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Old 03-16-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Whats the best doo-dad you've ever bought - for under $25?

I was enjoying the "Whats the best piece of equipment you've ever bought?" thread. TONS of cool stuff.

I think that the stuff I like the most was the under-$25-not-necessarily-related-to-motorcycling stuff. Jackets, boots and Motorcycles are cool too, but that's not what I'm looking for.

The "Buff" is pretty damn cool.

Throttle Rockers are neat and under $10.

The Halo hi-viz band for helmets is great...

and so on.

So - what is your favorite, under $25, cool purchase?
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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Magnet on a stick.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:13 PM   #3
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Magnet on a stick.
Retractable magnet on a flexible wand. Good for fishing washers out of engines.

Also "valve stem fishing line". Just bought one, haven't used it yet, but expect I will be happy I got it.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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Magnet on a stick.
I have literally "saved my nuts" more than once with one of those...
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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Here's a couple more I found:

ECHO Quick-Release for helmet strap

Rok Straps are pretty useful

Digital 5-function Voltmeter


Probably 205...
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:13 PM   #6
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #8
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I think that the stuff I like the most was the under-$25-not-necessarily-related-to-motorcycling stuff.
I got a stoopid boot dryer thingamajig for X-mas a few years ago. Not so stoopid for living here in NW Pa. It works good
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:01 PM   #9
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:14 PM   #10
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I like my throttle rocker (or cramp buster) but a 4 LED headlamp is probably the thing I use the most. The one I have is the princeton tec quad. It works beautifully, batteries last a long time, & it throws a ton more light than my last one.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:30 PM   #11
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must haves

Rok Strap- 1 = 2 bungies and way quicker and safer.

Head lamp. Any is good. My first for 15.00 lasted a long time.

Tire plugger. Sold one to a very thankfull biker and used one on a friends tire which just simply amazed him. No trailer needed.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:36 PM   #12
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$25 will buy two or three Gear Wrenches.

These things are sooooooooooooooooo nice and don't take up any more room than a regular wrench.


I have a tool roll that I think cost $25 and ended years of toting road tools rattling around in various crappy bags or rolled up in old towels.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:04 PM   #13
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:49 AM   #14
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Dyna beads.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:28 PM   #15
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Dyna beads.

Cool! Just ordered some...

Ya know - this thread could turn out to be a great reference for gift-buying.
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