PorkChopMoto
 
 
 
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    May 11, 2011
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    April 2, 2012
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Pro Gold MFR Chain Lube Features Treats the metal surfaces and reduces friction Reduces wear and stretching Extend your chain life Sheds dirt, mud and abrasives Will not get tacky or build-up
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Preferred Lube
PostedApril 2, 2012
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have previously used BelRay and Silkoline lubes. I use ProGold bicycle chain lube and recommend it to the customers in my bicycle shop. When I learned that ProGold also made motorcycle chain lube I decided to give it a shot and am glad that I did.
This lube is thin and clear. It penetrates well and, if not over-applied, does not fling and attracts very little dirt in contrast to other brands. As it begins to dry, it will not get tacky. It's the best chain lubricant I have used to date and I've stopped using anything else.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Athos Air Vest In order to remain highly visible in traffic without compromising on airflow, REV'IT! developed the Athos Air vest as the summer edition of the popular Athos vest. The front and back panels are made of fully perforated PWR shell mesh EN471 certified fabric. Stretch panels at the side ensure that the Athos Air vest fits easily over any summer mesh jacket in the REV'IT! collection, so air flows directly to your body through 2 layers of mesh fabric
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Athos Air Vest
PostedApril 2, 2012
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Color and reflectivity are great. Visibility from a distance and in dark or overcast conditions is greatly increased. YKK zip and quality construction all-around -- exactly what you would expect from Rev'It! Flows plenty of air and adds no interference to my AIR jacket. No pockets and no ID holder, but if these two items may not be a concern for you (they are not for me).
I wear an AIR and a Dragon jacket, both size XS. I bought a size Small vest (because they don't offer it in XS) and it fits just fine. It's not snug, but it does not flap in the wind at all, even over my AIR jacket. If you own other Rev'It! gear, I would recommend that you buy this in whatever size you wear. If you wear a Large Rev'It! jacket, buy this in a large.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves For those traditionalists who prefer an all-leather glove, rather than the lightweight leather-textile mix of the Bastion GTX, the Alaska GTX with its GORE-TEX membrane can handle the coldest days with comfort and style. Like all REV'IT! gloves, Engineered Skin design balances protection and performance. The result a superior winter glove. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell goatskin with WR finish, suede leather with WR finish Insulation Thermolite, Push-Pull Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 100 Leather Lining 100 Polyester Membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection leather hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, EVA foam at thumb and wrist Visibility laminated reflection at cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and back hand, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cold Be Damned
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
A little context:
I ride a naked bike with no windshield or fairing. I do not have heated grips. I live in Wisconsin. I ride mostly during the day and prefer to keep my night riding to a minimum. Generally speaking, I have cold hands resulting from poor circulation.
Comfort zones:
HWY Speeds: Temps down into the low 40s for well over an hour before hands started to get cold.
City speeds: Temps down into the mid 30s and have been toasty warm.
Rain:
The leather will soak up a bit of water in the rain and this will decrease the warmth of the glove a bit but your hands will stay dry. If they don't you're either getting water under the gauntlet, or you need to send the glove back and take advantage of the GoreTex guarantee.
Fit:
I have a pair of Rev'It! Summit gloves in Medium. The finger length is perfect but the finger width is just a bit wide. I bought the Alaskas in a Medium and the finger length is perfect but the width is just a bit snug. Both gloves fit equally well throughout the rest of my hand.
Finish & Construction:
Wow, this is a beautiful glove. Friends can't believe I dropped $190 on a pair of gloves until they see them first hand and try them on. Protection is excellent, offering the same hard parts as the Summit and Summit H20. Reflective bits are a nice touch.
All in all, another solid offering from the folks at Rev'It!, but if you're in between sizes in Rev'It! gloves, you may find you want to go a size up.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Knox Women's TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector For REV'IT Unisex size XS and S jackets or REV'IT Ladies size 34, 36 and 38 jackets Approximately 14.5 x 10 at widest point For larger sizes please choose the standard TP2 Back Protector
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection You Hope You Never Need
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm not a lady, but I do wear size XS Rev'It! Jackets and in most cases that means I need the slightly smaller Ladies version of the TP2 in order to fit.
