CaptTBird
 
 
 
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    April 10, 2012
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    April 15, 2014
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Puig Touring Windscreen Triumph Tiger Explorer / XC For long distance rides, PUIG introduces the Touring series to minimize the windblast against the rider. These screens raise the windblast in several centimiters allowing the rider to keep a more comfortable position riding the motorcycle and a shaded part on the lower section of the screen to cover cables behind the speedometer. 10cm higher than OEM windscreen.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Flimsy ,narrow and can see defects-did not unwrap and test
PostedApril 15, 2014
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From High Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Opened the box and was amazed at how light this shield was. Bendy and flimsy. I could see a white line where the shield was bent for the curves so did not even bother to unwrap it. It is much narrower than the stock shield. I can't comment on it's function but it is about 4" taller than the stock windscreen.
I'm going to try the V-stream or Cal-sci or just better earplugs and a new helmet.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The SMH5 is a Bluetooth v3.0 Stereo Headset with Bluetooth Intercom designed specically for motorcycles. With the SMH5, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have two-way intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0 and the advanced digital processing technology, the SMH5 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH5 a perfect companion for motorcycles. General Features Bluetooth Specification v3.0 Bluetooth Intercom up to 700 meters (760 yards) (in open terrain) Multi-Pair Bluetooth intercom Bluetooth stereo headset by A2DP Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth Includes SMH5 Upgraded Speakers With Locking-Type Connector GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Up to 8 hours talk time, 7 days stand-by time Can be used while charging on road trips Individual volume control for each audio source CE, FCC, TELEC and IC Certified Firmware Upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the 2-year warranty Specifications Talk time 8 hours Standby time 7 days Working distance (Intercom) up to 700 meters (760 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55 Headset Dimensions 69.9 mm x 45.0 mm x 30.6 mm Clamp unit Dimensions 49.2 mm x 38.9 mm x 22.1 mm Bluetooth Specifications Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0 Audio Specifications Built-in SBC Codec Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Battery Specifications Lithium polymer battery Charging time 2.5 hours Package Contents Communication unit x2 Clamp mount x2 Surface mount x2 Boom microphone x2 USB power cable x2 Microphone sponge x2 Velcro pads for speakers x2 Velcro pad for boom mic x2 Hex key Spacer x2 SMH5D-01
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Software update 2.0-static is gone-buy them
PostedApril 8, 2014
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From High Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have purchased 3 brands Scala, UClear and this one and sent the other 2 running home.
These are the easiest of all to use as basic comms. I would give it all 5 stars but listening to music is not hi fi but I'm one who says you should ride to ride and not listen to music but instead get to a Zen like here and now trance and focus on survival only.
Previous to software firmware update 2.0 there was excessive static but now gone. Yeah.
I had 2 units die and Sena gave me an RMA and sent new units in one day. I was not sure which of the pair was dead but they responded.
Firmware upgrades can go badly for some folks so go slowly and follow the directions. Restart your computer and take off all peripherals. Go to the Sena webpage and log in.
I have friends who have bricked their units on upgrades buy not following directions. If so start pushing the reset button on the back for 1 second, then wait 5 then try a 1.5 second push and wait. Not sure what will do it but soon you will see the dead unit come back to life.
I ride with a very slow rider and I worry a lot less as we can keep in touch about 1/2 mile. Why can't slow riders go first? Because they don't want to.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Intake Air Gloves Features Comfortable, abrasion-resistant Armor-Link mesh backhand and fingers, with soft, perforated goatskin and stretch Lycra forchettes Protective, perforated goatskin knuckle and wrist panels, with Carbolex covered EVA foam knuckle padding and wrist armor Durable, reinforced, perforated goatskin palm, with light EVA foam padding to reduce shock and vibration Pre-curved palm and fingers with stretch Lycra expansion panels improve comfort, dexterity, and help to reduce hand fatigue Armor-Link mesh and perforated goatskin combine with a hook and loop wrist closure for a well ventilated and secure cuff
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Don't waste your money-
PostedSeptember 18, 2013
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From High Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Yes they are comfortable but they offer very little protection. NOT waterproof. Snag on every thing they touch and after a few hours will stretch out and become very saggy. They run Large order at least one size down. They were exchanged for Icon Pursuit goat skin perforated gloves for a lot more money but a lot more glove. Not reccommended at all.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Icon Pursuit Stealth Gloves Features Pittards sheepskin chassis for great fit Goatskin leather palm overlay for durability Integrated knuckle armor for protection Secure wrist closure keeps the glove in place Expansion gussets to improve overall flexibility Snap to keep gloves together while not in use
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Better than no glove at all-lacks palm and pinky armor
PostedSeptember 18, 2013
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From High Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
My new bike has my hand falling asleep and numb so I have had to take off my Revit goatskin gloves and go bare. I tried on about 30 pair of gloves and these were the most comfortable one size larger than I normally wear.
