SJTrance
 
 
 
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    November 27, 2011
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    July 14, 2014
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REV'IT! Airwave Pants The perfect match for the REV'IT! Airwave jacket, these trousers are also great over-pants to wear on top of your jeans during summer commutes. The large air mesh panels allow for maximum cooling, but that's not all they're on and off in seconds, thanks to the long inside zippers. Reflective panels at the lower legs ensure great visibility at all times. Even more, the Knox Flexiform CE-approved armor is located in height adjustable pockets, allowing you to position the armour just the way you like it. Available in classic black or fresh silver. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D , PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRshell mesh, polyester rib Visibility laminated reflection at calf Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees , prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features easy entrance zipper at calf, adjustable protector pockets, short connection zipper, elastic at waistband Pockets slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Wanted to love this pants but it doesn't work for me.
PostedJuly 14, 2014
Customer avatar
SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
There are so many things about this pants that I wanted to love. At this price point, it really had some great features and the airflow was also very nice. The unfortunate thing is that I have too much hip/thigh thickness for this pant to be comfortable on me. If I rode an upright bike, I think it would have been fine, but I ride an Aprilia RSV 1000 R (aggressive sportbike) and in that position, I feel a ton of constriction in my hips. I have a 38" waist and the XL fit me well when standing up. Unfortunately, when on the bike, I couldn't spread my knees out far enough because of the crotch tightness. I wish that manufacturers would put a stretch panel in those areas just like they do with leather pants. I went back and tried an XXL, but that didn't help much either. It was just more baggy and felt slightly better in the hips but still didn't have good hip movement.
The other thing that I didn't like about the pants were that they only had two pockets. Because they were so tight in the hip area, anything put in those pockets would add to the discomfort. I would have liked to at least see a back pocket for my wallet.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet Celebrate the youngest MotoGP rookie-champion since Kenny Roberts with the Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet. Rock it like Marc. The Shoei RF 1200 represents years of development and evolution of the Shoei RF Helmet series, distilled into one of the most advanced sport helmets available. The RF1200 has evolved through both wind tunnel testing and on-track rider feedback into a helmet that is light-weight, quiet and most of all extremely safe. Please Note Wearing the Shoei RF-1200 Maquez Black Ant Helmet does not guarantee pole position performance on the track. Slim And Light Weight Design One of the most important features of a quality helmet is that you hardly know its there protecting your head. Shoei has reduced the weight of the RF-1200 by using a slimmer design and building a distinct line into the side of the helmet that also serves as an accent. As a result, the new Shoei RF-1200 is lighter than any other Snell certified helmet in the current Shoei lineup. Shell Construction The new slim design of the Shoei RF-1200 , with its distinct accent cut line, widens the bottom of the helmet to help ease the process of putting the helmet on or taking it off. Further advancing the comfort of the AIM+ shell is the industry leading four shell sizes that the Shoei RF-1200 comes in. The impact-absorbing dual liner consists of two layers incorporating different densities, helping to effectively balance the potential impact applied to the more rigid shell. Quietness Through advancements in the aerodynamic shape, improved interior linings and a new and improved shield system the rider will experience a very quiet and comfortable riding experience. The interior of the RF-1200 has achieved a balance of a comfortably soft fit and a firm, stable hold. The new design of the cheek pads also improves the motion of the neck, thus helping the rider to check traffic behind him/her for example. Shield System The new CWR-1 Pinlock shield features ribs on top and bottom of the shield to improve rigidity and eliminate bending of the shield caused by wind pressure or the opening and closing of the shield. Independent beading in the top and sides of the helmet help to keep the seal of the shield tight and eliminate any excess air. In addition to the CWR-1 shield, Shoei has developed a new base plate for the RF-1200. The Quick-Release Self-Adjusting base plate is spring-loaded and pulls the shield back onto the helmet, sealing it tightly against wind and rain. The addition of a new five-stage rotating dial allows for fine tuning of the base place for easy shield adjustments. Ventilation A large lower three position vent, three upper air vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents combine with the Dual Density EPS liner to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS liner. Features Four shell sizes Dual density EPS liner Superior ventilation 3D Max-Dry System II Liner E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) CWR-1 Shield System Neatly secure chin strap Includes Pinlock pins and lens insert Includes breath guard and chin curtain Snell M2010 and DOT Certified Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great all around helmet!
