zenrider
 
 
 
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    May 31, 2011
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    November 5, 2012
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Shoei Hornet DS Helmet Liner Replacement Center Pad for Shoei Hornet DS Helmets. Helmet Size 2XS XS SM MD LG XL 2XL Shell XS MD LG XL Centerpad Size 13mm 9mm 13mm 9mm 9mm 9mm 5mm Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
New interior padding fits better than stock
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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zenrider
From Saratoga Springs
State:NY
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I bought a used Shoei Hornet DS in XXL and it fit larger than other brands. Thanks to Revzilla, I found that the shell size on XL and XXL are identical. I bought the XL interior pads and now helmet fits well. Not the quietest helmet. Also definitely more lift at speed than a prior DS helmet: AFX FX39 DS (though the AFX is a huge bubble of a helmet).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Klim Mojave Jersey
Klim Mojave Jersey
Klim Mojave Jersey The Mojave Jersey is our most ventilated jersey, designed with just the right balance of protection and airflow. Flat seams, raglan sleeves and articulated patterning all contribute to a perfect, non-restrictive fit. Two ventilation-maximizing meshes are strategically placed to ensure efficient airflow, while their moisture-wicking properties draw moisture away from your body helping you to maintain the highest possible comfort level, even in the hottest weather. Features Padded shoulders and elbows Silicone pattern on tail keeps jersey tucked in 2 ventilation-maximizing mesh materials Moisture-wicking materials Comfort mapped ventilation Non-interfering seam construction Non-restrictive cuffs Raglan sleeve design Mesh collar Neck seam cover Articulated patterning
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The Klim Mojave jersey is a good buy and a decent jersey overall
PostedJune 25, 2012
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zenrider
From Ballston Spa
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not as cool or vented as I hoped for. In fact on hot days I'm much happier and less hot in a t-shirt with elbow armor. The style is okay but not as sharp as my Klim Revolt jersey. The Klim pants (Chinook) and Mojave gloves are MUCH nicer, vent better, and are slightly higher quality than this (somewhat average) jersey. For the money, it is the best I've tried but none seem superb. I'd pay more for more technical material.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sargent World Sport Performance Seat Suzuki V-Strom DL650 2004-2009/ DL1000 2002-2009, 2011-2012 Features Precision-engineered, lightweight, tough, PVC/acrylic alloy polymer CarbonTec Seat Base Pans with handy built-in under seat storage Super Cell Atomic Foam suspension and enhanced shape for incredible driver and passenger comfort Improved seat angle which eliminates forward slope and provides a more neutral seating angle for driver and passenger Widened and slightly concave shape to increase contact area and better distribution of pressure over a greater area Fully assembled and ready to install right out of the box
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Better than stock but not great
PostedJune 25, 2012
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zenrider
From Ballston Spa
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I never used the stock seat on my Wee for long because it sucked. The Suzuki gel is quite good and gave an extra inch of legroom. Then I tried the Sargent. The Sargent sat too low for me, causing minor knee cramp in 100 miles that I never had in 26,000 on the higher gel seat. On the Sargent my butt was mildly sore at the 100 mile mark, no better than the gel seat. However Sargent made my groin area sore too, a new problem. For these reasons I cannot recommend this product, nor can I rate it better than fair. Seats are subjective and there are many rider variables. I am 6'1" with 33.5" inseam and the Sargent is probably better for average height or slIghtly shorter riders. The Sargent is super light, fit is good, the storage tube is neat, and it looks awesome. But for me I sold it after a 300 mile trial because my Suzuki gel seat is better. The gel gets hot but an Alaska sheepskin works to cool it off. By the way the Alaska sheepskin on the Sargent still ached my groin and legroom was still worse than gel seat. For reference I had a Sargent on my 2004 VFR800 and it was good, not great. I've had two Corbin's on past bikes and they are good too, but heavy and not great either. Yes I am picky but experienced too. The "great" seat is the Russell Day Long despite it's looks. Nothing else is pain free.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Firstgear Master Waterproof Summer Rain Gloves (size small only)
Firstgear Master Waterproof Summer Rain Gloves (size small only)
The ultimate summer rain glove Waterproof Pittards WR100X leather palm and Hipora waterproof/breathable lining Full-circumference, webbed wrist closure with drawstring gauntlet Visor wiper blade on left index finger
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Big Disappointment.
PostedJuly 20, 2011
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zenrider
From Ballston Spa
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I've been riding for 29 years and have had many better gloves. These Firstgear Master summer gloves did not breathe well in the heat, were tough to get off your hands when wet, and leaked very badly after 30 minutes of heavy rain despite Firstgear's claim of waterproof breathable features. Rode in three very long rain rides and in all three cases my hands were absolutely soaked. Re-sale value is good and sold 'em for $45. Would rec any Gore-tex glove or ... For about the same price I replaced with Tourmaster perforated leather summer gloves PLUS Aerostitch 100% waterproof over-gloves from Rider Wearhouse. The over-gloves are truly incredible, will last a lifetime and pack small when not in use.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Sargent World Sport Performance Seat Honda VFR800 2002-2009 Features Precision-engineered, lightweight, tough PolyTec Seat Base Pan with handy built-in under seat storage Super Cell Atomic Foam suspension and enhanced shape for incredible driver and passenger comfort Improved seat angle which eliminates forward slope and provides a more neutral seating angle for driver and passenger Widened and slightly concave shape to increase contact area and better distribution of pressure over a greater area Fully assembled and ready to install right out of the box
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Had this Sargent seat on my 2004 VFR800.
