Billy E.
 
 
 
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    March 21, 2011
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    April 22, 2013
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Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag Wolfman has been paying attention, riders want a tank bag that has the same curved bottom as the Rainier but not as big. Wolfman is proud to offer the Explorer Lite. This tank bag is 2 shorter than the Explorer. The Explorer Lite fits all the same bikes as the Rainier and more. Especially the KTM 950 Adventure (It nestles between the two gas caps so you do not have to remove the bag to get gas). Features All foam and Ballistic nylon construction Expandable gussett Zippered front pocket Interior zippered mesh pocket and key clip 4 point mounting system Non-slip, non-scratch bottom Reflective side accents and carry handle Dimensions Length 11 Width 8 3/4 Height Front 8 1/4, Expanded 11 1/2 Capacity Closed 13 Liters, 793 cu.in. Expands to 16 Liters, 976 cu.in. Map Pocket Size 8 3/4 wide 10 5/8 long visible 7 5/8 wide 9 long
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Could be better
PostedApril 22, 2013
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Billy E.
From Newton
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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Fit no problem on my 2012 BMW r1200gsa.
I do like the simplicity of this bag. Overall happy but see room for simple improvement. The size is perfect for my use. Not too small or big. Can easily fit gloves, phone, extra face shield, etc.
Pros:
Styling is perfect. Simple, black with wolf logo. No need for more. Size and fitment are also spot on. Handle strap for easy carrying. Easily removes from bike with 4 clips in seconds.
Cons:
Web mesh on outside would have been nice feature or random rubber straps. Zippers don't work smoothly because of useless cover flaps. Since the entire bag is not waterproof, why the flaps? I keep them folded up all the time which looks ridiculous.
Why is this bag not waterproof? Not even water resistant. I have to stop and take my bag off when rain starts. They could have simply rubberized the backside of the fabric. I know they sell a rain cover.
The overall bag could have been more stiff...just a little. It doesn't really hold its shape when empty.
Aside from my cons list, I'm overall very happy with this bag and would recommend and buy again. Mostly because all the other bags out ther look ridiculous. this bag looks great. I am also going to buy the tail bag.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Clutch D-Dry Gloves Aggression and power are two large parts of the motorcycles attraction. Whether were talking about cruisers or sport bikes, the one thing that counts is character. The Clutch glove is offered to the most technical users in search of a short waterproof glove with decisive style and great grip on the handlebars. Made with a D-Dry membrane and thermoplastic resin inserts on the knuckles, this glove in elasticated fabric also boasts elasticated inserts for better movement of the hand and a reinforced palm. Protection Inserts in thermoplastic resin on the knuckles Ergonomics and Comfort Elasticated fabric Reinforced palm Elasticated inserts Microelastic elasticated inserts Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane Thermal Dexfil padding Other Soft inserts Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
D-Dry def not dry
PostedMarch 21, 2012
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Billy E.
From Newton
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I buy Dainese because I believe that you get what you pay for. Regrettably these gloves failed to perform when needed. I bought these because I needed a waterproof short glove for the spring-summer-fall weather. They failed in a one hour misty commute...it wasn't even raining.
Pros:
Very comfortable
Relatively warm
Stylish
Cons:
Not waterproof or even water repellant
Will try to spray waterproof them in order to salvage them
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Dainese Alien Non-Perforated Leather Jacket A sports look and contemporary styling come together in the Dainese Alien Jacket. Dedicated to those in search of a technical jacket that provides protection at no expense to comfort and details, like the inserts in Nubuck leather and anodized aluminum. Top level safety is ensured by highly-resistant D-Skin leather, homologated protectors, co-injected shoulders with aluminum inserts, and the chance to increase the protective level by inserting the back protector and Thorax chest protectors in the pockets provided. Absolute ergonomics and comfort are guaranteed by ample inserts in elasticated fabric, side and collar adjustment possibilities,the 3D Bubble liner and jacket-pants fastening. Features Cold weather version (non-perforated leather) Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Co-injected shoulder with aluminum insert D-Skin leather Nabuk leather Inserts in elasticated fabric Adjustment strap on neck Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Fixed 3D-Bubble liner air spaces Sanitized lining Pocket for Wave G1 and G2 back protector Soft inserts Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket Please Note The Dainese Alien Leather Jacket in Black/Red has a black collar, not red as shown in the above photo.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing detailing
PostedJanuary 27, 2012
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Billy E.
