Firedog800GS
 
 
 
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    May 19, 2013
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    March 21, 2014
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Klim Traverse Pants The highly anticipated Traverse Pant is designed specifically for enduro and off-road riders who demand an extremely durable, waterproof and precisely patterned riding pant. Highly durable GORE-TEX fabrics protect you from the elements while drawing moisture away from your body, keeping you dry and comfortable. Built-in ventilation allows you to adapt to whatever environmental condition you face. GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY HEAVY-DUTY GORE-TEX FABRICS 840 DENIER CORDURA OVERLAYS IN HIGH WEAR AREAS 840 DENIER CORDURA DEVELOPED FROM THE GROUND UP SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS TYPE OF OFF-ROAD RIDING GARMENT GENUINE LEATHER PANELS ON INNER LEG WAIST ADJUSTERS ON NYLON WEBBING BELT GATHERED ELASTIC IN REAR WAIST BAND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STORM FLAP COVERING YKK FLY ZIPPER TWO YKK FRONT THIGH ZIPPERED INTAKE VENTS WITH STORM FLAPS TWO YKK REAR THIGH ZIPPER EXHAUST VENTS WITH STORM FLAPS VELCRO CUFFS ALLOW PANT TO FIT TIGHT AGAINST BOOT 3M SCOTCHLITE INDUSTRIAL GRADE 9910 REFLECTIVE PANELS HIP AND KNEE PAD POCKETS MOISTURE-WICKING POLYESTER MESH LINER WITH CORDURA INNER KNEE ONE-SIDE THIGH YKK ZIPPERED CARGO POCKET WITH STORM FLAP D-RING ARTICULATED SEAT AND LEG PATTERNING DESIGNED TO BE WORN OVER POLYESTER BASE LAYER OVER-THE-BOOT DESIGN GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS EMBROIDERED KLIM LOGOS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Typical Klim quality
PostedMarch 21, 2014
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Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
While I havent had a chance to get them on the bike yet due to the lovely Michigan extended winter, they are of the usual Klim high quality you would expect. I have the Lattitude jacket and wanted waterproof pants w/ some built in armor. I had tried on the Lattitude pants and didnt care for the lack of a belt or the very low waisted front. The Traverse had the built in belt and reviews of waist fit were spot on. The armor of course isnt included at this price point, but was not a deal breaker. I wear kevlar jeans a lot, and wanted to have something for the longer possibly wet/cold rides w/o spending the huge money of the Badlands Pro or Adventure Rally. I love the Klim quality, and these are up to par it seems. will update after some miles in them. BTW i'm 5'10" and 190, 36" waist fits w/ room for under layer, length is good. Would be nice to have another pocket.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag Wolfman has been paying attention, riders want a tank bag that has the same curved bottom as the Rainier but not as big. Wolfman is proud to offer the Explorer Lite. This tank bag is 2 shorter than the Explorer. The Explorer Lite fits all the same bikes as the Rainier and more. Especially the KTM 950 Adventure (It nestles between the two gas caps so you do not have to remove the bag to get gas). Features All foam and Ballistic nylon construction Expandable gussett Zippered front pocket Interior zippered mesh pocket and key clip 4 point mounting system Non-slip, non-scratch bottom Reflective side accents and carry handle Dimensions Length 11 Width 8 3/4 Height Front 8 1/4, Expanded 11 1/2 Capacity Closed 13 Liters, 793 cu.in. Expands to 16 Liters, 976 cu.in. Map Pocket Size 8 3/4 wide 10 5/8 long visible 7 5/8 wide 9 long
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice tank bag
PostedNovember 25, 2013
Customer avatar
Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First Wolfman product, very nicely made. Took some effort to find good mounting points for the straps on the F800GS, however it's now very secure. Not sure of how it could be done, but would like to see some smaller strap ends or clips that could be left in place on the bike to speed installation and removal. All in all great bag, perfect size for what I wanted w the ability for some expansion. Definitely buy Wolfman again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Arctic Drystar HV Gloves The Arctic Drystar Glove is an all-weather riding glove for riders who want a short cuffed glove without compromising weather protection. Featuring both Alpinestars' exclusive Drystar liner and Thinsulate insulation to keep your hands warm and dry. Features Textile upper construction Goatskin palm construction with Clarino reinforcement Over-molded hard PU knuckle protection 4mm EVA foam padding on top of hand, fingers and wrist Accordion stretch inserts on top of hand and fingers High finger bridge Drystar membrane insert Thinsulate thermal insulation Insulated for warmth Micro-velcro wrist closure Hydrophobic knitted cuff Pre-curved finger construction The yellow on the Arctic Drystar HV meets the EN471 standard for high visibility garments
