mdamon750
 
 
 
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    July 22, 2011
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    September 19, 2013
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These Tires Are Excellent
PostedSeptember 19, 2013
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mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bought a second set. Already had two track days on the first set so I was covering myself in case the tires started losing grip. Well, I was able to get 4 track days on one set. Pretty good for the abuse tires take on the track. Did a weekend at Autobahn Country club In Joliet, IL. (Day one south course, day two full course).
My Q3's held up great. Was able to ride with confidence and the same predictable cornering traits these tires allow for. The GP-A's are always a recommended tire for track days, but if you don't have the cash and still want a tire that will allow for railing though corners and doesn't flinch under heavy braking and trailbraking, the Q3 is the one.
They're that good.
Highly recommended.
Rides: 2007 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Tire even Greater Price...
PostedJuly 19, 2013
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mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Took a set of Q3's to Road America. Wow. These things stick! I didn't think Dunlop could improve the grip of the Q2's, but they did. This tire inspires confidence and I was able to go full bore into the Carousel carrying increased corner speed.
Hands down the best tires I've ever ridden on and for all you track day riders, this is the tire you want. More confidence, stable in the corners, slides under control and gives great front end feedback at a fraction of the cost of a full out GP-A.
Do yourself a favor and get a pair.
Rides: 2007 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shorai LFX Lithium Battery The Shorai LFX Lithium motorcycle batteries are some of the lightest and most powerful replacement batteries available! See Shorai Specifications and Dimensions data sheet (pdf) for fitment guide and specifications. Most powersports enthusiasts have gotten used to hooking up a tender to their lead-acid batteries, all the time. Shorai LFX have much slower self-discharge than the best lead acid do (1/6 to 1/7, on average), they do not sulfate as capacity drops, and they are the ultimate deep cycle battery, which means that they can still crank your vehicle even if the remaining capacity is quite low. Therefore most riders will not need to use a tender at all. A fully charged LFX can sit for a year or more and still retain adequate starting capacity, without damaging the battery. As such, any vehicle which has no current flowing when the key is OFF should never need a tender. At most it should be charged every 6 to 12 months, depending on the average storage temperature (cool storage is much better for any battery). Newer vehicles may have a significant draw even when the key is OFF, to maintain clocks and computers, etc. In this case Shorai expects that a few hours of riding per month will be all that is needed to avoid tending. If you know that you will go a number of weeks or months without riding, you can either attach a tender, or disconnect the negative cable from the battery. In any case, during storage you may use the voltage chart above and an accurate voltmeter, and consider recharging when the battery is around the 50 capacity remaining mark, or above. Features Ultra light - one fifth the weight of lead-acid batteries on average Zero sulfation for longer service life Holds unloaded charge for one year without maintenance Military spec Carbon Composite Case Faster cranking for better starts Super-fast recharge rate No explosive gasses during charge, no lead, no acid Environmentally friendly Two-Year Warranty! Shorai recommends NOT using a charger/tender if it has an automatic desulfation mode, which cannot be turned off. Shorai has confirmed with Deltran, makers of the Battery Tender brand, that their products do NOT have a desulfation mode, and are therefore OK for use with Shorai LFX. However the best possible charger/tender for Shorai LFX is the Shorai SHO-BMS01 Battery Management System . Case Size 1 148mm length Case Size 2 113mm length Case Size 3 166mm length Case Size 4 148mm length Case Size 5 134mm length Case Size 6 148mm length See Shorai Specifications and Dimensions data sheet (pdf) for fitment guide and specifications. Please Note It is extremely important that you use only the appropriate battery for your bike! A battery with incorrect amperage may damage the battery or worse yet, your ride. If you have any questions about which battery may work for you, please call us at 877-792-9455.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Lightest battery I've ever held.
