TopherD
 
 
 
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    August 5, 2013
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    February 2, 2015
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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires 40 on-road and 60 offroad Compound and wide block tread pattern deliver optimal on and offroad grip and performance Excellent braking and traction on a wide range of surfaces from loose to hard pack High cornering stability on soft terrain Good self-cleaning properties TLTubeless TTTube Type Tires OE Replacement tire for BMW F650 GS BMW R850/1100/1150/1200GS Adventure KTM 690 Enduro KTM 990 Adventure KTM 1190R Adventure
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Short life great tire
PostedFebruary 2, 2015
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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
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
On my BMW R1200 GS I got about 3600 miles or 7 days of riding out of these tires, that's not so good but 500 of thouse were hard off road and the street riding was in the HOT 100+ temp. It's hard to find a tire that will perform as well and still last, so if my riding needs the off-road traction of a large lug this is the tire I will go to, if not and the riding is more street, fire roads and some dirt track I ride the Michelin anakee 3 they will blow your mind at what they can handle.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
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Sidi Crossfire SRS 2 Boots The newest evolution of SIDI's offroad boot the Crossfire 2 features a new adjustable system of the area between the protective calf-exaust and the front of the boot to allow a rider with a wider calf to be very comfortable. Dual Flex System The hinged, dual position, stitch-free upper is constructed from injection-molded plastic. With the exclusive Dual Flex system and the four floating independent straps the Crossfire can provide each rider with a personal fit no matter of body shape or use with knee braces or not. Adjustable Calf System Sidi's exclusive, patented, adjustable calf system allows the rider to adjust the diameter of the Crossfire boot at the calf. This system, along with longer upper straps, allows the Crossfire boot to accommodate riders with larger calves much easier than the previous Crossfire. The Crossfire can accommodate riders with up to a 22-inch calf diameter 14 inches above from the bottom of their heel. The inner plastic plate is made of two different materials a rigid one to support the boot and a heat resistant one to protect the rider's leg from exhaust heat. All components of this system are fully replaceable and are available in a wide variety of colors for the option of customizing the boot to your taste. Heel Detail Three extended ribs are featured at the back of the boot to assist the rider in making upshifts with his heel when starting a race. Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Non-Bootie Design Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome, add to the boot's thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the rider's performance and comfort. Buckles The cam-lock buckle system incorporates a strap memory retention system. Adjust the straps once and they will be at the same position for every ride after that! No more readjusting for every ride or mid-day during a ride. Toe The tip of the toe on the Crossfire and Charger boots are covered with plastic to protect the base material and seems against abrasion from brush etc. Plastic shift and brake lever guards on the top of each foot area. Other Features Lined with air Teflon mesh and Cambrelle Upper in leather and Microfibre material Replaceable shin plate Micro and replaceable Adjustable buckles Dual Flex System Adjustable Calf System Replaceable Metatarsus Inserts Thermoplastic defender on the toe area Anatomically shaped heel Assembled and replaceable boot leg, it is stitch-free Nylon Inner sole with removable arch support TA Rubber sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excelent boot buy one size larger
PostedFebruary 2, 2015
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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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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My last three sets of boots have beven alpinestars, these looked to be a better design, replaceable parts and better strap design. Reading the review I desided to order a size larger than my normal size 10 boot. The size 11 fits perfect! they took two hard 25 mile enduro rids to break them in, so they are a bit stiff to start with now that I have abou 100 miles of hard enduro riding they flex well and are working out vary well! Excelent boot that will take a beating again and again. I use these boots enduro riding on a ktm 200exc (AMA d36) B rider
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Experienced riders know that, for a good tour, the right clothing is just as crucial as technical skill. Dry, comfortable feet help you perform better. The Air conditioning Channel of the REVIT! SUMMER TOURING socks is climate control for your feet, actively and continuously regulating excess heat and moisture. This provides effective protection against moisture and temperature extremes, for both hot and cold environments. 29 MICROFIBER, 22 POLYAMIDE, 19 MERINO WOOL, 12 ROBUR, 11 MYTLAN, 5 ACRYLIC, 2 ELASTANE
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Summer socks? Just like my winter sock?
PostedJuly 29, 2014
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Revit makes a sock, they are now my go to socks for all riding with over 10k miles in the last year including Alaska, Arizona, Utah and California backcountry I have put them through their passes. Fit is great with a right and left sock! Comfort is amazing, but they do not like Velcro ( my boots and riding paints are always sticking to my socks with amazing strength ! The socks get a bit fuzzy in that area but hold up well. Also I have the summer sock and the winter socks but I can't say the summer sock is any cooler, and the winter sock is just a bit more soft! If I had to pick one I would just get the winter sock, with three pair I'm set for a while!
