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Denali D4 Flood & Spot Hybrid LED Lighting Kit Simply put the Denali D4 is a beast. It is the most powerful and most versatile light packing the punch of four DM lights in one rugged housing. The four LED pod is equipped with two 60 elliptical flood lenses and two 10 spot beam lenses to create the ultimate hybrid beam pattern a super wide close-range flood and single piercing spot beam. Consuming only 20 watts of power per lamp, the Denali D4 lights throw a blazing beam of light 550 feet down the road in front of you. Thats over 3 times further (and way wider) than your typical motorcycle high beam. Features: Pod Size: 3.9 square x 2.5 long Beam Distance: 550ft Power Draw: 20watts per lamp (3amp total draw) Intensity: Single Beam Angle: 10 lenses and 60 elliptical lenses Waterproof: IP-68 (full immersion at 6.6ft for 60 minutes) Bike specific Denali Auxiliary Light Mount available (sold separately) Includes: 2 LED pods Wiring harness Switch Standard mounting hardware
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Let there be light!
PostedApril 7, 2016
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I've had the Denali D4 lights installed on my GS for a year and a half. In that time, I've had no issues with the operation or quality of the lights. The lights have held rock steady in the position I mounted them and work as well and reliably today as the day I installed them. So, for function and reliability these lights get a solid A+ from me.
I purchased the mount for the water cooled GS, and the installation went relatively quickly and easily. The only challenging part for me (and this really has nothing to do with the lights at all) was finding a good spot to mount the relay. The kit pretty much included everything I needed to do a professional-looking, secure installation. I do have one thing I'd put on my wish list, and I talked with a Twisted Throttle rep about it. For the R1200GSW (which I have to think represents a pretty sizable chunk of the D4 market), you cannot control the lights with the bike's high beam switch because the high beams aren't voltage controlled. They run off a CanBus, but the relay needs an analog input from either a conventional high beam switch, or you need to use the dedicated switch that comes with the D4s. Incidentally, the switch mounting plate isn't included, so plan on ordering one when you order the lights. The left grip on a fully equipped GS is a busy place already (see photo below) and I couldn't find a likely mounting spot that wouldn't interfere with other switches. The kit includes a longer bolt and spacers meant to replace one of the rear view mirror/brake reservoir bolts. Even the longest is slightly too short to clear the switch plate on the right grip, so I have it angled slightly down (photo below). It isn't awful, but it means I have to move my throttle hand somewhat awkwardly to activate the lights. I haven't found a longer bolt with the right threading yet, but will easily fix the problem when I do. This isn't a huge deal, but I have to dock a star because of it. This wouldn't be difficult for Twisted Throttle to create a model-specific kit for, but the ultimate fix would be for them to engineer a harness that allows using the bike's high beam to control the D4s. Take note that if you have a "normal" voltage-controlled high beam, the D4 relay can be easily wired in and activated whenever you turn on the high beams.
So, how do they work? Um...WOW! I bought these lights after riding Rt. 33 from Virginia into West Virginia around 10 P.M. one fine summer night. The GS has a phenomenal LED headlight, but that doesn't help you see into the turns since the light stays pointed straight ahead. Hairpin turns on mountain roads in pitch black darkness aren't my idea of a great time. The D4s greatly solve the problem with their bright, wide dispersion beams. They simply turn night nearly into day. They don't reach quite as far straight ahead as the stock LED headlight, but that's not a knock on the D4. They aren't intended for that, but would easily out distance the headlights of every bike I've owned prior to my current ride. If you don't have an LED headlight, I absolutely guaranty the D4 will be brighter and throw the light farther than your headlight. The beam width takes the mystery out of turns at night, so they do exactly what I wanted them to do. One last thing; I really DON'T recommend these as daytime running lights. They are too bright for that.
All told, the Denali D4 is a fantastic product. The only knock I have on them is one specific to my make/model of bike, and not on the lights themselves. I highly recommend these lights without hesitation.
