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    August 28, 2015
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PIAA 530 LED Fog Lamp Kit Offers the beam control of a halogen lamp with the low power consumption and durability of an LED lamp. LEDs offer several advantages over their halogen counterparts including very low power consumption, compact size and durability. Unlike most LED lamps currently on the market that aim LED straight out, the 530 lamps aim the LEDs at the reflector. This orientation of the light source allows for far better beam control and output. Combing the high output LEDs with a computer designed multi-surface reflector gives a true high performace fog pattern in a lightweight, durable lamp that requires a fraction of the power used by a comperable halogen lamp. Bulb type: two 3 watt LED bulbs, 6000 Kelvin Kit includes two lamps, wiring harness, relay and switch.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
You are Paying for"PIAA"
PostedMay 16, 2016
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Shredder1
From Vancouver, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Finish 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Easy to install, reliable, look OK. As far as actually increasing the light output beyond your headlights, no, not happening. They do make you more visible to oncoming traffic, they do not light up the road however. There are many more cost effective options to just be more visible out there. Big Fail PIAA.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Saddlemen Adventure Tour Seat for Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 Saddlemen Adventure Tour Seats are a specialized seat family that was developed for Adventure riders who want to rack up big miles in comfort. Constructed of durable marine grade vinyl and bright accent stitching with a supple upper-foam layer produces a seat that is as effective as it is stylish. The combination of the GEL comfort layer and progressive density foam with a GEL-Channel design cover provides riders with the support and peroneal nerve relief needed for long saddle time. Features: Hybrid seat design combines SaddleGel interior, progressive density foam and a Gel Channel-design cover to provide Adventure Touring riders with unparalleled comfort and control Seats using Saddlemens Gel Channel (GC) technology have a center channel that relieves seating pressure on the perineal area, increase blood flow, and thus keeping the rider comfortable in the saddle for longer time Using a very large GEL pad for additional foam support and vibration damping, these seats offer the ultimate comfort available for a Travel Enduro Each high quality seat has durable construction and styling that is as unique as it is functional Some mid-sized applications feature a non-GC, smooth-top saddle to maximize comfort as compared to the original, narrow seat The rugged carbon-fiber look weave and smooth vinyl cover holds up to hard use and still retains its good looks Each seats covers are designed and stitched to match Saddlemens highly functional Adventure PACK luggage family Every cover is constructed with durable, marine-grade vinyl that resists water and cold-cracking Integrated bag/cargo mounting points on the pillion portion of the Adventure-class seat sets make it easy to attach Saddlemens Adventure PACK luggage or other cargo Some mid-sized applications also include a luggage/cargo mounting strap set that installs or removes in seconds from the seat Designed and built in the U.S.A. Note: Image for reference only. Actual Saddlemen Adventure Tour Seat may vary depending on your make and model.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Poor
PostedOctober 1, 2015
Customer avatar
Shredder1
From Vancouver, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Seat is hard as a rock. It is angled poorly so it forces you into the tank. After 8000km it is still hard as a rock. This is junk. Doesn't breath, doesn't support well, not sure what it does well, looks OK I guess, it stops there. Save your money.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet The Rolls Royce of motorcycle helmets, the Schuberth C3 Pro has been designed to improve on the original C3, which was already one of the quietest and most technologically advanced helmets to date. The rear spoiler, which has been optimized during extensive wind tunnel testing, turns the C3 Pro into a real sport helmet, demonstrating outstanding aerodynamic properties at high speeds in excess of 100 mph. With its enhanced aeroacoustics of 82 dB(A) at 100 km/h the C3 Pro is one of the quietest helmets in the world. The C3 Pro is also prepared to accept the integrated Schuberth SRC System , the C3 Pro also incorporates two integrated antennas for increased Bluetooth range and better FM radio reception. The inner lining is made of carefully selected materials such as COOLMAX, Interpower and Thermocool and has been extensively re-shaped and redesigned setting high benchmarks with respect to comfort. Features: The shell is aerodynamically tuned, providing more downforce and reducing buffeting Interior helmet sound levels have been reduced to 82 dB(A) at 60 mph C3 84 dB(A) Interior liner has been designed with fewer seams and a more universal interior fit Improved EPS with integrated antennas for SRC-System which improves radio and Bluetooth range Micro-lock ratchet chin strap Large reflective panels on neckroll Improved faceshield ratchet mechanism Integrated sun visor Acoustics: A quiet helmet