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Old 03-16-2007, 08:02 PM   #241
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Bill Mayer Saddles modification of my DL1000 seat. It seamed a little expensive but after 9'850 miles (Kansas City to Prudhoe Bay and back) it was WORTH EVERY PENNY and I will not hesitate to use them for future bike's.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:59 PM   #242
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Halvarssons Safety Jacket - easily the best bit of apparel I've ever bought!!!

Held Steve gloves - blows away the Joe Rocket crap I had unfortunately bought in the past.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:21 PM   #243
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I have a bunch of on and off road gear that I really like. The single biggest liberating item has been the GPS and associated mapping software.

Saves time, allows you to go out and get lost, find resources, gas, food, shelter, your exact location, etc.

YMMV,
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:55 PM   #244
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AWS bar risers

I am relatively new to riding (2yrs) and when I first started I was amazed at all the stupid stuff on the market that people would buy. I mean why wast money on this crap? Well, about $2,000 later I understand that a lot of this stuff makes the ride more enjoyable.

My favorite is the bar risers, no more pain in the wrists while sitting and no more back aches from hunched over riding while standing.

2nd is TKC-80 which have allowed me to explore single track trails
3rd favorite is touratech crash bars, can lay down bike and spin out of jams
4th is Fastway foot pegs for greater standing confidence
5th is aerostich roadcrafter
6th is Arai XD helmet
7th is BMW expandable top box for computer and commuting supplies
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:39 AM   #245
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I am relatively new to riding (2yrs) and when I first started I was amazed at all the stupid stuff on the market that people would buy. I mean why wast money on this crap? Well, about $2,000 later I understand that a lot of this stuff makes the ride more enjoyable.
It can be addictive buying apparel, accessories, etc. but never a waste of money.

I laugh when riding on a Chilly day and pass Harley riders donned in a "half shell" and t-shirts...knowing damm well they're freezing (but look cool). While I'm amazingly comfortable in fullface, music in ears, heated grips, body armor, etc. comtemplating a 100 mile day, or perhaps a 300 miler or more.

The ironic thing is...a few years back, I too was one of those Harley riders!
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:50 PM   #246
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Revit Farenheit gloves with the Phase Change Material. Best gloves I have ever worn.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:38 PM   #247
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It can be addictive buying apparel, accessories, etc. but never a waste of money.

I laugh when riding on a Chilly day and pass Harley riders donned in a "half shell" and t-shirts...knowing damm well they're freezing (but look cool). While I'm amazingly comfortable in fullface, music in ears, heated grips, body armor, etc. comtemplating a 100 mile day, or perhaps a 300 miler or more.

The ironic thing is...a few years back, I too was one of those Harley riders!
I, too, was a Harley rider (15 years and 200K miles). Ran in 7 degree weather with other Harley riders-long, over the road trips. We were equipped, and very experienced with cold weather riding. Guess the whole thing depends on the rider and not the bike, eh Bro?

I don't really give a "rip", about the brand of bike a rider chooses.

We all got where we were going. A "Band of Brothers", picking each other up, when needed.

Miles, smiles and good friends, that's what counts.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:09 PM   #248
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Does this very site qualify as a piece of equipment? Best think for me.Saved me lots of $ and lots of usefull 411.This dark screen works like a champ on sleepless mornings
My Darien comes in second
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:53 AM   #249
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Does this very site qualify as a piece of equipment? Best think for me.Saved me lots of $ and lots of usefull 411.This dark screen works like a champ on sleepless mornings
My Darien comes in second
well, this site has saved me some but probably cost me more

I never would have known about a lot of this cool gear otherwise. It has saved me from buying junk.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:04 PM   #250
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best gear

HEY FALCON...page 17

Is that all!? holly cow, someone give Falcon another cup of COFFEE...
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:55 PM   #251
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Let's define the scope.

If you broaden the scope, I've had tons of shit I really, really loved. For that single, pick-it-over-everything-else, mine would be my mid-sized leatherman tool. I'm probably not alone on this.

Nice board here.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:11 PM   #252
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Bike lift. Love the thing. I hate working on the floor.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:50 PM   #253
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The best? Not sure if it is the best, but definately one of the best. The Wolfman Enduro Tankbag. I am very happy with this piece of luggage. fits the IMS on a DR650 quite well, holds just enough crap that you need to get your hands on quick. I would buy another in a minute.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:21 PM   #254
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Just got back from two weeks in Baja, and my favorite piece of gear on the whole trip was my pair of ROK Straps. I don't know why, but every morning when I packed the bike, hooked those on, and cinched them tight, it just gave me the utmost pleasure. Kept my gear absolutely connected to my bike.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:13 PM   #255
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My Garmin GPS It has literally saved my ass from a cold frozen death, twice.

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