Whitey
 
 
 
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    July 23, 2011
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Frogg Toggs Road Toad Rain Jacket The Classic Road Toad Suit is built for the demands of the road. Lightweight, 100 waterproof, and breathable, non-woven polypropylene ensures comfort, dryness and ease of movement while reinforced seams and expandability features provide durability and a perfect fit. DriPore keeps you dry and comfortable while Frogg Eyzz reflective technology enhances visibility and safety at night and in inclement weather. The ultra-lightweight design also allows the suit to be compressed and fits easily into saddle bags. Guaranteed to stay dry at any speed! Features Bomber style jacket with classic waterproof/ breathable frogg toggs, nonwoven polypropylene material Frogg Eyzz reflective piping provides better visibility at night Features a raglan design action-cut sleeve which offers larger arm openings for easy on and off and more mobility New sleeve design also eliminates seams on shoulders and other stress points Tuck-away hood designed to be worn under hat or helmet 1 waistband 1 wristbands designed to keep rain out Front zipper closure Storm flap with nickle-Plated spring snaps that will not rust Full cut designed for active use and to be worn over insulated clothing New false cape design offers increased rain protection while preventing ballooning of garment that often occurs traveling at high speeds
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice and dry
PostedJune 18, 2012
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Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I've been riding with a "rain" liner for my jacket tucked away nicely in my trunk for a while but every-time I use it, I get wet. It is usually the water running down the back of my neck and eventually soaking into me that way and the hood in this jacket prevents that completely.
When thee jacket came in we had nothing but dry and sunny days forcasted for the next 10 days so I did the next best thing and put them on along with the matching pants and had my wife spray me with the hose.
I stayed perfectly dry and didn't overheat and the material is wonderfully breathable. It feels almost like paper but I get the impression it will hold up well and a buddy of mine with the same suit has had his for two seasons and it has seen plenty of wet and still looks good.
Two weeks later I had an opportunity to ride through a medium soak on the way home and my legs and chest stayed perfectly dry and the breath-ability on the highway was great!
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Frogg Toggs Road Toad Rain Pant Road Toad Action Rain Pant w/ reflective Frogg-Eyzz Piping Features Adjustable waist cord with cord lock on the pants as well as pass-through pockets Extended 12 zippered leg openings can be easily pulled over boot or shoes Frogg Eyzz reflective piping provides better visibility at night- Great for evening walks
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dry as can be
PostedJune 18, 2012
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Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
When these pants came in we had nothing but dry and sunny days forcasted for the next 10 days so I did the next best thing and put them on along with the matching high-viz jacket and had my wife spray me with the house.
I stayed perfectly dry and didn't overheat in the material is wonderful. It feels almost like paper but I get the impression it will hold up well and a buddy of mine with the same suit has had his for two seasons and it has seen plenty of wet and still looks good.
Two weeks later I had an opportunity to ride through a medium soak on the way home and my legs stayed perfectly dry and the breath-ability
I have been stalking the Frogg Togg suits for a while and they always seem to be out of stock in my size when I stumbled upon the fact that they sell the pants and jackets separately and I snapped them up.
I've been riding with a "rain" liner for my jacket tucked away nicely in my trunk for a while but every-time I use it, I get wet. It is usually the water running down the back of my neck and eventually soaking into me that way and I never really minded getting my pants wet until it happened on my way to work one day and I had a miserable day in the office because of it...
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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River Road Hoodlum Vintage Leather Jacket Features Quality, medium-weight leather provides protection and comfort Vintage finish gives that broken-in look and feel Two front chest intake combination vents/pockets and two vertical rear exhaust vents keep you cool Zippered sleeve vents allow additional air flow The removable, insulated, fully-sleeved warm liner has a built-in pocket for most mobile devices Two front, waist-level, on-seam zippered pockets for essentials Zippered placket pocket allows easy access to important contents Snap closure tab collar Snap closure adjustable waist provides a more precise fit Includes 2-year manufacturers warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Don't miss out
PostedMarch 14, 2012
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Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 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 wasn't looking for a new motorcycle jacket buy my daily fall/spring street wear jacket was 10 years old and wearing out so for once, I was looking at style over function but wanted something I could hop on the bike with if need be.
This jacket is made from first rate material (good sturdy leather, great zippers, etc) and the inner liner keeps you warm and toasty. It's early in the Ohio season so I've ridden down to 42 with the liner and I feel comfortable without the liner at 50 with the air vents zipped up although the jacket tends to balloon up on the highway that way.
