Tommy
 
 
 
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    July 24, 2011
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REVIT Sand Pro Gloves The REVIT Sand Pro gloves are called Pro for good reasontheir protection, ergonomics and ventilation are best in class. The injected ventilated flex knuckle is engineered exclusively by REV'IT's in-house RD department and offers unparalleled impact absorption while simultaneously aiding in ventilation. The gloves palms are made of goatskin for precise control, and the upper is fully stretchable and breathable to help maintain a cool and comfortable grip. The Sand Pro gloves are comfortable, lightweight and provide a rare combination of durability and flexibility. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Goatskin, Pittards WR100X Hairsheep Diamond, Air stretch mesh, Automan stretch, PWRshell 500D stretch, Karvin cowhide (PU coated) Lining Tri-fleece liner Composition Outer Shell 66 leather, 16 polyamide, 13 elastane, 5 polyester Lining 100 polyester Protection PU injected finger knuckles, Injected ventilated flex knuckle, PU rubber palm slider, Temperfoam at thumb and palm, PWR Aramid at palm slider ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit Adjustability Adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation Ventilation panels at fingers and back hand Features Elastic at wrist, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Low-profile Summer Glove.
PostedJune 3, 2013
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Tommy
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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My only gripe with the Sand Pro's was that the sizing was a little wonky when I got them. If you fit a large in Alpinestars, you'll be a large in these.
That being said, the Sand Pro is a pretty solid glove all around. It's definitely built for summer time, less aggressive riding, and perhaps even offloading. The gloves are made out of something like a dozen different materials (including two different types of leather) and fit very naturally and comfortably. There was no break-in period for them at all. The perforated/mesh bits breathe like a pair of lungs, though curiously somewhat better on the underside than the top while riding.
You're sacrificing a bit of protection with these. There's leather and rubber bits in places where you'd need them (knuckles, carpals and tip of the ulna), but I don't know how well these would perform in a high-speed slide or a sharp impact compared to a glove with an encased carbon fiber hardpoint or whathaveyou.
Besides that, these are probably the most handsome pair of gloves I've ever owned. The patternwork and coloring make them look oddly futuristic. Also, a word of warning to folks with long hands- The space allotted to your pinky is generous to say the least while your index finger may feel a bit cramped when you first put these on. I may have to reinforce the stitching in some areas because it's starting to fray after (compared to my other gloves) fairly little use/abuse.
I'm not certain I'd consider these $120 gloves. I've seen similar gloves (as far as materials and protection are concerned) go for $60-$90. Hopefully these will last me long enough to be considered a fair investment.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector Replacement CE Level 2 D30 Back Pad for Klim Jackets. D3O's Viper back protector benefits from Airwave Technology and is extremely flexible, low profile and lightweight, whilst offering incredible protection. Measures 17 Tall by 11 at widest point.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good alternative to (unreasonably) expensive replacement back protectors
PostedMay 20, 2013
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Tommy
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Before I even get started, it has to be said: $40 bucks for a CE2 back protector is a steal. That should be enough of an incentive for anybody.
That being said, the pad is heavy. Noticeably heavy. It's a super dense yet workable foam that has almost the same squeeze to it as a stress ball. The fact that's it's just a solid blob of material means that if the pad doesn't fit in your particular jacket, it can be trimmed down with relative ease.
One minor issue I ran into upon unbarring the back protector was that the venting holes were not punched through all the way. I had to take a pen and finish the holes. Not a colossal problem, but I would have thought Kilm's quality control would be a little better.
The pad fits into my Icon Patrol Raiden jacket fairly well. It's hard to tell if it's entirely snug, but it doesn't move around while I'm riding, which is nice. That being said, the wavy pattern on what I'm assuming is the front-towards-rider side is a little uncomfortable because of the 'hardness' of the material. It's not like a spongey, squishy sensation, it's jarring, prominent grooves pressed against your back. I'm slowly getting used to the feeling, but the first few times I rode with it, I put my original back protector in front of the Viper to soften the feeling.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Wolfman E-12 Enduro Saddle Bags The E-12 Saddle Bags strike a balance between carrying capacity, rider mobility and convenience. Ideal for Enduro Touring, they hold a surprisingly generous load without the need for a rack. The highly adjustable mounts are able to fit virtually all Enduro/Dual Sport motorcycles. The compact design does not hinder the rider. The E-12s are a refinement and improvement of our already successful E-10 Saddle Bags. The new E-12s are more versatile and the updated design and construction make for even stronger and more robust bags. Two 2 straps across the seat 8 -2 D Rings on the bags for more tie down options Redesigned for more internal capacity Features V Compression strap on each bag, to keep the contents stable Quick and easy on off. No rack system needed! 8 D Rings on the top to attach the Enduro Duffel, Rolie Bags and the Renegade duffel Full Highly Coated 1680 Denier Ballistic fabric construction along with foam and non-scratch on the bike side Heavy Duty #10 YKK Coil zipper main opening Reflective Webbing Accents, nighttime visibility Legendary Wolfman Made-in-USA Construction Dimensions Width 6 5/8 (168mm) Height 9 3/4 (248mm) Length 14 3/4 (374mm) Capacity 22 Liters (1342cu.in.) per Pair
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decidedly Average.
