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 Dainese Stripes EVO Perforated Leather Jacket
Dainese Stripes EVO Perforated Leather Jacket
Dainese Stripes EVO Perforated Leather Jacket The introduction of new technical solutions ushers in the restyled version of one of the the best selling Dainese jackets welcome the Stripes Evo Jacket. This garment unleashes an inimitable charm and style, while preserving the distinctive traits that have always defined it cowhide treated with resins and oils to give it a vintage look, a dry cut and moderately sporty details in cowhide leather. The versatility of this jacket has been further enhanced with the addition of a removable thermal liner and new air vents on the chest which can be left open on the move. Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Standard Ergonomics and Comfort Vintage cowhide leather Suede cowhide inserts S1 fabric Elasticated inserts Neck adjustment Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Removable thermal liner Air inlets on the chest Sanitized lining Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector 2 outer pockets 1 internal pocket Denoted as Dainese G. Stripes Evo Pelle Estivo in Dainese catalog
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Jacket
PostedSeptember 14, 2015
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martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I have loved this jacket. For leather it vents great, and the liner adds a wide temperature range to it. I'm 6-3 and the sleeves are a touch short. In the summer that's fine, and colder temps you'll need the gauntlet gloves.
The quality of the leather is very nice, and the subtle logos look sweet. watch out for ladies.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Mojave OTB Pants Klim's Mojave Over The Boot Pant is the fully ventilated brother to the ultra-versatile Dakar Pant. Built on the same updated, articulate and refined chassis as the new Dakar pant, the Mojave Pant incorporates maximum mesh materials to keep you cool as the temperatures climb. Combining durability and mesh ventilation is done by the liberal use of Cordura materials in the highest wear areas and the most durable mesh materials in the world everywhere else. The Mojave Pant also gets the updated thicker and more water resistant leather inner knees. If you are looking for hot-day comfort and lightweight durability in an over-the-boot pant, the Mojave Pant is the ultimate off-road choice. Features Durable, fully ventilated over-the-boot off-road motorcycle pant Durable, highly breathable mesh materials Heavy-duty 840 Cordura in knee, seat, bottom leg panels Durable and strong AE heavy-duty nylon thread seam construction Thicker, highly abrasion- and melt-resistant leather on legs for maximum durability and resistance to heat from the exhaust and engine Improved DWR treatment on leather to resist water and mud Engineered stretch material in flex zones above seat, above knee, groin, and upper side hip Adjustable cuffs with VELCRO brand closures closures fit a wide range of boots/braces/guards Two YKK-zippered thigh cargo pockets with storm flap 3M Scotchlite reflective material trim Adjustable waist VELCRO brand closures cinch straps Glove friendly zipper pulls Articulated leg YKK fly zipper entry with storm flap and 2 snaps Gripper elastic waist High back yoke Hip and knee pad pockets (pads sold separately) Technical hanging liner construction featuring stretch panels matching exterior shell stretch zones, durable nylon taffeta around lower leg, highly abrasion resistant 840 Cordura lining inner knee and around lower cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Pants - crash tested!
PostedSeptember 14, 2015
Customer avatar
martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these pants. They vent well but also feel very sturdy.
Low sided off road in them and you can't even tell. The only thing that would be nice is some built in hip protection. I had Knee and Shin guards underneath so no problems there.
I got them completely covered in mud and a quick run through the wash brought them back new.
