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    December 31, 2012
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Firstgear Onyx Saddlebags RoadTex 1000 denier nylon with PVC coating and UV protection Bag is expandable Heat-resistant base to protect bag from accidental (momentary) contact with exhaust Reflective piping and logo on each bag Sidewall base reinforced for strength shape retention Internal zippered pockets - Mesh pocket in left saddlebag and lined pocket in right saddlebag Right and left side compartments with additional zipper pouches 2 quick release buckle straps inside of bag to hold cargo firmly Convenient carrying handles Light colored lining for easy visual access of contents Bag comes with 2 bungee cords, 2 shoulder straps and rain covers External adjustable straps with quick release buckles on top of the bags to secure load Non-slip materials on side walls Compressed 18L x 9W x 12H 1,940 cubic inches Expanded 18L x 12W x 12H 2,500 cubic inches
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These Saddlebags are Very Versatile!
PostedJuly 16, 2013
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MasonryArtsSpecialist
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have these Saddlebags and the matching Tail Bag. Please read my review of the Tail Bag, as it contains my comments on these great Saddlebags, as well!
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Onyx Tail Bag Roadtex 1000 denier nylon with PVC coating and UV protection Bag is expandable 1 front pocket and 2 expandable side pockets Reflective piping and logo on the outside Zippered mesh pocket inside of the lid plus elastic penholders Soft flannel lining to protect valuables 2 adjustable straps with quick-release buckle to secure additional load to top of bag Hook-and-loop pockets on rear of bag to store adjustable straps Attaches with built-in bungee cords Light colored lining for easy visual access of contents 2 lower side flaps for secure mounting to bike Includes shoulder strap and rain cover Compressed 17L x 11W x 12H / 2,240 cubic inches Expanded 24L x 11W x 12H / 2,825 cubic inches
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This Tail Bag is Very Versatile
PostedJuly 16, 2013
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MasonryArtsSpecialist
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had this Tail Bag and the matching Saddlebags and they work great, with my setup. I have a 2013 KLR 650 and I put this bag on the luggage rack, using the attached bungee cords w/ plastic hooks, that don't scratch. It is expandable in almost all areas. There are straps that can be taken out of their pockets to strap things like jackets or whatever on top of the bag. There are also tie down points around the bag if you want to strap a helmet on top with a bungee net. I carry a bike cover, rain gear, 3 pairs of gloves, two disk locks, two cable locks, tools, flashlight and the two liners for my jacket, and several other things, I can't recall right now in this one bag. I only use the matching saddlebags for longer trips, like weekends or longer. On one trip my girlfriend and I stopped at a grocery store, took everything out of the main compartment of this bag and put it all into our already packed saddlebags, then filled it with food and drinks, that stayed cold for many hours. I was surprised by that! It was easy to do this because we just expanded the saddlebags to fit the extra gear, even though we already had them packed with all of our clothes for the 3 day trip. Both the Tail Bag and the matching saddlebags have reflective piping that works well. The saddlebags come with the same black bungee cords w/ plastic hooks which I use to secure the Saddlebags tightly to my side racks that cover the side covers. They are not saddlebag racks, they are racks that protect the side covers, similar to case guards, but they work great with soft luggage, holding the bags about 1 to 2 inches above the side covers and away from the heat of the muffler. The saddlebags and tail bag do not interfere w/ the turn signals and mount far enough back to not interfere w/ a passengers legs. They have great capacity yet are nice and slim and compact when not expanded. Plus they are much lighter and more easily removed at your destination then hard luggage. Use your load capacity for the things you need, not for the weight and mounting hardware for hard luggage. Work great on my KLR 650!
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10 on your helmet, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth helmet communication system 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 SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. System Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Ultra HD Voice Recording compatible with the Sena GP10 Bluetooth Back for GoPro and Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio 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 Voice prompts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery In the Box 2 Headset Main Units 2 Speaker-Microphone Clamp Units 2 USB Power and Data Cables (Micro USB) 2 Cigarette Lighter Chargers (Micro USB) 2 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cables 2 Glued Surface Mounting Adaptors 2 Microphone Sponges 2 sets of Velcro Pads for Speakers 2 Allen Wrenches Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10D-11
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sena SMH10-11 Bluetooth works Excellent!
PostedJuly 1, 2013
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MasonryArtsSpecialist
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I installed the Dual Set in my Fly Trekker Helmet, my girlfriends Speed & Strength Helmet and in my Shoei Qwest Helmet (with one extra installation kit, which was about $25). Although the installation was slightly different with each helmet, I didn't have any problems with the installations. There was only one spot on the Fly Trekker Helmet that was thin enough to get the clamp on, and that was about even with your cheekbone, with the helmet on, but that worked out fine too. After pairing up our phones, we tried phone calls and it worked great, even while riding at 60 mph on a rural 2 lane highway. The Dual Set comes already paired but I paired them again anyway because I hadn't read that far yet. Anyway, they worked GREAT! More than enough volume for calls, music and intercom. I haven't tried the GPS function yet and I rated the durability as average because I haven't used them for that long yet. I read and watched all of the reviews on Revzilla, which has the best info, and most complete info on pretty much anything you're looking for. I'm sure the GPS will be fine! The 2012 and 2013 Bluetooth Videos both recommended the Sena Bluetooth as the best, so I went with the Sena SMH10-11 Dual Pack, plus 1 extra kit to put it on a 3rd helmet. Anyway, I'm so glad that I did! The recommendations were right! They are SO EASY to use that it's ridiculous, compared to the competition, that generally has about 6 buttons to learn, not to mention trying to sort that out with gloves on, all while not being able to see it. ONE PHONE BUTTON and ONE DIAL that can be Turned and / or pressed for volume and other functions. That's it! We were both able to use the Sena's IMMEDIATELY! That's how EASY it is! Essentially, it's TWO BUTTONS with ONE THAT also TURNS! GREAT DESIGN and FUNCTION, BUY IT, you'll LOVE IT!
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Givi TN421 Engine Guards KLR650 Designed for the on and off road enthusiast the GIVI engine guards give a more rugged and aggressive look as well as offering better overall protection for those unforeseen mishaps. Made from one inch tubing and available in matt black or bronze (subject to motorcycle model) the GIVI engine guards are a great addition for the serious motorcycle enthusiast. Tubing is 1 in diameter.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Even though the installation instructions don't say much, the pictures make it pretty easy to install.
PostedDecember 31, 2012
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MasonryArtsSpecialist
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I installed the Givi crash bars on my 2013 KLR 650 in 2 hours, by myself, including removing and reinstalling the skid plate. I read several reviews of the Givi, SW Motech and Happy Trails crash bars and I can't say for sure how they will perform just yet, or comment on their durability yet either (which is why I only rated them average, at this point, in those categories), but I can say that I did read reviews of the SW Motech bars denting the gas tank in a tip over, and reviews of the Happy Trails bars breaking the radiator shrouds in a tip over, but I could not find any negative reviews about the Givi crash bars, so I went with the Givi's. Hope I made the right choice. Time will tell! I'll get back with a follow up, if I have any "mishaps" and let you know how they held up, but hopefully not, to be honest.
Also, BEST OF ALL! Revzilla delivered them in ONE DAY!
That's AWESOME SERVICE! You guys definitely earned my business!
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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