Otis
 
 
 
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    May 20, 2011
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AGV Sport Solare Vented Pants 100 600-D polyester strengthened woven textile and mesh pant for durability and comfort Full mesh lining CE approved knee pads 10mm thick memory foam hips and lower back pad Mesh panels on the front and rear of the upper leg for maximum cooling on hot days Reflective piping is used on the outside of each leg for safety Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Zip open lower legs Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Velcro secured flap over the fly Two front hand warmer pockets Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Waist connection zipper for jacket attachment Sizing Standard Inseam 32 Short Inseam 30
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really great pants for the hot humid summers in Alabama
PostedJuly 14, 2014
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Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm 6'1 36" waist 34" inseam..205 lbs. These pants in XL fit perfectly. No complaints. You can read about the features in the factory description.
Fit in the waist ....juuuust right. Length wise: standing, the bottom of the pants fall to the top of my boots, so in the riding position they do not pull up too far....juuuust right!
Ventilation is very good. First time I rode with them it was 92 degrees at about 80% humidity..pretty brutal, and they did great.
The only reason I rated the protection/durability "good" is because the pants are brand new. The material/armor/and zippers appear to be top notch however.
The two pockets are on the front and although they look smallish, hold your wallet just fine. It would be nice if they put a couple of cargo pants type pockets somewhere on the legs with Velcro closures... but hey, these will do.
I highly recommend these pants for a hot climate.
Rides: 2009 Ducati 1198 S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Corsair V IOM TT 2014 LE Helmet
Arai Corsair V IOM TT 2014 LE Helmet
Arai Corsair V Isle Of Man TT 2014 Limited Edition Helmet The Corsair V Isle of Man is an extremely limited edition and is officially sanctioned by Isle of Man Racing. The Arai Corsair V Isle of Man TT - 2014 Limited Edition Helmet proves again that Arais main focus is the experienced rider who knows what a real helmet should do and have. It doesnt fling fashion at you it advanced the art of building better helmets for riders. Its improvements and innovations reach down to the smallest details. Why Partly obsession. Partly because Arai believes every part of a helmet is interrelated in both design and function. We dont believe in change for the sake of change, fad, or marketing shock value. Features Newly designed shell with Hyper-Ridge around the bottom enhances shell strength while providing a larger bottom opening Larger bottom opening promotes ease of putting on and taking off the helmet Peripheral belting across the forehead area of the shell enhances structural integrity while maintaining flexibility, low weight and shell size Larger upper vent tabs make operating the vents easier even with thick winter gloves New Arai SAI shield with Super AdSis shield system New SAI shield is 5mm longer in each side and provides a wider field of view New SAI shield and base plates are exclusive to Corsair V helmets Latest generation of Dry Cool line has a new silver-grey color Rear mounting straps are slightly re-positioned exclusively to the Corsair V Neckroll is removable and has additional exhaust channels to remove interior heat Cheek pads have the exclusive Emergency Release Tab feature Newly designed side exhaust cowls exhaust heat as well as add lateral stability at speed Enhanced air inlets of the new DF-9 diffuser increase airflow efficiency Brow vents now duct air into the temple area and out the side vents for maximum cooling Exclusive AirWing provides unprecedented aerodynamic performance with 5 distinct positions DOT approved Snell M2010 Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best helmet owned (out of 5)
PostedJune 2, 2014
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Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
I own two Arai Vectors, an Arai Signet Q as well as an Arai Profile and a high end Italian brand. This is the first Corsair V in the stable.
I have an intermediate to long oval noggin. The fit of thiis Corsair is VERY similar to my Signet Q. I measured right at 60cm and the LG is a perfect fit for me..I wouldn't want to change anything about the fit.
The helmet is very light and of course everything about about it is the high quality you would expect from Arai and a helmet this price.
The aero is fine, with very little buffeting in an upright or full tuck, but there is some....unlike my high end Italian brand that has virtually none. I think this is due to the smooth frontal area of the Arai versus the more angular shape of the high end Italian brand. I think Arai could learn something about aero from that other brand's frontal area shape. That being said, I like EVERYTHING about the Arai better than the high end Italian brand, save the aero.
This Isle of Man edition is simply one of the coolest/nicest helmets I've ever come across. I highly recommend it.
