Tested or reviewed

Just my notes on a few things, no in depth analysis. I’m not selling anything, no affiliation no sponsorship.

Spyder shorty gloves

I picked these up some time ago in South East Asia and was told the brand would be available in Australia soon. A mixture of textile and soft leather, with the usual reinforced areas and small portion of carbon fiber. Generally similar in style and construction to many other shorty […]

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Held RainStar gloves

Update 2019. This was posted quite some time ago and since then Held have expanded from a select range of gloves to so many it is confusing as well as full range of rider gear, but feedback I have on the new Held gear is not as positive as the […]

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Shark RSR2 Carbon helmet

Updated 25.06.2011 – Further update Feb 2012. Yes I ended up buying one of these from BikeBiz, half price seemed too good a deal. So now I seemingly have 3 helmets however none are without problems. I retired my old Shark RSR1 to back up duty after the fall in […]

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Crampbuster Vs Throttle Rocker

Updated I have owned both of these and a vista throttle lock device and the photon cruise control device and frankly they are all do a rather poor job of giving your throttle hand a rest on long rides. The original post below is dated so I will try to […]

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Motorcycle Roller Stand

A down side to my new exhaust system was they were unable to find a way to keep the centre stand. I probably would never have looked at one of these roller stands if I had not enjoyed the centre stand on the CB so much when cleaning the rear […]

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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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