Dutch1957
 
 
 
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    August 22, 2011
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Shoei Hornet X2 Seeker Adventure Helmet What's in a name Call it the Shoei Hornet X2 Adventure Helmet, the Shoei Hornet ADV Helmet, or just the Shoei Hornet Adventure - a rose by any other name would be as equally prepared for the street or trail. Adventure riding essentially knows no bounds. The Shoei Hornet X2 Helmet offers serious dual-sport enthusiasts the optimal balance between on- and off-road form and function. Designed to maintain peak performance without compromising the core values of long distance touring, the Hornet X2 is a true all-road, all-weather helmet. The Shoei Hornet X2 Adventure was created to replace the Shoei Hornet DS and to be a hybrid of a premium road and off-road helmet. The shape of the mouthpiece and chin bar area is designed to improve air intake and ventilation performance, while giving the rider additional air space needed to accommodate heavy breathing during off-road riding. Improving on the traditional off-road mouthpiece, the Hornet X2 provides additional protection in the event of adverse weather. A multi-stage lower vent shutter allows riders to fine tune airflow for most riding conditions. Features AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) shell construction is smaller, lighter, more compact and extremely aerodynamic Four shell sizes ensure a custom fit SM Shell XS-SM helmets MD Shell MD helmets LG Shell LG helmets XL Shell XL-2XL helmets Dual-layer multi-density EPS liner accommodates a more compact design without compromising ventilation The EPS liner has been engineered to provide varying densities of foam in key impact areas around the head, providing enhanced impact absorption CNS-2 face shield system is 3D injection-molded and offers a distortion-free view Innovative ribs on the top ridge of the shield improve rigidity when opening and closing QR-N base plate system offers quick and efficient shield removal without having to remove the visor Thicker, more durable face shield gasket Improved shield locking system Pinlock pins and insert are included 3D Max-Dry System II Interior are three-dimensionally shaped to match contours of the rider's head, allowing a comfortable fit while maintaining a firm hold for high speed riding 3D shaped cheek pads are available in multiple thicknesses for a custom fit Max-Dry System II liner material quickly absorbs and dissipates sweat and moisture Removable ear pads E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency personnel to easily remove cheek pads from an injured rider's head The V-460 Visor is the result of many hours in Shoei's wind tunnel and features an innovative wedge shape with strategically placed vent louvers which allow wind to pass through unobstructed at high speed Air is pushed into the helmet's upper air intake by the visor for optimal cooling Quarter turn screws allow for easy, tool-free removal of the visor Large multi-position lower air intake/defroster vent Two shutter-controlled upper air vents Four uniquely-positioned rear exhaust vents Three neck outlet vents Includes a removable breath guard and chin curtain to complete the comfort package Snell 2015 and DOT-218 approved Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dual Sport Upgraded Brain Bucket
PostedApril 6, 2015
Customer avatar
Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Did not get this helmet from ZLA, but wanted to post on here since I usually get most of my gear from here. I finally decided to spring for the $$ bucks and get the brand that I know always fits my head. I got the Seeker in the Orange and black since it looked killer on the images. But Wait..... The orange is the Blaze Orange and not the "sunset orange" as depicted here. That was a bit of a let down, since I was trying to match my other gear and bike accents on my F800GS. Not a deal breaker but a little bit of a let down. But you're reading this for the sake of the function of the helmet, not merely cosmetics.
Fit ________ Ouch; at least at first. I have 3 other SHOEI's in the XL. I thought my ears and cheeks were gonna tear off when pulling this thing on. (At first anyway), but once I got the lid fully on. Not quite so bad. Wore it 20 miles on the way home. Well; OK I can deal with this. Took it out 200 miles this Sunday afternoon; and in the rain. I think I'm liking this Can better all the time. Bottom line, the new SHOEI's including the NEOTECs, simply fit a lot more snug and overall fit the cheek and chin areas better, than the Qwest or for certain, than the MULTITECs. It takes a bit of getting use to is all, but I do have a thinner set of cheek pads coming (once they are received by suppliers) nonetheless. Quiet____ Perfectly quiet?; not quite. A lot better however, especially with a bit of a "real" windshield. I tried this helmet when riding my larger K1200LT (larger V-Stream) and even with the bill on, you'd never know you had a dual sport helmet on. Wind flow? Let's not kid ourselves here. Wind Flow = Noise. A quiet helmet, will inherently be restricting the flow of cooler air into and around the helmet. Did SHOEI do a good design trying to maintain decent air flow? Yes.
