COrange27
 
 
 
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    May 9, 2013
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Kriega R25 Backpack The Kriega R25 motorcycle backpack has a quick release QUADLOC harness, which is Kriega's own tried, tested and highly recommended system, unique to the rucksack industry. An innovative extremely efficient load-carrying system designed for motorcycle riders. Unlike conventional harness systems the load is carried on the hips chest, transferring the majority of the load away from the shoulders and thereby preventing the neck strain experienced with regular rucksacks. Ergonomically designed with no arm restriction for long distance comfort on a motorcycle. Features Main compartment - YKK oversize zip Side access pocket with 4-point load compression Internal magazine sleeve, which can accommodate a 14 laptop Internal key-clip SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric Oversize YKK coil zips Upgraded harness to enable a wider range of rider to get the perfect Kriega fit Fully hydration compatible - reservoir relocated from outer pocket to main compartment Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately) Hydration tube routes out and over the shoulder through a covered duct located top, center of the main compartment Reflective web loops on sides of pack to facilitate easier fastening of US-10 expansion pack Schoeller DYNATECH with integrated 3M Scotchlite reflectivity 1000D Dupont Cordura base harness 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles Expanding outer pocket 10 year guarantee 25-liter capacity 520mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 160(D) mm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth the Cost
PostedAugust 4, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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
The price for this pack is steep, but it is definitely worth the price. It is very well built. Everything feels solid like it will last for a long while. I love that there is just one open large open compartment. I can get much more in this space than I could in the multiple pockets of my old backpack.
It takes all of a few minutes to get the pack fitted to you. The dots on the should straps make it incredibly easy to even one up with the other. I went on a 500 mi weekend trip right after I got this backpack. The harness does an excellent job keeping the weight off your shoulders, as they were one of the few parts of my body that didn't hurt when I got back home.
All in all, this is an awesome backpack that seems to be way above anything else on the market.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Motorbike Knee High Sock Ergonomics Compression lines to sustain muscles lower vibrations and optimization of blood circulation Ankle support for a better comfort and driving precision Footbed padding to isolate the foot from vibration Anatomical asymmetrical cut, differentiated for right and left foot Padded shinbone and toes for lower boot pressure during the ride Temperature adjustment Heel, footbed and toes made with Nanoglide fabric for higher breathability, optimization of the thermoregulation, lower moisture, lower friction between skin and fabric to reduce the risk of blisters and skin irritation Ventilated mesh panel on the back of the foot Sizing Small 38-40 Medium 41-43 Large 44-47
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Socks I've Ever Had
PostedJuly 3, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 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
I originally thought "motorbike socks" was an excuse to jack up the price on a regular pair of socks. Found out that was wrong the first time I put them on. These might just be the most comfortable socks I've ever worn. They provide support and padding in all the right places.
I normally ride with a pair of athletic socks that bunch up and feel clammy after a short ride. I went for an hour and a half ride in the Dianese socks. They stayed exactly in place and felt just as dry as when I put them on.
I'll probably end up buying a few more pairs of these.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Stompgrip Tank Pad Yamaha YZF-R6 Stomp Grip Tank Pads make gripping your ride incredibly easy, and therefore requires less energy to hold on to the bike. This reduces fatigue and arm pump with more lower body grip and less upper body stress. On the track, this helps to keep the rider stable whether they are braking from top speed or heading into their favorite sweeping corner. Each pad is constructed of a non-abrasive material that features an aggressive volcano bump pattern. Does not cause unnecessary wear to your riding pants or leathers. Each Stomp Grip Tank Pad is custom designed and engineered to fit your specific bike model. Features Available in black and clear Paint and graphic remain visible through clear pad option Pre-molded rounded edges that resist peeling Super strong 3M adhesive back Made in USA Note Image for reference only. Stomp Grip Tank Pad may vary depending on your bike model.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Effective
PostedJune 16, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easy to apply as long as the tank is clean and you take your time. The instructions suggest to heat the pads with a hair dryer before applying. I highly recommend doing this as it makes it much easier to form the pad to the contours of the tank.
