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    October 23, 2010
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Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring T30 Rear Tires The Battlax T30 is the new reference for relaxed, touring performance, letting you rediscover the joy of riding. Featuring quick response, tight handling and support for high lean angles make it even easier to hold your line on both wet and dry surfaces. High-speed cruising, sports-like grip and precision steering response all the right ingredients for genuine, consistent performance. Plus, outstanding stability, very good bump absorption and low-noise cruise performance combine for the ultimate riding experience. Features 3LC (Dual Compound) Front T-Cross shaped Groove provides better contact due to reduced tread stiffness Slanted groove towards the shoulder provides higher block stiffness due to consistent input force when cornering Swirled shape groove offers a combination of round and straight elements which improves contact without losing block stiffness Semi-slick pattern shoulder with fewer grooves provides a larger contact patch, higher block stiffness and confidence to the rider when cornering Dry handling is significantly improved over the BT023 Some sizes available in GT Spec GT Spec tires provide improved handling and stability for heavier, sport touring bikes and feature a slightly modified tread pattern on front and stiffer construction on rear
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good value but not the best option
PostedAugust 6, 2015
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
May be the weight of the Super Tenere but not getting the mileage out of these I expect. On prior bikes I could get 12k out of Tourance and Scorpions, I expect 10k. These went about 8k and are bald in the center (about the same with Tourance EXPs). Switched to some Shinkos for the heck of it considering the price. Front Bridgestone was fine but was punctured badly with a self tapping screw and discarded at ~5-6k with little wear.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia Renegade Mesh Tech Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Renegade Jacket , the quality level offered in this style will not be found in any competitively priced riding pant. Like all of Olympia's Mesh Tech gear, this pant is cut in a combination of authentic Cordura fabric and ballistic airflow mesh panels for superior abrasion resistance and maximum airflow. Motion flex articulated CE armor is also offered as standard equipment. Standing boot-on entry is a breeze due to side leg zippers that extend from the waistband to bottom hem. Adjustable knee armor positions and the exclusive EZ-Hem bottom detail allows riders to achieve a customized fit. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 Denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at lower legs Custom Fit, EZ Hem boot cut bottom Removable and adjustable height CE approved Motion Flex armor at knees Relaxed tailored fit Cool mesh airflow lining Four multifunctional pockets 8 connecting zipper connects pant to jackets Removable EVA compression foam at hips Belt loop waist
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great bargain, great pant
PostedJuly 8, 2015
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall the product is very good. Order your dress pant size and you should be able to wear them over shorts or pants. Two things I dislike. !. The pockets in the back are open with a snap. Will never use them, I prefer zippers. The snaps on the belt are too weak. Not a problem really unless you cinch them down. I have seen better and worse. I may use a belt to ensure closure. All this is minor considering I payed just over $100 for a Cordura mesh pant. Revzilla rocks as usual.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
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Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires Designed for 80 street and 20 trail riding, the Shinko 705 has a versatile tread pattern for excellent wet and dry weather adhesion and smooth running on the highway. Features Rubber compound resists tearing during off road use 4-ply construction Notes Front/Rear indicates that tire can go on either the front or rear on the bike Tires are bias ply execept where indicated 150/70R18 TL 70V is a radial tire
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So far so good
PostedApril 6, 2015
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this tire to replace a front that was ruined by a self drilling screw. Rode a hundred or two miles on it and here are my observations. I ride a Super Tenere and have used Tourance EXP and Bridgestone Battleaxe most recently. The Shinko has a tread that is far more aggressive than either of these. The profile also seems taller in the center, more like a dirt oriented tire than the lower profile street oriented adv tires. Grip seems good despite the differences in profile. I have to say that I expect the life of tie Shinko to at least match the past tires longevity and if they hold up to the Super Tenere's weight I will be buying again. The tires were easily mounted and required no balance adjustments apart from the imbalance in the rim. The rear Battleaxe is nearly worn out and I imagine a matching Shinko705 will follow within the next few months.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi Monokey 52 Liter Trekker Case The new 52 LiterTrekker bag is a great solution for adventure bikes, or just those with an adventurous spirit. Elaborately trimmed in anodized aluminum (52 liter case only), this bag is not necessarily specific to just enduro bikes, it can also be a luxurious accessory on the elegant ones. Features One-piece lid Holds two modular helmets Can be used either as a top or side case Aluminum and plastic construction Capacity 52 liters Dimensions 23.6 L x 12.4 W x 18.1 H Max load 10 kg Note Givi E142 Luggage Rack shown is sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hey it is a topbox
PostedAugust 11, 2014
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit: Top box is mounted to an Altrider plate with GIVI kit on a Super Tenere. Fit into the front slots was tight to the point I thought I installed the GIVI kit wrong. Nope it was on right but the case needed some pounding with the palm of my hand to insert the front pegs. The bag has loosened some and is not as difficult to put on now. I figure that this is more of an Altrider rack problem than a GIVI problem but everything is well.
Function: The case is 52 liters and fits my medium Bell Revolver modular helmet, gloves, and Olympia Transitions jacket. I see people stating that you can swallow more but they must not have armor in their gear. Two stuffed helmets and a few other items like liners and small odds and ends is all I would push it.
Construction: The box is by far the most robust of GIVI's big boxes. Many of GIVI's new stuff has all the lenses and optional lighting. IMHO that is just stuff to break or fall off. The Trekkers are free from all of that. I think I would have liked the black better but my other bags are silver and it matches good.