Without much expense in terms of money, comfort, or mobility, the TP2 adds a great deal of protection over stock EVA foam protectors and that protection brings confidence with it. I hope I never need to personally attest to the protective benefits, but I ride more confidently knowing I have them.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Dragon Jacket (4XL)
REV'IT! Dragon Jacket (4XL)
A removable lining is not unique. But a removable lining that looks like a stylish jacket on its own is. The DRAGON offers that and more as a true example of a four-season textile jacket, with all the advantages of the REVIT! 3-layer integrated system. This makes it perfect for a variety of climates and weather conditions and a great 4-season jacket choice. This jacket will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Pant but feature-wise the Dragon Jacket matches up most closely with the REV'IT Sand Pants. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D, Cordura 1000D, high density polyester 600D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 65 polyamide, 34 polyester, 1 other fibres lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating) Protection Knox CE protection at shoulders and elbows, EVA foam at back Visibility reflection at back and upper arms ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability flexisnap XL, adjustment straps at waist and upper arms, adjustment tabs at under arms and cuffs, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back, chest and under arms Features comfort collar, short connection zipper, separate wearable hydratex G-liner Pockets stash pockets, membrane storage pocket, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
My go-to cold weather jacket.
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this jacket. Construction and fit are what you would expect from Rev'It! My Summer jacket is the Rev'It! Air. I wear an XS in both jackets and the fit is spot on in both.
Thus far I have worn just the outer shell with all vents open in 65-70 degree weather and was comfortable at HWY speed. With the vents closed and the waterproof liner installed and wearing a wool base layer, I have been comfortable at HWY speeds down to 40 degrees. I have not yet had to install the thermal liner. I have not been rained on for more than a few minutes while wearing this so I can not comment on the waterproofness.
A few notes:
- The inner chest pocket of this jacket is not waterproof, which is unfortunate, though It is clearly labeled to let you know that it is not waterproof.
- My Air jacket has some accordion stretch panels on the arms, just above the top end of the elbow armor. This significantly increases the comfort of the jacket. I was disappointed that the Dragon lacked this feature.
- There are side-entry hand-warmer pockets located behind the two main front pockets. This is a great feature, but unfortunately the hand-warmer pockets are secured closed by heavy duty velcro. This means that you need both hands to open each pocket before you can stick your hands in to warm them up.
- The logos on this jacket are few and far between. I prefer not to be a billboard, (particularly when I'm paying them), and this jacket keeps things nice and low-key.
In summation: For a 3-season (Winter, Spring ,Fall) Jacket by Rev'It! at $300, you can't go wrong with the Dragon.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Summit Gloves
REV'IT! Summit Gloves
REV'IT! Summit Gloves This stylish black glove is a great all-around glove for the sport touring rider. Both palm and upper are constructed of durable and strong goatskin. Protection comes by way of the racing-developed REVIT! dual-comp TPU palm slider, and TPR hard shell knuckle. Black, but by no means basic, SUMMIT goes the distance. The REVIT Summit makes for an excellent spring / fall glove. If you are looking for waterproofing, check out the fully waterproof version of this glove - the REV'IT! Summit H2O Glove REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, sure grip, hypalon Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester Protection PU injected finger knuckles, TPR hard shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, schoeller-keprotec at palm, EVA foam at thumb and palm Visibility reflective logo at cuff ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Basic Glove
PostedSeptember 6, 2011
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I wanted to upgrade my hand protection from my basic cowhide leather gloves to something with a longer cuff, hard parts and sliders. I wanted as much leather as possible, no insulation, minimal venting, and a low-key look. Enter the Rev'it! Summit.
I am often between a SM and MD when it comes to gloves, so I ordered both. The MD fit the best, with the only issue being a little excess room in the pinky. The cuff fits quite well over the sleeve of both my Air and Dragon jackets.