PostedJune 13, 2011
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zenrider
From Ballston Spa
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The seat fit and looked great and is softer than the Corbin. Unlike the heavier Corbin, the light Sargent also has no break-in period to speak of. Comfort is better than stock and makes 200-300 miles quite a bit more comfy. Make no mistake this is not a Russell Day Long seat nor does it make the VFR into a Goldwing! With the Heli bar risers and Sargent seat the VFR was pretty comfy for my 6'1", 34" inseam size. However, the cramped knee bend on the VFR is what hurt worse after 200 miles than my butt on the Sargent. Ultimately, I prefer my V-Strom over the VFR due to spaciousness
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli MT21 Rallycross Rear Tires Dual purpose 10 Street/ 90 Off-road A serious off-road tire with DOT approval for street Tread pattern designed for extremely stable handling
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice aggressive dual sport tire if dirt traction is key
PostedJune 13, 2011
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zenrider
From Ballston Spa
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Be sure to set front PSI lower than rear such as 18 psi front and 22 psi rear for street riding or else front tire will feel nervous. Handling on road is much better than most 90% dirt tires and turn in is smooth and handling is secure when leaned over. In the dirt these are much better than Trail Wings or other OEM rubber that most dual sports come with. On my XR650L the MT21s handle dirt well. No DOT tire handles mud quite as well as full on dirt tire but these are close enough and tread wear is fine unless you are a highway commuter.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Every good rider knows that it is essential to have the right gear. The newly redesigned Revolt jersey is non-restrictive, lightweight, and looks great. The Revolt Jersey also features a silicone back patch that keeps the jersey tucked in the pants, non-interfering seam construction, and underarm mesh panels that allow unwanted heat to escape Features Padded Shoulders and Elbows Cut-Away Sleeves Breathable Moisture-Wicking Fabrics No-Fade Sublimated Graphics Silicone Back Patch Flex Neck Collar Non-Restrictive Cuffs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Klim Revolt: Excellent even in hot weather
PostedJune 12, 2011
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zenrider
From Ballston Spa
State:NY
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Great fit and finish. At first I almost got the lighter Mojave but for the Northern NY riding the Revolt is plenty light enough. It's worth the extra $10 over cheaper brands and that's why I gave it 5 stars for value. I never feel hot in it. Cut is really nice. Ordered at same time as new helmet and came in two days with free shipping. How can you go wrong with Revzilla!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Strike Helmet Features A large-size FX-39DS weighs 1.59 kg or 3.5 lb An aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy A flip-up, flush-fit, quick-release, single-turn screw face shield with side covers. The shield itself is optically correct, compound-curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays There are several tinted shields available for this model Shield can be removed to allow open face riding or goggle use A helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and anti-microbial nylon, all of which are removable and washable 9 points of ventilation with chin, side, forehead, top and rear vents Retention system is quick release with sewn on ECE logo Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers A clear coat finish to protect paint and graphics Comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty Includes flat black side-covers and screw plug for shield use without the visor US DOT approved
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great DS helmet with excellent aerodynamics!
PostedMay 31, 2011
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zenrider
From Ballston Spa
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Thank you Revzilla for the super quick shipping first off. Bought a size L AFX fx-39 in Silver Strike color which fits like an XL Arai profile (signet gt), XL Arai XD3, or XL Scorpion exo 900, so in other words consider going a size smaller (which Amoto recommends).
Plus: zero optical distortion, no peak lift even up to 105 mph on my V-Strom, fairly quiet with ear plugs/acceptable without, three point peak attachment (better than Arai) eliminates vibes and is adjustable w/out tools, my Scott goggles fit and can open or close shield with goggles, my prescription sun glasses fit great inside, tight cheek pads wore in quickly and now feel fine, shield seals fine and will stay open a crack if desired, good venting maybe too much for cold weather, nice ratchet chin strap can be loosened while riding.
Minus: 1) no retention button on chin strap: solution is that before riding I rec you tighten chin strap all the way past the label, test fit then cut extra strap, then slightly burn end with match to seal. Took five minutes. 2) Eye port is slightly smaller than my MX helmet and therefore no real airflow around the sides of goggles due to snug fit and some larger googles may not fit; 3) my glasses didn't fit perfectly though my prescription sunglasses fit perfect (note: optional thinner cheek pads may be an option here).
Overall, this is a real keeper and a great value at under $130. In fact, the features seem better than $350 DS helmets and just blow away sub $200 competition such as the Fulmer ADV which I returned to local dealer due to peak lift, optical distortion, and poor fit (more for a rounder head). Even the nice looking AGV is noted to have poor peak lift.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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