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    September 1, 2011
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Dunlop D606 Dual Sport Tires Dunlop designed the D606 tire to be street-legal but with an emphasis on aggressive off-road riding and great durability. A full-depth tread pattern designed for rigorous off-road use yields excellent traction on everything from hard-packed fire roads to soft single-track trails. At the same time, the D606s tread compound is engineered for good highway durability and grip. 10 on-road, 90 offroad D.O.T. approved front and rear provides good highway grip and durability Excellent traction in all offroad conditions D606 front tire matches with D739 A/T rear for desert riders Tube Type Dunlop Tire Tips Guide (pdf)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great for a 30/70 or dirtier adventure or if you trailer
PostedJuly 7, 2014
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Wet Traction 
2 / 5
2 / 5
These tires are excellent if your next adventure is almost entirely dirt. I used them to do the COBDR and UTBDR back to back. For that purpose they were great but they don't wear well at all. Riding the 200 miles home on asphalt was scary with the squared off knobs. In other words I wouldn't buy these for my normal 60/40 mix because I'd be changing them in a few weeks. they are easy to mount and provide great traction in all surfaces except asphalt.
Rides: 2012 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffel Bag Wolfman went all out on these duffels and came up with a great series of roll-top, 100 waterproof bags, designed specifically for motorcycle use. Wolfman upgraded the fabric to 22oz vinyl for the body and incredible 34oz for the sides and uses a waterproof webbing for the top opening to prevent water wicking into the bag. Wolfman also uses a new innovative design which allows the bag to easily expand, making loading and unloading a breeze. Features 100 Waterproof radio frequency welded seams Ultra tough 22oz vinyl body and 34oz vinyl sides (For years of use.) Simple effective roll top design 4 compression straps, two over the body, one at each end Deluxe carry handle Removable shoulder strap and two mounting straps included Made in the USA Dimensions and Capacity Small Expedition Dry Duffel Width 20 Height 11 (with the ability to get taller) Front-to-back 11 Capacity 33 Liters+ Medium Expedition Dry Duffel Width 24 Height 11 (with the ability to get taller) Front-to-back 11 Capacity 40 Liters+ Large Expedition Dry Duffel Width 28 Height 11 (with the ability to get taller) Front-to-back 11 Capacity 47 Liters+ Note Product photos show 2 D-rings on each side at the bottom of the bag below the Wolfman logo, however production versions of the bags feature only 1 D-ring per side.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
One of the best dry bag options
PostedJuly 7, 2014
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Frankly all dry bags are unbelievably durable. After that it comes which form factor you need or prefer. This design offer considerable convenience since it has wide gate mouth. It is well suited to storing large items such as tents,sleeping bags and pads. It is made of material so heavy that it is a bit of a pain to burp and roll. It also doesn't achieve much compression. I have used it with the contents organized in their own compression stuff sacks with more success. It has a zillion straps and rings for tying it down. As seen from the end it is a tear drop shape. I'd prefer a bag that was flat oval so that the bag would have a lower aspect and CG. All in all, the bag is overbuilt and heavier than necessary. It would be great with fabric about 1/2 that weight, especially the roll up parts. Nice one Wolfman.
