Panhndl
 
 
 
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    March 9, 2015
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Givi 3D603 Tanklock Tankbag The GIVI Tanklock System eliminates the need for straps and magnets, and it's specially welcomed on all those motorcycles with a plastic tank. A sturdy polypropylene retaining ring is mounted to the frame of the gas cap on the tank, and the bag is locked in position by the patented quick release mechanism. The operation is extremely quick just drop the bag in place to lock it and pull the red spring loaded tab to release it. The gas cap remains easily accessible to fill-up at the gas station and the positioning of most bags is adjustable by moving the whole mount back or forward on the base plate. Features Thermoformed in EVA laminated Polyester 1000D Semi rigid structure with full loading capacity, lightness, and an aerodynamic and sportive design Removable cover to protect the smart phone window holder when unused Waterproof cover Shoulder strap Internal pocket to carry a smart phone Reflective parts 4L capacity Previously called the TPH02 Note The Easylock fitting system requires the Givi Bike Specific Flange (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I like the bag
PostedMay 19, 2015
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Panhndl
From Guymon, OK
State:OK
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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
If you're looking for a small unobtrusive tank bag, this is a good choice. It is about as small as a person can get at 4 L. I've found it fine for glasses, keys, garage door opener, visor cleaner and cleaning cloths, registration and insurance, cell phone, etc. The installation is very easy, provided they have a kit that will fit and removal from the bike is less than a second. I really like that it is held up off the tank by the mounting kit so there won't be any scratches. The semi rigid style is also very nice. It holds it's shape well while still having flexibility if it is banged a bit. A note, on my Triumph Tiger 800 XC, the handlebars hit the bag a little. It doesn't hinder control or limit steering but contact can be made. I haven't had the bag long enough to know much about durability, but it seems well constructed. The bag is pricey, but it checked the most boxes on my want/need list so I got it. I'm content with the price/value/utility of the bag.
Rides: 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Induction Jacket Klim is known for their legendary, tough and rugged, 100 Waterproof Gore-Tex ADV and Enduro Jackets, but breathability has always been a limitation for those who live in hotter climates. The Klim Induction Jacket combines the same quality 840D Cordura construction used in Klim's Gore-Tex jackets with their latest Karbonite Mesh (750 stronger than polyester or nylon mesh), creating a bomb-proof hot-weather riding jacket that you can rely on. Dont let a little heat get between you and your next adventure. Construction Features Mesh construction for maximum ventilation Heavy abrasion and tear-resistant mil-spec derived Klim Karbonite nylon mesh Built with Klim Rhino-Stitch construction technology Abrasion zones at elbows, and shoulders 840D high-tenacity 6.6 nylon for outstanding abrasion resistance and durability UV-resistant treatment on main mesh material Fleece-lined soft collar Breathable moisture-wicking internal mesh comfort liner Includes a separate waterproof liner 3M Scotchlite reflective material on upper/lower arms and upper back for nighttime visibility Reflective positioning designed for maximum biomotion perception Hypalon zipper garages Hypalon tabs on velcro wrist adjusters YKK zippers throughout Protection Adjustable D3O EVO armor at elbows D3O EVO shoulder pads D3O level 1 back pad Fit Articulated fit Shorter hip length cut Two adjustable arm straps External waist adjustment straps Micro-injected zipper-assist Internal belt loops allow integration with standard pant belt Storage Features One external upper chest pocket Two lower hand pockets Two inner chest pockets One hidden passport pocket One forearm emergency ID pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just right
PostedApril 14, 2015
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Panhndl
From Guymon, OK
State:OK
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
I purchased this jacket because my perforated leather jacket didn't flow enough air on my new motorcycle. This jacket allows a lot more air to cool you and has excellent protection as well. I measure 44" in the chest and after reading some reviews stating that it ran a little small, I purchased the XL instead of the Large. The jacket is probably too large but I chose to keep the XL. I would say the jacket fit me true to the Revzilla size chart listed. If you want the jacket to be pretty snug, then buy according to your measurements. If you want it to be a little more loose, go one size up.
I rated only 4 stars for "bang for your buck" because I do consider Klim gear to be very pricey relative to it's competition. There are definitely better bang for your buck jackets out there. I went with Klim because they have a high trust factor. They make good gear, stand behind it, and I wanted that and paid a premium for it. Tighter budgets can likely find just as much protection for less money elsewhere.