Rides: 2009 Ducati 1198 S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SIDI Fusion Air Boots Fully perforated for summer riding Vertebra system Achilles and rear calf protection panel. Replaceable nylon toe scuff pad. Replaceable outer ankle protective cap. Nylon shin deector plate. Fully encapsulated heel cup. DuPont polymer toe shift pad. An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved t. Removable arch support. Double stitched in all high stress areas. Zipper and Velcro closure system. Lorica outer construction. Perforated Teon treated nylon lining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Spot On
PostedMarch 31, 2014
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Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I live and ride in Alabama, so once Summer gets underway one had best have some well ventilated boots. I have been partial to Sidi over the years, but these Fusion Air boots lead the pack of previous models for several reasons.
I have a wide forefoot and narrow heel, so I tend to fluctuate between 10.0E to 11.5D shoe sizes depending on the design. These Fusion Air boots in a 46 (11.5) fit my hooves NICELY. Some previous Sidi models have had a narrow toe box that reeks havoc with my wide forefoot, but Sidi has returned to a wider, more rounded box with the Fusion line.
Ventilation is plain OUTSTANDING! In fact if the temperature is not out of the 50's or low 60's, you might leave these at home and wear your non vented pair....very airy.
Design is OUSTANDING as well...protection, function, and looks...it's all there.
Shoes/boots tend to be a very "personal" thing due to fit, but these are pretty much spot on in siding for my previously described feet...I highly recommend them.
Rides: 2009 Ducati 1198 S
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AGV Corsa / Pista GP Race-2 Faceshield Flat anti-scratch and polycarbonate face shield complete with tear-off posts ( Tear-Offs sold separately) and prepared for Pinlock Inserts (also sold separately). Note Dark Smoke shield is not quite as dark as shown in product photos.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A necessary item for the Corsa helmet
PostedMarch 24, 2014
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Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have a Corsa Racetrack helmet. It is not a well ventilated helmet compared to just about any others. With the pin lock insert, there is no fogging, without it, there will be.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S4R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Corsa Racetrack Helmet The AGV Corsa Helmet combines the performance of the Pista GP with road-riding features such as adjustable ventilation and improved comfort, without sacrificing the performance standards of the GP model. The AGV Corsa Helmet has been awarded a Five Star SHARP certification. SHARP (Safety Helmet and Assessment Rating Programme) is the UK Department of Transportation's independent helmet evaluation system and a 5 Star Rating represents the highest echelon of protection, the Corsa is now listed among the safest helmets in the world. Built in conjunction with Valentino Rossi and tested at the highest levels. The Corsa is not a full carbon fiber shell but the shell shape, aerodynamics, ventilation and eye-port improvements will be shared cross platform with the Pista GP Helmet. Key improvements of the Corsa compared to the GP Tech Weight savings over the GP-Tech to be announced 193 more ventilation surface area 71 smaller visor movement area 48 less HIC index standard (Head Injury Criterion) 44 less lift 36 less g-force transmitted to the head (compared to the ECE regulation) Features Shell SSL (Super Super Light) in composite fiber, aramid Carbon Fiber Number of Shells 4 shell sizes Ventilation System IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with wide ducts hollowed into the shell Interior Breathable Lycra micro-porous lining and Dry-comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment Interior Fully removable and washable inner liners of CoolMax fabric Faceshield RACE 2 flat, non-scratch shield with wide field of vision and suitable for tear-offs Shield Mechanism XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) in metal with roto-translation opening Quick Release Shield For tool-free removal and replacement of the visor in seconds Retention System Double D Safety Certification ECE, DOT and SHARP 5 Star
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The Good and the Bad
PostedMarch 24, 2014
Customer avatar
Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have several Arai helmets. My noggin likes my Profile (now the Signet Q) the best. I have a "long oval" headshape.
First, the bad. When I first put this helmet on, i didn't immediately say "oh SWEEEET!" for the fit.. And when I first rode with it I was dog cussing it. It had THE WORST ventilation of any helmet I've ever owned and I've owned a lot. Upon studying the helmet further and learning about taking the foam discs out that are in the headliner, AND removing the "chin curtain", the ventilation improved to about a 6 out of 10.
Now the good...this helmet has the BEST AERODYNAMICS of any I've ridden with...bar none. Hardly any buffeting even up in the triple digits...it's AMAZING!