Is this a cool helmet? Not exactly. We all know you have a trade-off on these two properties. Lets just not kid ourselves about the Air-Flow requirements here.
I have not yet put my SENA headset onto this helmet yet, nor Have I tested the PINLOCK system on the X2. I have Pinlocks on all my other helmets so I'm expecting the same positive results here.
Bottom Line, I have no regrets springing over $600. on this helmet.
Rides: 2001 BMW K1200LT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT Cayenne Pro Gloves The REVIT Cayenne Pro Gloves are completely constructed from goatskin, making them extremely comfortable and abrasion-resistant. These well-designed summer gloves offer extra protection thanks to TPU hard shell and ventilated dual comp protectors at the knuckles and back of the hand. To ensure the rider remains comfortable the Cayenne Pro Gloves feature ventilation panels at the fingers, thumb, palm and cuff. Protective Features Outer shell Drum dyed goatskin with WR finish, perforated goatskin Lining Tricot lining Composition Outer shell 100 Leather Lining 100 Polyester Protection Ventilated dual comp protector at the knuckle and back of hand TPU hard-shell palm slider TPU hard-shell thumb protector PU injected finger knuckles EVA foam at wrist PWR yarn Visibility Reflection at little finger Ergonomic Features Fit Tour fit Adjustability Wrist and cuff adjustment system Ventilation Ventilated dual comp protector Ventilation panels at fingers, thumb palm and cuff Features Outside stitching Elastic at wrist and back of hand Short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dual Sport Long Distance Glove
PostedApril 2, 2015
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Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I fell in love with the looks of this new glove and fitment system. The ZLA video presentation sold me on the glove but I had to perservere quite a bit to finally get a pair here. The supplies simply havent arrived in enough volume. Finally gave up on my 1st color choice and accepted my second choice. When the Blue on White pair showed up, I was pleasantly surprised to find the white to be more of a dull bone or ivory in color. That's actually better in my opinion. The look is simply killer. Now the reality. Fit is very tight, especially getting my hand through the actual knuckle area of the glove. I measured 9.75" (very loose at that) and according to the charts a 10" is XL, which is what I ordered. Have to pull hard to get my knuckle area through the upper wrist portion of the glove. Once on, I only have about 1/4" of actual Hook and Loop section to fasten on the wrist band. This band section needs to be 3/8" longer. Finger length, perfect. No extra length here, and I Do Not have long fingers by no means.
Bottom line, if you are within 1/2" of the "sizing Steps", by all means go up to the next glove size. My own Opinion on this of course. Leather may stretch over time. If is does, fantastic then.
Rides: 2001 BMW K1200LT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Sambia Gloves The Sambia is a dual/sport or ADV glove, featuring Kangaroo leather on the palm, hard knuckle protection, light breathable nylon material on back of hand. Outer Shell Highly abrasion-resistant tactile kangaroo leather palm Spandex (95 polyamide, 5 elastane) Colorfast sweat-proof Comfort/Features Velcro system on the cuff Mesh on top of glove and fingers Perforated finger layers Protection Knuckle protection by hard plastic shells Reinforcement on the edge of the hand with Superfabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for all around riding conditions
PostedMay 19, 2014
Customer avatar
Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Only worn these for less than 500 miles of travel, but can already tell these will definitely be my first "go-to" choice for anything but the very hottest of days.
Got these with the intent on these performing as my Primary Glove for an upcoming Texas to Canada (TCAT) 3 week ride/trip this August/September.
Maybe a better follow up review after that is in order.
Size fits exactly as the SIZE Guide recommends. I have these in the 10 and they fit just a small tiche on the tight size, but can already tell, that 4 or 5k miles of sweat will take care of that.
A Very, Very good feel for this glove. Finger tip length is excellant. (Unless you have Piano fingers maybe) I absolutely love the slightly longer cuff on the outside of the hand/wrist area. I could do without such a hard knuckle protection mold, but thats just me. If I were to go down hard and slap that portion of my hand, I'm sure I would retract that part of this review.
Love this glove.
