PhotoCharlie
 
 
 
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    November 19, 2012
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    September 2, 2013
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AltRider BMW F800GS Radiator Guard No one wants rocks or road debris to slow down the ride. Thats why the AltRider Radiator Guard for the 2013 and newer BMW F 800 GS is serious protection for your vulnerable radiator. Made with 1/16 inch (1.5 mm) anodized aluminum, it replaces the OEM guard for a heftier solution. Louvers deflect kicked up debris and simultaneously direct air toward the radiator to keep it cool. The AltRider Radiator Guard attaches with OEM mount points and hardware and is the only guard currently available that utilizes the lower middle mount to provide increased strength and protection. Dimensions Made from 1/16 inch (1.5 mm) anodized aluminum Height 15 Width 9 Depth 1 Weight 0.5 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good protection
PostedSeptember 2, 2013
Customer avatar
PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easy to install and provides an extra layer of protection for the radiator. Hopefully I never have to find out exactly how good a job it does. ;-)
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Traverse Pants The highly anticipated Traverse Pant is designed specifically for enduro and off-road riders who demand an extremely durable, waterproof and precisely patterned riding pant. Highly durable GORE-TEX fabrics protect you from the elements while drawing moisture away from your body, keeping you dry and comfortable. Built-in ventilation allows you to adapt to whatever environmental condition you face. GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY HEAVY-DUTY GORE-TEX FABRICS 840 DENIER CORDURA OVERLAYS IN HIGH WEAR AREAS 840 DENIER CORDURA DEVELOPED FROM THE GROUND UP SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS TYPE OF OFF-ROAD RIDING GARMENT GENUINE LEATHER PANELS ON INNER LEG WAIST ADJUSTERS ON NYLON WEBBING BELT GATHERED ELASTIC IN REAR WAIST BAND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STORM FLAP COVERING YKK FLY ZIPPER TWO YKK FRONT THIGH ZIPPERED INTAKE VENTS WITH STORM FLAPS TWO YKK REAR THIGH ZIPPER EXHAUST VENTS WITH STORM FLAPS VELCRO CUFFS ALLOW PANT TO FIT TIGHT AGAINST BOOT 3M SCOTCHLITE INDUSTRIAL GRADE 9910 REFLECTIVE PANELS HIP AND KNEE PAD POCKETS MOISTURE-WICKING POLYESTER MESH LINER WITH CORDURA INNER KNEE ONE-SIDE THIGH YKK ZIPPERED CARGO POCKET WITH STORM FLAP D-RING ARTICULATED SEAT AND LEG PATTERNING DESIGNED TO BE WORN OVER POLYESTER BASE LAYER OVER-THE-BOOT DESIGN GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS EMBROIDERED KLIM LOGOS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice lightweight pant
PostedMarch 27, 2013
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PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I added the optional armor to the pant and the jacket for protection when riding offroad. I wear my Badlands outfit for the highway, though, for the added protection.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Klim Back Pad
4.8 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Klim Traverse Jacket The highly anticipated Traverse Jacket is designed specifically for enduro and off-road riders who demand an extremely durable, waterproof and precisely patterned riding jacket. Highly durable GORE-TEX fabrics protect you from the elements while drawing moisture away from your body, keeping you dry and comfortable. Built-in ventilation allows the Traverse Jacket to adapt to whatever environmental condition you face. GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY HEAVY-DUTY GORE-TEX FABRICS 840 DENIER CORDURA OVERLAYS IN HIGH WEAR AREAS 840 DENIER CORDURA DEVELOPED FROM THE GROUND UP SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS TYPE OF OFF-ROAD RIDING GARMENT TWO STORM-FLAP-COVERED YKK ZIPPER HAND POCKETS ONE STORM-FLAP-COVERED YKK ZIPPER CHEST POCKET ONE INTERNAL YKK ZIPPER POCKET TWO-WAY HEAVY-DUTY YKK VISION 8 CENTER-FRONT ZIPPER COVERED BY DUAL-EXTERNAL STORM FLAPS BOTTOM HEM SHOCK-CORD AND ADJUSTERS SOFT MICRO-FLEECE-LINED COLLAR TWO ADJUSTABLE PIT-VENTS WITH TWO-WAY YKK ZIPPERS LATERAL ADJUSTABLE BACK VENT ALL ZIPPERS COVERED WITH STORM FLAPS TO MAINTAIN WATERPROOFNESS AND TO STOP DEBRIS INNER CUFF GASKET ADJUSTABLE VELCRO CUFFS 3M SCOTCHLITE INDUSTRIAL-GRADE 9910 REFLECTIVE PANELS SHOULDER AND ELBOW PAD POCKETS MOISTURE-WICKING POLYESTER MESH LINER D-RING ARTICULATED SLEEVES PROFILE FOR RIDER POSITIONING DESIGNED TO BE WORN OVER POLYESTER BASE LAYER CLOSER FIT REDUCES DRAG AND KEEPS JACKET IN PLACE GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS EMBROIDERED KLIM LOGOS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid Jacket
