Tom8989
 
 
 
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 Dainese Norsorex Pants
Dainese Norsorex Pants
Dainese Norsorex Pants Incomparable comfort, combined with a high level of protection, characterize this protective under pant. Pro Shape structure integrates Crash Absorb material to protect knees in compliance with the requirements of the standard EN 1621.2/97. Elastic silicon bands at the ankles keep the pant in position, while elastic Jersey material ensures optimal comfort during sporting activities. Features Knee protectors certified according to the standard EN 1621.1/97 Pro Shape and Crash Absorb paddings on the coccyx and thigh areas Removable coccyx pad Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the ankles Perforated Pro-Shape Breath-able Jersey material
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good comfort - peace of mind
PostedAugust 4, 2014
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Tom8989
From Bangkok
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I ride a lot of recreational miles on weekends and usually wear jeans.. The Norsorex pants seemed a good alternative to finding just the right size of protective Kevlar jeans. None would ever fit just right. I have used the Norsorex pants 4-5 times in hot weather. They are super comfortable and fit under all but skinny jeans. The hip and knee pads are soft-ish and are pliable. The spandex material grips enough at the ankle and waistband to keep everything together. On a wet trip over 5 hours, everything was soaked, but the pants stayed tight and relatively comfortable. One gripe is the rear but pad that gets annoying after a few hours. There is no way to remove the pads and care when washing - hang to dry. I haven't been 'down' in these but I will use them under proper riding pants too. Size is accurate. Order what you would normally get in western (US) size.
Rides: 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Roadster XL883R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars SMX 6 Boots The Alpinestars SMX6 Boots feature performance for both track and street that is anatomically profiled and packed with innovative features, the S-MX 6 incorporates the latest advancements in Alpinestars performance footwear design and development. Every component on the CE certified S-MX6 has been carefully designed to give you a crucial performance edge or keep you on the track for longer, in the form of protection innovations, improved ergonomics and comfort features. Features Main upper material constructed from advanced microfiber for durability and repeated abrasion resistance Ergonomic new last for forefoot streamlining to enable greater control of the bikes controls and for superior, wide-ranging foot profile, fit and comfort Alpinestars innovative TPU lateral ankle brace protection provides a biomechanical support between lateral top calf/shin and ankle and offers improved structural integrity, protection against impact shocks, repeated abrasion resistance and flex support Alpinestars new and exclusive compound rubber sole promotes improved feel and grip, water dispersion and durability Air vents on the heel counter and shin plate plus breathable mesh inserts (vented version only) improve comfort and reduce fatigue on short and long rides High modulus TPU injected shin guard, calf protector, heel counter, shift pad and toe slider for improved shock protection and durability Double density ankle protector on medial side layered under the upper offers protective performance in key area Integrated, replaceable bi-injected TPU slider features new easy screw fixing concept for quicker and easier replacement Innovative instep and Achilles accordion flex zone construction for superior comfort, extension, control and support Internal insole with the shank reinforcement integrated for added support to the arch area and foot protection Medial side entry opening/closure system features elastic-mounted zipper with wide Velcro closure for flexibility and secure fit. The aperture opening is large to promote easier in/out Internal toe box protection is layered under the upper for durability, improved feel and performance Breathable textile interior lining features anti-sliding suede reinforcement on heel area help keep foot in position while riding New, dual compound removable anatomic footbed includes EVA and Lycra for performance, comfort and support CE certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really Perfect All-Rounder Sport / Tourer Boot
PostedSeptember 23, 2013
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Tom8989
From Bangkok
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my First review of a long boot. I have a pair of SM X-2 shorty boots as comparison. The sizing for me is consistent with the other Alpine Stars fit. I'm a 10.5 W which is really 44 in both the SMX-2 and SMX-6. Good room in the toe box.
I've ridden 150 km in these after walking around the house for an hour to break them in.. They're stiff without being uncomfortable, and the sole is very soft. On the controls, the boot and toe pad feels is a bit stiff for shifting, but this only a comparison to SMX-2 and the ease of moving the ankle on a short boot vs. full length. In 90 degree Thailand heat, the boots are warm, but the inner wicking material does its job, my feet were never uncomfortable.
The Velcro is very sticky, I just wish the calf would cinch a bit tighter for a more snug fit.. Otherwise, the quality of the product is top notch.