The visor/visor removal/locking system is the best example out there. EVERY manufacturer should look and learn..simply makes all others obsolete. I think the visor would stop a small caliber round....maybe. I recommend the pin lock visor insert, it definitely helps with the fogging. With the chin curtain in, there was HEAVY fogging while stopped, and this was in 60 degree temps. With the chin curtain removed and a pin lock insert, there is NO fogging.
The helmet liner has adjustable top straps to allow for a wider/narrower headshape....nice. And doing this DID help my fit.
This helmet is light and you know it when your wearing it....nice.
Of course the quality of this top tier AGV helmet is prevelant everywhere from the paint to the liner.
So, overall, because the a Goods outweigh the Bad, I give it a 4. If I could it would be be a 4.5.
Sorry for such a long review, but when you're plunking down this many goobanzas for a helmet I would think you'd want one.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S4R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai RX-Q / Corsair V / Signet-Q Cheekpads Replacement cheek pads for Arai RX-Q, Signet-Q and Corsair V Helmets Arai's truly unique sculpted cheekpad shape cradles the head from underneath for a level of comfort and security that needs to be felt to be believed. With more surface area, it moves away from the typical pressure fit to a more comfort fit based on the design's cradle support. The design was influenced by Arai's F-1 drivers, the most demanding of all for fit. Emergency Cheekpad Release System This now-copied groundbreaking Arai safety innovation was specifically developed to allow easier access to an injured rider by sliding out easily, making helmet removal easier for trained medical personnel Cheek Pad Adjustability A cheek pad feature found only on Arai RX-Q and Signet-Q Helmets is a removable 5MM layer of foam. This allows more room if desired without having to purchase an entirely new cheek pad set. All cheek pads are interchangeable between the different helmet sizes. Remember, if you need more room in the helmet you need to order a smaller (thinner) cheek pad. To make a helmet tighter, you would need to buy a larger (thicker) cheek pad.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Arai 35mm cheek pads
PostedOctober 28, 2013
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Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
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
Have a Signet Q in Large. After the breakin period the fit was a tad too loose. Went from the standard OEM 25mm cheek pads to the 35mm..fits MUCH better now..in fact I would probably drop down to a Medium on my next Signet Q
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shorai LFX Lithium Battery The Shorai LFX Lithium motorcycle batteries are some of the lightest and most powerful replacement batteries available! See Shorai Specifications and Dimensions data sheet (pdf) for fitment guide and specifications. Most powersports enthusiasts have gotten used to hooking up a tender to their lead-acid batteries, all the time. Shorai LFX have much slower self-discharge than the best lead acid do (1/6 to 1/7, on average), they do not sulfate as capacity drops, and they are the ultimate deep cycle battery, which means that they can still crank your vehicle even if the remaining capacity is quite low. Therefore most riders will not need to use a tender at all. A fully charged LFX can sit for a year or more and still retain adequate starting capacity, without damaging the battery. As such, any vehicle which has no current flowing when the key is OFF should never need a tender. At most it should be charged every 6 to 12 months, depending on the average storage temperature (cool storage is much better for any battery). Newer vehicles may have a significant draw even when the key is OFF, to maintain clocks and computers, etc. In this case Shorai expects that a few hours of riding per month will be all that is needed to avoid tending. If you know that you will go a number of weeks or months without riding, you can either attach a tender, or disconnect the negative cable from the battery. In any case, during storage you may use the voltage chart above and an accurate voltmeter, and consider recharging when the battery is around the 50 capacity remaining mark, or above. Features Ultra light - one fifth the weight of lead-acid batteries on average Zero sulfation for longer service life Holds unloaded charge for one year without maintenance Military spec Carbon Composite Case Faster cranking for better starts Super-fast recharge rate No explosive gasses during charge, no lead, no acid Environmentally friendly Two-Year Warranty! Shorai recommends NOT using a charger/tender if it has an automatic desulfation mode, which cannot be turned off. Shorai has confirmed with Deltran, makers of the Battery Tender brand, that their products do NOT have a desulfation mode, and are therefore OK for use with Shorai LFX. However the best possible charger/tender for Shorai LFX is the Shorai SHO-BMS01 Battery Management System . Case Size 1 148mm length Case Size 2 113mm length Case Size 3 166mm length Case Size 4 148mm length Case Size 5 134mm length Case Size 6 148mm length See Shorai Specifications and Dimensions data sheet (pdf) for fitment guide and specifications. Please Note It is extremely important that you use only the appropriate battery for your bike! A battery with incorrect amperage may damage the battery or worse yet, your ride. Shorai Batteries may not be a drop in replacement, some modification to battery box, terminals etc may be necessary. If you have any questions about which battery may work for you, please call us at 877-792-9455.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great battery! You can't afford NOT to lose a good 5 lbs !
