Lifesharlequin
 
 
 
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    April 12, 2013
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    August 5, 2013
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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset The SMH10R is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for sportbike riders who prefer smaller form factor for maximizing their riding performance, yet maintaining rich features of Bluetooth intercom. With the SMH10R, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with other riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth and the advanced digital signal processing technology inherited from the SMH10, the SMH10R offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, its super thin and compact form factor contribute higher performance for sports bike riding and it makes the SMH10R a perfect companion of sports bike riders. Features Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Ultra slim feather light 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 Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Can be used while charging on road trip Individual volume control for each audio source Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty General Specifications Talk time 8 hours Stand-by time 7 days Intercom working distance up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55C (14F 131F) Dimensions 70.7 mm x 36.6 mm x 15.5 mm (2.8 in x 1.4 in x 0.6 in) Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Audio Specifications Built-in SBC Codec Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Bluetooth Specifications Profiles Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth 3.0 CE, FCC and IC Certificates Includes Headset Main Unit Speakers Attachable Boom Microphone Wired Microphone Replaceable Battery Pack Battery Charger Adapter USB Power Data Cable Cigarette Charger Users Guide
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Found on sale, and for the price it's perfect.
PostedAugust 5, 2013
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Lifesharlequin
From Atsugi-shi, Japan
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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Being Navy means its illegal for me to use in-ear or any on-ear headphones while driving or motorcycling, so finally going straight with the fact that I don't move without music in my ears, I saw this on sale and grabbed it.
First impressions is its all well made with strong wiring and thick insulation. The ease of install is more about your helmet than this headset, but even with my full neck collar in my Bell Vortex, the cabling is more than long enough and I had to tuck the extra between the collar and outer shell.
Sound quality is very good for on-ear style headphones, but as you'd expect versus something in-ear, you lose out on low and mid range frequency response, and in trying to get them back, your high's become excessively loud. Loudness is not something this set lacks. It will go loud enough to hurt, so be wary of that when the turbulence starts picking up and you adjust volume to compensate. I did this a lot a decade ago mowing lawns and the result is you can hear the music over the motor, but you're left with ringing and damaged hearing.
The bluetooth is easy to setup, but be prepared for some slight lag in response when pairing up with an iPhone and Siri... about half a second between hearing the tone to talk and it actually registering your voice. The controller is in no way too small. You only have 3 major buttons and a firm press into any of the 3 pads with gloves on and you'll still feel the physical click of the switch, and the spacing between the buttons is easy a fat finger each, so no chance of mis-switching.
Overall, I'm very impressed, and on sale it's a bargain. Think I got mine here while they sold it for $170ish. Zero buyer's remorse. Only complaint is sound just isn't as good as my Sony Hi-Fi or Klipsch in-ear buds, but at least this way it's legal for me.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Face shield for Bell Vortex, Bell Star, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Replacement shield Fits Vortex, Star, Revolver, and RS-1 Helmets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Light Blue Iridium for the Win
PostedApril 30, 2013
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Lifesharlequin
From Atsugi-shi, Japan
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I don't like wearing sun glasses, and I hate the idea of having to switch faceshields because I go to work when the sun's up and leave when its a few hours from coming back up. You still retain all the anti-fog and protection of the original faceshield, but now I have good protection from the sun and I still see perfectly well at night even without starlight or a strong moon.
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Bell Vortex Attack Helmet The Attack Helmet sports another military inspired graphic in the Bell Vortex Helmet line. This graphic is available either in gray scale or red/white/gray and features raised graphics along the seam lines. Bold stripes along the back of this helmet serve a dual purpose as a design element and to boost visibility via their reflectivity. Bell Vortex Helmets provide a lot of value for your dollar because they are packed with features also seen in their big brother the Star. Check out the features listed below and you will see why these helmets are the complete package. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut) Removable and washable, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner Padded Wind collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever Clear NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield. Dark tint and other shields available for purchase separately Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper Five-year warranty Approximate weight 1600g Comes with clear faceshield only Certification Snell M2010, DOT Our Opinion of the The Bell Vortex Helmet The Bell Vortex Helmet has grown to be one of the top selling and more ubiquitous 200 sport helmets in the RevZilla family. The light weight, Snell Rating and ability to use the Bell Photochromic shield allow the Bell Vortex Helmet to cover a lot of the bases the typical sport or track day rider is looking for in a reasonably priced helmet. Many times we see this type of functionality only available in helmets over the 300 mark. In the 3/4 or tuck position the Bell Vortex Helmet will provide a great solution in just about any spirited or sport riding scenario. If you find a graphic or color that suits your taste and you have an intermediate oval head shape, the Bell Vortex is a great option.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid helmet at a solid price.
