red450
 
 
 
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    October 25, 2010
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    April 20, 2016
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LS2 MX 436 Pioneer Helmet A new approach to the adventure motorcycle helmet category, the Pioneer leans heavily on LS2s successful Rally experience and offers the rider everything they need and nothing they dont for serious, dirt-focused adventure riding. Features: Kinetic Polymer Alloy (KPA) shell made from a proprietary blend of polycarbonate, space age thermoplastics and additional materials specifically formulated by LS2 3 shell sizes Multi-density EPS Optically correct face shield Removable and washable comfort liner Inner drop down sun shield Top, side and chin vents and an exhaust port in back Quick release, security plate reinforced strap Emergency release system cheek pads with laser cut foam ECE 22.05 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome helmet for a great price!
PostedApril 20, 2016
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red450
From INDIANAPOLIS
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
First off, I ride a rat-fighter so this helmet is mainly used on city streets and highway. Build quality is not at all what you'd expect from a $130 helmet, it's more what you'd expect from a $300+ price range.
The shield has no visible distortion, gives a wide field of view and thanks to massive air flow, is fog free. I think the fit is a bit loose, not unsafe, just a bit looser than I prefer. The liner wicks well and is very plush, this plus the light weight and single piece cheek pads add up to a very comfortable helmet. There is even a recessed portion for glasses, so no more having the arms squeezed into my skull. In addition to the DOT/ECE rating, the cheek pads have a quick release feature so if you crash, the helmet can be removed without compromising your c-spine.
The peak has some drag at highway speeds which is to be expected but it's not terrible, even during head-checks. The benefit of the peak far out weighs the drag issue. The built in tinted shield works great, has no distortion and operates smoothly.
The Pioneer has become my favorite helmet. I'm really impressed with LS2 and their products.
Rides: 1993 Yamaha XJ600S Seca II
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon 1000 Ultra Tube Scarf
Icon 1000 Ultra Tube Scarf
Icon Ultra Tube Scarf Features 95 Merino wool / 5 Spandex Embroidered patch applique
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very warm but a bit scratchy!
PostedFebruary 23, 2015
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red450
From INDIANAPOLIS
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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
I haven't had a chance to ride with this yet since it's single digits and icy outside. However, I've been wearing it outside while working and it's a nice piece of kit! For being Merino wool, it is a bit scratchy even after handwashing it in the sink. It's not as bad as Army surplus wool but not quite as soft as Smartwool.
I have other tube scarves but this is my new favorite. Keeps you warm and looks good, even off the bike. It's made well just like the other ICON products I've bought in the past.
Rides: 1993 Yamaha XJ600S Seca II
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack with Boom Mic 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 400 meters (430 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 brand fastener pads for speakers x2 VELCRO brand fastener pad for boom mic x2 Hex key Spacer x2 Note: Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH5D-01
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A great, inexpensive way to get into Bluetooth communication.
PostedApril 17, 2013
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red450
From INDIANAPOLIS
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I picked these up as an inexpensive way to communicate with my wife when she rides on the back of my bike. Yelling through our helmets at red lights or jabs to the ribs for "speeding" are free, they aren't the best way to converse while riding two-up.
The SENA SMH5 audio works well, however we did get the upgraded speaker kit. Speaker placement is key! For the best audio, try to place them right over your ear canal. The audio streaming, GPS and phone call audio is much better than I expected.
Recently we did a 1000 mile, two day trip and having these made a huge difference.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Klim Neck Warmer Breathable, moisture-wicking polyester fleece. Features: Stretch in main-body fabric Soft main-body fabric Breathable, moisture-wicking polyester fleece One size fits most Multiple uses/configurations
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great neck gaiter for the price!
PostedDecember 17, 2012
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red450
From INDIANAPOLIS
State:IN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought the KLIM neck warmer as a cold weather alternative to my Buff. I've worn the KLIM down to ambient temps in the low 30's and it's succeeded where my Buff failed. The fabric has an almost neoprene feel to it and is very comfortable.
