Racer04
 
 
 
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    December 6, 2011
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    April 23, 2013
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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset The SMH10R is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for sportbike riders who prefer smaller form factor for maximizing their riding performance, yet maintaining rich features of Bluetooth intercom. With the SMH10R, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with other riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth and the advanced digital signal processing technology inherited from the SMH10, the SMH10R offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, its super thin and compact form factor contribute higher performance for sports bike riding and it makes the SMH10R a perfect companion of sports bike riders. Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Ultra slim feather light Four-way conference intercom Conference phone call with intercom participant Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS Voice prompts Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP Play, pause, track forward and track back Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Can be used while charging on road trip Individual volume control for each audio source Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty General Specifications Talk time 8 hours Stand-by time 7 days Intercom working distance up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55C (14F 131F) Dimensions 70.7 mm x 36.6 mm x 15.5 mm (2.8 in x 1.4 in x 0.6 in) Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Audio Specifications Advanced Noise Control Improved wind and engine noise reduction Sidetone Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom Built-in SBC Codec Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Bluetooth Specifications Profiles Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth 3.0 CE, FCC and IC Certificates Includes Headset Main Unit Speakers Attachable Boom Microphone Wired Microphone Replaceable Battery Pack Battery Charger Adapter USB Power Data Cable Cigarette Charger Users Guide Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10R-01
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Has made riding safer, and more fun.
PostedApril 23, 2013
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Racer04
From Shell Knob
State:MO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Installation was pretty easy. Only negative was that I installed these in 2 different helmets and used the Velcro pillow extensions in both installations. After sitting for a few days, the speakers were dangling by their wires as the Velcro that had been attached to the speakers was now only attached to the pillows. I removed the pillows, reattached the Velcro to the speakers and installed without the pillows. Don't ask me why, but they've stayed attached ever since. Sound quality is great. When receiving a call at 70 mph on a naked bike, the caller has no idea I'm on a bike the sound quality is so good. We've found that it is pretty much line of sight. Starts to get "scratchy" if you get too far away from each other or loose line of sight. For our riding habits, it works great. With my Held Sambia gloves, I can feel the buttons-not so with my winter gloves. Battery life seems quite good. I did about 10 hours of riding over 4 days and almost 3 weeks later the battery is still indicating "high". Now I wasn't talking constantly, but there were a lot of phone calls. It has made our riding safer-my wife doesn't have to be clairvoyant anymore in predicting when I'll change the route, and more fun. Would definitely buy again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Sambia Gloves The Sambia is a dual/sport or ADV glove, featuring Kangaroo leather on the palm, hard knuckle protection, light breathable nylon material on back of hand. Outer Shell Highly abrasion-resistant tactile kangaroo leather palm Spandex (95 polyamide, 5 elastane) Colorfast sweat-proof Comfort/Features Velcro system on the cuff Mesh on top of glove and fingers Perforated finger layers Protection Knuckle protection by hard plastic shells Reinforcement on the edge of the hand with Superfabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Snug Fit, nice glove.
PostedApril 23, 2013
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Racer04
From Shell Knob
State:MO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I measure 9.25 and ordered size 10. For reference, my middle finger measures 3.75 inches from valley to tip. The gloves were very snug going on the first time, but once on were comfortable. Finger length for me is dead on. If I were going to wish for anything, it would be a bit more depth between the thumb and index finger, but that's nit picking. I've got about 140 miles on them at this point, and they are the correct size for me.
The protection looks to be substantial. While I'd like to think I won't test the protection, they are replacing a pair of 25 or 30 year old OSI's that finally tore when I went down avoiding a snake in a water crossing last month, so odds are, they will get tested. I'm confident they will do a good job if called upon. I would definitely buy again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai SAI Max Vision Pin Lock-Ready Faceshield w/ Brow Vents The SAI Max Vision Pinlock Face Shield with brow vents will fit the following motorcycle helmet models Arai Corsair V , Arai RX-Q , Arai Vector 2 , Arai Signet-Q and Defiant . Pin Lock Inserts sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works for me!
PostedNovember 12, 2012
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Racer04
From Shell Knob
State:MO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Riding last winter with the RX-Q, I had a lot of fogging issues. While it was easily mitigated with the front vent, who really wants to open it at 30 some odd degrees?