Rides: 2012 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddle Bags Wolfman went all out to create the Expedition Dry Saddlebags. They designed these bags to be durable and 100 waterproof for the most adventurous and aggressive riders around. Wolfman started with burly 22 ounce and 34 ounce vinyl, and used cutting-edge Radio Frequency technology for completely sealed seams. Next, they developed an ultra-stable mounting system. These sturdy bags attach to the proprietary Wolfman Side Racks with what is possibly the easiest mounting system available. These 100 waterproof bags seal out dust, mud and odors. Ideal in any climate, from the Wet Pacific Northwest, Rainy Emerald Isle, to dry dusty climates, and all weather in between. Roll-top closures seal the bags and make it easy to adjust capacity to suit your gear. The bags have two straps over the seat and each bag attaches to the Wolfman Side Rack at 4 points for maximum hold. The mounting straps double as compression straps to keep the load attached and tight. Wolfman also use an internal Butterfly stiffener, stiff back, bottom and front, which helps the bag retain shape and allows the load to be compressed tightly. Features 100 Waterproof fabric - 22oz body and 34oz bottom Waterproof roll-top with no-wick webbing Multi Compression straps to cinch the load tight Recycled tire-rubber backing pad Extra tall opening for size adjustability Tough, functional luggage protects your gear Radio Frequency welded no-leak seams Roll-top closures seal out the elements Waterproof top webbing won't wick in water Sold as a pair Made in the USA Dimensions Length 13 Width 7 Height 13 adjustable about 3 more Capacity 38 liters per pair - 19 liters each The extra tall opening can adjust to add 2 or more liters per bag
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Double tough and well thought out
PostedJuly 7, 2014
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've used these for hundreds of days of adventuring from Labrador to Tierra del Fuego. I have never needed to do any repairs except to straps which I absently melted. They are small, which is a good thing. I ride a 650 thumper and I like to ride a bit sporty. With these panniers you won't be converting your bike into a big heavy pig. They never leak and I have crossed several rivers over the top of the roll. My first pair has outlasted 3 bikes and shows no signs of deterioration. If I had one quibble it would be about the plastic stiffeners. They will bend and stay bent,which makes loading and unloading a lot tougher. Maybe they can find a plastic with no memory or some such. Great job Wolfman.
Rides: 2012 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman EXT Stuff Sacks Need help packing your Wolfman Expedition Dry or Teton Saddle Bags Try Wolfman's custom fit EX-T Suff Sacks. Designed to fit perfectly inside Wolfman saddlebags, these will keep you organized, and make packing/unpacking a breeze. Features Includes 4 Stuff sacks 2-Black, 2-Yellow Each sack has a carry handle Drawstring / flap closure 220 Denier polyurethane coated Oxford Cloth construction Custom Fit for the Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddlebags and Teton Saddle Bags Each bag has a 8.5 liter capacity for a total of 34 liters
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The best way to stay organized
PostedJuly 7, 2014
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pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've used these bags hundreds of nights of international travel. They make loading and unloading and finding your stuff much easier. I put the black units in the bottom with heavier items. Spare parts and seldom used items stay at the bottom of the left hand pannier and usually don't get unloaded. Each bag should have some soft items to compact. The items in the bags should be folded to the dimensions of the bag for best efficiency. I put toy carabiners on the handles and clip them together when I carry so that I'm not juggling. These could be improved if there were 4 colors (2dark,2light). The plastic stiffeners in the Wolfman bags can be a pain as they get bent and block sliding the bags in. Tip the stiffeners can be straightened in bright sunlight by laying them out on a flat surface for a while.
Rides: 2012 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpio SR-i900R Security System The Scorpio SRi900R Security System is a hands free security system featuring an FM remote receiver, Three-Stage Perimeter Sensor and Remote Ignition Disabler. The Remote Ignition Disabler allows the user to remotely cut off the engine in case of hijack or hot wiring while the Programmable Perimeter Sensor with warn away detects motion around the bike, protecting saddlebags, luggage and other accessories. By incorporating RFID, the system is able to know when the remote is in range, allowing the user to never have to reach for the remote to protect the bike. The SR-i900R transceiver is capable of receiving alarm triggers from up to 1/2 mile away from the motorcycle. The SR-i900R utilizes a built in accelerometer that detects both impact and changes of angles with a high degree of accuracy. It allows the module to be placed in any position or mounting angle and requires no adjustments. SR-i900R includes TRS-9 remote transceiver, MCM (main control module), RFID antenna, universal installation kit, accessory harness, main harness, built in Back-Up Battery, Three-Stage Perimeter Sensor and Remote Ignition Disabler. Features Range and signal status display Compact design (3 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 7/8) Built-in 120 dB multi-tone siren with soft chirp Sensor violation display Audible/vibrating alert Smart Battery Safeguard with sleep mode Motorcycle battery voltage display Remote motorcycle finder/panic alarm Includes charging cord for remote receiver Optional Scorpio Factory Connector Kits are available and plug directly into the factory harness making installation fast, clean and easy
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
State of the Art Alarm
PostedAugust 21, 2013
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I installed this alarm on my BMW G650GS. As I am travelling through Latin America and use soft bags it gives me some sense of security. The proximity award works well although in some cases I have to turn it off if too many people walk by the bike. The remote works at about 100 yards. The RFD works perfectly. The build is very robust. The remote stays charges a couple of weeks.The only bummer is the charger for the the remote is massive and wont work on 220V. If you want 220V you have to buy a different massive charger. They should make it charge on micro-usb.
