Hawke
 
 
 
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    February 15, 2013
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Reevu FSX1 Rear-View Modular Helmet Reevu, the technology-leader in rear vision helmets has introduces the world's first rear view modular helmet system. Reevu has been the industry leader in rear view technology with their patented mirror system, manufactured from a reflective polycarbonate material rather than glass! The polycarbonate material is almost impossible to break, weighs less than glass and provides additional safety and comfort to the rider. The mirror system essentially bends the light around the shell of the helmet, offering a clear view of what's behind. The Reevu System works just like a car's rear view mirror offering awareness of the road ahead and behind without making a conscious effort as both are simultaneously in your field of view. Features: Tri-composite carbon fibreglass, Kevlar and synthetic hi-tenacity advanced fibre shell Dual density EPS Polycarbonate ventilation slots that together with the channeling on the inside shell, allow the air flow inside the helmet Polycarbonate injected visor with high optical quality and easy shield swap Completely removable and washable lining for perfect comfort and cleanliness The Reevu Mobility Program gives the rider the opportunity to replace their Reevu helmet that has been damaged in a crash with a new one at just 1/2 of the price Note: Helmet ships with clear face shield.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My helmet of choice
PostedJanuary 9, 2016
Customer avatar
Hawke
From Perkasie
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I ride primarily a 1993 Kawasaki Voyager XII and 2008 Kawasaki KLR650.
For about 5-6 years a Reevu helmet has been my helmet of choice.The rear-view technology is invaluable. I just ordered my second FSX1 which will be my 5th Reevu helmet. I`m pretty hard on helmets, forget and drop them accidentally off my handlebar or seat, do a lot of all weather, all season (minus snow and ice) riding at about 10-12k miles per year; mostly commuting and touring.
FSX1 Fit is right on the mark. It is comfortable, cheek pads are not to tight and I think comfortable with some room I can wear a layer or 2 of my balaclavas (depending on how cold it is). There is a neck collar pad that helps to cut out wind/chill in colder temps and it can be removed for warmer weather if you decide to do so. This pad does not cause chafing and is also comfortable.
The modular section has a chin curtain to also help with wind protection and wind noise reduction. The chin strap is easy to adjust and the ratchet clasp makes for a secure restraint but easy on and off as well with a tug on the clasp strap. It is not the lightest helmet on the market but weight does not bother me and the weight does not cause me neck or muscle pain. It is just right as far as weight.
Noise is about average and I do not need ear plugs; I can hear my Bluetooth headset and music from my bike speakers just fine. It works well with my Cardo ScalaRider Teamset Pro Bluetooth headset gear.
The modular faceshield section is easily opened and closed. The clear faceshield could use a few more detents (opening notches) so that in colder weather you can adjust it open a smaller amount (about half of the opening it does now) just enough to let some air in to help keep inside visor clear and fresh air flow. The vents (chin and forehead) are adequate but need the visor opened a bit to assist when it fogs up (like any other helmet I've had like Shoei, HJC, etc.).
Rearview system has improved since I started purchasing Reevu helmets. The mirror system presents a non-intrusive and clear, non-distorted image of directly behind me, eliminating dangerous blindspots. I still use all of my mirrors and aving Reevu rear-view support increases my ability to see behnd me 100%. The rear view optical part is easily adjusted on the fly. The rear view visor (shield part on the back of the helmet that allows light and view of objects) is mirrored which helps to reduce the glare. Very clear at night and not only just shows the headlights but additional detail without glare. Glare from the sun also is reduced when sun shines in from the rear into the reqar view system. It does not block forward view and the rear view optical part acts as a sun visor for those days where sun is directly in your eyes. My original FSX1 was black, this time I purchased a white one for increased visibility.
