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Old 08-05-2012, 05:40 AM   #1591
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Sidi Gor Tex Adventure boots, all day comfort and great protection followed closely by the leather man multi tool, has helped me constantly both supplied by my completely supportive wife (think she just likes me out of the house )
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:06 AM   #1592
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I'm impressed with how a $9 pair of new grips revolutionized the feel of my "worn" bike!
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #1593
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Agv GP Tech Five Continents helmet. $429 on sale
Agv K3 $250 helmet
Rev'It Tornado jacket and pants $600
Rev'It Tarnac leather jacket $499 on sale
Furygan Vertigo textile jacket $500
Icon Waterproof Reign boots $150
BMW Pro Summer 2 gloves $55 steal of a deal
Furygan TD01 Evo leather gloves $75

How about "best" value I could afford from the get go!

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Old 08-14-2012, 05:31 AM   #1594
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My GPR Steering Stabilizer. It's like butter. Too bad I sold it with my last bike.
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- '07 VStrom DL1000 -

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Old 08-20-2012, 12:51 AM   #1595
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Originally Posted by Whitea42 View Post
My GPR Steering Stabilizer. It's like butter. Too bad I sold it with my last bike.
Hi guys - love this thread

Please leave links and pictures of your gear in the thread when u post in this forum
Yamaha XT1200Z World Crosser
Pirelli Scorpion Rally (front/rear)
Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:30 AM   #1596
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BMW Rallye2 jacket, it saved my bacon recently.
David Hunn:
R100GS Ray Peake special.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #1597
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Three items come to mind -

Klim Badlands Pro Jacket -

Sidi Crossfire SRS Boots -

HLC IS Max Helmet-

__________________ Forums - Nighthawk Forums

"Life's an adventure, and I refuse to live a boring one."

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:39 AM   #1598
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My ultimate best equipment ever bought...

obviously hands down

Then there's all the other stuff that'll enhance the ultimate purchase that's too much to show, but here's what come's to mind right away;

cheapest throttle lock $19.99 and it works!

HID headlight bulb and Clearwater LED lower lamps BEST investment-you gotta see and be seen

Leo Vince muffler to increase performance

Rev Pack does the trick for weekend camping trips, but I'll be getting side panniers for longer adventures

that's it for now
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:35 AM   #1599
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Ok so I am new to the thread but

I have had one of these for AT&T least is 15 years and I still thinks its awesome.

Originally Posted by NJ-GS View Post
Another non sequitur, but I bought this knife sharpening kit a few weeks ago:

It's outstanding! I've tried any number of knife sharpening gimmicks, including some of the electric appliances...all junk.

I was going to replace a set of old and dull Chicago Cutlery knives, but thought I'd tried this first. The knives are like new.

Note that it takes a little while to sharpen each knife.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:28 AM   #1600
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The mink oil

That keep my Sidi Adventure Rain boots from squeaking

And the

Pin lock visor that keeps me seeing the road no matter the temperature or dew point.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #1601
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Thumb My best toys?

Luggage: Aerostich Courier's bag. Two weeks into my first college quarter, I'd nearly torn out the straps of a then-new Jansport backpack. So I bought a Courier's Bag from 'stich. A year of college couldn't kill it despite loading the damn thing to ~40 lbs at times. My books and laptop came through with minimal wear, too. I'm headed back here in a few weeks to start my second year, and the bag is going with me. It still looks new on the inside, and it's still waterproof. The only peeve: it can't carry everything. I'd like to get a Happy Trails 47L top box to remedy this, but as long as college makes my wallet scream in terror, it will have to wait. For everything else, this bag does any job I've demanded of it. Got mine in Hi-Viz.

Gizmo: Leatherman Wave. It fixes what I break, trims my hang-nails, opens my lunch (vending machines; yech!) and the knives don't go dull after two uses.

Misc: Sea Foam. Stabilizes the gas better than Sta-Bil, and it degunks the carbs. The pilot jets on my V-Star 650 will start to plug up if it sits for a week or two. Every time I fill the tank, I put a good splash of Sea Foam in too. At $7-8 a can, it's cheap insurance that the bike will always go. Especially since there are times when I don't know how long the bike will sit.

Safety: EXO-700 helmet in Chernobyl Green. Seeing cagers blink stupidly as I ride around town wearing this bucket - on a cruiser - is simply priceless! It works as well as the SMIDSY weave in getting people to see me. Decent vents and a nice fit, too. Damn shame Scorpion dropped the color, though.
Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots.
As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:34 PM   #1602
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Leatt neck brace.
Dunno why more riders don't wear them.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #1603
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Soooo hard:

Aerostich Roadcrafter 2 piece suite.

Ah you must include the GS!
2007 R1200GS almost farkeled to perfection!
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:54 PM   #1604
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Smart wool/Merino wool underwear. I got a single pair about 7 months ago and they've been my favorite meaning they get worn about 1/2 the time. (I know... too much info!)

I don't have experience with them in the cold (live in Malaysia where it's hot and humid) but they seem great in hot, humid weather. My favorite before was ex-officio's synthetic boxers. I wear them for riding, hiking, anything... often my jungle rides include miles of hot, sweaty work on foot, hiking hills building bamboo bridges.

They stay wet longer than ex-officio synthetics BUT they are more comfortable to wear wet. (Of course I'd rather have any dry pair than a wet pair but they are the most comfortable wet and any dry pair quickly become wet in the jungle!)
They dry faster than cotton but not as fast as the synthetic ex oficios.
You'll get chaffing anytime you run/hike miles in a wet underwear BUT these are the best in that situation in my experience.
They feel the coolest in hot weather between synthetic, cotton and wool.
They do wear out faster and are expensive.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #1605
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I'm gonna ninja-Rez this thread and share that the greatest accessory I have every purchased was 2" Rox Risers!

No more wrist and back pain and I can stand up offroad without having to slouch my shoulders; Plus you adjust the angle however you want. Best $80 I ever spend on my bike
╝╚ 2012 BMW R1200GSA "Rhino"
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