I have read that other people had issues with the pins. I just straighened out he visor, as shown in the video, and popped it in place. Very simple and took but a couple of seconds to install it.
It does take a little bit to get used to as it gives the impression of being cracked open on the bottom when all you are seeing is a small area that is not covered by the insert.
No fogging issues with this visor. Now, if it would only keep my glasses from fogging lol!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Flex Pants Features 600 Denier Carbolex shell converts easily to an ArmorLink Mesh shell, and vice versa Phoslite reflective piping helps to increase nighttime visibility Heat resistant material panels line the lower inseams to help protect the pants from engine heat Thigh length side zippers allow for ease of dressing Double stitched construction throughout Dual elastic panel waistband with adjustable waist belts and a 2snap main closure Removable, CE approved knee armor with TourMaster's exclusive 3Position Knee Armor Alignment System as well as removable soft hip armor Stretch materials in the calf, inseam and knees provide flexibility and a performance fit Includes TourMaster's removable, 2Stage AquaTherm liner the first stage is a waterproof/windproof liner and the insulated second stage can be easily attached for additional warmth Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls, help to fine tune the fit Features an 8 pant/jacket zipper attachment with the jacket side included Can be combined with TourMaster Flex jacket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A lot of value in a versatile product.
PostedFebruary 28, 2012
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Racer04
From Shell Knob
State:MO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First, as with almost all Revzilla purchases, it arrived 2 days after ordering.
I am 6'2" tall with and wear 34 x 34 pants. I ordered the Medium/Tall. While I wouldn't mind a touch more length, the waist size is good, especially with the pull straps on the side.
I have been using them as over pants and have not ridden with the 2 interior linings, only the outer shell. Been out in mid to high 30's and been very comfortable with just jeans under them. Had the rides been extended, I would have opted to either throw long underwear on under the jeans, or use long underwear and no jeans and utilize all of the linings. The thermal lining certainly looks warm. With only the outer shell, they are easy enough to put on that I put them on 95% of the time that I ride. My boots are not very tall though, so I don't know if you would have to put on, say, mx style boots, after you put on the pants or not.
I have not yet ridden them without the outer shell, but it looks like ventilation should be good. I'll know that in another couple of months, and try to remember to update.
As to protection, in my looking at gear, there may be pants with more protection, but these pants, seem to fit what I was looking for-a single pair of pants that would give me some protection, and that I could use year round in a variety of conditions, and not break the bank. Only time will tell, but I am very pleased with them at this point.
I also have the Sonora jacket from Tour Master, and these pants, just like the jacket, required about 10 minutes of cutting off loose threads before using. I don't know why they don't clean them up before shipping, but I've not had any thread issues after the "clean up", and the jacket has seen a lot of usage. Pants came with a nice hanger and loops in the pants to hang them up.
A lot of versatility with these pants!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sargent World Sport Adventure Touring Seat Kawasaki KLR650 1991-2013 Features Precision-engineered, lightweight, tough PolyTec Seat Base Pan Super Cell Atomic Foam suspension and enhanced shape for incredible driver comfort Improved seat angle which eliminates forward slope and provides a more neutral seating angle for the driver Widened and slightly concave shape to increase contact area and better distribution of pressure over a greater area Fully assembled and ready to install right out of the box Note Image of seat on bike has silver welts. Seat comes with black welts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of my best upgrades.
PostedFebruary 28, 2012
Customer avatar
Racer04
From Shell Knob
State:MO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
For me, the stock KLR seat (2009) was a constant pain in the ...., quite literally. After installing this seat, I did an afternoons riding around, and it wasn't until we were almost back to the house that I realized I had not even given a thought to my backside.
I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam and went with the stock height seat.
As to durability, I've only put about 300 miles on it, but see no reason to this point to suspect any durability issues going forward.
Easily one of two upgrades I've made to my KLR that I would consider my best upgrades for rider comfort, the other being my windscreen.
Bang for the buck, I've seen this item for slightly less money.
Only other comment is that I've purchased several other items from Revzilla, and this is the only item ordered that took longer than 2 days. I believe I ordered it on a Friday, and recieved it the following Friday. Not a big deal, but it was different.
