Charles w K.
 
 
 
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    August 31, 2009
  • Last review
    April 6, 2014
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great heated gloves!
PostedApril 6, 2014
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
These gloves leave you with some feeling for the ride which many don't, they are very pliable and the heat is generous. I shopped heated gloves for many months before selecting these and they work great.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well made bag
PostedFebruary 11, 2014
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This bag has plenty of room to take enough clothes for a weeks travel without making the bike look like you are leaving home! It has some nicely designed pockets and a comes with a couple soft bags for compartmentalizing smaller stuff. It seems to be very well made, only time will tell.
My only gripe is that Saddelmen did not put a handle on one end or the other for packing into the hotel room...it comes with a back pack harness but to me that is more hassle than it is worth for a short trip to to the room! I would have given it a 4.5 stars if that had been an option because of this.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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Firstgear BMW Plug 18 Inch Coax Adaptor BMW-style plug with 18 of 18 AWG wire to a SAE connector The plug is filled with sealant to keep the wires from coming out and to make it waterproof Make sure to check out our Firstgear Heated Gear Buyers Guide
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worked perfect
PostedNovember 12, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Links my first gear heated Jacket Liner to my recently installed aux outlet on my 1200gs. No problems.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Remote Dual Heat Troller Control Dual wireless remote kit that includes remote, receiver and battery harness Waterproof remote and receiver Sealed switch with tactile on/off and 300 rotation Color coded knobs and LEDs for tactile and visual feedback Handles 15 amps at 13 volts with internal reset for overloads and shorts Receiver dimensions 2.5 x 1.75 x .5 inches Control dimensions 1.9 x 1.3 x .75 inches
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent piece of gear!
PostedOctober 28, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Step up to the plate and do this right the first time. The dual controller is the way to go and you will be happy with it. Controls any gear that uses coax power connections and really works well. You can mount the controller on the bike or put it in a pocket what ever works for you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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Sidi, continuously researching new technological solutions to enhance rider safety, is proud to present the Way Rain boot. With Sidis great style, feel, support and quality there are no finer performance off road boots in the world. Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Lining Each boot is lined throughout with lightweight perforated Teflon treated fabric in order to allow moisture to breath out to the Lorica outer and dry quickly with no mold build up in the long term. Additionally the inner ankle area of all Strada series boots are fully lined with Sidis own formula of perforated closed thousand-air cell memory foam. A totally breathable lining system. Composite Insole Sidi is the only manufacture to use a composite insole that is anatomically shaped to the rider. A cushioned liner is provided that can be removed if the rider desires a more roomy fit. Sidi does not use steel shanks riveted to its insole like most manufactures, details such as this enable Sidi boots to enjoy a multi year service life versus the competitors multi month lifespan as over time, a steel shank can deteriorate, rust and fracture exposing the rider to injury. Lorica Boot's outer is fully constructed with Lorica, a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lorica is also highly resistant to abrasion - yet it still breathes - with more than three million pores per square centimeter. Easy to maintain, Lorica doesnt stain and cant be scratched and offers, reduced weight, more flexibility and more feel than leather racing boots. Features Mega version offers EE width as well as increased room all around the arch area Rain membrane to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet Lorica Cordura outer construction Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Zipper and Velcro closure system Full length inner gaiter Lorica toe shift pad Double stitched in all high stress areas Reflective heel panel Nylon plate and internally padded shin plate Non-slip Sidi sole
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good but not great
PostedAugust 1, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pretty good looking boot and seem to last pretty well. I put custom insoles in mine and they are much more comfortable than they were new. Not perfectly waterproof, I have had damp feet in moderate showers, and they are pretty hot in the summer. I expected more for the money.
Rides: 2009 KTM 530 EXC-R
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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 REV'IT! Air Jacket (4XL)
REV'IT! Air Jacket (4XL)
In Spring of 2012 the Air Jacket will be replaced by the new REV'IT Airwave Jacket The AIR jacket is the latest lightweight summer specific jacket in the REV'IT! collection. This jacket combines lightweight abrasion resistant materials along with mesh panels to provide the ultimate in summer breath-ability. These materials combined with CE approved KNOX amour at a competitive price make the AIR a great jacket for the rider who demands protection and style. The REV'IT Rotor Pants are perfect complement to the Air Jacket. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Airmesh, Polyamide Protection KNOX CE protection, ventilated EVA back padding Visibility reflective label at the chest, reflective panels on theshoulder ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit lightly pre-shaped fit Adjustability adjustment taps at the upper sleeve, adjustmentstraps at the hem Ventilation fully ventilated Features short connection zipper, jeans loop Pockets slit pockets, mesh inner pockets Recomended Upgrade REV'IT Knox TP2 Back Protector
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great looking Jacket
PostedAugust 1, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
This jacket is very well styled and flows a pretty good amount of air but not as much as my Joe Rocket mesh. The armor is well placed and doesnt move around. I purchased a XL, I would say that is a 40-42 and no larger.
