NaughtyRider
 
 
 
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    June 4, 2012
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    September 16, 2013
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 U-CLEAR HBC100 Bluetooth Communicator
U-CLEAR HBC100 Bluetooth Communicator
UClear HBC 100 Bluetooth Communicator The World's 1st Boomless mike Helmet Communicator. UClear HBC100 is developed with patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Technology to filter out wind noise and ambient noise from the sound that motorcycles produce. Equipped with Class 2 Bluetooth V2.1 technology, UClear allows riders to enjoy Hifi Stereo music with Audio/ Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) . Using Array microphones technology embedded into the earphones, It eliminates the need of a boom mike which has to be placed near or close to the lips for good communication. U-Clear HBC 100 Intercom Features Make mobile phone calls Listen and wirelessly control your music Voice Command call pickup (Say Pickup or Hello) Helmet to helmet intercom Auto loudness adjustment Patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology Unique wind filtering technique effective up to 238KM/h Concealed microphones, does not require boom microphones Ruggedized weather resistant design Powerful speakers ensure clarity under noisy conditions UClear is designed to be splash, rain, dust and snow resistant Hassle free installation DSP Algorithm Features Adaptive beam forming technology, noise suppression and echo cancellation Intelligent sweet spot, directed towards speaker's voice Detected speech signal enhancement Environment and background noise cancellation Bluetooth profiles supported Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Intercom Profile Kit includes Kit includes HBC 100 Control Unit 2 Velcro mounted stereo headset speakers with embedded microphones Clip style and double sided tape metal mounting brackets 100 volt AC charger and USB charging cable Optional Audio Kit includes all parts needed to mount the HBC 100 control unit to another helmet (speakers and helmet mounts) General Specifications Talk time up to 10 hours Standby time Up to 2 weeks Battery type Rechargeable Li-Po Charging time 2 hours Bluetooth design Version 2.1, class 2 (EDR) Design type Rain and snow resistant Operating temperature 14F (-10C) to 140F (60C)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quite an EXCELLENT Bluetooth Communicator
PostedSeptember 16, 2013
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NaughtyRider
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
QUICK SUMMARY:
In short this communicator and the accompanying speaker-microphone combo do an EXCELLENT job for the price. Easy to install and definitely weather-proof. The audio quality is definitely better than some other communicators out there.
INSTALLATION:
The installation is pretty simple and takes no time whatsoever to have it up and running. It also helps that the unit usually comes fully charged so you can install it and be off in less than 30 mins. There are a few YouTube videos that will walk you through the installation if you are not sure. However, their installation instructions are very helpful.
DURABILITY:
These things will take a licking and still keep kicking. I have been using these for over 3-4 months now and they have been working in all kinds of weather. I have worn these on the hottest of days and the heaviest of down pours. They have functioned without any problems. They also stand up to abuses while the helmet is being stored for a long period of time.
BATTERY LIFE:
Phenomenal battery life - that is all I have to say. I recently used these during a 7 hour trip on my bike; yes I know that's nuts on a R6 but mid-life crisis will make you do crazy things. I charged it up fully before the ride and it lasted me for two days after 7 hours of continuous use. That's not the only instance. My usual commute to and from work is about an hour. Even with daily use, I can go on a single charge for about a little over two weeks.
AUDIO QUALITY:
This is the only area where I feel there is a little more to be desired. I usually wear ear plugs while riding. I can listen to music or phone calls when I am either standing or moving under 50 mph. On the interstate, the window noise drowns out the audio. However, without ear plugs I can listen to them just fine if not absolutely clearly.
Intercom audio quality seems to be better than regular call or music quality.
MICROPHONE:
For a boom-less microphone it does an excellent job of capturing audio and noise cancellation. Since my speakers are installed somewhat behind the cheek-pads it's amazing how clearly it picks up on what I am saying.
CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY:
The controls on the communicator are pretty simple and works with both Android and iOS devices that support the Bluetooth profiles to control audio and receive phone calls. Depending on the type of gloves you wear it can be a little tricky working the controls. I usually wear summer gloves and it's easy to work the controls by feel. However, I would think that it maybe a little tricky to work them with thick winter gloves.
INTERCOM DISTANCE:
I have been able to work the intercom from up to a quarter of a mile away. Beyond that it can get a little sketchy. Intercom call quality is very good.
FEATURES:
It's a pretty standard communicator so there are not a ton of features that make it stand out from other communicators. The one that really comes in handy is the voice-activated answering system. When receiving a call, all you have to say is "Hello" and it connects the call through. I believe you may also say "Ignore" to ignore the call. However, you cannot initiate calls using the voice activated system.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
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SIDI Fusion Air Boots Fully perforated for summer riding Vertebra system Achilles and rear calf protection panel. Replaceable nylon toe scuff pad. Replaceable outer ankle protective cap. Nylon shin deector plate. Fully encapsulated heel cup. DuPont polymer toe shift pad. An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved t. Removable arch support. Double stitched in all high stress areas. Zipper and Velcro closure system. Lorica outer construction. Perforated Teon treated nylon lining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Definitely a good buy
PostedJune 3, 2013
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NaughtyRider
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Bike: 2008 Yamaha R6
I had the opportunity to try this boot out withother boots and riding shoes (Dainese C2B) at the Revzilla store in Philly. For me this one stuck out as the most reasonable choice without compromising on the safety aspect.
COMFORT AND BIKE INTERFACE
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I have been riding in these boots for about 2 weeks now. I feel very comfortable in these boots and the way they are designed makes it really easy to work the controls on a sports bike. When I am on the balls of my feet they provide really good grip on the pegs even on bumpy roads. The boots provide a good balance between giving you feedback from the pegs without transferring all the vibrations to your feet. Shifting is also very easy with these boots. The heel provides a good and positive support while pivoting the feet underneath the shift lever. The heel also comes in handy to prevent my body from moving to far forward when braking. That being said I will say this that I hardly ever brake hard.
