nielsm
 
 
 
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    April 23, 2012
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    October 19, 2015
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Shark Evoline 3 ST Arona Helmet The Shark Evoline 3 ST breaks new ground, picking up where previous Evoline helmets have left off and continuing to lead the way in modular helmet design. Shark's innovative Auto-Up system allows riders to rotate the chinbar of the Evoline 3 ST completely around to the back of the helmet and lock it in place, transforming from full face helmet to DOT/ECE 22.05 approved open-face helmet in just seconds. An integrated drop-down internal sun visor, Sharktooth integration and Shark's Easy Fit system for eyeglasses just add to the Evoline 3 ST's already stellar reputation for being a bear in the modular helmet market. Great for long distance riding, inner city commuting and anything in between, the Shark Evoline 3 ST offers riders an unrivaled level of comfort, protection and freedom. Note: The Evoline has a fairly round internal shape. It is ideal for people who need more ear and temple room but conversely it is less suitable for people who need more room in the forehead area. Improvements to the Series 3 include: Easier manipulation of the chinbar thanks to the Auto-Up system. The unique motion of the Evoline remains unchanged and has become even more natural with the Series3. The Auto-Up system has been simplified - chinbar and main shield are now united in a single movement. Fabrics, finish and style. The interior of the Evoline Series 3 has been totally redesigned and is softer, better and more comfortable. Brand new ventilation design fore and aft. Overall lower weight has been decreased by approximately 200 grams. Features: Lexan Polycarbonate shell Shark Easy Fit system for comfortable use with glasses Sharktooth ready Integrated drop down sun shield Removable and washable CoolMax liner DOT approved
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Want to love, but just a bit wrong shape
PostedOctober 19, 2015
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nielsm
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
I've always had more of an oval shape and was looking to replace my premium modular that is getting close to replacement time, so I tried the Shark. Nice helmet at first glance, convenient to be 3/4 or full face. Much louder than my other modular which I expected. However, after about an hour of riding I get pain in my head in the front left. Seems the shape of this helmet isn't quite as neutral as it portends to be. If it fits your head, it can be a nice economical modular, great flexibility.
Rides: 2015 BMW S1000R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Klim Element Long Gloves Utilizing the same feature-packed performance attributes of the Element Glove, the Element Long Glove adds maximum mobility of a short glove style. 100 Waterproof GORE-TEX technology set this extended wrist-length glove apart from the competition. Features: Gore-Tex technology Extended full gauntlet length High-mobility armor pivot system High-impact, aggressive titanium knuckle protection with Poron XRD impact protection Ultra-abrasion resistant Pittards Armor-Tan ceramic reinforced leather palm construction Aramid reinforced abrasion and slide zones including forearm zone Silicone print traction grip Boxed finger construction with external seams Impact protected palm pad featuring Poron XRD extreme impact protection Pisiform bone protection pad featuring Poron XRD extreme impact protection Finger knuckle padding featuring Poron XRD extreme impact protection Outside pinky finger padding featuring Poron XRD extreme impact protection Back hand flex panel Pre-curved shaping and construction 3M Scotchlite reflective accents on back of fingers and hand gauntlet Adjustable double VELCRO brand closures wrist/gauntlet closure system Goggle/lens/shield squeegee
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great glove but liner can get stuck
PostedOctober 19, 2015
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nielsm
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had these for over a year at this point. Great glove, very comfortable in cooler climate. Hot in the heat of summer. The gore tex liner has started to lift out of the fingers, which makes putting the glove on more of a chore. Other than that, it's been a great glove.
Rides: 2015 BMW S1000R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pit Bull SS (Standard/Spooled) Rear Stand The Pit Bull SS Rear Stand can be used as a Standard or a Spooled Rear Stand by flipping the top supports over. It is width adjustable to fit virtually all sport bikes. Made to last until the end of time this Pitbull stand is constructed primary of heavy-duty steel and finish with a highly durable zinc-plating. Features: Available in three handle types: Non-Removable, Removable, and Extended Removable Removable handle allow for a smaller overall footprint and creates less of a tripping hazard in the rear of your motorcycle Both removable handle and non-removable handle measures 12 inches Extended handle measures 15 inches for increased leverage Width adjuster requires no tools Compatible with the Pitbull GP and 999 supports Made in the USA Note: Spools sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easy to lift the bike
PostedOctober 19, 2015
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nielsm
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Last year I got my first motorcycle with a chain in nearly 20 years. Cleaning and lubing the chain with just the roller wheel I had was more of a pain without a stand. I picked up the Pit Bull stand and it is very easy to use. Quick to align and lift the bike and cleaning the chain is much easier than before. Only gripe is that the tightening mechanism could be improved, since the spacing on my bike doesn't allow it to fully close with the hand lever. Addressable with a wrench, but would have been nice to fully do it by hand.