PostedMarch 13, 2013
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PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got this and the pant for offroad camping trips where I might need rain protection but didn't want the weight of the full Badlands outfit that I also have. I bought the additional armor, but without armor the jacket is roomy enough to wear other armor underneath.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sargent World Sport Adventure Touring Seat BMW F650GS / F700GS / F800GS - Enduro Style The Sargent Enduro Style Seat for the BMW F650/700/800GS is ideal for long distance comfort - on or off road. The flat and level foam configuration provides optimum rider flexibility for front to back movement, while the generous width and slight cupped shape offer enhanced lateral support and superior distribution of pressure. Great for solo or two up riding. Features Black CarbonFX insert Black Welt Black Trim Precision-engineered, lightweight, tough PolyTec Seat Base Pan with handy built-in under seat storage Super Cell Atomic Foam suspension and enhanced shape for incredible driver and passenger comfort Improved seat angle which eliminates forward slope and provides a more neutral seating angle for driver and passenger Widened and slightly concave shape to increase contact area and better distribution of pressure over a greater area Fully assembled and ready to install right out of the box
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice replacement for stock seat
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I replaced the BMW comfort seat that came with my F800GS with the Sargent Enduro. The BMW seat was comfortable enough but didn't allow movement from front to back on dirt, which the Sargent Enduro does, and the Sargent seat is at least as comfortable for riding on pavement.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Kriega US-10 Drypack
Kriega US-10 Drypack
Kriega US-10 Drypack The Kriega US-10 is an award-winning, high quality piece of motorcycle luggage, offering 10 liters of capacity. Like all Kriega US bags, it is a 100 waterproof Drypack with innovative design which attaches to the sub-frame, via included buckle loops and Alloy Hook Straps, for use as a motorcycle tail pack. It can also be used as a tank bag (with addition of US Tank adaptor ) or in combination with other US packs to create a supremely adaptable, modular, soft luggage system. Like the US-5, the US-10 can also be attached to any Kriega motorcycle backpack (Hydro-3, R15, R20, R25, R30 and R35) to increase capacity by 10 liters. The Kriega US-10 is a unique piece of motorcycle luggage is designed to fit most race-rep style seat pads (attachment straps included).The pack is easily attached / removed by 4 x quick-release buckles. No extra bungees or covers are needed. It can be combined with other Kriega motorcycle tail packs in various configurations to suit your motorcycle and type of riding. The base of the Kriega US-10 tailpack has an anti-slip coated-mesh pocket for storage of D-locks / chains etc. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Features 100 waterproof main body RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant reinforcement DRYPACK removable taped-seam liner (white) 420D ripstop nylon - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC milled, 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Acetal ITW Airloc buckles YKK water-resistant side pocket zip Side access zip-pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 10-litre capacity (H)13 x (W)8.7 x (D)4.9 inches
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for additional storage or day trips
PostedFebruary 7, 2013
Customer avatar
PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great bags for adding additional storage for longer trips or loading up with lunch and extras for day rides.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Kriega US-30 Drypack
4.8 out of 5(86)
 
