bfpower
 
 
 
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    July 18, 2012
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    March 24, 2014
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Sena SMH-10D Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10 on your helmet, 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 helmet communication system 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. System Features Universal Intercom Allows 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 2 Headset Main Units 2 Speaker-Microphone Clamp Units 2 USB Power and Data Cables (Micro USB) 2 Cigarette Lighter Chargers (Micro USB) 2 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cables 2 Glued Surface Mounting Adaptors 2 Microphone Sponges 2 sets of Velcro Pads for Speakers 2 Allen Wrenches Please Note Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10D-10
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What more can I say?
PostedMarch 24, 2014
Customer avatar
bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's already been said. Sena makes the best quality BT sets on the market, and right now this is the best value of them. Though I do struggle a bit at the price I think it's the best value per dollar paid out there.
Install was easy, initial programming wasn't that difficult if you've spent any amount of time with electronics. Mine is set up with a dumbphone, a smartphone set to no phone (music/GPS only), and an intercom. Took me about five minutes to read the manual and get it programmed. Incidentally, this may be the single best written setup guide I've ever seen (and I've seen a LOT of them in my line of work). Seriously excellent documentation.
Really looking forward to having these on a couple of big motorcycle camping trips this summer.
Rides: 1980 Yamaha XS850L Mid-Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Women's RS2 2-Piece Rain Suit Jacket Features 100 WATERPROOF Soft Polyester outer shell with PVC backing Full-length zipper with Velcro storm flap collar Two large outer pockets with gusset expanders VARIABLE FLOW ventilation on back Soft corduroy lined inner collar Full Nylon Comfort Liner Elastic waist Velcro adjustable cuffs Reflective stripes Pant Features 100 WATERPROOF Soft Polyester outer shell with PVC backing Elastic waist, cuffs boot stirrup Leg zipper gussets for easy boot entry Melt Resistant Material on Lower Leg Area Reflective stripes
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wife likes it
PostedMarch 17, 2014
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bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
My wife is using this and she likes it. It's as uncomfortable as you would expect, being a rain suit and all. But it keeps her dry and the price was right.
Rides: 1980 Yamaha XS850L Mid-Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Tour Master Defender 2 Piece Rain Suit
Tour Master Defender 2 Piece Rain Suit
Tour Master Defender 2 Piece Rain Suit Size matched jacket and pant are sold together Waterproof, Polyurethanebacked nylon shell with sealed seam construction Features an AquaBarrier underthehelmet hood to help eliminate seepage in the collar area. The hood easily stows in a hidden collar pocket Contoured, microfiberlined collar features an adjustable Velcro closure Polyester mesh lining enhances air circulation and comfort Two large sideentry hand pockets, waterproof zippered chest pocket and a bellows thigh pant pocket Underarm grommets allow airflow that diminishes moisture buildup 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and TourMaster's signature reflective triangles help increase nighttime visibility Sized to be worn over motorcycle riding apparel Hanging loop is built into the jacket collar for postride air drying Dual wind flap and Velcro main jacket closure keeps moisture sealed out Pants feature a highdensity nylon seat panel to minimize slipping and add strength Elastic flex panel pant waist provides a comfortable fit Elastic cuffs with Velcro closures help eliminate water encroachment into the sleeve and leg Removable suspenders and leg stirrups
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid entry level suit
PostedMarch 4, 2014
Customer avatar
bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
For the money I don't know if you could beat this. As uncomfortable and hot as you'd expect from an inexpensive rain suit. But it's got what I need: relatively easy to put on, packs down small, and blocks the rain. I like that it's got suspenders and boot loops; a lot of inexpensive models don't have them.