Overall it is a functional but pricey option. Not many other choices that fit 2 helmets.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Remote Dual Heat Troller Control Features Dual wireless remote kit that includes remote, receiver and battery harness Waterproof remote and receiver Sealed switch with tactile on/off and 300 rotation Color coded knobs and LEDs for tactile and visual feedback Handles 15 amps at 13 volts with internal reset for overloads and shorts Receiver dimensions 2.5 x 1.75 x .5 inches Control dimensions 1.9 x 1.3 x .75 inches
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Troller
PostedJanuary 20, 2014
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The biggest problem with any heat troller whether it is added to the bike, attached to your gear, or a remote like this one is where do I put it. Well with this one you can put the remote in your pocket or attach it anywhere using velcro or even better 3m Dual Lock.
At for the troller, what can I say it all worked with no fuss. The days of syncing the remote seem to be over. Just wired it, plugged everything in, turned the dials and viola heat. Don't know if Warm'n'Safe (manufacturer), Firstgear (distributor), or Revzilla does the syncing but it is appreciated.
Revzilla is awesome and fast as usual...what more can I say.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Metzeler Tourance EXP Tires Metzeler Tourance EXP are the most street oriented enduro tire for big Adventure bikes. Features Improved carcass structures for enhanced straight line stability at high speed with smooth rolling characteristics for long distance journeys Perfect combination of long mileage capability for extended touring use and great traction also on off-road surfaces thanks to the specific all-round compound Great grip at all lean angles with light and precise handling make riding easier in all weather conditions Metzelers patented 0 steel belt technology on the front and rear tire provides great straight line and braking stability Maximum precision in the curves and excellent bump absorption also in fully loaded conditions Superior compound for high grip on wet and dry surfaces the perfect combination for long distance journeys New tread pattern engineered to ensure best on-road performance in all weather conditions and traction on light off road surfaces MAW (Metzeler Advanced Winding) technology Usage 95 ON / 5 OFF TL Tubeless TT Tube Type Tire C-Spec indicates OEM for Yamaha Super Tenere
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Short life for a touring tire.
PostedJuly 19, 2013
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The EXPs came stock on my Super Tenere. Grip is very good, I have no trouble in any condition and am comfortable scraping the pegs on road. On dirt roads I had no issue on dry surfaces.
Problem is I was also as confident on the standard Tourances which lasted at least 50%+ longer than the EXPs. Tires were pretty worn by 6k miles and hydroplaned a lot in their worn condition. Tread is completely gone at 7k in the center but pushed it against my better judgement to 8k while on a 2k mile trip. Frankly they were scary past 7k miles, following every road groove. For comparison the standard Tourances and the Pirelli Scorpion Trails lasted for 12k+ without the handling issues. The Pirellis were not so good off road but the standard Tourances were great everywhere except mud.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Leo Vince Linkage Pipe Ducati Multistrada 1000 2003-2009
Leo Vince Linkage Pipe Ducati Multistrada 1000 2003-2009
Leo Vince Linkage Pipe Ducati Multistrada 1000 2003-2006 / 1100 2007-2009 Performance boost at an entry level price All 304 stainless steel Eliminator Pipe eliminates the catalytic converter and provides better breathablility and horsepower gains.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good product at good price
PostedMay 20, 2013
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good: Price is right and pipe is well constructed. Fit was good but took some work to align correctly. The bung for the O2 sensor is included for those with an 07 or newer Multistrada 1100.
Bad: LeoVince does not include the bungs for adjusting the tune. If you have a Power Commander V with AutoTune you need to have some welded on. At the Shop the dealer will not be able to adjust the CO for each cylinder. Arrow includes the bungs for ~$100 more.
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Bell Revolver Inner Shield Replacement inner shield for Bell Revolver Helmets only - does not fit Revolver EVO.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Should be the standard inner shield
PostedOctober 1, 2012
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dark enough to be useful, unlike the stock shield. Still, I want something darker but it works.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli Angel ST Sport Touring Front Tire New generation of sport touring compound maximum safety feeling on wet / cold conditions without compromising dry grip EMS (Extended Milage Sport) tires are tailored for the latest sport and supersport touring bikes The perfect tires for performance, style and comfort Creative and functional tread design Patented 0steel belt radial structure and advanced compounding technology provides balanced behavior in the wet and dry Innovative tread design offers mileage while maintaining an appealing tread design Visual appearance of the tread changes in the first stage of tire life to reflect the double soul of the product
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great value
PostedOctober 1, 2012
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
With reviews similar to the Pilot Road III at a much cheaper price these are a great value. Never had a bad Pirelli tire. Time will tell how they hold up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gerbing 12V Accessory (BMW / Euro Style) Plug For use with Gerbing's coreheat12 products. Provides a direct connection from your heated garments to an accessory port. This plug is not a standard cigarette lighter plug If your motorcycle has a CAN Bus system, you can only use this plug to power gloves. To power more than just gloves, you will need to install the battery harness. 1 year warranty IMPORTANT NOTE Gerbings Heated Gear is meant to be connected to a battery harness or an accessory port on BMW's not equipped with CAN-BUS. If you are using this adapter and your bike has CAN-BUS you should be connecting to a properly installed optional accessory port on your BMW with a direct battery connection, not the factory installed port. Please call with any questions.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Works but tight fit
PostedDecember 28, 2011
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From West Jordan
State:UT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Most Powerlet type plugs slide into place with little effort. the Gerbings plug requires a firm push to seat. Get some silicone grease for use while breaking it in. I would get a Powerlet branded adapter if I was to buy again.
Rides: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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