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Old 03-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #1516
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Warm-Fit Heated Grips: Built by a fellow in New Zealand and no longer available. Simply the best heated grips I've ever come across. A resistor supported by two silicone blocks fit inside your handlebars and heat-soaks the entire grip area. You can't hold the grips with your bare hands once everything's up to temperature. Under the Hippo Hands my hands are toasty and warm in summer gloves at highway speeds in -9C temperatures. In fact, I have to cycle the grips turning them on and off every ten or fifteen minutes or so, or they'll get too hot for comfort. And they use the same wattage as those eneamic wrap-around type grip heaters.
They still make them but they are marketed as being for snowmobiles. I put some on my S3 and I agree, once they are up to temp, they are way too hot to handle with bare hands.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #1517
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They still make them but they are marketed as being for snowmobiles. I put some on my S3 and I agree, once they are up to temp, they are way too hot to handle with bare hands.
Where did you find them? I've found something similar, also intended for snowmobiles, but the heater element's in a tin cylinder as opposed to Warm-Fit's ceramic insulator. I have one remaining set and wouldn't mind finding more if they're available.

A friend in NZ knows the Warm-Fit mfg'r and confirmed he'd retired. Has someone else carried it on?

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Old 03-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #1518
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My safermoto MLV airbag vest.......Finally tested it in a crash over the weekend and is performed very well.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #1519
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Where did you find them? I've found something similar, also intended for snowmobiles, but the heater element's in a tin cylinder as opposed to Warm-Fit's ceramic insulator. I have one remaining set and wouldn't mind finding more if they're available.

A friend in NZ knows the Warm-Fit mfg'r and confirmed he'd retired. Has someone else carried it on?

My install thread from a very long time ago.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #1520
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My install thread from a very long time ago.
Ah, I see. Those aren't Warm-Fit heaters.

I have some of those but haven't had chance to test them yet. Good to hear they work as well as you report.

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #1521
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Anything waterproof

I do a lot of camping trips, so anything waterproof. Gloves, boots, rain gear and the best think I bought was a 100L dry sack for my tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and pillow to go on the back of my CBR600. I'm thinking of getting heated grips too, but I think I'll wait until I buy a sport touring bike or something.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:53 AM   #1522
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my leatherman has got me out of trouble plenty of times, but i must agree with post #24, the best bit of kit ive got is an understanding mrs who wants me to enjoy my bike trips and doesnt want to come along and ruin them
Yep, got one of those as well. Great bit of kit that one, shes not even slightly interested in coming along. And guess what, Friday night she loves to watch the football while I go out drinking with mates. And my best chance of getting lucky is when I have been away for a while. WIn Win.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:49 AM   #1523
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best stuff so far

Not in order
  • saywer water purifier, only gravity fed PURIFIER, no pumps nothing to break, 4 ltrs purified in 15- 20 mins lightweight
  • trials tyre for gnarly rocky clay shit
  • modified suspension on all bikes the last 10 years, if you ride on standard you wont understand
  • giant loop coyote, nothing else fits a ktm 450 better.
  • kreiga back pack and waist tool bag, waterproof pockets are that
  • EPIRB never used it, hope i never do, nice to know its there
  • revit cayenne, so far so good
  • POC protection with VPD, look it up, very comfy knee pads, waiting for spine jacket to come out this month
  • ktm excr 450 08- all sorted for offroad and adv riding ( 2 sets of rims) seat concepts seat, big tank = long dirt kms with big smiles. Bike has been bullet proof. Its a personal thing but I would rather do 90 kph on road with knobbies and have fun in the dirt than do any kms offroad on an "offroad" fat BMW. ( Big Motorcycle Weight), they feel 50 kgs heavier than the actual stated weight. Wouldn't piss on one if it was on fire. Now thats sure to start some chin wagging.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:38 PM   #1524
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This is a milestone. I have lurked here for a long while and hardly joined in.
By far, the the best thing I have ever bought for our sport and obsession, is my Gerbings heated liner. It opened up the whole year for riding. I really can't think of anything that comes close.
BTW, I bought a Suzuki DR-Z400E recently, and now feel like I'm worthy here.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #1525
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Asterisk Cell Knee Braces. Riding dual-sport, stuff happens. Guy I know laid his bike down on a Forest Service road, normally no big deal, but managed to twist his knee. He had to give up riding after two expensive and painful surgeries. Opened my eyes.
Well-built, lightweight, comfortable and adjustable. I forget I'm wearing them.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:26 AM   #1526
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Links and pictures

Could we please fall back to adding links and pictures when posting nice stuff? :)
If not, please post where you bought yer stuff
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:00 PM   #1527
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Here's a pic of the knee brace:



Here's an article in Dirt Rider about them. I have no connection to the company, just think they're a great product. By the way, you can connect them to most full length boots so the entire leg is supported up to the thigh. They work great with my Sidi Adventure boots.

http://www.dirtrider.com/adventures/...ces/index.html
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:49 PM   #1528
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Hit -air vest is the best product i have bought in terms of safety.



My best McFury.

Any links on a good place to buy this ?

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Old 03-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #1529
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sombody posted a reese cable lock that was retactable the other day.. I cant find the post... but i would like more details... I think they said they got it at walmart... but looked last night and couldnt find one at our walmart..
Id like to have more details and see if i could find one online.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #1530
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sombody posted a reese cable lock that was retactable the other day.. I cant find the post... but i would like more details... I think they said they got it at walmart... but looked last night and couldnt find one at our walmart..
Id like to have more details and see if i could find one online.
They do have them at walmart, although not all stores carry them.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Reese-Towp...ystem/15125833
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