Arne
 
 
 
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    6
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    5
  • First review
    December 30, 2011
  • Last review
    June 7, 2014
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    3.2
 
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Garmin Zumo 390LM GPS The Zumo 390LM has a wide 4.3 touchscreen that is easy to read, even in sunlight. Its glove-friendly intuitive interface makes entering information as easy as shifting gears. With a rugged body that is waterproof to IPX7 and resistant to fuel sprays and UV rays, zmo 390LM is built for life on the road. The Zumo 390LM features Bluetooth wireless technology. Simply connect your zmo with your mobile phone and a Bluetooth-enabled headset or helmet to make and receive calls on the go. With it, youre free to talk on your phone without having to remove your gloves or helmet. You can also call points of interest through the zmo Bluetooth interface, perfect for a last-minute change of plans or a quick pit stop for food and fuel. Lane assist with junction view displays junctions and interchanges on your route. A brightly colored arrow indicates the proper lane position needed for your next turn or exit. TracBack so you can navigate right back to where you started, along the same route. Exit Services lists gas stations and restaurants for upcoming exits. The Skip feature allows you to skip your next waypoint with ease. Built-in trip computer with compass display. It comes standard with a digital fuel gauge so you can keep track of how many miles you can ride before a fuel stop. Theres a speed limit indicator so you know when to throttle down. In addition to a motorcycle mount, zmo 390LM includes an automotive mount and power cable for travel in a car. Features Service history log Lifetime map updates Lane assist with junction display BaseCamp allows you to save and share routes and points of interest 7 hours battery life Audio out jack Lifetime map updates Accepts MicroSD cards (sold separately) Voice prompts Route avoidance XM radio compatible (sold separately) Speed limit indicator Exit services alert Compatible with Garmin Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor (sold separately) Inlcudes Garmin zmo 390LM Motorcycle RAM mount with power cable and mounting hardware Automotive suction cup mount Automotive power cable USB cable Quick start manual Specs Dimensions 5.12W x 3.7H x 1.18D Display size 3.7W x 2.2H Weight 9.5oz 480 x 272 resolution WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Step back
PostedJune 7, 2014
Customer avatar
Arne
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I purchased this to upgrade my Zumo 450. It really is not much of an upgrade. Yes, it is faster. It has some bell;s & whistles that are only useful to a select few people. The screen is bigger, which should be a good thing, but, it turns out that, contrary to the manufacturers claim, the screen is virtually unreadable in direct sunlight even at the highest brightness setting. I connected a bluetooth headset to the GPS to at least be able to hear spoken directions. The unit defaults to searching for an address in an area that is not even relevant to where you are. Satellite acquisition is fairly fast.Disappointment overall however.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Rukka Armas Jacket The Rukka Armas jacket is intended to meet the most extreme needs of today's hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts. A true 4-season tank, the Armas is the ultimate in protection and function for serious riders. Constructed throughout with Gore-Tex Pro Shell and Gore Lockout 2.0 Zippers, in addition to a Gore-Tex collar and double Gore-Tex cuffs, the Armas jacket is designed to keep you 100 dry no matter the conditions. On the inside of the jacket, a robust liner keeps your temperature regulated with Outlast technology. Outlast has the ability to cool you as it absorbs your body heat as well as to warm you as it returns that stored energy back to you in colder temperatures. The Rukka Armas is packed full of functional details, like the reflective logos for visibility, generous internal and external storage pockets, and well-placed fitment adjustors. Keeping in line with the Rukka moto Defense and Comfort the most integral piece to the Armas jacket are the Rukka RCP Air protectors in the shoulders, elbows, and back, which allow for unimpeded airflow to keep you safe and comfortable at the same time. Materials Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate with Armacor technology Armacor is a combination of high-tech fibers - Aramid (Kevlar) and Cordura Pro Shell with Armacor is extremely tear and abrasion resistant, yet lighter weight and is water and windproof Waterproof Gore Lockout main closure Gore Lockout closure is tooth-free and ensures a constant waterproof seal Tear and abrasion resistant GTX Super Fabric reinforcements Cuffs and detachable collar made of elastic 3-layer Gore-Tex fabric Black/Yellow color is CE certified EN 471 for excellent visibility both in the daylight and in the dark Protection RVP Air Back Pad included Includes RVP Air Protectors at the shoulders and elbows RVP Air Protectors are extremely breathable, very light weight and distribute the impact better than hard protectors RVP Air Protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm prEN 1621-1 2010 Other Features Detachable thermal jacket with Outlast thermal lining (60g) Outlast microcapsules absorb excess heat which is stored and released as needed Collar with Velcro closure Soft neoprene in collar Elastic stretch panels on sides of the jacket Ventilation openings with zippers in front on both shoulders Width adjustment on upper and lower arm Jacket and trousers have connecting zippers Waist closure with double tightening Jacket has seven pockets three inside (waterproof and one of which includes an integrated mobile phone holder) and four outside pockets 5 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