Rides: 2012 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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PIAA 1100 LED Light Kit The PIAA 1100LED takes its cues from its famous predecessor the 1100X. The 1100LED is designed to give supreme LED performance and still fit into the same mounting locations and on the same brackets as the 1100X. The 1100LED features computer controlled Pulse Width Modulation (PMW) providing thermal protection allowing its high performance LEDs to perform to their maximum potential. Conspicuity and night time visibility is enhanced by a color temperature of 6300K. From the machined die-cast aluminum housing to the computer designed cooling fins and 4mm high-impact lens, only the highest quality workmanship and materials go into the 1100LED. Light output of the 1100LED is similar to the 1100X giving off a symmetrical pattern so a rider wont lose visibility when leaning into a turn. Bulb Type Three 4W LEDs, 6300K Description CNC machined die-cast aluminum housing and computer designed cooling fins Kit Includes Two lamps, pre-wired harness with fuse and switch
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A great small driving light that only cost 24 watts a pair
PostedOctober 12, 2012
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've got these installed on my 650 beemer ADV bike. they are small and out of the way. The beam is narrow and very even. because the LEDS are aimed rearward at a reflector the light has no dark spots. the lens glass is really thick and I doubt they would break. I bought mine through a major online retail site and they took for ever to arrive. i wish i had bought them from Revzilla because I would of had them much sooner. These lights would be great for a smaller dual sport or enduro. tghe color of the light is very white. I have mine aimed a bit low and wide at the moment and I am not getting flashed by cars. They light up roadside deer very well. the included harnesses are really long and it was a pain bundling them up and trying to hide the excess. I think next summer I will cut all the wires down to make it a neater install. I used PIAA's model specific mounting bracket and it fit perfectly.
Rides: 2012 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire A true 50/50 dual sport tire, the K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Scout delivers better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well. The chevron style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish. TL Tubeless TT Tube Type Tire
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A great 60/40 tire
PostedMay 26, 2012
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I have worn out two of these tires. They wear almost forever and last about 1.7 times longer than the K60 rear. At first I didn't like the tire much because it didn't hook up off road nearly as well as the rear. In loose material downhills were pretty scary. Nowadays I know the tire and I air down as low as 20lbs on my G650GS for sand and desert roads. Seems that this year between a Baja and Copper Canyon trip and forays into the Navajo landscape I have been riding the desert and these tires are almost a match for the K60 rear in that environment. These tires are drastically better than TKC's on the highway and vibrate very little. I have never flatted a Heidenau. I'd say for desert and highway riding they are well matched to the K60 rear. For mountain, mud and rock I'd match a TKC with the K60 rear. The K60 front would be awesome paired with a Tourance or Anakee rear.
Rides: 2010 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire A true 50/50 dual sport tire, the Heidenau K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Heidenau K60 Scout dual sport tires deliver better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well. The chevron style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish. TL Tubeless TT Tube Type Tire Please Note The K60 Scout tread pattern will vary depending on tire size.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best 50/50 tire or perhaps 40/60 with the right front
PostedMay 26, 2012
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I will soon mount my third set. The rears have lasted around 10K and the fronts probably 14K. This tire gives excellent traction everything except gummy mud which plugs it up quickly. It was very good in Baja and Labrador. I frequently air the rear ob my G650GS as low as 26LBS if I dont have a big load. I have never flatted one yet and I have a nail in the tread right now but no leak. They corner almost as good as Tourance on asphalt. last week I rode a in deep dessert sand for about 100 miles and they were very good. They are hard to mount and I balance mine.The front tire has slightly different characteristics(read my review if you like) and I am putting a TK80 on the front next time.
