BeamerBud
 
 
 
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    July 30, 2012
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    September 10, 2014
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REV'IT Roadstar GTX Gloves What do you demand from the perfect summer glove Ventilation to keep your hands cool An excellent fit and inspiring grip to control your bike with precision How about abrasion-resistant materials and waterproofing Last but not least, what about effective protection to keep your hands safe The REVIT Roadstar GTX ticks all these boxes and then some more. During a summer rain your hands will stay dry but wont be sweaty thanks to a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane. Protection Features Outer Shell goatskin with WR finish, Pittards goat Digital WR100X, cowhide with WR finish, Karvin cowhide (PU coated), Goatskin Digital, synthetic PU leather Lining GORE-TEX Push-Pull tri-fleece liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX X-trafit Breathability GORE-TEX X-trafit Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection Karvin cowhide covered hard-shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell palm slider, Temperfoam at knuckle, palm and thumb, EVA foam at fingers and cuff Visibility reflection at back hand Ergonomic Features Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers, back hand and thumb, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic gloves
PostedSeptember 10, 2014
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BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
These gloves are perfect for a cool day when rain is expected. The fit is perfect - nice curved fingers for a comfortable grip - but they do fit small. I had to return my usual XL size for a XXL. They are not lined, but are rather thick so they are not the gloves I go for on hot days. Below 75 degrees and down to the 40s with heated grips: Perfect.
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth C3 Pro / C3 / C3W / S2 Pinlock Ready Faceshield Replacement pinlock-ready face shield for Schuberth C3, C3 Pro, C3W and S2 Helmets. Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology. Note Clear face shield image shows pinlock lens inserted. C3 / S2 Pinlock lens available separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Light Smoke is just right
PostedAugust 26, 2014
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BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
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 didn't think the clear shield that came with my Schuberth Helmet was worn too bad, but after 20k miles it was time for a new shield. The light smoke shield is just right. Only a slight tint so it is okay for cloudy days and works well with the retractable sun visor in the sunshine. When it's time to replace your clear shield I recommend the light smoke one.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth C3 Pro / C3 / C3W / S2 Pinlock Lens Insert Pinlock lens for the Schuberth C3Pro / C3 / C3W / S2 Helmets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It really works - will not fog!
PostedAugust 26, 2014
Customer avatar
BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have friends with other brand pinlocks. They don't work. The Schubarth system works very well. The seal between the pin-lock and the shield is secure and seals well. No fogging what so ever.
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REVIT Flux Cooling Wristband Its a proven fact that cooling the wrist is an effective biological shortcut to cooling the entire body. The Hyperkewl material of the REVIT Flux cooling wristband stays active for between 6 and 10 hours after being charged by simply soaking in water. The lightweight wristband attaches easily via a Velcro closure and helps prevent riders from overheating while riding through hot-weather conditions. The cooling effect is at most effective when exposed to airflow. FEATURES Outer Shell PWR Stretch mesh Lining PU coated ribstop Insulation HyperKewl Polymer Embedded super absorption cooling fabric Composition 40 nylon, 10 elastane, 27 polyester, 23 viscose Sold in pairs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
They work!