This seat has made life on the bike a lot more enjoyable, which is what it should be!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Three quarter length, Armor-Link mesh material and 600 denier Carbolex combine with 1680 denier ballistic polyester in the impact areas Comfortable, mandarin style collar 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility The microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable Adjustable, elastic and snap sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material Removable, CE approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple density back protector Aqua-Therm two-stage waterproof and insulated liner can be configured or removed to best match comfort needs Zippered chest map pockets, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls, fine tune the fit Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket has done all I've asked of it so far!
PostedDecember 19, 2011
Customer avatar
Racer04
From Shell Knob
State:MO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I received the jacket 2 days after ordering. It was packaged well and included a strong hangar which is needed for this jacket as it has some heft to it. When pulling the jacket out of the plastic bag for the first time, I did have a half dozen or so "dangling" threads that needed to be cut off. I don't see any sign of anything coming apart though at this point.
I have around 500 miles (on a KLR 650) in this jacket, and all of that riding has been in the range of upper 30's to lower 50's, so I've only ridden with all liners installed. I've only been in light rain, so I've not really pushed the dryness factor yet.
When leaving the house in the upper 30's, I wore long underwear and a shirt and sweatshirt under it. in the mid to low 40's, a tee shirt and flannel shirt, and in the upper 40's to low 50's, just a tee shirt. I was comfortable in all conditions, and speeds run would include some 70 mph highway sections as well as lot of 55 mph miles.
The jacket is comfortable, and I feel like I have good mobility on the bike. It's a bit longer in the body than my brother in law's Intake Air, but the length does not bunch up at all when all the bike. It's loaded with pockets regardless of configuration. I keep my cell and my ipod in 2 interior velcro pockets. A great feature are 2 center chest pockets accessed from the outside. There are 3 position snaps (2 of them) to help lock down the elbow armor, and a velcro strap to close the cuff. I did remove all the layers of the jacket, and each is very well marked for installation by color coded snaps and loops. You do need to take your time with some of the smaller interior zippers to make sure you don't get material caught in the zipper. Ask me how I know lol. No harm was done however.
Sizing can be problem with layered jackets for the fit to good in all layered configurations. I am about 6' 2" tall and weigh 190-195. I wear a 44L sport coat, and my Gibson & Barnes A2 is a 46L (slightly big on me). I ordered this jacket in a Large Tall. It's fit on me is a slightly big. I make sure to snap the elbow armor snaps as tight as possible to hold it where it needs to be. I have a feeling that the medium tall would have been too tight across the shoulders in full liner configuration, but if I were to do it again, I would try it on just to see.
I have not run without liners, although, I see no reason that air flow won't be as good as my brother in law's Intake Air which is good. Where I live, winter is our weakest season, and our summers are hot and humid. I'm hoping to use this jacket as a 3 season plus whatever winter riding is available.
I would definitely buy it again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai RX-Q Urban Helmet
Arai RX-Q Urban Helmet
Designed for the street without giving up the benefits of a racing helmet. Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V Same face shield as the Corsair V Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2) Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads. New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better. Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet Advanced ventilation Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics Retractable chin spoiler Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll One piece bottom edge trim Race helmet for the street 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL). Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications 2010 Model
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Helmet especially at the sale price!
PostedDecember 6, 2011
Customer avatar
Racer04
From Shell Knob
State:MO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I recieved this helmet 2 days after ordering it.
I've got almost 800 miles with this helmet, and am very happy with it. It's very comfortable, and has many ventilation options. A quick opening of the chin vent will quickly clear any fogging. I will order the pinlock shield and insert as a better solution to fogging, as this time of year, that air can be a bit chilly.
The helmet feels very well balanced, even when looking to the sides while moving. There is no grabbing of the helmet by the wind at all. For reference, I'm using it on a KLR 650.
It is quieter than the HJC I was borrowing while waiting for this to arrive. When I first put it on, I thought that the cheek pads might have to be narrowed up which is easy to do by either ordering narrower ones, or peeling off 5 mm of pad off of each side. I ended up leaving it alone, and now doubt that I will modify it as it's very comfortable.
The helmet disassembles easily, and visor changes are a snap.
For those coming from auto racing helmets, I've been using an Arai GP-5 for the last 10 years, and the shell shape appears to be the same. I ordered the same size.
I would not ordinarily have ordered a pre-painted helm, but the clearance price on this helm was exceptional, and the design is acceptable. Paint finish quality is high.
I would buy it again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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