Delivery and customer service was impressively fast and I'm looking forward to a 1k km Europe tour next in these bad boys. Did I mention the look of the black with red logo looks perfect on the Monster.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset 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 Headset Main Units Speaker-Microphone Clamp Units USB Power and Data Cables (Micro USB) Cigarette Lighter Chargers (Micro USB) 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cables Glued Surface Mounting Adaptors Microphone Sponges Velcro Pads for Speakers Allen Wrenches Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10-11
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As good as Advertised
PostedAugust 12, 2013
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Tom8989
From Bangkok
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Thanks to my fellow RevZilla members, I bought and installed the SMH-10 universal to my Shoei GT-Air helmet last week. So far, I've made a good assessment of the sound/voice quality and the features.
Installation in the helmet takes about 30 minutes, just be sure to snake the wires (and I recommend searching for a YouTube video of the SMH10 installation in a full face helmet. Makes it simple).
The voice activation features are annoying. Every cough or throttle crack on the bike triggers the voice to say, "Intercom fail". Better off disabling the feature, and using your fingers to trigger the phone or music is fine. The sound quality is a little bit "tinny" but I think its fine. If you want a concert - go to a concert.
Recommend this is great.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega US-30 Drypack The Kriega US-30 is 30-litre capacity 100 waterproof motorcycle tailpack. Unique design solution enables fitment can fit directly to the bike's subframe or solid mounting under the seat. The US-30 also comes equipped with removable shoulder and waist straps, so it can be carried courier style, on or off the bike. Base anti-slip mesh also doubles as a pocket to store the shoulder and waist straps when the US-30 is attached to the bike. The shoulder strap connects to the large D-rings at each end of the pack and the waist strap connects to 2 fold away buckles at the corners of the mesh-pocket. The Kriega US-30 motorcycle tailpack is designed to work perfectly with pretty much any motorcycle, via a super secure attachment to the sub-frame. The pack is easily attached/removed by 4 x quick-release buckles, and no extra bungees or rain covers are required. The Kriega US-30 tail pack utilizes the latest generation of fitting straps US Alloy Hook Straps allow tailpack combinations of up to 90-liters to be carried with confidence and convenience. Easy on/off with no loose straps remaining. Custom CNC milled, aircraft grade, 6061-T6 alloy hooks attach to the four discreet web loops located on the sub-frame of the bike. Fitting method is particularly suitable for traditional one-piece motorcycle seats and bolt-on seat pads/racks, as well as standard seats. US packs can be mounted inline or across the seat. See US Alloy Hook Strap page for full fitting instructions. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Features 1000D Dupont Cordura (100 waterproof main body) RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant re-enforcement DRYPACK removable tape-seamed liner (white) 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong Acetal ITW Airloc buckles YKK water-resistant zips 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Side access zip pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket Shoulder waist straps 1 x set US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 30-litre capacity 445mm(H) x 295mm(W) x 225mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Better than Panniers for a Sport Bike
PostedAugust 12, 2013
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Tom8989
From Bangkok
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I looked and looked at different Ogio and Givi bags for my Ducati Monster - but the Revzilla guys turned me on to the Kriega US system, and I can now recommend. I received the US10 and US20 - but quickly replaced the 10 for a US 30. I think the 10 is a bit small to be useful.
The install instructions are just adequate, I think a better diagram is on the website. In any case, the straps for attachment to the under-seat are excellent and the clips are robust enough to secure. I've been on a short ride over rough terrain and tested the US20 "Loaded" with JoeRocket jacket, baseball glove, iPad, riding gloves. Still more room to put stuff, but it was representative of a common load for the US20. I had no problem cinching the clips and the aluminum clip to the hold-down clips on the bag. It took about 30 minutes to hide the straps under the seat.
I'll definitely take these on the road to Europe or in any harsh weather. No rain yet, but I think these will do the trick.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Alpinestars SMX 2 Boots Low cut street riding boot, giving ultimate flexibility and uninhibited ankle movement, while retaining comprehensive foot protection and riding performance technology Inner side zipper, with Velcro over flap closure, make entry and exit highly convenient Heel protection detail and toe shifter pads Replaceable TPU toe-sliders Molded rubber sole with internal shank for rigidity and protection
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Have to love the style to justify the $
PostedMay 6, 2013
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Tom8989
From Bangkok
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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Wide
Wide
I really fell in love with the style of these boots. If you're
looking for a descent touring boot that you can wear around town, this is it. I'm usually a size 10.5 US, and read the review since these run big - I ordered a 44 instead of 45- and they fit perfectly.
