Javaman
 
 
 
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    July 21, 2011
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    September 30, 2013
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Klim Suspenders Attaches to Klim pants with integrated loop system.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well, they work
PostedSeptember 30, 2013
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Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
What can I say? They are suspenders and they hold your pants up. At least I can say they are comfortable and I like the way they fasten directly to the Klim riding pants. If you are like me and lack a definite waistline and have slim hips, you know that the low-riding Klim pants have a tendency to ... uh.... droop. These help a lot, though I don't use them all the time.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Latitude Misano Jacket Updated for Fall 2012! 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 D30 CE-Rated integrated armor system Includues D3O armor at the shoulders, elbows and back 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 grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Better than I thought it would be
PostedSeptember 16, 2013
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Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Well, except for the fit, this jacket has been great. Here's the low down:
Fit: Slightly large. Unfortunately, even though the Klim sizing chart indicates that I should wear a medium, my frame seems to be exactly between a large and a medium in terms of actual fit. I am 6'0" with 34" sleeves, a 34" waist. and a 42" chest if that helps any of you with your sizing. Luckily, RevZilla was great on the exchange (as usual), so no worries on that. The problem is the large is just a bit looser than I would prefer. Cinching the hook and loop straps down, however, makes the fit satisfactory.
Looks: I got the "gray" - though it is a light shade of gray - with black accents/straps. I gave up trying to find a hi viz before next year but the gray on black looks fine with both my gray pants and my black ones. I anticipate that it will highlight the bug splatterings after I wear it a bit more but that is OK - just shows that it is used. All-in-all, I think it looks great.
Rain protection: The real reason I bought this jacket was so that I would have something that kept the rain off (a) without having to don a liner or add another jacket while dodging raindrops and traffic, and (b) without having rain trapped between an exterior and interior surface. I wore this jacket last week in about 30-45 minutes of light to moderate rain. It did what the doctor ordered. Haven't had a chance to wear it in a downpour yet.
Ventilation: I was surprised at how well it actually flowed air. Unzipping the front, sleeves and back panels really let the air flow. Temps were in the high 80's and (as is the case during most of the summer in middle Tennessee) it was extremely humid. Would I have been cooler is 100% mesh? Sure. Was I comfortable in the Latitude? Yes - surprisingly so.
Features: Plenty of pockets, the zippers were a little difficult to operate (but I guess that is, in part, because of the weatherproofing), the collar was comfortable though a bit loose, and the armor seemed a bit lighter than in my other jackets but I assume Klim knows what they are doing. I'm not an aggressive dirt guy, anyway.
I would buy this again. I just wish the fit on my frame was a little better.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai XD-4 / XD-3 Pinlock Insert Pinlock insert for Arai XD-4 and XD-3 helmets. Pinlock-ready face shield sold separately ( XD-4 Faceshield , XD-3 Faceshield ). Note In RevZilla's experience, Pinlock shields and inserts for Arai XD-4 Helmets are not as effective as Pinlock shields and inserts for other Arai helmets due to the compound curves of the shield.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does what it says
PostedJuly 15, 2013
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Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this insert (and the pinlock visor) anticipating some cold weather starts on my AK trip. I put the insert in immediately. (Note: if you get what seems like air in between the insert and the visor, it is probably not air - it is probably where the insert touches the visor. Loosen the pinlocks and insert it again and you should be fine.) After adjusting the pin locks, the insert fit fine and appears to do what it says -- no fogging of the visor. My only complaint is that it does add one more layer of plastic between you and what you are seeing so things aren't quite as clear as through the visor alone. Not bad, just a bit less clear. Having said that, I have worn it in mid-40's weather to slightly over 100 and all is good.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
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
Much better than others I've tried
PostedJune 24, 2013
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Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I was hesitant about getting another dual sport helmet since I spend quite a bit of time on the roads at speed. My last (insert other brand here) helmet caused quite a bit of buffeting anytime I ran over 50 or so and side winds along the coast kept my neck sore as I tried to keep my head aligned. None of that with this hat! Over 60 and you start to notice a bit of buffeting but not much at all until you pick up speed from there. It was surprisingly quiet and the fit was fine. I have both a Signet-Q and a Corsair. This fit seemed a little rounder but still fits me fine.
The flat black looks awesome and the peak is shaped a little more square in the front. It works very well and the shape is excellent. Peripheral vision is excellent as well though the chin guard seems to be a little higher than on my other DS helmet. Air flow is good and the helmet was quieter than I expected.
The only complaint that I have is that it tends to fog more easily than I thought it would. Guess the pinlock shield is next....