PostedApril 30, 2013
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Lifesharlequin
From Atsugi-shi, Japan
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Was debating between this and the AGV K3, but in the end the features on this helmet and airflow sold it for me. Intermediate Oval means it fits a bit closer to my nose and chin than my old Seven Zero Seven from Cyclegear, which makes my nose rub occasionally on the breath guard. Bit of dense foam fixed that problem. Ventilation kept the sweat and fogging at bay during a rain storm I was stuck in for several hours without allowing water into the helmet. It did finally fog after the 2nd hour or so when I was pretty warm waiting at the lights.
Only complaint I have is the helmet doesn't perfectly fit the shape of my head like the Seven Zero Seven did. The nose guard combined with slightly thin padded for the top of the head let the helmet grind on those parts a bit in the first week, but now broken in I don't even notice those fit problems. Sizing is a bit small to me. My old helmet was a medium and this one is a large. Make sure you measure your head and go by manufacturer's charts.
Visibility is excellent. Took the helmet to a track, an even though I only keep a single right-hand 3" street fighter mirror on my bar-end, I was able to see a faster bike coming in on my tail from the left while still focusing on the track.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Dainese Avro D-Dry Jacket Focus Self-assertion and sports passion come together in this jacket designed with an eye to the new Dainese suits and dedicated to riders in search of lightweight, technical gear with a close eye on price as well. Safety is guaranteed by homologated composite protectors, a pocket for the type-G back protector, and reflective inserts. The ergonomic cut, elasticated inserts, side, collar, and cuff adjustment possibilities, and the jacket-pants fastening zip all permit the widest range of fit and freedom of movement combined with a removable thermal lining and ventilation zips to offer remarkable riding comfort. Features Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 Material Abrasion and tear resistance Cordura Comfort Fabric Mugello Fabric Comfort Jacket trousers fastening system Adjustable neck fastener Wrist Volume regulator Waist adjustment Breathable waterproof D-Dry interior Exteneral Fabric with water-resistance treatment Idraflap front closing Air vents Removable Thermal LIner Waterproof pocket on front strip Refelecting inserts Internal pocket Pocket on removable liner 3 outer pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Versatile All Season All Weather Jacket
PostedApril 20, 2013
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Lifesharlequin
From Atsugi-shi, Japan
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Been riding with this jacket for a month or so now and was just caught in my first proper rain storm for a couple hours, and it is excellently waterproof. The outer pockets are not waterproof, however, and all my toll money was soaked at the end of the trip. Material is highest quality textile, and water just beads off it. Jacket/pants zipper system works very well, but isn't the easiest to zip up for me, but it might be because I have a 54 IT jacket and 52 IT pants. I've got the G2 back protector, and again, fits perfectly. Airflow is a bit weak, so I'm probably going to a full mesh in the full heat of summer. Only vents are on the back and tricky to get at when jacket is already on.
Definitely recommended for a quality touring suit.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Dainese TRQ-Race Out Boots D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguard's TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Lorica uppers D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Internal regulation with Velcro closing with the zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Soft inserts Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design Replaceable plastic slider (1999885 Stainless Steel Boot Slider Kit, 1996252 Plastic Slider Kit. 08)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very happy with these boots!
PostedApril 12, 2013
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Lifesharlequin
From Atsugi-shi, Japan
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
Just got these boots in and they fit perfectly, but I generally already know my Euro size. They are a bit narrow, but thankfully a good 2 hour ride broke them in very well. Walking in them is a lot stiffer than my worn in touring boots, but the soles are a bit more solid. No issues with creaks or noises coming from the TRQ joint, and they are extremely comfortable on the bike. I do wish the inner boot was removable for washing after a very hot summer day though, but tons of ventilation that kept my foot nice and cool even on my leg roasting naked bike.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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