rponiarski
 
 
 
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    September 12, 2011
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    August 25, 2014
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Bel Ray Super Clean Chain Lube Bel Ray Super Clean Chain Lube is an aerosol chain lube that capitalizes on emerging lubricant technology. Unsurpassed anti-wear protection for long chain and sprocket life is achieved through an outer protective coating that will not attract dirt, sand, or grit and will not fling when used as directed. Suitable for all O X and Z ring and roller type chains for street, off-road, and racing use.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good protection
PostedAugust 25, 2014
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rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the only chain lube I will use on my bikes. With this and regular maintenance, my chains easily last over 20,000 miles. And it lasts a long time as well. Highly recommended.
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars S-MX1 Boots A complete revamp of its predecessor, the Alpinestars S-MX 1 Boot is low profile, comfortable, and fuctional with a refreshed style in both black and white. It also has a toe slider, velcro adjustment strap and a styled TPU shift pad. This shoe will go up against any of the other sport riding shoes and boots in the 100 to 200 range. Look for the S-MX 1 Riding Shoes to be a perennial favorite for the casual enthusiast and hard core sport riders. Features Upper constructed from lightweight microfiber Breathable mesh inserts and perforated side panel for enhanced ventilation Foam backed, double density ankle protector on the medial side Reinforced toebox layered under the microfiber upper Plush 3D mesh inner liner Combination zipper and Velcro strap closure system Outsole constructed with the same advanced rubber compound as the S-MX 5 Boot External TPU protection on the outer ankle External TPU shift pad, slider and heel counter Integrated shank in the sole for extra rigidity Anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good summer boot
PostedAugust 25, 2014
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rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
So I purchased these boots to replace a set of TCX summer boots. I was looking for something with a bit more protection and no laces, which I feel is a hazard of getting caught in my chain. After looking around, I got these for the warmer weather.
These have been a really nice find. Yes, they are a bit narrow, but that is typical of Alpinestars as they do tend to be a bit more European in size. Ordered my usual Euro size and they fit perfectly. They are light weight, though have more solid protection than the TCX boots. I especially like the toe slider and larger shifter patch. Also, they flow a decent amount of air and you foot will get cold if the temperatures are below 60 degrees or so.
Overall a good choice for summer commuting. Highly recommended.
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia Renegade Mesh Tech Jacket The Olympia Renegade jacket offers a unique combination of retro yet modern styling making it perfect for just about any riding style. Despite its competitive price, no substitutions were made when selecting key safety components for this style. Like all Olympia gear, the Renegade is cut in a combination of authentic Cordura fabric with ballistic nylon mesh panels for maximum airflow and superior abrasion resistance. It also comes fully equipped with our articulated CE armor at the shoulders, elbows and back. 3M reflective trim adds additional safety in low light situations. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Two storage pockets plus interior cell phone pocket
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good summer jacket
PostedAugust 25, 2014
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Got this as a gift from my daughter and it is replacing my older AGV Solare. As I have the Olympia AST jacket, I knew what size to ask for, so she ordered a medium and it arrived within days, just as always for Revzilla.
The jacket is excellent. I am very pleased about the amount of air flow and the protection is excellent, what with the included CE rated armor in the elbows, shoulders and even the back pad, a definite plus. Only one real negative; it has no wind/waterproof layer to put in when it is a little chilly in the morning. I use the liner from an older jacket and that works fine, but jackets at lower costs have one and it is surprising that this one doesn't.
All in all a nice jacket at a good price with some nice protection thrown in. Highly recommended.
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei Qwest Diverge Helmet
Shoei Qwest Diverge Helmet
Shoei Qwest Diverge Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice upgrade from my old helmet
PostedNovember 18, 2013
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rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I needed a helmet to replace my AGV K4 EVO helmet, which I gave to my son when he bought his recent bike. I have owned a few other Shoei's and have always felt they were good helmets, though a bit pricey. With the Quest, I thought they hit a good price point and all the reviews were more than positive, so I took the plunge and bought the white Diverge. After a few months I think I can now give a fairly informed review.
The helmet is really well made. The paint and graphics are awesome and everything fits with precision. The liner is comfortable and feels good against my skin and the eyeport is wide and gives a good field of vision. The shield is nice, though it fogs way too easily. I had hoped to avoid using a pinlock shiel, but this is the biggest problem with the helmet. On Sunday when I got caught out in the rain, it was so foggy that I was riding with my shield cracked and it still was too foggy.
