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    April 21, 2012
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TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots A fresh perspective on TCX's global best-selling boot. Major styling improvements for 2011 make this a solid pick for the touring purist. Italian styled and manufactured of full grain leather with a full Gore-Tex membrane. The X-Five Plus Gore-Tex offers excellent shin and malleolus protection with unmatched fit and finish for 2011. Full grain leather upper GoreTex lining Inner thermo contoured shin plate AntiImpact malleolus protection Shift pad integrated in the sole Rear padded calf area Rear flex bellow Touring sole, with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant TCX X-5 GTX Boot
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stif but good
PostedMay 6, 2013
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BayAreaSwitchback
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These boots are comfortable and loaded with safety features that are well integrated - you don't feel the hardware. The leather is very stiff unlike my past boots. This stiffness makes the boots seem to be "cheap" but that feeling goes away after you wear them and see how good they are. Hope the leather becomes more supple with wear.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves
Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves
Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves The Gerbing's T5 Leather Gloves are exceptionally light, strong and pliable gloves. The gloves are constructed of a light supple leather to help reduce bulk but designed to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm. The T5's heat the entire length of each finger and thumb as well as the back of the hands. To keep the draft out and heat in, there is an adjustable wrist strap to seal the cuff. Other details include a non slip grip material on the palm, protective padding on the knuckles, reinforced palms, interior waterproofing and Thermolite insulation. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the Gerbing's T5 Gloves deliver exceptional performance. FEATURES Gerbing's Microwire technology heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand Gauntlet style glove Adjustable wrist fastener Hypora waterproof, breathable membrane (though the leather exterior is not waterproof and should be treated with Nikwax Glove Proof ) Thinsulate insulation for great warmth and dexterity Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability Incorporates Gerbing's Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth. Lifetime warranty on the Microwire heating elements Includes Gerbings Glove / Insole Y Harness (ACYH) SPECIFICATIONS Heat Microwire Source 12V DC Current 2.2A Watts 27 Surface Temp About 57C/135F FITMENT NOTES Slightly narrower fit than Gerbing's G3 Gloves makes these a good choice for women or men with narrower hands
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
WIde fingered gloves
PostedJanuary 28, 2013
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BayAreaSwitchback
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wear a large. The gloves are well made and comfortable. I have now worn them twice and both times, the side of my hand gets very warm but my fingers are barely warm. Not sure yet if the fingers of the gloves need to fit tighter or if there is a problem with this pair. The gloves fit well over the sleeve of my jacket.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Powerlet Rapidfire Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner packaged includes the Dual Wireless Remote Heat Controller. Controller receiver is pre-installed and Pre-synced for your convenience. Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner with CNC (Carbon Nano Core) heating uses Far Infrared technology to provide fast, deep, soothing warmth. Now the warmest liner on the market at 105 watts! Built in stuff sack and no annoying heating wires of any kind! Stay Warm While Riding Powerlet's 105 watt RapidFIRe heated jacket liners pack down to a very small size to fit on the bike when not in use. Not only the warmest heated clothing available, but ProForm stretch panels also make them the most comfortable. We recommend using the temperature controller with the RapidFIRe 105 watt jacket liners. The RapidFIRe Advantage The most unique feature is the heating system that is incorporated into every liner. Using the latest in Carbon Nanotube technology, Powerlet's Carbon Nano Core panels heat quickly and evenly without the hot spots or long heat times other conventional wired garments require. Additionally, Powerlet is the ONLY manufacturer to offer a dual heat setting that permits you to switch the total consumption to not exceed 60 watts. This means those of you who have bikes or vehicles that do not have the electrical output capacity to power a traditional or competitors liner can rest assured that the RapidFIRe line will get powered without draining your battery and leaving you stranded. Additionally, Powerlet once again incorporated the ProForm stretch panels that provide three key advantages non-binding movement, maximum heat transfer and simple sizing. While all three are very important, maximum heat transfer is perhaps the most important. For maximum heat