Shalteck
 
 
 
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    October 17, 2012
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    February 23, 2013
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 Tour Master Rincon Jacket
Tour Master Rincon Jacket
Tour Master Rincon Jacket Three quarter length, waterproof 75 denier x 150 denier oiled cotton construction A waterproof and breathable Rainguard barrier allows dryness without perspiration buildup Collar anchor eliminates flapping while collar is open Vertical zippered chest map pockets with mesh backing double as vents Chest vents combine with sleeve vents and a rear exit vent to provide flowthrough ventilation Durable main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements Phoslite dark colored reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle for increased nighttime visibility Comfortable, Microfiber lined collar and cuffs Adjustable sleeve take-up straps to help secure elbow armor and material Vertical zippered chest map pockets, zippered hand warmer pockets, four bellows pockets, four internal pockets and a dual zippered fanny pack Removable, CE approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with a triple density back protector Tour Master Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out-Quilted) liner with warming 100g-polyfill insulation Includes a jacket / pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect. Awesome jacket.
PostedFebruary 23, 2013
Customer avatar
Shalteck
State:GA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I bought this jacket looking for one I could wear all season long. This last week has had some bipolar weather, so I've had experience in cold rain and hot sun.
The vents in this jacket (which ARE waterproof; I test all my gear by running it under the sink) work VERY well. You can feel the air hit your chest while you're and a few times I second guessed myself as to whether or not the jacket was even zipped. If you don't need vents, guess what? The chest vents and lower back vents double as POCKETS.
That's right, pockets. As if this bad boy NEEDED more pockets. There are SO many pockets on this thing, it's ridiculous. Any small item you might need to carry can easily be carried in rain proof pockets located all over the thing. There's four pockets on the front, pockets under each one of those (Two of which are great for a passenger wearing summer gloves in cold weather), there's three pockets on the inside, three pockets in the included liner, and the fanny pack on the back.
With the vents closed, it makes for a fairly warm jacket, good for about 45-60 degrees farenheit, but the liner is great. On the day of this writing, I took a ride through a cold, rainy day, freezing cold without the liner, and went back out again WITH the liner and could not have had a cozier ride. The liner makes the jacket impressively warm with only a thin thermal shirt underneath.
As for comfort, this jacket is amazing. The microfiber cuffs and neck are a nice touch.
Now for the complaints: in hotter weather, even with the vents open, if you aren't moving you may find yourself getting a little bit warmer than is comfortable. Also the storm flap on front, while making this a great jacket in the rain, kind of makes it a pain to take off. I wish they had gone with magnets instead, because velcro is annoying, loud, and wears out over time. The "phoslite" reflective piping isn't great, but the triangle on the back is quite reflective. Also it kind of looks like an older biker's jacket, but that's not really a con to me. I kind of dig it.
All in all, I really like this jacket. I bought it looking to never buy another jacket again, and I think I found the one.
If you need a jacket that's good for every season, is waterproof, has plenty of storage space, and feels great to wear at a great price, you don't have to look any further; This is the one.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack with Boom Mic The SMH5 is a Bluetooth v3.0 Stereo Headset with Bluetooth Intercom designed specically for motorcycles. With the SMH5, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have two-way intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0 and the advanced digital processing technology, the SMH5 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 SMH5 a perfect companion for motorcycles. General Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth Specification v3.0 Bluetooth Intercom up to 400 meters (430 yards) (in open terrain) Multi-Pair Bluetooth intercom Bluetooth stereo headset by A2DP Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth Includes SMH5 Upgraded Speakers With Locking-Type Connector GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Up to 8 hours talk time, 7 days stand-by time Can be used while charging on road trips Individual volume control for each audio source CE, FCC, TELEC and IC Certified Firmware Upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the 2-year warranty Specifications Talk time 8 hours Standby time 7 days Working distance (Intercom) up to 700 meters (760 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55 Headset Dimensions 69.9 mm x 45.0 mm x 30.6 mm Clamp unit Dimensions 49.2 mm x 38.9 mm x 22.1 mm Bluetooth Specifications Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0 Audio Specifications 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 Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Battery Specifications Lithium polymer battery Charging time 2.5 hours Package Contents Communication unit x2 Clamp mount x2 Surface mount x2 Boom microphone x2 USB power cable x2 Microphone sponge x2 Velcro pads for speakers x2 Velcro pad for boom mic x2 Hex key Spacer x2 Please Note Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH5D-01
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great for pillions/passengers!
