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    June 26, 2012
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Arai RX-Q /Signet-Q TDF3 Duct Set Replacement top front intake vent for the Arai RX-Q, Signet-Q and XD-4 Helmets. Double sided adhesive mounting tape is already installed. Sold as a pair.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
E-Z replacement
PostedSeptember 2, 2014
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Monsignore
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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
I gave 4 stars because my helmet is the pearlescent white and the only replacement parts in stock were smoke colored. I would've preferred the vents to match my helmet's color.
Otherwise, removal of the old vents and installation of the new ones was so easy that I did it during a commercial break while watching TV.
The package holding the vents is smaller than and iPad, maybe the size of a Kindle. The box they came in could've held at least 2 dozen. A padded envelope would've done better.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Sentinel 2.0 Jacket With the Tour Master Sentinel 2.0 Rain Jacket, staying dry never looked so good. The Sentinel 2.0 Rainsuit has been completely updated for 2014. Gone are the silver panels from the first generation. The Sentinel 2.0 Jacket incorporates 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and silver reflective panels as design cues, replacing a majority of reflective piping from the previous generation. The Ripstop nylon shell features a vertical zipper, chest pocket, 2 lower pockets and a self-contained storage pouch. Nighttime riding is covered with the Tour Master Sentinel 2.0 as more reflective panels have been added, even adding a reflective strip across the back and printing the Tourmaster logo on the main zipper flap in reflective print. The Sentinel 2.0 Jacket features the Aqua-Barrier Under-the-Helmet-Hood. Underarm vents and a polyester mesh lining help keep the rider cool and diminish moisture build-up. Features Waterproof and breathable Rip Stop Nylon shell with sealed seams is rated MVM 5000 for maximum breathability Features an Aqua-Barrier under-the-helmet hood to help eliminate seepage in the collar area Self-contained storage pouch allows the jacket to stuff into itself for convenient storage Chest map pockets feature waterproof zippers, Tour Masters Scoop Vent System and a mesh backing so they can be opened for ventilation when appropriate Three large waterproof bellows pockets maximize carrying capacity Waterproof zippered underarm exhaust vents allow warm air to exit 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective triangles help increase visibility at night Includes a jacket to pant zipper attachment that matches perfectly with the Tour Master Sentinel 2.0 Rain Pant Shock Cord waist adjustment seals the sweep, providing a tailored fit Full wind flap and Velcro main closure keeps moisture sealed out Sized to be worn over motorcycle riding apparel
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Rain rain go away
PostedAugust 5, 2014
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Monsignore
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
In the 2 months I've had this jacket I've only worn it once, and as soon as I put it on, the rain stopped. I wasn't able to figure out the under-arm zippers while at stop lights, so things got a little humid during my commute.
I bought a Medium and it fits just right over my Pilot Direct Air mesh jacket (also a Medium). It's not snug, but not so loose the jacket was flapping in the wind, either. The Hi-Viz color really stands out, too.
A great rain jacket to keep stashed in a top trunk for those unexpected cloud bursts, or if things get too chilly while wearing a mesh jacket.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 Cover Made of full-strength UV-treated Tri-Max polyester Overlapped, double-stitched seams are electrically heat-sealed and reinforced with tape 100 waterproof Perma-Venting System allows cover to breathe, preventing condensation buildup underneath Windshield protector prevents scratching Aluminized lower panels protect cover from engine and exhaust heat Elasticized bottom has rustproof grommets for bungee cord (included) and locks Lifetime warranty from Nelson-Rigg RevZilla Note the only difference between the Defender 2000 and Defender 3000 is the color of the cover
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Covered
PostedJanuary 31, 2014
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Monsignore
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I got this after my last half-cover ripped after only a month or two of service.
Since I mostly commute on the bike these days (sigh...) I quickly gave up trying to fold it up enough to stuff into the included compression sack. Folding it and putting it into my topcase works just fine, especially if it's raining. Who wants to fold a wet cover, in the rain?
My '05 R1200GS has Jesse Odyssey I cases & Shad 60L topcase. This cover leaves only my front tire exposed. However, because it is stretched so tight over the topcase some moisture does seep through when it's raining. It's nothing serious and doesn't seem to migrate beyond the case lid.
I did get a slight tear in the cover at some point, but it hasn't grown at all and hasn't compromised the cover.
If you've got the stowage space on your bike, and/or are great and packing tents, this is an excellent commuting/storage cover. The stuff sack, when full, takes up about as much space as a rugby ball.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Amazon GTX Balaclava The collar of the Amazon GTX balaclava is designed to be worn over the collar of your jacket, to prevent water from entering via the neck. It incorporates a GORE-TEX membrane that guarantees you 100 waterproofing. The head piece is made of moisture management materials that quickly wick away sweat from your skin, to keep you cool when it's hot and comfortably warm when it's cold. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell GORE-TEX Taslan 2L, 4-way stretch, PWRfleece ripstop, mesh Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability highly breathable Composition outer shell 75 polyester, 15 ePTFE, 6 polyester, 4 elastane lining 100 polyester ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit ergonomic fit Adjustability adjustment drawcord Features over lock seams, stretchable upper part, sew free eye-opening
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally!
