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Gerbing 7V Next Gen Heated Gloves Gerbing's Core Heat Next Gen Heated Gloves are just that. This glove integrates Gerbing's newest slimline coreheat7 power-cell technology with their most advanced, on-wrist LED controller. Specifically designed for winter adventures such as snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding, this waterproof, warm and durable glove is the most technologically advanced coreheat7 glove Gerbing makes today. This glove is not intended for use on a motorcycle. The Coreheat7 thermovelocity system is the combination of Gerbings patented microwire thermo technologies in conjunction with microprocessor managed 7V lithium battery pack. Coreheat7 garments are design to keep you warm at the temperature no matter where the adventure takes you. Features Includes two 7V 2.2Ah batteries and wall charger Heated on both sides Leather palm Nylon shell, tricot lining Max Heat 135F 7.7W 1 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Gerbing Core Heat Gloves Not so Great
PostedJanuary 27, 2014
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ScottR
From Lancaster
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Because this is a negative review, I need to say that I own lots of Gerbing stuff that I like, including jacket and pants liners, socks, and four pairs of wired gloves. I also have the large battery pack that allows me to use the wired gloves without being plugged in to the bike. All that stuff is great, and works well.
These new core heat gloves are basically a $100 pair of gloves with an overpriced $150 set of batteries that do not last long enough to be very useful. The fit and finish of the gloves is very good. There are 3 heat settings - low, medium, high. On low the batteries died after 2 hrs and 15 minutes. On medium, they died after an hour. I didn't even bother timing them on high. I contacted Gerbings and the CSR said I should get up to 8 hours on low, so I returned the gloves to Gerbing so they could check whether my gloves or the batteries were the problem. I waited a week and a half and didn't hear from anyone at Gerbings so I called. The technician did not know why my gloves had been returned, since the CSR failed to input the information in their computer system, and no one thought to call me even though my phone number was included in the returned box. Anyway, the tech told me the CSR was wrong. He said the core heat gloves should last 4 hours on low, 2 hrs on medium, and about an hour on high. He returned my gloves with new batteries. The new batteries are a little better than the originals, but I still only get about 3 hours on low, or an hour and a half on medium. Not at all satisfactory. If I had known how poor the battery performance really is, I would not have bought them. I cannot recommend this product.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket RKT Carbon Pro Helmet Ultra Lightweight Full Application 4 x 4 Carbon Fiber Weave Shell Dual Density, Lightweight EPS impact absorbing liner Superior fit and comfort through advanced CAD specifications Optically-superior 3D Faceshield Hard coated anti-fog coated shield, tool-free closure Quadport 2.0 ventilation system 2 massive front intakes channeled through to an aero-dynamic rear venturi-effect exhaust spoiler, pulling heat humidity up and out Adjustable Forehead intake vents Fully removable, washable sublimated QWICKDRY Interior Streamline injection molded bottom edge gasket for reduced turbulence Meets or exceeds both SNELL D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A piece of Moto Art
PostedMarch 9, 2013
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ScottR
From Lancaster
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Two days after ordering the helmet from Revzilla, it was on my doorstep - kudos to Revzilla. When I saw the photos of this helmet in an ad, I thought it was an exceptionally good looking helmet. But it looks even better in person. It is like a work of moto-art. The carbon fiber is beautiful with a gloss finish. Beautiful though it is, I ordered this helmet primarily for lightness. I have cervical disc issues and the doctor said I should try to keep my helmet weight to 3 pounds. I put the helmet on my pitney-bowes postage scale and it weighs exactly 3 pounds. So today I put it on and went for a 120 mile ride. I LOVE this helmet. It fits great. No open face helmet is going to be completely noise free. But the Joe Rocket Carbon Pro is much quieter than my current Nolan N42. Joe Rocket claims the Carbon Pro was wind tunnel tested and I believe this claim. From puttering around speeds up to well over the 55mph speed limit, I experienced NO buffeting or turbulence. Peripheral visibility is excellent - almost like not wearing a helmet at all. I remember when (years ago) Joe Rocket products were built "to a price" (cheap). Not true any more. This is the absolute best helmet I have ever owned, and that includes the Schuberth I paid a fortune for and can't wear due to weight and fit issues.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Moose Racing Adventure Windscreen Suzuki V-Strom DL650 / DL1000 Features Made from aircraft-quality Lucite acrylic Heavy-duty and optically clearer than many OEM windscreens Stock windsreen dimensions 15 H x 16.6 W All windscreen options measure 16.6 W at the widest point and 14.5 W at the narrowest point Made in USA
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent price, well made.
PostedOctober 8, 2012
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ScottR
From Lancaster
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I liked the size and shape of the stock screen, but it was scratched and cloudy. Although the Moose screen is 2" taller, it is shaped like the stock screen, and works very well. The mounting holes lined up exactly. I didn't rate this product for durabiyt because I have only had it on for a couple of weeks. so far I like it a lot, and it was a lot cheaper than either a stock replacement screen or other aftermarket alternatives.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust BMW K1600GT 2011-2012
Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust BMW K1600GT 2011-2012
Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust BMW K1600 GT/GTL 2011-2012 Ride in style with the Akrapovi Slip-On exhaust system for this top-of-the-line BMW touring motorcycle. You will recognize this street-legal system by its unique design, which is outstandingly executed using top-quality materials such as titanium and carbon fiber for the outlet caps and outer sleeves of both mufflers. In order to make long trips enjoyable sound experiences as well, Akrapovi engineers have introduced further sound enhancements to this fine six-valve engine with this Slip-On system. Power Torque The Akrapovi Slip-On exhaust system increases engine power and torque at practically every rpm. Maximum power of 144 HP is reached at 6900 rpm. The greatest power gain is 2 HP at 5870 rpm. Click here to view performance figures for this part NOTE Please check local laws before purchasing. Some modifications may be prohibited in some states.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A beautiful fit for the K1600
PostedJune 3, 2012
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ScottR
From Lancaster
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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
When I first bought my GTL a few months ago I thought the big stock chrome pipes were cool looking. But after a while I began to think they didn’t look quite right. Too big and too ostentatious. So I looked at my options.
There really are only three choices – GPR, Remus, and Akrapovic. Forget the cheaply priced and cheap looking chrome GPR. I thought about the Remus, but after seeing them installed on another K1600 I thought they looked so ”aftermarket.” Plus, the Remus is a little too loud for me.
The Akrapovic is the most expensive of all three, but are so well integrated into the design of the K1600 that they look like the bike came this way from the factory. They should look good, as Akrapovic partners with BMW to provide their performance exhausts, and this exhaust is in the BMW catalog as an option. The titanium is a good match for the color of the frame and lower fairing. The carbon fiber heat guards and exhaust tips are beautiful. Plus, the Akras retain the 6 exhaust tips to stay in the theme of the 6 cylinder engine.
The Akras came with very good installation instructions with clear pictures. They were easy to install – even for a klutz like me. The package even included the necessary anti-seize and thread lock compounds.
I do not like loud exhausts, so I researched this on the Akrapovic website. Both the OEM and the Akrapovic are 92 decibels at 3800 rpm. Cruising along at constant throttle, they are as quiet as the OEMs, but the exhaust note is a little lower and more throaty. Open the throttle and accelerate and they do get louder than the OEMS, but not obnoxiously so. Just a really muscular sound.
No – they do not add much performance. They only bump horsepower up by 2. But then the K1600 is already a powerhouse. I bought these for the looks and sound, and I am not disappointed. I can also recommend Revzilla.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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