Rides: 2013 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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SIDI All Road Boots On any road and in any weather, this was the thought behind the Sidi All Road GTX Boots. The rugged design coupled with a full GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable membrane means this boot will take anything the road throws at it. Designed to meet and exceed the needs of ADV riders the All Road boots are not just confined to one segment. Their rugged yet compact design is perfect for nearly any type of riding, offering comfort and protection to a wide variety of riders. Features: Technomicro and Cordura base materials Equipped with the world famous Gore-Tex highly breathable and waterproof membrane to add a waterproof yet highly breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet Gore-Tex membrane breathes more than any other membrane thus the riders feet will stay cooler in warm weather with a Gore-Tex equipped boot Secure multi VELCRO brand closures closure system Full length inner gaiter Nylon inner sole with removable arch support pad Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Cambrelle lining Technomicro toe shift-brake pad Multi paneled arch area for maximum comfort Lightly padded shin plate Double stitched in all high stress areas Reflective points on the rear calf area Bonded non-slip lug type sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My new favorite boot
PostedMarch 14, 2016
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
When I write reviews it is with the intent of helping you, my fellow riders, make an informed decision. So, I don't write reviews that start with "Item just arrived, and looks great!" In the case of my Sidi All Road boots, I've been wearing them for around eight months, in all conditions, temperatures, etc., so I think I can offer a fair review at this point.
There have been plenty of questions from potential buyers and even on-line reviewers about the synthetic leather these boots are made of. I'm as much a fan of real leather as anyone, but I have to say that the stuff these boots are made out of seems to be all but bulletproof. I've worn mine quite a bit, and if I bother to wipe them off with a wet cloth they look to be practically pristine. They simply don't scuff as easily as real leather. I have several others boots that are, shall we say, aggressively scuffed from the shifter on my GS, but not the All Roads. The material has held up incredibly well. The stitching is robust, consistent, and attractive.
OK, so the material is really tough; does that mean it's stiff? Nope, it does not. I have never once, from the first time I put them on early last July to wearing them this past weekend (March 12th) had any discomfort due to the boot not feeling broken in. Speaking of which, I'm not sure this material will ever break in exactly like leather does. It isn't going to feel soft and supple, but neither does it feel still and uncomfortable. I think it's a terrific combination of durable and wearable. In fact, everything about the boot is comfortable in my opinion. The foot bed is comfortable to walk in, the straps provide plenty of adjustability to obtain a good fit (I have very large calves, and have no problem closing these boots), and the soles are both comfortable and supportive. The tread is deep and very functional. These aren't vented boots, so don't breath like vented boots. I don't find them to run particularly hot, though. I wear tall riding socks with them, and generally find my feet to be neither too hot nor too cold if I wear the right socks.
Truth be told, if I only wanted comfort I would wear Chuck Taylors or something similar. I want protection, and the Sidi All Road provides it. Toes and ankles are very well protected. There is also shin protection. These have Gore Tex and the awesome dryness that comes along with it. I'm not sure how much water gets past the outer part of the boot to be blocked by the Gore Tex, but I can tell you that my feet remained 100% dry even during a ten hour riding day through steady rain. So, physical protection - check. Environmental protection - check.
In summary, I really can't find anything negative to say about the All Road boots. They have kind of an interesting, hybrid velcro attachment on the straps that had me questioning durability at first, but so far there have been no issues. I'm pretty picky about my gear. Being somewhat of a gear hound, I'm predisposed to finding a reason to replace jackets, boots, etc. Maybe the best thing I can say about the Sidi All Road is that I haven't thought a single time about replacing them, and if the durability over the first 8+ months is any indication I'll have no reason to go boot shopping for many years.