Rides: 2015 BMW S1000R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Moto-Skiveez Sport Skiveez Riding Shorts The Moto-Skiveez Sport Skiveez is engineered for the rider with feet positioned below or slightly behind seat contact. Designed for the modern sport rider. Optimized to improve comfort from forced contact with with the inner thighs against the tank. The Moto-Skiveez pad for the sport bike is comprised of five layers. Its construction includes a base malinga cloth, three different foam types, and a silver ion infused covering. It is specifically engineered for the forces exerted by quick accelerations, firm braking, and severe cornering experienced with todays sport bikes. The padding in the main contact area for this design has seven herring-bone impressions. There are three pad strips in each of these leg extensions to give inner thigh comfort when the rider grips the fuel tank with their legs. Because the rider is in a more aggressive and forward leaning position, firmer foam is used in the front of the pad where the butt padding ends and the inner and lower thigh padding starts. Features: Surface fabric infused with silver ions for permanent antimicrobial, antibacterial treatment 4mm square perforated foam throughout 6mm memory foam main body 3mm perforated memory foam legs Convex corrugations and horizontal ribs impede irritation
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Extend your riding
PostedJanuary 6, 2015
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nielsm
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've tried the LD comfort pants too, but when I saw these had to try them. I now have 2 pairs, one for my GS and the other for my S1000. Great comfort and extended riding range from these shorts. Fits easily under your gear.
If you ride over 200 mile days, get these shorts.
Rides: 2015 BMW S1000R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Klim Badlands Pro Jacket Built to take a licking and keep on ticking, the Klim Badlands Pro Jacket is an ADV riders best friend. Klim has designed the Badlands to be a second skin that protects riders from external hazards and internal discomforts. The Gore-Tex 3-Layer Pro Shell is 100 waterproof and breathable and, with 8 zippered vents, the Badlands Pro allows you to ride in varying weather conditions without having to change jackets or pull out rain gear. A full suite of adjustable D3O Viper T5 armor including chest protectors and a CE Level II back protector give you top-level impact protection while Armacore panels in the high-impact areas offer superb abrasion resistance. Klim over-engineered the Badlands Pro to provide unmatched protection from the trail, the road and the elements, allowing you to ride harder longer. Features: Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell High strength fabrics combine in a durably breathable waterproof jacket High-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort Pre-curved arm and rider positioning construction Gore-Tex stretch shoulder panels minimize restriction of movement D3O CE-rated integrated shoulder and elbow protection D3O CE-rated Level 2 Viper Pro back protector Siliconized spacer mesh front chest armor Adjustable armor pockets for refined placement Highly abrasion-resistant Armacor panels in key impact and wear areas Integrated jacket-stabilizing, removable and adjustable kidney belt support system 7 external pockets (5 cargo front, 1 large back, 1 sleeve i.d.) 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 mesh stash) 1 secret internal pocket Bottom hem adjustment Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system 4 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Mesh comfort liner 8 max flow ventilation ports (4 arm intakes, 2 pit intakes, 2 vertical back exhausts) Industrial-grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim Hydration system compatible with bladder pocket and hose port routing (bladder not included) Rubber coated button closure YKK zippers throughout, water resistant urethane coated in exposed areas VELCRO brand closures adjustable wrist closures
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent protection & thoughtful touches
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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nielsm
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I've had my eye on the Badlands Pro for about a year. Finally pulled the trigger when my 15 year old BMW suit literally pulled apart at the seams. The BP has more pockets than you can imagine. Normally, I have a tank bag into which I put all sorts of items, including wallet, cell phone, Spot & GPS case. With the BP, I carry them all on the jacket. I even added a baseball cap for off the bike & my First Aid kit. Recently at a first aid class, I also carried my large moleskin notebook and pen on the jacket. I haven't even begun to use the inside pockets!
The jacket has some heft to it, and when picking it up, you're surprised at it's weight. But with the kidney belt, you don't really notice the weight when wearing it. It does a great job at keeping the cold out, only when it got down to about 40 did I have to turn on the heated jacket underneath it.
Looking forward to the summer to test in real heat, but in recent 80 degree weather, the arm vents flowed air nicely. There is also a bladder holder behind the back protection, with areas to route the tube to the front of the jacket. Could be really nice in summer.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Sidi Adventure GTX Boots The Sidi Adventure GTX Boots are the gold standard for adventure riding boots. Sidi pulled all the best bits from their famous line of off-road boots and combined them with the legendary quality of their road boots to create the glorious hybrid cyborg that is the Adventure Gore-Tex Boots. A bit more comfortable than off-road boots, the Adventure GTX boots incorporate a hinged ankle support, a rigid and shock-resistant heel cup and composite inner sole with a top grain leather construction, replaceable cam-lock buckles and a sweat wicking cambrelle lining. The slim adjustable calf fits easily inside the pant leg of most riding pants, something that is not always possible with a traditional off-road boot, making them all the more attractive to ADV advocates and enduro enthusiasts. To top off the list of premium features these boots are 100 waterproof and breathable with a Gore-Tex lining that is Guaranteed to Keep You Dry. Features: Soft rubber sole for maximum grip Replaceable strap system Top grain leather construction Composite inner sole Removable arch support Exclusive cam-lock buckle system Cambrelle lining Slim, cool non-bootie design Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel Single Flex System upper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid protection and support.
PostedApril 23, 2012
Customer avatar
nielsm
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had my eye on the Adventure Gore Tex for a while. Given the euro sizing without half sizes, I emailed Revzilla support for their advice. I normally wear a 12 and thus was between sizes. They recommended I go with the 46.
I was able to try them this past weekend for a 250 mile ride thru upstate NY & CT. Boots were snug, but comfortable. Hardest bit was getting used to the size of the boot under the toe shifter. Very supportive boots. Only issue I've had with fit is the cam lock seems to slip sometimes when locking boot in place. It may be a break-in thing though, so time will tell.
Airflow seemed low. It may be a comparison to my other boots which feel much cooler, but given the mid 70's weather, I was surprised they weren't flowing more cooling air. Hotter weather might cause foot sweating.
Rides: 2007 BMW R1200R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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