Stephen E.
 
 
 
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    February 8, 2011
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    March 25, 2013
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Saddlemen Gel-Channel Track-CF Seat Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R The Gel Channel line of seats for sport bikes are designed specifically for the rider that needs a seat that can do everythingcanyon carving, track days, or commuting. Features Saddlemens Gel Channel (GC) technology (patent pending) that incorporates a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure on the perineal area, increase blood flow, and keep the rider in the saddle longer. Saddlemen sport bike seats offer high quality, light weight construction and styling thats second-to-none. The Track style series has hard-line looks that cant be matched by any seat on the market. These seats are covered in contrasting colors that make it obvious that its a custom, and are specially constructed using a variety of materials that specifically match each bikes colors and textures. Each Track seat is slightly bucketed in the rear section to contour to the riders body for better control during aggressive riding. The CF models combine the outstanding features of the standard Track seat with a high-tech carbon fiber-look cover, center channel strip, and rear seat cover. Many Gel Channel solo seats come with a matching pillion cover for a unified look, and some are available in both Standard and Low heights. All Saddlemen seats are made in the U.S.A. PLEASE NOTE Image displayed is for reference purposes only. Actual saddle may vary.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort for the tuck, not for the upright
PostedMarch 25, 2013
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Stephen E.
From Atlanta, GA
State:GA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So the seat does everything it is listed to do - comfort, pressure relief, enhanced stability, look & feel. After 2000 miles of riding on it I can tell you that it is built for a full tuck position.
The benefits
+ Be swamp butt free - the center channel is free air conditioning
+ Improved riding posture - the center channel creates a comfort zone for the crotch in the full tuck & upright positions.
+ the positioning of the gel take pressure off your back completely.
+ the seat is slightly more narrow than stock, which allows for a greater sense of freedom when shifting knee to knee.
+ the pictures do not show the carbon detail. It's awesome.
The Cons
- The center channel creates a pool on rainy days. However, I'm able to wipe it dry with one flick of the finger down the channel.
- Maintaining an upright position for long durations creates pressure points on the glutes or pelvic bones (not the sacrum though which creates the back ache).
- It is harder than stock until well into break in.
- this design may not be suitable for most sport touring enthusiast (note the name - track).
- Comes slightly loose out of the box, you have to bang the flanges with a hammer to create a snug fix on the bike.
Otherwise, it looks, feels, performs and inspires confidence just like any aftermarket accessory should.
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth SR1 Pinlock Redy Faceshield Replacement Pinlock-ready face shields for Schuberth SR-1 helmets. Rated at the highest quality of optical standards, the SR-1 faceshield is practically distortion-free throughout the entire field of view. The shield averages 2.5mm thickness and has an anti-scratch and anti-fog coating. Pinlock Lens sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As expected, considering the helmet is pairs with - the SR1
PostedFebruary 28, 2013
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Stephen E.
From Atlanta, GA
State:GA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My only knock is that the 80% tint makes daytime turn to night. Otherwise, the view port is clearer than the stock clear shield. I purchased the silver mirror and light smoke. The light smoke could be considered for a daily driver, day & night if you're a city dweller or burn HIDs.
Further, it complements the SR1 to create a simply menacing look. The clear shield doesn't do it any justice, but add the mirror or the smoke, and make the $1000 investment worth every penny in look, feel, performance, and fashion statement.
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth SRC System for Schuberth C3 Helmets The SRC-System is a communication system which is integrated into the acoustic collar. You can install it in your helmet in just a few minutes according to the plug and play principle. Developed in partnership with Cardo Systems, the SRC is a fully integrated bluetooth communication system. Feature Summary Intercom between rider and pillion passenger Bike-to-bike intercom (up to 300m) Intercom conference mode for 3 bikers Mobile phone, MP3, GPS connection Integrated FM radio with RDS Sizing All Schuberth Women's C3W Helmets will take a size XXS - LG SRC system. Intercom Up to 3 motorcyclists can communicate simultaneously with the SRC-System. Under ideal conditions the range is up to 300 meters. range of up to 300 meters depending on the terrain and visual contact Automatic re-establishment of a connection when it is cut off Automatic connection set-up by speaking Automatic connection shut-down after 30 seconds silence, two-channel system for communication Phone+GPS The connection between a mobile phone with Bluetooth capability and SRCS is extremely simple to set up. Incoming calls can be accepted with a voice command and using the keys of the SRC-System. This also applies for navigation devices with Bluetooth capability. After the SRC-System has been connected to the GPS device, the rider can receive the voice instructions conveniently over the two ear-phones. Simple control possible by means of voice commands (VOX) MP3 Most commonly available MP3 players can be connected to the SRC-System via the multifunctional USB interface. If the MP3 device supports Bluetooth A2DP technology, no cable is required. Easy to connect thanks to USB Simple control using the SRC-System's control keys FM Radio The integrated FM radio now enables you to listen to your favorite station while you are travelling. Thanks to the RDS function the strongest signal for the selected frequency is always picked up, even at high speeds. Store up to six radio stations. RDS function for automatic station adjustment User-defined programming possible with SRCS software Please Note The SRC System is only compatible with Schuberth C3 and C3W Helmets. Click here for the SRC System PDF Manual (Scroll down for English)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Seriously.. after buying a $699 C3 it's the only compliment.
