Karl A.
 
 
 
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    March 28, 2011
  • Last review
    May 10, 2011
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    4.7
 
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Karl A.'s Reviews
 
The IS-MAX BT Helmet is Bluetooth ready, with an exterior module recess and interior speaker cavities. This helmet has an integrated recessed cavity for the ChatterBox XBi2-H Bluetooth Intercom , which is sold separately. Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport for greater visibility Impact absorbing, multiple density EPS liner Flip-up Chin Bar and Face Shield Single-button release allows chin bar/face shield to be easily opened or closed with either hand Flip-up chin bar makes communicating with with your helmet on easier and wearing glasses more comfortable XBi2-H Wireless Intercom Compatible Built-in recess pocket with panel cover allows the XBi2-H unit to integrate with the IS-Max BT helmet, minimizing wind resistance and creating an ergonomic design ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System Multi stage intake vents combine with rear exit vents to provide flow-through ventilation Chin bar intake vent provides airflow across the shield interior to help eliminate shield fogging SilverCool Removable/Washable Interior Lining Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SilverCool antibacterial fabric Comfortable, removable and washable SunShield Visor System One-touch integrated smoke-tinted SunShield (U.S. Patent Pending #11/335,855) deploys and retracts quickly and easily Adjustable to three positions HJ-17 Shield and Quickslide Shield Replacement System QuickSlide shield replacement system allows for quick, secure and tool-less shield removal and installation Optically correct face shield offers 95 UV protection Comes with a Pinlock-ready face shield, Pinlock Lens inserts are available Nylon Strap-Retention Band Neatly secures chin strap Tech Specs Standards DOT-218 Construction Injection-Molded Thermoplastic shell with ABS / Polycarbonate Alloy chin bar Weight 3.86 lbs / 1750 grams (approx, based on Size Medium Solid Color) Note Chatterbox XBi2-H sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good helmet, good price
PostedMay 10, 2011
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Karl A.
From GREAT NECK
State:NY
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
I can't tell you if it is round or oval, but I can say it fits me, and their size chart was accurate to my measurements. Note: The fit is tight enough that glasses, if you wear them, are tough to slide in there.
It's a bit noisy, as are all modular helmets, but quieter than the modular I have been using - a Bombardier, which is a very nice helmet, but somewhat heavier and 2.5X the price. I have been using them for 11 years and thought it was time to try something else.
I will say the same things about the sun shield that others have said - they are not dark enough, and the 2 position ratcheting mechanism is un-necessary, adds weight, and is something to break. The shade hits my nose just enough to be annoying, so I will shave it down - not a big problem, but if it were friction mounted, that wouldn't be necessary The Bombardier uses friction, and the shade is much darker.
Another feature from my comparison to the past is that it would be nice to have a quick release buckle - I'd rather HJC put their money into that, than that un-necessary ratcheting sun shade.
I can't comment on air flow - I ride with a "dew rag" on my head, and never seem to notice it on any of the helmets I have owned, unless the face shield is open.
I'd have given it a 5 except for the sun visor.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Rapid Transit Recon 19 Magnetic Tank Bag Wind and water resistant 1000D nylon construction Scratchguard rubberized contact fabric Magnetic mounting system Integrated tank protector Backpack convertible Hydration Ready Audio Ready System Map window Cell phone storage Eyewear storage Rain cover Reflective stripe Note In RevZilla's experience, this tank bag does not fit CBR600RR, ZX10R, Versys tanks or bikes with plastic gas tanks.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good Bag
PostedApril 11, 2011
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Karl A.
From GREAT NECK
State:NY
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I like this bag, a lot.
My only comment to future buyers are:
The map window is small.
The bag is relatively small (which I wanted)
One of the zippers is a little hard to operate with one hand, and sometimes with two - it catches on the seams of another zipper, but it isn't really a big deal or I would have returned it.
When we buy things online, it is easy to miss details like these.
Bag has a great pockets, including one for a cell phone, which I Blue-tooth with my Zumo. I am not set up to talk, but the number shows up on the GPS.
The bag is well made - I only wish it was well made in the USA.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia Airglide 3 Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Airglide, Viper, Bonneville, and Bushwhacker jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this pant offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a wind and waterproof liner that can be worn as a stand alone pant. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit Outer shell constructed in 500denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels. Waterproof liner pant Full side leg zippers Removable and height-adjustable CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compressionfoam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper forjackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Would buy them again...
PostedMarch 28, 2011
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Karl A.
From GREAT NECK
Sizing was just about spot on - unlike their jackets, which were for me, a size too small.
These pants seem to have a slightly lower rise than I am used to, but this is not a big deal.
They are comfortable, zip the length of the leg for good ventilation, and ease of putting them on.The interior waterproof, removable lining adds warmth, can be worn without the outer pants, and is easy to remove in warm weather.
As a reference, I wear a 36 waist, 33 inseam in Lee jeans, and these fit pretty much the same.
They are long enough to be the right length while riding.
Pros Fashionable, Comfortable, Rugged
Yes, I recommend this product.
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