get em.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Metzeler Tourance Next Tires The new Metzeler Tourance NEXT are enduro street tires that dare you to challenge any weather condition and any road. This 90/10 tire represents the latest generation of enduro street tires, featuring new compounds, profiles, structure and tread pattern for unmatched levels of stability, safety on wet and mileage. Rear tires are now dual compound, derived from Metzeler's Z8 Interact tires focused on increasing wet performance and mileage. The rear tire shoulder compounds are 100 Silica that guarantees an excellent chemical grip on wet surfaces and provides great confidence and feel. Front tires also feature a high silica content for improved handling and faster warm up. Features Improved wet grip and stability Improved mileage over previous Tourance EXP tires Features Metzeler's Zero Degree Steel Radial technology MAW (Metzeler Advance Winding) system optimizes the spacing between the cords of the Zero Degree steel belt Differentiated groove layout and shape Improved water evacuation as the compound is always in contact with the road Dual Compound rear sizes Center, harder compound is 40-45mm wide depending on tire size Rear tires feature Silica content of 50 in center compound specifically designed to optimize mileage and stability at high speeds and fully loaded Shoulder compounds are 100 Silica to guaranty an excellent chemical grip on wet surfaces Rear tires feature Metzeler Interact technology with three zones of variable tension belt layout, similar to the Roadtec Z8 Interact Front tires are single compound Front tires also feature a high Silica content (over 50) and uses new polymers and resins to provide improved handling and grip with fast warm up New, innovative high stiffness structure for a more sportbike-like tire behavior Ideal choice for the latest generation Adventure touring bikes OE on the new BMW R1200GS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these tires
PostedSeptember 14, 2015
Customer avatar
martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have about 1,000 miles on these now, about 90/10 road/dirt. They grip very well, including when coming across and unexpected patch of dirt or gravel in a blind corner. They have also done well in the rain for me.
I have them on a 2005 1200GS
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fox Racing Titan Sport Jacket Full body under jersey coverage has a new standard with the Fox Titan Sport Jacket. Its complete plastic plating of key contact areas is unmatched. Its full mesh main body offers a precise, bunch-free fit. Add in the intelligently engineered ventilation zones and the Fox Titan Sport Jacket truly becomes the ultimate battle suit. Features Anatomic high impact two piece plastic chest plate Removable articulated plastic back coverage High impact plastic shoulder and elbow coverage Soft vented mesh main body fabric for enhanced fit, comfort and ventilation Center zipper for easy on and off CE certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
awesome protection
PostedJune 1, 2015
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martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I just got back from a hot summer trail ride on the WR250 wearing this jacket and I am now a huge fan. I wore it over a underarmour t-shirt, and did not use a jersey on top. The ventilation was great, and the XL fit me great. I'm 6-3 and 205lbs. I low sided off road on some dirt and rocks at about 20mph and slid to a stop on my right side. the elbow and shoulder armor did it's job perfectly, as did the back plate. I got right up and kept going. once I got home I hosed it off, and it's essentially as good as new. the mesh that holds it together had no problems or signs of distress.
While i didn't hurt my ribs, that is an open spot. I think it is on almost everything, so can't really fault it for that.
This is the best money I've spent on gear, and Revzilla knows I've got a weakness for gear.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Fulcrum C2 GTX Boots This boot is made in soft cowhide and designed for long-range touring use. The elasticated inserts on the back of the foot, the non-slip outsole, and the gear change guard all increase comfort and practicality remarkably both on and off the bike. This boot also features a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane that suits it for use in even unfavorable weather conditions. Riders are guaranteed extra safety also by the thermoformed and composite inserts provided on the ankle and shin respectively. Features Thermoformed inserts on the shin and ankle Abrasion and tear resistance Cowhide leather Elasticated bellows Temperature regulation Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane Shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole Note The C2 designation indicates that the boots have gone through the CE Approval process for Europe. The boots are otherwise identical to the previous version they replaced.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Fitting, Comfortable Boot
PostedOctober 26, 2014
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martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These boots are my favorites. I had a pair of GoreTex Sidi's from about 6 years ago that were due for replacement.
I went with these based on the flexibility of the sole mentioned in the video, and I am very pleased. I ride several bikes, and these work well on my sportbike or my cruiser.
After about 100 miles the zippers and seams were broken in and they are very easy-in and out. haven't tested them in the rain yet, but they are very comfortable and the shifter pad is perfectly located. the leather on these guys is very soft and moves with your foot.
