Lukas V.
 
 
 
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    January 3, 2011
  • Last review
    April 30, 2013
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Held Sambia Gloves The Sambia is a dual/sport or ADV glove, featuring Kangaroo leather on the palm, hard knuckle protection, light breathable nylon material on back of hand. Outer Shell Highly abrasion-resistant tactile kangaroo leather palm Spandex (95 polyamide, 5 elastane) Colorfast sweat-proof Comfort/Features Velcro system on the cuff Mesh on top of glove and fingers Perforated finger layers Protection Knuckle protection by hard plastic shells Reinforcement on the edge of the hand with Superfabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Glove
PostedApril 30, 2013
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Lukas V.
From HOBOKEN
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
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
I ordered these as a breathable warm weather glove with decent protection. I ride an R1200GSA. They are very comfortable and well made. I have very large hands (finger length and palms) and it's hard finding gloves. I tried on at least a dozen different gloves at the Revzilla Philly location and only found 3 possible contentor. If you have big hands these might be a good option. I've put about 1,500 miles on them thus far, and I'm happy. I fit in both the 11 and the 12, but ultimately went with the 12 for the slightly longer fingers (though it made the palms slightly bigger than I needed). I'm glad I did because I don't feel the gloves broken in as much as a full leather glove would, yet it's very comfortable. It fits like a glove, as it were...
Rides: 2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire A true 50/50 dual sport tire, the K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Scout delivers 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
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Mixed Feelings
PostedSeptember 26, 2012
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Lukas V.
From HOBOKEN
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Speaking strictly performance, this tire does not disappoint. It's solid and confident on the highway, and equally confident on the dirt. Plus I've gotten over 11,000 miles on the front tire (about 70/30 Road/Dirt). My first rear I had to change before a long trip due to a puncture, but the new one has 7,000 miles thus far.
Now the VERY BAD news. On a R1200GS/A the front tire simply does not hold air. On road riding it'll lose 4-8psi in a week (and getting worse). A day of dirt and offroad I need to fill it up at lunch. Otherwise from 8am-3pm it'll have gone from 36psi to 15psi. If I didn't have TPMS I would have taken the tire off long ago. The rear is fine.
I've talked to at least 10 people that have complained of the same issue on that size tire.
So I'm torn, I love the balance compromise of the tire, and the high tread life, but if it can't hold air then what good is it.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Earbuds with Boom and Wired Microphone SMH-A304
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pros and Cons
PostedMay 7, 2012
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Lukas V.
From HOBOKEN
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Sound Clarity 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this because while the standard SMH-10 speakers aren't bad for phone calls, the quality and volume are insufficient for music.
It does what it says it does, it allows you to plug in headphones into the bluetooth, and in that regard it works well. There are however four issues, one major, that I encountered already on the first ride.
1. Switching SMH-10 bases I also decided to use the smaller button sized microphone rather than the standard boom mic. Its nice not having the boom on a full face helmet, but according to those that I've talked to on the phone, while they can still hear me fine, they can tell that I'm moving with some wind noise, vs the standard SMH-10 boom mic where they never knew I was riding. Not sure the difference. This base also came with a boom mic, so I still need to try that one to see if it makes a difference.
2. Having the sound in headphones means that you can easily understand phone calls and music. The downside is that the quality of the audio sounds very compressed as compared to being plugged directly into the iPhone or standard bluetooth headphones. There is crackliness in the peaks, especially spoken podcasts and such. It's not a deal breaker given the freedom it offers, but it is a little annoying.
3. The third problem is the worst. The connector for the headphones is not robust at all. The plastic part around the headphone cable that keeps it sticking out straight and keeps pressure off the actual cable ripped in the first or second ride. So now the connector hangs down. It still works fine, but I imagine it's only a matter of time before it rips the cable itself. This is the biggest problem. I'll probably look to see if I can get it replaced under warranty, but I'm sure it'll just happen again.
4. Their is no base option to have both the speakers and the headphones if needed. Which is a little annoying as sometimes I won't wear my earpieces if I'm just driving a short distance or no highway, but that just renders the bluetooth useless as it has no speakers without the headphones.
I still recommend this product thus far as it's a great feature for the SMH-10 that other bluetooth units are lacking, but I do have serious issues with regards to the build quality of this base plate.
Rides: 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider BMW R1200GS Skid Plate Kicked-up debris can endanger your BMW engine, but the AltRider skid plate for the R 1200 GS has it covered. Made of sturdy 4.75 mm anodized aluminum, the AltRider skid plate features a corrugated design that multiplies its strength. The 1 3/8 inch radii flanges mirror the profile of the headers, which creates a unique shape that tightly conforms to the underside of the bike. Close turns, brush, and other off road dangers wont pose a threat to your vulnerable header pipes, because this product gives them substantial coverage. And when the front wheel spits back rocks and dirt, the AltRider skid plate will protect your headers cross pipe. Features Easy installation 4.75 mm (3/16 inch) anodized aluminum Mounts using OEM fasteners with supplied bolt/spacer Length 18 inches Height 3.3 inches Width 14 inches Weight 4.5 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great
PostedApril 2, 2012
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Lukas V.
From HOBOKEN
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
It's a lot bigger than the OEM part. I haven't been able to take it out and beat it up yet, but I feel a lot more confident it will protect my R12GS Adv. It's a solid well built piece, and installation is simple and exact. No need to try to make it fit as with some aftermarket parts, it's just bolts right on.
