CaFe
 
 
 
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    April 18, 2013
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Joe Rocket Ballistic Adventure Jacket Features Water resistant RockTex 600 outer shell 840D Ballistic Nylon reinforced shoulders and elbows C.E. approved armor at the shoulders and elbows Removable high density spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector (sold separately) Two-way main zipper with dual closure button secured storm flap FullFlex articulated elbow expansion panels 2 Stage Waterproof insulated full sleeve zip out liners Variable Flow ventilation system with large zip down panels for superior chest ventilation Extended microfiber lined collar with VELCRO brand closures closure 3 outer pockets ( 2 cargo 1 large rear storage) 4 interior liner pockets 8-point SureFit custom adjustment system (waist, torso, wrists, and arms) Zip off lower sleeves for high temp. days Extended back with zip gussets for improved fit Waterpack back pocket for hydration system (Hydration bladder sold separately) 8 zipper for pant attachment Reflective stripes with 360 visibility
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
You Get What You Pay For
PostedMay 8, 2015
Customer avatar
CaFe
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I got this jacket for 3 main reasons - looks, price and functionality. When I first got it (in the mail) and tried it on (at home), it looked great and the functionality seemed okay (considering the price point). But after finally using this jacket on a daily basis, I'm pretty disappointed with this jacket and I would suggest people pay a bit more for a better jacket.
My 1st major gripe is with the velcro placement. It either uses way too much of it or is inappropriately located, especially with the multiple liners. The velcro on one liner is constantly latching to velcro from the main jacket or any other velcro it can find. Also, the velcro for the front pockets are annoying. The buttons should be enough. Or better yet, use a zipper. But no freaking velcro.
My 2nd major gripe is with the internal pockets. First of all, it should have a Napoleon pocket that would be accessible regardless of any liner. But the internal pockets are inconsistent (aka a mess) depending on what liner you have installed. The main jacket has only 1 internal large pocket on the left. The waterproof liner provides no internal pockets. The thermal liner has two internal pockets but the big one is located on the right side instead of the left side. It has a stupid small pocket on the left side with a phone icon. Seriously, this makes me think they're out of touch with current times. It will fit an iPhone 5 but not an iPhone 6.
My 3rd major gripe is with the buttons. Like one reviewer mentioned, they sometimes come off. And they come off too easily (IMHO). What's worse though is that they're too hard to put on (so basically, they have the functionality of this in reverse). I blame myself for letting how nice something looks (the buttons) override how badly they function.
My 4th major gripe is with the main jacket opening and the front pockets using velcro and buttons in the same location. This makes them more difficult (more work; confusing) to open and to secure.
My 5th major gripe is with using velcro instead of a button or something non-velcro for the neck area. As well, it would have been nice if it had some mechanism to secure it when in the open position.
My last major gripe is with the chest pockets/airflow mesh area. If you take the zipper down too far, it will open up as if you were going to use it for airflow purposes instead of pocket purposes. Since I'm currently using it more for pocket purposes, I now need to be mindful not to zip all of the way down.
Other small gripes are
Having a built-in hydration pouch but yet no mechanism to secure the hose (to the front of the jacket). Regardless, I would MUCH prefer the ability to open the back to a mesh area. I already have a hydration backpack and other hydration bags that are preferable and give me more flexibility.
The waist adjusters are hard to use and frankly, a joke. I'm of average build (maybe a little above-average) and I could not (truly) tighten up the waist area. This is a case where velcro would have been better and easier (though not as pretty).
It's weird that the zippers on the sleeves do not go all of the way to the end. I'm not sure if that's how it should be or if it was a cost-cutting measure. Either way, I'm not really liking it much.
I could say even more things. I wrote to Joe Rocket about some things I thought would make the jacket better even before I used it. But now I have even more to say after using it. So, while it is a good first version, this jacket could be much, much better with just some design and material changes that I don't believe would increase the price much. So I eagerly await for their 2nd version of this jacket with a modest price increase (say $20-30 more than current price of $270).
Rides: 2013 Honda CB500F
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Classic '92 Jacket Still spinning Kriss Kross's Jump on your turntable Is your mullet in homage to Achy Breaky Heart Did you break up with your girlfriend to the strains of November Rain Does hearing Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back make you do the Humpty Dance Continue to rock on, wearing the Joe Rocket Classic '92 Jacket. The best part Rolling up on your foine ride to your next class reunion wearing this bad boy. All you'll hear are the sweet, sweet sounds of Sophie B Hawkins' Damn, I Wish I was Your Lover. Features Top stitched 1.0 to 1.2mm drum dyed cowhide, specifically tailored for a relaxed fit Pockets for optional armor at the shoulders, elbows back Zip-in quilted full sleeve liner 2 inside utility pockets 4 outside pockets Adjustable neoprene-lined mandarin collar Adjustable waist and cuffs 1.5 Storm flap at main zipper YKK zippers through-out Subtle tone on tone badging Ample reflective striping
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE it! Exactly What I Wanted
PostedDecember 24, 2014
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CaFe
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I LOVE this jacket. This will be perfect for my cross-country ride (and move) to Los Angeles (next year).