transfer the heated garments must be close to the body. A long sleeve T-Shirt is recommended under the heated liners. A heavier layer can be worm over the garment. Other heated clothing manufacturers provided many sizes to attempt to create a snug fit. This often leads to a more complicated purchase and the potential improper fit if your weight changes. RapidFIRe 105 Watt Jacket Liner Features Dual Heat 105 / 60 Watt convertibility by a simple cable disconnect Wind and water resistant Polyurethane coated nylon outer shell ProForm stretch panels provide comfort and simple standard sizing Ultra thin design provides comfort and small storage Comfortable heated Polartec fleece collar wicks moisture Zippered pockets manage power cables Handy built in stuff sack allows for storage on the vehicle Unique sleeve finishing reduces bulk around wrists Glove connectors are located at the ends of the sleeves Heated on the front, back, arms and collar - full heat coverage Quick heat time of 20 seconds or less on the jacket liners Designed For A Lifestyle Powerlet designs heated garments for people who rely on their heated clothing for both comfort and safety. Like their customers, they enjoy a lifestyle utilizing convenient modern electronics and wear our heated gear for commutes to work and trips across the country. Built For A Lifetime Powerlet seeks the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. All of their heated clothing products are developed and tested in the USA by people who ride regularly. Quality components and attention to detail ensure Powerlet products resist wear and corrosion to last a lifetime. All Powerlet RapidFIRe heated clothing carries a lifetime warranty on the electrics and a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Warm yourself evenly
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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BayAreaSwitchback
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket liner heats quickly and evenly. The fit up and around your neck is excellent....it zips to the very top, right under your chin...but you don't feel it.
Nice zipper pockets for the cords.
The remote control is great. It is nice to be able to mount it somewhere where you can see it and not be fumbling at 65mph to change a heat seting.
The liner does fit tight, but that is necessary to keep the liner next to your body so you get the warmth.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SR10 2-Way Radio Connector Cable For connecting SR10 to 2-way radios. Please see photos to reference correct connector pin type. SC-A0110 SC-A0111 SC-A0112 SC-A0113 SC-A0114 SC-A0115
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Connects to Sena SR10 for bluetooth
PostedMay 21, 2012
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BayAreaSwitchback
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cable connects to the SR10 and allows use of a CB, such as the Midland, via Bluetooth to your helmet. No wires hanging from you!!
Rides: 2012 Harley Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SR10 Bluetooth Two-Way Radio Adapter The SR10 is a Class 1 Bluetooth Two-way Radio adapter based on Bluetooth 2.1+EDR technology. You can connect various two-way radio devices in the market by using SR10 and may talk wirelessly using Bluetooth headsets The Sena SR10 bluetooth two-way radio hub has two AUX ports that enable you to connect non-Bluetooth devices such as radar detector or GPS navigation. Along with the Sena SR10 bluetooth audio gateway, you can talk by phone or by two-way radios at the same time, listen to an alarm signal from radar detector and listen to the guides from GPS Navigation. Features Bluetooth hands-free adaptor for two-way radios Bluetooth hands-free gateway hub for mobile phones Connect 1 two-way radio and 1 mobile phone simultaneously Compatible with standard stereo or mono Bluetooth headsets AUX input for GPS, radar or laser detectors Handlebar mounting belt clamping Wired PTT button extension for handlebar grip mounting Firmware upgradeable Two-year limited warranty Specifications 3.5mm Jack port x 2 GPS Navigation RADAR detector Cellular phone (AUX2 only) mini DIN port x 1 2-way radios (Kenwood, Midland, Motorola, I-com, YAESU) 2.5mm Jack port x 1 for wired PTT button Charging time 3.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Dimensions 108 mm x 52 mm x 29 mm (4.3 in x 2.0 in x 1.1 in) Weight 81g (2.86 oz) Package Contents SR10 Bluetooth Adapter USB Power Cable 12v car charger 3.5 Stereo Audio Cable Wired PTT (Push to Talk) Button Mounting Kit Clip Kit Note No longer includes DC wall power charger. 2-way radio and connecting cables are sold separately. SR10-10
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cost effective way to utilize a CB via bluetooth
PostedMay 14, 2012
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BayAreaSwitchback
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The SR10 is a simple device. I have the Nolan B4 headset and a Midland CB on my bike. It is nice to have a PTT function so I can talk when riding in a group. If the SRio is paired with your helmet, you need to use a cable for your phone to the helmet input jack. Receiving devices only allow one bluetooth signal. You can run your music thru the SR10 but it doesn't sound great and it will not cut-out when using the PTT.