PostedMay 20, 2013
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Tommy
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Purchased the bags under the pretense that I needed to be able to carry more luggage on my little bike (Honda CBR250R) and had no mounting rack to do so. The universal mounting harness system that they going is pretty much exactly that- There's enough straps, clips, and buckles coming off of the bags to secure it to pretty much any bike in one fashion or another. Mounting it the first time took some doing (About twenty to thirty minutes of doing), but once I got everything in place, the result was more or less satisfactory. I fastened the 'overhead' straps under the back seat and tied the rearward harness in a nice little bow just beneath the tail light. Also, taking the pack off the bike is the same process as putting it on (At least for me, because it involves untying knots ), so the bags typically stay on the bike.
My main issue with the bags (At least at this point, and it's sort of a non-issue) is the shape. They are shaped pretty much exactly as they are in the pictures. Like triangles. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as each bag can hold a large assortment of small objects (Or a one half-gallon of milk plus several soup cans), but if you need to hold, say, a rectangular box, the bags will often have the width but not the height, or vice versa. Moreover, the Cordura (or whatever sort of nylon the bags are made out of) doesn't seem like it would perform too well in the rain. I haven't had the opportunity to get them wet yet, so I can't say for certain, but the material doesn't seem dense enough to do much good. Nothing a few plastic bags can't solve, though.
The saddlebags, overall, do their job. Though it's too early to say if the price matches the quality (As there are quite a few bags of different brands with similar price with more features and carrying capacity), they make my life a little easier without the need of a mounting rack, so there's that.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Yoshimura Chassis Protector Kit Honda CBR250R Yoshimura Chassis Protectors help minimize damage from sliding type falls, can save you hundreds of dollars in repairs, and maybe keep you from getting a DNF on race day. The plastic construction is soft enough to slow slides and wear down slowly... yet tough enough to keep the track away from your bike in most cases. Sold as a Pair Laser cut and powder coated brackets featuring CNC-machined clamps Laser-etched Yoshimura logo Inner Sleeve Includes durable mounting hardware and instructions
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy on.
PostedFebruary 24, 2013
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Tommy
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The price is a tad steep, but I figure they'll eventually pay for themselves when I don't have to go out and buy a new set of fairings. From what I can tell, this is the only slider set for this bike which doesn't require cutting holes in your fairings. I saw another set that sticks out near the crank case, but those seemed like it would only make the bike 'top' heavy if the bike should ever go over, and end up girding down the tank and the handlebars.
Everything came nicely packaged in a little box. The instructions are (surprisingly, at least for Yoshi) concise and the installation, if you don't run into any hangups (like I did) should take no more than a half-an-hour. Both the sliders, once assembled, have a good weight to them and feel VERY solid. That, coupled with the impressive finish (which matches the black 250's perfectly) on them, helps make up for the $150 asking point.
To install, you have to remove the side panels from the CBR, figure out the correct orientation that the baseplate of the sliders is supposed to attached to the cage of the bike, wiggle these U shaped connectors behind the bars in their proper places, hold the baseplate down, and screw it in. The first slider went on quickly, with no problems, but the second gave me a bit of trouble. On the left side of my bike, one of the hex screws was completely rounded in its socket, so I had to dremmel it out and use a different tool to unscrew it. Afterwards, because of the proximity of the engine and several rubber wires which are nearby, the U brackets didn't want to wiggle into place. And once they WERE in place, they were very hard to 'fine tune'. I tightened most of the screws to the baseplate only to have one give me trouble. This was most likely because the U bracket underneath was misaligned slightly, but it was wedged in there so tight that it wouldn't have moved anyway. After a bit of doing and a little worry about stripping the screw (or crushing something), I left it with about 1/3 tread left sticking out of the plate, instead of all the way in. It's as tight as it can be, and for all intents and purposes, the other five screws are going to ensure that the slider goes NOWHERE. When the fairings were put on, I happily discovered that you can't see the screw (or most of the screws, for that matter) because it's pretty well-tucked under the plastics.
Once on, both sliders are VERY secure. No, really. I tried kicking them and they feel like they've been welded to the frame. I have very little doubt that they will perform well in a slide.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Raiden Jacket The call of adventure beckons to every mans soul. A primal need to explore the limits of earth, body, and mind. The Patrol Raiden jacket is the ultimate companion in this quest. Built on Icon's proven Patrol jacket chassis, the Raiden is a fully waterproof, all-weather, all-environment riding jacket. To keep out the wind and rain, the abrasion-resistant nylon chassis is fully seam-sealed and includes waterproof YKK zippers and a quick-action magnetic storm flap. Mounted within the chassis is a full complement of Field Armor CE approved impact protectors. A full 3M reflective graphics package provides optimum nighttime visibility. Six intake and exhaust ports provide ample mechanical ventilation while the removable Thermolite insulated liner helps keep your core temperature regulated. Externally, Icon added enough pockets to carry everything you need for distance rides and included a removable external hydration pocket to hold a 1.5-liter water pack ( not included ). Features ICON RELAXED FIT SEAM SEALED WATERPROOF CONSTRUCTION REMOVABLE ICON FIELD ARMOR ELBOW SHOULDER IMPACT PROTECTORS REMOVABLE ICON DUAL-DENSITY FOAM BACK PAD REMOVABLE THERMOLITE INSULATED LINER TWELVE STORAGE POCKETS REMOVABLE HYDRATION POCKET (BLADDER NOT INCLUDED) 3M REFLECTIVE PANELS RARE EARTH MAGNET STORM FLAP CLOSURES YKK WATERPROOF ZIPPERS SUBLIMATED TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP GRAPHICS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid jacket, attention to detail.