PostedJanuary 31, 2014
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Monsignore
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I have a big pile of balaclavas in the closet. I haven't touched any of them since I got the Rev'it! I wear a Motoport jacket, the liner of which fits very tight at the neck. Any 'clava thicker than silkweight chokes, and makes turning my head difficult. And if the 'clava isn't waterproof, then it just wicks water onto my shirt, which makes for misery.
I was a little wary about the over-the-jacket design (and $60 price tag), but this 'clava does not disappoint. The skull cap is thin enough to be barely noticeable under the helmet. The eyeport is stretchy enough that I can pull it under my schnoz to minimize fogging of the faceshield, and it's waterproof, so I don't get wet.
Quibbles: the drawcord is difficult to grab properly with gloved fingers; and, like other 'clavas, putting on sunglasses through the eyeport can be a bit of a literal pain.
This is now an indispensable part of my inclement weather riding kit. And it folds up tight enough to stuff into any pocket on my jacket or pants.
I highly recommend this to anyone who rides in the rain or cold.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10D Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10 on your helmet, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth helmet communication system 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 SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. System Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Ultra HD Voice Recording compatible with the Sena GP10 Bluetooth Back for GoPro and Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio 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 Voice prompts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery In the Box 2 Headset Main Units 2 Speaker-Microphone Clamp Units 2 USB Power and Data Cables (Micro USB) 2 Cigarette Lighter Chargers (Micro USB) 2 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cables 2 Glued Surface Mounting Adaptors 2 Microphone Sponges 2 sets of Velcro Pads for Speakers 2 Allen Wrenches Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10D-10
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So easy!
PostedSeptember 1, 2013
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From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
Design, packaging & instructions are top notch.
Installation was straightforward in our Arai Signet Q helmets.
Bluetooth pairing is so simple, you think you've done it wrong.
The only wrinkle we've experienced is that my wife sometimes had trouble maintaining our VOX intercom connection while listening to music from her iPhone via Bluetooth. This was mildly annoying during normal conversation, but very annoying when she needed to get my attention right away, like when I missed a turn.
Charging the units overnight is recommended on multi-day trips is highly recommended, especially if you'll be connected to anything other than another intercom.
Overall, we are both quite pleased with these units and made our recent 1100 mile trip so much more enjoyable.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Vemar Jiano EVO TC Night Vision Helmet
Vemar Jiano EVO TC Night Vision Helmet
Vemar Jiano EVO TC Night Vision Helmet Vemar Night Vision paint adds visibility in the daytime and glows at night, for up to 8 hours! LED and Bluetooth Cheek Pads are sold seperately. Jiano, an ancient god that had roots in a number of different cultures, was used to symbolize change and transitions such as the progression of future to past, of one condition to another, of one vision to another, and of one universe to another. The perfect symbol of the Vemar Jiano Evo TC modular street helmet! The Jiano Evo TC features a mid oval shell shape which offers a more generous fit front to back and more snug fit ear to ear. The Jiano Evo TC is a very comfortable fitting helmet for riders who like to ride for long distances. The internal liner fits the rider without any kind of pressure points. The exterior shell is constructed a Kevlar/Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass mix. Exterior shell is aerodynamically shaped for ease of cutting through the air with less buffeting and wind noise, thus lessening the stress on the riders neck muscles after a long ride. The Jiano Evo TC shield closes when the chin bar of the helmet is opened. Not all modular helmets do this. If both the chin bar of a helmet and the shield are open at the same time the aerodynamic effect created is very uncomfortable (unsafe) for the rider, this risk is eliminated with the Jiano Evo TC. The Jiano Evo TCs chin bar lock mechanism exceeds expectations for safety and convenience. At the same time, the recessed actuation button is easy to use even with one gloved hand. Two sizes of outer shells cover the 6 helmet sizes for the ultimate in a light weight yet proportional fit. An anti-fog, non-scratch 2.2mm thick outer quick release clear shield is standard. Five (5) year warranty from manufacturing date, which equates to the full usable life of the helmet. Every Vemar helmet comes with a high quality helmet bag and a detailed user guide. A sleek 75 tint interior shield can be moved into position at the riders discretion via an easy to access lever on the exterior left side of the helmet. Interior shield can be used even with the chin bar rotated upward and is replaceable. The Jiano Evo TC features a double density high impact inner shell. Removable and washable ultra plush non-deformable high density expanded polyurethane cheek pads. Removable and washable ultra plush inner liner is manufactured from a technical fiber that provides life-long treatment against odor, fungus and bacteria, and extraordinary wicking capabilities that result in enhanced rider comfort. Padded chin strap with a micro adjustable closure buckle for fantastic comfort, easy operation and maximum safety. Padded wind deflector in the chin piece. A fine screen is in the chin vent for insect protection. Features the exclusive Vemar Klima adjustable full ventilation system. Engineered in Italy to the motorcyclist specific EC standard. DOT and CE certified Note that with CE certification the chin bars are tested. Thus the Jiano Evo TC has been CE certified as a full face helmet!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great features, poor fit
PostedJuly 3, 2013
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Monsignore
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
I really wanted this helmet to fit. My hat size is a 7 1/8" long-oval, and I've been wearing Medium helmets for 18 years. This Medium just didn't fit right. When I closed the chinbar, which locked rather authoritatively (good thing), the helmet crushed my cheekbones, and not in a new-helmet-it'll-relax kind of way.