Rides: 1980 Yamaha XS850L Mid-Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pro Grip 842 Gel Duo Density Cruiser Grip Features RVGS Reduced Vibration Gel System Grey base gel internally for slip resistance (37 shore) Soft gel exterior for a positive ergonomic fit (15 shore) - made from the same high-tech rubber compounds used in Formula One racing cars Super soft and super durable with great adhesion Patented process co-molds the RVGS in the grip Gel molds to the hand as pressure is applied Approximately 128mm long
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great replacement grip
PostedFebruary 11, 2014
Customer avatar
bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I put these on my 1980 Yamaha Midnight Special when I needed to remove the old ones to install grip heaters. They went on well with a bit of dish soap and were locked in place after about 24 hours. They feel groovy and really reduce the vibration in the handlebars. Like most of the softer gel grips, I don't expect they'll last more than a few years, but I'll gladly put on another set at that time.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Heat Demon External Heated Grip Warmers Kit The Symtec Heat Demon Heated Grips are a great, must have accessory. 2-stage heated grips that keep you comfortable and warm and riding with these really do extend your riding season. This quality kit allows the heating elements to be fitted neatly and discretely under the OEM grips or your own favorite aftermarket grips. Easy to install, with 2-stage heat settings, the kit is suitable for all types of bikes, tourers, sports, and off road / enduro bikes. The kit consists of two heating elements on flexible Mylar tape that attaches to your handlebar (clutch side) and throttle tube (throttle side) via permanent adhesive on the back. The right and left heaters are different, to accommodate lower heat tolerance of plastic throttle tubes. Features 3 amp draw (36W) on the high position. No external resistor or other parts are needed to install. 3-position (off, high, low) metal toggle switch or surface-mounted plastic rocker switch Increases rider safety and comfort Extend the riding season Easy to install
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good product with short wires
PostedFebruary 11, 2014
Customer avatar
bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I installed this on my 1980 Yami Midnight Special. Installation wasn't difficult; I used dish soap and the Pro Grip 842 gel grips. Getting the wiring to the right place was difficult and in the process the ring connector on the ground wire broke. I just soldered it to the other ring connector and no problems. I did find the wires a bit short; I'd rather tie up a bundle behind the headlight than have to extend the wires. Would recommend; it is warm but not too hot. Should help keep me from getting hypothermia like last year.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Maxima Chain Wax Maxima Chain Wax is a superior power spray lubricant designed for all chain care needs. Its special formula creates a waxy film similar to Cosmoline, offering long term protection especially in water and high humidity environments. Maxima Chain Wax is formulated with heavy duty, anti-wear, and extreme pressure additives that provide superior lubrication for all chains, cables, and sprockets. Maxima Chain Wax penetrates deeply, lubricating non-accessible areas, reducing chain stretch and wear. Features Exclusive Parafilm formula penetrates deep into the chain and sets up as a soft wax protecting the chain from rust and corrosion Lubricates from the inside out by drip feeding the pins and rollers Will not fling or attract dirt Safe for use on X- and O-ring chains
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's chain wax.
PostedMarch 26, 2013
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bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Well, it seems like lubing your chain frequently and cleaning it well are more important than the product you use. However, I like this wax a lot. It doesn't fling all over the place, and it seems to be doing a great job.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Knox Advance X CE Back Protector Features CE approved armor incorporates trauma lite honeycomb protection Comfortable energy absorbing armor retro fits many products The Knox TP2 is a standard shape that fits many older Men's REV'IT or Teknic jackets and may fit other brands as well The Knox TP2 will fit in Women's REV'IT Turbine and Women's REV'IT Ignition Jackets Measures approximately 15 in length, 11 at its widest part, and 1 in thickness.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good, could be better
PostedMarch 15, 2013
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bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I bought this to go into my REV'IT! Rebel leather jacket. It fits as expected and it's a big step up over the stock foam.