It got up to 68 degrees one day and I opened the vents and took it for a 60 mile ride and it was just great. The venting lets in the air in just the right places and I would think the jacket good to ride up to mid-high 60's without issue.
I wish the jacket had places to stuff armor in but that is my only complaint. For people who want a bad-a** looking jacket that will keep them more warm and protected than a cotton shirt, I highly recommend this jacket!
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Pursuit Perforated Gloves Fits like a glove... Youve heard it a thousand times, so have we. What actually defines how a glove should fit We think the new standard is Icons Pursuit glove. Supple sheepskin leather conforms to your hand. Plastic knuckle armor for protection, but hidden for a refined look. All over perforation for all day comfort. Reinforced goatskin palm to combat those nasty encounters with the asphalt. Try it on for yourself and then decide. This is what a glove was meant to be. Pittards sheepskin chassis for great fit Goatskin leather palm overlay for durability Integrated knuckle armor for protection Secure wrist closure keeps the glove in place Expansion gussets to improve overall flexibility Snap to keep gloves together while not in use
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great breathable vented glove
PostedAugust 31, 2011
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Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this pair of gloves to replace my first summer-glove purchase which was a cheap $30 pair of gloves I bought before I know how much I would love riding.
My fist set lasted 2 seasons and 10k miles but I wanted something sturdy and leather.
The problem I have with glove breath-ability is that my bike has hand-guards on it which blocks most of the air so I need to get what I can and these gloves do just that.
In the perforated areas where there is no armor, I can actually see my skin through the perforation and the air flows freely.
I haven't had a chance to test these in a crash so no comment there.
As to comfort, they fit my 2XL hands just fine and I usually have trouble getting the pinky finger to fit having slightly longer ring-fingers (must have been born next to a power station of something).
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
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Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves Features Aniline drum-dyed cowhide leather construction with a HiPora waterproof and breathable barrier Aniline drum-dyed goatskin palm with abrasion-resistant, titanium/carbon protection panels Schoeller Dry Skin Keprotech in the palm patch with titanium/carbon covered padding 3MThinsulate100gm insulation Molded titanium/carbon knuckle, finger and wrist protection panels Pre-curved palm and fingers for form-fitting comfort Large gauntlet cuff with a leather closure flap that incorporates a titanium/carbon protection patch Soft brushed fleece interior lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice colder-weather glove
PostedAugust 31, 2011
Customer avatar
Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this glove after a friend recommended it after a cold morning ride last October in North Eastern Ohio.
I commute to work and we have had a few mornings sitting right at 50 degrees already in the Cleveland Area this year and I can honestly say these gloves worked perfectly.
I had them in the rain last week and my hands managed to stay dry and I still had plenty of grip on the throttle and controls but to be fair, I have hand-guards on my bike and they keep most of the wet out as is.
The protection on the fingers rubs me a big raw at times, especially when my had is gripped around the controls, but that is starting to break in.
Overall I am very pleased with this glove considering the price. I don't ride much below 40 degrees
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Speed and Strength Hell 'n Back ST Jacket
Speed and Strength Hell 'n Back ST Jacket
Speed and Strength Hell 'n Back ST Jacket Water resistant AR-600 frame Removable C.E. approved shoulder and elbow protectors Engineered thermoplastic external shoulder protectors Removable dual density back protector Removable 100 waterproof breathable liner Patent pending Syncro System zip off panels 1.5 liter hydration system Seam sealed construction Bonded waterproof zippers Speed Zip controlled ventilation Dual stage Kinetic Cuff adjuster Molded Strong Arm sleeve adjuster Lockdown waist adjuster Removable insulated vest liner Microfiber lined collar and cuffs 8 zipper for pant attachment Reflective trim
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not bad, but not a mid-summer jacket
PostedAugust 12, 2011
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Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this jacket thinking it would be an all-year jacket and nearly roasted to death during the summer.
The chest venting just doesn't pick up enough air for those scorching summer days and even with the tiny fairing on my V-Strom, I just couldn't get enough air even with the outer sleves zipped off...
That being said, this is my go-to jacket for Spring, Fall, and the little winter riding I do.
The inclusion of a thermal and rain liner is great and the jacket has kept me warm down to 38F if I wear two layers underneeth my jacket.
I have no had any issue with snaps or zippers breaking on me and have about 5k miles in this jacket.
The proection feels good and thankfully, I have not had a chance to test it yet.
