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Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,312
Posted By Valentino
I agree about the importance of chest protection....

I agree about the importance of chest protection.

In this review the evidence about treating motorcycle injuries (http://www.helibikes.co.uk/Resources/motorbike%20trauma%20article.pdf), the...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 165,163
Posted By Valentino
Thanks Matteo. I'll stay tuned!

Thanks Matteo. I'll stay tuned!
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,144
Posted By Valentino
If it is SAS TEC armour, that's good because...

If it is SAS TEC armour, that's good because virtually all SAS TEC armour has achieved the new CE Level 2 standard (http://www.sas-tec.de/en/news/news-details/eintrag/28/) of protection.

Whereas...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,135
Posted By Valentino
Whereas the Spidi DPS airbag worked out great for...

Whereas the Spidi DPS airbag worked out great for me. I can believe it's not perfect in a racing crouch, but my Spidi airbag jacket's been super-comfortable for street riding.

I've done thousands...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,312
Posted By Valentino
Thumb Ditto. I'm also a gadget geek, but I like...

Ditto.

I'm also a gadget geek, but I like my Spidi Venture DPS airbag jacket for the same reasons.
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 165,163
Posted By Valentino
Question Is there CE Level 2 elbow armour?

Hi Matteo,

I remember you saying that Spidi was working on some new elbow/knee/shoulder armour. Will there be any CE Level 2 armour?
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,674
Posted By Valentino
As well as Forcefield's NeT...

As well as Forcefield's NeT (http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/product/net-upgrade-armour/2415) armour:
* Knox recently launched its Extreme protectors...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,674
Posted By Valentino
Hi KungBoa, See this article...

Hi KungBoa,

See this article (http://survivalskills.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/what-is-the-ce-standard-for-bike-clothing/) :thumb

They obviously don't test seam burst strength for armour! I was...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,674
Posted By Valentino
The CE tests for Personal Protective Equipment...

The CE tests for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) were designed to be a reliable test of the kind of damage that happens in real motorcycle crashes. Whilst a CE PPE test isn't exactly the same as...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,147
Posted By Valentino
Thanks Dragos, these new Knox level 2 protectors...

Thanks Dragos, these new Knox level 2 protectors look very interesting.



I've got some some of the Forcefield NeT armour and I've been delighted with its fit and feel. If only it came in more...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By Valentino
Abus alarmed disc lock ... you know you want one!

Can you buy Abus Detecto 8077 or RS1 alarmed disc locks in Australia? I've had zero false alarms with my Abus.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 167,176
Posted By Valentino
Yellow auxiliary lights

Does anybody know of daytime running lights in yellow?
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By Valentino
Question Will an Abus RS1 fit on the rear brake disc?

Looking at the Abus RS1 7000, will it fit on the rear rotor?
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Valentino
Yes, I have. I found the MRA screen with an...

Yes, I have. I found the MRA screen with an adjustable spoiler was slightly quieter on a sportsbike. I'm happy to do anything to reduce wind noise, however, even if it only makes a marginal...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By Valentino
Thumb Abus 8077 Detecto sold on Revzilla

Hi B1, Revzilla sells this disc lock (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/abus-granit-detecto-x-plus-8077-alarm-disc-lock).
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By Valentino
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 165,163
Posted By Valentino
Thumb Hi Matteo, Many thanks for the quick reply....

Hi Matteo,

Many thanks for the quick reply. It's great to have such good contact with Spidi through this forum. I'm very impressed!



Excellent :thumb That's very reassuring to know.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,020
Posted By Valentino
Resurrected for more opinions.

Resurrected for more opinions.
Forum: Vendors 06-06-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 165,163
Posted By Valentino
CE Level 2 joint protectors

Hi Matteo,



That's right about different temperatures. In addition, the new Level 2 for joint protectors has two levels of energy absorption...
Forum: Vendors 06-04-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 165,163
Posted By Valentino
New body armour

Hi Matteo,

Is there any more news about the new body armour? Do you know when it is likely to be launched? Will it be this year?

Also, is it planned to achieve the latest CE Level 2 standard...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By Valentino
I think both Knox and Forcefield produce high...

I think both Knox and Forcefield produce high quality kit. I've used both, but only crashed (on dirt) in Knox. It worked.

I don't know whether Knox or Forcefield would be cooler. I always...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By Valentino
You've got several good options: - Forcefield...

