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    October 23, 2010
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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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AGV Sport Telluride H2O Vented Pants 100 600-D polyester strengthened woven textile pant for durability and comfort Knee area and the inside of the lower leg area are reinforced with highly abrasion resistant ballistic nylon Removable waterproof and breathable Reissa liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining Removable quilted and warm liner zips in over a Reissa waterproof liner Pant may be worn with no lining for warmer days or with the waterproof liner for warm and wet days or with the waterproof liner and quilted liner for truly nasty days Zip open air vents are positioned on the front and rear of each leg Pleated textile panels are used in multiple locations for the finest non-binding fit possible CE approved knee pads 10mm thick memory foam hips and lower back pad Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Zip open lower legs Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Velcro secured flap over the fly Two front hand warmer pockets Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Waist connection zipper for jacket attachment
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Buy these now!!!!
PostedNovember 30, 2011
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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 
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
Small
Large
This product runs 1 size smaller than pants from other brands like Firstgear, Fieldsheer, Olympia. I typically take a size 38/XL pant in most brands and a 2Xl AGV fits perfect with all liners and has plenty of adjustment when the liners are removed. Quality looks great and at the level of a pant costing 2-3 times what the Telluride is going for. Only thing I could complain about is the color selection. Black is not my first choice in the desert but at least the pant is well vented. I may have to report back later to see how they perform over time. I highly recommend anyone consider these if looking for a traditional pant (they are not an overpant but may fit over a light pair of slacks or jeans with liners removed).
Rides: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Bell Revolver Hi-Viz Helmet
Bell Revolver Hi-Viz Helmet
Bell Revolver Hi-Viz Helmet Convenience meets confidence with Bells all-new Revolver modular helmet. By harnessing the design horsepower of the marquee Bell Star and the extensive RD know-how of Bells Santa Cruz, Calif. engineering team, weve made a flip-up thats as beautiful as it is functional. One look and its easy to see the family resemblancethe new school shaping and contours that are the signature of the Star (as well as the value-minded Vortex and new mid-line RS-1) are clearly evident and functional in the Revolver. Like its siblings, the Revolver features Bells Velocity Flow Ventilation system to usher cooling air through the helmet. The systems use of precisely-placed flow separator combined with its truncated shape make for an inherently stable aerodynamic signature. The Revolver includes modular-specific features like the integrated internal Sun Shadea short, dark shield independent of the main shieldwhich drops down with the flick of a lever to fight bright sunlight. A robust, easy-to-actuate button opens the Revolvers mechanism allowing the chinbar to flip up. The helmet also uses the worlds quickest, easiest-to-use shield changing systemBells ClickReleaseallowing the option of more than a dozen tints, including the astounding Transitions SOLFX photochromic shield. Other features include comfy Contour Cut Cheekpads, a removable washable comfort liner, Bells Magnefusion strap keeper which replaces the often hard-to-locate strap snap with an elegant magnetic solution that easily engages and secures the strap end. Features Industrys 1st Modular Helmet With Function and Performance All in One Internal Sun Shade for On the Fly Protection Velocity Flow Ventilation Super Stable Aerodynamic Signature Click Release Shield Mechanism Nutra Fog II Anti Fog Coating Lightweight Polycarb Alloy Shell Contour Cut Cheekpads Removable/Washable Comfort Liner Antibacterial Liner Magnafusion Strap Keeper Five-year Warranty Comes with clear faceshield
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good buy and a decent helmet
PostedOctober 11, 2011
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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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Let me start by stating that the Bell Revolver is my first modular helmet and I am used to my Shoei X-11 and my Arai XD-3. I have a history wearing Bell off-road helmets (Moto 3, 4, 7).
Out of the box the Revolver comes with the typical drawstring bag that comes with most helmets. It does not include the nice zip-up bag that comes with the Star helmets. Looking over the helmet all vents are easy to operate and the chin-bar opens and closes without too much effort. The chin-bar is secured with a metal latch. The design of the helmet is very nice and looks great.
Attention to detail on this helmet is average. Paint has some orange peel like appearance when looking at the helmet under the right light. Some trim was loose which I reattached with some adhesive. The D-rings are stamped metal which are actually easier to use than I expected. All these things are very minor considering that the helmet MSRP is ~$200 and the closeout prices are much less. Having handled a few modular helmets it feels better in function and more solid than the HJCs to me, the attention to detail is less than a Shoei Multitech with a similar feel, and it weighs less than a Scorpion EXO-900 with a similar feel.
The helmet has LOTS of features: anti-fog and quick release shield, internal sunshade, magna-fusion chinstrap holder. Everything seems well designed but the sunshade is too light to be effective. I can hardly perceive any tint when lowering it. You will need to buy one of the other shade color options or the transitions shield for blocking out the sun.
My first ride in the helmet was in some light off and on rain. Not cold enough to test the fog free shield and the rain was too light to test for any visor leaks. What I can say is the helmet was definitely quieter than the XD-3 (not saying much) and on par with my X-11 if not quieter (I wear earplugs at all times with all helmets). Visibility was good. Overall I was more impressed with the helmet in use than I was looking it over.
For the price it is an exceptional value and I recommend it as such. In function it is not far off from a Shoei Multitech (2 in the family). The attention to detail could be improved but still it is not bad. I would like to see an ECE certification and results of a Sharp impact test. Perhaps this will come with next year’s model if there is one.
Rides: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Single Mounted Heated Grip Heat-Troller Firstgear Single Mounted Heated Grip Heat-Troller designed to variably control heated grips or thumb-warmer or heated seats Designed to be mounted to a 12-volt DC vehicle Requires drilling of holes for switch and L.E.D. Make sure to check out our Firstgear Heated Gear Buyers Guide
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product
PostedSeptember 20, 2011
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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
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Digitally controls the heat output. Hook up to a set of symtec grip heaters or any other heated grip and you have a power efficient heated grip system. All that is needed is a relay setup for switched power if your bike is not equipped for accessory heated grips. Complete setup is about 1/4 the cost of factory heated grip setup and sacrifices nothing.
Rides: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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