 
 
 
 
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Klim Vented Technical Socks The Klim Vented Sock is a ventilated technical sock designed to wick moisture away from the skin allowing the foot to stay dry and comfortable. Strategically-placed soft mesh panels allow for maximum moisture removal. The Klim Vented Sock is best suited for aggressive riders and/or warmer conditions. Highly breathable Designed to release heat from feet Above calf design Ankle support band Arch support band Zonal padding Reinforcement in sole, heel, toe Wicks moisture Knit logos Knit mesh panel 60 Coolmax 35 Polyamide 5 Lycra Men's Sizing 4-6 Small 7-10 Medium 11-14 Large
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfy sock
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
Customer avatar
PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
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
I wear these under my Sidi Adventure boots and they are very comfortable and wick well.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
 
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Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust BMW F650GS / F700GS / F800GS / Adventure The Akrapovic Slip-On system looks great on the BMW, and improves the performance of the engine. The system is designed as a base-level exhaust system modification. The EC Type approval version includes an approved noise damper. Power Torque even as a base-level component, the Akrapovic Slip-On SP series system delivers a performance increase. The largest effect is shown on the torque curve, while the power curve is also increased, especially in the middle and at the top of the rpm range. Max. power was 85.3 HP at 8400 rpm, and max. increased power was 0.7 HP at 6600 rpm. Note Please check local laws before purchasing. Some modifications may be prohibited in some states. Note CARB compliant for use in California.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice addition to an F800GS
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's hard to tell how much performance boost I get from the can, but it does change the sexy Rod Stewart BMW sound to the super sexy Barry White Akropovic sound. :)
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Suspenders Attaches to Klim pants with integrated loop system.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great addition for Badlands Pants
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
Customer avatar
PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
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
These provide just a bit of extra 'lift' to keep your badlands pants on when walking around.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Shoei Hornet Face Shield Fits the Shoei Hornet DS helmet Scratch resistant coating Light smoke for increased daytime clarity 99 protection from harmful UV A B rays Impact resistant Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice change from the clear shield
PostedDecember 3, 2012
Customer avatar
PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Provides enough light for cloudy days yet cuts down bright light on sunny days. I still wear sunglasses on bright days but get better sun protection with the gray shield than with the clear.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Klim Dakar Pants
Klim Dakar Pants
The ride started with a nip in the air. Thirty miles later it is sunny and warm. Like a chameleon, the Dakar Pant, with its controlled ventilation chassis, changes to meet the demands of any condition with little adjustment. The Dakar can adapt with the help of 20 inch mesh-lined zippered thigh vents and a mesh-lined rear leg vent. Adaptation does not come at the cost of performance and durability. The Dakar Pant is built with TNP heat and abrasion- resistant leather panels on the inner legs, Cordura fabric for strength and highly reinforced knees and seat. Be ready to take the lead no matter the condition with the Dakar Pant. Features Controlled ventilation chassis Designed to be worn over the boot 2 dual adjustable 20 thigh mesh-lined vents with dual zipper heads Ballistic panels in high-wear areas Removable hip knee pads 840 denier Cordura fabric 1,682 denier nylon in seat knees Polyester ribbed stretch crotch gusset above knee seat area to allow pant to move with rider Adjustable velcro cuff closure Adjustable pant cuff opening design allows rider to access adjust knee brace, sock and boot velcro waist adjusters Auto-lock high durability YKK zippers Storm flap on front fly Mesh-lined rear leg vent Two large volume side leg velcro cargo pockets Wicking polyester mesh lining with lycra stretch panels knee brace reinforced Cordura inner knee panels Liner stretch panels match stretch panels on shell of pant so liner moves with shell of pant High-back self adjusting elastic yoke to help prevent plumber crack dirt scoop High quality embroidered graphics Reflective industrial-grade 3m piping accents Improved high-tenacity stitching thread with double-stitching bar-tacks DWR coated to shed water D-ring FABRICS 1,682 denier ballistic, nylon in seat and knees, 840 denier, Cordura in shell, TNP heat and abrasion, resistant leather, mini rib knit fabric LINER lycra
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great riding pant
PostedNovember 19, 2012
Customer avatar
PhotoCharlie
From Marietta
State:GA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
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
Good airflow and decent protection, sizing seems true to normal pant size.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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