PostedOctober 14, 2013
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BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
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 was a little apprehensive when I first got these. They don't absorb much water and the dry out pretty quickly. But after using them in some very hot weather I'm sold. Having a slight cooling effect on your wrist is a big help in staying comfortable in the heat. They feel good and are thin enough to not interfere with gloves or jacket cuffs. You need to re-wet them at gas and rest stops as they dry out after an hour or so. But keep them wet and you'll stay much cooler.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Adaptiv Technologies TPX Wireless Headset for Radar Detector The TPX Wireless Headset alerts the rider of the radar or laser signal detected by the TPX Radar/Laser Detector in a safe and effective manner by providing audio beeps through the earphone. Features Designed to fit most full or open face helmets with its earphone attaching to the ear-hole or between the linings of the helmet Water resistant and is powered by a lithium coin cell battery (included) The Wireless Headset is compatible with the Main Console and can also be used simultaneously with the TPX Visual Alert Included Wireless Headset CR2450 Battery Velcro for Helmet Attachment Key Chain Screwdriver
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mandatory with the TPX radar detector
PostedAugust 26, 2013
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BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
The 3-LED warning light that comes with the TPX radar detector works well. But unless it mounted well within your field of vision, you won't see it in the daytime. I mounted mine on top of the speedo cluster, right in front of my face, and I still don't see when it goes off. This receiver/speaker solves that problem. Easy way is to mount the receiver on the outside of the helmet, but I mounted it internally so it is not visible. I've had it on for 4 full days of riding and the battery is still good. Just don't forget to turn it off when you're done riding.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Adaptiv Technologies TPX Radar/Laser Detector 2.0 With the TPX Radar / Laser Detection System, theres no more trying to make automotive radar detectors work with your bike. No more missed alerts. No more hours of wiring jobs. No more fear of rain. No more fear of theft. No more microscopic buttons. No more money, energy, sanity and precious riding hours wasted trying to make automotive radar detectors work with your bike. The TPX Radar and Laser Detection System 2.0 has all the features you need with proven, top-notch performance. Already have a Bluetooth helmet system The TPX is now Bluetooth compatible when used with the TPX Bluetooth Transmitter (sold separately) and has been tested and verified to be compatible with Cardo Scala Rider, Chatterbox, Interphone, JM, Schuberth, and Sena systems. Features Specifically designed for motorcycle use and is water, shock and vibration resistant Detects all radar and laser bands and is certified by Speed Measurement Labs Audio and visual alerts Oversized, backlit control buttons are easy to operate with gloves Angled, backlit daylight visible LCD display screen 3.5mm aux out jack for integrating with other audio or communication systems Includes visual alert, wiring harness universal mount plate adapter and hardware
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A Valentine 1 it is NOT
PostedAugust 26, 2013
Customer avatar
BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
I've had a Valentine 1 on my motorcycle for a year or so. Worked great with the LegalSpeeding heads-up light in my helmet. But after hearing horror stories on how fragile a V1 is to rain and a motorcycle environment, I decided to try this on from Adaptive Technologies. They are supposed to thrive on a motorcycle, rain and all. After a few thousand miles it has. No problems with use or durability. But it does not give very good warnings. I think in every case I have seen the police car before the detector went off. It's not very powerful. The LED light works well, but unless you have a place to mount it well within your field of vision, you will not see it. I recommend highly that you also get the remote speaker system for you helmet. With the speaker, you will know instantly when the detector goes off. And since it doesn't go off until you're right next to the police car, that's critical.
All in all, I do recommend this radar detector because it is the only one that will live in the wet on a motorcycle and it works okay, not great, but okay.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Seesoft Back Protector Insert The revolutionary new REVIT See Soft CE-Level 2 back protector is designed to absorb multiple impacts without compromising on comfort, ventilation or freedom of movement. The highly impact-resistant blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene rubber results in a memory foam that is multi-impact rated and CE Certified to the highest level of prEN 1621-22010 level 2. In the case of severe angular impact, the individual Memory Foam layers will shift relative to one another, resulting in impact dispersion over a larger effective surface area and therefore minimizing the energy that is transmitted to the spine and back. The Seesoft back protector performs extremely consistently in all weather conditions and is unaffected by temperature ranges from -4 F to +104 F (-20 C to +40 C). Most REV'IT jackets are designed to accommodate a Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector insert. Newer jackets will have a marking on the protector pocket that indicates the matching type and size of the protector. For additional information, please see the Seesoft Back Protector Insert Fit Chart (pdf) .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Be Safe - Ride Safe
PostedAugust 5, 2013
Customer avatar
BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
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
If you're one of the maximum protection and safety guys, do not use the useless pad that comes in the Revit jackets. Get this one. It fits well, flows air, and provides excellent protection.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sargent World Sport Performance Seat K1200GT/RS Precision-engineered, lightweight, tough PolyTec Seat Base Pan with handy built-in under seat storage Super Cell Atomic Foam suspension and enhanced shape for incredible driver and passenger comfort Improved seat angle which eliminates forward slope and provides a more neutral seating angle for driver and passenger Widened and slightly concave shape to increase contact area and better distribution of pressure over a greater area Compatible with the 2-way seat height adjustments Fully assembled and ready to install right out of the box. Two piece seat set
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Huge improvement over stock seat
PostedApril 30, 2013
Customer avatar
BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The other review from aK1200nut is spot on. I agree with everything he says.
I didn't think a seat could make that much difference in riding comfort. But it does. I'm now ready for an Iron Butt ride.