The leather feels great and with use, it will get even better.
The liner is gorgeous and what I'd expect from a leather jacket (unlike the Scorpion 1909 jacket's liner, which I got before this jacket and returned). The chest and "key" pocket (on the right side) are well placed and sized. And the inner pockets are perfect.
I can use this jacket for motorcycle and non-motorcycle use. This is unlike my all-season jacket which I look and smell the motorcycle part with when using on a train or grocery shopping.
This jacket gives me the protection areas I expect from a motorcycle jacket but the look of a
I got it in Brown in size Medium and it fits almost perfectly. I'm 5 foot, 9 inches (175 cm), 180 pounds (81 kg), 40 inch (100 cm) chest, 32 inch (81 cm) waist. It wasn't too tight nor too loose. The only non-perfect part were the sleeves. They are a little bit longer than usual for me but nowhere near enough to be consequential.
I actually like that the jacket did not come with armor. I only wish they provided specifications on armor sizes and shapes so people can get the right armor from other vendors.
I decided on the Icon D3O armor (aka T5 Evo armor) for the shoulder and elbow and using the Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector I already have and use on all my jackets. They seem to fit well with little movement (it's currently Winter and it will be awhile before the weather is good enough for me to test this).
I HIGHLY recommend this jacket for anyone looking for a casual jacket that they can also use as a regular jacket (off the bike).
Rides: 2013 Honda CB500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Abus Granit 58 12KS Loop Chain 12 mm strong loop chain with fabric sleeve to prevent damage to the motorbike's paintwork Chain is 47 in length and has loop at one end Double bolted 16 mm shackle (19 mm coating) in the lock body The chain, the lock body as well as supporting elements of the locking mechanism are made of special hardened steel ABUS Plus cylinder for high protection against manipulations, e.g. picking Two keys are supplied with the lock, one with LED light Manually operated keyhole cover against dirt and corrosion
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Feel Secure Now
PostedMay 26, 2014
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CaFe
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this product. I now feel secure (enough) to park my motorcycle onto the street (along with the newly installed alarm) after having my dual-sport (2014 Honda CRF250L) stolen a month ago. I'm confident that if I had this chain before, I would still have my dual-sport today.
Being able to use the entire chain length (instead of just half) is HUGE. And the U-lock is freaking awesome. I can use it standalone for my motorcycle or my mountain bike.
While I know Kryptonite is the more well-known brand in the USA, this product feels even more solid than Kryptonite's equivalent product.
Rides: 2014 Honda CRF250L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Drift Ghost Action Camera
Drift Ghost Action Camera
Drift Ghost Action Camera Building upon a unique feature set, which includes an industry-first two-way LED remote control with on/off indicator light, video recording/tagging capabilities in continuous loop mode, and an integrated 2-inch Gorilla Glass LCD screen, the Drift HD Ghost is the best all-in-one solution on the market. Unlike other point of view cameras that require after-market accessories and peripherals for functionality, the Drift HD Ghost includes everything action sports enthusiasts need to capture professional quality video immediately. Plus, the intuitive interface is easy to use, easy to navigate and easy to set up, so users everywhere can begin recording moments after opening the box. Features 1080p High Definition Video microSD Memory Capacity up to 32GB 60fps in 720p, 120fps in VGA Still Photo 11 megapixel with Photoburst Mode Drift Active Status Two-Way Remote with LED Lights Drift Flashback Video Tag/Loop Built-In 2-Inch LCD Screen with Gorilla Glass Drift DataLinkTM Wi-Fi Enabled Drift App (coming soon) Advanced Drift Pure Audio Technology Enhanced 7 Element Lens Design Lens Angle 170 Fully Rotatable Wide Angle Lens (130 at 60fps) Digital Zoom x10 Water Proof to 3m (9.84ft) Built-in Microphone Speaker, 3.5mm External Mic Input Wireless RF Remote Control (10m range) for Hands Free Video and Photo Multiple Mounts with Standard 1/4 20 thread Mini (Type c) HDMI connector for HDTV playback User Friendly Control Panel in 15 Languages Tech Specs 1080p [1920x1080] - 25, 30 fps 960p [1280x960] - 25, 30, 48, 50 fps 720p [1280x720] - 25, 30, 50, 60 fps WVGA [848x480] - 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120 File format .Mp4 / .Mov (H.264 codec, selectable) Sensor type CMOS Field of view 170 (1080p, 960p, 720p, WVGA) Field of view 127, 90 (1080p) 11, 8, 5 megapixel Still Photos Lens focal range 0.5m to infinity Lens rotation 300 Zoom x10 (digital) Exposure Auto / Manual LCD Screen 2.0 TFT Waterproof 3m (9.84ft) Microphone Built-in, noise reducing microphone Built-in memory 256MB Memory capacity Micro SD memory cards up to 32GB Inputs 3.5mm external microphone (extension included) Outputs HDMI connector type C (cable not included) Connectivity USB Plug and Play, mini-B USB connector Compatibility Windows XP and up / Mac OS 10.2 and up Remote range 10m (32.81ft) Radio frequency 2.4G Camera dimensions 105 (L) x 52 (W) x 33 (D) mm Camera Weight 167g Camera Power 1700mAH rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included) (DC 3.7V) Remote Control dimensions 59 (L) x 48 (W) x 12 (D) mm Remote Control Weight 22g Remote Control Power 350mAH rechargeable lithium-ion battery (internal) (DC 3.7V) Contents Drift HD Ghost Professional Action Camera Two Way Remote Control Rear Connector Hatch Goggle Mount Curved and Flat Surface Mounts Universal Clip Velcro Strap 1700 mAH Rechargeable Battery USB Cable 3.5 mm Microphone Extension Cable Drift Logo Sticker Accessory Travel Case Quick Guide
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Warning on New Car DVR Feature (in Firmware v2.1.6.64)
PostedJuly 18, 2013
Customer avatar
CaFe
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Okay, this is not so much a review as a warning.
