Joel
 
 
 
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    July 20, 2011
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    August 25, 2014
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Airhawk2 Cruiser Pad The AIRHAWK 2 is designed for the riders who need some help on those occasional long rides. The performance is far superior to any gel/foam/synthetic sheepskin combo on the market. Features Identical to the original Airhawk except the inner bladder is made of polyurethane Polyurethane is much lighter, thinner and does not stretch as much as neoprene Air filled cushion fits to your shape and redistributes pressure Great for people who do the occasional 6 hour or less ride Medium 14 x 14 Small 17.15L x 12W
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
An improvement, but not a miracle.
PostedAugust 25, 2014
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Joel
From Toledo
State:OH
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The Airhawk2 is an improvement over the stock HD XR1200 seat that I'm currently riding for long trips. But I have a few issues with it.
1. The hooks that connect the straps to secure the cushion to the seat are poorly attached by these ridiculous hooks stolen from women's lingerie. They often come disconnected during riding. When this happens, if you stand up during riding to stretch your legs, it WILL fold back or possibly even blow off the bike while riding. I have had it fold back twice due to the front hooks coming unhooked. Now I know some people will say that I should just remove the hooks and permanently sew the straps together. My argument against that is, I shouldn't need to. For as much as I paid for this thing, it should come with connectors that work.
2. The perfect air fill is difficult to find. It can take several minor fills & releases to get it perfect. This is not a big deal if you are going to keep this on your bike permanently. The problem I have is I want to take it off & roll it up for storage when the road gets twisty. This means letting the air out. Then when I put it back on, I have to go through the same long process to find the right pressure for me.
3. It is not great for severely twisty roads, especially if you're the kind of guy that likes to move around in the saddle a lot. The seat hooks coming off ALL THE TIME, does not help this issue at all.
Overall, If you are just spending a day eating highway miles just to get to your destination, this thing works great. It will really help fight hot spots. If you are commuting, doing an afternoon run or getting into the twistys, you'll end up leaving it in the garage, because it's just too much of a hassle.
Rides: 2009 Harley Davidson XR1200/XR1200X
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag Wolfman has been paying attention, riders want a tank bag that has the same curved bottom as the Rainier but not as big. Wolfman is proud to offer the Explorer Lite. This tank bag is 2 shorter than the Explorer. The Explorer Lite fits all the same bikes as the Rainier and more. Especially the KTM 950 Adventure (It nestles between the two gas caps so you do not have to remove the bag to get gas). Features All foam and Ballistic nylon construction Expandable gussett Zippered front pocket Interior zippered mesh pocket and key clip 4 point mounting system Non-slip, non-scratch bottom Reflective side accents and carry handle Dimensions Length 11 Width 8 3/4 Height Front 8 1/4, Expanded 11 1/2 Capacity Closed 13 Liters, 793 cu.in. Expands to 16 Liters, 976 cu.in. Map Pocket Size 8 3/4 wide 10 5/8 long visible 7 5/8 wide 9 long
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product that's solid.
PostedJune 23, 2014
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Joel
From Toledo
State:OH
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a very well built tank bag that fits my HD XR1200 very well. It's constructed out of very solid materials like all of the Wolfman bags are. The underside material protects your tank from scratching while also being very grippy. The rest of the bag seems to be constructed of very heavy material. My clear helmet shield easily fits into the bag (with the added benefit of giving it some rigidity.)
My only complaint is that the map case isn't permanently removable. It's attached to the bag by velcro. The issue is that they put the hook side of the velcro on top of the bag so that when the map case is removed it leaves that VERY abrasive hook material exposed. Had the hook been put on the back of the map case instead of the loop material, this would not have been an issue. For me, the map case is completely unnecessary but due to the velcro orientation, I'm forced to keep it on at all times. It looks a little ridiculous on my urban commute.
None the less, if you're looking for a well constructed tank bag with enough space for any day trip you can imagine (maybe a little too much space for most commuters) that will give you years of reliable service, this is the bag for you.
Rides: 2009 Harley Davidson XR1200/XR1200X
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Microphone Foam Replacement foam for SMH10. Set of 5 pieces. SMH-A0203
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It is what it is.
PostedJune 23, 2014
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Joel
From Toledo
State:OH
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These foams are an exact replacement of the ones that come on the SMH10. They fit perfectly.
Rides: 2009 Harley Davidson XR1200/XR1200X
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Alliance Rubatone Helmet
Icon Alliance Rubatone Helmet
Icon Alliance Rubatone Helmet The Icon Alliance Rubatone Helmet is a bad ass classic in matte black. While the color is a classic the design of the helmet is all new and a refinement of the original Alliance SSR Helmet. Icon engineers have improved on the original design by adding features like a more ergonomic head shape, a new ventilation system and an Icon Pro Shield. The Icon Alliance Helmet was designed with the sport rider in mind and is a great option for the rough and tumble rider. Coming in under 200 this helmet is a great option that is also affordable. All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI OR SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country. Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength Long oval headform Fully removable/washable Hydradry interior Quick-change for-free proshield with sideplates Prolock shield locking system Wind tunnel tested and refined Molded twin channel supervent for increased cooling Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Chin venting system reduces shield fogging
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Black Rubitone Alliance at 1 Year
PostedJune 7, 2012
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Joel
From Toledo
State:OH
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This a great helmet for the price. The quality of construction seems very high. Interior padding is very comfortable and of high quality. Wind noise is standard for a full helmet.
Shield fogs on occasion, but nothing popping open to the first stop doesn't easily solve. The shield has zero distortion. I have added a dark smoked shield to help on sunny days, but mainly because it looks amazing with the black Rubitone.
My previous helmet was an Arai. From a safety standpoint, I'm not qualified to compare these two helmets. But from a quality and comfort perspective, they are extremely similar.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Tour Master Rincon Jacket
Tour Master Rincon Jacket
Tour Master Rincon Jacket Three quarter length, waterproof 75 denier x 150 denier oiled cotton construction A waterproof and breathable Rainguard barrier allows dryness without perspiration buildup Collar anchor eliminates flapping while collar is open Vertical zippered chest map pockets with mesh backing double as vents Chest vents combine with sleeve vents and a rear exit vent to provide flowthrough ventilation Durable main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements Phoslite dark colored reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle for increased nighttime visibility Comfortable, Microfiber lined collar and cuffs Adjustable sleeve take-up straps to help secure elbow armor and material Vertical zippered chest map pockets, zippered hand warmer pockets, four bellows pockets, four internal pockets and a dual zippered fanny pack Removable, CE approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with a triple density back protector Tour Master Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out-Quilted) liner with warming 100g-polyfill insulation Includes a jacket / pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Quality, but hot.
PostedJuly 20, 2011
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Joel
From Toledo
State:OH
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
A well constructed, good looking coat with all of the features expected in a modern touring jacket. No question this coat would provide adequate protection in a low side situation. Only problem is that it's VERY hot. A flat black touring coat just wants to absorb heat & the venting is very inadequate. This coat is very hot at anything over 80 degrees, even at high, sustained speeds. On cooler mornings, it's great because you don't need to put in the liner, but by lunch, you're looking for someplace to stow it. This is the only thing keeping it from getting 5 stars though.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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