TopherD
 
 
 
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    August 5, 2013
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    February 3, 2014
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REV'IT! Pacific H2O Rain Suit In developing the Pacific H20 rain suit, one of REV'IT!'s main goals was to make it easy to put on in just a few seconds about the time it takes you to get soaked during a heavy shower. Mission accomplished. The solution lies not only in the long, diagonal front closure, but especially in the newly developed, non-stick, PVC-free coating on the inside of the Power Nylon outer shell. The result is a 100 waterproof, breathable, and very practical all-weather companion that will meet the demands of any rider. Convenient features include a storage pocket on the upper leg. For safety, reflection panels on the shoulders and lower legs ensure great visibility. If you need to stand out in traffic even more, the Pacific H2O comes in a high-visibility neon yellow option. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PVC-free PWROxford with PU coating, PVC-free PWROxford EN471 with PU coating (in Neon Yellow color only) Waterproofing 100 waterproof Composition 100 polyester (100 polyurethane coating) Visibility reflection at shoulders and legs, reflective logo at chest and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment tabs at upper arm, cuffs and ankles Features PVC-free XL front zipper Elastic at waistline Includes transport bag Stash pocket on left leg EN343 certified
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good suit poor stitching
PostedFebruary 3, 2014
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I use this suit 5 days a week commuting , for size I bought an extra large, I'm 6' and 180 so it's quite long but I needed the extra room for my business suit and ofer jacket under the rain suit, this works well. And after taking my boots off its easy to step in and out of the rain suit. I have been using the suit for Six five months, the stitching in the zipper started coming out after about 30 days of use, and just keeps coming out. The rain suit also has Velcro along the seem so I'm am just using that for now unfortunately this makes for a not so rain tight fit. For the money they could have stitched in the zipper with a higher quality stitch. For an extra 30 cents they could have made tis a great rain suit. I will eventually bring mine to a talor and have them stitch it correctly. If you buy one just take it to the talor before you use it so you don't get stuck out in the rain with a wide open rain suit.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Monster Gloves The perfect blend of style and function this short, fully perforated leather summer glove incorporates a variety of protective features. Made from supple yet durable goatskin, the MONSTER features PU injected protective panels on the fingers as well as a leather wrapped composite knuckle. Additional Temperfoam padding on the palm provides adequate impact protection while silicon painted Clarino patches on the fingers provide extra grip for the precision feel that every rider demands. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell goatskin, Clarino Insulation tri-fleece lining Protection carbon hard shell knuckle, Temperfoam padding at thepalm ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit pre-shaped ergonomic fit Adjustability draw flap on cuff Features stretch lips at the fingers, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Mixed feelings
PostedDecember 2, 2013
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A great glove with one bad design element in the palm of yor had they put a pad with ridges in it, this forces you had in to an aquard position, expect some time and sore hands to get used to it. I considered taking a gamer to it, this would probably do the trick. After about 3k miles of riding they now feel fine.
The rest of the glove is top rate! Vary comfortable great fit and the flow air well, if they removed the pad put in a small pice of Kevlar this would be my favorate glove, as it stands I would look for a better design. I'm an aggressive GS rider
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Attachable Boom and Wired Microphone SMH-A302
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A great upgrade to my older unit
PostedNovember 11, 2013
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This was a great upgrade from the boom only mic! It's any where and is now totally out of the way! I was always grabbing hold of the old mic when I was carring my helmet around now it's tucked away in the cheek pad and cuts down on wind noise ! And it's cheep wow total bang for the buck
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Rox 2 Pivot Risers for 1 1/8 Handlebars 2 Rise x 1 1/8 Stem Clamp x 1 1/8 Handlebar These Rox Risers feature a 2 center to center rise and are very popular for KTM 690 Enduro, Triumph Tiger 800XC, BMW R1200 GS and GSA owners. Great for many other bikes that come with 1 1/8 handlebars, and may work with stock cables. Features Can be pivoted to desire fore and aft location for ideal riding position CNC machined from billet 6061 T6 aluminum Machine finished, not anodized
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
For off road use
PostedNovember 11, 2013
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A great addition for a 6' rider and off road use, I felt I needed a little taller bar on the GS for longer standing position comfort I notised mostley on long downhill sections. Adding a 2" rise was perfect, they look great and add a great deal of adjustability.