Hold down straps are a bit chincy but work for now. Velcro and zipper system for rear entry works well, very well padded inner cuff are comfortable even after my 150 km in 2 hrs traffic threading. Toe sliders haven't come into play yet buy the boot looks like it offers good protection.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover Features The Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover made from high-density treated polyester to withstand today's elements and be water-resistant Treated with exclusive UVEX to block out harmful UV rays that are the leading cause of color fading Air ventilators to prevent condensation and heat shield lower panels Four oversized grommets with bungees at front wheel and middle of bike for security Soft windshield liner and snug fully-elasticized hem Packed into its own attractive carry all Not intended for trailering Size Guidelines Medium fits 125-600cc Standards without windshield or accessories, and Sport Bikes Large fits 250-600cc Standards with windshield and accessories, and larger Sport Bikes X-Large fits 650-1100cc Standards and Touring Bikes with windshields and accessories XX-Large fits 1200-1500cc Standards and Touring bikes with windshield and accessories Note Model Numbers Are MC-902. 903 904
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very good cover for the buck
PostedMay 6, 2013
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Tom8989
From Bangkok
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I purchased this cover for my Ducati. The weather is on average 90°F. I purchased an extra large so I could hide even the rims- and the elastic fits over very snuggly and the tiedown strap also works well.
We will see if it really hides UV rays and also the wind and rain. I especially like the carrycase as it does fit very compactly so you can bring it on the road with you.
Not bad.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Velocity Mesh Jacket True to the Velocity series, ultra-affordable doesnt mean you have to sacrifice protection, versatility, style, or summer comfort. Features FreeAir mesh shell Quick release, removable waterproof liner Contoured armor at the shoulders and elbows Removable Dual Density spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine armor High density rib padding 6-point SureFit custom adjustment system 2 outside pockets, 1 inside pocket Extended back Belt loops for pant attachment Reflective stripe
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It works in Thailand - it will work anywhere
PostedMay 4, 2013
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Tom8989
From Bangkok
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I purchased this jacket based on good recommendations from the other users. I looked for massive airflow for Bangkok weather (@ 90 degrees +), the removable inner rain liner is excellent. The jacket has two pockets on the outside - for my phone and wallet, and an inside pocket also usable. Can attach pants to the jacket so its a good option for short-ish rides and some weekends, (bring the liner with you).
I'm taken by the amount of features in the jackets. I have another Joe Rocket jacket that I had for 8 years, so I'm happy with zipper quality, mesh quality and the amount of armor in the jacket.
Yes, the back pad could be tougher, but the elbow, shoulder and side padding are enough. I rode with the jacket for about 300 km. so far and it does give some good air flow.
My only gripe is that the size is a bit short. I wore an L in the other Joe Rocket jacket (don't remember the model) and ordered L in this one. I'm 6' and 208, with an athletic build and the waist is a bit short. Sleeves are fine and shoulders and elbows fit right. I wish the length to be a bit longer.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei GT-Air Wanderer Helmet SHOEI introduces the GT-Air, a lightweight full-face helmet with improved ventilation, a fully removable noise-reducing interior, a built-in sun visor and a distinctively stylish shell that is as good looking as it is integral to its performance while on the road. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Multi-Piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift, as well as diminishes pressure on the riders neck while riding at speed Sun Shield Visor System Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield Distortion-free shield blocks 99 of harmful UV rays Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, helping allow for the integrity of the helmets inner EPS liner to remain intact Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) High performance fiber materials are combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the helmet more easily removable Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CNS-1 Shield System The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Includes new redesigned Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise Scratch-resistant shield coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV AB rays Safety Certification DOT-218 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, The GT-Air Wander and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Coming from RF1000
PostedMay 4, 2013
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Tom8989
From Bangkok
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I just recently received to an APO and I ride in Thailand. The GT Air helmet is perfect for this weather (90+ degrees) and bright sun - for the air flow and internal sun visor. I debated buying another Shoei RF1100 - and use a pair of Oakleys' but I was intrigued by the sun visor and convenience.
After 300kilometers past few days, the sun visor works well, but in really hot weather, the visor will get a bit foggy while in the upright position (above sweaty head). When I did lower the visor, it took a few seconds to unfog.
The fit of the helmet is perfect. L in RF1000 is L in GT Air. Padding is comfortable, and the visor offers excellent vision. Helmet for me is extremely quiet, as my Termignonis only annoy the neighbors. It is plenty light, but I believe that the air flow could be better. I find myself riding with the visor up and the sun visor down to get good air flow. Otherwise a solid investment
Rides: 2013 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
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