Once on, they work exactly as advertised. It's so much easier to now hold my place on the bike with my legs. It's taken a lot of the pressure off my arms and a don't slam into the tank when I hit the brakes hard.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars S-MX 5 Boot The S-MX 5 has been created as a performance road and track boot, incorporating the latest technical footwear design and material know-how. Following on from the other performance boots in the Alpinestars range, the S-MX 5 is notable for its comfort, hugging fit, safety performance and ease of adjustability. Features Durable, high-tech micro-fiber upper construction offering a high level of flexibility Double injected PU shields the shin, ankle, calf, toe and heel from impact while minimizing abrasion Inner protection is given by a double injected panel connected to the heel counter, hidden beneath the outer shell and running up the outer ankle Quick drying polyamide lining is laminated with open cell foam and high density contoured padding to absorb shocks to the foot area The S-MX 5 boot is CE certified Innovative air vents at the ankle, heel and forefoot are covered with a specially designed mesh to provide unmatched levels of rider comfort Large throat profile instep and Achilles flex bellows for superior flex and comfort MTP mesh liner and anatomical, removable, PU Foam foot bed keeps the foot cool and comfortable A fully vented version is also available in Black Innovative inner (medial) side entry opening/closure system that features an elastic mounted zipper with an extra wide Velcro flap, to give a precise, comfortable fit and wide opening aperture for ease of access Highly ergonomic, lasting for ultra precise fit Exclusive compound rubber sole features structured shank reinforcement for added support to the arch area Interchangeable bi-injected PU toe slider with snap-in assembly
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Boots
PostedMay 28, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
These are my first pair of riding boots. They felt a bit awkward when first compared to the shoes I had been wearing since the sole is a lot stiffer. They do run large in the fit. I normally wear a 11.5 shoe and the 46 was way to big. I exchanged for a 45 and the front part of the boot was perfect but heel are still felt big. Gel heel inserts really helped tighten up the fit.
I've had a chance to go on a few longer rides with these. They feel real comfortable once you get used to them. Using the foot controls was a little difficult until the leather started to break in. After a while, I barely noticed I had anything on my feet.
Overall, the boots have a good amount of protection and they feel great on when I'm on the bike.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shogun Front Axle Sliders Yamaha YZF-R1 / YZF-R6 The makers of Shogun frame sliders up the ante with Shogun axle sliders. Shogun axle sliders are manufactured to the same precision and quality control standards as Shogun frame sliders. Axle sliders help protect expensive suspension components in the event of a crash and may significantly reduce the cost of repair. Each slider is made of the same proprietary plastics blend as Shogun frame sliders. Each UV resistant puck is shaped to accommodate a spool lift stand, in addition to other types of stands. Several Shogun Axle slider kits like Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha units come with a CNC machined stainless steel axle nut. Some other manufacturers of axle sliders do not let the rider know that there is a lot of unnecessary effort involved in the installation of their kits. No need to drill through your stock axle nut Shogun provides one for you that is the same grade or better than OEM. Rod component is machined, not an all-thread piece. A machined rod has fewer stress risers than all thread and therefore greater structural integrity during a crash. Well written instructions with color photos make installing each unit fast and easy, with minimal modification necessary to your motorcycle. Sold as a pair.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good Product
PostedMay 22, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It took me longer to run and pick up the socket I needed to replace the front axle bolt than to do the rest of the installation. It's that simple. The sliders feel solid once they're on the bike.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shogun Protection Kit Yamaha YZF-R6 Shogun Complete Protection Kit includes matching bar ends, frame sliders, and swingarm spools. Shogun sliders are superior to other slider brands by virtue of their construction and material. Shogun pucks, bar ends and spools are made of a shatter proof UHMW infused with UV protective polymer. Shogun sliders absorb kinetic energy from crashes and will not shatter in cold temperature like some types of Delrin or fade in the sun. Each slider has a press fit aluminum bushing (excluding bar ends) to hold it in place during impact to reduce the risk of the slider puck or spool tearing off of the mounting point. Shogun frame slider offsets are CNC machined from the same grade aluminum as military aircraft. Offsets are anodized black to match OEM components. Each offset is manufactured to stringent specifications with ISO 9000 quality control. Each Shogun Frame Slider comes with high tensile strength corrosion resistant hardware (cheap imitators do not use high grade hardware and will quickly rust). Shogun uses socket head bolts in nearly every kit, allowing for stronger frame slider design in a more compact space. Newer applications of Shogun Frame Sliders make use of a counter sunk design, which distributes the force of impact over a wider area and gives additional strength to the system so that the puck remains attached to the motorcycle.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good value and easy install.
PostedMay 22, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Installation is easy. I had all three different parts on my R6 with in an hour of opening the box. All the pieces feel sturdy and thet would be able to take an impact. The rear spools also make my stand much easier to use. I would recommend this kit to anyone who doesn't already have it on their bike.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Northshore Tech Fleece Jacket An innovative and versatile casual technical fleece engineered for riding A soft outer shell offers freedom of movement, a windbreaker membrane offers wind resistance and a fleece lining gives comfortable thermal insulation Removable hood with shock cord adjusters Shock cords have a convenient small Velcro trim tab and a functional garage to fix hidden cords inside the collar 3L construction of a windbreaker membrane laminated between two functional layers of fabric Fixed fleeced liner Elbows and shoulders have PE foam inserts that can be upgraded with Bio-Armor High-profile collar Three external pockets Longer rear profile Shock cord waist adjustment Bike-key holder hook installed inside the right pocket Front center reversed zipper External chest pocket features a micro zipper to hide pocket and maintain a clean look City Collection exclusive trimming and labeling
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good jacket for more than just riding.