PostedJune 3, 2013
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mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
No joke. This battery is feather light. For those of you looking to trim a pound or two from your bike, this battery is for you. I've just installed it in my trackbike, (2005 Gixxer 750) and it resurrected her for the season. The battery is tiny, but fit in the OEM battery space nice and snug. Easy hook up... It's still too soon to review battery longevity but thus far I'm please with my purchase. Thanks team Zilla.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Imola 1-Piece Race Suit 1.2mm (body) to 1.4mm (impact areas) thick premium top-grain cowhide construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort Removable and washable mesh liner CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors certified by Satra Technology Center UK 8mm thick memory foam back protector Padding protection in the tail bone, shoulders and hip areas External titanium shoulder caps Perforated chest, belly, upper legs,and front of upper arms for maximum cooling Moisture wicking neoprene in the collar and cuffs for maximum rider comfort Aerodynamic back hump with perforated leather ventilation Ergonomically pre curved arms for performance and comfort to maximum riding position Multiple stitches in main seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Teramid Kevlar fabric in the crotch, under the arms and in the chest area for maximum comfort Stretch leather panels on knees, back and shoulders for performance, fit and flexibility Light durable nylon fabric behind the knees and rear calf area Equipped with replaceable knee pucks
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice suit for the track
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Decent value for a suit under a grand. Haven't worn it at the track yet but be advised, the suit fits small. I'm 5'-11" -167 pounds and ordered one size up from 40 to 42. (In retrospect, a 44 would have been a better fit but I like my suits tight).
If you choose this suit order 2 sizes up.
All and all the suit looks great and I'm looking forward to trying it on the track. Hope this helps you in your choice, men.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC CL-16 Virgo Helmet Features Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology Aerodynamic shell shape reduces turbulence Impact absorbing, multi-density EPS liner ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System Scoop top intake vent combine with rear exit vents to provide flow-through ventilation, helping to pull heat and humidity up and out of the helmets interior Chin bar intake vent provides airflow across the shield interior to help eliminate shield fogging Side chin bar venture exhaust vents for increased heat and humidity dissipation SpeedCool Removable/Washable Interior Lining Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SpeedCool anti-bacterial fabric Multi-layer contoured cheek pads improve fit and comfort Pinlock Prepared HJ-09 Shield with anti-scratch coating and RapidFire Shield Replacement System Optically correct, three dimensional design face shield offers 95 UV protection RapidFire shield replacement system allows for quick, secure and tool-less shield removal and installation Includes clear Pinlock lens shield insert Nylon Strap Retention System neatly secures chin strap/snap DOT and Snell M2010 Approved 3XL is DOT only
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Helmet For The Price
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Hands down, this helmet works great for street riding with your buddies and has a nice field of vision when you're ripping through the corners on the track. Great ventilation and impressive graphics. (The helmet is much better looking out of the box than in the photo). -couple it with a mirrored shield and the helmet looks great. Great helmet for the price!
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC IS-16 Solid Helmet Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport for greater visibility Impact Absorbing Multi-Density EPS Liner ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System provides flow-through ventilation Multi-stage intake vents and exhaust vents allow full front to back fresh airflow that flushes heat and humidity out of the helmet SilverCool Interior Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SilverCool antibacterial fabric Comfortable, removable and washable Rapidfire Shield Replacement System Quick, secure, tool-less shield removal/installation system Aerodynamic, flush-mounted shield fit for reduced turbulence SunShield Visor System One-touch integrated smoke-tinted SunShield (Patent Pending #11/335,855) deploys and retracts quickly and easily adjustable to three positions HJ-09 Accusight Anti-Fog Face Shield Anti-fog, scratch-resistant hard coating Optically correct 3D design Rated to block 95 of harmful UV radiation Nylon Strap Retention System Neatly secures chin strap
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Helmet
PostedOctober 9, 2012
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mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Good fit. Comfortable. Light. Comes with chin guard and has a tinted shield you can slide into place. Decent airflow. Rode in 90 degree weather and didn't suffocate. Great lid for a great price.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Original equipment shield for all HJC AC-12, CL-15, CL-16, CL-SP. FS-10. CS-R1, CS-R2 FS-15, and IS-16 Helmets This shield is also recommended for Joe Rocket 101 and 201 Helmets Standard replacement shields for the HJC helmet Multiple tints for various light conditions Impact resistant
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice shield
PostedOctober 9, 2012
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mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Provides great view and worked well on a very sunny day at the track. Nice and dark.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Summer Tech Race Undersuit Alpinestars Tech Race underwear keeps you cool and comfortable under your suit during warm weather racing and helps with getting in and out of your suit. Available as a 1-piece undersuit or as separate top and bottom. Features Designed for warm weather riding Coldtack fabric construction Micro perforated insert panel for comfort and breathability Ergonomic flat lock seam construction Compression fit design to reduce muscle fatigue Off-set main zipper closure Printed Astar logo
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trackday neccessity
PostedAugust 22, 2011
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mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I've worn 1-piece leather suits for years but it wasn't until recently that I purchased an undersuit. What a differrence...
