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    June 26, 2012
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Klim Glacier Balaclava Klim's most technical head sock for the aggressive rider who encounters the harshest conditions. Featuring an over-the-collar design, the Glacier Balaclava is the perfect blend of extreme weather protection and active riding functionality. Features: Windstopper fabric Specifically designed for the aggressive riders in the coldest conditions/harshest elements Coolmax breathable moisture-wicking fabric on side of head Neoprene breath box deflects moisture down and away from goggles wide-skirt over-the-collar design with cinch cord keeps rain/snow out Lighter materials for a more active rider Lycra stretch panel for perfect fit on any head shape/size Elastic side panels offer contour fit on neck Ergonomic patterning Flat lock stitching for comfort Highly breathable Moisture-wicking Dries extremely fast
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Permanent part of winter kit
PostedJune 7, 2016
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I was looking for something to replace my Rev'It GTX Amazon balaclava that was starting to come apart. I like the over-the-collar design as it's less restricting of movement and you don't have to worry about a sudden head movement pulling the 'clava loose or tugging on layers under your jacket.
I've never owned anything by Klim before, and this seemed like what I wanted. The mouthpiece was intriguing; faceshield fogging is a big deal during my winter commutes.
Fit & finish are excellent.
That big mouthpiece has a relatively stiff bottom edge, which helps it retain its 3D shape. That can also make it a little tricky to comfortably fit inside a full-face helmet. If the chinbar on your helmet is close to your mouth, this will likely be uncomfortable for you. I have an Arai Signet Q, size S. Donning my helmet in winter now requires an extra 30 seconds of fidget time to get that mouthpiece just so.
My other nitpick: the breathable fabric on the skull portion extends all the way down the back of the skull. I discovered this one evening sitting at a light when temps were in the teens and there was a healthy tailwind. The base of my skull was nice and chilly.
Other than the mouthpiece and chilly skull, this thing does a great job of keeping me warm and dry in the winter. If you're a winter rider, I recommend adding this to your gear.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Dual Pane SAI Faceshield Dual pane SAI face shield for the Arai Corsair V, RX-Q, Vector 2, Signet-Q and Defiant Helmets.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Answer to fog question?
PostedJanuary 13, 2016
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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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
I commute in NYC and am not a big lane-splitter. So, I spend a good bit of my commute bumper-to-bumper, excited if I get into 3rd gear. I was going through a box of anti-fog wipes every week. I discovered this shield and pounced.
My first ride with it, the weather was a toasty 38* F. The first leg of my commute was highway and there was not a spot of fog or condensation inside the shield. When I hit a typical slow-down, the top part started to fog. I don't think anything can really prevent that.
In all my subsequent commutes since then, it's proven its value, even in those low-50s, humid/rainy slogs home.
The thick gasket around the perimeter prevents rain from dripping onto my nose when I have it cracked. And when it's closed, which takes a little extra push, things get quiet.
My only quibble: installation was really finicky. That might've had to do with the fact that I decided to do it in the morning when I was already 10 minutes past when I should've left.
And read the instructions.
So, if you ride/commute with lots of highway time, you'll be fog-free. If you have a lot of red lights, you'll get a bit of fog, but it's a heckuva lot better than using wipes, waxes, etc every day.
Buy it.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Sand Pro Gloves The REVIT Sand Pro Gloves are the perfect mix of dirtbike breathability and on-road protection. Engineered to provide maximum dexterity, airflow and protection, the Sand Pro Gloves have a goatskin and Pittards WR100X Hairsheep Diamond palm for durability and grip, Air stretch mesh for hot weather comfort and a ventilated 3D injected flex knuckle and palm slider for impact protection. Providing excellent breathability, ergonomics and impact protection, the Sand Pro gloves are ideal for dual-sport adventures. Protection Features: Outer Shell: Goatskin, Pittards WR100X Hairsheep Diamond, Air stretch mesh, Automan stretch, PWRshell 500D stretch, Karvin cowhide (PU coated) Lining: Tri-fleece liner Composition: Outer Shell: 66 leather, 16 polyamide, 13 elastane, 5 polyester Lining: 100 polyester Protection: PU injected finger knuckles, Injected ventilated flex knuckle, PU rubber palm slider, Temperfoam at thumb and palm, PWR Aramid at palm slider Ergonomic Features: Fit: Tour fit Adjustability: Adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation: Ventilation panels at fingers and back hand Features: Elastic at wrist, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fits like a glove
PostedMay 15, 2015
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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
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As soon as I put these on they fit like my old pair of other-brand summer gloves, already broken in a comfortable. I've worn them in temps from upper 50s to low 80s and they feel good. Airflow when it's warm is to be expected with my bike's handguards in place, but am able to feel a breeze on the backs of my hands. I'm able to reach and feel the control levers comfortably; there's no restriction in movement. Plus, the blue/white/red looks custom-made to go with the rest of my gear and bike.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Phantom GTX Gloves The REV'IT! Phantom GTX Gloves are ideal for spring, fall and summer riding when you need wet weather protection without thermal insulation. These Gore-Tex lined leather touring gloves provide miles of riding comfort and protection, with PU knuckle and finger inserts, dual-comp palm slider and EVA foam padding. The Gore-Tex X-trafit membrane ensures minimal bulk and maximum tactile feel. Protection Features: Outer shell: goatskin with WR finish, suede leather with WR finish, sure grip, hypalon Lining: GORE-TEX Push-Pull tri-fleece liner Waterproofing: GORE-TEX X-trafit Breathability: GORE-TEX X-trafit Composition outer shell: 100 leather lining: 78 polyester, 15 polyamide, 7 polyurethane membrane: 100 Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE) Protection: leather hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, EVA foam at little finger and thumb Visibility: laminated reflection at backhand and cuff, reflection at fingers Ergonomic Features: Fit: tour fit Adjustability: adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features: stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Really like, don't love
PostedOctober 20, 2014
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From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I've worn these gloves for over 800 miles now.
