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Old 10-24-2006, 04:55 PM   #106
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My best buy has to be my Belstaff Trekker jacket, best damn riding coat I ever have owned! Second would have to be Olympia All-Season gloves....
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:27 PM   #107
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:06 AM   #108
Ouch.. Ta Daaaaaa..
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One item I forgot to list is the Bigfoot kickstand attachment. This thing is great when you're stopped in the woods and you don't want your stand to sink in the ground...
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:20 AM   #109
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I'll back up everyone who said GPS. That thing as been a great help. I've find roads that I did't know existed. It as helped me save time. It allows me to focus on the road instead of trying to find myself on a map or looking of an address. Transfers for bike to car easily. Incredible.

The Micatech side cases would be the second best thing. Sorry Bob.
2005 Blue R1200GS
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:47 AM   #110
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Commuting wise equipment ... heated grips ... I just installed them yesterday. ... i dont know how people can live without them ....mmmm ... toasty!!
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:07 PM   #111
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Location: Atlanta
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In order,
1 - Aeroflow transformed the GS into a useable sport tourer
2 - Gerbings jacket. It was 39 degrees F when I passed by the Milner Enterprises sign board this morning. My previous low temp ride was last Oct at 51 degrees. As the VStrommancer said "mmmmmmm toasty."

MeanMoe screwed with this post 10-25-2006 at 05:08 PM Reason: fat fingers... doh!
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:00 PM   #112
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Originally Posted by Taint
I now own the best and worst motorcycles I have ever owned and I have owned over fifty.

GS and HD

Yup, gotta love the hd product for a good chuckle.
Ciao, Steve
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:08 PM   #113
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Location: A little ol' town in Texas
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Ya'll are gonna laugh...

But my tired old 1981 GL1100 GOldwing.

I dropped a whopping $2k on it when I bought it seven years ago. I've put 120k miles on it since and the most serious mechanical issue I've ever had was a broken throttle cable.

It may not be the best looking bike or the best handling bike, but that fucker is reliable as hell, has more torque than I'll ever need, will run 95mph ALL DAY and not wear me out, and it carries everything I need it to.
Bah weep gra-nah weep ninni bong.

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Old 10-25-2006, 08:31 PM   #114
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Location: Westminster, MD
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This is a great thread.

I didn't see this one yet...Kaoko throttle lock
Other favorites...............SiDi boots
Dainese gloves
Gerbings heated jacket
all the worlds a stage
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:35 PM   #115
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The item that gave me the most noticable improvement in my riding pleasure were Wilbers shocks for my GS.

The best safety item for my GS I think were Motolights, 2nd best safety item were my run-in-lights flashing LED brake lights.

My GS is the over-all best piece of equipment I've ever purchased.
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:05 PM   #116
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Location: Tijeras,NM
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A few stand out: GasGas trials bike, it's quiet enough that i can ride in my backyard. During the summer when it's light until 8:00pm I ride everyday when I get home from work. I can get in an hour or two of riding even on weekends when I can't "go riding".

Aerostich roadcrafter 2-piece.

MSR leather enduro pro gloves.

Grip heaters

Leatherman Supertool
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:30 AM   #117
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What a great thread! I have to say my GIVI E460 top case is the most impressive piece of gear I own. The thing is eight years old and it is still airtight. If I close it at altitude and ride to sea level, I have to pry it open because the pressure differential creates a vacuum. Amazing.
Jim Moore
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:07 AM   #118
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Location: on the banks of the mighty mississippi, AR side
Oddometer: 3,010
Ipod and ER-6s.
Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter.
SIDI/combat tour lights.

I hated the boots for about a month and thought they would kill me breaking um in, but now you couldn't pry them away from me.

Oh yeah and the aforementioned elkskin ropers, or summer vented hein gericke gloves. I hate little hand injuries or bug stings.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:36 AM   #119
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Etymotic ER-6i earbuds. They come along on EVERY ride.
Every ride is an adventure
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:04 PM   #120
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Location: Matthews, NC & SW Virginia (Fancy Gap area)
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1. Gerbing jacket liner (Ride all year in the Carolinas wit it)
2. Kermit chair (probably 10 years now. Us old farts gotta sit)

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