The Car DVR feature will delete ALL files on the device, including non-DVR files.
I lost all files created in regular video mode when I left the Car DVR setting on and plugged the device to my iMac via the USB cable. It didn't hit me that the camera automatically started recording. And that would have been okay if it only deleted the DVR files. But when I went to review the regular video I had recorded previously, I didn't see them. Instead, all I saw were DVR files filling up the entire 32 GB memory card.
Rides: 2013 Honda CB500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH5FM Bluetooth Headset - Wired Microphone The SMH5-FM is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with Bluetooth intercom and built-in FM tuner designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH5-FM, you can call handsfree 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 3.0 and the advanced digital signal 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-FM a perfect companion for motorcycles. Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth intercom up to 700 meters (760yds) in open terrain Multi-pair Bluetooth intercom Voice prompts Bluetooth stereo headset by A2DP Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP Play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial Built-in FM radio tuner with channel scan/store function Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Blueooth GPS navigation Includes SMH5 Upgraded Speakers With Locking-Type Connector 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 Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty General Specifications Talk time 8 hours Stand-by time 7 days Working distance (Intercom) Up to 700 meters (760 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55C (14F 131F) Headset 69.9 mm 45.0 mm 30.6 mm (2.8 in 1.8 in 1.2 in) Clamp unit 49.2 mm x 38.9 mm x 22.1 mm (1.9 in 1.5 in 0.9 in) Headset Weight 40g (1.42 oz) Clamp Unit Weight 37g (1.31 oz) Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Battery 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 Please Note Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH5-FM-02
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Product; Auto GPS Warning
PostedApril 18, 2013
Customer avatar
CaFe
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is an absolutely great product. The rotary dial is great, the ability and flexibility to clip it to either of my helmets with minimal fuss is awesome, it looks great and having FM radio is awesome (since my mobile carrier isn't great and getting internet radio is more suspect than I like it to be).
I would only say that I wish it had a couple of more dedicated buttons (maybe one for the FM feature). Also, it would be nice if the device manager software was more like Garmins' device manager software (aka, more polished, more professional looking, can automatically detect devices, etc). It's weird that I need to tell it the model before it proceeds to identify it. But this is minor quibble.
Right now, I'm using it to pair my phone and to listen to FM radio. I'm currently working on a way to hear my auto GPS' audio (Garmin nuvi 2595LMT).
And that is the warning. The GPS feature on this headset will only work on those GPS that have the AD2P Bluetooth feature, which none of the current Garmin nuvi models have. The Bluetooth on the current Garmin nuvi models only has the HFP feature to pair it with a Bluetooth phone. Some older Garmin nuvi models (like the 765T) did have this AD2P feature and those will work. Otherwise, you have to get their terrible Zumo model for the Sena to pair with a GPS. I'm currently looking at a way to connect a BT AD2P adapter to the speaker wiring on my Garmin nuvi. Once I can get this to work, I will be a VERY happy camper.
BTW, I had purchased this before realizing it wouldn't pair with my GPS (my excitement over being able to hear my auto GPS blinded me). I just assumed that because it said it paired with Bluetooth, that this was all I needed to know. So I've learned that just because something says Bluetooth doesn't mean it will work (since there's also different versions of Bluetooth). It was a hard lesson learned. And RevZilla gave me incredible support when I told them of my story, which is something I've rarely seen anywhere else except mom & pop stores. So RevZilla will have a good portion of my business until they do something to make me change that (which I doubt).
Rides: 2012 Honda VT750C2B Shadow 750 Phantom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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