I have ridden these in town and on the highway in temps ranging from 60 F to 95 F. I found them a little too warm only when sitting in traffic on the hottest days. Toward the end of my last trip, which was 300 highway miles in 60-65 degrees, I found myself wishing for a liner, or something windproof, by the end of the day -- but conditions were still tolerable.
Quality and construction is what you would expect from Rev'It! I've only got about 600 miles on these so time will tell as to their durability. Gloves felt nearly broken in right out of the box -- which is great from a comfort standpoint, but leather goods that feel broken in out of the box always make me suspicious of the long-term durability.
Rev'It! logos on cuffs can easily be removed if you like a really low-key look.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Air Jacket (4XL)
REV'IT! Air Jacket (4XL)
In Spring of 2012 the Air Jacket will be replaced by the new REV'IT Airwave Jacket The AIR jacket is the latest lightweight summer specific jacket in the REV'IT! collection. This jacket combines lightweight abrasion resistant materials along with mesh panels to provide the ultimate in summer breath-ability. These materials combined with CE approved KNOX amour at a competitive price make the AIR a great jacket for the rider who demands protection and style. The REV'IT Rotor Pants are perfect complement to the Air Jacket. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Airmesh, Polyamide Protection KNOX CE protection, ventilated EVA back padding Visibility reflective label at the chest, reflective panels on theshoulder ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit lightly pre-shaped fit Adjustability adjustment taps at the upper sleeve, adjustmentstraps at the hem Ventilation fully ventilated Features short connection zipper, jeans loop Pockets slit pockets, mesh inner pockets Recomended Upgrade REV'IT Knox TP2 Back Protector
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Believe the Hype
PostedJune 21, 2011
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is a great jacket for warm and hot weather riding. I can only echo the positive comments about airflow left by other owners. Construction and attention to detail is exactly what you would expect from Rev'It. I installed my Knox TP2 back protector. Will be pairing these up with the Rotor pants very soon.
I have worn this with just a t-shirt in temps up to 95 and with a thin windproof layer underneath in temps as low as 60 and been reasonably comfortable throughout that range in all speeds.
In terms of sizing, I am 5' 8", 135lbs, with a 28" waist. I have a very slender build and have always had a difficulty time finding jackets that aren't too roomy in the chest and around the arms. The X-Small fits me extremely well (Rev'It size 46 jackets are just a touch too big for me in the chest/arm circumference). I wouldn't mind if the XS were an inch or two longer, but it is by no means too short. Sleeve length is perfect, neck size is perfect. I can get my gloves over and under the cuffs, as needed.
As usual, RevZilla was great to deal with.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dowco Weatherall Plus Motorcycle Covers Features Heavy-duty polyester with special Color-Lok fabric treatment to prevent fading Exclusive ClimaShield Plus fabric protection repels water Waterproof with heat-sealed, taped seams Moisture GuardVent System lets moisture escape Aluminized heat shields allow immediate use after riding (Adventure Touring model does not feature heat shields) Interior liner protects windshield Sewn elastic shock cord and under-bike web strap Convenient storage bag Sewn-in pockets allow use of Guardian Alarm for added security Lifetime Warranty Sizing Size MD - developed to fit Sportsters, Dynas, and older CB-series motorcycles Size Sport - developed to fit sport-class bikes up to and including the Hayabusa the heat-resistant coverage comes higher on the bike Size CR - developed to fit larger cruising motorcycles can accommodate the additional rake common to those bikes Size Adventure Touring - developed to fit the V-Strom 1000 without a top box Size LG - developed to fit 1983 Goldwing Interstate, a bike with fairly slim panniers and very small top box Size XL - developed to fit 1984 Goldwing interstate and Yamaha Venture, with full-size top boxes Size 2XL - developed to fit 1988 Goldwing, including later Aspencade models Size 3XL - developed to fit 2001 Goldwing to present models Note Sizes listed in Size Chart are for stock motorcycles without additions such as panniers, windshields, high handlebars or sissy bars. Addition of those options will typically require sizing up one to two sizes. Note Color of cover may vary. May be all black or black and grey. Adventure Touring model does not feature the internal heat shields.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top Dollar, Top Quality
PostedJune 13, 2011
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This cover may be among the more expensive covers available, but the high-quality is evident the moment you pull it from the box.