PostedJuly 14, 2014
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SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Now, I know that Helmets are very subjective and it depends on what your head shape is. But there are some things that everybody can feel. This RF1200 has been the best helmet I've ever used. The helmets I've had in the past are (in order of purchase) Scorpion Exo 750, Bell Star Carbon and an Arai RXQ. The Exo 750 was a great value but the RF1200 does everything better. I was really banking on the Arai to be great but it just didn't have the stability and I found myself having neck pain as the helmet tried to rip itself off my head at speeds. The Bell Star was very stable but the noise levels were outrageous. The RF1200 is as stable as the Bell but not as loud. However, it's not as quiet as the Arai. Loudness is very subjective to your head shape though.
One thing I wanted to say about the airflow is that I could adjust it to my preference. In the Bell and the Arai, no matter what I did with the vents, I was just guaranteed wind going right into my eyes. This is bothersome for me since I wear contacts. Here, if I close the chin vent, the air doesn't go into my eyes at all.
I love the way the Shoei looks too. I got the Marquez graphics. I'm not one to get someone's number plate on me, but I thought that it was actually the best one they had. I liked the No Limit graphic a lot but I can't ride around with the words "No Limit" on my helmet. lol
One word of caution: be careful when adjusting the visor using their shield mechanism. I stripped both screws and now they're stuck in the position that they're in. They must have made those screws out of swiss cheese. I have to figure out how to remove them now and install the new face plates that I bought. However, I think you SHOULD adjust your visor because it made the helmet quieter. Once I sort this out, I'll fiddle with it more because many people are riding with this helmet without any noise at all.
Now, I just have to wait for their photochromic face shield. That was another favorite feature that the Bell Star had.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Replacement QR-E Base Plates Replacement QRE base plates with screws for Shoei RF-1200 helmets. Sold as a pair.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Stripped my adjustment screw so I had to get a new one
PostedMay 26, 2014
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SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just a word to the wise; make sure you're VERY careful with the adjustment screws on these RF1200 base plates. I stripped the screw even though I was using the No. 2 screwdriver like they suggested. I would still blame myself over Shoei but man, they made these screws out of swiss cheese, I think. That being said, I would adjust the visor because it did cut down on wind noise for me.
Let me say though... The RF1200 is an amazing helmet! It's still too noisy for me, but that is different from person to person.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 CRG Roll-A-Click Clutch Lever
CRG Roll-A-Click Clutch Lever
CRG Roll-A-Click Clutch Lever Features A truly on-the-fly position adjustable lever, designed for OEM-style master cylinders Miniature clicker lever controls a roller cam assembly, giving riders the ability to manipulate lever position while riding Brake fade and clutch adjustments can be tuned in with ease 6061 T-6 aluminum CNC-machined billet construction Available in standard and shorty length with gray, black or gold hard-anodized finish Matching rearsets also available (sold separately) Made in the U.S.A.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful and functional
PostedJanuary 13, 2014
Customer avatar
SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got these levers when my bike was tipped over and the stock lever broke. I really didnt see much of a difference in performance from the sticker because I had that adjustability in the stock lever too (on a 2002 Ducati 900SS).
What I do appreciate is that the fit and finish were perfect. That gold color looked as good 2 years later and I know that would not have been the case with one of the cheap knock offs.
Rides: 2007 Aprilia RSV 1000 R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai RX-Q Comfort Head Liner Replacement internal head liner for Arai RX-Q Helmets See size chart for exact fitment information (not all liners fit all sizes of helmets)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
May be just what you need.
PostedJanuary 13, 2014
Customer avatar
SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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
It didn't sort out my problem of having a helmet that was just too large for me but it's a great product if you need to adjust the fit slightly. Arai makes great products and I'm loving my helmet.
Rides: 2007 Aprilia RSV 1000 R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Razon Perforated Leather Jacket The road flashing beneath your bike, the wide open spaces of the prairie, the pulsing of the pistons you can feel in your arms and everywhere else as sunlight glints off the engine chrome, and choppers riding in formation roar down the road. Constructed in leather that is both thick and soft at the same time, the Razon jacket combines innovative technical solutions like patented Microelastic inserts with the essential style and unique character of the riders who wear it. Equipped with removable composite protectors, ventilation, and removable thermal lining, this jacket is also available in a Women's version. Protection Composite protectors certified to Standard EN1621.1/97 Ergonomics and Comfort Microelastic elasticated inserts Inserts in elasticated fabric Neck adjustment Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Air inlets on the chest Localized perforation Removable thermal liner Sanitized lining Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Pocket on removable liner 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A truly versatile jacket!