PostedJuly 1, 2013
Customer avatar
Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I had previously been running a Pulse 3 lithium iron battery by Full Spectrum. I had purchased that battery a couple of years ago. The top had come loose on the battery. They have since changed their design. The Shorai was less expensive..probably due to being constructed in China rather than here in the US. The Shorai quality is outstanding as is the starting capability on my 09 Duc 1198S. Can't tell you about the durability yet, but I'm guessing it will be outstanding as well.
I also purchased their charger as well and it is first class as is Manda and the folks at Shorai!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Insert w/ Brow Vents Pin Lock insert for use with Arai SAI Max Vision faceshields with brow vents only. Will not work with standard SAI, SAI Pinlock, or SAI Pinlock without brow vents.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Pinlock Tinted insert
PostedFebruary 13, 2012
Customer avatar
Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have an Arai Signet Q helmet. It came with the Pinlock visor (clear) which I like a lot. Only problem is since this is a snap-in insert vs a complete visor, one would think the cost of this Pinlock insert would be a little less....but it's not. Like the Pinlock system A LOT! Wish the inserts were cheaper. LOVE the new Signet Q helmet!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Most Amazingly cool jacket for seriously HOT weather!
PostedJuly 30, 2011
Customer avatar
Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing jacket!! I have had several "summer" riding jackets. They are all good jackets with descent ventilation for temps up to the 90's. But this jacket will take you well into the 90's with comfort. When you look at the material, you wonder how in the world it works...it does not look vented at all. I have a mesh Dainese summer jacket that is obviously vented (big open mesh material)...but comes nowhere close to being as cool as the Shotgun jacket to ride in. Good pockets/zippers as well as an interior pocket and a back protector pouch that accepts up to the large size Dainese protector (G1 I believe?). Again, the material may make the jacket look a bit "cheap" compared to a textile or leather mesh, but it is MAGICAL in how it keeps you cool when riding in 90's with HIGH humidity. I live in Alabama and it has been exceptionally brutal this year, but this jacket is almost like airconditioning!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Axial Pro In Boots The Axial Pro In Boots is the maximum expression of the Dainese technology and experience applied to a boot that offers the rider the highest levels of safety, comfort and functionality. Constructed of Lorica, D-Stone fabric, and leather, inside it displays the D-Axial system in Carbon and Kevlar, developed to reduce the risk of twisting the ankle and provide greater protection in case of impact in synergy with the sole, the shock absorbing heel, and the steel insert at the heel. Stainless steel sliders and nylon toe and outsole offer the rider additional elements of safety. Equipped with an interior tightening strap that helps avoid fracture and sliding off of the boot, and with the possibility for fastening to the inside of the pants, the Dainese Axial Pro In Boots become a perfect whole with the suit in order to reduce the risk of getting caught on foreign objects in case of fall and to improve riding precision, thanks to reduced dimensions, lower weight, and better aerodynamics. Protection D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in Carbon and Kevlar Nylon toe Polypropylene insert behind the tibia TPU heel counter Nylon heel Metal inserts on the heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Strap on top of foot Ergonomics and Comfort Lorica uppers D-Stone fabric Split leather inserts on the internal side Elasticated bellows Internal regulation with velcro Closing with zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner Other Suit to boot fastening system Padded insert for gear shifter guard Soft inserts Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boots!!
PostedMay 20, 2011
Customer avatar
Otis
From Trussville
State:AL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I love these boots! Didn't think I could find any as good/comfortable as my Alpinestar SMX's, especially after my not so good experience with Dainese Torque Out boots...they were NOT a good fit...very narrow in the forefoot combined with heel slippage. I wear a 10.5E or 11D.
The Axial Pro In's fit me VERY well. I have toe room and due to the exceptional design with the internal booty, I get no heel slippage, yet my foot is not cramped at all. I ordered these in US11/Euro44 and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting the latest in protective design that provides great comfort as well. I haven't worn them with my full leathers, so I can't rate the "IN" design there, but with jeans or other type riding pants they do really well. Ain't cheap but I think well worth the price for what you get!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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