BobbyD
 
 
 
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    September 10, 2012
  • Last review
    June 16, 2014
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Cardo Qz Bluetooth Headset Designed for the rider who wants the ability to make and receive phone calls, listen to their music, or get GPS instructions but dont have a need for bike to bike communication. The Qz allows you to conduct mobile phone conversations hands-free, so that you can safely and easily make and receive calls while riding. And to make sure you are always on the right track, connect your GPS and receive in-the-ear instructions. Feel like listening to your favorite music while you ride Just connect the Qz wirelessly (via A2DP) to any smartphone or MP3 player or connect to a non-Bluetooth music player via the AUX (cable available for purchase separately). Using the unique Cardo Community online platform, you can personalize your units settings and access software updates (Minimum Requirement Windows XP/Mac OS X 10.5) to keep your Qz up to date. When on the road, you can use Cardos exclusive SmartSet Android app (available free via Google Play) to easily modify your Qz settings from any Bluetooth-enabled Android device. Features Dual Handsfree profile to connect to Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones Hot-Dial number (customizable) Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) enabled MP3 player/iPod or smartphone to stream wireless music Receive in-the-ear navigation instructions from Bluetooth enabled GPS (must support HS profile) Cardo Community online platform allows you to personalize your unit's settings and access software updates AGC technology Self-adjusting speaker volume according to speed and ambient noise (pat. pend. individual adjustability) Make and receive mobile calls via VOX Hybrid microphone Replaceable plug-in speakers (3.5mm connection) Up to 10 hours talk time, 1 week standby Waterproof and dustproof
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cardo QZ Simplicity
PostedJune 16, 2014
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BobbyD
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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
I purchased this particular unit for it simplicity. I received exactly what I was looking for. I ride alone the majority of the time and have no need for intercom features. I always listen to music while riding. The pairing with my iPhone 5s was simple and intuitive. Installation on a Schuberth C3 was very straight forward. To be fair I have not placed any calls as of yet. Again, my primary reason for purchase was wireless music. The only reason I did not rate "Durability" as excellent is because of the short time I have owned the QZ. Based upon the design I have no reason to believe this will not be as durable as I need. I am particularly pleased with the size of the unit. I do not find it obtrusive at all. I do not notice any additional wind noise. I am riding a GSA. Best of luck on your search.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gerbing 12V Permanent Dual Temp Controller For use with Gerbin's coreheat12 products. Two separate heat controllers in the same unit provide two separate heat controls for two different articles of heated clothing, such as for gloves and jacket liner Digital controllers insure that your heated clothing uses only as much power as requested Wires are UL listed and completely safe, in all weather conditions 1 Year Warranty Installs on any accessible panel (some drilling required) Includes complete mounting instructions Note Gerbing's changed the style of the extension cords included with the Temp Controller Kit. The kit now uses a 1 dual extension cord instead of 2 individual cords.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Gerbings Hard Wired Controls
PostedApril 14, 2014
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BobbyD
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
For those who like a clean controls for your heated gear this is the way to go. There is no need to remember where your controller is. Nothing to lose. All wiring and controls remains on the bike until needed.
Great time of the year to pick this up and install at your leisure over the warmer months. Ready for next year when the temps drop.
