Sprocket
 
 
 
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    July 15, 2010
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    August 5, 2012
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Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The SMH5 is a Bluetooth v3.0 Stereo Headset with Bluetooth Intercom designed specically for motorcycles. With the SMH5, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have two-way intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0 and the advanced digital processing technology, the SMH5 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 SMH5 a perfect companion for motorcycles. General Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth Specification v3.0 Bluetooth Intercom up to 700 meters (760 yards) (in open terrain) Multi-Pair Bluetooth intercom Bluetooth stereo headset by A2DP Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth Includes SMH5 Upgraded Speakers With Locking-Type Connector GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Up to 8 hours talk time, 7 days stand-by time Can be used while charging on road trips Individual volume control for each audio source CE, FCC, TELEC and IC Certified Firmware Upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the 2-year warranty Specifications Talk time 8 hours Standby time 7 days Working distance (Intercom) up to 700 meters (760 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55 Headset Dimensions 69.9 mm x 45.0 mm x 30.6 mm Clamp unit Dimensions 49.2 mm x 38.9 mm x 22.1 mm Bluetooth Specifications Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0 Audio Specifications 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 Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Battery Specifications Lithium polymer battery Charging time 2.5 hours Package Contents Communication unit x2 Clamp mount x2 Surface mount x2 Boom microphone x2 USB power cable x2 Microphone sponge x2 Velcro pads for speakers x2 Velcro pad for boom mic x2 Hex key Spacer x2 Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v2.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH5D-01
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great entry level comm system
PostedAugust 5, 2012
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Sprocket
From Salt Lake City
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my first motorcycle communication system. I've put in about 2.5k miles of commuting and one week-long trip and so far I'm impressed with its performance.
Installation was straightforward. the only challenge part, if you can call it that, is to hide all the extra cables.
pairing with BlackBerry, Zumo 550, iPhone 4S, and other SMH5 was as easy as can be.
bike to bike communication: microphone's performance is exactly as advertised. communication range is also as advertised.
Speaker quality: I was really concerned about speaker's volume level since this is not a refundable item from RevZilla. Most reviewers' experience is that the speakers are useful up to 65mph. I have a Shoe X-11 for my Ducati Monster and Shoe Hornet DS for my F650 Dakar. based on my personal experience, if I do not wear ear plug, 65mph is the magic cut off point no matter what I ride and what helmet I use. however, if I wear ear plugs, I was able to hear sound coming out of the speakers clearly while riding well beyond the legal speed limit. the key, for me, is to figure out how to wear the ear plugs so it will filter out the wind noise and not mute all sounds coming to my ears. The Horne DS is noisier helmet but with ear plugs, the SMH5 is more than sufficient for the task.
this is a system designed for rider to rider or rider to passenger intercom. sound quality for music takes a backseat but adequate (at least for me). if want to have set of speaker with fuller frequency range, consider the upgraded speakers or getting a SHM10. The upgraded speakers have better sound quality but not louder.
Rides: 2001 Ducati Monster 900
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Sand Pants
REV'IT! Sand Pants
REV'IT! Sand Pants The SAND Pants offer 4-season, year round comfort and protection from both pavement and the elements. The SAND Pants offer a double PWR/shell seat and PWR/wax coating on the inside of the legs, for a better grip on the bike. The legs are also versatile thin enough to wear inside the boot, but wide enough to wear over it. Watercatchers prevent water from creeping up into the leg, and a detachable thermal lining and removable 3-layer membrane round out the total comfort of the SAND trousers. The Sand Pants will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Jacket PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips, double textile seat Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Saved my right knee
PostedJuly 15, 2010
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Sprocket
Revzilla is a great on-line store but I did not purchase this particular pair of pants here.
Size: relatively speaking it is tighter than typical riding pants I've tried (Joe Rocket, Tour Master, Icon, or Scoprion). The purpose of motorcycle pants is to protect the rider in case of an unplanned dismount and the pants needs to be snug to make sure crash pads stay in place.
Breathability: zipper vent by the water proof side pockets might not look like much but actually tunnel as much air as anyone would need while riding.
Long term comfort: Took this pair of pants on a 2000+ bike ride earlier this spring. we were confronted with all kinds of condition (60+mi/hr cross wind, freezing rain, hail, and 90+ degree desert heat). the Sand was able to handle everything mother nature can throw at us and manage to keep my legs in a protected cocoon. it's defnitely comfortable enough for multi 9-hour day trips.
Safety and durability: Crashed my bike on a canyon ride last Friday. my right knee hit the pavement first follow by my 450lb Monster. I hyperextended my righ knee (already 95% recovered) but was able to walk away from the accident with minor scuff marks on the pants. I wish I can say the samething aobut my bike. Had it not for this pair of pants, I'm convinced I would have need knee surgery and my leg would've been grinded up like hamburger meat.
Pros Great Value, Rugged, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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