PostedApril 13, 2013
Customer avatar
SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
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
I've had this jacket for most of the winter and some of this spring now. It's a very versatile jacket and besides rain and extreme cold (below 30) I've been able to wear it. I haven't tried it in very hot weather but I'm sure it's like any perf leather jacket in high temps.
I'm 6' 215 LBS with a mix of muscle and pudge and I got a size 54. It fits a bit snug with the liner in and extremely comfortable with the liner out. With the liner in, it's still comfortable enough for me to ride my sportbike. I really like the sleeve cuff; a nice touch to keep the cold out.
of course, my favorite feature of this jacket is that I can walk around NYC wearing the jacket without looking like a power ranger. My last leather jacket was the Dainese Alien in black and red. As much as I loved the jacket, it was too sporty looking when off the bike. Plus, it was unwearable in anything below 60 because it flowed air so well (that jacket doesn't have a removable liner). Still, I loved that jacket and the only real reason I sold it was because I lost weight and needed a smaller jacket.
I highly recommend this jacket if you're looking for something that is sporty, will work on several different styles of riding and looks great on and off the bike.
2002 Ducati 900 Supersport
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Bell Star RSD Black Beauty Carbon Helmet
Bell Star RSD Black Beauty Carbon Helmet
Bell Star Roland Sands Design Black Beauty Carbon Helmet Graphics aside, the Star Carbon helmets continue to deliver bar-setting high-end performance and comfort. Featuring Bells Velocity Flow ventilation with Flow Adjust for amazing ventilation and temperature control, a super stable aerodynamic profile to minimize buffeting and lift, and the easy-to-use 3Mode ClickRelease Shield, the Star is at the top of its game. Features Velocity Flow ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum ventilation and temperature control Super stable aerodynamic signature resists buffeting and lift Super lightweight 100 carbon fiber shell Contour Cut Cheekpads for superior fit and comfort 3Mode Shield for instant on-bike shield adjustments, and ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort Exclusive Magnefusion magnetic strap keeper (Patent Pending) Padded chin strap with D-ring closure Approximate weight 1500g Five-year warranty Note Comes with clear faceshield, tinted shields available separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome helmet
PostedApril 17, 2012
Customer avatar
SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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OK, so I got the Bell Star and went for a ride with it. I'm absolutely blown away... not literally, because the stability of this helmet along with the low weight is very impressive. It's significantly lighter than the Scorpion EXO-750. There is a good amount of wind noise at speeds, but it's a very different sound than with the scorpion. It's not a high pitched whistle, but a much lower frequency that I can live with. I usually ride with ear plugs and will continue to do so, but this is manageable without plugs. It's also very interesting how the bike sounds with different helmets. It is as if the sound that I was hearing was from the rear of the bike and just the exhaust. My Termis sound so nice with this helmet where as the Scorpion gave me a harsh sound.
I suppose that one of the reasons for this is the shape of the helmet. It seems to sit higher in the rear than the front. The other advantage is that I feel like I have more mobility with head checks. While we're talking about head checks, wow, this helmet feels so light and stable on my head that it barely feels like I'm wearing a helmet at all. The wind that comes through seems to be spread all around my scalp rather than just to my eyes and mouth.
When I first put the helmet on, I felt that the top of the visor opening was a bit short up top. I thought I might have some issues with looking up at streetlights, but I wasn't hindered because my neck movement isn't hampered like with the EXO-750. The side to side visibility seems to be better, though.
With regards to price, yes, it's an expensive helmet, but I got it for a great price from Revzilla. They were able to price-match a phenomenal deal online from a reputed seller. I wanted to purchase from Revzilla because they've been good to me many times.
The material inside is soft and suede-like. It's a bit weird when I pull it off though. My scorpion liner seems to wick the moisture away better. I wear a medium in most helmets but I had to order a small in this helmet. I have to see how the liner wears over time. It fits very comfortably now, but liner fit tends to change over time. Let's hope this helmet continues to make me happy.
