SJTrance
 
 
 
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    November 27, 2011
  • Last review
    January 13, 2014
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    4.7
 
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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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Replacement Internal Liner (Comfort 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 saddle, 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 strong character of the bikers who wear it. Provided 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 Please Note Image is of non-perforated jacket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A truly versatile jacket!
PostedApril 13, 2013
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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-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 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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Dainese Xantum D-Dry Jacket Technical content and practicality come together in the design of this garment conceived for sport touring. Construction with elasticated areas at the sides and shoulders, ample adjustment possibilities for the neck, sides, sleeves, cuffs, and the jacket-pants fastening system all offer excellent ergonomics. Elevated comfort under changing weather conditions is guaranteed by the breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane, removable thermal lining, and the air vents on the shoulders. The homologated composite protec- tors can be complemented by a back protector and a Thorax chest protector thanks to the pockets provided to offer even higher levels of safety. Protection High-tenacity polyamide fabric Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Ergonomics and Comfort Jacket-trousers fastening system Adjustment strap on neck Wrist adjustement Waist adjustment Inserts in elasticated fabric Sleeve volume adjustment Front Idraflap fastener Other Breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane Air inlets on chest Removable thermal liner External fabric with water-resistance treatment Pocket for Thorax chest protector Water outflow system at jacket bottom Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket Pocket on removable liner Waterproof outside pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I feel like a Tron warrior!
PostedDecember 30, 2011
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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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've been riding with this jacket paired with the Tomsk D-Dry pants for most of the winter season and so far, it's been AWESOME! My legs and torso never feel like I need any extra heating. I've ridden up to 37 degree weather and I feel like I could take another 15 degrees colder. My hands now are the weak link and I'll need to look into some heated gloves. The jacket just feels very quality and everything just fits and works beautifully. The other day, I rode in pouring rain with this setup and I was completely dry. My neck could have used a little help and it would have better if it had one of those thin hoods that I could put over my head under the helmet. However, I still didn't find that much water got to the back of my neck anyway, so maybe it's a moot point. The best part is that I got this on Revzilla's Black Friday sale. With some of the Revzilla bucks that I had left over, it was a steal.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Tomsk D-Dry Pants Focus Ergonomics and functionality under every weather condition during long-distance touring, refined finishing, and elevated quality are all offered by these pants in breathable, waterproof D-Dry membrane that offer the highest comfort and ergonomics when combined with a removable thermal lining, construction in elasticated Cordura Comfort fabric, the elasticated fabric on the knee, the adjustment possibilities at the sides, and a jacket-pants fastening zip. Active and passive safety is ensured by the homologated composite protectors on the knees, the soft inserts at the sides, and reflective inserts. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Cordura Comfort fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Zipper at calf Breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane External fabric with water-resistance treatment Water outflow system at ankle Closable air vents with zips on thighs Removable thermal liner Soft inserts on the sides Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great pants, but please get stronger tabs.
PostedNovember 27, 2011
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So, I have been using these pants for a few weeks now and they've been awesome. The temps have been dropping and I've ridden up to about 45 degrees. So far, with an Underarmour base layer cold gear pants, I haven't had any issues... and this is without the thermal lining installed. I've used it up to the mid 60's wearing an Underarmour heat gear legging. The pants are uncomfortable for me to wear without either the built in thermal layer or another type of layer like the Underarmour stuff. I feel that the material is rough on my knees. One issue that I've noticed is that the first day I got the pants, I put them on and as I was taking them off, the snap for one of the thermal layers (near the pant leg cuff) broke off. I was a little peeved at this. I think it should be an easy fix, but at this price point, I didn't realize that I'd have to be so delicate.
While riding, however, the pants feel comfortable and the fit seems to be awesome. My waist size, when measured is 40 and I have the 56. It fits perfectly. In jeans, I wear either a 38 or a 36 depending on the make.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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