Putting a TKC front with a K60 rear should make an excellent 45/55 setup where both tires wear at a similar speed. Conversely putting a K60 front with a Tourance rear would make an excellent 60/40 setup that would wear evenly I think.
Rides: 2010 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket
REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket
REV'IT Cayenne Pro Jacket The Cayenne Pro is a four season beast of a jacket with enough versatility to keep you cool in the summer heat, dry in a downpour, and warm in frigid winter temperatures. See the reviews tab above for several extensive writeups on this jacket. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell DuPont Cordura 500D, DuPont Cordura 1000D, Superfabric Insulation detachable Exkin lining Protection SAS TEC CE protection, Temperfoam backpadding Waterproofing detachable REV'IT! Hydratex 3-layermembrane Breathability detachable REV'IT! Hydratex 3-layer membrane Visibility laminated reflective panels Recommended Upgrade SAS-TEC SC-1/12 Back Protector (not included) Pocket fits SC-1/12 size back protector All Cayenne Pro Jackets have the same size back protector pocket ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit pre-shaped fit Adjustability adjustable collar, adjustable waistbands, strapsat the upper and under arm, draw cord at the hem, Velcrocuff tabs, stretch panel at the back Ventilation ventilation panels on chest, ventilation zippers atthe back and under arm, ventilation pocket at the front Features long connection zipper and double short connectionzipper, stretch lips at the elbow Pockets 2 waterproof pockets, 2 mesh and 2 slit pockets atthe front, membrane storage pocket, document pocket, inner pockets The Cayenne Pro can be worn by both men and women.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A really good, almost great ADV Jacket
PostedFebruary 22, 2012
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos Ski Valley
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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I purchased mine last spring. I have ridden it 28K miles from Baja, Mexico to Goose Bay, Labrador, Florida and Phoenix in June. I ride as much dirt as I can find and don't bother to stay clean. I have several thoughts about this unit. Firstly I wish it had been cut for N. American body types more than Italian teenagers. The shoulders are ridiculously narrow for my size and the armor should be up-sized as well. The pockets and other features work great except the Velcro front closure grabs my Cordura tank bag and has damaged it. The rubber rand around the collar rips out any whiskers by the follicle and hurts. The solution is to powder the rubber part or shave once in a while perhaps.
My jacket has worn pretty well considering what I do to it. I have a couple of tiny tears that I fused with a lighter. I have washed the jacket several times and have waterproofed it several times with poor results. I think the fabric is just too porous to accept waterproofing well. The waterproof liner does its job but isn't very attractive as street wear. The thermal liner is light but bulky and I feel like the tire Man when I use it. I have replaced it with a puff jacket that is lighter, longer and can be worn off the bike. I wish the shoulders, armor and body length were all scaled for a typical American fit. Heck I may have to go down to the Harley store to get a good fit.
This jacket with both liners on was comfortable in rain down to 35F. at 40MPH. I have worn the jacket in temperatures as high as 108f and it is comfortable above 30MPH but very uncomfortable in stop n Go traffic at that temp. It is a great setup here in the Rockies for long summer adventures at high altitudes and highly variable weather .
Rides: 2010 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidis best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design Sole Soft lugged sole for maximum grip. Composite inner sole. Protection Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Malleolus external guard to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Fit Function Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider's feet. Single Flex System upper. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Replaceable strap / buckle system. Removable arch support. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Cambrelle lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Boot for rugged ADV riding
PostedNovember 20, 2011
Customer avatar
pasomonte
From Taos
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have never had a pair of any kind of boots that were more comfortable than these. They are very well built and the buckles work just fine. The lowers are mostly leather and need some treatment from time to time. They do not breath much and would be quite uncomfortable in hot weather.
Although mine were very waterproof when I received them but after 15K miles of hard adventure riding they leak pretty badly although appearing to be in good shape.
My thoughts about this? If your waterproof/ breathable boots aren't Goretex- They aren't
Rides: 2010 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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