PostedFebruary 23, 2013
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Shalteck
State:GA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I haven't used this bike to bike; I mainly got this for me and my passenger, and it's great for the biker who only wants to be able to communicate during a ride.
For some reason the bluetooth comes out a little quieter than the intercom; It's hard to hear over wind noise.
GPS (through my phone) comes out fairly loud, haven't tested it on the bike yet.
I feel like the intercom is the shining feature of this product; it comes through very well and I can hear my passenger perfectly at speeds over 60 miles an hour... on a ninja 250 with holes drilled in the baffles, if that means anything.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Combines cable luber and one 6.25 oz. can of Cable Life
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good product.
PostedFebruary 23, 2013
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Shalteck
State:GA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does exactly what it's supposed to do. For someone who doesn't already have the tool it comes with, it's great. It makes lubricating cables easy, and the lubrication works very well. I went from having a sluggish throttle release to a snappy one in only twenty minutes. Someone more mechanically competent than me might have better luck.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi T-Winter H2OUT Gloves The Spidi T Winter H2Out is a winter glove with built-in waterproof and breathable H2OUT membrane, making it ideal for touring, urban use and commuting duties thanks to its great versatility. The sleeve is made of neoprene which provide ease of use and lightness, while the knuckle padding is Spidis own Powertech technology all these along with padding on the side of the small finger make this glove a versatile and very comfortable solution for any kind of biker.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great gloves.
PostedDecember 24, 2012
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Shalteck
State:GA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Slightly chillier than I had hoped, especially considering how thick they are. The thickness does impede control usage somewhat, unfortunately, however they are warm enough to make winter in Georgia bearable so far.
I really love the look of them. The knuckles are very hard and I feel they are very protective and add style to the glove. One thing I find odd is that the only reflector on it is on the bottom of your wrist where it can't be seen.
These gloves promise waterproof, and they certainly deliver. I filled a sink with water and dunked the glove underneath with my hand in it. My hands were completely dry when I pulled them out.
All in all, I would swear by these gloves. They are perfect for me.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki Ninja EX250
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fly Racing Aurora Gloves From night riding under the Aurora Borealis in Alaska to riding around Aurora, New York, these gloves will keep your hands warm. Features and Materials Fully insulated Thinsulate cold weather glove Hipora waterproof, windproof, breathable membrane keeps you dry and warm all day High grade genuine leather palm and wrapped finger tips for years of durability Unique silicone gripper print provides added control between the glove and handlebar Additional leather strip between thumb and index finger provides reinforcement in high-use area of glove Extended neoprene cuff eliminates open exposed area between gloves and jacket Cinch cord cuff may be tightened around jacket sleeve for additional protection from the elements Wrist strap offers additional adjustment to ensure a custom fit Reflective safety piping offers additional visibility for oncoming riders in dusk and nighttime riding Extra padded knuckles provide protection from tree branches, ice chunks, and flying debris Unique styling with a conservative look bundled with all these features help make this one of Fly Racings most technical cold weather gloves
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Too thick!
PostedDecember 4, 2012
Customer avatar
Shalteck
State:GA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Absolutely no dexterity can be found in your fingers when wearing these gloves. They're simply too thick. I found it difficult to even put the other glove on while wearing the first glove.
The inside-outside seal is a nice idea in theory, but for me turned out to be a huge hassle.
Little protection for the knuckles, unfortunately, but at least they're comfortable and warm once you finally get them on.