Rides: 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica
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NOTE The AltRider Products are precision engineered for tight exacting tolerances meant to be installed on OEM / stock setups. If you have any aftermarket hardware on your bike which could affect the AltRider part install area or surrounding clearances, your AltRider product may not fit. Please contact us with any questions, before purchasing. AltRider BMW R1200GS Oil Cooler Guard The AltRider oil cooler cover tucks neatly inside the beak of the BMW R 1200 GS, providing protection for the critical and expensive oil cooler. The lightweight, louvered design allows maximum air flow while protecting against rocks, road debris and the occasional branch. Pre-attached adhesive pads on the guard ensure that it installs in the most effective location, using predetermined places on the oil cooler. The beak of the R 1200 GS wasnt made to carry weight or stress, so its essential to correctly install the cooler guard. Thats why we designed ours so it was nearly impossible to install it any other way. Clean lines and an aggressive look give this oil cooler guard a distinct appeal that complements and protects your R 1200 GS. Save yourself hassle and frustration and the purchase of a new 330 oil cooler by installing the AltRider oil cooler guard. Maximum airflow meets maximum protection Adhesive tabs ensure perfect, quick installation Lightweight aluminum construction Made in the USA Specifications Aluminum construction Anodized finish in black or silver Height3 inches Width 4 inches Depth11 inches Weight 0.27 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
high quality.
PostedMarch 12, 2012
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Lukas V.
From HOBOKEN
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's a very nicely machined product, takes only a few minutes to install on my R1200GS Adv, and looks like it will easily protect the oil cooler. I got it in black to better match the bike. In black on my bike it's barely noticeable but complements the bike well.
Rides: 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Pants The REV'IT! TORNADO trousers combine maximum cooling, through air mesh panels, with abrasion-resistant fabric and CE-approved armor at the knees, to give you ultimate temperature flexibility in adventure touring trousers. Like the REV'IT! TORNADO jacket, the trousers are equipped with the all-new 2-in-1 liners that combine a 100 waterproof membrane with a thermal insulated liner, which are easily zipped out and stowed away for hot weather days. These trousers are so practical and easy to get on and off (with or without liners), thanks to the full length zippers, that you're going to wonder how you ever lived without them. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, PWRwax 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 600D, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees, prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper Pockets slit pockets NOTE The Tornado Pants run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Pants and to what the size charts indicate. If you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Pant, but...
PostedNovember 28, 2011
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Lukas V.
From HOBOKEN
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These pants are well built and let in a lot of air. Plus with the liner in I've ridden in the rain and in the high 40s and they were still plenty warm and as dry as can be expected.
My only major issue is that while I like the full length zipper for ease of putting them on, without the liner in I find the zipper presses against my inner thigh and is uncomfortable on longer trips. I've experienced this on both my R1200GS and my R1100s. I notice that other people do not seem to have this issue, so I'm wondering if it's just my pants. Otherwise though the Tornado pants are great on a hot summer day.
Rides: 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Cube Boots Italian styling, proprietary WaterProof membrane, and great over the ankle protection make this boot perfect for a quick afternoon session or an all-day ride. Dual compound sole makes peg grip a non-issue, while offering great traction off the bike. Features Upper composed of suede leather and Air Tech material Water resistant lining Malleolus protection and polyurethane ankle support Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant sole CE Certified CFS (Comfort Fit System)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
good solid boot
PostedAugust 29, 2011
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Lukas V.
From HOBOKEN
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I went down to the Revzilla showroom to try several different brands in various price ranges, and these were the ones that fit best, looked good, had good quality, and offered good protection.
I've ridden through some serious thunderstorms the other other day and my feet remained dry.
In hot weather they breath reasonably well for waterproof boots, better than others I've had.
The are quite stiff and feel very secure around the ankle.
I'd buy a set again.
Rides: 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Gerbing's Heated Jacket Liner
Gerbing's Heated Jacket Liner
Gerbing's Heated Jacket Liner Constructed from a wind-resistant, soft nylon shell. Wear the heated jacket liner under other motorcycle clothing. Insulated to be thermally efficient along with being wind-resistant and highly compressible. The perfect garment to pack for those unpredictable weather conditions. Gerbings newest version includes many upgrades to help make the jacket liner even better. The most revolutionary change to the liner is the New Microwire heat panels strategically placed throughout the garment, providing you with the thinnest, lightest, strongest and fastest heating system ever. Heating pads on the chest, back, collar, and sleeves Compressible, water-repellent, durable, Thinsulate insulation Teflon coated, wind-resistant, soft nylon shell Inside and outside pockets Silky soft micro denier collar Form-fitting patterns and sizing to fit snugly and easily under your outer garments Glove plug pockets placed on the sleeves secure the plugs when not in use Dual 2 wiring configuration (for one user only) Lifetime warranty on heating elements Incorporates Gerbing's Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the body with warmth. SPECIFICATIONS Heat Microwire Heat Techno ogy Source 12-volts DC Current 6.4 amps Watts 77 watts Surface Temp 135F +/- 5F at 32F Please Note Gerbing's has eliminated the Power Distribution Unit found on previous versions and replaced it with individual connectors that can be stored in a zippered, internal pocket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Toasty
PostedJanuary 3, 2011
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Lukas V.
From HOBOKEN
Fits well, kept me warm riding from NC to NY with an outside temp of around 27-35F. I road 3-4 hrs at a time without stopping, and never got cold.
Pros Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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