Rides: 2013 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SW-MOTECH On-Road / Off-Road Footpegs for BMW R1200GS / Adventure The convertible footpeg system from SW-Motech allows you to replace your stock pegs with wider pegs at one of two heights, complete with a removable rubber pad for quick conversion from on to off-road applications! Bike-specific mount and set of footpegs with removable textured rubber foot pads included. Features: Attaches to original footpeg mount Footpegs are made out of high-grade, corrosion-resistant stainless steel Removable rubber pads reduce vibration Larger than original footpegs Textured surface on rubber pad provides superior traction Footpeg mount is CNC-milled from high strength aluminum alloy Height can be lowered 15mm from stock position Convertible design great for both street and off-road riding Pegs with rubber attached are 2 inches wide and 3 inches long Note: On some motorcycle models, SW-MOTECH On-Road/Off-Road Footpegs will have a slight forward angle to allow for a more natural riding position.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Simple, effective upgrade
PostedJanuary 29, 2016
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The stock foot pegs on the R1200GSW are, shall we say, not great. I mean, they do the job. You can rest your feet on them. They aren't in danger of falling off the bike, or of breaking during normal use. That said, they're also about half the width they probably should be, particularly if you ever stand on your pegs. I found myself mostly just hooking the heel of my boot on them when seated. I replaced them with these pegs from SW-MOTECH and have been very happy. I mounted them in the low position, giving myself just a bit more leg room. They provide a nice, wide platform in both the seated and standing position, and I don't find myself just hooking a heel anymore. The rubber pads are easily installed/removed with a screwdriver. Frankly, I almost never put the pads on because I find them agreeably comfortable, even on long highway trips, without them. The pads are always in my top case if I decide to put them on. Look, there's nothing fancy here. If you're a hardcore dirt rider (and if you are, you likely aren't doing it on THIS bike), there might be better options. For most of us that own these dual sport beasts, these pegs meet our needs, are far more comfortable and versatile than the stock pegs, are easy to install, and are reasonably priced compared with other aftermarket pegs. I'm completely satisfied with my purchase and recommend these pegs.
Rides: 2013 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Induction Jacket Klim is known for their legendary, tough and rugged, 100 Waterproof Gore-Tex ADV and Enduro Jackets, but breathability has always been a limitation for those who live in hotter climates. The Klim Induction Jacket combines the same quality 840D Cordura construction used in Klim's Gore-Tex jackets with their latest Karbonite Mesh (750 stronger than polyester or nylon mesh), creating a bomb-proof hot-weather riding jacket that you can rely on. Dont let a little heat get between you and your next adventure. Pair the Induction with the Klim Voyage Air Pants for a fantastic warm weather ensemble. Construction Features: Mesh construction for maximum ventilation Heavy abrasion and tear-resistant mil-spec derived Klim Karbonite nylon mesh Built with Klim Rhino-Stitch construction technology Abrasion zones at elbows, and shoulders: 840D high-tenacity 6.6 nylon for outstanding abrasion resistance and durability UV-resistant treatment on main mesh material Fleece-lined soft collar Breathable moisture-wicking internal mesh comfort liner Includes a separate waterproof liner 3M Scotchlite reflective material on upper/lower arms and upper back for nighttime visibility Reflective positioning designed for maximum biomotion perception Hypalon zipper garages Hypalon tabs on VELCRO brand closures wrist adjusters YKK zippers throughout Protection: Adjustable D3O EVO armor at elbows D3O EVO shoulder pads D3O level 1 back pad Fit: Articulated fit Shorter hip length cut Two adjustable arm straps External waist adjustment straps Micro-injected zipper-assist Internal belt loops allow integration with standard pant belt Storage Features: One external upper chest pocket Two lower hand pockets Two inner chest pockets One hidden passport pocket One forearm emergency ID pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Feel the breeze while feeling protected
PostedJuly 6, 2015
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm a big fan of mesh jackets, as I'm sure many of us are. I tend to run a bit warm-blooded, so I reach for the mesh when the temps hit 70 or so. The problem with some mesh jackets, though, is the mesh itself. While providing great ventilation, some of them feel...well...flimsy. Sure, the major impact zones tend to be heavy, reinforced material on most but I feel like my torso is a case of serious road rash waiting to happen if I ever go down. Enter the Induction...
Klim came up with the name Karbonite for the mesh material in this jacket. I'll take their word for it with regard to the tremendous strength of the material (they claim 750% stronger than "...other kinds of polyester..."), but I can tell you it absolutely feels tougher. The mesh is very stiff compared to some others I've owned, but is in no way uncomfortable to wear. In fact, I find this jacket very, very comfortable. It moves as much air over your body as you'd expect a mesh jacket to move, and provides better armor than most. I love the fact that it comes with a full compliment of D3O armor, to include the back pad. Speaking of that back pad, I was fully expecting it to create a hot spot on my back but it really doesn't. You pretty much forget that the armor is there due to it's flexibility and the fact that the armor stays exactly where it's supposed to be.