It does a great job at blocking the wind. I ride a Buell Ulysses, so I don't have a lot of wind protection.
As the description says, it can be used in multiple ways. However, if your helmet is already snug, the thick banding at the edges might get a bit uncomfortable at times if you wear it up on your head.
For $20, it's a great addition to any rider's kit.
Rides: 2006 Buell XB12X Ulysses
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Telluride H2O Vented Pants F eatures: 100 600-D polyester strengthened woven textile pant for durability and comfort Knee area and the inside of the lower leg area are reinforced with highly abrasion resistant ballistic nylon Removable waterproof and breathable Reissa liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining Removable quilted and warm liner zips in over a Reissa waterproof liner Pant may be worn with no lining for warmer days or with the waterproof liner for warm and wet days or with the waterproof liner and quilted liner for truly nasty days Zip open air vents are positioned on the front and rear of each leg Pleated textile panels are used in multiple locations for the finest non-binding fit possible CE approved knee pads 10mm thick memory foam hips and lower back pad Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Zip open lower legs Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers VELCRO brand closures secured flap over the fly Two front hand warmer pockets Adjustable VELCRO brand closures waist tabs Waist connection zipper for jacket attachment Inseam on Regular pants 32 Inseam on Short pants is 30
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great mild to colder weather pants!
PostedNovember 15, 2010
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red450
From INDIANAPOLIS
I really love these pants. I have worn them from 70° to 25°. They don't vent all that well, so I wouldn't recommend them for anything above 75°. They perform excellent in cold weather with both liners zipped in. Especially if you tuck the rain liner into your boots.
The only negative comment I have is about the armor and it's probably due to my size than the design of the pants. With both liners out, the knee armor is a bit sloppy. I might modify them with an adjustor to take up the slack.
The sizing is a bit weird. I ordered my normal pants size but they were to big. I believe these are made to ride above your hips, according the AGV's size chart.
Pros Great Value, Rugged, Fashionable, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great boots at a great price!
PostedNovember 2, 2010
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red450
From INDIANAPOLIS
I normally wear a 9 or 9.5 and the 9 fits great. They're a bit wide but the length is good. The break-in period is very short and they're comfy right out of the box. The soles provide good traction and they even dampen some of the vibration from the pegs. They don't breath very well but that's to be expected from a wp boot that isn't Gore-Tex.
I can't report on the durability of them, only had them for a week and put about 100 miles on them. They seem well made and pretty tough.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves You will reach for your Cortech Scarab Gloves when the temps drop. The 3MT hinsulate 100gm insulation helps to keep your hands warm, while the HiPora waterproof and breathable barrier keeps them dry. The palm and fingers are precurved for comfort, and the cuff has a large gauntlet with a leather closure flap. Keep your digits warm and protected with the Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves. Features: Aniline drum-dyed cowhide leather construction with a HiPora waterproof and breathable barrier Aniline drum-dyed goatskin palm with abrasion-resistant, titanium/carbon protection panels Schoeller Dry Skin Keprotech in the palm patch with titanium/carbon covered padding 3M Thinsulate 100gm insulation Molded titanium/carbon knuckle, finger and wrist protection panels Pre-curved palm and fingers for form-fitting comfort Large gauntlet cuff with a leather closure flap that incorporates a titanium/carbon protection patch Soft brushed fleece interior lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great gloves!
PostedOctober 25, 2010
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red450
From INDIANAPOLIS
I wear a medium in most gloves but usually the fingers are a bit short. These fit great all over. They aren't as bulky as I thought, so you still have good sensation of the controls.
They kept my hands warm down to around the mid to high 30s. They don't seem to breath that well, so if it's warm out your hands will sweat and they'll get a bit damp.
I like them enough that I'll probably replace warm weather gloves with the standard Scarab glove.
Pros Fashionable, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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