AVLthumper
 
 
 
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    May 5, 2014
  • Last review
    January 28, 2016
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    4.7
 
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Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Boots Drawing from their extensive off and on road boot experience, the Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Boots are everything an ADV rider needs or could want. The mid height design is less encumbering than a full off-road or motocross boot and the vulcanized rubber compound rubber sole provides excellent grip while allowing riders to actually walk around off the bike without doing the robot. Burly off-road inspired protective features include a TPU shin plate and ankle protectors, reinforced heel counter and toe box, as well as Alpinestars' bio-mechanical lateral flexi-blade system. To top things off Alpinestars has added a Drystar membrane to keep out water in whatever form it takes. The rugged yet refined Corozal Boots are ready for pretty much anything. Features Upper constructed from PU coated leather plus higher medial panel suede leather for superior grip Front and rear bellow made with lightweight microfiber for more durability and abrasion resistance Rear reflective insert for improved visibility Extended PU coated leather gaiter helps seal out excessive water and dirt entry rear gaiter includes rubber insert for flexibility and comfort TPU shin plate and calf plate offer support and resistance for impacts Bio-mechanical lateral flexi-blade system provides excellent front and rear movement while offering support and protection to the ankle TPU shift pad made with technical texture for added grip plus foam padding on underneath for better comfort Wide entry aperture for convenience with VELCRO brand upper closure flap to allow broad ranging calf fit adjustment TPU double density ankles protector on medial side for protection Closure system includes 2 polymer buckles with an innovative closure system. This closure includes a ratchet with memory and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure the buckles are replaceable. Soft foam surrounding the ankles and collar offer comfort and shock absorbing performance Drystar membrane layer between upper and lining for proven performance in difficult weather conditions Toe box and heel counter reinforcement layered under the upper PP insole with steel shank co-injected for excellent feel and safety Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound sole for optimal combination of comfort and grip Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top CE certified to EN 136342010
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Dual Sport B0ot
PostedJanuary 28, 2016
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AVLthumper
From Asheville, NC
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
I had a pair of Sidi Chargers, but I never wore them because they were overkill for dual sport riding. I picked up a pair of the Corozals, and I could not be happier. I wear a size 14 in Asics, Merrells, and most other shoes, and the EU48/US13 fits great. I also tried the EU47/US12, but my left foot toes just barely hit the front of the boot when pushing my foot forward in the boot. I decided to stick with the larger 48/13 and get a pair of higher volume insoles to get a slightly tighter fit. I plan on using these boots for commuting, street and dual sport riding. I looked into the Gaerne Balance Oil, Forma Adventure, and Sidi DIscovery. I decided on the Corozals after watching the Revzilla video and doing a lot of forum reading. The Gaerne Balance Oil seem to be hit or miss with waterproofness, the Forma Adventures have a HUGE toe box, and I've owned various Sidi boots; and while they are great, they are very narrow. I have an average size foot width, and the Corozals fit great. They are definitely not as protective as motocross boots, but for my use, they should be perfect. I purchased these boots on a Tuesday and received them Thursday...thanks Revzilla.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure Heated Grips The Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure heated handlebar grips are made especially for adventure bikes. The grips have ergonomically engineered surface structures to optimize riding performance. Thicker rubber in areas of maximum wear rhombus tread patterns for high levels of grip and feel diamond tread pattern where maximum grip is required. Overall grip length is 5.19 and can be trimmed to a minimum length of 4.80 without damaging the heating elements. What really sets the Oxford Heaterz apart The answer is many tried and tested features such as the silicon cables which provide flexibility in the coldest weathers and the winter grade wiring prevents cracking and short circuits. The bonded grip design has been in use for many years and is well proven. The grip compound and thermo plastic rubber construction is designed to absorb vibration, making them extremely comfortable and durable, often outlasting standard grips. The silicone wires that come from the grip are angled to eliminate water ingress and resulting corrosion/ice damage and have special unique internal supports which are heat shrunk together to prevent damage if the wires are snagged. In addition, five carefully chosen heat settings allow the perfect temperature to be selected in ALL weathers and most importantly, the switch will switch off if the voltage drops to 10.5V to ensure that the battery is not damaged to the point that it cannot be recharged to full capacity. Easier than ever to install due to the new intelligent heat controller eliminating any need to wire the positive to a live ignition feed simply connect the 2 ring connectors to the battery. You'll find everything supplied by Oxford to fit your Heaterz from a wiring loom with ring connectors to the battery with simple plug and play connectors to attach to the switch and grips, smart mounting bracket and switch right down to the glue and cable ties all neatly packaged in one box. Features Fits most 7/8 handlebars Standard length 5.19 Minimum length 4.80 Sealed for life 5 heat settings give the perfect operating temperature with LED lights to indicate the level Up to 122F (50C) Rainproof switch Draws under 4A Miniaturized electronics Simpler wiring Sonically welded 2 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Adventure grips are good
PostedJanuary 19, 2015
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AVLthumper
From Asheville, NC
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I installed these on a 2011 KLR. I bought the Adventure version because of they are longer than the Sport and Touring models. The controller is a nice improvement from the older version. This is my third set of Oxfords. Revzilla was fast shipping and cheapest price I could find.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha WR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Adventure Mesh Jacket The Firstgear Adventure Mesh Jacket was designed for the rider who doesn't let a little heat keep him indoors. The extended drop-tail provides just a skoosh more coverage and also gives a bit more room to store the removable liner in the back pocket. You will run out of things to store in the multiple pockets before you run out of pockets. Adjustable waist and arm straps lend a personalized fit. Features Classic fit A more tailored fit Constructed of durable, tough and highly breathable, 250-denier polyester mesh exterior Removable windproof, water-resistant liner, stows easily in rear tail pocket CE-approved armor at shoulders and elbows Secure pocketing throughout for secure storage Set and forget, adjustable wrist cuffs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Jacket
PostedMay 5, 2014
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AVLthumper
From Asheville, NC
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I'm 6'6" around 190 and bought a Large Tall. It fits pretty good, but I could use about 1 more inch in the sleeves. The fit is slimmer than other Firstgear jackets, but not as fitted as the TPG line. There's plenty of adjustability to tailor it to how you like. I had a Firstgear Venture before this in the same size and it was MUCH larger all around. I don't think Firstgear jackets have a standard small, medium, large, XL across their line. You need to try it on to make sure it fits.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha WR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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