martad00
 
 
 
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    July 18, 2011
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    October 26, 2014
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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 Arais SAI face shield is the latest generation of Super AdSis shield system, designed for the 10mm wider eye port. Arai SAI face shield fits Arai Corsair V , Vector 2 , RX-Q , Arai Signet-Q and Defiant Helmets Please Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
 
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
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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
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 El Bajo - literally translated it means The Short One. Short perhaps in overall height, but never in performance or steez. Built on the same Goodyear welt bottom unit as its five-buckle Elsinore brother, El Bajo provides all the OG moto-presence but in a reduced two-buckle silhouette. Metal post fasteners, heavy top-grain leather chassis, and reinforced toe box and heel make for a serious piece of riding footwear. The Icon One Thousand El Bajo - always up to the challenge. Features TOP GRAIN LEATHER UPPER GOODYEAR WELT CONSTRUCTI ON ICON CAST METAL BUCKLES ICON STAMPED METAL HEEL PLATE HEAT PRESSED LEATHER SHIFTER PANEL HEAT PRESSED MOUL DED LE ATHER 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 Sideshots/Shortshots Staggered Exhaust System Reduces exhaust sound level by 3-5dB. Sold each.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
take it down a notch
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 
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 The Icon 1000 Rimfire is old-world styling, top-shelf materials and cutting edge technology. The Gunn cut pattern imbues the Rimfire with a sophisticated rancher silhouette of years gone by. Constructed of select drum-dyed French cowhide, the Rimfire embodies the meaning of functional elegance. Pre-tensioned elastic in the palm reduces bunching. Integrated 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
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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 
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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Arai SAI Max Vision Pin Lock-Ready Faceshield w/ Brow Vents The SAI Max Vision Pinlock Face Shield with brow vents will fit the following motorcycle helmet models Arai Corsair V , Arai RX-Q , Arai Vector 2 , Arai Signet-Q and Defiant . Pin Lock Inserts sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy drop-in solution
PostedJanuary 1, 2013
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martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
This shield cut fogging substantially down to temps as low as high 30s. Optics and visibility are great. Fits my helmet very well.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Versatile, nice features
PostedDecember 17, 2012
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martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I got these this spring, and have used them for spring, fall and now early winter. I have worn them down into the upper 20's. My bike has heated grips and handguards (1200GS) and they have stayed very warm. The upper 20's was a little rough on my thumbs, but what do you expect at highway speeds.
The wrist gaiter is my favorite part. It allows a nice tight seal around the sleeve of all my jackets. These aren't summer gloves, but that's not what I bought them for. Run a tad small so order a size up.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Air Blend Boots
REV'IT! Air Blend Boots
REV'IT! Air Blend Boots It is possible to combine waterproofing and ventilation in a jacket or pants nowadays, but not in riding boots. You now have a choice between one of the many styles of waterproof REVIT! boots or a pair of fully vented AIR BLEND boots. The AIRBLEND boot offers the exact same protection features as the 100 waterproof FIGHTER H2O boots and forms a great pair of short summer boots. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell suede leather, Cordura mesh, Pampas leather Protection malleolous protector, thermo welded counters at theheel and toe Breathability fully ventilated ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit unique last, comfort fit Features reinforced toe, easy entrance, comfortable anatomic foot bed, gear shift pad, hidden lacing system with overlap
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easy on and Off
PostedJune 18, 2012
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martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I got these boots for commuting. I throw the dress shoes in the backpack and wear these. They seem very well made and sturdy.
They flow a lot of air, and I don't have any problems with the lace cover velcro. The laces slide very easily inside the eyelets, so you can loosen and tighten them with one hand. I am actually going to get a couple small cordlocks to use instead of tying the laces.
They are a little bit clunky, I feel a little goofy wearing them with my work clothes for the walk in from the parking lot.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
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
Great jacket
PostedJuly 18, 2011
Customer avatar
martad00
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I've worn it every day since I got it. Wear it on rides to and from work with a polo shirt underneath. Very comfortable in all temperatures I've used it in. 65F to 95F. Tons of air flow, even with a backpack on covering rear panel.
I am 6-3, 205lb, athletic build, and I got the XXL. Sleeve length is perfect, length at waist is great. was a little tight across the top of the shoulders until I popped open the 2-position snaps on the bicep and just left them open.
Love it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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