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    May 8, 2013
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    October 25, 2014
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Saddlemen Saddlebag Lid Organizer BMW R1200GS Features Mounts easily into saddlebags lids with included hook-and-loop fastener strips Easy removal just lift up on the edge and peel out of bag Each organizer features solid or mesh storage pockets that let you separate your gear Pouches are shaped to hold tools, electronics or other convenience items Each organizer is designed thin to give you more space in the saddlebag Measures 12.5 x 15.25
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product!
PostedOctober 25, 2014
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COMMERCIALPILOT76
From Suffolk
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First things first! Good product overall... It makes use of all the wasted space in the lid of my panniers which are about 2 inches deep. It seems that some thought was put into the pockets initially as a lot of my tools, medical supplies, spare fuses, and tire repair kit fit nicely. My tire pump fits like a glove in the pocket with the zipper! Almost as if someone took some measurements of a few electric air pumps on the market and built one of the pockets accordingly. Just don't load them down too heavy or your hinges will be under more stress than they were designed for while the lids are open. I have done multiple trips from the east cost to slightly west of the Mississippi and they were truly an asset. Not having to dig through my panniers to get at a tool, a spare battery for my gps or a cloth to clean the windscreen, was convenient.
Now for the only down side: The velcro that comes with the product for mounting them in the lid of my panniers was nowhere near strong enough. And the glue would peel off after a few hours of riding in the mid-day sun (June). So each time I would stop for fuel I will open my panniers to grab my tire gauge and would find the entire Lid organizer resting on my pannier inserts. The glue was a mess! The GOOD news is that the fix is too easy! I stopped in at Lowe's and got a few feet of extra wide industrial strength velcro and replaced the weak stuff that came with the product. Every since everything has been perfect...
This is not a reflection of Saddleman as I am sure they just wanted to keep the price down but in the end the standard velcro is the weak link an must be replaced by the end user. I would pay an extra 10 bucks if the product came with better Velcro. The product is top quality and I expect many years of flawless service from these Lid organizers.
Rides: 2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves Featuring the same technical specifications as the Summit glove, the REVIT Summit H2O offers the added functionality of total waterproofing. Thanks to the addition of hydratex Pro Touch membrane, which is fixed to the inside of the goatskin outer shell, your hands stay dry, no matter the weather, while offering an unsurpassed level of comfort and a perfect grip. The REVIT Summit H2O is a great choice as a fall/spring and summer waterproof glove. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, PWRKevlar stretch, sure grip, suede leather with WR finish, hypalon Lining tri-fleece liner Waterproofing hydratex Pro Touch (5000mm H2O) Breathability hydratex Pro Touch (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 80 leather, 18 polyamide, 2 aramide lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyurethane Protection PU injected finger knuckles, TPR hard shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, schoeller-keprotec at palm, EVA foam at thumb and palm Visibility reflection at cuff, reflective logo at cuff ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not water proof!
PostedOctober 18, 2013
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COMMERCIALPILOT76
From Norfolk
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Did a long ride from Virginia to Gloucester, mass back in June. On the way back I went through moderate/ heavy rain and my hands were soaked. I even had the gauntlet tucked under the cuff of my rain gear just to make sure that water wouldn't get in to the glove that way. Still, Hands were wet!. When I got back to Virginia, it took 2 more days for them to dry completely. Out side of that, they were great gloves. With the heated grips on my gs, I have ridden in temps in the low 40's! They are on the thick side so it took a little time to get a feel for the controls. But that was expected for this type of glove. Good cold weather glove but not in the rain! Would be a great glove with Gortex! Too bad because this is a good looking glove!
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidis best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design Sole Soft lugged sole for maximum grip. Composite inner sole. Protection Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Malleolus external guard to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Fit Function Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider's feet. Single Flex System upper. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Replaceable strap / buckle system. Removable arch support. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Cambrelle lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality product. Ideal for any adventure rider!
PostedMay 8, 2013
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COMMERCIALPILOT76
From Hampton Roads
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
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I have been riding in the Adventure Rain boots for about a 1500 miles. So far, they have lived up to their reputation.
Once they had arrived I checked their fit and it was as expected. Of course, with any new leather boot it must be broken-in so I wore them around the house as much as possible. One trick that always helps speed up the breaking in process is to simply get them wet (exterior only) and continue to wear them around for a few hours and then let them dry. I repeated this for about 3 days and that was about all that was necessary. This is what works for me.
The only negative thing that I noticed about the boot was the notorious squeak that I read in all of the reviews. And yes it is annoying! The squeak is due to the material associated with the hinge around the ankle while you are walking in the boots. But I found a simple solution in my garage. I used some “silicone” garage door lubricant spray. Just hold each boot upside down and spray a small amount of silicone lube in the hinge area allowing the silicone to wick underneath the hinge material along the back of the boot. Wipe off the excess silicone and you should notice an immediate improvement. If there is still some squeak re-apply more silicone lube. Just remember to wipe off any excess.
It will be difficult to feel the shift lever until the boots are well broken-in. It’s not really a big deal for an experienced rider. About three weeks into riding this was a non-issue.
In the beginning I was debating weather or not to get the Adventure Gortex instead of the Rain boots. After reading the reviews I found that the Adventure Rains held up just fine so I elected to save the extra 100 dollars to feed my Starbucks habit. Lol. The boots are most certainly waterproof! I took a weekend long rider refresher course where it poured down rain the entire weekend…. My feet were bone dry and never once got cold(42 degree weather). I usually swear by GORTEX but in this case, SIDI makes a quality product that far exceeded my expectations.
One more thing, if you are wearing the adventure rains and off-road adventure riding pants that have kneepads, hip pads ect. It will be a challenge to sit down in the bathroom! The boots ride just below the knee so you may just want to kick them off before hand...
As far as their appearance goes, my hat goes off to SIDI for a job well done!!!! Like with all Sidi products, great design, craftsmanship and unmatched quality.
Rides: 2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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