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
nice cold weather glove
PostedNovember 11, 2013
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Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
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
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Purchased this glove for late fall riding and hopefully a little deeper into the Michigan season. Was looking for a glove that was windproof and waterproof or close to it, w/ some insulation yet not so much to lose feel of the controls. These gloves run SMALL, order at least 1 size up from the Alpinestars size chart. I ordered the L according to chart and had to return for XL, could probably wear a 2XL but that's the problem w/ fitting using online shopping, as you can't easily try sizes, obviously. All in all the gloves are as advertised, zero wind leakage, had them on down to 50°f and were very good although this isn't cold by any means in MI. No rain yet so can't speak on that, the liner is somewhat loose inside but doesn't seem to be an issue. Good glove for the cash.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider BMW F800GS Crash Bars Rough terrain can get the better of anyone, which is why AltRider designed the Crash Bars for the BMW F 800 GS. Made from one inch stainless steel, it is sure to protect your engine in a fall. These crash bars provide extensive coverage for the F 800 GS, guarding not only the engine itself but also the radiator and front plastics. The bars are built with precision-manufactured mounts that fit directly into the existing motor mount, creating a robust connection that is secured with existing OEM fasteners on the top engine mounts. Torx fasteners are provided for the bottom mounts. Unlike other crash bars, these do not use flanges or weak tabs and are not hung they are actually mounted. Crafted with hand TIG welding, these black powder-coated stainless bars will hold up in spills and never even show signs of rust. Protect your clutch cover, radiator, and front fairings with the system that doesnt deflect or bend. Stainless T-304 construction Hand TIG welding 1 inch diameter tubing for strength Comes with the Torx fasteners needed for the bottom mounts Height 13 inches Width 20 inches Depth 13 inches Weight 10 lbs Note Your t50 socket must be able to fit inside a 0.7 ID tube 1 deep. All drive sockets will be too big to fit, as will some 3/8 drive sockets. An L-handle T-50 key is the easiest solution.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice product
PostedAugust 26, 2013
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Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I looked at many different crash bars for the 800 GS and leaned toward these primarily due to the fact of stainless steel construction, no crimped and welded ends, and very sturdy mounting. Have seen several postings for difficult installation, follow the directions EXACTLY and i had very little trouble. Make SURE you line up holes so bolts go in squarely, I needed to torque the right side into position by hand and slowly worked the lower bolts in. All else went ok. They will protect the body work in a laydown, hope I dont need to find out too often!! They are all pricy for the amount of material here, I guess we are paying for the R&D.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider BMW F800GS Luggage Rack When you install the AltRider Luggage Rack for the BMW F 800 GS, you know it will meet your needs. AltRider designed it so whether on or off road, you can take along everything you need for your trip. Made from sturdy 3/16 inch (4.75 mm) black powder coated aluminum and featuring side flanges for extra strength, its made to carry your load. The rack is uniquely designed with a variety of cut-outs, so you can easily attach your bags with anything from straps to bungee cords to tie downs. If you want the option of using a top case, the AltRider Luggage Rack provides an interface for the Givi Monokey systems, allowing attachment with a mount kit ( sold separately ). Carrying additional fuel or water is made easier, too, because the rack was also designed with a Rotopax Pack System interface. Worried about riding two-up No problem, because AltRider kept the comfort of the pillion in mind when creating this piece. Specifications Made from 3/16 inch (4.75 mm) anodized aluminum Height 3 inches Width 13 inches Depth 13 inches Weight 2.5 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice Product
PostedAugust 26, 2013
Customer avatar
Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Was unsure how big this thing would actually look on the bike. Didnt want to look like a safari rack on a landcruiser or something... Happily it looks very good, very functional, fit perfectly - quick easy install. AltRider warns that it may need 1/4" spacers to use with vario-bags and stock mounts. I used maybe 3/16" nylon spacers and do not have vario-bags so cannot say if it in fact will clear them. The fit and finish is very nice, i did contact AltRider concerning the logo cut out as it is VERY sharp in places - hate to snag and tear a $800 jacket sleeve or expensive tail bag. Very happy overall, works as intended.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Replacement Internal Liner (Comfort Liner) for Arai XD3 Helmets See size chart for exact fitment information (not all liners fit all sizes of helmets)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
yeah, its a liner
PostedAugust 12, 2013
Customer avatar
Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Bought as thicker replacement for XD 4 to snug up the fit. Nicely made, fit the helmet perfectly, as far as snaps etc. A lot of dough for a fairly simple liner though.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gaerne G-Adventure Boots This sport minded boot will keep your feet dry when the riding gets wet. Lightweight full grain leather construction provides a comfortable fit and long lasting wear. This boot was designed for the adventure touring, dual sport and ATV rider in mind. Made in Italy for superb quality! Features Full grain leather construction with Lug sole Waterproof breathable construction 3 buckle closure system Plastic reinforced shifter pads Leather gaitor Padded interior for comfortable fit Made in Italy
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice Boots
PostedJuly 1, 2013
Customer avatar
Firedog800GS
State:MI
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First off, fit. In reading the other comments I got the impression they ran small due to euro sizing etc. I'm extremely picky about shoe fit and have flat narrow feet. I wear prescribed orthotics in my work boots to help w/ above. I typically wear size 10 in work boots and 10 1/2 in athletic and casual shoes. Would have ordered a 10 1/2, but since this isnt a possibility went with the 11 (remember comments about smaller sizing). Well they were too big, close but no cigar. Sent 'em back for the 10 and they were perfect, I also switched out the thin insoles for a more cushioned aftermarket one I like to use in my boots, and used the orthotics as well. Even w/ thick, tall work socks stiil fit perfectly. They are very comfortable right out of the box, aside from some minor "pinching" at the front of the ankle as they flex while walking, I expect this will get better as they wear. I am average build, and find the top and middle buckle need a bit more room for adjustment (tighter). all-in-all I like them alot, nice boot for the cash.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega US-20 Drypack The Kriega US-20 is an award-winning, high quality piece of motorcycle luggage, offering 20 liters of capacity. Like all Kriega US bags, it is a 100 waterproof Drypack with innovative design which attaches to the sub-frame, via included buckle loops and Alloy Hook Straps, for use as a motorcycle tail pack and courier bag. The Kriega US-20 motorcycle bag comes equipped with removable shoulder and waist straps. It can be carried courier style, on or off the bike. It can also be used as a tank bag (with addition of US Tank adaptor) or in combination with other US packs to create a supremely adaptable, modular, soft luggage system. Anti-slip mesh base also doubles as a pocket to store the shoulder waist straps, or other items, when the US-20 is attached to the motorcycle. The shoulder strap connects to the large D-rings at each end of the pack and the waist strap connects to 2 x tuck-away buckles at the corners of the mesh-pocket. The Kriega US-20 dry pack 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 dry bag US-20 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 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. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Kriega US-20 dry pack features 100 waterproof main-body RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant reinforcement DRYPACK removable taped-seam inner liner 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC milled, 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Acetal ITW Airloc quick-release buckles YKK water-resistant zip on side pocket Side access zip pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket Shoulder waist straps US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 20-liter capacity (H)15.7 x (W)10.2 x (D)7.5 inches Note The US-20 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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very well made
PostedJune 10, 2013
Customer avatar
Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bag is very well made. I mounted it on my 800GS without a luggage rack or plate, to the factory hard bag mounts so that it sits on the back of the seat and the small luggage area. I wanted a bag to fit a few clothes to commute to work, or to carry a few items from the store etc. it fit a pair of ankle high work boots, a pair of pants, t-shirt, socks etc. and it was full. Hoped it would have held more, guess I should have went w the 30L bag but didn't want a big bag sitting there that was only used occasionally. The beauty of the Kriega bags is that I could buy the 30, and for long trips the 20 will mount to it without a problem. Can't comment on it being waterproof or it's durability, as I have only had it a short time and no wet rides yet.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai XD-4 Helmet - Solid Colors . Notable improvements for the Arai XD4 are improved ventilation with redesigned face vents and a venturi vent at the brow, adjustable cheek pads, a new visor system for improved visibility and a new locking shield for aerodynamics. New comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads Fully removable/replaceable/washable Interior Comfort head liner, Cheek pads, Chinstrap covers Dry-Cool technology keeps you dry and cool for greater comfort Patent pending, New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, also with a 5mm peel away micro fit feature New shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds New exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents New chin vent with more intake ports Larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation Snell M2010 approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice lid!
PostedJune 3, 2013
Customer avatar
Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Bought this helmet to replace old scorpion street style. Arai has the reputation of first rate quality and protection which should be primary in a helmet choice, and I wanted an ADV style helmet for the new bike, overall I am very happy with it so far. My head measured 23 1/4 and according to fit chart put me in a large, turns out it had too much pressure on the forehead. Ordered XL and additional 10mm comfort liner to replace the 7mm it came with. Fit is very good in this configuration. FYI, the XL helmet tag inside says 7 1/2 - 7 5/8 which is the size ball cap I would usually wear, I would say I have a more oblong or oval head shape. Be aware this helmet is far noisier than a street style helmet, I would suspect due to the peak (visor) etc. Ventilation is exceptional w the various venting options. Visibility is excellent as well, fit and finish are what you would expect in this price range.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Latitude Misano Hi Viz Jacket The updated Latitude Misano Jacket enters the KLIM family with adventurous, comfortable riding in mind. Delivering increased mobility and lighter-weight while still providing KLIM-worthy durability, the Latitude Misano series is set to perform. For riders ready to ride in a broken-in jacket and pant from the get-go, the Latitude Misano offers the easiest fit. The GORE-TEX Performance Shell and Misano Cordura fabric laminate in the main body of each piece adds flexibility while KLIMs 840D Cordura and GORE-TEX Laminate take on the toughest duties in the highest abrasion zones. New for Fall 2012, the Latitude collar is constructed from a softer fabric to help alleviate bunching and discomfort. Also, specific panels in the main body are now made from Misano Cordura GORE-TEX laminate which is lighter weight and more flexible. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry CE-Rated integrated armor system Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zip intakes 1 back exhaust vent 6 external pockets (2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve ID pocket) 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 open stash) 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-Pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Velcro adjustable wrist closures Industrial grad 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well made, great visibility
PostedMay 19, 2013
Customer avatar
Firedog800GS
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Just received the jacket went on first ride, temp. 78 F, all vents open w/ t-shirt underneath. Excellent ventilation while riding, gets a little warm when air flow slows. No collar issues like others have posted for this jacket. Quality is first rate, wish the inner pockets were all zip instead of velcro and that they had a little more support than just the mesh. I am 5'10" 190, broad shoulders, L fits excellent, armor stays in the right places and have room for a fleece underneath for cold rides. Will buy more Klim products,
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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