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Old 06-10-2012, 10:25 AM   #1576
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Great thread, here's my list of gear, not in order.

1) Sidi boots
2) Touratech riding outerwear
3) Nikon D300 with 18-85VRII
4) Leatherman utility tool
5) North Face 4 man tent
6) Omega Casino Royale watch (James Bond 007)
7) Serengeti sun glasses
8) Garmin GPS (handlebar mount and hand held)
9) Gorgeous wife (a must)
10) Full tank of gas
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #1577
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KLIM Adventure Rally Jacket and Pants. Excellent comfort and protection in all but warm conditions.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #1578
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$25 Cruise Control

http://www.motorcycleadventure.com.au/cruise_controls/

$25 cruise control. Just finished 800 kms and can't believe how easy it makes the ride.
Freed from the necessity to keep your right hand on the gas at all times enables you to relax the shoulders, sit back and enjoy the countyside; Highly recommended.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #1579
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Eureka timberline

I bought my Eureka Timberline 4 man tent 22 years ago this summer. I've used it between 15 & 25 nights per year, every year, since then & loaned it out to friends on occaision as well. I believe it cost $125.00 then, not sure now. I've had to seam seal the bottom seam tape once in that time, that's the only repair ever needed. I've never been wet from rain in all those years. (I did pitch once in what I discovered was a dry stream bed, but that's another story) After 5 years or so I decided I wanted a vestibule & footprint & started looking for a new tent....until I hit Eureka's site & discovered that they make both as add-ons to my existing Timberline. I bought both, & they both fit perfectly with the tent, into the side zip waterproof bag that Aerostitch sells. It goes up quick & easy, but takes some time to fold up, especially when wet. It's absolutely palatial in terms of space & comfort,(for one) plenty of ventilation, probably too big to keep warm for winter camping, but fine for early spring & late fall. I often lust for one or another of the newer 4 season tents I see every summer, but I can't justify the expense, I honestly can't think of anything I would want that this does'nt provide.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #1580
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i bought my eureka timberline 4 man tent 22 years ago this summer. I've used it between 15 & 25 nights per year, every year, since then & loaned it out to friends on occaision as well. I believe it cost $125.00 then, not sure now. I've had to seam seal the bottom seam tape once in that time, that's the only repair ever needed. I've never been wet from rain in all those years. (i did pitch once in what i discovered was a dry stream bed, but that's another story) after 5 years or so i decided i wanted a vestibule & footprint & started looking for a new tent....until i hit eureka's site & discovered that they make both as add-ons to my existing timberline. I bought both, & they both fit perfectly with the tent, into the side zip waterproof bag that aerostitch sells. It goes up quick & easy, but takes some time to fold up, especially when wet. It's absolutely palatial in terms of space & comfort,(for one) plenty of ventilation, probably too big to keep warm for winter camping, but fine for early spring & late fall. I often lust for one or another of the newer 4 season tents i see every summer, but i can't justify the expense, i honestly can't think of anything i would want that this does'nt provide.

how about a pic of that bad boy??????????
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #1581
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I bought my Eureka Timberline 4 man tent 22 years ago this summer. I've used it between 15 & 25 nights per year, every year, since then & loaned it out to friends on occaision as well. I believe it cost $125.00 then, not sure now. I've had to seam seal the bottom seam tape once in that time, that's the only repair ever needed. I've never been wet from rain in all those years. (I did pitch once in what I discovered was a dry stream bed, but that's another story) After 5 years or so I decided I wanted a vestibule & footprint & started looking for a new tent....until I hit Eureka's site & discovered that they make both as add-ons to my existing Timberline. I bought both, & they both fit perfectly with the tent, into the side zip waterproof bag that Aerostitch sells. It goes up quick & easy, but takes some time to fold up, especially when wet. It's absolutely palatial in terms of space & comfort,(for one) plenty of ventilation, probably too big to keep warm for winter camping, but fine for early spring & late fall. I often lust for one or another of the newer 4 season tents I see every summer, but I can't justify the expense, I honestly can't think of anything I would want that this does'nt provide.
+1 on the 4-man Eureka Timberline.

Mail-ordered mine from Cabella's in '92 and it's still going strong. Have since picked up a 2-man Eureka Backwoods (backpacking and solo touring) and a 2-man Sierra Designs four season job. It's still the 4-man Timberline that sees the most frequent use.

fwiw, Though robust, the 2-man Sierra Designs four season tent is such a pain in the ass to set up, I've barely used it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #1582
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Fox Comp 5s, light-duty offroad boots that I can wear all day: excellent.

Also, I can't live without my $7 bungee cargo net. I use it every time I ride.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #1583
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http://www.motorcycleadventure.com.au/cruise_controls/

$25 cruise control. Just finished 800 kms and can't believe how easy it makes the ride.
Freed from the necessity to keep your right hand on the gas at all times enables you to relax the shoulders, sit back and enjoy the countyside; Highly recommended.
That looks just like the Go Cruise Throttle Control. Used one on my prior versys. Still have it on my desk. I see them on ebay for $20US
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #1584
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Not sure if it's the absolute best piece of equipment I've ever bought, but my Mountain Hardwear Trango II tent has got to rank up near the top. Here's a pic from years ago with my old Transalp:

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:56 PM   #1585
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The No Mar tire changer. Cut the ties to the dealership. Has paid for itself several times over! Same for the Scotts reusable oil filter.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:48 PM   #1586
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I contribute a significant amount of my "luck" to the Jesse bags protecting the bike and possibly preventing me from being pinned beneath the bike.
Number 2 is my BMW Savanah II suit that sacrificed itself to keep me completely unharmed.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:20 AM   #1587
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Besides the bike, firstgear kilimanjaro coat.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #1588
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Just out of curiosity, since you went ahead and put her on the list, how does Touratech outerwear out rank a gorgeous wife? Especially since it appears she barely edged out a full tank of gas?
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Great thread, here's my list of gear, not in order.

1) Sidi boots
2) Touratech riding outerwear
3) Nikon D300 with 18-85VRII
4) Leatherman utility tool
5) North Face 4 man tent
6) Omega Casino Royale watch (James Bond 007)
7) Serengeti sun glasses
8) Garmin GPS (handlebar mount and hand held)
9) Gorgeous wife (a must)
10) Full tank of gas
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #1589
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Not sure if it's the absolute best piece of equipment I've ever bought, but my Mountain Hardwear Trango II tent has got to rank up near the top. Here's a pic from years ago with my old Transalp:

100_0074
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #1590
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Just out of curiosity, since you went ahead and put her on the list, how does Touratech outerwear out rank a gorgeous wife? Especially since it appears she barely edged out a full tank of gas?
Great thread, here's my list of gear, not in order.

1) Sidi boots
2) Touratech riding outerwear
3) Nikon D300 with 18-85VRII
4) Leatherman utility tool
5) North Face 4 man tent
6) Omega Casino Royale watch (James Bond 007)
7) Serengeti sun glasses
8) Garmin GPS (handlebar mount and hand held)
9) Gorgeous wife (a must)
10) Full tank of gas
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