I can't vouch for the effectiveness of the liner as a rain proof barrier, but I frankly don't much care. I always have a rain suit in my pannier (a good rain suit is one of the most versatile pieces of gear you can carry). I did, however, put it on one chilly morning as a wind breaker under the Induction and it did a nice job. I like the fit of the liner. You can put it on under the jacket without attaching it to the outer shell (unlike some), but of course you can attach it if you want to take the time to do so.
The jacket has the compliment of pockets you'd expect from a jacket of this type. It also has one of my personal favorite features on any bike jacket; a pocket sleeve on the lower left sleeve. Klim will provide you with a medical ID to stick in that pocket when you register your purchase, but aside from that I find a sleeve pocket to be hugely convenient for carrying toll money, insurance card, etc. The left chest pocket has a waterproof pouch on a lanyard to keep your phone, glasses, or whatever dry (the pockets aren't waterproof).
The construction is typical Klim, which is to say it's extremely well made. Klim doesn't mess around when it comes to the construction of their protective garments. The stiching is big, tough, and double-stiched. Materials are heavy duty. Zippers are big, easy to use with gloves on, and are all YKK.
So this brings me to the one minor gripe I have, and it's so minor as to almost be goofy. The sleeves on a human of normal height/length are really, really long. As in, to the second knuckle long on me (my shirt sleeves are typically 34/35 length). It makes putting gloves on a pain, to be honest. The cuffs don't open up terribly wide and they don't have a zipper running up the sleeve, so getting them over short cuff gloves takes a moment or two. On the other hand, you absolutely don't have to worry about your sleeves riding up in a crash so I guess protection trumps convenience in this case. Hey, I did warn you it was a really minor complaint!
All told, what you end up with is likely the last mesh jacket you'll need for a very, very long time. I feel very protected in it while also feeling very comfortable. I sometimes get the feeling reading reviews that people expect a vented jacket to feel like air conditioning (..."the jacket is really warm when you aren't moving"...). It doesn't. It feels like a vented jacket. However, I spent about six hours riding in this jacket in 85 degree, humid weather yesterday and wasn't covered with sweat (impressively, not even where the back pad sits) when I got off the bike. To me, that's a vented jacket doing its job. To date, I've owned Fieldsheer, Tourmaster, Rev'It, and now Klim mesh jackets and I recommend this over all others I've worn due to the combination of build quality, protection, and comfort.
Rides: 2013 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Airwave Jacket
REV'IT! Airwave Jacket
REV'IT! Airwave Jacket The REV'IT! Airwave is a staple summer jacket. Packed with features that make this jacket a hit with riders in warmer climates, the Airwave includes large ventilated mesh panels on the arms, chest and back, CE rated armor in the shoulders and elbows, a pocket for a REV'IT! Seesoft Back Protector, zippered connections for the Airwave Pants, as well as a jeans loop and adjustments at the sleeves and waist. When rising temperatures have you looking at your leather or textile jackets like they are some sort of medieval torture device, the REV'IT! Airwave will allow you to ride with comfort and protection. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D, PWRshell mesh, Lorica reg, polyester rib, polyester 600D EN471 Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms and back Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 105 fits SM Type KN / Size 106 fits MD-4XL ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips, adjustment tabs at collar, upper arms and cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features jeans loop, short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets, slit pockets Additional Note The shoulders and side accent panels on the Silver/Neon colorways are black, not dark grey as shown in product image.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good, not great, jacket
PostedApril 3, 2015
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I am, in general, a fan of Rev'It products. Counting the Airwave jacket I'm reviewing, I own 4 Rev'It jackets and three pairs of Rev'it pants. My go-to jacket when it isn't really hot out is the Sand 2. You may find its equal in another brand, but at the same price point you won't find better.