means active safety for the motorcyclist. This permits the rider to concentrate on riding particularly at higher speeds. Many hours in the Schuberth acoustics wind tunnel have ensured that the C3 Pro is as quiet as Schuberth could make it. The comprehensive acoustics package with optimized helmet shell, wind deflector and ergonomic shape of the neck padding make the C3 Pro at 82 dBA one of the quietest helmets on the market. Acoustics package makes helmet quiet Installation of a wind deflector further improves aeroacoustics Only 82dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with naked bikes) Outer Shell: The outer shell of the Schuberth C3 Pro is offered in two helmet shell sizes and combines an aerodynamically optimal shape with excellent protection. It is manufactured using Schuberth's typical compression molding process and thus permits great stability and a low weight. Shell material: S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber Helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fiber with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at high pressure to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy Perfected aerodynamics for higher speeds Upward lift 0! Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Spoiler integrated into the helmet shell SRC-System Ready: The C3 Pro equipped to accommodate the SCHUBERTH SRC-System C3 Pro (sold separately). To guarantee ideal radio reception, the C3 Pro is already equipped with two integrated antennas to boost FM and Bluetooth reception. Optimum reception at all times FM and Bluetooth antennas integrated into the helmet for optimum reception EPS: The EPS foam liner is modular in design to ensure optimal shock absorption. This complex segmentation guarantees enhanced force absorption and distribution. Made of specially optimized EPS foam Complex multizone foaming allows optimal shock absorption Inner Lining: A special inner lining of the C3 Pro which was developed according to Schuberth's innovative Comfort Fit concept that ensures the helmet fits comfortably and securely in all situations. The combination of carefully selected COOLMAX and Thermocool materials, with the additional use of Interpower coatings, also make the inner lining a highly-effective moisture removal and cooling system. COOLMAX pad system, completely removable and washable (hand wash, 30C) Optimized fit Variable venting for effective ventilation Adjustable for summer/winter Allergen-free Antibacterial Removable comfort cheek and head band pads Ventilation: Thanks to the design of the vents, the supply of fresh air is increased by up to 60. The combination of multipath channels in the EPS foam liner and the head/chin/mouth ventilation ensures that fresh air is distributed effectively over the entire head area. A.R.O.S. and Neck Strap: The Anti-Roll-Off System (A.R.O.S.) was especially developed by SCHUBERTH as a safety feature and is incorporated into every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that the helmet cannot roll off of the head when the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted: The helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind The risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or throat of the rider is minimized due to the small angle of tilt Reduces the chance of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident Precise setting of the chinstrap length through adjustment on both sides Micro-lock ratchet lock Face Shield: The EasyChange visor mechanism makes changing visors extremely quick and simple without the use of tools. City position offers maximum ventilation while traveling at slower speeds Pinlock visor prevents shield from fogging DOT and ECE certified
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
There are Issues
PostedSeptember 3, 2015
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Shredder1
From Vancouver, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I wanted to love this helmet, after 2 years of heavy use, I'm not happy. I have put roughly 30,000kms of riding in everything from freezing, to hail, to hours and hours of driving rain, to extreme desert heat.
Summary:
Comfort - fantastic.
Lens - great visibility but heavily prone to fogging in cool temperatures without pin lock (one of the pins broke so pin lock lens is off#
Internal liner, the snap buttons have weakened, and don't stay attached.
Threads coming loose on liner.
Inside sun shield works well, but should come down further. As it is it obscures my down and to the side view of rear view mirrors.
Lens no longer can be opened one click up from closed, closing mechanism is too weak and gets slammed shut from wind #behind a screen, so it does not take much)
.It handles all winds very well, little buffeting.
I really do not understand all the talk about quiet, give me a break. You NEED ear plugs with this helmet period. It is loud. Probably on average with many helmets.
Heat - wow, just wow. This is By far the hottest non breathing no air master piece of misleading information I have ever seen. It just does not flow air - period. No question, this is the hottest helmet I have ever owned.
Safety, I don't know how this is better than most, I don't see it. Its DOT certified, but so is a cheap helmet made in China, and made from the same materials.
Bang for the buck? No question - slick marketing, very little in the way of substance. The helmet is OK overall , but OK doesn't justify the price, there are a lot of other OK helmets for half or less the price.