Love em.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai SAI Faceshield The Arai SAI Face Shield fits the Arai Corsair V, Defiant, RX-Q, Signet-Q and Vector 2 Helmets, and are designed for the Arai AdSis system which allows for easy removal and installation of SAI shields. Note Will not fit Vector helmets. Vector helmets use the SAQ face shield.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great shield - like the smoke
PostedSeptember 29, 2013
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martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hadn't used a tinted visor before, and I love it. The dark smoke one is optically correct, and no more sunglasses required! Can still read GPS through it.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZ8
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 RevZilla Face Shield / Visor Bag
RevZilla Face Shield / Visor Bag
RevZilla Faceshield / Visor Bag Oversized banana pouch Smile holder Maybe. Visor tote Definitely. Don't scratch up your faceshield! Carry it along in RevZilla's handy visor tote. How many times have you put a nick in your tinted or clear shield from letting it float around in your backpack, saddlebag, or stuffed inside your jacket Never again shall your visor suffer such ignominy! Made from 600D Maxtura and padded to keep your shield snuggled up safely, this visor bag is just the ticket for keeping your shield clean, clear, and unblemished. If you have an anti-fog coating (many shields do), protecting it is the first step in having it work correctly. Rep some ZLA style with the highly-reflective logo emblazoned on the tote. A handy carry strap is included for lashing to the tippy- top of the stack of gear you take on your next trip! Note Face shield and/or banana sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sweet bag
PostedSeptember 29, 2013
Customer avatar
martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I don't need the included belt and buckle, but it's a nice option. The interior is roomy enough that it's not like dressing a 3 year old trying to stuff the visor in the bag. My Arai SAI slides right in no problem. Nice quality, nice price.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha FZ8
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon El Bajo Boots In Spanish El Bajo means The Short One, but the Icon El Bajo Boots come up far from short when it comes to performance and steez. Based on the design of the Elsinore Boots, the El Bajo have the same Goodyear welt sole and buckles, but in a shorter package for when full size boots just aren't convenient for the mobile masses. Metal post fasteners, heavy top-grain leather chassis, and reinforced toe box and heel make for a serious piece of riding footwear Features Top grain leather upper Goodyear welt construction Icon cast metal buckles Icon stamped metal heel plate Heat pressed leather shifter panel Heat pressed molded leather shin plate Axialmetric steel shank Medial YKK zippers
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Clunkers - but look cool
PostedJuly 15, 2013
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martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Anthony mentioned it in his review - these things are really stiff. not just the sole, but all around. There is no flexibility in these guys, and I was hoping for a little more feel in the boot.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Vance Hines Quiet Baffle For Harley Metric The Quiet Baffle reduces exhaust sound level by 3-5 dB. Designed for use with the Big Shots Staggered Exhaust, Big Shots Long Exhaust, Big Shots Duals Exhaust, Straightshots Exhaust, Straightshots HS Slip-On Mufflers, Longshots HS Exhaust, Softail Duals Exhaust, Sideshots Exhaust, and Shortshots Staggered Exhaust. Features Sold each Made in the USA
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
take it down a notch
PostedJuly 15, 2013
Customer avatar
martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have short shots on a 2011 nightster. I didn't notice a big decrease in volume, but a nice downtick in harshness. the tone at idle is much deeper and throatier too. I didn't notice a decrease in performance either. pretty easy to install once you get the heat shields off.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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ICON Rimfire Gloves Icon knows you like to ride fast. They know you love to live dangerously. And, like speeding bullet, you always hit your target. The Icon Rimfire Gloves definitely hit theirs. The mix of old-school style with modern protection and a design only Icon 1000 could come up with, these gloves are full throttle cool. Pre-tensioned elastic in the palm reduces bunching. Integrated floating D3O knuckle armor and a cadre of metal palm rivets provide a roadworthy pedigree. The Rimfire is a riding glove that captures the fortitude and grace of a more civilized era. Features D3O armor in knuckle Abrasion resistant premium grade french cowhide chassis Floating knuckle construction for flexibility Secure wrist closure keeps glove in place Pre-curved palm and finger design Riveted palm has nomex heat-resistant backing
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Great with a big flaw
PostedJune 1, 2013
Customer avatar
martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I love these gloves. they look great, are easy to slip on, super soft leather. my beef is that they metal sliders on the pinky side of the palm leave brass colored discoloration on your grips.
if those weren't there, or at least didn't rub off, I would give 5 stars.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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