Rides: 2012 Harley Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N104 Helmet - Solid Colors Nolan N104 Helmets represent an evolutionary step for Nolan as they replace the much touted N103 Helmet. When compared the older N103, the Nolan N104 Helmet offers a helmet which is much lighter (7oz), features a lower profile through the use of multiple shell sizes, better aerodynamics, as well as a much larger viewport for increased visibility. The (patented) chin guard rotation movement with elliptical trajectory makes it possible to keep the total size of the helmet's front section to a minimum when the chin guard is open. The sail effect is consequently highly reduced, and riding comfort is still guaranteed, even when the chin guard is lifted. The new ultrawide eyeport is the largest of any Nolan helmet, both vertically and laterally, for maximum field of view. The AIRBOOSTER ventilation system is equipped with an air intake in the chin bar, another intake in the brow, and two rear extractors at the rear. The inner comfort lining includes removable cheekpads, inner liner, neckroll and chin curtain and is easily removable and washable as well as antifungal and antibacterial. New, redesigned comfort liner also accommodates eyeglasses much more easily than before. All Nolan N104 helmets are also N-COM B4 ready ( N-COM B4 is designed expressly for the N104 and is sold separately). Shell Features Injected polycarbonate GE Lexan shell 7oz lighter than the Nolan N103 Two Shell engineering allows Nolan N104 to offer sizes from 2XS to 3XL (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Dimensionally correct sizing allows ample cubic volume in chin/nose area Faceshield Features Face shields are now sized to fit the two different shell sizes (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Ultra wide eye port opening is the largest on any Nolan helmet for superior visibility Shield is changed by a simple push button mechanism Pinlock shield included with each helmet VPS (Vision Protection System) is new slider bar to lower, push button release for instant retraction VPS lens is scratch and fog resistant Chin Bar Features Centromatic chin guard opening mechanism requires dual action, simultaneous action to prevent accidental opening Dual action opening mechanism is positioned in the centre of the chin guard and allows for easy, one-handed opening Ventilation N104 has new AIRBOOSTER ventilation system, ensures optimal ventilation where is is most required Air intake in the chin guard draws air in and onto the inside of the faceshield 3 position top vent (closed, crown vent, crown/brow vent) 2 venturi exhaust ports at rear of helmet New plastic vent tube channels in EPS disperse cool air throughout the helmet interior Inner Liner Features removable cheek pads, inner liner, neck roll and wind protector The inner padding of the new N104 is easily removable and washable and antibacterial The shape of the inner comfort padding facilitates eyeglass wearing Reflective insert at the centre of the roll neck further improves the rider's visibility at night Neck roll can be removed easily, for more comfort in the warmer months Other Features N-Com Communication System compatible (sold separately) Features new Microlock2 quick-release retention system Microlock2 consists of a plastic ergonomic opening lever, and of a second aluminium toothed and holding lever Microlock2 minimizes the possibility of unintentional opening while still making it ergonomic and easy to use Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid build quality
PostedApril 21, 2012
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BayAreaSwitchback
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
The N104 is a great helmet except for the sun visor. The visor is too short and a bit far from your face. I wer sunglasses instead. With the sun visor, I am looking 3/4th through the visor and 1/4th under it. I wear a size 2XL. Comfort is great.
Build quality is solid. Visor locks into place. The flip-up front locks in place with a nice solid click.
Looking forward to installing the B4.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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