Knotzo
 
 
 
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    July 26, 2013
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    July 26, 2016
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Scorpion EXO-AT950 Helmet Scorpion has redefined a segment, melding the best features of touring helmets with the versatility of an off-road lid. Scorpion EXO-AT950 Helmet is the all-in-one swiss army knife of the helmet world. The modular chin bar allows you to relieve your claustrophobia or ask for directions while the off-road style peak and large eye port deflects roost, blocks the sun and allows you to wear googles when tearing up the trails. Additional features such as a Everclear anit-fog faceshield and Speedview drop-down internal sun visor keeps your vision clear and ready for whatever is around the next corner. If you're going to be hitting the highway, the peak visor is easily removed to give you an aerodynamic profile so you can bug out at speed. Eyeglass compatible cheek pads and a KwikWick II liner ensures total comfort. Features: Advanced LG Polycarbonate shell engineered to be lightweight, strong and maximize impact displacement Dual Density EPS advanced multi-layer EPS provides superior energy displacement Intake vents on top force cool air in while exhaust vents maximize movement of hot air out of the helmet Dual position mouth vent 1st position acts as defroster and 2nd position acts as defroster and ventilation Ellip-Tec Ratchet System uses an elliptical motion that creates 7.6mm of travel which pulls the shield securely against the eye port, ensuring a proper seal and allows for 100 tool-less shield changing in a matter of seconds EverClear No-Fog Face Shield optically-clear shield with state-of-the-art fog-free technology, anti-scratch hardened coating, 100 UV-A & UV-B protection Wide eye port (11cm tall) allows for greater peripheral vision and downward visibility EverClear SpeedView drop down sun visor features EverClear anti-fog coating on both surfaces KwikWick II anti-microbial helmet liner keeps you cool and dry in warm weather, and warm in cool weather Kwikfit cheek pads allow easy on and off of the most common styles of eye glasses. Easy-use flip-up chin bar allows the chin bar to be raised or lowered with either hand. Communication system speaker pockets Removable block off plates included for use when visor is not on helmet Folding metal visor hardware DOT 5 year warranty 3 shell sizes
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Price point winner
PostedJuly 26, 2016
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Knotzo
From Walnut Creek, Ca. Just 25 miles away From the PCH
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Getting to the quick answer... It's a keeper and yes I can recommend this helmet for the price/value. Thats the short answer. If you want to know why then read-on... . I have put 300 miles riding with it that included 100 deg. down to 55 deg. temps. According to the reviews it fits too tight around the lower part of your face, I agree. Normally I fit best in a size large. I ended up ordering up a size to a XL and I am glad I did. The first ride with this helmet the cheek pads made my lower face sore like I had been chewing gum for too long. I can only imagine what it would fit like if I had gone with my normal size Large. I keep a cheap inflated ball in the helmet around the cheek pads to help break the cheek pads in. Additionally XL must be the largest shell size because I looked like Rick Moranis as "Dark Helmet". This helmet is long front to back and has that beak on top so in a cross wind this helmet gets pushed on hard. Compared to my other helmets,Shoei,HJC and Nolan the interior material is not as comfortable, plush or quiet. The venting is ok but could use more to draw in air. I consider this a heavy helmet because I can feel the "mass" when rotating my head side to side. If you are concerned about looks my daughter says it is Transformer vs Predator vs Alien (squint your eyes a bit and you will see it). For the money this is a great bang for the buck. This is my first helmet with the drop down shade visor (I found it very useful )or ADV style. It's not priced as a Shoei, Schubert, or Arai and not built the same. It is a great helmet in function, style and price range. Just remember you are not paying for a $800 helmet.
Rides: 2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Apache H2O Boots (Size 39 Only)
REV'IT! Apache H2O Boots (Size 39 Only)
REVIT Apache H2O Boots The Apache H20 boot is a new style of riding boot that combines the functions of a high quality touring boot with a semi off-road sole. There is nothing out there like this full grain leather boot which makes it perfect for adventure riders that spend hours on the road and enter up to medium level off-road territory. The Apache is a great boot for ATV and quad riders as well. For those of you belonging to this category, the Apache H2O is exactly what youve been looking for. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell : full grain leather, suede leather, Pampas cowhide Protection : malleolous protector, thermo welded counters at theheel 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 : all weather sole, reinforced heel and side panel, side zipper entry, VELCRO brand closures closure, comfortable anatomic foot bed, gearshift pad
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Impressive fit.
