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    June 25, 2012
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    January 1, 2013
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Firstgear Laguna Mini GPS Tank Bag Crafted from ultra durable 1680D nylon, coated with PVC and UV protecton Positions your GPS on any bike right in front of you and collapses to hide it when not in use Second compartment holds wallet, keys, mobile or other audio device Grommets in each device pocket and loops inside bag route cables out of the way Reflective piping to increase night time side visibility Attaches to bike with straps or magnets Base unit bottom and mounts are non-slip material Detaches from base and converts to fanny pack GPS pocket is 6 x 4 x 2 Dimensions 7.5 L x 5.5 W x 7.5 H
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice but limited use
PostedJanuary 1, 2013
Customer avatar
BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I like that it fits very nicely on my Yamaha Tenere, however it is a small tank bag and pretty much is only usefull for displaying your gps unit and carrying some small items, cell phone, change, charger, keys, etc... which is very practicall for short journeys, more if you use toll roads.
Also, using this tank bag vs a gps mount, I like this setup much more as a concept, but the screen is displayed a bit low for me, I'm 6'4" and I have to look down, while on a handlebar mount The display is closer to my line of sight.
Now, the conversion to fanny pack was something I just did not like, it was unconfortable to wear and just creaes excess space in the tank bag, something the raincover also contributes to.
So overall it is a very nice looking tank bag with limited uses.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N-Com B4 Bluetooth Kit for N104 and N44 Helmets The N-Com B4 is the revolutionary new N-Com communication system, specifically designed for the N104 and N44 helmet. The innovative installation system mounts between the helmet shell and EPS liner by simply releasing the shell sealing edge and inserting the n-com B4 ( see updated installation notes from Nolan here ). Traveling by motorbike is now all the more pleasant with B4 it is possible to communicate with 4 motorbikes up to 500 meters (in open terrain, with no obstacles), listen to the integrated FM radio, and set up the system easily with your PC from home. General Features Management from PC via micro USB wire (included). N-Com Wizard program downloadable from the Download section. Adjustment of audio parameters, firmware update, FM radio stations pre-setting. FM radio integrated with RDS Search for radio stations, 6 pre-settings Telephone via Bluetooth answering, hanging up, voice commands, redialing the last number (for telephones that allow it), intercom/phone automatic management Automatic exclusion of intercom and of the connected audio source during a telephone conversation. Automatic reconnection at the end of the phone call Conference Call function 3-way telephone call between Pilot, Passenger and caller Pilot/Passenger intercom via Bluetooth BIKE-TO-BIKE intercom via Bluetooth up to 800 meters (in open field, with no obstacles) Intercom 4 bikes one-to-one communication. Bike to Bike Call Function Bluetooth connection to A2DP Mp3 players Play, Pause, Stop, Skip directly from the helmet (AVRCP profile) Connection via Bluetooth to compatible satellite navigators directions, MP3 music, mobile phone (for models that allow it) GPS Conference function Pilot/Passenger intercom active while the GPS is giving instructions Compatible via Bluetooth with all Bluetooth communication systems of the N-Com, X-Series and MULTI lines Upgradable firmware Technical Features Bluetooth profiles Headset, Handsfree, A2DP, AVRCP, Intercom Full duplex intercom High quality audio hi-fi stereo Perfectly integrated in the helmet Noise-dampening microphone 3.5mm Aux. Input for cable connection to multimedia devices Mp3, GPS, PMR/GMRS radio, audio systems of motorcycles (cable not included) Micro USB connection cable for PC management included in the packaging Weight 110 grams Lithium battery, rechargeable and removable Battery low indication with acoustic and visual signal, auto-off function Battery charger 100/240V 50/60 Hz Certificates Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, class 1 Type-approvals FCC, IC, CE, C-tick Please see special installation notes here.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect fit and function!
PostedSeptember 7, 2012
Customer avatar
BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After reading many reviews I was uncertain what to expect, but all other BT units posed some sort of instalation challenge.
Right out of the package, the systems looks extra small, and also extra fragile, so I took extra time to install it and even when moving as slow as I could, I was finished in less than 15 minutes.
After that, I was quick to pair my iPhone and try it out, but if you turn off the B4 before starting the music, you won't be able to get it going unless you pair it again and play music from the iphone before turning off the b4. Of course that was clearly indicated in the instruction booklet.
So, this is a great device, but be prepared to find trouble if you don't read your manual. It has more features and controls than what I expected, and when I hooked it up to my computer, I could set up every feature of the b4 from three easy forms that help you set up audio, volumes, radio stations presets and bluetooth info.