The Airwave has a couple of things really going for it. It is probably not possible to move more air than this jacket, given the amount of mesh. I like the fine mesh material, too. Very comfortable mesh, not scratchy like some. The inner lining and collar lining are what I've come to expect from Rev'It. The armor is both well made and very comfortable. I have two main knocks on this jacket. First, to compare with my other Rev'It products, the main zipper is just not good. Big, beefy YKK zips is one of the things I love about Rev'It. The Airwave's zipper is much finer, and in fact it doesn't always stay closed for me. After one riding season, the zipper pull is fraying quite a bit, too, but that's minor stuff. My other complaint is the collar. Unlike many Rev'It jackets, the Airwave doesn't have the Flexisnap adjustment at the collar. It has two snaps, neither of which are terribly comfortable for my largish neck (18 inches), and the collar is a bit high for this type of jacket.
I found the fit to be on the smallish side, as is typical with not only Rev'It, but most European manufacturers. The XXL Airwave fits about exactly like my XL Klim Induction with the exception of the collar being tighter on the Airwave.
Ultimately, this jacket provides both comfort and protection (provided you have better luck with the zipper than I have). There's a distinct possibility that I just got one with a bad zipper. Given the quality of all my other Rev'It products, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. The quality and features are probably right in line with other jackets at the same price point.
Rides: 2013 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Building upon the success of their previous modular helmets, the Shoei Neotec Helmet was designed with long distance and ADV touring in mind. The innovative tri-composite shell has been designed to provide riders with a smooth and quiet ride while reducing, lift, weight and increasing overall safety. The shell of the Neotec has also been designed to house the internal drop-down sun visor, eliminating the need to reduce the thickness of the EPS liner and potentially compromise safety. An integrated face shield shield and chinbar pivot point reduces the number of moving parts, mitigates wind noise and enables riders to close both the chinbar and face shield in the same motion. Shoeis stainless steel 360 Pivot Locking System secures the chinbar when it is in the closed position and the dual-layer EPS liner provides enhance impact absorption and is channeled to facilitate ventilation. From the shell to EPS to the 3D formed comfort liner, the Shoei Neotec is purpose built to provide unrivaled rider comfort and safety. Perfect for nearly any type of ride and rider, the Neotec is the ultimate in touring performance. Face Shield Features: Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking Pinlock-ready CNS-1 face shield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert lens 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Ventilation and Aerodynamics: Vortex generator vents pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell: 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner: Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar Interior: Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise Double D-ring closure Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A revelation
PostedSeptember 19, 2014
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
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
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Talk about happy accidents...I had no intention of trying a Neotec. I had a Lazer Monaco that I was perfectly happy with. I dropped it after a year and a half and dented the crown. I ordered another one. After a week, one of the pins for the pinlock popped out of the face shield, creating a constant stream of air onto my eyeball and an irritating whistle. Then, an inch long piece of the weather seal literally fell off. Revzilla, being completely awesome, took the helmet back under warranty. Well, I needed another helmet immediately so I went to my local dealer and test-rode some helmets. Truth be told, I had very tempered expectations for the Neotec. I somewhat expected to go with a GT-Air. Well, to make sure I had no buyer's remorse I rode with each, and fell in love with Neotec. To keep this brief, it's got the legendary Shoei plushness and comfort. The sun visor is utterly distortion free, and can be parked anywhere throughout it's travel that you like. I found this to be handy when the sun is hitting you in the face at that odd angle where you can see the road through the sun visor, but not the gauges. I raise it up a little and the problem is solved. The airflow is beyond description. I ride a GS with a windscreen which usually blocks airflow through a lower vent. Somehow, that doesn't happen with Neotec. I actually have a wall of air flowing over my face with both the top and bottom vents open. Honestly, in all my years, this is the first helmet that has ever done that. The helmet isn't light, but it carries very well. I just wore it on a 1500+ mile trip with riding days of up to 12 hours and my neck never got tired. There is no wind resistance when doing lane checks. It's the quietest helmet I own, modular or full face (and I have owned a LOT of helmets). It's a bit expensive, but it's also the last helmet I'll buy for the next five years and hey, I only have one head..might as well protect it. I absolutely, without reservation recommend this helmet.