PostedApril 4, 2012
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Stephen E.
From Atlanta, GA
State:GA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So here's the deal, if you watched the video you'd know that the microphone boom has a larger foam cushion which muffles sound even more if it is not directly in front of your mouth. If your face structure (your chin) is more pronouced the boom will be uncomfortable in the helmet. The boom is designed to be used and seated right in front of your lips. Just that simple, but for everything else:
- Ambient noise cancellation: when I'm talking to anyone they think I'm in my office even at +100 mph.
- Sound clarity: 100% clear especially since this fits into the most quiet modular helmet on the market. If you have an aftermarket racing exhaust, the drone will distort the people talking to you, but that's your purchasing decision and not an SRC issue.
- Bluetooth connectivity: if you read the manual/website or even called Schuberth North America the first thing they ask is if you updated it to 3.0.x. If not your bluetooth does not AD2P connected, thus eliminating most IPHONE features. Buying it now, it is preloaded. Iphone SIRI - press the phone button once, SIRI pops up, gives you the tone, say your command. If you're unintelligible she won't recognize you with or without a microphone. Easiest way to find out, ask her to Dial a number and not a person. Could be you. Also make sure your phone has headset controls turned on. Bluetooth headset controls are different than line-in controls.
Controls: The trick is to look for the ridges between the buttons. Pay attention to the ridges and your $400 contraption is stupid simple.
Software: Yes it comes with updateable software that allows you to turn every feature on/off or modify the settings. Key things to modify out the box - radio station presets and whether you want the other controls on/off.
Loudness: The only issue I face depending on which phone I use - particulary the Iphone for whatever reason. My samsung has amazing clarity, and volume range. The system also automatically adjust volume levels which is a big+.
Intercom: Ding! you found where your extra $100 went. You can connect to any Scala rider Intercom headset in full duplex which means your headset operates just like the G4 from Cardo. Here's the differences - a Q2 pro multiset is a master slave relationship where if you have multiple bikes each bike can talk to the master, but not to eachother. The G4 allows for 2 or more simultaneous connections allowing you to talk to 2+ other intercoms at the same time or a 3 way conversation. You get the G4 technology in your SRC without having an external device attached to your helmet.
I've had mine long enough to have a speaker blow out. Called up Schuberth, they issued an RMA to Revzilla and they shipped me an advanced replacement. Find better service than that!
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Hogan-S Rainsuit Features Front opening up to the knee Waterproof calf zip Coupled thermal pile Wrist adjustment Breathable, quick-drying Fabric case Partially lined upper part Reflective inserts Pocket on thigh
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Keeps you dry, and good looking
PostedJuly 11, 2011
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Stephen E.
From Atlanta, GA
State:GA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
So I got this suit after being caught rain gear-less 3 rides in a row. The suit does not breathe terrifically so you will eventually get warm, but you'll be dry as a bone as it is completely waterproof. I purchased one size up and it payed off when wearing it over any gear. Over normal clothes you can match it direct. The entire suit can be cinched in with velcro adjusters at the wrist, waist, and ankle allowing you to basically tie the suit down to your body. No air pockets, and no flapping no matter how fast you go. There's only one giant waterproof pocket up around chest level which has its own zipper. This is more of a jump-in suit as the zipper may open from neck to knee, but there's an internal piece that's part of the waterproofing that comes up over your waist. So you'd need to take off your boots to get in it, though I've squeezed in at this point in sneakers.
When I'm in it, I've gotten "omg, what are you wearing?" and "mommy it's an astronaut!" but no one has ever told me I wasn't stylish. The carrying bag as a finishing touch is awesome. It is breathable so you can fold the suit in wet, and not have worry about a future stench or mold for the phobes out there.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Carbon Cover Gloves Technical content and design are combined in this glove created for the new generation of riders who like to ride with sports intensity but demand comfort as well. Knuckles with carbon inserts and reinforcement ribbing, construction with just one single panel of leather for the greater protection of the stitching , and a reinforced palm all distinguish this glove. Microelastic elasticated inserts, precurved fingers, tightening strap, perforated back and insides of fingers bring both comfort and ergonomics to high levels during even intense sports riding. Features Composite inserts in carbon fiber with ribbing on the knuckles and reinforced edge Cowhide leather Stone PU Reinforced palm One single leather panel to the size of the hand Tightening strap Adjustable cuff strap Elasticated inserts Pre-curved finger Perforated back Perforation on inner side of finger Soft inserts Microelastic elasticated inserts (PCT Patent Pending)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit, feel, protection +++++
PostedFebruary 8, 2011
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Stephen E.
From Atlanta, GA
Took 2 days to break it in, the feel is amazing it's like I'm not wearing a glove at all. The re-enforcing of the palm, pinky, and thumb are not noticeable. The added protection of a gauntlet that also accessories my Dianese Racing Pele makes this a 5 star product in my eyes.
Dianese for life...
Pros Fashionable, Comfortable, Rugged, Great Value
Yes, I recommend this product.
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