Not only does the undersuit make getting into and out of the suit a breeze, but you can feel your arms and shoulders moving naturally in your leathers as you turn your bike in and manuever around on the bike. It keeps your leathers from "sticking" to your body when you begin to perspire. The material does wick the sweat from you and when you're at speed the airflow actually feels as if it is increased.
I can recall struggling to get the top portion of my suit off to just walk around and let my skin breathe and how much time that would take. With the undersuit, that can be accomplished in seconds. It's also great for stints in the canyons because it makes getting out of your suit so easy should you stop to get something to eat or just feel the need to strip out of the top portion of your suit.
Do yourself a favor and make wearing a 1-piece suit easier. This one's a no-brainer and should be a part of every rider's gear.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars CR One-Piece Suit (Size 58)
Alpinestars CR One-Piece Suit (Size 58)
Alpinestars CR leather suit offers the road and performance rider a multi colored, symmetrically styled, versatile suit. Influenced by Jake Zemkes race suit, the CR is vented and provides a close, comfortable fit to be worn and ridden with todays performance bikes on both street and track. Features 1.2-1.4 mm full-grain leather for excellent abrasion resistance Multi-paneled graphic design Multiple-stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance Removable CE certified GP protectors Ergonomically placed stretch panels for optimal flexibility Leather flex zones Low profile hump for improved aerodynamic performance Vented forward facing panels for improved riding comfort Soft neoprene, comfort cuff and collar construction Removable mesh liner Chest pad compartments with PE protection (Alpinestars Bionic chest guards available as accessory upgrade) Back Protector compartment with PE padding (CE certified RC back Protector available as accessory) YKK Semi Auto Lock zippers Replaceable PU Sport Sliders Die cut ventilation Micro injected logos Fully perforated version available in all black
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another great product from Alpinestars
PostedAugust 15, 2011
Customer avatar
mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Preshape
Relaxed
Aggressive & Tight
Tight
I do about 4 trackdays a year and this suit fits better with each trip to the track. It's functional, breathes great and provides excellent protection. I'm 5-10, 165 pounds and bought a 38, (a 40 would have been the ideal fit off the rack).
The leather stretches and forms to the body so if you're lean, and can fit in ther tighter suit, it will pay dividends by your fourth trackday. (An undersuit works magic with getting in and out of the suit, but more on that in another review).
Great suit and at closeout price, you can't go wrong. The black and white looks soooo much better than what the picture depicts.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars S-MX Plus Boots (Discontinued)
Alpinestars S-MX Plus Boots (Discontinued)
Alpinestars S-MX Plus Racing Boots The Alpinestars S-MX Plus Racing Boot is a high-performance boot for road racing, track days or sport riding External design provides a high level of protection from abrasion and impact Contoured, high modulus PU injection shin plate protector Synthetic boot forefoot lining is laminated with open-cell foam Ankle and leg areas have highly breathable lining for comfort U-shaped calf protector protects internal and external ankle/calf area Boot top features recessed buckle area for additional calf protection replaceable ratchet buckle closure features hidden strap for security and is integrated with calf slider Wide, ventilated heel protector combined with shock-absorbing padded insert and self-molding internal ankle protectors Replaceable aluminum heel sliders on rear and sides of ankle guard absorb shock and impact during falls or slides Boot has internal patented ankle brace with shock-absorbing material Upper boot construction is Lorica and leather for flexibility and strength Instep flex area has extended, thermoformed bellows for soft back-and-forth flex Toe sliders and shift pad are injected PU for protection and wear resistance toe sliders are flexible and replaceable Speed lacing system with Kevlar laces gives a precise, comfortable fit Unique, protective lateral zipper closure has reflective piping Boot sole is a design that improves feeling between riders foot and foot pegs of the motorcycle Black boot available in vented and non-vented styles Available in European sizing scale This boot has been replaced by the 2011 Alpinestars S-MX Plus Racing Boot
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Boot... sad to see it replaced
PostedAugust 15, 2011
Customer avatar
mdamon750
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Waivered between Sidi and Astars for years. The Sidi's fit great, almost like a shoe, but the Astars provide excellent protection and the inner bootie with the laces provides a snug, reassuring fit. Got this pair at closeout price. They have a new model now, but if you're in the market for an excellent trackday boot, the SMX-Plus is hard to beat. Great boot.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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