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Old 05-27-2009, 12:20 AM   #856
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In case it has not been mentioned yet,

Anything Merino by Icebreaker, from flat stitched underwear to 360 weight top layer, the stuff they make rules. No stink, hand wash and dry over night, super comfortable all around wear.

Simply the best, be careful highly addictive gear.
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I'm gradually buying Icebreaker gear for all my underwear, fan frikken tastic, nothing comes within a bulls roar.

For whatever length of trip I go on (up to six weeks so far). I only take one spare base layer, or none if its up to four days. Wearing Icebreaker merino means that you don't retch when you smell yourself after four days (buy black, white is not your friend ). also it is warm when wet or dry and cool in the heat.

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Old 05-27-2009, 07:12 AM   #857
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Polarized sunglasses. Holy smokes. The days of free Oakleys are gone, but these things make up for it.

Yeah, I've been in a cave about some things.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:40 AM   #858
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Neat little 10 ton hydraulic puller kit



Bought one of these kits cased for a rebuild on a Land Rover gearbox and transfer case.

Can be adapted to do all sorts of things.



Improvised press for removing output shafts, courtesy of a VW Golf wheel.

Brilliant for pressing in suspension bearings, wheel bearings, steering head bearings. Not much that can't be rigged up with the ram, a collar, some steel and a welder.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:31 AM   #859
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Bought one of these kits cased for a rebuild on a Land Rover gearbox and transfer case.

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Old eyes and old monitor and I can't quite read the label. Brand? Link? Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:06 PM   #860
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http://www.tridon.com.au/Products/Pr...=60512&P=68726

Mine is not a Toledo, but the pic has a Toledo branded one. I bought mine from one of those big Chinese machinery import places. I suspect that all of them will come from the "Flying Eagle Mouth Bicycle and WMD Factory" or some such in China. Any search like:

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...G=Search&meta=

should turn them up somewhere nearby.

The ram is very good because it's application is so slow and controllable. VERY BLOODY STRONG!!!
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:10 PM   #861
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Thumb Best to date

Got to get the Camel-toe.

Best to date!? is the Motoport Jacket being made right now. This one's different than any so far. Leaner & I believe near perfect in design. Custom & amazingly functional. Everything is just right on this one.

Several jackets out there with fantastic design, pocket placement, size & look but...no one uses the Kevlar blend material Motoport has. This makes it a durable safe multy-tumble piece of gear. Not one spill disposable.

The design is the cool new deal on this jacket.

I'll post pix in 4 weeks.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:08 PM   #862
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GPS love

I recently purchased a Garmin 760... Simple menus, talks the roads and trails (SLAP). I like speed and up front I noticed the thing would say turn right in 60 feed... It does this at most all steep turns. Kept me from trying to fly my V-Strom off the mountain several times. No flapping your wings will not work on a Strom!
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:32 AM   #863
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Firstgear Kilimanjaro Air, Polo Drive riding pants and Sigma boots.

They are all waterproof, except for the boots after being repaired, the waterproof liner was broken and teared-off. It's me rendezvous with friends in Kebumen Central Java after solo riding to Dieng.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:51 PM   #864
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My wife! $5 marriage license. Best bargain ever! The upkeep has been kinda high but the benefits far out way the cost any day!
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:53 PM   #865
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just bought a brand spankin dr650 at 46 and never even ridden a bike in my life before today, just came back form my first ride an impreive 25k for my first attempt and ask me how BIGGGG js the smile on my face!!!!!!!!! Seano
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:17 PM   #866
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Bestem Top Box

Likely not the best piece of equipment I've ever bought, but certainly one of the best buys

My new Bestem model 2009 ABS top box costs $70.00US with shipping, and includes a backrest and adapter plate
making it a great buy in hard luggage. Bestem also makes larger models ( 2012 and 929) at a similar price.
All can be adapted for pannier use.

My Givi E360 and E460 top boxes cost over $200 each with the adaper plate and backrest costing extra.
Bestem's are not the same high quality as Givi, but are plenty good enough and are a steal at the price. Tom


Triumph Sprint with Bestem 2009, D&D exhaust, Corbin saddle, PP2CT front, PR2 rear.


The SW-Motech top rack is drilled and the Bestem adapter plate is attached with 4 machine screws.

Bestem on Aprilia Falco. Model 2009 easily holds a full face helmet. Model 929 ....2 helmets.


Bestem... Good for what ale's you.

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Old 06-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #867
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My Ipod loaded with all my music. But my trusty GS is the best thing I have ever bought in my life. She is like an old friend we have been through alot together im getting all emotional im going to ride her like a buckskin pony.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:33 AM   #868
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:15 PM   #869
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My Ipod loaded with all my music. But my trusty GS is the best thing I have ever bought in my life. She is like an old friend we have been through alot together im getting all emotional im going to ride her like a buckskin pony.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:04 AM   #870
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Sidi, Dainese and Shoei.

Why is it that I have a body that only the really expensive clothing fits like a glove? Oh well.. At least it's quality stuff ;-)

1) Shoei X11 helmet. Fit's my head perfectly, light and great ventilation.
2) Sidi Crossfire TA boots. The buckles! Well, that and they fit perfectly. But the buckles are so easy to use and adjust. Absolutely simple buckles.
3) Dainese X-Ile gloves. Fit AWESOME and great ventilation. I use both the dirt and street version of the glove and totally impressed with the leather.

Honorable mention goes to my Frank Thomas Aqua jacket. It's amazing how well that jacket has done in all types of conditions. Keeps me warm above 40 degrees and waterproof. Probably the best bang for the buck and it actually fits great!
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