On the positive side, it is just about the most quiet helmet I have ever owned, the chin vent passes a lot of air and even the top vent seems to pass more air than I would believe possible due to its small size. It is lighter than I thought it would be, being Snell 2010 certified and the sizing was perfect for my head.
All in all a nice helmet and a big step up from my AGV and it would be perfect for touring/sport touring. Highly recommended! And of course Revzilla's service was first rate, as always!!!
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Rain Storm Gloves
Held Rain Storm Gloves
Waterproof touring glove Palm in soft WR (water-repellent) goatskin Back in stretch fabric with leather detailing 3M Scotchlite reflectives GORE-TEX gloves with X-TRAFIT fabric technology extra-durable breathable waterproof membrane Pique Push Pull lining in 100 polyester Adjustable Velcro wrist and cuff straps Visor wiper X-TRAFIT by GORE-TEX is a laminated waterproof lining system, the lining will not pull out with your hand, laminated layers gives single layer feel Pique Push Pull lining is laminated together with the X-TRAFIT waterproof liner, this special fabric wicks perspiration away from the hand so that it may breathe outward through the lining more effectively
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What great gloves!
PostedMay 6, 2013
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I was looking for a pair of gloves that would work for spring, fall and rainy weather during the summer and being a Held glove fanatic (I have 4 other pairs), I went with these and couldn't be happier.
They are excellent 21/2 season gloves. Warm enough to go down into the 40's, especially with my heated grips, yet not too hot for the 60's. The fit is perfect and the construction excellent. Only thing really missing would be a hard knuckle protector, but that would make it less comfortable and I do like the Superfabric in the heel.
All in all a great glove and I wish I would have waited for the closeout, but even at the regular price an excellent deal.
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Spidi X-One Boots
Spidi X-One Boots
Spidi X-One Boots The XPD X-one boot is a top of the range boot for sport and naked bike riding. This ankle boot has reinforced Polyurethane protectors over the malleolous area, toes and heels. Steel sliders provide added protection whilst the rounded, anti-skid racing sole provides a high level of grip and control. Vents and inner mesh material improve ventilation and transpiration for a high level of comfort. Features External microfibre material Polyurethane reinforcements Slider supporting tip area with gear shift padding Vented area on heel Reinforcement support on tip and heel Steel slider Zip fastening plus tough fastening closure Composite undersole with metallic support Rounded anti-skid vulcanised rubber racing sole Three dimensional inner mesh for improved transpiration Clip for trousers attachment
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice boot at a good price
PostedMay 6, 2013
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I was in the market for a pair of boots for everyday use commuting to and from work, but which I could wear there without too many problems. Looked here at the various videos (which are very well done, by the way) and came to the conclusion that this boot would fit the bill.
The positives are it is really comfortable, sharp looking with the style that only the Italians can pull off, with good protection and easy to get on and to take off. Lots of people have complemented me on them, and the toe slider has already had some use!
Only a couple of issues. There is no ventilation at all, so for warm weather this isn't the boot for July and August. Also, as noted in your video, there is no protection for the inner malleolus, which would be nice.
All in all a good everyday boot with Italian style and great Revzilla service. Thanks!
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Solare Jacket Features 100 polyester textile and mesh jacket for durability and comfort Full mesh lining Removable waterproof and breathable liner CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors 8mm thick memory foam back pad Full mesh chest, belly, back and front of arms for maximum cooling on hot days Moisture wicking material is used in the collar for maximum rider comfort Reflective piping is used on the front and rear of the jacket for safety Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Sleeve gather straps are used on each arm for maximum comfort Two front hand warmer pockets Inside horizontal and vertical pockets one of which is designed to be a media pocket Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Two position cuff snaps Accepts Forcefield Back Protector Insert Size 001 (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Summer Jacket
PostedJuly 24, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I was in the market for a new mesh jacket this summer and after looking around I settled on the Solare. The Revzilla review was excellent and I have had AGV Sport products in the past, so I ordered the grey one.
I must say I am very happy with the jacket. It is slightly tight (as I usually take a large, that is what I ordered, but it is a bit tight in the gut; guess I have some weight to lose!), but the airflow is very impressive. The jacket is very well made, with excellent zippers and the buttons on the cuffs and near your neck are rubberized; a nice touch.