Good riding
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Airwave Jacket Let the air in on those hot summer days, when the heat of the tarmac seems to burn right through the soles of your feet. There's just no excuse not to get on your bike when you have the REV'IT Airwave jacket. It allows for maximum airflow to keep you cool, whilst keeping you well protected with a combination of durable PWR shell fabric at the impact zones and strong mesh fabric at the chest, back, and arms. Available in 5 striking color combinations, to match either the black or silver Airwave trousers. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D , PWRshell mesh , Lorica reg, polyester rib , polyester 600D EN471 Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms and back Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 106 fits SM-4XL ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips, adjustment tabs at collar, upper arms and cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features jeans loop, short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets, slit pockets Additional Note The shoulders and side accent panels on the Silver/Neon colorways are black, not dark grey as shown in product image.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Airwave
PostedJuly 29, 2013
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BobbyD
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I picked this up as a result of the recent heat wave in the NE. My daily jacket is a KLIM Badlands. The Airwave is an excellent hot weather jacket in my opinion. Plenty of airflow. I hav a short commute with a few stops. This jacket fit the bill perfectly. The staff at the shop helped me pick the right size. I was tempted to go up a size however the staff reminded me of my riding position. She was spot on. Could not be more pleased. If you are considering a mesh jacket this should be in the line up... Best of luck.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Rainier Tank Bag The Rainier Tank Bag is the result of combining the ever-popular Explorer and Denali tank bags into one. By doing this Wolfman has created the ultimate universal tank bag. Now one tank bag fits even more bikes than the Explorer or Denali. The mounting system allows the rider to adjust the fore-aft placement on the tank. Features Yellow cord main opening zippers Heavy Duty #10 YKK main zipper, and Ykk zippers used through out the bag Heavy Duty 1680 Denier ballistic nylon construction Non-slip, non-scratch bottom Envelope side and rear pockets for increased handle bar clearance Wolfman Signature Crescent rider pocket Large expansion wedge shaped gusset Zippered interior mesh pocket Key clip outside elastic pen/tire pressure guage sleeve Removeable map pocket with interior divider Reflective side pocket trim and handle foam Dimensions Length 11 Width 8 Height front 6 rear 10 (facing rider) 14 Expanded Capacity Closed 17 Liters 1037cu.in. (Includes Side and Front pockets -each approx .3liters 18cu.in.) Expands to 20 Liters 1220 cu.in. Map Pocket Size Overall 8 3/4 W x 10 5/8 L Visible 7 5/8 W x 9 L
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wolfman Rainier
PostedApril 22, 2013
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BobbyD
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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
The Rainier turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. I was unable to see the bags in person to make a choice on which to go with. Based on the description etc I went with the Rainier. I had peace of mind knowing that Revzilla offers free returns and shipping. Items over $39.99 were eligible for free shipping. Its a win-win situation.
The bag has just the right amount of pockets for customizing your gear/accessory placement. Very easy to remove. My biggest question in looking at tank bags was what to do when fueling up. Rest assured this is as simple as it gets. I was looking at bags with the hard mount quick detach. After using the Rainier I am now thinking this is even more convenient given two straps remain attached which keeps the bag secure from falling off.
I rated durability as Excellent even though the bag is new. This is based on other reports as well as a visual inspection of the build quality.
I HIGHLY recommend picking up the Wolfman X-strap. This is used when the bag is not being used. The X-strap snaps onto the bag mounting straps that remain on the bike when the bag is removed. The X-Strap is used at times when not using the bag so the mounting straps are not flapping in the glorious riding breeze......
I am using this bag on a GS ADV. Perfect fit. Not too high or obtrusive.
Cheers
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Air Hero Gloves
Held Air Hero Gloves
Held Air Hero Gloves The gloves formerly known as the Held Air Stream! Palm is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather Back is ventilated mesh (100 polyester with leather detailing Unlined palm Back is fully lined with Kevlar and Cool Max Adjustable Velcro closure at cuff Special step seam prevents pressure points on inner hand and enhances feel Fingers are perforated with mesh sides Hard plastic knuckle protection Side of hand and ball of thumb are reinforced Side of hand and fingers are protected with Superfabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Held Air Hero
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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BobbyD
