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Old 10-04-2011, 07:28 AM   #1426
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For me it would have to be my Arai Profile helmet. I have a prominent forehead (read Frankenstein's monster) for which I've had trouble finding a helmet. With most helmets in the past I've had to sand out some of the foam to get pressure off of my upper forehead area. The Profile fits perfectly.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #1427
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Multiple Choices

I've actually purchased three things that I'm particularly pleased with.

1) Arai Vector in the fluorescent yellow. Yes, I know. Many of you will sneer at the hi-viz look, but there is no greater feeling than seeing those drivers take a double take when I approach them. And the fit is spectacular.

2) Sedici leather gauntlets. This is one of the new house brands from Cycle Gear. Rumors are floating that they are made by the same factory as Astars. Don't know about that, but I can't argue against it based on how these things feel. Best-fitting pair of gloves I have ever owned (and that includes motorcycling, karting, and driving gloves). Not too expensive, either. I think they are on sale now for $49.

3) Gaerne G-Adventure dual sport boots. Not as much stiffness and protection as moto boots. But they are incredibly comfortable, have a great shin guard, and the three-ratchet closure ensures that they stay watertight. They also flex a great deal in the forefoot which makes shifting much easier. Very pleased!

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Old 10-10-2011, 07:27 PM   #1428
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Without a doubt, the BMW Rallye 3 jacket. I just finished a 3450 mile trip in everything but snow and the jacket performed flawlessly. Hot, dry weather to wind driven rain, this jacket kept me comfortable and dry. Some day, I'll be able to afford the pants as well. Maybe I'll sell a kidney!
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:54 PM   #1429
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shorai lfx lithium battery ! it is feather lite.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #1430
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best piece of equipment I've ever bought?

top three?


Heated handlebar grips (Daytona)...

Heated waistcoat (Keis)....

Heated insoles (Keis)....



Yeah baby, I'm toasty....
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:55 AM   #1431
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ATG stretcher.

Self inflating matrass

by far the best buy, and best sleep. And I use and Airhawk 2 as a pillow.

It's so comfortable, I sleep in my garden....
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:27 PM   #1432
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Good to know. Personally I use a butane torch on my fire to get it going
a line of liquid nails always starts any fire...usually snake out a line on waxed paper, cut it into strips and segments, pack em away...lights first time and every time...
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:23 AM   #1433
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a line of liquid nails always starts any fire...usually snake out a line on waxed paper, cut it into strips and segments, pack em away...lights first time and every time...
Do you let it dry out or roll it up wet in the wax paper or what?
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:45 PM   #1434
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This is a thread that I've wanted to start for a while.
Other responses and reccomendations can be for body or bike. So what items did you buy that you have really gotten your money's worth? What stuff has outlasted your expectations?
For me I'd have to say my Aerostich one-piece suit. It made getting ready for a ride easy and fast. It has plenty of pockets and vents. So far so good in light rain. I have not ridden it in a downpour yet. It is warm to hot sitting ie not moving when temp's get above 85 and humid. On the other hand when cold out plenty of room for underclothes. Still worth the money I saved to buy it. Not inexpensive and defiantly not cheaply made. Great customer relations-!!!
I can't say enough how easy it is to put on with ATGATT.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:14 AM   #1435
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Dual-pane "snowmobile" face shield, and a wind-proof neckie!
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:56 AM   #1436
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Wave Leatherman multi-tool hands down. It didnt leave my front right pocket in a Canada Argentina trip.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #1437
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Wave Leatherman multi-tool hands down. It didnt leave my front right pocket in a Canada Argentina trip.

the old style for me with no removable/rustable/losable screwdrivers
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:14 PM   #1438
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For me it would have to be my Arai Profile helmet. I have a prominent forehead (read Frankenstein's monster) for which I've had trouble finding a helmet. With most helmets in the past I've had to sand out some of the foam to get pressure off of my upper forehead area. The Profile fits perfectly.

+!

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Old 11-05-2011, 11:02 AM   #1439
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The X-lite X-551 Enduro Helmet!

I had been searching the market for my first adventure touring helmet and the driving factor that beat out the competition is the internal sunshade. I wear prescription glasses and it is so nice not to have to swap out between two sets of glasses while riding. With the combination of visor and sunshade I never have any Sun issues.

Although it is set up to receive N-Com gear I found that Baehr speakers and boom microphone fit very well. Some very minor fine tuning of the interior foam and some hot glue and it works wonderfully.


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Old 11-06-2011, 10:08 AM   #1440
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Easy -- Aerostitch Wind Triangle w/fleece lining.

It has lasted forever and can transform a chilly ride into a warm one or a freezing ride into a tolerable one. Assuming you're not completely underprepared.
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