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    August 23, 2011
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Nolan N104 Helmet - Solid Colors Nolan N104 Helmets represent an evolutionary step for Nolan as they replace the much touted N103 Helmet. When compared the older N103, the Nolan N104 Helmet offers a helmet which is much lighter (7oz), features a lower profile through the use of multiple shell sizes, better aerodynamics, as well as a much larger viewport for increased visibility. The (patented) chin guard rotation movement with elliptical trajectory makes it possible to keep the total size of the helmet's front section to a minimum when the chin guard is open. The sail effect is consequently highly reduced, and riding comfort is still guaranteed, even when the chin guard is lifted. The new ultrawide eyeport is the largest of any Nolan helmet, both vertically and laterally, for maximum field of view. The AIRBOOSTER ventilation system is equipped with an air intake in the chin bar, another intake in the brow, and two rear extractors at the rear. The inner comfort lining includes removable cheekpads, inner liner, neckroll and chin curtain and is easily removable and washable as well as antifungal and antibacterial. New, redesigned comfort liner also accommodates eyeglasses much more easily than before. All Nolan N104 helmets are also N-COM B4 ready ( N-COM B4 is designed expressly for the N104 and is sold separately). Shell Features Injected polycarbonate GE Lexan shell 7oz lighter than the Nolan N103 Two Shell engineering allows Nolan N104 to offer sizes from 2XS to 3XL (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Dimensionally correct sizing allows ample cubic volume in chin/nose area Faceshield Features Face shields are now sized to fit the two different shell sizes (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Ultra wide eye port opening is the largest on any Nolan helmet for superior visibility Shield is changed by a simple push button mechanism Pinlock shield included with each helmet VPS (Vision Protection System) is new slider bar to lower, push button release for instant retraction VPS lens is scratch and fog resistant Chin Bar Features Centromatic chin guard opening mechanism requires dual action, simultaneous action to prevent accidental opening Dual action opening mechanism is positioned in the centre of the chin guard and allows for easy, one-handed opening Ventilation N104 has new AIRBOOSTER ventilation system, ensures optimal ventilation where is is most required Air intake in the chin guard draws air in and onto the inside of the faceshield 3 position top vent (closed, crown vent, crown/brow vent) 2 venturi exhaust ports at rear of helmet New plastic vent tube channels in EPS disperse cool air throughout the helmet interior Inner Liner Features removable cheek pads, inner liner, neck roll and wind protector The inner padding of the new N104 is easily removable and washable and antibacterial The shape of the inner comfort padding facilitates eyeglass wearing Reflective insert at the centre of the roll neck further improves the rider's visibility at night Neck roll can be removed easily, for more comfort in the warmer months Other Features N-Com Communication System compatible (sold separately) Features new Microlock2 quick-release retention system Microlock2 consists of a plastic ergonomic opening lever, and of a second aluminium toothed and holding lever Microlock2 minimizes the possibility of unintentional opening while still making it ergonomic and easy to use Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great value
PostedMarch 11, 2014
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mrpincher
From Armadillo
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Bought this helmet to replace my Shoei Hornet. Will use this helmet for my slab tours. The Nolan fits very similar to the Shoei so I'm happy about that. The Nolan is much quieter. One of the unexpected benefits of this helmet is how stable it is in crosswinds;no buffeting or bouncing in the gusty Texas winds compared to the Shoei. I wear glasses and can put the helmet on without taking them off. The sun visor is sweet. I like the one handed cinch strap - that's a nice touch. The pinlock is another bonus. I can't say anything negative about this helmet right now. Hope all the gizmos, springs and hinges hold up. Cheers & thanks Nolan.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear TPG Teton Jacket
Firstgear TPG Teton Jacket
d3o intelligent shock absorption in the shoulders and elbows provides superior protection and Hypertex Plus waterproof and breathable 100 600 denier nylon Kevlar reinforced Teramid underlay shoulders and elbows Six vents and YKK and RiRi waterproof zippers Two chest pockets, two front side (Left side contains a port for heated apparel power cord or headphones) and key pocket on the left sleeve Under-the-helmet rain hood integrated in the collar and reflective panels on the front, side, arm and back Adjustable waist and arm straps with 3 drop-tail design with inside the storm flap on the left side is a security pocket Loop at the center back of the jacket for an L.E.D. accessory light (sold separately) Jacket-to-pant 10 full conjunction zipper can be sewn onto your favorite pair of riding pants Stand-alone 3-layer laminate windproof and micro fleece lined jacket included as a zip-in liner Phone pocket on the left side and a map/cargo pocket on the right side 2-year manufacturers limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
100% waterproof, good venting, comfortable riding fit, pockets!
PostedSeptember 25, 2011
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mrpincher
From Armadillo
State:TX
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Bought the jacket last winter and have some miles on it. It's respectably dirty now, frayed just a bit. Without a doubt the jacket is 100% waterproof, with great wind protection in the cold. The jacket fits great and is easy to work the vents while riding. I agree the back padding is a tad lame. If I wear this one out I'll look for one just like it. Well done First Gear. This is a versatile jacket you can depend on.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Side Stand Foot Install theAltRider Side Stand Foot for the Yamaha Super Tenere to keep it from sinking or falling on soft surfaces. Made from 1/8 inch stainless steel, this foot features 3D tread to create traction for your boots. The tread means you can easily deploy the side stand while still on the bike. After months of use, the AltRider side stand foot will remain tight because it clamps down on the actual foot of the side stand with Torx fasteners. No more rattling or stripped fasteners. Specifications Made from 1/8 inch stainless steel Torx fasteners (requires T-25 Torx driver) Includes Loctite (except on international orders) Height 1 inch Width 4 inches Depth 4 inches Weight 0.5 lbs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The most important feature is it's stiff, rigid and doesn't flex under load.
PostedAugust 23, 2011
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mrpincher
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
The most important feature is it's stiff, rigid and doesn't flex under load. I've read of a competitors unit that deformed under a loaded bike. This accessory also makes it easier to catch the kickstand to deploy it. I can leave my loaded bike on grass, sand, and dirt surfaces without fear.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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