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So much of this is subjective so here goes. For me the "Bang for the Buck" received high marks due to it being on sale... Great price... I personally like the styling and comfort. These appear to provide good protection although I hope to never find out other than from the odd piece being kicked up. I ride a GSA so I have hand guards. "Air Flow" seems good to me but then again I have never owned a mesh style glove so my rating is based on standard full leather gloves. I personally like Held products. My first pair of gloves was purchased back in the '90's. Then it was all about sport bikes for me. Now, I am all about the GS! :)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Warm N Dry Gloves
Held Warm N Dry Gloves
The Held Warm N Dry Glove is the choice for cold and wet weather riding. With Superfabric, reinforced knuckles,and high quality leather these comfortable gloves do not compromise protection! The Warm N Dry Gloves also work great with heated grips! The palm is thin enough to allow good feel for the controls and allow the grip heaters to warm your hands, while the lightly insulated back helps to hold in the heat and protect your hands from cold rain and windchill. Glove Outershell Glove Lining Membrane Comfort/Features Safety Palm in goatskin Back in stretch fabric (75 polyamide, 15 polyurethane, 10 others) with leather detailing Pique push-pull lining (100 polyester) Upper part in GORE-TEX Thermoplush Fleece (100 polyester) GORE-TEX membrane, waterproof, windproof and breathable (100 polyester with 100 polyurethane coating) Velcro adjustment at wrists and cuffs Stretch fabric parts (100 polamide) on back Visor wiper Hard plastic knuckle protection, covered with leather Side of hand and ball of the thumb reinforced Side of hand reinforced with SUPERFABRIC brand material Double leather at palm 3M-SCOTCHLITE reflector piping
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Held Warm N Dry
PostedOctober 22, 2012
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BobbyD
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
This is my first winter glove purchase. I ride a GS with heated grips so I specifically sought out a glove that did not have insulation in the palm area. I have owned Held gloves in the past. The glove for me was a little short in the fingers initially. After wearing for just a few short rides the leather seems to be giving just enough for a great fit. I rated the comfort as "good" due to the initial fit. I believe they will continue to conform to my fingers. Additionally I rated the bang for the buck as just "good" as well given they are made in China. All in all I am very pleased with the Warm N Dry. Have not had a chance to determine the minimum riding temps these gloves will be suited for as yet. Would definitely recommend trying this on if you are in the market for a cold weather waterproof glove.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Badlands Pro Jacket The Badlands Pro Jacket and Pant from KLIM represents the latest design, fit and material technologies available to the premium adventure motorcycle market. Inspired by the ultimate performance of the unmatched Adventure Rally product line, the KLIM Badlands Pro focuses on a sleek, un-inhibiting fit, durable-yet-comfortable fabrics, high-end integrated armor and the undeniable performance of the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY GORE-TEX promise. Ready for anything, and boasting unique features youve come to expect from KLIM, the Badlands Pro is ready for any ride. Features Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell guaranteed to keep you dry High strength fabrics combine in a durably breathable waterproof jacket High-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort Pre-curved arm and rider positioning construction Gore-tex stretch shoulder panels minimize restriction of movement D3o ce-rated integrated limb and back panel armor system [Viper Pro Level II back armor Dow Corp. siliconized spacer mesh front chest armor Adjustable armor pockets for refined placement Highly abrasion resistant Armacor panels in key impact and wear areas Integrated jacket-stabilizing, removable and adjustable kidney belt support system 7 external pockets [5 cargo front, 1 large back, 1 sleeve i.d. 4 internal pockets [2 zippered, 2 mesh stash 1 secret internal pocket Bottom hem adjustment Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system 4 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Mesh comfort liner Max flow ventilation 8 ports - 4 arm intakes, 2 pit intakes, 2 vertical back exhausts Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim Hydration system compatible with bladder pocket and hose port routing (bladder not included) Rubber coated button closure YKK zippers throughout, water resistant urethane coated in exposed areas. Velcro adjustable wrist closures
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Klim Badlands Jacket
PostedSeptember 10, 2012
Customer avatar
BobbyD
From West Chester
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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
I am new to dual sport riding so this is my first all weather jacket. I have a lot of Gore-Tex outer wear for many different outdoor pursuits. So, when I first began researching all weather jackets I simply could not relate to jackets that simply have a Gore-Tex liner. Those in which the outer fabric gets saturated. For me personally, having a Gore-Tex shell jacket was the only option. Having worn this for a bit over a month I can say with no uncertainty this was the correct purchase for me. The airflow is nothing short of amazing due to all the vents. I find this jacket quite comfortable. I have worn it over a long sleeved button down shirts to short sleeve t-shirts. I currently ride a BMW GS and the riding position on this bike makes this jacket a perfect fit. I cannot compare this to any other all weather jacket for riding as this is the first jacket of this type I have purchased but I can say that I am so pleased that I wouldn't even consider something else.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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