I must also clarify that the manual expresses everythin in click, 2 second click and 4 second click, but the system has tones that hapen at 1, 2 and 4 seconds, so if you look for the tones intead of counting seconds, you'll hit the function every time.
Sound clarity and volume are more than adequate and I am extremely happy they do not block external noises, so I can ride with music and still hear everything going on outside.
Overall, I am very happy I decided to get the B4, and call it luck or just that I was careful, but everything worked perfectly right out of the box.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Rival H2O Boots The RIVAL H2O boot is a fashionable, 100 waterproof touring boot, made of the finest textiles and leather. The boot is fitted with thermo formed shin, heel and toe plates for optimum protection. The dual compound sole is oil and petrol resistant and extremely comfortable both on and off the bike. The anatomically shaped foot bed and unique fitting shape make the RIVAL H2O boots one of the most comfortable touring boots to wear. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell leather, Cordura, Pampas cowhide Protection malleolous protector, thermo welded counters at the heel and toe, thermo formed shin plate Waterproofing REV'IT! Hydratex membrane Breathability REV'IT! Hydratex membrane Visibility 3M Scotchlite reflection panel ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit unique last, comfort fit Features reinforced heel and side panel, side zipper entry, Velcro closure, comfortable anatomic foot bed, gear shift pad
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boot, would've loved a bigger size
PostedJuly 31, 2012
Customer avatar
BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
First, I am a boot size 13 and got a 47 which is the largest size vailable. I am used to european brands and 47 generally equates to a 12, but the size chart recommended a 47 as a 13 equivalent, and customer support also advised a 47.
Got the boots an they fit, a little snug in the toes, but after much feeling around with my toes I realized that I had the room, but I was used to moving the tips of my boot by raising my toes, the protection makes it so rigid I can't wiggle my toes and expect the boot to move.
Size and all, they are incredibly comfortable while riding, however, off the bike, either they are not that comfortable, or I need to break them in a bit more. But don't expect too much, since the boot somewhat forces your foot into a riding position, I assume it is part of the protection, and to explain it better, it is impossible to stand on your toes, so you'll be using your heels a bit more that what feels natural while walking.
Now, in regards to the heat inside the boot, I am amazed my feet are not sweaty, even in hot weather I got some damp socks, but my feet were not soggy. Don't know if it is the membrane or the wicking, but the result is great.
It's great to have a technical boot that wears with high comfort.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear Kilimanjaro Air Gloves
Firstgear Kilimanjaro Air Gloves
Firstgear Kilimanjaro Air Gloves Features 320 denier mesh back Leather palm with Clarino patch over foam pad for reduced vibration Faceshield wiper blade on left thumb Bemberg cool lining for comfort Adjustable wrist strap for a custom fit Reflective piping for night visibility Box-construction with tapered finger for a comfortable fit 2-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable but not so roomy at first
PostedJuly 31, 2012
Customer avatar
BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Overall these are very comfortable gloves, the feel and cushioning make the ride quite comfortable with out having a bulky glove.
Now, out of the box they feel tight while riding, but the palm does give in quite a bit after thefirst hour of use. Still I don't feel them as true american fit. These are the second firstgear gloves I get in 2XL size, and my fingers do feel tight.
I am hoping they stretch a bit more due to their leather palms because I really liked them and would use them quite a bit, for some reason I like them better than my leathers.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N104 Pin Lock Insert Replacement Pinlock anti-fog insert for Nolan N104 helmets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So simple it's unbelievable
PostedJuly 17, 2012
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BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
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
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The pinlock works great and does what it claims.
I've had several rides with no fog at all on the pinlock covered area, and when taking my helmet off, the area outside the pinlock was completely fogged.
Also, clean up is a breeze, just wash with water and soap and dry, no fuzz at all.
The only big question is why something so simple took so long to implement.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great aerodinamics...
PostedJuly 17, 2012
Customer avatar
BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
The most noticeable feature for me is how little wind interference I get when turning my head while riding.
The fit is great for me, just feel the contact on the entire contour of my head.
The only downside is that I ordered a 2XL and everything is scaled to size except the cloth that should protect my skin from the ratched. It is small enough to expose half an inch of my skin, and sometimes that gets uncomfortable.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves
Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves
Waterproof/breathable using Hipora membrane Cordura 330D back of hand for durability Clarino palm and patch over foam pad for reduced vibration Thinsulate 40 gram insulation for warmth Neoprene cuff to lock out cold air Adjustable wrist strap for a custom fit Molded knuckle protection Reflective piping for night visibility Box-construction with tapered finger for a comfortable fit 2-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice look, weird fit...