PostedApril 21, 2014
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Knotzo
From Walnut Creek, Ca. Just 25 miles away From the PCH
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I first tried a different brand more focused on dirt use. These Apache boots are much closer to being a true Adventure Bike/Dual Sport boot.
Not a PITA to put on with a bunch of latches and no tactile feel. The sole on these Apache boots have the best pavement traction I have ever experienced. In the little amount of time on dirts road so far they hold your foot in place unlike so many others that feel like stepping on marbles.
Break-in time was easy and quick. These boots can be walked in when you need to push your bike and feel like wearing a light weight hiking boot.
I wanted a low profile toe box to work with the shifter that has a tight fit. These Apache boots are not as low profile in the toe box as they look in the photos. I cured that by adjusting the shifter up one notch.
The fit going on is as a tall boot should be. Hold onto the pull handle and push your foot in with a satisfying "schwounk".
These are pricey for what they are but I could not find anything that would fit my needs.
Rides: 2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC CL-Max 2 Helmet The HJC CL-Max 2 is ready to take a break when you are. An easy-to-use single-button chin bar lifts up effortlessly when you need some fresh air. Speaking of fresh air, the CL-Max 2 features full front to back air channels for efficient cooling and the interior liner is fully removable for cleaning. Features: Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Includes adjustable polycarbonate chin bar Single-Button Chinbar/Face shield Release Open with one hand, even with gloves on ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System Full front-to-back airflow flushes heat and humidity out of the interior Bioceramic Nylex Interior Anti-bacterial, removable and washable Ready for Bluetooth Communication Bluetooth unit sold separately QuickSlide Shield Replacement System Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation of HJ-17 shield Optically Superior Face Shield 95 UV protection Construction: Injection-Molded Thermoplastic shell with ABS / Polycarbonate Alloy chin bar DOT Approved Weight: 3.63 lbs / 1650 grams (approx, based on Size Medium Solid Color)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value priced
PostedApril 21, 2014
Customer avatar
Knotzo
From Walnut Creek, Ca. Just 25 miles away From the PCH
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
This is a good helmet for the price. There aren't a lot of features to report. Venting is so-so. The ear pockets are big and the headset (Sena) fits those pockets JUST RIGHT. That's why I purchased the helmet. Over 55mph the wind noise gets loud. There is no "cracked open" setting on the face shield to get just a little bit more air to your face. The vision to the side requires more twisting of the head than I am accustomed to.
I will repeat what I stated in the first sentence. This is a good helmet for the price.
Rides: 2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 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) Speakers: 45 mm x 7 mm (1.8 in x 0.28 in) 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 brand closures Pads for Speakers Allen Wrench Please Note: Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies. SMH10-11
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Crystal clear sound
PostedApril 21, 2014
Customer avatar
Knotzo
From Walnut Creek, Ca. Just 25 miles away From the PCH
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The pluses... Good high volume. Clear voices and voice commands. The added "clip" for wind noise on the mike is recommended. READ the instructions and watch the install videos as well as the How to pair the head sets. Once paired to your Smart Phone and GPS everything gets easier.
The negatives... PTA to get them paired the first time. Only 5 riders can pair together. Batteries run down after 6 hours using vox. Range from the Sena is good up to a quarter mile then starts to break up.
Rides: 2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Oxford Top Box The Oxford Top Box is a sleek and modern storage solution for keeping up to two helmets on your bike. Features: Supplied with universal fitting kit and base Anti-tamper mechanism for removing from base plate Made from high impact plastic Built-in reflector Sizes: 24L (6.3 gallons) Fits 1 helmet 44L (11.6 gallons) Fits 2 helmets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does the task for a low price
PostedJuly 26, 2013
Customer avatar
Knotzo
From Walnut Creek, Ca. Just 25 miles away From the PCH
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This review is for the 24L case. I purchased it to replace the tail bag I had. Concerns about someone walking away with it or it's contents moved me to get a hard case. If you are trying to keep a skinny profile on your bike this will do the task. The case information says it will hold one full face helmet. With my Shoei Syncrotech it will not. So for this feature chose wisely.
The universal mounting plate did work out on my V-Strom Adventure but it took very creative planning on my part to get it mounted up. If you are looking for easy bolt-on-and-go this is not the product for you.
The top case does not interfere with the lids of the side cases. If I had gone to a larger size I would need to remove the top case to get the side cases open all the way.
Too early to review durability and yes it is a flexible plastic.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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