NOTE: I would not need them if I did not ride off road
Simple to add to the triple clamp but tough to tighten because of access to the forward bolts, just remember to tighten the forward bolts of the triple clamp first ( so you can still move the bars with effort, then position the bars where you want them and tighten the rear (closest to the tank) bolts, works great!
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider BMW R1200GS Side Stand Foot Your big BMW engine commands respect off road and on, but you can help it retain that dignity by providing it with a side stand foot that reflects its size. The AltRider Side Stand Foot for the BMW R 1200 GS provides your bike with a larger footprint, so it can easily keep it from sinking into soft ground. Made from hefty 1/8 inch stainless steel, this foot features a 3D tread that echoes the aggressive AltRider Oil Cooler Guard design, while providing traction for your boots. It is the most ergonomic design on the market, allowing easy deployment of the side stand while still on the bike. The AltRider foot also clamps down on the actual foot of the side stand with Torx fasteners, which means the piece will remain tight even after months of use. No more rattling or stripped fasteners. Specifications Made from 1/8 inch stainless steel Torx fasteners (requires T-25 Torx driver) Compatible with BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Height 1 inch Width 4 inches Depth 4 inches Weight 0.5 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A must have for the GS
PostedNovember 11, 2013
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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
The stock kick stand foot is so small you just can't trust it as I have found it even sinks in to black top, this foot is MUCH larger looks good and adds an edge that will keep it put in the dirt. I can now get on the bike fully loaded in soft dirt relying on the foot rest not to sink, it's great!
I must also not it does hit the pavement just before the pegs do under hard cornering, vary hard cornering with a fully loded bike, you are likely never to have this happen, so I highly recommend adding this to your GS
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider BMW R1200GS Skid Plate Kicked-up debris can endanger your BMW engine, but the AltRider skid plate for the R 1200 GS has it covered. Made of sturdy 4.75 mm anodized aluminum, the AltRider skid plate features a corrugated design that multiplies its strength. The 1 3/8 inch radii flanges mirror the profile of the headers, which creates a unique shape that tightly conforms to the underside of the bike. Close turns, brush, and other off road dangers wont pose a threat to your vulnerable header pipes, because this product gives them substantial coverage. And when the front wheel spits back rocks and dirt, the AltRider skid plate will protect your headers cross pipe. Features Easy installation 4.75 mm (3/16 inch) anodized aluminum Mounts using OEM fasteners with supplied bolt/spacer Length 18 inches Height 3.3 inches Width 14 inches Weight 4.5 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A must have for off road
PostedNovember 4, 2013
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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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Looks great and build quality is excellent, it has taken the full 500+ lbs of the bike at speed multiple times and still shows no sign of abuse, love it
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider BMW R1200GS Potentiometer Guard Made from 3.175 mm anodized aluminum, the potentiometer guard has three mounting positions to anchor it in place. The unique third (bottom) mounting position creates a firm hold on the throttle body, which means the guard wont ever shift or snap off. The AltRider Potentiometer Guard provides strong protection, sleek profile and no interference with leg position. Anodized aluminum construction 3 mount points for superior strength Includes Loctite (except on international orders) Height 1 inch Width 4 inches Depth 4 inches Weight 0.17 lbs
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Could be better
PostedOctober 28, 2013
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Looks nice! It will help protect but it should have been made a bit smaller, as it does interfere with my boot when shifting (adventure boot has protection at the shin and that hits the guard) it could have simply been made one inch smaller and there woul be no issue. If you ride without tall boots I would be a little consered about hitting you shin in it ouch!