From Newton
State:NJ
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just opened the box. My god this jacket is beautiful. The detailing is spectacular. Won't be able to test it till spring though. I'm 5'11" 200lbs and the 54 fit like a glove.
I'll update review when I ride with it.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Bruce Gore-Tex Jacket Extended touring riding, pleasure and comfort under all weather conditions were the fundamental premises behind the development of the Bruce jacket. Breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex membrane laminated to the outer fabric provided with water-repellence treatment ensures remarkably light weight complemented by quick drying capacity. Air vents on the chest, thermal lining and a removable double collar permit correct microclimate management as temperatures change. Homologated protectors, back protector/Thorax chest protector pockets, ample volume adjustment possibilities, and elasticated inserts complete the items technical features. Adjustable neck fastener Membrane laminated with outer fabric Drawstring adjustable jacket bottom Wrist adjustement Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Breathable waterproof Gore-tex membrane Temperature regulation External fabric with water-resistance treatment Air inlets on chest Removable thermal liner Removable double collar Front fastening system with waterproof double strip
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing
PostedNovember 7, 2011
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Billy E.
From Newton
State:NJ
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This jacket is amazing. I did a ton of research and was close to purchasing real adventure gear. So happy with Dainese Bruce.
I purchased this jacket for winter riding and it's Gortex protection. I've been pushing my limits as far as how cold I ride and this jacket (and pants) extended my riding into the teens.
So far the coldest I've ridden in is 25 degrees f and I think my back was sweating a little. I would say just completely comfortable. I was wearing a thermal and a thin wind stop base layer. I think if I ride in the teens for extended periods I'll have to get a heated vest or jacket.
I'm 5'11", between 185-200lbs and the 54 fit almost perfect. I like a tight fit so if they made 53, THAT would be perfect.
Styling is beautiful. Double zipper works great to keep wind out. Only cold I notice is at my lower front shoulder/armpit area. I don't know why and it's barely noticeable. I think there's a fabric change in that location.
I purchased the pants as well and they performed as well as the jacket.
Haven't ridden in the rain yet so my review may be updated in the future.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Jerico New Gore-Tex Gloves Designed for motorcycle touring under even the most adverse weather guaranteeing elevated active and passive safety levels at the same time, this glove comes with Techno inserts on the knuckles, resin inserts on the finger joints, Distorsion Control on the little finger, and tightening strap. Elevated comfort under all conditions is guaranteed thanks to technical solutions of the highest order Primaloft thermal padding, breathable, waterproof Gore-tex membrane, double zippered cuff, construction in elasticated fabric for the best fit and movement of the hand, and palm in laser-texturized leather. Materials Composite inserts in carbon on the knuckles CowhideClarino fabric Stretch fabric Abrasion and tear resistance Palm reinforcement in leather, Clarino and Digital SuedeSpandex fabric Ergonomics Distortion Control on little finger Cuff adjustment strap Tightening strap Temperature Adjustment Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane Other Reflective Inserts Soft Inserts
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ehhh, not so much for winter
PostedNovember 7, 2011
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Billy E.
From Newton
State:NJ
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I'll start off by saying that I love Dainese products. They go above and beyond in styling, detailing and utility as well.
I have been looking for a comfortable, waterproof winter glove. I figured I'll spend the money and go with Dainese because you get what you pay for.
Fit: I originally purchased xl because that's what I wear in Dainese gloves. These were HUGE. I could barely control signals. Returned them for large and they still felt big. I never really feel like a have full feel. I'm hoping they break in.