Rides: 2009 KTM 530 EXC-R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Energy HV Jacket Start with our all-weather REVIT Energy jacket, and add CE-approved (EN-471 directive) high-visibility neon-yellow fabric. Then place some additional reflective panels, and the result is maximum visibility in both day and night. This makes the REVIT Energy HV textile jacket the ultimate choice for daily commuters. Whether its city streets of Paris or circling London's M25, Energy HV has you covered. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D EN471, polyester rib, Monaco Performance cowhide, neoprene, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyester lining 100 polyamide thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows, EVA foam at back Visibility 3M ScotchliteTM reflection at shoulders, elbows and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability flexisnap, adjustment strap at waist and upper arms, adjustment tabs at cuffs and hips, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back and chest Features short connection zipper Pockets stash pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice well made jacket
PostedJuly 26, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This jacket is well made and is very comfortable to wear. The armor is placed well and doesnt move around. However, it isnt for extreme cold or extreme heat. The liner works very well down to the mid 40s, below that and there is some cold leakage from the zipper area in the front. Some additional layering would be necessary to be comfortable at lower temps. And it just isnt a mesh jacket so dont expect to be comfortable over 80 degrees. Dont get me wrong, I really like this jacket it just isnt for extremes on either end of the spectrum. People will see you for MILES!
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal sun visors open/close mechanism inside all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance. The Shoei Neotec Helmets chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow. With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmets liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. Shoei Neotec Helmet Features Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar All new interior Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure Be sure to check out our Shoei Neotec Review above, in which we detail and break down all of the features and functionality of the brand new Shoei Neotec Helmet. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a Great Helmet
PostedJuly 20, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have been lusting after this helmet since it came on the market. The sun screen is way good, it is crystal clear and no more need to wear sun glasses. I find the main screen to be just as clear and has good detents so you can run it slightly open and get some air or closed and open the well functioning vents up top.The lining is plush and very comfortable. It was a bit tight at first but loosened up just enough. I was going to order the optional thinner cheek pads but didn't need them after putting in a couple of long days in it. I have four helmets on the shelf but they all seem cheap in comparison. I mounted the Sena with the optional separate boom mike, took about ten minutes and fit really well. Poked a bunch of holes in the ear cushions to get a little more transparency from the speakers and that worked out really well. The neck strap is well off of the throat area and doesn't bind. All in all, just what you should expect from an expensive lid!
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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 Givi AF330 Windscreen R1200GS 04-10
Givi AF330 Windscreen R1200GS 04-10
Givi AF330 Windscreen R1200GS 04-10 This stylish, well-constructed replacement windscreen features improved height and shape with top-notch quality. Mounts in minutes using stock fasteners. Features clear tint and precision-cut shape. Overall height is 21.5 (750mm) maximum width is 23.6 (600mm), approximately 4 inches (10cm) taller than the original screen. Specific sliding wind-screen, transparent, complete with fitting kit. Maximum height 78 cm (12 cm of extension) width 58 cm AIRFLOW is the most versatile Givi windshield to date. The adjustable spoiler allows the rider on the fly to easily and quickly make adjustments. Made of transparent polycarbonate, the adjustable spoiler is infinitely adjustable along the 4.7 (12cm) of travel. Once the desired setting has been selected a simple and secure clamp will keep it in place. The design of the AIRFLOW system creates an aerodynamic effect that eliminates turbulence, allowing for maximum protection from wind thus reducing rider fatigue. Another important feature is the ability to reduce AIRFLOW to the rider to increase driving safety while raining the spoiler effect reduces and, can at times, eliminate rain from collecting on the visor and reducing vision. During the warmer days the AIRFLOW spoiler, can easily be removed allowing travel with only the lower part of the windshield as well. Please Note Fit Kit is included with this windscreen.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best shield value around.
PostedMarch 23, 2012
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Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I installed on my 2011 standard GS after reading many reviews in ADV Rider. A dramatic improvement from stock! Install with the adventure winglets and you will be very happy. I am 6' tall with a 32" inseam. No buffeting at all.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sargent World Sport Performance R1200GS Seat Fits 1200GS and GSA 2004-2012 State-of-the-art replacement seats Seats are built on a precision molded, lightweight Polytec base pan Each seat features improved foam contours and Super Cell Atomic Foam for increased comfort and support Seat covers are marine grade, UV-stabilized, mildew resistant CarbonFX vinyl Under seat storage area
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great improvement from Stock
PostedMarch 23, 2012
Customer avatar
Charles w K.
From EAGLE POINT, OR
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I dont understand the reviews that I have read here. If you read ADV rider you will see that this is a highly rated improvement from stock and I agree fully. I can ride twice as long with out without getting twitchy in the saddle. This seat is about two inches wider in the support areas and much firmer than the spongy stock saddle that wants to crawl up the bung!
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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