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
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 to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10D-11
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Living with the SMH10
PostedJune 9, 2014
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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
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
SENA makes a great product, this unit is designed to work with up to 4 other units, but you will need to disable all other Bluetooth devises if you intend to keep the units connected(phone, GPS) (If any of the units detect another Bluetooth devise it will drop the current connection to try and pick up the new one). I have four of these units and can keep all four connected in remote areas if we stay with in range, once the connection is lost it is difficult to bring all 4 units back on to the same connection.
We also found that if we passed a car that had Bluetooth enabled our connection would drop, this is tiresome.
On our last trip there were 6 of these units, we decided to connect as groups of no more than three and two seemed to work the best as the third rider would seem to get lost more often than not.
For two riders connecting, it would be hard to beat this unit as of today (June 2014) for larger groups the firmware needs some work to make this unit the best. (They do update the firmware from time to time) Sound quality is excelent, and fit and finish is excelent as well.
This unit has made multiple long distant trips in all weather conditions (Alaska, CA, OR, AZ, UT) my original unit sounds just as good as the last unit I bought.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia Horizon Rain Jacket Unlike standard straight cut or bat wing shaped rain jackets, the Olympia Horizon offers a truly ergonomic fit for added comfort and reduced wind drag at speed. A stow away stretch knit rain hood with rubberized waterproof aqua barrier and neck gator plus an interior stow away jacket compartment makes this style the perfect traveling companion for any destination. Features Unisex sizing Outer shell constructed in sturdy light weight waterproof / breathable rip stop nylon Back overhang detail with hidden mesh panel insert for improved breathability Stretch knit hood with rubberized aqua barrier and neck gator concealed under collar EZ-Pack Storage System - jacket can be stowed away in a self contained storage pocket located in the interior of the jacket Double storm placket front closure Adjustable velcro closure straps at elbows and wrists Slide buckles at waist plus shock cord bottom detail offer maximum adjustability Two exterior waterproof pockets plus inside storage pocket Micro fiber lined collar for added comfort 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front and back plus oversized reflective screen print at side arms for enhanced visibility in low light situations Cool mesh airflow lining
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent rain jacket
PostedMay 12, 2014
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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
I bought this with the paint to replace my revit rain suite, this suite is MUCH higher quality and a better fit. Great quality zippers, Better quality matereales and reinforced stitching where needed. This is an excellent jacket, I where this every day for commuting and it has never let me down nor has it let me get wet! Love it , same with the paint!
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia Horizon Rain Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Horizon Rain Jacket , the Horizon pant offers a light weight waterproof / breathable rip stop nylon shell to ensure all day riding comfort. Generous leg openings with an adjustable velcro closure system makes standing boot entry a breeze. Extra velcro at the lower pant legs offer three inseam length options should an alteration be necessary. An elasticized waist plus side waist slide buckles help riders achieve a customized fit. This pant also offers a built in self storage compartment for small convenient self packing. Authentic Nomex heat shields at the inside lower legs help prevent damage from hot exhaust pipes. Features Unisex sizing Outer shell constructed in sturdy light weight waterproof / breathable rip stop nylon EZ-Pack Storage System - pant can be stowed away in a self contained storage pocket located in the interior of the pant Intake velcro closure panels at lower legs for easy boot on entry and bottom leg opening adjustment Slide waist buckles plus stretch waist detail offer maximum adjustability Authentic Nomex heat shields located at inside lower legs Cool mesh airflow lining
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent rain pant
PostedMay 12, 2014
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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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought this with the jacket to replace my revit rain suite, this suite is MUCH higher quality and a better fit. Great quality zippers, Better quality matereales and reinforced stitching where needed. This is an excellent paint, I where this every day for commuting and it has never let me down nor has it let me get wet! Love it , same with the jacket even better!
Rides: 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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
REV'IT! Monster Gloves
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-A0302
 
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
 
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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