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Old 10-13-2009, 01:50 AM   #946
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Air Hawk 2 inflatable cusion for seat.

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Old 10-15-2009, 04:53 AM   #947
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can't believe it took this long, but definitely a heated jacket liner. extended my riding season by 2 months.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:12 PM   #948
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I just bought the Highway Dirt bikes Handgaurd/mirror system, and I. am. impressed.





The handguards are super overbuilt, attach to the top bar clamps, and the mirrors fold right up into the hand-shield, and when they're out, the work! Next to the Scotts Damper, the best piece of equipment I've ever bought.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:31 AM   #949
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My No Mar tire changer is getting close to the top of my list - waited too long to get it though!


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Old 10-20-2009, 06:30 PM   #950
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Heated jacket with handlebar mounted controller.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:48 PM   #951
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Hayduke - how do those mirrors for a vibey single? I've got a KTM 690 (single) and it vibrates quite a bit. The only mirrors I've found in the past to kind of work were the military folding mirrors. However they break easy in a crash and if they don't break the mirror portion ges loose in about 2,000 miles and so it wont stay in position.
Can you see around your elbows/shoulders very well?


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I just bought the Highway Dirt bikes Handgaurd/mirror system, and I. am. impressed.





The handguards are super overbuilt, attach to the top bar clamps, and the mirrors fold right up into the hand-shield, and when they're out, the work! Next to the Scotts Damper, the best piece of equipment I've ever bought.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:32 PM   #952
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The best products I've ever bought, hmmm...thats a good one.
My coats and pants are all Belstaff (absolutely love them)
My new helmet is an AFX DS model.(for$114 it works great and its as good as the $500+ models)
Hepco Becker Panniers 45L...(I'd be lost without those)
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:06 AM   #953
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Hayduke - how do those mirrors for a vibey single? I've got a KTM 690 (single) and it vibrates quite a bit. The only mirrors I've found in the past to kind of work were the military folding mirrors. However they break easy in a crash and if they don't break the mirror portion ges loose in about 2,000 miles and so it wont stay in position.
Can you see around your elbows/shoulders very well?

I have some of the folding mirrors too, on my 950. They work well for what they are, but they vibrate alot and I'm sure I'll break them eventually. These are smaller but they seem to work better and when folded up are pretty well protected. I'm saving to put the Highway dirt bikes handgaurds and mirrors on my 950, too. Probably on my wife's XT225 as well. That pic doesn't show it well, but I can see around my elbows just fine- they are way out there so it makes the bike kind of wide when they are folded out, but visibility is great.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:27 PM   #954
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Grasshopper zero turn mower with leaf vac mounted on it. Just pull a lever to empty and then keep on leafin'. My house is in the woods and this is a lifesaver.



Same tractor with dozer blade.Awesome for pushing snow and works pretty good on dirt.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:32 AM   #955
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Bikemaster mirrors

Does not vibrate even on a LC4
Folds in and out
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:40 PM   #956
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Airhawk 2 small cruiser

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Air Hawk 2 inflatable cusion for seat.

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Airhawk allowed me to extend my daily range from 450 miles with an inflammed butt, to 1000 and change without any pain whatsoever.

Made biking far more enjoyable, I bet you won't enjoy biking much if it comes with a lot a pain!

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Old 11-06-2009, 02:02 PM   #957
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:55 AM   #958
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I wonder, for the sake of discussion, how well that Airhawk would work if filled with gasoline for duel use as an aux. fuel container.

Until it was pretty much drained, you'd get the cushion effect.

And, fuel being a good heat conductor, it might keep your butt cooler in hot weather.

Seemingly, the big issue is whether the plastic material is chemically compatible with fuel.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:12 PM   #959
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I wonder, for the sake of discussion, how well that Airhawk would work if filled with gasoline for duel use as an aux. fuel container.

Until it was pretty much drained, you'd get the cushion effect.

And, fuel being a good heat conductor, it might keep your butt cooler in hot weather.

Seemingly, the big issue is whether the plastic material is chemically compatible with fuel.

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my thoughts are they you should stay off the peyote, sometimes the real you is hidden for a reason

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Seemingly, the big issue is whether the plastic material is chemically compatible with fuel.
Really? I can think of a couple of bigger issues, the physics of how an airhawk works, sitting on a bladder of anything, sitting on a plastic bag of fuel, going to all that trouble for a half a litre of fuel, the list goes on and on. Thanks for the laugh though
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:32 PM   #960
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my thoughts are they you should stay off the peyote, sometimes the real you is hidden for a reason



Really? I can think of a couple of bigger issues, the physics of how an airhawk works, sitting on a bladder of anything, sitting on a plastic bag of fuel, going to all that trouble for a half a litre of fuel, the list goes on and on. Thanks for the laugh though
Well, smart guy, consider that numerous ultralight aircraft use plastic seats that are also fuel tanks. Tough fuel bladders have long been proven in aircraft use. I'll wager that the Airhawk seat holds considerably more than a half liter of fuel, which would come in handy especially in dual-sport bikes, miles from anywhere. The physics of how an Airhawk works are simple pneumatics, and air and liquids move at low speeds in about the same way, which is why an air mattress works about like a water bed. And, the seat is near the CG of the machine, so handling is less influenced than strapping a fuel can way out on the tail, etc., as is common. Some of the offroad guys so overload and imbalance their bikes that accidents and tipovers are a foregone conclusion. Better to keep weight low, concentrated at or as near the CG as possible.
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