They're definitely waterproof too, I put my hand under the sink for a while to test it.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki Ninja EX250
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Joe Rocket RKT Prime Rampage Helmet
Joe Rocket RKT Prime Rampage Helmet
Joe Rocket RKT Prime Rampage Helmet Precision engineered and real world test, the RKT-Prime represents Joe Rocket's take no prisoners approach to the sub-200 MSRP market. From the aerodynamic, Snell M2010 approved shell to the advanced RapidFire shield system, this RKT is prime to take on all competitors. Features Aerodynamically sculptured, advanced composite shell Superior fit comfort using advanced 3D CAD technology Flow-thru advanced channeling ventilation system utilizing full front to back airflow, flushing heat humidity up out AccuSight Anti-fog treated face shield Hard coated optically superior 3D shield design providing 95 U.V. protection RapidFire shield replacement system Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation 2-Stage shield closure mechanism - compresses shield into eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal Multiple optional shields available Bioceramic Nylex moisture-wicking odor reducing Interior Removable washable cheek pads and liner Meets or Exceeds SNELL 2010 D.O.T. Standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great helmet
PostedNovember 14, 2012
Customer avatar
Shalteck
State:GA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
Not only does this helmet look good, it performs. You hardly notice it's there when you're riding and the seal is really nice. Changing the shield is easy, and while putting it back in seems like it should be easier, it's harder some times than others. It appears that the things that hold the shield in place are supposed to stay open when the shield isn't in. Occasionally they will close, and you have to pull the tabs again.
As for fog, after a ten mile ride it only fogged once after closing the chin vent and letting out a sigh, and the fog cleared up after a little while of airing it out. The vents open and close crisply, and the crown vents open/close in increments, which is nice if you only want half the air you'd be getting from them being fully open, I guess.
Overall a comfortable helmet with good, basic features and an attractive price point and a snell rating.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Thor Sector Knee Guards Sector Knee Guards feature a large kneecup with dual limiting straps to keep them in place and provide a secure fit. Injection molded knee and shin panels are constructed of durable polypropylene for longevity. Features Durable polypropylene molded knee and shin panels Two adjustable retention straps prevent repositioning while riding CE approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Slightly tight.
PostedNovember 6, 2012
Customer avatar
Shalteck
State:GA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
While it is true that you can velcro these shut, I prefer to have them attached with as much velcro stuck together as possible, making these slightly small for me. The knee portion is slightly wobbly and I kind of feel like it might get pushed aside in an accident. However, these are great for the price! They are likely to hold up well in any street setting at legal speeds, and make great shin guards in addition to boots and pants with knee armor.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Rocket Nation 2.0 Gloves Whether an urban street warrior or weekday commuter, maximum dexterity and comfort with unobtrusive protection is everything a glove should be. But dont just take Joe Rocket's word for it, try one on and join the Rocket Nation. Features Pre-formed ride-friendly chassis Double layered poly elastane top that both forms to your hand and increases breathability Seamless finger gussets further amplifying feel Silicone printed graphics on the palm for superior grip and control Double reinforced thumb Injection molded polymeric knuckle armor Resistant yet unobtrusive Clarino palm and fingers (also extending over the second third finger tips) Robust hook-and-loop wrist closure.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great gloves!
PostedOctober 17, 2012
Customer avatar
Shalteck
State:GA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
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I'm new to motorcycles, but I'll try to do the best I can. To start, these gloves are incredibly comfortable and fit really well, almost skin tight (in a good way). This actually hardly inhibits mobility; I can fold my hand in half, touching my fingertips to my palm, with very little resistance by the knuckle protection.
Hardly shown in the pictures on the site is the thick layer of cushion underneath the knuckle spikes which seems fairly capable of protecting your knuckles. The injected plastic seems very sturdy, although I don't quite understand why the edge is as sharp as it is; other gloves have rounded knuckle protectors, this one seems to be very sharp. Perhaps it is designed to collapse on impact in order to further slow the impact until it reaches the round portion of the knuckle protector? I'm no engineer, clearly. It could just be for looks
The glove is secured by velcro, and unfortunately the wrists are only slightly covered, and by thin material; but some protection is obviously better than nothing.
The palms and fingertips seem to have good grip, but I can't say for sure how protective they will be in the event you have to catch yourself from a fall; They SEEM sturdy, but might not hold up depending on how hard you slide on them. The white sections in the picture I've uploaded add texture and grip.
They are fairly lightweight, and would do well in warm weather, but might not be warm enough to keep your hands from going numb in the winter.
Overall, these are a really good, cool looking, comfortable pair of gloves that will serve well to protect your knuckles and probably your hands. I bought a black pair, but it looks slightly blue from the lights on my webcam. I uploaded two pictures because the ones on the site, in my opinion, don't show enough angles of the gloves.
Notes: My pair is a size large, and black.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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