In the short time that I have worn these boots I have not experienced adequate airflow. But I am currently experimenting with different socks to see if it affects the airflow. I usually wear thick athletic socks. So that could be the problem.
I would NOT think that this will be a good boot for cruisers though.
SAFETY
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Fingers crossed I have yet to go down so I cannot speak for actual safety features of the boot. However given their construction it does provide a lot of peace of mind. They do provide quite good protection for the shin, ankle and heel. I am rest assured that if I did go down none of the bones below my knee are going to be sticking out or bruised. The adjustable velcro strap around the calves help with securing the boots properly. One of my calves is thicker than the other so this feature comes in really handy. And snug fitting gear just makes the rider more confident in his/her gear.
SUMMARY
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All in all I like this boot for my daily commute on the sports bike. I am not a track rider so I wouldn't know if it's good for the track. But it does provide quite a few technical features to the keep the street rider safe and in control of his/her bike.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Solution 2.0 WP Boots Water-repellent leather and PU upper HiPora waterproof, breathable membrane 3M ScotchLite on rear area for night time safety VR single density compound sole for reliable grip Auto lock zipper covered with adjustable Velcro flap Leather stretch panels for better comfort and durability Molded nylon shin and ankle guard backed with shock absorbing material Shock absorbing latex foam on flex panels Leather shift pad TecnoGI thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap Preformed orthopedic vibration absorbing foot bed Please Note the Solution 2.0 Boots are available in wide sizes indicated by a W.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good boots for daily commute in cold weather
PostedDecember 29, 2012
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NaughtyRider
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
I have been riding in these boots for about 2-3 weeks now. They are pretty comfortable and definitely do a great job in protecting against the cold weather. The protection provided to the vital parts of the foot definitely enhance riding confidence. I particularly like the shin protection offered by these boots.
These boots are definitely meant more for commuting crowd who ride cruisers, street-bikes or any kind of bike with a somewhat upright riding position. Shifting gears on a super-sport may take some adjusting with these boots. I am not an aggressive rider on my super-sport. So doing a little more extra movement to get the foot under the shifter when up-shifting is not too cumbersome.
All-in-all based on the research outside of Revzilla and the comfort provided by these boots I am pretty happy with my purchase.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fly Racing Aurora Gloves From night riding under the Aurora Borealis in Alaska to riding around Aurora, New York, these gloves will keep you're hands warm. Features and Materials Fully insulated Thinsulate cold weather glove Hipora waterproof, windproof, breathable membrane keeps you dry and warm all day High grade genuine leather palm and wrapped finger tips for years of durability Unique silicone gripper print provides added control between the glove and handlebar Additional leather strip between thumb and index finger provides reinforcement in high use-area of glove Extended neoprene cuff eliminates open exposed area between gloves and jacket Cinch cord cuff may be tightened around jacket sleeve for additional protection from the elements Wrist strap offers additional adjustment to ensure a custom fit Reflective safety piping offers additional visibility for oncoming riders in dusk and nighttime riding Extra padded knuckles provide protection from tree branches, ice chunks, and flying debris Unique styling with a conservative look bundled with all these features help make this one of Fly Racings most technical cold weather gloves
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall decent glove
PostedDecember 24, 2012
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NaughtyRider
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Here are my riding stats:
- Avg riding speed: 65-70 mph.
- Bike Type: Sportsbike
- Winter riding temp: 30 - 45 F
- Avg commute time: 30 - 40 mins.
This glove performs well in most conditions. I observed that when temperatures are over 37F it will keep my hands reasonably warm without getting clammy. For temperatures below 37 my fingertips did get pretty chilly. However it did not hinder in my ability to get to the brake or the clutch.
The gloves are a little on the bulky side so they do keep me warm for a longer period when not riding. Even though they are bulky they provide quite a good grip on the controls (or any other surface for that matter). I did find that the webbing between the index finger and the thumb on the left hand got in the way when trying to reach the lighting controls on the left side of the handlebars. I wear a medium and it fits me quite well.
In summary - I feel they met my expectations quite well in the following way:
- Good protection in case of an impact.
- Good weather protection (only for winter)
- Secure and snug fit.
- Good price point.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Jett Series 3 Jacket Features 600 denier Carbolex shell combines with a Rainguard waterproof and breathable barrier The collar features a soft, microfiber relief panel Zippered shoulder, sleeve and rear exit vents provide flow-through ventilation 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Tour Master's signature reflective rear triangle Adjustable sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep to secure elbow armor and material Removable, CE approved armor at the elbow and shoulders with an articulated triple density back protector Tour Master's removable Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out Quilted) liner features warming 100gm Polyfill insulation Zippered chest map pocket, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help fine-tune the fit Please Note The arms patches are not made of reflective material, however there is reflective piping along the chest and arms.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Product at a Reasonable Price
PostedJune 4, 2012
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NaughtyRider
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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
Having researched several riding jackets I decided to go with a Tourmaster jacket because it's a good product at a really good price. My main concerns were protection in the event of a crash and from the elements. The jacket has armor to protect the elbows, shoulders and the back. The outer skin seems quite durable to protect against any road rash and yet flexible to fit various riding styles. With four vents in the front and one in the back it offers good ventilation. A removable liner comes in really handy on chilly mornings.
Washing the jacket is pretty easy as well - remove the liner, cold wash and hang it out to dry. An array of pockets on the inside helps with storing small items like my wallet and cell phone. There are two zippered pockets on the outside as well.
All in all this is a good riding jacket that will come in handy for daily commuters.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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