The good: They are waterproof (passed the bucket test) and breathable. Solid Rev'It protection, build quality and appearance.
The quibbles: The gauntlet is just a hair too tight, making it a struggle to fit over the cuff of my Motoport jacket. Fitting one glove with a bare hand is fine, but with a gloved hand is a struggle. Also, the smaller wrist strap could use a bit of extra material or some sort of gripping aid on the end. Again, undoing the strap barehanded is easy, but fumbling for the veclored-down, thin, narrow strap with boxy gloved fingers, especially at night when you're cold & tired is frustrating. All it would take is a bit of stiffer material like on the gauntlet strap. I have another pair of GTX line gloves with the same issue.
Oh, and maybe it's because my BMW GS has narrower grips than other bikes, but I often feel a slight bunching of material in the palm, especially on my throttle hand.
All-in-all, these are great mid-season gloves. The bunching in the palm is annoying, and the ungrippable wrist strap is more of a nit-pick (that could easily be fixed with a needle & thread), but for the usual Rev'It quality and protection are great.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Pivot Pegz Mark 3 Foot Pegs BMW R1200GS/Adventure 2005-2012
Pivot Pegz Mark 3 Foot Pegs BMW R1200GS/Adventure 2005-2012
Pivot Pegz Mark 3 Pivot Pegs BMW R 1200 GS / Adventure Pivot Pegz are high performance foot pegs incorporating a unique and precisely tuned, spring loaded pivoting action that allows the foot peg to pivot forward and backward and move with the natural motion of the rider's feet. A computer designed spring holds the peg in its central (neutral) position and provides optimized resistance and shock absorpsion during the pivoting action. When forward or aft pressure is applied, the peg pivots in a smooth and predictable manner. When pressure is released the peg instantly returns to its central position. The spring loaded action of Pivot Pegz also provides valuable force feedback to the rider and assists in returning their feet to the central position. Benefits: Enhanced bike feel Better bike control Smoother body weight transfer Reduced body jarring Better balance and traction Reduced fatigue Easier gear shifts and rear brake access Extended boot life Features: 10mm wider than Pivot Pegz MK2 version Widest (60mm) and lightest pivoting pegs on the market Upgraded heavy duty, long life springs Unique multi-directional grip pattern High grip tooth pattern Outstanding build quality Aerospace grade stainless steel, double heat treated and electro-polished Lifetime warranty Made in Australia Sold as a pair
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A pivotal piece of equipment
PostedOctober 20, 2014
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From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these to replace the Fastway pegs installed by the bike's previous owner. The cleats on the Fastways were chewing up the soles of my boots. I also realized that I had adapted to this and rode with my boots hanging off the cleats, with furthered increased the wear.
I don't ride off-road and only stand on the pegs to see traffic up ahead, or to moon a car behind me.
The pivoting motion took maybe 2 days of commuting to get used to.
I do find that on long trips I sometimes have difficulty finding a comfortable spot to keep my feet. I don't know if that's because of the Pivot Pegz or because I had adapted to the Fastways and the way the divots in my soles clung to the cleats.
I did buy the plastic covers available and they have improved my opinion of the Pivots.
I don't feel I have any more missed shifts or false neutrals than I did before installing the Pivot Pegz.
Oh, and as far as installation goes, I don't recall seeing anything in the well-written instructions informing me that I have to use the OEM pin & circlips on my peg mounts, which you do. So don't lose any parts when you remove the pegs you're replacing.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pivot Pegz Toppers Unique, innovative design provides a wide flat foot platform and make a great addition to Pivot Pegz Mark 3 (sold separately). Designed as an easy solution to make the Pivot Pegz MK3 street-compatible, the new Pivot Pegz Topper allows you to convert your off-road peg to a smoother road-worthy foundation. Features: Openings allow mud/dirt to pass through Easy and quick to get on/off Fits over the aggressively toothed Pivot Pegz and features small rounded grips to keep your foot comfortably in place Protects your boots when riding on road Securely easily with zip ties Reduced vibration Extra comfort Kit contains one left-hand Topper, one right-hand Topper, eight cable ties, Pivot Pegz Sticker and Instruction Sheet
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Save your sole
PostedOctober 20, 2014
Customer avatar
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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
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I ordered these after a week of commuting with the "naked" Pivot Pegz. I had bought the Pivot Pegz to replace the Fastway pegs that were chewing up my boot soles. I found the Pivot Pegz's cleats were sticking to the divots from the Fastgway pegs and digging into my soles. Since I don't ride off-road, I didn't need that level of grip.
These covers give me the pivoting power of the Pivot Pegz without the expense of replacing my soles more frequently than necessary.
Installation was a breeze with the included zip ties.
Rides: 2005 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 Jacket incorporates 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and silver reflective panels as design cues. 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 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 brand closures 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
Customer avatar
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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 Features: 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 Size Guidelines: MD fits: 250cc-750cc Sport Bikes LG fits: 750cc-1000cc Sport Bikes and small Cruisers with no windshield and no accessories XL fits: 1000+cc Sport/Sport Touring Bikes and medium Cruisers with windshield and accessories 2XL fits: Full Dress Tourer, Ultra and Goldwing, and large Cruisers with saddlebags and top trunk
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Covered
PostedJanuary 31, 2014
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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
Customer avatar
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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
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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