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Forum: Equipment 06-16-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 82,947
Posted By Panhandler
Custom fit

Check out Tiez. All of their gear is now custom fit.
If you want truly special gear, Motoport will make custom fit kevlar gear.
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By Panhandler
First Gear TPG Odyssey

Does anyone have any experience with this winter glove? It is not fully armored, but looks like it will hold up.
Competition Accessories has them on sale for 1/2 price.
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,283
Posted By Panhandler
Rt

I went through the same analysis last year that you are now considering. I wanted a simple, upright motorcycle that felt like the KZ1000 that I had years ago. I finally settled on an '08 RT and...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,023
Posted By Panhandler
Icon Patrol Snow Boots

I have had limited opportunities to try out the Icon Patrols as motorcycle boots. However, I can now report that they make great snow boots. We got 8 inches last night and i have spent most of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,346
Posted By Panhandler
I just read this entire thread and found it very...

I just read this entire thread and found it very helpful.
I have a related question. On a 1200RT, which has linked brakes, is it best to apply both front and rear brakes in an emergency situation,...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 620,927
Posted By Panhandler
Style

I had the same concern. I just got back from my first ride wearing my new air mesh jacket and mesh jeans. They are both very comfortable and I think they are quite stylish. I got the red jacket with...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By Panhandler
Armored Air Jacket

I just stumbled on this product which is basically a personal airbag built into a leather jacket or vest. The jacket is tethered to the motorcycle when you get on. If you are thrown from the bike,...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Panhandler
Aerostich Protekt Riding Jeans

I haven't tried these, but they got a good review in Rider Magazine. They are double layer denim jeans with removable knee armor.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,982
Posted By Panhandler
Eh? Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Panhandler
I just got them 2 weeks ago and it has been too...

I just got them 2 weeks ago and it has been too cold to take them out. However, I think they will be great.
I got the kevlar mesh jean which is mesh in the front and stretch kevlar in the back....
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,982
Posted By Panhandler
I gave my post Christmas review in another post. ...

I gave my post Christmas review in another post. See:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632138&highlight=icon+patrol

The only negative I have about the boot is the lack of...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By Panhandler
Motoport makes kevlar jeans that look like black...

Motoport makes kevlar jeans that look like black jeans. Mine were sized based on a pair of blue jeans that I sent in. They have full thigh, knee and shin pads, but could be worn without them.
I...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,023
Posted By Panhandler
Eh? Icon Patrol

I opened the Icon Patrols that were under the Christmas tree. I have not yet tested them in action, but can say that they are very comfortable. When I pulled my size 14 boots out of the box, my...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,785
Posted By Panhandler
I just purchased a perforated leather jacket from...

I just purchased a perforated leather jacket from Teiz. The have two perforated models and one that has vents. The website only shows very large sizes, but I called and got an Xl that was in stock....
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 620,927
Posted By Panhandler
How does the mesh compare to perforated leather...

How does the mesh compare to perforated leather in hot weather?
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,023
Posted By Panhandler
I have the same problem. Every boot that I have...

I have the same problem. Every boot that I have tried on feels like I am wearing snow boots. I finally found the Icon Patrol boot that has a lace closure that makes it fit tight. The only other...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,982
Posted By Panhandler
I have a pair of the Patrol Boots under the...

I have a pair of the Patrol Boots under the Christmas tree. I have not tried them yet, but will report back after usage.
I tried on and sent back several pair of boots because I cannot find...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,090
Posted By Panhandler
Sold!

You have convinced me that Motoport is the best product on the market. I called to get fabric swatches and ended up talking to Wayne for almost an hour. A great product with unparalleled customer...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,090
Posted By Panhandler
Thanks for the constructive comments. In all of...

Thanks for the constructive comments. In all of my Google searches, I have not found any reason to purchase the Aerostich over Motoport, so I guess the debate is over.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,090
Posted By Panhandler
Motoport v Aerostich

I have decided to upgrade from my cheap mesh jacket and get either Motoport or Aerostich gear. I have read several threads and am convinced that they both provide excellent protection in the event...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,841
Posted By Panhandler
Knox gloves

Lee Parks also warned about many small parts on a glove that can impale your hand in an accident. The Knox glove looks like it has a lot of plastic parts that may cause more harm than good.
I have...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,841
Posted By Panhandler
Lee Parks Design Gloves

Lee Parks, the author of Total Control, warns against hard carbon fiber knuckle protectors, the current fad in gloves. He says they are a poor choice because on hard impact the carbon fiber...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,746
Posted By Panhandler
iPad & iPhone v Kindle

I am respnding to this blog on my iPhone but also have a Kindle DX. I am giving my wife an iPad for Christmas. The Apple products are great, but don't think you can replace a Kindle with either of...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,059
Posted By Panhandler
Viberg Boots

Thanks for the site for Viberg Boots. I have been looking for 2 months for a boot to fit my 13AA foot. Viberg actually makes two motorcycle boots to fit 15AA to 15EEEE. It is rare to find a...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By Panhandler
Sidi Doha

Has anyone had any experience with the Sidi Doha boots? I wear 13AA and am having a very hard time finding a riding boot that is narrow enough. I have heard that the Sidi boot runs narrow, but have...
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