I emailed Motonation (the US distributors) asking if they had thinner cheekpads. After a week of no response I called them, and no, they don't. I emailed RevZilla asking for a solution and they called me back the very next day with some great ideas!
I didn't try them, though. I removed the cheekpads and put the helmet on again. The crown part of the interior (where it rests on your skull) was too large. I could easily slide the helmet forwards and backwards.
My head measures 55.5cm, which Vemar states puts me in a Small. With the cheekpads crushing my face in a Med, I was afraid a Small, while fitting my skull, would turn my face into something resembling a tilapia. I returned the helmet.
Conclusion: This is a very well-made helmet with many desirable features. RevZilla customer service is excellent. No two skulls are alike, so this may be the perfect helmet for you. If it weren't for the mismatch between my noggin and this lid, I'd be in helmet heaven right now
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Zan's Fleece Balaclava with Spandex Crown Features Spandex head smooth seams Fleece face and chest covering Non-bulky
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good enough
PostedJanuary 25, 2013
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Monsignore
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have a pile of balaclavas in the closet. The warmest is the Schampa WarmSkin but I don't wear it because the fleece neck is too thick for the tight-fitting collar of my Motoport jacket's liner. If you wear a more open-collared jacket, check out Schampa.
I was attracted to the mantle (the bit draping around the shoulders) of the Zan because I thought it would add another layer of warmth. If you're standing still without a jacket, the mantle sits just like in the pictures. But when you put on your jacket, the material can easily get pushed around & bunched up on your back. However, the extra material does ensure a greater seal between jacket and balaclava. You don't have to worry about the 'clava popping free when you turn your head or cinch your chin strap.
I have an Aeroflow windscreen on my '05 R1200GS which blocks a significant amount of wind. When the temp was in the teens during my commute this week the Zan kept me comfortable, and sealed the bottom of my helmet nicely. Still, I haven't used any of the other balaclavas in my closet since I got this one.
Also, it worked great for my wife when we went snowboarding in Utah when the temp was in single digits!
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nelson-Rigg UV-2000 Half Cover Features Specially treated UV Protected nylon Blocks out 99+ of sun's harmful UV rays and protects against all natural elements All seams electronically heat sealed to be completely 100 waterproof Snug elastic bottom allows for snug fit on all shapes Sewn in elastic bungees for universal mounting Packed in its own fanny pack When folded, it's small enough to fit in almost any storage compartment 1 year No Hassle warranty Sizes M/L/XL to fit every bike
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Keep it covered!
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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Monsignore
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have a '05 R1200gs with Aeroflow windscreen, Jesse Odyssey bags and large Shad topcase. The XL cover fits my bike great. The non-sidestand bag is a bit a of a stretch, but all the other vitals are covered. I would appreciate a felt interior panel for the windscreen, though. Like any cover, stuffing it into the included bag is always a challenge, but I've had better luck with this one than the full-size covers I've owned in the past. Plus, it doesn't take up as much space in panniers or trunk as a full-size.
If what you want to do is protect your seat, gauges and windshield from sun & rain, this is the cover for you. Plus, prying eyes are likely to move on to the next uncovered machine.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Metzeler Tourance Rear Tire The Metzeler Tourance dual sport tires were developed and tuned for today's big, modern, street-oriented Enduro bikes. Features Lets you take your touring-configured enduro bike for longer rides Radial tires feature twin layer, 4-ply diagonal tire carcass construction 85 On / 15 Off Radial front and rear tires feature Metzeler's 0 Steel Radial belt technology Maximum mileage on the street and great traction also on light off-road surfaces thanks to the specific compound Tire compound provides long mileage, stable handling and touring comfort on road tread design also handles light off-road riding Optimized tread design reduces rolling noise MAW (Metzeler Advanced Winding) Technology
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Transfers power from drivetrain to road surface well
PostedJune 26, 2012
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Monsignore
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wasn't sure if I should get this or the EXP. The Revzilla video helped me by stating this tire will last longer, even though the EXP provides better street traction.
My 05 R1200GS is mostly a commuter bike, but since I commute in New York City I feel I need the better off-roadiness this tire gives for all the potholes and rough roads.
Even as worn down as the previous tire was, it still gave great grip, though leaning was a little hairy since the old tire was basically shaped like this: |_|
I never felt nervous because of this tire in any of the conditions in which I ride.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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