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Old 09-09-2006, 09:56 PM   #31
frewhl
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When I was riding around in Alaska in the middle of summer,I was cold.
I had my elec.vest and handlebar grips,to keep me comfortable.
I could have made the trip without them,but they made it that much better.
I guess it is just what I am used to.
Ear plugs,I have used them more and more consistantly.
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Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:22 AM   #32
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BMW Rallye jacket
BMW Savannah boots
Arai XD helmet
TKC tyres
Touratech tank bag
MSR pocket rocket
Ventura rack/bag
Fastway footpegs
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:41 AM   #33
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Location: Living under the Stars...
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My sidecar!... nothing like having your buddy with you!...



The Buff... the Buff... always... neck comfort...
Gerbings... nothing like it...
Rock Straps... finally no more fumbling...
and so much more... as it comes to mind... the little "Flip a Lever" $35 gadget which seemed overpriced at time to order is worth its weight in gold... well... it does not weight that much actually!

Be well... Ara

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Old 09-10-2006, 09:51 AM   #34
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Eh? my arai XD

I am about 80,000 km into a spread over 8 year world trip on my 5th bike and was using my moto-x helmet which was fine except for the bugs that flew inside it everynow and then including 2 bees that never bit me BUT the clincher was when i was up in alaska this year and a FUCKING yellow jacket flew in my helmet and bit me on the cheek,well FUCK ME if i nearly didn't faint, run off the road,die with the pain , from that little yellow and black fucker, 6 weeks later i still have a great sore that has spread to the size of a quarter and dont seem to wanna heal.i went out and got the XD when i was back in Fairbanks and love it ,and as well as being super comfy it keeps those fucker bugs outa my face
cheers david
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Old 09-10-2006, 10:16 AM   #35
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Location: san jose, ca, usa
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Best accessory: Roadcrafter suit.

Best upgrade to the bike: Stainless Stell brakeline my R100gs. (Back when I still had it.)

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Old 09-10-2006, 02:54 PM   #36
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best piece

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Old 09-10-2006, 02:55 PM   #37
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Location: Portland, Oregon US
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my list, in no particular order:


the GS

Ohlins from Stig/PPS.

Seat from Mr. Ed's Moto.

Autocom.

Garmin Streetpilot / RAM mounts.

Hepco and Becker racks and bags.

Lightforce 140's.

Wunderlich crash bars.

Oxtar Matrix boots.

Customer service at New Enough


I forgot Fastways footpegs
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:00 PM   #38
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kanetsu electric vest. simple, stored in it's own
internal pocket w/ another pocket for the cords,
plugs right into the SAE battery tender cord, and
will save your ass when you are out there and it starts to get cold. Good, simple, highly funtional kit:

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...t-p-16524.html
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:34 PM   #39
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Porbably an Aeroflow windshield, made the GS into a good touring bike.
Also Micatech Bags for enough room for 2-up touring.
Others high on the list are Starcom Intercom, Motorport jacket and pants, Schuberth C2 helmet, and Garmin 276C GPS.
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:51 PM   #40
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A Throttle Rocker has been my best investment in motorcycle accessories. Nothing else comes close.
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:27 PM   #41
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Gerbing jacket liner will help you ride longer more days of the year.
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:33 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by thecanoeguy
I am about 80,000 km into a spread over 8 year world trip on my 5th bike and was using my moto-x helmet which was fine except for the bugs that flew inside it everynow and then including 2 bees that never bit me BUT the clincher was when i was up in alaska this year and a FUCKING yellow jacket flew in my helmet and bit me on the cheek,well FUCK ME if i nearly didn't faint, run off the road,die with the pain , from that little yellow and black fucker, 6 weeks later i still have a great sore that has spread to the size of a quarter and dont seem to wanna heal.i went out and got the XD when i was back in Fairbanks and love it ,and as well as being super comfy it keeps those fucker bugs outa my face
cheers david
Please, tell us how you REALLY feel...

This one just hit home as today I was riding home from Summit Point motorsports park and had the same damn thing happen to me. I had the visor barely cracked open on my Nolan N102, as it was hot and it's vents leave something to be desired. Of course, a damn yellowjacket misses the windscreen and makes it directly into the 1/4" opening into my helmet. I freak (at 75 mph, not good) but calmly swing up the chin bar, thinking this, and working my gloved fingers around in there, will flush him out. No dice. As soon as I flip the chin bar back down the little fucker zaps me in the neck.

Moral of the story?

Next summer I will be getting a better vented helmet (Arai XD?) that is comfortable even with the visor closed.
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:04 PM   #43
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Another vote for the Roadcrafter suit. Worth the $$

Southwest Moto crash bars................they saved me BIG $$$$ on fixing the bike. Oh yea, the Jesses saved me from having to fix anything on the rear side during that incident
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:11 PM   #44
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:29 PM   #45
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No particular order....

Held gloves - so comfortable!
Schuberth C2 - love that flip down visor
Er6i's - concert hall at 60mph...rockin!
GPS - makes finding great roads easy
Gerbing jacket - don't call me a wuss - call me a WARM wuss
Custom full leathers - I like leather - these fit like another skin
Supportive SO - she makes it all possible with a smile.....

Eric
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