You've got several good options:
- Forcefield Airo, as you spotted. Looks good.
- Forcefield Race-Lite (http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/product/race-lite-vest/2405), but which has no chest...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,102
Posted By Valentino
Question Has anyone else tried a protective vest like...

Has anyone else tried a protective vest like this?

How do you think this Alpinestars protector compares with a Knox Track Vest (http://www.knoxarmorusa.com/knox-track-vest-v14.html), new Knox...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,312
Posted By Valentino
Interesting info. Thanks Steelerider :thumbup

Interesting info. Thanks Steelerider :thumbup
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,312
Posted By Valentino
ADAC: Hit-Air should submit newest model for testing

Hi Alan,

The German ADAC test results are being used by Helite for marketing. However, ADAC used an old model (2009) of Hit-Air in its test, compared to the newest Helite vest. The Helite scored...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,312
Posted By Valentino
German ADAC test of airbag systems

This looks like the ADAC test of different airbag systems including Hit-Air (http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/tests/motorrad-roller/systemvergleich_schutzsysteme/). And here is the ADAC test for Helite...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,320
Posted By Valentino
Holy Moly! Is that what Held Race-Tex cost in the...

Holy Moly! Is that what Held Race-Tex cost in the US? You guys need to move to Europe :wink:

I imagine it would be cheaper to buy them from FC Moto...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,320
Posted By Valentino
TriedAndProven, what's your budget? Depending...

TriedAndProven, what's your budget? Depending what you can afford, I'd look specifically at these options for a 3-season glove:


Held Race-Tex...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,320
Posted By Valentino
Dolomoto, I totally agree that the best riding...

Dolomoto, I totally agree that the best riding gear is what you wear every time you ride. However, what's comfortable for one person is uncomfortable for another. I find short gloves uncomfortable...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,320
Posted By Valentino
I agree with both comments about the importance...

I agree with both comments about the importance of hard knuckle protection and a long gauntlet.

Personally, I'll only wear gloves that have a long gauntlet, hard knuckle protection that fits...
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 165,163
Posted By Valentino
Hi Matteo, Many thanks. That's very helpful...

Hi Matteo,

Many thanks. That's very helpful and important info.

Have a great weekend!
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,440
Posted By Valentino
Hi bokad, Yes. Here's the plain English...

Hi bokad,

Yes. Here's the plain English explanation ...

Cold Champ (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/held-cold-champ-gore-tex-gloves): The best winter glove. Period. Warm and waterproof....
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 165,163
Posted By Valentino
Question Hi Matteo, Would Grangers 2-in-1...

Hi Matteo,

Would Grangers 2-in-1 (http://www.grangers.co.uk/product.cfm?cat=14&productid=4) be suitable to wash Teflon-coated jackets?

Do you have a view whether Grangers or Nikwax Tech Wash...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,121
Posted By Valentino
Hi, I agree with Levain and Swimmer: an...

Hi, I agree with Levain and Swimmer: an ultra-protective suit would be very welcome, ideally CE-approved as Personal Protective Equipment for professional motorcycle use. Halvarssons, Spidi...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By Valentino
I agree. Either an Almax or Pragmasis...

I agree. Either an Almax or Pragmasis (http://securityforbikes.com/security-chains.php) chain. Plus either a Squire (http://securityforbikes.com/security-chains.php) high-security padlock or it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,171
Posted By Valentino
Thumb The most protective gloves available today: Racer R-Safe

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR0d-IlIlGl5jJRPSYdL9eCkEgdL3AtGLdarMvvSs3icDiRlOfQ

WebBikeWorld was right: I reckon Racer R-Safe are the most protective gloves...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,883
Posted By Valentino
+1. Go watch some vids! Also, foam ear plugs...

+1. Go watch some vids!

Also, foam ear plugs vary a lot in shape and size between brands. It's very useful to try lots and lots of different brands, because that's the only way to find ear plugs...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,105
Posted By Valentino
You're right. Though perhaps if you mentioned it...

You're right. Though perhaps if you mentioned it in the blog, it could inspire someone to produce a US version.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Valentino
Thumb Upgrade to Forcefield NeT armour

Will Forcefield NeT armour (http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/product/net-upgrade-armour/2415) fit? It meets the new, higher CE Level 2 standard for impact protection. Plus the NeT armour won't...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,105
Posted By Valentino
Thumb Realrider REALsafe

Realrider (http://www.realrider.com) app: see the optional REALsafe upgrade, which detects if you crash and calls EMS automatically.
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