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The S-MX 5 Waterproof boot has been created as a performance road and track boot, with built-in weather protection. Incorporating the latest technical footwear design and material know-how, the S-MX 5 WP is notable for its comfort, hugging fit, safety performance and wet weather performance. Features Alpinestars exclusive waterproof and breathable membrane liner ensures 100 weather protection, with an integrated gusset over entry aperture to prevent water penetration down the leg. Durable, high-tech micro-fiber upper construction offering a high level of flexibility Double injected PU shields the shin, ankle, calf, toe and heel from impact while minimizing abrasion Inner protection is given by a double injected panel connected to the heel counter, hidden beneath the outer shell and running up the outer ankle Quick drying polyamide lining is laminated with open cell foam and high density contoured padding to absorb shocks to the foot area The S-MX 5 boot is CE certified Innovative air vents at the ankle, heel and forefoot are covered with a specially designed mesh to provide unmatched levels of rider comfort Large throat profile instep and Achilles flex bellows for superior flex and comfort MTP mesh liner and anatomical, removable, PU Foam foot bed keeps the foot cool and comfortable A fully vented version is also available in Black Innovative inner (medial) side entry opening/closure system that features an elastic mounted zipper with an extra wide Velcro flap, to give a precise, comfortable fit and wide opening aperture for ease of access Highly ergonomic, lasting for ultra precise fit Exclusive compound rubber sole features structured shank reinforcement for added support to the arch area Interchangeable bi-injected PU toe slider with snap-in assembly
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boot for what it is designed for
PostedMay 22, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
OK, if you are looking for max protection, look elsewhere. If, however, you are looking for good protection AND a boot that can be worn both around the campsite as well as on the bike, read on.
I bought this boot after trying Revzilla's patience by buying and returning a number of heavier duty boots that just didn't work on my foot/ankle/calf configuration. Having a size 15/50 foot sort of limited my options anyway. (Actually, you can't beat Revzilla's customer service. If you haven't bought from Revzilla before, they are GREAT! If you have, you probably know already.)
After trying to find a boot with a lot of protection that fit my needs, I had almost given up until I read the reviews for this boot. They are correct. This boot offers more protection than your Danners or 5.11's and is comfy enough to wear all day on or off the bike. The boot height goes about half way up my shin (it is about 2" taller than my Danners if that helps you) with nice protection at the top front of the boot. The heel also offers some additional protection as do the sides, though those areas aren't reinforced to the extent some of the track/MX boots are. Nonetheless, I feel like I have much better protection than before.
As to the feel, the boots fit me like a glove. While they aren't what I would wear to a business meeting, I have worn them to the office (casual day kind of stuff, obviously) and have been comfortable in them all day. They required very little to no break in since they felt good from the start. I can't address the waterproof qualities since I haven't had a chance to wear them in the rain yet.
I can't address durability, either, having had the boot only for a couple of weeks. It has a side zip/hook and loop closure design that seems sturdy enough but only time will tell.
Bottom line: if you are looking for a reasonably priced boot that can be worn all day and still give you more protection than many other motorcycle boots, you should give this boot a go.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia X-Moto Pants
Olympia X-Moto Pants
Olympia X-Moto Pants Designed to coordinate with Olympia's X-Moto and GT jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Its Mega Vent Panel System allows it to transition from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds, while front thigh vent panels lay flat when placed into self storage pockets. An authentic Cordura shell with 2000 denier Cordura reinforcement insures maximum abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a waterproof / breathable liner that can be worn as wearable stand alone pants. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Dupont Cordura MVS Mega Vent Panel system transitions the X Moto pant from solid body to adjustable airflow Waterproof liner pant Full side leg to waist zippers Removable and adjustable height CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compression foam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waist and bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets Leather reinforcement panels from inside thigh to hem bottom Comfort stretch knit at back of knees. Bottom hem cut to fit over street or off road boots
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great year round alternative
PostedMay 6, 2013
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Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just bought the X-Moto jacket and pants for a planned ride through a couple of climate changes. I was tired of having to plan on compromising -- either layer and layer with my summer gear on or sweat like crazy with my winter gear on. I'm an ATGATT rider. When I saw the X-Moto outfit, I jumped on it.
The folding pockets and panels are ingenious and work well. The pants are nice and long and the legs are generously cut for bigger boots/calves/etc. Plus, the long side zipper is great for gear on/gear off.
For rides with climate changes, this is the stuff. For pure 80+ degree rides, use your summer pants but when you will be riding from 50 degrees to 85+ degrees, use these pants and you will be glad you did.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia X-Moto Jacket Whether touring, dual sport riding or daily commuting, the four season Olympia X-Moto jacket will handle it all. Tack on the X-Moto Pants for a formidable two-piece combo. Its Mega Vent Panel System allows the X-Moto to transition from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds, as its front, back and underarm vent panels zip down and fold neatly into self storage pockets. A zip off integrated back pack with hydration bladder and expandable zip off luggage system offer major versatility. The X Moto is also equipped with a sporty, waterproof / breathable, two stage, Thermolite lined, inner jacket to deliver multi season, all weather riding comfort. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Cordura fabric MVS Mega Vent Panel System at front back and under arms water resistant, see through sleeve storage pocket Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Six storage pockets Integrated zip off back pack includes 1/2 liter hydration bladder Integrated, expandable zip off waterproof luggage system
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great all season gear
PostedMay 6, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was really tired of having to choose between my long, winter jacket and my shorter, summer jackets when my longer trips would be taking me through one or more climate changes. Layering is fine, but sometimes it is just a hassle and during predominately colder rides you want the heavier, longer jacket. When I saw the X-Moto I snagged it immediately. Pants, too. They are just the ticket. Olympia fits me best than other brands, anyway.