One thing I wasn't expecting is the liner. In the video it was said there isn't a liner, but the one I received had a waterproof liner, which is really water proof! With the liner installed, made a bit easier as the sleeves have color coated snaps, it is even tighter, but it does allow the jacket to be used even in slightly cooler or wetter weather.
Overall, if you are in the market for a good mesh coat, give this one a try. You will definitely like it. Highly recommended.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet
AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet
AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet The K4 EVO is the most balanced and versatile helmet in the AGV range. Performs great on sportbikes or scooters, and everything in between. Improvements in weight and comfort, the K4 EVO represents the ideal solution for those who want an attractive, safe, comfortable helmet with an excellent price/quality ratio. The design of the K4 EVO reflects that of the K4, the model it replaces in the range. A design distinguished by the front air vents, the chin strap, the lateral lines and the spoiler, creating an immediate family feeling with other products in the recent AGV range. Features Shell Fiberglass ACF (Advanced Composite Fiber) Number of shells 2 shell sizes Ventilation System Front air intakes and rear extractors Internal padding Removable and washable (excluding neckroll) Internal Padding New 3D construction for richer and more stylish padding Fabrics Dry-Comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment and new skin-friendly fabric, reduces skin irritation Face Shield Clear, anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor Shield Mechanism XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) for shield replacement without tools in seconds Safety Certification ECE22.05 Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent helmet value
PostedMay 29, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Decided that I needed a new helmet as my Bell Star helmet was seemingly breaking down (though that is another review). Considered getting a Shoei, Shark or Arai, but I remember I have always had good results with AGV helmets so I checked out all the reviews. Listened to the Revzilla review and bought the K4 EVO with the black Explorer graphics..
I must say I am very pleased with my decision. The helmet is extremely light, quiet and very comfortable. The shield mechanism is as easy as my Bell or older Shoei, which is the gold standard. The helmet is beautifully finished, the graphics are excellent and the liner is soft and nice against the skin.
Is it perfect? Of course not. The air flow could be better and I wish the chin vent would vent air through the chin bar, but that is a minor point and it is nice that there is some serious padding in that area, helping with safety. It is also a bit small and I needed to go up a size to an XL, when I usually take an L in other brands, such as Shoei or Bell.
All in all I think the K4 EVO is an excellent value and a great helmet. Highly recommended!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Octane Riding Shoes
Alpinestars Octane Riding Shoes
Soft PU coated leather wraps upper to maximize comfort Soft PU coated suede collar for greater comfort High ankle design aids protection while low-cut Achilles area allows for maximum foot flex. Two lateral Velcro pull-tabs allow for customized fit Invisible water-repellent zipped interior Toe protector and toe slider maximizes safety Injection moulded heel and ankle support Abrasion resistant TPR toe shifter Lightweight and flexible yet durable
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good shoe, though limited styling
PostedMarch 15, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Had these boots for 3 years and they only recently wore out. They weren't the most stylish boots out there, but did the job and were comfortable both on and off the bike. Only issue was the side zipper on one boot, which would catch now and then, though only after a couple of years of pretty regular use. Pity they are no longer made, but it was a nice shoe for a reasonable price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots
Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots
Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots Shell Material Synthetic leather and microfiber upper Powerskin waterproof, breathable membrane Inner materials Quick drying polyamide liner Air Mesh lining Protection Screw in aluminum toe slider Double injected rubber sole with built in anti-crush shank Injected PU ankle protectors Injected PU heel cup Additional Features Short aggressive street riding waterproof boots Hook 'n' Loop ankle adjustment strap Speed lace system Reflective inserts Suede instep grip panel Removable foot-bed Micorfiber motion panels
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice boot at a good price
PostedMarch 15, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I needed a pair of new boots to replace my old boots, which finally wore out after 3 years. Looked around and decided on the Teknic one after a pretty fair amount of research. Appreciated Revzilla's video review of the boot, so decided to buy a pair.
Needless to say, I'm a new fan. Have worn these to work everyday this week and am very happy with my choice. They are comfortable, look good and have more protection than I thought they would. I was worried about the laces, but they are easy to put on and the strap over them keeps them away from the bike. Temperatures have varied from the upper 30 degrees to nearly 70, and they have been fine with no real heat issues and keeping my feet warm when it was cold. I haven't gotten them wet yet, but I am sure they'll be better than my old boots, which weren't waterproof at all. As it is only a week, I can't comment on the durability, but so far it looks like they'll last for quite a bit. Good job, Revzilla for carrying a great boot at an affordable price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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