Tested or reviewed

I’m not selling anything, no affiliations, nothing here was given to me to try. A few personal notes about things I have used, some good, some not.

Mighty Plugs

Revised 16.04.2011 and 25.06.2011. Also see updates below. Further update – I stopped using silicon type molded ear plugs and change to “no roll” type foam ear plugs which I find superior.  You know I love ear plugs for riding. Besides saving you from  hearing loss they greatly reduce rider […]

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Dainese Guanto X-ILE gloves

One of the things I decided to do after my spill in the Japanese alps was to change out my summer gloves from O’Neil Moto-X gloves to items with greater protection. I wanted a summer glove still but with more chance of saving my hands in  fall. After reading some […]

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Vitesse Boots

I currently have in the cupboard a variety of unsuitable riding boots. One pair are simple walking boots/shoes with little protection and which I have already stopped using. Another pair are also short height boots/shoes from Alpinestars that after a days riding bite into my arch no matter what I […]

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V2 visor sponge

I admit freely I am often slow to recognize a good thing. Be it I get too absorbed elsewhere or follow the herd or end up going round in circles before realizing I had it right to begin with. And that’s just motorcycles, the harder stuff of one’s personal life […]

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Held Score gloves

This was written some time ago, Held have since expanded with 1000’s of new items from making a range of about 6 motorcycle gloves. I am told the quality is not what it once was, but this post is about the original gloves. I have been talking about getting new […]

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Joe Rocket Meteor boots

I have purchased some new riding footwear and have chosen a pair of Joe Rocket Meteor boots. I decided I wanted to go for a 3/4 boot that was waterproof. Larger than this becomes less easy to walk in and wear under pants. Being waterproof I think is important if […]

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Helmet Windjammer

I took my previous Shark RSR helmet out for a spin yesterday to revisit an item designed to cut wind noise on helmets I had purchased some years ago. Called the Windjammer II from Proline Sports UK I first purchased this to use on a KBC helmet I previously owned […]

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Nolan N43 Helmet review

Update 2018 – still using this helmet – best I have ever owned. Replaced liner and visor and also have the N44 helmet to replace this one but find myself grabbing it when I go overseas as it is so good. Update 2012. The N43 is now released in Australia […]

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BMW City Pants

BMW City Pants.   I have purchased some new riding pants. My old draggin jeans no longer fit me and was looking for something better. For about the same money these pants from BMW have a special soft armor in the hip and knee that shapes itself somewhat and an […]

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Grip Puppies review

The MV Agusta has a high frequency buzz that is invasive at certain rpm. All inline fours I have ridden buzz a certain amount but this bike is terrible. The Brutale’s engine vibration is unfortunately the among the worst I have experienced as some members of the press have also […]

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Motovation bar ends

Ahh inline 4’s – silky smooth engines – ahm well not from MV Agusta. Their engine has some of the worst vibrations in the bars that I have ever encountered on any motorcycle. I purchased a pair of over sized extra heavy bar ends to try assist. The ordering was […]

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Air Hawk seat cushion long term review

I have been having a terrible time with my MV Agusta’s ride quality and tried to make it more comfortable via suspension but only got so far and then was going to get the seat re padded but it is so narrow until I remembered reading about these and thought […]

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