Rides: 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Drayko Drift Riding Jeans The Drift from Drayko are low-rise, relaxed fit riding jeans made with Military+ Grade DuPont Kevlar and DSM Dyneema, The World's Strongest Fiber. Made to do one thing, keep up with you and your motorbike. Drayko Drift, keeping freedom extreme. The Drayko lining features a world-leading combination of Kevlar and Dyneema, and is soft, breathable, flexible, non-allergenic and vastly superior to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives. Drayko's revolutionary lining takes advantage of Dyneema's amazing strength to weight ratio to deliver unrivaled safety and comfort. Note The Drift Jeans feature a large Drayko D logo on either rear pocket, not shown in product images. Features Hand distressed denim 34 inseam allows rider to hem to length Matching stitching Loose fit with low waist Modern street style fashion jean Loose leg for comfort and fits over riding boots Reinforced seams Matching stitching Wide belt loops Zip fly and no rivets on the back for safety Large coin pocket on left for easy access
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Almost perfect
PostedMarch 30, 2015
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Panhndl
From Guymon, OK
State:OK
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 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
Slightly Large
Large
I like the jeans, and with a couple changes, I'd think they were perfect riding jean.
1. The rear pockets. The embroidery is just too much. I have to remove it.
2. The front pockets. Please try and put a pocket in that can actually be used for holding something larger than a squashed tissue.
3. I measured my waistline at my belly button as 40". I bought the size 40 jeans. They're too big. They're not huge and I'm really not too worried about it since I can wear a belt or layer armor under these jeans easy, but it would be nice to have a slightly smaller jean. I was in a hurry and needed the jeans now and wanted the comfort of mind that a CE rated jean would give so I couldn't send them back. Word of warning...if the jean says 40, the waist size is 42; 38 is 40; 36 is 38; etc.
4. They're a bit long but when riding, it is nice not having a jean midway up my shin. Not really a complaint for me, but some may not like that. If you want shorter, you'll need to have them hemmed.
The denim is a nice stretch style denim which is very comfortable. The jeans, like all kevlar reinforced jeans will be a little warm on hotter days. These should be no different.
All in all, I'm very pleased with the jeans. A little pricey, but they're certified for abrasion resistance which is better than most of the other jeans on the market.
Rides: 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 other 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 USB Power Data Cable Cigarette Charger Users Guide Please Note Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10R-01
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pretty Good
PostedMarch 16, 2015
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Panhndl
From Guymon, OK
State:OK
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I haven't had the unit too long but I've managed to pair it up with my phone and figure out placement of the speakers directly next to my ear canal. First run, they were too far from the actual ear opening and I couldn't hear them once I was at highway speed.
Getting all the cords routed and hidden isn't too difficult but you'll likely have to remove at least a couple snaps on your cheek pads to hide and contain the cords. I didn't try to hide the battery inside of the padding and instead just attached it to the rear of the helmet. It seems secure and out of the way back there.
I really haven't used many of the functions on the unit besides streaming music during my 20 minute commute to work, but I eventually will get phone calls and will try to answer them. Feeling the specific buttons can be difficult in heavier gloves but not impossible. I just have to feel carefully to make sure I know what's there. I'm sure it will get easier the more I use the unit.
Looking at the control list, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to keep quick start guide on the bike, indefinitely. I just won't use enough of the functions to remember what they all are, and when I tour with some friends with radios and link with them, I'm positive I'm going to struggle.
Anyway, it's a nice radio with good speakers for listening to music while I ride. Much improved over my headphones.
Time will tell how well everything else works.
Rides: 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Jaunt T2 Jacket Firstgear fit Firstgear function Firstgear value. Features Generous fit A larger, boxier, universal fit Hypertex waterproof and breathable, high-density 600 denier polyester outer shell CE-rated armor in the shoulders and elbows plus an EVA foam back pad with reinforced shoulders and elbows Inside the storm flap is a security pocket with a red slider for visibility Two front 8 intake plus two 10 back exhaust vents Detachable, insulated, fully-sleeved liner Four generous patch pockets with envelope fold, hook-and-loop and snap closures Adjustable straps on the collar, arms, sleeve cuffs and waist Reflective panels on the front, side, arms and back Phone pocket on the left side and a map/cargo pocket on the right side in both the liner and the jacket 1-year manufacturers limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Deal
PostedMarch 9, 2015
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Panhndl
From Guymon, OK
State:OK
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is a decent cool weather jacket and a very good deal. The shell is heavy and reinforced in the appropriate areas and has armor on shoulders, elbows, and back, but the back armor could stand to be upgraded. I'm planning on doing that. There doesn't appear to be a direct replacement that is available so I will likely have to trim some armor to fit.
The inner liner zips and snaps in without too much difficulty. The cuffs of the liner have hook and look closure as well as the shell sleeves. You can really get the pressure on your wrists too tight pretty easy.
I haven't had the jacket too long but have traveled in temps from 20 degrees F up to about 75 degrees F with the liner in the jacket and been comfortable for 16 mile (12 highway) commute. I also have the overpants Firstgear makes and they work well with the jacket.
The only real complaint I have with the jacket is that the neck is pretty narrow. I'm 5'10" 200 lbs 44" chest and the large jacket is tight on my neck. Everything else fits fine, but the adjustment for the neck isn't large enough for me.
Still, for the $175 or so I spent for the jacket, I think this is a really good deal. If this were going to be my touring outfit, I think I would have been more picky but for commuting, this is just fine.
Rides: 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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