Rides: 2013 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Jerico EVO Gore-Tex Gloves This contender in the battle against cold weather is a true heavyweight. The Dainese Jerico EVO Gore-Tex Gloves have an arsenal of protective features to keep the cold, the wet and the road hazards at bay. Lined with a breathable yet 100 waterproof Gore-Tex membrane and thermal Primaloft padding, the Jerico EVO Gloves will retain body heat, block chilling winds and keep you dry. A double wind and waterproof cuff helps seal out weather and maintain your body's microclimate. Dainese's proprietary Techno inserts on the knuckles and finger joints are designed to absorb impact yet be comfortable for long rides. Goatskin reinforcements and soft external padding add to the durability of the Jerico and allow you to receive tactile feedback from the bike without sacrificing protection. Protection: Techno inserts on the knuckles and the joints of the fingers Gloves certified to CE Category II - Pr-EN 13594/2010 Standard lev. 1 Main Materials: Elasticated fabric Palm reinforcement in goatskin Ergonomics and Comfort: Tightening strap Zipped cuff Pre-curved fingers Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane Thermal Primaloft padding Waterproof double cuff Soft inserts Denoted as Dainese Jerico Evo Gore-Tex in Dainese catalog
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does the trick
PostedSeptember 19, 2014
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I've owned these gloves for a year, so have put them through the ringer before reviewing them. I believe that, generally speaking, I'm happy with products that perform their intended purpose. In the case of these gloves, that would be to keep my hands warm and dry. Check, and check. I've even worn them while running my snow blower for an hour and a half and my hands were bone dry and plenty warm. Just got back from a 1500+ mile ride through the mountains of WV and VA. Had solid rain for about 6 hours one day with temps in the mid to high 50s. My hands were absolutely bone dry at the end of the day. I did appreciate having heated grips, but 6 hours in the rain is a pretty serious test for any glove. My only knock is that the index and second fingers are pretty long on mine, so trying to manipulate the duel cuffs and zipper can be a bit of a challenge, as can trying to pick things up. Of course, we are all built differently and gloves vary widely as far as finger length goes. It doesn't interfere at all with using my GS's controls, so it's a minor gripe. No garish logos, satisfactory protection, a warm, soft lining and gore-tex lining make these worth the price in my book.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet (Size SM Only)
LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet (Size SM Only)
LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Fiber Helmet The LaZer Monaco Carbon is approximately 1,500 grams of pure lightness in carbon fiber, making this one of the lightest modular helmets in the world. Monaco Helmets include the breakthrough Pinlock equipped Lumino Photochromic face shield, this helmet sets the new standard for rider comfort. Shell Pure carbon fiber shell construction Weighs approximately 1515 grams in size Large Safety Double homologation, full-face and open face Micrometric buckle 3 reflective zones (3M Scotchlite) Rear reflector (3M Scotchlite) EPS - optimized upper insert protection Interior Interior is 100 removable and washable Morpho System Plus (cheeks and head pads available in multiple sizes) Dri-Lex interior - Aegis with antimicrobial treatment Flexible removable nose deflector Flexible removable chin curtain Removable noise reduction pads Acoustic collar for noise reduction Other Features Lumino photochromic Pinlock faceshield pinlock lens included Quarter-turn faceshield screw attachment Multi compressible tubular visor seal Ventilation Full Air System (FAS) Chin bar features easy one-hand opening system Specific helmet bag 5 year warranty (2 years by default + 3 years after registration) Note Helmet ships with Lumino photochromatic face shield.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent helmet
PostedAugust 4, 2014
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
To begin, this is the second Monaco I have owned. I have a lot of time/miles with this bucket on my melon, and therefore believe there isn't much about this helmet I'm not intimately familiar with. Why my second Monaco, you ask? My bad...I dropped the first one and compromised the crown. The first one was the Pure Glass version, while this time I went with the Pure Carbon. The fact that I bought the same helmet as a replacement speaks volumes. Fact is, I ordered a different helmet (RPHA Max) just to try something new. I tried it on and played around with the various features, sent it back because the shape was wrong for me and the sun visor was distorted, and ordered another Monaco.
Surprisingly, there isn't a largely noticible difference in the weight between the Glass and Carbon versions. Sure, the carbon looks great but I don't really notice the weight difference while I'm riding. Only you can decide if the difference in appearance justifies the difference in cost. In point of fact, my Pure Glass version was the ECE rated model, not the DOT and on the scale, the ECE Glass was about forty grams lighter than the DOT Carbon. You read that right; lighter, not heavier. I realize that's not an apples to apples comparison, but it sure makes me wonder just what the difference is between the ECE and DOT versions.
