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 BMC Air Filter Yamaha FZ1 / FZ8 2006-2012
BMC Air Filter Yamaha FZ1 / FZ8 2006-2012
BMC Air Filter BMC has developed a particular production system based on soft rubber moulding which produces the familiar BMC red filters. They are made in one single piece with no welded joints in the corners, thus avoiding breaking risks. Higher air flow than OEM filter for maximum power Race-tested for performance and reliability Endorsed by Yoshimura Note Picture shown may not accurately depict the exact filter you will receive that fits your vehicle
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Product
PostedMay 28, 2013
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gmagz06
From Hartford
State:CT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy to install, fit very well! I have used K&N in the past and this product is equally as good. You will notice an improved intake sound if you like it a little louder and deeper. Installed this on a 2007 FZ1. If changing the filter from stock, the BMC will not have the metal cover that the OEM filter is equipped with. Can't go wrong, made in Italy! RevZilla came through with swift shipping as usual. Thanks!
Rides: 2007 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves Eighty percent of the controls on a motorcycle are operated with your hands. The Patrol waterproof gloves were designed to keep you in control when the weather turns foul. The fully insulated and waterproof design provides maximum comfort and protection. The chassis is not only waterproof but features a mild precurve design to reduce hand fatigue. The palm is constructed of Battlehide goatskin for optimum feedback yet maintaining durability. Reinforced rubber knuckle armor covers the backhand along with a reflective graphics package. Finally, an integrated goggle wipe built into the thumb helps keep your shield clear. Waterproof textile chassis Abrasion resistant premium grade Battlehide goatskin palm Reinforced rubber knuckle armor Reflective graphics Goggle wipe on thumb Precurved palm and finger design
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Impressed.
PostedNovember 30, 2012
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gmagz06
From E. Granby
State:CT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
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
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I just took my first ride with the Patrol Waterproof gloves and I'm impressed. It was low-thirties and given the following: a) I ride a naked SV650, b) I have no hand-guards or heated grips.. These gloves kept me reasonably warm. Being on a naked bike really put these gloves to the test and honestly, the conditions outside and my bike set-up are not what I consider to be reasonable for any decent distance or commute. With a properly set up bike (windscreen, heated grips) these gloves will be excellent and great for different road conditions. I wont be riding through too much 34 degree weather, but these will be great for any rainy mornings and the cold, elevated mountain roads... oh man, I'm getting excited already!!! I am planning a cross-country trip for spring 2013 and these gloves will be coming with me... :) The SV's for sale.... need that FZ1 I got my eye on...
The fit is true to size, it may seem a little tight at first but just like most equipment that stretches out over time, a little tightness when brand-new tends to end up being a perfect fit once broken-in. Plus it is only tight in the finger tips when trying to fully extend your hand. However, when wrapped around the handle-grips, the gloves are awesome! I had full control over my throttle and clutch despite the relative bulk of these gloves. Some other reviewers have mentioned that the thumb and pinky finger are long on these gloves. I noticed this when wearing them off the bike, however, when I began to ride it seems that the extra space in those areas helped reduce the restrictive feeling when reaching for clutch or front brake and/or twisting the throttle. In other words, it may be an intentional (if not slightly goofy at times) design characteristic. Or, I'm just imaging all of this. But to me, it is more important how they feel when operating the bike and I was very happy with the results.
The thumb squeegee is well placed and on the proper hand (front brake side), and it is a welcomed feature for inclement weather, which is bound to happen sooner or later.
Being a skier, I hate gloves that are difficult to put on once the first glove is put on.. (got that?) In sensible terms, its basically easy to get the other glove on over your jacket sleeve and secured "airtight" while using a ICON patrol glove. Rather wieldy gloves indeed, considering these are cold weather and water-proof.
The reflective material is very effective and will definitely increase visibility, and it looks cool, which is a plus.
I am confident that these gloves will get me through the cold and wet conditions that will be faced, undoubtedly. No, I can't personally speak for the water-proofing of these gloves, however, the various websites where reviews like this are available seems to point in the right direction, which is that they are close to 100%. For $75, I'm happy with the purchase and it held up to a tough test that it won't really ever see again.. But, honestly, if you are going to ride the cold, cold weather you need more than good gloves, yet the Patrol's are a welcomed part of the overall set-up for long-distance/inclement weather riding. You may find warmer gloves somewhere, or ones that have a little zipper pouch that can take a hand-warmer or something or get heated linings, but you would most likely lose mobility and have more bulk in the design. I think ICON hit a good balance.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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