Better design would have the rider side of this brace with a moe rounded edge. I'm just dealing with it for mow but will likely make a new one to replace it
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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REVIT Sand 2 Jacket Those looking for a jacket to wear on an around-the-world trip need look no further than the REVIT Sand 2. The already popular Sand jacket has been improved with a bevy of innovative new features. The jacket features adjustable VCS zippers that increase ventilation by 200 percent over the originalplus, it has a wind-catcher feature integrated into the zipper for even greater airflow. The jacket is compatible with both Leatt and MOVEO neck brace systems, the latter of which conveniently stays attached when taking the jacket on and off. The Sand 2 also comes with a connection zipper. This makes it easy to connect the jacket with compatible REVIT! trousers and eliminates any gap that would allow water to creep in. With the inner membrane removed, the outer shell can be upgraded with a Challenger cooling vest insert. The Sand 2 comes with CE shoulder and elbow protection and integrated reflective panels for nighttime visibility. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, polyester rib, polyester 600D, PWRwax 1200D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer shell 52 polyester, 48 polyamide (colour 1500 64 Polyamide, 36 Polyester) Lining 67 polyester, 33 polyamide Thermal liner 99 polyamide, 1 polyester (insulation 100 polyester) Membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection ProLife CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type RV Type RV / Size 04 fits SM-MD Type RV / Size 05 fits LG-2XL Type RV / Size 06 fits 3XL-4XL Visibility laminated reflection at chest, upper arms and back, laminated reflective logo at back, reflective logo at upper arms ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, double adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at under arm, adjustment tab at upper arm, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at front, chest, back and under arms Features prepared for Challenger Cooling vest insert, prepared for Leatt and Moveo neck brace, prepared for Vest Connector HV, hydra bag prepared, long and double short connection zipper Pockets stash pockets, membrane storage pocket, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Jacket San 2
PostedSeptember 27, 2013
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
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So warm yet so cool! A true 4 season jacket, I've been roasting in my tourmaster jacket, even with all the vent open it just won't flow. But the Sand 2 it feels like you have a T shirt on their is so much air flow what a difference, a strap to hold the chest vent open make a major difference. And with two liners you can truly keep warm is the coldest so temperatures, armed stays in place and their is a strap over the arm zipper that will keep the armed where it should be even with all the vents open. Also a vary comfortable jacket to where all the time. Best looking jacket on or off the road! Buy it big though I'm a 16 34-35 shirt at 180 lbs and I needed the XL to fit right. I have a large in the tourmaster that is way to big for me.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Sand 2 Pants The REVIT Sand 2 trousers are equipped to keep pace on your wildest adventures. They feature a durable, removable waterproof membrane and a lightweight but highly insulated thermal liner. A grip panel at the seat adds a nice performance touch, as do plenty of pockets for storage and air inlet zippers for added ventilation. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, polyester 600D, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRwax 1200D, sure grip, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer shell 64 polyamide, 36 polyester Lining 75 polyester, 25 polyamide Thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) Membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at knees, double textile seat Visibility Laminated reflection at upper legs and on the calves, reflective logo at waistband ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment strap at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers, grip panel at seat, hook snap front closure Pockets stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
San 2 paint almost as good as the jacket!
PostedSeptember 27, 2013
Customer avatar
TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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This is a great paint, I would recommend one change to improve air flow. The jacket has a strap to half the vent open, just add that to the paint and it would be perfect! With out the strap it is still the best paint I have ever used, the fit is slightly smaller about a 1/2 size smaller if that with a 32"in seem and a 34" waist and 180 lbs the Large fits perfect with or with out the liners. The adjustment for the armor means you wil get the right fit if the size is off a bit. Vary comfortable and vary rugged. Now for the cost, well if you ride a lot and consider they will last 10 to 20 years, I'm sure they will. Then yes they are worth every penny and then some! Note the matching jacket size I needed to go up to an XL I'm not FAT but they don't fit the same and the arms and neck are too nerrow and tight, see review on jacket
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tour Winter Socks The fabrics used in REV'IT socks quickly wick moisture away from the skin, while ventilation channels keep the feet cool, dry, and comfortable. REV'IT adds pure Merino wool for extra insulation to keep your feet warm even on the longest winter touring ride. The anatomically shaped foot-bed supports and cushions your feet, providing support where they need it the most. 29 MICROFIBER, 22 POLYAMIDE, 19 MERINO WOOL, 12 ROBUR, 11 MYTLAN, 5 ACRYLIC, 2 ELASTANE
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A great sock
PostedAugust 5, 2013
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TopherD
From Livermore
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow these socks actually make a big difference, much more than expected! On a 7,000 mile trip http://ridealaskasolo.blogspot.com/ they kept my feet dry and quite comfortable, I brought three pair of riding socks all different brands and on the way to Alaska these were by far the best, I actually preferred waring these after thee days of use than a clean pair of the others, yes that good, ok so on my return trip I used them 6 days in a row because they were still better than waring the other tow brand socks, that reminds me I'm buying two more pair of these socks, to replace the others!
Rides: 2008 Buell 1125R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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