As an avid buyer of many things German due to I enjoy their general quality and engineering, this helmet is a let down.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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AETHER Expedition Motorcycle Jacket Field tested in the backcountry of British Columbia, the AETHER Expedition Motorcycle Jacket is designed for long-haul touring and made from a 3-layer abrasion-resistant, waterproof, and surprisingly breathable Japanese field nylon. This fabric has been doubled layered in critical impact areas along the shoulders, sleeves, and back for additional protection. The Expedition jacket is fully seam sealed, making the entire garment waterproof on its own. Designed with the ergonomics of long distance touring in mind, the Expedition is constructed with articulated elbows and shoulders for ease of movement. Two-way zipper and interior bottom hem cord allows you to adjust how the jacket sits while in the seated position. Adjustable VELCRO brand closures straps at the waist, bicep, and forearm allow the jacket to be cinched down or loosened for layering underneath, while VELCRO brand closures cuffs can be adjusted to accommodate gauntlet or short gloves. The Expedition jacket is designed to vent like no other. Two half-body chest vents run from the shoulders to waist, pit-zip vents run from elbow to waist, two half-body back vents, and forearm pockets with mesh liners, allow for ample airflow throughout the jacket. It also features a lot of storage options, including: a zippered right chest pocket, zippered arm pocket, front drop pocket, zippered front pocket, and two zippered handpockets, and large lower back pocket. A hidden interior pocket also gives you a place to store critical valuables, like a passport and pertinent travel documents. Features: 3-layer abrasion-resistant field nylon shell Double layer of fabric along shoulders, sleeves, and back Moto mesh interior liner Seam sealed construction Ergonomic fit D3O EVO XT elbow, shoulder, back, and chest pads Brushed tricot liner at collar Weatherproof zippers used throughout Zippered diagonal chest vents Zippered pit zip vents Zippered back vents VELCRO brand closure cinch adjustors at waist and sleeves Adjustable VELCRO brand closure cuffs Multiple exterior pockets for easy-access Reflective piping along back seams and collar Interior zipper connects to Expedition Motorcycle Pants Sizing Note: RevZilla has found that this jacket fits 1 size larger than the size chart indicates.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
High Caliber Gear
PostedAugust 28, 2015
Customer avatar
Shredder1
From Vancouver, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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 was looking for a true 4 season jacket, one that could perform well in wet, rain, cold, and extremely well in heat. A combination that seemingly was impossible to find. Despite manufacturer claims of a true 4 season jacket - they all had Achilles heals. No good in temperatures above 25C (77) , having to wear a liner to be waterproof - ridiculous. Who has time to pull over, put on a liner, re gear up, and roll only to have the jacket water logged in rain. Then what do you do when the rain stops? Pull over, take out the liner and ride with a soaked jacket? The concept is one of the stupidest poorly thought out designs I have ever seen.
Enter Aether.
SIZE
I ordered the black jacket, grey pants combo. My size is 6'3", 36" at the waist, 34" inseam, 39" around the belly (measured at the button) 45" chest# I ordered size 4 jacket and pants# Fit is excellent, pants are slightly loose without hip protection in, just right with them in place#
STYLE
Hard to argue the look# Clean, understated, non boxy, looks like it was cut by a tailor for me# No overkill on logos - just a great look#
SAFETY
Jacket
Here is where the other shoe drops# Back protection, great# Shoulder protection, OK, D3O a little small, but not enough to concern me# Elbows - protection is poor, D3O too small to be of any use, and it positions to the inside of the arm, leaving the outside of the elbow exposed - yes, no protection at all# The armor here is undersized and poorly position inside the jacket# Nothing can be done to adjust either, I'll probably upgrade this and take it to my tailor to fit it#
Reflectability: Just OK# Its limited to piping on the back, nothing on the front# The jacket needs more, it needs it on the front, and just more overall#
Pants
Hip protection D30 is fine, on par with most other gear#
Knee protection - huge fail again# D30 is smaill, about 50% of the size in my BMW gear - and poorly placed# It slides off to the inside of the knee, leaving much of your knee exposed in the event of a fall# This is not good, and something I'll have to get fixed#
Visibility, OK, limited to piping down the sides#
Waterproof
I rode through 4 -5 hours of solid rain, fog, and cold# The jacket and pants performed perfectly, no issues, no water penetration, absolutely waterproof here#
Hot Weather Riding
The gear breaths amazingly well# Riding in temps above 85F++ the gear flowed a lot of air# Better than my mesh gear, I was very surprised here# The airflow zippers in the inner thighs of the pants cool down your junk, and butt, and believe it or not, makes a HUGE difference to your overall core temperatures# The jacket vents very very well as well# Airflow up the arms, chest, pits, and back exhaust, the design works extremely well# Very pleased with this#
Overall, they absolutely dropped the ball on elbow and knee protection, its just not good enough, period#
The jacket performs perfectly in rain, cold, and extreme heat# So I immensely pleased with this, it IS a True 4 season gear the actually works excellent#
I feel the fabric is super strong, and thick in the crash zones, elbows, shoulder, back, but, knee areas# Armor in elbows and knees = total failure.
Overall, no regrets. But at this price point I EXPECT not to have to worry about BS things like poorly placed armor and undersized protection in key crash areas such as knees and elbows.
Regardless, the rest of the positives are strong and I have no regrets on the gear at all.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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