One complaint - a great back protector in my opinion covers all the way from waist to neck. This has decent protection but I'd love it if it covered all the way up to the collar.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Rebel Leather Jacket The birth of a new classic. Rebel looks good on you anywhere, anytime. Whether you're cruising the city streets or rediscovering Route 66, you're comfortable knowing you will blend into any scene you choose. Soft and supple leather, fully equipped with CE-approved Knox armour - plus a removable thermal liner. And with its timeless appearance, REV'IT Rebel fits practically any rider's style. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell Mirage Performance cowhide Insulation detachable thermal liner Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyamide thermal liner 80 polyester, 20 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows , EVA foam at back, CE prepared for Knox Advance X CE back protector (sold separately), safety stitching ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit city fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at collar and cuffs Features short connection zipper, jeans loop Pockets slit pockets, document pocket, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good but had to return for 2 sizes smaller
PostedMarch 15, 2013
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bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I purchased a 56 at the recommendation of the size chart (45 inch chest, 6'0", 195 pounds). Obviously from the other reviews and videos, that didn't work. Revzilla was completely cool about the exchange and the phone rep recommended I try a 52. He didn't see any in the computer so he went to the warehouse team and had them track one down for me (kudos!).
A week and a half later I'm wearing my 52 and it fits just about right (with the waist snaps all the way tightened and with the Knox add-on back protector). I find the sleeves snug but not too tight. Interestingly, the sleeves on the 52 are not tighter than the sleeves on the 56.
I'm amazed at the wind protection on this (I have used a cheapo fashion leather and an Icon Overlord tex jacket). I took it on the freeway in Montana in March (temps in the 30s/40s with wind up to 25 mph) and I get slight airflow through the collar but it's totally comfortable. I'd recommend it for rides in the 40-70 degree temp range. I'll probably push it ten degrees either way with liner removal for hot days and base layers/heated gloves for cold ones.
Compared to my Icon textile, this thing seems like you could slide 100 yards on the pavement with no adverse effects. It's tough as nails and the armor stays way better positioned than the Icon.
If I could make any suggestion, it would be to include a zip vent. But for the price I think it's the way to go for temperate climate riding protection.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars SP-2 Gloves
Alpinestars SP-2 Gloves
Alpinestars SP-2 Leather Gloves Features Palm and finger constructed from goatskin leather for superior durability Knuckle area and finger forchettes made from bovine leather for enhanced comfort and feel Patented 3rd/4th finger bridge prevents finger roll and separation during impacts Perforated cuff, leather top panel and ventilated finger sidewalls keep the hands cool Pre-curved finger construction to reduce riding fatigue
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Jury's still out
PostedMarch 4, 2013
Customer avatar
bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
These are my first gauntlets (I also have a pair of JR street shorties).
Pros:
- comfortable, supple leather
- microvelcro is fantastic, doesn't stick to most things except the liner when I store them in my helmet
- reasonable protection for street riding
- decent price for full gauntlets
Cons:
- the knuckle armor feels crooked, like it's too far forward on the thumb side and too far back on the pinky side. It's workable, and I'm hoping it will resolve itself as I wear them more.
- I'd love to see more ulnar protection
All in all, it's a good glove. The knuckle armor position does bother me, but I'd still buy them again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Overlord Textile Overpants
Icon Overlord Textile Overpants
Icon Overlord Textile Overpants Designed to be functional and versatile, the Overlord textile overpant is fully loaded with removable CE approved knee armor inside its nylon shell. Mechanical stretch panels allow articulation without binding. Icon's Loose Fit pattern gives plenty of room to comfortably layer up underneath. If you're in the market for a general purpose nylon overpant the Overlord textile has the qualities you'll need. ICON loose overpant fit pattern Removable CE knee impact protectors Durable nylon chassis Adjustable waist straps Breathable panels for venting Ribbed flex panels on knees Zippered side pockets for secure storage Ratchet waist closure Note Overpants no longer ship with hip pads.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good but I might have bought something different
PostedSeptember 1, 2012
Customer avatar
bfpower
From Dillon
State:MT
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
These were my first overpants.
Pros:
- Icon has great style.
- Long enough to cover the ankle even in a tuck.
- Zip bottom.
Cons:
- Needs pocket zippers for access to wallet/change.
- Big in the waist. I wear a 33 pant and I ordered the 34. I have to cinch the sides and front down all the way and I still would like a little more cinch. Order your pants size but don't order a size up.
- Needs hip armor.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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