dtyndall
 
 
 
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    November 3, 2012
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Tour Master Select Tail Bag 600 denier Carbolex outer shell Easy access top-loading two-way zippered main compartment Reinforced handle Soft, brushed fleece interior lining Phoslite reflective piping and material panels help to increase nighttime visibility Shoulder strap included for convenient carrying Built-in, hide-away mounting straps Integrates with Tour Master Select Saddlebags Includes rain cover 11.5 L x 14 W x 9.5 H (23 liter)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great tailbag!
PostedJanuary 22, 2013
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dtyndall
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've owned this tailbag since Christmas and thus far, it's done its job pretty well.
Just some little sidenotes:
1. Love the reflective material all along the sides of the bag. It really pops when any kind of lights hit it. There's also reflective stitching along the back and, though it could be more comprehensive, it stands out as well.
2. The strap system sucks. Or maybe I just suck with tying knots and what not. Either way, it's 2013. Surely there's an easier way to attach a tail bag to the back of a sportbike.
3. There's a rain cover pocket on the side of the bag facing the rider. At times this can actually get in the way, depending on whether I'm wearing a backpack/jacket as well. Not a big factor since I doubt many people will ALSO wear a backpack, but worth noting. Also in race tuck it can kinda get in the way. Again, I doubt many guys will race tuck with this tailbag.
4. I use it to get groceries, carry around spare gloves, carry ammo when I go to the range, etc. Most impressive is being able to fit $40 in groceries in the bag. I can fit two 2 liters side-by-side and have room on top to spare. If you're taking your Kama Sutra to your ladies house, it should fit it as well. No worries.
5. Get it. It does what you think it does, and it doesn't slip and really interfere with your riding like a tankbag. If your jacket has a race hump, obviously it won't get in the way like a backpack. No excessive weight on your shoulders or bag. It's a great alternative to the typical backpack and tankbag methods.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese New Delmar Leather Jacket (Perforated) Dedicated to the most competitive sport riders with a design essential and aggressive at the same time, the New Delmar jacket offers the technical excellence and high performance of Dainese racing apparel. Special D-Skin leather, thermoformed shoulders, titanium inserts, fixed composite protectors, and the pocket for the G-type back protector all contribute to providing top level protection. Correct temperature control is ensured by the air inlets in the chest and back, the 3D bubble liner, and localized perforation. Freedom of movement and elevated comfort are guaranteed by the Neck 5 support, elasticated inserts, and inserts in S1 stretch fabric on the sleeves and back. Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.197. Co-injected shoulder with titanium insert. Pocket for Dainese Wave G Back Protector Abrasion and Tear Resistance D-Skin leather. S1 fabric. Comfort Ergonomics Neck 5 neck support. Jacket-trousers fastening system. Adjustment strap on neck. Waist adjustment Inserts in elasticated fabric. Elasticated inserts. Collar with elasticated inserts. Temperature Regulation 3d bubble fixed liner with air space. Air inlets on the chest and sides. Sanitized lining. Other Aerodynamic spoiler. Reflective inserts. Internal pocket. 2 outside pockets. Denoted as Dainese New Delmar Pelle Estivo in Dainese catalog A non-perforated version of this jacket is also available.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Closeout pricing? Can't beat that!
PostedJanuary 13, 2013
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dtyndall
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I ordered this jacket on closeout from Revzilla. I spent about a week studying the different jackets in the Dainese line-up, knowing full well the quality that the brand offers. I had worn a Dainese Laguna Seca jacket for nearly five years in all weather conditions. I crashed in it twice on my first bike (glad to get those accidents out of the way on a cheaper beginner bike, whew). With all due respect to other great motorcycle companies like Alpinestars and Rev it, the only jacket that I could upgrade to was going to be another Dainese.
I finally made my mind up that it was going to be the Dainese Delmar. I read review after review praising its excellent airflow (in the non-perforated and especially non-perforated models), features like the 3D lining and titanium shoulders, and of course its general durability. I don't follow Rossi or MotoGP; I have no delusions of taking this track on a track at 180mph. I am an everyday street rider wanting the best bang for my bike, at whatever cost that is.
Upon receiving the jacket, I tried it on and it felt great. Needed to be broken in and was a bit heavier than I was used to, but it felt great. I've worn it daily for the better part of two weeks and have no real complaints thus far. I am very lanky (about 6' and 140 lbs) and thus have sacrifices I have to make with clothing; this was no different. The size 50 Euro offers a baggier fit in the body than I would like, but the sleeves come down just right to my wrists. I would imagine adding the back protector would fill it out a little more.
