adjusters for a personal fit Side reflective panels for night time visibility Heat-resistant material on inner calf 10 conjunction zipper for jacket connection 5-year limited warranty Unparalleled 2-year crash protection policy Colors Available Black INNER PANT A standalone casual pant that can be worn as a destination pant Made of all nylon fabric 2 jean style front pockets 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off Adjustable waist using hook-and-loop tab Articulated knee and seat for maximum comfort Insulated from the cold with 2-ounce fiberfill Easily connect to the outer pant by a full circumference waist zipper and leg snaps
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I like 'em
PostedOctober 10, 2013
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operaflute
From Tucson
State:AZ
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I really REALLY wanted the Olympia XMoto suit, but it seems Olympia is never going to make it for women. I bought this pant, because it's one of the few that actually have a vent, but isn't mesh.
They fit perfectly and the removable liner is quite warm. You'll never easily get the pants on/off while wearing boots, despite the over the knee zipper - if you must have that, go for a pair with a full length side zipper. They do run slightly small, I think, but for me that's a plus.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Missing feature of other Wolfman Rain Covers
PostedOctober 4, 2013
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operaflute
From Tucson
State:AZ
Age:45-54
Gender:female
I have both the Express and Enduro tank bags. My Express rain cover has velcro attachment points, allowing you to put the map pocket on the outside of the rain cover. I was disappointed to find that my new Enduro Rain Cover does not have this feature, despite having the same price...
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Wolfman RotoPax Fuel Pack
Wolfman RotoPax Fuel Pack
Wolfman RotoPax Fuel Pack 1 gallon capacity.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Initial test good
PostedJanuary 7, 2013
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operaflute
From Tucson
State:AZ
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Thought about getting a bigger tank on my XT, but the rotopax is not only a cheaper option, but one that can be transferred to other motorcycles. I bought it for a Baja trip, but the trip turned bad (fellow rider took a spill, cracking ribs, puncturing lung) so I didn't get a chance to really use it. Dumped the fuel I had been carrying into the bike when we made it back to the US - took me a bit to figure out the spout (no instructions were included), but now that I've figured it out, it seems easy, and rather clever. Can't speak to how well it holds in vapors, because I accidentally sloshed when I filled it. Look forward to giving it another try.
Here's the story of the trip, if you so desire:
http://operaflute.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-baja-unadventure.html
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag Finally a Tank Bag for Dual Sport and Dirt bikes. The Enduro Tank Bag will fit virtually all dual sport and Dirt bikes, From the Suzuki DR650,DRZ400, to the XR 650L and the KTM525E/XC, and most bikes in between. New 4-point quick release mounting and no-skid/no-scratch pad keeps the Enduro Tank Bag in place during the most aggressive riding. The innovative design allows the bag to sit on the tank and not interfere with the gas cap or the vent hose. For 2012 the mounting harness is now the same for the Enduro Tank Bag and the Enduro Pocket. Easily swap between the bags as your needs change - without changing the harness. Features Laminated foam sides, bottom, and rear Non-scratch, non-skid bottom Reflective webbing on sides NEW! 4 point quick release universal mounting system Fits most Enduro and Dual Sports bikes Inside mesh pocket Outside mesh pocket Removable map pocket Key clip Dimensions Length 9 Width 5 1/2 Height Front-7 3/8 Rear- 3 1/2 Capacity 6 Liters, 366 cu.in.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
That'll work
PostedNovember 12, 2012
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operaflute
From Tucson
State:AZ
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I was looking for a sturdy bag for my XT225 and this fits the bill. I have a larger Wolfman tank bag on my Ducati, so I knew it would be well put together sturdy, if not inexpensive product. It fits the XT well - no trouble fueling up with it in place, and no trouble riding standing up, either, and it is still large enough to be useful. (Today's contents: a water bottle, sandwich, camera and wallet with a couple other small odds and ends.) The map pocket is necessarily small, since the bag itself is small, but I wouldn't buy a tank bag without one. I also like that it's detachable. The front pockets on both my Wolfman bags are the same, and aren't really good for anything as far as I can tell - I prefer a front zippered pocket with some actual space in it. Even without gloves on, it's pretty hard to get anything in/out of the Wolfman mesh front pocket. The loop/carry handle over the pocket is nice - I thread electric vest cord through it. The internal pocket in the lid is simple but useful. I wish the X-strap and rain cover were included, or at least available on Revzilla. It's going to be annoying to pay so much shipping to purchase these small (but important, in my mind) accessories for the bag elsewhere.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Accurate stop, hand pressure reading Push-button valve bleeds off excess pressure Flexible 14 hose
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
LOVE the bleed off valve
PostedOctober 30, 2012
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operaflute
From Tucson
State:AZ
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Yes, a swivel would be a nice addition, but it's certainly manageable without it. I have no way to test the accuracy, but I must say, having the bleed off valve is GREAT.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dowco Weatherall Plus Motorcycle Covers Dowco's most popular cover Heavy-duty polyester with special Color-Lok fabric treatment to prevent fading Exclusive ClimaShield Plus fabric protection repels water Waterproof with heat-sealed, taped seams Moisture GuardVent System lets moisture escape Aluminized heat shields allow immediate use after riding Interior liner protects windshield Sewn elastic shock cord and under-bike web strap Sewn-in grommets allow use of a cable lock (lock not included) Convenient storage bag New sewn-in pockets allow use of Guardian Alarm for added security Available in sizes to fit most motorcycle models Lifetime Warranty Please Note Sizes listed in Size Chart are for stock motorcycles without additions such as panniers, windshields, high handlebars or sissy bars. Addition of those options will typically require sizing up one to two sizes. Size MD - developed to fit Sportsters, Dynas, and older CB-series motorcycles Size Sport - developed to fit sport-class bikes up to and including the Hayabusa the heat-resistant coverage comes higher on the bike Size CR - developed to fit larger cruising motorcycles can accommodate the additional rake common to those bikes Size Adventure Touring - developed to fit the V-Strom 1000 without a top box Size LG - developed to fit 1983 Goldwing Interstate, a bike with fairly slim panniers and very small top box Size XL - developed to fit 1984 Goldwing interstate and Yamaha Venture, with full-size top boxes Size 2XL - developed to fit 1988 Goldwing, including later Aspencade models Size 3XL - developed to fit 2001 Goldwing to present models
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Lifetime warranty
PostedOctober 30, 2012
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operaflute
From Tucson
State:AZ
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is my second cover for a second bike. The first is a Dowco Weatherall (not the Plus), It has a lifetime warranty, and I've used it. The cover takes a beating in the sun here, and Dowco has replaced it not once, but twice. The "Plus" is sturdier, and will fare better, I think, but if it doesn't, I know they'll honor the warranty. There was no question I was going to get another Dowco.
Wish it wasn't black - it's going to get HOT under there!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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