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 CRG Roll-A-Click Brake Lever Aprilia Mille R/ Tuono/ Ducati
CRG Roll-A-Click Brake Lever Aprilia Mille R/ Tuono/ Ducati
A truly on-the-fly position adjustable lever, designed for OEM-style master cylinders Miniature clicker lever controls a roller cam assembly, giving riders the ability to manipulate lever position while riding Brake fade and clutch adjustments can be tuned in with ease 6061 T-6 aluminum CNC-machined billet construction Available in standard and shorty length with gray, black or gold hard-anodized finish Matching rearsets also available (sold separately) Made in the U.S.A.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful product
PostedApril 16, 2012
Customer avatar
SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got this shorty clutch lever for my 2002 Ducati 900SS as a replacement for my long CRG clutch lever that was broken after my bike was tipped over. I had a short brake lever and a long clutch lever before. I like the product, but yes, it's not very different from the knock-off products that are out there too. The only reason I want to pay more is to be ensured that the piece is quality and to have an anodizing that will last much longer.
The shorty is certainly more effort than the long lever, but I got used to it pretty quickly. I had a larger slave cylinder installed previously that significantly reduced the lever pull effort. All in all, beautiful lever and I'd do it again. However, if I wanted silver levers, I may consider going with one of the cheaper alternatives. They're much less expensive and silver won't really fade that much.
To order the part, I had to call revzilla and have the very helpful guys look and find the part for me. Great customer service as always.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Woodcraft Replacement Clip On Bars
Woodcraft Replacement Clip On Bars
Woodcraft Replacement Clip-Ons Bars Woodcraft replacement bars are made from tough 6061-T6 grade Aluminum. Sold each.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Just what I needed
PostedApril 16, 2012
Customer avatar
SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My bike got tipped over and I got these to replace the Lt aide bent clip on handle bar. It did the trick. The shop had to drill some holes to make it work and it's quite a bit longer than stock. It sure looks nice, though. I am considering changing the other one as well to match. My bike is a 2002 Ducati 900SS.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion EXO-750 Eternity Helmet
Scorpion EXO-750 Eternity Helmet
Scorpion EXO-750 Eternity Helmet Fiberglass/Kevlar Matrix Shell Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection. SpeedShift quick-change shield system (patent pending) Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less. EverClear no-fog faceshield Optically-correct shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating. KwikWick moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads Breathable, easily removable and washable. Ventilation system Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet. Breath-deflector Enhanced fog-free performance. AirFit air pump system ECE / DOT Approval Locking Face-Shield Clear face shield included, tinted shield sold separately
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A great helmet, but it's time to move on...
PostedApril 11, 2012
Customer avatar
SJTrance
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
I've owned this helmet for about a year now and I've had a relatively nice time with it. It's absolutely beautiful to look at and I've had tons of compliments on it. I haven't crash tested the helmet (thank God), but I think that it would keep me safe. It's been comfortable and nothing at all has broken in the 7000 miles that I put on it.
There are a few issues that I have with it, however and here are the problems:
- The airflow is lacking but I do feel the wind in my face. It's mostly directed right at my face, mouth and eyes, though. I don't feel much of the air around my scalp.
- Opening or closing the vents do little to change the airflow situation.
- The helmet release system is a bit of an annoyance to take off; especially on the left side for me. It's still pretty easy, but I feel like I have to really squeeze and turn hard with my fingers to make it happen. I have to lie it on it's side to take the Lt one off.
- The noise is OK, but there is a strong whistling at speeds of 60 or above. I'm not sure whether I noticed it when I first got the helmet.
- The headshake at speeds 80 or above is just too much. I had a stock windshield first and then got a double bubble. Still, above a certain speed, it was just too much and I had to tuck hard. There was also a considerable lift above the same speed (especially around 90).
Here are the good things about the helmet:
- The face pump system was very cool and useful.
- The antifog was awesome, but it eventually wore off in places within 6 months. I'm sure that I had something to do with that. Maybe I should have cleaned it more carefully.
- The material inside was soft and comfortable.
Basically, this helmet really did what I need it to do, especially at the price point. It will do duty as my winter or rainy day helmet for now. I'm getting a Bell Star Black Beauty (from Revzilla, of course) and I'm hoping that it will address all my concerns.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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