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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Tommy
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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1 Size Large
Large
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I purchased this jacket in order to get me through Florida's 'cold' season and hopefully stretch it as far into the rest of the year as I could.
My first impressions were positive. I purchased the jacket in red and the color is very striking. I thought the stupid sponsor patches were going to be a problem, but they've actually grown on me. I hardly think about them. The jacket is HEAVY- around six pounds in weight. On the bike it's not too bad, but if you're going to be taking the jacket off and hauling it around with you (to work, out to dinner, etc) it can be a bit of a drag. Take that into consideration if you're looking for something that will give you high mobility. Despite the weight, the jacket is very comfortable. Everything that could touch your skin is fleeced and padded and the adjustment straps around the arms and wrists are very helpful to get a more snug fit. I have a lean body, so I had to yank those straps way the heck in. If you have thin arms, know that the velcro on the straps only goes so far before you won't be able to fasten it to itself. I tugged mine to an agreeable tightness and then snipped the excess off of the ends so that it wouldn't rub against the jacket.
The material the jacket is made of feels very tough and durable and is MOST DEFINITELY waterproof. I took the jacket out at night in the pouring rain from the tail end of hurricane Sandy and the jacket performed fantastically. I got a little bit of moisture on my upper chest, but that was only because I had mistakenly kept two of the vents open.
Speaking of vents, this is a big, heavy, HOT jacket, but the massive amount of venting helps A LOT to flow air through to your body on days where you might just not need a 'Foul Weather Riding Jacket'. Opening the vents, especially under the armpit, also help stabilize the jacket while you're in motion. Believe me, this thing catches a LOT of air, and it's going to be pulling on you at speed (50-60+).
From a safety standpoint, the padding in the shoulders and arms feels good. The jacket is a size big on me (I got an XL and I am 6'2" 160lbs.), so the padding isn't placed exactly where it needs to be (eg. elbow pad on elbow). It would be tighter, but again, the velcro straps won't go that tight. The back protector is a thin piece of foam and does NOT feel that protective. I would personally invest in an aftermarket back protector, but unfortunately the price of the jacket has left that out of the question for a while. The reflective panels are fantastic and are all over the jacket, where they're needed most (back, arms).
The removable thermal liner is FANTASTICALLY warm. So much so that I've only had a few opportunities to make use of it so far. I can say for certain that it's going to keep you warm and away from that wind chill.
The zipper system is fantastic, especially with the magnetic fastening thing up the front, and the numerous pockets and features on the inside are a welcome addition. The hood is very large and detaches easily. The detachable water bladder holder is slightly small for the bladder that I already own, but it's another good addition that I'm going to be trying to make good use of. The pockets near your hips are lined to keep your hands warm, and there's small 'stash' pockets all around the jacket (on one forearm, near your chest, etc.). I noticed that inside the wallet pocket, Icon put a little Saint Christopher charm attached to an elastic tether. I'm not religious, but the consideration is genuinely appreciated, and it does in a way make me feel safer while riding. At least I know that the folks at Icon care about my safety. You can tell that Icon put a lot of thought and effort into creating a high-quality product. Everything from the reinforced stitching to the charm show me that they understand how important attention to detail is. Especially at this price!
My only real gripe is that the collar extends so high that it tends to press up against your helmet, or rub uncomfortably against your chin strap. Now, in cold or rain conditions this is pretty welcome. You're going to be pressing your head down into your shoulders to cower from the elements anyway, but under normal riding conditions it can be bothersome. My solution is to disconnect the collar from itself and ride with the zipper pulled down slightly. It's a lot more comfortable and even flows a bit more air to your torso.
Overall, quality product. Worth $400 dollars? Perhaps. We'll see in a few years when I've run it through the ringer, how it holds out. But for right now, I'm very happy with my choice.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 HJC CL-16 Helmet - Solid
HJC CL-16 Helmet - Solid
HJC CL-16 Helmet - Solid Colors 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 Note Wine and Silver are Metallic colors, White and Black are solids, and Flat Black is a Matte style finish.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great value for a solid helmet
PostedJuly 24, 2011
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Tommy
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I picked up a solid white CL-16 from a helmet store nearby. I was surprised how well and comfortably it fit my head. It's reasonably lightweight and has good peripheral vision. The vents flow a reasonable amount of air, which seems to be just enough in the hot (98+) weather. My only gripe is that the visor seems to get stuck in the upright position an awful lot. I'll probably just fix that problem with some oil or something.
Great helmet overall.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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