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Old 02-03-2007, 09:35 PM   #196
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My watch, of course...

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:10 AM   #197
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Forgot a couple or three...

-Widder vest ++++

-Bagster luggage system. Tank cover with clips to fit a miriad of different tank bags, map pockets etc. ++++

-Probike Sportbike race grips- nice diamond pattern like Honda Superbike grips, but soft enough for the street and cheap-under$10 +++
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:46 AM   #198
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This is a thread that I've wanted to start for a while.

I like to get good stuff. It doesn't all have to match or be from the same brand. Some brands have some good stuff, while other stuff they make is total junk. So, if I were to gear up with the best item for each necessity, what are the top reccomendations?

I'll start. MSR offroad jacket. I've had this thing for ten years or so, always have worn it when riding dirt bikes in the woods. It has a few small holes from thorns and such, but after a lot of crashes in the dirt, it is still in pretty good condition. Faded badly, but still worn all through winter and keeps me warm and dry. I've had MSR MX pants in the past also, and they are just as tough. This stuff lasts a long time.

Other responses and reccomendations can be for body or bike. So what items did you buy that you have really gotten your money's worth? What stuff has outlasted your expectations?
Early 90's AGV Sport Leather Jacket....it's been down a few times and I can't seem to destroy it! Still looks great and I wear it all the time! Just a couple little scuffs.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:31 AM   #199
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My watch, of course...

Rolex watches suck! Biggest piece of crap I've ever owned (Submariner, aka, "Texas Timex")! In and out of the shop more than on my wrist.

I bought an Omega SeaMaster. Waaaay better. Bulletproof and looks better, IMO.



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Old 02-04-2007, 08:51 PM   #200
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Rolex watches suck! Biggest piece of crap I've ever owned (Submariner, aka, "Texas Timex")! In and out of the shop more than on my wrist.
Interesting. I have the exact watch displayed. It was a 25th wedding anniversary gift. It's been on my wrist 100% of the time since then. Well, I do remove it from my wrist to change the day on those months not 31 days long. My 35th wedding anniversary is in June. I figure I'll send it in for a cleaning "just because". Can't say I've ever had another watch last this long.

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Old 02-05-2007, 05:50 AM   #201
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Interesting. I have the exact watch displayed. It was a 25th wedding anniversary gift. It's been on my wrist 100% of the time since then. Well, I do remove it from my wrist to change the day on those months not 31 days long. My 35th wedding anniversary is in June. I figure I'll send it in for a cleaning "just because". Can't say I've ever had another watch last this long.

// marc
Maybe I just got a troublesome one. Mine had a problem with the seal on the crown and water got into the works. Got that fixed under warranty. Then had a problem with the watch losing time (3 minutes a day). Got that fixed and so far it has been OK, but I don't wear it much anymore. I really like the looks of the Submariner, but don't have the confidence in it for diving with it anymore. Maybe I just got one that was made on a Monday.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:06 AM   #202
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:45 AM   #203
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I second the Motoport Kevlar Suit (I have the mesh). Very versatile and very, very durable. I won't ride without it.

I also love my $5 crampbuster and Givi E52 hardcase.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:53 PM   #204
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Wrist rest from Bob's BMW. It's like having cruise control. It's handy when you need to reach a zipper that only your right hand could get.
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:29 PM   #205
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Wrist rest from Bob's BMW. It's like having cruise control. It's handy when you need to reach a zipper that only your right hand could get.

Sorry dude, but you lost me on this one. Exactly how do you do this?
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:46 PM   #206
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Sorry dude, but you lost me on this one. Exactly how do you do this?
Perhaps you don't know what the Wrist Rest is? It's Bob's version of the Throttlemeister. I had one on my K11LT. Wrist Rest, Throttlemeister, Kaoko throttle lock... they all do the same thing, apply friction to the throttle so you can rest your right hand, or use it to scratch, zip, whatever.

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Old 02-10-2007, 12:36 PM   #207
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Definitly a $10 Throttle Rocker (the older all plastic style NOT the new velcro type).


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Old 02-10-2007, 04:37 PM   #208
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Perhaps you don't know what the Wrist Rest is? It's Bob's version of the Throttlemeister. I had one on my K11LT. Wrist Rest, Throttlemeister, Kaoko throttle lock... they all do the same thing, apply friction to the throttle so you can rest your right hand, or use it to scratch, zip, whatever.

// marc

Well I always thought the wrist rest was a copy of the throttle rocker. And if you let go of the throttle to adjust your zipper or whatever , then you will slow down real fast. I have both a "wrist rest" and a throttlemeister on my bike.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:39 PM   #209
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Well I always thought the wrist rest was a copy of the throttle rocker.
Don't know about that. The one I used way back when was this:

http://store.bobsbmw.com/browseproducts/Wrist-Rest-(Throttle-Side).HTML

The difference between it and the throttlemeister was the direction turned to tighten the throttle.

// marc
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:19 PM   #210
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Don't know about that. The one I used way back when was this:

http://store.bobsbmw.com/browseproducts/Wrist-Rest-(Throttle-Side).HTML

The difference between it and the throttlemeister was the direction turned to tighten the throttle.

// marc

Hmmm what a mystery.
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