|09-09-2006, 10:56 PM||#31|
Joined: Jan 2002
Location: gulf region
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.
Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."
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
|09-10-2006, 05:22 AM||#32|
Into the remote places
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Logan, Australia
BMW Rallye jacket
BMW Savannah boots
Arai XD helmet
Touratech tank bag
MSR pocket rocket
|09-10-2006, 05:41 AM||#33|
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Living under the Stars...
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
|09-10-2006, 10:51 AM||#34|
just a yobbo from oz
Joined: May 2006
Location: Albury N.S.W.
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
|09-10-2006, 11:16 AM||#35|
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: san jose, ca, usa
Best accessory: Roadcrafter suit.
Best upgrade to the bike: Stainless Stell brakeline my R100gs. (Back when I still had it.)
|09-10-2006, 03:55 PM||#37|
Joined: Jan 2002
Location: Portland, Oregon US
my list, in no particular order:
Ohlins from Stig/PPS.
Seat from Mr. Ed's Moto.
Garmin Streetpilot / RAM mounts.
Hepco and Becker racks and bags.
Wunderlich crash bars.
Oxtar Matrix boots.
Customer service at New Enough
I forgot Fastways footpegs
2011 Moto Guzzi Norge 8V GT
markgsnw screwed with this post 09-11-2006 at 05:11 PM
|09-10-2006, 05:00 PM||#38|
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: The Wilds of Western Wisconsin
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:
|09-10-2006, 06:34 PM||#39|
Old Guy nOOb
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Santa Barbara
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.
It isn't the conditions its the decisions
Don't bring a motorcycle to a car fight
|09-10-2006, 07:33 PM||#42|
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: People's republic of Marylandistan
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.
|09-10-2006, 08:04 PM||#43|
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Northeast NC
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
|09-10-2006, 08:29 PM||#45|
Hello? Is this thing on?
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Eastern PA
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.....
"Mostly the animals understand their roles, but man, by comparison, seems troubled by a message that he cannot quite remember or has gotten wrong. Bereft of instinct, he must search continually for meanings." Loren Eiseley
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