PostedJuly 17, 2012
Customer avatar
BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
First, the gloves look very cool and I like how they fit inside my jacket. The are fairly comfortable once you finally get them on, and, even when sometimes they seem bulky, control is very good.
Now, getting them on did not make a great impression on me since the liner does feel like it moves, and every time you put them on you have to re-adjust everything to make sure the guts are aligned and there are no pressure points inside your hand. Sort of like trying to put on two dress shirts one over the other at the same time.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Yuasa Automatic 12 Volt Battery Charger
Yuasa Automatic 12 Volt Battery Charger
Yuasa Automatic 12 Volt Battery Charger Out-performs any wall plug charger Fully charges battery automatically Maintains full charge indefinitely Spark-proof and reverse-polarity protected 3-year manufacturers warranty Up to 16 volts for recovery of sulfated batteries
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Foolproof charger, unless the battery is depleted
PostedJuly 9, 2012
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BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This little box is just amazing, it will charge your bike or your car, and it will even evaluate if you made the right connections.
The only catch is that at least some charge must be available on the battery for the unit to begin charging, so it is great for low batteries, but won't work if the battery is completely dead.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Metzeler Tourance Rear Tire The Metzeler Tourance dual sport tires were developed and tuned for today's big, modern, street-oriented Enduro bikes. Features Lets you take your touring-configured enduro bike for longer rides Radial tires feature twin layer, 4-ply diagonal tire carcass construction 85 On / 15 Off Radial front and rear tires feature Metzeler's 0 Steel Radial belt technology Maximum mileage on the street and great traction also on light off-road surfaces thanks to the specific compound Tire compound provides long mileage, stable handling and touring comfort on road tread design also handles light off-road riding Optimized tread design reduces rolling noise MAW (Metzeler Advanced Winding) Technology
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great panic stop performance
PostedJuly 6, 2012
Customer avatar
BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great performance and traction on everyday roads and incredible during massive downpours.
And, not too long ago I had to do a perform a panic stop while turning on a raining day because the car in front of me crashed and I was just overwhelmed about how fast my bike stopped with out giving signs of wanting to skid.
You can't get better examples of great performance and traction. Really great tires!
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants Brand new design for 2012! Features Dynamic fit Athletic, dynamic, out-of-the-saddle fit Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the hips and knees - delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit Back of waist yoke, crotch, inner thigh and knee back features waterproof breathable stretch fabric that adds flexibility and reduces binding Chamude suede knee patches minimize tank scratches 10-1/2 diagonal thigh vents catch the air when open and keep out the elements using YKK #5 rubberized zippers - vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure Integrated short bib and suspenders that can be easily removed to your preference Insulated 2/3 length pant liner that is easily detachable Includes 10 pant-to-jacket full conjunction zipper that attaches to your jacket One time adjustable waist held in place by hook and loop closure Above the knee YKK #5 two way zipper easily fits over boots protected by an exterior storm flap with rain gutter to keep out moisture Knee and leg opening now enlarged to fit over off road boots Two front flap pass through pocket openings for gaining access to internal pockets protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out One cargo pocket on right thigh for storage with seam sealed pocket bag to keep moisture out Internal storm gator with silicone grip and elasticized for a snug fit to keep moisture from traveling up pant leg Zippered fly-wide- gusset for easy on/off-waterproof and breathable 2 Year Limited Warranty Note Jacket sold separately. If you are between sizes, we recommend ordering one size smaller.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice companion to my Kilimanjaro
PostedJuly 2, 2012
Customer avatar
BGus
From Mexico City
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
The best thing about this pants is how easily you can put them on or take them off with your boots on. First thing I did when the pants arrived was to try them on with the inner lining in and with out taking my boots off.
Just keep in mind that it is extremely tricky to put them on while the internal boot gaiter is still closed, when if opened, the boots flow smoothly.
Now, the fit with the liner in is somewhat snug, but with out it, the fit is perfect, and feels comfortable as an overpant or as a stand alone pant.
Another great feature is that the outershell while waterproof also repels dirt, I can get home with my leather boots covered in dirt and grime from a wet road day while almost nothing clings to my pants.
The only thing I didn't like about the new model is that is no longer a color match to the Kilimanjaro jacket colors. They combine very well, having a dark gray on the pants, and silver on the jacket, but silver pants that matched the jacket would've been even better. As you can tell, I am not a fan of dark pants.
Also, the Kathmandu outershell does not feel as rugged as the Kilimanjaro. Could perform the same, but to the touch the Kathmandu feels much lighter and thinner.
Overall I am happy with this pair of pants.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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