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Kriega UScombo30 Drypack System The Kriega UScombo30 is a 30-litre capacity (Kriega US-20 Drypack US-10 Drypack ) 100 waterproof tailpack combination. Innovative design solution secures the 'base' US-20 bag directly to the motorcycle sub-frame beneath the seat using included webbing buckle loops and Alloy Hook Straps. The US-10 stacks securely on top of the US-20, using a second set of included Alloy Hook Straps. The US-20 also comes equipped with removable shoulder and waist straps. It can be carried courier style, on or off the bike. The US-10 can fit on either side or on top of the US-20. Once connected together they can be removed as one single luggage 'block.' The Kriega UScombo30 tailpack is designed to fit most race-rep and regular style seat pads (all fitting straps included). The pack(s) are easily attached/removed via the included webbing loops / Alloy Hook Straps. No extra bungees or rain covers are required. The US-10 can attach to either side or on top of the US-20. To fit insert US-10 Alloy Hooks in the dedicated webbing loops on the lower side of the US-20 bag and cinch the US-10 down. Secure loose strap ends with supplied Strap Keepers. Once connected the two packs can be removed from the bike as one luggage 'block'. Kriega US packs can also be used effectively on motorcycle racks or metal pannier tops by attaching 1 x set of the supplied webbing buckle loops to the item in question and following the same prodceedure as fitting to a motorcycle. Features 100 waterproof main body RHINOTEK abrasion resiistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant re-enforcement DRYPACK removable, taped-seam liner (white) 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC milled, 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Acetal ITW Airloc buckles YKK water-resistant zips on side pockets Side access zip pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket Shoulder waist straps (US-20) 2 x set of Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee US-20 - 400mm(H) x 260mm(W) x 190mm(D) US-10 - 330mm(H) x 220mm(W) x 125mm(D) 30-liter combined capacity Note The UScombo30 subframe loops are reflective, not black as shown. This will help to ensure a secure connection to the frame of your motorcycle, and to differentiate between the subframe loops and the connection straps.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pissah bags from the UK!
PostedJune 11, 2013
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speed3daddy
From Millis
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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So, these arrived the day before I was supposed to take a long weekend trip to VT. I was unhappy going to bed because, as if I didn't have enough to do the next morning, I had to install the sub-frame straps for the first time while also trying to get three kids off to school.
Need I have worried? Nah - easiest thing in the world once you've figured out the best anchor points.
I got all of the clothes for a weekend getaway and MORE, in the 20 liter pack, and everything else that one might need in the 10.
The mounting and strapping together aspect of these bags was easy and effective, even on my ST3 that rarely accommodates luggage of any description.
Riding, you wouldn't even know they are there!
The only thing that I can't comment on is how dry these dry packs actually are - didn't rain a drop all bloody weekend. I feel cheated! :-)
Bottom line? I'm going to buy a US-30 and a tank strap system for the 10 so I can equip myself for longer rides.
Kriega stuff is excellent and, having spent the first 28 years of my life in the UK, I can only imagine that their R&D department had plenty of opportunity to get this product right.
Well worth the financial outlay!
Rides: 1976 Honda CB550F Super Sport
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH10-11 Bluetooth Headset 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, 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 SMH10 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. Bluetooth 3.0 Includes Universal Microphone Kit Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) Four-way conference intercom Conference phone call with intercom participant Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS Voice prompts Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP Play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial (Patent pending) Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigations Stereo music by 3.5mm audio cable Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Up to 12 hours talk time, 10 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 Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v4.1. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does what it's supposed to do, and very well!
PostedMay 28, 2013
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speed3daddy
From Millis
State:MA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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So, I had been in the market for a Bluetooth unit for a while, but had been somewhat resistant to making such a large investment for something that I could only see myself getting limited use from. Then I stumbled across the Bluetooth video comparison on Revzilla TV, and Anthony settled my concerns. He addressed the features of several units of which the Sena SMH10 fell squarely in the middle in terms of price. So, you can imagine that I was a little surprised when he announced it to be "his favorite" of the bunch. Of course, the cynic in me imagined that Revzilla had a slew of these units sitting on the shelves that needed to be unloaded, but another little voice said "Why? They've never steered you wrong before, have they?"
Long story short, I pulled out the credit card and clicked away.
Two days later, the unit arrived. The first thing I noticed was the sheer quality of the Sena packaging. This, to me, suggested that the contents must be at least a little bit special, right? I was not remotely disappointed. On opening the box, it became apparent that Sena had not left any aspect of their product's efficient use to chance. The SMH10 comes with everything you could possibly need to install your unit on any conceivable type of DOT approved helmet. I, personally, use an AGV Stealth, and from opening the box to having the unit fully installed in the configuration that I wanted, (wired mic, not boom), took about ten minutes.
After having charged it for first time use, (incidentally, the box contains both 12V AND USB to Mini USB charging cords), pairing with my iPhone was a breeze. The instruction booklet is very clearly written, and leaves no doubt - even for the technologically challenged - on how to successfully and safely operate the unit.
Off it goes on its maiden voyage. So there I am, riding along happily listening to Public Enemy when "DING-DING", a text came through. I am not unfamiliar with the voice recognition features of my phone, since I use a Bluetooth earbud in my car for both calls and texting, but I wasn't prepared for how well it worked while traveling at a healthy clip down one of my favorite back-roads. With one light touch to the rearward facing button, there was ZERO problem with making Siri bend to my every desire. I was soon sending complex texts with absolutely no errors whatsoever! When I told the recipient of the text, a colleague of mine, how it was being sent, he was floored......and insanely jealous that he was stuck at work while I was giving him texted instructions from inside a helmet!
Then came a phone call. My biggest concern had always been that, while I might be able to hear the caller, wind noise might garble my transmission and make me difficult to understand at the other end. Not so - the caller was equally as surprised at what I was doing while receiving the call. In fact, he tried to call BS on me, since my voice was apparently "too clear to be coming from the inside of a helmet at 60mph".
So, to summarize, for short-money I got an excellent piece of electronics that does everything it's supposed to exceptionally well. It will undergo its first long-haul trial at the end of next week when I head to Vermont for the weekend, so this review might have to be updated accordingly. I have a feeling though, that any update will not be negative.
So, gripes........
I have none that are the fault of the unit itself.
The only thing that I have noticed is that the earphones could use a specific type of helmet to install optimally. Don't get me wrong, because they work great, it's just that a lifetime of loud music, motorcycles and unprotected exposure to gunfire have made me more than a little deaf, especially in my right ear. Now I would imagine that, had I perfect, hearing,(or just plain younger ears!), then it would be no problem whatsoever to actually install them underneath the thin layer of padding that lines the helmet at the ear locations, but my hearing is not good enough for that. Instead, I have to install the speakers between that padding and my ear which, since they do not come with their own foam padding, can be a little uncomfortable. I've had helmets in the past that have had cutouts in the padding in the ear areas, and I can't help but think that this would be the perfect recipient for this setup. Regardless, I am planning a quick trip to Radio Shack to get some foam covers for them, and that should hopefully be problem solved.
Well, that's my two-cents worth, and I can honestly say that I am one happy camper with the Sena SMH10, and obviously with the people that I bought it from. Without Revzilla's candid video comparisons, I might still be sitting on that fence rather than writing about my most-excellent new toy.
Hope this helps, folks. Happy riding!
Jules.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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