Davesax36
 
 
 
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    May 1, 2013
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    August 3, 2015
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Held Twin GTX Gloves The Held Twin Gore-Tex gloves feature dual-chamber technology for your choice of two compartments - one provides an extra layer of insulation while the second allows better tactile feel. Outer Shell Goatskin palm Stretch fabric (75 polyamide, 15 polyurethane, 10 others), leather detailed back Lining Warmth compartment with Pique- Push-Pull lining and Thinsulate isolation Perfect grip compartment with Pique- Push-Pull and Outlast lining Membrane GORE-TEX membrane (100 polyester with 100 polyurethane coating) is waterproof, windproof breathable Fit and Features VELCRO brand closures adjustment at cuffs Tunnel strap Visor wipe Stretch fabric panels (100 polyamide) on back GORE-TEX 2-in-1 technology (1 side warm, 1 side tactile ) Protection Ball of thumb under laid with Schoeller Ceraspace ceramic polymer matrix Double leather at palm Foam protection on side of hand 3M SCOTCHLITE reflective piping
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
When in Rome.... Or northern latitudes.
PostedAugust 3, 2015
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Davesax36
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought these as I use the Air 'n' Dry as my everyday glove when the temps are reasonable for me (60+ F). I purchased them after trying them on at the shop. I ended up using a size smaller than my other Held gloves, but they fit great. I've worn them in the rain, drizzle, and fog that is characteristic to Newfoundland during this especially cold "summer". I've had them on in steady rain and 50 degrees and stayed perfectly comfortable. Cold and sunny, they work even better. The evaporation of the fabric of the glove seems to wick the warmth out, though, when I'm using just the gore-tex chamber. My hands were cold by the time I'd completed my two hour ride. Switching to the monkey fur chamber cleared that up, though. I was DRY and remained comfortable when using the appropriate chamber.
I don't really know why the 8 fits me better in the more wintery gloves than my 9 air 'n' dry. I tried them on in the store for just this reason.
Rides: 2001 Yamaha VMAX
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei GT Air Cheekpads The Shoei GT Air Cheekpads are perfect to replace worn out pads or adjust the fit of your helmet by changing the size. All cheekpads fit all sizes of GT-Air helmets. OEM Cheekpad sizes XS - 39MM SM - 35MM MD - 35MM LG - 35MM XL - 35MM 2XL - 31MM Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
You're gonna need them
PostedJuly 31, 2015
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Davesax36
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Buy these if you fit in a medium helmet, but that tight neck roll and super-thick pads are smashing your face. I think these should be offered as a swap at the time of purchase since we're spending a lot on this helmet. I'm happy I bought them. They're a little more comfortable than the stock medium pads, which are the 35mm ones as opposed to these 31mm ones.
Just get them.
Rides: 2001 Yamaha VMAX
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fiddly, but worth it in the end.
PostedJuly 31, 2015
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Davesax36
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
If you want a plug and play application for your bike, find something else. This universal mount shield has design flaws, but works if you are patient. I relocated my turn signals to get it close enough so that I didn't have to deal with some really weird air, but it does provide some pretty serious wind protection due to the 20" width.
Pros--
Major coverage
EASY adjustment of upper screen height
Rigid mounting
Cons--
Design issues- These, I'm sure apply to the universal mount shield only, as the OEM fitment versions of this screen get great reviews on Youtube.
-- Lots of mounting points are a necessary evil here, as it needs to attach to forks and bars. This means eight multi-axis adjustment points. Have a friend/spouse/parent/random stranger around to help with holding things while you're tightening the bolts.
-- Decidedly ODD bracketry. You will understand this when you take the parts out of the bag. The range of adjustment and configuration is such that some bolts face up, and some face down. It's impossible to have a symetrical install due to the way the receivers for the rods are molded. They also bump into their stops a few degrees short of where I'd like them to go.
There are probably more things both pro and con for this, but I'll stop there. I happily gave this a 4-star rating, but it was barely so due to the amount of time I've spent getting it into a tolerable position on my V-Max. This might work way better on a 919, Bonneville, SV, or some other more standard position bike. It's strange looking but functional. I think I would probably purchase it again, but I'm not sure it's worth almost double the price of one of my other screens that actually works fine.