I had the same fit problems as aK1200nut. It went on okay, but the fit around the tank was not very good. It looked bad. But I noticed that if you pinched in the lower part of the seat together, it would bend around the tank much better. I got this seat from Revzilla in the fall and left it all winter with a clamp I made to pinch the seat in at the right spot - after experimenting a little to find the best pinch location for a good tank fit. This spring I removed the clamp, put the seat on, and it's perfect - well, not perfect, but much better. At least as good as the stock seat.
Overall I'm very happy with this seat and expect it to last a long time.
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Garmin Zumo 350LM Motorcycle GPS The Garmin Zmo 350LM has a highly visible, sunlight-readable 4.3 (10.9 cm) touchscreen display with a simple, glove-friendly interface. Hear clear, turn-by-turn spoken directions with a Bluetooth-enabled helmet or headset (sold separately). Included is a motorcycle mount so zmo rides sturdy, as well as a car mount for automotive navigation. Features High-resolution, glove-friendly 4.3 touchscreen display Display is 480 x 272 pixels WQVGA TFT display with white backlight Rugged, waterproof design (IPX-7), and is resistant to fuel spills and UV rays Includes lifetime map updates and gives you up-to-date mapping and the most current information about businesses like restaurants, ATMs, hospitals and more Motorcycle console for trip information, including fuel gauge to warn you when its time to fill up Lane assist with junction view directs you to the preferred lane while driving and shows realistic images of upcoming junctions Bluetooth wireless technology enables you to hear spoken directions via your headset BaseCamp creates routes, waypoints and tracks from your computer and then transfer them to your Zumo Service History Log allows you to record the date, mileage and type of maintenance performed on your motorcycle Access more than 8 million points of interest and see branded icons on the map as you navigate Voice prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination Turn right on Main Street Route planner plans and saves routes with multiple via points, automatically sorts your destinations for the most efficient route Where Am I feature finds the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address, intersection and coordinates Auto time zone - Zumo will automatically adjust your time zone while navigating MicroSD card slot for optional plug-in mapping and map updates Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery Up to 7 hours on a single charge Dimensions 5.12W x 3.7H x 1.18D 13.0 x 9.4 x 3.0 cm Weight - 9.5 ounces (270g) Included in the Box zmo 350LM Preloaded City Navigator NT North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bahamas) Lifetime maps (indicated by LM after model number on the box) Motorcycle mount with power cable and mounting hardware Automotive suction cup mount Automotive power cable USB cable Quick start manual Compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Note Free Lifetime Map Updates entitle you to receive up to four (4) map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until this products useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. For the meaning of the products useful life and for other important terms and conditions, please see Garmin's website. Additional memory (purchase required) may be necessary for future map updates.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The only way to go for a motorcycle GPS
PostedApril 29, 2013
Customer avatar
BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Yes, the Garmin Zumo is expensive. What you are paying for is ruggedness and the ability to live on a motorcycle. I'm coming off an old Garmin StreetPilot which has worked great for 11 years and 100k. Garmin quit supporting maps for the old StreetPilots so I though it was time for an upgrade.
There is a big difference - the Zumo is way better in every respect: Appearance of maps, speed of data refresh, search and route functions are all much improved. However, they all work different so there is a learning curve on how to make it all work.
The BaseCamp software that resides on your computer takes some time to learn all the functions, but once you learn the features it's easy to transfer your plans, routes and waypoints to the Zumo. And after a few day rides you will get to know everyting you can do on the Zumo. Explore, know where you are, and don't get lost.
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Steve Classic Gloves Designed from the original Held Steve patterns and dies, but updated with modern technologies. Features Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm Pittards specially treated WR100 leather back Colorfast sweat-proof Unlined Pre-formed, crease-free palm Special step seam avoids pressure points on inner hand enhances feel Velcro adjustment at wrists cuffs Visor wipe Suprotect shock-absorbing special foam on back of hand ball of thumb SuperFabric reinforcement on edge of hand Schoeller Dynatec reflectors
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Very Comfortable
PostedJuly 30, 2012
Customer avatar
BeamerBud
From Waterford
State:MI
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Most comfortable gloves I've ever had. They are a little stiffer than I expected, but they're getting softer every time I use them. Excellent feeling of the grips and controls. There is no ventillation so they are not so good on very hot days. There is also no lining (probally why they are so comfortable) so you won't want to use them when it rains. For mid temperature, high mile, long rides - these are the best!
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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