ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-04-2009, 07:06 AM   #901
NJ Moto
Running Free
 
NJ Moto's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Oddometer: 7,399
I think I've mentioned it before but I'll say it again. My Streetguard 2 suit is one of finest pieces of gear I have ever owned. Over the weekend I was caught in torrential downpours for three hours. At times visibility was less than fifty feet! Along with a Shoei RF1000 helmet and a pair of Oxtar Infinity boots I was completely dry when I got home except for my hands(elskin gloves). My buddy on the other hand said he was soaked even with his First Gear PVC two piece rain suit.

The Streetguard is expensive but it just works and not having to pull over and put on liners or a rain suit is a plus.
__________________
Every ride is an adventure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuKeu...feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYqF_BtIwAU
"Can we get a party to finally represent us?" - Cenk Uygur
NJ Moto is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 01:12 PM   #902
Dukeryder
 
Dukeryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Pinewood Springs, Co
Oddometer: 7,360
Acerbis Supermotard Gloves



Not sure how they'd fair in crash compared to a set of $100 A*s but for $35 these gloves have been great for the last 4 years! They fit great and are still in great shape. They are vented so they are not waterproof and they are shitty for riding in the winter but I've used them in temps from the 30s to 100. I haven't continuosly used any piece of gear this long ever! I have a pair of Acerbis "Scuba" gloves for the wet and MSR Cold-Pro for the winter.
__________________


Dukeryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #903
PeteN95
Beastly Adventurer
 
PeteN95's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Muk, WA
Oddometer: 2,492
The Rekluse Auto clutch is the best accessory I've ever bought for a motorcycle. I've had it mounted in my CRF450R for over 6 years and I'm still on the original clutch plates. Using a manual clutch is a great skill, but you'll never be as good as the Rekluse! I raced Supermoto with it and it helped me win by not stalling and acting like a slipper clutch too. It also made my CRF450R into an acceptable trail bike without re-gearing. It eliminates stalling, makes technical climbs so easy it seems like cheating, and doubles rear tire life. It also is the hole shot device if you race. I plan to put one on my XR650R dualsport when I get it too.
__________________
"If you ain't slidin', you ain't ridin'"

SVN/XRR/Christini
PeteN95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2009, 05:54 AM   #904
Designer Helmets
Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Oddometer: 12
Belstaff Long Way Down jacket

Belstaff Long Way Down jacket

Multi layer jacket incredibly versatile.
Outer layer in tough Cordura
Next layer is a complete inner mesh jacket with armour.
Next layer is a waterproof and windproof jacket.
Sleeves can be removed leaving mesh armoured jacket in place.
Great vents right down the sleeves, above pockets, down back.
Innermost jacket makes it waterproof and windproof when needed.

You can get these from www.bel-store.co.uk
Designer Helmets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 12:25 AM   #905
herrdirektor
Studly Adventurer
 
herrdirektor's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Oddometer: 770
My new matt Airoh S4 joines the "Best Of" list since friday when I got it. I was surprised for a helmet of that price that it is silent, even when using goggles, the excellent fit (this is obviously personal), finish and accessories provided. I use this helmet in combination with Madhead goggles and a VholdR action cam. So far, very impressed being an owner of a Schuberth C2 and a BMW System 5 helmet.


__________________
Suzuki GS500E(1993-1994)|BMW F800ST(2006-2008)|R1200GSA(2008-2011)|K1600GT(2011-2012)|K1300S(2012-2013)|R80(2011-20XX)|R1200GS LC(2013-201X)
http://www.youtube.com/herrdirektor1969
herrdirektor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 08:35 PM   #906
scorp69
n00b
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Oddometer: 1
Laugh AirHawk Seat!

Recently purchased an AirHawk seat http://www.airhawkguy.com.au/airhawk-cushion.htm

I now ride for many hours without any pain... what a great piece of kit!

Highly recommended, cheers, Matt
____
R1150 GS (ADV)
scorp69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 10:54 AM   #907
Foofighter
Broken Sportbike Rider
 
Foofighter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Saskatoon
Oddometer: 217
I think my favorite piece of kit is my Arc'teryx Alpha LT Jacket.


However it is also my most expensive piece of kit, costing even more than my leather jacket! at just over $500!