I wish the back-padding was not a single-piece but a couple different pieces. I hav e to bend it quite a bit to tuck it into my luggage and the one time I managed to tear the matieral once when I forgot to take the back armor to clean.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi V46 Monokey Topcase The V46 is a top case set apart from the rest with its modern design, easy to open lock feature, wide lens, and replaceable color lid panels. The V46 case can hold 1-2 fullface helmets (varies by helmet model). Features Givi E105 Stoplight Kit available Designed for use as a topcase only Dimensions 17L x 22W x 13D. Capacity 46 liters. Max. load 22 lbs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great trunk but with I had bought bigger
PostedAugust 12, 2011
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Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this trunk to go on the back of my V-Strom and it was advertised as a two-helmet trunk.
I wear an XL and my wife wears a XS to S and I cannot get both our helmets in it without doing some serious dammage. That being said, if it is just me, I keep my laptop bag in the trunc for my morning commute and my XL Shoei in there during my workday and I'm happy with the setup.
Like ALL Givi products, once the base plate is installed (I use the V-Strom specific plate), getting the case on and off is brainless.
I went with a the matt finish and installed the luggage rack and backrest without issue.
Overall, I believe the product is worth it but is you really wants to keep two helpmet in, I would spend the extra cash ang get the 55 liter trunc. It's not that much bigger...
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Givi E45 Monokey Luggage Case
Givi E45 Monokey Luggage Case
Givi E45 Monokey Luggage Case The E45 cases are classic in style. They have a durable finish which makes them ideal for use on dual sport bikes whilst the conventional style would also compliment any older model bike. The E45 cases are great for use as side cases or as a top case. As with all the cases in the Monokey range 1 key can be used to lock/unlock the case or remove the case from the mount. The E45 case is available in flat black only no painted finishes are available. Accessories for this case include a choice of back pad, and an inner liner. Dimensions 22L x 16.3W x 12D (56.0 x 41.3 x 30.3 cm). Capacity 45 liters. Max. load 22 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not bad Givi for the money
PostedAugust 8, 2011
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Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this along with an E36 to use as side-cased on my 2009 V-Strom because my left and right brackets are at different depths and I wanted the bike to be symmetrical.
I have a V46 as a topcase and I like the quality of that better but overall, for the price, these cases can't be beat! Two of them together are cheaper than the specialty side-cases and I still like the look.
The reflective stickers they include with it are not that good and you need to put them on yourself. I have never gotten the hand of stuff like this and my lines are not perfect but they are reflective and I'm happy with the look.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi Z228 3-Case Lock Sets This lock set includes three lock cylinders to match keys to 3 Givi Cases. Easy to install using a small screwdriver and includes two keys per cylinder (six total matching keys). Note This lock set is only compatible with Givi cases that shipped with Red or Silver keys. Will not function with cases that shipped with Black keys.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Get Them if you need them
PostedAugust 8, 2011
Customer avatar
Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased this lock kit because I wanted all my Givi cases to have the same key. The install was brain-dead simple on my V46 and E45. I really don't need 6 keys but I'm not going to complain over a surplus...
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet The Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, optimizing fit for comfort and protection and lowering noise levels to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest helmet is manufactured with 4 individual shell sizes to keep the helmet as low-profile as possible. The smaller the helmet shell, the lighter the helmet weight. The Shoei Qwest Helmet also uses the Shoei's CW-1 visor technology with the Q.R.S.A system. This system guarantees a tight seal at the faceshield by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide viewport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and feedback from professional riders Dual-Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Four shell and six EPS liner sizes increase fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain are included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior 3D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass-compatible interior Standard chin strap clip neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available (sold separately) Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately) The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Features Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Qwest Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth every penny
PostedJuly 23, 2011
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Whitey
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
This is my third helmet and after wearing out my HCJ Draco, and not liking a Nolan N103 (to heavy and wrong shape), I decided to try the Shoei.
The first thing I noticed was the quality of the interior. The material is soft and just feels better.
I wear a 2XL HJC, and the Nolan 2XL was too small; however, the Shoei was a perfect fit at XL.
I installed my Sena SMH10 without major issue. The lack of a removable liner makes it a littler harder to run the speaker wires on the inside of the helmet but I got the job done.
The noise level is the best I have ever owned and I did notice a difference with the chin curtain installed. On my HJC, I had to have the Sena cranked at full volume to hear my music but I turned it down to about half volume with this helmet.
The ventilation is superior. I have never felt much of a breeze from any of my helmets but this helmet rushed air over my head and feel good at highway speeds.
I ride a 2009 Suzuki V-Strom with a MadStad adjustable touring shield. I have it set to blow the air right across my head right now (heat wave an all).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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