Anyway...as many reviewers note, the fit is tight at the bottom of the helmet. My advice is, don't send it back if it's a bit tight. I can tell you from experience, the shell eventually conforms to your head. Initially i had to pull out on the chin straps to open the bottom of the helmet while putting it on. The more you wear it, the more it opens up. By the time I replaced my old one, I hardly had to pull the straps outward at all. Ride with a fish face for a few weeks, then enjoy a helmet that fits you like it is supposed to. Remember, folks, a helmet is supposed to be a little tight in order to do its job correctly. A loose helmet is an almost useless helmet.
The upper vent moves more air than any other helmet on the market that I'm aware of (I haven't ridden in the Shoei GT-Air; maybe it's better, but I doubt it.) I can seriously feel my hair move when riding with the upper vent all the way open. As with just about every helmet, the lower vent is only effective if you're riding a naked bike. Put any kind of wind screen in front of you and it takes the airflow off the bottom half (at least) of your helmet. Put this helmet in open air, though, and the bottom vent moves air up the front of the face shield very nicely. Overall, excellent ventilation.
Speaking of that face shield..in my opinion, it is the face shield perfected. It is optically 100% correct. Zero, and I very seriously mean zero distortion. This is one of my biggest sticking points with some manufacturers. I hate, detest, abhor, and otherwise strongly dislike distorted face shields. This one is not only crystal clear, it transitions from clear to dark in seconds. The darkness of the shield depends on the amount of UV hitting it. In my opinion, it is plenty dark and, for my vision, adjusts perfectly to the right degree of darkness. I never wear sunglasses with this helmet, I don't have to flip down a sun shield that adds weight and bulk to my helmet, and I no longer have to carry an extra face shield on my bike to change out when the sun goes down.
The interior of the helmet is plenty comfortable. Not as plush as a Shoei or Schuberth, but certainly not sparse or rough, either. On a scale of bad to excellent, I'd give it a very good. It has pockets for speakers, but what I really like is that it comes with velcro padded inserts that fill the speaker pockets and provide an extra level of sound insulation. I use a Sena SMH-10 bluetooth communicator with ear buds. Very comfortable with the speaker pocket inserts installed.
As far as helmet noise, this is a pretty quiet helmet, particularly for a modular. It isn't as quiet as a C3, but it will more than hold its own with any other modular. Its very quiet up to about 50 MPH, then some sound builds. It's as quiet as any of my full face helmets with the exception of my Shoei Qwest.
The fit and finish are all excellent. The flip up face latches with authority to metal (not plastic) pins. The paint on my Pure Carbon Window is stunning. The chin strap is a latching type, not a D ring. The padding could extend a little further, but I find that true of many helmets. There is no snap or magnet for holding the loose end of the strap, but it will tuck up into a pocket where the chin strap meets the helmet.
All told, I really like this helmet. It is well made (I haven't experienced any kind of breakage or malfunction), but should you ever need to replace a part Revzilla carries most of the helmet parts in stock. Personally, I'm a big fan of the minimalist approach of this helmet. Exhaust vents are always open (no switches or sliders to mess with or break), no fighter pilot-style flip down sun visor to add weight and bulk (and distortion), both upper and lower vents are super easy to find and manipulate with gloved hands. It comes with a pinlock shield, which seems to now be industry standard. I docked it one star because it is pre-wired for a proprietary bluetooth system than every review I've read said is basically junk. That's added, unnecessary weight as far as I'm concerned. Also, for five full stars it would need to rival Shoei and Schuberth for interior plushness, and it would need some sort of retention for the loose end of the chin strap. Otherwise, I don't have a bad thing to say about the Monaco and I sure wouldn't have bought a second one if I wasn't truly happy and impressed with it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon D30 Replacement Elbow Pads An advanced, patented polymer, CE-rated D3O impact protectors are the latest advancement in protective armor. D3O impact protectors utilize intelligent molecules that lock together on impact. Because of this, the impact protector can be made thinner and lighter, making a jacket more comfortable and easier to wear. However, this decreased size does not come at the expense of impact protection. Will fit any ICON Jacket that was originally equipped with ICON Field Armor Elbow Pads. Sold as a pair. Dimensions: 130mm X 222mm (approx. 5.1 X 8.7) 96 grams each (3.4 oz) 10mm thick
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this armor!
