Ben D.
 
 
 
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    March 7, 2011
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    March 8, 2016
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Klim Torrent Over Pants Quickly add full weather and impact coverage to any tour or commute with the Klim Torrent Overpant Built for real waterproofness and durability, the Torrent Over Pants feature a Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell main body and leather inner knee overlays, providing an incredibly high-quality all-weather solution that you can easily throw on over any riding pants. Exterior features Guaranteed to keep you dry Gore-Tex 3-layer pro shell main body construction Dual 3/4 length side zipper access 330D nylon overlays Gray 3M Scotchlite reflective material Bio-motion recognition reflective functionality Inner knee leather overlay panels YKK fly zipper Max flow ventilation Double headed side zippers allow for max ventilation and easy installation Integrated armor system D3O EVO hip and knee armor Detachable knee armor pockets Cargo, comfort and fit systems Suspender loops Snap adjust hem Gathered elastic back Embroidered logos Waist adjustment straps Jacket to pant zipper
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Somewhat disappointed
PostedMarch 8, 2016
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Ben D.
From Northern Indiana
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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I hate posting a less-than-stellar review for something I paid so much for. But I have to be honest. I'm disappointed.
Materials and style are great. Look is good. But several little things bother me:
--The crotch area is too short. That is the waistline to crotch line is too short. Unnerving to the boys. Not really uncomfortable but unexpectedly unnerving.
--The armor flops around too easily and too much. As I put in my left leg, I get caught up in it. As I put in my right leg, I discover the armor has completely flopped inside out and I have to remove the leg, fix it and insert again.
--I like the full length leg zippers. But here's the killer: two zippers per leg, one at top and one at bottom. And guess what? The nice zipper pull is at the top which will be the least used. While the harder to find and pull zipper is at the bottom. And you need to use this one each time you suit up (to get over boots etc.).
--The pant legs are extra wide--too wide.
--There are three snaps to adjust the pant leg around boot. But these snaps are all int he back and make it hard to reach or even see.
--And there are a couple of leather-like patches on the inside of the legs. I have no idea what purpose these might serve.
The soft D30 armor itself can also be unnerving. But I have Klim Latitude jacket so equipped so that is okay. Supposed to be better impact absorbing.
It's a fair to good product. For the price, I expected great.
Rides: 2013 BMW K1600GT
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Givi E55 Tech Monokey Top Case The E55 Tech Monokey Top Case is Givi's largest top case with a whopping 55 liters of storage capacity. A rugged plastic construction and Givi's innovative Monokey opening/locking mechanism makes the E55 a solid addition to any bike in need of storage. The E55 accommodates two full face helmets and can carry a maximum load of 22 lbs. Features Optional lid colors available (sold separately) Smoke lenses Holds 2 full face helmets Plastic construction Dimensions 23.2 W x 12.3 T x 18.9 D Capacity 55 liters Max load 22 lbs Empty weight 11.11 lbs Note Adapter plate and/or bike specific mounting hardware sold separately. Internal document holder no longer included.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
attractive and functional
PostedApril 16, 2013
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Ben D.
From Northern Indiana
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A very attractive and fully functional case. I use the universal mount and it worked fine. It does require a little too much force to close and latch. But it's still doable.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Givi E111 Backrest Pad for E55 Top Cases
Givi E111 Backrest Pad for E55 Top Cases
Givi E111 Backrest Pad for E55 Top Cases The Givi E111 Rubber Backrest Pad is designed to fit the Givi E55 and V65 top cases and mounts using the included studs and nuts. Installation will require minor drilling of the top case using the supplied paper template. Passenger comfort results may vary based on motorcycle profile, passenger size, and top case positioning. Note Top case sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great, except . . .
PostedApril 16, 2013
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Ben D.
From Northern Indiana
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's simply too thick. It should be about half of its thickness. My e55 tech top case won't go back far enough to make my passenger comfortable with it. I'd take it off, but with the holes already in the lid, it's too late. Good quality and appearance but not useabe.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Avon AV55 Storm 2 Ultra Front Radial Tires Performance plus mileage - the Storm 2 Ultra is an evolution of Avon's award winning Storm range, giving you more mileage and more grip. The multi-compound Super Rich Silica (SRS) tread gives the rear tires and extra 12 life. New technology is incorporated in the 0 degree belting system, improving dynamic stresses within the carcass. This new technology not only increases mechanical grip, giving improved traction in both the wet and the dry, but it also enhances handling and ride comfort. Features Advanced Variable Belt Density (A-VBD) construction provides improved stability and maximum contact patch at increasing lean angles Improved mileage and consistent handling and stability for full life of the tire W-Rated Tubeless
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best choice
PostedSeptember 10, 2012
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Ben D.
From Northern Indiana
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's attractive and can't be outperfomed for sport-touring use. I have over 8K miles on current pair.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Avon AV56 Storm 2 Ultra Rear Radial Tires
Avon AV56 Storm 2 Ultra Rear Radial Tires
Avon AV56 Storm 2 Ultra Rear Radial Tires Performance plus mileage - the Storm 2 Ultra is an evolution of Avon's award winning Storm range, giving you more mileage and more grip. New technology is incorporated in the 0 degree belting system, improving dynamic stresses within the carcass. This new technology on the Avon Storm 2 Ultra not only increases mechanical grip, giving improved traction in both the wet and the dry, but it also enhances handling and ride comfort. Features Advanced Variable Belt Density (A-VBD) construction provides improved stability and maximum contact patch at increasing lean angles Improved mileage and consistent handling and stability for full life of the tire W-Rated Tubeless
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Attractive & Grippy
PostedMay 21, 2012
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Ben D.
From Northern Indiana
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An ideal tire for sport touring purposes. Paired with the associated Avon front tire, I have about 7000 miles on them with at least 4000 of those miles fully loaded for touring and the rest, partially loaded for commuting. The front tire still looks new and the rear still has good tread life remaining. It's an extremely attracive tire and provides great grip, wet or dry.
Rides: 2010 Honda NT700 (ABS)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC CS-5N Helmet The HJC CS-5N Helmet delivers classic good looks with subtle modern styling. Features Thermoplastic alloy shell Adjustable forehead vent Plush, brushed nylon interior 3-snap visor DOT approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
True to expectations
PostedMarch 7, 2011
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Ben D.
From Northern Indiana
Bought as spare for occasional passengers. But since it also my size, I may wear it occasionally instead of my full-face Shoie. Could not beat the price and it is comfortable and appears to be of quality construction.
Pros Great Value, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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