good jacket overall
PostedMay 22, 2014
Customer avatar
Arne
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Ordered this jacket for rain/winter to not have to deal with waterproof liners I need to use in my other jacket. Build quality of this jacket is superb. Fit is on the large side. The collar is too tight however, I am sure it is waterproof but this sacrifices comfort and it is borderline uncomfortable. This is a good looking jacket with plenty of pockets and features, probably too warm for warm weather but that is ok.
The one major negative however that I dock this jacket two stars for is the absolutely pathetic 'armor' at this price point. Really Rukka? I mean seriously why bother. Unacceptable for a jacket that costs this much.
We will see how this new zipper style holds up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth 3.0 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. Features Universal Intercom allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Ultra HD Voice Recording compatible with the Sena GP10 Bluetooth Back for GoPro and Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio 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 Voice prompts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery In the Box Headset Main Unit Speaker-Microphone Clamp Unit USB Power and Data Cable (Micro USB) Cigarette Lighter Charger (Micro USB) 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable Glued Surface Mounting Adaptor Microphone Sponge Velcro Pads for Speakers Allen Wrench Speaker Pads Microphone Cap Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10-10
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good headset poor software.
PostedMay 1, 2014
Customer avatar
Arne
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is a good headset so far. Be aware that you need the latest firmware installed in order to use all the listed features. This is where things are not so good, the device manager software is extremely buggy and it was a nightmare to upgrade the firmware, you will likely need to contact their tech support. The set paired with a zumo 390lm and the Triumph Trophy SE bluetooth system without problems. There are a lot of possible ways to pair a large amount of devices so it can get somewhat confusing. Dont know about durability yet. The voice prompts introduced by the latest firmware upgrade make things a lot easier.
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
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Leatt STX Road Neck Brace Leatt STX Road, the neck brace for street motorcycle riders. Built around a fibreglass reinforced polyamide resin frame, designed with Leatt's Alternative Load Path Technology, the Leatt STX Road features seamless integration of function, movement and looks for street motorcycle riding on the road or at the race track. The STX Road accommodates on-board size fitting for easy, no-tool size adjustments for use with or without various riding garments. Street Thoracic designed to accommodate an aero hump and various types of body armor, also folds for easy storage. Specifically designed to give generous movement of your helmet for the over-the-shoulder view. Optimal street riding position No-tool size adjustment Unique Street Thoracic designed to accommodate an aero hump Street Thoracic foldable for easy storage Security feature allows brace to be safely locked to motorcycle Integrated padding accommodates movement for over-the-shoulder views Rubber-coated front tip helps prevent motorcycle body scratches Jacket zipper relief Adjustable to fit most riders SIZING NOTE When measuring yourself for the STX Road Brace please take your measurements with your gear ON!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Impossible to make it fit
PostedJune 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Arne
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The sizing chart suggested a size XXL. This was way to big. I exchanged for size LG-XL. I really tried hard to get a correct fit with the jacket I wear but found it impossible to do so, even with all the possible adjustments. The brace will not stay in place and will thus not provide proper protection. The brace itself seems sturdy but the elastic bands keeping it in place are a gimmick. Returning this for a refund. Revzilla's customer support is great. Do not expect any support from the company that makes the brace. If you have back and shoulder armor you will have fitment problems. Do not trust the provided size chart
No, I do not recommend this product.