This is a highly recommended helmet! Feel free to contact me if you have questions or see my additional blog article and pictures (with the Bluetooth set) on these helmets at: http://rmpmotosports.com/wordpress/?page_id=742
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure Heated Grips The Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure heated handlebar grips are made especially for adventure bikes. The grips have ergonomically engineered surface structures to optimize riding performance. Thicker rubber in areas of maximum wear rhombus tread patterns for high levels of grip and feel diamond tread pattern where maximum grip is required. Overall grip length is 5.19 and can be trimmed to a minimum length of 4.80 without damaging the heating elements. What really sets the Oxford Heaterz apart The answer is many tried and tested features such as the silicon cables which provide flexibility in the coldest weathers and the winter grade wiring prevents cracking and short circuits. The bonded grip design has been in use for many years and is well proven. The grip compound and thermo plastic rubber construction is designed to absorb vibration, making them extremely comfortable and durable, often outlasting standard grips. The silicone wires that come from the grip are angled to eliminate water ingress and resulting corrosion/ice damage and have special unique internal supports which are heat shrunk together to prevent damage if the wires are snagged. In addition, five carefully chosen heat settings allow the perfect temperature to be selected in ALL weathers and most importantly, the switch will switch off if the voltage drops to 10.5V to ensure that the battery is not damaged to the point that it cannot be recharged to full capacity. Easier than ever to install due to the new intelligent heat controller eliminating any need to wire the positive to a live ignition feed simply connect the 2 ring connectors to the battery. You'll find everything supplied by Oxford to fit your Heaterz from a wiring loom with ring connectors to the battery with simple plug and play connectors to attach to the switch and grips, smart mounting bracket and switch right down to the glue and cable ties all neatly packaged in one box. Features: Fits most 7/8 handlebars Standard length: 5.19 Minimum length: 4.80 Sealed for life 5 heat settings give the perfect operating temperature with LED lights to indicate the level Up to 122F (50C) Rainproof switch Draws under 4A Miniaturized electronics Simpler wiring Sonically welded 2 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If you are looking for heated grips this is a great product for the price!
PostedApril 7, 2014
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Hawke
From Perkasie
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had Oxford heated grip products for a number of years and I just replaced my original Oxford heated grips because they just wore out from use. My old grips were well worn from keeping me warm faithfully in temps down to the teens. I was hoping to make it through the winter of 2013-2014 but recently they finally quit. I was pleased to find out that Oxfor has an updated version (The Adventure grips you are now reviewing for yourself).
The Adventure grips are well worth the investment, It was a very easy installation and the improvements Oxford has made to the product makes is "plug-N-Play"-like so that you are back on the road quickly. In the two weeks that I've had this, my second set of Oxford grips, I am entirely pleased.
The control unit is waterproof and hardened for the weather. All the wiring is robust and connectors are designed to keep out the water. Wiring eyelets or loops are for ready connection to the battery and if you are worried about accidentally flat-lining your battery, this kit has a voltage sensor and watches out for you and will shut off the grips (if you forget to) at 10.5v with the battery saver feature.
The grips went on as expected (follow the instructions) and they are comfortable and bring up the heat as they should. When applying the grip glue use care to not foul up your throttle.
With a gloved hand in a few minutes you are again comfortable and your muscles are not tightening from the cold. Muscle fatigue is dangerous these grips provide the solution. Five settings on the controller provide you an improved range for heat. Two larger buttons provide for easy control of the heat levels. It comes with everything you need to install (mounting bracket, hardware, zip ties, etc.)
The price is worth the investment to ensure an enjoyable (AND SAFE) ride with hands that are warm and can safely adjust your motorcycle’s controls. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Highly recommended.
Fitment: 2008 KLR650 (63k + miles)
Riding type: Commuter and Touring.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Reevu MSX1 Helmet - Solid Colors The world's first rear-view helmet. Reevu has been the industry leader in rear view technology with their patented mirror system, manufactured from a reflective polycarbonate material rather than glass. The polycarbonate material is almost impossible to break, weighs less than glass and provides additional safety and comfort to the rider. The mirror system essentially bends the light around the shell of the helmet, offering a clear view of what's behind. The Reevu System works just like a car's rear view mirror offering awareness of the road ahead and behind without making a conscious effort as both are simultaneously in your field of view. Features: Patented rear-view technology Tri-composite carbon fiberglass, Kevlar and synthetic hi-tenacity advanced fiber shell Fully removable and washable liner Anti-fog face shield The Reevu Mobility Program gives the rider an opportunity to replace their Reevu helmet that has been damaged in a crash with a new one at just 1/2 of the price Note: Helmet ships with clear face shield.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
You're missing out if you don't purchase one!
PostedFebruary 15, 2013
Customer avatar
Hawke
From Perkasie
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
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Most of the great features have been discussed by many reviewers. All I can say is that if you do not purchase this helmet you are missing out on improving your motorcycling safety. After well over 25,000 miles I am SOLD on this revolutionary helmet system. The MSX1 changes everything and if there are any drawbacks they pale in light of the excellent quality and features of this helmet.
My detailed review at: http://rmpmotosports.com/wordpress/?page_id=742
Yes, I recommend this product.
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