If you can get this jacket on closeout, do it. There's nothing that can touch it in the same price bracket. Take it from me, I did my homework.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell RS-1 Emblem High Vis Helmet The Bell RS-1 helmet bridges the gap between the Vortex and the top-of-the-line Bell Star. The Bell RS-1 Emblem Helmet features all the technicality of the RS-1 combined with visually striking Bell logo graphics. Starting with a lightweight Kevlar/fiberglass composite shell, the RS-1 brings it with Bells vaunted Velocity Flow Ventilation system providing cool comfort, a super stable aerodynamic profile keeping the helmet still at speed, and the versatile Click Release shield system for fast, easy shield swapsnot to mention an amazing variety of tint and coating choices. The Bell RS-1 Helmet should be a game changer in the mid-high end helmet assortment. The RS-1 Helmet will prove its worth on track and street alike. Features Snell M2010 Certification Velocity Flow Ventilation Super Stable Aerodynamic Signature 3Mode Shield - Lock, Ratchet, Crack ClickRelease Shield Mechanism NutraFog II Anti Fog Coating Kevlar/Fiberglass Shell Contour Cut Cheekpads Removable/Washable Liner Agion (R) Antibacterial Liner MagnaFusion Strap Keeper Comes with clear faceshield Five-year Warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pricy, but a worthy upgrade to an old Airframe
PostedNovember 15, 2012
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dtyndall
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Narrow
Wide
This helmet recently replaced my Icon Airframe of about four years. There are several differences that I noticed right off the bat, notably how quiet this helmet really is.
Under 85 mph this helmet is almost too quiet. Earplugs are still needed when riding on the highway though.
The helmet fits incredibly tight when new. I thought the head shape might be wrong after wearing it for about a week but it seems to be breaking in a bit. I'll have to update this when I've got more miles with it.
Aerodynamically the helmet is superb. Head checks are much smoother than with the Airframe. The venting seems to be good, almost too good. My contacts have actually dried up within about 20 minutes on the freeway; closing the brow vent helped to combat this.
Like the hi-viz more than I thought I would. Have received lots of compliments on the scheme. It's very visible but also maintains that edgy, sportbike look.
Only complaint thus far is the shield doesn't seal at the bottom, it seems. Saw that someone mentioned adjusting the shield so I'll have to look into this.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Airframe Helmet - Solid Colors The Airframe is equipped with multiple safety and comfort features, developed through exhaustive lab research and real world testing. When fitted properly, the precisely engineered Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon Fiber composite shell and energy absorbing dual-density EPS liner greatly reduce the possibility of head injuries in the event of an accident. To keep you focused on what's ahead of you the Airframe is fitted with Icon's new Proshield. Not only is the Proshield available in a variety of tinted styles with side plates for more graphic real estate, it features the Prolock shield lock system to keep your shield locked down. Even during those 150mph head-checks. Additionally, the HydraDry moisture wicking material used throughout the interior comfort liner and extensive venting system combine to produce the industry's most ventilated and comfortable helmet. Features DOT and ECE22.05 approved Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber/Dyneema shell for strength Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Oversized intake and exhaust ports Removable chin curtain Quick-change fog-free proshield with sideplates Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Removable Hydradry moisture wicking liner Secure shield locking system
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Small issues aside, a helmet that has stood the test of time
PostedNovember 3, 2012
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dtyndall
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
I'm writing this review to let everyone know that I will be buying my second Airframe helmet in a couple of days. I currently use an Airframe Claymore from around 2008 when I bought my first streetbike. In comparison to my first helmet (an HJC CL-SP), the Icon was much more stylish and seemed to have additional features that I liked.
After roughly four years of daily commutes in sun, torrential downpour, freezing temperatures... I can say that the Airframe has mostly held its own. Within a couple years of daily wear, the glue that holds the lip to the helmet gave out and now I'm rocking the helmet sans lip. Also, after removing the internal lining for cleanings, the lining near my brow needs constant readjustment during rides. Otherwise it will slowly fall down into my line of slight. Thirdly, the rightside cover for the visor fell off during a ride one day. Not sure if that was operator error or manufacturing, but it sucked nonetheless.
The helmet looks cool, even if it is slightly outdated in the way of current Icon offerings. Don't expect the helmet to last a full five years unless you ride sparingly. But for the price, the helmet fits well, gives good airflow, and is overall comfortable.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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