So far, I have ridden with the jacket and pants in 45 degree and 85 degree weather (that's about the range we've seen here since I got the outfit). All-in-all, the ventilation is excellent, especially considering the flexibility. Would I take this outfit if my ride was going to consistently be above 80 degrees? No, but when I will have some 80+ degree days and some 50 degree days, you bet. Great stuff. Great service.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire A true 50/50 dual sport tire, the Heidenau K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Heidenau K60 Scout dual sport tires deliver better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well. The chevron style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish. TL Tubeless TT Tube Type Tire Please Note The K60 Scout tread pattern will vary depending on tire size.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
2,000 miles and looking great
PostedMay 3, 2013
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Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I just put the K60's on my R1200GS a few weeks ago and have put about 2,000 miles on them so far. The wear is considerably less than the other 50/50 or 60/40 tires I have used in the past and the offroad traction is great. Obviously too soon to tell but I think I will probably get at least 30% to 50% more miles out of these than my last set of similar tires.
The sidewalls are pretty stiff so putting the rear tire on by hand took a bit of effort. I learned my lesson, though, and a quick trip to the local shop, plus a few bucks so they could use their tire machine, got me ready to go.
The road ride is fine. Obviously not street-only tires so you will feel the tires a bit more but I didn't notice any extra noise. Also, they felt fine at higher speeds.
Part of my recent trip required me to ride in fast traffic in heavy rain and, contrary to some of the reviews I have seen, they stuck to the tarmac great. Liked them so much I just ordered another set for my 800GS.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cardo Scala Rider G4
Cardo Scala Rider G4
Cardo Systems Scala Rider G4 The Cardo Scala Rider G4 headset redenes the notion of high-end communication for motorcycle helmets. Encased in a rugged yet streamlined body, the scala rider G4 offers Bike-to-Bike Intercom at a remarkable range of up to ONE MILE! The G4 also features unique 4-way Intercom between two bikers and two passengers or 3-way Intercom among three separate bikers. Multi Device Connectivity, including mobile phone, A2DP(Bluetooth stereo), FM radio with RDS, intuitive button controls, wire connectivity to iPod/ MP3 player, and much more, make the G4 the worlds most feature rich communication and entertainment device for bikers. The scala rider G4 offers Multilingual status announcements allowing bikers to maintain smooth and safe handsfree communication while on the move. The device transmits useful information regarding connectivity status to other bikers, to your mobile phone, the FM station you are listening to and more. The G4 is truly the most biker friendly headset on the market! Download the Scala Rider G4 Manual (pdf) FEATURES Bike-to-bike intercom communication with 3 other headsets, with a remarkable range of up to 1mile Link together for 4-way intercom conference calling between 2 couples riding on 2 motorcycles VOX activation intercom calls, answer, voice dial, redial, and call reject functions Includes an embedded FM radio with scan/seek features and 6 station channel memory Individual audio sources - each G4 headset can conduct mobile phone calls or listen to Fm radio or MP3 audio independently Full Duplex allows simultaneous talking and listening when using intercom connections Talk time up to 10 hours, standby time up to 10 days AGC Technology - headset automatically adjusts its own volume based on ambient noise anhd driving speed Noise cancelling microphone Weather resistant design Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery (for use in North American style Type A electrical outlets) Fits virtually all 3/4 and full face helmets Note Range may vary according to terrain Scala Rider G4 Headset is compatible with the following Bluetooth enabled mobile phone Both Stereo and non-stereo Bluetooth enabled mp3 player, adapter, or mobile phone Bluetooth enabled GPS unit Scala Rider Q2 headset Scala Rider Solo/FM/Teamset
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Quality issues need resolution
PostedJuly 21, 2011
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Sound Clarity 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought the Scala G4 Multiset in April so my buddy and I could chat on the road and so my wife and I could do the same when she was my pillion rider. After several attempts to pair his unit with mine, we finally got them to "talk" to each other. Sound quality was acceptable. Volume is acceptable. Pairing with my iPhone was simple and has been reliable. Features are very good and controls are simple to use, even with gloves. Call quality has been good according to people I have spoken to using the phone while on the bike. However, after less than 3 months my left channel went out entirely. Not a wire - something internal. Getting a return authorization has taken weeks - they don't seem to be pushing back, support is just SLOW. I have talked with two other riders with the G4 since purchasing mine and both have had quality issues. Assuming Scala repairs/replaces my unit without additional issues, the best I can give the product is a marginal 3 stars.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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