Rides: 2001 Yamaha VMAX
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dowco Ultralite Plus Motorcycle Covers A full-size travel cover with compact design and small size Rip-stop polyester for tear and abrasion resistance UV and water repellent coating protects against dirt, pollution, harsh sunlight and light rain or moisture Dries faster than heavier polyester covers Two sewn-in vent flaps lets moisture escape A sewn-in storage bag provides convenient outside storage for gloves, sunglasses and other items Elastic cord sewn along bottom with under-belly straps Interior lining protects windshield Available in sizes to fit most motorcycles Three-year limited warranty Please Note Sizes listed in Size Chart are for stock motorcycles without additions such as panniers, windshields, high handlebars or sissy bars. Addition of those options will typically require a jump of one to two sizes. Size Adventure Touring - developed to fit Adventure Touring / Sport Touring motorcycles Size MD - developed to fit Sportsters, Dynas, and older CB-series motorcycles Size LG - developed to fit 1983 Goldwing Interstate, a bike with fairly slim panniers and very small top box Size XL - developed to fit 1984 Goldwing interstate and Yamaha Venture, with full-size top boxes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does what it's supposed to
PostedJuly 31, 2015
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Davesax36
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this as a travel cover. I've only used it a couple nights, but it does what it needs to... keeps the bike a mystery. My '01 v-max isn't exactly a hot bike to steal and strip, so I'm not too worried about stuff disappearing, but it's nice to have a little extra peace of mind when staying at a hotel. This cover is thin, light, and packs smaller than my rain gear. Great purchase for me as a supplement to my usual heavier duty Guardian cover.
Rides: 2001 Yamaha VMAX
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset The SMH10R is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for sportbike riders who prefer smaller form factor for maximizing their riding performance, yet maintaining rich features of Bluetooth intercom. With the SMH10R, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with other riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth and the advanced digital signal processing technology inherited from the SMH10, the SMH10R offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, its super thin and compact form factor contribute higher performance for sports bike riding and it makes the SMH10R a perfect companion of sports bike riders. Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to other brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Ultra slim feather light Four-way conference intercom Conference phone call with intercom participant Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS Voice prompts Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP Play, pause, track forward and track back Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Can be used while charging on road trip Individual volume control for each audio source Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty General Specifications Talk time 8 hours Stand-by time 7 days Intercom working distance up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55C (14F 131F) Dimensions 70.7 mm x 36.6 mm x 15.5 mm (2.8 in x 1.4 in x 0.6 in) Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery 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) Bluetooth Specifications Profiles Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth 3.0 CE, FCC and IC Certificates Includes 2 - Headset Main Units 2 - Speakers 2 - Attachable Boom Microphones 2 - Wired Microphones 2 - Replaceable Battery Packs USB Power Data Cable Cigarette Charger Users Guide Please Note Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10RD-01
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Seems to be just what I need
PostedJune 22, 2015
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Davesax36
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I don't ride in big groups. I need something that fits with my NOJ Quiet Rider Deluxe. I have to be able to have a clear conversation with my wife...
This thing has done all of that for me so far. We're in separate states right now, so we haven't gotten to use the intercom, but I've taken and made several phone calls to her, and it sounds better than the bluetooth connection in my car. My tunes come through clearly from my phone. I still need to memorize some of the button orders and menu options, but I think this will do exactly what I need. It helped that I made a trip up to the showroom and got help looking at exactly how the install was going to go for me. So far I've only charged it once, and ridden with it powered on for 8-10 hours with probably 3 hours of music and 40 minutes of phone calls.
