ApriliaRico
 
 
 
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    May 23, 2012
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    July 15, 2013
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Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Ready Faceshield The Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield fits Shoei Qwest , Shoei RF1100 and Shoei X-12 Helmets Features Specially designed shield and lens work together CWR-1 Pinlock Insert sold separately Built-in pins on the shield along with the Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens transforms your single shield into a dual shield that will resist fog buildup Colored lenses use ProSeal technology Easily cleaned Read more about Pinlock Shield Technology Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
WHY ISN'T THIS STANDARD?!
PostedJuly 15, 2013
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ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
If you don't want fog, get the Pinlock Lens + Shield. End of story. The fact this isn't standard on all helmets is kind of annoying. It's not just comfort, it's a safety issue. I wish I had ski goggles with this technology!
Works just as it says, nothing else will eliminate fog the way this system does.
An absolutel MUST HAVE for commuters and everyday riders. If you ride in anything other than perfect weather, this shouldn't even be an option.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
4.8 out of 5(88)
 
 
 
 
 
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Alpinestars C-1 Windstopper Gloves Short cuff city commuting glove, constructed using Gore-Tex Windstopper outer shell fabric combined with hard knuckle protection. Leather palm construction keeps hands protected from the asphalt giving this glove excellent comfortable performance in wet and chilly conditions with ample riding protection. Features Lightweight, windproof, and water resistant city riding glove Two-piece construction with Windstopper, stretch Nylon fabric main outer for effective insulation One piece full-grain leather palm construction 3mm EVA padding on fingers Hard knuckle protection, covered by Windstopper fabric Knitted cuff for comfort and flexibility Printed logos
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not for Winter, but Great Everyday Glove
PostedJune 27, 2013
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ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
These block wind great but are not good for winter weather. Everybody has different tolerances for cold weather riding, also depends on where you are. Up here in Canada where I live, these are not Winter gloves!
I have a 4 glove setup for the following conditions:
Summer-Hot (19-30°C) Icon Pursuit Perforated
Everyday Average (10-18°C) Alpinestars C-1 WS
Winter - Cold (-5-9°C) Tourmaster Winter Elite II
Rain - Icon PDX
So I use these gloves more than the others I have, because Summer is about 2 weeks up here. The rest of the time is perpetual Spring/Fall. If you're looking for a low bulk glove that's good for some cold riding, these are great. I love them!
I have long skinny fingers, the XL fits me perfectly.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Lens
Pinlock shield insert compatible with Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Face Shield or CWF-1 Pinlock Shield with Tear-Off Posts . Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
WHY ISN'T THIS STANDARD?!
PostedJune 26, 2013
Customer avatar
ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
If you don't want fog, get the Pinlock Lens + Shield. End of story. The fact this isn't standard on all helmets is kind of annoying. It's not just comfort, it's a safety issue. I wish I had ski goggles with this technology!
Works just as it says, nothing else will eliminate fog the way this system does.
An absolute MUST HAVE for commuters and everyday riders. If you ride in anything other than perfect weather, this shouldn't even be an option.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Tour Master Elite Series II Rain Jacket Waterproof, polyurethanebacked heavyduty nylon shell with sealed seam construction Features an AquaBarrier underthehelmet hood to eliminate seepage in the collar area. The hood easily stows in a hidden collar pocket Contoured, microfiberlined collar features an adjustable Velcro closure Polyester mesh lining enhances air circulation and comfort Chest map pockets feature waterproof zippers, TourMaster's Scoop Vent System and a mesh backing so they can be opened for ventilation when appropriate Two large waterproof bellows pockets maximize carrying capacity Underarm grommets allow airflow that diminishes moisture buildup 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and TourMaster's signature reflective triangles help increase nighttime visibility Sized to be worn over motorcycle riding apparel Shock Cord sweep adjustment, with breakaway tabs and an elastic waist provide a tailored fit Dual wind flap and Velcro main closure keeps moisture sealed out Elastic cuff with Velcro closure helps eliminate water encroachment into the sleeve Hanging loop is built into the collar for postride air drying Waterproof, polyurethanebacked heavyduty nylon shell with sealed seam construction Polyester mesh lining enhances air circulation and comfort Highdensity nylon seat panel provides added strength and minimizes slipping Midthigh waterproof cargo pocket provides convenient storage 3M Scotchlite molded reflective panels on each leg increases nighttime visibility Sized to be worn over motorcycle riding apparel Elastic waistband and highrise rear panel seal out the elements Extralong zippered and gusseted leg cuff with Velcro closure allows for ease of dressing To complete the suit, please add Tour Master Elite II Rain Pants to your cart.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Weird but Functional