-1point
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Dainese 4 Stroke Gloves This short summer glove has been designed for the most demanding motorcycle riders in terms of ergonomics and performance, but also features technical content and assertive design. The Dainese 4 Stroke features a high technical level, thanks to stainless steel composite inserts and TPR on the knuckles and back of hand. Pinky finger construction reinforced with internal inserts in TPR, Distortion Control, and a reinforced palm with palm slider. Remarkable ergonomics and comfort are also guaranteed for the 4 Stroke Gloves by the use of inserts in elasticated fabric, Microelastic elasticated inserts, a tightening strap, precurved fingers with perforation at the sides, and perforated palm and back. Features Composite inserts in preformed stainless steel and thermoplastic resin on the knuckles and back Inserts in thermoplastic resin on the outside of the little finger Inserts in thermoplastic resin at the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on the little finger Inserts in thermoplastic polyurethane on the palm of the hand and the cuff Combination of cowhide leather and goatskin Stone PU Spandex fabric Reinforced palm Tightening strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforated leather Perforated back, palm and inner side of finger Soft inserts Microplastic elasticated inserts (PCT Patent pending)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice gloves requiring break-in
PostedJune 5, 2012
Customer avatar
Arne
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wanted some summer gloves that provide protection. Protection and air flow are conflicting goals. These gloves provide good protection while still having decent airflow. If you want more airflow you have to give up protection. The gloves are very stiff at first and hard to get into. They certainly require some use to break in and become comfortable. This is a short cuff gloves that still provides decent ulnar protection. The gloves are not waterproof (obviously). Kind of expensive but very very nice gloves.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gerbing 12V Heated Socks Motorcycling and cold feet dont mix. Your feet control braking, shifting and provide stability when you stop. Thats why Gerbings developed their coreheat12 Microwire Sock Liners to wrap snugly around each foot, and deliver even heat to the tops as well as the bottoms. And the socks are cut specifically for left/right feet for a perfect fit and better warmth. Made from a lightweight, wicking, four-way stretch material, the Sock Liners feature Gerbings patented Microwire Heat Technology for the kind of smooth, soothing heat only Gerbings can deliver. And these Sock Liners sport a special long cut that pulls up over your calf, making them ideal regardless how tall your boots are. Gerbings Heated Sock Liners. Theyll help your feet defeat the cold. Features Gerbing's socks are made from a lightweight, wicking, four-way stretch material The socks are heated on the bottom and top of the sock concentrating heat toward the toes which adds extra heat where it is needed most Extended height to cover the calf Wide elastic band for extra comfort Sock design is specific to left and right for a better fit AWM round power cable maximizes comfort Hand-washable anti-bacterial-treated material Patented Microwire heating technology 1 year warranty on the sock liners' Microwire heating technology Specifications Heat Microwire heat technology Source 12-volts DC Current 1.4amps/pair Watts 17 Watts Surface Temp 135F 5 at 32F Gerbing's and RevZilla STRONGLY recommend the use of a temperature controller with this product, failure to do so may cause burns.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not bad but not stellar either
PostedDecember 30, 2011
Customer avatar
Arne
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I'm using these with a dual heat troller. With heated gloves, jacket liner & pant liner it is tricky to get temperatures right. The socks are definitely warm. They are somewhat of a pain to put on and wire up. Time will tell how durable the socks are but whenever I put them on I'm afraid I'll rip the fabric. The socks are comfortable to ride in but not at all comfortable to walk in. Overall not bad and your feet do stay warm in these.
Yes, I recommend this product.
-1point
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