I see very little protection but it's better than no glove at all. Plenty of air flow and good knuckle protection but lacking in pinky and palm. I hope I never have to test them on the road but they will be better than none and about the only glove I can wear right now. Carpal tunnel I guess.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
NIce looking lid but oh so noisy -could not stand it
PostedMarch 1, 2013
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From High Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I wanted to go with a quiet helmet after my HJC Symax I thought was loud. I always wear ear plugs and on my bike the Qwest was very loud. I swapped it out for a Multitec and am thrilled with that. Make sure you can return your helmet and Revzilla rocks with this department. Easy returns. I buy all my gear with them.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 Pants
Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 Pants
Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 Pants 600D Carbolex outer shell with 1680D ballistic overlay in high impact areas CE approved armor in knees SP Memory Foam hip pads Front thigh vents 3-step adjustable knee armor pocket Phoslite reflective piping for increased nighttime visibility Rainguard 100 waterproof, breathable barrier Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Elasticized stretch panel at waistband 2-way full side leg zip for easy wearing Zip-out quilted liner with 100g polyfill insulation Two front hand pockets and two back pockets 8 zipper jacket connection
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great cool to cold weather pants-not for over 60 degrees-
PostedFebruary 27, 2013
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CaptTBird
From High Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
For the money these are the best cool to cold weather pants you can find. Best feature is the styling is not too tight but no baggy butt either. They fit well over a pair of jeans or long johns and with the liners and a base layer I have gone 3 hours in 30 degrees in misty conditions. They are really waterproof to a fault. They have minimal ventilation and you will suffer if your not moving at under 60 degrees. There are a few small vents but with the liners in I would say 55 would be about the upper limit. They look pretty good and for the price go for it. I have the Mediums and I wear a 33x30 jean and they fit me well. I feel fairly protected with knee armor in the right spot and some hip and small of back protection. 1600 denier on knees and butt should keep road rash at bay. I have to think for the price these pants are a value if you value you skin. Again, Don't think of wearing these in warm weather you will suffer.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet
Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet
Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet Designed to minimize wind noise and drag Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) shell Single button release allows chin bar/face shield to be opened with one hand Central locking mechanism can easily be operated with either hand Flipup chin bar makes communicating with your helmet on easier and wearing glasses more comfortable Upper AirScoop ensures maximum air intake and excellent aerodynamics Lower vent directs airflow upward across the inside of the face shield reducing fogging and turbulence Removable interior cheek pads and chin strap cover Interior design reduces wind noise and provides a comfortable fit Communication system compatible The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging Q.R.B.P. (QuickRelease Base Plate) allows tool less shield removal and eliminates side covers for a flush, quiet fit 3Dimensionally curved face shield for optical clarity Scratch resistant coating Adjustable Base Plates ensure an AirTight fit 100 protection from harmful UV A B Rays One piece injection molded for consistent fit Optional (CF1V) racing shield with tearoff posts Standards DOT 218 Construction AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) materials Weight 3.73 lbs/1690 grams (approx. for Size Medium Solid Color) Packaging Individually wrapped, bagged and boxed Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth the price-especially now with Neo-tec out
PostedFebruary 19, 2013
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From High Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I came from HJC Symax that I wore for 5 years-the liner was stretched out and time for a new lid. I went online and studied and ended up with a Shoei Qwest. A full face. It was really loud and noisy. I was surprised. I also was freaked that the Qwest was not a modular. Revzilla took them back and sent Multitec's. Love it love it love it. All day comfort and plenty good looking. I have the white so it reflects sun and has good visibility. Got a matching one for my wife. I considered a Neotec but I wear sunglasses and did not need the shield. I wish I had gotten a Multitec many years ago as it's so superior to the Symax.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Summit Gloves
REV'IT! Summit Gloves