PostedMay 11, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I like this thing as much as an all-around jacket than just a piece of riding gear.
For riding, it is a good commuter or light riding jacket. Rode to work one colder morning and I could barely feel any wind even at highway speed. While it was good for the morning, it did come back to bite me in the afternoon when the temperature spiked unexpectedly. I would definitely recommend upgrading to the Bio Armor shoulder and elbow pads. There isn't a pocket for a back protector, but if you want to wear a stand-alone one, I had enough room to do so.
I also take the armor out to wear this thing as casual cold weather coat. I get a lot of compliments on it and people don't even know it's a bike jacket until I tell them.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert Features The Bionic Air Back Protector insert is CE certified to the latest back protector standard and offers the street rider superior levels of comfort and performance in an ergonomic design. CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-22010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design. Slips in to your jackets back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort. Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort Outer Honeycomb plate - Made of Polypropylene provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area Inner Honeycomb foam - Made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy Note Size MD is recommended for Men's jackets size 50 and smaller as well as all Women's jackets. Size LG is recommended for Men's jackets size 52+ Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Medium 16.5 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point Large 19 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Much more comfortable than other protectors
PostedMay 9, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
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
I put this in my new Viper Air jacket. The amount of air moving through this thing is unreal after coming from a jacket with an Icon Stryker. I don't get that turtle shell feeling and sweat spot. I can barely tell this thing is on my back but it still feels like it gives me a good amount of protection if I ever come off the bike.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Alpinestars Bionic Chest Pad The Bionic Chest Pad impact and vibration protection upgrade accessory for use in Alpinestars jackets and suits. Features Polymer chest plate backed with Bio-Foam to provide extra protection to the chest from impact and vibration Fits into Alpinestars 1pc/2pc suits, leather and textile jackets Vented to maintain airflow cooling
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A must for any jacket
PostedMay 9, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
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
I got this for my new Viper Air jacket. It can be swapped out for the stock foam pads quick and easy. Once in, you can barely tell they're there and give a whole new level of protection.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Alpinestars Viper Air Jacket This fashionably street-styled summer jacket features a mesh-on-mesh structure to offer unsurpassed levels of internal climate control. Pre-curved sleeves with Velcro volume adjustments, together with versatile V-ring waist fit, make the Viper highly customizable. The comfort benefits are ramped up with a removable windproof inner vest lining. Features Constructed from hard-wearing 600 Denier poly-fabric outer shell reinforced with PU Extensive double mesh on mesh panel construction on front and rear panels Removable windproof inner vest lining to allow jacket to be worn in cooler weather Full interior mesh liner with Velcro closing wallet pocket Airflow-intake system on lower arms with perforated gusset Removable CE-certified Bio-Armor shoulder and elbow protection Chest and Back protector compartments with PE comfort padding (CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert available as accessory) Neoprene comfort edge on cuff and collar Collar constructed from padded 3D mesh Elongated rear profile, plus Velcro and D-ring waist adjustment Pre-curved sleeves External zippered hand pockets Internal waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars pants Reflective detailing on front and back Stitched and printed logos and YKK auto locking zippers Note The Black/Flo Yellow/White colorway features a Black collar, not Yellow as shown.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket but a few small issues
PostedMay 9, 2013
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COrange27
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Just got this jacket as a gift and had a chance to wear it for a ride. For a textile/mesh jacket, it seems to have a wide temperature range where it's comfortable. I rode to work in sub 60 degree weather on the highway this morning. With the liner in and everything zipped closed, it was cool but didn't get to the point of being uncomfortable. It got close to 80 on the way home, so I took out the liner and opened up the sleeve vents. That let a ton of air through and really helped keep me cool.
I can echo some of the comments about the zipper and fit. The zipper can slip out when getting it started but taking an extra second to get it right pretty much solves that. It does feel a bit short in the torso, however it didn't separate from my overpants the whole ride. I would feel better with a pair of pants that zip to the jacket.
Overall, I love this jacket so far. It feels extremely comfortable in a variety of situations and the quality is excellent. I will acknowledge it has a few small drawbacks but I don't think they should stop anyone from giving it a try.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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