Rides: 2001 BMW K1200LT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Yuasa Jumper Cables 8 ft., 8-gauge heavy duty cables Encased rubber grips for safer use Convenient storage bag
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Tool for Piece of Mind
PostedMay 19, 2014
Customer avatar
Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Haven't had to use them yet, but have them neatly packed away in the bottom of my panniers. I had to get my own small nylon packing bag for these, but other than that, a great addition to your tool neccessities.
Great choice of wire gauge and the 8 ft. length is perfect. Long enough to work with, yet short enough not be too big to carry and forget.
Rides: 2001 BMW K1200LT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Women's Kilimanjaro Jacket The Flagship jacket in the Firstgear line, often imitated and never duplicated, it's the jacket that others aspire to be. If you could only have one jacket - this is it. With its exceptional fit and attention to detail the Kilimanjaro is comfortable in any weather, any season, anywhere, anytime. Battle-tested to the ends of the earth - and now in its third decade - it keeps you warm when it's cold, cool when it's hot and dry when it's wet. It's the multi-tool of motorcycle outerwear. Kilimanjaro, gear you can depend on. Features Women's fit Tapered to fit a woman's shape Hypertex waterproof and breathable outer shell made of 400 denier nylon and 100 seam sealed construction provides a barrier to keep the elements outside of the jacket. To resist abrasion, shoulders and elbows reinforced with 640 denier nylon Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the shoulders and elbows delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit - EVA dense foam back pad When warm, supply fresh air direct to the body using two- 6 shoulder vents, Two 9 pit vents and two 9-1/2 back exhaust vents ---shoulder vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure Main closure held in place by a two way #8 YKK Vislon zipper, shielded from the elements by a double storm flap with rain gutter and secured using spring snaps inside the placket for easy access is a security pocket with a red slider for increased visibility Collar closure utilizes a slider snap that allows up to 1-1/2 adjustment for a personal fit Integrated on the front chest are two cargo storage pockets to secure your stuff, protected from moisture by #5 YKK rubberized zippers More storage in the two lower front cargo pockets seam sealed pocket bags and an envelope opening, closure uses hook and loop plus there are two front side pockets protected by #5 YKK rubberized zippers Compression straps on the bicep and forearm adjusts to fit you Integrated into the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood to keep water from running down your neck One time adjustable waist belt with hook and loop closure - sleeve cuffs can be adjusted to fit you Stretch material used in the shoulder, arm and elbow joints add flexibility and is waterproof and breathable Removable, insulated thermal liner with wind blocking, adjustable, neoprene cuffs Interior pocketing in all Firstgear jackets are in the same location, whether the liner is in or out. On the left side, chest high is a mobile device pocket with flap closure using hook and loop to secure On the right side is a cargo pocket that is 12 wide and 8 tall to hold whatever you need for the adventure ahead Extra wide reflective taping on front, arms and back for improved night visibility Jacket- to-pant 10 full conjunction zipper fits easily through liner portal HiViz color Jacket made of polyester for best colorfast results - Nylon Day Glo has a tendency to release this color 2 Year Limited Warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Next best gift to diamonds
PostedOctober 21, 2013
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Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is definitely Not your typical beginner jacket for the weekend warrior or the Run to the neighborhood Bar, Look Good, kind of jacket.
This is the third jacket that I've acquired for my girlfriend. We needed an across county, 4000 mile, multi-state touring jacket for all environments and temps ranging from Upper 30's to high 80's kind of top apparel.
Jacket had to be somewhat stylish with plenty of features, yet fit properly around the female form. FirstGear hit a home run with this one. Love the vents, love the pocket and vent set up and the built in hood feature .......
Once you've been in a cold heavy rain And you've had this feature, you Will require it in every other 3-season jacket you look at.
May be a bit pricey for some, but if you really ride your bike, you simply can't skimp on your protection and comfort.
( and much cheaper than a 1 carat diamond!)
Rides: 2009 BMW F800GS
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
Tires for more Off than On-Road
PostedMay 6, 2013
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Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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My F800GS call for the 150/70-17 size, which I have been running now for the last 20k miles. But wanted a tread pattern missing the center continuous tread, so based on photo's alone, thought that by going down one size (to the 140/80) I would be getting the continuous Chevron tread pattern and the continuous center rib absent. Well I was wrong. In this 17" rim size the 150 and the 140 look nearly identical to one another. Only the 18" rim size has the true chevron pattern across the center area of the tread. Still a good tire, but that was I get for not doing more research ahead of time. (And for not riding the Big Orange wave as well.) Lucky KTM riders get the better Off-Road Tread option in my opinion.