PostedJune 20, 2013
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ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This jacket has some things going for it and some negatives.
As other mentioned, if space is a priority, skip this combo, it packs big, like an over sized loaf of bread.
In terms of functionality, it keeps the rain out first and foremost, so it's good in that regard. However, the sleeves are awfully short compared to how baggy the midsection is. And the pants are also short, leaving whatever I'm wearing underneath to have wet cuffs at the end of a downpour.
Also, the built in hood actually funnels cold wet air around your neck so that's a wasted feature. I feel as though I'd have to wear a neck warmer just to stop that, but then the warmer would get wet and it would defeat the whole purpose.
Overall, if you have short arms and legs this is a good budget choice. Otherwise I'd say go for something that costs a bit more and is a bit more functional.
For reference I'm 5'10" 190lbs athletic w/ beer belly and wear a Size Large in this jacket and matching pants.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Balaclava The lower half is constructed using WINDSTOPPER for complete protection from the wind while the upper half is constructed with Coolmax reducing heat under your helmet and controlling moisture from sweating. A Lycra stretch back panel along with ergonomic patterning has created a perfect fitting balaclava. This technical head sock is guaranteed to be the most comfortable balaclava you have ever worn.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good but not great
PostedOctober 22, 2012
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ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I expected a bit more wind protection, the back lets a lot of air through, I still need to wear a neck sock in order to stay completely warm. But the front does block wind really well, and it fits comfortably under my helmet.
*For reference, I use this for cold weather commuting in temps ranging from -3°C to 10°C (25°F to 50°F)
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Sand Jacket
REV'IT! Sand Jacket
REV'IT! Sand Jacket The Sand Jacket is an excellent option for all-weather riding, it is extremely versatile, helping riders deal with whatever comes their way. The Sand Jacket features a unique zipper on its removable waterproof membrane, which completely blocks out water. It also has increased numbers of ventilation zippers (including 2-way zippers for ventilation at the arms), a PU coating to prevent soaking, and a multitude of storage options. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at shoulders and elbows, ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, double adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back and under arms, VCS I panels at the chest Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, long connection zipper and double short connection zipper Pockets stash pockets,
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Jacket
PostedOctober 22, 2012
Customer avatar
ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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
SIZING- I am 5'10", 195lb, athletic build with a big butt and a beer belly (I'm a hockey player). I ordered an XL according to the sizing chart. It fits perfectly, even with all the liners in I have the ability to adjust the arms and waist for a perfect fit, and with all the liners out I can tighten everything and still have the protection stay where it should. I swapped out the back pad for a Knox I had in another jacket as the stock pad is pretty weaksauce.
The jacket kept me warm at -2°C at speeds of 140km/h+ no problem. The liners block cold and wind perfectly, which I need due to riding a naked bike. The arms are long which I prefer, but someone with short arms might find them a bit too long. All the zippers feel sturdy and the extra little features like zipper gaurds and soft neck liner make this jacket a beauty.
I bought this jacket with the pants for cold weather commuting and I can confidently say they can do that very well. I also use TourMaster Winter Elite II gloves, a Klim balaclava, and Icon waterproof boots. If you're looking for a commuting suit that can deal with cold temps and still be useful when it gets warmer, this is it.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Sand Pants
4.4 out of 5(80)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 REV'IT! Sand Pants
REV'IT! Sand Pants
REV'IT! Sand Pants The SAND Pants offer 4-season, year round comfort and protection from both pavement and the elements. The SAND Pants offer a double PWR/shell seat and PWR/wax coating on the inside of the legs, for a better grip on the bike. The legs are also versatile thin enough to wear inside the boot, but wide enough to wear over it. Watercatchers prevent water from creeping up into the leg, and a detachable thermal lining and removable 3-layer membrane round out the total comfort of the SAND trousers. The Sand Pants will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Jacket PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips, double textile seat Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great but Short!
PostedOctober 22, 2012
Customer avatar
ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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
SIZING - I am 5'10", 195lb, athletic with a big butt and a beer belly (I'm a hockey player) and ordered an XL according to the sizing chart. Even though the chart said I should get the regular length, I ordered a Long due to other reviews on this website and others. Even still, these pants are a bit too short. They're fine off the bike but as soon as I get on, they ride up a bit too much. I'd be amazed if anyone taller than me could even get proper coverage from the elements with these pants.