Rides: 2001 Yamaha VMAX
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei GT Air Journey Helmet Enjoying the ride is what motorcycling is all about and having a helmet that is comfortable and safe is just facilitates that enjoyment. The Shoei GT-Air has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate all-rounder. With a fully adjustable ventilation system, drop-down internal sun visor, fog-free Pinlock CNS-1 face shield and Shoeis legendary comfort and quality, the GT-Air has all of the features you need to keep your focus on the road instead of on the discomforts a lesser helmet can cause. The Shoei GT-Air was developed using wind-tunnel testing at Shoeis state-of-the-art facility in Japan which lead to an aerodynamically tuned tri-composite shell that mitigates buffeting, as well as wind and road noise. The plush removable liner is comfortable, quiet and removable when you need to wash it. Light, safe and comfortable, the Shoei GT-Air meets and exceeds the needs of contemporary riders, allowing them to enjoy what they love mostthe ride. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel testing and professional riders feedback Multi-Piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift, as well as diminishes pressure on the riders neck while riding at speed Sun Shield Visor System Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield Distortion-free shield blocks 99 of harmful UV rays Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, allowing the integrity of the GT-Airs inner EPS liner to remain intact Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) High performance fiber materials are combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the Shoei GT-Air more easily removable Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CNS-1 Shield System The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Includes Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise Scratch-resistant shield coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV AB rays Safety Certification DOT-218 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the GT-Air Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shoei me a better helmet for the price....
PostedMay 1, 2013
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Davesax36
From Fort Worth
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I have to admit, I'm a Shoei guy. I loved my X-11, which the GT-air is replacing. This review will compare features and pro/con between the X-11 and GT-Air.
Fit: The neck area of my X-11 went onto my head easier than the GT does. However, the insides of the GT are far more inviting. I have to wiggle it around to unfold my ears after it's on, but once that's done it fits like a glove. I do get a sort of helmet "butt print" on my forehead when I take it off, but it's never uncomfortable when I'm wearing it. I feel like there's almost a bit more room vertically in the GT and the top really fits my head well. The X-11 was great, but it was more harsh feeling. My glasses fit inside this helmet without issue. They're pretty wide, stiff frames, too. If I had slimmer or more flexible frames it would be even easier.
Noise Level: I wear custom ear plugs every time I ride. The GT is pretty quiet. I can hear the air flow, vehicles around me, and the wind. At highway speeds, my pipes are barely part of the soundscape. I'm sure the thicker neck roll and built in chin guard are what does this, but I wore a Wind Jammer on my X-11 all the time. It was probably quieter than it was designed to be. I do find that I can change the sound with a bit of head tilt if I want to, but I'm still experimenting with that and windshield height.
Weight: It's a well-made helmet... with a visor... and plenty of padding. It weighs about what I thought it would. My neck didn't get tired after four hours of riding. I think it'll be fine.
Shape: Who doesn't think this thing was engineered to death? The shape is awesome. Head checks are like nothing's even changing. I like the little duck tail. It's great.
Vision: Holding this up next to my X-11 and my Scorpion, I can tell that the shield is bigger. I had a pinlock visor on my X-11 when I rode from Houston to DC. I swore I'd never have another helmet without that system. It's fantabulous. I didn't realize (maybe it's new) that the pinlock visor only lets in 80% of available light. It says not to use it at night right on the packaging. I think this is ridiculous. If you sell me a helmet with a visor that's not supposed to be used at night, what am I supposed to do? I don't notice any diminished vision at night anyway, but I have to ask why either company (PL or Shoei) would make this situation the default. i will continue to ride late into the night with the pinlock shield on there, and not think about it. It really makes no difference. If you're worried about it, stop worrying. I just thought it was odd that the safety manual says don't use this in the dark. The flip-down tinted shield, however, is AWESOME!!!!! It may not be the darkest smoke available, but it was great in the Texas sunshine last weekend for hours. I got to wear my normal glasses (better setup than my prescription sunglasses), and didn't have to worry about carrying anything extra for that.
Overall: You can see my rating. I've been waiting to buy a new helmet and was going to get a scorpion EXO-1100 for the visor. I'm sure I could have been happy with that Scorpion, and will probably get one for my wife, but I'm glad I went with the Shoei. The optics in the flip-down are great, the pinlock system is great. It's got a noticeably larger field of view. PLUS when I showed my wife the red/white/blue graphic, she said, "There's something cool about that one. Is that what you're gonna get?" ..... It feels sort of throw-back theme colors to me. I was going to just get silver like my X-11. Everyone that sees it wants to touch it. The paint looks great. I wish the little silver stickers were really reflective, but I'm sure I'll find a way to do something about that.
I love this helmet. If you have the cash, fit a Shoei, and want enough air flow to feel your hair blowing around inside your helmet (seriously, I could feel it moving). Get this thing!
Rides: 2001 Yamaha VMAX
Yes, I recommend this product.
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