I work outside for a living and I wear this jacket all winter in weather up to -40c. It is so windproof/waterproof that all I have to do is throw a insulating layer under it and then I am warm. Another plus is it only weighs in at 365g and packs down to the size of a box of tissues.

I have used it for:
-Rain jacket
-Winter Jacket
-Cycling jacket(pedal)
-Motorbiking Rain Jacket

Also I just noticed that I am even wearing it + the matching $300 pants in my avatar picture on my Honda dirt bike haha!


Foofighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 02:13 PM   #908
catweasel67
Still a B.A.N
 
catweasel67's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Vienna, Austria
Oddometer: 7,685
3rd time lucky posting

in order...

Breva 1100 I need say no more
Garmin Zumo 660 + mapsource (it set me free man!)
Schur earbuds + iPod + iPhone (Hawkwind!!)
HG Airstream jacket (summertime only)
Sidi Vortice (the more, not the less)
catweasel67 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 02:45 PM   #909
AmuleK
What bike wants, it gets
 
AmuleK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Wasatch Front, UT
Oddometer: 699
Not for me

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildman
Best value (benefit over cost):

I don't agree with you on this one. One of these nearly killed me. Caught my glove on it and ended up accelerating when I was trying to stop - in the middle of passing a vehicle. Whoaaaaa!

Got me a Kaoko instead.
__________________
2012 R1200GS "RALLYE"
2010 WR250R
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? "
(On a plaque given to me by friend, Jeff Walker - gunned down in the Trolley Square shooting spree Feb. 12, 2007)
AmuleK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 02:49 PM   #910
VFR_firefly
Buh Bye!
 
VFR_firefly's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin, Chicago, NH
Oddometer: 2,494
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmuleK
I don't agree with you on this one. One of these nearly killed me. Caught my glove on it and ended up accelerating when I was trying to stop - in the middle of passing a vehicle. Whoaaaaa!

Got me a Kaoko instead.
I'm thinking of getting a ThrottleMeister. They are so beautifully crafted.
__________________
Ride often, ride well, have fun
AMA Earned Life Member
Molon Labe

Saying, "You are full of it" is a banning offense -Putts

Too many n00bs/non-riders/pirates here to be worthwhile any more
VFR_firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #911
mrmaico
Beastly Adventurer
 
mrmaico's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Mandan, North Dakota
Oddometer: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmuleK
I don't agree with you on this one. One of these nearly killed me. Caught my glove on it and ended up accelerating when I was trying to stop - in the middle of passing a vehicle. Whoaaaaa!

Got me a Kaoko instead.
+2 Happened to a guy I know a couple years ago shortly after installing one. Heard he was hurt pretty bad.
mrmaico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 05:56 PM   #912
jaydee1445
Footpeg Crash Tester
 
jaydee1445's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: high sided into the orange grove
Oddometer: 3,849
Has to be a camel back.
jaydee1445 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 06:14 PM   #913
Shakeyhands
Goober
 
Shakeyhands's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto Ontario
Oddometer: 597
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmuleK
I don't agree with you on this one. One of these nearly killed me. Caught my glove on it and ended up accelerating when I was trying to stop - in the middle of passing a vehicle. Whoaaaaa!

Got me a Kaoko instead.
I can't imagine how you might have done that?!?!?!?
__________________
Chris

KTM 990 ADV

Honda XR650L
Shakeyhands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 06:27 PM   #914
m.breen
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 25
Eureka tents. Bought the one man new, and the two man used. Also bought a stove 20 years ago and still using it, the name is burned off but I think it was an Optimus 1. great little 1 burner stove! Can't find it anywhere now. I think I got it at Mountain Equipment Co-Op, same place I got the tent. They don't sell either of them now. Makes me wonder if you buy one, you don't have to buy another one unless your ex gets it.
m.breen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 06:47 PM   #915
m.breen
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmuleK
I don't agree with you on this one. One of these nearly killed me. Caught my glove on it and ended up accelerating when I was trying to stop - in the middle of passing a vehicle. Whoaaaaa!

Got me a Kaoko instead.
Whatever you do, don't get a throttle lock device. I had to hit the brakes with one and the back wheel kept turning, slammed me down real good. Theres no way you can disengage it fast enough in an emergency. It's the worst thing I bought.
m.breen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014