Other than that, these pants are amazing. I bought them specifically for commuting in cold weather, as here in Edmonton AB Canada the weather can change pretty quickly (1°C in the morning, 18°C in the afternoon). Also I ride a naked bike so I have no protection from fairings. These pants offer the option of removing/adding liners and that's perfect for me. I have used them in -2°C at speeds of 140km/h+ and the only place I felt cold was a little air creeping in around the ankle, but tightening the bottom leg velcros helped eliminate that.
Overall a very versatile and warm riding pant, with the option to be cooler when needed.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Sand Jacket
4.7 out of 5(68)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tourmaster Winter Elite II MT Gloves Features Grade A water-resistant goatskin and sheepskin leather provides comfort and durability 6.5 oz Exkin Air insulation with a layer of aluminized fabric provides warmth and durability HiPora waterproof and breathable barrier mcFit technology liner offers maximum comfort and fit Pre-curved palm and fingers match the shape of grips to ease hand fatigue YKK Velcro wrist adjustments with TPR pull for easy operation Forehand, knuckle and finger expansion panels for added flexibility Thumb mounted shield wipe Built in nylon polar cover stores in zippered pocket when not in use Reflective material on wrist cuff for added visibility
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Gloves
PostedMay 23, 2012
Customer avatar
ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These fit normal, I have big hands (skinny long fingers) and the XL is roomy and comfortable without feeling too detached from the controls. I have only had them out in 7C (44F) for a few mornings, so far so good and have not had to use the extra wind/rain cover so I imagine they will give proper protection from the elements once it gets colder. Not very breathable and that's what you want with this type of glove. They look great and seem to be of a quality build. Very happy with the purchase.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Dual Pack Snowmobile Version 2.0
Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Dual Pack Snowmobile Version 2.0
SMH-10 Bluetooth Dual Pack Snowmobile Version 2.0 The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v2.1+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for snowmobiles, but which can also be used with full face motorcycle helmets. With the SMH10, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v2.1+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the SMH10 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles and sleds. Note This kit is the same as the standard SMH-10 kit , with a few differences. The Snowmobile Version ships with the A0302 Boom and Wired Microphone Clamp , not the boom mic only clamp. Also, the Snowmobile Version does not include a DC wall power adapter, but does include a USB charging cable. DC wall power adapters are available separately. Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v2.1+EDR Audio Advanced Noise Control Improved wind and engine noise reduction Sidetone Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom Built-in SBC Codec Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well Done
PostedMay 23, 2012
Customer avatar
ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wanted something to be able to chat with the wife on rides, listen to music, and make/recieve calls. These do it all. Install took a bit long, we have Shoei RF-1100 and the curvature doesn't match up, so I stuffed one of the extra boom mic foam covers with blue sticky tac and molded it in between the mount and helmet, then it fit perfectly. These have made 2-up riding much more enjoyable and highway rides are great with me being able to still hear the music even with earplugs in. I listen to SiriusXM through my phone and it's plenty loud, but I've found iTunes music to be not nearly as loud with earplugs in + engine + wind. Calls are clear and loud, and everyone I've spoken with say they can hear me pefectly as long as the visor is all the way down. I mounted the wired mic and tucked all cables into padding, the setup looks good and is super functional. Well worth the money. All I'm left to wonder is the durability, so far so good.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Norsorex Pants Incomparable comfort, combined with a high level of protection, characterize this protective under pant. Pro Shape structure integrates Crash Absorb material to protect knees in compliance with the requirements of the standard EN 1621.2/97. Elastic silicon bands at the ankles keep the pant in position, while elastic Jersey material ensures optimal comfort during sporting activities. Features Knee protectors certified according to the standard EN 1621.1/97 Pro Shape and Crash Absorb paddings on the coccyx and thigh areas Removable coccyx pad Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the ankles Perforated Pro-Shape Breath-able Jersey material
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top Notch
PostedMay 23, 2012
Customer avatar
ApriliaRico
From Canada
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
These are exactly what I wanted in a protective pant. I'm 5'10" 195lbs with big legs and short torso, the XL fits perfect. I wear them underneath size 36 Shift Kevlar Jeans. The armour is right where it should be, doesn't shift around, and the pants are super comfortable. I haven't had them on in anything more than 25C (77F) but it wasn't uncomfortably hot by any means, and I'd rather be slightly sweaty than get skin grafts. If you wear Kevlar jeans and are looking for full protection, don't hesitate, these are great.
Rides: 2011 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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