Revzilla is still the best.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi Women's Glance Pant A lightweight but strongly abrasion-resistant pant with removable H2OUT waterproof liner. Designed and constructed with a tailored ladies cut. Stretch panels ensure excellent fit and comfort. Features External shell Tenax, Tactel, Cordura 500 and Tenax Flex H2OUT waterproof, windproof and breathable inner membrane can be removed and stored easily Mesh internal liner helps wick away moisture Adjustable height CE Multitech knee protectors Reflective areas for visibility Two pockets Note These European sized pants often run small.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dangerous Curves Ahead !!!
PostedDecember 3, 2012
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Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Bought these for my Girl Friend and Riding Partner in Crime. We were looking for a set of Comfortable, Wind Deterrent, Water Proof pair of overpants that fit her hips but didn't just openly gap open at the waist. Read the review from others, and then went for it based on comments. She absolutely loves the fit. (And I love the looks...) No more just "put a mans cut on a woman's figure" with this product. Will be taking these on a 10 day tour in January, so will know much more then about the wind and water proofness of these pants. Unfortunately the inner liner appears (at least initially) to be not much more than a simple plastic liner. No breathability whatsoever. Maybe this will come in handy on super cold days. Only time will tell.
Overall we love this product, but would gladly have spent a few more dollars to make the waterproof liner from a "breathable" type of material.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Women's Kelvin H2O Gloves
REV'IT! Women's Kelvin H2O Gloves
REVIT Women's Kelvin H2O Gloves Innovative features make this waterproof winter glove an absolute must for every female all-season rider. The outstanding protection features and the solid grip in wet and wintry conditions make the KELVIN H2O LADIES glove a solid choice from the extensive range of high-performance ladies winter gloves. PROTECTION FEATURES OUTERSHELL cowhide, goatskin, Pampas cowhide (PU coated), suede leather with WR finish ISOLATION Schoeller PCM, DexFill, tri-fleece liner PROTECTION PU injected finger knuckles, Pampas hard-shell knuckle, PU injected palm, wrist, little finger and thumb, schoeller-keprotec at palm WATERPROOFING hydratex Z-liner (5000mm H2O) BREATHABILITY hydratex Z-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) VISIBILITY reflection at backhand ERGONOMIC FEATURES FIT tour fit, specific ladies fit ADJUSTABILITY adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff FEATURES stretch lips at fingers and wrist, elastic at wrist, regular cuff length, suede leather visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Feminine look and comfortable feel from the product cut.
PostedDecember 3, 2012
Customer avatar
Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Haven't worn these too terribly much. But will know better here next month.
Purchased this product in order to obtain better comfort, cold resistance and rain protection for long distance touring rides.
The initial fit, out of the package is very comfortable and flexible. Even with the semi-hard knuckle casting, glove still maintains a distinct feminine appearance. The glove does not appear very thick, but I will decline judging that one until we have truly field tested this out. Was hoping that these will be good down to the upper 30's, when used with a synthetic liner.
Beautiful glove. And she loves the look.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia Women's Bonneville Jacket (XS)
Olympia Women's Bonneville Jacket (XS)
Retro styling with a modern twist is the best way to describe the new Olympia Ladies Bonneville jacket. Major adjustability at the waist and hips offers custom fit detailing. Constructed in authentic DuPont Cordurawith ballistic mesh panels, it offers major airflow with exceptional abrasion resistance. To round out the package, its equipped with a wind and water-proof / breathable liner jacket for added comfort, function and style. 3M Scotchlite trim at the sides and back insures added visibility in low light situations. Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels Waterproof liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Four storage pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Makes my baby look extremly feminine.
PostedAugust 22, 2011
Customer avatar
Dutch1957
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
We definitely needed an open mesh jacket for my girlfriend, as we have a 10 day trip planned thru the wester states, including hot southern california. I've had the Mens Air Glide jacket now for 3 years and have ridden well over 50k miles with the jacket by now. Based solely on my success with my mesh jacket, I decided to put the same basic type of jacket on her as well. The first time she put it on she was totally knocked out, how well it fit her curves. Knock-out for the way it hugs her waist and hips !
Just some advice when ordering for women whom are physically blessed upstairs. This attribute will have a direct influence on the best size to choose. 38DD will indeed require a Large.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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