Materials and construction are very good. Rain beads up and rolls off. Morning dew shakes off the cover in no time. Even on a hot humid morning following a long rain, no condensation builds up inside. The heat-proof panels allow for the cover to be installed without waiting for your bike to cool down. Everything feels secure after installation. I used the sizing chart to select the best fit for my bike and it was spot on.
Sometimes it's nice to get what you pay for, -- and with this cover, you do.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-400 / EXO-700 Faceshield Replacement face shield for EXO-400 and EXO-700 helmets featuring hardened anti-scratch coating and EverClear (EC) no-fog technology. Reflective mirrored shields are optimized for optical clarity in an eye-catching array of colors .
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tint Selection Advice
PostedJune 10, 2011
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I don't wear sunglasses, on or off the bike, because I often find the tints to be too strong for my preference. Based on this reasoning, I chose the Light Smoke shield. While it does block more light than the clear shield, it doesn't block much. I will need to order the Dark Smoke. If you are deciding between the two, go with the Dark.
Aside from that, I'm very happy with the shield, and with my helmet.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion EXO-700 Helmet - Solid
Scorpion EXO-700 Helmet - Solid
From its Fiberlgass/Kevlar Matrix Shell to its wind-tunnel tested aerodynamics and breathable, removable and washable KwikWick Liner The feature and construction of the EXO-700 rival much more expensive helmets on the market Its unique EverClear faceshield delivers state-of-the-art fog-free performance along with a unique anti-scratch hardened coating The SpeedShift quick-change shield system provides easy faceshield changes in ten seconds or less Developed in real world conditions, the EXO-700 is ready for a ride across town or across the continent Snell 2005/DOT Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Helmet, Especially For First-Time Owners
PostedJune 10, 2011
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PorkChopMoto
From Madison
State:WI
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
This is my first motorcycle helmet so my review is lacks much in the way of comparative information.
I read up and tried on many different helmets. My head-shape seems to be intermediate to long oval. The best fitting helmet I tried on was the Arai Profile, which retails for well over twice the cost of the EXO-700. The second best fitting helmet I tried on was this one. (In the Arai I would wear a Large, in the Scorpion I needed an XL)
Scorpion produces two shell sizes for this helmet. Medium and smaller get one size, Large and bigger get another. Replacement helmet liners and cheek pads are available separately in all sizes. An X-Large fit my head the best, but the Large fit my face the best. I was able to fine-tune the fit by purchasing an X-Large helmet and Large replacement cheek pads (which only set me back $15). The liner is extremely comfortable and I am able to wear my eyeglasses comfortably, without any pinching or pressure points.
Construction, materials, and finish are of great quality, especially compared to the other >$200 I looked at. Visibility range is good, optical quality of the stock face-shield is great, and, so far, the fog-resistant coating seems to be doing its job. Weight is very reasonable. I ride on a standard bike in an upright position with no windscreen. Helmet noise is no louder than I expected - again this is my first helmet. Obviously, the more vents you have open, the louder things get. Air flow is great with the vents fully open. We recently had a few 95 degree days here and I was as comfortable as I could expect to be wearing a full-face helmet.
I recommend purchase of the optional Aero skirt for this helmet. It will reduce airflow around the bottom, making the helmet both warmer and quieter.
I'm very please with this helmet, would highly recommend it to anyone, particularly first-time buyers, people with oval-ish head shapes and people who, like me, might benefit from being able to swap out cheek pads for a better fit.
As always, RevZilla delivery and service was top-notch.
Rides: 1978 Honda CB400TI Hawk I
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