Styling: Awesome as usual. They are gorgeous gloves. But that only goes so far. They actually look a bit too bulky...and feel way too bulky. One note, they are difficult to zip over your jacket sleeve, specially if it's not a tight fitting sleeve.
Utility: I purchased them for winter and they completely fail to keep my fingers warm in anything under 45 degrees f.
I ride almost every day commuting to work. I needed gloves that can withstand real winter. These were not it. My solution may be to get heated liners. That way I have warmth and gortex but I'm afraid they'll be way too bulky.
I'm still sticking with Dainese products though.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Shark S650/S700/S900 Faceshield
Shark S650/S700/S900 Faceshield
Face shield fits all Shark S650, S700, and S900 helmets
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great styling but not durable
PostedMay 31, 2011
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Billy E.
State:NJ
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Yes it looks great and would probably buy again because I'm stupid. Not worth the price. I had scratches the first week. It looks great though. Don't know why it's so expensive. I had another cheaper helmet and the same mirror screen was $18 and held up longer. Oh well.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Dainese Shotgun Jacket There is not a more comfortable summer jacket on the market. Pleasurable riding even in the hottest months of the year is the concept behind the new Shotgun Tex jacket that ensures comfortable aeration with numerous openings. Construction in stretch Mugello fabric guarantees a constantly tight and perfect fit while also preventing floating during the ride. The liner provided with silver ion treatment ensures elevated and long-lasting hygiene. Composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, the pocket for the G-type back protector, and the jacket-pants fastening zipper complete the technical profile of this technical jacket with outstanding performance. Shock Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion And Tear Resistance Mugello fabric. Boomerang mesh inserts. Nylon mesh inserts. Comfort Adjustment strap on neck. Wrist adjustment. Waist adjustment. Temperature Regulation External fabric with water-resistance treatment. Sanitized lining. Other Features Pocket for Wave G1 / G2 Reflective inserts. 2 outer pockets.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great jacket with one flaw
PostedMay 31, 2011
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Billy E.
State:NJ
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This jacket is beautifully designed as you would expect Dianese to be. I'm 5'11" 185 and I purchased a 54. The fit was perfect...maybe. So the good about the jacket and why I purchased it; AIRFLOW. This jacket is amazing while you're moving. You really feel the air flowing in, around and out. Keep in mind, hot is hot. So 90 degree air flowing is still 90.
The styling speaks for itself...beautiful.
The flaw: This may be happening just to me because I didn't notice anyone else mention it. When traveling at speeds 65mph and up, the fabric on the top of the jacket - the shoulder area, flaps like a mofo. It's thin fabric and it's not laminated or sewn to the liner so it's loose. To the point where it causes buffeting, major wind noise and looks ridiculous. I'm going to try to sew the some thicker fabric on the inside or just sew some patches up there.
If it wasn't for this flaw, this jacket would be perfect.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Zip Pants
REV'IT! Zip Pants
The ZIP pant is designed for every rider who demands an extra level of protection without sacrificing around town comfort. This highly protective waterproof over-pant, comes with built in CE approved KNOX armour and has a wider fit and an extended cuff zipper to help with exit/entry. This pant is a must for the everyday commuter and fits perfectly over everyday clothes or business attire. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Polyester 600D, 3D tape Protection KNOX CE protection Waterproofing REVIT! Hydraliningmembrane Breathability REVIT! Hydraliningmembrane Visibility reflective panels ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit regular fit Adjustability adjustment straps at the waistband Features short connection zipper Pockets slit pockets The ZIP can be worn by both men and women.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great pants, could be better
PostedMarch 21, 2011
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Billy E.
From NEWTON
Great pants. Not as warm as I expected, even as slip-overs. Similar complaints as others - Should have full open zipper so you could slip on/off without taking off your boots and liner should be removable for warmer days.
Overall good pants.
Pros Rugged, Fashionable, Great Value, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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