PostedJuly 17, 2014
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I originally ordered this armor to replace the utterly awful armor in a Jaunt T2 (my opinion; yours may be different). It made a huge difference. Well, long story short, I ended up parting with the Jaunt altogether and put the D3O armor in my Rev'It Airwave jacket. In all fairness the armor in the Airwave was excellent to begin with, but the combination of the jacket and the D3O armor makes it the most comfortable jacket I own. The D3O armor is unobtrusive, light, and all around comfortable. I hope to never need it, but believe it will do its job if ever called upon.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC RPHA Max Align Helmet The RPHA-Max helmet is the first modular helmet with the styling and look of a full face sport bike helmet. Designed for superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology, the new HJC MAX modular helmet is constructed from Advanced P.I.M. (Premium Integrated Matrix) a composite of Carbon fiber, Fiberglass epoxy, Aramid epoxy, and Organic fibers resulting in a remarkably strong and extremely lightweight helmet. Features: Single-Button one handed chin bar/face shield release HJCs lightest modular helmet ever designed! Size small weighs in at approximately 1565 grams ( 45g) One-touch Integrated Sunshield: Three position adjustable smoke tinted sunshield Extremely quiet helmet at even high speeds Superior Fog Resistant Clear Pinlock Max Vision HJ-25 shield with included Clear Pinlock Insert RapidFire II shield replacement system: Simple and secure shield ratchet system provides ultra-quick, tool less removal and installation for efficient operation 2-Stage shield closure mechanism Compresses shield into eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal Center Shield Lock: Glove-friendly center shield lock that greatly reduces shield flex ACS Advanced channeling ventilation system features full front to back airflow that flushes heat and humidity up and out Cool4ever interior: lightweight, moisture wicking, odor free and antibacterial, premium soft feel with ginkgo extract. innovative new fabric offers self-cooling properties, cooling faster then other major fabrics Includes removable chin curtain, chin curtain extender and breath guard 3 shell sizes 5 year limited Warranty Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Didn't love it.
PostedJuly 17, 2014
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02Klausrider
From Fredericksburg
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I am an admitted gear head, and own no fewer than five helmets. The RPHA Max, while well built and attractive, just didn't do it for me. The biggest deal breaker was the shape. I have a "Shoei head," and the RPHA Max in my size (62cm, so XXL) had ample space at the sides was but pressing on my forehead. First, though, some positives. What a great looking helmet! The paint was flawless, and in the sun literally sparkled. The shell is pretty small, so you don't look like an Apollo astronaut with it on. The liner was comfortable as were the pads, though I wouldn't put them in the same category as Shoei for sheer plushness (but then again, nobody else is). All the controls were very easy to operate even with gloves on, and seemed sturdy. The top vent has huge channels and nothing to block the air flow, so should work well. Now, my negatives. While the face shield was perfectly clear and free from defects, the sun visor was distorted. That should never, ever happen on a helmet in this price range. I also thought the stock sun visor was nowhere near dark enough, but maybe that's personal preference. It was a "light smoke" at best. The face shield latch is positioned dead center, and while it is easy to manipulate and positively latches, I found it to be distracting in my field of view, especially if the shield is open even a small amount for venting. Also, while offering a great field of view from side to side, I found the FOV to be quite narrow top to bottom. Now, admittedly, all of these (except the distorted sun visor) are subjective. I ordered this because I dropped my Lazer Monaco and did some structural damage to it. Thought I'd try something different and ordered the RPHA Max. Maybe, MAYBE, if the shape had suited my melon I'd have gotten used to the rest (except the distorted visor, which I detested), I found nothing about the helmet so negative as to prevent me from recommending it (except the..well, you know...) but it just wasn't for me. So, in the vein of trying something different I ordered...another Monaco. But this one is carbon fiber, and a different color than my old one ;-)
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