REV'IT! Summit Gloves This stylish black glove is a great all-around glove for the sport touring rider. Both palm and upper are constructed of durable and strong goatskin. Protection comes by way of the racing-developed REVIT! dual-comp TPU palm slider, and TPR hard shell knuckle. Black, but by no means basic, SUMMIT goes the distance. The REVIT Summit makes for an excellent spring / fall glove. If you are looking for waterproofing, check out the fully waterproof version of this glove - the REV'IT! Summit H2O Glove REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, sure grip, hypalon Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester Protection PU injected finger knuckles, TPR hard shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, schoeller-keprotec at palm, EVA foam at thumb and palm Visibility reflective logo at cuff 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, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Go ahead spend the extra bucks you won't regret it. *****
PostedSeptember 15, 2012
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From High Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I purchased a pair of Alpine Star gloves for my wife and the stitches on the inside of the pinky were tearing into her skin. I called and got a quick RMA and a suggestion for this glove for a general purpose protective glove. They seem thinner than my other gloves: Roadgear Adaptivetec and Roadgear Summer mesh but the goat skin is supposed to be stronger than cowhide. The fit is amazing they just mold to my skin and there was no break in. I can actually put on my helmet and do the strap as well as take out a credit card and get fuel with out taking off the gloves. The gauntlet is a bit small but it's big enough to put over your sleeve and cinch down. Gauntlets seem to be going the way of the dial telephone and good to see some gloves other than Racer Boy types are made for us riders who are safety minded. The protection on the knuckles outside of palm and pinky are very discreet and not overly large and make this glove very comfortable. I originally ordered a pair for my wife but when I saw them I had to get a set for me. I did not go with the waterproof as I ride in Florida and was worried about them being too warm.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Protection Autonomous knee protector with support straps Homologation Knee and shin EN 1621-1 Sold as a pair Patent Chest and neck protector (Community Designs n 000528153) Biomechanical protector (PCT Patent Peding)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Knee protection that is superior to built in pads of most pants
PostedAugust 20, 2012
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From Harbor Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I got these to wear under my Draggin Jeans as I could not get the knee pads to velcro to the kevlar very well. In fact after my last ride in the Draggin jeans one pad was missing? I prefer dedicated textile pants and have spent the big bucks and drank the Motoport Koolaid and got a pair of street jeans. This review is not about that product but I will mention that 3/4 of the pants are armored so when you put on something else you feel naked on the bike. So with a pair of armored shorts and these Dianese I feel better so ride better. I have worn them a few times in 85 degree F plus and actually forgot about them. Did a 1 mile hike and just left them on. I wonder if they are rattlesnake bite proof??? Don't want to find out but the sure look crash proof. They really fit well and I wear a pair of 12" boots under them no issue. Sort of a bit of a pain to get the armor in the boot then the pants over the boot but it all works. A bit more than some armor but worth it for peace of mind. As usual Revzilla was a pleasure to work with and they ship fast.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Women's Stella SP-8 Gloves 2009
Alpinestars Women's Stella SP-8 Gloves 2009
Alpinestars Women's Stella SP-8 Gloves Long cuff, entry level sport riding glove with comfort and protection specifically designed for the female rider looking for solid knuckle protection and strategically reinforced areas for exceptional safety Sized and shape designed for a womans hand 0.85mm premium full-grain leather for outstanding abrasion resistance PU knuckle protection EVA foam thumb, wrist and finger padding Stretch Lycra flex panel on wrist for maximum flexibility and comfort Dual cuff closure for personalized fit Fingers are pre-shaped and all seams internal for comfort and exceptional feel Synthetic suede palm with ergonomic reinforcements for improved grip Full-length wrist cuff and PU profile around outer wrist for protection Embroidered logos
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Sharp Seam-nearly draws blood-ouch-moving up to Rev'it
PostedAugust 17, 2012
Customer avatar
CaptTBird
From Harbor Springs
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
We have to call them as we see them. Unbox gloves-very impressive looking. Wife puts on hand and ouch, something sharp is hitting her pinky. She takes off glove and we can feel a very sharp seam. Think about turning glove inside out to fix and think perhaps we will ruin them and can't return. So call Revzilla and Hakim (hope I spell his name correctly) gets me quick RMA and suggests the Women's Raven by Rev'it. More bucks but the most expensive glove is cheaper than an hour in the E.R.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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